Bike Walk Kentucky

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Welcome to the Bicycle and Pedestrian Travel Program in Kentucky
 
A family enjoys riding bicycles on a shared use path
A shared use path bridge along the Greenway Trail in Paducah, KY.

Pedestrian and Bicyclist Fatalities in Kentucky Since 2019

​​​​​​​Year​
​​Pedestrian
​Bicycle (no helmet)
Bicycle (helmet)
​​2019 YE
​74
​4
​1
​2020 YE
​92
​3
​2
​2021​ YE
​76
​7
​2
​2022 YE
​96
​11
​2
2023​ ​YE
​121
​14
​1
​​2024 YTD
​28
​1
​0

Announcements

  • Pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities have steadily been on the rise in Kentucky over the last five years; see the latest statistics in the table above. Motorists are not always to blame for incidents involving pedestrians and cyclists - be attententive to your surroundings and make yourself easily visible while walking or biking on or near roadways. Be sure to wear a proper-fitting helmet while cycling as well. 
  • The antiquated KY-8 Licking River Bridge that provides connection between Covington and Newport ​will be replaced with a new bridge enabling ​safer and more efficient service for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists. An MPO study found that more than 700 pedestrians use this bridge daily. Head over to the project website for more information. 
  • The Kentucky Bicycle and Bikeway Commission (KBBC) held their 2023 Annual/4th Quarter Meeting on November 2nd and ​3rd in Lexington. Check out the meeting minutes on the KBBC webpag​e to see which organizations were​ awarded Paula Nye Grant funding for great causes!
  • KYTC is pleased to announce that a new safety measure has been approved by Federal Highways Administration (FHWA) to now use green-colored pavement for marked bicycle lanes and bicycle lane extensions in the commonwealth for all roadways. The green-colored pavement helps make motorists more aware of the presence of the bicycle facility on the roadway.
  • KYTC has adopted the Safe System Approach to address roadway safety. One of the objectives of the Safe System Approach is promoting safer speeds in all roadway environments though a combination of thoughtful roadway design, appropriate speed limit setting, targeted education, outreach campaigns, and enforcement. According to the NHTSA, a speed limit reduction from 30 mph to 25 mph “potentially halves the fatality risk for a struck pedestrian." The relationship between vehicle speed and crash severity is unequivocal and based on the laws of physics. KYTC supports a policy to help achieve a maximum road travel speed of 20 miles per hour in areas where vulnerable road users and vehicles mix in a frequent and planned manner, except where strong evidence exists that higher speeds are safe.
  • The widely popular Complete Streets Workshops from last year will return in 2024. Dates are locations are still to be determined. The updated schedule will be on the Complete Streets Webpage.


Recent Developments

A cyclist on the Town Branch Trail in downtown Lexington 

Norton Children's Hospital Bike Safety Rodeo Program participants
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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Paula Nye Memorial Education grant flyer with a Share the Road license plate

Paula Nye Memorial Bicyclist and Pedestrian Education Grant

The Kentucky Bicycle and Bikeway Commission Grant Program makes grants available that will improve the safety of non-motorized transportation

Download the Grant Application ​below:

Paula Nye Memorial Educational Grant Application

​This page is maintained by Jacob.Rice@ky.gov, who may be contacted to make corrections or changes.

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