Iowa DOT News Release



2021-2022 Transportation Map for Bicyclists now available

Posted on: August 02, 2021

AMES, Iowa – Aug. 2, 2021 – The 2021-2022 Iowa Bicycle Map is now available in both paper and digital formats.

The Iowa Department of Transportation is distributing the free paper version of the map at Iowa DOT driver's license centers, county treasurer’s offices, the six Iowa DOT district offices, Iowa DOT rest areas, and state welcome centers. There are also static and interactive online versions at https://iowadot.gov/iowabikes/transportation-map-for-bicyclists.

This popular publication has been updated to show new four-foot, paved shoulders and recreational trails completed since the 2019-2020 version was published. As in past versions, the map highlights bike-friendly routes when traveling on two wheels through Iowa by identifying bike trails and traffic levels on all paved roads. The map also includes insets of Iowa's 16 largest cities.

A person riding on a public road has all the rights and is required to know and obey all traffic laws and rules of the road, applicable to the driver of a motor vehicle. To assist bicyclists in understanding their rights and responsibilities, a section of the map is dedicated to highlighting rules of the road. Also, bicyclists are urged to always wear helmets, use lights at night and watch out for road hazards including parallel-slat stormwater grates, gravel, sand, and debris.

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Contact: Craig Markley at 515-239-1027 or craig.markley@iowadot.us


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