Welcome to the City of Topeka’s bicycles page! Here you will find information on what the City is doing to be more bicycle friendly, projects that have been implemented, and how you can be involved in biking.
In 2011, the City commissioned a Bikeways study. This was completed in 2012 and adopted by the MTPO. This document guides the City on implementing bikeways infrastructure.
You’ll see new bike route signs on 8th St from Van Buren to Gage! The blue signs designate 8th St as a Bicycle Boulevard, which is a low-volume neighborhood street that parallels a major street and provides a safer and calmer route for bicyclists. This route is a great way to get from downtown to Gage Park, and goes by Topeka High School, the hospitals, Medford Park, Topeka Civic Theater, and Hughes Park.
The first stretch of sharrows has been laid in Topeka! With the completion of the construction on 4th Street Topeka starts its first steps in creating a bicycle network across the City. These sharrows run from Topeka Blvd west to Buchanan. The corresponding east route on 5th Street will have sharrows as well. Sharrows work as guides for bicyclists for a safer place to ride on the street, and help remind motorists to share the road. These sharrows were paid for with private funding from a citizen donor. Learn more about sharrows.
Thank you to all our volunteers who helped with our Bike Counts in September! We had a great turnout and were able to count 14 locations across the City. We appreciate your time and look forward to seeing you for next year’s count! | Click to view 2013 Bike Count Report
In 2011, Governor Brownback signed into law the “3-Foot to Pass” rule, stating that motorists must give 3-ft of space when passing a bicyclist.
- Wear a helmet
- Wear reflective gear
- White light on front, red light on back
- Ride with the flow of traffic
- Follow all road/vehicle rules
- Don’t assume a car has seen you