APA Missouri Chapter


Thursday, January 24, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. CST

Kansas City, MO, United States

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Electric scooters are remaking mass transit, blazing new paths for commuters, and challenging cities’ infrastructure. The introduction of motorized scooter companies, such as Bird and Lime, in Kansas City has posed many questions for city officials and planners. This new technology in Kansas City’s transportation network has raised questions about safety, street space allocation, and what it means for Kansas City streets to be multi-modal.

This event will feature speakers from Bird and Lime as well as a representative from the City of Kansas City, Missouri to discuss the implications for planners and the cities we call home. The discussion will also include a new pilot program for “dockless shared active transportation companies” that was recently initiated by the City.

Participants in this event will come to understand:

(1) how this new mode fits into the transportation network in Kansas City,

(2) the City’s role in the safety and function of scooters,

(3) how new technology could shape the future of transportation, and

(4) the vision for transportation in Kansas City.


Joe Blankenship

Joe is a Planner with the Long Range Planning & Preservation Division for the City of Kansas City, Missouri. Joe has worked for the city for approximately 2.5 years and primarily focuses his time on long range community planning and engagement efforts and active transportation projects, including management of the ... Read More

Sam Sadle

Sam is a San Francisco-based policy professional with experience throughout the policy and business spectrum, including: startups, non-profit organizations, Fortune 500 companies, law firms, U.S. government agencies, and political campaigns. Sam is currently the Director of Government Relations and Strategic Development for Lime, whose company mission is to “partner ... Read More

Jeremy LaFaver

Jeremy works to advance good public policy by helping to secure appropriations for worthy issues/causes and helping organizations reach their full potential. Jeremy is a Government and Public Affairs Consultant for LaFaver and Associates, who are legislative advocacy firm dedicated to helping organizations reach their full potential in their ... Read More

Contact Info

Deanne Winkelmann AICP, dnwinkelmann@transystems.com