For a bike-friendly city

Help update the Chico Bicycle Master Plan with online survey, interactive map

The city is updating the Chico Bicycle Master Plan and is encouraging residents to “share your vision for the future of bicycling in the community” with an online survey and interactive map at The survey closes Oct. 9.

The plan, last updated in 2012, intends “to build bikeways that appeal to people of all ages and abilities, create a stronger community and help businesses thrive,” according to the website. The survey asks questions such as “Do you think Chico is a safe place to ride a bike?” and which sorts of bike lanes—colored, protected or buffered—respondents prefer the city build.

The interactive map allows users to add points where they believe Chico's bike infrastructure can be improved using icons for streets in need of maintenance, difficult crossings and no bike parking.