Billings Bike Plan


Billings Area Bikeway and Trails Master Plan
If you want to know where the community is going in terms of bike lanes and trails, this is the officially adopted guiding document. This is a high level and non-regulatory document. This plan covers a wide variety of considerations, including:

  • Proposed bikeway and trails network
  • Bicycle parking recommendations
  • Recommended education and outreach programs
  • Bicycle considerations at traffic signals

Many aspects of this plan require additional refinement and contextual analysis. We recommend you take a look through this exciting document! It's a large document, so this page will help get you started.

Proposed Bikeway and Trails Network

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Bicycle Parking Recommendations

The bike plan begins to lay out a general framework to approach bicycle parking. This section of the plan mentions a need for improved facilities and suggests providing guidance to developers in city code. We have began implementation of this section through the development of our Bicycle Parking Guidelines.

This approved document, has began to lay the framework of required bicycle parking by land use. We are currently in discussion about amending city code - as the plan suggests - to require bicycle parking as we have done for many years with automobiles. If you would like to inquire about bicycle parking, email

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Other Considerations

The bike plan covers a wide range of topics, from those mentioned above to outreach programs and bicycle detection and signals. Outreach programs highlighted in the plan include Bike Month celebrations, a Lights On! campaign, road user respect campaigns and much more.

It also provides guidance towards adequately accommodating bicycles at traffic signals with methods including actuating signal detectors to recognize a bicycle and changing the length of certain phases. Overall, this plan shows how Billings can become more bicycle friendly and it will take support of the community for full implementation.
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