Council Bluffs Biking 2006
# of bike lane miles
# of off road trail miles
# Bike Racks
Bike Coordinator?

Ron Hopp,

Bike Maps?
Regional map has been about every one to two years
Hazard Report Form?
# of bike rack equipped buses
None- the funding is tied to the Council Bluffs to Omaha Pedestrian Bridge.
Bikes on Trains?

Amtrac Standard Service in Omaha- No passenger Trains in Council Bluffs.

# Bike shops
% of trips by bike?
Bike to Work Day?
Yes, Friday May 19, Coordinated with the Corporate Summer Commuting Challenge.
# Colleges
One, Iowa Western JC
Average rainfall
40 inches
Average Temp. range
10-87 egreees
Local Bike Activist Organizations?
Bikeable Communities! (see below)
Bike bridges?
Six, Valley View, ISD 1 and 2, Old SO road, Indian Creek, and Lewis Central.
Bike undercrossings?
Yes, ten on the trail around the city.
Bike Boulevards?
Harry Langdon, East Kanesville.

Wabash Trace rail to trail continuation through the city Bicycle Greenway, Safe Routes to School, New Bicycle Recommended Routes program to connect trails with commuter routes.

Recycled Bike Program?

Ron Mortensen Omaha Pedalers Bicycle Club. (Omaha Pedalers covers both Omaha and Council Bluffs.)

Community Bike Repair
Your Name and Title or Organization?

Stephen Schnitker, President, Bikeable Communities!

Bikeable Communities! is an alliance of Douglas, Mills, Pottawattamie, Sarpy, and Washington County area planners, public officials, bicycle clubs, health advocates, bicycle shops, elected officials, road and transportation departments, and city parks and recreation departments dedicated to promoting bicycling as a form of recreation and transportation in area communities.

The mission of Bikeable Communities! is to increase awareness of the bicycle as a vital part of the metropolitan area’s transportation and recreation systems.  

Bikeable Communities! envisions public acceptance of bicycles as a safe and useful form of transportation. Integration of trails and streets that are safe and accessible to automobile, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic will improve the quality of life in the five county metropolitan area.

1) Bicycles have the power to transform individuals and communities, and improve the quality of life of citizens and visitors of the metropolitan area.
2) Bicycling and walking play a positive role in creating a safe, efficient, and enjoyable transportation system.
3) Our streets should provide inviting and friendly environments for all users, including motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians\
4) Advocates of bicycle and pedestrian transportation will be professional and inclusive in their leadership.
5) Bicycle transportation can help people appreciate the uniqueness of our diverse communities.
6) Streets that promote personal interaction create a sense of community and safety.
1) To increase the overall safety and appeal of our streets.
2) To implement effective public education and awareness building programs that will increase the frequency of bicycle and pedestrian transportation, and will lead to a greater appreciation of the role of non-motorized transportation as part of a balanced network.
3) To decrease traffic deaths and injuries.
4) To establish bicycle education in corporate wellness programs.
5) To establish marked bicycle routes through our communities.
6) To promote bicycle events that increase awareness and participation in bicycling.
7) To make physical exercise a greater part of the routine life of people in the metropolitan area.
8) To promote development patterns and project designs that encourage access by bicyclists and pedestrians.