Summary of Bike Share Missouri 2021-22


Contact Information

Organization: BikeWalkKC
Contact person: Eric Rogers
Title: Executive Director
Phone: 816-205-7056
Organization address: 4741 Central Street, Suite 161
  Kansas City, MO    64112

General Information

G8.1 Project title: Bike Share Missouri 2021-22
G8.2 Project description: This project will add approximately 84 new bike share locations and 840 new bicycles to the Missouri side of the existing bike share system. It will include place-making amenities and other improvements to the public realm. Bike share locations will generally be in the Jackson, Clay, and Platte County areas. Preliminary planning in 2021 will determine exact locations for all stations.
G8.3 Project contact: Eric Vaughan, Director of Bike Share and Business Services,, 816-205-7056 x6
G1. Project Type: Non-Motorized Transportation - Facilities and SRTS Infrastructure
G2. Funding Stream: CMAQ STP TAP
G3. TIP Number: 996101
G4. State: Missouri
G5. Project county: 1. Region Wide
G6. Project municipality: 1. Multi-City
G7. Multiple agencies / jurisdictions? No
G8.4 Purpose and need: Bike share is an increasing important part of the regions transportation system. It provides first/last mile service for transit trips, gives residents an additional option for personal mobility, helps offset tailpipe emissions, and contributes to the overall public health and economic development of local neighborhoods. Kansas Citys bike share system is relatively small compared to peer cities, and so the benefits of bike share are limited. This project will provide the scale needed to put the region on par with peer cities. It will established a mature bike share system that is able to reach its full potential as an integrated part of the regions multi-modal transportation system. The projects planning process will prioritize locations with high potential for integrating with public transit and in Environmental Justice areas that have high disparities in mobility, health, and economics.
G9. Origin and ending
  Length (Miles):

G10. Functional Classification: Not Applicable
G11. In Transportation Outlook 2040? No   Decade:   --Select--
G12. Muli-Agency Plan? No
G13. Included in a CIP? No
G14. Planning stage: Preliminary Plan
G15. Reviewed by state DOT? No
G16. Right-of-Way acquisition: All acquired or none needed
G17. ROW by local public agency process manual? No
G18. Other unique local goals and objectives? Yes
As bike share is an emerging transportation innovation it has not yet been fully
integrated into all of the regions planning products. However, it is a significant
addition to the regional toolbox of active transportation strategies. It also supports
many other community development and economic vitality goals. Customer survey
data indicates 40% of bike share users choose to patronize a local business based
on proximity to a bike share station. 30% of bike share users are utilizing it as first/last mile connection to public transit. Private businesses are beginning to utilize bike
share as a tool for attracting and retaining a talented workforce, as well as
improving employee health.
G19. Transportation Disadvantaged Population: This expansion is guided by a Bike Share Equity Plan underwritten by the Health Care
Foundation of Greater Kansas City. That plans entire focus was building bike share in the most equitable way possible. This project will finally implement the recommendations from that
plan. As a result of this plan, BikeWalkKC, as a matter of organizational policy, has
transportation for disadvantaged population at its core. Stations will be placed in
neighborhoods with the greatest need; we have a plan for target specific marketing
in our underserved communities; culturally competent programs to support
expansion into undeserved communities will soon begin and be bolstered with this
project; a reduced cost membership program is currently in development and
testing. Finally, we are exploring options for an integrated mobility pass that includes both bike share and public transit.
G20. Relevant Public Engagement: Over the past four years, BikeWalkKC has conducted multiple expansion planning
campaigns that include a robust outreach component. We have conducted online
surveys to collect input for locations collecting over 500 hundred site suggestions.
We have met with over 50 property owners, developers, and business owners to learn where bike share stations are most needed. But the most critical component has been direct public outreach with residents, community organizations, and social service providers. Many of this outreach is ongoing, and informal - we have logged hundreds of hours in these informal conversations. For our Bike Share for Underserved Communities plan, we hired two consultants deeply embedded in the
community. They formed diverse stakeholder groups and conducted formal
surveys among community organizations working within underserved
G21. Planned Public Engagement: For this project we will: Implement a peer to peer social marketing program to
collect recommendations and promote the system in the most reliable, culturally
competent manner possible; Create brochures to promote the system that are
culturally sensitive, easy to understand, and multi-lingual; Place literature in
places like public libraries, KC Housing Authority office, community service offices,
etc.; and Continue building relationships with the stakeholders identified in this project
and continue growing that network.
G22. Sustainable Places Criteria: Access to Healthy Foods---Active Transportation/Living---Age in Place---Compact, Walkable Centers--- Complete Street Design---Connected Street Network----------- ----Green Infrastructure-------Integrated Trail System--- Mixed-Density Neighborhoods---Natural Resources Protection---Optimize Parking---Pedestrian-Oriented Public Realm--- ------------Strong Suburban Downtown--- Transit-Ready Corridors----Unique Community Characteristics
G22.1. Describe CSP relationship: Bike share compliments all of these elements by providing a new transportation option. In conjunction with the transit system, it increases access and mobility. Grocery stores, farmers markets, and other food options are important destinations for bike share users. It is a service that reinforces compact centers, mixed-density, and suburban activity centers. Many bike share users are using it to park once and make multiple trips. The user bases is a wide range of ages from 18 to 80. Individual bike share stations are becoming local focal points for placemaking. New bike share technologies will soon make it more practical to add bike share in suburban downtowns and other walkable centers around the region, as well on the regions trails and greenway systems.
G23. Implements Sustainable Places Initiatives? Yes
The expansion zones of the bike share system will directly benefit several of the CSP corridors, including Troost, Rock Island, U.S. 40, and North Oak. There are currently bike share either already in operation or planned to be in the near future adjacent to each of these corridors. These expansion nodes will allow the bike share system to service these corridors directly through placement of equipment within the corridor and through connections of nearby system infrastructure.

Bike share will link these corridors to the surrounding area via the green and healthy active transportation network. This will add a convenient and economical first and last mile option for residents and visitors of these corridors.

Finally, this project will allow for future bike share expansion as new PSP and CSP projects are identified.
G24. Serves Regional Activity Center? Yes
Highest-Intensity and Most-Walkable Centers Bike Share adds a flexible, responsive transportation option well-suited for high-intensity and walkable centers. It is an important part of the Smart Moves 3.0 Mobility Hub concept.

New advances in bike share technology are making it possible to provide connectivity and mobility for the next tier of less intense and less walkable centers.
G25. Environmental justice tracts? Yes
The large majority of anticipated expansion areas are within environmental justice tracts. Bike share provides low cost transportation options and increases job access and transit access. Bike share
will provide direct station to station access from some of the most under-resourced
parts of the city directly into the high concentration of jobs within the River-CrownPlaza
corridor. Additionally, it will provide an option for those connecting to regional transit to access jobs in places not served directly by bike share.
G26. Reduces greenhouse gas emissions? Yes
Because nearly all trips within the core bike share area are taken by personal
automobile, we anticipate most of the trip diversion from cars to bike share. And
since the average bike share trip is approximately 2 miles (based on KC bike share
data) we can estimate the average monthly VMT reduction to be quite high.
Additionally, bike share will increase the vibrancy, visibility and viability of
alternative modes of transportation.
G27. Natural Resource information: Reducing car trips will reduce tailpipe emissions and reduce demand for more or
larger streets. This ultimately allows for preservation of more green space and
reduced storm-water runoff.
G28. Community Links at Watershaed Scale: N/A
G29. Explain local land use or comprehensive plans: Most planning products predate bike shares emergence. The KCMO Midtown-Plaza
Area Plan is the first to specifically mention bike share. However, bike share is
intrinsic to active transportation goals in all of the KCMO Area Plans, especially the
Greater Downtown Area Plan. Other local plans that can be advanced by bike share
include bike plans in KCMO, the Burlington Corridor Plan; and many others.
G30.1 Complies with MARC’s CSP? Yes
G30.2 Exception to the MARC CSP? No
Traveler Type (All Ages & Abilities)
Mobility Aids:       
Transit Riders:       
Green Streets:       

Project Financial Information

CMAQ Federal amount 400  (Thousands of $)
CMAQ Match amount: 100  (Thousands of $)
CMAQ Year requested: 2021
STP Federal amount: 400  (Thousands of $)
STP Match amount: 100  (Thousands of $)
STP Year requested: 2021
TAP Federal amount: 1,600  (Thousands of $)
TAP Match amount: 400  (Thousands of $)
TAP Year requested: 2021
Source of Local Match: BikeWalkKC
Explain: The bike share program is a public/private/nonprofit partnership. Capital and operations are supported by a diverse mix of revenue streams, including user fees, public funding, philanthropy, and corporate sponsorships.
Scope Change:
Cost Breakdown:
Highway:   %
Transit: 10  %
Bike: 80  %
Pedestrian: 10  %
Other:   %

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