Bike Demand Analysis for City of Kansas City, MO

What: Latent Demand Analysis
When: 2016
Team: BikeWalkKC
Client: City of Kansas City, Missouri
Funding: Local foundation funding and individual donor support

BikeWalkKC assisted the City of Kansas City, Missouri with a demand analysis to identify priority corridors and routes for future bicycle infrastructure investments. Previous related work by the City focused on the development of the BikeKC Design Tool to evaluate appropriate and viable bicycle facility designs based on a variety of factors related to the conditions and constraints of the roadway. TheBikeKC Design Tool identifies solutions once a potential route has been selected, but it does not provide guidance on where routes should be located to best serve community needs and provide a functional network.

To answer those questions, BikeWalkKC undertook an analysis of a wide range of criteria, including population and employment density, topography, equity and mobility challenges, transit, and many other factors. BikeWalkKC combined unique local datasets with the latest research and best practice demand modeling methodologies to provide a data-driven approach to bicycle infrastructure decisions.

📃Read the full plan (PDF).

Map showing where demand for bike infrastructure is highest

Photo of kids who have just biked to school