Richmond Bikes

bike@richmondindiana.gov

Richmond has a diverse range of biking options—eight miles of mountain biking trails at Hayes Arboretum, a new protected lane bike loop, and a connection to the Cardinal Greenway, Indiana's longest recreational trail.

Richmond has a diverse range of biking options—eight miles of mountain biking trails at Hayes Arboretum, a new protected lane bike loop, and a connection to the Cardinal Greenway, Indiana's longest recreational trail.

City Bike Map

Click to download.
Access the Richmond Biking Map on Google.

Protected Bike Lane

A protected bike lane combines the user experience of a multi-use trail with a conventional bike lane. They have different forms, but all share common elements — they provide space that is used for bicycles and are separated from motor vehicle travel lanes, parking lanes and sidewalks. Read a recent report on the ways protected bike lanes are supporting economic growth in cities where they are being built.

How to Use a Protected Bike Lane

CYCLIST
  • Yield to pedestrians and wheelchair users who may be crossing the road and protected bike lane and give an audible signal before overtaking and passing any pedestrian.
  • Watch for turning vehicles when approaching intersections, driveways and alleys.
  • Be alert for passing bicyclists within the bike lane and for pedestrians crossing the bike lane to access parked motor vehicles.
  • Be aware that the bike lane may weave as it approaches intersections to make bicyclists more visible to motorists.
  • Stay to the right and allow faster users to pass safely.
  • Use hand signals to tell motorist and pedestrians what you intend to do.
PEDESTRIANS
  • Walk on sidewalk space.
  • Watch and listen for protected bike lane users traveling from either direction just as you would when crossing a street.
  • Cross protected bike lane at crosswalks.
  • Be alert for nearby cyclists when crossing a protected bike lane to access a parked vehicle.
WHEELCHAIR USERS
  • Travelers in wheelchairs are allowed to use bicycle lanes and public roads that have speed limits below 35 miles per hour. Individuals determine what is most comfortable and must follow the same rules as other protected bike lane users.
DRIVERS
  • Park in the marked lane between the travel lane and the bike lane in instances where on-street parking is available.
  • Take extra caution and look both ways before turning across the bike lane at intersections, driveways and alleys, especially when the barrier protected bike lane is protected by on-street parking.
  • Watch for people on bikes traveling in both directions in two-way protected bike lanes.
  • Remember bicyclists have the right-of-way at uncontrolled intersections, driveways and alleys.
  • Don’t drive in a protected bike lane. You can turn across a protected bike lane, but must yield to people riding bicycles.
  • Motorized scooters may not use cycle tracks.

Project Signage

Indiana Bike Code

Click to download Indiana Bicycle Laws.

General Bicycle Safety

Bicycle Indiana

This state-wide non-profit organization advocates, educates, and promotes all things cycling in Indiana.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1BmQzMgxpX3ScsyQPyKGdcgBnX3qTAeTh
Click to download safety information on Sharing the Road: Grownups & Kids.
Click to download safety information on Sharing the Road: Motorists & Cyclists.

The League of American Cyclists

The League has a library of 20 Smart Cycling videos—funded through the generosity of Gail Copus Spann and Jim Spann — that will help you understand how to ride safely, improve comfort, find the right bike and gear, and your rights as a bicyclist. These videos are available for free on YouTube. Click here to access their YouTube Channel

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Locations

2380 Liberty Ave.

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