Projects and Policy

BWAM has taken the lead on multiple projects in the Missoula and five-valleys area related to non-motorized transportation infrastructure, education, and access. In addition to our ongoing advocacy, BWAM runs “Women Bike Missoula” (also known as “MizzBs”), the annual Bike Swap, bike education programming, and board members serve on a variety of city committees and boards to advocate for complete streets in Missoula.

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Missoula to Lolo Trail

In 2011, BWAM established the Missoula-to-Lolo Trail Alliance (MLTA) to advocate for the construction of a non-motorized trail connecting Lolo and Missoula. This new corridor would allow people to travel safely by bicycle, foot or other non-motorized means, separated from highway traffic. The trail & river corridor will connect with neighborhoods, schools, parks, trails and area businesses, thereby protecting the Bitterroot River Corridor for its natural resource, wildlife and recreation values.

MLTA- led by BWAM’s then-President Jean Belangie Nye- secured funding and initiated the study period for this ambitious project in 2012 and oversaw the construction process of the trail. Construction will be completed in the summer of 2016.

Other Projects

  • Russell Street Corridor
  • Higgins Bike Lanes
  • Missoula Non-Motorized Master Plan
  • Missoula trail system expansions
  • Non-Motorized Traffic Count Studies
  • Cycletracks Project
  • Stephens Bike Lanes
  • Complete Streets Planning
  • Long Range Transportation Planning Study
  • Clips of Faith Tour
  • Ride of Silence
  • Orange Street to Broadway bike lane expansion
  • Re-striping University District bike lanes
  • Downtown Missoula Master Plan
  • Russel to Reserve Bike Trail
  • Bike/Walk/Bus Week
  • Milltown Pedestrian Bridge
  • Silver Level Bike-Friendly City Status
  • Bicycle Education