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Cedar Rapids, IA | Bronze Level
Recent bicycling investment: In 2011, the City of Cedar Rapids completed investment in trail construction projects: 1mi -CEMAR Trail Phase 2 20th Street NE to 29th Street NE; 1.7mi -Prairie Park Fishery Trail; Signing and Painting of new Bike Routes / Bike Shoulders; installation of 54 share the road signs, 50 bike route signs - painting of edgelines creating 6ft wide bike shoulders at various locations to establish on-street bike routes (75% finished in 2011); 1mi - Squaw Creek singletrack; 7th Avenue SE shared-use lanes and signage 6. 1mi -33rd Avenue SW from 18th St to Edgewood Rd shared-use lanes and signage; 3rd Street SE 14th Avenue to 8th Avenue wide lanes and bike racks; Kirkwood Blvd Kirkwood Court to U.S. 30 8 ft. wide sidewalk; Cedar River Trail - asphalt resurfacing on portions of the trail.
Bicycling highlights: The City plans to continue to implement the Bicycle Friendly Community Action Plan, the Complete Streets Policy and the Comprehensive Trails Plan. Cedar Rapids is striving to create a bicycle friendly corridor with Cedar Falls and Iowa City.
Percentage of arterial streets with dedicated bicycle facilities: 5%
Bicycling education in 100% elementary schools and 100% middle schools
Signature cycling events: State chanpionship criterium bike races; City of Cedar Rapids' Holiday DeLight Parade; Ride of Silence; Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) passes in the vicinity of Cedar Rapids, and this year, Cedar Rapids was selected as one of the overnight towns;Swine Trek; Corridor Classic Tour de Cure; Pigman Sprint Triathlon; Morgan Cross Cyclocross Race; Wednesday Night Dirt Rides; Tanager Summer Fest includes a bike rodeo and helmet giveaway; BAC provides a staffed bike corral at the downtown Farmers Markets June-September; National Trails Day Progressive Breakfast along the Cedar River Trail; and the Linn County Mayors' Bike Ride.
Some coming bicycling improvements: The City is planning to build the Sac & Fox Trail connection to Prairie Park Trail, finish Signing and Painting of new Bike Routes / Bike Shoulders, ensure that shared use lane markings and bike racks included in reconstruction projects, develop a Squaw Creek singletrack, upgrade the Cedar Rapids Police Department bike patrol fleet; paint bike lanes on 74th Street NE Council Street to C Avenue, provide shared use lane and signage on E Avenue NW 13th Street to 3rd Street; complete CEMAR Trail Phase 1, ensure to keep the Sac and Fox Trail reconstruction away from flood prone areas, develop the Prairie Creek Trail from 6th Street SW to J Street SW, extend the Edgewood Road Path SW from U.S. 30 to 37th Avenue, paint shorrows on 10th St NE, 1st Av to 4th Av.
Bicycle Friendly Community
Level Awarded: Bronze
BFC Since: 2012
Contact: Ron Griffith
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