Regional Bikeways Plan

The Regional Bikeways Plan is a resource for communities throughout Central Indiana. It sets a vision for the regional bikeway network; establishes goals, actions, and recommendations that communities can follow; and it has a map of all of the open and proposed bikeways in the region, with information for how many miles of open and proposed bikeways are in each city, town, and county. It also includes some tools that can help communities plan new bikeways, or can help them compare proposed bikeways to see which ones might compete better for federal funding sources. The Regional Bikeways Plan was last updated in 2015.

Project Milestones

  • March 2019 Review Plans & Polices and Gather Data
  • April - May 2019 Public Engagement (first round)
  • June - July 2019 Bicycle Counts & Network Analysis
  • August 2019 - August 2020 Project Prioritization
  • August - September 2020 Create Draft Plan
  • October - November 2020 Public Engagement (second round)
  • December 2020 Final Plan Approval

Approved Plan

The Regional Bikeways Plan was approved by the Indianapolis MPO Transportation Policy Committee on December 2, 2020. Below is the final approved plan (including appendices), which incorporates comments that were provided at the public forum. Also included are the links to the Bike Plan Dashboard and BNA Tool.

Final Plan Draft for Approval & Public Hearing

The Regional Bikeways Plan will be presented to the Indianapolis MPO's Transportation Policy Committee on December 2, 2020 for review and approval. A public hearing will be held and anyone is welcome to attend and speak. Check the calendar for more information!

If you'd like to submit comments to be read during the public hearing, send them to:

Public Engagement 2019

We conducted a survey for the Regional Bikeway Plan update from May 1 - June 21, 2019. We also posted a video about the project and held a live Q&A session on Facebook in mid-May. The survey is now closed while we work to produce a summary, but you can still check out the videos on facebook!


Review the mid-May online public meeting
Videos on Facebook

Bicycle Counts & Network Analysis

During Summer 2019 we will be collecting bicycle counts at a limited number of high-crash locations (for bicycles) in the region. This will give us a better idea of how many people are riding in riskier locations. We're also working to produce an analysis of major roadways in the region to identify which roadways are a high priority for bikeway facility investment, based on regional priorities.

Check out the bike count results!

Draft Regional Bikeways Plan

The full draft of the Regional Bikeways Plan was available for public review and comment from November 2, 2020 through November 15, 2020, and a live Q&A session was held on November 10 at facebook.com/IndyMPO.

Check out the video below for an overview of the plan!