Encourages residents to bike for fun, fitness, and transportation by developing safe and convenient bicycle access to all parts of the community.
Being a Bicycle Friendly Community
The City of Cedar Rapids has achieved the Bronze Level Certification as a Bicycle Friendly Community. A Bicycle Friendly Community encourages bicycle commuting to work as well as other points of interest. The Comprehensive Trails Plan details what Cedar Rapids is doing to encourage bicycling in our city, including a network of roadways, streets, and trails that offer bicyclists a quick, easy, and safe route to their destination. Click here to read the Comprehensive Trails Plan. Please note, the Plan was updated in 2015. Click here to view the 2015 Trails Master Plan Update.
There are also seven Bicycle Friendly Businesses in Cedar Rapids. Cedar Rapids Central Fire Station, Water Administrative Building, Water Pollution Control, and City Services Center as well as Rockwell Collins are Bronze Level members. Northtowne Cycling and Fitness is a Silver Level member and Hall Bicycle Company is a Gold Level member.
Bicycle commuting is using a bicycle for utilitarian purposes, mainly, travel by bicycle with a specific destination in mind. Trails, bicycle lanes, and bicycle racks on City buses assist residents in using bicycles for transportation.
Many businesses throughout the City have placed bike racks on their own properties or have applied for an encroachment through the City's Public Works Department to place a bike rack on public property. Bike racks provide accessibility for residents and visitors to use bicycles as a mode of transportation to live, work, and play in the City of Cedar Rapids. Click here to download an encroachment application for a bike rack.
Bicycle Advisory Committee
The Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC) was established by the City of Cedar Rapids City Council in October 2008 with the goal of making Cedar Rapids a Bicycle Friendly Community. Members of BAC include City Traffic Engineering & Police Department Bike Patrol staff, bike shop owners & managers, bike club members, a local League of American Bicyclists Cycling instructor, and Iowa Bicycle Coalition staff. LEARN MORE
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