How to Get Involved

Report a Problem or Make a Request

If you encounter problems or hazards affecting cyclists and walkers, please report the problem by calling City Link at 311 or (336) 727-8000 or online at the City of Winston-Salem website (scroll down the Home Page to City Link) or by using the CityLink311 mobile app while you are out.

To request sidewalk repairs or new sidewalks, give the City Link operator the specific street location and the nearest cross streets.

To report vehicles parked on a sidewalk, ask City Link to connect you to the Police non-emergency desk so that an officer can investigate and possibly ticket the offender.

For debris, carts, and encroaching greenery on bike lanes and sidewalks, ask City Link to connect you to Code Enforcement. Be prepared to give the address or specific location. The City of Winston-Salem is working diligently to respond to these reports and correct problems.

City Link App

A City Link mobile application, available for download to your mobile device, makes it easier than ever to report problems as you are using streets, sidewalks, and greenways. Please download the City Link App for your mobile device and use it to report maintenance and safety issues as you see them. More information is available on the City Link web page.

Safe Routes to School Program

Safe Routes to School

Bicycle & Pedestrian Committee

On July 25, 2000, the Winston-Salem Transit Authority (WSTA) Board approved the formation of a bicycle committee as a recognized task force under the guidance of the Transit Authority. Membership of the committee includes up to sixteen members representing citizens and city and county agencies. The committee was approved for a two-year period to develop a plan promoting bicycling safety, accessibility, and adequate on and off-road facilities for bicycle travel. The committee continued to meet after the two year period and in Spring of 2004 the committee appealed to WSTA Board and was approved to be moved under the jurisdiction of the Winston-Salem Urban Area Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC).

The Committee is comprised of members representing the following groups:

Goals of the Committee:

  • Promote bicycle and pedestrian safety and education
  • Promote walking and bicycling as modes of transportation
  • Increase recreational opportunities
  • Promote healthy lifestyles
  • Encourage the implementation of the comprehensive bicycle plan
  • Review all road projects to evaluate for bicycle and pedestrian accessibility

WS Greenways

WS GreenwaysWS Greenways is a citizen advocacy group working to get more people onto the greenways found throughout Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. The organization is also dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the greenways of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County toward the goal of a network of trails connecting destinations for work, play, school, shopping and more. For more information, go to the WS Greenways website (opens in a new window).


BikeWalkNC, formerly the North Carolina Active Transportation Alliance (NCATA) is a membership-based, statewide advocacy organization promoting non-motorized transportation choices for residents of and visitors to NC. Our members include shop owners, cycling clubs, transportation professionals, local advocacy organizations, elected officials and various individual advocates across the state interested in promoting people-powered transportation. For more information, go to the BikeWalkNC website (opens in a new window).

Piedmont Flyers Bicycle Club

League of American Bicyclists

The League of American Bicyclists (LAB) promotes bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation and works through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America.

Founded as the League of American Wheelmen in 1880, when bicyclists were known as "wheelmen," the original League members were challenged by rutted roads of gravel and dirt and faced antagonism from horsemen, wagon drivers, and pedestrians.

In an effort to improve riding conditions so they might better enjoy their newly discovered sport, more than 100,000 cyclists from across the United States joined the League to advocate for paved roads. The success of the League in its first advocacy efforts ultimately led to our national highway system.

The League’s current efforts focus on education programs, advocacy for legislation and funding, and the Bicycle Friendly designation programs to encourage cities, states, businesses, and universities to create a safer and friendlier environment for cyclists across the country. Learn more at the LAB website (opens in a new window).

America Bikes

On behalf of their 300,000 members and tens of millions of U.S. cyclists, America Bikes works to ensure an increased role for bicycling as a healthy means of everyday travel and recreation. They urge Congress to adopt legislation for complete streets, active transportation networks, and a fair share for safety. They also measure progress across the country in terms of cost effectiveness, clean air, energy independence, and job creation as well as safe, healthy, and effective transportation choices. Find out more about their role and how you can help at the America Bikes website (opens in a new window).

Alliance for Biking & Walking

A nonprofit coalition of local and state citizens, this organization’s goal is to work with individuals to transform their communities into great places to bike and walk. Learn more at the Alliance website (opens in a new window).

Rails to Trails

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., whose mission it is to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people. To find the trails and learn more about this advocacy group, go to the Rails to Trails website (opens in a new window).

East Coast Greenway

The East Coast Greenway (opens in a new window) is a developing trail system, spanning nearly 3,000 miles as it winds its way between Canada and Key West, linking all the major cities of the eastern seaboard. Over 25 percent of the route is already on safe, traffic-free paths including some in our own home state of North Carolina.

Other Organizations

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