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Thanks for helping us move toward a bicycle friendly future!

The City of West Lafayette recently applied to be awarded the status of “Bicycle Friendly Community” by the League of American Bicyclists.

In order to further gauge the public’s opinion on our current bicycling accommodations and the overall experience of being a cyclist or pedestrian in West Lafayette, the League has provided us with a survey to distribute to the public.

The City of West Lafayette wants to ensure that all future developments are centered around its people’s needs as much as possible, and this survey is the first step in achieving that goal. We encourage you to share this survey with your friends, family and associates so that we can make cycling in West Lafayette as great an experience as possible.

Quick Tips for Safe Cycling

· Ride with the flow of traffic

· Don’t ride on the sidewalk: use the road, or bike lanes/trails if available

· Yield to pedestrians and vehicles on the road

· Obey traffic signals and signs

· Use hand signals when turning

Bike Lanes and Trails in West Lafayette

Bike lanes are in BLUE

Trails are in GREEN

Click here for full-size map

May is National Bike Month

May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and encourage people to give biking a try.

Locally, the Bike Walk Greater Lafayette Network is endorsing many local events organized by bike clubs, teams, community organizations and businesses. A full calendar of events hosted during Bike Month can be found on the Bike Walk Greater Lafayette website bikewalkgreaterlafayette.org under the “Have Fun” tab.


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Journal & Courier article on Lafayette’s Bike Culture

Two years after a crash galvanized the cycling community, things are coming together on safety, traffic planning

Two springs ago, in June 2015, scores of cyclists took over Harrison Bridge for about 10 hours one Saturday, riding a loop that spread from Sixth Street on the Lafayette side of the Wabash River to Salisbury Street on the West Side.


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Thanks for helping us move toward a bicycle friendly future! The City of West Lafayette recently applied to be awarded the status of “Bicycle Friendly Community” by the League of American Bicyclists. In order to further gauge the public’s opinion on our current bicycling accommodations and the overall experience of being a cyclist or pedestrian […]

Community

Lafayette is located at 40°24′38″N 86°52′29″W (40.410585, -86.874681)[16] and lies in Fairfield and Wea Townships. Elevation at the court house is 550 feet (168 m), but city elevations range from a little over 500 feet (150 m) at the Wabash River to approximately 700 feet (210 m) in the areas of Murdock Park and Columbian Park.

According to the 2010 census, Lafayette has a total area of 27.74 square miles (71.85 km2), all land.

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