Overview

Bike lanes and other bike facilities—such as separated bike lanes, sharrows (shared bike lane markings), bike paths, and bike racks—are essential to encouraging cycling as a primary mode of travel. Our vision of a Resilient Springfield focuses on finding ways other than automobiles to get around. Here we focus primarily on the miles of bike lanes.cross walk

Miles

Miles

We measure all Springfield’s bike facilities in miles.

Our Data & Goals
  • 2.5 Miles

     

    2013

    Baseline
  • 10 Miles

     

    2020

    Goal
Our Data & Goals
2013

Baseline

2.5Miles

 
2020

Goal

10Miles

 
Charts & Graphs

What Does this Graph Show Us?

The blue dot in the graph at the left shows us the total miles of on-road bikes lanes in Springfield in 2013 (which happen to be the same amount currently in 2017) and the green dot shows us the total number of on-road bike lanes miles we hope to have by 2020.

What Does this Chart Show Us?

The City of Springfield does have other bike facilities available aside from bike lanes, these are mostly separate bike facilities- meaning these lanes cannot be used by any other vehicle. If we look at separate bike facilities, sharrows and bike lanes, there are a total of 6.6 miles.

View Our Sources Here

  • Interested in getting around town on a bike? Check out this bike compatibility map to determine the safest route for you. Click on the map to learn more.

  • Use this map from PVPC to find the bike trail and lane linkages around the Pioneer Valley.

     

Strategies to Increase Bike Facilities in Springfield

Through the Climate Action and Resilience Plan effort, the following strategies under Changing the Way We Get Around have been identified to increase bike facilities in Springfield. 

  • Implement Complete Streets Plan which details needed and desired pedestrian and bicyclist improvements as funding becomes available
  • Implement Bike Share with a focus on ensuring accessibility and use by the city’s low income residents.

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