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  • Milly Ortiz
  • Mon July 13 2015
  • Posted Jul 13, 2015

The Iowa Department of Transportation is now distributing the 2015-2016 Iowa Bicycle Map.

This popular publication has been updated to show new 4-foot or wider paved shoulders and recreational trails completed since the 2012 version was published. As in past versions, the map highlights bike-friendly routes when traveling on two wheels through Iowa by identifying bike trails and traffic levels on all paved roads. The map also includes insets of Iowa's 16 largest cities.

A person riding a bicycle on a public road has all the rights, and is required to know and obey all traffic laws and rules of the road, applicable to the driver of a motor vehicle. To assist bicyclists in understanding their rights and responsibilities, a section of the map is dedicated to highlighting rules of the road for bicyclists. Bicyclists are urged to always wear helmets, use lights at night, and watch out for road hazards, including parallel-slat sewer grates, gravel, sand, and debris.

The 2015-2016 Iowa Bicycle Map is available online or by calling the Iowa Department of Economic Development’s Iowa Tourism Office at 515-725-3084 or 888-472-6035.

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