Bike Route & Trails Map
Riding your bicycle to work improves your health, reduces congestion, and is good for the environment. (Read more about the concept of biking instead of driving in this NPR blog “Secret to a Long, Healthy Life: Bike to the Store.”) The RTC is working on linking bicycle facilities to transit service and providing bike routes along transit corridors. The RTC’s transit system supports more than 50,000 bike trips every month.
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The RTC’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Element has:
- Completed the Alternative Mode Transportation Plan, which prioritzes safe bicycle/pedestrian opportunities.
- Continued an educational outreach program to teach drivers and bicyclists about road safety.
- Adopted Uniform Standard drawings calling for roadways to provide at least a 14-foot shared-use lane and/or a 4-foot paved shoulder where feasible.
- Added bike racks to the front of all RTC vehicles.
- Provided incentives through the Club Ride program to walk or bike to work.
- Developed a plan for a comprehensive trail system connecting open spaces and parks to neighborhoods throughout Las Vegas.
- Continued coordination of on- and off-street bicycle and pedestrian routes through Geographic Information Systems.
The Regional Bicycle Plan: This is the result of a group comprised by the RTC, various jurisdictions, and outside organizations. It identified candidate alignments for on-street bicycle lanes and routes and off-street shared-use paths, created improved design standards for proposed facilities, estimated costs for each improvement type, identified funding sources, and devised an implementation strategy.
Bicycle Facility Types:
- Bicycle Route: A shared roadway which has been designated by signs as a preferred route for bicycle use. These roadways have a wide curb lane of at least 14 feet.
- Bicycle Lane: A portion of a roadway that has been assigned using striping, signs, and pavement markings for the use of bicyclists. The width of a bike lane is at least four feet.
- Shared-Use Path: A bikeway physically separated from motorized vehicular traffic by an open space or barrier and either within the highway right-of-way or within an independent right-of-way. Pedestrians, skaters, wheelchair users, joggers, and others may use the shared-use paths. The minimum width is 12 feet of paving for bidirectional travel with a minimum of a two-foot shoulder on each side.
- Bicycle Compatible Street/Road: This has at least 14 feet between the land line and the curb to accommodate shared lane travel between drivers and cyclists.