In Kansas City, the use of alternative modes of transportation is a growing trend. As new bike lanes and routes pop up throughout the region, demand for bicycle parking is on the rise as well. BikeWalkKC has partnered with Dero to accommodate these needs, providing new bike racks to business owners and community members at a competitive price. In addition, some of the proceeds of this transaction will directly enhance the biking culture of Kansas City.
Biking improves the quality of life and health of a community, and also helps the environment, but the benefits do not stop there. Statistics show that biking is incredibly beneficial to businesses. “Numerous studies have shown that bike traffic boosts the number of visits to local businesses,” states Shipley. “Increased accessibility of bike parking will allow these benefits to reach the Kansas City area.”
BikeWalkKC will help customers navigate Kansas City’s bike parking standards and permits, recommend quality bike racks to best meet their needs, and offer free site-visits. Installation is also available for an additional fee. BikeWalkKC can even help with customized bike parking designs.
For more information on the BikeWalkKC bike parking program, please visit bikewalkkc.org or contact Eric Vaughan at eric.vaughan(at)bikewalkkc(dot)org.
BikeWalkKC is a non-profit organization, dedicated to the cause of promoting road safety and pedestrian activity. The organization advocates for the construction of trails, bike paths, sidewalks, and for the implementation of laws protecting the rights and safety of bicyclists and pedestrians. Most recently, BikeWalkKC introduced the anti-harassment ordinance, a movement intended to define and prohibit the harassment of bikers and walkers on Kansas City streets.
Since 1995, Dero has been supplying innovative bike parking and bicycle transit solutions to architects, contractors, municipalities, higher education, and parks and rec. Our bike racks, public repair stands and pumps, shelters, and lockers are high quality, thoughtfully designed and secure. http://www.dero.com
Sarah Shipley, BikeWalkKC, http://www.bikewalkkc.org, +1 (202) 577-7141, [email protected]