Reno has been building bike lanes around town at an impressive rate over the last few years. I believe this is a good thing for a city like Reno. Traffic has continued to increase as our population grows and having an alternative, dedicated (non-car) infrastructure provides a way to get some of us out of cars.... thinning out traffic for those who still want to drive.
The current expansion of bike lanes does get more people out riding bicycles. Sort of a build it and they will come mentality. However, the bike lane design currently used still puts riders in a fairly vulnerable position adjacent to traffic. This means that some people who might ride are still intimidated on certain sections of road and therefor may chose not to ride as much as they'd like to.
This video clip put together by the city of Portland, Oregon shows what the future of bike lanes might look like.....bike lanes 2.0 if you will.
On the Right Track from Mayor Sam Adams on Vimeo.
Interested in taking your involvement with the Reno Bike Project one step further? Consider becoming an annual member! Like many other non-profits our success is directly linked to the involvement of our volunteers and community support. We are proud to have an active and thriving volunteer program, but there are other ways you can show the love to RBP. We have several tiers of membership you can choose from.
Pedaler Member $25
The first tier of membership includes a membership packet, which contains RBP stickers, a button, our informational pamphlet, a RBP water bottle and a membership card. It will also subscribe you to the newsletter so you can stay informed on events and all things RBP related.
Commuter Member $100
The Commuter Membership tier includes all the benefits of the previous tier as well as and 10 hours of free shop time per year. It is also renewable at half price with 20 volunteer hours in the shop or at events.
The Randonneur Membership $250
The Randonneur Membership includes all the benefits of the previous two tiers as well as a RBP t-shirt and 10% off regularly stocked new and used items in the shop. You will also have access to 20 hours of free shop time per year and the Randonneur Membership is also renewable at half price with 40 volunteer hours in the shop or at events.
Lifetime Member $2,500
As a RBP Lifetime Member you will receive all the benefits as the other membership holders as well as free entry into all RBP events, a personalized head badge displayed in the shop and a free professional tune up every year for life (excluding parts).