AMES, Iowa –
July 17, 2013 – Have you ever had to change plans in the middle of a trip? The
Iowa Department of Transportation is making that quick shift in plans a little
easier for bicyclists by activating a mobile version of its popular interactive
interactive map to plan or alter your trip. Find bicycle trail routes and features
including trailheads, parking, restrooms, and bicycle shops.
your bike trip ahead of time or on the fly:
Simply enter the starting address and destination address and a suggested
route will be generated.
Iowa’s bicycle facilities: This interactive map shows
bike lanes, paved trails, unpaved trails, roads with paved shoulders,
sidepaths and bicycle-friendly roads.
bicycle amenities: The map includes features
such as trailheads, restrooms, and water fountains along trails of 5 miles
repairs: Bicycle shops are also shown.
regular and mobile versions of the interactive bike map website can be found at
http://www.iowadot.gov/interactiveiowabikemap.htm. On either version
of this site, you can also request a free paper copy of the Iowa Transportation
Map for Bicyclists at this website. The map is also available as part of the myIowaDOT
app. Find it on Apple devices through the iTunes Store or on Android devices
through Google Play by searching for myIowaDOT.
motor vehicles share the same roadways and must follow the same rules of the
road. Safely sharing the road is the responsibility of both the bicyclist and
Safety tips for bicyclists:
wear a helmet
and obey traffic laws
on the right, with traffic
hand and arm signals
lights at night
only where permitted
on the left
Safety tips for motorists:
not honk at bicyclists
extra caution when passing bicycles
aware that cyclists might swerve to avoid road hazards
careful when opening your vehicle door
in doubt, yield to bicyclists
For more information
contact Milly Ortiz at 515-233-7733 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.