Fall 2018 Newsletter

Join in as we launch BikeWalk BG, the new face and name supporting bicycling and walking activities in Bowling Green! BikeWalk BG assumes the roles of the previously established Greenways Commission. We’re working to bring awareness to biking and walking in BG, while striving to educate the public on safety tips and the availability of biking and walking facilities in our area. We educate, advocate, and advise; and we’re inviting you to join us!

We want to empower you to get out and move – to feel safe and enjoy your adventure whether you’re walking, running, or biking – by yourself, with friends, or with your kids. We’re working to take a more comprehensive and collective approach to not only encouraging biking and walking, but also to the planning efforts that help to create a safer, efficient, and more connected multimodal transportation system.

We’ve worked with several local companies to design and create a new “identity”, as well as some materials we’ll be publishing sporadically over the next few months. Our first resource for you – some basic awareness tips for all road users. Please feel free to share this info card! If you or your organization is interested in providing these as printed handouts, please contact us. Be sure to follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on upcoming activities, events, or ways you can participate.

Back Story | BikeWalk BG is powered by you, but is carried out by multiple agencies in many different facets. Building a connected sidewalk network, constructing greenways facilities, and installing bike lanes takes a lot more thought and effort than you might think. It takes time, resources, and communication to plan priorities, then pursue them. The Bowling Green-Warren County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) oversees planning efforts for biking and walking facilities, while working with both the City of Bowling Green and Warren County Public Works and Parks & Recreation Departments, along with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 3 to carry out the design, right-of-way acquisition, utility relocation, and construction phases of the projects.