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What is LaneShift?

LaneShift is a planning and consulting agency located in Bentonville, AR that exists to create bicycle and pedestrian networks that move people safely and comfortably.

Why LaneShift?

Our team has years experience in creating and executing bicycle and pedestrian projects and networks. Along the way we have gained an understanding of the complexities and sensitivities that cities and business owners face.  When you are looking to move a project from idea to execution you need real-world solutions to make it happen. Let us leverage this wisdom and experience to help you make your project a success.    



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We want to hear from you. Ask a question. Let us know how LaneShift can help.


What we do



A compelling vision or a big idea is only the beginning. The key is to move from idea to developing a plan that is aspirational yet achievable.  Our team can help you take your vision or big idea and develop an actionable plan. LaneShift's planning services include: 

  • Corridor and or routing studies- Choosing a route/corridor for a bike and pedestrian connection takes a thoughtful and strategic approach. We work closely with clients to first understand their goals and objectives for a new or revised route. We then factor in all modes of traffic, traffic counts, policy environment, and prioritize options that maximize connections to schools, major employers and an array of other factors.

  • Local and regional bicycle and pedestrian master plans-Laneshift develops neighborhood, city, and regional plans that incorporate local and national insights that will improve mobility for bikes and pedestrians.

  • Community and stakeholder input and engagement- Dive deep and gain valuable insights from key stakeholders and partners. Our team will develop a plan to intentionally reach out to traditionally undeserved underrepresented populations and stakeholders to ensure that they have a seat at the table. We utilize various approaches to gathering feedback including face to face interviews, charette format, community workshop as well as web-based solutions.


We provide several training and educational opportunities that will equip you and your team with fresh perspectives and learnings that you can put to work immediately. There are three ways we can help:  

1. Build School

"Learning is experience. Everything else is information."   -Albert Einstein

If you want to learn more about how to create, connect or grow a trail and bicycle network, join us in the Ozarks for our hands on Build School. Ride the trails, visit with local leaders, residents, business owners and developers. Learn how bike and pedestrian infrastructure has acted as a catalyst for economic development, improved the overall quality of life and strengthened the community of Northwest Arkansas.

2. The Growing Power of the Bicycle- A guided study tour exploring the many benefits that bicycles bring to a community. 

A study tour is an opportunity for a team, group or business unit to experience the places and spaces around them in a new and fresh way. Whether you are a team of experienced riders or have not been on a bike in years your team will gain new insights and perspectives about the value that biking can bring to a community. Our tours include a mix of hands on, experiential learning on a bike and on foot as well as an active mobility focused workshop. Facilitated, informed discussion is woven throughout the tour and is designed to deliver on the stated outcomes. Study tours can range from a 1 day to 4 day experience. We customize an experience that will achieve the outcomes that you desire. us to schedule a tour. 

3. On-site workshop

Let us customize an on-site training with your team that can help you gain a better understanding of bike and pedestrian networks. 



Who We Work With

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Moving a project from idea to implementation can be challenging.  We have extensive experience collaborating with staff and leadership within cities and we can show you where to begin and provide guidance as you begin implementation. 

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Considering investing in trails and bicycle infrastructure? You are not alone. We will leverage our experience implementing effective philanthropic investments in trails and bicycle infrastructure to help you develop an investment strategy and guide you through the process of making the strategic investments.


Make your building project standout to perspective investors and tenants. The inclusion of active amenities such as bike rooms, bike lockers, showers and lockers help properties become more appealing and increase resident retention.

Advocacy Groups

Everything begins with a vision and passion. Your advocacy group can make a difference in your community. We can show you how.