Bike Lanes

Did you know that the Carlisle has a 15 mile network of trails for walking, running and biking? The route, which includes on-road and off-road trails, connects all Borough parks, schools and downtown Carlisle. Start at one of the eighteen parks to link up to the network. Follow the Trail and Bike Route markings.

View a map of the trails here.

Riding Safety Downtown

Planning a ride that takes you through downtown? Make sure you know and are abiding by the rules of the road. Also make sure that at least all cyclists under 12, if not all cyclist, are wearing helmets, as required by law.

For more information about traffic laws and other safety requirements while biking downtown here.

Bike Lanes

What Are Sharrows?

Sharrows are shared lane markings on the road, used to remind motor vehicle drivers that bicyclists are permitted to use the full lane. There are no striped bicycle lanes on streets marked with sharrows, however, with or without marked sharrows, bicyclists are encouraged to travel on streets and follow traffic laws just as any other vehicle on the road.

Bicycle Friendly Community Award

In November 2019, Carlisle Borough was awarded the bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community award from the League of American Bicyclists!

Carlisle Borough joins 488 communities across the country in the movement for safer streets and better bicycling. The award recognizes the Borough for its commitment to creating transportation and recreational resources that benefit its residents of all ages and abilities while encouraging healthier and more sustainable transportation choices.


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