In celebration of May is Bike Month, proclaimed by the City Council on May 5, City of Wichita officials are encouraging residents to have fun and experience the City on two wheels.
A community-led Bike Month Committee has organized a variety of bike events, including six breakfast stations and a free lunch for Bike to Work Day, which is Friday, May 15. A complete calendar of events and details are available at www.bikemonthwichita.org.
Throughout the year, the City works to make getting around Wichita on a bicycle easier, safer and more convenient. Below are highlights about a few bike projects currently underway:
• Installation of the Schweiter Bikeway - This new 2.5, mile on-street bikeway consists of shared lane markings (known as sharrows) from the 3rd Street Path to Schweiter Park and the I-135 Path. The new bikeway connects to the 1st and 2nd Street Bike Lanes and existing pedestrian bridges over Kellogg and I-135.
• Construction of the Redbud Path - This 2.5-mile-shared-use path will connect Wichita State University and the City’s Bicycle Network. The project includes artwork, neighborhood connections, and rehabilitation of the bridge across the Chisholm Creek under I-135.
• Wichita Bicycle Wayfinding System Plan - This plan will provide recommendations on how the City should use bicycle wayfinding (generally signs and pavement markings) to help people bicycling navigate the city. The recommendations will include the general design, installation, and priorities for improvements.
For more information regarding the City’s effort to improve biking, please visit www.wichita.gov/bicycle or contact Scott Wadle, Senior Planner at firstname.lastname@example.org.