The Reno/Sparks region is a pleasant, thriving, healthy, and sustainable community that strives to meet the needs of all of its citizens in an environmentally sensitive manner. Walking and bicycling for recreation, fitness, or as a means of transportation requires safe and accessible infrastructure. High quality infrastructure for bicycling and walking contributes to a higher quality of life for people in the region by encouraging an active lifestyle and reducing automobile traffic, with its associated noise, pollution, congestion, and reliance on foreign oil. The purpose of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan is to make the region as bicycle and pedestrian friendly as possible in order to encourage people of all ages, abilities, and means to walk and/or bicycle.
The 2017 Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan is part of the Regional Transportation Commission’s (RTC) Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), which guides transportation investments in Reno, Sparks, and portions of Washoe County over a 20-30 year period. The Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan is the official policy document addressing the development of bicycle and pedestrian facilities for transportation purposes in the Truckee Meadows.
Below you will find the master plan and supporting documents. The master plan also includes the Design Best Practices and ADA Transition Plan:
- Design Best Practices: Provides a toolbox of bicycle and pedestrian facility design options such as standard bike lane configurations, mid-block crosswalk guidelines, and innovative bike treatments.
- ADA Transition Plan: Identifies ADA deficiencies on sidewalks, curb ramps, crosswalks, and other pedestrian facilities.
In the complete Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, you will find more detailed information and data on the content. The master plan also contains information on existing bicycle and pedestrian conditions, bikeway support facilities, bicyclist types, data on bicycle and pedestrian collisions, existing programs in the Reno/Sparks area as well as a sample of programs that can be used as tools to educate the public, and a list of funding sources that could be used by the Reno Sparks region for implementation of bike and pedestrian projects.
The plan was adopted June 15, 2017.
Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan
ADA Transition Plan