The City of Manhattan, in partnership with the Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization, is developing a new plan for walking and biking in Manhattan. The Bicycle & Pedestrian Systems Plan will provide a 20-year vision to expand and enhance the community’s biking and walking infrastructure. Check out the project page for more information.
Manhattan has been a bronze-level bicycle-friendly community since 2012, according to the League of American Bicyclists. It is one of only four bike-friendly communities in the state of Kansas, which means it meets certain Engineering, Education, Encouragement, Enforcement and Evaluation standards. Read the report card.
In 2015, Kansas State University was recognized as the first bicycle-friendly university in Kansas. Bike Month is celebrated annually in May with a variety of public events.
Manhattan offers a variety of pleasant places to walk with neighborhoods clustered along tree-lined residential streets and more than 40 miles of trails throughout the city. With neighborhood schools, historic Downtown and Aggieville business districts, and a pedestrian-friendly university, Manhattan is a great place to walk. Public transit operated by ATA Busconnects residents to destinations in Manhattan and beyond.