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Bicycle Alliance solicits community feedback

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Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance (TMBA) this week said it has launched a long-term survey to gather information from cyclists and others who use alternative transportation in the community. The group said they are hoping to learn more about what helps cyclists to feel safe and what the city can do to improve road safety.

Ky Plaskon, president of TMBA, said his organization was approached by Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve to gather feedback from cyclists on downtown bike path options.

“We took it to the next level so that it is county-wide,” said Plaskon. “We are partnering with [Washoe County Health District] on it and we hope to keep it going forever so that we can monitor what people want over time.”

The first batch of survey responses will be shared at the Jan. 12 Reno City Council meeting and include any surveys submitted by Jan. 9.

Survey questions request information such as how often and why people use bikes, e-bikes, scooters or other alternative transportation, what types of traffic controls are preferred, and what their thoughts are on bike corridors through downtown Reno.

The survey is available online here.  

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