KCMO installs on-street mobility parking
Pilot program launched to provide on-street parking for scooters & e-Bikes
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 7, 2019
Kansas City now has two on-street hubs to park scooters and e-bikes. The City is partnering with Midtown Design Development and Construction to install these parking sites as part of a pilot program that began on June 3.
“We are excited to install the City’s first on-street, mobility parking,” says Jason Waldron, Associate Director of Multimodal Transportation for the Kansas City Public Works Department. “This is a great example of a private-public collaboration led by the City Manager’s office and the cross-departmental Mobility Committee.”
The two locations are at 13th and Grand and 19th and Baltimore. The on-street mobility parking did not take away any vehicle parking, but turned existing pavement space into usable parking for bikes and scooters. The City will take feedback from residents to help evaluate the program over the next several months for usage and maintenance. Depending on how the pilot goes and available funding, more on-street mobility parking could soon pop up around Kansas City.
KCMO launched the yearlong scooter and e-bike pilot program in May with Bird, RideKC Bike and Scooter, and SPIN. The City is committed to building a multimodal transportation network, which includes end-of-trip facilities like bike and scooter parking.
For more information on scooters and e-bikes, visit kcmo.gov/scooters
For media inquiries, please contact the Public Works Public Information Officer, Maggie Green, at 816-513-2612.