RTC Bicycle Map and Tips Available for Summer

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RENO, NV – The Regional Transportation Commission free 2014 Reno/Sparks Bike map is now available. The water- and tear-resistant maps are designed to be easy to carry with you, and provide information about bike lanes, paths and popular ride routes throughout the Truckee Meadows. The map also provides 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. Through the RTC Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, the RTC is working with local residents, bicycle advocates, community organizations and government agencies to enhance regional livability to make bicycling a real transportation and recreation option for everyone.

“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 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.”