Tell us how you want our bicycle and pedestrian network to grow!
We need your input! As we work on updating our Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, we need to hear from the public to help understand our users, want-to-be users, and their desires for future improvements. Help us build a more bike- and walk-friendly community – take the community survey here.
The MPO is updating the community’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, which will set the framework for infrastructure and non-infrastructure improvements into the future. The Plan will recommend a number of priority shared use path (greenway) projects for the short-, mid-, and long-term. Additionally, recommendations for other focus areas will address the need for a wayfinding system along existing greenways and bicycle facilities, more robust and consistent bicycle education, and exploring other strategies to promote safety and encourage our community to be active.
2nd Annual Jennings Creek Greenway Celebration – May 7th
Join BikeWalkBG and the City of Bowling Green to celebrate another year at the Jennings Creek Greenway. On Saturday, May 7th from Noon to 3 PM, various organizations and city/county departments will be setup with activity stations along the greenway. Activities will include rec games, a bike rodeo, crafts, creekside fun, and much more! Free food will be provided, while supplies last. Does your agency, group, or organization want to participate in a station? Email Karissa.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. To stay up-to-date on event details, follow along on our Facebook event page.
Mobile Bike Program Repair and Ride Days
Is your bicycle in need of repair, but don’t know where to start? Are you wanting to ride your bike, but not sure where to go? We have you covered! BikeWalkBG will be offering monthly bicycle repair and ride days throughout the summer. These are great opportunities to explore our great city on two wheels. We roll at a leisurely pace, suited for any age or ability – don’t come expecting to crush your PRs! We want to encourage our community to get active and feel comfortable riding around town. If your bike isn’t in tip-top shape, our trained mechanics will help get your bike back to riding ability. Contact email@example.com for more details, visit our website, or follow us on Facebook.
Funds Awarded for Dual Slalom Course at Weldon Peete Park & Improvements to Pedestrian Bridge
A recent Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant was awarded to Warren County for the design, engineering, and construction of a dual slalom mountain bike skills course at Weldon Peete Park. This course will serve local mountain bikers from youth riders through adult users. The local mountain bike group, Southwest Kentucky Mountain Bike Association, has been vying for additional trail and bike features for years. This funding will not only provide new amenities, but will give more opportunities for kids to build various cycling skills.
To aid in development of this park and Riverfront Park, a project providing a pedestrian/cyclist connection under the River Street Bridge is nearly complete. Users will now be able to safely travel from Weldon Peete Park to Riverfront Park and beyond, without having to cross traffic. As the City moves forward with additional Riverfront Park improvements in the future, this connection will greatly serve the riverfront area.
Also in the riverfront area, TAP funds were awarded to the City of Bowling Green for needed maintenance and improvements to the College Street pedestrian bridge.