Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) provides guidance to the City Commission and City Staff on bicycle- and pedestrian-related projects, events and plans. The committee meets monthly and the public is welcome to attend.
Commuting on foot or by bike is one of the easiest ways to be a physically active person. Studies show that those who do actively commute are more productive employees, healthier people and usually in a better mood than their driving counterparts.
Plan Your Bike Commute
Make sure your bike is in good working order, and bring bike lights and a sturdy lock. If your commute is short, try riding in your work clothes and setting a relaxed pace. If your commute is longer or it is a hot day, wear casual clothing and bring your work clothes in a pannier or backpack. View our bike maps to choose the best route, and brush up on the rules of the road before you head to work or school. See more bicycle commuting tips here.
If you manage or own a business, implement policies that encourage your employees and customers to bicycle. For example, offer a discount for customers who bike instead of drive, or make sure your employees have a safe, dry place to park their bikes. If your business already goes the extra mile to promote cycling, consider applying for Bicycle Friendly Business recognition with the League of American Bicyclists.
Share Bike Maps
Paper copies of the City of Manhattan bike map are available for free to share with customers, employees, staff, and the general public. If you would like to help distribute bike maps on a one-time or ongoing basis, please send your request to the Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator. If you are looking for just one bike map, they are usually available at the public library, city hall, and local bike shops.
Count Cyclists and Pedestrians
Each September, the Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) executes a region-wide bicycle and pedestrian count. The primary goal is to gather data on individuals that walk or bike instead of driving a car. This data is helpful for prioritizing infrastructure projects, securing grant funding and monitoring trends over time. Volunteers make the count possible — learn more about the process.