The City Planning & Development Department’s Long Range Planning and Preservation staff is currently working to rewrite the Bike KC plan along with multiple city departments, partner organizations and community members. The rewrite is in response to the 2016 Bike KC Performance Audit released by the City Auditor’s Office in December, 2016. The purpose of this planning process is to establish a clear vision for bicycling in Kansas City, set specific goals and strategies, prioritize projects or project areas for the future, and to address funding and programmatic elements. The 2016 audit made 13 recommendations that the rewritten plan must address. They can be found on page 22 of the audit.
The goal for completion of the updated Bike KC plan is Spring of 2018. In order to achieve that timeline (see Figure below) the project has four phases:
- Establishing project background and engaging the public to establish the plan’s vision (Spring 2017)
- Conducting network analysis including level of traffic stress and facility typologies (Summer 2017)
- Evaluating project prioritization, programming, policies, funding, and implementation strategies (Fall 2017)
- Drafting full plan and beginning adoption (Winter 2018)
Continued public engagement is necessary for this project’s success. See below on ways to stay informed and provide input.
The Interactive #KCBikePlan Map tool is now closed to public input. Thank you to all the participants who indicated roads/locations where they currently bike, routes they think need safety improvements, and routes where they would like to bike but are unsafe to do so. Data is now being analyzed.
The Bike KC Plan Online Survey has closed! Thank you for your participation! More than 1,500 respondents shared their thoughts on bicycling in KCMO and let us know which improvements the plan should address.
Email Joseph Blankenship to request a #kcbikeplan presentation at your next neighborhood, business, or community meeting. Sign up for public outreach meeting notices on your phone through AlertKC. Prefer email alerts? Sign up to get City Planning and Development Department notices sent to your email at kcmo.gov/subscribe
See photos from the May 17, 2017 Bike To Boulevard event, courtesy of BWKC /Chris Campbell Photography.
Project Presentations and Materials
KC Bicycle Master Plan Steering Committee Presentation #1
KC Bicycle Master Plan Technical Committee Presentation #1
KC Bicycle Master Plan Steering Committee Presentation #2
KC Bicycle Master Plan Technical Committee Presentation #2
KC Bicycle Master Plan Steering Committee Presentation #3
Bicycle Network Demand Analysis – Report prepared by BikeWalkKC
More details on the Bicycle Network Demand Analysis report
Spring 2017 Public Meeting Materials
Facility & Rider Boards
Joseph Blankenship – City Planning and Development Dept. Project Manager
Wes Minder – City Manager’s Office Plan Implementation Manager
Petrina Parker – Public Information Officer for media requests