Philly's Bike Lane Vigilante
PA - "A Philadelphia cyclist is 'sticking it to' motorists who illegally park and stop in the city's bike lanes." more...
Proposal would allow E-Bikes on Yampa River Core Trail
Steamboat Springs, CO - "...The city also wants the commission to consider allowing some types of e-bikes on other hard- and soft-surface trails following a broader planning effort." more...
Giant Sinkhole Next to Trail
Spring, TX - "Along Cypress Creek Hike and Bike Trail, you'll find a sinkhole that's been growing for months." more...
Rails-with-Trails are Safe
Cincinnati, OH - "Regarding the story "Railroad company: Don't build bike trail on Oasis line": Rail-with-trail facilities have been a steadily growing trend around the country for 20 years..." more
Man Shot Dead During Bike Theft
Phoenix, AZ - "A homeless man was shot and killed Sunday morning by a suspect demanding his bicycle, police said." more...
Cellophane Strung Across Popular Bike Trail
Omaha, NE - "...Because the plastic wrap is clear, it's hard to notice it until you get right up on it." more...
Wood County Joins National Bike Route Plan
OH - "...Ohio is joining a 'national trend' that has already designated 11,000 miles of signed biking routes in 23 states..." more
City Cycling Survey
"A new survey wants city dwellers on two wheels to add their two cents about cycling infrastructure and culture." more...
Man Fined for Punching Cyclist
UK - "...The cyclist, who was avoiding an icy patch on the A1500 by cycling in the middle of the road..." more
Cyclist Shot Multiple Times
AUS - "Police believe at least six shots were fired at a bike rider at Everton on Saturday, with at least one bullet hitting him in the head and multiple rounds hitting his chest." more...
Century Cycles Earns Gold-Level Status
NE OH - "Century Cycles is proud to be officially recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Business by both Bike Cleveland and the League of American Bicyclists..." more
Route Options for Ann Arbor Greenway Trail
Ann Arbor, MI - "Four route options are under consideration for the proposed Allen Creek Greenway trail through Ann Arbor." more
Jogger Who was Hit by Tree Settles Lawsuit
Austin, TX - "...The man was seriously injured in 2013 when he was jogging along the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail." more...
Birmingham's Electric BikeShare
AL - "I recently spent a few days in Birmingham, AL and got to try their new Zyp bikeshare system -- the first public electric bikeshare system in the US..." more...
Cities may be Liable for Crashes where Street Design Encourages High Speeds
"On December 22, the New York State Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, ruled that municipalities may be liable for traffic injuries when the design of roads contributes to reckless driving or excessive speeding..." more
Don't Demonize Driving, Just Stop Subsidizing It
"...When we subsidize roads, socialize the costs of pollution, crashes and parking, and even legally require that our communities be built in ways that make it impossible to live without a car, we send people strong signals to buy and own cars and to drive -- a lot..." more
Bicycle Friendly Community Attitudes & Behaviors
"...This survey was modeled after selected questions from the 2012 National Survey of Bicyclist and Pedestrian Attitudes and Behavior by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)..." more
Stranded Hiker, Dogs Rescued from Mountain
Franconia, NH - "Authorities say rescuers communicated by text and trudged through waist-deep snow and poor visibility to reach a stranded hiker who was huddled with his two dogs atop Mount Lafayette in New Hampshire." more...
Man Sought in Double Homicide along Trail
Delphi, IN - "Authorities said they were searching a home in northern Indiana on Thursday looking for clues to the deaths of two teenage girls whose bodies were found on a trail where they had been dropped off to go hiking." more...
Bike Path Vision Becoming Clearer
Hamilton, OH - "The first phase of a nearly 3-mile bike path that would connect a large part of the city's West Side could be finished by 2018..." more
Barberton to Host Better Block
Barberton, OH - "...The best ideas will be activated during the Barberton Better Block to see if they're doable in the long run." more...
More on Rubber City Heritage Trail Concept
Akron, OH - "...While not officially part of the iTowpath project in downtown Akron, the Rubber City Heritage Trail would fit nicely with the idea of using connectors to bring bicycle riders, joggers and walkers into contact with downtown and its attractions..." more
Where Should Newport's New Red Bike Stations Go?
KY - "Newport has received a state grant to add two or three new Red Bike stations. The River City News is partnering with Red Bike and the City of Newport to find out where you think those stations should go." more...
Gruesome Discovery off of Greenway Trail
Nashville, TN - "...It seemed like it was straight out of a horror film..." more
Statewide Trail Programs
"...With fewer opportunities at the federal level to acquire critical funds, states and local jurisdictions have increasingly taken the funding of trails and active transportation programs into their own hands..." more
SUV Drives into Protest Crowd
Nashville, TN - "Nashville police say based on the information they have now, they will not charge the driver of an SUV who was involved in an incident at an immigration rally on Sunday." more...
U.S. Traffic Deaths Rise Again
"...The two-year increase -- 14 percent -- is the largest in more than a half a century." more...
Town adds Lightlines for Distracted Peds
Netherlands - "...A pilot project in the city of Bodegraven called +Lightlines (or +Lichtlijn in Dutch) is the latest take on in-ground sidewalk crossing signals and it puts a bright, laser-like strip of green and red LEDs right where multi-tasking pedestrians can see them." more...
Do Bike Shares Complement or Replace Transit?
"Public bikesharing has emerged as one of the latest transportation innovations, transforming North American cities and providing people with more transportation options..." more
Oregon to Consider U.S. Designated Bike Route
Oregon, OH - "Oregon council on Monday will consider a resolution supporting the establishment of a U.S. numbered bicycle route in Northwest Ohio." more...
Bike Route Network Study
PA - "A recently awarded pair of grants will fund the hiring of a firm to determine roadway bike routes that will connect Titusville to a statewide network and an extension of the Erie-to-Pittsburgh Trail into Hydetown." more...
The Traffic Engineer Who Stresses Safety
"Streetsblog once called Seattle City Traffic Engineer Dongho Chang 'the coolest traffic engineer in the world.'" more...
Armstrong Headed to Trial in $100M Lawsuit
"Judge denied disgraced cyclist's request to have federal government's case against him thrown out." more...
Montpelier Looks to Bike Trail to Gain Visitors
RTA Riders Rally for Public Square Bus Access
Cleveland, OH - "...Local transit advocates want to see city government take action to reopen Superior Avenue through Public Square to buses before it's too late." more...
Man Found Dead on Sunriver Bike Path
Sunriver, OR - "Authorities say a man found dead on a Sunriver bike path had earlier been seen walking with blood coming from his neck." more...
'Safety Stop' Bill for Cyclists
CO - "...Senate Bill 93, introduced Jan. 18 by Sen. Andy Kerr, D-Lakewood, would permit a person riding a bike or 'electrical-assisted bicycle' to pass through intersections without stopping if the rider 'slows to a reasonable speed, yields to vehicles and pedestrians, and can safely proceed or make a turn.'" more...
How Chao can Move Vision Zero Forward
"...the focus of her note -- that she 'look(s) forward to working... to ensure that the safety and efficiency of our country's transportation systems are second to none' -- offers a glimpse into priorities she may set." more...
Barcelona's Car-Taming 'Superblocks' Meet Resistance
SPA - "Barcelona's plans to slash car traffic may be some of the most innovative in the world, but right now their introduction isn't going all that smoothly..." more
Transport Planner Struck by Car While Riding Trail
Clearwater, FL - "Time slowed down as Whit Blanton was launched over the handlebars of his bike, flew over the hood of a Honda Fit and crashed onto the surface of the Duke Energy Trail." more...
Edmonton's 'Beg Buttons' a Problem
CAN - "It's a major irritant for Edmonton's pedestrian subculture, especially on popular bus routes where people watch their bus pull up, stop and drive off before the long cycle finishes and the walk light turns on." more...
Mountain Bikers Vow to Defy Marin's 'Hostile' Trail Rules
CA - "In the birthplace of mountain biking, Marin County, knobby tire enthusiasts are becoming increasingly frustrated with the lack of mountain biking access. Some are so upset, they're going on the warpath." more...
Taking Vision Zero to the Next Level
"Vision Zero shorthand boils down the initiative to eliminate traffic fatalities to three E's: education, enforcement and engineering..." more
Franklin, Middletown Move Forward with Trail Project
300-Mile Trail Closer to Reality
FL - "Picture a 300-mile ribbon of pavement for walking, running, bicycling or skating that stretches from Clearwater through Naples." more...
Incidents along RiverWalk
GA - "Two of my friends had similar experiences recently on the Chattahoochee RiverWalk that have led them to the same conclusion." more...
Don't 'Balance' Modes - Prioritize Walking, Biking, and Transit
Denver, CO - "...Successful multimodal cities aren't just about what your city starts doing -- i.e., funding transit -- it's what you stop doing -- i.e., widening roads..." more
Air Canada Gouges Cyclists on Bike Fees
"Bike fees are one thing, but charging more than the cost of your plane ticket crosses a line." more...
Berlin's Bicycle Referendum
Germany - "Have you heard about Berlin's Bicycle Referendum, the world's first citizen-initiated cycling referendum?..." more
Concept Trail: Rubber City Heritage Trail
Akron, OH - "...City administrators, council members and caretakers of the Ohio Erie Canal Way are entertaining the idea of a Rubber City Heritage Trail. The route would originate in Middlebury and merge with the Towpath Trail..." more...
Naples to Miami Trail Scrapped
Collier County, FL - "A proposed hike and bike trail through the Everglades from Naples to Miami is no more. The plan to connect the two cities was taken off the table on Friday afternoon." more...
How CitiBike Pays Riders to Balance System
NYC - "Any member of a bike share program has come up against one of two frustrating scenarios: a full dock at the end of a trip, or an empty dock at the start." more...
China's First Cycleway in Air Starts Trial Operation
Finding Safer Bike Routes in Cleveland
Cleveland, OH - "...Many smartphone users are accustomed to using Google Maps to get to and from unfamiliar places. What a lot of users don't realize is that there is a Cycling setting within that powerful mapping app..." more
Designers to Envision Irishtown Bend Transformation
Cleveland, OH - "The Port of Cleveland took a big step Thursday toward shaping a new vision for the crumbling Irishtown Bend hillside, which could become a 17-acre park on the Cuyahoga River with superlative skyline views and links to the Towpath Trail and Whiskey Island on Lake Erie." more...
Seattle May Replace Some Traffic Lights with 4-Way Stops
WA - "Here's an intriguing idea to make city streets safer. Seattle is reviewing 10 intersections to see if traffic signals should be replaced with four-way stops." more...
Charlotte Installs 'EcoCounters'
Charlotte, NC - "...CDOT, in partnership with NCDOT, is part of a statewide pilot program to install permanent pedestrian and bicycle counters..." more
Upcoming Closure for LMST Section
Nation's 1st Solar-Powered Glow-in-the-Dark Bike Lane
TX - "...The university boasts that the lane is the nation's first 'non-signalized, Dutch-style intersection ... [that] includes bright green solar luminescent pavement markings used to delineate the bicycle pathways.'" more...
Lakefront Trail Separation Moves Forward
Chicago, IL - "...the Chicago Park District board approved a $1.7 million contract for engineering and design services." more...
Mountain-Bike Park Could Be Crippled by a Court Decision
Portland, OR - "...Because of a court ruling last year, she and the other volunteers building the park's bike trails can be sued if a visitor to the park gets hurt." more...
Cyclists Perplexed at Speed Bumps in Cycle Lane
Paris, FRA - "Cyclists near Paris are demanding that speed bumps installed on a cycle path in a suburb of the French capital be ripped up -- although the local council says that they have been put there to protect bike riders from motorists." more...
Opening Ochoco Forest Roads to OHVs Means Fewer Elk
OR - "An experimental forest is an area administered to provide for the research necessary for the management of the land, as defined by the U.S. Forest Service. The concept began in 1908..." more
Towpath Times E-News
NE OH - Read the latest edition.
Bike Route Will Pass Through Wauseon
Wauseon, OH - "An Ohio Department of Transportation-driven resolution to designate the city's portion of Wabash Cannonball Trail as part of a larger system of state and U.S. bike routes was passed during a Monday meeting of the Wauseon City Council." more...
$23M Expansion for Monon Trail
IN - "Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard announced plans Monday for a $23 million makeover to the Monon Trail in downtown Carmel." more...
MTB Trail from Washington to California
OR - "...They're taking 650 miles of already-extant trails and combining them into a massive, state-spanning single-track mountain bike trail." more...
Conflicting Views on Safe Road Riding
"Ride in the right tire track of the right hand lane. 'Be predictable.' Always wear a helmet. Thousands of people in North America are exposed to these rules of thumb in cycling training courses each year. But how good is the advice?" more...
2017: Year of the Trail
Xenia, OH - "Honoring the impact the paved trail network offers Greene County, the Board of Greene County Commissioners recently resolved that 2017 will now be known as 'Year of the Trail in Greene County'..." more
Toxic Soil Clean up Delays Towpath Section
Cleveland, OH - "...Residents and Towpath Trail enthusiasts who had anticipated the completion of the renovation project this year must wait at least until 2018 or later, as funding for the remediation work remains tangled in the bureaucratic red tape of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency." more...
Avon Seeks Trail Grant
Avon, OH - "Avon residents may see the construction of a pedestrian trail from Detroit Road to Route 611 within the next two years." more...
SF Takes a Step Back From Raised Bike Lanes
San Francisco, CA - "...The city had planned on installing a two-inch raised, mountable lane on a section of Polk Street, where, on average, cars hit one cyclist and one pedestrian every month..." more
Cycling Advocates Call for Action After 2 Fatalities
Houston, TX - "They say the city's proposed Bike Plan would help keep cyclists out of harm's way." more...
Transients Plead Guilty to Killings
San Francisco, CA - "Two transients pleaded guilty Monday to murder in the deaths of a Canadian tourist who was camping in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park during a music festival and a yoga teacher walking his dog on a popular hiking trail." more...
RTC Co-Founder Passes Away
"This past week, the world lost a passionate conservationist and environmentalist. On the anniversary of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's (RTC's) founding, rail-trail visionary and co-founder David Burwell passed away on Feb. 1, 2017, after a hard-fought battle with leukemia." more...
Cyclists not Happy with Proposed Bike Bill
MN - "A legislator's bid to require bicyclists to have special permits to use bike lanes in urban areas is drawing sharp criticism from Minnesota cyclists." more...
Driver Rams Cyclist Who Turns out to be Police Officer
Canary Islands - "A heated argument in Tenerife between a cyclist and driver resulted in the motorist of a white van taking a run at the cyclist." more...
Hamilton Beltline Trail Comments
Hamilton, OH - "Most people who submitted comments about the proposed Hamilton Beltline bike path are in favor of the project to re-purpose the former CSX rail corridor and rail yard." more...
$22M Greenway Investment Coming to Asheville
NC - "...There are more than 16 miles being built and planned at an estimated $24 million." more...
Trail Supporters Look to Take Advantage of Earthquake
NZ - "...Momentum is building for the proposal, to extend a cycleway from the Marlborough Sounds some 350 kilometres south to Christchurch along the east coast." more...
Super Bowl Cities: Which is Better for Cyclists?
"How the two cities compare on a cyclist's playing field." more...
Tremont Towpath Integration Plan
Cleveland, OH - "Tremont West in partnership with Tremont Pointe applied for and received an Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing Strategies Fund grant to carry out a neighborhood-wide engagement and planning process to identify strategies that will integrate the Towpath Trail into the fabric of our neighborhood..." more
Freiberger Field Awaits Permits for Construction
Cleveland, OH - "...On May 20, 2016, Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Museum of Art announced an agreement to collaborate on the construction of a new greenway that will stretch from Freiberger Field to the Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center..." more
Committee Studying E-Bike Use in the Valley
ID - "A subgroup of the Blaine County Regional Transportation Committee is working to understand just what electric-assist bikes are and where they can, or could be, allowed." more...
Do You Know How to Safely Open a Car Door?
"...changing your habit and opening the door with your right hand -- increasingly known as the 'dutch reach' -- could save a life." more...
Bike Riding Now Legal in Downtown Youngstown
Youngstown, OH - "...Since 1974, it's been against the law to ride bicycles and motorcycles along Federal Plaza..." more
Sunbury Supports Sandel Trail
Sunbury, OH - "Late last year the name of the Big Walnut Community Trail was formally changed to the Sandel Legacy Trail..." more
Yay Bikes! Newsletter
Columbus, OH - Read the February edition.
Man Dies on Greenway
Hendersonville, NC - "A man died on the Oklawaha Greenway near downtown Hendersonville on Thursday, according to Hendersonville Police." more...
Marin Bike Activists Demand Better Trail Access
CA - "...We represent 40 percent to 45 percent of the users out there, but we're relegated to less than 10 percent of the trails..." more
What If Bike Paths Looked Like Subway Maps?
"...His cool idea: Make maps for bike infrastructure as if the lanes, trails, and paths constituted a connected transit system." more...
Is BikeSharing Contagious?
"Bikeshare systems are relatively new, highly visible additions to urban transportation systems that provide opportunities to cycle or combine cycling with other modes of transportation..." more
Automakers will have to Adapt or Die
"Ford is trying to figure out what transportation will look like in 100 years but knows the future is data driven." more...
A Look at Cleveland's Public Square Controversy
"Against most wishes, Frank Jackson is refusing to open the dedicated bus lanes that run through the celebrated space." more...
Public Supports Safer Streets
Cleveland, OH - "...75% of voters WANT policies that aim for more complete streets, and facilities that make transportation safe and effective for a wide range of users -- not just cars..." more...
Local STEM Bike Clubs Gain Momentum
Cincinnati, OH - "Students at 12 local schools will receive 160 bicycles this week, which they will learn to disassemble and reengineer -- eventually ending up with a finished product and a new mode of transportation." more...
Columbus, OH - "...The goal of transportation engineers is shifting dramatically, from an emphasis of moving cars to an emphasis of moving people..." more
Woman Sexually Assaulted On Bike Trail
El Dorado County, CA - "Authorities are looking for a young man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman who was walking on a bike trail near Placerville." more...
Snow Removal Plan Doesn't Include Greenways
Portland, OR - "...Instead of plowing residential streets that are the backbone of our biking network, Commissioner Saltzman announced two other changes to the City's storm response plan..." more
The Self-Driving Car's Bicycle Problem
"Robotic cars are great at monitoring other cars, and they're getting better at noticing pedestrians, squirrels, and birds. The main challenge, though, is posed by the lightest, quietest, swerviest vehicles on the road." more...
The Best of 2016 Bicycling Advocacy
"2016 was a big year for bicycle advocacy all over the country. From new and improved routes and signs to better Amtrak accommodations, bicycle travel is becoming more convenient, accessible, and safer than ever..." more
Dutch Bikeway Design Manual Updated
"...word of mouth has made the main guide to Dutch bikeway engineering a critical darling, at least among the nation's hipper street designers. And after a 10-year hiatus, its latest edition dropped in January." more...
Green Corridors Add to Quality of Life
Milbury, OH - "...Not only will bike trails connect the parks, Metroparks, in conjunction with TARTA, will offer three to seven bikes for rent at each of 17 locations in the East Toledo-Downtown area..." more
Oakland Protected Bike Lanes Show Stunning Results
CA - "Less than a year after opening a dramatic redesign of Telegraph Avenue in downtown Oakland, the city is reporting huge benefits from the project..." more
American Cities Trying to End Pedestrian Deaths
"As dozens of cities try to emulate Sweden's success, they're learning what works and what doesn't." more...
Safe Routes to School E-News
Read the February Newsletter.
Grant Sought to Close London Trail Gap
London, OH - "The Ohio to Erie bike trail is getting closer to downtown London, after Madison County commissioners approved a grant application Monday to purchase a plot of land to expand the bike path." more...
Alum Creek Trail Section Closing for Repairs
Columbus, OH - From Franklin MetroParks, "Alum Creek Trail will be closed for repair Feb. 1-17 near Agler Rd bridge. Please use caution and do not cross into work zone."
Project Underway to Make Wright State Bike-Friendly
Dayton, OH - "...What we would like to do eventually in the next year or two, is to have a plan to make Wright State a bike friendly campus by 2020." more...
Water Trail Proposed for Maumee River
Toledo, OH - "Several groups in northwestern Ohio are taking steps to designate the Maumee River a state water trail to promote kayaking and canoeing." more...
Lawmaker Wants to Require Permits for Road Cyclists
MN - "A rural Minnesota lawmaker is suggesting that bicyclists be required to undergo safety training and get a special permit to use dedicated traffic lanes, an idea that quickly drew scorn from cyclists who called the idea misguided." more...
Park District Looks to Acquire Land for Trailhead
Lisbon, OH - "The Columbiana County Park District is working with the Western Reserve Land Conservancy to acquire 30 acres near the Franklin Square area of the Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail." more...
Former Amusement Park to Become Part of Bike Trail
Let's Complete Trails on Both Banks of the Mon
PA - "Seven years ago, the Great Allegheny Passage trail did not go past Kennywood and Sandcastle, so it did not reach Pittsburgh. That trail has since been completed, so today trails connect 320 miles from Downtown Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C." more...
Corpse Found in Woods Along Greenway
NYC - "Detectives are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in a wooded area along Inwood's Hudson River Greenway Saturday, officials said." more...
Hiring Freeze Blocks National Park Service Permanent Hiring
"National Park Service officials have been told to stop filling vacant permanent positions throughout the National Park System under the federal hiring freeze President Trump ordered..." more
Bill to Let Cyclists Roll Through Stops Gains Speed
Denver, CO - "Bill finding support in Denver's biking community would mimic 35-year-old Idaho law." more...
Fight to Bring Citi Bike to Bronx & Staten Island
NYC - "While Citi Bike stations have already popped up in New Jersey, the bike sharing service has only made it to three of the five boroughs in New York -- leaving residents in The Bronx and Staten Island feeling snubbed." more...
Houston Greenways 2020
Houston, TX - "The Bayou Greenways 2020 project is transforming more than 3,000 acres of land along Houston waterways, and has a goal of creating a network of 150 miles of connected parks and trails." more...
All 119 U.S. Bike Shares Ranked by Size
"...There are at least 119 systems nationwide, covering all but two of the 20 largest urban areas." more...
Bring on the E-Bikes
"...Studies have shown the prospect of arriving at work sweaty is one of the biggest impediments to getting would-be bike commuters out of their cars..." more
Man Gets 20 Years for Raping Cyclist
Portland, OR - "A Portland man convicted nearly 30 years ago of attempted murder has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for raping a cyclist who was trying to fix her flat tire." more...
High Water Overtakes Bike Paths
Dayton, OH - "...Many stretches of the bike paths near downtown Dayton are covered with water." more...
Student to Launch Bike Share Program
Cleveland, OH - "...Facing History New Tech High School 10th-grader Randy King recently received a $5,000 grant for his project -- the Cleveland Bike Library -- and has secured support from two bicycling advocacy organizations in the city..." more
County to Pursue Stavich Trail Grant
Detroit to get $4M Velodrome
MI - "...It will be the second indoor velodrome in the country." more...
The Big Jump Project
"PeopleForBikes is helping 10 cities radically reimagine their bicycling infrastructure, propelling communities nationwide into a better future for biking. The new initiative, called the Big Jump Project, aims to double or triple bike ridership in specific neighborhoods over the course of just three years -- proving that when cities make smart changes, more people ride bikes, and communities become better places to live, work and play." more...
Suspicious Device Removed from Bike Trail
Bedford, MA - "A suspicious device has been safely removed from the side of a bike trail in Bedford, said police." more...
Geneva Applies for Clean Ohio Funding
Geneva, OH - "City Council took a step forward Monday in its quest for a multi-use trail running along the Route 534 Corridor." more...
9 Peds Hit in Boston in 1 Day
MA - "Nine defenseless pedestrians - including one in a wheelchair - were hit in one day last week - the same day Mayor Martin J. Walsh promised safer streets for everyone." more...
Fishing Line Strung Across Bike Trail
Withcita, KS - "...He was enjoying a bike ride at the Sedgwick County Park when something caught his attention..." more
New Congress, New President: What's Ahead for Trails?
"This is a significant time for America. The 115th Congress is underway, and a new administration is taking its place in Washington, D.C. On the heels of what has arguably been the most divisive presidential election in modern history, there is much uncertainty about what's to come, including for active transportation - trails, walking and biking." more...
Study Finds Familiarity Breeds Acceptance of E-Bikes
Golden, CO - "...Seventy-one percent of the people who demo'ed [an e-bike] said the test ride changed their perception of e-bikes..." more
Do Pedestrian Scrambles Make Sense?
CA - "Pedestrian scrambles have enjoyed some increased popularity lately, popping up at Hollywood & Highland in LA and Brand & Harvard by the Americana in Glendale..." more
Montpelier Approves Bike Route
Montpelier, OH - "Montpelier Village Council approved a resolution supporting the designation of a proposed state bicycle route through the village at the regular meeting Monday." more...
The NYPD Doesn't Think This Is A Crime
NYC - "On Friday afternoon a woman was run over in Brooklyn by a school bus driver as she walked across the intersection of Nostrand Avenue and Avenue M. Graphic video of the collision shows the driver turning directly into the woman..." more
Rockslide Closes Bike Trail
CA - "Rain and wind over the weekend caused a rock slide on the American River bike trail near Lake Natoma." more...
Montreal's Car-Free Street Network
CAN - "...Block by block, experiment by experiment, the city's pedestrian streets are growing." more...
Proposed Trail Makes Strong Case for Funding
Youngstown, OH - "...The proposed $890,000 Center City to Mill Creek Connector Trail deserves to remain strongly in the running for approval among this year's myriad funding proposals to the Clean Ohio Trails Fund..." more
The Demise of Seattle's Bike Share
"...A lot of people are blaming the helmet law in Seattle for the failure of the bike share..." more
Snow Train Cancellation Leads to Trail Hopes
NY - "At least one Warren County supervisor is advocating for the county to take another look at potentially using the county-owned rail line for a bike trail after the operator of a tourist train on the line cancelled its winter trains for the second year in a row." more...
ODOT's Bike Routes Plan
Bluffton, OH - "Ohio Department of Transportation's long-range plan, called Access Ohio 2040, hopes to coordinate efforts with local communities to designate Ohio's first U.S. and State Bike Route network." more...
Ohio State Chosen to Lead U.S. Transpo Solutions
Columbus, OH - "U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced this week that The Ohio State University has been named one of 18 institutions across the country to lead research on transportation challenges outlined in the Department of Transportation's Beyond Traffic 2045 report." more...
Park District Continues Growth at 50 Years
Miami County, OH - "The Miami County Park District has grown over the decades from a five-acre park along the Stillwater River to 15 parks spread across the county." more...
Bill Would Ban Cyclists From Roads
MT - "Bicyclists from around the state are rallying against a proposed bill that would ban bicyclists and pedestrians from using virtually every two-lane road in the state that doesn't have a paved shoulder." more...
Northern Towpath Section Receives Funding
Cleveland, OH - "...Stage 4 of the Towpath Trail Extension will run 1.5 miles from Literary Ave. to the future Canal Basin Park in Downtown Cleveland's Flats. This stage will be the final northern Towpath connection between Tremont and Downtown Cleveland." more...
Cyclists Give Input on Proposed Trail
Youngstown, OH - "The area's leading bicycle club was vocal Thursday afternoon about what they want in a proposed trail linking downtown Youngstown to Mill Creek Park." more...
Chinese BikeShare Co. Eyes San Fran
San Francisco, CA - "Bluegogo, an app-based bike-share company, plans to launch in the city within days, but local politicians are stepping in to put the brakes on it." more...
PlacesForBikes Initiative Launched
"...The new program will jumpstart the construction of bike-friendly infrastructure, as it helps develop, connect, and promote great places to ride..." more
Stark County Trails Flooding Report
Stark County, OH - "Heavy rains and flooding closed several trails across Stark County in early January. The Middle Branch Trail, south of Martindale Ave., remains closed after heavy flooding in that area. All other trails have been reopened with temporary repairs made..." more
Trail Design Costs Shock Council Members
Hudson, OH - "...The design for Phase III of the Veterans Trail which extends from downtown to Barlow Road will cost $250,000 for the design, according to City Engineer Thomas Sheridan." more...
Lima to be Part of Statewide Bike Route Network
Lima, OH - "...'This is really exciting stuff,' Elstro said. 'Some of this is already in place. You can go from Cincinnati to Lebanon and Piqua. This would put Lima on the map for bike networking.'" more...
Homeless Encampments along Trail Causing Problems
HI - "...The park used to be known for its view of Pearl Harbor but over the years its reputation has changed." more...
Bill Could Help Drivers Avoid Liability in Cyclists' Death
ND - "A new bill introduced in the North Dakota state legislature would legally relieve drivers of responsibility for hitting cyclists who impede traffic." more...
Trump's Inaugural Walk will be along a Bike Path
DC - "...The 1.8-mile inaugural procession down Pennsylvania Avenue dates back to Thomas Jefferson's second inauguration in 1805..." more
Could Fatbiking be as big as Snowboarding?
CA - "Fatbiking is booming, with more and more ski resorts introducing the sport, including Tahoe Donner in the Sierra Nevada..." more
Women-Only Internship Program
"QBP launches new initiative to get women on bikes and in shops." more...
Hamilton Residents can Weigh in on Trail Proposal
Hamilton, OH - "The city of Hamilton begins a 14-day comment period today, Jan. 17, to accept environmental questions, comments or concerns about the proposed Beltline bike path." more...
Ground Work E-News
OH - Read the latest edition.
Greenway Crossings "A Disaster Waiting to Happen"
NYC - "Pedestrians and cyclists traveling along the Hudson River Greenway regularly face 'near-death experiences' at crossings along the route, advocates say." more...
The Rise of U.S. Protected Bike Lanes
"The PeopleForBikes Green Lane Project has been a five-year mission to accelerate the spread of protected bike lanes throughout the United States. Today is the project's final day." more...
Making the Case for Transpo Language Reform
"...Much of the technical vocabulary regarding transportation and traffic engineering was developed between 1910 and 1965..." more
Alum Creek Trail High Water Alert
Columbus, OH - From Franklin County MetroParks, "High water in areas between Cooper Park and I-270. Please use caution."
Park & Greenway Master Plan for Johnstown
Johnstown, OH - "Johnstown should have a Park and Greenway Master Plan this spring at no cost to the village." more...
USDOT Agrees to Measure People, not just Cars
"Because of your support, US DOT has acknowledged that biking and walking have a role to play in reducing congestion and improving air quality!" more...
Surge in Traffic Deaths Outpaces Increase in Travel
"Traffic deaths surged about 8% in the first nine months of last year, continuing an upward spiral that began in late 2014..." more
National Park Visits Hits Record High
Salt Lake City, UT - "Visits to U.S. national parks set a record in 2016 for the third consecutive year as landmarks such Zion, Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain experienced historic levels of popularity..." more
Podcast: The Hilltop & Camp Chase Trail
Fate of Naples to Miami Trail Plan
FL - "The Collier Metropolitan Planning Organization will have to decide if it wants to keep plans alive to build a 75-mile bike path from Naples to Miami." more...
Trail System Could Draw Tourists
NY - "Lake George, Saratoga Springs and Fort Ticonderoga will be stops on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposed 'Empire State Trail,' a statewide system of bicycle and walking trails." more...
Pittsburgh Delays Plans to Help Bike Lane Critics
Pittsburgh, PA - "On Wednesday, Pittsburgh City Council tabled a bill that would create an advisory board on bike lane infrastructure with plans to take it up again next week after it's reworked." more...
Bike Path Could Link Nampa, Meridian & Boise
ID - "...Obstacles aside, one thing is certain about a Treasure Valley rail-with-trail: The possible end result is impressive." more...
Ice Can't Stop Man From Biking to Work
Wichita, KS - "...Callison came to Wichita in September, having bicycled from California to find a job..." more
Cyclist Sues City after Crash
Marietta, OH - "Injured bicyclist claims city failed to mark fire hose." more...
Closing the Trail Gap Between Genoa & Elmore
Input Needed for Proposed Trail in Youngstown
Youngstown, OH - "The public is being asked to give their input on a new recreational trail that would connect Downtown to Mill Creek Metroparks. more...
See a proposed map of the route.
Warren Planning to Add Trailhead
Little Miami Scenic Trail E-News
Read the latest newsletter.
Empire State Trail Would Expand Hudson River Valley Greenway
NY - "Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday proposed completing the Hudson River Valley Greenway and Erie Canalway trails by 2020 to create the Empire State Trail, a 750-mile network..." more
Pronto will Shut Down March 31
Seattle, WA - "...This officially ends a frustrating era for bike sharing in Seattle, making the city one of very few in the world where a modern public bike system has failed." more...
Land Donated to Extend Towpath Trail
Towpath Trail Flooding
Stark County, OH - "Parts of the Ohio and Lake Erie Towpath Trail were shut down indefinitely due to high water, according to Rick Summers, operations manager for the Stark County Park District. Signs are posted in flooded areas north of Massillon and at other locations alerting trail users to keep their distance." more...
CVSR Ridership Reaches All-Time High
CVNP, OH - "...The excursion railroad that takes riders through Cuyahoga Valley National Park tallied 214,063 passengers in 2016, the highest number in its 44-year history..." more
No Evidence Bike Use Would Degrade Trails
PA - "There is no evidence that bike use of the area would degrade the trails at all and certainly to the point in which wilderness designation would be improbable." more...
60 Days for Killing a Cyclist?
"Yesterday was the sentencing hearing for the man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of my friend, Glenda Taylor. Glenda was struck and killed by Todd Kidwell at the Kansas State Time Trial Championships in June of 2015." more...
Filmmaker Wades into Trail Paving Debate
NC - "A local filmmaker will explore diversity and controversy in the Bolin Creek forest Sunday while raising money to help preserve the land." more...
Trump's In -- What Now?! Part 3
In Part 3 we take a final look at propaganda and the bike advocacy writers that choose to dispense it. more...
Downed Trees Along Sippo Valley Trail
Due to recent high winds, downed branches and trees can be expected along some Ohio trails this week.
Sharon Cole reports, "...several trees are down on the Sippo Valley Trail between Alabama and Deerfield Roads."
Lick Run Greenway Construction
Cincinnati, OH - "The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD) is gearing up to construct the Lick Run Greenway, which includes a mile-long urban waterway in a park-like setting through the heart of South Fairmount." more...
Towpath Times E-News
NE OH - Read the latest edition.
Tell the Trump Administration: Trails Connect Us
"...Sign our petition below to urge the Trump administration to make sure trails, walking and biking are key parts of our nation's investment in transportation." more...
Citi Bike Launches Laserlight Pilot Program
NYC - "A bright idea is coming to New York City streets as Citi Bike launches a pilot of the Blaze Laserlight on 250 of its bikes..." more
Biketown Bike Share vs. Snowmaggedon
Portland, OR - "How does Biketown, Portland's bike share system, stack up against other modes of travel during extreme weather? How would it work -- or would it work at all -- during a major snowstorm?" more...
Most Dangerous U.S. Metros for Peds
"Between 2005 and 2014, more than 45,000 people were struck and killed by cars while walking in the United States. In the two years since, walking has only grown more dangerous." more...
Cleveland's Deadliest Roads
Cleveland, OH - "138 Clevelanders were killed by a motor vehicle while walking on area streets between 2005 and 2014..." more
Environmental Study of Summit Lake
Akron, OH - "...The groups first must know how the community can use the 100-acre lake before attempting to improve the neighborhood..." more
51 PennDOT Projects to Improve Transpo Alternatives
PA - "...Making these improvements will enhance pedestrian and bicycle facilities, improve access to public transportation, create safe routes to school..." more
750-Mile Trail Plan for NY
NY - "...'We want to build the largest multi-use trail in the nation,' said the Democratic governor..." more...
Bike Path Attacks Prompt Self-Defense Class
Marquette, WI - "...Concerns about the bike path have spiked since the September 2015 brutal beating and rape of a 33-year-old woman just east of downtown, leaving her critically injured. Her attacker was never found." more...
Dangerous by Design 2016
"Between 2005 and 2014, a total of 46,149 people were struck and killed by cars while walking. That averages out to about 13 people per day." more...
Katy Trail Becomes Nation's Longest
"A simple name change for a 47.5-mile trail in Missouri means the Katy Trail is now the longest rail-trail in the US. Washington's John Wayne Pioneer Trail, which had been No. 1 for several years, dropped to second place." more...
The Future of Transportation
"The Trump administration will take over at a time when transportation in the US is undergoing somewhat of a revolution..." more
Beyond Traffic: DOT's 30 Year Framework
"When the United States Department of Transportation was created, the Secretary of Transportation was charged by law to report on both the current and the anticipated future conditions of our nation's transportation system. Beyond Traffic 2045 is U.S. DOT's most comprehensive assessment of current and future conditions in decades." more...
The Complete Guide to 'Border Vacuums'
"...large-scale highways, parks, and big buildings can all divide communities, discouraging street life and sucking the life out of cities..." more
Columbus Ped Deaths Nearly Double
Columbus, OH - "...Although the number of people killed in traffic crashes citywide decreased slightly from 61 deaths in 2015 to 59 in 2016, the number of pedestrian deaths increased from 12 to 21." more...
Why Look at Fatal Bike Crash Reports?
OH - "Shortly after the new year began Ohio suffered its first fatal bicycle crash. We are still waiting to hear the details." more...
Bike Safety in Springdale
PA - "When a Springdale woman's car plowed into a group of five cyclists on the borough's Pittsburgh Street in early December, two riders were struck and expensive bikes were damaged." more...
Man Gets 35 Years in Prison for Hit-and-Run Spree
Woodland, CA - "...Houston, driving 20-30 mph faster than the teens were riding, intentionally ran them over with the SUV and sped away from the injured riders..." more
Fonta Flora Trail to Link Foothills, Mountains
NC - "...The newest unit of the North Carolina State Parks System, the Fonta Flora Trail aims to unify Western North Carolina towns from the foothills to the mountains, stringing together spots from Morganton to Asheville..." more
Proposed 3-Feet Law for KY
KY - Read the proposed bill.
Ann Arbor Secures Another Piece of Future Greenway
MI - "Another potential piece of the future Allen Creek Greenway trail through Ann Arbor is being put in place." more...
Bicyclist Killed Friday Morning
Columbus, OH - "A 35-year-old bicyclist was killed after he crossed into oncoming traffic early Friday morning in the North Side..." more
Bike Lane Guidelines
Cleveland, OH - "Questions about the how cars should interact with bike lanes, and how cyclists can make the most of them are common. The questions persist because both driver and cyclist education on the subject has not kept pace with the expansion of the infrastructure itself." more...
Wayne National Forest Trail Project
SE OH - "We are currently raising funds for Phase 1 of this project, which will include..." more
Bike Cleveland Welcomes New Staff Members
Cleveland, OH - "Bike Cleveland is excited to announce new staff members for 2017!..." more
Fear for How Uber Robot Cars Make Right Turns
Portland, OR - "The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is so afraid of how Uber's autonomous vehicles take right turns at intersections that they've posted a warning for bike riders and have started a petition to force the company to end the practice." more...
More States Diverting Federal Walking/Biking Funds
"...Advocates in some states have successfully fought attempts to loot TA funds. Pedroso says motivated New Jersey advocates were able to convince the state DOT to reverse its decision to divert money." more...
Northland's Coast to Coast Trail Opens
NZ - "After many missed deadlines the northern-most of the 22 Great Rides that make up the New Zealand Cycle Trail is open all the way from Opua on the east coast to the Hokianga Harbour..." more
Council OKs RiverTrail Project Manager
Marietta, OH - "Marietta City Council authorized the hiring of a project manager Thursday night to ensure engineering for the Ohio River Trail connection..." more
Cincy Downtown Traffic Study
Cincinnati, OH - "The City of Cincinnati hasn't reviewed downtown traffic patterns in more than 20 years -- just ask anyone who walks, drives, bikes or rides the streetcar." more...
MassDOT Shift Bike Strategy from Trails back to Streets
MA - "...After years spent developing dedicated bike paths, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation plans to focus on making everyday streets more accommodating to bike transportation, including in the Berkshires." more...
Safes Routes to School
Read the January E-News.
50-Year Vision for Bicycle Thruways
Detroit, MI - "How will we be getting around Detroit in 50 years? How will our major streets incorporate different modes of transportation?..." more
Drunk Driver Gets Prison Term for Killing Cyclist
Toronto, CAN - "A 23-year-old repeat drunk driver who killed a Toronto cyclist and fled police at 200 kilometres per hour has been sent to prison." more...
Madrid Will Ban Cars From Its Main Street
Spain - "Visit Madrid's Gran Via in five years' time and you won't find a car in sight." more...
Side-Street Bikeways Great if You have Protected Bike Lanes
"Can we, as a planet, please retire the idea that cities face a choice between putting all-ages bikeways on low-traffic side streets and putting all-ages bikeways on busy arterials?" more...
Road & Trail Improvements Slated for Loveland
Columbus Greenway wins Landscape Award
Columbus, OH - "...The Greenways have transformed Columbus's downtown riverfront through the use of green space reclaimed from the removal of the Main Street Dam..." more
Vancouver's Cycling-Friendly Side Streets
CAN - "...Sixty per cent of the 280 kilometres of Vancouver bike lanes are on side streets..." more
Geneva-on-the-Lake Council Seeking Grants
Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH - "...One [resolution] allows the village to apply for a Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) grant to help pay for constructing a bicycle easement path through the village to encourage tourism and provide greater safety for cyclists." more...
Park District Achievements in 2016
Granville, OH - "As 2016 fades into memory, the Licking Park District is also looking expectantly toward 2017..." more
Motorist Buzzes Cyclists, Tells Them to Get Off Road
CA - "Two videos have been posted online showing an incredibly close pass by a motorist pulling a trailer and the subsequent encounter between the driver and the two cyclists." more...
Colorado Springs Removing Disputed Bike Lane
CO - "The city of Colorado Springs will scrap a wide bike lane along Research Parkway." more...
Wichita Selects $1.6M in Trail Projects
Wichita, KS - "Three bike paths in Wichita will be expanded this year after the Wichita City Council on Tuesday approved $1.6 million in funding." more...
Protected Intersections in U.S.: From 0 to 12 in 2 Years
"The country's newest major bike-lane innovation is very young. But so far, it's spreading faster than the protected bike lane did." more...
Saferails: A New Safety Concept for Cyclists
"...I have written about how sometimes cyclists and streetcar tracks don't mix. And this is not just a North American problem..." more
Yay Bikes! 2016 Annual Report
Columbus, OH - "Yay Bikes! influences the conditions that help people safely and comfortably ride bicycles for transportation." more...
German Village Looking to Improve Sidewalks
Columbus, OH - "...German Village residents have said in surveys that one of their biggest priorities is getting their bumpy, wavy sidewalks fixed." more...
Feds Demand RTA Repay $12M
Cleveland, OH - "The debate over whether or not Public Square should be a thruway for buses has come to a head. A federal agency has demanded that the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority repay $12 million in federal grants." more...
Hands-Free Phones are no Better when Driving
"...a new study from Queensland University of Technology has determined that using a phone in hands-free mode is just as distracting as a hand-held phone." more...
Cyclists & Runners Take Stand Against Trail Rules
Oklahoma City, OK - "...They wanted to show their solidarity against a new city park rule that would keep pedestrians off of a natural bike trail." more...
Paper Bike Helmet wins Award
"...The EcoHelmet is made from recycled paper, and is constructed in a radial honeycomb pattern that is said to distribute blows 'from any direction as effectively as traditional polystyrene,' while also being able to fold up flat when not in use..." more
Pathways To Healthy Aging Project
South Williamsport, PA - "...thanks to a donation from the community cycling advocates, David and Louisa Stone, they will be able to explore the Riverwalk trail on wheels - specifically three wheels!" more
Separating Bikes & Peds Along Lakefront may be Tricky
Chicago, IL - "...the separation of the 18-mile Chicago Lakefront Trail into pedestrian and bicycle paths, planned over the next two years, will raise its own design puzzles." more...
Adventure Cycling Interactive Network Map
"...The Adventure Cycling Route Network map is for planning purposes only. The Adventure Cycling route overlays are rough..." more
How Cities Embraced Biking & Walking in 2016
"...While the U.S. is still a few years away from prioritizing people over cars, there were lots of inspiring moments this year that suggest the country is well on its way..." more
Heather Gentry named 2016 Person of the Year
WI - "Today, the stay-at-home mother of two in Allouez is the president and founder of the Green Bay Bicycle Collective..." more
BikeCleveland 2016 Accomplishments & 2017 Plans
Cleveland, OH - "...New on-street bike facilities, the roll out of the 250 unit UHBike bike share system and adoption of a city-wide safe routes to school travel plan are just some of our accomplishments this year..." more
Police Powerless to act after Dad Tracks Down Bike Thief
AUS - "When David Frearson saw a man riding his nine-year-old son's stolen new mountain bike and tracked him to a block of units, he held high hopes of retrieving the treasured gift." more...
Why are so Many Peds Being Killed on our Roads?
Toronto, CAN - "46 pedestrians were killed by cars in The City of Toronto, where I live, in 2016 so far, the worst carnage since 2003..." more
Homeless Evicted for Freedom Trail Construction
Akron, OH - "An estimated 50 homeless men and women were notified by Summit Metro Parks they must move out of their camps by Jan. 7 to clear the way for construction of the park's Freedom Trail." more...
Towpath Times E-News
NE OH - Read the latest edition.
Man Charged in Death of MTB Pioneer
"The mountain bike Hall of Famer disappeared mysteriously from his Colorado home in 2009. Police finally have charged someone with his killing." more...
How a Bike Mayor Can Change a City
"A bridge between cyclists and city hall, Amsterdam's chief bike advocate plans to take her talents abroad in 2017." more...
Bike Production Rolling Back to U.S.
"After decades of offshoring, established bicycle brands and entrepreneurs are bringing bicycle manufacturing back to the United States as overseas costs rise and companies realize the value of 'local for local' production." more...
Bike Park Enters Design Phase
Lebanon, OH - "A group of Lebanon residents is about to begin planning the transformation of the city's former landfill into a dirt-track bike park." more...
A Cyclist's Thanks for New Ohio Law
"...In the past four years, I've ridden my bicycle 35,000 miles, mostly around southwest Ohio. I'm glad the state has just made it the law that motorists must give three feet of clearance when passing cyclists." more...
2016 a Great Year for Bicycle Friendly America Program
"What a year it's been for the Bicycle Friendly America program! With 2016 coming to a close, now is a great time to celebrate the accomplishments of our flagship advocacy campaign." more...
Bike Networks with Only Trails, is Like a Car Network with Only Freeways
"...Greenways remain an important endeavor to link our region and provide recreational opportunities, but as recognized by a growing number of cities, on-street protected bikeways are much more effective at providing transportation options and connecting a city." more...
Wasson Way Construction to Begin June 1
Cincinnati, OH - "The first phase of construction of a nearly eight-mile bike path in Cincinnati is set to begin June 1, project organizers have announced." more...
Designated Bike Route in Scioto County
Scioto County, OH - "...the route is from the bridge on Mackletree Road Bridge in Shawnee State Forest to the Otway Covered Bridge which is about 40 miles round trip." more...
New CVNP Visitor Center to Open in 2019
CVNP, OH - "Cuyahoga Valley National Park will open a new Visitor Center to help orient guests and connect them to the park's amenities such as the Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail and Brandywine Falls." more...
Juries Side with Injured Cyclists
Seattle, WA - "Juries in two separate cases that concluded in recent weeks awarded large sums to people injured while biking in Seattle." more...
Bikers Brings Benefits for Motorists
"Studies show more biking and bike-friendly policies reduce auto traffic, accidents." more...
Extending the Western Reserve Greenway to Lake Erie
Ashtabula, OH - "A historic agreement between Ashtabula County Metroparks and the City of Ashtabula caps the first phase of a process that could extend the Western Reserve Greenway Trail to Ashtabula Harbor and Lake Erie..." more
Projects Continue at Bicentennial Commons
Cyclists Are Winning Commuting
"They're more likely than drivers, walkers, and straphangers to get to work on time and feeling good." more...
Forest Service Proposing Shared Use Trail at Tracy Ridge
PA - "The U.S. Forest Service has released its environmental assessment and proposed action for Tracy Ridge on the Allegheny National Forest -- a shared use hiking and biking trail for 12.5 miles of the 34-mile trail system." more...
Lorry Drivers Made to Ride Bikes on London Roads
UK - "More than 1,500 drivers of vans and lorries in London have been put through a day of training to make them more aware of how cyclists on the roads feel." more...
Cleveland Way National Trail On Google Street View
UK - "Volunteers have spent months capturing footage along the Cleveland Way National Trail to give access via computer screens to 360-degree views all along the route's full 109-mile length." more...
DIY Bike Lanes as a Form of Activism
"Meet the shadowy group that's arguably outpacing San Francisco when it comes to protected bike lanes." more...
Van Wert Park District Seeking Funds for Bike Path
Van Wert, OH - "The Van Wert Park District is conducting a fundraising campaign with the goal of raising $100,000 for maintenance and capital improvements of the Van Wert Recreational Trail." more...
Runners to Get Their Own Lane on the Lakefront Trail
Chicago, IL - "...On a busy summer weekend, more than 100,000 people pack the 18 miles of the Chicago Lakefront Trail, all moving at different speeds." more...
Trials Show Uber's Self-Driving Cars Pose Threat to Cyclists
"Backlash from San Francisco cyclists, and a lack of permits, prompts Uber to move tests of its driverless cars from California to Arizona." more...
Is Cycling Safe?
"Do our perceptions about the relative safety of bicycling, driving, motorcycling, transit, and walking match the available data?" more...
Oxford's New Trail Could Impact Businesses
Oxford, OH - "A recreational trail encircling Oxford has been a dream of many in the community for a long time..." more
Medina Parks May Take Over Brunswick Lake
Brunswick, OH - "...If the transfer should take place, Brunswick Lake Park would become part of the Medina County Park system..." more
Mom Fined By Police for Vigilante Traffic Calming
"Frustrated with speeding drivers on her street, San Antonio mom Kristi Flanagan posted a homemade sign that said 'Drive like your kids live here.' But motorists ignored it." more...
New Visitor Center & Trail Funding for CVNP
Akron, OH - "...the Conservancy received a $100,000 grant from the S.L. Gimbel Foundation Fund of the California-based Community Foundation. The grant will fund completion of the East Rim mountain bike trail, as well as a sustainability assessment and restoration of existing trails." more...
UH Bikes Here to Help You Ride This Winter
Cleveland, OH - "...The thinking is that once you're outside more often, riding your bike in the cold might not seem like such an insurmountable hurdle..." more
Uber Bike Lane Snafu Appears Unique to SF
"Pittsburgh officials say it hasn't come up in their city." more...
San Fran Gets its First Protected Intersection
CA - "...San Franciscans may now enjoy the city's first protected intersection, navigating curb-protected bike lanes, raised crosswalks, and new sidewalks to overhaul a confusing intersection with a history of crashes..." more
Old Rail Line to be Transferred to State
MO - "A 144-mile stretch of the former Rock Island rail line is set to be transferred to the state by the end of 2017 for eventual use as a bike trail..." more...
Technologies to Help Peds Deal with Self-Driving Cars
"City Observatory has its own modest proposals for making 'Smart City' streets safer." more...
$788,421 Grant to Help Connect Columbus Trails
Columbus, OH - "...The projects will connect neighborhoods to the regional trail system, said Tony Collins, Columbus' recreation and parks director." more...
Chillicothe Eyes Bike Route Designations
Chillicothe, OH - "... it will consider a request to approve bike routes through the city as part of a larger Ohio Department of Transportation effort." more...
1,265 Bike-Friendly Businesses
"Today, the League of American Bicyclists awarded 42 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses (BFBs). There are now 1,265 BFBs in 49 states and the District of Columbia ranging from local business to Fortune 500 corporate headquarters." more...
$12M Donation to Separate Lakefront Trail
Chicago, IL - "The dangerous free-for-all between cyclists and runners would end along the entire length of Chicago's 18-mile lakefront bike path..." more
Your Cheat Sheet for Hacking Safer Streets
"As far as monikers go, 'guerrilla urbanist' invokes an exotic, even frightening image..." more
Ohio Gets 3-Feet Passing Law
OH - The new law takes effect on March 19. more...
Hit-and-Run Victim Searching for Good Samaritan
Middletown, OH - "A Middletown woman is searching for the Good Samaritan that came to her rescue when she said others just passed her by." more...
Best U.S. Bike Lanes in 2016
"If 2013 was the year protected bike lanes went national, 2014 was the year they got beautiful and 2015 was the year they got durable, 2016 has been the year they did something even more valuable." more...
Uber Admits to Self-Driving Car Problem in Bike Lanes
"Engineers were working to fix programming flaw that could have deadly results for cyclists..." more
Enlisting Bikes In the Fight Against Inequality
Baltimore, MD - "Liz Cornish of the bicycle advocacy group Bikemore talks about how bike infrastructure can help solve a host of woes in Baltimore." more...
A Greenway Corridor Between Uptown & Downtown
Cleveland, OH - "It's time to connect downtown's Public Square and Uptown's University Circle..." more
Pittsburgh Bike to Expand Share
PA - "Pittsburgh's Healthy Ride bike-sharing system has received a $200,000 state grant to expand the number of stations it operates by 50 percent." more...
Children in Bike Trailer Struck in Crosswalk
Winter Springs, FL - "A young family got the scare of a lifetime, and a local mother is standing up and demanding action. Her children were on a bike ride when someone crashed into them." more...
How Sweden Has Redesigned Streets
"Vision Zero was created in Sweden -- and you see can how its implementation has changed the way cities there work." more...
Metroparks Exec Director gets Raise, $20K Bonus
Butler County, OH - "The executive director of MetroParks of Butler County has received a new contract and bonus that board members said was needed for competitive reasons." more...
From Parking Garage to Community Space
"One architect's proposal for 'a place that would be interesting for playing.'" more...
New Towpath Trail Bridge Opens
Massillon, OH - "A new bridge has been put in place on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail by the Stark County Park District. The bridge is between the Bridgeport Quarry and the Forty Corners Trailheads." more...
Holiday Sale on Red Bike Annual Pass
Cincinnati, OH - "A Red Bike Annual Pass is the perfect Holiday Gift for your friends and family who live, work, or go to school in Cincinnati's urban core..." more
Survey Shows Decline in Biking Numbers
Steamboat Springs, CO - "As some mountain bikers in Steamboat Springs push the city to build more challenging trails, some elected officials are pointing to the results of a recent summer survey as evidence the city might want to invest more in flatter, more accessible trails instead." more...
Transport Secretary Doors Cyclist
UK - "Transport Secretary Chris Grayling knocked a cyclist off his bike outside Parliament in what his spokesman said was an 'unfortunate accident.'" more...
Mayor's Office Requests Intersection Design Changes
Cleveland, OH - "We learned today that the Mayor's Office has, in fact, formally alerted ODOT about the original designs proposed for the intersections at and near West 25th/Detroit and requested a variety of design revisions. The city is now awaiting ODOT's response." more...
Cold Doesn't Stop Columbus Cyclists
Columbus, OH - "During the winter, most of us enjoy a warm car ride into work. But there are a few diehards who say cycling to work is the way to go." more...
Philly Guy Builds his Own Bike Lane
PA - "After visiting a friend in the hospital twice -- for two bike crashes in the course of a single year -- Dave Brindley was moved to action." more...
City Cycling Pop-Up Offers Bike Lane Lessons
"How do you get a city more accustomed to biking trails to pedal the streets? Paint a whole lot of lanes." more...
Cement Truck Driver Kills Cyclist
NYC - "A cement truck driver killed a woman riding a bike near the Hudson River Greenway in Hell's Kitchen this morning." more...
Wasteful Spending Rampant on Niagara Greenway
NY - "...The 50-year, $450 million Niagara Greenway was supposed to establish a 'Niagara River corridor (of) unique ecological, cultural and economic importance to Western New York'..." more...
Trump's In - Part 2
As many bike advocates -- as well as others -- continue to suffer from PESD (Post Election Stress Disorder), we continue our blog coverage on the bigger picture in U.S. politics today. Read Part 2.
Proposed Trail Would Connect Cleveland with Erie, PA
Geneva, OH - "Officials from across the region met in Ashtabula County Wednesday to discuss plans for a new network of bike paths and pedestrian trails that would connect Cleveland to Erie." more...
Regional Bike/Hike Trail Planning
Cincinnati, OH - "...For several decades, the $100 question was 'When will the Loveland Trail connect to Lunken Airport?'..." more
Dayton Could get Mountain Bike Park
Dayton, OH - "A Dayton beer distributor wants land from the city to expand, and could fund a new mountain bike park in the process." more...
Loveland Trail Project to Honor Women
Cyclist Pulled Over for Slapping Car
Portland, OR - "Chris Lind was just trying to get home and avoid the snowpocalypse." more...
Sean Kelly Collides with Wild Boar During Descent
"Former World Number one cyclist Sean Kelly was fortunate to emerge relatively unscathed after colliding with a wild boar on a descent in Spain." more...
Elgin Boys Clear Trail
Marion, OH - "...Roughly 3.6 new miles of the trail opened on Nov. 29. Prior to the opening, boys basketball players braved cold conditions and snow flurries to remove roughly three truckloads of debris from the new section of trail." more
Olentangy Trail Section to Reopen Until August
Columbus, OH - "The Ohio Department of Transportation is ready to reopen a Worthington-area portion of the Olentangy Trail, but only temporarily." more...
New Phila Moves Forward on Riverfront Park
New Philadelphia, OH - "The city is moving forward with plans to install a boat ramp and develop a riverfront park along the Tuscarawas River." more...
Bike Cleveland 2016 Accomplishments
Cleveland, OH - "Greater Cleveland became safer for people on bikes in 2016. New on-street bike facilities, the roll out of the 250 unit UHBike bike share system and adoption of a city-wide safe routes to school travel plan are just some of our accomplishments this year..." more
Driver's Test Could Include Bike/Ped Safety Questions
Trenton, NJ - "Looking to head off tragedies involving pedestrians and cyclists, a group of New Jersey lawmakers have introduced a bill that would require the state to quiz would-be drivers on the rules of sharing the road." more...
Car-Free Living in the United States
"...Can growth in car-free living actually be detected in national-level and state-level data?..." more
Controversy Over Old Trolley Line
KY - "...A possible bike path along an old trolley line in Park Hills just south of Covington sparked a controversy over who should control the land." more...
Idaho Stop Could Save Cyclists' Lives
"...The DePaul researchers cited an analysis of 707 bike crashes from 2010 to 2013 that showed that intersections with signals were associated with more bicycle crashes." more...
RTC Announces 2016 Rail-Trail Champion
"Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is pleased to name former U.S. Congressman Tom Petri as the 2016 Doppelt Family Rail-Trail Champion in recognition of his decades of support for rail-trails and active transportation infrastructure." more...
New Bikeway Spur Opens in Athens
Athens, OH - "...The completed construction project connects the bike/jogging/walking path on the northwest part of the city north of the Hocking River, to Columbus Road with an extended spur and bridge over the river." more...
Police Wrongly Ticketing Cyclists
Richmond, VA - "Bike Law's Tom Bowden took control of the travel lane to justice this week in Richmond Circuit Court, on appeal from General District Court, by successfully appealing a traffic ticket wrongfully issued to Taylor Wyant for not riding on the far right of the roadway..." more
Pittsburgh's Growth as a Transportation Innovation Center
PA - "Pittsburgh's size, relationships and vision continue to raise the region's transportation profile on a national level." more...
USDOT Seeks Applicants for Beyond Traffic Innovation Centers
"The U.S. Department of Transportation is seeking applicants to create a network of 'centers' using academic activities and programs focused on providing solutions to transportation issues..." more
Heart of Ohio Trail Closer to Completion
Knox County, OH - "...A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Friday in Centerburg to open the two-mile section of trail from Clayton Street in Centerburg to Huffman Rd." more...
County Adding 200 Acres to Parks Property
Clark County, OH - "One of Clark County Park District's natural preserves will be expanding. The park property near Spangler Road will be increasing by more than 200 acres." more...
Mountain Biker Suffers Serious Injuries
Santa Barbera, CA - "A man was flown to Cottage Hospital after crashing on his mountain bike on Snyder Trail near Paradise Road Saturday afternoon." more...
Task Force Formed to Build Trails
KY - "...The proposed Kentucky Caves Trail would be 70 miles of multi-use trails from Louisville through Breckinridge County..." more
Go Danish To Save Lives
UK - "British Cycling, the AA and the RAC Foundation have joined forces to call for the next edition of the Highway Code to have a Danish-style priority rule with motorists giving priority to cyclists at junctions..." more
Search for Pilot Bike Lane Project Narrows
Cleveland, OH - "The city may choose Superior, Community College or Lakeside avenues - for a pilot version of a Midway Cycle Track, a new type of two-way bike path running down the center lanes, separate from traffic." more...
ODOT Intersection Redesign Fails Vulnerable Users
Cleveland, OH - "...ODOT has proposed many features that are designed to speed traffic through and around the intersection rather than protect vulnerable road users. Most deadly is their proposal for extra-wide, 14-foot traffic lanes." more...
Godspeed, John Glenn!
Bicycles Catch On in Traffic-Clogged Mexico City
MEX - "The city is filled with two wheelers from the presence of bicycles in public art to the many bike deliverers." more...
Ohio 3-Feet Passing Law Deadline Approaching
Columbus, OH - "...'The full senate must pass our bill by December 31,' said Smith. 'If they and the governor do not act by the end of the year we would have to start all over again next year.'" more...
Cincy's Rank Among Top Bike Cities
Cincinnati, OH - "The 2016 biennial list from Bicycling.com shows Cincinnati ranked 36th out of 50 bike-friendly US cities..." more
East End Infrastructure & Streetscape Improvements
Akron, OH - "...The streetscape, a main throughway and centerpiece of Akron's East End, is a 1.4 million-square-foot, mixed-use redevelopment at the former Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. campus." more...
Cleveland Metroparks Honored
Cleveland, OH - "Cleveland Metroparks has won two first-place awards from the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association (OPRA)." more...
Do We Really Want Funding For Bicycle Projects?
"...Asking for funding for bicycle facilities is backwards. It's inefficient, can result in poor or over-priced outcomes, and sometimes the funding can be sidetracked..." more
Safe Routes to School E-news
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UPS Debuts Delivery by Electric Bike
"...it's testing delivery by electric bicycle in Portland, a first for the company in the United States..." more
Oregon Bike Path to be Extended
Oregon, OH - "Oregon City Council on Monday approved a $71,954 contract with Poggemeyer Design Group, Inc., of Bowling Green, to design a multi-use bike path between Seaman and Brown roads." more...
Canalway Association Awards $363K in Grants
Ohio Senate passes 'Annie's Law''
Columbus, OH - "... Lyaker says neighboring states like Kentucky and West Virginia have already enacted similar laws and have seen their OVI deaths cut in half." more...
Vancouver's Multi-Modal Success Story
CAN - "One of the best transportation stories of 2016 comes from Vancouver, British Columbia, which achieved its goal of having transit, biking, and walking account for 50 percent of all trips a full four years ahead of schedule. Bicycling is a big part of that shift, and now one of every 10 work trips is by bike." more...
When Motorists Kill People They Need to be Held Accountable
"...As they pedaled down the shoulder of Old Stage Road, a two-lane highway, around 7 PM, a 16-year-old boy - who happened to be a former student of Janice's - struck the couple from behind with an SUV..." more
Fatalities In The War On Cars Are Never In Cars
"...Toronto police couldn't prove Taylor was using her cellphone while she was driving and, despite testimony from two eyewitnesses who said Taylor was speeding, police concluded 'no reliable evidence of speeding' existed..." more...
A Long-Awaited Link to the Lakefront
Cleveland, OH - "...To actually get to the green, breezy parks on the shore of the lake, residents have to go miles out of the way." more...
What's Become of the Licking River Greenway & Trails Project?
KY - "The City of Covington was awarded a $1 million grant to study the feasibility of turning an abandoned water bridge over the Licking River into a pedestrian and cyclist path from Kenton to Campbell County, connecting to the City of Wilder." more...
The BeltLine's Big Year
Atlanta, GA - "While 2016 was a busy year for the Atlanta BeltLine, 2017 is shaping up to be one of its biggest yet." more...
Plowing Protected Bike Lanes
Minneapolis, MN - "... there's a lot more interest in winter maintenance of bike lanes than there was 10 years ago..." more
Woman Struck by Car on Fall Line Trace Trail
Columbus, GA - "...Police said the crosswalk activation switch from where the pedestrian was crossing was inoperative... more
Mayor Pledges Nearly $1B for Bike Projects
London, UK - "After criticism that he has not been as forceful in promoting bike infrastructure as his predecessor Boris Johnson, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has promised to spend 770 million euros ($980 million U.S.) on cycling initiatives over the course of his term..." more
"An efficient and equitable transport system must be diverse to serve diverse travel demands..." more
The Exclusion of Buses from Public Square
Cleveland, OH - "Cleveland's renovated Public Square was an instant hit when it opened this summer with its rolling expanses of grass, bandstand and miniature water fountains, perfect for splashing children. Part of that success stemmed from the square's temporary closure to buses and other vehicular traffic..." more
However, some say Mayor Jackson got it wrong.
Thoughts on Trail Vandals
CO - "Mountain bike trail 'vandals' come in a variety of hues -- from clueless to misguided to malicious." more...
Proposal to Bury London's Traffic
UK - "The proposed CarTube supposedly reclaims streets for people by moving cars on to a underground network of automated tracks..." more
Make Ohio Safer for Cyclists
"Every year, Ohio bicyclists experience an unnecessary and avoidable number of fatalities due to collisions with motor vehicles..." more
47-Mile Link to Katy Trail Opening Soon
MO - "...cyclists next Saturday will be given cause for celebration when a new 47.5-mile link to Missouri's Katy Trail opens in Pleasant Hill, Mo." more...
Bike/Ped Projects Create More Jobs
"Bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure projects create more jobs per dollar spent than other road construction projects, according to an America Bikes press release and the study, Pedestrian and Bicycle Infrastructure: A National Study of Employment Impacts..." more
Madisonville Trail to be Extended
Cincinnati, OH - "Little Duck Creek Trail to be extended and a significant portion of it paved." more...
Platinum Bicycle Friendly Trifecta
Davis, CA - "...On my first ride, as I rode in an exceptionally wide bicycle lane while sipping iced coffee before entering one of many bicycle roundabouts on the UC Davis campus, it was immediately apparent why close to 25% of people in Davis choose to commute by bike and close to 50% of students choose to arrive at campus by bike: it's safe, it's easy and there's no reason not to." more...
National Speed Fatality Map Highlights Tragic Losses
"Elevating safety over speed would save thousands of lives each year." more...
Australian Study Recommends Criminalizing Drinking & Walking
"We have talked often about 'the criminalization of walking' about blaming the walking person when he or she gets hit by a car for looking at their phones or wearing headphones or being dressed in black. Now in Australia they are taking it to a new level..." more...
Bike Trail Culvert Failure Repaired
Bridge Over Stow Trail Replaced
Franklin Seeking Federal Aid for Safety Projects
Franklin, OH - "...[Plans include:] Clear Creek Bike Path Connector: Construction of a bike path to connect Hazel Woods Park to Franklin Community Park..." more
Gatlinburg Fires Originated From Chimney Tops Trail
Nashville, TN - "Officials with the National Park Service have stated early indications are the Gatlinburg fires stem from a man-made fire that originally started at the Chimney Tops Trail last Wednesday." more...
The 'Peanutabout' Concept for Diagonal Streets
"...On Tuesday, the Boston Cyclists Union shared the inspiring back story behind a new concept for the long, complex seven-way intersection created by the acute crossing of Cambridge and Hampshire streets..." more
Do Bike Share Systems Actually Work?
"Bike sharing was launched in the United States seven years ago, and it's about time we considered whether the systems are actually benefiting cities and their residents." more...
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