Topeka Bike Share Health Impact Assessment


The Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority, in response to identified needs for improved infrastructure and creative access in the community of Topeka, Kansas, launched a bike share program as part of an overall City Bikeways Master Plan. I worked with Topeka Metro from late 2014 through late 2015 to conduct a Health Impact Assessment, which identified how implementation and expansion of bike share could impact health in the community and provided recommendations to decision-makers for supporting positive health impacts.

“Kate produced superlative research on our bikeshare project. Without much outside aide, she gathered materials and drafted an extensive Health Impact Assessment, which I’m sure will be a standard in the state for years to come.”

Karl Fundenberger
Director of Bike Operations, Topeka Metro

The HIA may be downloaded from the PEW Trusts website here: