BikeWalkBG Gears Up for New Initiatives

BikeWalkBG, the advocacy and education branch of the Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO’s) bicycle and pedestrian program, is teaming up with Western Kentucky University (WKU), Warren County, the City of Bowling Green, and a number of community members to kick-off a bicycle safety and sustainability initiative. Funded entirely by external grants and donations awarded to WKU,…

Planning Commission Numbers

Our numbers for development and construction are still holding steady. Construction is currently high, following the many quarters of record numbers for single-family and multi-family developments. Note, with the hire of our Code Enforcement Officer just over a year ago, our agency has filled the gap of zoning complaints and compliance. Needless to say, our…

WKU Topper Transit Highlights

Western Kentucky University (WKU) Topper Transit runs transit service in and around WKU’s main and south campuses that is free and open to all students, faculty, staff, and the general public.  This fall, Topper Transit implemented several route adjustments recommended by a study conducted by Michael Baker International last year on behalf of the MPO.  Some…

BikeWalkBG Community Bike Ride

BikeWalkBG is the local advisory, advocacy, and educational initiative for promoting bicycling and walking. BikeWalkBG oversees the bicycle-pedestrian planning process, which includes everything from dreaming up new trails, responding to greenway complaints, planning safety and educational events, and coordinating with others to encourage and promote biking and walking, be it for transportation or leisure. Over…

What Does the MPO Do?

Great question! The MPO oversees the planning and programing of transportation projects in Bowling Green and Warren County. There are nine MPOs across the Commonwealth – all urbanized areas with a population greater than 50,000. In order for a transportation project to receive federal funding, each project phase must funnel through the MPO prior to…

Changes in Transit

Topper Transit Implements Route Adjustments and New Technologies Western Kentucky University (WKU) Topper Transit runs transit service in and around WKU’s main and south campuses that is free and open to all students, faculty, staff, and the general public. Operated and managed by the Parking and Transportation Services Department, it is an integral part of…