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Biking in Bloomington

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Bike Counts | Bike Registration | Bike-Ped Safety Commission | Bike to Work Day | Education | Maps | Racks and Routes | Civil Streets | 2014 Bikeways Projects

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Local certified instructors teach you how to ride more safely and confidently on City streets and trails.

Click here for more information and to sign up for a class

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BPSC is making funds available to support local initiatives that also promote a bicycle and walk friendly culture.

Click here for details on the Local-Motion Grant Program.

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The City of Bloomington's Civil Streets initiative is intended to improve traffic safety for all road users. How? Through education, infrastructure, enforcement, and by encouraging plain old common courtesy.

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Whether you prefer to pull those Monroe County hills or zip across town, these maps are perfect for all of your bicycling adventures.

Click here to get the new bike map.

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Whether you are driving, biking, or walking, our new Guide to Understanding Bicycle and Pedestrian Infrastructure will explain the ins and outs of nearly every type of bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure you might encounter on our streets.

About Bloomington

The City of Bloomington is proud to be recognized as a Gold-level "Bicycle Friendly Community" by the League of American Bicyclists, for "longstanding commitments to providing safe accommodation and facilities for bicyclists, and for their efforts to encourage bicycle travel for transportation and recreation." Bloomington was the first League-designated "Bicycle Friendly Community" in Indiana, and the highest rated community in the eastern United States.

The City of Bloomington works to develop a connected network of safe and convenient facilities that enable people of all ages and mobilities to walk or bike to their destinations. Recent data from the US Census (2011 ACS 1-YR estimates) ranks Bloomington #2 in the country for the percentage of people who walk or bike to work, among cities with greater than 65,000 people.

Choosing to walk or bike will ultimately reduce traffic congestion in the City and improve the health, fitness, and quality of life of Bloomington's residents. The Bloomington Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Commission actively works towards alternative transportation goals by doing the following activities: identifying and alleviating safety issues for bicyclists and pedestrians; educating bicyclists and pedestrians (and motorists too) on their rights and responsibilities; advocating the use and construction of trails, bike lanes, side-paths, sidewalks and other bicycle and pedestrian friendly facilities.

For information on Bloomington's landmark plan to become one of the most bicycle friendly communities in the country, check out the final report of the Bloomington Platinum Biking Task Force, Breaking Away: Journey to Platinum.

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We're always interested in hearing new ideas and insights about how to make Bloomington more bikeable. Let us know what you think by giving us a call at (812) 349-3473 or by sending us an e-mail.

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