The majority of Indy's on-street bicycle lanes are located on major thoroughfares and secondary streets; these are the streets that are routinely plowed every time snow accumulates. Crews will make every effort to plow through the bike lane to the curb or shoulder whenever possible.
During swift, heavy snowfall, however, bike lanes may become snow packed. In these conditions, bicyclists can count on the vehicle travel lane to likely be the clearest option and should be prepared to ride in a shared lane condition during snow season.
If the city experiences a major snow event (12 inches of snow or more), bicyclists may want to consider alternative transportation options, such as IndyGo.
After checking the local weather, decide if your bicycling skill set matches the daily weather forecast.
Pacers Bikeshare and the Indianapolis Cultural Trail are both open during the winter season.
The City's greenways trails are open 24 hours year-round. Indy Snow Force provides snow and ice control for the City's greenways. To report issues with snow and ice along one of the City's greenways, use RequestIndy or call the Mayor's Action Center at (317) 327-4622.