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Olentangy Trail Section Closed

6/22/17

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."

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

6/22/17

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

6/22/17

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

6/22/17

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

6/22/17

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

6/22/17

"...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

6/22/17

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

Do you mountain bike in Ohio? If so, take the survey.

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

6/20/17

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

6/20/17

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

6/20/17

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

6/20/17

"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

6/19/17

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

6/19/17

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

Teen Killed after Road Rage Incident

6/19/17

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

6/19/17

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

6/19/17

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

Teen Killed by Black Bear During Race

6/19/17

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

6/19/17

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

6/19/17

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

6/19/17

"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?

6/18/17

"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

6/18/17

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

6/17/17

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

6/17/17

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

6/16/17

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

6/16/17

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

6/16/17

"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

6/16/17

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?

6/15/17

"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

6/15/17

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

6/15/17

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?

6/14/17

"...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

6/14/17

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

6/14/17

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

6/14/17

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

6/14/17

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

6/14/17

"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

6/14/17

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

6/13/17

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

6/12/17

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

6/12/17

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

6/12/17

"...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

6/11/17

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

6/11/17

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

6/10/17

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

6/10/17

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

6/9/17

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

Free Roadside Assistance for Cyclists

6/9/17

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

6/9/17

"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

6/9/17

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

6/8/17

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

6/8/17

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

6/8/17

"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

6/8/17

"...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

6/7/17

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

6/7/17

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

6/7/17

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

6/7/17

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

6/7/17

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

Can Algorithms Design Safer Intersections?

6/7/17

"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

6/6/17

"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

6/5/17

"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

6/5/17

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

6/5/17

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

6/5/17

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

6/4/17

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

6/3/17

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

6/3/17

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

6/2/17

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

6/2/17

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

6/2/17

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

6/2/17

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

6/1/17

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

6/1/17

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

6/1/17

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

6/1/17

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

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Temporary Closure Along Little Miami Trail

5/31/17

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

5/31/17

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

Bike Share Boom a Cautionary Tale

5/31/17

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

5/31/17

"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

5/30/17

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?

5/30/17

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

Bike Paths: Why Cities should focus on Quality

5/30/17

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

5/30/17

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

5/30/17

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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Towpath Closure in Navarre

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

5/28/17

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

5/28/17

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

5/28/17

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

5/28/17

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

5/27/17

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

5/27/17

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"

5/25/17

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

5/25/17

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

5/25/17

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

5/25/17

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

5/25/17

"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

5/24/17

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

5/24/17

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

5/24/17

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

5/24/17

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

5/24/17

"...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

5/24/17

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

5/23/17

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

5/23/17

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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Under the Influence Driver Kills Bicyclist

5/22/17

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

5/22/17

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

5/22/17

"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?

5/22/17

"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

5/22/17

"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

5/22/17

"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

5/22/17

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

5/21/17

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

5/19/17

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

5/19/17

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

5/19/17

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

5/19/17

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

5/19/17

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

5/18/17

"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

5/17/17

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

5/17/17

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

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'Rideables' Could be Future of Urban Mobility

5/16/17

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

5/16/17

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

5/16/17

"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

5/16/17

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

5/16/17

"...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

5/15/17

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

New Bike Park Set to Open

5/14/17

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

5/14/17

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?

5/13/17

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

5/13/17

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

5/13/17

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

5/12/17

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

5/12/17

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

5/12/17

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

5/12/17

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

5/12/17

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

5/12/17

"...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

5/11/17

"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

5/10/17

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

5/10/17

"...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

5/9/17

"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

5/9/17

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

5/9/17

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

5/9/17

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

Froome Victim of Hit-and-Run

5/9/17

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

5/9/17

"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

5/7/17

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

5/7/17

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

5/7/17

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

5/6/17

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

5/5/17

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

5/5/17

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

5/4/17

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

5/4/17

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

Towpath Times Newsletter

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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

5/3/17

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

5/3/17

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

5/3/17

"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

5/3/17

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

5/3/17

"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

5/2/17

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

5/2/17

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

5/2/17

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

5/2/17

"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.

5/1/17

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

5/1/17

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

5/1/17

"...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

4/30/17

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

4/30/17

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

4/29/17

"...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

4/28/17

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

4/27/17

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

4/26/17

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

4/26/17

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

4/26/17

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

4/26/17

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

4/26/17

"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

4/24/17

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

4/24/17

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

4/24/17

"...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.

4/23/17

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

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New Towpath Section Breaks Ground

4/23/17

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

4/22/17

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

4/22/17

"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'

4/22/17

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

4/21/17

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

4/21/17

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

Read the latest edition.

Kalamazoo Crash Study Results

4/20/17

"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

4/20/17

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

4/20/17

"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

4/19/17

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?

4/19/17

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

4/19/17

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

4/18/17

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

4/18/17

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

4/18/17

"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

4/18/17

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

4/17/17

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

4/17/17

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

4/17/17

"...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.

4/16/17

"...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

4/15/17

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

4/15/17

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

4/14/17

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

4/13/17

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

New Bay Village Master Plan

4/13/17

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

4/13/17

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

4/13/17

"...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"

4/13/17

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

Oslo: The Journey to Car-Free

4/13/17

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

4/13/17

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

Read the April edition.

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

4/13/17

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

4/11/17

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

4/11/17

"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

4/11/17

"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

4/10/17

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

4/10/17

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

4/10/17

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

4/10/17

"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

4/10/17

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

4/9/17

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

4/9/17

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

Read the latest edition.

Bike Helmets Required for Riders under 15

4/8/17

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

4/8/17

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

4/7/17

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

4/7/17

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

4/6/17

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'

4/6/17

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

4/6/17

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

Greenway within 5 Years of Filling Gaps

4/5/17

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

4/5/17

"...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

4/5/17

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

4/5/17

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

4/5/17

"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

4/5/17

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

4/4/17

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

4/4/17

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

4/4/17

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

4/4/17

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

Tables Turning in Greenway Land Dispute

4/4/17

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

4/4/17

"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

4/2/17

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

4/2/17

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

4/1/17

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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