The University’s Bicycle Working Group encourages you to take the Micromobility survey
The City of Reno and RTC are looking for input about improving downtown roadway safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and scooter riders
The City of Reno and Washoe Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) are planning to make some improvements to our streets that will make it easier and safer for people (as bikes, pedestrians, and cars) to navigate downtown Reno. One roadway that could see improvements is our very own University Way, connecting the University to downtown and midtown by way of a two-way protected bike path. RTC is looking for feedback and the University’s Bicycle Working Group is rallying The Pack to make sure our HOWL of approval is heard.
Evidence is clear that these types of enhancements make our streets safer, whether you are walking, biking, or driving. And we know they are essential for getting more people on bikes, which is a win not only for bike riders’ health, happiness, and pocketbook, but for our community. Numerous studies and experiences have shown mobility infrastructure to be good for business, to enhance downtown vitality, improve air quality, and even to help keep congestion at bay.
Here's what we are asking you to do: RTC has commissioned a neat web presentation and public input tool. Please complete this before the June 30 deadline. Be sure to complete both parts: the corridor concepts review and the one-question survey.
The Bicycle Working Group has been in regular communication with those leading the project at RTC, many of whom are our alumni. We’re thrilled about the prospect of these improvements for our community and their potential to help the University meet many of the goals in the strategic plan including Making Silver and Blue the New Green, Strengthening the Pack and Expanding the Wolf Pack Impact.
Please show your support for this new and exciting infrastructure that we think will benefit our Wolf Pack for years to come! If you have questions about the project and the survey, please contact the Bicycle Working Group.