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Bike Share & Placemaking

Bike Share & Placemaking

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  1. Bike Share & Placemaking

  2. Kansas City and Placemaking • BikeWalkKC and KC BCycle • Bike share a tool for building bike/ped culture • Community Wayfinding • Kansas City infrastructure and city challenges • Private/Public partnerships • Deropartnership • Non-profit dealer program • Entrepreneurial approach • Professional consulting services

  3. DeroPlacemaking Products • Benefits more than just bike parking • Benches • Bike Racks and Corrals • Bollards • Bike Boxes and Lockers • Fixit Stands and Pumps • Custom Design Solutions

  4. Current Practices: • Design Guides-Touches on placemaking but doesn’t emphasize it • Acessible • Similar to bike parking standards • Safety • Traffic calming • Operations Friendly • It better be! • Pedestrian Friendly • Provides pedestrian refuge and visibility • Streetscape Hierarchy • No interference with permanent fixtures

  5. Why Bike Share Should Placemake • Attract potential riders • More butts on bikes! • Build sense of community • Integrates bike share in that sense of community • Create a purposeful function • Transformation through design • Economic development • More people=more business opportunity • Capitalize on community partnerships • Add community amenities that benefit everyone • Small additions can be big victories • A single placemaking amenity can have a significant impact • We are all bike advocates

  6. Design for Function • Adding benches is an easy way to increase the congregating effect stations already exhibit

  7. Amenities vs None

  8. Placemaking Tools Fixit Stands and Pumps

  9. Placemaking Tools Sidewalk Cafes and Parklets

  10. Placemaking Tools Bike Racks

  11. Maximize Space

  12. Navigating The Process

  13. Be A Bike Advocate • Go the extra mile • Community partnerships • Create purposeful functions • Build a sense of community • Focus on building a bike and pedestrian culture

  14. References • http://www.pps.org/reference/11steps/ • http://nacto.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/NACTO-Bike-Share-Siting-Guide_FINAL.pdf • http://parkchelseanews.blogspot.com/2013/05/getting-to-three-minute-park-part-2.html • http://pznews.net/media/13f25a9fff4cf18ffff8419ffaf2815.pdf • http://www.dero.com/bike-parking-guide/