The League of American Bicyclists has honored KCI with a Silver Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) award for our efforts and contributions to creating an encouraging atmosphere and safe environment for bicycling employees, clients and members of the community. The firm joins more than 1,400 BFB-designated businesses across the country that are supporting cycling alternatives and working toward the vision of a safe and accessible bike-friendly nation. KCI has proudly provided bicycle and pedestrian planning and design on several projects, including:
In order to preserve Nashville’s historical identity during development, KCI provided traffic engineering and design services for the new culturally relevant and secure Arthur Avenue cycle track downtown. Public outreach was a heavy focus throughout the entire process, with measures being used at every turn to involve local residents, municipal agencies and non-profit organizations. Special care was taken to provide accessibility for all neighborhoods, regardless of economic status or physical ability.
Creating a much-needed connection between the town of Crisfield and a regional recreational center, a shared use bike path was designed with 4.5 miles of paved trail along MD 413 to Marion. The goal of this project was to provide a safe recreational option for residents to use throughout the seasons and the new trail offers an ADA-compliant, 10-foot-wide pathway complete with lighting, signage, ramps and crosswalks. KCI worked with municipal entities to overcome several significant challenges such as securing funding, obtaining right-of-way, mitigating impact to the natural environment and safely crossing roadway intersections.
Our team conducted a feasibility study, participated in community outreach and education, and served as the lead engineer in the traffic engineering, design and implementation of Tennessee’s first and longest left-sided, protected bike lanes. Community engagement sessions with the surrounding businesses and neighborhoods helped to determine where specific problems existed and how they could be addressed, such as making cyclists more visible to drivers and reducing the risk of collision with parked or turning cars.