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Bicycle Advisory Committee Approved
The Bicycle Advisory Committee was approved at the November 4, 2008, Manhattan City Commission meeting. The committee will make recommendations to the City Commission and advise the bicycle coordinator and city staff to determine bicycle routes and establish project priorities consistent with the policies and objectives of the Bicycle Master Plan. We are excited that Manhattan now has a committee of citizens focused solely on improving bicycling and transportation infrastructure conditions within the city. 

Western Heritage Trail Complete
Check out the new Western Heritage Trail, which has been completed from the Rocky Ford Fishing Area parking lot to the midway point to the bridge.

Bike Manhattan Open House
In October 2008, city staff and the public came together to discuss cycling conditions in Manhattan. Bicycle Coordinator Dan Oldehoeft, Bicycle Planning Intern Victoria McKennan, City Engineer Rob Ott, and Engineer Steve Hampton were on hand to answer questions and solicit comments from those present.  In addition, participants were asked to map out their own bicycle trips on one of three map boards and to pinpoint frequent destinations and areas of interest. Participants used blue and yellow stick pins to mark their bicycling origins and frequent destinations, respectively. Information from these maps has been entered into a GIS data layer. The map uses graduated orange lines to represent bicycle trips, with thicker lines indicating a greater number of trips. 

Through the open house and other forms of outreach, the city continues to gather valuable information from the public in order to make better decisions concerning cycling in Manhattan. If you have a question or comment, please contact us. Everyone’s input helps.

2008 Bicycle Survey Results Are In
The results of the 2008 City of Manhattan Bicycle Survey have been compiled. The survey, conducted this summer, asked a variety of questions relating to local cyclists frequency of travel and desire for cycling amenities. The results will be used as an informational tool for the city’s transportation planning efforts.

City Receives New Bike Racks
Through a grant garnered by the Manhattan Riley County Health Department, the city has received 15 new bike racks to be placed throughout the community. Each wave form rack has the capacity to hold up to seven bikes. The racks will be placed in high-demand areas determined, in part, by input from local cyclists. The first two bike racks have been installed at the Manhattan Riley County Health Department. Some other locations have been determined and will be placed in the following weeks. View a map of current and proposed locations.