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1st Fully Electric Bike-Share Program Opens

Park City, UT - "The mountain town hopes its new fleet will mitigate traffic congestion and promote environmental sustainability." more

Cyclist Attacked with his own Bike

CAN - "A man cycling along the Lochside Regional Trail in Central Saanich was left with serious injuries after an erratic man pushed him off his bike and started hitting him over the head with it." more

Homeless Group may Sue over Bike Path


Chicago, IL - "...If they put the bike paths in, we ain't going to have room for our tents..." more

Greenway Stabbing


Minneapolis, MN - "...Another stabbing took place around midnight Sunday on the Greenway below the Bloomington Avenue overpass, leaving the victim in critical condition..." more

Many Bike Share Riders not Complying with Helmet Law


Seattle, WA - "...The three new private, stationless-bike share companies - LimeBike, ofo and Spin - do not provide bike helmets, although two have given out free helmets at promotional events..." more...

Guerilla Bike Lane Perps Sought by Police

Falmouth, MA - "Police Chief Edward A. Dunne told the board of selectmen Monday, August 14, he planned to take a hard line against the person or people spraypainting bicycle mile markers, directions and lanes on Falmouth's roadways in recent weeks." more...

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Mountain Goat Trail Construction


Chattanooga, TN - "...The Mountain Goat Railroad was built in 1853 as a spur of the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, which carried coal from local mines, and, later, passengers..." more

Is Your Workplace Bike-Friendly?

"Does your company have a bike-crazy CEO? Showers for two-wheeled commuters? Shared bikes for employee use?.." more

End the Punishment Pass

"It's the ride you've been waiting for all week. You're on a country road, maybe with a few friends, maybe in your favorite new kit..." more

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Cyclist Killed in Crash near Wooster


Wayne Twp., OH - "...Grimm, who was wearing his helmet and high-visibility clothing, was riding southbound on Friendsville Road on his Felt bicycle when he signaled to turn left/eastbound onto Hutton Road." more...

'Smart Columbus' - Year 2


Columbus, OH - "It's been a little over a year since Columbus beat out six other finalists to win the US Department of Transportation's Smart City challenge..." more

Rails-to-Trails E-News

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Sharp Rise in NYC Cycling


NYC - "...Between 2009 and 2014 the number of people cycling 'at least several times a month' went up 49% from 521,000 to 778,000, says the report. more...

Woman assaulted on Swamp Rabbit Trail


Greenville, SC - "...The assault and battery incident happened just after 8:00 p.m. Thursday." more...

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Moonville Rail Trail Awarded $439K


McArthur, OH - "The Moonville Rail Trail Association is excited to announce that we have been awarded a $439,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation through their Transportation Alternatives Program. The money will be used to install three bridges over Raccoon Creek near Moonville Tunnel." more...

Ped Bridge that Connects to B&O Trail to be Replaced


Mansfield, OH - "..."A lot of bikers will park down there and go across (the bridge), and since that bridge has been out, we've been getting a lot of phone calls about when we're going to replace it." more...

Cleveland Towpath Taking Shape

Cleveland, OH - "The notion of linking the Towpath Trail to downtown Cleveland has been talked about for years, but plans are soon to be underfoot with four different phases linking up the popular recreation path..." more

Mt. Airy Forest MTB Trail gets Green Light


Cincinnati, OH - "It may have taken 20 years, but it seems Cincinnati is going to get its first mountain bike trail in Mount Airy Forest." more...

25-Mile Trail Opens in Peninsula


Escanaba, MI - "A new multi-use recreational trail is up and running in Michigan's Upper Peninsula." more

Woman Attacked by Coyote on Trail

Kingsbury, NY - "...Police say she suffered bites to her face, arm and leg before jumping into the canal to get away from the coyote." more...

Update: The rabid animal was put down.

Citizens Want The Santa Ana River Trail Back


CA - "If hundreds of emails and online comments after my recent column about the Santa Ana River Trail conditions carry any weight, local elected officials should reconsider the policy of handing over this National Recreation Trail to the homeless." more...

Police Roll out Bike Patrols for Eclipse


Casper, WY - "The festivities surrounding the solar eclipse are bringing police bike patrols to the streets of Casper. And don't expect them to disappear when the sun returns." more...

Trail Network Pitched for South Atlanta

GA - "Could the next Beltline be on Atlanta's southside?" more...

How 'Shared Space' Works on the Road

"Some urban experts say stripping roads of lights and barriers, and encouraging 'shared space', could make them safer for all users." more...

Advisory Bike Lanes in North America

"Despite being used successfully for decades in Europe, Advisory Bike Lanes (also known as advisory shoulders), are an emerging facility type in North America and can be an effective tool for communities to provide bicycle lanes on streets that are otherwise too narrow to accommodate them." more...

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Rubber City Heritage Trail Public Meetings

Akron, OH - "Area officials want Akronites to weigh in on the proposed new Rubber City Heritage Trail at two community meetings." more...

Upcoming Trail Improvements/Closures


Greene County, OH - "Nearly $133,000 from the Transportation Administration Funds... will be invested into the maintenance of Greene County's paved trails managed by GCP&T with a crack filling and seal coating project scheduled for September.

"...Greene County Parks & Trails will invest $64,046 as matching funds for the program.

"'With the voter's approval of Issue 18 in 2015,' says GCP&T Director Chrisbell Bednar, 'the park agency is able to maintain and improve the 62 miles of paved trails managed by the organization...'"

"The Little Miami Scenic Trail from the Village of Yellow Springs to the Clark County line, Creekside Trail from Alpha to the Montgomery County line and the Xenia-Jamestown Connector from Washington Street in Xenia to Jasper Road in Silvercreek Township will be impacted by the project.

"The paved trails improvement project will create temporary and rolling closures through early September. Seven to ten days prior to the start of the project, the Ohio Department of Transportation will place signage regarding the upcoming trail closures.

"For more information or up-to-date information on the trail closures, contact Greene County Parks & Trails at 937.562.6440, email info@gcparkstrails.com or visit gcparkstrails.com."

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Stavich Trail Section Closes for Repairs


Struthers, OH - "...parts of the trail are eroding near a culvert that passes under the pavement and the city wants to make sure no one is injured.

"The mayor expects the repairs to take a couple of weeks." more...

Bicyclist Killed in Hit-Skip Crash


Columbus, OH - "...According to deputies, a motor vehicle traveling westbound on Agler Road stuck 41-year-old Joshua Richardson III who was riding his bike in the roadway around 3:30 am." more...

Road 'Diet' Bringing Traffic Changes to Clintonville


OH - "The "road diet" project that's repaving, restriping and adding bike lanes to Indianola Avenue in Clintonville is headed toward completion." more...

Maple Hill Trail Opens on Thursday


Kalamazoo, MI - "...The Southwest Michigan Mountain Biking Association is hosting a grand opening event Thursday at the trail's west entrance, Markin Glen County Park, 5300 Westnedge Ave." more...

'Secret' Bike Share Station Removed for White House Grounds


D.C. - "The Obama administration got the "secret" dock installed in 2010 for people who worked inside." more...

60 New & Renewing Bike-Friendly Businesses


"Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognizes 60 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses (BFBs). They join nearly 1,400 businesses in all 50 states and the District of Columbia that have earned the BFB designation since 2008." more...

RTC Celebrates 30 Years

"The year 2016 marked a significant milestone for Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC). For three decades, we have served as the national voice for trails, establishing a movement and setting the precedent that rail-trails are need-to-have community assets. As we build momentum, it's a great time to pause and reflect on our achievements - and those of the rail-trail movement..." more

Adventure Cycling Bike Bits

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U.S. Traffic Deaths Dip, But Still High


"Traffic deaths have declined slightly this year but are still higher than two years ago, according to preliminary estimates." more...

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SE Ohio Trail Projects Receive Funding


Marietta, OH - "More than $4 million going to communities in SE Ohio." more...

Boy on Bike Struck by Car

Dayton, OH - "An 11-year-old boy suffered non-life threatening injuries when [he] darted into traffic on his bicycle and was hit by a car, Dayton police said." more...

Dunham Connector Trail Construction Starts

Cincinnati, OH - "...The trail is currently under construction and is expected to be complete by the end of 2017." more...

Lot Gives Trail Handicap Accessibility


Mt. Vernon, OH - "The Kokosing Gap Trail will soon have a handicapped parking area that is fully compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act requirements." more...

Hilltop Resident Survey for Streetscape Improvements

Columbus, OH - "The Broad Street corridor is not only an important gateway into the Hilltop and Westgate communities, but also a vital artery connecting downtown to the west side of Columbus..." more

School gets $2.5M Rubber Walk/Bike Path


Orlando, FL - "...The path is made of recycled tires ground into pieces and glued together, resulting in a porous material not as costly as concrete but more expensive than asphalt, Hall said. Rain drains through the path, not off of it and into gutters and lakes." more...

Getting Police to Take Video Footage Seriously


"More cyclists are riding with forward and rear facing cameras. But what do you do when authorities won't review the footage?" more...

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Mariemont Issues Trail Access Ban


Mariemont, OH - "The mayor of Mariemont says bicyclists riding up a trail to a Native American burial mound have damaged the mound." more...

Bikers Respond to Trail Ban


Mariemont, OH - "...CORA President Doug McClintock said the village was not interested earlier this year when CORA offered its expertise and financial assistance so they could work together to design a trail along Whiskey Run Creek that would both allay Mariemont's concerns and allow cyclists." more...

Mayor Seeks Help to Restore Bike Trail


Lowellville, OH - " Lowellville Mayor James Iuduciani is asking several towns across the Valley to help repair a popular bike trail. more

Council Candidate Promotes Bike-Friendly Solution

Toledo, OH - "A candidate for Toledo City Council is offering a solution to help Toledo become more bike-friendly." more...

CoGo has Yet to Turn a Profit

Columbus, OH - "Columbus' growing bike sharing system is rolling toward profitability - it's just not there yet." more...

Dublin Traffic Circle Causing Problems


Dublin, OH - "...About 40,000 vehicles a day go through the Route 161/Riverside roundabout. Salata says roundabouts are generally good, but not this one." more...

Mountain Biker Killed by Lightning Strike


Telluride, CO - "The 24-year-old and his girlfriend were riding on the East Fork Trail when a storm rolled in mid-morning." more...

Stop Turning Left at Stoplights?


Boise, ID - "...The Federal Highway Administration is encouraging designs that curb left turns at high-volume intersections, Quintana said. Transportation agencies, including Idaho's, are embracing the idea." more...

We Should Share Trails with E-Bikes

D.C. - "Paul Basken's Washington Post article (and his follow up here) calling for a ban on e-bikes on multi-use trails continues a conversation that cyclists have been having for some time now..." more

E-Bikes Causing Problems in Israel


"...the number of people injured in bike accidents doubled in the past five years, from 629 in 2012 to 1,438 in 2016. Among children, injuries almost tripled over that time, going from 89 to 252." more...

What a Congestion Report Doesn't Tell Us

OR - "Traffic congestion reports are just as formulaic as bodice-ripping romance novels..." more

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Duluth Considers All-Weather MTB Trail


MN - "Overeager mountain bikers can cause a heap of damage when they hit a wet and muddy trail, but soon riders may have a responsible rainy-day option in Duluth." more...

Keep the Arbutus Corridor for Cyclists and Walkers

CAN - "The best use would focus on reflecting and preserving the corridor's transportation history." more...

The New Bikeshare Boom

"...According to US NACTO figures, rides per day went from a third of a million in 2010 to 28 million for 2016 - a nearly 100x increase..." more

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New Towpath Segment Opens


Cleveland, OH - "...The trail segment is short - only a quarter-mile long. But it's an important addition to the northernmost 5 miles of the Towpath planned in Cleveland and scheduled for completion in late 2019 or early 2020." more...

Trailside Commercial Development Coming


Kings Mills, OH - "...The proposed redevelopment, on 14 acres fronting on the [Little Miami] bike path, near the Kings Island Amusement Park in Hamilton Twp., was been valued at $25.4 million..." more

Planners Urge State to Buy Abandoned Rail Line


Concord, NH - "Rail trail advocates in and around Concord who want to extend an existing 57-mile trail into the capital are pushing the state government to be more proactive about buying available land in the corridor." more...

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Indy Leader Dreams of National Bike Trail


IN - "Bike trail advocate Ray Irvin likes to think big." more...

RFTA to Allow E-bikes on Rio Grande Trail


CO - "...The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority board on Thursday, after significant discussion and public input, agreed on a 6-2 vote to allow Class 1 and 2 e-bikes on the Rio Grande..." more

Trail Sabotage Injures Bicyclist


Kearney, MO - "Kearney police are hoping to find the person or people who intentionally lined a bike path with rocks, creating a hazard for bikers who didn't see it in time." more...

World's Biggest Bike Parking Garage


Utrecht, NLD - "...One of the more pleasant spaces for bikes is the huge underground bicycle parking lot, soon to be the world's largest with parking for 12,500 bikes..." more

Biking Bad

"...Bicyclists don't break the law at greater frequency than motorists, and when they do, motorists seem to selectively notice..." more

The 85th Percentile Speed Rationale is Archaic


"...The 85th Percentile idea, based on the 1964 'Solomon Curve' says speed limits should be set at what 85 percent of drivers think is healthy..." more

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Cuyahoga Greenways Public Survey

Cuyahoga County, OH - Do you live in Cuyahoga County? If so, take the survey.

Dayton Main Street Overhaul


Dayton, OH - "Parts of Main Street in downtown Dayton may start to look more like they belong in downtown Chicago following a series of sidewalk and streetscape upgrades." more

Little Miami Trail E-News

SW OH - Read the latest edition.

Wayne County Rails-Trails E-News

Wayne County, OH - Read the latest edition.

Upcoming Railroad Abandonment in Blackford County


IN - "On or about Aug. 1, 2017, Norfolk Southern Railway Company filed for the abandonment of 0.2 miles of track in Hartford City, Blackford County, Indiana..." more

Cyclist Blames Knoxville Greenway for Crash


Knoxville, TN - "... I was thrown off my bike and had 14 breaks or fractures on the left-hand side of my body..." more

Why Not Help Students Ride to School


MD - "Capital Bikeshare is an important piece of DC's transportation system, and one that is found in every ward in DC, but we've made it harder for high school students to use it to get to and from school than we need to..." more

Violent Crime on Rise on American River Parkway


Sacramento, CA - "On a morning commute to his downtown Sacramento job, Jim Holland slowed his bike when he saw a man on foot 'yelling and cursing' ahead of him on the trail..." more

Cyclist Chastises Driver, gets Run Over


NYC - "Sam Goater was riding to work along the 2nd Avenue Protected Bike Lane in Manhattan, to the Street Plans office in Brooklyn last month, when he encountered a car parked in the bike lane..." more

Rep Defends Victim-Blaming PSA


Portland, OR - "Oregon House Representative Jeff Reardon thinks the public service ad campaign he created is just a humorous way to deal with a serious problem." more...

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Man Arrested for Killing Cyclist

Cleveland, OH - "An 84-year-old Lyndhurst man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a suspected drunken driving crash that killed a bicyclist." more...

Paintball Shooter Targets Cyclist


Cincinnati, OH - From facebook.com/QueenCityBike, "Today my son Ethan Pope was riding his bike on Westwood Ave. near the Western Hills Viaduct when he was assaulted by a group of people in a car with paintball guns. Be on the lookout for an older, green Honda or Toyota that will shoot at cyclists."

Residents Shaping Proposed Lakefront Plan


Avon Lake, OH - "...they had a chance to vote on which of a number of active transportation options they would like to see pursued as part of the Lorain County Lakeshore Connectivity Plan." more...

Evandale Resident Passionate about Active Living, Mill Creek Trail

Evandale, OH - "...She's worked tirelessly to get support and funding to build part of the Mill Creek Triangle Trail..." more

Barber says, Link Lake Barber to Bike Trail


Newtown, OH - "Joe Harten would like to see Lake Barber Park in Newtown linked to the Little Miami Scenic Trail." more...

Billions of Dollars Being Pumped into Dockless Bikes


"Dockless bike-share schemes are attracting billions in cash injections not because of mobility but because the bikes are used by smartphone-wielding millennials..." more

Longest MTB Trail gets Longer


"...The Great Divide Mountain Bike Route is the longest continuous off pavement bike trail in the world. It's about to get longer with 400 miles of proposed trail additions." more...

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Yay Bikes! Removes Barriers to Biking

Columbus, OH - "...Local non-profit Yay Bikes! seeks to remove biking barriers by engaging with people one on one and connecting their concerns to city leaders that can facilitate change." more...

Trailhead Closed due to Construction


Summit County, OH - The Long Lake/Manchester Road parking lot is closed due to construction along the Ohio & Erie Towpath Trail.

'Jaywalking' Laws Started in Cincy


Cincinnati, OH - "...The term "jaywalking" didn't originate in Cincinnati, but we might have made it more familiar." more...

Columbia River Trail Construction


OR - "...The trail is part of the larger effort to reconnect the old U.S. Highway 30 as a paved bike and pedestrian trail from Troutdale to The Dalles. Roughly five unconnected miles of former highway remain." more...

Bike Trail Blamed for Gentrification

IL - "...While this part of town was already gentrifying well before the recreation trail opened in June 2015, a recent report from DePaul's Institute for Housing Studies indicates that the greenway has accelerated that trend..." more

Driver Deliberately Hits Ped

FL - "A 72-year-old Stuart man is accused of using his car to strike another man over a parking spot, according to an arrest report." more...

Clueless Ped Stereotype Used in 'Safety' PSA


OR - "...it completely misrepresents why there are so many pedestrians that are hit by cars - and the humor diminishes the extreme tragedy that comes with traffic deaths." more...

There's a Flat Bike Network Hiding in Your City


"There's no doubt: Hills are a problem for bike transportation. Which is why one company's concept for removing the hills from a city has such promise." more...

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Rangers Issue $150 Citations to Bridge Climbers


Akron, OH - "Summit Metro Parks rangers are issuing $150 criminal trespassing citations to individuals who go off-trail in the Gorge Metro Park and attempt to climb the High Level Bridge." more...

Winnipeg Google-Mapping Trails


CAN - "More than 400 kilometres of bike trails in Winnipeg will soon be available on Google Street View, thanks to a joint initiative by the Winnipeg Trails Association and the global tech giant." more...

World's Biggest Bike Parking Garage Opens


Utrecht, NLD - "Space under train station in Utrecht, where 40% of visitors arrive on two wheels, will eventually have room for 12,500 bikes." more...

City-Sanctioned Pop-Up Street Designs

"...many cities are now experimenting with sanctioned pop-up projects that last for a few days or weeks to demonstrate new designs." more...

Change Doesn't Come Quickly for State Roads in the City

Atlanta, GA - "...Many times, I've asked people-in-the-know what could be done about a particular road with pitiful sidewalks and crosswalks and the answer is 'that's a state road, Darin, it's up to GDOT to change it'..." more

13 Cities that are Starting to Ban Cars

"...Urban planners and policy makers around the world have started to brainstorm ways that cities can create more space for pedestrians and lower CO2 emissions from diesel." more...

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Greenway Connectivity in Columbus

City Leaders Explore Transportation Concepts


Cincinnati, OH - "This past week, 30 business and community leaders boarded a bus on an early morning and embarked on a three-day trip that was, I believe, a critical moment in our region's transportation journey..." more

Towpath Times E-News

NE OH - Read the latest edition.

Town Officials Address Homemade Lane Markings

Falmouth, MA - "Unauthorized bicycle signage and lane markings around town have gotten the attention of town officials, including selectmen and police." more...

More People Riding Makes Cycling Safer

NY - "20-year study in New York sees huge decline in fatalities and injuries and cycling numbers rise." more...

Battle Between Ecotourism & Forestry


Derby, Tasmania - "The small north-east Tasmanian town is caught in a political fight over legislation that could open parts of its world-renowned mountain bike trail to logging." more...

Munich Man Swim-Commutes to Work


Germany - "Before he goes to work, Benjamin David bids adieu to his kids, walks out the door and - jumps into a river." more...

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Oxford Trail Generates Momentum


Oxford, OH - "...Perry said he likes to think the loop around Oxford can be finished in 10 years but emphasized that is not a prediction. There is a lot of planning ahead as well as grant writing to be completed." more...

Autistic Teen Last seen on Bike Trail


Yonkers, NY - "Authorities are asking for help locating a missing teen who has autism." more...

Deadline Nears for $70 Increase in National Park Passes


"...U.S. citizens and permanent residents age 62 and older have until Aug. 27 to purchase a lifetime senior park pass for $10, rather than the $80 it will cost starting Aug. 28..." more

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Cincy Striping Bike Lanes


Cincinnati, OH - "City of Cincinnati is striping bike lanes on Spring Grove Ave from Blue Rock St to Dane Ave in Northside..." more

Public Art Plan for Short North


Columbus, OH - "...Columbus is in the middle of a $25.5 million plan to reshape High Street between Downtown and Ohio State University's campus, widening sidewalks and installing protected parking while eliminating a traffic lane..." more

Music Hall Bridge Rebuild Debate


Cincinnati, OH - "There's an urgent problem looming over Central Parkway, just behind Music Hall. The good news is city leaders are working to address it. The bad news is the way they're talking about doing it." more...

Related story: Crews to begin Music Hall pedestrian bridge demolition Monday, Aug. 7

Kentucky Outdoor Recreation Grows


Frankfort, KY - "The Kentucky Department of Tourism says a national study found the economic impact of outdoor recreation in the state jumped to $12.8 billion last year, up from $8.4 billion in 2012." more...

West River Parkway will be a Bike Trail


NY - "...Construction of a $2.5 million, 8-mile 'West River Connector Trail' for bicyclists, joggers and walkers is expected to begin next year on the parkway..." more

Take the Bus to your next Hike


WA - "King County Metro and King County Parks have partnered to launch a new transit-to-trailheads service that starts tomorrow. And each shuttle will have two spaces for bicycles." more...

Cadaver Dog Locates Body near Austin Bike Trail

TX - "Police investigators say a cadaver dog has located a body after a badly decomposed foot and leg were found Monday morning near an East Austin bike trail." more...

A Closer Look at the Railroad Track Crossing Hazard


"...In many cases, riders fly off cycles and land on their arms or heads, winding up clutching their bodies in pain. Some are pitched into the roadway and narrowly avoid being run over by cars..." more

Quick Reference Guide on Protected Bikeways

"...The 36-page document published this week (and available to ITE members for $25, nonmembers for $31.50) remixes some of the most useful data, recommendations and perspectives from the latest bikeway design guides..." more

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Runner killed in Hit-and-Run

Columbus, OH - "...A passing motorist discovered Evans' body shortly before 10 a.m. in the 700 block of Park Meadow Road in Westerville." more...

Major Changes Expected for the Paducah Greenway Trail

Paducah, KY - "The trail Mark Guard enjoys along with other hikers and bikers is getting ready to change." more...

Planned 30-Mile Trail Network for NJ

NJ - "South New Jersey's Cape May County offers an outdoor recreation mecca within easy driving distance of Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore and Washington, D.C..." more

Greenway Looks Great - Except for Illegal Parking


NY - "The path linking Queens Plaza to Vernon Boulevard was recently repaved and striped. Officials are still working to clear away the cars." more...

U.S. Forest Service Looking into E-Bike Access


"In a March 2016 letter from the U.S. Forest Service's Washington, D.C. office to its regional foresters, the agency admitted that e-bike management on federal lands might change..." more

Bike Share War in Dallas


TX - "...Clearly the game here is market penetration, not revenue..." more

Streetsblog Admits to "War on Cars"


While most would agree that transportation choices are good for everyone, there are those that would rather vilify the most popular mode: cars. And should those car owners dare make a video about the growing propaganda against them, well they have to be mocked for their idiocy, of course.

If you checkout the article, checkout a comment by Sean, which is much more on point. It begins, "I don't drive. I bike..."

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Summit County Trail Alerts


Towpath Trail: The restroom at the Vanderhoof Road Trailhead will be closed for construction until 8/4.

Akron Bike-Hike Trail: Work continues on the The Metro Parks Bike & Hike Trail at the new tunnel between Norton and Sowul roads in Stow. Beginning Monday, 8/14, daily closures will be in effect for approximately three weeks as contractors pave the trail in the area.

Springfield to Install Sidewalks where Girl was Killed


Springfield, OH - "The city of Springfield will install sidewalks in the area where a 12-year-old girl was struck and killed by a speeding driver five years ago." more...

Natchez Pkwy Hit-and-Run Driver Faces Federal Charges

TN - "...He was charged by the National Park Service for Natchez Trace Parkway with 'felony reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to immediately notify of an accident and failure to render aid.'" more...

Neighbors win Battle over Jeffy Trail Bike Path


WI - "On Tuesday night, southwest Madison residents appeared before a city committee one final time to protest a road extension that would take away 300 feet of a precious neighborhood bike trail." more...

Bike Bits by Adventure Cycling


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Man set 7 Grass Fires along Longmont Greenway

CO - "...Joshua Bolt, 39, who camps in Longmont, was arrested Monday afternoon after police received leads from witnesses describing a man in a walking boot riding a bicycle." more...

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New Camp Chase Trail Section Coming

Columbus, OH - A gap in the Camp Chase Trail will be closed soon.

Construction is scheduled to begin later this month to build a 10' wide shared-use path along Sullivant Avenue and Georgesville Road. Learn more...

Tri-County Trail Bridge Repairs

Ross County, OH - From www.facebook.com/Tri-County-Triangle-Trail-Inc, "...The Ross County Park District will be making repairs to Bridge 15 near the Fayette County border, as well as doing some track hoe work at various points along the trail.

"Also, Anders Asphalt will be patching culverts along and near Veterans Parkway on the west end of Chillicothe..."

Ohio Approves Sidewalk Robots

OH - "Ohio is now the fifth state in the nation to allow delivery robots on sidewalks..." more

Upper Arlington Eyeing CoGo Stations


Upper Arlington, OH - "Upper Arlington officials have identified general locations for the city's first five bicycle-sharing stations, and all signs point to them being up and running by next spring." more...

Butler County Considering Ped-Friendly Projects


Liberty Twp., OH - "Butler County's two largest townships are looking into ways they can make their commercial areas more pedestrian friendly." more...

Body Parts found on Austin Bike Trail


TX - "...Police said the body parts are in an advanced state of decomposition so they cannot determine cause of death or identify them...." more

Trail Leads to Fossil Discovery


CO - "...The bone is likely from a hadrosaur, a duck-billed dinosaur that thrived here 70 million years ago, experts said." more...

Philly Bike Lane Wars


Pro: Construction to begin on Philly's first one-way protected bike lane

Con: More bike lanes in Philly? Let's put it to a vote

New Greenway used as Dumping Ground

La Vergne, TN - "...Construction workers are sometimes putting their work on hold because they are often moving things like old furniture, mattresses, bags of trash and tires." more...

Should Cyclists be able to Yield at Stop Signs?


"For 35 years, people riding bikes in Idaho have been allowed to do something they can't legally do just about anywhere else - treat stop signs as yields..." more

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The Law of Riding a Bicycle in Ohio

"...Can I ride my bicycle on the sidewalk?" more...

New Light, Landscaping Brighten Bridge

Covington, KY - "...A multicolored display of LED lights and spotlights, as well as new planters, decorative rocks and other landscaping has been installed under the bridge in Covington to brighten the roadway connecting the Northern Kentucky Convention Center to a number of hotels along Third Street..." more

Protected Bike Lane Coming to Flagler Bridge

West Palm Beach, FL - "...The barrels work well to provide a protective barrier between bicyclists and fast moving vehicles. Although we'd be happy to see the barrels remain in place, we suspect FDOT and Palm Beach are working double time this weekend to install a more attractive permanent treatment..." more

Vote Kills Fair Train, Clears way for Greenway


IN - "...The plan by the Nickel Plate Heritage Railroad would kill the popular Indiana State Fair Train for good." more...

Swapping Cars for Bikes, Not Diesel for Electric


"Cycling can be a huge part of the fight to tackle city air pollution. Tim Burns of Sustrans explains how their Active Travel Toolbox can help us get there." more...

Amateur Racer Disqualified from Race for Mechanical Doping

"The third-place finisher reportedly admitted to using a motor, but now denies the confession." more...

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Lessons from the Cultural Trail

Cleveland, OH - "...Before the Cultural Trail, 'we didn't have a bad reputation, we had no reputation,' Payne told a full house of about 150 at the City Club." more...

Senator Loves to Talk about Taxing & Criticizing Cyclists

CO - "...'I think there's a lot of pent-up anger out there - a bunch of people that have had to deal with bad situations with bicyclers - and I think it's got that group pretty fired up,' Scott said." more...

Land Managers Ponder Future with E-Bikes


"...E-bike use has exploded over the past year. Once spurned by cyclists, they are now getting more respect in a cycling industry always on the prowl for the next niche segment." more...

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East Coast Greenway Making its Mark


"...Right now, about a third of the East Coast Greenway - more than 900 miles - consists of protected traffic-free trails..." more

Concord Hopes to Demo a Protected Bike Lane


NH - "Concord cycling advocates are planning to demonstrate a different type of bike lane that uses parked cars as a barrier between traffic and riders." more...

Cycling Helps Relieve Parkinson's Symptoms

"Biking brings hope - and relief - even when modern medicine can't." more...

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Tree Removal along Towpath Section

CVNP, OH - From nps.gov, "There will be removal of hazardous trees along the Towpath between Station Rd. and Red Lock. This will take place the week of 7/31. Please be aware of the work zone and equipment in this area."

Body Found along Hike-Bike Trail


Kearney, NE - "An autopsy has been ordered on the body of a man found Thursday night inside a tent along Kearney's hike-bike trail." more...

Let's Keep Motors off our Bike Trails

"...The manufacturers are hoping electric bicycles will help them dramatically increase sales. And they're working with some surprising partners to win electric bicycles access to the precious few areas where bicyclists now are free from motorized traffic: off-road routes such as the Capital Crescent Trail." more...

Do Jaywalking Laws do more Harm than Good?


"The concept of 'jaywalking' has become deeply embedded in American culture, but if you go back just a few generations, the idea that your mere presence in the street could be illegal was a novel idea..." more

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Olentangy Trail Section to Close Again

Columbus, OH - "A popular stretch of the Olentangy Trail will close again as work on the interchange at Interstate 270 and state Route 315 continues." more...

Possible Suicide on North Coast Inland Trail


New Russia Twp., OH - "The coroner's office is investigating an apparent suicide on the North Coast Inland Trail by Butternut Ridge Road." more...

Pittsburgh Looks to Reboot Bike Share


PA - "...the ridership trends have inspired officials to revamp the system into a hybrid docked-dockless system as well as expand." more...

Montgomery County Leads D.C. Area in Cycling Infrastructure


D.C. - "If you were heading out on a tour of Washington's greatest bike lanes, you might think to start with 15th Street..." more

Appeals Court Revives Injured Woman's Lawsuit


San Diego, CA - "A San Diego appeals court on Thursday reversed a ruling that threw out a lawsuit by a woman who sued the city over injuries she suffered when a tree branch fell on her in Mission Bay Park." more...

Should Police be able to Block Bike Lanes?


"A lot of cyclists complain about cops parking in bike lanes..." more

Speed Kills, and We're Not Doing Enough to Stop It


"More than 112,500 people lost their lives in speed-related crashes from 2005 to 2014, accounting for 31 percent of all traffic deaths in America over that period..." more

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Holmes County Trail Construction Update


Holmes County, OH - From Greg L, "The trail is beautifully paved from the Rte 62 underpass north to Township/County Rd 75. It is paved farther north of that (not into Glenmont yet), but it's not the finished layer.

"They have painted the trail overpasses a bright white. Today they were working in 4 different sections of the trail...

"The trail in Glenmont from County/Township Rd 7 heading south to Brinkhaven was still dirt as far as the eye could see. However they were working there too..."

Tri-County Trail Bridge may be Closed

Ross County, OH - From Tri-County Triangle Trail, Inc., "The Ross County Park District has completed a preliminary inspection of bridge 15 (mile 23) located 1.1 miles north of Old US 35 and 1.2 miles east of Fairview Rd (Fayette County). The preliminary bridge inspection shows that there are some issues with the deck and abutments. A full inspection will be completed soon.

"The bridge may be closed to trail traffic as early as Monday, July 24 until repairs can be completed. If there are closed signs please obey them.

"Detour: If you are east bound turn right onto Fairview Rd, then left onto Old US 35 and proceed 2.1 miles and turn right back onto trail. If westbound turn left onto Old US 35 and go 2.1 miles, turn right onto Fairview Rd and proceed .5 miles to trail. Total distance of detour is 2.6 miles. The detour is only .1 miles longer than trail route."

Sandusky Township Seeks Public Input


Sandusky Township, OH - "Residents can get a first look Tuesday at a master plan for a proposed new Sandusky Township Park along Ohio 19 that could eventually link up to the North Coast Inland Trail..." more

Sandusky Considers Bike Lanes along Shoreline Drive


Sandusky, OH - "...During a recent public meeting, planners hired by Sandusky city commissioners unveiled three artist renderings reimagining what Shoreline Drive’s entire stretch spanning downtown might look like." more...

Car-free Schuylkill Bridges


Philadelphia, PA - "...Completing the recently opened trio of traffic-free, trail-connecting Schuylkill crossings is the rehabbed $5 million Pencoyd Bridge, a serene, pale-green beauty between Manayunk and Lower Merion, a mile downriver from the Manayunk Bridge..." more

New Bait Bike Program in Portland


Portland, OR - "A new program being run by the Portland Police Bureau Bike Theft Task Force is showing early returns." more...

Bodies of Man, Dog Found Along Anacostia Riverwalk Trail

D.C. - "A man and a dog were fatally shot Wednesday along a Northeast D.C. trail, sources say." more...

Citi Bike Worries about Proposed Helmet Law


NYC - "...The legislation would require that any person operating a bike wear a helmet. This would impact Citi Bike, an organization with more than 10,000 bikes all over the city." more...

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CORA: Don't Blame Us for Damaged Burial Mounds


Mariemont, OH - "The Cincinnati Off-Road Alliance (CORA) says it is not responsible for a trail extension and offshoots in a Mariemont park that apparently led to an increase in mountain bikers and damage to Native American burial mounds and pioneer sites." more...

NOACA Receives $300K for Active Transportation

Cleveland, OH - "The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency has received more than $300,000 in grants to support "active transportation" initiatives, such as bicycling and walking." more...

City Leaders Plan 'Complete Streets' Project

Akron, OH - "City leaders have set in motion a long-term plan to raise nearly $12 million for a 'complete streets' makeover of North Main Street from the Y-bridge to Cuyahoga Falls." more...

New Metroparks Signs for the Colorblind


Toledo, OH - "...These signs will still have the usual color dot and mile marker on them. But now a trail abbreviation makes them readable to a very specific segment of the population." more...

Police to Step Up Greenway Speed Limit Enforcement


Carmel, IN - "The Carmel police chief has pledged to install more speed limit signs along the Monon Greenway after a city councilman raised a concern about bicyclists speeding on the popular trail." more...

Bicyclist Not Charged With Hitting Runner

Sacramento, CA - "Sacramento Running Association Hall of Famer Bill Finkbeiner was severely injured in a collision with a bicyclist last month while he was running on the American River Parkway." more...

[Interestingly, the article makes no mention of the runner's take on how the accident occurred.]

Oregon's 668-Mile Cross-State MTB Trail


OR - "...Starting in Hood River and extending south to the mines of Modoc County, California, the route projects to take 20 to 30 days to complete..." more

Why Biking to School is Often Illegal


"...When you learn to ride a bike, there's a big pride in that, especially the first time you cross a bridge in New York City or the first time that you ride your bike home by yourself..." more

The Hysteria over 'Distracted' Walking


"To read the news lately, you'd think thousands of millenials are so distracted by their iPhones that they are walking off cliffs and stepping in front of trucks..." more

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Mountain Bikers Damage Native American Burial Mounds


Mariemont, OH - "Mountain bikers have damaged two Native American burial mounds and some historic pioneer sites in Mariemont's Dogwood Park." more...

Dayton High Line Likely Years Away


Dayton, OH - "...The project has a lot of community support, but acquiring the line and transforming it could be a lengthy process, likely taking years, said Brian Inderrieden, acting director of Dayton's department of planning and community development." more...

Making the Most of Dayton's New Indoor Bike Park


Dayton, OH - "...The two-story bike park has been a labor of love for Bisig and more than 100 volunteers who helped transform the 50,000-square-feet of space into a challenging and fun facility for the entire family..." more

Towpath Times - Special Edition

NE OH - Read the E-news.

Trail Users Ignoring 'Closed' Signs


PA - "...Work on the trail with the use of heavy machinery to roll and compress limestone can pose dangers to trail users, and they should go to another part of the trail that is open, Haven said." more...

Electric Bikes Approved On Local Trails


Walnut Creek, CA - "If you own an electric bike, you just got two new options for commuting to work - the Contra Costa Canal Regional Trail and the Iron Horse Trail..." more

Community Takes Notice to Greenway Cleanup Efforts


Medford, OR - "The Bear Creek Greenway is getting a lot of attention from law enforcement." more...

Fayetteville Lunches Tactical Urbanism Program


Fayetteville, AR - "Residents who want to take care of their neighborhood's immediate concerns, such as safely crossing the street, slowing down cars or creating bicycle lanes, now can do so on their own with city approval." more...

Rescuers Save Stranded Hikers


AZ - "As Steve West dangled from a rope hooked to a hovering helicopter, he wrapped his arms tightly around the 4-year-old boy he had just plucked from raging floodwaters below." more...

Pickup Driver Beats 74-Year-Old Cyclist with Club


CAN - "A driver exited his vehicle and was caught on camera beating a cyclist with a club." more...

The Future of Transportation Taxes


"Oregon's new $5.3 billion transportation package includes an interesting wrinkle: a bicycle tax..." more

Rails-to-Trails Green Issue

"Rails to Trails magazine is pleased to present our 2017 Green Issue, featuring a collection of amazing videos and slideshows highlighting America's trails..." more

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Upper Arlington Gets New Bike Path


Upper Arlington, OH - "...Once completed, the new bicycle boulevard will extend west-to-east along West 5th Avenue between Riverside Drive and Arlington Avenue, connecting Upper Arlington and the village of Marble Cliff's existing bike lanes and paths to the Scioto Greenway Trail..." more

Beating & Robberies along Chicago Bike Trail


IL - "A string of robberies on the popular 606 bike trail has residents on high alert, and police are warning about the thefts." more...

Dockless Bike Shares Launch in Seattle


WA - "...Upon hearing about these services launching in my town, I got excited..." more

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Tree Down on Simon Kenton Trail


Urbana, OH - "Where this trails splits in Urbana to head towards Bellefontaine at the Depot Coffee House in Urbana, about .5m up the path there is a downed tree across the bike trail. It extends across the path almost to the train tracks.

"It is still attached at the trunk so I was unable to move it. You will have to walk around it to continue on to Bellefontaine or to finish coming into Urbana."

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Legislation Looks to Allow E-Bikes on Michigan Trails

Montague, MI - "As electric-assisted bikes begin to pick up speed across the country, Michigan is also trying to take advantage of the market." more...

$53M to U.S. National Parks

CO - "...The Interior Department says in a release that Congress has provided $20 million, and $33 million will come from outside organizations. The funding will help improve trails, restore buildings and increase visitor access to the parks." more...

Is Mountain Biking the Next Golf?


NZ - "The surge of interest in mountain biking is proving a boon, not just to individual fitness, but also to the regions keen to embrace the sport." more...

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Summit Metroparks Reports Car Break-Ins


Summit County, OH - "Officials from the Summit Metro Parks are asking for the public's assistance in helping to prevent break-ins like a series of seven that were reported July 20.

"Seven cars parked in six locations had windows smashed and purses taken, according to rangers." more...

Family MTB Trail Ribbon Cutting


Medina, OH - "...The new family path covers basically flat land with obstacles and features that are fun and challenging without being too difficult..." more

Artists Create Mural for Red Line Greenway Project


Cleveland, OH - "...The 2.5-mile Red Line Greenway is the brainchild of the Rotary Club of Cleveland. It will run along the Regional Transit Authority's Red Line, from the Zone Recreation Center at West 65th Street to downtown Cleveland at Superior Avenue and West Ninth Street..." more

Calgary Cyclist's Injury Claim was Fraudulent

CAN - "Cochrane RCMP have laid charges against a Calgary cyclist who claimed he was hurt while riding along a trail in Bragg Creek." more...

Want People to Bike? Skip the Sweet Talk and Build


"People don't start biking because they like bicycles. They start to like bicycles because they bike." more...

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Man Robbed, Threatened in Wildwood Park

Cleveland, OH - "A 20-year-old man was robbed of his bike while hiking in Cleveland Metropark's Wildwood Park." more...

Ohio & Erie CanalWay Founder Dies

NE OH - "We are deeply saddened by the passing of Congressman Ralph Regula, founder of the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area..." more

Lakewood's Trikeable Treats

Cleveland, OH - "...Jeff and Torey Worron of Lakewood are changing things up in the mobile food business by selling treats from a bike." more...

Detroit gets $750K for Belle Isle Trail

MI - "...$750,000 will go towards a 6-mile long trail that will loop around the island and will be handicap accessible." more...

City to Close Trail to Clear Homeless Encampments

HI - "...Starting next month, the city will be cleaning up the Pearl Harbor Bike Path in an effort to revitalize the trail and keep the community safe." more...

Massive Sinkhole only 1 of Greenway's Problems

NYC - "A massive sinkhole that has opened up on the East River Greenway near 23rd Street..." more

Biggest Infrastructure Project is a 3,000-Mile Trail

"...As lawmakers grapple with how to fix the country's crumbling roads, bridges, and dams, local governments are quietly at work on the East Coast Greenway, a 3,000-mile, mostly car-free bike path through 15 states." more...

Has Precedent Been set to Tax Bikes?

"Oregon has yet to collect a penny from a pioneering tax on bicycles to pay for infrastructure, and already at least one lawmaker from another state is thinking about getting into the act." more...

Undercover Cops Target Drivers Who Make Dangerous Passes


London - "Drivers who fail to give cyclists enough space when overtaking will be pulled over, and officers will explain how to overtake cyclists safely." more...

What a Chinese Bike-Sharing Company Can Teach Global Businesses


London - "On the morning this issue went to press, I borrowed a stranger's silver-and-orange bicycle, rode it two kilometers, then left it leaning against a streetlamp at a city intersection." more...

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Cincy Offers Too Few Transpo Choices


Cincinnati, OH - "...Our transportation network in Cincinnati is unbalanced, unsafe, and not focused on the modes of transit that people are demanding today and that growing and prosperous cities around the country are offering..." more

Paving Projects Include Hoover Trail West

North Canton, OH - "...One of the projects already underway is the construction of the Hoover Trail West in North Canton and Jackson Township. The pedestrian/bicycle trail will begin at the Hall of Fame bridge on Dressler Road and continue along West Maple Street to Cleveland Avenue and then to the North Canton YMCA." more...

City Adds Bike Lanes & Parking Spaces


Lancaster, PA - "...Adding on-street parking creates a buffer that puts sidewalk pedestrians at ease and helps out nearby businesses, the study says." more...

Adventure Cycling Bike Bits

Read the latest edition.

Users Abandoning Santa Ana River Trail


CA - "...It wasn't that I thought I would be intentionally attacked. But neither did I feel safe slowly threading between people who were either mentally ill, drug addicted or both." more...

FL Coast-to-Coast Bike & Hike Trail Segment Opens

St. Petersburg, FL - "...A critical 5-mile segment extending the Pinellas Trail to the Pasco border opens today..." more

Protected Bike Lane Removed, Replaced with Parking

Atlanta, GA - "...People were caught off-guard last week when a 1,000-foot section of the bike lane in front of the church was completely removed by the City - and replaced with dedicated parking spaces..." more

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'Opportunity Corridor' Isn't About Opportunity At All

Cleveland, OH - "The official line on the $331 million road project was that it was supposed to help poor Cleveland residents, not whisk people past their neighborhoods to reach the Cleveland Clinic. Now an official at the Clinic says otherwise." more...

Towpath Times

NE OH - Read the latest edition.

66-Miles of Bike Trail Being Discussed


Hardeeville, SC - "...They've been working for three years on a master plan that will create 66 miles of linear trail in and around the city." more...

Armed Robbery on Lafitte Greenway


New Orleans, LA - "...According to the NOPD, a woman was riding her bike on the trail near St. Louis and Galvez around 9 p.m., Monday night when a young man approached her, pulled out a gun and demanded her bike." more...

Woman Steals her Stolen Bike Back

UK - "...Jenni Morton-Humphreys, 30, turned the tables on the thief with an ingenious sting, even though she was advised against doing so by the police." more...

How to Make Protected Bike Lanes More Effective


"...Protected bike lanes should go where people are already biking." more...

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Dayton Pushes Ahead for Trail Corridor


Dayton, OH - "The city of Dayton wants to contract with a consultant to help it land the 6.5 mile stretch of abandoned rail line it envisions for a new elevated bike trail." more...

Towpath Secures Funding

D.C. - "A federal program that pays for improvements at the Ohio & Erie Canalway will get the same amount of money it got last year..." more

Police Release Sketch of Murder Suspect


Delphi, IN - "...Indiana State Police are hoping the sketch will lead to the identification of the suspect in the murders of Liberty German, 14, and Abigail Williams, 13, on the Delphi Historic Trails on Feb. 13." more...

A Brilliant Plan for Bikes?


Pittsburgh, PA - "...D.J. Bryant, a designer at AE7 Planners and Architects, proposes an ambitious new idea - the Brilliant Branch Rail-to-Trail - that would increase connectivity and access to safe, affordable transportation options for several communities in the city..." more

Man Pleads Guilty to Hit-and-Run Killing


Georgetown, KY - "...The defendant faced charges of murder, wanton endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident, fleeing or evading police, and no operator's license. [Police also say he was drunk.]" more...

Cyclist Punched, Chased by Teens


Waterloo, IA - "...I estimated 10 black teenagers on the trail blocking it and I knew this wasn't a normal situation..." more

Latinos & Family Biking

"Most people find it pleasant to bike with people they know. But there's growing evidence that one category of Americans are particularly interested in it." more...

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Troy Considers Test Bike Lane

Troy, OH - "Troy city officials are weighing the potential impact of a Troy city plan to close parking on the south side of Water Street including near the Miami County government and courts buildings to test a proposed bike lane." more...

Lick Run Greenway Plans


Cincinnati, OH - "Within the next few years, South Fairmount will be home to a lush, verdant park with a stream running through it -- an idyllic little patch of greenery known as the Lick Run Greenway." more...

Bill Targets Distracted Peds/Bicyclists

Honolulu, HI - "There is a ban to prevent distracted driving on Oahu, but now distracted pedestrians could also face fines..." more

Man Invents Leaf-Blower Bike

Clear Creek, CO - "...This is my invention of a bike vehicle sweeper and it's designed to get rid of debris that collects in the bike lanes and safety shoulders..." more

1st Bike Highway in Nova Scotia


CAN - "'They're going to be more prevalent around Canada', says highway design engineer." more...

Dockless Bike Shares hits the UK

UK - "China's 'Rainbow wars' are coming to the UK, as rival bike share firms set up operations: Ofo in Cambridge, Mobike in Manchester, and, just this week, Singapore's Obike arrived in London..." more

Drivers' Attitude Affects Their Behavior

"The attitude of the person at the wheel may affect how well they see people on bicycles." more...

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Cincinnati Uptown/MLK Corridor Vision

Cincinnati, OH - "... The new MLK will frame a harmonious set of land uses geared to walkable commuting and auto-independence..." more

Rehab Starts on Greenway River Crossing


Westfield, MA - The bridge is going to connect two portions in the city over the Westfield River." more...

The End of Individual Car Ownership?

"A historic photo taken on Easter Sunday, 1900, shows a street filled with horse-drawn carriages..." more

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Law Enforcement Patrols on Springfield Trails


Springfield, OH - "...The Little Miami Trail, Simon Kenton Trail and the east-west connector, Buck Creek Trail will be patrolled by certified bike patrol officers to off-duty staffing from now into early fall, Clark County Combined Health District officials said Friday." more...

Bike/Ped Bridge not in New Development Plans


Columbus, OH - "...The list of infrastructure improvements announced by the City of Columbus to complement the new OhioHealth offices does not include a bridge to connect the Olentangy Trail..." more

Little Miami Scenic Trail News

Read the July edition.

Hit-and-Run Won't Deter Injured Rider


"After getting struck by a driver along the Natchez Trace Parkway in Tennessee, Tyler Noe says he intends to get back on the bike when he's physically able." more...

How Ethical Is Your Driving?


"...Perhaps because driving is so routine here, we tend not to give it much thought..." more

Rails-to-Trails E-News

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Olentangy Trail Section Closing Aug. 1

Columbus, OH - "...The Olentangy Trail will be closed between Worthington Hills and Olentangy River Parklands at Wilson Bridge Road." more...

A Walking Plan for Downtown Akron

Akron, OH - "The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is giving the Downtown Akron Partnership $1.5 million to help make the city's center more vibrant by making it a more inviting place for pedestrians." more...

Towpath Times - Special Edition

NE OH - "We need your help!" more...

Milwaukee Will Get First Bike Boulevards

WI - "The Riverwest neighborhood will likely be the site of Milwaukee's first 'bike boulevards,' on a stretch of N. Fratney St. between E. Keefe and E. Meinecke avenues..." more

Detroit gets $2M Trail Grant


MI - "Detroit has been awarded a $2 million grant for design plans to finish a pedestrian and bike path that encircles the city, officials said." more...

Body Found on Bike Path near Camp Lejeune


NC - "A body of an unidentified female was found near the main gate of Camp Lejeune Thursday morning..." more

Landscaping used as a 'Jaywalking Repellant'


FL - "...The state Department of Transportation installed the landscaping several months ago and is studying its effectiveness now." more...

The Fall of the Tiger?


"...A 2014 Government Office of Accountability report found that TIGER projects often violated internal controls, doling out funding to projects that had applied after deadlines or which were rated inferior to other applicants." more...

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Flooding Alert Issued for Columbus Greenways

Columbus, OH - From metroparks, "Expect flooding on all trails. Use Caution in areas of high water."

Upcoming Bike & Hike Trail Closure

Akron, OH - From summitmetroparks, "The Bike & Hike Trail, from Sowul Rd. to Norton Rd. in Stow, will be closed from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, 7/14 and Monday, 7/17. The trail will be open on the weekend. There will be additional trail closures in the near future as the contractor for ODOT and the City of Stow works to complete the project."

The Story Behind the High Street Ped Tunnel


Columbus, OH - "...Inside the simple tunnel, a few old yellow flood lights illuminate white concrete walls..." more

Bike Share Collaborates with Artists

Pittsburgh, PA - "...These 'Unicorn' bicycles are bikes that exist within the bike share system, but have a custom design..." more

Woman Pleads Guilty in Fatal Bike Crash, Pays Fine

Jonesboro, AR - "...a plea of guilty to the charges of overtaking a bicycle, and careless and prohibited driving." more...

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Roundtown Trail Officially Open

Circleville, OH - "...Chris Mullins, Pickaway County Engineer, said the trail is 1.5 miles long with two bridges; the one near OCU is a 16-foot steel truss bridge, and at the other end is a 12-foot pre-cast concrete structure." more...

Paving Underway along Holmes County Trail


Holmes County, OH - Paving has begun on the Holmes County Trail section from the Rt. 62 tunnel, near Brinkhaven to Glenmont.

'Dooring' on the Rise in U.S.

Cleveland, OH - "...They're also happening, with sometimes life-altering consequences, in Cleveland, where miles of newer bike lanes are ushering in the increasingly popular form of transportation." more...

Cyclist Forced off Bike Path by Truck Driver

Portland, OR - "A man in a pickup truck allegedly forced a bicycle rider off the I-205 bike path in southeast Portland Saturday afternoon." more...

Man Arrested in Greenway Assault Case

Grand Forks, ND - "...Robert John Burr, 48, is the man East Grand Forks Police and Polk County prosecutors believe barreled into a woman on the Greenway and physically assaulted her June 26." more...

Was Barbed Wire Booby Trap Trail Story Faked?

CAN - "Recent reports of a mountain biker being clotheslined by a booby trap consisting of barbed wire strung across a popular mountain bike trail in West Bragg Creek, Alberta, are being met with suspicion by local Alberta mountain bikers online..." more

Oil Poured on Capital City Trail


AUS - "Melbourne cyclists have raised concerns for their safety after the fire brigade was called to remove oil from Capital City Trail twice in one day." more...

Kids Push Bike into Street to Upend Cyclists


UK - "Instagram video shows the shocking moment a group of children deliberately pushed a bike into the path of a group of cyclists." more...

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100 Speeding Tickets Dismissed

Toledo, OH - "...Those ticketed were fined for driving over the school zone speed limit, but were actually driving outside the school zone..." more

Driver Convicted in Deadly Hit-n-Run in 2007, Gets More Charges


Columbus, OH - "...A judge took Andrews' license away and sentenced him to four years in prison after he pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide in a 2007 crash that killed 19-year-old Michael Sonney.

"...Charges of OMVI and hit-skip were dropped in that case." more...

Firm Hired to Build Chippewa Creek Headwaters Park


North Royalton, OH - "The city has chosen an Akron firm to build the 12-acre Chippewa Creek Headwaters Park at the southeast corner of State and Wallings roads." more...

Box Cutter Attack on Greenway


Nashville, TN - "A man was slashed with a box cutter during a Sunday afternoon walk on the Richland Creek greenway." more...

Murder on Bike Trail

D.C. - "FBI and Metropolitan Police are asking for help in looking for a man who fatally stabbed a woman on a bike trail in Southeast D.C." more...

Distressed Hiker Rescuers Robbed


Los Angeles, CA - "Add armed robbery to the threats facing hikers this year on the Pacific Crest Trail." more...

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Woman Injured on Bike Trail

PA - "A woman had to be rescued Sunday after falling off her bicycle and sliding down a steep embankment on a trail in Tilden Township." more...

Proposed Bike Trail Next to Busy Highway


VA - "...biking aficionados who welcome the addition of the trail but say, if built as proposed, users will be too close to cars whizzing by on the interstate and exposed to toxic exhaust fumes." more...

Bringing Bikes to the Causeway

Miami, FL - "...the Florida Department of Transportation is evaluating Lansburgh's idea, which would close the right lanes of the MacArthur and Julia Tuttle Causeways to motor vehicle traffic from 6 to 11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays." more...

Man Accused of Jaywalking gets Beat Down


Mesa, AZ - "...Barton claimed he was tackled to the ground, and punched and kneed by the officers, with one allegedly telling him, 'you're lucky you're alive and not dead,' during the arrest." more...

Teen Bit, Dragged by Bear


Ward, CO - "...The 19-year-old woke up at around 4 a.m. to a 'crunching sound' with his head inside the mouth of the bear..." more

Vehicles used as Weapons of Terror


"...As terrorists overseas increasingly turn to vehicles as weapons, cities across the United States, concerned such attacks could happen here, are ramping up security in public spaces to protect areas with heavy pedestrian traffic." more...

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Coshocton Looks to Extend Bike Path


Coshocton, OH - "Coshocton officials hope a pleasant walk along the river is in the city's future, as they pursue grants to help pay for an extension of the walking path that connects the city to Lake Park..." more

Trail Sabotage Injures Rider


CAN - "On July 7, 2017 a rider was injured when riding into barbed wire strung at neck height on a trail in West Bragg Creek (the area is south of Calgary)..." more

Electric Bikes Offer An Efficient Transpo Alternative

"Bikes with electric assist - E-bikes - are taking off around the world, and for good reason: They are arguably the best form of motorized transportation..." more

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Community Gardens Displaced for Trail Expansion


Wyoming, OH - "The city of Wyoming is extending its hike/bike trail, but the new pathway has left a long-time community garden is its wake, and several advocates say not enough is being done to find a replacement." more...

Lyme disease Cases on Rise in Tuscarawas Valley

Harrison County, OH - "The Harrison County Health Department is warning residents about a significant spike in the number of Lyme disease cases in the county - a trend that is being observed throughout the Tuscarawas Valley." more...

City Van Swallowed by Sinkhole


Cleveland, OH - "A sinkhole swallowed a Cleveland water department van Thursday afternoon on the city's East Side, according to city officials." more...

Oregon Enacts a Bike Tax


OR - "...The accusation that people who ride bikes don't pay for roads is familiar to anyone who's tried to argue for bike infrastructure in a public setting..." more

Rumble Strips Got You Grumbling?


"We all like to ride on rural roads, but these areas are often rife with bad road designs of all types: Rumble strips (gasp!), no shoulders (gasp!!), or worse - chip seal..." more...

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Nail Traps Found on Butler County Roads

OH - "Residents along Ohio 177 near Darrtown are concerned about nail devices placed in the road in an apparent attempt to pop vehicle tires." more...

Detroit Transport Mode Race

MI - "...s Detroit's new streetcar the fastest way to get around town?" more...

Lakefront Trail Section Now Separated


Chicago, IL - "...The section, which has been opened to users, is part of a two-year project to divide the popular 18-mile trail to help ease congestion and reduce collisions..." more

E-Bikes not Allowed on State Park Bike Paths

Portland, OR - "Last week we posted a story about how electric bicycles have opened up new riding opportunities\ in the Columbia River Gorge. But it turns out it's illegal to ride an e-bike on the Historic Columbia River State Trail - or on any other paved bike path within the Oregon State Parks system." more...

Drivers: Bikes are Vehicles, Too - Get with the Program


"You might think drivers in rural towns would be friendlier toward cyclists, but, believe me, they're not." more...

Runner Escapes from Bears


Auburn, ME - "A professional runner from Kenya who was out training on a nature trail in the woods near his home in Maine says he encountered two charging black bears but was able to outrun them during a frantic sprint to a nearby vacant house for cover." more...

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New Study Looks at Drivers' Attitudes Toward Cyclists


"It is a regular topic of discussion on TreeHugger and other sites like Streetsblog: Why do drivers hate people on bikes so much? Why, when there is a crash, do drivers (and the police) always blame the cyclist?..." more

Wayne County Rail-Trails Newsletter

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Bike Bits Vol. 19

From Adventure Cycling.

Bike Tourist Has Everything Stolen in Portland

OR - "Portlanders are rallying to the aid of a man whose bike - and all of his belongings - were stolen last week." more...

Sherriff's Office drops 1 or 2 Tickets Against Jaywalker


Jacksonville, FL - "The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office dropped one of the traffic tickets issued last month to a 21-year-old man who was stopped in Arlington for jaywalking in a recorded incident that went viral." more...

What have We sacrificed for Transportation Independence?


"Imagine I told you there was a revolutionary transportation idea that would give everyone the freedom to go anywhere, relatively cheaply and easily..." more

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Teen Who Died in Tinker's Creek Identified


Bedford, OH - "...The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner has not yet made a ruling on Jalen's cause of death." more...

Man Dies in Biking Accident on Snowmass Trail


CO - "A 65-year-old man died Monday after crashing his mountain bike while descending the Valhalla trail at Snowmass Ski Area." more...

Bike Lane Test in Downtown Duluth


MN - "...The experiment features east-west lanes for cyclists and a 3-foot buffer zone indicated by 'flexible delineation posts' that separate the bike lanes from the eastbound traffic on Michigan Street." more...

Jaywalking While Black


"Late last month, in Jacksonville, Fla., Devonte Shipman, who is black, walked across the street. A white sheriff's officer saw him, and about 20 minutes later, Mr. Shipman had been served a $62 fine for jaywalking and a $136 fine for 'failing to provide I.D.'..." more

Why is London Mayor such a Stick in the Wheel?

UK - "...the mayor has by my count built and opened 80m (260 ft) of new segregated lane. Work is progressing, extremely slowly, on another half-mile or so. And that is about it." more...

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Hit-and-Run Injures Cyclist

Cincinnati, OH - "Victim was in bike lane on Spring Grove Avenue." more...

More Trees Down on Sippo Trail


NE OH - "The sections from Ben Fulton and West Lebanon Roads were hit with downed trees and debris some time yesterday. I don't know how far the damage extends -- one tree before WL Road was too large to lift my bicycle over."

Submitted by Sharon Cole

Offensive Graffiti on Mill Creek Bikeway

Austintown, OH - "Mill Creek Park Police say they have increased patrols along the bikeway as they investigate graffiti ranging from pro-nazi symbols to a message supporting rape." more...

Man Acquitted in 2016 CVNP Shooting


Youngstown, OH - "A federal jury on Monday acquitted an Akron man suspected of being the driver in a shooting in Cuyahoga Valley National Park over last year's Fourth of July weekend." more...

Body of 15-Year-Old Boy Pulled from Tinker's Creek'


Bedford, OH - "...The teen was swimming with a group near Viaduct Park Saturday evening when he got caught in the current, officials said." more...

Cyclist Shot with Pellet Gun


WA - "Some terrible person shot Haley Keller with a pellet gun Monday night while she and her husband Dave were biking home from watching the sunset at Golden Gardens." more...

Cyclist Death by Bad Design, Suit Claims


Tribeca, NY - "Officials failed to address traffic safety issues at an intersection where a cyclist was killed a year ago - despite the fact they knew the crossing was 'hazardous,' a new lawsuit charges." more...

Should Bike Owners Have to Pay a Licensing Fee?


Seattle, WA - "Seattle launched a mandatory, fee-based bicycle registration program in the late 1970s and it quickly flopped. Here's what officials have to say about instituting a similar system now." more...

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Seattle to Test Stationless Bike Share

WA - "...A new pilot program for privately-owned bike share companies was launched on Friday, and could lead to hundreds of rentable bikes on Seattle streets by July 7." more...

Another Attempt at Bike Share in St. Louis


MO - "A new effort is underway to start a bike-share program in St. Louis similar to one already in place in numerous other American cities." more...

Body Found on Ojai Bike Trail


CA - "...Ventura County Fire Department personnel responded to the scene sometime after 11:20 a.m. when authorities received reports of a person not breathing on the path, authorities said." more...

New Bus Tech that Automatically Brakes for Peds

"Considering that pedestrians basically surround buses all day, it's a bit surprising that pedestrian detection wasn't yet built into this type of public transportation. But thanks to Daimler Buses, that's about to change." more...

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Western Reserve Greenway Bridge Reopens


Bristol, OH - "...The bridge had been closed since August 2015 until the Trumbull County MetroParks was recently able to get liability insurance..." more...

Gas-Powered, Micro Cycles a No-No for Bike Trails


Springfield, IL - "Springfield Park District Police have a clear message to people with gas-powered bicycles or micro motorcycles: Neither is allowed on bicycle trails, and riders will be ticketed. more...

Bikers & Hikers Work Together on Reshaping Rich Fork


High Point, NC - "...Conversations about Rich Fork were much less civil a year ago, when community members were mired in a contentious debate over the fate of the property that centered mostly on whether mountain biking should be permitted." more...

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Shoreline Erosion Closes Section of Bike Trail


Geneva, OH - "...Erosion has become a large enough issue at Geneva State Park to cause a portion of the bike and hike trail near Breakwater Beach to be closed and a detour to be set up." more...

Lake to Lakes Trail Reroute Coming

Cleveland, OH - "...For approximately 3 weeks beginning July 10, there will be a signed reroute for the Lake to Lakes Trail in Ambler Park. The reroute will take you onto Stokes Blvd, Cedar Ave, and MLK Jr Drive. During this 3 week period a temporary path will be under construction, one that will skirt the edge of the park and be used for nearly 4 years." more...

Teenager in Critical Condition after Park Shooting


Cleveland, OH - "...The 16-year-old was shot in the arm and abdomen about 3 a.m. at Topeka Park off Aspinwall Avenue in the city's South Collinwood neighborhood." more...

Chef Takes over 5 Points Drive-In Near Bike Trail

Butler, OH - "The '5 Points Drive-In,' located just off the Richland B&O Bike trail has been providing comfort and serving comfort food to locals for years." more...

Wear a Helmet, Get a Free Pizza

Streetsboro, OH - "City police are once again handing out tickets for free personal pizzas to safety conscious kids." more...

Seattle's Dockless Bike Share: A Guide


Seattle, WA - "The demise of Pronto Cycle Share led to a big bike share black hole in Seattle. Now, multiple companies are vying for a spot in Seattle's transportation landscape - but there's no need to rebuild those docks." more...

80-Year-Old Knocked Down, Bitten by K-9


Enfield, CT - "...Keane says he had been walking on a trail at the Enfield Senior Center when he was bitten in December 2015..." more

Elly Blue says 'Bike Lanes are White Lanes' is Cultural Myth

"The 14th issue of Taking the Lane feminist bike zine is all about intersections of class, race, and money." more...

Converting Unsustainable Roadway to Urban Trail Brings Environmental Benefits


D.C. - "I can't claim to be an expert in roadway engineering. But when an urban roadway literally washes into the stream below, that strikes me as problematic design." more...

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Forum on Bike Safety in Era of Drugged Driving

Mt. Adams, OH - "...Two bicyclists have been killed recently by people police say were high behind the wheel. Now, bicyclists are learning how to keep safe from tragedies like these." more...

Summit Metro Parks Searches for Housing Enclave


Akron, OH - "...the Summit Metro Parks -- which bought the golf course for $4 million in 2016 and plans to turn 194 acres into a park connecting Sand Run, Cascade Valley and Gorge Metro Parks..." more

Toronto Addressing Bike Lane Blockers


CAN - "...Kyle Ashley spends half his day bicycling around Toronto doling out $150 tickets to bike lane blockers and much of the rest of the day doing outreach and education about the problem through social media and in person." more...

Trail System Allows Golf Carts

GA - "With the planned inclusion of neighborhood electric vehicles able to travel a maximum of 25 mph, CV Link is billed as a path unlike any other." more...

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Triathlon Racers Report Aggressive Driver

Delaware, OH - "Investigators from the Delaware County Sheriff's Office are looking into claims of aggressive driving and harassment of cyclists during a triathlon this past weekend." more...

Lake Link Trail Unveils a Wonderland in the Flats


Cleveland, OH - "...Those responsible for creating the trail have literally created a diamond from coal..." more

Cleveland Metroparks Mill Creek Connector

"Officials along with several dozen, gathered for the dedication of the Cleveland Metroparks Mill Creek connector trail." more...

$7.5M for Dowtown Bridge Project


Akron, OH - "...Construction of the two-way bridge with a pedestrian/bike lane will coincide with a $14.5 million remake of the Main Street Corridor from the bridge to Mill Street toward the northern end of downtown..." more

What Do Drivers Really Think of Cyclists?


"New research shows how biases affect motorist behavior toward people on bikes." more...

Euro Car Designs Better Protect Peds


"We recently noted how Tesla cars sold in Europe have what is called an 'active hood' that pops up to protect pedestrians, but American Teslas do not..." more

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New Renderings for Downtown Revamp


Lexington, KY - "...New York - based SCAPE Landscape Architecture has released new images of an urban park in the heart of Lexington, Kentucky..." more

Settlement Reached on Baltimore Bike Lane


MD - "The Potomac Street protected bike lane will remain in place after cycling advocates and Baltimore officials reached a settlement agreement on Tuesday evening." more...

Bike Share Concerns in Honolulu


HI - "As Honolulu's bikeshare program nears debut, some residents remain concerned about safety and affordability." more...

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Teenager in Critical Condition after Crash

Mayfield Heights, OH - "The young girl was struck by a car while riding her bicycle on Lander Road. She is currently hospitalized..." more...

York City Bike Share Begins Friday


PA - "A Zagster bike share program will launch in three locations around York City this Friday." more...

Woman Dragged, Assaulted on Greenway


Grand Forks, ND - "...A female was rollerblading northbound on the bike path when an unidentified male riding a bicycle crashed into her..." more

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Columbiana Park District Eyes Trail Expansion


Columbiana County, OH - "...The district has applied for a grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation that would pave pay for the construction of a three-mile trail extension - featuring a short bridge - to the Day's Inn." more...

Commissioners Found Not Guilty of Violating Sunshine Law


Akron, OH - "Portage County Commissioners did not violate Ohio's Open Meetings Act when it held an emergency session to discuss the Hiram Hike and Bike Trail, the 11th District Court of Appeals recently ruled." more...

Downtown Akron is 1/3 Parking Lots

Akron, OH - "A third of Akron's downtown land is parking lots, a statistic Akron officials and planners want to reduce through better transit and design..." more

Governor Reconsidering Cross-State Trail


MO - "...state officials under Nixon's successor, Eric Greitens, are reconsidering whether to accept the planned donation of the rail corridor by Ameren, which bought it in 1999 through a subsidiary." more...

Woman's Death Ruled Homicide


Everett, WA - "The Everett Police Department is investigating the death of a woman whose body was found along the Pigeon Creek public access trail." more...

Cities Revive an Old Idea to Become More Ped-Friendly


"'Pedestrian scrambles' surged in popularity half a century ago. Some places are bringing them back." more...

Can't Ban Cars from Downtown? Take Away Parking Spaces

"Oslo had a plan to lower its emissions by drastically limit car travel in its center. Now you can drive, but it might not be worth it." more..

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25-Acre Park Opens alongside Little Beaver Creek Trail


Leetonia, OH - "...The 25-acre park connects the 10-acre coke ovens facility with the [Little Beaver Creek Greenway] Bike Trail." more...

NYC Bike Lane Bonanza

Volunteers Help Finish Long-Distance Trail


Rushville, NE - "...A group of volunteers from Rushville and Gordon have taken the Cowboy Trail into their own hands after the state halted work despite having 120 miles left to develop..." more

Ghost Road Becomes Trail


D.C. - "A stretch of D.C. road that sat in disrepair for almost 25 years has re-opened, but cars are not allowed on it." more...

Wet Winter Brings New Dangers to Hikers


Los Angeles, CA - "...Sellsted is one of several hikers who reported harrowing incidents tackling the 2,650-mile (4,265-kilometer) Pacific Crest Trail across this year's massive snowpack..." more

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Great Miami Flood Wall Work & Flooding


Dayton, OH - From miamivalleytrails.org, "The flood wall in downtown Dayton is under repair, and work on the wall may result in intermittent closures of the Great Miami River Trail at the location on the south bank of the river, just a couple hundred feet downstream of RiverScape MetroPark.

"Detouring around this area is a simple matter. The simplest detour is to use the Great Miami River Trail on the north bank of the river. Traversing through Downtown from RiverScape MetroPark to another trail access point down stream of the project location is another option.

"Low spots along the trail in downtown Dayton are under water, including at RiverScape MetroPark and at River Run Structure 2 near the Dayton Art Institute."

Hoover Trail Construction

N. Canton, OH - From startparks.com, "The 4th phase of the Hoover Trail project will construct a hiking and biking trail from the Kent State and Stark State campuses using the south side of the Dressler Rd./Hall of Fame bridge connecting to Price Park in North Canton. Construction should be complete by fall 2017.

"Future plans include extending the trail on the road from Price Park to the North Canton YMCA."

Pedicabs Coming to Hamilton

Hamilton, OH - "...We're going to start off with four pedicabs, and the demand will dictate the total number of pedicabs we're able to have..." more

The Latest on CoGo


Columbus, OH - "Ridership on the CoGo bike share system in the first half of 2017 is up about 28 percent compared to last year, according to the City of Columbus." more...

Bike Trail Battle in Swampscott


MA - "...while creating a bike trail might seem like one of the least controversial moves a town could make, a bike path is dividing one North Shore community." more...

Bike Shares, Trail Maps, Encourage Alternative Transpo


NE - "...With help from a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska wellness grant, the college now has a free bike share program." more...

Cyclist Chases Down Stray Puppy in Traffic


"He takes some big risks, but still can't catch this ball of fluff to get him out of harm's way." more...

Yet Another Reason to Bike Commute


"...Research from Concordia University has shown that the first 45 minutes of your workday can be significantly less stressful if you opt to pedal to work rather than driving." more...

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Olentangy Trail Section Closed


Columbus, OH - From Franklin MetroParks, "Utility work has closed the trail between King Avenue and John Herrick Drive. Estimated timeline of 3-4 weeks.

"Canon Drive is an alternate route. [See detour map.]"

Moonville Trail Vandalism

Brown Township, OH - "...Vandals have lined the bridge with graffiti, while others are illegally driving their vehicles across it." more...

Closed Innerbelt to Become Pop-Up Forest

Akron, OH - "...Residents and visitors will likely see 'pop up' forest next spring or summer. The space will include a green space, seating and an area for movie screenings." more...

Opinions Mixed on Park Plans


Toledo, OH - "...Plans call for the park to take up a part of undeveloped land on the east bank of the Maumee River, across from downtown Toledo." more...

Cincy Provides more Funding for Wasson Way

Cincinnati, OH - "...The recreational trail will get $500,000 from the capital budget, up from the $300,000 in the city manager's proposed budget..." more

Detroit to Build Greenway Loop


MI - "...The city has struck a deal with Conrail to purchase 76 acres of railroad property, which will be transformed into a bike and pedestrian-friendly greenway." more...

Transpo Planners Want Bikes on the Sidewalk


Menlo Park, CA - "...designers somehow weren't able to find any space to install bike lanes nearest to Marsh Road, where the street is a massive 80 feet wide..." more

Push Back on Bike Share Station Location


Honolulu, HI - "...Alethea Rebman, president of the Kapiolani Park Preservation Society, says she has concerns about the placement of the bike docks." more...

Federal Action Needed to Expedite New Bike Facilities


"...Throughout the United States, cities have embarked on new street designs to make people who bike and walk safer, but these designs have not yet reached wide acceptance. Standing in the way of wide acceptance is the federal government's role in street design and traffic controls..." more

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Irishtown Bend Park Designs Meeting

Cleveland, OH - "Potential designs for a new park space at Irishtown Bend in Cleveland will be presented to the public Tuesday evening." more...

Missing Man's Body Found


Cortland, OH - "...Sample's family reported him missing June 12 after he left home the night before, saying he was taking a friend to Akron. His car was found in a wooded area along the Niles Greenway bike trail early June 12." more...

COMBO E-Mountain Bike Survey

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PA Joins Bicycle Route System

PA - "Pennsylvania's first nationally designated bicycle route - U.S. Bicycle Route 50 - was officially approved in May by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and makes Pennsylvania the 25th state to join the developing U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS)." more...

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Alum Creek Trail Connector Closed

Columbus, OH - From Franklin MetroParks, "Alum Creek Connector Trail @ Emrick Dr. / I-270 on north-side closed for the next 12 months for construction by Kokosing."

Police Increasing Bike Patrol along Tweetsie Trail


Johnson City, TN - "...People in the community say they've noticed an uptick in crime activity like bicycle theft and vandalism." more...

Cyclist Death is Sober Reminder of Failure to Accommodate Bicyclists


Baltimore, MD - "...On Monday night, there was a sobering reminder of the vulnerability of bicyclists even on one of the widest and most heavily biked of local thoroughfares with the death of Aaron Laciny, a cyclist struck by not one but two vehicles..." more

Like it or Not, E-Bikes are Coming


CO - "...Someday, when the young legs of pedal purest give out (and the legs will give out) you will see those folks grinning while riding an e-bike..." more

If you Build it, They will Ride

"Last September, the town of Macon, Georgia installed a network of temporary bike lanes. In the two weeks that the lanes were up, bike traffic increased by nearly 900 percent..." more

Crash Stats & Pedestrian Safety


"New research from Minneapolis shows that there is safety in numbers for pedestrians." more...

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Bridge Removal Would Affect Pedestrians

Toledo, OH - "Norfolk Southern wants to raze it." more...

More Details on Quarry Development


Columbus, OH - "...there's about two miles of frontage along the Scioto River. We're looking to partner with the City of Columbus to get them to extend their existing bike trail up from West Fifth Avenue..." more

Highway Planners Pause to Consider the Effect of Road Widening


MI - "...highway planners in Michigan are starting to listen to people who say they want something different." more...

Teen Killed after Road Rage Incident


VA - "A man has been charged with murder after police found the body of 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen, who was attacked with a baseball bat and murdered..." more

Bike Share Is Faster Than Cabs When It Matters


NYC - "As the city strives to cut carbon emissions, backseat travelers should know when there's a quicker, cleaner route." more...

Clown Arrested for Chasing People on Bike Path


Anchorage, AK - "A man dressed in a clown costume was arrested by Anchorage Police Sunday evening." more...

Teen Killed by Black Bear During Race


Anchorage, AK - "Patrick Cooper had already turned around after reaching the halfway point in a popular mountain race in Alaska when he somehow veered off the trail and became lost..." more

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New Metropark Site in West Columbus


Columbus, OH - "A sprawling limestone quarry in west Columbus will be turned into scenic parkland surrounded by mixed-use development under a joint plan by Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks..." more

Cyclist Attacked with Rock on Bike Trail

Sacramento, CA - "Kevin Meagher said he was cycling home from work along the American River Parkway bike trail Wednesday when he was attacked by another man on a bike." more...

Homeless Problem on Feather River Trail


Sacramento, CA - "...Since this winter's flooding, the southern part of the path has become a trail of a different type: of graffiti, tents, tarps, bagged trash, trash left to blow in the wind, and scorched earth caused by fires." more...

Amtrak Bike Service Questions


"In March, we asked our members and supporters if they had any questions about bike service on Amtrak. And wow, did you have questions..." more...

Can Cities Afford to Let 'Rogue' Bike Shares Run Wild?


"There's a reason cities and companies partner up to launch bike-share systems. Disrupting this model could cause more harm than good." more...

Bikeshare Association Hires first Executive Director

"The North American Bikeshare Association has hired its first executive director, Samantha Herr." more...

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Western Reserve Trail Bridge to Reopen


Bristol, OH - "...the county finally has liability insurance coverage for the sandstone arch bridge over Baughman Creek in Bristol that closed in August 2015..." more

Trooper Detains Attacker on Bike Trail


Cookeville, TN - "A woman was assaulted while walking along the Central Tennessee Heritage Rail Trail bicycle/walking trail in Cookeville." more...

Stabbing Death on Katy Trail


OK - "Police have arrested a suspect in the stabbing death of a man whose body was found Friday morning on the Katy Trail downtown." more...

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New Cleveland Trail Link gets Thumbs-Up


Cleveland, OH - "CHEERS . . . to the newest half-mile section of the Cleveland Foundation Centennial Lake Link Trail on the West Bank of the Flats that opened last week..." more

Texas Man Shoots Cyclist from Car


TX - "A 19-year-old Texas man is accused of aggravated assault for allegedly firing a shotgun at a cyclist from a car so he could 'blow off steam,' police said." more...

Another Plunger-Protected Bike Lane Goes Permanent


"Tactical urbanism projects are prompting cities to improve the bike-riding environment." more...

Video Contradicts Police Report on Citi Bike Rider Death

NYC - "Security camera footage from a West 26th Street building appears to contradict preliminary NYPD statements and media reports that 36-year-old Dan Hanegby 'swerved' away from a parked vehicle before fatally colliding with a moving bus on Monday morning." more...

VA DOT to Add Trail next to Highway Expansion


VA - "When a bike path is added to a highway expansion project, it risks being an afterthought, resulting in a low-quality, high-stress route. Like this one, now in the works in Northern Virginia." more...

Cars Predominately Cause Bike Collisions

AUS - "...To keep our cyclists safe, it may be time to adopt the approach of many European nations by introducing legislation that, in civil cases, presumes that car drivers caused a collision unless there is evidence to the contrary." more...

Would you let your Child Cycle Here?


"For generations, Danish urban planners have made it a priority for children to be able to ride to school alone. The result is not just more social, cheerful, healthy children - but more social, cheerful, healthy adults." more...

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Oxford Opens First Phase Of Trail System

Oxford, OH - "...The trail section that opens on Wednesday is just over one mile long and is referred to as the "Black Bridge Connector" because it crosses the historic Black Covered Bridge that connects Kelly Drive to Leonard Howell Park on Bonham Road." more...

Body in Bristol may be Missing Warren Man


Warren, OH - "...He told his family he was taking a friend to Akron, but Niles police found his car abandoned Monday morning near the Niles Greenway Bike Trail." more...

Towpath Times E-News

NE OH - Read the latest edition.

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy E-News

The June edition.

Council President Clarke calls for Vision Zero


Philadelphia, PA - "In response to the death of Peter Javsicas, a multimodal transportation advocate who was hit by a driver on Tuesday while walking on the sidewalk near 16th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard, City Council President Darrell Clarke introduced a resolution Thursday calling for hearings on Vision Zero..." more

Can Cyclists and Driverless Cars Co-Exist?


"...A report last month estimated that by 2035 up to 25% of new vehicles sold could be fully autonomous..." more

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City Set to Connect Bike Lanes


Cincinnati, OH - "James Heller-Jackson was on an everyday bike commute between work in Camp Washington and home in Northside when he was run off the road by a motorist on Spring Grove Avenue..." more...

Art Bomb's Freedom Trail Mural

Akron, OH - "The Art Bomb Brigade's latest public mural is putting paint to poetry at the Mill Street overpass on the University of Akron campus." more...

Free Water Taxi Rides


Cleveland, OH - "Visitors to Cleveland's Flats can enjoy a free water-taxi ride across the Cuyahoga River on weekends during the summer season." more...

Transportation Advocate Killed on Sidewalk


PA - "...Javsicas died after a minivan traveling west on John F. Kennedy Boulevard on Tuesday morning tried to switch lanes at 16th Street, but instead struck an SUV, then jumped a curb..." more

Conservancy Meeting Divided Over Greenway


RI - "The Roger Williams Park Conservancy Community Meeting at the Casino on Thursday took a contentious turn as a pocket of residents continued to protest the one-way greenway." more...

The Unintended Consequences Of Bicycle Helmets

"From personal experience I can attest that it is almost impossible, in the US at least, to have an intelligent conversation about bicycle helmets..." more

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Storm Downs Trees on Sippo Valley Trail


"Due to the severe thunder storms and high wind on Tuesday, several trees are down across the path.

"I went as far ar Deermont Ave NW to Manchester Rd. (Rt 93) and turned back. I spotted 11 trees across the trail in that short stretch alone."

Submitted by Sharon Cole

Man Goes Missing near Bike Trail

Warren, OH - "...Brandon's family says police found their sons car abandoned Monday morning near the Niles Greenway bike trail off of State Street." more...

Westerville Bike Sharing Survey

Westerville, OH - "The City of Westerville has organized a steering committee to explore bike sharing in Westerville. The committee is actively seeking input from residents, the workforce and visitors on their level of knowledge and perceived use of such a program..." more

iCan Bike Cleveland Helps Disabled Kids Ride Bikes

South Euclid, OH - "...Twenty-five kids with cognitive or physical disabilities are participating in the week-long program to teach them how to ride regular bicycles without training wheels." more...

Judge Stops Mayor from Removing Bike Lane

Baltimore, MD - "...On Friday, Baltimore City circuit court judge Althea M. Handy, finding 'immediate, substantial and irreparable harm,' granted a temporary restraining order preventing the city from removing the bike lane." more...

'Freezeway' gets Funding for Frozen Trail

ND - "...The first stretch of Freezeway will probably be no longer than 600 yards, Jensen said, possibly featuring some looping sections to keep things interesting. By the winter of 2018-19, skaters may have as much as 2.8 miles of frozen trails to explore." more...

81-Year-Old Suffers Brutal Attack on Greenway


UK - "Pensioner Samuel Cooper was enjoying a walk with his dog in the Greenway at midday last Thursday when he was approached by a stranger." more...

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Sharrows Debut in Canton

Canton, OH - "The city's first bicycle road markings, known as sharrows, debuted last month." more...

Midland to Add Bike Sharing

MI - "Midland City Council votes unanimously to approve three bike sharing stations to be set up on city-owned property, making it the 2nd city in Mid Michigan to boast a bike sharing program." more...

First Citi Bike Death, Police Say


NY - "...Dan Hanegby, 36, an Israeli special forces veteran with two kids in Brooklyn Heights, was riding alongside a charter bus on 26th Street near Eighth Avenue when the two collided, police said." more...

Group of Cyclists Mowed Down by Driver


Austin, TX - "...A witness told police, as he was sitting at a traffic light, he saw a white Buick strike several bicyclists..." more

Caltrans Strands Bicyclists on Bay Bridge

CA - Cyclists get caught behind a locked gate on the new bridge bike path -- a serious safety issue." more...

Arrest Made in Bike Trail Sex Assault Case


San Antonio, TX - "An unsolved assault on a San Antonio bike trail is one step closer to being closed." more...

Vision Zero Data Suggests Progress


"...new data is emerging that gives policymakers a better picture of where Vision Zero is working. And more data tools are on the way that could help address dangerous conditions before traffic deaths or injuries occur." more...

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Little Miami Trail E-News

Read the June edition.

Brookhaven using Eminent Domain for 19-Acres of Greenway


GA - "...With their mind set on owning this property, Brookhaven is forging ahead with using eminent domain - asking a Judge to decide the fair market price the City will pay the owner when they take ownership..." more

E-Bikes Stance Softens


CO - "Owners of electric bikes who faced an uphill battle to ride on the Colorado Riverfront Trail may see a smooth road ahead." more...

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Lebanon Adding Bike Park, Trail Extension


Lebanon, OH - "...This extension is expected to provide non-motorized access to the region's trail system of more than 340 miles to Lebanon residents on the east side of the Ohio 48 bypass." more...

Brainstorming Bike Trail Expansions


Indianapolis, IN - "...The Indiana Bicycle Trails Task Force, created by House Enrolled Act 1174, will develop plans and estimate the costs of connecting Indiana's bike trails..." more

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GT MTB Recall


"About 1,240 bikes have faulty handlebars that can crack, according to the company." more...

Free Roadside Assistance for Cyclists


Hartford, CT - "...Roadside assistance for bikes isn't a new invention, but the Hartford BID appears to the be the first business district in the United States to offer it - for free, seven days a week..." more

Oregon Cyclist Tax Could Raise Price of New Bikes


"Oregon might be the first state to introduce a specific tax on new bicycles, if a massive state transportation bill is passed." more...

Teen Arrested for Robbery, attack on Greenway


Charlotte, NC - "Police are urging people on McMullen Creek Greenway to walk or run with a partner after a second crime this year was reported on the greenway." more...

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Bike Movement Beginning to Move in Cleveland


Cleveland, OH - "Only a few years ago, the path to becoming an avid cyclist in Cleveland was no easy ride. Rentals were scarce, as were bike lanes..." more

Bloomington Woman Circulates Petition to Prevent Bike Lanes


IL - "...Teresea Enyeart lives on Washington and, after knocking on 34 doors, has gathered 22 signatures of people who oppose the bike lane. She said the neighborhood is not against bikers, but they don't think Washington is a safe place for a bike lane." more...

NACTO Wants to Design Better Streets, Faster


"Is your city government taking too long to deliver safer streets? The National Association of City Transportation Officials is on the case.a" more...

Ranking Spotlights New Complete Streets Policies


"...According to a new report ranking municipalities on the accessibility of their roadways for biking and walking, more cities saw the light last year than ever before..." more

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Lake Link Trail in Flats opens Friday


Cleveland, OH - "The newest section of the Cleveland Foundation Centennial Lake Link Trail on the West Bank of the Flats is a small part of a much bigger trail network emerging in Cleveland." more...

Hamilton Trail gets Downtown Connection


Hamilton, OH - "A large new ramp now connects Hamilton's hiking/biking path along the shoreline of the Great Miami River with the city's new Marcum Park near the RiversEdge amphitheater..." more

Cleveland Bike Lane Closed

Cleveland, OH - "Late last month, social media reports and photos of the dreaded orange barrels placed in the bike lane on Detroit-Superior bridge began to emerge. They were in the eastbound bike lane, and when they popped up - the reason wasn't readily apparent..." more

'Ghost Bike' Memorial returns to Fatal Crash Site


Kalamazoo, MI - "Five "ghost bikes" have been returned to the site of last year's fatal bicycle crash in Kalamazoo to commemorate the five bicyclists who were killed." more...

Related: Survivors reflect on year after fatal bike crash in Michigan

Adventure Cycling E-News

Bike Bits Volume 19, June 7, 2017.

Mystery Creature Captured on Video near Hiking Trail


La Crescenta, CA - "The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is investigating after a man captured a mysterious, ape-like animal on video during a walk in the woods." more...

Analysis of the Biking Networks in 299 U.S. Cities


"...PeopleForBikes, has just made the first attempt to measure and compare local bike networks on a nationwide scale." more...

Can Algorithms Design Safer Intersections?


"Cities and tech firms are deploying new technology to gauge risks at dangerous intersections..." more

California's Billion-Dollar Active Transportation Plan

CA - "On the tail of a historic three-year funding ride for biking and walking projects, California upped the ante this spring by announcing a $1 billion increase to its innovative Active Transportation Program (ATP) over the next decade." more...

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What Will Replace Akron's Innerbelt?

Akron, OH - "About two-dozen people met in Kent over the weekend to brainstorm ideas for the future of Akron's Innerbelt highway." more...

Roadway Improvements Include Shared Use Paths

Columbus, OH - "...A shared-use path for pedestrians and bicycles will be added on the west side of Olentangy River Road from West North Broadway to McConnell Drive, and the new OhioHealth Boulevard and the as-yet-unnamed east-west road will include shared-use paths..." more

Cyclist Paralyzed after Trail Bollard Crash

WA - "...While riding through the Cecil Moses Memorial Park the victim struck an unmarked bollard that had been installed in the middle of the path..." more

Learn more about the trail bollard hazard.

Tracking Chips for Bikes


"Many years ago - back in my stolenbicycleregistry.com days - I wrote an article about the possibility of using RFID to track bikes." more...

Bike Parking & the Bottom Line


"5 reasons why retail business can no longer afford to ignore bicyclists." more...

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Ohio Launches 'Your Move' Campaign

Columbus, OH - "...Fatal and serious accidents in Ohio involving bicyclists and pedestrians hit their highest levels in a decade last year..." more

Key Bank Bike Giveaway

Cleveland, OH - "What began as a competitive team-building exercise for 145 summer interns at KeyBank ended Friday with a lesson in giving back to the community." more...

DOT adds 'Dutch Reach' to Driver's Manual

MA - "...The department announced Tuesday that the Registry of Motor Vehicles has added the 'Dutch Reach' safety procedure to its latest driver's manual, in an effort to reduce the number of 'dooring' incidents involving cyclists. more...

Bike Lane Bikelash in Baltimore


MD - "Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has given in to bikelash, downgrading a new protected bike lane while the city was in the process of installing it..." more

Police Report on Cyclist Fatality


NC - "Wilmington police have released the accident report that details the deadly collision between a tanker truck and a bicyclist on South 17th Street last month." more...

Cyclists Claim Security Barriers are Unsafe


UK - "Cyclists have complained that new security barriers on London's bridges make roads less safe for them, just hours after they were installed to protect pedestrians from terror attacks." more...

Survey Reveals Driver Ignorance

UK - "A new survey by eBikes Direct has revealed how ignorant British drivers are about the rights of cyclists despite daily contact." more...

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Upcoming Blacklick Trail Closing June 12

Columbus, OH - From Franklin MetroParks: Trail to be rerouted to traffic across Winchester Pike-Shannon Road. Area to be closed ~40 days.

Ohio-to-Erie Trail Newsletter

Read the 2017 Spring edition.

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More Details on 5 Cyclists that were Struck


Cleveland, OH - "...Dungy was arrested on scene for aggravated vehicular assault and suspected OVI, according to a police spokesperson." more...

Ann Arbor's $55M Trail Plan


MI - "Ann Arbor's plan for a new greenway trail for pedestrians and cyclists is taking shape, and there's now a preferred route showing how the path would wind through the city..." more

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5 Cyclists Struck, 3 in Critical Condition


Cleveland, OH - "Cleveland Police say that early Saturday morning, five cyclists were struck by a car, and one of the victims was struck again by a hit-skip driver before police had a chance to respond." more...

Akron Innerbelt Design Charrette


Akron, OH - "Craig Thompson Architecture is putting out a call to artists, developers, architects and other creative types interested in brainstorming new designs for Akron's Innerbelt." more...

Lakefront Parks are Flourishing


Cleveland, OH - "...Clough's vision for the shaping of Cleveland's lakefront is anchored by an audacious proposal to create hundreds of acres of park and green space on land now bisected by the Shoreway." more...

Improving Dangerous Bike Route for Kids


Grand Traverse County, MI - "...Three Mile is a highway and it is one of our main corridors. Even if the shoulder was widened it still would not be safe for kids getting to and from school..." more

Cycling Community Tracks Down Stolen Bikes

Safety Fencing installed on Bike Trail: Memorial Planned


CAN - "Geoffrey Bercarich has been making 'ghost bikes' for fallen cyclists for more than a decade, but he's never made one this small. more...

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Northside Waits for Bike Lane Approval


Cincinnati, OH - "Northside residents are waiting for City Council to approve bike lanes along Spring Grove Avenue, but time is running out." more...

Summit and Portage Lay Out $5.5B in Transpo Projects

NE OH - "...recommending more than $5 .5 billion be spent on highway infrastructure. The plan also recommends more than $2 billion in public transportation benefits and $33 million for bike and pedestrian transportation." more...

Wayne County Rails-to-Trails Newsletter

Wayne County, OH - Read the June edition.

Dirty River Bicycle Works

Akron, OH - " Dirty River Bicycle Works, a new specialty bicycle shop, is opening in Akron's North Side Arts District." more...

Do-It-Yourself Approach to Taming Extra-Wide Streets


Houston, TX - "Impatient at the slow rate of change on Houston's streets, advocates and urban designers took it upon themselves to tame some of their city's wide roads - and are promising to come back for a second round soon." more...

Neighbors Don't like Raleigh's Greenway Plan


Raleigh, NC - "The city plans to build a walking and biking path to connect downtown Raleigh to Dix Park, but some neighbors say the route doesn't make sense and could be dangerous..." more

Doppelt Fund Helps 6 Trails

"Today, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) announced the recipients of the 2017 Doppelt Family Trail Development Fund grant program, awarding more than $100,000 to enhance or complete multiuse trail projects in six communities across the United States." more...

Medical Cost from Crashes Soaring


"...The medical cost of dealing with squished cyclists is increasing dramatically..." more

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Temporary Closure Along Little Miami Trail


Yellow Springs, OH - "The Little Miami Scenic Trail in the area of Xenia Avenue will be closed for a short period Thursday, June 1 for brush removal..." more

Pedestrian Beacons Catching On

Worthington, OH - "Nearly two months after the hybrid pedestrian beacons on High Street were activated, downtown Worthington visitors still are adjusting to them." more...

Miami Valley Trails Newsletter

SW OH - Read the 2017 Spring Issue.

Greenway Stabbing Victim had just Moved to the Area


Knoxville, TN - "...Within the first six hours in his new city, he was stabbed to death." more...

Bike Share Boom a Cautionary Tale


China - "Cyclists flood the streets of a country once known as the Kingdom of Bikes - but often ignore traffic rules and abandon their rides all over the city. Now, national policy is stepping in to curb the chaos." more...

Study Tests a Bike Network's Effects on Safety and Ridership


"Which is more important to making a city great for biking: the number of high-quality bikeways, or whether they're connected to each other?" more...

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Fall Kills Kentucky Man at Blackhand Gorge


Newark, OH - "...Bartley climbed a tree on top of the trestle and then slipped and fell out of the tree and off the edge of the trail..." more

Towpath Times Newsletter

NE OH - Read the latest edition.

Are Bikes Lanes Bad for Business?


"To bike lane or not to bike lane?" more...

Bike Paths: Why Cities should focus on Quality


Vancouver - "He's the point man for transport planning in Vancouver, which wants two-thirds of all trips by 2040 to be made on foot, bikes or transit, with cycling taking centre stage..." more

Copenhagen Cyclists get Traffic Info Screens

"Cyclists in Copenhagen will now be able to pick up information about two-wheeled traffic jams en route through the Danish capital." more...

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Towpath Closures in Summit County


From summitmetroparks.org, "The Towpath Trail is closed between Beech Street and Route 59 due to storm damage." And "The Towpath Trail is closed north and south of the Clinton Trailhead due to flooding."

Has Norfolk's Bike Lane Loop Defied Critics?

Norforlk, VA - "...Some commuters cried foul when bike lanes replaced a lane of traffic on Llewellyn Avenue..." more

Body found near Trolley Track Trail

Kansas City, MO - "...The recent killings on another trail -- the Indian Creek Trail -- where the latest death occurred about three miles away from this location, has some wondering if this incident is related." more...

Toronto's Big Cycling Challenge


CAN - "City has 10-year plan to build cycling network, but advocates calling for more lanes sooner." more...

Radical New Vision for Transport in U.S.

"The 2017 Strong Towns Summit was almost two months ago, but we're still feeling energized and excited by all the ideas that were discussed in Tulsa..." more...

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From Starkparks, "The trail will be closed just north of Wooster St. in Navarre until further notice for a construction project next to the trail. We are working with the contractor and Village of Navarre to have the trail open on weekends during the summer season. Varying trail conditions should be expected until after the trail reopens. Please use caution and be aware of construction equipment in the area. More permanent repairs after recent flooding will be in progress as weather permits."

Loveland Fire Damages Historic District


Loveland, OH - "...A massive fire gutted the upper floors of three buildings on West Loveland Avenue, near the Little Miami Scenic Trail. Everyone escaped unharmed." more...

Driver Sought after Bike Trail Hit-and-Run


FL - "...Manny Vargas, 38, of Lake Worth was walking southbound along the bike trail in the 3400 block of S. Militrary Trail when a vehicle entered the bike trail and struck him, pushing him approximately 75 feet, officials said." more...

Lakefront Construction in Full Swing


Chicago, IL - "...Segments of the 18-mile multi-use path are being ripped up and repaved to separate cyclists from everyone else - and a $60 million project to build a 'flyover' over the congested downtown area near Navy Pier remains in progress." more...

Better Safety Needed on Bike Trails


CAN - "The heart-breaking death of a 5-year-old boy last week has underscored the urgent need to improve the safety of the Martin Goodman Trail - and others like it - throughout the city." more...

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Bike Route Links 15 Counties


IN - "A 360-mile cycling route connecting 15 counties from the northern tip of Indian to the southern end has officially launched during National Bike Month this May." more...

Shreveport Opens First Bike Lane

LA - "Around three dozen cyclists gathered on the Creswell Street side of Columbia Park as the black tarp was pulled off of the new bike [lane] designation sign." more...

Bike Rental Competition in Singapore

"In less than half a year since bike-sharing made its debut in Singapore, some bike-rental kiosks and companies have taken a hit due to [the immense competition], with one reporting a drop in revenue of around 20 to 30 per cent." more...

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Are Downtown Dwellers Ready to Leave Cars Behind?

Akron, OH - "...Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan has said he wants to increase downtown residency from about 3,600 people to at least 10,000." more...

Attempting to Gauge the Impact of "Near-Miss" Incidents

Houston, TX - "...More than two-thirds were near-misses between cyclists and car drivers, while about one in three were between pedestrians and drivers." more...

Proposed Bike Route would Span 6 Counties


IA - "...The Frontier Iowa Trails Network is working on the designation of the Lewis and Clark Today Route, which will span from Woodbury County in the north, southward to Fremont County. more...

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Red Bike to Surpass 250,000 Rides this Month

Cincinnati, OH - "...Red Bike started putting bike stations in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky in September 2014. Today they have 59 stations and 442 bikes..." more

Cincy Launches New Bike Rack Web App

Cincinnati, OH - "The City of Cincinnati has launched a new web app that allows residents and visitors to help the City update its bicycle rack inventory..." more

"We Will Pull You Over for Texting"


Toledo, OH - "...Now, Toledo Police and other law enforcement agencies say they will pull you over for it, based on an Ohio law that is separate from statute 4511.204..." more

PENNDOT Abolishes the Bikeway Occupancy Permit


PA - "...The BOP, which had been law up until now, required a municipality that wanted a new bike lane to maintain any bikeway in PENNDOT's right of way." more...

Louisville Bike Share Launches


KY - "...A network of nearly 30 LouVelo bicycle sharing stations are now operational and placed strategically throughout downtown Louisville, NuLu, Old Louisville and Butchertown, to make your riding dreams come true." more...

Vision Zero and Traffic Safety

NYC - "...In NYC, Vision Zero consists of reengineering intersections and streets..." more

Toronto to Study Safety Measures after Child's Death


CAN - "The city of Toronto will look into safety measures for the Martin Goodman trail following the tragic death of 5-year-old boy who fell into traffic from a bike trail next to Lake Shore Blvd. W., Wednesday night." more...

Launch Lessons


"For small businesses cropping up and cashing in on bicycle tourism, it's not always easy..." more

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Roanoke Launches Bike Share


VA - "While the rain Wednesday morning did not make for nice biking weather, it didn't deter some from hopping on one of Roanoke's new bikes for a spin around downtown." more...

Brother says Streetcar Tracks to Blame for Sister's Death


Seattle, WA - "The brother of a bicyclist killed a year ago has filed claims against the city of Seattle and Sound Transit, saying the First Hill Streetcar trolley tracks were to blame for the crash." more...

Legalizing MTB Riding at Whiskeytown Recreation Area


CA - "For decades mountain biking and mountain bike racing have gone at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area - all of it illegally." more...

200 Attend Ride Honoring Trail Homicide Victim


Kansas City, MO - "...He was murdered last week while walking his dog on the Indian Creek Trail. Officials say his killing has similarities to other homicides on the same trail." more...

White House Budget Sets Troublesome Tone for Trails


"...the budget does outline principles that will guide the administration's philosophy toward infrastructure and serve as warning shots." more...

The Way we Talk about Traffic Deaths is All Wrong

"...driving is so pervasive in our culture that when a tragedy occurs on our streets, we as a society are often quick to protect the drivers, rather than the most vulnerable." more...

How can Doctors Prescribe Cycling when Roads are Unsafe?

"...As a specialist in critical care, I look after trauma patients all the time. I have seen pedestrians folded in half by snowploughs, cyclists with crushed chests, and all manner of injuries caused when soft, squishy humans meet momentous objects unexpectedly." more...

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Cyclist Assaulted on Warren Trail


Warren, OH - "...Robert Burson III of Warren said he was riding the Garrett Wonders Bike Trail, part of the Great Ohio Lake-to-River Greenway, when someone came at him with a baseball bat..." more

Bike Advocates Discuss Fatal Hit-n-Run

Cincinnati, OH - See the video.

Euclid's Waterfront Improvement Plan


Euclid, OH - "With Lake Erie right in Euclid's 'back yard,' the city is ready to move forward in its shoreline restoration project." more...

Seattle's Protected Bike Lanes Increase Commute Rates


WA - "There's no question about it: comfortable, safe bicycle infrastructure plays a significant role in encouraging people to ride..." more

Patrols Increase on Murfreesboro Greenway

TN - "Police are on the hunt for a man who allegedly exposed himself to a woman on a greenway walking trail in Murfreesboro." more...

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Heroin Using Driver Kills Bicyclist


Anderson Twp., OH - "A 61-year-old bicyclist was killed Monday by a driver who admitted to using heroin before getting behind the wheel..." more

NOACA Pedestrian and Cyclist Study

NE OH - "Volunteers spent three days last week counting pedestrians and cyclists in Northeast Ohio as part of region-wide study." more...

Pop-Up Comics Push for Better Bike Lanes


Boston, MA - "Boston's latest do-it-yourself bike lane intervention might seem a bit sketchy - because it uses comics to prod City Hall for needed safety improvements." more...

Body Found on Greenway Identified

Longmont, CO - "A 42-year-old Longmont man was found dead on the St. Vrain Greenway on Sunday..." more

Why More People Didn't Get Hurt in Times Square

NYC - "Twenty-two people were injured and one person was killed when a driver raced through a busy sidewalk in Times Square on Thursday..." more

Nicky Hayden Dies after being Struck by Car in Italy


"American motorcycle racer Nicky Hayden has died, five days after he was hit by a car while training on his bicycle, an Italian hospital said Monday. Hayden was 35." more...

Is Montreal Still North America's Cycling Capital?


"As bikes boom in Canada's second largest city, advocates warn the city might not be taking safety seriously enough." more...

Cities Misinterpreting the Safety of Streets


"Crash data on reported collisions may not be telling the whole story about whether our streets are safe for bicyclists and pedestrians." more...

Connecting Cities' Scattered Bikeways


"When the low-hanging fruit has all been eaten, there's only one thing to do: climb higher." more...

What Happens to Drivers Who Kill Cyclists?

"We researched fatal crashes in seven cities to find out..." more

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Barlow Rd Improvements Includes Trail

Hudson, OH - " Improvements to Barlow Road will continue through the next two years with the addition of a trail from the Metro Parks Bike and Hike trail on the west side of Terex Road to state Route 91." more...

Contractor Clears all Trees along Stretch of Trail

Muncie, IN - "A lawsuit might follow the clearing of trees and bushes from along hundreds of yards of the Cardinal Greenway trail north of Muncie." more...

Mayfield Bikeway Funding OK'd


KY - "...Watson announced construction of the Mayfield Bikeway on Friday morning during a news conference at Mayfield City Hall..." more

Mapping America's Bike Commuters

"In honor of Bike to Work Day, we dug into where the largest share of these intrepid workers get to their jobs on two wheels." more...

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New Hiking Trails Open in Hocking Hills

Logan, OH - "Hocking Hills State Park now features two new hiking trails that officials expect will increase the popularity of a recreation haven that already attracts more than 1 million visitors each year." more...

4 Murders Along Indian Trail in 9 Months

Kansas City, MO - "...Police say while there is no physical evidence tying the four cases together, all four victims white men and three of them were walking their dogs either on the trail or close to the trail..." more

St. Paul-to-Canada Route Added to U.S. Biking Network


MN - "An existing set of roadways and bike paths between St. Paul and Grand Portage State Park has been designated U.S. Bike Route 41." more...

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Alum Creek - Sharon Woods Connector Trail

Westerville, OH - "Construction [is underway] of approximately 4,000 linear feet of asphalt pathway along Cooper Rd and Copeland Mill Rd to provide a paved trail connecting the existing multi use trail along Alum Creek to Sharon Woods Metropark." more...

Riverfront Bike Trail Considered in Stubenville


Steubenville, OH - "Steubenville and Jefferson County officials are making more moves this week for a shared-use trail and bike path to the Steubenville Marina." more...

Central Ohio Greenways Launches New Website

Columbus, OH - "Central Ohio Greenways (COG) is connecting the Central Ohio region with over 180 miles of trails for everyone to explore parks, neighborhoods, rivers, and the vibrant, diverse culture of one of the nation's greatest places to live, work, and play." more...

Pedicab Service Opens in Dayton

Dayton, OH - "First Through Fifth will be providing free pedicab service - with tips encouraged - throughout downtown Dayton starting May 19..." more

30-Mile Trail Project Nears Completion


MI - "Ottawa County Parks & Recreation Commission hopes to complete $41-million plan linking Grand Haven to Grand Rapids in five years." more...

Plan for MTB Trail Ditched after Nasty Year-Long Battle


Elizabeth, NJ - "A deeply divided Union County Freeholder Board on Thursday narrowly voted to drop a proposal for creating a mountain bike trail in the Watchung Reservation." more...

'Data Bike' Helps Maintain Iowa Trails


IA - "...It's part of the Des Moines Metropolitan Planning Organization's effort to measure the health of recreational trails and arm the agencies that maintain them with valuable data to aid budgeting decisions and respond more quickly to damage." more...

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Cars Using Section of Camp Chase Trail

Columbus, OH - "...She was riding with Rob Luikart on the Camp Chase Trail in Columbus when a car illegally came driving down the path..." more

Man Knocked Unconscious, Bike Stolen

Portland, OR - "While riding on the Springwater Corridor path early Wednesday morning, someone knocked Portland resident Vincent Rodarte off his bike. The impact caused him to lose consciousness. When he woke up, his custom-built mountain bike was gone." more...

Driver gets 42-Month Sentence for Killing Cyclist

Portland, OR - "...Schrantz's driving record is littered with at least 40 tickets for driving uninsured and without a license (he was also convicted for hit-and-run in 2015)..." more

Body Found on Bike Trail along Indian Creek

Kansas City, MO - "Police are now calling the death of a man whose body was found Thursday along a bike trail right off of Indian Creek in south Kansas City a homicide." more...

The victim has been identified.

Thief tries to Steal Bike Off Back of Moving Car


UK - "This is the moment a brazen thief tries to steal a £2,500 bike off the bike rack of a moving car in the middle of London, thankfully not succeeding." more...

Global Street Design Guide Now Available


"As s of this week, the Global Street Design Guide, a handbook for cities around the world to design safe, sustainable streets, is available to the public as for free online." more...

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Stow Considers Walkable Downtown

Stow, OH - "Stow City Council has unanimously voted to fund a study on whether to create a walkable downtown retail district." more...

New MTB Trail Caters to all Riders

Whitehouse, OH - "A new attraction at Oak Openings is appealing to both extreme sport enthusiasts and cycling novices alike..." more

Towpath Times E-News

NE OH - Read the latest edition.

Cyclist Shot During Ride


New Orleans, LA - "Video captured the moment a man was shot in the back while biking with a group in New Orleans..." more

San Fran Tries to Ban Delivery Bots


CA - "A little more than a month after a startup announced it was unleashing robots to deliver food to San Franciscans, a city lawmaker wants them curbed." more...

Adventure Cycling Bike Bits - May 17

Read the latest edition.

'Rideables' Could be Future of Urban Mobility


UK - "...'Rideables,' as they are known, are not intended to supersede bicycles, but to democratise access to the cycle lanes..." more

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Hoover Trail Construction

North Canton, OH - "A project to extend the Hoover Hike and Bike Trail in North Canton will close busy Route 43 for about a month starting May 31st." more...

Residents Upset after Building Expansion Encroaches on Trail


MD - "Community members said the car dealership's proposal isn't enough to compensate for structure's encroachment on the trail easement." more...

Guerrilla Toilet Plunger Bike Lanes Are Officially a Trend


"Another illegal bike lane crafted out of plumbing tools hit streets recently, in Providence, RI - and the mayor is cool with it." more...

Family of Deceased Cyclist get $4.5M Settlement


Los Angeles, CA - "After Edgardo Gabat was killed during a road ride in LA three years ago, his family sued the city for neglect in maintaining its streets." more...

Storm Drainage Can Be a Transportation Twofer


"...on-street storm drainage can be a great deal for taxpayers and safe streets alike." more...

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Arial Tour of Proposed Dayton 'High Line' Trail

Dayton, OH - "...Although it's still in the conceptual stage, the City of Dayton has taken the first steps to acquire 6.5 miles of railway that could eventually become 'high-line' bicycle trail and parks on the elevated railway." more...

AAA for Bike Breakdowns in Cincy

Cincinnati, OH - "The Greater Cincinnati chapter of the American Automobile Association will now pick up stranded bicyclists under a new initiative by the organization, whose focus has traditionally been on problems people have with their cars." more...

Road Raging Driver Brought to Justice

"The road-raging driver had just endangered the life of the cyclist and his toddler, and now he was spoiling for a fight..." more

New Law Fails to Prevent Cyclists Deaths

Orange County, CA - "...A review of Orange County Coroner records and published reports found that despite new laws, thousands of dollars spent improving safety and more 'share the road' signs, we averaged a bicycle death by vehicle every month." more...

Chicago Virtually Stops Ticketing Distracted Drivers

IL - "If you text and drive in Chicago, worry about crashing. But don't worry too much about getting ticketed. The Chicago police appear to have all but given up enforcing a city ordinance against distracted driving." more...

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Cincy Cycling Community Growing


Cincinnati, OH - "Recent surveys list Cincinnati as one of the fastest growing bicycling cities in the country." more...

New Bike Park Set to Open


Louisville, KY - "...The bike park will be in the Turkey Run Park section of the vast four-park, recreation corridor along Floyds Fork in far eastern Jefferson County..." more

Fairbikes Bike Share adds Stations, Doubles its Fleet


Fairbanks, AK - "...Anyone with a smartphone app can check availability, rent and unlock bikes at stations throughout town..." more

Can Seattle Deliver on Promises Made to Cycling Community?


WA - "When voters passed the levy to 'Move Seattle' in 2015, big promises were made on what it would buy for cyclists..." more

China's Bike Share App Floods Sidewalks with Bikes

CHN - "China's renewed love affair with the bicycle is proving a boon for mobile bike-sharing apps but is causing headaches by congesting city sidewalks." more...

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Cincy Bike Commuting Survey

Cincinnati, OH - "Supporters of the Wasson Way bike trail project have voted to extend the proposed bike trail an additional 1.1 miles so that it reaches Avondale..." more

Commission Turns Down Preferred Rail Trail Route


CA - "A divided California Coastal Commission voted to reject Encinitas' preferred route for a segment of the Coastal Rail Trail that will run through Cardiff-by-the-Sea, leaving elected officials and residents who attended the hearing stunned." more...

Lafitte Greenway Growing in Fits & Starts


New Orleans, LA - "...New Orleans Deputy Mayor Jeff Hebert acknowledges that the 2.6-mile trail is still pretty much an ongoing construction site, even though it officially opened 18 months ago and is used by an average of 750 people daily." more...

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Little Miami Trail Section Repaved

Loveland, OH - "...An 8-mile section of trail from Camp Denison to Loveland was recently repaved, thanks to a $750,000 grant from the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The work included drainage improvement and widening of the trail through downtown Loveland." more...

Dayton to Eliminate 'Scary' Gap in Bike Trail


Dayton, OH - "Getting from downtown to the University of Dayton campus on a bicycle can be tricky..." more

$2.1M Bike Trail Project in MI


Muskegon, MI - "A $2.1 million project to connect non-motorized trails around West Michigan is in full swing with better weather conditions and is scheduled to be completed by spring of 2018." more...

Take a Virtual Ride on a Contra-Flow Greenway


Chicago, IL - "...The new $65,000 bikeway, which is largely completed, runs on Glenwood from Brywn Mawr to Carmen in the Edgewater neighborhood, providing a safe north-south alternative to busy Clark and Broadway..." more

DIY Plungers Keep Cars From Clogging Bike Lane


RI - "...advocates in Providence have taken a page from Wichita, Kansas, by installing plungers to unclog a bike lane - leading city officials to come up with a permanent fix." more...

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County, Villages Agree on NCIT Extension Effort

Elmore, OH - "Ottawa County, Elmore and Genoa each entered into agreement Thursday as they continue to move forward on efforts to extend bike paths between the two villages, connecting the North Coast Inland Trail from Lucas to Sandusky County." more...

Bike Safety Program in Marietta


Marietta, OH - "May is Ohio Bike Helmet Safety Month and the City of Marietta Health Department is partnering with the state to educate children and their parents about the importance of riding safely." more...

Trail Office Vandalized

West Newton, PA - "Glass in a window and door were broken and a bicycle intended as a raffle prize was damaged late Tuesday or early Wednesday..." more

NYC Seeks the 'Holy Grail' of Street Design

NYC - "Why do some intersections have such high pedestrian injury rates? It's not all about the number of cars." more...

Bikes Share for People with Disabilities

"...Next month, Portland plans to start offering speciality bicycles branded to match the rest of its Biketown bike-share system..." more

Physically Separated Bike lanes are Crucial for Safety


"...The two researchers had already shown that more bike lanes mean more cyclists and that bikes keep you skinny, but now demonstrate that cycle tracks keep you alive..." more

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Dayton has 180-Days to Make 'High Line' Deal

Dayton, OH - "A federal board has given the city of Dayton 180 days to try to negotiate a deal to purchase or lease 6.5 miles of rail track it wants to convert into a 'high line' trail overlooking the urban center." more...

Bike-Friendly Communities Announced


"Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized 37 communities with Bicycle Friendly Community awards out of 50 applicants. This round saw six communities move up from an Honorable Mention to Bronze, nine communities receive a Bronze award on their first application, and 22 communities renewing as BFCs, including five that moved from a Bronze to a Silver award." more...

Driver Jailed for Ramming Cyclist


UK - "Justine Henshaw-Bryan, 25, used 'car as a weapon' after Damien Doughty confronted her about using phone while driving." more...

The Prioritization of Order over Safety

NYC - "...Watching police officers respond to the deaths of people on bikes by ticketing people on bikes is frustrating beyond belief, but it's nothing new..." more

3 Revolutions of Transport Coming


"...The three revolutions happening all at once are the move to electric vehicles, automation, and sharing." more...

Bike-Friendly Streets Even Better for People Who Don't Ride


"From London to San Francisco to Toronto, bike lanes are fought every inch of the way by drivers and the politicians voted into power by drivers..." more

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Here's How We've Been Using UH Bikes

Cleveland, OH - "Alex Baca knows one thing about Clevelanders. When it gets nice, they go outside..." more

Bike Month Discount at Akron Zoo


Akron, OH - " The Akron Zoo will be celebrating National Bike Month in May with 50 percent off admission for anyone who rides their bicycle to the zoo from May 15-31 and uses the zoo's new bike shelter that opened late last year." more...

2 New Hiking Trails Open in Hocking Hills State Park

Logan, OH - "...Folks traveling to Hocking Hills State Park can now hike on a revitalized trail to the second-largest cave in Ohio, along with witnessing spectacular views." more...

Students on Bikes Jam Rt. 513


NJ - "Nearly two dozen Voorhees High School students caused an early morning traffic jam on Route 513 on Friday, April 28, and will now have to face the consequences with detention and court appearances, according to police." more...

Man Posts Sign Telling Drivers Not to Stop for Bikes/Peds

VA - "A Northern Virginia man is sparking outrage among many cyclists and pedestrians after he set out homemade road signs telling drivers not to stop for them." more...

Suspected Greenway Killer 'Had a Thirst to Kill'

Knoxville, TN - "Opening statements were given Monday in the murder trial of 26-year-old Timothy Dwayne Ison, who is accused of fatally stabbing a woman on the Third Creek Greenway in 2015." more...

Denver's Commuting Corridors no Longer just for Cars


CO - "Transportation planners say changes could increase capacity by making transit, biking more attractive." more...

Froome Victim of Hit-and-Run


France - "The three-time Tour de France champion is luckily okay after being hit by an aggressive motorist while riding - but his bike, not so much." more...

4 Ways Slower Driving Creates Better Cities


"Traffic crashes kill 1.25 million people every year and cause permanent disability to millions more. No matter the location, speed is frequently a factor." more...

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MTB Trail Construction Continues


Cannonsburg, KY - "...The bike trail is part of the group's overall goal for Cannonsburg to be an official Kentucky Trail Town..." more

Chester County Commissioners Endorse Circuit Trails


PA - "...Chester County is the first of the nine counties in the region to formally endorse the initiative, spearheaded by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. This action helps to support the Coalition's short term goal of 500 miles of trails by 2025." more...

The Case for Bikes Inevitable Triumph over Cars

"That's the conclusion of Horace Dediu, a prominent analyst of disruptive technologies, who has spent the past three and a half years researching the future of transportation." more...

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Towpath Section Closure May 9 & 10

CVNP, OH - From the CVNP, "...The Towpath Trail south of Highland/Vaughn Road will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, May 9 & 10 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. No detour will be posted. We apologize for any inconvenience, but this allows us to repair flood damage, the result of all this rain."

New MTB Trail at Oak Openings Metropark


Swanton, OH - "... a new single-track trail in Oak Openings Preserve, north of the Wabash Cannonball Trail near Swanton, officially opens to the public." more...

Area Trails Reopening after Wildfires


NC - "It's been six months since a wildfire ripped through thousands of acres of South Mountains State Park." more...

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ExploreAFoot Offers Local Bike or Hike Adventures


Akron, OH - "...One of two Akron winners in Knight's 2016 Cities Challenge, ExploreAFoot was awarded $70,000 to create a program that helps people more easily explore the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and surrounding parks." more...

Candidate Makes No Apologies For Confrontation With Bicyclist

Pittsburgh, PA - "A confrontation between a Pittsburgh City Councilwoman, who is also a mayoral candidate, and a bicyclist over the city's controversial bike lanes was caught on video." more...

Should NYC Have a Bicycle Mayor?

E-Bikes in Portland


OR - "E-bikes are everywhere in Portland..." more

Cyclist Struck from Behind, Sued by Driver

"...Nakatsuka contacted the driver's insurance company about her medical bills - she'd suffered a concussion, severe bruising, and permanent damage to her glutes - she discovered the LAPD had never filed a report..." more

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Ohio Celebrates a Safer National Bike Month

Columbus, OH - "Ohio Bicycle Federation (OBF) is celebrating a very special National Bike Month. After spearheading a seven-year effort, the only statewide advocacy organization representing bicyclists since 1980 finally welcomes a law requiring Ohio motorists to give bicyclists at least three feet..." more

UH Bikes Expanding in Cleveland


Cleveland, OH - "Cuyahoga County residents have embraced bike sharing, and UH Bikes is expanding this summer, officials said." more...

Local Organizers Hoping Bike Month Garners New Riders


Cincinnati, OH - "...Starting last weekend, advocates, riding groups and local businesses have roughly 50 events planned across the region through early June." more...

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Newport's DIY Skate Park

KY - "How a ragtag group of sk8er boys turned a concrete pad under an interstate into a skatepark, won over Newport's mayor, and built a community in the process." more...

Adventure Cycling Bike Bits

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The RoboCop of Twin Cities Cycling

MN - "Ward Rubrecht is not your typical cyclist. Armed with two cameras, an air horn, baton and a mirrored face-shield, his cycling kit is more akin to that of an extra in a Neill Blomkamp film, than that of a daily commuter..." more

Test Riding a Stationless Bike Share Bike


Seattle, WA - "I took a ride on what could be one of Seattle's next bike share bikes and made it up one of downtown's steepest hills." more...

Truckee River Floods Bike Path


CA - "...water traveling out of Lake Tahoe and down the Truckee River has flooded parts of the bike and pedestrian trail along California Route 89." more...

Fire Burns along Santa Ana River Trail


"A fire burned two to three acres of vegetation Wednesday along the Santa Ana River bike trail in Colton. more...

100-MIle Trail Connects Croatia to Bosnia & Herzegovina


Concord, CA - "Biking enthusiasts looking to explore cities in the nations of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina can now do so on the Ciro trail." more...

Why Bike Share & Open Streets Should Partner Up


"Bike share staff and partners are always seeking new methods of drawing in diverse members, and open streets events are a big opportunity for bike share to make a splash." more...

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New Design for Wasson Way Trail Unveiled


Cincinnati, OH - "...The images show a path lined with trees, plants, grass and benches that is bifurcated in one part between a paved path for fast users and a gravel path for slower ones." more...

Dayton Lands International Trails Symposium


Dayton, OH - "...'The symposium is really what American Trails would say is a premier event for trail managers, trail governors, industry leaders, planners, designers, and enthusiasts worldwide, to come together to communicate and experience an inspirational and educational conference,' Dingle says. 'It really puts Dayton on the map, on a worldwide platform.'" more...

Google Street View Coming to Hamilton County Parks

OH - "Hikers will soon be able to preview Hamilton County park trails online. Google is planning to photograph the trails much like it does with roads with the Street View function." more...

New Restrictions Sought for Peds


Lexington, KY - "...If okayed in its current form, the ordinance would also stiffen existing penalties. For instance, those found standing on the road or on medians in specified areas could run the risk of a $100 fine if observed by police." more...

Judge Apologizes To Driver Who Fatally Struck Cyclist

NY - "A Department of Motor Vehicles judge read from an erroneous police report and apologized to a driver, who fatally struck a cyclist, during a recent hearing." more...

Cities That are Replacing Bad Infra with the Best


"In car-dependent Dallas, parking lots are ubiquitous downtown. But one lot will soon be de-paved and turned into a park..." more

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Bikepath Mystery Solved

Athens, OH - "...County officials have been puzzled for quite some time over a plaque that mysteriously appeared on [the Hockhocking Bikeway] fence a few years ago. It reads: 'Here marks the crash landing site of Don Huling. May he rest in peace.'" more...

Pittsburgh Won't Install Bike Lanes on Fort Pitt Blvd.


PA - "Pittsburgh has decided not to install bike lanes on Fort Pitt Boulevard and will take a step back while it reviews how to coordinate the connection between the Great Allegheny Passage trail and Point State Park with other Downtown transportation projects." more...

50% Increase in Bicycle 'Dooring' Crashes

IL - "...In 2015, 302 bicyclists were "doored," according to data released by the Illinois Department of Transportation..." more

Who's Tops in Bikeways?

"It's a tight race between Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver." more...

Cycling Trail in Canadian Rockies is a Brilliant Idea


CAN - "A proposed trail linking Banff and Jasper is being criticized for potential environmental damage. Never mind the thousands of cars that travel the same route each day." more...

Flo System Helps Cyclists Catch Green Lights

Introducing Bike Walk Action


"...Bike Walk Action is a new coalition of bicycling and walking advocacy organizations focused on influencing federal policy and bringing local voices to members of Congress..." more

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Protest for Peds in Milwaukee

WI - "A coalition of groups staged a demonstration Wednesday raising awareness for pedestrian safety at the intersection of 35th and Mitchell, where 62-year-old Israel Soto-Colon was killed little more than a week ago." more...

Bike Share Coming to Columbia


SC - "...The first phase of the bike share likely would put 135 bikes at 15 stations around the downtown core..." more

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How 1 Bike Share Ride Cost ~$60,000

"This Chinese commuter racked up a ridiculous fee for using a shared bike in Zhejiang." more...

A Look at Chicago's Trail Separation Project

IL - "...This afternoon I took a spin to the South Side to check out the in-progress trail separation project between 31st and 41st, which broke ground last August and is almost done..." more

How to Make Roads Safer for Cyclists

"Eleven experts weigh in with their biggest, craziest ideas - all of which are eminently doable." more...

Filtering Dirty Air Riding a Bike

"Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde imagines a smog-clearing bike as a solution to China's dual problems of road congestion and poor air quality..." more

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The Aftermath of Philly's Teen Bicycle Freeway Takeover

PA - "...Earlier this week, police said there were no injuries or arrests related to the unsanctioned bike ride. Yet on Thursday morning, state police arrested an unnamed teenager for organizing the ride and charged him with disorderly conduct." more...

Lake Monroe Trail Loop Controversy

Sanford, FL - "...Residents tell FOX35 they don't want this bike trail because it would be too close to their homes..." more

The $18M Bike Path that Won't Let Locals in


AUS - "An $18 million bike path running along river frontage in Ivanhoe, Alphington and Kew... is to be completely inaccessible by the main suburb it passes through." more...

Chad Young Succumbs to Injuries


"...Young's death comes just a week after Michele Scarponi was killed during a training ride near his home in Italy." more...

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Summer Plans for the Purple People Bridge

Newport, KY - "Exciting plans for the Purple People Bridge this summer include a fresh coat of paint, food and ice cream vendors..." more

Greenway Plan could Depend on Yonkers


NY - "...'The riverfront greenway is not a priority for them,' said Bob Bender, chair of Community Board 8's Hudson River Greenway committee..." more

Greenway Dispute goes to Federal Board for Resolution


Roanoke, VA - "...On Friday, Norfolk Southern tried to abandon those tracks so the city could take over, but the foundry sent a letter, saying those tracks are not the railroad's to give." more...

Nearly $100B Spent Annually on Bikes in U.S.

"With great spending power comes great opportunity!" more...

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Body Found on Tecumseh Trail


New Carlisle, OH - "...New Carlisle Medics were dispatched to the bike path for 'a man down, not breathing with blood coming from his head'..." more

Detroit Bike Share Launches in May


MI - "In a warehouse in Detroit's Milwaukee Junction area, hundreds of bikes are being readied for their debut." more...

Man Fined $500 for Criticizing Red Light Cameras

OR - "...'Criticizing the government's engineering isn't a crime; it's a constitutional right,' said Sam Gedge, an attorney at the Institute for Justice..." more

U.S. Bicycling & Walking 2016 Benchmarking Report

"...For the first time, users have access to critical data online in order to explore the intersections between transportation, health, economics, equity, government funding and advocacy efforts." more...

A Gamechanger for Cycling in England


UK - "The government has said it can achieve its goal of doubling cycling, and is now legally bound to do so." more...

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Bicyclist Hit by Driver on Cleveland Bridge


Cleveland, OH - "A 40-year-old man was struck by a vehicle while riding his bike on the Memorial Veterans Bridge..." more

The Potential of Irishtown Bend Park

Cleveland, OH - "...Irishtown Bend lies at a key central point amid regional trail systems now under construction or in planning, including the Towpath Trail, the Cleveland Foundation Centennial Lake Link Trail, and the proposed Red Line Greenway nearby." more...

Teens on Bikes Takeover Expressway

Philadelphia, PA - "A horde of young people disrupted traffic on a major Philadelphia highway this weekend." more...

Greenway Deal Halted for Now

Roanoke, VA - "Roanoke officials were mere hours from acquiring the last half-mile of land needed to complete the Roanoke River greenway Friday." more...

Nail-Studded Rope on Greenway Issue Resolved

ND - "...The story that was relayed was that there were kids down on the Greenway making a fort of some sort ... and in order to put up defenses against older intruders, they made themselves a defense line." more...

Human Remains Found in Oregon Trail Badger Hole

Boise, ID - "...investigators [are] trying to determine if they have discovered a double homicide or the disturbed grave of young 19th century pioneers who died going west on the nearby Oregon Trail..." more

Cyclist Tells People not to Ride the Trans Canada Trail


"With much of the trail following the shoulders of busy highways, Edmund Aunger says the trail is dangerous and should not be promoted as a tourist attraction." more...

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Nail-Studded Rope Hung over Grand Forks Trail


ND - "Grand Forks Police and Greenway managers are asking the public to be on alert after reports surfaced this weekend that a rope with nails driven through it was discovered hanging across a trail in south Grand Forks." more...

Cop Tickets Driver for Tailgating Cyclist

Bike Theft: The Unpunished Crime?

"...In Los Angeles and virtually every city in North America, bicycle theft has almost become a crime without consequence, so widespread that it is treated less as a problem and more like one of the costs of urban life..." more

Pro Rider Attacked on Training Ride


France - "Yoann Offredo was assaulted by box cutter and baseball bat wielding attackers during a training ride." more...

"Greenwave" LED Bikeway Lights

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Little Miami Trail Paving

Miamiville, OH - From Friends of the Little Miami State Park, "Repaving begins April 24, on the southern end (Camp Denison/Miamiville) section of the trail and will move north through Loveland over the next 2 weeks.

"The TRAIL WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL USERS in areas of active paving. Please look for alternate routes to avoid the rolling closures."

Holmes County Trail Construction

Holmes County, OH - "Construction work has begun on the Glenmont to Brinkhaven section of the Holmes County Trail.

Pittsburgh City Councilor in Verbal Altercation with Cyclist

Pittsburgh, PA - "Pittsburgh City Councilor Darlene Harris (D-North Side) is running for mayor, but her campaign hasn't produced many detailed plans on how she plans to improve the city. Instead, she's provided a critical, almost-laser-like focus on one issue: bike lanes." more...

Walkability a Goal for Bowling Green

KY - "...Through new greenways, sidewalks and multi-use paths, officials are working on making the city and county a place where feet are an increasingly popular mode of transportation." more...

"Science Says" 14-Year-Olds Shouldn't Cross the Street Alone


"...research from the University of Iowa that determined that children 'lack the perceptual judgment and motor skills to cross a busy road consistently without putting themselves in danger.'" more...

E-Bike Sales on the Rise in U.S.


"More people eager to get behind handlebars of motorized 2-wheelers." more...

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New Towpath Section Breaks Ground


Cleveland, OH - "...All four sections, or "stages" of the trail in Cleveland are scheduled for completion in 2020..." more

Little Miami Trail Newsletter

SW OH - Read the latest edition.

Snowmobilers Continue Rail-Trail Expansion Efforts


Montpelier, VT - "...32 miles have been completed of what is becoming the 93-mile Lamoille Valley Rail Trail across northern Vermont between Swanton and St. Johnsbury. It is open to snowmobilers, cross-country skiers, bicyclists, horseback riders, runners and others." more...

Michele Scarponi Killed During Training Ride


"Cyclist Michele Scarponi, who was declared the winner of the 2011 Giro d'Italia after Alberto Contador was stripped of his title because of doping, was killed Saturday when he was hit by a van driver..." more

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Gates Installed on Trail for 'Safety'


Van Wert, OH - "...Gorman, with the help of Van Wert Safety Service Director Jay Fleming and the City of Van Wert's Street Department, installed the barriers on Friday afternoon on both sides of the bike trail that crosses the highway." more...

[OB: Placing solid objects in the path of trail users is a known hazard. Learn more at the Federal Highway Administration Rec Trails page.

2 Fatalities as a result of bollard crashes (another form of a solid structure on a bike trail) have occurred in Richland County, OH. Learn more about the Trail Bollard Hazard.]

Groundbreaking set for Pedestrian Mall


Cuyahoga Falls, OH - "...Front Street will be converted to a curving, 25 mph pedestrian-friendly road with two-way traffic..." more

'Ball of Snakes' Photo Credit Fraud


Charlotte, NC - " The woman who claimed to have taken a photo of what appeared to be a snake mating ball while walking along a North Carolina greenway admitted she was sent the picture from a friend." more...

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Towpath Times Newsletter

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Kalamazoo Crash Study Results


"The National Transportation Safety Board's first investigation into cycling safety in decades sheds light on the crash that killed five cyclists and injured four in Michigan last June." more...

NYC 4-Boro Protected Bike Lane Ride

The Riverfront Path That Tesla Built


OR - "...This new piece of path is just the latest domino to fall in the march toward completion of the Willamette/South Waterfront Greenway path..." more

Bold Proposal for New Bike Bridge

FL - "A new exhibit at the Coral Gables Museum is now on view, providing a deeper look into 'Plan Z for Miami,' a proposal to create a snaking elevated platform that would provide pedestrians and cyclists with safer passage from Miami to nearby Virginia Key and Key Biscayne." more...

Cycling to Work May Cut Your Risk of Premature Death


"Using your bike to get to work could cut your risk of developing cancer and heart disease by almost half."" more...

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More Details on New Towpath Section


Cleveland, OH - "...an undertaking that connects 100 miles of paths from New Philadelphia to Cleveland's lakefront - is one step closer to completion with the launch of the project's stage three." more...

Empire State Trail: Where Will it Go?


NY - "Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature have agreed to spend $200 million to create a 750-mile hiking and biking trail from Buffalo to Albany and from New York City to Canada." more...

$34.9B Added to U.S. Economy due to National Park Visits


San Francisco, CA - "Today, during National Park Week, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced that 2016's record visitation of 331 million visitors at America's 417 National Park Service sites..." more

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Summit Parks Trail Safety Tips


Akron, OH - " Summit Metro Parks rangers released safety guidelines for pedestrians and bicycle riders visiting the Bike & Hike, Freedom and Towpath trails." more...

Man ID'd In Deadly Mountain Bike Crash


Murrieta, CA - "Coroner's officials say the man suffered a neck injury during a tragic fall on a local bike trail." more...

10 U.S. Cities Pushing Biking Forward


"New infrastructure, better bikesharing, and safer streets." more...

How Smartphones can Help wth Road Design

"The combination of the gyroscope, GPS and accelerometer in all smartphones turns them into really powerful sensors." more...

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Woman Finds "Ball of Snakes" Along Greenway


Charlotte, NC - "...Christine runs the same path on the Little Sugar Creek Greenway with her dog just about every day. What she saw Monday morning was so unbelievable she just had to snap a snake pic." more...

Cyclist Killed by Driver, So Cops Start Ticketing Cyclists

NYC - "...Witnesses said that she was pinned under the truck, a tire on her ribs..." more

NYPD cite cyclist error in a situation where the cyclist clearly had the right of way.

Greenway Slaying May Test Reason for Death Penalty


TN - "Knoxville's first greenway slaying may become the first statewide test case of the newest reason a killer can be put to death - randomness." more...

Trail Ridge Rd. Opened to Bikes & Peds


CO - "Rocky Mountain National Park has opened its spectacular Trail Ridge Road to cyclists and pedestrians for the next month or so." more...

Distracted Driving Study


"...Drivers use their phones during 88 out of 100 trips." more...

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Louisville Bike Share Coming

KY - "...Mayor Greg Fischer, acknowledging 'it's been a long time coming,' said Friday that the program will finally be put in operation soon after the Kentucky Derby." more...

"Dockless" Bike Shares Coming to U.S.


"...Dockless bike sharing is something that people worry about until they realize it's a benefit..." more...

Helping Danny Chew

Pittsburgh, PA - "Our brother, Pittsburgh native Danny Chew, was in a catastrophic bicycle accident on September 4, 2016. Danny suffered a T1-C7 spinal cord injury and is now paralyzed from his chest down." more...

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Website Launched for Upstate Cycling Enthusiasts


SC - "Cyclists finally have a one-stop resource to help them find mountains to climb, towns to visit and outdoor places to enjoy in the Upstate. more...

Park, Bike Trail Reopen after Pasco Fires


FL - "...The Suncoast Bike Trail from State Road 52 to State Road 54 and the trails going into Starkey Park are also open..." more

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Cave Country Trails seeks Connection to National Bike Route


KY - "A multi-county effort to connect various trails in the Barren River area is working to establish a network of pathways from Franklin to a bicycle trail that crosses the country." more...

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Flooded Trail Reopens


Niles, OH - "A 250-foot section of the Greenway Bike Path near Route 46 in Niles has reopened." more...

New Bay Village Master Plan


Bay Village, OH - "...the creation of bike paths and a town center that connects the city are just a few of the highlights from Bay Village's newly completed master plan." more...

10,000 Bike Helmets Donated to Children


OH - "Thousands of children across Ohio will receive free bicycle helmets in the coming weeks, as Bike Helmet Safety Awareness Month approaches." more...

NACTO Says No to "Rogue" Bike Shares


"...The new startups - including Bluegogo in San Francisco, Spin in Austin and the forthcoming LimeBike in the Bay Area - allow users to find and check out free-roaming bikes with a smartphone and leave them anywhere they want..." more...

Crossing a Street in FL or DE? Good Luck

"The two states hold the dubious distinction of the highest rate of pedestrian fatalities in the country, according to newly released data." more...

Blaming Traffic Violence Victims for "Drunk Walking"


"...the status quo approach to traffic safety is failing the most vulnerable people on our streets..." more

Oslo: The Journey to Car-Free


NOR - "In 2015, the newly elected city government of Oslo, Norway, announced its intention to make the downtown car-free by 2019. I immediately put it on my list of places to check out for Streetfilms. Last fall I made the trip, not knowing exactly what I'd find." more...

A Chat about London Bike Infrastructure


London, UK - "...Since Sadiq Khan has taken over, Gilligan has vocally criticised a complete stagnation of cycling infrastructure projects." more...

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Trail Network Surpasses 340 Miles

Miami Valley, OH - "A new map, produced by the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC), highlights the growing 10-county regional trail system that has officially surpassed 340 miles and is expected to continue to increase in length." more...

Driver Who Hit Cyclists Taken into Custody

Elyria, OH - "The road rage suspect accused of attempting to run over a bicyclist April 10 while driving in Elyria, has been arrested..." more

Here's a report on the assault.

Road Safety Culture Absent in U.S.

Bowling Green, OH - "...Studies show it takes 28 seconds 'to fully re-engage' with the driving environment after using a smart phone at an intersection..." more

Yay Bikes! Newsletter

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Copenhagen's Fantastic & Stupid Bicycle Bridge

Denmark - "...If you need to put warning signs on a design, it is basically a crappy design. Period." more...

'Jaywalker' Brutalized by Police


Sacramento, CA - "...Sacramento PD's statement maintained that Cain was jaywalking, but it turns out that his only offense was walking while black..." more...

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MWCD Looking to Develop Master Plan for Trails


Perrysville, OH - "...Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District officials met with area recreational trail advocates, seeking ideas on trails within the parks or connecting to other trails, parks, communities and attractions." more...

Upgraded 'Fix it Cincy!' App

Cincinnati, OH - "...Now, service requests filed using the app go directly into the City's Customer Service Request (CSR) system." more...

Man Charged with Criminal Sexual Assault for Trail Attack

Chicago, IL - "A man accused of raping a woman on the Lakefront Bike Path Sunday night, April 9, appeared in Bond Court..." more

What to Do if You are Hit by a Car


"I was injured in a hit-and-run crash last year, and unlike so many others, the driver is being brought to justice..." more

How to Host a Pop-Up Traffic Calming Demo


"At the Strong Towns Summit in Tulsa, I was lucky to lead a group of enthusiastic Strong Town supporters through a quick traffic calming demonstration..." more

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Trail Bridge Reopens


Massillon, OH - "I was on the Sippo Valley Trail early this morning (April.10) and found the bridge open again. Some work has been done (rocks placed where erosion washed away) and plywood placed so we can walk or ride across again... Stark Parks has a great turnaround time for repairs."

Submitted by Sharon Cole

Fake Speed Limits in Whitehouse

Whitehouse, OH - "...The posted 35-mph limit, however, is fake and contrary to state law, which sets a 50-mph limit for that part of Waterville Street because it's part of State Rt. 64..." more

Used Needles along Midtown Greenway Trail


Minneapolis, MN - "Used condoms, feces, and needles--those are the top three objects Rand Ratterath regularly finds along a five-and-a-half mile stretch of the Midtown Greenway trail." more...

Creative Village puts Cars Last


FL - "...The development just west of downtown would trade off 20 percent of planned traditional parking spaces for those accommodating bikes, electric vehicles and scooters..." more

More U.S. Cities Embracing Vision Zero


"Nobody knows the ins and outs of a neighborhood better than the people who live there..." more

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Sippo Valley Trail Bridge Closed

Massillon, OH - "Heavy erosion has closed the bridge between Skyland and Route 93 (Manchester Rd.). When I drove by Thursday the trail was closed to traffic."

Submitted by Sharon Cole

Volunteers Maintain Red Line Corridor

Cleveland, OH - "...Their goal is creation of the Red Line Greenway, an ambitious linear park like New York City's 1.4-mile High Line Park." more...

Biking Cincy's Bridges


Covington, KY - "If you're trying to travel between Cincinnati and Covington by bicycle, you might find your options leave something to be desired..." more

State-Wide Trail Study in Indiana


IN - "...In the initial study, feedback was collected from trail users and adjacent property owners along six trails in Indiana. The new study expands to nine trails..." more

Draft Proposal for E-Bikes Released


Durango, CO - "...City law prohibits e-bikes, bicycles with motors, but they are growing in popularity and residents have requested the city change the rules..." more

Smart Traffic Lights

"...These smart lights reduce travel time by 25 percent, braking by 30 percent and idling by more than 40 percent." more...

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Cyclists Respond to New Trail Possibility

Dayton, OH - "It's in the very preliminary stages, but the city of Dayton is looking to add another bike trail in the city that would connect with other trails in the area, as well as the city of Kettering." more...

Towpath Times E-News

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Bike Helmets Required for Riders under 15


Columbia, MO - "...In Columbia, any rider under 15 years old is required to wear a helmet while riding their bike. Failure to do so could lead to a $5 to $25 fine and the rider could even have their bike impounded." more...

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Western Reserve Greenway Receives Funding


Youngstown, OH - "...the Lake to River Greenway Bike Trail connecting Lake Erie to the Ohio River will be completed in Mahoning and Trumbull counties..." more...

Building Restoration to Include New Bike Shop

Middletown, OH - "...The Montgomerys are proposing to redevelop the three-story building into a retail bicycle shop on the ground level to be called Spoken Bicycles LLC..." more

City Engineers Using Bikes to Survey Roads

Columbus, OH - "...What these engineers can detect from the seat of a bike is far more advantageous than anything they learn behind a desk or traveling by in a car." more...

Bike Boxes Coming to Ohio

OH - "What is a Bicycle Box?" more...

Body Found Along Bike Trail


Kalamazoo, MI - "A 44-year-old Kalamazoo man was found dead Friday morning along the Kalamazoo Valley River Trail bike path, according to Kalamazoo Public Safety officers." more...

Residents Want E-Bikes on Public Trails


Boise, ID - "...the laws governing where these bikes can operate in Idaho are hazy, and legislative efforts to clarify them failed to move forward this year..." more

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Bike Trail Flooded in Trumbull County


Niles, OH - "... the trail is closed between State Route 46 and Rupple Road, just north of Salt Springs Road. The whole trail is under water there." more...

Dayton Could get its Own 'High Line'


Dayton, OH - "The city of Dayton would like to transform an unused, elevated rail line that begins downtown and runs southeast into a bike trail..." more

Couple gets $4,600 in Fines During Bike Ride


NYC- "Cyclists claim they ran two red lights at most, but were ticketed for four." more...

Greenway within 5 Years of Filling Gaps


Roanoke, VA - "Within five years, the Roanoke Valley could have an uninterrupted greenway from just west of Salem to Explore Park - a distance of more than 25 miles." more...

Walkability Starts When Street Harassment Ends


"...Even now, street harassment is justified or explained away as harmless banter or 'compliments'..." more...

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Cbus to Build $2M Bike & Ped Bridge


Columbus, OH - "The project, estimated to cost up to $2 million, would create a new pedestrian and bicycle bridge spanning across the Olentangy River to the western edge of West Nationwide Boulevard." more...

$84M for California Trails

CA - "The California Transportation Commission (CTC) recently announced the results of California's Active Transportation Program (ATP) Cycle 3 funding awards - and it's good news for trails in the amount of $84.1 million." more...

Bike Bits Vol. 19


Read the latest edition of Bike Bits from Adventure Cycling.

Bicycle Friendly Business Program

"Today, the League of American Bicyclists welcomes 59 new and renewing businesses to its Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) program. There are now over 1,300 BFBs in 49 states and the District of Columbia." more...

Steve Tilford Dies in Car Crash


"Still competing at 57, the four-time US cyclocross national champion had also won multiple masters world championships." more...

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NCIT Construction Continues


Huron County, OH - "An ODOT project is currently underway that will connect Wakeman and Kipton with a new section of the North Coast Inland Trail.

"The new paved bikeway will be built within US 20 right of way from the Lorain County line to the edge of Wakeman, where it will enter Red Cap Park and end at State Route 60.

"Further details about this project and other trail developments can be found in the latest Firelands Rails to Trails newsletter." (See detailed maps of the Huron County NCIT.)

Submitted by Joshua Wyrick

CoGo Station Expansion

Columbus, OH - "The city of Bexley continues to explore the possibility of installing bike-rental stations as part of a joint effort with Columbus, Grandview Heights and Upper Arlington." more...

CVNP Lowering Speed Limits for Safety

CVNP, OH - "...The 20 mph reduction is an effort to make it safer for bicyclists, horseback riders and pedestrians who share the curvy and hilly roads with cars..." more

Greenway Policing Plan


Charlotte, NC - "...Police Chief Kerr Putney wants to create a new division solely dedicated to transportation, with officers responsible for greenways, light rail and the airport." more...

Greenway Assault Investigation Closed


Yakima, WA - "Yakima police have closed an investigation saying they have been unable to verify a woman's Facebook posting that she'd been assaulted during an attempted rape on the Yakima Greenway last month." more...

Why Shared Bike & Walking Path Could Ruin Beach


AUS - "A coastal ecology expert says vegetation would be lost and the Tennyson Dunes system left more vulnerable to being washed away in a storm, if a concrete bike and walking path goes ahead." more...

1 in 4 Drivers Using Phone Before Crashing

"...The company's research also found that significant phone distraction occurred on nearly one-third of trips..." more

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Broadview Heights Area Trail Plans

Broadview Heights, OH - "...The Campus Loop Trail project - along with Cleveland Metroparks' $4.2 million plan to build 10-foot-wide paved all-purpose trails along the east-to-west Valley Parkway, just south of the City Hall campus - would expand and enhance the trail network in the Ohio 82 area." more...

Portage Park District Acquires 215 Acres


Ravenna, OH - "The Portage Park District just grew by 215 acres." more...

Tables Turning in Greenway Land Dispute


Roanoke, VA - "For a long time, it appeared that a foundry along the Roanoke River had the upper hand in the city's efforts to use some of it's land for a greenway extensions. Now it it looks like the other way around." more...

A Bike-Share Success Story in Bed-Stuy

NYC - "Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration set out to show how bike-share can help neighborhood residents, and it's making an impact." more...

The Principles Behind Vision Zero

Carmaggedon Stalks Atlanta


"Why predicted gridlock almost never happens and what this teaches us about travel demand." more...

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Cycling on the Rise in Honolulu


HI - "...the Hawaii Bicycling League said Hawaii actually ranks 10th in the nation when it comes to bicycling in the city." more...

The Real Cause for the Rise in Ped Deaths

"...We know street design is part of this problem because there are patterns to where fatal collisions occur..." more

Are Stationless Bike Shares the Next Step?

"A new wave of dockless bike-share startups want to revolutionize cycling..." more

Elevated Cycling Freeway for Melbourne's Commuters


AUS - "An elevated cycling freeway will be built above Footscray Road, transporting cyclists faster into Melbourne's CBD." more...

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Greenway Proposed for Coal Run Hollow


Fairmont, WV - "A transformation of Coal Run Hollow to a family-friendly greenway was proposed during the city of Fairmont's economic development work session last week." more...

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For more news, visit the 2017 Archive.

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