​Public invited to contribute to crowdsourced bike map

MPO News
| Friday, April 30 | 10:21AM

Just in time for National Bike Month, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization (IMPO) is asking the public to contribute to a new online bike amenity crowdsourcing map. The map already includes bike lanes, trails and side paths, and this is an opportunity to add such amenities as bike lockers, bike racks, repair stations, public restrooms, park-and-ride locations, and more.

“While bike infrastructure like lanes and trails is essential to building bike-friendly environments, the amenities are what really take the bike culture of a place up a notch,” said Anna Gremling, executive director of the IMPO. “We’re really doing two things: We’re providing the online bike guide as a resource, and we’re asking for input from those who intimately know their local communities.”

Commenters can suggest additions and report on the condition of amenities at https://www.indympo.org/bicyclemap through May 31. They are also encouraged to submit photos of the amenity and confirm other submissions via likes and comments in the map.

The final map will be shared online for the public and be used by planners, engineers, and parks departments in the IMPO’s eight-county region.

About the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization

The IMPO plans and programs federal transportation funds for highways, transit, non-motorized transportation, and other means of moving people and goods in the eight-county, Central Indiana region.

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IMPO Media Contact: Jen Schmits Thomas, 317-441-2487, jen@jtprinc.com