46.4 F

Reno-Sparks bike map now available



The Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County free 2014Reno/Sparks Bike map is now available online at rtcwashoe.com and at locations throughout Reno, Sparks and Washoe County.

The water- and tear-resistant maps provide information about bike lanes, paths and ride routes throughout the Truckee Meadows. The map also provides helpful tips and guidelines for safe bicycle commuting.

In 2012, the Truckee Meadows was designated a bicycle friendly community by the League of American Bicyclists — the first community in the state of Nevada to receive the designation.

“We’re happy to provide the free bike map to everyone that also includes information about bicycle safety, sharing the road with motorists and taking bikes on our buses,” said Amy Cummings, RTC director of planning.

The RTC is also developing an app for smartphones, the RTC Bike Rack app that will assist bicyclists with locating bicycle racks throughout the area. The app can also be used to identify potential locations for new bike racks. The app will be available this summer.

For more information about bicycle commuting, visit www.rtcwashoe.com and click on “Transportation Choices” at the top of the home page and click on “Bicycling.”

This Is Reno is your source for award-winning independent, online Reno news and events since 2009. We are locally owned and operated.