Infrastructure, Policy, and Advocacy

IPA Committee Mission: Support the development of polices and a built environment in Washoe County that promote the use of bicycles for transportation.


Better Bike Network

The BBN is this committee’s flagship project at the moment. The vision is to create a connected, protected, and equitable network of bike routes within the McCarran Loop. Click here to learn more…

Oddie/ Wells

Our Partner, RTC, is developing a strategy for upgrading the Oddie/ Wells corridor from about I-80 to Pyramid Way. We are working collaboratively with them to ensure that the design includes safe cycling facilities.

Center Street Cycle Track

We successfully worked with RTC, the City of Reno, and local businesses to initiate the approval, design, and construction of a two-way, protected cycle track on Center Street from the University to Cheney St. in MidTown. Construction is tentatively scheduled for 2021.

Bike Racks

Beyond bike routes, bike racks are a critical piece of infrastructure to support the use of bicycles for transportation. We advocate for appropriate design, placement, and density of bike racks to adequately support our growing cycling community. Email us with questions or to see how we can support your bike rack installation.


Keeping Bicyclists Safe as the Weather Warms Up

Ky Plaskon, the President of the Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance explains “Drivers could go more slowly and be more patient around cyclists, that’s the number one thing, more protected bike paths, finding more protected bike paths to ride on can be a little bit difficult in our community but there are a few here.”

Read more from 2News

Reno adopts Virginia St. placemaking study, will revisit Center Street bike lane

Reno City Council approves controversial Virginia St. study but also tells city and RTC staff to revisit paused Center Street cycle track.

Read more from Reno Gazette Journal

Reno Direct logs 10,000 complaints mentioning bikes since 2018

 If you see a problem related to bikes, bike lanes, parking and/or dangerous situations requiring signage, perpetuating the bike lanes, schools or other issues, do not hesitate to contact Reno Direct.

Bike Riders are Not Terrorists

This opinion column was submitted by Ky Plaskon, president of the Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance.

 I got a call from Councilmember Devon Reese telling me their reluctance to install protected paths partially comes from people in our community who are portraying cyclists as “terrorists,” and that those people say no space should be given on our public roads for us.

Read more from Reno Gazette Journal

General Guidance

RTC Board Turns Blue

For 18 years conservatives have held decision-making power on the RTC board. What are the impacts of this inequitable situation? Click here to learn more from Reno News & Review…

Watch - Micromobility Plan

RTC staff member Sarah Going presents incredible figures on the reduction of road trips with the installation of appropriate micromobility infrastructure. RTC board members express concerns about who rides bikes. Click here to watch the presentation…

Transportation Survey