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2019 News Archive


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Providence Tries Installing More Bike Lanes

9/30/19

RI - "As the newly-installed bike lanes on Eaton Street in Providence are set to be removed due to backlash, the city is going forward with construction on even more bike lanes on city streets." more

Foundation Lands $6M to Help Close Trail Gap

9/30/19

GA - "Vision calls for making an extended Silver Comet the longest paved trail in the United States." more

Study Evaluates Dockless Bike Share on Campus

9/30/19

TX - "School of Public Health researchers find 1/3 of university population quickly adopted bike program." more

E-Bike Tariff Exclusion Requests Pour In

9/30/19

D.C. - "...exclusion requests are pouring in to the U.S. Trade Representative as importers and trade organizations hope to duplicate the success of State Bicycle, which requested an exclusion for single speed road bikes and was granted it..." more

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Zoning Changes Proposed to Thwart Bike Trail Expansion

9/30/19

Greenford, OH - "...other changes prohibit the construction of a bike trail or other similar structures within 200 feet of an existing structure, within 200 feet of a cemetery, anywhere it restricts traffic to a public site if people had previous access or if it bisects a person’s property. The changes also include the requirement a trail or similar structure not be within 75 feet of a body of water..." more

B&O Trail Section Closure Coming

9/30/19

Richland County, OH

Michigan Road Funding Impasse Could Bring Government Shutdown

MI - "Michigan officials are taking steps to prepare for a government shutdown in just a few days as the Democratic governor and the Republican-controlled Legislature stand at an impasse over proposals to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on road funding." more

Goshen Bike Paths Growing

9/30/19

IN - "...The good news is that Goshen is getting more safe, paved paths for bicyclists and pedestrians." more

Cyclist Goes Off Trail, Plunges Down River Bank

9/29/19

Dunbar Twp., PA - "A rescue attempt is underway in Fayette County for a cyclist who went over a riverbank." more

Feds Oppose Crosswalk Art

9/30/19

U.S. - "The federal government is continuing to crack down on crosswalk art and colorfully painted intersections without hard evidence that the street designs — which have become a popular way to brighten up (and make safer) avenues across the nations — is adversely affecting traffic." more

Cyclists Slammed for Refusing to Use Bikeway

9/29/19

AUS - "A video showing a group of cyclists on the road next to a new $100 million Brisbane cycleway has sparked heated debate online." more

Recyclers Face 'Mountains' of Abandoned Bikes

CHN - "Mobike, China’s leading bike-share firm, said it had recycled nearly 1.5 million tires and 10,000 tons of scrap metal this year." more

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Work on Miami 2 Miami Bike Trail Continues

Hamilton, OH - "Butler County MetroParks and the county’s largest city will work together to create segments of the Miami 2 Miami Regional Bike Trail, even building parts of the bicycle path on each other’s property to help the project’s progress." more

Portland Bike Commuting Lowest in 12 Years

Portland, OR - "The latest numbers from the U.S. Census bureau estimate that the number of people who bike to work in Portland is down to 5.3%. That number is down from 6.3% in 2017 and it’s the lowest we’ve seen since 2007..." more

D.C. Driver Gets Jail Sentence in Cyclist Death

UK - "The motorist responsible for the death of Washington DC cycle campaigner David Salovesh has been jailed for eight-and-a-half years..." more

Bcycle Trips Increase with Switch to E-Bikes

9/29/19

WI - "...We’ve witnessed more than twice as many trips this summer than last, and our figures continue to climb each week..." more

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Towpath Section Closing Sept. 30

CVNP, OH

Metroparks Begins Work on PV Greenway Trail

9/28/19

Andover, OH - "The long-awaited Pymatuning Valley Greenway Trail is making some headway, but it will still be a number of years before bicyclists can cruise on pavement." more

11-Mile Iron Belle Trail Extension Officially Opens

Gaylord, MI - "After years of planning, finding the money and construction, an 11-mile trail extension in northern Michigan is complete and now open to the public. more

Greenbelt Extension Along U.S. 60 to Open Soon

9/27/19

Owensboro, KY - "...The extension project spans a .8-mile stretch along U.S. 60, connecting with the walking trail in the Heartlands subdivision." more

Advocates Celebrate Final Trail Link

9/27/19

VA - "A web of trails snake through the Vienna and Tysons area in northern Virginia, but for decades, they didn’t connect to each other, and people even found it difficult to get to area parks by foot or bicycle..." more

Project Connects 76 miles of State Trails

9/27/19

WI - "Bicycle riders can now pedal 76 miles through connecting state trails, thanks to the completion of the bike path extension in the Village of Lake Hallie." more

'Livability Team' Tacking Homelessness on the Greenway

Medford, OR - "...The team was approved by the city council in June as a solution to crack down on criminal behavior downtown and along the greenway." more

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Great Miami River Trail Closures

Dayton, OH - Riverscape Bike Path Tunnel: The bike path tunnel under Riverside Bridge will be closed on Monday, Sept. 30 for maintenance. It will reopen on Tuesday, Oct. 1, but will be close again later in the week.

Main Street Bridge Closure: The Main Street bridge over the Great Miami River will be closed from 8 PM Friday, Sept. 27 through 6 AM Monday, Sept. 30 for construction. Traffic should follow the detour signs to navigate around the closure.

Wayne County Rails to Trails E-News

Wayne County, OH - Read their latest post.

Feedback on Cleveland Scooters

Cleveland, OH - "...After the first few weeks, the comments that McCormack has received from constituents have been largely positive." more

Cuyahoga River to get Water Trail Designation

Cuyahoga Falls, OH - "Fifty years after an infamous fire on the Cuyahoga River sparked a national environmental movement, the waterway will receive a state designation as a water trail to encourage tourism, recreation and conservation on the river." more

Lancaster's First Protected Bike Lane Opens

9/26/19

PA - "Lancaster’s first parking-protected bike lane is to debut Friday evening on Walnut Street, where repaving is wrapping up after months of utility work." more

Residents Complain of "Chaotic" Bike Lanes

9/26/19

Jersey City, NJ - "Jersey City officials say the new bike lanes were meant to improve safety – but residents say the change has actually created a dangerous problem right near a school." more

Queensboro Bridge Lane to Pedestrians?

9/26/19

NYC - "The city’s failure to give more space to the increasing number of pedestrians and cyclists on the Queensboro Bridge is a betrayal of Vision Zero — and that failure seems based on a fealty to car traffic on a span where bikes and walkers sometimes outnumber drivers." more

Just-Completed Bike Lanes on Eaton Street to be Removed

9/26/19

RI - "The controversial new bike lanes on Eaton Street in Providence are going to be removed." more

Feds Frown on "Inclusive" Crosswalk

9/26/19

IA - "...According to Ames officials, the FHWA noted its position that its Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices prohibited the use of anything but white paint in crosswalks..." more

Officials Predict Future Where People Dump Their Cars

9/26/19

UT - "...improved smartphone tools will ease the use of transportation options that might just kill off the need for personal cars — or at least help most families reduce from two cars to one." more

World's Largest Bicycle Garage


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New Philly Trail Plan & Towpath Update

New Philadelphia, OH - "...Recently, the county was awarded an ODOT grant for construction of the Towpath Trail from Zoarville to state Route 416. A grant has also been received a grant to develop the trail outside of Bolivar along state Route 212. In addition, Zeisberger Trail and Parks has received funding to develop bicycle lanes to connect New Philadelphia with the village of Tuscarawas..." more

Montpelier Working Toward Trail Town Status

Montpelier, OH - "With a section of the Wabash Canonball Trail within the village, and plans for a new 2.5-mile-long recreational trail along the St. Joseph River, the pieces are coming together for the village..." more

Cincy School Board Endorses Vision Zero

Cincinnati, OH - "Just over a year after a car struck and killed a Cincinnati Public School student while she tried to cross a street to catch her bus, the Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education yesterday voted unanimously to back a raft of policies called "Vision Zero" that seeks to end traffic fatalities and injuries entirely." more

Police Release Description of GAP Attacker

PA - "Police have released a more detailed description of a man accused of attacking a woman riding a bike Tuesday on the Great Allegheny Passage trail in Whitaker, near the Rankin Bridge..." more

Fight Breaks Out at Meeting Protesting Bike Lanes

NYC - "A bike lane battle gets ugly in Brooklyn." more

Car Goes Off Road, Crashes Onto Bike Trail

CO - "...It happened before daybreak after a crash with another car on Speer Boulevard at Champa Street." more

Denver Installs Rubber Curbs to Protect Cyclists

CO - "...The city also installed verticl signage to keep drivers out of the bike lanes and made sure drivers no longer needed to cross the bike lane in order to turn left off of 15th." more

Mayor Unveils $5M Plan for Safer Streets

Atlanta, GA - "...Bottoms’s action plan, a highly anticipated response to recent e-scooter-related injuries and fatalities, is projected to triple the amount of protected bike lanes within city limits before the end of 2021..." more

Data Says Bike Commuting is Down -- Except Where It Isn't

9/26/19

U.S. - "...When we pull back a bit, we can appreciate that 77 percent of the large cities the League has tracked since 2005 show a long-term upward trend in bike commuting. While places like Portland and Washington, DC may have a lower estimate this year, they have strong upward trends over the long-term..." more

Trees Planted in Bike Lane

9/26/19

UK - "A city council has outraged cyclists by planting trees into a brand new £2,750,000 bike lane." more

Why Build Bike Lanes? Slow Streets Instead

UK - "...The head of a British organization advocating for reduced road speed, King asks why we build great quality separated infrastructure for cycling when the real problem is the speeds that drivers travel at..." more


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Proposed Bill Would Stop Eminent Domain Use for Trails in Ohio

Related: Learn more about Eminent Domain use for trails.

Wayne County Trails E-News

OH - Read the latest edition.

Greenway Project Costs Reduced

Brunswick, OH - "The city’s funding portion of a planned trail project connecting Plum Creek and Mooney parks has been reduced by more than $30,000..." more

Attack Along theGreat Allegheny Passage Trail

9/25/19

Whitaker, PA - "Police in Whitaker and neighboring communities are warning people to be on alert after a woman was attacked while riding her bike." more

Groundbreaking for Rail-Trail Extension

9/24/19

Hopkinsville, KY - "The $4.64 million project will extend the city’s rail-trail an additional 1.7 miles, taking it from Pardue Lane to Foston Chapel Road near Eagle Way bypass." more

Women Attacked on Greenway

IL - "Two women have been hospitalized after they were reportedly attacked by a man with a hammer on a Crystal Lake bike trail Tuesday." more

Judges Uphold Right-of-Way Law

9/24/19

NY - "A state appeals court has affirmed the legality of the city’s 'failure to yield' law, rejecting an argument by a killer driver that the law is unconstitutional because it effectively criminalizes a car crash." more

Upstate NY City Makes it Illegal to Block Bicycle Lanes

9/24/19

Rochester, NY - "...Finally, the City Council voted earlier this month to give police the authority to write a ticket for simply blocking a bike line..." more

County Looks to Address Homeless Camps along Greenway

9/24/19

MN - "Samantha Mattson has a new favorite spot for sleeping outdoors in Minneapolis: the Midtown Greenway..." more

Downtown Bike Lanes Bring Needed Safety

Tulsa, OK - "...This is really the first step in a major change in how we get around downtown Tulsa..." more

Why Throw Subsidies at Electric Cars?

CAN - "...They all want to spend billions, replacing cars with – cars. Meanwhile, a new study from INRIX Research shows that fully 48 percent of trips taken by cars in the USA are less than three miles..." more

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Camp Chase Trail Extension Nearing Completion

Galloway, OH


Heartland Trail Adds Finished Trail to Great American Trail

Marshallville, OH - "...The new trail segment, between Marshallville and Forrer Road, is on the preferred route of the Great American Rail-Trail, marking the first new trail miles to be added to the 'Great American in Ohio since the project was announced in May of this year..." more

Bicyclist Blamed in Beavercreek Crash

Beavercreek, OH - "Bicyclist hit by vehicle in Beavercreek near bike trail at fault, crash report says." more

Ashtabula County Metroparks Upgrades

9/24/19

OH - "The Ashtabula County Metroparks have a number of ceremonies planned this week to highlight the progress made on a number of trail projects." more

Project Linking Bridge to Empire State Trail

NY - "...The pedestrian path is part of the Empire State Trail project, a continuous 750-mile route spanning the state from New York City to Canada and Albany to Buffalo, creating the longest multiuse state trail in the nation." more

PBOT Resorts to Cheerleaders to Try and Slow Drivers

9/24/19

Portland, OR - "...Desperate for anything that will shake drivers out of their speeding stupor, the City of Portland’s latest initiative will take the message directly to them with a new marketing campaign..." more

Bike Trail Critics See Opportunity in Delay

Seattle, WA - "The Burke Gilman Trail 'missing link' has been held up by legal appeals for years..." more

The Two-Wheel Safety Illusion

U.S. - "More women are cycling, and more are dying..." more

How Drivers Can Support Biking

9/23/19

U.S. - "...As specialty license plates have become a staple of car culture, they have increasingly allowed people who bike, or care about biking, to support people who bike through a specialty license plate." more

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Little Miami Scenic Trail Turns 40

9/23/19

SW OH - "It takes 5,000 to 6,000 volunteer hours annually to maintain the Little Miami State Park bike trail running 50 miles from Newtown to Xenia..." more

New Trail Coming to Great Seal State Park

Chillicothe, OH - "A new mountain biking and hiking trail is nearing completion in Great Seal State Park after nearly two and a half years of work." more

Motorcade on Mackinac Island Causes Stir

MI - "Vice President Mike Pence arrived at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in an eight-vehicle motorcade Saturday, prompting cries of 'sacrilege' on social media." more

Bike Path Causes Flooding Controversy

Richmond, IN - "A pair of letters exchanged between the city of Richmond and the firm that designed the bike path along East Main Street show both sides placing blame in different directions for flooding in the basement of a downtown business." more

Family of Fallen Teen Bicyclist Demand Answers

NY - "...We don’t have a police report, we don’t have anything..." more

Tuscon Gets Rolling With Bike Boulevards

9/23/19

AZ - "...There are at least nine established bicycle boulevards, with more on the] way in 2020..." more

Students at Odds with Campus Cycling Rules Enforcement

AZ - "...President of the UA cycling team Joey Iuliano disagreed and claims UAPD focuses more on fining students rather than educating them on what they are doing wrong. Iuliano believes that UAPD should focus more on pulling over motorized vehicles." more

Apple Watch Saves Injured Mountain Biker

AZ - "Apple Watch's fall detection, as well as its other emergency features, has helped another person get emergency help when they needed it most." more

The Small-City Vision Zero Challenge

9/23/19

U.S. - "Smaller cities with limited budgets present particular traffic-safety problems. Here's how some transportation planners managed the issues." more

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Teen Cyclist Killed in Queens

9/21/19

NY - "A 14-year-old cyclist was struck and killed by a private sanitation truck in Queens on Saturday — bringing the number of accidental bike deaths this year to 21 — more than double the number killed in 2018..." more

HIt-and-Run Leaves 3 Cyclists Injured

9/21/19

AZ - "Chandler police are looking for the driver of the vehicle involved in a hit-and-run with three bicyclists early Saturday morning near Black Hills Way and Riggs Road." more

Developer Frustrated Over Building "Unusable" Bike Lane

9/21/19

CAN - "...We’re dedicating this, we’re doing this big compromise on our project … putting (in) a bike lane that will never be used in the guise of the city creating bike lanes..." more

Light at the End of the Tunnel for Greenway

9/21/19

IRE - "A crucial step forward has been taken in the ongoing task of upgrading the Great Southern Greenway with the re-opening of the Barnagh Tunnel." more

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Olentangy Trail Tunnel Construction

Columbus, OH

Man Steals Car, Kidnaps Child, Kills Bicyclist

9/21/19

Cleveland, OH - "A 38-year-old man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly stole a car with a toddler inside and then struck and killed a bicyclist while fleeing from police." more

Plans to Link GAP & 9/11 Trail

9/21/19

Shanksville, PA - "A longtime plan to connect the Great Allegheny Passage bike trail to the Flight 93 National Memorial Trail may reach a breakthrough with Gov. Tom Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania proposal..." more

Norway Trails Ogee System Opens

9/21/19

MI - "...The DTN and volunteers were able to build a 2.25-mile Norway School Forest Loop and the 0.75-mile Alwine Trail that connects this trail system to Piers Gorge Road." more

Foundation to Sell Bike Share Bikes

Columbus, IN - "The Columbus Parks Foundation will attempt to repurpose and sell the bicycles and docking stations from the city’s soon-to-be defunct bike-share program." more

How Much Would it Cost to Ditch Your Car?

Indianapolis, IN - "...We crunched the numbers to find out how much it will cost you to ditch the car." more

Lyft gives $100M to Citi Bike

9/20/19

NY - "If you didn’t know before, now you know: Lyft is the new operator of the Citi Bike program in New York City." more

1st Protected Bike Lane for Nashville

9/20/19

TN - "A pop-up along Commerce Street in downtown Nashville is highlighting bike lane safety concerns in the downtown footprint." more

Bike Lane Brawl At Sac State Campus

9/20/19

CA - "...Police say an angry exchange started when Soller was illegally parked in a bike lane on College Town Drive and a bicyclist complained." more

Avoiding Fines & Bike Confiscations on Federal Land

9/20/19

CA - "...Three years ago, dozens of people had their bikes confiscated for unknowingly riding on federal land. They said they were confused because the trails had no signs saying they were trespassing on government property." more

State Bicycle Receives Tariff Exclusion

9/20/19

AZ - "While requests are being accepted until Sept. 30, so far just five bike companies have requested that their products be excluded from new tariffs imposed by the Trump administration..." more

Crazy Aussie Driver Caught on Video

AUS - "Crikey, don’t ride near this bloke." more

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E-Bikes Allowed on Lorain County Parks Trails

Sheffield Village, OH - "...In summary, we are going to be allowing these E-Bikes, class one and class two." more

Pantless Man Found on Bike Trail

Austinburg Twp., OH - "A woman called the sheriff Monday after coming across an intoxicated man on a bike trail who was wearing no pants." more

$6.5M Road Project to Add Bike Lanes, Remove Car Lanes

Kalamazoo, MI - "...The goal of the street redesign is to improve vehicular and pedestrian safety while offering a balance of travel options..." more

East Whiteland Gets $250K For Bike-Pedestrian Trail

PA - "A bike and pedestrian trail connecting office, residential, educational and recreational areas to the Chester Valley Trail will be built." more

Lower Macungie Twp. Opens New Section of Greenway

PA - "...t's part of a master plan that aims to connect the trails in [the] township." more

ColumBike to Cease Operations in November

9/20/19

IN - "...We tried several different business models to sustain the program and while we had many very loyal riders, it never reached enough rides and sponsors to allow it to be sustainable." more

Another Cyclist Assaulted, No Police Action

NYC - "A NYC cyclist says he was assaulted by a pedestrian who knocked him off his bike while he was riding through the East Village this week—but he's even more enraged by the police response to the incident." more

'Green Wave' Pedals Past Local Foes

9/20/19

NY - "...The Department of Transportation recently began installing a protected bike lane along Shore Parkway, near Coney Island — the latest sign the agency intends to plow past community board opposition while racing to add 80 miles of safer paths for cyclists by 2021." more

VeoRide Eyes 100,000 Rides

9/20/19

AR - "VeoRide bike share program rolled out in Fayetteville and the University of Arkansas campus one year ago..." more

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Powell Bike Path Closure

Powell, OH - "The bike path that connects Rutherford Estates to the new Seldom Seen Park will be closed for paving starting today through this weekend." more

Officials Agree to NCIT Campus Connector

Fremont, OH - "The Sandusky County Park District's board approved an agreement with Terra State Community College Wednesday to connect the North Coast Inland Trail to the community college's campus." more

Cuyahoga Valley National Park Seeks E-Bike Comments

CVNP, OH - "Cuyahoga Valley National Park is seeking public comments on its change in the regulation of e-bikes in national parks." more

Baileys MTB Trail Starts Construction

9/19/19

Chauncey, OH - "...Phase 1 of the trail, which is a 13-mile stretch near Chauncey, began construction and is expected to be finished by the end of the year." more

Teenager Charged in Trail User Rape Case

9/19/19

Columbus, OH - "...Thomas is charged with the April 12 sexual assault at gunpoint of a woman who was pushing her child in a stroller on the Camp Chase bike trail..." more

Outdated Street Design in Cincinnati

OH - "...About 150 pedestrians were involved in crashes over the last six months in Cincinnati, according to city data." more

Kentucky's 1st Urban Trail Town

9/19/19

KY - "...the title will go to Elizabethtown for its Greenbelt Trails system and officials plan to recognize the accomplishment on Oct. 1 with a ceremony." more

‘Greenway’ Plan Sparks Neighborhood Tension

9/18/19

Chicago, IL - "A proposal to add a so-called greenway for cyclists and introduce pedestrian-focused safety measures on a Lincoln Park side street has sparked an outpouring of attention from neighbors." more

Cohoes Bike Trail Killing Trial to Begin

9/18/19

Albany, NY - "Lawyers will deliver opening statements Thursday morning in the murder trial of Thomas Slivienski, the man charged with fatally shooting 17-year-old Albany High School student Johni Dunia on a Cohoes bike path in November." more

Syracuse Adds Bike Path

9/18/19

NY - "...With the additional bike path, there is now a six-mile set of continuous bike lanes connecting Syracuse’s downtown to its Eastside..." more

700-Mile Bike Network Planned

9/18/19

WI - "...The Route of the Badger would create a more than 700-mile trail system by connecting a patchwork of existing trails in seven counties in and around Milwaukee..." more

PBOT to Build First "Alternative Pedestrian Walkway"

9/18/19

Portland, OR - "...The idea is to provide safe space for vulnerable road users when full-fledged sidewalks are considered too expensive or onerous to build." more

Car-Free Zones Eyed in SF, Elsewhere

9/18/19

CA - "After a spate of pedestrian deaths, San Francisco leaders are considering restricting cars from some residential neighborhoods." more

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Brunswick Lake Master Plan

Brunswick, OH - "...Eppink called plans to complete the second phase of the trail extension project known as the Plum Creek Greenway Project a potential 'game changer'..." more

Report: Fewer New Yorkers are Cycling

NY - "The number of New Yorkers who regularly ride a bicycle dropped 5 percent in the last two years, data released by the city Tuesday showed." more

City Council Votes to Ban Cars from Bike Lanes

9/18/19

Rochester, NY - "City Council voted Tuesday to prohibit cars from stopping or parking in bike lanes." more

Woman Attacked On Bike Path In Mattapan

9/17/19

MA - "...She was taken to a Boston hospital to receive treatment for cuts and bruises. She has since been released from the hospital." more

Scooters, Bikes Can Work in Tandem

9/17/19

Memphis, TN - "...At the end of the day, both programs working hand in hand certainly have made an impact on shared mobility in the city..." more

Surface Solutions for Tree Root Bumps on Paved Trails

9/17/19

Medford, OR - "...the county received a Recreational Trail Program grant to test what materials fared better than the asphalt against root bumps, which can regrow a year after paving." more

Why E-Bike Schemes Have Failed in Two Cities

9/17/19

"Is this the death knell for dockless e-bike shares?" more

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RiverScape Bike Path Tunnel Closure

Dayton, OH - The bike path tunnel underneath Riverside Bridge will be closed Tuesday, Sept. 17 and Wednesday, Sept. 18 for mainline water source repair.

ODOT to Install 11-Mile Bike Lane

9/17/19

Cincinnati, OH - "...By 2020, U.S. 52 will have an 11-mile bike lane stretching from Five Mile Road to New Richmond. The span will be marked with better signage, new paint and rumble strips to keep drivers from weaving into the wrong lane." more

Shepard Connectors Progress

9/17/19 - Columbus, OH

See photos.

See a map of the connectors.

Harrison County Trail Plan Revealed

9/16/19

Cadiz, OH - "...Dan Rice, president of Ohio Erie Canalway Coalition, said upon completion, the trail will be able to connect five regional and five national trails." more

Bike Lane Recommendations for Longmont

9/16/19

CO - "Cyclists and motorists in the future are unlikely to encounter many vertical posts, rails or curbs physically separating bike lanes from motor vehicle lanes on Longmont streets." more

Bluebikes’ 10 Millionth Trip

9/16/19

Boston, MA - "...Bluebikes will notch its 10 millionth trip in the next few days, the bike-share system announced on September 16. Nearly one-fifth of those rides occurred in 2019." more

Bikes and Scooters Could Replace a Lot of Car Trips

9/16/19

U.S. - "Almost half of all car trips in U.S. cities are three miles long or less. That little nugget of information has long been understood, hinted at by U.S. Census surveys, but now a transportation data company has confirmed and expanded on it..." more

Moped Gangs Attacking Cyclists

9/16/19

UK - "...Moped gangs have been filming themselves pushing cyclists off their bikes and posting footage on social media as part of a dangerous trend." more

Swooping Magpie Causes Fatal Bike Crash

9/16/19

AUS - "...The 76-year-old rider fell while trying to get away from the swooping bird." more

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New Park will Serve as Future Trailhead

Fairfield, OH - "The grand opening of FurField, the city’s new multi-use and dog park, is set for October, but an exact date has not been determined." more

Zoning Changes to Protect AT Section

9/16/19

Nazareth, PA - "An eastern Pennsylvania township has approved zoning changes aimed at blocking projects such as natural gas pipelines, wind turbines, solar panels and cellphone towers from being located near its section of the Appalachian Trail." more

City To Create Protected Bike Lanes During U.N. General Assembly

9/16/19

NYC - "The city will create a special lane for cyclists to ride past the United Nations building during the annual General Assembly next week, a change from a longstanding security policy that banned bikes from the area even though car drivers were not similarly restricted." more

Portland Needs to Step Up Traffic Enforcement

OR - "...I've lived and driven in the city for over 30 years and I cannot believe the flagrant disregard for laws and human life that I see almost every day." more

France to Invest €43M in Cycle Lanes

9/16/19

FRA - "Around 150 areas across France will receive state funding to have more bike lanes and improvements to existing ones, part of plan to get the French on their bikes." more

ER Doc: Stay Off E-Scooters

9/16/19

MN - "...Smith estimates at least five people are treated in the ER each day for e-scooter-related injuries. That adds up to several hundred ER visits this summer..." more

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Trail Work Day Along the AC&Y Trail

New London, OH - Brush removal along the developing AC&Y Trail, also known as the New London-Greenvich Trail.


Derr Road Reconstruction Moves Ahead

Springfield, OH - "...On Friday, the TCC approved the amended project to reconstruct Derr Road from its current state into a a four-lane road with added designated turn lane and multi-use paths on either side of the road for pedestrians and bicyclists..." more

Greenbelt Extension Along U.S. 60 Nearly Complete

9/15/19

KY - "The latest extension of Owensboro's David C. Adkisson Greenbelt Park walking trail along the former U.S. 60 bypass is nearing completion." more

City Council Approves Controversial Bike Lanes

VA - "The Alexandria City Council voted 4 to 3 Saturday for a controversial plan to trade traffic lanes for bike lanes on Seminary Road, despite protests from many residents who said it will worsen gridlock..." more

Razorback Greenway Continues to Connect NW Arkansas

9/15/19

AR - "...The greenway connects six downtowns; three hospitals; 23 schools; the University of Arkansas; and the Walmart, J.B. Hunt and Tyson headquarters..." more

Transformative Impact of Trails in the Quad Cities

IL, IA - "...two powerful trails in the region—the Riverfront and Great River trails, both host trails of the Great American and “spines” of a regional trail system between the states..." more

Paris Transit Strike Boosts Use Of Cycleways

9/14/19

FRA - "Never seen so many people using bikes to get to work in Paris before..." more

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New Towpath Connector Opens

Independence, OH - A new towpath connector opened in Independence today, September 14.

Maintenance & Repair Progress on the B&O Trail

Richland County, OH - A summary on the trail ongoing trail work on the Richland B&O Trail.


Olentangy Trail Ramp Improved

Columbus, OH - Posted on 9/13/19.


Road Construction Incudes Shared-Use Path

Upper Arlington, OH - "The first rebuild of Henderson Road is nearing completion -- and more than a month earlier than expected." more

Driver Charged in Fatal Crash with Cyclist

Cleveland, OH - "A 21-year-old woman is charged in a crash that killed a bicyclist in the city’s Tremont neighborhood." more

How 2-Way Protected Bike Lane Will Work

9/13/19

Ann Arbor, MI - "Ann Arbor's first two-way protected bike lane is being installed on William Street from State to First streets in October and the Downtown Development Authority is providing tips on how to use it. " more

Cars Driving in Boston Bike Lanes

9/13/19

MA - "...This video, shared by Reddit user u/FostersFloofs, shows a number of vehicles 'taking advantage' of the lane designated for cyclists so they can bypass traffic more easily..." more

Battle Over Bike Lanes

9/13/19

VA - "...A proposal to remove two driving lanes on one stretch of the road in favor of bike lanes and add a turn lane and pedestrian crossing signals triggered a classic clash in the city..." more

Tackling the Bike Share Parking Problem

9/13/19

WA - "...In Portland, things are a little different, where the city issues citations to poorly parked bikes. Bikeshare companies will then charge that to the person who last used the bike, providing a motivation to park it correctly in the future." more

Conservation Groups Decry E-Bike Use on Federal Trails

9/13/19

WY - "...The scary part to me is to look at all of these nonmotorized routes suddenly becoming open to e-bikes without any kind of scientific process or public process to take a look at what the impacts on wildlife might be or impact on other trail users..." more

Uber To Pull Jump Bikes From Atlanta And San Diego

9/13/19

"..Over the summer, both San Diego and Atlanta ratcheted up regulations on shareable bikes and electric scooters." more

Rail-Trail State Policy 2019

U.S. - "This year, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s (RTC’s) state policy arm focused on strategies aimed at building financial support for trails, walking and bicycling over the long term, including the creation of advocacy infrastructure that should pay dividends for active transportation for years to come." more

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9/11 Memorial Trail Approved by Senate

D.C. - "...The September 11th NMT is a 1,300 mile network of roads and paths that connect the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Va., the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., the National September 11th Memorial and Museum in New York City, N.Y., and the 9/11 Memorial Garden of Reflection in Yardley, Pa." more

Citi Bike Cyclist Assaulted in Bike Lane

NYC - "A cyclist says she was assaulted in Midtown South this week by two men who tackled her off of her bike and punched her multiple times." more

In 2023, You Could Bike From Fort Worth to Dallas

9/13/19

TX - "...The roughly 52-mile trail mostly follows the Trinity River, offering a scenic and quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of Metroplex traffic..." more

Study: Bike Share Eases Traffic Congestion

9/13/19

"...an increased use of bike share programs would ease traffic in Seattle, a study by Inrix found." more

Bike Share Service Opens in Reykjavík

9/13/19

ISL - "...One hundred bikes will be on offer at 41 locations..." more

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Ohio Eminent Domain Reform Bill in Committee

"...The legislation being debated, H.B. 288, would amend the state’s eminent domain laws to limit this power by prohibiting the seizure of land for creating a recreational trail." more

Lose Your Glasses on the Heart of Ohio Trail?


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Worshipers Given Pass to Block Bike Lanes

9/12/19

Philadelphia, PA - "...The recently painted bike lane on the left side of Spruce Street in front of the Society Hill Synagogue was wide open Saturday until a little after 9 a.m..." more

Berkeley Cyclists Fined $200+ for Rolling Stops

CA - "While San Francisco rushes to redesign intersections and put posts around its bike lanes, Berkeley has taken a different approach to traffic safety: penalties of more than $200 for cyclists who roll through stop signs." more

Brookline Police Cracking Down on Cars in Bike Lanes

9/12/19

MA - "Police in Brookline are cracking down on drivers who double park in bike lanes..." more

Judge Rules Bike Path Built on Private Land

9/12/19

RI - "Rhode Island built a section of the Blackstone River Bikeway on private property and will have to compensate a construction company for taking its land..." more

In-App Ticketing Comes to Denver

CO - "RTD, Transit and Masabi have come together to enable travellers to plan and pay for trips involving multiple modes of transportation on a single platform." more

E-Scooters Aren't the Greenest Way to get Around

9/11/19

"Shared electric scooters, or e-scooters, may be greener than most cars, but they can be less green than several other options, according to new research." more

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Simon Kenton Trail Section Closure 9/11/19

9/11/19

Urbana, OH - The Simon Kenton Trail will be closed for paving repair, Wednesday 9/11/19 for one day. The section closed will be from Miami St. in Urbana to Edgewood Ave. There will be NO access to this area for anyone during this job.

Filling the Gaps on the Great Miami River Trail

9/11/19

Butler County, OH - "...there are 4.7 miles of proposed trail in Butler County that are the only pieces for which no funding has been found..." more

Preservation Status Sought for Darby Plains

9/11/19

Madison County, OH - "...The site has 350-year-old oak trees, and endangered species such as Ohio largest stand of Prairie Dropseed grass, plus prairie violets and Bicknell’s Sedge, a grass-like prairie plant that can grow more than two feet tall." more

Plainfield Launches Bike Share Program

IN - "Joining Indianapolis and other surrounding communities, Plainfield on Tuesday kicked off a new bike share program." more

Micromobility a Major Solution to Traffic Congestion

9/11/19

Boston, MA - "INRIX report finds that nearly half the car trips in the Boston area are under 3 miles..." more

Cyclists Demand Amazon Pay for a Bike Lane

Arlington, VA - "...We think Amazon, as part of the infrastructure of HQ2, should be improving the bike infrastructure right in front of their building..." more

Taxi Drives Down Bike Lane in Vancouver

9/10/19

CAN - "Police are investigating a hair-raising video that shows a taxi driving down a separated bike lane in downtown Vancouver." more

Toronto Locals Soured on "Neighborhood of the Future"

CAN - "Sidewalk Labs, a sister company of Google, has a wildly ambitious plan for Toronto’s waterfront. But concerns about Big Tech and privacy are only growing." more

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Students Raise Bike Share Concerns

Kent, OH - "...Where the bikes are being parked is not the only problem. Kelsie Kline, a communications major said the bikes need tune ups as well." more

William Street Getting New Bike Lane

Ann Arbor, MI - "...The city and Downtown Development Authority are partnering to improve William Street to include a two-way protected bike lane..." more

London Cyclist Headbutts Pedestrian

9/10/19

UK - "Police are hunting a cyclist who headbutted a worker to the ground after a near-miss on a pedestrian crossing." more


E-Bike Rider Struck by Garbage Truck

NY - "Another cyclist has been injured after colliding with a garbage truck in Brooklyn." more

More than 20 Serious or Fatal Hit-n-Runs in Denver

CO - "So far in 2019, more than two people each month on average have been killed or seriously injured in Denver by hit-and-run drivers. But arrests have been made in fewer than half of the incidents." more

Federal Plan To Allow Electric Bikes Raises Safety Concerns

CA - "Last month, the Trump administration ordered a change in regulations to allow electric bicycles on every national park trail on which regular bikes are permitted. The news has drawn a mixed reaction." more

Some Protected Bike Lanes Leave Cyclists Vulnerable to Injury

9/10/19

VA - "...There is evidence that protected bike lanes help prevent the worst crashes, Cicchino says. What our study shows is that certain locations are better than others for this type of infrastructure." more

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Towpath Section Closure Sept. 9-12

CVNP, OH - The towpath will be closed between Botzum and Ira Road today thru Thursday, Sept. 12. The section is being resurfaced.

Towpath Detours are Scary

Trail user reports that towpath detours are no fun.

Road Repaving, Bike Path Repairs Scheduled in Mentor

OH - "...Work is anticipated to begin on or about Oct. 7 and be complete within the month, according to a report to City Council.

"The project involves resurfacing portions of Hendricks and Hopkins, and bike path repairs along Hendricks." more

Cyclists Pedal for Change in State Law

Pittsburgh, PA - "...Ms. Innamorato is a co-sponsor for House Bill 792... which would amend state law so bike lanes and parking spaces would switch places, putting a barrier between bikes and cars." more

City Seeks More Funding for Bike Lane Project

9/9/19

Sharon, PA - "Sharon officials are trying to figure out a way to install candlesticks in the bike lane along North Sharpsville Avenue using the money a grant allotted." more

Copperheads Spotted on Bike Trail

9/9/19

Lancaster County, PA - "...Rothacker pointed out these snakes could easily be mistaken for a stick, putting passersby at risk of a venomous bite and the snakes in danger of being trampled upon or run over." more

Dangerous Bike Lane Draws Concerns

9/9/19

NYC - "...The new bike lanes are dangerous, ill-conceived and poorly thought through. They could result in many more pedestrians and cyclists being injured or killed..." more

County Marks Completion of $5.5M Bike Path

VA - "...Prince William County officials recently marked the completion of a new section of the path, which closed a gap along a more than 13-mile stretch of shared-use asphalt along Va. 234..." more

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Niles Approves $20K for Trail Maintenance

9/8/19

Niles, OH - City council approved the appropriation of $20,000 for repairs to the Niles Greenway Trail. No money has been spent on the 3-mile trail section that falls within the city's jurisdiction since the trail was built.

Galena Trail Extension Progress

Galena, OH - Ongoing construction to linke these 2 segments of the Ohio-to-Erie Trail continue. Work is expected to be completed in November 2019, weather permitting.

See construction photos.

ODOT Developing Bike & Ped Policy

9/8/19

Champion, OH - "...Those who choose to voice their concerns and provide feedback should visit the Walk.Bike.Ohio website..." more

Forcing Cyclists to Wear Helmets?

9/7/19

"A mandatory helmet law in NYC is how Vision Zero ends." more

Pot Taxes Help Fix Dangerous Street

9/7/19

Portland, OR - "A project on Southwest Capitol Highway will impact traffic between Huber and Kerr Parkway but will make it easier for pedestrians and bicyclists — and is paid for largely through pot revenue." more

Bikes "Startling Elk to Death"

9/7/19

OR - "...trail closures on public land to give the elk privacy during calving season often don’t work..." more

Frisco Bike Plan Calls for More On-Street Bike Routes

9/7/19

CA - "...The focus on bike lanes and routes in the master plan was driven by the growing demand in Frisco..." more

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Paving Request for Friendship Trail Section

Sabina, OH - "...If the Sabina to Borum Road section does get paved this fall, the portion from Reesville (State Route 72) westward to Melvin Road would remain a stone path and would need new grant funds before it too gets paved to finish the blacktop for the entire 7.1-miles Clinton County leg of the Clinton-Fayette Friendship Trail." more

Toledo Cyclists Donate $5,000 to NORTA

9/6/19

Delta, OH - "We were shocked at our board mtg last night when Mark/Nancy Beerman from Toledo Area Bicyclists showed up to present us w/ check for $5000 from their Maumee Area River Ride as donation to Norta [Northwestern Ohio Rails-to-Trails Association]." more

90,000 Rides in 1 Day a New Citi Bike Record!

9/6/19

NYC - "...The bike rides have surged as New Yorkers have discovered that the bikes are one of the fastest ways to get around the city — even faster than taxis or the subway..." more

Campus Bike Share Stations Added

9/6/19

University Park, PA - "...With the additon of these four new stations and 25 new bikes, Penn State's Zagster bike share program is now comprised of 110 bikes across 21 stations." more

Ground Rules for E-Bikes in New Orleans

9/6/19

LA - "...The council unanimously agreed to permit "pedal-assist" bicycles, which are motorized bikes that can reach speeds of 20 mph. It also allowed pedal-assist bicycles that reach speeds of 28 mph on certain bikeways." more

How Advocates Brought the Idaho Stop to Oregon

9/6/19

"...The new law does not include freedom to yield and roll through traffic signals at intersections. Idaho added this provision in 2006 and many cyclists feel like it is only a natural and logical extension of the stop sign provision..." more

Cyclist Deaths are Exploding in U.S.

9/6/19

"...cities gaining new cyclists are quickly, tragically finding that they do not have the proper infrastructure to keep them safe..." more

Changing Skyscraper Designs to Benefit Peds, Cyclists

9/6/19

UK - "Wind tunnels and downdrafts can make life difficult for cyclists and pedestrians. London’s new design rules aim to reduce headwinds." more

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Teen Charged with Raping Trail User

Columbus, OH - "...According to Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien, on April 12, 2019, 16-year-old Desmond Lee Thomas pulled a gun and sexually assaulted the woman who was pushing her child in a stroller on the Camp Chase bike trail on the west side of Columbus." more

Cannonball Trail Section Review with Photos

Fulton County, OH - "I hiked 9 miles today from CR23 near Elmira to Rotary Park in Wauseon in northwestern Ohio. This section is entirely on the Wabash Cannonball Trail, a converted railroad..." more

Alison Steele Creating Historical Bike Route

Avon Lake, OH - "...Alison said the path will visit some of the city’s most important historical locations: the Avon Lake Public Library, the Folger Home, Lake Shore Cemetery, Beach Park Plaza, the Power Plant and the Peter Miller House..." more

Towpath Times E-News

NE OH - Read the latest edition.

Trail Getting Rave Reviews, But it's not Open

9/6/19

Angola, IN - "...The reason we can't publicly open it is the contractor is still on the hook for some items and we can't open it up and have the public out there if the contractor's still out there working..." more

Indiana Pacers Bikeshare Expands

Indianapolis, IN - "Nearly 300 new bicycles and over 20 new bike share stations across the city have been added for the Pacers Bikeshare program expansion." more

Redesigned Bike Lanes Could Protect Cyclists

9/5/19

Pittsburgh, PA - "A demonstration of how parked cars can protect bicycle lanes and their users may be a sign of things to come in Pittsburgh and other communities along the region’s three rivers." more

2nd Plunger Protest in Boulder

9/6/19

CO - "For the second time in two weeks, city officials had to remove plungers from the streets of Boulder." more

Red Tape Slows Louisiana Ave Bike Lane

9/5/19

D.C. - "The four-year-old plan to add a protected bikeway to Louisiana Avenue is at a standstill while the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) continues to negotiate the street design with Congress..." more

Vancouver Bike Share Use Grows

9/5/19

CAN - "Mobi Bike Share in Vancouver is coming off its busiest month in its three-year history." more

5 Myths About Jaywalking Pedestrians

9/5/19

"Studies prove these myths aren't true but nobody is listening." more

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National Parks Service Opens Trails to E-Bikes

Cleveland, OH - "...Cuyahoga Valley spokesperson Pamela Barnes said her park was picked for the showcase because its Towpath Trail draws many bicyclists. Also, the Cuyahoga Valley has already put the new policy into effect, ahead of some other parks, though hers and others are still working out some details." more

Copley Township Envisions Trail System

OH - "A trail system through the township might be years away, but officials hope it will one day become a reality that would create public green space and potentially help curb flooding in Barberton and other communities to the south." more

Riverwalk Extension Taking Final Steps

9/4/19

Jasper, IN - "...Part of a master plan that aims to one day complete a 10- to 11-mile multi-use trail loop around the city..." more

Ocean Parkway Bike Path Won't See Repairs Until 2022

9/4/19

NY - "A rough road remains for bikers, pedestrians seeking access to Coney Island's attractions and beaches." more

E-Bikes Now Allowed on Mt. Vernon Trail

9/4/19

VA - "Cyclists can now ride e-bikes around national parks, including the Mt. Vernon Trail along the GW Parkway, thanks to a recent policy change from the National Park Service." more

BCycle E-Bike Launch in Madison a First

9/4/19

WI - "...Madison is the first bike share program to fully convert its fleet to electric..." more

Carriage Drivers Concerned about Bike Lane

9/4/19

NYC - "...Horse carriage drivers fear this section of the bike lane could increase chances of collisions between the animals and cyclists." more

Amsterdam’s Cyclists & Peds Don't Get Along

NLD - "...Woe betide those who accidentally step onto a bike path..." more

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Great Miami River Trail Section Closure

Troy, OH - "Portions of the Great Miami River Recreational Trail within Troy’s city limits are scheduled to be repaved between Miami Shores Golf Course and Trade Square Road over the next week. Paving begins today, September 3 and should be completed by September 6, weather permitting..." more

See a map of the affected area.

The Success of the Saucon Rail Trail

PA - "After officials opened portions of the Saucon Rail Trail along Water Street Park in 2011, Hellertown business owner Steve LaBrake noticed [positive] changes." more

2 Peds & 1 Cyclist Killed in Chicago this Past Week

IL - "... One of the pedestrians was at least the fourth person killed by a driver this year while on the sidewalk, and the third person killed at a bus stop..." more

Whatcom County Planned Border-to-Border Bike Route

WA - "...a proposed 50-mile trail spanning Whatcom County’s entire coastline..." more

Citi Biking Thru Midtown Faster, Cheaper than Cab

NY - "...Citi Bikers in Midtown travel around 30% faster than their taxi-riding counterparts..." more

More Deaths by Red Light Runners

OR - "...Nationally, deaths from drivers running red lights reached a 10-year high in 2017 and are up 28 percent from a decade ago." more

COO Dies in Bike Accident

9/4/19

CA - "Chad Peterson, the chief operating officer at Intense LLC, died Monday from injuries sustained in a bike accident near Temecula." more

5 Myths about Collisions with Peds

CAN - "As people continue to die on Toronto’s streets in alarmingly high numbers, there appears to be growing consensus among the public and local leaders that the city is in the midst of a road safety crisis." more

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Towpath Trail Section Closing Sept. 27

9/3/19

Akron, OH - The trail will be closed for the Akron Marathon, which will take place in the area of the Wilbeth Road Trailhead and will utilize the Towpath Trail heading north through Summit Lake and into downtown Akron. The Wilbeth parking lot will be closed beginning at 8 p.m. on September 27 and will re-open after the race on September 28.

Dispute Over Pothole Won't Be Settled in Court

Walbridge, OH - "...Who is responsible for the road came to a head in January when a pothole popped open and there was a small game of chicken on who would repair it." more

Another Death at Old Man's Cave

Hocking Hills, OH - "...Victoria Schafer, 44, was on stairs near Old Man’s Cave when she was struck by a falling tree branch..." more

14 New Mountain Bike Trail Openings

9/3/19

U.S. - "August 2019 was a huge month for mountain bike trail openings. From new connector trails within larger, established trail systems, to full-on, brand new bike parks, there’s more singletrack for mountain bikers to ride than ever before..." more

Cyclists: Edmonton Should Adopt 1-Meter Clearance Rule

9/2/19

CAN - "Bylaw requires motorists to keep buffer zone when passing cyclists." more

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Wayne County Rails-to-Trails E-News

OH - "... This is the fourth and final chapter of the March interviews with Board Members." more

Toronto Bike Lane Improved Economic Activity

CAN - "The Bloor St. bike lane was initially a pilot project but was later made permanent because of the positive impact it's had." more

New Off-Road Cycle Route Links England & Scotland

"A new 800-mile mainly off-road cycle route between England and the north coast of Scotland has been launched." more

Bike Share Failures in Melbourne

AUS - "Melbourne might have a claim on the title of Australia’s cycling capital, but it's also turned out to be the graveyard for public bike share schemes." more

The Unsafe Laziness of Painted Bike Lanes

9/2/19

AUS - "Painting white lines to mark bike lanes on city roads and assuming cyclists will be safe and motivated to use them is delusional..." more

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Trail Connection Construction Continues

Delaware County, OH - Construction progress to link two trails along the Ohio-to-Erie Trail corridor continues in Delaware County. The Galena Brick Trail is being extended to connect with the Sandel Legacy Trail in Sunbury, Ohio. View photo.

Water Line Work Brings Trail Detour Sept. 2

9/1/19

Fairborn, OH - "The City of Fairborn will be doing water pipeline work along the Wright Brothers-Huffman Prairie Bikeway at Kauffman Avenue near Garland Avenue. A small portion of the trail will be impacted and a temporary gravel detour will be provided. Please walk your bikes through the detour. This work is scheduled to begin the week of September 2nd and is scheduled to last 1-2 weeks.

If you have any questions, please contact Greene County Parks & Trails at 937.562.6440.

New Cannonball Trail Mileage Sign

Liberty Center, OH - A new trail mileage sign has been installed at the Henry County Rd 6-C trailhead along the south fork of the Wabash Cannonball Trail, just southeast of Liberty Center, Ohio. View photos.

Former Chief Counsel to Governor Killed While Biking

Hilliard, OH - "A 58-year-old man, who served as the Chief Counsel for Gov. George V. Voinovich, died Saturday morning after he was struck by a vehicle while riding on a bicycle in Brown Township near Hilliard." more

How to Prevent Vehicle Break-Ins

Columbus, OH - Some good tips from Columbus Metroparks on how to properly secure your valuables and vehicle when parking at trailheads. more

40th Cougar Report in Michigan Since 2008

MI - "...The confirmation was made after an image of a cougar was captured Aug. 17 on a trail camera on public land in the Upper Peninsula's Delta County." more

Building the Northeast Texas Trail

9/1/19

TX - "...The Northeast Texas Trail, or NETT, is in the process of being established across 130 miles, stretching through seven counties and 19 small towns between Farmersville and New Boston..." more

New Rules for Bikes in Arapaho National Forest

8/31/19

CO - "...the Forest Service announced that bicycles will no longer be allowed off designated trails and roads in the Sulphur Ranger District, which covers the Arapaho National Forest..." more

'No Crossing' Signs Proliferate in Portland

OR - "...In Oregon we’ve had it drilled into our heads that “every intersection is a crosswalk.” It turns out that’s not exactly true..." more

How is the Bike League So Effective?

U.S. - "Whether it’s on our bread and butter issues like funding for bike infrastructure, or on larger issues like automated vehicles, the League engages coalitions of likeminded organizations to get things done on behalf of people who bike. Here is how our coalitions on those two issues are making progress to protect and promote bicycling." more

E-Scooter Injuries Increasing

8/31/19

"...The latest study looking at e-scooter injuries, published in BMJ’s Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open this week, identified several trends associated with these injuries..." more

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Work Continues on B&O Trail

8/30/19

Richland County, OH - "Additional surface work is targeted, weather permitting, to work on the B&O Trail as follows...

Lexington: On Wednesday 9/04, work will occur behind Heartland Church. Riders should be able to reroute via the parking lot.

On Thursday 9/5, Construction will start near the washroom Pavilion by the parks. Riders should be able to ride around the impacted area using the parking lot.

On Friday 9/6, work will be completed just north of the recycling station. Riders should be able to ride in the grass to the east of the Trail.

Butler: Monday 9/9 and Tuesday 9/10 - This will necessitate closing the Trail from Traxler Rd north to SR 97.

Police Investigating Alleged Rape on Trail

8/30/19

Niles, OH - "...According to Niles police, a 20-year-old girl was walking on the bike path that crosses over Grant Street on August 2 around 4:30 a.m." more

Bernstein Advocates for Wheelway Extension

8/30/19

MI - "...'The reason I love this path is, for a blind person, it’s really fantastic,' Bernstein said, 'I can be totally independent on this path, I am able to get 18 miles from Petoskey to Charlevoix on an independent basis'." more

'Scooternado': Miami Orders Ride Share Off the Streets

8/30/19

FL - "With Hurricane Dorian threatening to deliver winds as high as 130 mph to Florida’s Atlantic coast, Miami has ordered thousands of electric ride-share scooters scattered around the city to be collected and secured, preventing them from becoming dangerous projectiles when the dangerous storm arrives." more

E-Bikes Coming to National Parks

8/30/19

U.S. - "Motorized electric bicycles may soon be humming along serene trails in national parks and other public lands nationwide. It's part of a new Trump administration order — hotly opposed by many outdoors groups — that will allow e-bikes on every federal trail where a regular bike can go." more

E-Bike Sales Skyrockets Across Europe

8/30/19

NLD - "The hot and rain-free super summer of 2018 made e-bike sales skyrocket across Europe...." more

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Simon Kenton Trail Construction Alert

8/30/19

Champaign County, OH - The SKT northern section between Lippincott Rd. and the Logan County line will be totally closed, starting on Tuesday morning, 9/3/19, as we complete the final 3.6 miles of chip seal which will finish connecting our trail between Urbana and Bellefontaine.

Please observe all trail closing signs and avoid that area to allow the workers to complete this project, as well as for your own safety. This project is scheduled to take four days from 9/3-9/6. The trail should be complete and open by the weekend of 9/7-8, weather permitting.

Trail Survey Shows Weakpoints in Wayfinding Signage

Columbus, OH - There's a lively discussion going on over at the Central Ohio Greenways page regarding a trail user survey. A poll there asks whether you 1) frequently get lost along Central Ohio Greenways, or 2) never get lost ('3 - seldom get lost' would have been a worthwhile option as well).

Unfortunately, ineffective signage has long been the norm for many Ohio bike trails, particularly in urban areas. This old blog post illustrates how urban wayfinding signs can often be less than helpful.

New Sturbridge Trail Serves as Important Link

Hilliard, OH - The new Sturbridge Trail is an important connector that links the Heritage Trail in Hilliard with the nearby Hellbranch Trail. more

Mohican Greenway Corridor Concept

Millersburg, OH - "Someday there may be a trail connecting the Loudonville Trail with the Holmes County Trail and the Mohican Valley Trail through Ashland, Holmes and Knox counties." more


Kokosing River Closure

Mt. Vernon, OH - "Beginning Tuesday, September 3, the Kokosing River will be closed to boaters at the Mt. Vernon Avenue bridge project for demotions work." more

City Prepares App for Riverfront Project

Columbus, IN - "...an $8.6 million conceptual plan calling for several overlooks of the East Fork White River downtown, connections to the People Trail system and an in-water recreation area." more

Man Sues Over Blocked Bike Lanes

8/30/19

Philadelphia, PA - "...The lawsuit, given the green light to proceed in court by a Philadelphia judge, also takes aim at the Philadelphia Parking Authority for failing to enforce regulations prohibiting parking in the bike lane." more

New Bridge Connects Trail with Park

8/30/19

Kerrtown, PA - "...The Ernst Trail will now connect travelers to Kerrtown's Mary Gable Park..." more

Protected Bike Lanes Needed for 'Safe Passage'

8/29/19

NY - "The city should add more protected bicycle lanes leading to the Kosciuszcko Bridge’s newly opened bike and pedestrian pathway, according to City Comptroller Scott Stringer." more

The Unsettling Rise of the Urban Narc App

"It’s getting easier for city residents to use technology that can report bad drivers who block bike lanes. Welcome to the self-surveillance era of traffic safety." more

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Great Miami River Trail Closure

8/29/19

Dayton, OH - The Great Miami River Recreation Trail is closed from Main Street to First Street in Dayton, on the YMCA side of the river. Crews are working to re-open the trail following a problem with maintenance equipment. Trail users should find an alternate route for the next day or so.

Vision for the Valley

Cleveland, OH - "...Vision for the Valley is an initiative to re-imagine the Cuyahoga Riverfront in ways that take advantage of the opportunities afforded by the Cleveland landscape and the river. Balancing business, recreation opportunities, housing, and commercial transportation along this corridor will create a unique and vibrant community, while elevating Cleveland as a true waterfront city. We want to ensure that safe bicycle access and amenities are in this vision." more

Central Ohio Greenways Poll Results

Columbus, OH - "Central Ohio Greenways is taking a look at wayfinding and signage along the trails. We would like to know about your experience." See survey results.

Wheels Up for New Bike Skills Park

Rudolf, OH - "...the Wood County Park District Board approved seeking bids for a $200,000 bicycle park at the site of the former towering silos near the Slippery Elm Trail in Rudolph." more

Man Dies After Fall at Old Man's Cave

Logan, OH - "...Ohio Department of Natural Resources officers say 22-year-old Alexander Cristin Colson was on the overlook for the Lower Falls at Old Man’s Cave when the incident occurred." more

Cincy Fire Department getting a Bike Unit

Cincinnati, OH - "...They're going to be able to cover ground much faster than paramedics on foot..." more

Plan for Bike Lanes Divides Woodley Place

D.C. - "An eight-year conflict has engulfed a narrow slice of Woodley Park, pitting residents against bicyclists in the Northwest neighborhood — and their struggle reflects similar tensions in other parts of the District." more

Plunger Protected Bike Lane in Boulder

CO - "100 wooden-handled plungers lined both shoulders on 30th Street between Arapahoe Avenue and Baseline Road." more

Missing Phoenix Man found Dead

AZ - "...the body was found about a half mile from the man's home in thick underbrush near the Bear Creek Greenway." more

Specialized Sued for $10M in Bike Helmet Case

8/29/19

Denver, CO - "A 50 year old Denver man is suing Specialized Bicycle Components for $10 million, claiming the helmet he wore when he crashed his bike was defective." more

Toronto's 10 Worst Bike Lanes

CAN - "The sad state of disrepair of Toronto’s bike network is more than just an annoyance for cyclists – it can mean the difference between life and death." more

Study: Drivers Struggle with Bike Lanes

8/29/19

AUS - "...The study also discovered that the presence of a marked bike lane on the road actually caused motorists to leave less space when passing a cyclist than if there was no lane at all." more

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Short Term Closures along B&O Trail

Richland County, OH - A contractor will be working near the Bellville Bike Depot and the Hines Ave bridge on 8/29 and 8/30 to remediate several bumps along the B&O trail surface.

More bump removal work is scheduled for 9/03/19 from Marion Avenue south to Deer Park. The work is expected to take 2 days to complete.

Cleveland, Your Potholes are a Riot

8/28/19

OH - "I came to Cleveland at the end of July. My flatmate gave me the keys to the apartment, the barista gave me a cold brew, and my boss loaned me a bicycle." more

South Philly Divided on Safe Streets

8/27/19

PA - "Only three communities in the U.S. boast a higher rate of bicycle commuting than the section of Southeast Philadelphia that South 11th Street runs through, according to U.S. Census data." more

Lawsuit: Philly's Sidewalks Discriminate

8/27/19

PA - "The city's sidewalks are 'riddled with barriers,' suit alleges." more

No Plans to Fix Collapsed Greenway Tunnel

8/27/19

TN - "Don't look for a popular pedestrian tunnel under Neyland Drive by Volunteer Landing to be fixed anytime soon..." more

City Council Approves Controversial Mountain Bike Trail

8/27/19

MN - "A controversial mountain biking trail proposed to run through Lone Lake Park in Minnetonka was approved by the Minnetonka City Council early Tuesday morning." more

Cyclists and E-Scooters Are Clashing in Europe

8/27/19

"...as those cities are themselves learning, e-scooters and bikes don’t necessarily play well together either." more

Will Mexico be the Next Big Bike Supplier for U.S?

8/27/19

"As the Trump administration upends global trade policy with China with punitive tariffs on bicycles, parts and accessories, Mexico’s Grupo Mercurio is eyeing the U.S. market." more

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East Golf Hike & Bike Trail Closure

Boardman, OH - "East Golf Hike & Bike Trail will be closed to all pedestrians and bicyclists between Boardman-Canfield Road and the West Golf Parking Lot beginning Tuesday, August 27, 2019 for replacement of a storm drainage pipe..." more

1st Year Pitt Students get Free Rides

PA - "Pittsburgh Bike Share, also called Healthy Ride, is starting a program this school year that will provide unlimited 30-minute rides to first-year Pitt students and resident assistants." more

When is a Protected Bike Lane NOT a Bike Lane?

8/27/19

NYC - "It’s not a protected bike lane if cars can park in it." more

The Softee Driver Who Disses Cyclists

NYC - "...rogue Mister Softee driver has been told to stop harassing cyclists on the Addabbo Bridge..." more

Trail Sign Overload

8/26/19

CO - "After Jefferson County Open Space officials posted signs asking bikers to exercise caution, a vigilante trail user posted more etiquette signs..." more

The 'War on Cars' Is a Bad Joke

"...Framing this as a 'war' implies that motorists are victims of violent assaults..." more

The Bike Share Balance Problem

"...The distribution of bikes remains a persistent challenge. Because of commuting patterns, residential neighborhoods face shortages of bicycles in the morning rush, while business districts tend to run out of bikes in the evening..." more

Bicycle-Oriented Development

"According to the U.S. Census Bureau, bicycling is the nation’s fastest-growing form of transportation. As such, cycling is exerting an ever-greater impact on many business endeavors..." more

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The SELZ Case – Revisited

OH - "In the summer of 1999 I was asked to become involved with a young man who had received a traffic ticket for “impeding traffic” in Trotwood, Ohio. Little did I know that the case would ultimately garner international intention..." more

Louisville Approves Complete Streets Policy

KY - "...The so-called Complete Streets Policy ordinance, which passed by a 22-1 vote, calls for all future road construction and reconstruction projects to make a street safe for all users, whether they're walking, using a wheelchair, driving or riding a bike." more

Cyclist Mugged at Gunpoint on W&OD Trail

VA - "...At approximately 12:20 p.m. Aug. 25, a bicycle rider was approached by two suspects. One brandished a firearm and demanded the rider hand over her belongings..." more

Memorial Ride Marks 19th Cyclist Death

8/25/19

NYC - "Hundreds of family, friends, street safety advocates and elected officials took a memorial bicycle ride Sunday to honor Jose Alzorriz, a cyclist mowed down after a speeding muscle car blew a red light in Brooklyn..." more

The ''Amazon of Europe'' Bike Trail

"...The 700 kilometre-long cycling route will connect five countries en route from Austria to Hungary on both sides of the Mura, Drava and Danube rivers..." more

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Closing Gaps along the Ohio-to-Erie Trail

Galena, OH - "...[Galena Brick Trail] a trail that actually goes somewhere... Within a few years, if everything keeps going, you’ll be able to [bike] from Westerville all the way up to Mount Vernon..." more

North Coast Inland Trail Section Compacted

Huron County, OH - A 10.4-mile section of the NCIT in Huron County was regraded and is being compacted by a 10-ton roller between Bellevue, Monroeville and Norwalk. See photos.

Heartland Trail Mile Marker Restored

Wayne County, OH - "...About 4 years ago as RTWC Founder and Board Member Keith Workman was doing some clean up on the future trail, he spotted an abandoned, overgrown with weeds mile marker from the C.,A.& C railroad (Cleveland, Akron & Columbus)..." more

Clearing Brush on the New London-Greenwich Rail Trail

Huron County, OH - Brush clearing continues along the New London-Greenwich Rail Trail. Learn more about this trail project on their website.

Merriman Valley Pursues New Crossings for Peds / Cyclists

Cuyahoga Falls, OH - "...Cameras are installed at the intersections of Merriman and Weathervane Lane, Merriman and Portage Path and across from Dollar General. This is in response to whether the Valley needs additional crossings for hikers and bikers..." more

Grant to Pay for Des Plaines Bike Trail

IL - "State Senator Laura Murphy (D-Des Plaines) recently announced a $152,700 grant to construct a .15-mile bridge and bike path that will provide accessibility for Des Plaines cyclists between two popular parks." more

Jumped Bikes – Vandals take an Uber Ride

RI - "One day there were a thousand red Jump bikes scattered across Providence. Then suddenly, on August 22, they had vanished!.." more

Hilo Bike Share gets Rolling

8/25/19

HI - "...Three years after Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii, or PATH, launched a bike-share program in Kona, the program expanded to Hilo earlier this month." more

Cyclists Turning to Civil Court for Justice

8/24/19

CAN - "A growing number of Toronto cyclists involved in road rage incidents with drivers feel let down by the justice system and are turning to private civil action to get their day in court." more

What a Safe Street Looks Like

8/24/19

CAN - "Imagine, for a second, a major roadway in Toronto where you aren’t worried about getting hit by a car." more

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Simon Kenton Trail Closures

OH - The SKT will be closed between Lippincott Rd. and the Champaign County line early next week, beginning Monday, 8/26, as workers do some maintenance on that section. It is unknown how long this work will take...

Also, the chip seal work in Logan County continues on Monday, 8/26, weather permitting. At this point, they are between SR 508 and West Liberty and headed to the county line. Please observe trail closed signs for your own safety and to allow the workers to complete their work.

'Music for River & People' on Display Thru Sept. 8

Mt. Vernon, OH - "...The installation on the [trail] bridge is called 'Wade: Music for River and People,' and the music playing through mounted speakers is composed by the river itself and from the people moving across the bridge." more

Trail Users Must Obey Traffic Controls

PA - "...'Stop signs are not optional,' Murrysville Chief Administrator Jim Morrison told council members Aug. 21. 'Bicyclists must obey the signals on the bike path'." more

River Valley Rail Trail to be Completed Sometime in 2020

MI - "...The trail would include 5.5 miles from Greenville to Belding, 16 miles from Belding to Lowell, and seven miles from Lowell to Saranac." more

Bike Lane Brings Big Changes

8/24/19

Indianapolis, IN - "Cyclists and motorists heading north out of Downtown on busy Illinois Street have likely noticed some changes, changes that may take some time to get used to ensure safe travels for all." more

Why Do E-Bikes Catch Fire?

8/23/19

"...The conditions that preempt an e-bike fire vary..." more

Hiking Group Overwhelmed in Arizona Heat

8/23/19

AZ - "A group of fitness coordinators from Kansas became overwhelmed while climbing a mountain trail near metro Phoenix in sweltering temperatures..." more

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Closed Trail Section Reopens

8/23/19

Knox County, OH - The fallen tree has been cleared and the Heart of Ohio Trail section that was closed has reopened.

Niles Sets Bike Trail Rules

8/23/19

OH - "City council on Wednesday approved a set of rules for the Niles portion of the Western Reserve Greenway Bike Trail to give police the means to enforce violations along the trail." more

Lakewood Considering Scooters & Bikes Share

8/22/19

OH - "...Lakewood officials are now asking for resident input regarding the growing transportation trend via a survey that will remain up through the end of the month." more

Bike Lane Battle Brewing in South Philly

8/22/19

Philadelphia, PA - "...Longtime residents say a new protected bike lane on 11th Street spanning from Bainbridge to Reed streets has collectively eliminated a little more than a hundred parking spots in the area." more

$150K Paid to Settle Greenway Injury Lawsuit

8/22/19

IN - "The City of Evansville and Indiana Department of Transportation have paid $150,000 to settle a lawsuit by a bicyclist injured on the Pigeon Creek Greenway..." more

New Bike Path Opens on Heritage Trail

8/22/19

MI - "...Members of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, TransCanda, and Crystal Falls Township gathered at Donna Hugh Park where the 9,800-foot long trail begins." more

Man Poses as Store Manager to Steal, Sell Bikes

8/22/19

CO - "A bike shop is putting out a word of warning after someone has been using their name to commit fraud in a string of bike thefts." more

Advocates Dispute Protected-Cycleways-Are-Risky Study

8/22/19

"...Finding problematic intersection design of cycle tracks here and there in three U.S. cities does not at all negate the overwhelming evidence that protected bike lanes are both safer, in fact, than unprotected lanes or no facilities at all..." more

Time to Deal with Trucks and Cars in the City

8/22/19

"In Toronto and New York, Vision Zero is just talk. It's time for action." more

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Downed Tree Blocks Heart of Ohio Trail

Knox County, OH - The Heart of Ohio Multi-Use Trail is temporarily closed from Bishop Road to Mt. Liberty due to downed tree that is completely blocking the trail.

'Trail Closed' signs have been placed on the trail at this location.

Street Design Causing Crashes in Cincinnati

OH - "A car crashed into a home on Delhi Avenue near Rosemont this week and the man who lives there said his house has been hit by a car 34 times." more

Holbrook Hollows Opens in Geauga County

Bainbridge Twp., OH - "...At 129 acres, with four trails totaling 2.8 miles, Holbrook Hollows provides access to Cleveland Metroparks’ South Chagrin Reservation bridle trail..." more

Towpath Times E-News

NE OH - Read the latest edition.

Wabash Railway Line Now a Proposed Bike Trail

IN - "...The 17-mile trail will connect the four areas and will follow the now discontinued Wabash Railroad route." more

New Zagster Bike Share Station Debuts

8/22/19

PA - "The Borough of State College announced via Twitter on Wednesday that a new Penn State Zagster bike station has been installed downtown." more

Some are Unhappy with Bike Lane

8/21/19

East Lansing, MI - "...the path is raising some concerns from people who use buses to get to and from class. In fact, CATA had to remove two stops from it's route in order to create the temporary path." more

Drivers Parking in Bike Lanes

Philadelphia, PA - "Officials are touting a project to revamp safety infrastructure on two of Center City’s busiest roads for cyclists — but on the weekends it feels like it doesn’t even exist..." more

New Legislation Intended to Launch Statewide MTB Trail

8/21/19

WV - "...Known as SB 317, the legislation effectively extends ski resort-style liability protections to private landowners — so long as they join a group like the Mountaineer Trail Network Recreation Authority..." more

Kalamazoo Seeks Input on Street Design

8/21/19

MI - "The Kalamazoo planning department... launched a campaign Wednesday night to gather feedback from citizens about what changes they would make to Kalamazoo's downtown street design." more

Bird Shutters Bike Lane Program

8/21/19

"...Bird quietly phased out a program to help cities pay for protected bike lanes and improve infrastructure earlier this year over concerns about how the money was being spent..." more

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Simon Kenton Trail Chip/Sealing Underway

8/20/19

West Liberty, OH - The Northern section of the SKT in Logan County will be closed between TR 199 & the county line, just South of West Liberty starting tomorrow; Wednesday, 8/21 for the start of our chip/sealing. This work is expected to take 2-3 days, weather permitting.

When completed, this 5.22 mile section finishes the phase #3 part in Logan Co. And connects Bellefontaine & West Liberty.

North Coast Inland Trail Surface Regrading

Huron County, OH - The trail surface has recently been re-graded from end to end, and now we are in the process of rolling it. This 10 ton roller was used between Bellevue and Monroeville on Tuesday, and will make its way to Norwalk and back Wednesday morning.

University Hospitals Ends Bike Share Sponsorship

8/20/19

Cleveland, OH - "...a UH spokesperson said that the hospital system had notified the bike share operator, Cycle Hop, that they'd be concluding their sponsorship." more

LaRose Pushes for River Access in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Brecksville, OH - "You can kayak the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. But it isn't easy." more

State Purchases Seacoast Railway for Trail

NH - "Seacoast New Hampshire is about to get greener, thanks to a crucial purchase last week." more

Vision Zero Is The Wrong Goal

8/20/19

NYC - "...Vision Zero is failing to have a meaningful impact because it targets the wrong goal. The logical flaw here, at least as implemented in New York City, is quite basic: it is a policy that requires dead cyclists as a prerequisite to safety improvements..." more

Battling Aldermen Over Street Safety

8/20/19

Chicago, IL - "...When I mentioned that drivers struck 296 people walking in Reilly’s ward during a recent year, and noted that he hasn’t proposed any legislation to protect pedestrians from motorists recently, the downtown alderman called me a 'troll'.” more

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Cuyahoga County to Manage Lakefront Trails

Cleveland, OH - "Cleveland Metroparks tapped Cuyahoga County to manage construction of three Cleveland trail projects: the Red Line Greenway, Wendy Park Bridge, and Whiskey Island Connector." more

Pittsburgh Bike Plan Readies For 2020 Debut

PA - "After nearly three years of work, Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure will present a draft of a new bike plan this fall..." more

Drivers Disregarding Bike Lanes

8/20/19

IN - "...I did lose my temper a little bit, and I yelled at him, 'This lane with the bikes in it. It's called a bike lane. Pay attention!'.." more

Increasing Greenway Passage Police Patrols

8/19/19

IN - "...They’re looking out for issues like graffiti, damages that need repairs, and it’s an opportunity to engage with the community." more

Library Cards Unlock Access to Bikes

8/19/19

"What if you could check out a bike — in addition to a book — from your local library? That’s become a reality in over 20 communities in the U.S. and Canada." more

Related: Bike lending program kicks off in Cardington, Ohio.

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Marquette Greenway to Link Dunes National Park

IN - "...The Marquette Greenway is a planned 58-mile trail that would connect Chicago to New Buffalo, Mich., along the southern shore of Lake Michigan." more

Mapping Sidewalks

Pittsburgh, PA - "When it comes to urban mobility, ambitious projects like bike lanes, bridges and busways tend to get most of the attention. As a result, perhaps the most important and fundamental piece of public transport is often overlooked." more

Volunteers Help Clean up D&L Trail

PA - "...Volunteers worked to clear brush, mow grass, and pick up trash from the Black Diamond section of the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor." more

Jersey City Bike Lane Expansion

8/19/19

NJ - "...Jersey City is poised to become a great biking — and livable — city, thanks to an effort by local officials and outside consultants who have cracked the code on how to create protected bike lanes." more


Rowers Vs. Bikes & Peds

D.C. - "A proposal for a new pedestrian and bike bridge over the Anacostia River has pitted area rowers against the region’s bikers and pedestrians." more

Bike Lane Battles Continue in NYC

NY - "The city wants to carve out more space for cyclists. Opponents say the city is becoming increasingly hostile to drivers." more

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Buckeye Lake Trail Development Continues

Licking County, OH - Work to eventually complete a paved loop around Buckeye Lake continues with about 24% of the loop now completed. more

Trail Maintenance Work to Continue Monday

Warren, OH - "The closures of the bike trail and the trailheads on the Western Reserve Greenway Bike Trail have been extended." more

Creating Safe Streets for All

8/18/19

NY - "...cyclists, by and large, have avoided taking responsibility for their own behavior on city streets, and prefer to see themselves as victims..." more

Bronx Park now a Wasteland after $4M Makeover

8/17/19

NY - "...The Post found benches so overgrown with vines that there was no place to sit and graffiti marring a path and a water fountain." more

New Fruit Valley to Include Bike Lanes

8/17/19

WA - "There are no bike lanes where Fruit Valley Road crosses railway tracks and Burnt Bridge Creek, so cyclists are directed to use the whole travel lane. But that takes courage amidst car and truck traffic traveling at 35 mph or more." more

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Bike-Hike Trail Section Closure Aug. 19

8/17/19

Summit County, OH - The Bike-Hike Trail will be closed for a trail section realignment from August 19 thru September 16. The affected location is near the Ledges Area, approximately 1/3 mile south of Boston Mills Road where crews will relocate a section of the trail away from a slip that has occurred.

Bike-Hike Trail
Upcoming Trail Closure Location in NE Ohio

The trail will be open weekends and holidays. There will be some periodic full (overnight) closures which will be posted as dates become available.

Bike Lanes will Help Connect Trail Sections

8/16/19

Cleveland, OH - "...Head down to the Flats and check out the bike lanes on Columbus/Center in the Flats. They are part of a future connection of the Cleveland Foundation Centennial Trail Lake Link and Scranton Flats - Towpath Trail." See photos.

Metroparks Covered Bike Parking

8/16/19

Cleveland, OH - "The Cleveland Metroparks has installed some swanky new covered bike parking at the E55th Marina!" See photo.

Little Miami River Advisory has been Lifted

8/16/19

Warren County, OH - "...Untreated sewage is no longer being discharged to the river. The Warren County Health District is removing the advisory in the Little Miami River south of Old 3C Highway in Warren County." more

Otsego County Trail Extension Opens

8/16/19

MI - "After two years of planning and developing, Otsego County is excited to open up their newly completed Iron Belle Trail extension." more

On-Campus Protected Bike Lane Opens

8/16/19

MI - "Almost a half-mile of one lane of southbound Bogue Street is now a two-way protected bicycle path separated from vehicles by a combination of surface-mounted curbs and break-away bollards as part of a temporary pilot project..." more

Clean Up Closes White Pine Trail Section

8/16/19

MI - "Federal officials say excavators will soon be used to remove contaminated soil and buried leather from the former Wolverine World Wide tannery site in western Michigan." more

Countering Bike Lane Push-Back with Safety Data

8/16/19

Chicago, IL - "...the city could reassure the neighbors by providing before-and-after collision data from the existing neighborhood greenways." more

Rock Slide Clean Up Slated for American River Trail

8/16/19

CA - "State officials say they will begin work Monday cleaning up a rock slide that forced a nearly three-year closure of a section of the paved American River bike and recreation trail alongside Lake Natoma in Orangevale." more

Another Lime Bike Fire

8/16/19

WA - "Video footage of a Lime electric bike spewing flames on the University of Washington campus in Seattle this week is the latest in a string of battery-related safety issues affecting new mobility services." more

Injury Risk Varies with Protected Bike Lane Designs

VA - "Bike lanes separated from the roadway by physical barriers make cyclists feel safer and encourage more people to ride. But a new IIHS study shows that protected bike lanes vary in terms of injury risk..." more


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Olentangy Trail Section Closure Aug. 19

Columbus, OH - Beginning Monday, August 19, and continuing through the end of September, the Olentangy Bike Trail will undergo construction of a new section, enhancing the green space along the river as part of the Cannon Drive relocation project.

As part of this work, the trail between 5th Avenue and the SR-315 off-ramp will be closed for approximately one week but then will reopen. The section between the SR-315 off-ramp and Herrick Drive will remain closed for the duration of the project. Detour signage will direct cyclists to the shared-use path located just west of Cannon Drive.

Miami & Erie Canal Towpath Progress

Allen County, OH - Some posted photos of the progress of the trail construction between Delphos and Spencerville in Allen County. View photos (when viewing this post, scroll down for more photos).

Autonomous Shuttle Plan On Hold

Toledo, OH - "...The market is still in an experimentation phase, as complete autonomy has not yet been achieved..." more

Charges Dropped for Driver Who Struck, Killed Cyclist

Philadelphia, PA - "The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is urging the city’s District Attorney Larry Krasner to appeal a local judge’s dismissal of charges against a trash truck driver who struck and killed bicyclist Emily Fredricks nearly two years ago." more

Walking Louisville's Streets

KY - "...We’ve walked more than 15 miles of the city, writing down our observations and discussing what they mean to the city of Louisville as a whole..." more

Accident Illustrates Common Hazards along "Family Friendly" Trails

GA - "What started off as a fun-filled vacation for a Savannah couple and their family ended with a terrifying bicycle accident that could have killed their 7-year-old daughter..." more

Learn why many "family friendly" trails may not be as safe as you think.

Motorcyclist Guns Down Cyclist on Causeway

8/16/19

FL - "...Alex Palencia was among a group of cyclists out for an early morning ride on Wednesday when he was fatally shot by a motorcyclist after an altercation..." more

Residents Are Fighting for Bike Safety

Denver, CO - "After two deaths and a shift in the conversation in Colorado, advocates are cautiously optimistic that change is coming." more

Study Questions Bike-Lane Safety

8/15/19

"...According to the study, bikers in protected lanes were actually more likely to suffer injuries than cyclists in unprotected lanes or those on major roads with no infrastructure at all." more

Popular Protected Bike Lane has Highest Injury Risk

8/15/19

D.C. - "...not all protected bike lanes are created equal. The lane on 15th Street Northwest, among the city’s most celebrated, has numerous risk factors that contribute to collisions and falls." more

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Construction to Close Ohio-to-Erie Trail Gap

Delaware County, OH - "Construction will begin mid-August to complete the [1-mile] missing link of the Ohio-To-Erie Trail between Galena and Sunbury. Construction is anticipated to be finished by November 1, 2019." more

Cannonball Trail Section Gets Surface Upgrade

Fulton County, OH - "...we have a new, improved trail surface from Fulton Co. RD 22 east to the trail crossing at Rt 20-A, as well as at our trailhead in Elmira at Co. RD. 23." more

Catherine Girves Receives Award

Columbus, OH - "...The 2019 Non-Profit Sector Professional of the Year award goes to Catherine Girves, Executive Director of Yay Bikes! in Columbus, Ohio..." more

Sewer Breach in Part of Little Miami River

Warren County, OH - "Warren County Health officials are warning people not to fish or enter parts of the Little Miami River." more

Goodbye to 11th Street Trolley Tracks

Philadelphia, PA - "They called it the Philly Handshake. That indelible experience of cruising up the street... and then you bite it on the 11th Street trolley tracks." more

Enraged Cyclist Vs. Cops Blocking Bike Lanes

NYC - "...One cyclist who was recently confronted with NYPD vehicles blocking both bike lanes around Union Square decided to let the police know how he felt." more

Plans for 144-Mile Bike Trail Still Alive

MO - "The state of Missouri and an Ameren subsidiary have until New Years Eve to come to an agreement over the future of a 144-mile former rail line that parks boosters would like to turn into a biking trail." more

Certain Bike Lanes More Dangerous

CO - "New research suggests certain types of bike lanes in busy downtown areas can be more dangerous than riding a bike on a major street with no bike infrastructure..." more

Montreal Issues 12,285 Tickets to Cyclists in 2018

CA - "...The Toronto Sun reported Monday that Toronto Police issued only 292 traffic tickets to cyclists in 2018, compared with 12,285 tickets issued to riders in Montreal..." more

Cyclist Crashes Into Bear

CT - "...Jim Triano walked away with just a broken finger and some road rash. His high-performance bike wasn't so lucky." more

Domino’s Pizza Announces E-Bike Delivery

U.S. - "The world’s largest pizza chain will roll out e-bike delivery in states across the country following a successful pilot test." more

Ghost Bike Removed by Council

8/15/19

UK - "Council ‘sympathetic towards roadside memorials’ but says sites need to be appropriate for the tributes being left." more

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What's Up with UH Bikes?

Cleveland, OH - "For several days late last month and early this month, there were a grand total of zero UH Bikes available for rental in downtown Cleveland..." more

Riverside Bike Trail Will Grow

8/14/19

Cincinnati, OH - "...Earlier this summer, city crews completed a small portion of the Ohio River Trail West. It's just the beginning of what will become a 22-mile, $20 million mixed-use walking and biking trail that will stretch from downtown Cincinnati to Shawnee Lookout in Sayler Park..." more

Cleveland Selects 4 Scooter Companies

Cleveland, OH - "Cleveland has chosen four companies that rent electric scooters and bicycles by the minute to do business in the city." more

Council to Pursue Purchase of Railway Segment

Oak Hill, WV - "City council voted Monday to authorize purchase of an approximately 1-mile section of rail right-of-way from Norfolk Southern Railroad that would extend the length of the White Oak Rail Trail." more

Alliance Partnering With Penn Trails To Complete 14-Mile Greenway

PA - "For years, efforts to create a network of public trails in Kennett Township have been strengthened by partnerships..." more

A Conversation with Leslie Richards

PA - "How Pennsylvania's Transportation Secretary Is shifting the infrastructure conversation in her state and across the country." more

Cop Gives Cyclist Bogus Ticket in NYC

NY - "A cop told a cyclist he's not allowed to ride down any street without a bike lane. Experts — and the city — say that's wrong." more

$2.6M Granted to Illinois Bike Path Projects

Carbondale, IL - "A grant for $2.6 million was awarded to 16 bike path projects in Illinois, including one in Carbondale." more

Making the Most of the Empire Bike Trail

8/13/19

NY - "In the coming years New York will have one of the longest bike and walking trails in the United States, a continuous 750 mile path forming a T across New York..." more

Route 1 Bike Crashes Mount

8/13/19

DE - "Nearly 40 incidents reported on or near highway in 2019." more

Cyclists Refuse to Get Off Winnipeg's Sidewalks

8/14/19

CAN - "...Bike Winnipeg’s Mark Cohoe says cyclists on the sidewalk is a problem that isn’t going away any time soon." more

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Doctor Survives "Widowmaker" while Cycling

8/12/19

PA - "So when your heart stops beating you’re supposed to die. Thankfully I had a guardian angel (and EMT) riding just behind me..." more

New MoGo Bikes Provide Boost

8/12/19

Detroit, MI - "...The bikes detect the amount of electric boost each rider needs while pedaling and adjusts accordingly to give a smooth and easy ride..." more

Bustling Trailhead Causes Disturbances

8/12/19

UT - "The Summit County Council Wednesday talked about the problems that are occurring, as users flock to the popular Rob’s Trail..." more

Is Your Road Ready for a Bike Lane?

8/12/19

"Experts say “road diets” are proven ways to improve safety and make communities more livable. But not everyone is happy about the effort to slim down our streets." more

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Towpath Repairs Coming to CVNP

8/12/19

CVNP, OH - Repairs to the towpath trail will be ongoing over the next few weeks from Boston Store to Red Lock in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Earlier this year the towpath was inundated with rain and flooding which caused washouts and rutting along the trail.

The CVNP says the trail will remain open and to expect trucks and construction equipment on the towpath. Trail users are being asked to walk their bikes through these work areas and use extreme caution.

Greenway to get New Park

8/12/19

Lisbon, OH - "...Adjacent to the trailhead parking area off of South Market Street, the park will feature a pergola, seating, signage showing the trail route and a map of downtown Lisbon." more

Bike Campers Called Out on Facebook

8/12/19

London, OH - Bike campers taking advantage of a primitive shower at a trailside campsite along the Prairie Grass and Ohio-to-Erie Trails have been scolded on facebook for hanging laundry outside the camping area. more

Piers Gorge Bike Trail Proposal

Norway, MI - "Some of the biggest attractions in Dickinson County are the bike trails, and a new one may be coming soon." more

Cyclists Petition for Protected Bikeways

Philadelphia, PA - "The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is pushing for protected bike lanes on Delaware Avenue." more

Louisville Cracking Down on Jaywalking, Panhandling

KY - "...The ordinance includes jaywalking among infractions that could carry fines of $25 to $250." more

Vanishing Bike Lanes A Threat On NYC's Streets

NY - "Bike lane markings that have faded or disappeared entirely mean some of NYC's bike lanes exist only on paper, cyclists say." more

Why Speed Kills Cities

U.S. - "U.S. cities are dropping urban speed limits in an effort to boost safety and lower crash rates..." more

'The Netherlands Cleared Cars from its Cities, Why Can't Others?

"...While the ethos behind Vision Zero is commendable, the vision itself is only as good as the actions taken to support it..." more

'Catch 22' for Cycling Advocates

8/12/19

IRE - "Cork cycling advocates say they are in a Catch-22 situation when it comes to campaigning for more infrastructure in the city because the lack of enforcement at existing cycle lanes leaves cyclists disillusioned." more

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Search for Driver Who Struck Girl on Bike

Brooklyn Heights, OH - "Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the driver who struck a little girl on her bike." more

Related: Girl Struck by Car gets New Bike

Single-File Bike Riding Ordinance Suggested

VT - "Law enforcement is suggesting that the town of Burke require bicyclist to ride single-file on town roads." more

Wharf Street Bike Lane Now Open

CAN - "Cyclists in Victoria gained a few more blocks of separated bike lanes downtown when the remaining stretch of the Wharf Street lane opened on Thursday." more

E-Scooter Rider Killed on French Motorway

8/11/19

FRA - "Rider was reportedly in the fast lane when he was hit from behind by a motorbike." more

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Portions of Western Reserve Greenway Closing

8/9/19

Trumbull County, OH - "Portions of a bike trail and trailheads in Trumbull County MetroParks will be closed next week for maintenance.

"The Western Reserve Greenway Bike Trail will be closed from Champion Avenue in Champion Township to the Trumbull/Ashtabula County Line on Bloomfield Township." more

B&O Trail Gets New Trail Signs

8/9/19

Richland County, OH - "...To make navigation easier for the visitors who come looking for the trail, there needed to be high quality, informational signs tailored to the trail’s different entry points." more

Rocky River Gets Bike Repair Station

8/9/19

Lakewood, OH - "Thanks to grant support from Cuyahoga County, Lakewood is now home to a new Bike Repair Station at the Cleveland Metroparks entrance at Sloane & Detroit!.." more

E-Bikes Being Added Around Detroit

8/9/19

MI - "...I’ve ridden plenty of bikes but never an electric one, also known as an e-bike, so I was excited to try out a new offering from Detroit’s MoGo bike share network..." more

NYC 'Radical Traffic Experiment' Based on Toronto Prototype

"What happens when you restrict cars? Transit use, cycling and walking increase dramatically." more

The Bicycle Emperor has no Spandex

Denver, CO - "...Bike lanes contrived in weird patterns through downtown Denver don’t reduce congestion..." more

Court Upholds Cyclists' Right to Pass on Right

8/9/19

OR - "The Oregon Court of Appeals has overturned a lower court decision that found a bicycle rider guilty of passing on the right..." more

Bus/Bike Integration Example at Bus Stop

8/9/19

OR - "...Lately we’ve seen more floating transit islands that allow bus operators to service stops without swerving over to the curb..." more

Multiple Accident Reports on Mt. Hood Trail

8/9/19

OR - "...Cyclists have been getting everything from bumps to bruises to broken bones." more

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Heartland Trail Construction Update

Marshallville, OH - The paving of 2.4-miles of the Heartland Trail has been completed. This new section, combined with an existing .3-mile mile segment, extends the trail 2.7 miles from Marshallville south toward Orrville in Wayne County.

Heartand Trail
New Trailhead Parking along Euclid Street in Marshallville, OH

Though the new section is open for use, there remains work to be done. So, trail users are asked to avoid any work areas until all trail work is completed.

For more information, see the latest Wayne County Trails Newsletter.

$10K Donation to Simon Kenton Trail

Urbana, OH - "...the Logan County Chamber of Commerce through their Economic Development Partners voted to donate $10,000 towards the trail project. This brings the current fund raising efforts to within about $17,000 of our goal." more

Towpath Times

NE OH - Read the latest edition.

Red Bike Reaches 60 Rental Stations

Newport, KY - "When it launched nearly five years ago, the region's bike share program, Red Bike, hosted 30 stations throughout the urban core..." more

Cyclists and Peds Blast New Bike Lane

8/9/19

NY - "A new bike lane design in Kips Bay is raising red flags among pedestrians and cyclists in the area." more

Entire Bike Fleet Missing

MO - "...27 bikes that were put out on racks for use this year have been either stolen or simply not returned to the racks after use." more

Mayor Asks Residents to Support Changes to Their Streets

Denver, CO - "Denver Mayor Michael Hancock announced on Wednesday that he will lower speed limits and make street safety upgrades happen faster in several parts of the Mile High City..." more

Northbound Naito Parkway Will Have 1 Lane for Cars

OR - "...northbound travel lanes will continue to be shared: One lane for cars and trucks, and a separate protected lane for bikes, scooters and pedestrians." more


How Advocates are Making Biking Better

U.S. - "...Thanks to the work of League members and bike advocates throughout the country, there is momentum across the country for better biking." more

E-Bikes Gain Traction with Law Enforcement

8/9/19

CA - "While the number of agencies using e-bikes is unknown, a police bicycle safety group said their adoption is 'growing rapidly,' further fueling the e-bike market..." more

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2 Surveys that Need Public Input

Cleveland, OH - "There are currently 2 key surveys that need public input – and most importantly – input from the cycling community. Please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with each..." more

New Section of Tredway Trail Opens

8/7/19

Allegheny Twp., PA - "The new 1.75-mile extension of the Tredway recreational trail winding along the River Forest golf course in Allegheny Township from the marina to under the Freeport Bridge is just about complete." more

PennDOT’s Bridge Rebuild Won't Solve Problem for Cyclists

8/7/19

PA - "The $13.3 million reconstruction of the Grays Ferry Bridge will include a protected bike lane — but only on one half of the bridge..." more

Cyclist Attacked on Lakefront Trail

8/7/19

Chicago, IL - "Last week there were two nighttime robberies of bike riders on the Lakefront Trail on the Near North Side within two hours of each other. Yesterday there was a third attack on a cyclist on the lakefront near Buckingham Fountain, this time during the evening rush." more

Man Killed by Hit-and-Run Cyclist

8/7/19

NY - "A 60-year-old man struck by a hit-and-run cyclist in the Flatiron District last week has succumbed to his injuries..." more

Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway gets 2021 Finish Date

NY - "After 15 years of piecemeal construction, the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway, a 26-mile protected route for walkers and bikers, will finally be completed by 2021..." more

Truck Hits Cyclists

IA - "...That crash left a mother and her 13-year-old son seriously injured after a truck hit them..." more

Man Finds Loaded Rifle Along Bike Path

8/7/19

AK - "... William Thrash found the AR-15 Tuesday in grass a few feet off a bike path that runs along Campbell Creek." more

World's Largest Cycling Infrastructure Database

8/7/19

UK - "As part of its long-term aim of reducing the number of vehicles on the UK capital’s roads, Transport for London (TfL) has launched the world’s largest database of bicycle infrastructure which will help to make cycling in the city easier and more tailored to people’s needs." more

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Kokosing Gap Trail Founders Honored

Howard, OH - "In recognition of their 30 years of volunteer service to the Kokosing Gap Trail, a new picnic table in the Howard shelter along the trail was recently dedicated to founding board members Doug McLarnan, Randy Cronk, and Dick Frazee. more

East Lansing Tests New Bike Project

MI - "It’s no secret Michigan State is a pretty green campus. Now they're adding yet another addition to their environmentally friendly campus - protected bike lanes." more

Silver Spring Is Getting The Region’s First ‘Protected Intersection’

D.C. - "A new type of intersection that designers say will make pedestrians and cyclists safer is coming to Montgomery County." more

Utility Pole in Bike Lane

8/7/19

Boston, MA - "Bicyclists in Somerville are dealing with a dangerous obstacle – a utility pole right in the middle of a new bike lane on Beacon Street." more

Related: Reaction to Pole in Middle of New Somerville Bike Lane

Savannah Bike Lanes Success Story

8/7/19

GA - "...Savannah has more miles of green bike lanes than any city in Georgia." more

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Iron Horse Trail Alert

Alliance, OH - Large ruts in the trail are present after a nearby construction project at the water tower between State St. and W. 23rd St. Please use caution and walk your bike in this area."

New Police Bike Patrol Unit in Berea

OH - "...The bikes also enable officers to patrol the city and neighborhoods a bit differently than in a police cruiser. It’s a slower pace and bikes allow a closer contact with what’s happening in the area." more

Man Biking to Work Reported Missing

8/6/19

Columbus, OH - "Columbus police are looking for a high-risk missing adult." more

Parking in Bike Lane Leads to Arrests

Boston, MA - "Boston police arrested two people on gun charges in Mattapan Sunday after their car was parked illegally in a bike lane and they attempted to flee the scene..." more

County Responds to Feds Trail Concerns

8/6/19

MO - "Jackson County officials said Monday that work has resumed on the Rock Island Trail after a federal ruling had stopped construction last week." more

Man Searches for Witnesses after Bike Path Attack

8/5/19

OR - "A reader says he was attacked while bicycling in southwest Portland Thursday (August 1st) and he wants to know if anyone saw it happen..." more

Attempted Sexual Assault on Folsom Bike Trail

8/5/19

CA - "...McNamara said her daughter was taking the trail home around 11 p.m. Friday after playing volleyball in Livermore Park." more

NYC's Plan to Stop Cyclist Deaths Isn't Enough

8/5/19

NY - "It’s been a brutal summer in New York City and not because of the heat." more

Possible Changes to E-Bike Use on Public Lands

8/5/19

D.C. - "...changes in Parks Service regulations regarding Class 1 e-mountain bikes might be announced next month..." more

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Funding for Old Turnpike Bike Trail

8/4/19

Harrisburg, PA - "...The abandoned [turnpike] section includes two tunnels – Rays Hill and Sidling Hill – and a travel plaza." more

Hey, Mister Softee — Slow Down!

8/5/19

NYC - "...Something is seriously wrong with one of the soft-ice cream company’s drivers after two Queens cycling activists spotted the same sinister soft-serve seller trying to kill them on the Rockaway-bound lanes of the Addabbo Bridge..." more

A Ride Along NYC's Clogged Bike Lanes

8/4/19

NY - "A Patch reporter pedaled through six cycling corridors. Here's what he saw." more


Athlete Killed by Drunk Driver will Have Jersey Retired

8/4/19

FL - "...Delott, the only girl on the school's football team, was riding her bike June 28 in the bike lane on the Indian Rocks Causeway Bridge when she was hit and killed..." more

JUMP Bikes Easily Broken Into, Says Teen

8/4/19

RI - "How long does it take to bypass the payment function on a JUMP bike?" more

Cyclists Protest Unprotected Bike Lanes in Waterloo

8/4/19

CAN - "Next week, a group of cyclists will launch a social media campaign to protest the current design of bike lanes in Waterloo." more

The Verdict on New Bike Lane, Scramble Crosswalk

8/4/19

CAN - "Cyclists and pedestrians in downtown Victoria say they’re enjoying new infrastructure that’s making many feel safer." more

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Kokosing Gap Trail Volunteers Tackle Big Jobs

Knox County, OH - "KGT volunteers, Kenzie, Don, and Randy, tended to the trail this fine summer morning - clearing erosion, setting mile markers, removing fallen trees, and clearing a log jam from beneath one of the lovely trestle bridges..." more

Grand Lake St. Marys Sees Decrease in Bacteria Levels

Celina, OH - "Grand Lake St. Marys may have struggled with its health in the past, but the future of the water quality in the lake is looking bright as can be." more

Building Trails to a Brighter Future

8/4/19

PA - "...The grand opening of the Quemahoning Trail on Wednesday and a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a two-mile extension of the Ghost Town Trail on Thursday brought two significant moments in the movement to provide more places for outdoor recreation enthusiasts." more

New Jersey Trail Funding On the Line

NJ - "Like many states with older transportation infrastructure built on the highway system, New Jersey faces a number of serious challenges related to pedestrian and bicycle safety. Even as the state explores ways to make active transportation safer for citizens, related fatalities are on the rise..." more

1st Protected Intersection on the East Coast

MD - "Silver Spring, Maryland, will be installing the first protected intersection on the East Coast, and the county’s department of transportation and engineering took to Twitter to explain how it works." more

Joyner Bike Corridor Experiment

8/4/19

MS - "Bike lanes have arrived in Joyner neighborhood, and what started as a plan to combine traffic calming measures with increased bike accessibility has left some Joyner residents wondering how to navigate their neighborhood roads." more

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Harvard to Jennings Road Towpath Construction

8/2/19

Cleveland, OH - Some photos of the Cleveland Towpath construction which is currently underway.

Marsh Creek Greenway Project Receives Funding

PA - "Tioga County officials couldn’t be happier with the news of state funding in the amount of $1.5 million targeted for the Marsh Creek Greenway project to connect downtown Wellsboro with the Pine Creek Rail Trail." more

Shop Owner Posts '____ Days Without Cycling Death' Sign

8/2/19

Brooklyn, MY - "With cycling deaths becoming a sign of the times in New York City this year, 718 Cyclery owner Joe Nocella began shedding more light on them Friday." more

Recent Deaths Bring Urgency to Bikeway Plans

8/2/19

Denver, CO - "...The basic problem is that we’re somewhere between 30% to 40% buildout of the bike network — most of the network is still pretty disconnected..." more

New Bike/Ped Safety Project Is Blamed for Heavy Traffic

8/2/19

Davis, CA - "...the city is already planning to tear out some of the just-installed concrete, and is considering other changes that could eliminate the road diet, potentially reducing the bike-lane barriers and/or shifting the new bikeway..." more

Feds Pull Plug on Bike Trail Plans

8/2/19

MO - "...The county, which issued $50 million in bonds to buy the property from Union Pacific, had reached an agreement in 2016 to use the corridor but only if it could continue to be used as a rail line..." more

Dangerous Driving is an Epidemic

8/2/19

U.S. - "In February 2017, we asked readers to take a survey about their experiences and interactions with motorists when they’re riding on the road. An astounding 5,325 of you responded. Here are the results:.." more

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Scioto Trail Closure for Pelotonia Aug. 2 - 4

Columbus, OH - Beginning Friday, August 2nd, the Scioto Trail between Broad St/Battelle Riverfront Park and the west side of North Bank Park will be closed for Pelotonia. Please cross to the West Bank of the Scioto Trail using Souder Ave to the north and Broad St or Main St to the south.

Bike Lane will Connect New Philly & Tuscarawas

8/2/19

New Philadelphia, OH - "...The Ohio Department of Transportation District (ODOT) 11 has been awarded a $1.4 million Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) grant for the construction of a 3.25 miles of 5-foot wide bike lanes from the intersections of state Route 416 and state Route 259, in New Philadelphia to the intersection of state Route 416 and Seventh Drive NW in the Village of Tuscarawas." more

Cross Country Cyclists Give Back

Springfield, OH - "...about 40 volunteers with the Fuller Center Bike Adventure somehow find the energy for the ride — and several service projects along the way." more

Nation's 1st Rail-Trail Loop Closer to Completion

8/2/19

PA - "...The authority now has 5.5 miles left to connect the Ghost Town Trail in Cambria Township near the Route 219 overpass and complete its 32-mile and 16-mile loops, which will make it the first continuous rail-trail loop in the nation." more

The Ups & Downs of Biking in Lansing

MI - "...Road conditions are the worst hazard right now,' Potter said. 'Pavement falling apart everywhere is really something'.” more

Great Lake-to-Lake Bike Ride Debut

MI - "A new cross-state bike event this fall will not only let cyclists dip their tires in two of the Great Lakes, but will mark the debut of a multi-use trail network that outdoor enthusiasts believe will become a destination corridor in Michigan." more

Advocates: Drop the Bike Lane Suit

8/2/19

NY - "Cyclists rallied Thursday outside an Upper West Side condominium where board members are suing to block construction of a 50-block protected bike lane." more

Salem Bike Lane, Scooters Get Mixed Reviews

8/1/19

MA - "Salem has been experimenting with a pop-up bike lane into downtown, as well as an e-scooter program that has averaged 350 riders per day." more

City to Continue Restoration of Greenway

WA - "Vancouver envisions planting 20,000 trees in the western portion over the next two years." more

Are People on Bikes More Dangerous Than People in Cars?

8/1/19

"...There was a bizarre tweet from the Toronto Star which suggested that people on bikes are as deadly as people in cars." more

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Cleveland Ohio-to-Erie Trail Route Update

Cleveland, OH - "We are hearing that travelers are getting confused in the Cleveland area because there is a lot of construction and changes. Here is the most recent status..." more

New Bike Trail Opens at Quemahoning Resevoir

PA - "...The Quemahoning Trail in Somerset and Cambria counties is officially open." more

Pittsburgh Launches 50-Year Transportation Plan

PA - "...The 2070 plan will also connect with other DOMI initiatives like the Pedestrian Safety Action Plan, the updates Bike Plan, and the Complete Streets Design Guidelines..." more

Judge Gives Green Light to Protected Bike Lane

8/1/19

NYC - "...A New York State Supreme Court judge on Wednesday ruled against opponents looking to block a protected bike lane proposed along Central Park West..." more

Hidden Cameras along Greenway Cause Concern

7/31/19

ND - "...Police say putting cameras up in public places like this isn’t illegal, but if you feel uncomfortable because you don’t know who’s watching or why -- let them know." more

Milwaukee to Launch Adaptive Bike Program

7/31/19

WI - "The City of Milwaukee and Bublr Bikes are expanding access to bike share for people of all abilities." more

E-Bike Program Halted after Bikes Catch Fire

7/31/19

San Francisco, CA - "Lyft has put the brakes on its electric bike program in San Francisco, after the batteries on multiple vehicles caught fire." more

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Huffman Dam Trail Paving in Progress

Dayton, OH - The Huffman Dam Paving Project began Monday, July 8 and will run though August 15. During this time, there will not be any access to this area that spans the Huffman Dam.

The Dangers of 3D Crosswalks

Cincinnati, OH - "...[the report] explains that a 'significant percentage of drivers' actually swerved or drove erratically when they saw the crosswalks." more

"Wade" Coming to Mt. Vernon

7/30/19

Mt. Vernon, OH - "...'Wade' is [music] composed in real time by the flowing river and the movement of people on the bridge..." more

IndyGo Red Line Moves Bike Lanes in Downtown

7/30/19

Indianapolis, IN - "...Before the Red Line officially rolls through Indianapolis, new bike lanes are already open for business, and that means changes for Hoosiers on two wheels and four." more

Building New Paths for Bikes, Scooters & Skateboards

7/30/19

Indianapolis, IN - "The scooters that flooded Indianapolis sidewalks last summer will help fund new paths to give cyclists — and scooter riders — a safer place to ride." more

Bike Repair Stations Added To Grayling’s Downtown

MI - "As more bicycle races are hosted in the community and trails get developed, bicycle repair stations have been added as a new feature for residents and visitors in Grayling’s downtown business district." more

Condo Board Sues Over Bike Lane Plans

7/30/19

NYC - "A Central Park West condo board is suing the city in an attempt to put the brakes on plans for a protected bike lane on their ritzy Manhattan street." more

More People Are Biking In Alexandria

7/30/19

VA - "With Metro Stations Shut Down, Traffic Is Slower And More People Are Biking In Alexandria." more

Stop Killing Us!

7/30/19

Denver, CO - "...bicyclists will swarm the streets in two separate rides this week, including in a return of Critical Mass, a controversial and unsanctioned protest not seen in Denver for years." more

Grants Announced for Katahdin Area Trails

D.C. - "...Among the 10 funding recipients is Katahdin Area Trails which will receive $250,000 to build nine miles of bike trail on Hammond Ridge. This includes a bike-only gravity trail, the first of its kind in Maine." more

PeopleForBikes Favors Senate Committee Transportation Bill

7/30/19

Boulder, CO - "...The bill would increase funding for key infrastructure programs, including the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), while also providing for greater local control of how the program is administered. If passed, the bill would increase the TAP by 40 percent in its first fiscal year, and provide additional annual increases through 2025." more

Read the RTC's take on this bill. And also, the Bike League's perspective.

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Lakefront Bikeway Wayfinding Signs Installed

Cleveland, OH - As part of a nearly $20M cycling pilot project, wayfinding signs were installed along the Lakefront Bikeway between 25th Street and West Boulevard earlier this summer.

Learn more about the Cleveland Trails Pilot Project.

Trail Safety Signs Posted after Accident

Corwin, OH - "...These signs were installed shortly after my wife received a serious ankle injury from a biker that did not advise of his presence causing her to run into another bike..." more

'Crafting the Trail' Event in Toledo

OH - "Aaron Grizaniuk, co-owner of Patron Saints Brewery, noticed more and more people were coming to his business via the University Parks Trail." more

Major progress on Capital Area Greenbelt Extension

Harrisburg, PA - "...Hartwick says the $4.5 million extension is part of a $7.5 million project to improve safety along the entire 20-mile trail." more

Residents Blame Bike Lanes for Crashes

NY - "...While the precinct blames 'inattentive motorists' for the spike in crashes and collisions, some residents blame poor placement and design of bike lanes as well as a lack of safety measures." more

Woman Attacked On Irvine Trail

CA - "A good Samaritan possibly saved a woman’s life on an urban trail in Irvine." more

Glowing Bike Paths in Poland, Holland

7/30/19

"...Besides its lovely, eerie nighttime glow, the technology also has safety benefits." more

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Utility Work Closes Section of University Parks Trail

7/29/19

Sylvania, OH - Columbia Gas will be performing utility work along the University Parks Bike Trail between King and McCord Roads for the next three weeks.

Starting today, the bike trail will have intermittent closures Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 a.m and 5:00 p.m.

Cyclist Struck, Killed During Triathlon Race

7/29/19

Delaware County, OH - "...Kristen J. Oswald, of Royersford, Pennsylvania, was reportedly struck by a commercial tractor-trailer just before 9 a.m. while riding her bike northbound in the right lane on U.S. 23 near Troutman Road..." more

The E-Scooter Debate

7/29/19

MI - "The sudden appearance of electric scooters in Traverse City this summer – devices that can be rented via a smartphone app and then left for someone else to use – has prompted city officials to begin working on a policy governing their use..." more

Protected Bike Lane Pilot Program Approved

MI - "A proposed bike lane on Bogue Street is inching closer to a reality..." more

Cyclist Shouts at Cop, Gets Ticket

NY - "...when I saw a cop talking to the driver of a car blocking the bike lane there. Passing them, I shouted angrily, 'I hope you are ticketing them for blocking the bike lane!'" more

Worst NYC Intersections for Cyclists

NY - "The Manhattan intersection where a young cyclist was killed by a tractor-trailer is the most dangerous for bike riders in the Big Apple, according to a new report." more

San Antonio Trail Network Looks to Grow

TX - "The linear system now includes nearly 70 miles of trails." more

Bill Pushes for Nationwide Bikeshare Transit

7/29/19

U.S. - "U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer, D-Oregon, is pedalling uphill to make local bike share programs eligible for federal transportation funding." more

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"Transformative" Trail Plan Seeks $2M

7/27/19

Easton, PA - "...Easton is on the brink of turning the junkyard into a trail spur with the help of the Karl Stirner Arts Trail." more

16-Year-Old Rescued Near Bike Trail on Mount Fromme

7/27/19

CAN - "A 16-year-old boy with a badly fractured ankle has been rescued on a steep mountain biking trail in North Vancouver." more

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Simon Kenton Trail Alert

Urbana, OH - "There will spraying of herbicide on the North section of the Simon Kenton Trail, between Lippincott Rd. and the Champaign/Logan County line on Monday, July 29th; weather permitting." See Location.

Campsite Adds "Rustic Rinse" Shower Amenity for Trail Travellers

7/27/19

London, OH - Trail travellers along the Ohio-to-Erie and Prairie Grass Trails now have a new amenity at the trailside camping facility at London, Ohio. The "Rustic Rinse" primitive shower! more

Ross County Park Users Survey

7/26/19

OH - "...please take a minute and reflect on your park experiences and finish the following sentence... I would enjoy my favorite park activity more if I didn't have to deal with ______'..." more

Berea Receives Bike Trail Grant

7/26/19

KY - "The city of Berea was awarded a grant in the amount of $279,950 by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to help reconstruct a biking and pedestrian trail on the north side of Ellipse Street." more

$58M Plan to Protect Cyclists

7/26/19

NYC - "...The plan, dubbed 'Green Wave: A Plan For Cycling In New York City,' comes amid a startling rise in the number of cyclist fatalities on NYC streets." more

Man Shoots Cyclists with Paintball Gun

MO - "A man armed with a paintball gun shot at cyclists participating in the World Naked Bike Ride in St. Louis..." more

Newscaster Takes on Bike Lane Opposition

Denver, CO - "A woman was just killed while riding her bike near Wash Park. Kyle offers his thoughts on people who argue against making Denver's streets safer, all in the name of historic preservation." more

Neighborhood Mellows on Completed Bike Lane

7/26/19

Boston, MA - "Boston’s North End griped about bike lane construction, but now that the ribbon is cut, a local poll shows citizens felt they would use it." more

Berry Picker Points Out Danger of Herbicide Use along Greenways

CAN - "...This is a public area that’s used by families. The berries are amazing this year — huge and lush. Now everything seems poisoned." more

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Eminent Domain Lawsuits Continue

Youngstown, OH - "Mill Creek MetroParks is suing Green Township and its trustees to acquire a little more than an acre of township-owned land near Calla Cemetery for an ongoing recreational bike trail project." more

Hit-and-Run Driver Arraigned in Court

Elyria, OH - "A woman accused of leaving the scene of a crash after she allegedly struck a bicyclist in Avon Lake in May was arraigned in court on Thursday." more

ODOT Wants to Hear from Walkers & Bicyclists

Columbus, OH - "...An online survey is available through the end of August via ODOT’s website, dot.state.oh.us. It will serve as the first step of the Walk.Bike.Ohio initiative, a program with the goal of encouraging more people to use active transportation forms, such as biking and walking..." more

Commissioners Donate $10K to Simon Kenton Trail

Logan County, OH - "The Logan County commissioners met with the Simon Kenton Pathfinders Organization Thursday afternoon to donate $10,000 towards the bike path in Bellefontaine." more

Construction to Connect Trails Anticipated

MI - "The City of Muskegon is planning to connect Muskegon's two largest bike trails. Construction will begin in 2021." more

Bike Lane Safety Project Underway

Philadelphia, PA - "Updates to the bike lanes on Spruce and Pine streets have finally begun this month in conjunction with roadway resurfacing and the installation of new intersection treatments." more

Map to Bikes & Trails in Detroit

MI - "The Detroit Greenways Coalition guide has everything you need to know about biking in Detroit." more

Lime E-Bike Catches Fire, Injures Rider

NY - "A dockless Lime bike went up in flames in Rockaway Beach Wednesday after the bike apparently exploded, according to fire department officials." more

Bike Lane Ticketing Campaign in Arlington

VA - "Even a large, electronic sign in Crystal City telling drivers there is 'no stopping in bike or traffic lane' doesn’t seem to be deterring some from doing just that..." more

Bike Ban Ordinance Controversy Continues

7/26/19

Chicago, IL - "... the city of Chicago pitched the recent riverwalk expansion to the U.S. Department of Transportation and the public as a bike and pedestrian commuting route that would 'enhance safety… with bicycle paths and pedestrian trails along the continuous promenade' in order to secure a $99 million Transportation Innovation and Finance Act loan for the project. However, last September introduced the legislation for a 24/7/365 ban on cycling on this bike/ped path." more

Scooter Rider on Freeway During Rush Hour

Dallas, TX - "Drivers expect traffic on I-35 during the morning commute in Dallas. But dash camera video captured by one driver showed something different..." more


Atlanta's $33M Pedestrian Bridge

7/26/19

GA - "...thanks to lack of funds, the city is putting on hold other complete-streets projects that would offer real safety benefits to a greater number of pedestrians ..." more

Why U.S. Infrastructure Costs Too Much

"...The puzzle of why these costs in the U.S. are often triple what they are abroad has been a professional hobbyhorse of mine for a decade..." more

Time to Rebuild Cities for People

7/26/19

"... too many cities continue to perpetuate the deadly status quo by designing and regulating transportation and the public right-of-way around cars and trucks." more

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Committee Recommends $15K for Bike Path

Bellefontaine, OH - "City Council members will have an opportunity Aug. 13 to vote on a measure to give $15,000 toward chip seal paving of the final section of the Simon Kenton Bike Trail." more

Girard to Use Eminent Domain to Acquire Railway Land

OH - "The land the city wants is owned by a railroad company that does not use it but refuses to sell." more

Cyclists Debate Usefulness of New Camp Chase Trail Section

Columbus, OH - "[Camp Chase Trail] looks to be complete along Georgesville Rd." See comments.

Cyclists Uneasy about Sharing the Road with Cars

7/2519

Cleveland, OH - "Bicyclists across Greater Cleveland feel a sense of anxiety when sharing the road with cars, but several local institutions are working to improve conditions for cyclists. more

2 Cyclists Killed, 1 Injured in NYC

NY - "A cyclist is in critical condition after being struck by a car in Woodhaven early Wednesday morning, a day after two cyclists were killed in separate incidents across the city." more

Rail Trail Expansion Looming

ID - "Post Falls has agreed to buy 10 acres of Union Pacific railroad right-of-way on the Rathdrum Prairie, the latest step to eliminate the spur line so the Prairie Trail can be extended." more

New Trail Section Opening in the Columbia Gorge

OR - "...Another segment of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail will open on Saturday, Aug. 3, giving the public new access to the paved pedestrian and cycling trail that will eventually run the length of the gorge." more

Study: Drivers Crowd Women on Bikes

7/2519

MN - "The findings shocked University of Minnesota researchers and Hennepin County transit planners." more

Better Bike Infrastructure Expands Economic Opportunity

7/2419

U.S. - "In the American cities with the best bike infrastructure, cyclists are able to reach 75 percent more jobs on safe dedicated bike facilities, a new report shows." more

Traffic Deaths in the U.S.

7/2419

U.S. - "Since January 2000, more Americans have died in car crashes than did in both World Wars, and the overwhelming majority of the wrecks were caused by speeding, drunk or distracted drivers, according to government data." more

Bike League Watching Transportation Bill

7/2419

D.C.. - "On August 1, the Senate Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committee will vote on their transportation reauthorization bill. While EPW doesn’t write the whole Senate transportation bill, they write the portion on highways and roads, the largest chunk of the transportation bill and the one that covers most of the issues we care about." more

Construction Beginss on €2.5M Cycling Route in North Dublin

IRE - "...The proposed greenway is located in the Racecourse Park and will allow cyclists and pedestrians to travel through the park parallel to the Coast Road, linking Baldoyle with Portmarnock." more

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Wasson Way Trail Construction Progress

Cincinnati, OH - "...The first concrete bridge deck over I-71 was poured Tuesday..." more

Hocking Valley Scenic Railway Bike Path Plan

7/24/19

Nelsonville, OH - The Hocking Valley Scenic Railway Bike Path is a planned trail that will connect Nelsonville with Logan, a distance of ~12 miles, when completed.

The new bikeway will utilize the same railway corridor as the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway, effectively extending that existing trail from Nelsonsville to the north.

When complete, the new trail and existing trail will combine to form a 32.4 mile contiguous bikeway thru Hocking and Athens Counties. Learn more.

Bridge Work Rescheduled

Cleveland, OH - "Major resurfacing work is set to begin on the Detroit-Superior Bridge on Sunday, July 14th [now July 25th]..." more

Construction of Trailside "Welcome Center" Coming Soon

Centerburg, OH - "...This [Heart of Ohio] Welcome Center will include a bicycle repair station, benches, and a bike rack on a concrete pad, the press release states. Future phases of this project are envisioned to include picnic tables and benches under a sheltered canopy, trailside restrooms with running water..." more

Irishtown Bend Stabilization Gets Grant

Cleveland, OH - "A project to stabilize the hillside at Irishtown Bend along the Cuyahoga River will get a $9 million boost from a federal grant." more

Car Break-In Near Milford Bike Trail

Milford, OH - "...The [credit] cards were taken when a woman's car was broken into while it was parked next to the Milford Bike trail." more

Stavich Bike Trail Paving

7/24/19

New Castle, PA - "...The county’s seven-mile portion of the trail, which runs through Union and Mahoning townships, was closed on June 29 for emergency repairs. Grazco Development had been working on the trail since April on multiple drainage projects..." more

Proposed Trail Gaining Traction

7/23/19

PA - "A proposed pedestrian/bike trail connecting Verona, Oakmont, Penn Hills and Plum is gaining traction with residents." more

Ann Arbor Brings Road Plans Back to Council

7/23/19

MI - "Ann Arbor’s Transportation Commission is bringing proposals to reduce traffic lanes and add bikes lanes on three roads back to City Council next month." more

Seattle Considers Bike-Friendly Intersection Design

7/23/19

WA - "...This Beacon Hill intersection has drawn particular criticism from cyclists because the city opted to end the bike lane ahead of the intersection to make room for a vehicle turn lane..." more

Google Agrees to Pay $13M in Street View Privacy Case

7/23/19

NY - "...The legal action began when several people whose data was collected sued Google after it admitted the cars photographing neighborhoods for Street View had also gathered emails, passwords and other private information from wifi networks in more than 30 countries." more

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Buses & Bikes to Share Downtown Bike Lane

Columbus, OH - "...Over the next two weeks COTA buses and bike riders will both be able to ride along North and South 3rd Street in the bike lane during the evening rush hour..." more

Plans for Old Brooklyn Park Move Forward

Cleveland, OH - "Four years after the Western Reserve Land Conservancy (WRLC) acquired the former Henninger Landfill on Pearl Road in Old Brooklyn, plans are moving ahead to convert the land into a 25-acre connector park that will link to Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, and Brookside Reservation." more

Ashland Bike Trail Opens

Ashland, OH - "The Ashland Bike Company officially opened a brand new mountain bike trail at Brookside Park on Saturday, July 20..." more

U.S. 40 Realignment Concerns Residents

7/23/19

IN - "Shortly after a major lane reconfiguration last week on U.S. 40, Jonathon Edwards noticed some drivers were having a difficult time adjusting..." more

No Big Changes for Dangerous Bike Detour

7/22/19

NYC - "...More than a dozen cyclists testified against the month-old detour at a meeting of Community Board 7 on Monday..." more

Yield Lights at Greenway Speeding Up Drivers

7/22/19

LA - "Lights at intersections where the Lafitte Greenway meets New Orleans’ busy streets are meant to make drivers stop for cyclists and pedestrians. That’s the intention, at least..." more

New Lyft E-Bikes Will Use Different Front Brake

7/22/19

NY - "While its revamped Citi Bike e-bike model won’t be out until the fall, bike-share company Lyft last month began unveiling a new model in California that it says addresses brake complaints that sidelined its e-bike fleet." more

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Olentangy Construction Detour Begins

7/22/19

Columbus, OH - "Trail alert! TODAY, the construction on the Olentangy trail section from the Broadmeadows Bridge to Bethel Road begins. This section of the trail is CLOSED and will reopen on August 12th!.." more

Alum Creek Trail Alert

7/22/19

Columbus, OH - "City of Columbus will be doing utility work on the Alum Creek Trail North of Livingston Avenue and South of Morse Rd for the next several months. The trail will remain open, but watch for flaggers and equipment on the trail."

Bicyclist Struck, Killed on South Side

7/22/19

Indianapolis, IN - "...Police say a person was riding a bike northbound in the bike lane around 6:15 a.m. when the accident happened..." more

Tickets For Bike Lane Blocking Drop

NYC - "Cops have slapped fewer drivers with tickets for blocking bike lanes this year despite touting a crackdown on the habit..." more

Salem to Try Pop-Up Bike Lanes

MA - "Bike lanes will be popping up on some of the city's busiest streets this summer, in an effort to get people out of cars and onto bicycles." more

Tucson Using More Flexible Posts for Protected Bike Lanes

7/22/19

AZ - "...The idea is to provide some vertical elements, some physical separation between high-speed traffic and people biking and walking..." more

Bikeways are Coming to East Sprague

7/22/19

WA - "What started as an idea from a former Spokane City Council member, and turned into a war of words between the state Senate majority leader and the mayor, is inching toward reality." more

Are Scooters a Trojan Horse for Big Tech Companies?

CA - "...as big tech monetizes curbs and doorways and sidewalks, we’re seeing the marginalization of non-motorists who, by choice or necessity, traverse the city on their own power.." more

Vancouver Proves That if You Build it, They Will Bike

7/21/19

CAN - "...Vancouver is not the cycling paradise it is sometimes made out to be, but it’s getting there..." more

Removing Dumped Bikes from Canals

7/21/19

UK - "Trust says it is recovering 100 bikes a year – docked, dockless, even electric – in London alone." more

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Paving Progress along the Simon Kenton Trail

Champaign County, OH - "...While 3.2 miles of trail were paved on Tuesday, an additional five miles are planned in Logan County to be completed by the end of August..." more

Help Improve the Ohio-to-Erie Trail Guide

7/21/19

Columbus, OH - "If you find places where you think our trail guide set is not clear about a point of navigation, can you let us know the specifics so we can address it?.." more

Poison Ivy Delays Opening of Bike Park

IN - "Opening a new bike park in Hobart will have to wait until the fall." more

Spike in Bike-Related ER Visits

7/212/19

CO - "...Like many adrenaline-fueled adventure sports in the San Juans, mountain biking is not without serious safety hazards..." more

Man Robbed on Lafitte Greenway

7/20/19

New Orleans, LA - "A man was robbed of his bike and punched in the face near the intersection of N. Jefferson Davis Parkway and Lafitte Greenway in Mid-City..." more

E-Scooters Finding Their Place

7/20/19

Los Angeles, CA - "...But unlike last summer, which saw chaos on sidewalks as riders took to the streets to cruise, often ran into pedestrians and threatened to have cities outlaw the new technology, downtown at least, the situation is becoming somewhat orderly." more

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Pufferbelly Trail gets $3.3M

7/20/19

IN - "...The trail extension would stretch 4.33 miles from a trailhead near Lifebridge Church at Union Chapel and Corbin roads in Perry Township to Fitch Road, south of the Allen-DeKalb county line." more

Bike Lane on Forbes Ave Nearly Complete

PA - "Connecting Pitt and CMU by bike: More than a decade in the making." more

Making the Case for Rails with Trails

IN - "...Nationally, there are 161 examples in 41 states where bike/hike trails exist in parallel with or in the shadow of local rail service, a 260% increase since 2000..." more

Unveiling Eastrail

7/20/19

WA - "...an uninterrupted 42-mile trail that will connect to four of the 10 Link light rail stations that Sound Transit will open on the Eastside in 2023." more

The Greenway Part. 5: Finding a Solution

OR - "...It’s an epidemic many say is growing and police tell us there’s no better place to look for it than the Bear Creek Greenway." more

New Protected Bike Lanes ahead of Comic-Con

7/19/19

San Diego, CA - "City officials bolstered downtown San Diego's network of protected bike lanes this week just in time for the Comic-Con crowds to descend on the city." more


Volkswagen Designing "Micromobiles"

7/19/19

"From scooters to cargo bikes, a bunch of alternatives to driving that car." more

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SKT Chip/Seal Construction Update

Salem Twp., OH - "The chip/seal project on the 2.63 mile section of the Northern extension, between SR 296 and Lippincott Rd. in Champaign Co. was completed earlier today!...

"The trail remains closed for a couple days to allow the asphalt to cure..." more

Trail Traffic on the Olentangy Trail

Columbus, OH - "Metro Parks officials want bicyclists, joggers and pedestrians to understand that they must share the Olentangy Trail, which is the busiest multipurpose trail in Ohio..." more

Cultural Trail Launches Adaptive Bike Program

Indianapolis, IN - "...Adaptive bicycles are designed for people with mobility challenges or those who do not feel comfortable riding a traditional bike." more

Public Meeting on 2nd Street Construction Project

Harrisburg, PA - "...Mayor Papenfuse says the project is ultimately about making Harrisburg a safer place to live, work and play for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists." more

Jaywalker Jailed for 3 Days, Wins Settlement

Detroit, MI - "...He was charged with nothing. The arrest led to a civil lawsuit..." more

Separating Bikes & Peds on Popular Katy Trail

TX - "...They’re planning to add the soft-surface, pedestrian-only path included on two-and-a-half miles of the trail to a one mile stretch that doesn’t have it." more

Close Call with a Semi

Seattle, WA - "A cyclist is calling for protected bike lanes on a busy road after he had a close call with a semi-truck Wednesday morning." more

The Greenway Part 4: Life on the Fringes

OR - "There are men being attacked and robbed, there are women being robbed and raped..." more

Driverless Bus Collides with Pedestrian

7/19/19

AUS - "A self-driving bus trial taking place in Vienna, Austria, has been paused after an incident occurred between a pedestrian and one of the vehicles..." more

Derby E-Bike Share Scrapped Due to Vandalism

7/19/19

UK - "eBikesDerby, one of the UK's first e-bike share schemes, has now been forced to scrap operations for good due to huge levels of vandalism that left two thirds of their fleet beyond repair." more

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Police Investigating Stabbing/Robbery on Camp Chase Trail

7/18/19

Columbus, OH - "Police are investigating a stabbing that happened during a robbery on a west Columbus bike trail." more

Philly has $800K for Bike Path

7/17/19

PA - "...Already, Spring Garden Street already has some of the most-ridden bike lanes in Philadelphia, used by about 150 people on bikes per hour..." more

Bike Trail Extends to Downtown Griffith

7/17/19

IN - "...With the Erie-Lackawanna Trail heavily traveled by walkers and cyclists, the Town Council has approved a new stretch that will branch over to businesses on the south end of town." more

Dozens of Bikes Left on Buses

7/17/19

Pittsburgh, PA - "Either bike riders have become forgetful and are leaving their bicycles on Port Authority bus racks by accident or thieves are dumping stolen bikes on the buses." more

Dickinson Trail Network Helps Fund Bike Route

7/17/19

Iron Mountain, MI - "An additional foot of paved shoulder was added to a 2-mile County Road 607 repaving project in Breitung Township, providing a two-foot paved shoulder for use by bicyclists and pedestrians." more

City Pulls the Plug on Pedestrian Plaza

7/17/19

Detroit, MI - "A divided City Council on Tuesday rejected a proposal to turn a shuttered section of Woodward in the city's downtown into a permanent gathering space." more

The Greenway Part 3: Human Waste, Trash...

7/17/19

OR - "...Police say the man and woman had set up an illegal camp with piles and piles of trash, but they didn’t leave willingly." more

Creative Crosswalks Meet Government Resistance

U.S. - "...Despite the Federal Highway Administration's finding that aesthetically pleasing intersections bring a range of benefits, the agency has taken issue with several examples." more

Toronto Cycling Advocates Hail Bike Plan

7/17/19

CAN. - "...The shift from a 10-year plan with missed milestones to a short-term, more focused blueprint got support from councillors..." more

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Solon Connects with Trail Network Planning Grant

7/16/19

OH - "...The release makes no mention of the proposed Solon to Chagrin Falls Trail that has been in a holding pattern for months after the city received up to $800,000 in state grants, but encountered strong opposition from neighbors along the former railroad right of way." more

Findlay Working on Street Safety

7/16/19

OH - "A project in Findlay that began as an effort to add new bike lanes has grown to make a stretch of busy road safer for everyone." more

Scooters May Return to Cleveland

7/16/19

OH - "The city has begun its application process to bring scooters and bike shares back." more

Royal Oak to get 6 MoGo Bike Share Stations

7/16/19

MI - "...MoGo has been operating in Detroit since May 2017 and has seen steady increases among users of its more than 430 red bicycles at more than 40 stations there." more

Trail Renderings Unveiled

7/16/19

Philadelphia, PA - "At Cherry Street Pier Wednesday evening, The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation unveiled renderings of what the Delaware River Trail will look like from Washington Avenue to Spring Garden Street..." more

Eminent Domain Trail Case Continues

7/16/19

VA - "...Walker sued the city a month ago after years of back and forth over the city’s desire to acquire a narrow strip of the foundry’s land along the Roanoke River in the Norwich neighborhood to complete the Roanoke River Greenway..." more

Police Seek Suspicious Person

7/16/19

IL - "According to officials, a man seen riding a black and red small-framed bicycle approached several children on a bike trail between Oakton and Dempster in a forest preserve near Morton Grove." more

Bike Lane Vigilante in Court for Hitting Car

7/16/19

NY - "...Lately he’s been posting Instagram Stories of himself yelling at delivery drivers who dare park in his beloved New York City bike lanes." more

Car Occupants Detain Cyclist for Allegedly Scratching their Car

7/16/19

NYC - "...The traffic cop then told them they had every right to hold on to her and block her." more

Hundreds of Fires along Greenway

OR - "...With close to 90 percent of fires in Oregon listed as human-caused, the greenway is an area fire agencies watch closely." more

Google Maps Displays Bike Share Locations in 24 Cities

"...In selected cities, Google Maps will now show bike-sharing stations and display how many bikes are available at each one..." more

Electric Scooters Companies Getting Serious About Safety

7/16/19

"Lime has joined rival Bird in establishing a safety advisory board tasked with helping the e-scooter industry shape local regulations—and shake its risky reputation." more

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Chip / Seal Paving on the Simon Kenton Trail

7/15/19

Bellefontaine, OH - "It’s happening right now; paving of the Northern section of the SKT, between SR 296 and Lippincott Rd. Grading and rolling today. Chip/seal on Tuesday, weather permitting.

"That section will be totally closed for the next three days!.." more

Miami & Erie Towpath Improvements Continue

7/15/19

Delphos, OH - "Work continues on the trail improvement between Zion Church Road and the south city limit of Delphos." more

Olentangy Trail Section Reopens

7/15/19

Columbus, OH - "Olentangy Trail 3rd-5th Ave (south of OSU campus) is back open for travel, looks like no more detour." more

Driver Ignores 3-Feet Law, Buzzes Cyclist

7/15/19

Cleveland, OH - "...He says he rides his bike to work a few days a week and he almost always has some sort of an incident." more

New Bike Trail to Open in Cincinnati

7/15/19

OH - "...The first phase of the 1.4-mile, unpaved, multi-use trail is aimed at mountain bikes, hikers, walkers and trail runners." more

Vision Zero Faltering in NYC

7/15/19

NY - "...Halfway through the year, 15 cyclists have already been killed on city streets, compared to 10 cyclist deaths in all of 2018. Pedestrian fatalities are also on the rise..." more

Former Boxing Champ Killed by Driver

7/15/19

VA - "...I guess he was wearing dark clothes, the road was dark, and the driver didn't see him..." more

Protesters ask Long Beach to Address Traffic Safety

7/15/19

CA - "..Those folks asked the city to take another look at ways to improve the bike lanes, or to remove them altogether..." more

Homeless Change Greenway Vision

7/15/19

Medford, OR - "...with the homeless population in Jackson County on the rise in recent years, Lt. Mike Budreau of the Medford Police Department says the greenway’s developed a reputation for 'other' things." more

Most Used Bike Lane in North America

7/15/19

CAN - "Proponents of a landmark bike lane in Vancouver are using its 10-year anniversary to chide those who originally thought the idea would be a disaster for transportation in the city." more

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7/15/19

Columbus, OH - "...In the metropolitan areas with multiple trail intersections, people get confused thinking every 'bike route' and trail sign is for the Ohio to Erie Trail..." more

Bike Detour Draws Safety Complaints

NY - "...Bicylists and pedestrians used to both be allowed to use the promenade along the Hudson River between 72nd and 83rd. But complaints about collisions and congestion convinced city officials to separate the two users groups..." more

Could Boston Create a 'Car-Free' City Center?

7/15/19

MA - "When you have limited space, who should that be for?.." more

Trying to Force Cyclists to Ride Single File on the Road

7/15/19

U.S. - "Cyclists love riding the scenic roads in the Hudson River valley, but a Draconian municipal law could have cops ticketing riders..." more

Most Deadly U.S. House Districts for Walking

7/15/19

U.S. - "The number of people struck and killed by drivers while walking increased by 35 percent over the last decade..." more

Scooters, Segways and Skates

"You have a meeting in 15 minutes, 20 blocks away. Are you going to get there on time?" more


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VeoRide Announces Tallahassee Partnership

FL - "VeoRide announced a partnership with the city of Tallahassee to help launch their 1,000 scooter pilot." more

Bike Signs Altered in Old Strathcona

7/13/19

CAN - "The city says bike lane signs in Old Strathcona and Oliver that say ‘Garsconastraße’ and ‘Oliverbahn’ have been altered..." more


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The Caracara Trails Vision

TX - "In the Lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas, the Caracara Trails is a vision for a 428-mile trail network..." more

Bike Trail Rider Attacked, Bike Stolen

7/13/19

Portland, OR - "...Jay says he was thrown off his bike..." more

E-Bikes on the Valley Trail

7/12/19

CAN - "...The advent of e-bikes—which are significantly heavier, and (most often) run far faster than pedal bikes on flats—has thrown things out of balance." more

Traps Set Along Cycle Paths

7/12/19

UK - "...Items found in recent weeks include large rocks moved out of position, pins dropped on the road and branches arranged at head height across paths." more

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Closing the Middletown to Franklin Trail Gap

7/12/19

Middletown, OH - "...The 1.4-mile bike path from Middletown to Franklin is a large component of integrating the river-way into the community. Construction will occur in 2020, and the project will cost $1.74 million, including $900,000 for a retaining wall." more

OSU Study on Bicycling in Columbus

7/12/19

OH - "...more people would be willing to bicycle to and from work if there were more bicycle trails, bike-sharing chances and covered parking, researchers found." more

2-Way Protected Bike Lanes Getting Closer to Center City

Philadelphia, PA - "Philly’s getting another two-way protected bike lane, and this time it’ll be located a little closer to the heart of the city." more

Who to Blame for Cycling Deaths in NYC: Cyclists or NYPD//Mayor?

NY - NYC’s privileged bicyclists won’t even discuss best way to stop bike deaths.

It’s Shocking How Badly New York City Is Failing Cyclists.

NYC's Cyclist Deaths Should Surprise No One.

Have You Experienced the 'Milwaukee Slide?'

7/12/19

WI - "...Milwaukee has a lot of drivers edging cyclists off the road." more

Can Congress Reverse Ped Death Trend?'

U.S. - "A proposed federal bill would require states to set aside highway funds for safer streets." more

Pilot Program: MTBikers to Oversee Illegal Trails

7/12/19

UK - "...It hopes the move can help to tackle issues surrounding the rapid growth of the sport and a resulting rise in the number of unauthorised trails being built in forests." more

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Bike Trail Reopens after Storm

7/10/19

St. Clairsville, OH - "A portion of the St. Clairsville Bike Trail was closed Monday through Tuesday due to Sunday’s storm, which caused flooding throughout various regions of Belmont County." more

City Considers Bike Trail Contribution

7/10/19

Bellefontaine, OH - "Just 3.6 miles of the Simon Kenton Bike Trail will be left to chip seal after a project to cover 7.8 miles of gravel bike path is completed this year..." more

Abandoned Bikes Find New Homes

7/10/19

Columbus, OH - "The annual summer bicycle abatement program is underway at The Ohio State University." more

Bike Lane Revamp Begins

7/10/19

Philadelphia, PA - "The city has begun its highly anticipated revamp of the Spruce and Pine street bike lanes." more

DIY Bike Lane Barriers in NYC

7/10/19

NY - "...The 'Transformation Dept,' a group of biking activists based in New York City, installed toilet plungers to act as DIY bike lane barriers in several spots throughout the West Village in south-central Manhattan." more

Cyclists Protest Unprotected Bike Lanes

Boston, MA - "...The protest is the first in what’s planned to be a continued campaign calling for physically separated bike lanes in the Boston area..." more

Missouri's 2nd Biggest Bike Trail gets Boost

7/10/19

MO - "Gov. Mike Parson approved legislation Wednesday allowing individuals and organizations to donate money to pay for Missouri’s second cross-state bike and pedestrian trail." more

Cyclist Blocks Driver Making Illegal Maneuver

7/10/19

UK - "A cyclist in London confronted a furious motorist after they attempted to drive the wrong way down a road." more

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Bike Lanes to Close During Bridge Construction

7/9/19

Cleveland, OH - "Major resurfacing work is set to begin on the Detroit-Superior Bridge on Sunday, July 14th. During the construction period, vehicle travel lanes will be reduced to one in each direction. The work will shift from one side of the bridge to the other at some point during construction – and during this period the bike lanes will be removed. One sidewalk is due to remain open during the project." more

Land Preservation & a B&O Trail Connection

Mansfield, OH - "...Development of trails and two parking lots are anticipated to begin sometime in the next few years..." more

Scout Proposes Bike Trail

Hillsboro, OH - "...a 14-year-old Girl Scout as she laid out a presentation that would create, if grant funding could be secured, A more than one-mile- biking and walking trail for the city of Hillsboro..." more

Traffic Safety Progress in Cincinnati

OH - "By this time last year, Cincinnati saw roughly 200 pedestrian-involved crashes. This year, we're closer to 170." more

200 Miles of Bike Lanes Proposed for Grand Rapids

7/9/19

MI - " Grand Rapids’ quest to be known as a bicycle-friendly city is looking to advance further with the adoption a proposed master plan for bicycle transportation..." more

People Want Barriers to Protect Cyclists

7/9/19

IN - "...a frequent biker in the area, says when he rides over the new 56th Street causeway trail over the Eagle Creek Reservoir, he's terrified of getting hurt." more

New Wider Bike Lanes

7/9/19

VA - "..They also painted new visual cues along the road to remind drivers that cyclists have the ability to share the lane with them." more

Libraries Launch Bike-Sharing Programs

7/9/19

U.S. - "...Ohio has the most public libraries with bike-share programs in the U.S., with at least eight towns being served..." more

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Stark Parks Flooding Reports

Stark County, OH - "Hoover Trail: Expect water over the trail in areas especially between Marquardt and the ballfields near E. Maple St. and areas near Washington Square after July 7 downpours. The Market Ave. Tunnel remains an active construction site...

"Middle Branch Trail: Expect water over the trail in areas especially between Martindale Rd. and Spangler St. under Rt. 62 after July 7 downpours...

"Mahoning Valley Trail: The trail is closed after heavy rains and flooding." more

ODOT Walking / Biking Survey

OH - "What are your views on walking and biking in Ohio? Take the survey and tell us by 8/31." more

MetroParks Officials React to Bike Trail Concerns

7/9/19

Canfield, OH - "Mill Creek MetroParks officials say they feel those denouncing the MetroParks for using the courts to acquire private property to complete a bicycle trail make up only a small, albeit vocal, minority in the community." more

Car Chase Turns Onto Bike Trail

PA - "...at one point, Jackson allegedly turned onto a bike trail and narrowly avoided pedestrians." more

First Steps for Hal Greer Ped Safety

7/9/19

WV - "For many years Hal Greer Boulevard has been unfriendly to pedestrians, especially from the railroad underpass south toward Interstate 64. The first project to correct that problem has been announced." more

Here’s How to Protect Cyclists

NYC - "...Last week, the mayor finally responded to this year’s blood tide of carnage against cyclists, calling on the NYPD and the Department of Transportation to solve the problem..." more

London Breaks Cycling Record

UK - "...Cyclists in the British capital rode an average of nearly 2.5 million miles per day last year, up 5 percent from the previous year." more

Bike Lanes Make Cities Safer for Everyone

7/9/19

"Evidence is mounting that designing cities with bikes in mind has a profound effect on everyone—not just cyclists." more

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Huffman Dam Trail Closing for 45 Days

Dayton, OH - "The trail on top of Huffman Dam will be closed for about 45 days beginning tomorrow (July 8). We are replacing the abandoned roadway with a proper trail..." more

Legislation Pending in Eminent Domain Fight

7/8/19

Salem, OH - "...State Rep. Don Manning, R-New Middletown, introduced a bill June 18 that would revise state law to prevent the government from using eminent domain for a recreational trail, like a bike trail. House Bill 288 had 10 cosponsors on the day it was introduced." more

Hospital Receives Pathways Grant

MI - "...Trinity Health will get $50,000 to build pathways connecting the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital’s Chelsea campus with Chelsea locations..." more

The Cyclist Crash Crisis

7/7/19

NY - "...Between January and June, 34 cyclists were involved in crashes in Astoria, compared to 32 in Flushing and 31 in Elmhurst, the data shows." more

Man Attacks Woman on Jogging Trail

TX - "...On June 24, a woman was jogging on the Blunn Creek trails when a man wearing a long white T-shirt and no pants approached her at around 3 p.m., according to an affidavit. The man was later identified.." more

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Bikes Banned from Park

Frankfort, KY - "After casting the deciding vote that banned bicycles from a public park surrounding a Civil War landmark, Mayor Bill May has directed city staff to look into the possibility of bike paths in every other city-owned park." more

Teenagers Fight off Attacker on Bike Trail

CA - "...The man, identified by police as Sampson Marianito, attacked the boy when he refused to leave his friends..." more

Citibike Rider Refuses to Stop for Cop

NYC - "A Citibike on an allegedly wild run through the East Village ended up partially wedged under an NYPD patrol car in an incident now under review by the department." more

Winnipeg's 'Patchwork' of Bike Lanes

7/7/19

CAN - "Despite improvements in recent years, Winnipeg cyclists say the city's bike lane system remains disjointed, difficult and risky to navigate." more

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New Display Along The Towpath

Cleveland, OH - "...Check out a new unique interpretive space welcoming users of the Towpath Trail at a promontory above Literary Avenue in Tremont..." more

Child Hit by Car on East Side

Cleveland, OH - "...the child was riding their bike near the intersection of East 104th St. and Miles Ave. when they were hit. EMS crews tell WKYC the child is in stable condition..." more

Bike Share Opens in Downtown Kokomo

7/6/19

IN - "In what was once a dumping ground, Kokomo has kicked off its newest offering: a bike-share program." more

Grant to Help Add 1.3 Miles to Iron Belle Trail

7/5/19

MI - "A $300,000 grant could add to the longest state trail in the nation, extending it through Richfield County Park." more

Harrisburg Bike share Program Growing

7/5/19

PA - "...Officials say in the last year, annual members have gone from 1,990 to 5,140, and total rides climbed from 9,397 to 15,988." more

Citi Bike Rider Dies from Injuries

7/5/19

NYC - "... He suffered severe bodily trauma in the crash, including a 'partially severed leg,' but was initially believed to be in stable condition. He did not make it out of Bellevue Hospital..." more

Riverwalk Bike Ban May Get a Committee Hearing

Chicago, IL - "...it’s important that the riverwalk, which was funded as a bike/ped facility, stay open to cyclists, for several reasons..." more

Bungled Bike Lane Disappoints

Baltimore, MD - "Because of the cycle track’s concrete barrier, there will be no vendors on upper Mount Royal Avenue – even though underground wiring was laid there specifically for the annual event." more

New Transport Tech Brings Licensing Questions

7/5/19

CAN - "...What do you do about electric power-assist bicycles, which have no trouble keeping up with traditional motor vehicles? They are obviously too dangerous for segregated bike lanes: Travelling at 50 kilometres per hour in a dedicated inner-city lane is dangerous..." more

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Olentangy Trail Upgrades to Begin This Month

Columbus, OH - The bikeway will be closing July 22 for a widening project that will extend the trail width from 9 to 12 feet in the Antrim Lake area. This closing is expected to last 3 weeks and a signed detour will be provided.

Construction of a new connector trail under Rt. 315 at Bethel Road is also in the works, with expected completion by November 2019. more

Towpath Closures Update

Summit County, OH - "Thru November 2019: The Towpath Trail is closed for work associated with an Army Corps of Engineers invasive species project on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. between Manchester Rd. and Fairview Ave... The Towpath in this section will be open on weekends and weekdays after 5 p.m.

Thru November 2019: "The Towpath Trail will be closed between Manchester Rd. and State Route 224 for work associated with an Army Corps of Engineers invasive species project and a Cargill utility line replacement during the following timeframes:

  • 7/9 to 7/12 - Full closure
  • 7/15 to 7/26 - Full closure
  • 7/26 to 11/30 - Weekday closure in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • The closures above are subject to change due to weather.


June thru July 31: There will be periodic trail closures between June 17 and July 31 while First Energy replaces a power pole approximately 2,000 feet south of the Botzum Trailhead... The trail will be open on weekends, holidays.."

Great Miami River Trail Paving to Begin

Troy, OH - "Portions of the Great Miami River Trail within Troy’s city limits are scheduled to be repaved from Lytle Road to Miami Shores Golf Course over the next month, weather permitting. Paving is expected to start no sooner than July 8...

"The trail will be split into segments for paving. For multiple segments, there will be detour routes signed and posted. Each segment is expected to take approximately 3-5 days..." more

Do You Know About Dial #ODNR?

SW OH - "If you see someone committing a violation of the Little Miami State Park rules and regulations (like operating a motorized vehicle on the trail) you can dial #ODNR (#6367) from a cell phone to report it..." more

Are Philly Streets Ready for E-Scooters?

7/5/19

PA - "...Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering a bill to permit e-scooters on streets across the commonwealth. The City of Philadelphia, however, has expressed objection to this bill and would seek a ban on e-scooters should the bill pass..." more

Land Trust Wants to Preserve Green Space

7/4/19

PA - "Allegheny Land Trust is working to raise funds to close on the sale of a nearly 40-acre parcel in Bethel Park with the goal of preserving it as green space and natural park." more

Car Smashes into Couple in Bike Lane

7/4/19

Atlanta, GA - "A car smashed into a couple riding their bikes on Saturday afternoon and never stopped to see if the two were okay." more

'Floating' Bus Stops, Bike Lane set to Debut

7/4/19

Baltimore, MD - "...The elevated stops include a ramp from the sidewalk for passengers, and ramps in the bike lane to allow passing bicyclists to ride over the section between the curb and the platform..." more

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Opening of Dam Causes Olentangy Trail Flooding

Columbus, OH - "Bike paths and trails along the Olentangy River are flooded after a dam north of here was open to alleviate flooding." more

Mad River Trail Section Reopens

Dayton, OH - "The Mad River Trail between Findlay Street and Eastwood MetroPark is open..." more

Flooding along the Kokosing Gap Trail

Mt. Vernon, OH - "This is the current condition at the Lower Gambier Road Parking Lot of the Kokosing Gap Trail." more

Upcoming B&O Trail Closure July 10

Mansfield, OH - "The Richland B&O Trail will be closed from Marion Avenue to Deer Park on Wednesday morning to permit repairs to a culvert near mile marker #15." more

The Library that lets You Check Out Bikes for Free

Lorain, OH - "If you find yourself in Lorain, Ohio, and have the urge to ride, try heading to the local library." more

Lost & Found on the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway

7/4/19

Athens, OH - "I found a bicycle tail light on the bikeway about a quarter mile west of Eclipse on Tuesday. If you’re missing one and can name the correct brand, its yours." more

Cops Parking in Bike Lanes

NYC - "Police cars are frequently spotted in bike lanes despite the NYPD's promise to crack down on drivers who do the same thing." more

Homeless Enforcement Along Creek Trail

Santa Rosa, CA - "Homeless encampments on a central Santa Rosa trail and underneath a downtown highway overpass are the latest to find themselves in the city’s sights, with plans in motion to clear out residents in those problem areas by the end of the month." more

Update on Scooter Injuries

Chicago, IL - "...A little over two weeks into the pilot, Chicago has already seen a fair number of scooter-related crashes..." more

Cars Vs. Bikes in Canada

CAN - "Advocate calls for improvements to cycling infrastructure to ease road rage." more

Aussie Death Prompts Change in NY

7/4/19

AUS - "The death of Australian tourist Madison Jane Lyden, who was hit and killed while cycling around Central Park, will lead to lasting changes in the streetscape of New York." more

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Blackhand Gorge Trail Section Reopens

7/3/19

Toboso, OH - From naturepreserves.ohiodnr.gov, "The 4-mile bike trail is now fully open! Please use caution at the former point of closure (3/4 mile from west parking lot), as the trail narrows down to 5 feet in that area. Thank you."

No Scooters Allowed at Red-White-and-Boom!

Columbus, OH - "...Police say there will be hundreds of thousands of people plus vendors crammed into a small area. Scooters will make it dangerous for both the people riding and the people walking." more

Cincinnati Launches 'Vision Zero' Website

OH - "The city announced Monday the launch of a new website that will allow residents to provide direct and immediate feedback on traffic and pedestrian safety in their neighborhoods." more

Repeated Break-ins at Non-Profit Bike Shop

Cincinnati, OH - "A Northside non-profit is reeling from back-to-back-to-back break-ins." more

Park District to Install New River Safety Signage

Mt. Vernon, OH - " In response to two drownings that have occurred on the Kokosing River in the past month, the Knox County Park District plans to reinforce river safety at access points through new, informational signage." more

NKY Bike Advocates Test Roadways

7/3/19

KY - "Bicycling advocates in Newport took to the streets on Tuesday to explore how bike infrastructure could positively transform the city." more

10 Common Myths about Bike Lanes

7/3/19

"From congestion to cost, there are many entirely misguided arguments in circulation." more

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5 Cleveland Trail Projects that are Game Changers

7/1/19

Cleveland, OH - "Cleveland is about to get even more connected, thanks to Cleveland Metroparks. Five new trail projects are either in progress or ready to take flight, in part due to a $7.95 million TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant awarded in 2016." more

ODOT Launches Walk.Bike.Ohio

OH - "ODOT is launching its first-ever pedestrian and bicycle policy plan — Walk.Bike.Ohio — to address growing interest in active transportation among Ohioans. This plan will guide active transportation policies and program investments in the state for years to come." more

Heartland Trail Update

7/1/19

Marshallville, OH - "The Heartland Trail is still not completed in the area just north of Back Massillon Road. The good news is the rainy weather gave us a very clear picture of what is needed in order to ensure this section will drain properly in future years..."

Learn more in the Rails-to-Trails Wayne County July Newsletter.

New Bike Trail Signs in Moraine

7/1/19

OH - "The Moraine Street Division has installed over a dozen of new bike trail signs along the Moraine Bike Trail thanks to funding from the Snyder Brick & Block, the Moraine Rotary Club and Rotary District 6670." more

Driver Claims GPS put Him on Bike Trail

7/1/19

MA - "...[also] an over-height truck struck and damaged the bridge [on the same trail]..." more

Oakland Bollard-izes Protected Intersections

7/1/19

CA - "...The City of Oakland finished installing bollards on its new protected intersections and pedestrian bulb outs around the Lake Merritt BART station last week. And so far, they seem to be working as planned, slowing turning traffic, making it easier for Oakland Chinatown’s large elderly population to cross the street, as well as offering safer crossings for cyclists." more

LA Tests Wavy Bike Lane Barrier

7/1/19

CA - "Bicyclists traveling along a three-block stretch of Venice Boulevard Sunday enjoyed a little extra protection from passing cars." more

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Body Found at Alum Creek Trail Parking Lot

Delaware County, OH - "Authorities have identified the body found near the Alum Creek Mountain Bike Trail, according to Ohio Department of Natural Resources." more

Metroparks to Takeover Botanical Garden & Bike Share

Toledo, OH - "Metroparks Toledo took action Wednesday to finalize a long-standing deal it has had with the city of Toledo to assume ownership of Toledo Botanical Garden while also setting the wheels in motion for the city to assume sole ownership of the bike-sharing program..." more

Study Supports Cycle Track, Ped Crossing

6/30/19

Holland, MI - "Projects recommended by a downtown traffic study that could be completed in the near future include adding a two-way cycle track, pedestrian crossing and advisory bike lane throughout Holland." more

E-Scooters Replace Spin Bikes in Lexington

KY - "...As of Sunday, June 30, 2019 the ‘Spin’ bike program is no more." more

Man Allegedly Steals $6,000 Bike, Mails it Back

NY - "The suspect was caught, and now faces charges..." more

Bike Share Rider Injured in Bus Crash

Seattle, WA - "A bicyclist remains in critical condition after police say he was hit by a King County Metro bus Friday night in South Lake Union." more

Scooter "Hate"

7/1/19

"While some have called it a 'scooter war' and other 'scooter rage,' the motive is the same..." more

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Pittsburgh to Release Bike Master Plan

6/30/19

PA - "...By year’s end, the administration plans to release a bike master plan for the city that will attempt to strike a balance between businesses’ need for parking and cyclists’ need for safety..." more

Why Bikers are Demanding Safer Conditions

NYC - "...We are left with... another harsh reminder of a reality of cycling: the roads are not a safe place for us and we all must work harder to change that..." more

Planners Put Vehicles First, People Second

6/3019

San Antonio, TX - "...I am with the mayor. Broadway needs a road diet, not a redesign that only encourages more vehicle traffic..." more

The Madness I Witnessed Just After a Cyclist was Killed

6/30/19

CAN - "When I left my home on Burnaby Mountain on Saturday, I had no idea a cyclist had been killed on Gaglardi Way just an hour before." more

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Towpath Trail Reopens at Tinkers Creek

6/28/19

CVNP, OH - "The Towpath Trail is now open at Tinkers Creek following a closure due to a breach under the trail." more

Also, towpath flooding alerts have been removed for Summit County Metro Parks Trail Alerts page.

Weekend Closures for GMRT Section

Dayton, OH - From metroparks.org, "Weekend closures of the Great Miami River Recreation Trail where it passes under the Main Street/SR 48 bridge repair project are possible for the duration of the project. Upcoming closures include July 5, 12 and 19. Signed detours are in place to guide trail users around the closed sections on the north and south sides of the river."

NYC Cyclists Call Out Blocked Bike Lanes

6/28/19

NY - "Bicyclists frustrated with the police response to a midtown crash that left a 20-year-old cyclist dead are flooding Instagram with their footage of blocked bike lanes across the city." more

Brooklyn Bicyclist Killed in Late Night Crash

6/28/19

NY - "A bicyclist was fatally struck by a passing car in Brooklyn, the second cyclist to die on a city street this week..." more

Pacers Bikeshare offers Free Rides for 1st Knozone Day

Indianapolis, IN - "...The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has declared an Air Quality Action Day — or Knozone Action Day — for counties in central and southeast Indiana..." more

Secret History of the Riverwalk Bike Ban

6/28/19

Chicago, IL - "...If I’d known city officials were going to try to ban bicycling on the new Chicago Riverwalk, I never would have helped rally support for building it..." more

Unauthorized Bike Trails to be Removed

6/28/19

UT - "The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources will be removing and restoring unauthorized bike trails in the Timpanogos Wildlife Management Area this weekend,.." more

Off-Leash Dog Takes Down Cyclist on Trail

6/28/19

CAN - "...it came from behind me at an angle I had no time to even try to brake..." more

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Bike Lane Restriping Continues

6/28/19

Cleveland, OH - "...The W41st and 44th bike lanes have been returned safely home..." more

Stark County Trail Conditions Update

OH - "Olde Muskingum Trail: Water has receded and all trees have been cleared from the trail after severe flooding. The trail is open, but use caution as crews continue to work on unpredictable surface areas."

"Towpath Trail: ...Water has receded and all trees have been cleared from the trail after severe flooding. The trail is open, but use caution as crews continue to work on unpredictable surface areas."

Some Stark County trails remain closed from flooding. Learn more

Trail Closings for July 4th Celebrations

6/27/19

Columbus, OH - From Columbus MetroParks, "The following trail closures are expected due to 4th of July events...

"July 3rd (unknown time) - west side of Scioto Trail for Red, White & Boom!"

"Olentangy Trail near Whetstone Park -- from end of July 3rd until July 5th."

Also, some sections of the Olentangy Trail in and around Worthington are closed due to high water.

Mad River Trail Closure Continues

Dayton, OH - "Mad River Recreation Trail is closed for several weekdays from 7 to 3:30 while our crews grind woody debris left after the Memorial Day tornadoes." more

Koko-Go Bike Share Launches

6/27/19

Kokomo, IN - "Details about Kokomo’s incoming bikeshare program have started to emerge." more

ISU has a New Bike Share Program

IN - "Indiana State University has a new bike share program that will be fully launched when students return in August." more

NYPD To Reconsider Ticketing Cyclists

6/27/19

NY - "An NYPD Chief said on Thursday that the department will reconsider its longstanding practice of ticketing cyclists near locations where cyclists have been recently killed by drivers." more

Advocacy Needed for Skokie Valley Trail Extension

IL - "...If completed, the trail would fill a 4.5-mile gap through the Villages of Skokie, Northfield, Glenview, and Wilmette to create a continuous trail from Lake Bluff to Chicago..." more

Bike Bypass is An Accident Waiting To Happen

6/27/19

NY - "...The newly designated detour on the nation’s busiest cycling path is well intentioned... But the 'solution' is deeply flawed — so flawed, in fact, that the city should reconsider its decision forcing cyclists to use the bypass." more

PeopleForBikes Opposes Proposed E-MTB Rules

6/27/19

Boston, MA - "...A proposed rule change would bar e-bikes from all natural surface trails (including singletrack), improved trails that are less than 8 feet wide, and dirt roads that are not open to vehicular traffic in properties managed by the DCR." more

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University Parks Trail Extension Opens

Sylvania, OH - "...The recently completed extension begins west of King Road and ends at Silica Road, adding 0.6 miles of paved linear trail to the popular multi-use University Parks Trail that begins at the University of Toledo." more

Alum Creek Trail Flooding Update

6/26/19

Columbus, OH - From Columbus MetroParks, "The Alum Creek Trail is still flooded in several sections including near Refugee Rd. Please use caution"

Riverfront Trails Planned

6/27/19

Pittsburgh, PA - "...A groundbreaking ceremony was held in recent days at the future site of the Etna Riverfront Trail and Park, located at the foot of Bridge Street and a new extension of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail system..." more

Head-On Bike Collision on Cherry Creek Trail

6/26/19

CO - "A bicyclist is in critical condition and riders across Denver are talking about safety on the Cherry Creek Trail after a high-speed, head-on crash there Tuesday night." more

Signs Reinforce Scooter Ban on Trail

TX - "...E-scooters have become part of the Austin culture, and we want to educate users on where they are allowed to ride so that the trails continue to be a treasured asset that we protect in our city..." more

Carmichael E-Bike Blog Post Generates Debate

6/26/19

NC - "As a former professional, Chris Carmichael understands the mentality of the competitive cyclist and is well aware of the ire e-bikes spark among some of his brethren..." more

E-Bikes Encounter Rocky Road to Approval

6/26/19

CO - "...Across the country, regulators are sorting out how to classify the two-wheelers, which are something more than a bicycle, something less than a motorcycle..." more

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Mad River Trail Clean Up Closure

6/25/19

Dayton, OH - "...the Mad River Trail will be closed during the work day starting tomorrow as our crews begin the process of grinding the pile of trees and limbs blown down by the May tornadoes..." more

Miami-Erie Towpath Improvements

Spencer Twp., OH - "...Contractor has started their work for trail improvement [here]." more

Avon Adds Funding for Bike Path

6/25/19

Avon, OH - "City Council added the remaining funding for a study into creating a citywide bicycle and multiuse path." more

Proposed Trail Would Connect Loudonville with Brinkhaven

6/25/19

Loudonville, OH - "...The opportunity here, to connect the Loudonville bike path and Wally Road byway with the Holmes County Trail, Mohican Valley Trail, as well as the exciting spirit of cooperation between the engineers and commissioners of three different counties..." more

New Bike Lanes on Madison Avenue

6/25/19

Cleveland, OH - "We are pleased to report that there are NEW bike lanes on Madison Avenue from West Boulevard to W117th Street. Fresh, smooth asphalt awaits you as well..." more

Bike Lanes or Bike Trails?

6/25/19

Cincinnati, OH - "...Only building trails and expecting them to encourage cycling would be like only building interstates and expecting people to be able to navigate to their houses without side streets..." more

Public Warned to Stay Out of Cuyahoga River

6/25/19

Kent, OH - "Despite numerous public warnings by local authorities in recent days to stay out of the swollen Cuyahoga River in Kent, crews were called out to rescue people from the rough waters multiple times Sunday." more

Coast to Coast Trail will Pass Thru Pennsylvania

6/25/19

PA - "The Great American Rail-Trail will change your definition of a cross-country trip." more

New Trail Signs Spark Confusion

6/25/19

WV - "...The signs are confusing but we are looking into it to see if there is a way to reduce that confusion and make it a little clearer about what’s going on..." more

Separating Peds from Bikes in NY

NY - "Cyclists must now use a path separate from the Hudson River Greenway to travel between West 83rd and 72nd streets." more

Car Passenger Wields Knife at Cyclist

6/25/19

OR - "...when he saw the knife he immediately got a lawyer and contacted the sheriff’s office." more

Minnesota Is Making Bike-Friendly Cities

MN - "...a statewide effort is making communities across the North Star State more bikeable." more

E-Scooter Use Explodes Across U.S.

UT - "Rentable bike and e-scooter ridership exploded in the U.S. last year... drawing over 84 million trips in 2018, more than twice the tally from the previous year." more

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Tinkers Creek Towpath Closure Update

6/25/19

CVNP, OH - From nps.gov, "Due to a breach under the Towpath Trail at Tinkers Creek (approximately 0.6 miles south of Canal Exploration Center and 1.25 miles north of Frazee House), the trail is closed at the footbridge over Tinkers Creek. Collapse hazard. No detour."

Woman Hit, Robbed on Towpath Trail

Akron, OH - "...Around 10 p.m., a 32-year-old woman from Cuyahoga Falls reported she had been robbed on the towpath trail under West Market Street, police said." more

Great Miami Trail Detour June 26-27

Dayton, OH - "The Great Miami River Recreation Trail section under the Main Street/SR 48 bridge will be closed from 8 PM on June 26 through 6 AM on June 27. Detour signs will be posted." more

Ann Arbor Considers Road Diets

MI - "The city is considering narrowing and reducing traffic lanes, and adding bike lanes on three roads in Ann Arbor." more

Bicyclists Attack Man and Passenger in Car

6/24/19

NYC - "A group of angry riders rode the streets of Manhattan blocking traffic — and attacked a man and his passenger, the driver claims." more

Related: Box truck fatally strikes NYC bicyclist, keeps going.

NYPD Forced to Protect ‘Protected Bike Lane’

6/24/19

NYC - "The Department of Transportation’s so-called protected bike lane in the notoriously dangerous area called the “Second Avenue Gap” is such a failure of design that the NYPD is using sawhorses and police tape to keep cars out of it..." more

Notes from Capitol Hill

6/24/19

D.C. - Current news regarding U.S. bike advocacy legislative work by the League of American Bicyclists. more

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Towpath Section Closed

6/24/19

CVNP, OH - "Please note: There is a breach in the Towpath Trail near Tinkers Creek. The Towpath is closed at this point..." more

Final Stage of Cleveland Towpath Construction to Begin

6/24/19

OH - "...The $8.95 million project, being completed by Independence Excavating, picks up where Stage 3 leaves off at Literary Avenue in Tremont..." more

Legislature Urged to Approve Protected Bike Lanes

6/24/19

PA - "...Protected bicycle lanes encourage a safer experience on our roads for all riders, and parking protected bicycle lanes have consistently been demonstrated as a best practice in cities across the country..." more

Grand Blanc to Install Bike Fix-It Stations

MI - "If you bike, you know a flat tire can ruin your ride..." more

Hit-and-Run Highlights Dangerous Conditions

6/24/19

NE - "...Despite being caught on video and observed by several witnesses, the driver still hasn’t been caught." more

Sidewalk Vigilante Repairs Sidewalk

D.C. - "For three days Kurt Madsen has been toiling on a pro bono project that’s probably a first of its kind in Washington DC." more

British Columbia Promotes Active Transportation

CAN - "Many jurisdictions do not get e-bikes or scooters. British Columbia, Canada, is a different story altogether..." more

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Parks Director Stands By Eminent Domain Use

6/23/19

Youngstown, OH - "...Steve Avery, MetroParks’ planning and operations director, reminded The Vindicator’s editorial board last week that Volney Rogers, the MetroParks forefather, used eminent domain rights to appropriate natural areas to first establish the parks system in the 1890s." more

Bike Path Dog Attack Faked

6/23/19

Gallia County, OH - "The Gallia County Sheriff said Sunday morning that a report of a woman and her young child being bitten by a pair of dogs running wild on a bike path near McCormick Road is false." more

Bike Shop a Place to Teach/Mentor Kids

6/23/19

Lorain, OH - "...The shop will hire youths and young adults ages 16 to 24 and teach them how to repair bicycles." more

Woman Struck by Car Crossing State Street

6/22/19

Harrisburg, PA - "A woman remained in serious condition Saturday, one day after she was struck while trying to cross State Street near 19th Street in Harrisburg." more

Destroyed Historic Bridge Finds New Home

6/22/19

IN - "A historic covered bridge that was destroyed by storms and has been stored in a barn for years will soon provide access across a river in suburban Indianapolis." more

Cyclists say New Lane Configurations are Dangerous

6/22/19

Seattle, WA - "According to the bike riders, the problem is the new dedicated turn lanes that are supposed to keep car traffic moving." more

Is B.C.'s Bike Lane Plan Realistic?'

6/22/19

CAN - "...Erin O’Melin with HUB Cycling thinks so." more

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Boy Fatally Struck by Motorcycle

6/21/19

Akron, OH - "...The first two motorcyclists changed lanes to pass the bicyclist, but the third motorcyclist struck the child, witnesses reported to police." more

Cops Handcuff Man for Riding Bike To Work

MI - "...Video posted to Facebook last week shows Michigan police officers handcuffing a man and holding him in the back of a police car for more than 45 minutes." more

Philly Considers Dockless Bike Share

6/21/19

Philadelphia, PA - "The city of Philadelphia is considering a controversial dockless bike-sharing program that allows borrowers to leave their wheels just about anywhere..." more

Boise's 1st Bike-Only Parking Garage

ID - "...The new 'BikeBOI' storage was created for convenience, security and can store up to 42 bicycles at a time.." more

Coalition Advocates Seek Trail Network

6/21/19

Naples, FL - "The Naples Pathway Coalition is advocating for a more than 70 mile trail that will connect different parts of Collier County." more

Search for Man Who Attacked Teen on Bike Trail

6/21/19

Minneapolis, MN - "...A 16-year-old girl says she was riding her skateboard on a walking path when a man grabbed her, pulled her into the woods..." more

82-Year-Old Cyclist Sues Airport

6/21/19

CA - "An 82-year-old cyclist is suing a California airport over a bike crash that, he claims, was caused by a gust from a jet engine blast." more

22 States Adopt 3-Class E-Bike Definitions

6/21/19

CO - "...As of June 19, 22 states now define e-bikes within the three classes, effectively doubling the total in just six months..." more

We Need Protected Mobility Lanes

6/21/19

"The number of people using alternative mobility devices is exploding, and they will be demanding safe routes." more

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Towpath Flooding Update

6/21/19

CVNP:, OH - "...Last night’s flooding means the Towpath will be impassable South of Tinkers creek, South of Station road and at Lock 29 access until the water recedes..." more

Great Ohio Lake To River Greenway Development Continues

Youngstown, OH - "...An updated map of the [trail plan] that stretches through Ashtabula, Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties shows great progress, but there are still some holes..." more

Speeding Tickets for Bicyclists Start at $100

CO - "If you go to Denver and ride a bike in one of its parks or trails– and ride too fast–according to bike police– you could get a ticket of $100 or more." more

Bike Path not the Right Place for Pedal Bus

MA - "...They take up two-thirds to three-fourths of the bike path and are hard to see around..." more

Crowdfund Launched for Cyclist Who Crashed into Distracted Ped

6/21/19

UK - "A crowdfunding campaign has been launched for a cyclist ordered to pays tens of thousands to a pedestrian who was looking at her phone as she crossed the road when the two collided." more

Toronto Doctors Call for Bike Lanes

6/2019

"CAN - "More than 150 doctors in Toronto and the GTA are taking a stand for cyclists by calling on the city to extend the existing Bloor bike lanes east onto the Danforth." more

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Ohio-to-Erie Trail Flooding

6/2019

OH - "ALERT: High Water at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park With more rain in the forecast, be prepared for continued closure of trails and areas of the park. Detour - After crossing the bridge over the Darby, head east on Alkire Road up the hill and go right on Darby Creek Drive to join the trail again.

"Camp Chase (OET)/Indian Ridge Trail- under the train tressel is flooded, you are not able to hike/bike from the Canoe Access to Indian Ridge." more

Paint Creek Trail (aka Tri County Trail) Clear and Open

Ross County, OH - "Bike path update: Thanks to the park district maintenance staff and help from the community, the bike path is now clear and open. There are still slick spots due to thin layers of mud that we couldn't scrape off with shovels...so beware of those..." more

Great Miami River Trail Section Closed June 20 & 21

Troy, OH - From Miami County Parks, "The Bikeway will be closed for maintenance on Thursday, June 20 and Friday, June 21 from the Dye Mill Road parking area to Tipp City." more

Worthington Adopts Complete Streets & Bike Plan

OH - "...Last evening Worthington's City Council adopted both a Complete Streets policy and a Bike & Pedestrian Master Plan. Thanks to the City of Worthington Government and Worthington Parks & Recreation Bike & Pedestrian Advisory Board for all their fine work..." more

Devola Trail Plans on Pause

6/2019

OH - "...a couple of segments of the extension that Woolpert recommended 'were clearly unsafe, not quiet and not scenic'.” more

Cincy Applies for Grant to Build Bike Path

6/1919

Cincinnati, OH - "The proposed bike path just west of Central Parkway would run from Marshall Ave. to Ludlow Ave." more

Police Looking for Hit-Skip Driver

Cleveland, OH - "Cleveland police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the driver of a vehicle who struck a 70-year-old man on a bike." more

Knox Bounty Parks Summer E-News

OH - Read their summer newsletter.

Final Report On Connecting Bike Trails Across Indiana

6/1919

IN - "A state task force announced Wednesday its final report on connecting existing bike trails and expanding the trail network throughout Indiana." more

Historic Bridge Moves to New Home

6/1919

Muncie, IN - "Pedestrians and bicyclists lined up across the East Jackson Street bridge over the White River on Wednesday morning to watch cranes lift a historic bridge to its new home a short distance upstream." more

Rescued Ohio Hiker Takes Blame for Near-Death

NH - "An 80-year-old Ohio man rescued on Mount Washington said he was not left behind by his grandsons, as Fish and Game officials have said..." more

Bike Trail Booby-Trapper gets Probation

OR - "A man who police say set up several booby traps across the Interstate 205 multi-use path with a friend in Southeast Portland was sentenced Tuesday to one year of probation and 20 hours of community service." more

Group says 30mph Cyclists are 'More Alarming' than Speeding Motorists

UK - "They caught one motorist doing 50mph in a 40mph but said they were more worried about the danger posed by cyclists riding within the speed limit." more

Company Says Dockless Scooters Need Docks

"...The company plans to install charging stations that can charge up to 10 scooters at once..." more

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Paint Creek Trail Alert

Ross County, OH - "...Trees down and small landslides in multiple locations on the bike path, particularly between Frankfort and Hopewell. Probably the biggest hazards are the muddy places on the asphalt...looks are deceiving and the mud can be extremely slippery! Walking your bike across these areas, rather than riding, is the safest bet..." more

On a brighter note, "Thanks to the ODOT Metropark fund (a little portion of the gas tax we all pay at the pump), we have a new and needed parking lot for the bike trail at our Maple Grove Prairie! On Anderson Station Road near the intersection with Maple Grove road..." more

More Flooding for Stark County Trails

6/1919

Stark County, OH - "Olde Muskingum Trail: Water is over the trail in many areas especially near Butterbridge Rd."

"Sippo Valley Trail: Expect running water along and over the trail in many areas."

"West Branch Trail: Rising water from the Nimishillen Creek has closed several areas along the trail, including under 12th St. and Rt. 172/Tuscarawas St."

"Towpath Trail:: The following areas are under water: Lake Lucerne, north of Canal Fulton, Lock 4 Trailhead, Butterbridge Rd. area, Crystal Springs Trailhead, Lake Ave. in Massillon, north of Warmington Rd. and under Rt. 30 in Massillon, south of Wooster St. and near Craig Pittman Trailhead in Navarre..." more

Maple Highlands Trail Phase 2 Construction Delayed

6/1919

Chardon, OH - "...the final phase of the Maple Highlands Trail connector through town now isn’t expected to be built until next spring." more

Cars Seen Driving on Camp Chase Trail

6/1919

Columbus, OH - "We're receiving reports of motor vehicles on the trail. Please be on the lookout for these reckless drivers (Hall Road Area). Law Enforcement needs a license plate, driver description and car description..." more

Armed Man Spotted on Bike Trail

Bexley, OH - "Capital University issued an alert Tuesday after someone said they spotted an armed man running along a bike trail near university apartments." more

City Council Faces Questions about Riverfront Development

Steubenville, OH - "...Dodds contends the plan would give the city the funds it needs to develop a biking-walking trail..." more

Bicyclists with Helmets Ticketed with "Tasty Citations"

Austintown, OH - "Bicycle riders in Austintown will soon be ticketed, but it’s not for doing anything wrong. It’s for what they are doing right." more

People Trail Flooding Closures

Columbus, IN - "The Columbus Parks and Recreation Department has closed several portions of the People Trail, including trails along State Road 46, Mill Race Park and Noblitt Park." more

Police Get Donated Bike After Crash

6/1919

Luzerne, PA - "A crash on the Back Mountain Trail led to a donation that will give Luzerne police officers a new way to patrol." more

Plans for Parks, Trails along Allegheny River

PA - "...A groundbreaking ceremony was held June 3 at the future site of the Etna Riverfront Trail and Park. Late last month, Aspinwall, O’Hara and Sharpsburg unveiled plans for the Allegheny River Trail Park." more

Mounds Greenway Seeking Funding for Land Acquisition

IN - "Progress is slow but steady for the proposed Mounds Greenway, as the Hoosier Environmental Council works to get access to land along the White River between Anderson and Muncie." more

Upcoming E-Bike Ban on Greenway Stirs Controversy

NYC - "The outrage has only just begun over state lawmakers’ apparent plans to bar e-bikes and e-scooters from the Hudson River Greenway." more

Startup Offers Insurance for Bike Share, E-Scooter Users

6/1919

ISR - "Many riders who hop on a shared e-scooter or e-bike are unaware that they may not be insured for liability..." more

Pedestrian, Cycling Fatalities Jump in 2018

6/18/19

U.S. - "For the second year in a row, the number of people who died on the nation’s roadways dropped slightly, but the number of pedestrians and cyclists killed has risen considerably." more

Distracted Ped Wins Payout from Cyclist

6/18/19

UK - "...Three pedestrians told police that the cyclist was 'not at fault' as Ms Brushett was 'not looking where she was going'." more

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Flooding Reports from Stark County Parks

OH - Hoover Trail: "Trail closed due to flooding in the E. Maple St. ballfields area..."

Middle Branch Trail: "The trail is closed between Martindale Rd. and Spangler St. due to flooding..."

Mahoning Valley Trail: "The trail is closed after heavy rains and flooding."

West Branch Trail: "Rising water from the Nimishillen Creek has closed several areas along the trail, including under 12th St. and Rt. 172/Tuscarawas St."

Towpath Trail: "The following areas are under water: Lake Lucerne, north of Canal Fulton, Lock 4 Trailhead, Butterbridge Rd. area, Crystal Springs Trailhead, Lake Ave. in Massillon, north of Warmington Rd. and under Rt. 30 in Massillon, south of Wooster St. and near Craig Pittman Trailhead in Navarre..."

Towpath Trail Open Within CVNP

6/18/19

OH - "All sections of the Towpath Trail are open within the national park. Watch out for road closures..." more

City Requires Helmets for Riders Under 16

Richmond Heights, OH - "It is now mandatory in Richmond Heights that bike riders younger than 16 wear helmets." more

New Trail Coming to Calvert City

6/17/19

KY - "A new path will make it possible to ride your bike or walk from Calvert City to Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park." more

City Council’s Bike-Lane Bonanza

6/17/19

Philadelphia, PA - "If all goes to plan, the legislation will help the city more than double its current 4.35 miles of protected bike lanes." more

E-Bike Legalization Bill Will Pass on Wednesday

6/17/19

NYC - "No shared e-scooters in Manhattan. No e-bikes or scooters on the Hudson River Greenway. No helmet requirements. Bike lanes filled with e-scooters. But, most important, e-bikes are legal." more

More Bike Parking Coming to Seattle

WA - "...Complaints have mounted for disability rights groups who say bikes left parked on sidewalks and not along the curb line where they are suppose to be have become a big problem." more

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Great Miami River Trail Reopens in Dayton

6/17/19

Dayton, OH - Five Rivers Metroparks reports that all paved trails in the Dayton area that were closed due to storm damage are now open. more

County Line Trail Flooding

6/17/19

Wayne County, OH - "Please note that the section of Atlantic Avenue in Sterling which serves as part of the County Line Trail (as of Sunday afternoon) is impassible due to high water. Also the west end of the trail in Creston -- including the normally dry trailhead parking area -- is also inundated..." more

Towpath Trail Flooding

6/16/19

CVNP, OH - "...The mighty Cuyahoga is cresting at around 14 1/2 feet at the gauge in Independence. This means that you can expect water across the Towpath at Tinker's Creek, Chippewa Creek, and other locations. Lock 29 access is also under water..." more

Summit County Parks reports these towpath closure locations.

  • From the Big Bend Trailhead to Weathervane Lane
  • From Snyder Avenue and south to the Stark County line

Trail Development in Question in Harrison County

6/16/19

WV - "The Harrison County Commission has asked for a detailed plan and potential costs for the county’s rail trail system, as a rift appeared to develop between commissioners over whether the county can afford the trails." more

Cyclist Scared by Fight on Bike Trail

Seattle, WA - "A couple of men came to blows along a bike trail, stopping a cyclist in her tracks outside a homeless encampment." more

Bicycling on the Rise

U.S. "... the number of American cyclists by last count in 2017 was 47.5 million, an increase of 4.5 million from the three previous years..." more

Painted Bike Lanes are a Waste of Money

UK - "...painted cycle lanes are a 'gesture' and do nothing to make people feel safer on a bike. Recent studies have shown they can actually make people less safe..." more

Micromobility Will Be Poised For A Massive Surge

"...According to the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), the introduction of e-scooters to the ecosystem increased the total number of US micromobility trips from 35 million in 2017 to 84 million in 2018!" more

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Cycling on Chicago's West Side

IL - "...Abonce said that much of the region doesn't have any bike lanes and that some areas are prone to crashes." more

2 Cyclists Killed in Hit-and-Run

FL - "The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office said they worked with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office to find the vehicle that was involved in a hit-and-run on Race Track Road that killed two bicyclists." more

Traffic Ordinances to be Amended

TX - "Two ordinances will be considered at the Wichita Falls City Council meeting Tuesday that affect bicyclists." more

Dorset Council Says No to Cycle Lanes after Cyclist Death

UK - "...A coroner said such measures could prevent further deaths, but the council says it does not want to encourage people to cycle on a dual carriageway." more

Cycling in Downtown Kuala Lumpur

6/16/19

MYS - "What is it like to travel along Kuala Lumpur’s 11km blue bicycle lane? CNA's Amir Yusof tested to see if it is a practical option for commuters." more

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Mad River Trail Reopens

Dayton, OH - "Mad River Recreation Trail is open! Trail users should be cautious where debris piles reduce sight distance. Over the next 30-60 days we will need to close the trail again temporarily to dispose of these piles..." more

Great Miami River Trail Section Remains Closed

Dayton, OH - "The Great Miami River Recreation Trail between Wagner Ford (a.k.a. Rip Rap Road) and Keowee is closed until further notice..." more

ODOT Launches Your Move Ohio Safety Program

OH - "...Caitlin Harley explained that the project is 'a broad, public-facing campaign to educate Ohio’s road users on critical information that can help keep people walking and biking more safe'.” more

New Cannonball Trail Signs Erected

Colton, OH - "Two new trails signs erected today by our volunteers on S Fork at Henry cty RD 4 and just west of Colton at Napoleon st." more

Off-Duty Bus Driver Hassles Cyclist

NY - "The MTA is investigating an off-duty bus driver who was allegedly driving drunk this morning when he nearly collided with a cyclist in Fort Greene." more

7-Year-Old Boy Struck, Killed While Bicycling

MI - "...As they attempted to cross, a truck driven by a 22-year-old Ottawa County man struck the child. The father was not injured." more

Oregon's Version of 'Idaho Stop' Moves Closer to Passage

OR - "It’s not the Idaho Stop, but a law that would allow bicycle users to treat stop signs and flashing red signals as yields (when safe, of course) would be a major step forward for bicycle users in Oregon..." more

Wellfleet Trail Project Safety Concerns Remain

MA - "Many residents came away from a hearing Thursday night on the proposed extension of the Cape Cod Rail Trail still convinced that the state is not listening to them." more

15 Mind-Blowing Bike Projects

6/15/19

"The projects featured in the new Bicycle Architecture Biennale–from bike lanes through a pond to soaring bike bridges–highlight just how beautiful and transformative bike infrastructure can be when done right." more

Building a Safer Mid-Block Crossing

6/14/19

"...Various studies have found compliance rates between 16 and 32 percent for drivers yielding to pedestrians — as required by law — at crosswalks that don’t have a traffic light or stop sign..." more

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Firefighter Charged in Road Rage Incident with Cyclist

6/13/19

NY - "An off-duty firefighter was caught on camera driving his car into a cyclist during a dispute in Manhattan." more

Bull Takes Stroll on Bike Trail

SD - "A small bull is back at Leif Ericson Day Camp after it went for a stroll on the Sioux Falls Bike Trail Friday morning." more

Over 100 Miles of Katy Trail Closed to Flooding

MO - "According to the Missouri State Parks Current Flooding Conditions page, over 100 miles of the Katy Trail is currently closed due to flooding along the Missouri River..." more

Woman Found Dead, Infant Revived on Yakima Greenway

6/13/19

WA - "...the woman appeared to have been dead for at least a day. Officers initially thought that the baby was also dead, but they began performing CPR and were able to revive the child." more

Seattle Bounces Back from Bike Share Failure

6/13/19

WA - "A mandatory helmet law was one of the factors behind the failure of one of the first docked bike-share systems launched in the US." more

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Euclid Lakefront Trail Project & Erosion Control

Euclid, OH - "...Last year, city officials broke ground on the $7 million lakefront trail and stabilization project, a unique arrangement between the city and private property owners..." more

$4.9M Greenway to Connect East Vernor to Riverwalk

Detroit, MI - "Construction is underway on the Joseph Campau Greenway, a $4.9 million, 1.2 mile greenway that will run from Vernor to the Riverwalk, connecting more neighborhoods safely to Detroit’s international riverfront..." more

Plans to Complete Newtown Rail Trail

6/13/19

PA - "Only five more miles are needed to complete the 23-mile project." more

Lancaster to Hold Off on Chestnut Street Bike Lane

6/12/19

PA - "...analysis by Kittelson & Associates... showed that the proposed bike lane configuration would create 'queueing issues'..." more

Bike Trail Would be Advantageous to Preserving Site

6/12/19

Frankfort, KY - "...having a well-maintained, formal trail that is relatively free from thorns and located away from the apex of the hill where the earthen works are located would be advantageous in preserving the site..." more

See the previous post on this topic.

Recalled E-Bikes Returning to the Streets

D.C. - "...Lyft (LYFT) pulled its e-bikes off the streets of San Francisco, New York and Washington, DC, in April following a spree of crashes in which riders were thrown over the handlebars..." more

Wilderness Bill Reintroduced

6/12/19

D.C. - "The Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Areas Act would allow land managers to permit bikes and other human powered vehicles in federal Wilderness areas." more

Do Better Bike Lanes Keep Drivers Safer?

6/12/19

"...If you're going out of your way to make your city safe for a broader range of cyclists ... we're finding that it ends up being a safer city for everyone..." more

Repurposing Parking Lots in Portland

6/12/19

OR - "A little less asphalt. A little more greenery." more

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Mad River Trail Closure

Dayton, OH - "Mad River Recreation Trail remains closed today. Heavy equipment moving trees downed by the tornado makes the area extremely dangerous to trail users..." more

Willoughby Seeks Funding for Trail and Sidewalk

OH - "The City of Willoughby is seeking to add a sidewalk and bike trail along Route 91 between Route 84 and Euclid Avenue, pending the awarding of grant funds." more

Bus Lane Plan Concerns Bike Advocates

Columbus, OH - "...But Catherine Girves of Yay Bikes! said she fears those buses will push away bicyclists." more

Miami Valley E-Bike Policy

SW OH - "The agencies that manage the Miami Valley Trails recognize the increasing popularity of electric assist bicycles (e-bikes) as well as the many benefits they offer to individuals with disabilities, senior cyclists, and bicycle commuters. For these reasons safe, courteous, and responsible use of Class 1 and Class 2 e-bikes (as defined in Ohio law) is welcomed on the Miami Valley Trails." more

New Trails Coming to South Bend, Mishawaka

6/12/19

IN - "The next couple of years will see trails pop up in South Bend and Mishawaka in places you may not expect..." more

House Committee Passes Protected Bike Lane Bill

Philadelphia, PA - "...Once law, this bill would allow for easier installation of parking-protected bike lanes in municipalities all over Pennsylvania..." more

Lackawanna River Heritage Trail Vandalized

PA - "Police need your help to find the vandal who damaged part of the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail. Several newly-planted trees were knocked over in the Carbondale area." more

Car Crashes Onto Bike Trail

Chicago, IL - "One person was critically injured after a car left the roadway on Lake Shore Drive and crashed on the Lakefront Trail bike path on the North Side Monday morning." more

Man Attempts to Steal Shwarzenegger's E-Bike

CA - "Arnold Schwarzenegger was pumping iron Friday when his security guard nearly pumped some heavy voltage into a man allegedly trying to steal the 'Terminator' star’s bike." more

Cyclist Struck Blocks from Bike Lane Protest

6/12/19

CAN - "...Just blocks away, his fellow cyclists were setting up a symbolic bike lane composed of red plastic cups in front of city hall..." more

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Ohio Bill Coming to Stop Eminent Domain for Trails

6/11/19

Youngstown, OH - "...State Rep. Don Manning of New Middletown, R-59th, said he plans to introduce legislation Monday to stop the state from appropriating land for recreational purposes, including bike trails, through eminent domain powers..." more

City Planning to Allow Buses to Use Bike Lanes

6/10/19

Columbus, OH - "...The City of Columbus is planning to allow COTA buses to travel in the bike lanes downtown on Third Street during evening rush hour. In the days since Yay Bikes! was alerted, we have been actively working to reverse this decision..." more

Dayton Area Storm Clean Up Update

6/10/19

OH - "...The following paved recreation trails also are closed until further notice:

Bikes Banned From Park

6/10/19

Frankfort, KY - "Frankfort city commissioners not only voted Monday to ban bicycles on the 140 acres surrounding the Civil War battle site of Fort Hill but also requested an official investigation of how construction began on a multiuse trail in the park without city officials' knowledge." more

Madison Sets Bike Share First

6/10/19

WI - "Madison will soon become the first city in the country to fully convert its bike share system to electric bikes." more

Vancouver Builds a Better Bike Lane

6/10/19

"The Western Canadian metropolis' bike network is thriving because it considers 'all ages and abilities' in its street designs." more

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State Rep Fights Against Taking of Land for Trail

6/10/19

Mahoning County, OH - "State Representative Don Manning will introduce legislation that will outlaw taking of property by eminent domain for a bike trail introduced by Mill Creek MetroParks." more

Trail Connections in Northwest Ohio

OH - "...There are plans for the North Coast Inland Trail, which stretches to Cleveland and goes to Elmore, to extend into Millbury and Genoa..." more

Simon Kenton Pathfinders Fundraising for Phase 3

Urbana, OH - "We are Soooo close to having enough money to complete Phase #3 of the Simon Kenton Trail; connecting Urbana to Bellefontaine! If we can raise another $40,000 by the end of August, it will be finished this Fall..." more

Cars vs. Bikes in Detroit

6/10/19

MI - "... the reaction was somewhat predictable last month when the news broke that officials in Ferndale and Pleasant Ridge were considering narrowing a 2-mile stretch of busy Woodward Avenue and adding bike lanes." more

The Risk of Using Multi-Use Trails

6/10/19

MI - "When stepping on a hike-bike path to take a walk and get some exercise, it's doubtful many of us think about the inherent risk of injury delivered by other users of the path." more

Getting Around Without a Motor in Battle Creek

MI - "...Over the past several years, Battle Creek has taken measures to improve the safety and transportation infrastructure for cyclists, runners and pedestrians alike..." more

West Thames Street Pedestrian Bridge Finally Welded Into Place

6/10/19

NY - "The last week of May saw momentous progress on the construction of the West Thames Street pedestrian bridge..." more

Push Back Against 'High Comfort' Bikeways

Denver, CO - "A group of Denver residents has started a petition in hopes of preventing the city from modifying bike lanes in their neighborhood..." more

When is a Bike Lane a Bike Lane for All?

6/10/19

"...smart cities also know that quality of bike lanes is just as important as quantity..." more

Safety Glitch Lets Some E-Scooters Exceed Speed Limits

"Consumer Reports was able to replicate the problem on a model for rent from Bird and other e-scooter companies." more

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Towpath Trail Spurs Rediscovery of Cuyahoga Valley

6/919

Cleveland, OH - "...The Towpath itself will extend nearly 22 miles from the county line in Brecksville north to downtown Cleveland. Of that amount, just 1.7 miles remain to be completed in various segments north of Harvard Road." more

$1M Bike Path for Milan

6/8/19

OH - "As Norwalk officials consider whether to pursue a $1.6 million multi-use trail that would connect the reservoir and recreation center, a neighboring community is going ahead with its own plans for a connector path." more

Eminent Domain Being Used to Build Bike Trail

6/8/19

Washingtonville, OH - "The West Pine Lake Drive farm Mike Cameron’s family has owned for at least five generations could be split in half by the Mill Creek MetroParks." more

SKT Sinkhole Repairs Complete, Chip/Seal Project Coming

6/8/19

Urbana, OH - "The repair on the sinkhole between Edgewood Ave. and the Depot in Urbana was completed yesterday/Friday...

"The North/Gravel Simon Kenton Trail is open also but we still believe that our chip/seal project on that section will start soon; perhaps as soon as Monday, 6/10..." more

Troubling Start to Cycling Season

6/8/19

Cleveland, OH - "A plea is being made by those who use bicycles to get around town after another bicyclist was killed navigating the streets of Northeast Ohio." more

Business Catering to Heart of Ohio Trail Users

6/8/19

Mt. Vernon, OH - "...Collins Country Greenhouse and Farm Market as they are adding a few more items to their market for our Heart of Ohio Multi-Use Trail users. The Park District has provided a portable restroom as well..." more

[This stop is 2 miles east of Mt. Liberty, or 6.8 miles southwest of Mt. Vernon along the trail.]

Kokosing River had Dangerous Current at Time of Accident

6/8/19

Howard, OH - "When Mount Vernon resident Mark Booth disappeared into the Kokosing River on Thursday afternoon, only to be found dead the next morning, U.S. Geological Survey data shows the river was moving at 997 cubic feet per second." more

Teen Attacked on Ten Mile River Greenway

6/8/19

Pawtucket, RI - "Pawtucket police are investigating a sexual assault in the area of the Ten Mile River Greenway." more

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Arson at Rockside Boarding Station

CVNP, OH - "CVNP Rangers are asking for your assistance. On Saturday afternoon June 1, someone set fire to the bathroom at the Rockside Boarding Station. If you have any information about this incident..." more

Park / Sand Volleyball Courts Coming to Akron

OH - "...The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition and Summit Sports & Social are working together to install four public sand volleyball courts and a park along the Towpath Trail in an industrial complex known as Canal Place." more

Vet Hiking Across U.S. Passes Thru Knox County

Brinkhaven, OH - "...William Shuttleworth, 71, is walking across the United States, from Massachusetts to California, in an effort to spread awareness and raise money for issues concerning veterans..." more

Counting Trail Users Along the Monon Greenway

6/8/19

IN - "... The City of Carmel has installed a bicycle and pedestrian counter with a 'real-time' display tracking the number of bikes and pedestrians crossing its path..." more

Sullivan gets $2M Grant for Sidewalks and Bike Trails

6/7/19

IN - "A project that's been in the making since the 1980s can now take life thanks to a $2 million grant." more

Trash From Greenway Sweep Fills Dumpster

6/7/19

Medford, OR - "A big sweep of the Bear Creek Greenway this week resulted in more than 40 illegal camping citations and 10 arrests." more

City Mediates Dispute Over Bike Lane Flex Posts

6/7/19

Emeryville, CA - "...Initial reports noted the Post Office ceased delivery because of the inability or inconvenience of parking caused by the bollards..." more

Notes From Climbing Capitol Hill

6/7/19

D.C. - "Every day, the [Bike] League is working to promote and protect bicyclists' rights at the federal level..." more

Bettering Bike Infrastructure for U.S. Cities

6/7/19

U.S.- "...Not a single U.S. city made it onto the top 20 list of the Copenhagenize Index 2017, billed as the “world’s most comprehensive inventory and ranking of bicycle-friendly cities'..." more

Central US Flooding hits Recreation, Tourism

6/7/19

AR - "As the waters of the swollen Arkansas River rose in Little Rock, and threatened to reach record heights, Samuel Ellis had to make the tough, but prudent, decision to indefinitely shutter kayak rentals from his tour company." more

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Dayton-Area Trails Storm Damage Update

OH - "...The following paved recreation trails also are closed until further notice:

Learn more about storm damage in this area.

Man Tries to Break Into Vehicle at Trailhead

Mansfield, OH - "A man who police say was impersonating a detective attempted to break into a woman's vehicle at 9:25 a.m. Thursday at the Richland B&O Trail parking lot on Millsboro Road." more

Hit-and-Run Driver Arrested

Avon Lake, OH - "66 year old male cyclist hit by a person driving a car on Lake Rd. at Miller Rd in Avon Lake tonight." more

Hit-and-Run Driver Waives Pretrial Hearing

Lorain County, OH - "A Lorain County grand jury will decide whether the Avon Lake woman accused of hitting a cyclist with her car will face felony charges." more

Cyclist Found Dead Along Bike Trail

6/719

MI - " Michigan State Police are investigating after a cyclist was found dead along a bike trail." more

DNR Awards $1.4M to Iron Belle Trail Project

MI - "...Stretching more than 2,000 total miles, the Iron Belle Trail is the longest state-designated trail in the nation." more

Concierge Service for Traveling Cyclists

6/719

NY - "...The startup will deliver a high-end road bike to a hotel, office, or Airbnb, professionally tuned and adjusted. It also offers guided rides." more

Seattle Produces "Bike Blockers" Video

6/619

WA - "Haphazardly abandoned bike shares are unfortunately commonplace on the sidewalks of Ballard, but the City’s trying to change that." more


Many in Saskatoon Assume Cycling is Dangerous

6/619

CAN - "Minority of people quizzed by city-hired consultant see people who bike as 'just regular people'." more

Treating Delivery Robots Like Pedestrians

"The vice president behind Amazon's autonomous delivery robot wants people to treat the machines like pedestrians if they see them on the road." more

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Easements Obtained to Extend Heartland Trail

Orrville, OH - " A direct route from Orrville to Marshallville and eventually Clinton is one step closer to completion for cyclists riding the Heartland Trail." more

Cannonball Trail Section Closing During June

Liberty Center, OH - "Due to the First Energy project replacing the electric towers along the south fork, the new extension of trail from Henry cty RD 6-c to Pleasantview RD, just east of Liberty Center, will be closed to all trail traffic at times thru the month of June." more

View a map of the closed trail section.

Visitors Endangering Themselves at Hocking Hills

OH - "...ODNR told WSYX that a person broke their pelvis after scaling Cedar Falls, another was injured at Rose Lake and a third barely escaped death after falling off the upper rim of Conkle’s Hollow while trying to take a selfie." more

Extending the Midtown Greenway into St. Paul

6/619

MN - "The Midtown Greenway Coalition has a dream. Members want to extend the Greenway bike trail – six miles of blissful carlessness in the heart of Minneapolis – to St. Paul..." more

The Shareable Moped?

Chicago, IL - "...Yesterday Bird, one of the leading scooter companies, unveiled a new electric, rentable vehicle called the Cruiser. I’m not sure whether to classify it as a seated scooter, an electric moped, or a heavy-duty e-bike." more

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Simon Kenton Trail Alert

Urbana, OH - "There is a sinkhole which has recently appeared on the SKT, between Edgewood Ave. and the Depot, in Urbana..." more

More Details on Cyclist Fatality

Columbus, OH - "Delaware County troopers tell NBC4 39-year-old Michael Tighe, of Westerville, was doing everything he was supposed to be doing safety wise while riding his bike early this morning when he was struck and killed by a car." more

3 Rescues in 1 Week in Hocking Hills

OH - "...Despite the warnings ODNR has already had to help facilitate rescues of three people this summer who broke more than just the rules by going off the trails." more

Katy Trail Flooding Dries Up Businesses

Hartsburg, MO - "...While it remains dry in this southern Boone County town of 106, miles of the trail are under water, upending travel plans and undoing business models for the companies that cater to trail users." more

SAFE Streets Act

U.S. - "...Recently, Representatives Julia Brownley and Adriano Espaillat introduced HR 3040, the Safe and Friendly for the Environment Streets Act, or the SAFE Streets Act to put federal dollars towards making our roads safer..." more

POC and Volvo Develop Car-Bike Helmet Crash Test

6/5/19

"Swedish brands aiming to improve safety for cyclists on the road." more

8 Deaths Now Tied to E-Scooters

"At least eight people in the U.S. have died while using a rentable e-scooter since the fall of 2017..." more

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Bicyclist Hit, Killed on Rt. 37

6/4/19

Delaware County, OH - "A bicyclist is dead after being struck by a vehicle early Tuesday morning in Delaware County." more

Athens Bikeway Extension Paving

Athens, OH - "The extension is next to US-50 east of Athens running from the Holzer clinic to CR-24 (S Canaan Rd), and it’s about 1.5 miles." more

Centerville Bike Route 12

OH - "...The project creates an East-West connector route through Centerville and Washington Township for bicyclists of all riding levels. Using low-stress surface streets, Bike Route 12 keeps riders off busier corridors through town..." more

Milan Plans Trail to High School

6/4/19

OH - "The Ohio Department of Transportation agreed to spend almost $1 million to help Milan Township achieve its longtime goal of connecting the village to Edison High School." more

Clean Up Begins at Clark Field

6/3/19

Tremont, OH - "Years after a popular park in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood was closed due to toxic contaminants being discovered in the soil, environmental remediation is finally underway at Clark Field..." more

Cycling Lanes Reduce Fatalities for All Road Users

CO - "Roads are safer for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists in cities with robust bike facilities." more

Streetfilms in Amsterdam

"Remove Parking and Watch a City Bloom." more


Mopeds Kicked Out of Bike Lanes in Amsterdam

"Dutch capital steps its pro-cycling reputation up a gear with new regulations – and not everyone is happy." more

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Push to Legalize E-Scooters & E-Bikes

NY - "...Fourteen City Council members penned a letter to the State Senate and Assembly on May 21 that urged lawmakers to pass legislation, which would legalize e-scooters that can travel up to 20 miles per hour and as well as use of some e-bikes on streets." more

Pedestrian Injuries and Deaths in L.A.

CA - "From 2012 to 2016 more than 14,200 pedestrians were injured in collisions on Los Angeles City streets and 439 pedestrians lost their lives." more

Deputy Killed by Driver

6/3/19

FL - "The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of a senior deputy who died after being struck by a car while riding a bicycle Sunday morning." more

The E-Scooter Invasion is Coming to Canada

CAN - "They’re fast, nimble and increasingly common on big-city streets around the world – but to some, they’re a nuisance..." more

Is PoGo the Next Mobility Option?

UK - "...if a Swedish startup has its way, Millennials will soon switch from Bird and Lime e-scooters to a Cangoroo-branded shared mobility device–a non-electric pogo stick..." more


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Volunteers Beautify Downtown Niles

OH - "...About two dozen volunteers picked litter and other trash downtown. They focused on areas around the police station, the bike trail and city hall." more

Opening Of Island Lake Trail Connector

MI - "A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held next weekend to dedicate the new Island Lake Trail Connector at the Green Oak Village Place mall." more

New Website Features Lehigh Valley's Multi-Use Trails

PA - "The Link has launched, offering a one-stop website for the Lehigh Valley’s multi-use trail network." more

Metro Manila can be Bike-Friendly

6/2/19

PHL - "If more people ride bikes for transport, there would be less cars, and city roads would naturally unclog, freeing up more road space for cyclists." more

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Dayton Trail Closures Due to Storm Damage

Dayton, OH - From metroparks.org, "The following paved recreation trails also are closed until further notice:

Stillwater update: "...Stillwater River Recreation Trail in Dayton is clear and open between Island MetroPark and Siebenthaler Avenue -- through Triangle and Deweese parks. Our friends at Five Rivers MetroParks tell us the trail north of Siebenthaler Avenue will remain closed through the weekend..." more

Sandel Legacy Trail Intermittent Closures June 3 - 8

Delaware County, OH - "...some repairs to Sandel Legacy Trail will be made at the same time, causing the trail to be closed at times." more

Roberts Pass Closing June 10-14

6/1/19

Madison County, OH - "Trail Alert: Roberts Pass west of Camp Chase Trail will have a detour during [sealcoating], June 10-14..." more

Ohio-to-Erie Trail Switchback Causing Confusion

Columbus, OH - "...West of downtown Columbus many people get confused where the Scioto Trail has a switchback near Grandview Ave... After the 2nd bridge over the Scioto River, watch the pavement markings and check the info kiosk for clarification..." more

Girard Continues to Pursue Railway Property for Bike Trail

OH - "...The city is still negotiating with the Ohio Central Railroad, seeking to acquire some of its 42-acre crescent-shaped property along the Mahoning River for a trail to run from North State Street to the Mahoning River..." more

Rails-to-Trails of Wayne County E-News

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Making Cincy One of the Most Bike Friendly Cities

6/1/19

Cincinnati, OH - "...Both the mayor and City Council have done great work boosting our trail system but have passed on multiple opportunities to boost our on-street infrastructure, as well." more

Kitselman Trailhead Enters Second Phase of Construction

6/1/19

Muncie, IN - "...This entrance into Muncie will be fundamentally transformed with the addition of a pedestrian bridge, new trail connections, trailhead parking, and a sloped lawn with seating overlooking the White River..." more

Dickens Greenway Residents Worried About Being Hit by Cyclists

5/31/19

Chicago, IL - "...comments from many of the dozens of attendees suggested they’re afraid that increasing the amount of cycling on Dickens would put them and their children in mortal danger..." more

NACTO's Take on Handling Mobility Data

5/31/19

"...This week NACTO and IMLA jointly unveiled a 14-page document, titled "Managing Mobility Data," intended to be a framework for cities and their private partners to share, protect and manage mobility data." more

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Periodic Towpath Section Closures Coming

Akron, OH - From summitmetroparks.org, "There will be periodic trail closures between June 17 and July 31 while First Energy replaces a power pole approximately 2,000 feet south of the Botzum Trailhead. The Botzum Trailhead will be open and is not affected by the closures. The trail will be open on weekends, holidays and for any Special Use Permits already issued by Summit Metro Parks."

New Bike Path Construction Coming to Westerville

OH - "Westerville plans to add another bicycle path along the south side of College Avenue with construction starting in the fall, according to city officials." more

Expanded CoGo in Upper Arlington

OH - "The unveiling of a new bicycle-sharing station outside a Lane Avenue bistro earlier this month marked the completion of a project to install five of the docks throughout Upper Arlington." more

E-Scooters May be Coming to Cleveland Again

5/30/19

OH - "Bird scooters were dropped in Cleveland last August, only to disappear within weeks. They could be making a more permanent return this summer." more

Cyclist Injured After Riding Into Booby Trap

5/30/19

PA - "...he ran into a rope that was stretched across the trail..." more

Noblesville Not Onboard with Rail Trail Build

5/30/19

IN - "Although Fishers and Indianapolis are rolling full speed ahead with plans to convert the Nickel Plate railroad into a greenway connecting Hamilton County to the Circle City, it might be a long time before that trail runs through Noblesville." more

Paint The Bike Lane Before Someone Dies!

5/30/19

NYC - "...DOT removes all street markings for street resurfacing, leaving cyclists who have become attuned to the city’s best on-street bike routes to fend for themselves in heavy traffic for weeks, a month — sometimes more." more

Experimenting with Bike Lane Barriers for Better Safety

5/30/19

D.C. - "The “flexposts” that separate DC’s bike lanes from the rest of traffic aren’t great. They’re susceptible to being knocked down by drivers..." more


Light Rail Construction Makes for Dreary Detour for Cyclists

5/30/19

Minneapolis, MN - "Closure of heavily used Cedar Lake Trail for light rail work is leaving [a] mark." more

Vulnerable User Law Passed in Colorado

CO - "...Senate Bill 175 makes careless driving in which a vulnerable road user gets seriously injured a class 1 traffic misdemeanor. It gives judges the authority to order restitution and suspend a driver’s license for up to one year..." more

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Heartland Trail Update

5/30/19

Marshallville, OH - Trail construction continues south of Marshallville over to Forrer Road.

Heartland Trail
Trail Construction - Heartland Trail in NE Ohio

Construction will soon connect 2 paved sections of trail that when combined, will extend south from E. Market Street in Marshallville to Forrer Road.

When finished, the 2.4-mile trail section will feature parking at both ends at Forrer Road and at Euclid Street near E. Market Street in Marshallville.

A previously paved .3-mile trail section connects with the new trail north of E. Market Street in Marshallville.

Sometime in the future, this bikeway will connect with Orrville to the south via the old railway corridor that defines this trail route.

Simon Kenton Chip-n-Seal Closure

5/30/19

Urbana, OH - "...The area being chip/sealed will be from TR 199 to the Champaign County line in Logan County. For this project, the trail will be totally closed!.." more

'3-Feet' Signs Going Up in Medina

OH - "...Bike Medina County has been working with cities and townships in Medina County to put up large new signs to go along with a 3-foot passing law passed by the state legislature..." more

CVNP Accounts for $53.3M Economic Impact

OH - "...The National Park Service reports that 2.1 million people visited the CVNP in 2018, spending $36.8 million in communities near the park..." more

Mayors Support Making Protected Bike Lanes Easier to Install

PA - "In April, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and Bike Pittsburgh launched an effort to advance bipartisan bills in the Pennsylvania House and Senate which would make it easier for cities to install protected bike lanes." more

New Trail Maps Help Walkers

Kokomo, IN - "Those walking Kokomo’s trails have a new way of discovering what there is to do nearby, thanks to new trail experience maps." more

City Streets Safer Than Suburban Roads

PA - "New research from the University of Pennsylvania shows that denser cities and towns can save lives." more

New York City’s War on Bikes

NY - "Bill de Blasio says he's environmentally friendly, but he runs a city that actively antagonizes bikers." more

NYPD Continues to Target Cyclists

NY - "...The Lieutenant comes up and asks if this is the Track or Die barbecue, and I say yeah this is our barbecue..." more

Doppelt Fund Supports 10 Multiuse Trail Projects

5/30/19

U.S. - "...Now in its fifth year, RTC’s Doppelt Fund is awarding the most funds ever to the most awardees yet: more than $130,000 to 10 worthy recipients..." more

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Simon Kenton Trail Alerts

Urbana, OH - "The South trail is clear w/no storm damage, from County Line Rd. To the Depot. However, there is a new, small sinkhole in the trail between Edgewood Ave. and Muzzy's Road..." more

Mad River Trail Section Closed

Dayton, OH - "Mad River Recreation Trail in Dayton between Findlay Street and Eastwood MetroPark will be closed until this damage can be cleared..." more

Towpath Closures in Summit County in June

OH - "6/3/2019: The Towpath Trail is closed for work associated with an Army Corps of Engineers invasive species project on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. between Manchester Rd. and Fairview Ave... The Towpath in this section will be open on weekends and weekdays after 4 p.m."

Early June 2019: The Towpath Trail will be closed weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. between Manchester Rd. and State Route 224 for work associated with an Army Corps of Engineers invasive species project. Please respect the closure signage, as this is an active construction site. The closure is expected to continue through November 2019..." more

Getting Seniors Cycling in Cleveland

OH - "...Via a series of free hands-on cycling events and social rides, seniors get the chance to re-learn the rules of the road, try out “age-friendly” bikes, and get energized around Cleveland’s cycling community." more

Plans for Trail on Old Train Route

Indianapolis, IN - "After decades of debate about the best use for the rail corridor through the Binford Boulevard area to the Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis has made a decision." more

Lakefront Trail Users Adjusting to Separate Paths

Chicago, IL - "After two years of construction, a highly anticipated change to Chicago’s Lakefront Trail – all 18 miles of it – is now a reality: separate paths for cyclists and pedestrians." more


The 606 Trail Shooting

Chicago, IL - "A young father was killed and two other people wounded in a shooting on the popular 606 trail on Chicago's Northwest Side Tuesday, police said." more

Separated Bike Lanes Means Safer Streets

5/29/19

"A 13-year study of a dozen cities found that protected bike lanes led to a drastic decline in fatalities for all users of the road." more

Dutch Tunnel Turned Into a Bike Highway

5/28/19

"A nationwide transit strike in the Netherlands prompted Amsterdam to open a major tunnel to cyclists on Tuesday." more

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Camp Chase Trail Alert

5/28/19

Columbus, OH - "...Alkire Road Bridge Over Big and Little Darby Creeks to be Closed. Approximate closure date: May 28 for 3 days, weather permitting." more

100 E-Bikes Coming to Streets of Cincinnati

OH - "...On Thursday morning, officials with Cincinnati's Red Bike program, a nonprofit bike-share system, are expected to introduce the new e-bikes into their fleet at Eden Park." more

Land Purchase Opens Door for Bike Trail Project

MI - " Many more miles of mountain biking trails will soon be available in the the Boyne City area after a collaborative effort to purchase property recently met its goal." more

NACTO Guide for Improved Intersection Design

"...NACTO's guide focuses not only on pedestrian and cyclist safety but also their comfort at intersections..." more

Citi Bike Has Gotten More New Butts on Saddles

5/28/19

"Shawneladee Cole can’t remember the last time she rode her own bike. It’s a great bike, but it’s been in the closet of her Brooklyn apartment for a decade..." more

Are Painted Bike Lanes Worse Than Nothing?

"...Researchers in Australia found that physical barriers, not just lines painted on the road, do the best job of keeping cyclists safe..." more

What Makes a Bike-Friendly Town?

"My small rural town recently received a bronze award at the Ontario Bike Summit and is now officially designated a 'bike-friendly community.' Upon seeing this news on Twitter, I choked on my coffee..." more

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Camp Chase Trail Paving Completed

5/26/19

Columbus, OH - "...The Georgesville Road railroad crossing has been recently paved and that means all major gaps are filled in! There is one more improvement project to the section through Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park when it moves from the park road to dedicated trail later this year..." more

Maple Highlands Trail Final Phase Coming

5/26/19

Chardon, OH - "The Maple Highlands Trail completion in Chardon is on target for construction this year." more

Cycling Mom Hit Head-On by Driver is Recovering

OH - "As many of you know, or are now learning, there was a serious accident on Lake Rd in Avon Lake on May 15 in which a cyclist was hit essentially head-on by a car. This cyclist sustained multiple serious injuries including a concussion, severe lacerations on her face, neck and torso, a fractured pelvis and collarbone, a broken patella, and severe bruising..." more

10-Year-Old Rides Entire Ohio-to-Erie Trail

5/26/19

OH - "...Cycling an average of 69 miles per day is quite impressive, especially for a 10-year-old!" more

Community Honors Victims of Esplanade Crash

5/26/19

New Orleans, LA - "Community members gathered outside of Terranova’s Super Market on Saturday morning to plant a garden in honor of the two cyclists killed and seven injured after they were struck by a 2018 black Chevy Camaro speeding in the Esplanade Avenue bike lane..." more

Connecting MTB Trails in New England

5/26/19

NH - "...The new initiative called the Borderlands covers 250 miles of trails in seven areas of Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire, and also takes riders to Quebec..." more

Are Bike Lanes Safe in Australia?

AUS - "...Researchers recently assessed the passing distances between vehicles and cyclists in Australia to determine any needs for improvement." more

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Tremont Project May Break Ground Near Towpath

5/26/19

Tremont, OH - "...J-Roc Developers of Cleveland is pursuing a proposal to develop a 130-unit apartment project dubbed Electric Gardens." more

Route 22 Pedestrian Bridge Plan Rejected

5/25/19

IN - "A protest by local officials against a planned $3 million bridge for hikers and bikers to cross Route 22 reached a new level Friday..." more

Proposals for More Pedestrian-Friendly Roadways

5/25/19

IN - "...About 6,000 pedestrian deaths occur each year in the United States alone. This number has been rising over the past decade and drawing the attention of city managers across the nation." more

Bear Charges Trail Runner

5/25/19

AK - "Alaska state officials are warning people about a brown bear that charged a man at Juneau's Salmon Creek Trail." more

Bike League Working on Legislation

D.C. - "...The League has been advocating for key changes in the transportation reauthorization bill that would 1.) increase investment in bicycling and walking infrastructure, 2.) improve safety, 3.) give states and local governments better planning tools, and 4.) create a pilot program to implement disaster relief trials using bicycles." more

Vancouver Cyclists and SeaBus Passengers on Collision Course

5/25/19

CAN - "Bicycle commuters in Lower Lonsdale say their lives are being put at risk since the City of North Vancouver moved the pick-up and drop-off zone for the SeaBus right next to a painted bike lane." more

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Bike Cleveland Responds to Scranton Rd Concerns

5/25/19

Cleveland, OH - "...While we respect the concerns expressed by some residents, the bike lanes will enhance the safety of Scranton Road and we’d like to take a moment to clarify why we need bike lanes on Scranton Rd:" more

Blackhand Gorge Trail Section Still Closed

5/2419

Hanover Twp., OH - "...The closure is 3 miles from the east parking lot at Toboso and 3/4-mile from the west parking lot on Brushy Fork Road." more

Mayors Push for Safer Bike Lanes

5/24/19

PA - "...Protected bicycle lanes encourage a safer experience on our roads for all riders, and parking protected bicycle lanes have consistently been demonstrated as a best practice in cities across the country." more

Building Protected Intersections is Portland

5/24/19

OR - "...Protected intersections are a big deal. They are considered the safest way to handle bicycle traffic at what’s typically considered the weakest link in a safe facility. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 43% of urban cycling fatalities occur at intersections." more

Cycling Advocates Unimpressed by City's Bike Plans

5/24/19

CAN - "Cycling groups say they are so far unimpressed with the commitment of Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante who came to power on a promise of drastically improving bicycle infrastructure." more

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Residents Unhappy with Bike Lane Plan

Cleveland, OH - "...The bike lane plan is part of the $2.2 million Scranton Road resurfacing project, set to start construction in June." more

Cincinnati Rolling Out Vision Zero Initiative

OH - "Cincinnati has seen an alarming number of injuries and deaths from cars hitting pedestrians over the past few years." more

Fort Wayne Bike Pilot Ready to Roll

5/24/19

IN - "The city of Fort Wayne is laying out the route for a bike share pilot program that would encourage people to rethink how they explore and navigate the Summit City." more

Work on Hoodlebug Trail Delayed

5/23/19

IN - "There will be an apparent delay in completion of the extension of the Hoodlebug Trail for hikers and bikers as an urban pedestrian lane through the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus and Indiana Borough." more

Portland Opens Hike & Bike Trail

5/23/19

MI - "Portland is now home to a hike and bike trail located on 5.5 miles of property on the campus of Portland High School." more

Trail Developments from Baltimore

5/23/19

MD - "...We’re continuing to make progress on the various trail segments and are excited to share our recent accomplishments with you all." more

Denver’s Bicycle Superhighway Plan

5/23/19

CO - "Whether it’s happening is no longer up for debate. When and how is another story." more

Lyft App Now Includes Citi Bike Pedal Bikes

5/23/19

NY - "Citi Bike pedal bikes now will be available through the ride-sharing Lyft app..." more

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Paved Trail Section Closed in Columbus

5/23/19

Columbus, OH - "The Lazelle Rd paved trail is dug up and inaccessible from Worthington-Galena Rd west to just before Sancus." more

E-Bike Rider Feels Targeted by the Law

York County, PA - "...Little did Minogue know, he was breaking the law every time he rode his e-bike on the rail trail..." more

700 Vehicles Blocking Bike Lanes in 1 Day

5/22/19

D.C. - "This past Wednesday, more than 60 people spread out across DC for a coordinated effort to capture in real-time just how many cars and trucks block bike lanes during busy times..." more

Injuries Mount as Potholes Continue to Take Their Toll

5/22/19

Portland, OR - "...After getting checked out and my wounds cleaned at Good Sam, I reported the sunken spot that crashed me..." more

Is Vision Zero Showing Progress in the U.S?

5/22/19

"...It’s too soon to say definitively for sure. But there are some encouraging signs in the fatality data from a handful of Vision Zero cities since 2010." more

E-Bike Sharing May Doom Uber

5/22/19

"...At around $2 for 30 minutes, companies like Jump, who runs a dockless bike-share service, has made getting on an electric bike it easier, cheaper, and faster than ever before." more

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ODNR Announces New Statewide Trails Plan

5/21/19

Columbus, OH - "...This is an exciting time for trails in our state, and the 2019 Ohio Trails Vision will help guide development as we continue to build Ohio’s world-class trails system..." more

Agitated Deer Confronts Park Visitors

5/21/19

Columbus, OH - "The Columbus Metro Parks tweeted a video of a deer that became agitated after coming in contact with visitors and their dog at Glacier Ridge Metro Park." more

Body Found Near Highland Park Bike Trail

5/21/19

PA - "A man was found dead near a bike trail in Pittsburgh’s Highland Park neighborhood Monday, police said." more

Governor Hikes Shuttered Trail

5/21/19

Jim Thorpe, PA - "One of Pennsylvania's most beloved and scenic hiking trails will remain closed to the public unless lawmakers pass Gov. Tom Wolf's $4.5 billion infrastructure plan, officials said Tuesday." more

Louisville's Newest Transportation Option

KY - "Soon you'll see a small fleet of golf-like carts bopping around downtown Louisville. Everyone, meet the tuk tuk." more

Atlanta's First E-Scooter Death

GA - "Could bike lanes near a MARTA station have made a difference?" more

City Leaders To Seize Private Property For Paved River Bike Trail

CA - " For the first time since building the new arena, city leaders are looking to seize private property by invoking their right through eminent domain." more

How Safe Do Self-Driving Cars Need to Be?

"How safe is safe enough, and how do we measure it?" more

Crowdfunding Raises $770K for Folding E-Bikes

5/21/19

CHE - "...After a year-and-half of research and development, the Swiss startup launched its three 16-inch wheel models, each weighing 27.5 pounds, on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo in April..." more

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Genoa Trail Alert

Genoa, OH - "Pipe had to be laid under the Genoa Trail due to Delaware County Engineer, Delaware County, Ohio's construction of a detention basin....

"...although, there will be a metal plate put in place. Please avoid the area until it reopens and then slow down and use caution..." more

Bike Patrol Added to Ohio River Greenway

New Albany, IN - "The city of New Albany is investing in thousands of dollars in equipment for police officers to better patrol the Ohio River Greenway." more

Driver Slams into Ghost Bike

D.C. - "...the driver of a Chevy Tahoe collided into the pole, the ghost bike, and a parked car before fleeing the scene..." more

Safer Intersections Needed

5/21/19

U.S. - "A new report offers guidance for cities to build better intersections for cyclists and pedestrians." more

Complete Streets Policies are not "One-Size-Fits-All"

5/21/19

"...What looks like a Complete Street in our industrial harbor is going to look different from a Complete Street next to a school or a park in a residential neighborhood..." more

Walmart Owners to Build Public Mountain Bike Trails

CO - "...Around 4.5 miles of public trails will be designed for mountain biking." more

Plane Crashes Into Sidi Warehouse

CA - "The U.S. distributor for cycling shoe company Sidi resumed operations Monday after an F-16 fighter jet crashed into a section of its warehouse four days earlier." more

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The Freedom Trail Phase 3 Problem

5/20/19

Akron, OH - "...Unfortunately, we have run into an unforeseen property dispute with CSX that has stalled the completion of the final leg of phase three, but we are working really hard to find a solution.” more

Cars Driven onto Sidewalks to Strike Pedestrians

Cincinnati, OH - "Two cars drove down Over-the-Rhine sidewalks Saturday morning, police said, attempting to strike several pedestrians." more

Speed Cameras Approved for Roosevelt Blvd

Philadelphia, PA - "Speed cameras will come to Roosevelt Boulevard, following a unanimous City Council vote Thursday that marked the end of a three-year process to bring the technology to Philadelphia." more

Curb Causes Bike Crashes

5/19/19

IA - "An unmarked street curb has cost Des Moines taxpayers nearly $1.7 million after cyclists involved in bike crashes there sued the city over their injuries." more

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Simon Kenton Trail Damage

Bellefontaine, OH - "...major trail damage on the Northern extension of the SKT, near Liberty Hills Golf Course. This is on the gravel section and due to the recent heavy rainfall and flooding in Logan County." more

GMRT Extension Plans Includes New Trailhead

5/19/19

Fairfield, OH - "...[the new trail] would bisect Marsh Park and run across River Road... The new park will also be a trail head for the Great Miami River Bike Trail." more

Lorain Better Block Vision on Display

5/19/19

Lorain, OH - "...Lorain Better Block took over Washington Avenue between West Erie Avenue and West Eighth Street on Saturday afternoon, with vendors and community members taking part." more

Avon Lake Driver Charged in Hit-and-Run

5/17/19

OH - "...Allison Spoerl, 21, is accused of driving a 2017 Ford Focus hatchback that struck the 51-year-old bicyclist Wednesday on Lake Road near Moore Road..." more

Fort Hill MTB Trail Debate

5/17/19

KY - "...commissioners flirting with the idea of placing a moratorium on the trails being constructed as part of a Boy Scouts project until more community input could be heard..." more

76% of Americans Think They are Good Drivers

5/17/19

"...But by any standard they are not good drivers at all, with 93 percent admitting to unsafe behavior." more

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Buck Creek Trail Flooding

Springfield, OH - "The Buck Creek Trail is under water in the section between Old Reid Park and Belmont Ave. Please stay off this segment of the trail. more

Restore Pennsylvania Talks Norristown Revitalization

5/17/19

Norristown, PA - "...The Schuylkill River Trail is the busiest trail in our region... This trail is where many people ride more than any other trail in our region. The Chester Valley Trail is the second most used trail. The biggest two are going to connect right here..." more

ArborBike to Make June Comeback

5/1719

Ann Arbor, MI - "...Chicago-based mobility operator Shift Transit has taken over the program and plans to relaunch in Ann Arbor in June..." more

Speedway B&O Trail Extensions Could Spur Development

5/1719

IN - "...The Speedway section of the B&O Trail was one of 17 to receive a total of $24.9 million from the Next Level Trails initiative..." more

The Bicycle Commuter Act Proposal

5/1719

U.S. - "...Ask your Member of Congress to co-sponsor the Bicycle Commuter Act, which would give people like you nearly $53 per month in tax breaks towards bike commuting expenses..." more

New Guide Aims To Help Cities with Scooters & Bike Shares

5/1719

U.S. - "...It seems like new mobility options are showing up every day on the streets of America’s cities, towns and villages..." more

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Closing the Gaps Along the Ohio-to-Erie Trail

OH - "...I drew a 1,300-foot line from where I was standing to the woods across the field. In my imagination, that line became paved and filled with bicyclists riding along the Ohio to Erie Trail." more

Groundbreaking for Pennsy Greenway Trail Extension

Schererville, IN - "...After years of planning, the gaps along the Pennsy Greenway Trail from Calumet City, Illinois, to Schererville soon will be closed..." more

Griffin All Access Bike Park Opens

Terre Haute, IN - "It's a bike trail, but not just any bike trail. It's a bike trail, but not just any bike trail." more

Bicyclist Awarded $41M in Trail Stanchion Crash Case

5/1719

FL - "...Upon striking one of the stanchions, Schnurr 'was ejected from his cycle and hit the ground, causing him significant and permanent injuries,' his complaint stated." more

2 More Cyclist Deaths in Brooklyn this Week

5/1619

NY - "Three cyclists killed in Brooklyn in the past week have brought the number of cyclist fatalities in the city so far this year to 10 — the same number the city saw in all of 2018." more

Can Car-Crazy Dallas Learn to Love Bikes?

5/1619

TX - "After a disastrous experiment with dockless bike sharing, the famously auto-centric Texas city is trying to be more friendly to bicycles and pedestrians." more

Vermont Utility Offers $200 E-Bike Rebate

5/1619

VT - "Green Mountain Power, which provides electricity to much of Vermont, is offering a $200 rebate to its customers who buy e-bikes, e-cargo bikes or installed e-bike conversion kits at participating bike shops." more

Testifying Against Proposed Tariffs

5/1619

D.C. - "While the U.S. trade war with China is getting the most attention, the U.S. is also engaged with a dispute with the European Union, and the bike industry is involved in both..." more

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Park District Asked to Consider Bike Trail Options

5/15/19

Bowling Green, OH - "The Wood County Park District Board was asked Tuesday to shift gears to add more bicycling options in the county." more

Police Looking for Hit-and-Run Driver

5/15/19

Avon Lake, OH - "Avon Lake police are looking for a vehicle that struck a bicyclist who was seriously injured and had to be life-flighted to the hospital." more

Great American Rail-Trail to Run Thru Wayne County

OH - "...The Heartland Trail will stretch from Orrville to Clinton when completed, but as part of the proposed Great American Rail-Trail, it will serve as one piece connecting riders from one end of the country to the other." more

Developer to Extend Delaware River Trail

5/15/19

PA - "A mega-development coming to the Delaware River waterfront will include a swath of a long-planned river trail in exchange for permission to build taller towers than local regulations permit." more

$1.33M Lovers Lane Project will Add Bike Lanes

5/15/19

Portage, MI - "...The project has a goal of increasing safety and will change the present configuration of two northbound lanes and two southbound lanes to a single lane in each direction with a dedicated center turn lane..." more

Slowing Down "Stroads" in Boston

MA - "Success could be key in reducing roadway fatalities." more

U.S. Addiction to Building Roads

"States spend as much building new roads as they do repairing them." more

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Great Miami River Trail Detour

Dayton, OH - "A half-mile, intermittent detour will be in place through 2019 near the Main Street Bridge in Dayton..." more

Olentangy Trail Closure Delayed

Columbus, OH - "...[a] stretch of the Olentangy Trail should be closed now, but the City of Columbus said weather delayed the start of the project..." more

New Scooters, E-Bike Startup Coming to Columbus

OH - "...Roam Bikes, a startup founded by local entrepreneur Kelly James, plans to deploy 200 e-bikes on the streets of Columbus this June, with a total fleet of about 500 in place by the fall." more

Commission Directs Team to Work on Rail-Trail Development

WV - " The Harrison County Commission has decided to take a new path for maintaining and developing local rail-trails." more

Feds to Help Fund Hatfield McCoy Trail Extension

5/15/19

Pineville, WV - "...The $678,344 in federal funding will be used to expand nearly 185 miles of trails into Wyoming County as well as Lincoln County and McDowell County." more

New Jersey Legalizes E-Bikes and Scooters

5/14/19

NJ - "...New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday signed legislation legalizing e-bikes and e-scooters on city streets, provided the vehicles top out at 20 and 19 miles per hour, respectively." more

Cyclist "Hunted" by Driver

5/14/19

Portland, OR - "...This man in the Subaru allegedly harassed Harris and used his car as to menace him..." more

Bridge Authority Sues Bridge Bike Path Builders

5/14/19

CAN - "The lawsuit claims the road surface has bumps and waves, steep slope changes, and is not only uncomfortable for cyclists, but dangerous." more

Is Your City Serious About Road Safety?

"...While more than 40 cities in the United States and many more around the world have committed to Vision Zero... many are struggling to turn this vision into a reality..." more

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Great Lake to Lake Trail Update

MI - "...When complete, the trail network known as Great Lake-to-Lake Route #1 will range from macro — an attraction for biking tourists looking to pedal from Lake Michigan to Lake Huron — to micro — a means for small-town students to walk or bike to school." more

Electric Citi Bikes Grounded Until September

5/13/19

NYC - "... an unprecedented over-five-month outage that raises questions about Citi Bike’s ambitious expansion and electrification plans." more

Judge Orders Psych Evaluation for Suspected AT Murderer

5/13/19

VA - "Over the weekend, matters turned deadly in southwestern Virginia, where he is accused of stabbing one hiker to death and seriously injuring another." more

Rails-to-Trails in Delaware

5/13/19

DE - "...the same track beds that initially brought the tourists and triggered residential development are now being transformed, with support from DelDOT and local towns and cities, into a burgeoning system of paved nature trails for pedestrians, runners and cyclists alike. " more

Domestic Manufacturers Welcome Chinese Tariff Increase

5/13/19

Freeport, NY - "...They steal our designs, they undercut our prices. It's not new, it's been going on for a long time..." more

Take a Ride in the Smile Lane

"Over the last decade, bikeshare systems in the US have sprouted up in cities across the country and in 2018, thirty-six and a half million trips were taken using station-based systems..." more

Bicycle Friendly Community Awards

5/13/19

U.S. - "...Today, the League of American Bicyclists is recognizing 39 cities and towns with Bicycle Friendly Community awards for their proactive efforts to make bicycling safer and more accessible to everyone." more

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NCIT Construction Progress in Huron County

Norwalk, OH - "...This winter, Firelands Rails to Trails volunteers began clearing trees and brush east from Townsend Avenue toward Laylin Road [in Norwalk]. Paul Miller Construction was hired to install stone as future trail base at Laylin Road. Edwards Tree Service of Amherst was hired and subsequently made a generous donation to FRTTI to clear trees and to create the path for this new piece of trail..." more

Bill Would Make Crossing Street Safer

Cleveland, OH - "...The new bill would require the driver of a vehicle to stop and yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian waiting at the curb to enter a crosswalk when there is no traffic control signal, in addition to when the pedestrian is in the crosswalk. Meaning pedestrians would not have to enter the street in front of moving traffic for a vehicle to yield the pedestrians." more

Cleveland Heights has Best Complete Streets Policy

OH - "...The rankings reward cities that have passed Complete Streets policies, which look to make streets safer for all users, including pedestrians and bicyclists..." more

The Importance of Documenting Car / Bike Collisions

Columbus, OH - "...Catherine Girves, executive director of the bike advocacy group Yay Bikes!, wants city police officers to interview all parties and take reports on all bicycle-motor vehicle collisions, even when no one is obviously hurt..." more

Indego to Deploy 400 More E-Bikes in Philadelphia

PA - "...Adding more electric bikes to the fleet will help address several barriers and open the door for new cyclists who may not have considered using Indego before." more

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Is it Time to Ban Right Turn on Red?

"It was actually introduced to save fuel, but there have been unintended consequences." more

Uber is Fighting Cities Over Data on Scooter Trips

CA - "...LA’s strategy for getting that data is making privacy advocates—and companies like Uber and Lyft, which operate both scooter and ride-hail services in the city—nervous..." more

Man Who Killed Hiker has Been Arrested

5/12/19

VA - "Federal authorities say a Massachusetts man has been arrested in an attack on the Appalachian Trail that left one person dead and another severely injured." more

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Tuscarawas Approves Trail Funding

Tuscarawas Village, OH - "Council had no objection to using $10,000 that was committed to a trail proposed by the Zeisberger Trail and Parks Group, toward a portion of sidewalk in front of the town hall. The trail begins at the town hall and will run to the boat ramp site." more

Strong Start for Lorain Quick Picks

5/12/19

Lorain, OH - "...Started in 2017 by Max Schaefer and Lorain Proud, Quick Picks are one-hour flash-mob-style community cleanups throughout the city..." more

Machete Used in Attacks on Appalachian Trail

VA - "A Virginia sheriff says a man attacked two people on the Appalachian Trail with a machete." more

Trail Users Brace for 2-3 Year Trail Closures

Minneapolis, MN - " A new light rail line will connect Minneapolis to Eden Prairie, but some trail users aren’t happy about it." more

Woman Escapes Sexual Assault on Lakefront Trail

5/12/19

Chicago, IL - "...About 11:20 p.m., the 27-year-old woman was attacked while walking south on the bike path in the 700 block of South Lake Shore Drive, according to a community alert issued by police." more

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Simon Kenton Trail Paving Progress

Urbana, OH - "...For the last 18 months, we have been raising additional monies through donations, matching grants, bike tour and other means, in order to continue paving. The members recently approved paving an additional 7.8 miles of the trail during this coming Summer of 2019. This leaves us a small gap in the trail of 3.6 miles..." more

Warren Bike Trail Completed

5/11/19

OH - "City officials, members of the Trumbull County MetroParks and residents gathered Friday at the Warren Greenway Trailhead to celebrate Warren’s finished portion of the Western Reserve Greenway Bike Trail." more

Greenway Rape Brings Calls for Call Boxes

5/10/19

Hopkinsville, KY - "...Authorities say a woman was assaulted and raped at the Hopkinsville Greenway System by Orlando Leavell, a registered sex offender previously convicted of attempted rape..." more

Griffin Bike Park Introduces Adaptive Use Trail

Vigo County, IN - "...In addition to the trail, a $3,800 dollar bike was donated to the park, so riders in wheelchairs can experience the park without being pushed..." more

Citizen Traffic Enforcement Pushed by Councilman

D.C. - "... Imagine being able to give drivers a ticket yourself. Well, that may soon be a possibility." more

Van Bramer Blasts Drivers Who Park in Bike Lanes

5/10/19

NYC - "Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer joined forces with members of Transportation Alternatives in Long Island City this morning to condemn motorists who block sidewalks, bike lanes and crosswalks—and to call on the NYPD to ticket these drivers." more

What Will it Take to Finish the Great American Rail Trail?

5/10/19

"...After a 12-month assessment of route options using 34,000 miles of existing bike trails nationwide, RTC has identified the remaining 90 trail gaps to be filled..." more

The 'Bike Connect' System and App'

5/10/19

"... Bike Connect is a system designed to streamline bike rides by triggering traffic lights." more


Study Says Drivers Break Far More Road Rules Than Cyclists

5/10/19

"A new study from the Danish Road Directorate shows that less than 5% of cyclists break traffic laws while riding yet 66% of motorists do so when driving..." more

New Bike Market Tariffs Take Affect

5/10/19

"...The 25% is in addition to existing tariffs on Chinese products, which are generally 5-11% on bikes. The new tariff does not apply to helmets and lights." more

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Commissioners Partner with Belpre Trail Committee

5/10/19

Washington County, OH - "On Thursday, the commissioners agreed to partner with the Belpre Multi-Use Trail Committee to investigate the purchase of abandoned CSX rail line just west of Belpre. The rail line would be used as an extension to the committee’s already existing trail system." more

Board puts Recreation on Fast Track in Ottawa County

OH - "The Ottawa County Commissioners got the ball rolling a year ago when they approved the Ottawa County Transportation Plan. On Monday, the commissioners put that plan on the fast track with the creation of a board of seven public officials to shepherd the county-wide vision of creating hiking and biking facilities and water trails." more

Coyotes Attack Dog in Penitentiary Glen Reservation

Kirtland, OH - "A Willoughby woman recounted a terrifying situation to police after she said her German Shepard was attacked while walking with her on the Kirtland Connector Trail at Penitentiary Glen in April..." more

East Bank Trail to be Connected to LaSalle Trail

Mishawaka, IN - "How would you like to ride your bike from downtown Mishawaka all the way to Niles? That dream may become a reality." more

Great American Rail-Trail is Coming Thru Pittsburgh

PA - "...while the coast-to-coast trail could be decades from being completed, it looks to come through Pittsburgh." more

Rochester has a Bike Lane Problem

5/10/19

NY - "The city of Rochester has installed more than 60 miles of bike lanes since 2011. But there’s a problem..." more

Denver to Add 17 Miles of New Bike Lanes This Year

5/9/19

CO - "Denver will build 16.8 miles of new bike lanes this summer, kicking off the construction of 125 miles of bikeways the city will add to its network over the next five years..." more

Every Life Counts

U.S. - "In March, hundreds of bike advocates climbed the Hill at the National Bike Summit to ask their senators and Members of Congress to work with us in building a more Bicycle Friendly America..." more

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Great American Trail Route Revealed

5/9/19

Ohio is one of 12 states that comprise the proposed route of the Great American Rail Trail that was revealed this week. This 3,700-mile trail will extend from Washington state to Washington D.C. It's made up of existing trails that already complete 52% of the route, or 1,900 miles.

Great American Rail Trail
Great American Rail Trail Route Through Ohio

The east / west route through Ohio utilizes 6 existing trails and is mostly complete. 8 small gaps between existing bikeways totals only 33.3 miles of trails yet to be connected, while the mileage for 5 larger gaps (shown as white boxes on the image above) has yet to be defined.

This route will be the 2nd cross-state bikeway in Ohio. The Ohio-to-Erie Trail took the honors for being the first with its 320-mile route from Cincinnati through Columbus to Cleveland, Ohio. The OTE will most likely be finished first, as about 89% of the trail is completed at this time.

Perhaps the most interesting factoid about the Great American Rail Trail in Ohio is that 272 miles of the route is the Ohio-to-Erie Trail. So, when riding this section in the future, you may not only encounter riders traveling between Kentucky and Lake Erie at Cleveland, but you may also come across touring riders traveling to / from Indiana and Pennsylvania!

How Can Biking get Better in Cincy?

5/9/19

Cincinnati, OH - "While the number of people in Greater Cincinnati who ride bicycles for recreation or for their daily commute is growing, our region still lacks a safe, well-connected system of biking trails and dedicated on-road bike lanes..." more

More on Olentangy Trail Updates

Columbus, OH - "...a second major Olentangy Trail improvement – new bike and pedestrian bridges that will help to close a gap in the trail around West North Broadway in Clintonville – has taken an important step forward..." more

Retired Huffy CEO Bill Smith Dies

Dayton, OH - "...Smith was at Huffy for 25 years, including 8 years as CEO, before announcing last September that he would retire in December 2018..." more

Towpath Times E-Nes

NE OH - Read the latest edition.

Crews Prep to Finish Greenbelt Extension

5/9/19

KY - "City officials expect that the contractors extending Owensboro's David C. Adkisson Greenbelt Park trail along the former U.S. 60 bypass will resume their work by late this month." more

Westbound William Street to Close for Bike Lane Project

Ann Arbor, MI - "...The two-way bike lanes will be on the north side of William Street, according to the city. The installation is expected take 12 to 16 weeks." more

Cardinal Greenways CEO Angie Pool Receives Award

Muncie, IN - "...The 'Outstanding Trail Leader' award recognizes individuals who have made compelling and significant contributions to the trails movement in their home states..." more

El Paso Cyclists say Bike Lane is Too Narrow

5/9/19

TX - "Some cycling groups are taking to social media to voice their frustration about the width of the bike lanes on Yarbrough Drive." more

Bike Lane Barriers Return to Klamath Falls

5/8/19

OR - "Street crews got an early start putting in posts along a protected bike lane in Klamath Falls Tuesday." more

Route for Great American Rail-Trail Announced

5/8/19

U.S. - "The route will connect more than 125 existing trails and 90 trail gaps over more than 3,700 miles between Washington, D.C., and Washington state." more

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Olentangy Trail Section Closure Coming May 15

Columbus, OH - "Olentangy Trail Closure - W. 3rd Ave to W. 5th Ave May 15th - July 15th..." more

Marietta Bike Path Update

5/8/19

OH - "...Eric Lambert, project engineer for the city of Marietta told attendees that phase five of the Marietta River Trail would be complete by the fall." more

Athens Makes Top 20 Best Cities for Bikes

OH - "Congratulations Athens, Ohio, named to the top 20 2019 Places For Bikes cities!" more

SW PA Commission Proposes $31.7B in Transportation Projects

PA - "...The plan, called 'SmartMoves for a Changing Region,' includes $17.3 billion for road and bridge projects, and $14.4 billion for transit projects." more

Muncie Awarded $640K for West Side Trail

IN - "...While the project is not a huge new trail, it closes a missing gap in the city's growing network of trails..." more

Bicyclist Injured by Fishing Line

FL - "...He said he rode right into a fishing line, tied off between a dock and a tree, that was at neck height." more

Cyclist Attacks Bus Again

MN - "A south Minneapolis mom captures on video a bicyclist hitting a parked school bus with his bike lock. The same bicyclist broke several windows on the bus Friday." more

Cities Take Street Safety Lessons to the Classroom

"Sometimes, to make life lessons stick you have to start young." more

Uber & Lyft Strike: Bike to Work Instead

5/8/19

"...All six U.S. cities where drivers will log off, plus three where some drivers may strike unofficially, have some combination of bike share or private rentals to serve your riding needs..." more

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Olentangy Trail Connector & Widening Project

Columbus, OH - "Construction will start this summer to widen part of the Olentangy Trail and build a ramp to the trail from Bethel Road on the Northwest Side." more

Loveland Police Seek Suspect

5/7/19

Loveland, OH - "Loveland police are on looking for a man suspected of unlawful sexual contact on the city's trail system." more

Loveland Cyclist Dies in Crash

5/6/19

OH - "A Loveland bicyclist died Sunday after a collision with a minivan in Warren County, officials said." more

Philly to Add 400 More E-Bikes

5/6/19

PA - "After a successful test run, Philly plans to expand an electric bikeshare pilot program, bringing 400 more electric Indego bikes to city streets." more

Final phase of River Town Trail Project Construction

5/6/19

Newburgh, IN - "...Creating a 4.8 mile trail that runs the entire length of Newburgh, this project has been in the works for years, and this one mile extension will be the final piece." more

Bike Lane Clarification Bill Passed

5/6/19

OR - "...The bill adds language to Oregon’s definition of a bicycle lane (ORS 801.155) to clarify that a lane still legally exists in an intersection even when the paint striping does not..." more

Cyclists Smashes Windows of Bus Parked in Bike Lane

5/6/19

MN - "...There’s no shortage of bad feelings between cyclists and drivers in the Twin Cities, but usually it’s the bikers taking the lion’s share of punishment..." more

2019 Best Biking Cities Rated

U.S. - "...There’s a diverse mix of cities in our top 20 list, which signals that progress is being made across the board. We also see more cities pedaling toward a score of 4 out of 5 stars, which means that places are likely improving in several areas." more

A 30-mph E-Bike to Compete with Cars

U.S. - "...Whether or not it’s a good idea to travel so fast on a bike in an urban environment is apparently up to the customer to decide..." more

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Has Philly Mayor Lived Up to Promises on Street Improvements?

Philadelphia, PA - "...once those streets were properly paved, he promised to install 30 miles of protected bike lanes and implement Vision Zero protocols to make the streets safer for everyone." more

Cyclists Rally for More Protected Bike Lanes

Boston, MA - "Dozens of cyclists attached paper snowflakes and inflatable penguins to their bikes at City Hall Plaza Sunday afternoon to protest what they called the city’s glacial pace in implementing a protected network of bike lanes." more

2019 Sees 30% Jump in Traffic Deaths

5/6/19

NYC - "Advocates decry police enforcement of cyclists and say street improvement projects should be coming at a much faster clip." more

Amsterdam Is No Model for Vancouver’s Cycling Future

CAN - "...The [Dutch] newspapers are full of complaints — not from drivers wanting road space, but from citizens challenging cyclists. Op-eds abound, with titles like 'Bike-terror Amsterdam: Different Rules Apply Here'..." more

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Simon Kenton Trail Maintenance & Closure

5/5/19

Urbana, OH - "...On Tuesday, May 7th, contractors will be spraying herbicide to control invasive species between the Depot Coffee House and County Line Rd. The trail will be closed during this work!.." more

Ashtabula County Metroparks Working on Master Plan

5/5/19

OH - "The Ashtabula County Metroparks will soon hold a number of public forums as they gear up for their master planning process." more

Underused Roadways Candidates for Diets

5/5/19

IN - "Street and road engineers routinely analyze city roadways to determine whether shrinking or widening the pavement is appropriate..." more

Teens Attack Man on Lakefront Trail

Chicago, IL - "...I wasn’t on alert. I thought they were just messing around. It’s a beautiful day after all, but I started to get suspicious when they started flanking me..." more

2018 Biking & Walking Benchmarking Report

U.S. - "...the League hosted a webinar to highlight how the data can inform decisions about how to improve bicycling and walking. The 2018 Benchmarking Report is the sixth edition of the Report and provides continuous comparative data for more than 50 cities and all 50 states." more


Waymo Self-Driving Car Tech Recognizing Cyclists

"Google’s self-driving car project working to ensure vehicles understand cyclists’ unique behaviour." more

Where are the Bikes?

5/5/19

AUS - "Looking into the pervasive negative discourse surrounding cyclists in Sydney." more

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Student Athletes Help Beautify Kokosing Trail

Mt. Vernon, OH - " Members of the Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s men’s soccer and basketball teams volunteered their time to help prepare the Kokosing Gap Trail for the spring and summer." more

Boston Mill Boarding Station Closed

CVNP, OH - "IMPORTANT: There will be no service to or from Boston Mill Station for the 2019 season due to the construction of the CVNP visitor center. This only affects Bike/hike Aboard passengers. Bikers can get on/off at Brecksville Station (North of Boston Mill) or at Peninsula (South of Boston Mill)..." more

Tick Season Alert in CVNP

5/4/19

CVNP, OH - "Apparently, it's already tick season out there in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. I picked up this little guy between Peninsula and Boston either on the Buckeye Trail or the Bridle Trail." more

Work to Eliminate Refuse Pile, Build Trail

5/4/19

South Fork, PA - "Efforts to eliminate a local coal waste pile to make way for the extension of an existing trail officially began Friday..." more

Funding Announced for Trails in NW Indiana

5/3/19

IN - "...Trail-building grants to Schererville, Burns Harbor and Hebron were among 17 awarded across the state Thursday by Gov. Eric Holcomb as part of his Next Level Trails program. Thursday’s grants total nearly $25 million." more

A Look at Cycling Infra in Indianapolis

IN - "It’s hard to escape the conclusion that the development of cycling infrastructure and culture in Indianapolis has stalled, at least temporarily..." more

Cyclist Collapses, Dies on Katy Trail

5/3/19

TX - "...Filming his ride towards Katy on the Barbara Bush Trail, he got a split-second of video of another biker pedaling past him, moments before that man would yell out and fall from his bike." more

Fed E-Scooter Safety Study Raises Concerns

5/3/19

"...The study, tracking 193 scooter-related hospitalizations in Austin, Texas, over a roughly three-month period did bring to light some concerning information..." more

Lime Pulls Back on Rental Bikes Across Nation

5/3/19

FL - "...Lime, which changed its name last year from LimeBike, has pulled its bicycles from many cities as part of a strategy to focus on electric scooters, according to news reports from across the U.S." more

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Bike Share Coming to Kent State

Kent, OH - "A new fleet of shared bicycles will be coming to the Kent State campus next week, with the launch of VeoRide, a bike share company based in Chicago." more

Stantec Earns Bike Friendly Business Award

Cleveland, OH - "Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Stantec Consulting here in Cleveland with a Silver Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) award..." more

Bloomington Bike Share Loses to Scooters

5/3/19

IN - "Bloomington will end its Pace bike share program at the end of the month because of a decline in their use following the introduction of electric scooters." more

Sex Offender Accused of Rape on Greenway

5/3/19

KY - "A man convicted of attempted rape and attempted sodomy in the past is accused of raping a woman on the rail trail in Hopkinsville." more

$870K for New S.R. 933 Walking Trail

5/2/19

IN - "State Road 933 isn't a pedestrian's paradise. But come 2020, it will feature a roughly 1-mile trail, allowing outdoor enthusiasts to run, bike or walk from Mishawaka to Niles." more

Indiana Grants Include Rehab of Bridge Where 2 Killed

5/2/19

IN - "...It was among $25 million in grants for 17 trail projects across the state announced Thursday by Gov. Eric Holcomb..." more

Greenfield Awarded Close to $700K for Trails

5/2/19

IN - "Nearly $700,000 is heading Greenfield’s way to expand the city’s trail system." more

Hoodlebug Trail Extension Final Plans Revealed

5/2/19

PA - "A public plans display was held Thursday, April 25 from 5-7 p.m. at the KCAC to showcase the route and new amenities for the Indiana Multimodal Corridor, aka the extension to the Hoodlebug Trail that will be completed by the beginning of the fall semester." more

Bike Share Comes to Grand Blanc

5/2/19

MI - "Grand Blanc is encouraging people to get out and moving, using bikes." more

The Car-Free Tilikum Crossing

5/2/19

Portland, OR - "In 2015, Portland, Oregon opened North Americas’s longest car-free bridge The Tilikum Crossing, a bridge that allows travel for pedestrians, bikes and scooters as well as light rail, streetcars and buses!" more

Bike Friendly Businesses Update

5/2/19

U.S. - "...The League has awarded more than 1,200 Bicycle Friendly Businesses, and we’ve seen a wide range of reasons companies find value bicycling, whether it’s to encourage healthy habits among employees, increase workplace sustainability, or make their place of business more accessible to more people..." more

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Photos of the New Towpath Section

Tremont, OH - "...Get a first look at the views from this new part of the Towpath Trail, courtesy of our managing photographer Bob Perkoski." more

Free Water Taxi Service For 2019

Cleveland, OH - "...With nearby trail connections, the water taxi provides guests greater access to recreational opportunities along the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie." more

Bike Stolen From Garage in Chillicothe

5/2/19

OH - "...CASH REWARD,,,, Stolen out of my garage was my Scott Scale 710, I9 wheels, Maxxiss tires, cane creek thudbuster, Fox fork, Bar Fly bike computer mount, Disc Brakes, 1X11 has Fly Tiger Shark Teeth decal on the front of the frame and a Black Pug Bike Shop sticker. VERY RECOGNIZABLE BIKE, very custom..." more

Ohio River Greenway Completion Celebration

IN - "With the completion of a bridge over Silver Creek in November, the Ohio River Greenway finally allows users to ride or walk the path from end to end — from New Albany, through Clarksville, to Jeffersonville on 7.5 miles of mixed-use trails and roads." more

Crews Remove Protected Bike Lane Despite Protests

5/1/19

Baltimore, MD - "...The bike lane, installed as part of a road resurfacing project in 2015, has been the subject of controversy for years." more

Sidewalk Labs Releases Street Design Principles

"Sidewalk Labs, the smart cities arm of Google parent company Alphabet, has released a set of design principles to make streets safer and more efficient as new mobility technologies come online." more

Skirting Liability in the Micro-Mobility Market

5/1/19

CA - "...A shameful difference in the clauses included in many new personal mobility device contracts is a further exemption from liability for injuries caused by defective products..." more

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Heartland Trail Construction Update

5/1/19

Wayne County, OH - "Cavanaugh Construction is back to work after the winter shut-down. They have poured the concrete cross-overs for the farm fields and the trail approaches at the intersections..."

For more on Wayne County Trails, read their May newsletter.

Huffy Bicycles Partners with Together We Rise

5/1/19

Dayton, OH - "...During the month of May, Huffy will partner with nonprofit Together We Rise and donate bikes to foster families across the US to encourage family togetherness and bonding as they hit the road, trail or bike path." more

Tree Trimming & Brush Clearing on B&O Trail

4/30/19

Lexington, OH - "Trail Alert! Asplundh Tree will be on the Trail south of Lexington and on toward Bellville clearing utility line easements the next few days. If you roll up on them, please slow down and walk your bike..." more

Break- In at Franklinton Cycle Works

4/30/19

Columbus, OH - "Saddened to see that Franklinton Cycle Works building was broken into. Two bikes and their cash drawer were stolen." more

Building Sidewalks in Bloomington

IN - "Sidewalks are being built in a number of spring construction projects around Bloomington. Meanwhile, there are some sidewalks that lead to nowhere." more

Q&A with Mandatory Protected Bike Lane Mayor

"...The Boston-area city of Cambridge just passed the “Cycling Safety Ordinance,” which requires the city of 115,000 to install barrier-protected bike lanes whenever a street is upgraded..." more

Cyclist Struck, Killed on Way to Bike Race

4/30/19

AUS - "...According to reports, the driver had been traveling in the opposite direction and struck Drapac head-on..." more

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Funding Sought for Next Towpath Section

4/30/19

New Philadelphia, OH - "Commissioners have authorized an application for federal Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) funds for construction of an additional 4 miles of the Ohio & Erie Towpath Traill from state Route 800 to state Route 416." more

Berkley is Giving Coolidge a 'Road Diet'

4/29/19

MI - "...The plan is to change that to one lane of traffic in each direction, a continuous left turn lane, add parking and a bike lane." more

Lawsuit Filed Against NYPD

4/29/19

NY - "The city’s police department is going against its own rules in cracking down on illegal e-bikes popular among delivery workers, according to a new lawsuit filed Monday." more

Fort Worth Deploys New Fleet of Electric-Assist Bikes

TX - "...The electric-assist bicycles have sensors that detect when the rider needs an extra push to get up a steep hill or get moving faster." more

Camper Left on Pedestrian Overpass

OR - "...Portland police discovered a camper Sunday morning stuck along a pedestrian and bike overpass high above Interstate 205 in the Lents neighborhood." more

What Went Wrong with Bike Share E-Bikes Brakes?

"...Officially, the cause of the problem remains a mystery..." more

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Hermitage, PennDOT to Display Bike Lane Plans

4/2919

Oil City, PA - "...Bike lanes, upgraded signs, pavement markings, and ADA curb ramps are included in the plan." more

How the Bike Share Startups Fell Over

4/2919

"They were awful to ride and were the result of an even more toxic start-up culture in China." more

Family Sues 3 Cities in Bicyclist's Death

4/2819

CA - "The family of a bicyclist who was fatally hit by a garbage truck in Sunnyvale has named the cities of Palo Alto and Mountain View in a lawsuit, claiming that those cities are partially at fault..." more

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Bike Club Committed to Trail Work and Riding

4/2819

Ohiopyle, PA - "...Today, OBC has 35 to 40 members, who meet for work parties and ride weekly as weather permits." more

Closing Washington County Trail Gaps

4/2719

NY - "...Trails are taking precedence in New York’s tourism industry, and with the 750-mile Empire State Trail scheduled to be done by 2020, the boost has benefited Washington and Saratoga counties..." more

Ribbon Cutting for New Wolf River Greenway Trail

4/2719

TN - "...The newest area includes two pedestrian bridges, picnic tables, and views of a 25-acre lake." more

Latest Cyclist Crash Prompts Call for Action

MN - "...Minneapolis Police say a cyclist and the truck were both heading northbound on Third Avenue South when the cyclist was hit as the truck turned right." more

Province Develops E-Bike Policy

CAN - "Unless otherwise restricted, electric bikes will be allowed on trails, according to the new policy, providing riders with access to many of the 600 trails managed by Recreation Sites and Trails B.C..." more

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Cuyahoga Greenways Plan

4/2619

Cleveland, OH - "...The project design... maps out an 815-mile web across the county, which includes 122 miles of existing trails, 47 miles of proposed trails and 121 miles of proposed on-street bikeways, connecting to the Towpath, or the Cleveland Metroparks." more

Delaware County Trails Selected for Funding

4/26/19

OH - "...The trail projects are located in Shawnee Hills, Berkshire Township, and jointly in the city of Delaware and Liberty Township. The Delaware County Board of Commissioners awarded these projects a total of $78,997.50." more

Protected Bike Lanes Could Increase Biking in Cleveland

4/26/19

OH - "...They’re not much of a reality in Cleveland, but planners say it could be incorporated into the Cuyahoga Greenways plan..." more

Ribbon Cutting for 38-Mile Trail Network

4/2619

Omaha, NE - "...Bike Omaha Network says the trails feature more than 600 'wayfinding signs at over 400 locations throughout the city'." more

Cyclists Take Over D.C. Streets to Demand Safety

4/2619

D.C. - "...On Friday, hundreds of people who get around by bicycle marched on City Hall, and spilled into the streets nearby, in a powerful protest..." more

The Red Cup Movement has Begun

4/2619

U.S. - "...Bike advocates around the country are using the red Solo cups to demonstrate the need for better bike lanes that actually protect cyclists by physically separating them from traffic." more

Pro Rider Jeff Lenosky has $30K of Property Stolen from Van

4/2619

CA - "...Two REEB bikes, computers, cameras, hard drives and personal and professional data were taken..." more

Bike Share and Scooter Trips Doubled

4/2619

U.S. - "...approximately 84 million micromobility trips were taken in 2018." more

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Greenway to Link Berea Library, Coe Lake

Berea, OH - "Anyone who has visited the Cuyahoga County Library’s Berea Branch recently, has no doubt taken note of the men and machines hard at work, rejuvenating the adjacent parking area." more

Governor Endorses Hands-Free Law

OH - "Major changes could be coming to the roads, as Ohio's governor looks to get tougher on distracted driving." more...

Transforming Shaker Square

Cleveland, OH - " Planners are now firmly in favor of re-routing Shaker Boulevard traffic around Shaker Square so its central green space can be enlarged." more...

Dockless Bikes are Coming to Philly

Philadelphia, PA - "The city is moving forward with a one-neighborhood pilot plan for dockless bikes — and expanding its existing e-bike fleet." more

$14.6M to NYC for Bike/Ped Lane Improvements

NY - "...will support the construction of ADA accessible sidewalks, improved access to public transportation, and new multi-use bicycle and pedestrian facilities." more

BPSA to Merge with PeopleForBikes

CO - "The final hurdle has been crossed — a majority of the members of the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association have voted to approve their organization's merger with PeopleForBikes." more

The Curious Tale of the St. Louis Street Barriers

MO - "...The signature barriers on public streets in St. Louis are sections of large concrete pipe—known locally as 'Schoemehl pots,' for former St. Louis Mayor Vincent Schoemehl, who was a fan of street closures..." more

People Miss E-Bikes when They are Taken Away

".. after bike shares across the country removed their new electric bikes over safety concerns, people really want them back–especially in hilly San Francisco." more

Record Year for Cycle Counters

4/2619

UK - "New superhighways and better networks are helping cycle lane usage boom across the UK." more

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Norwalk Trail Connection Construction

Norwalk, OH - "City of Norwalk preparing the way for an urban trail that will intersect with the NCIT at Schauss Ave in Norwalk." more...

Commissioners Move Forward on Trail Construction

4/25/19

Warren, OH - "Trumbull County commissioners Wednesday approved contracts with two consulting companies to move forward with the fourth and final phase of the Western Reserve Greenway Bike Trail." more...

Green Twp. Commissioners, Residents Against Selling Land for Trail

Green Twp., OH - "...Trustees said they have no plans to sell the proposed township plot, an old train station near the township cemetery, after the MetroParks’ offer came in at less than half of the plot’s appraised value..." more

Kiosk Erected on Cannonball Trail

Liberty Center, OH - "Great day to plant our new kiosk on south fork at trailhead east of Liberty Center..." more

Noblesville Breaks Ground to Extend Riverwalk Trail

4/25/19

IN - "...This portion of the Riverwalk will add 1,530 feet of 8-foot-wide trail from Division Street to Southside Park..." more

Pacers Bikeshare Program Expanding

IN - "...A federal grant will allow for 23 new stations and 275 new bikes to be added this coming summer." more...

New Bike Share Program at ISU

IN - "indiana state university is getting a 'new' bike share program..." more

Effort to Legalize Parking Protected Bike Lanes

4/24/19

PA - "Members of the Pennsylvania State Legislature introduced legislation which would allow for parking-protected bike lanes and pedestrian plazas on state roads throughout the state." more...

How Can Philly Become More Bike Friendly?

4/24/19

Philadelphia, PA - "Biking is one of the most popular modes of transportation in Philly. From getting to work, to just enjoying the outdoors..." more

Expanding Bike Share to Underserved Communities

"...While dockless scooters netted an impressive 38.5 million rides in 2018, docked bike share’s usage also rose, hitting 36.5 million rides." more...

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Mill Creek Parks Files Lawsuit Against Landowners

4/23/19

Green Twp., OH - "Controversy over a proposed bike trail in Mahoning County has come to a head with several residents in Green Township now being sued by Mill Creek Park in order to make way for the path..." more

Related: Landowners not Willing to Sell for Trail Expansion

4/23/19

Green Twp., OH - "...Representatives of Mill Creek Park want to add another 6.5 miles to their portion of the Great Ohio Lake to River Trail. This would be the third phase of the project and would extend from S. Western Reserve Road to the Columbiana County line." more...

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Former Triathlon Champ Helps Rescue Woman

4/23/19

Philadelphia, PA - "Joe Wentzell didn’t know it at the time, but his ambition to participate in triathlons would play a role in helping save a woman’s life." more...

Trail Extension Open House

4/23/19

PA - "The Indiana County Office of Planning and Development, in conjunction with Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana Borough and White Township, invites members of the community to attend the final plans display for the Indiana Multi-modal Corridor/Hoodlebug Trail Extension on Thursday..." more

Sidewalk Safety a Priority for Jeffersonville

4/23/19

Louisville, KY - "Having safe sidewalks is a huge part of the vision for the future of Jeffersonville..." more

Distracted Scooting

4/23/19

"...two in five bike and scooter users report operating their mobile devices in some way while riding..." more

The Thriving Car-Free German Neighborhood

DEU - "...After 20 years of success, it could be a model for how we design future walkable neighborhoods." more...

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2 Safes Found Along Bike Path

4/23/19

Trumbull County, OH - "Two safes that were found off of the Western Reserve Bike Trail in Trumbull County are linked to a burglary in Savannah, Georgia." more...

Temporary Closures Continue on Simon Kenton Trail

4/22/19

Urbana, OH - "Due to weather and equipment breakage issues, this project was not completed last Friday. Work will continue today, Monday, April 22 and until completed..." more

What's Next with Detroit's Biking Infrastructure?

4/23/19

MI - "...Greenways have become a prominent part of Detroit's landscape in recent years..." more

UM-Dearborn Launches Campus Bike Share Program

4/22/19

MI - "University of Michigan-Dearborn recently launched a new bike share program with Zagster, Inc. that will provide a healthy and convenient way for faculty, staff and students to connect with Dearborn's two downtown areas..." more

Police to Release New Details in Girls' Deaths

4/22/19

Delphi, IN - "...The teenagers' bodies were found in February 2017 in a rugged, wooded area a day after they went hiking near Delphi..." more

Streetscape and Rail Trail Plan Begins

4/22/19

Coopersburg, PA - "Coopersburg Borough launched the initial phase of its comprehensive Streetscape and Rail Trails Plan Monday with a celebratory groundbreaking." more...

It's Time to Greenlight 'Idaho Stop'

"...Let’s be honest here: There is nothing 'bike friendly' about city infrastructure that penalizes people who are trying to ride." more...

NYPD Shuts Down Bike Race, Confiscates Some Bikes

4/22/19

NYC - "...Once the NYPD had arrested Nieves [event organizer], they began ticketing the cyclists who had showed up for the race for not having a bell; in some cases, they confiscated their bikes." more...

Lyft Addressing 'Dooring' Concerns

4/22/19

NYC - "The company that operates a massive taxi system and the nation's busiest bike share system realizes that it needs to do more to protect its most vulnerable customers." more...

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Trail Hazard South of Heath, Ohio

4/22/19
TJ Evans Trail
Obstruction on the Trail - TJ Evans Trail Network south of Heath in SE Ohio

Thornville, OH - From Karen K: "[On the TJ Evans path network, south of Heath, OH, between Davis Dr. and Ridgely Tract Rd] ...there is a huge hose crossing the path. If someone is not paying attention they could get seriously hurt. A farmer has this hose crossing miles in the area."

Trail Authority Plans Crossing for Rail Trail

4/22/19

Lewisburg, PA - "The Union County Trail Authority opted to propose to PennDOT the addition of a signaled, at-grade pedestrian and bicyclist crossing of Route 15 at St. Mary Street." more...

Injured Citi Bike Riders Lawyer Up

4/22/19

"When a pedestrian stepped in the path of Felipe Ventura and his electric Citi Bike, he slammed on the brakes—and flew head-over-heels onto the ground, breaking both of his elbows." more...

Trail Trial Trudges On

4/22/19

St. Joseph, MO - "...Neighbors say the City is using eminent domain to push forward on plans to install the trail without any input from them." more...

D.C. Activists Call for Safer Streets after Fatality

4/21/19

D.C. - "On Sunday, members of the D.C. cycling community gathered at the site where an outspoken D.C. bike advocate lost his life in a crash Friday to hold a vigil and place a “ghost bike” to symbolize the fallen biker." more...

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Bike Advocate Killed

4/20/19

D.C. - "A longtime D.C. bike advocate was struck and killed by the driver of a stolen van in Trinidad on Friday morning." more...

History Lecture Given to Change Tone of Debate

Colorado Springs, CO - "...The League of American Wheelmen, formed in 1880, struggled to ride down roads rutted by carriage wheels. They lobbied for paved roads, even before the invention of the automobile." more...

E-Scooters Zip by Docked Bikes in Popularity

4/20/19

NY - " Love them or hate them, electric scooters are everywhere — zipping along city streets and littered on sidewalks, to the dismay of pedestrians and drivers who must share the road." more...

Spinlister Wants to Change Bike Rental (Again)

4/20/19

"The peer-to-peer sporting-goods rental service now wants to blend mobile and traditional bike rentals." more...

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Intermittent Closures for Little Miami Trail Section

4/20/19

Warren County, OH - Trail re-alignment construction may cause intermittent closures on the Little Miami Trail near milemarker 29.5, just south of Morrow, Ohio. The estimated construction time-frame is April 15 - May 3, 2019.

B&O Trail Safety Improvements

4/20/19
Safety Improvements
Trailside Bollard Removal along the Richland B&O Trail in NE Ohio

Richland County, OH - "...Earlier this month, the removal of 2 steel trailside bollards signalled the beginning of further safety improvements along the trail..." more

Final Stage of Cleveland Towpath Construction to Start

4/19/19

Cleveland, OH - "Construction on the fourth and final stage of the Towpath Trail in Cleveland is expected to begin in June and wrap up by the end of 2020." more...

Dublin Unlikely to Hop on Scooter Trend

OH - "After receiving community feedback, Dublin City Council members are keeping the status quo regarding scooter use in the city." more...

Parking-Protected Bike Lane Bill Introduced

4/19/19

PA - "Members of the Pennsylvania State Senate introduced legislation on Friday which would allow for parking-protected bike lanes and pedestrian plazas on state roads throughout the state." more...

8-block Stretch of South 11th Street to get Makeover

4/19/19

Philadelphia, PA - "...a two-way parking-protected bike lane will be added to the western side of the street to create a dedicated biking path, and painted bulb-outs will be placed at intersections to shorten crossing distances for pedestrians..." more

People for Bikes Introduces Ride Spot

"This is not for the Lycra crowd, but to encourage safe and enjoyable biking for everyone." more...

Lyft Offering Free Passes in 6 Cities on Earth Day

4/19/19

"...Lyft’s Earth Day offer isn’t for its ride-hailing car service, but rather is a way to encourage the 'carbon-free' use of bicycles in Lyft’s bike-share networks across the country..." more

Man Returns $5,000 Stolen Bike

4/19/19

CA - "The man who stole a $5,000 road bike from a California bike shop this month returned it less than a week later." more...

Study on How People Use Public Spaces

4/19/19

Seattle, WA - "...The study set out to measure how people are using public spaces across the city." more...

"We're Watching You"

4/19/19

"...Sidewalk Labs, is now trying to reinvent signage for smart cities. These signs aren’t to direct the flow of traffic, or to point the way to urban landmarks — they’re designed to let citizens know when they’re being monitored." more...

Open Space Institute Saving Landscapes, Building Trails

4/19/19

NY - "...in Ulster County it’s trails rather than highways that are getting built..." more

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Cleveland, OH - "The Metroparks Centennial Lake Link Trail, which runs through the Flats – sits atop ground that need to be stabilized to avoid a 'high probability of failure,' a new engineering study says. more...

Western Reserve Greenway 1 Step Closer to Completion

Trumbull County, OH - "...The proposed route will go through some industrial areas and in Niles through some light traffic, city streets..." more

Rail Trail Transfer Still Pending

4/19/19

PA - "The exchange of paperwork continues to hold up closing on the ownership transfer of the Buffalo Valley Rail Trail." more...

Cyclist’s Gamily Awarded $5.25M in Fatal Accident

4/18/19

IL - "A lawsuit in the 2016 death of a 25-year-old woman on a bike has ended in a $5.25 million award to her family." more...

Usage Jumps 400% when Bike Lane is Protected

4/18/19

Seattle, WA - "Bike ridership jumped more than 413 percent after Seattle upgraded a key corridor from a mere painted bike lane into a beefier protected version, a city official revealed on Thursday." more...

Does Your City Have a Bike Mayor?

4/18/19

"...By the end of 2019, there will be 200 around the world." more...

Rails-to-Trails’ 2019 Supporter Survey

"...The invaluable insight collected in the survey helps RTC prioritize work for the coming year and into the future." more...

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ODOT Disputes Bike Path Design Flaw Blame

4/18/19

Athens, OH - "...on Wednesday, a spokesperson for ODOT wrote that 'while ODOT had some oversight in reviewing plans, the commissioners approved the final design, which did not incorporate a minimum elevation into the scope of work.'” more...

Simon Kenton Trail Hazard Reported

Springfield, OH - "If you're heading out on the Simon Kenton Trail here in Springfield, be aware that there is damage on the bridge where the trail crosses Buck Creek. This issue has been reported..." more

Dockless E-Bikes Coming to Philly in 2019

4/17/19

Philadelphia, PA - "...A year and a half after Philly officials first invited dockless bike-share companies to pitch the city, a test of concept is finally on the way..." more

Trail Project to Provide Bike-Ped Connections for Thousands

NJ - "...Since May 2012, a broad coalition of nonprofits, trail groups, foundations and agencies in Pennsylvania and New Jersey has been working to create an 800-mile interconnected trail network to provide new opportunities for recreation, commuting and commerce—and make New Jersey a more welcoming place to live, work and play..." more

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Drivers on Rogers Bike Trail

Rogers, AR - "...We're just worried that there are no signs, nothing telling pedestrians, cyclists even people driving what they're supposed to do..." more

Booby Trap Injures 69-Year-Old Rider

CO - "...Claar doesn’t remember anything between the moment of the crash and when he woke up in the hospital..." more

E-Bike Accidents Not a Shimano Brake Issue

4/17/19

CA - "Shimano says manufacturers apparently didn’t follow its requirements when spec’ing front brakes on some electric share bikes, possibly causing problems that led to Lyft and Uber pulling the bikes from service." more...

Who is to Blame for E-Bike Brake Issue?

4/17/19

U.S. - "... a clearer picture of Brake-gate is emerging — and Lyft increasingly looks like a patsy (albeit an extremely rich patsy) to its bitter rival Uber, which claims it fixed the very same brake problem on its Jump bicycles last year but opted not to tell anyone." more...

Scooter Trips Surpass Docked Bike Share Rides

4/17/19

U.S. - "Scooter ridership in America has outpaced traditional docked bike share for the first time, a new report shows." more

Shared Micromobility Use Climbing in the U.S.

4/17/19

U.S. - "More than 84 million trips were taken on shared bikes and scooters across the U.S. in 2018 as the popularity of micromobility increases." more...

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Towpath Now Connects with Merwin's Wharf

4/17/19

Cleveland, OH - "...Saturday's Opening Day for Trails 2019 event allowed hundreds of cyclists the opportunity to enjoy the Towpath Trail's newly completed Stage 3 and preview the future Stage 4..." more


Little Miami Trail Detour

4/17/19

Springfield, OH - "The Ohio Department of Transportation is currently working on the I-70 bridge at Springfield-Xenia Road, north of Beatty Station (on Little Miami Scenic Trail). There is a detour to Springfield-Xenia, so riders will have to ride along the road for that stretch..." more

Simon Kenton Trail Maintenance Closures

Urbana, OH - "There will be scheduled maintenance on the SKT on Friday, April 19th and possibly continuing into the week of April 22nd, or until done." more...

CSX Possibly One Step away from Salvaging Tracks

4/17/19

Warren, OH - "...The Trumbull County MetroParks had until early January to reach an agreement with CSX to use part of the line as the final county leg of the Western Reserve Greenway hike-and-bike trail, but the MetroParks could not come up with the $2.8 million CSX needed for the line..." more

Teen Foils Bike Theft

4/16/19

Wooster, OH - "...Tilton, a senior at Smithville High School and employee at the McDonald’s on Wooster’s North End, was on his break around 3 p.m. April 7 when he saw a boy take off on a bike..." more

Thousands of Children to Receive Bike Helmets

4/16/19

Columbus, OH - "This spring, 9,000 children within the state of Ohio will receive bicycle helmets, thanks to the 'Put A Lid On it!' campaign." more...

Safety Improvements Underway at Busy Intersection

Cleveland Heights, OH - "Cyclists, pedestrians and motorists traveling between Cleveland Heights and University Circle will no longer need to navigate the daunting sea of asphalt and confusing traffic movements at the intersection of Edgehill and Overlook roads." more...

Ann Arbor Licenses Spin

MI - "...The first resolution addressed was the licensing of Spin, Inc. as the only serviceable electric scooter in Ann Arbor..." more

Pennsylvania to Close Popular Hiking Trail

4/16/19

Jim Thorpe, PA - "...The Pennsylvania Game Commission has decided to close Glen Onoko because of longstanding concerns about the trail's safety, prompting backlash and bewilderment from hikers and nature lovers..." more

Greenway Stalemate Lingers in Roanoke

4/16/19

VA - "...the company also argued the industrial site and recreational greenway are not compatible. And bringing the greenway near the foundry could jeopardize its permits and jobs." more...

Funding Sought for Rock Island Trail

4/16/19

MO - " The Missouri House on Tuesday endorsed the creation of a private endowment that would help fund a proposed 144-mile bike trail across the state." more...

9-Year-Old Watches Thief Steal his Bike

4/16/19

TX - "A 9-year-old Texas boy caught a thief stealing his bike from his own front yard..." more

Making Streetcar Tracks Safer for Bicyclists

D.C. - "One of the most common safety issues with streetcar tracks around the world is that bicycle tires get caught in them..." more

Injuries Force Lyft to Hit Brakes on E-Bikes

"...So it was a real disappointment late Sunday when the ride-hail company announced it would remove all of its electric bicycles—at least for the time being—due to reports of injury..." more

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Flooding Affects Trails in Stark County

OH - Affected trails include the Hoover, West Branch, Mahoning Valley and Towpath Trails. Learn more.

No Additional Elevation Work for Trail Extension

4/16/19

Athens, OH - "The elevation of a new bike path east of Athens will remain how it is, the Athens County Commissioners decided during their Monday meeting..." more

Dragon Trail Expected to be a National Attraction

MI - "Construction could begin this year on a 47-mile hiking and biking trail that would encircle a dam-formed pond in West Michigan." more...

Indiana Pacers Bike Share Set To Expand

4/16/19

IN - "The Indiana Pacers Bike Share program plans to roll out over 23 new stations this summer in the downtown area and in nearby neighborhoods..." more

Cyclist Beaten in Road Rage Incident

4/15/19

Milwaukee, WI - "A Milwaukee man said he was riding his bicycle home from lunch on Saturday, April 13 when two men attacked him on the road." more...

Rewards for Ditching Your Car Commute

"From London to Sacramento, nudging commuters towards low-emission transportation modes." more...

Indoor Cycling Spikes As Transport Cycling Declines

UK - "While walking for transport is on the up and up, cycle commuting is on a downward slope, reveals Sport England’s third annual Active Travel survey..." more

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Heartland Trail Update

Wayne County, OH - "...work is once again underway on the current 2.4-mile project of The Heartland Trail from Forrer Road to Marshallville. Completion of the project is anticipated for May. A ribbon cutting date will be announced when ready..."

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Cycling Activists Rally for Protected Bike Lanes

San Diego, CA - "Community members formed a human barrier along 30th Street in North Park to protect bike riders during a family friendly ride." more...

Plug Pulled on E-Bike Fleet

4/14/19

NYC - "...Citi Bike announced early Sunday that it would pull all its popular pedal-assist bikes off the road after reports that some riders had experienced “stronger than expected braking force on the front wheel.” more...

KC Bike Plan Will Save Lives, Boost Economy

Kansas City, MO - "Economic Impact Analysis shows new bike master plan will save 36 lives every year, add $500 million to the regional economy, and create 12,000 jobs." more...

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Western Reserve Greenway Meeting

4/14/19

Warren, OH - "Trumbull County MetroParks and Trumbull County commissioners are hosting a public meeting for input on the final stage of the Western Reserve Greenway bike trail." more...

State Route 91 Work in Hudson

OH - "A $4.4 million project to install left turn lanes in three locations along state Route 91, add sidewalks and bike lanes and improve storm sewers and lighting is expected to occur next year..." more

Kokosing Volunteers Do Maintenance Sweep

4/13/19

Knox County, OH - "Twenty-five MVNU student athletes and their coaches spent the morning working on the KGT [Koksoing Gap Trail] - clearing limbs from the berm the entire length of the trail..." more

Martinsburg Sees Resurgence in Rec Trail Development

4/13/19

Martinsburg, WV - "Fifteen years after a schematic design plan was completed for a walking and biking trail along the Tuscarora Creek in the Martinsburg area, a renewed effort has surfaced to make the proposed recreational project a reality..." more

Celebrating Rail Trail Opening Day

4/13/19

Salem, WV - "The Salem community joined others across the nation Saturday to celebrate 'Opening Day' on their local rail trails." more...

Sunnyvale Re-Evaluates Bike Share Program

4/13/19

CA - "...Garnett says the City is open to partnering with another company on a bike share program, but Lime was the only one that applied when the City was taking bids last year..." more

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Bellville Bike Depot Renovations

4/12/19

Bellville, OH - "Bellville Mayor Teri Brenkus cut the ribbon Friday morning during a ceremony celebrating the improvements to the Bellville Bike Depot." more...

Groups Collaborate for $20M Initiative

4/12/19

Mt. Vernon, OH - "...The presentation, titled ‘Access to Opportunity,’ detailed major projects that the city, school district and university will be working on together, simultaneously, over the next year." more...

Cyclists Slow Traffic in Protest

Atlanta, GA - "...About 100 cyclists slowed early morning rush hour traffic to a crawl not far from the Candler Park MARTA station to raise concerns about the need for sidewalks and bike lanes..." more

New Transport Bill Could Open Up More Money for Trails

4/12/19

U.S. - "...the Senate is also considering the next big transportation bill—and they heard about the need to build trails and active transportation infrastructure loud and clear..." more

Ask Your Senator to Support the S.1098 Act

4/12/19

U.S. - "...On Tuesday, Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) introduced the S.1098, the Transportation Alternatives Enhancements Act to help communities like yours build better bicycling and walking infrastructure..." more

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$20K Grant for Towpath Construction

4/12/19

New Philadelphia, OH - "City officials have taken the first steps toward bringing the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail to New Philadelphia, which is slated to be the southern terminus of the 101-mile-long hiking and biking trail." more...

Bike Lanes Planned for Lorain

Lorain, OH - "...The bike lanes would run on East 31st from Vine Avenue to Norfolk Avenue at the Black River Trail portion of the North Coast Inland Trail." more...

Bar Owner Battling Trail Builders

Cleveland, OH - "...Last year, Cleveland Metroparks began finalizing plans that would eliminate about 12 to 15 parking spaces along Franklin Avenue to make room for a bike path connecting the Red Line Greenway to the Centennial Lake Link Trail..." more

New Bike Share for Case Western Reserve University

4/12/19

Cleveland, OH - "...Mobility installs private, customized bike-sharing systems in low-income neighborhoods where people typically cannot afford the increasing cost of public transportation..." more

CVNP Signals River Restoration Projects

CVNP, OH - "...In 2019, CVNP is embarking on a number of large-scale restoration projects within the 22 miles of river between Cleveland and Akron..." more

Cyclist in Critical Condition Following Crash

Cleveland, OH - "A cyclist is in critical condition after being hit in Cleveland on Thursday morning." more...

Delaware County Trails Assistance Program

OH - "Three multi-use trail projects in Delaware County have been selected by the Delaware County Trails Committee to receive funding from its assistance program." more...

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Frankfort Tests "Color Pavement" Bike Lanes

4/12/19

KY - "...The green, glass beads bond with epoxy on the pavement to add color to the cityscape and traction for cyclists in damp weather." more...

Steuben County Earns Statewide Trails Award

4/12/19

IN - "...We excitedly believe that this investment in trails is the beginning of a new wave of continued annual support for trails in Steuben County..." more

Roosevelt Road Path Project Progresses

4/12/19

MI - " Lincoln Township has secured enough funding to move forward on the Roosevelt Road non-motorized path project..." more

"Phone Addicts" May Have Killed Over 6,000 Pedestrians

"A shocking Zendrive study finds people on the phone 10 percent of the time, but hey, they think they are safe drivers." more...

Crowdfunding Can Reduce Risk of "Bikelash"

4/12/19

"...it looks like crowdfunding, raising money collectively and online, helps ensure that local communities will welcome [bike] infrastructure. more...

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Ohio E-Bike Laws

4/11/19

"...In November 2018, Ohio passed House Bill 250 to establish requirements for using electric bicycles." more...

Camp Chase Trail Construction

4/10/19

Columbus, OH - "New trail along Georgesville Rd connecting the Camp Chase Trail to Sullivant Ave..." more

County Explores Bike Path Project Design Change

4/10/19

Athens, OH - "Elevating a portion of a new bike path to make it flood less often could end up costing Athens County more than $100,000 if the county commissioners decide they want to pursue the corrective action." more...

Cyclist Strikes Child on Hudson River Greenway

4/10/19

NY - "...In 2018, five pedestrians reported to police they were hit by cyclists in the neighborhood. Twelve reported they were struck in 2017..." more

Divvy Deal Passes in Chicago

4/10/19

IL - "...Today the City Council approved the Divvy contract amendment, which will add 10,500 publicly-controlled electric-assist bikes; expand the system citywide..." more

Mayor Joins Fight Against Sidewalks

4/10/19

WI - "A group of Port Washington residents who live near Upper Lake Park told the Board of Public Works Tuesday that sidewalks are not needed in their neighborhood, and Mayor Marty Becker said he would veto any effort to install sidewalks there." more...

Bike Lanes are Making Commuting More Dangerous

UK - "Bike lanes are making commuting for cyclists more dangerous and a fresh approach to further protect those using them is required, a study has found." more...

Distracted Driving is Killing Us

"...Pedestrian fatalities are at a 30-year high, primarily due to distracted driving, according to Zendrive’s study..." more

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Cleveland Needs More Than Painted Bike Lanes

4/10/19

OH - "...crashes involving pedestrians and cyclists are up from east to west, from deaths to more minor collisions..." more

Towpath Trail Surface Repairs

4/10/19

Stark County, OH - From starkparks.com, "... Trail crews are working to smooth out the trail surface (beginning north and working south) throughout April. We encourage use of the Olde Muskingum Trail [in Canal Fulton] parallel to the Towpath Trail from Cherry St. to 40 Corners..."

Work Starting on Bike/Ped Path in Goshen

IN - "After eight years of planning, work is finally starting. It's for a bike and pedestrian path along Goshen's 9th Street." more...

Next Leg of Allegheny Twp. Trail to be Completed this Summer

PA - "Work on the next leg of the Wynn and Clara Tredway Trail could begin by the end of April." more...

Free Bike Share Program in Lackawanna County

PA - "Inspiring people to enjoy the fresh air and support local businesses is the goal of a Free Bike Sharing Program in Lackawanna County." more...

UM Launches Zagster Bike Share

MI - "...The University plans to install three Zagster bike racks, one at the University Center, one at the Fairlane campus and one at The Union at Dearborn. Each rack will have five bikes." more...

E-Scooter Legislation Worries Bike Advocates

4/10/19

CO - "Proposed bills across the U.S. would put bicycles and e-bikes on the same legal footing as the micromobility devices." more...

Jim Sayer to Step Down at Adventure Cycling

4/9/19

MT - "Adventure Cycling Association announced Tuesday that Jim Sayer will step down as executive director by the end of 2019, after 15 years at the helm..." more

Lower Speed Limits Save Lives

" Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says over five precent of deaths on the roads are due to higher speed limits." more...

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New Bridge Will Include Bike Lanes

Mt. Vernon, OH - "...Bike lanes on the north and south sides of the bridge will be 13-feet wide. The north side will carry the Kokosing Gap Trail to Memorial Park and downtown." more...

Liberty Township Trail Underway

Cincinnati, OH - "By the end of summer a one-mile, paved path will connect Millikin Road and the northern end of Cherokee Park, near the fishing pond." more...

Lights Along the Towpath Trail

Akron, OH - "Urban lights on the Ohio to Erie Trail in Akron. The City of Akron has been adding light shows to the Towpath Trail in Downtown Akron..." more

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Riverfront Trail set to be Paved

Ashland, KY - "The Ashland riverfront trail will soon be paved in asphalt, replacing the crumb rubber that previously covered the path." more...

Bike Lanes Growing in Detroit

MI - "Back in 2007, there were about 13 miles of bike lanes in Detroit. Today? There’s nearly 240, almost all of which have been laid down in the last few years." more...

Ann Arbor Agrees to Fund Bike Share Program

MI - "...The program includes 12 stations stocked with 125 bicycles that can be used from 5 a.m. to midnight everyday through November..." more

Pennsy Greenway Extension to Bring New Life to Downtown

Schererville, IN - "...Having the trail pass through the downtown corridor and providing connectivity between local neighborhoods will bring a 'big boom' to an area that town officials have been working for years to develop." more...

Cambridge Passes Historic Milestone

4/9/19

MA - "A law requiring construction of protected bike lanes on streets in the city’s five-year sidewalk and street reconstruction plan was voted in Monday by the City Council – a move bike advocates are calling the first law of its kind in the country." more...

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Group Fears Land Sale, Loss of Fence

Cincinnati, OH - "Some Hyde Park residents fear the pending sale of property along a proposed section of the Wasson Way bike trail means they soon could be dealing with unruly bar patrons again." more...

Corwin Peddler Reopens Along the Little Miami Trail

Corwin, OH - "We are officially open for the 2019 season!! Come check us out!.." more

Pennsylvania Approves $54.7M in Transportation Projects

PA - "...Funding covers projects ranging from roads, trails and rail to traffic safety, public transportation and air transport..." more

Budget Restores Eminent Domain for Bike Trails

WI - " Democratic Gov. Tony Evers wants to restore local governments and state agencies' right to seize private property for biking and hiking trails, a move that would again pit private property owners against villages, towns and cities looking to upgrade amenities." more...

Graffiti In Historic Paw Paw Tunnel

MD - "...A $250 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved." more...

Bye-Bye Bike Share?

4/8/19

"...micromobility companies are pedaling away from bikes to prioritize what they say customers want: scooters." more...

German App Posts Photos of Bike Lane Blockers

4/8/19

"...In Germany, a new app, Wegeheld (Road Hero) appears to be much more effective and popular. It's been downloaded more than a hundred thousand times,.." more

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North Coast Inland Trail Progress

4/7/19

Norwalk, OH - "Another bit of progress on the Laylin-Townsend section: this stone driveway at Laylin Rd was installed to give contractors better access for upcoming land clearing and trail construction projects, and will later become part of the trail itself." more...

Completing East Coast Greenway Would Benefit Philly

Philadephia, PA - " Completing the East Coast Greenway in the Delaware River Watershed would generate an impact of more than $3 billion in public health, environmental and economic benefits for greater Philadelphia..." more

Groups Split on Necessity, Cot of Bike Plan

Kansas City, MO - "For several months, officials with Kansas City, Missouri, have met with the public about what the proposed bike plan would look like..." more

Popularity of E-Bikes is Growing

4/7/19

CAN - "Electric bikes are growing in popularity around the world, including Metro Vancouver..." more

As E-Scooters Proliferate, So Do Injuries & Blocked Sidewalks

4/6/19

"...While the companies behind them are quick to extol their benefits, some health and safety experts are starting to see the challenges that come along for the ride..." more

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Towpath Posts Speed Limit / Allows E-Bikes

Stark County, OH - From starkparks.com, "Class 1 e-bikes are permitted to ride on multi-purpose trails (crushed limestone or asphalt) as part of a pilot program throughout 2019. The speed limit for all users 15 mph with signs posted along the trail."

Commissioners Discuss Grants for Bike Path, Rail-Trail

4/5/19

Athens County, OH - "...The commissioners agreed to apply for TAP funding to repair cracks and seal the 12-mile, county-owned section of the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway, from Currier Street in Athens to Hocking College..." more

Body Found in Scioto River

4/5/19

Columbus, OH - "Columbus police announced Friday that they believe the body pulled from the Scioto River Wednesday afternoon is the same man who entered the river on Feb. 22 and disappeared." more...

Residents Complain about Tree Removal along Trail

4/5/19

IN - "...a tree removal prescribed by the Northern Indiana Public Service Co. along the bike trail has all but ruined her view, she and other residents told the Town Council at its April 2 meeting..." more

Gladwin County Trail Head Moving Forward

4/5/19

MI - "A $20,000 donation from the Gladwin County Community Foundation to the Gladwin County Trails Recreation Authority is helping pave more of the the county's rail trail." more...

Temple Making Strides to Promote Bike Safety

4/5/19

PA - "In 2015, while biking on campus, Rachel Hall, CLA ’15, was struck by a hit-and-run driver. The incident inspired her brother to start a business and furthered bike safety discussions at Temple." more...

Injured Cyclist to Receive $20M Settlement

4/5/19

San Diego, CA - "...Crews had closed the bike lane and set up traffic control devices, however, Du continued to ride on the lane..." more

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North Coast Inland Trail Clearing

Norwalk, OH - "More progress was made this week on the future trail between Townsend Ave and Laylin Rd on the east side of Norwalk..." more

Cuyahoga County Working on Scooter/Bike Share Rules

4/4/19

Cleveland, OH - "...the county will try in coming weeks to align the county’s proposed regulations with those the city wants." more...

Autopsy Reveals Ohio Hiker Died of Hypothermia

4/4/19

Ashville, NC - "A Great Smoky Mountains National Park official, citing an autopsy report, says hypothermia killed an Ohio woman whose body was found at the park last year." more...

Pop-Up Cycle Track Coming to Downtown

4/4/19

Raleigh, NC - "It's something Raleigh has never seen before." more...

U.S. Cities Warming Up to Bike Lanes

"...However as any biker can tell you, some cities and communities are far more hospitable to bikers than others..." more

Bike Share is Going Electric

"Citi Bike, the bike share program for New York City, will add 4,000 pedal-assist e-bikes to its fleet." more...

Speed Caps for E-Scooters & Some Cars

D.C. - "... a new trend is emerging: Speed caps, in which a vehicle's software restricts an engine or motor from accelerating past a predetermined threshold, are being built into cars, e-scooters and e-bikes to improve safety." more...

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Moving Forward on Scioto Trail Extension

Columbus, OH - "...The city's parks and recreation department recently put out a request for proposals for design and engineering to extend the Scioto Trail from its current end point at 5th Avenue to Griggs Park..." more

Police Bike Patrols Coming to Clintonville

OH - "...This summer, for the first time, officers are parking their cruisers and hopping on bicycles to patrol neighborhoods and bike trails." more...

Recalling the History of Solon's Vacated Rail Lines

Solon, OH - "...So, the route by which massive trains long ago chugged through Solon sat in limbo for two decades before Mayor Kraus had the nerve to suggest that the park system had a nice idea after all..." more

Lebanon Wants to Double Size of Bike Park

OH - " Lebanon is planning to double the size of its new outdoor bike park in hopes of establishing it as an official race site for a new interscholastic league for mountain bikers." more...

ODOT Seeking Public Comments

Sidney, OH - "The Ohio Department of Transportation District 7 is seeking public comments regarding the following projects [includes trail maintenance]..." more

Federal Law Plucks Trees from Griffith Bike Trail

4/4/19

IN - "A tree-clearing project along the Erie Lackawanna Bike Trail is causing a stir with residents and trail walkers, town officials said." more...

Houston Bike Trail Project Plans

4/3/19

TX - "The Bayou Greenways 2020 network is expected to be completed next year, and officials are now looking to take it beyond the city limits." more...

Cyclist Snared by Booby Trap

4/3/19

CO - "A local cyclist has broken bones and massive bruises all because of an apparently booby-trapped bike trail." more...

Testing Speed Bumps to Slow Down Drivers

4/3/19

Portland, OR - "The Portland Bureau of Transportation wants to make intersections safer by slowing down drivers making left turns..." more

Arkansas Passes ‘Idaho Stop’ Law

4/3/19

AR - "Arkansas became the second state in the nation to legalize the Idaho Stop on Monday, the biggest breakthrough yet for the iconic 35-year-old bike safety law." more...

The Race to Code the Curb

"The curb is hot. No longer just a home for parked cars and cigarette butts, this is where the action is in the 21st century city..." more

Right Hook Prevention in Bike Lanes

"Dear MOTORIST...this video is for you! If you do not know about right hooks, they are a leading cause of injury and death to cyclists..." more

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Wasson Way Trail Overview

Cincinnati, OH - "...Wasson Way is being built in four main phases. The first, which is already complete, runs from Madison Road to Tamarack Avenue in Hyde Park..." more

Turnpike Construction Affects Mill Creek Bikeway

Mahoning County, OH - "...The work began in 2018 and is scheduled to be completed about Nov. 1. The 2019 construction involves a bike detour, the removal of twin mainline bridges over the Mill Creek Bikeway and installing a pre-fabricated concrete structure. A new permanent bike path will be built through the construction area." more...

A portion of the trail detour has opened.

Location Markers to be Installed on Springfield Trails

4/3/19

Springfield, OH - "Over 20 miles of bike trails in Springfield are being outfitted with new safety features to help first responders find people faster in an emergency." more...

Trauma Surgeon says Number of Scooter Injuries Increasing

San Diego, CA - "...All of us are scrambling to find out how big of a public health concern this is going to be..." more

SDOT Puts Off Building 25 Miles of Bike Lanes

Seattle, WA - "...The Seattle Department of Transportation says its new implementation plan pushes back some bike projects until funding can be found." more...

RTC Spring Happenings & Updates

4/2/19

U.S. - "...Earlier this month, we traveled to Annapolis to meet with legislators from the 40th District of the Maryland House of Delegates to talk about the northwest segment of the Baltimore Greenway Trails Network and legislation that would dedicate additional funds to complete trails, bike lanes and other bike-ped infrastructure projects..." more

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Towpath Flooding Reports

4/2/19

Stark County, OH - From starkparks.com, "Flooding along the trail is present in the low lying areas including north of Lake Lucerne near Canal Fulton, under Lake Ave. in Massillon, and Wooster St. in Navarre. Crystal Springs, Lock 4, and St. Helena Heritage Park parking areas are also closed at this time"

Athens Prepping for E-Scooters

Athens, OH - "Athens City Council is considering legislation that would regulate small electric vehicles, including e-scooters and e-bicycles, in anticipation of e-mobility companies that have arrived without warning in other cities." more...

Pittsburgh’s Hazelwood Green Site Opens

PA - "Pittsburgh’s sprawling Hazelwood Green property along the Monongahela River opened to the public Monday for the first time in more than 100 years." more...

New Bike Share Program Already Seeing Results

4/2/19

Jeffersonville, IN - "...The LouVelo bike share increases the healthy regional transportation options while utilizing the Greenway, Big Four Bridge and shared bike lanes around District 1." more...

Columbus, DNR Negotiate Riverfront Project

IN - "...For two years, the city and DNR have been going back and forth to propose ideas and suggest improvements and changes to the city’s Riverfront plans for the East Fork White River..." more

Bensalem Gets $350K For Greenway Trails

PA - "Bensalem is working on a 13.5-mile trail that would run from Philadelphia to Bristol Township and be part of a national system of trails." more...

Kids Take Bikes on Highway Tunnel Joy Ride

Boston, MA - "...The group of around 30 cyclists zipped onto Interstate 93 south at Leverett Circle and, to the astonishment of the people in cars around them, took up the two right-hand lanes as they pedaled over the Zakim Bridge and through the tunnel." more...

Bicyclist on Life Support

TX - "A man who was left in critical condition following a downtown overnight crash involving a suspected drunk driver is on life support..." more

Cycle Track to be Removed

Baltimore, MD - "...The city also canceled a pilot plan to test reducing traffic along the road to one lane each way from two..." more

Wholesale Bike Sales Down, Except for E-Bikes

4/2/19

Boulder, CO - "...The trend continues: BPSA members are selling fewer bikes, but more expensive ones. For the full year 2018, that trend resulted in a 10 percent decline in units but a 4 percent uptick in dollar sales..." more

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Brush Work Completed on Xenia-Jamestown Connector

3/31/19

Jamestown, OH - "Brush and tree work were completed on the Xenia-Jamestown Connector Trail between SR 72 and Waynesville-Jamestown Road this week --- to prepare for repaving that section..." more

CVNP Visitor Center to Open this Fall

3/31/19

Akron, OH - "The Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s new Boston Mill Visitor Center is scheduled to open in October." more...

DVRPC Awards $3.6M in Trail Grants

NJ - "Three Bucks County towns and two Burlington County, New Jersey, projects were approved for nearly $900,000 for trail programs..." more

Family of Killed Cyclist Sues

3/31/19

TX - "...Cyclist Anthony John Diaz, 39, was dragged under a CapMetro bus and killed on Jan. 28..." more

Vulnerable User Bill Stuck in Committee

Baltimore, MD - "Under current law, motorists who injure or kill a bicyclist, jogger or scooter rider in Maryland routinely walk away with nothing more than a traffic ticket." more...

States Looking at Regulating E-Scooters

U.S. - "...The Washington Post reports that nearly 70 bills related to e-scooters have been introduced in 29 state legislatures in recent months..." more

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Alum Creek Trail Flooding

3/31/19

Columbus, OH - From Columbus MetroParks, "Severe flooding and debris blocking majority of Alum Creek Trail. Will clear by tomorrow afternoon when flooding has subsided. Stay Safe!"

Neighbors March for Safer Streets

GA - "People took to the streets Saturday to push for changes to a busy street they say is too dangerous to walk or bike on." more...

Cyclists Struck, Killed near Medicine Lodge

Wichita, KS - "...Jack Murphy, who is a bike instructor, says too often cyclists are rear ended while on highways and main roads." more...

Cyclist Mocks New Narrow Bike Lane

3/31/19

UK - "...The freshly-marked lane in Lowton, Wigan, has prompted ridicule from the local cycling community..." more

Police to be Challenged Over Blocking Cycle Lane

3/30/19

SCT - "The “bad practice” of Police Scotland staff parking their cars over a cycle lane near one of its biggest offices will be raised by the area’s roads authority." more...

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Virginia Man Arrested on Stavich Trail

3/30/19

PA - "A Virginia man was arrested Thursday afternoon after he allegedly caused a disturbance on the Stavich Bike Trail in Union Township." more...

L.A. Approves Street Memorial Signs

CA - "The effort was spearheaded by San Fernando Valley LA Councilman Bob Blumenfield in response to high numbers of cyclist fatalities." more...

Bettendorf adds Bike Paths

3/30/19

IA - "Bettendorf's distinction as a bike-friendly city will get another boost this year..." more

Company Allows Small Towns to Have Bike Share

3/30/19

"Pocahontas, Iowa, has 1,700 people–and a higher number of bikeshare bikes per resident than the Citi Bike system in New York." more...

Join the Movement for Bicyclists' Rights

3/29/19

"...In March, hundreds of League members climbed the Hill in Washington, DC, at the National Bike Summit, where together we generated momentum around policies and funding for safer biking and walking..." more

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Portion of Mill Creek Bike Trail Detour Expected to Open

Austintown Twp., OH - "...The trail has been closed between Kirk Road and Herbert Road since July 2018." more...

Berrien County Dreams of Trails

IN - "More than 100 people came to Andrews University on a cold February night — more than anyone expected — to talk about safe routes to walk and bike through Berrien County." more...

E-Bike Sales, Rentals Promised at Incoming Shop

Detroit, MI - "Bicycle and bike gear retailer American Cycle and Fitness plans to open electric bicycle shop in Detroit." more...

City Going all in for Electric Bikes

3/29/19

Richmond, VA - "City Hall is trying to turn around its failing bike share program by adding battery-powered bikes to make it easier for riders to travel longer distances and get up the city’s hills." more...

Task Force Formed To Implement Public Lands Bill

3/29/19

U.S. - "...We are taking a concrete step to ensure the department efficiently and fully implements the most comprehensive public lands management legislation in a decade..." more

Bike Lane Blockers to get $300 Fine

3/28/19

New Orleans, LA - "...It needs to be that high. This is a public safety issue..." more

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Bike Lanes Planned for Broad Street

Franklinton, OH - "...The new alignment will feature a center turn lane and bike lanes running in each direction..." more

Memorial to Son Stolen

Warren, OH - "A makeshift memorial to a loved one killed by a careless driver has been stolen right out of a Warren family's front yard." more...

Lime to Try E-Scooters Again

3/28/19

South Bend, IN - " Lime will keeps its bikes in South Bend for now and is bringing its electric scooters back to the downtown and Indiana University South Bend campus for a second 45-day pilot project..." more

Test Bike Lanes Show Promise

New Orleans, LA - "...Connect the Crescent showed that building a network of protected bike lanes makes streets safer for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians." more...

Drivers Think Cyclists are not Fully Human

"The word ‘cyclist’ contributes towards the hostility people on bikes face, researchers say." more...

UT Scooter Speed Limit

TX - "...the 8-mph limit will be enforced using geofencing technology, which will throttle down a scooter’s top speed (typically 15 to 17 mph) whenever it’s on the UT campus." more...

IMBA Announces Trail Accelerator Grant Recipients

3/28//19

Boulder, CO - "Recipients’ trail plans will put more trails close to home in communities in Tennessee, Nebraska and Wisconsin." more...

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Towpath Section Reopens

CVNP, OH - "The Towpath Trail between Deep Lock Quarry Metro Park and Hunt House is now open!

"The trail section had been closed for installation of a steel pedestrian bridge..." more

RTA Approves Plans for Complex Near Red Line Greenway

Cleveland, OH - "The Regional Transit Authority approved a non-binding letter of intent today for a Westlake developer to draft a plan for offices, residences, stores and green space on 1.3 acres of RTA property between Columbus Road and the future Red Line Greenway Trail." more...

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Will Ohio Keep Widening Highways?

Cincinnati, OH - "...is increasing capacity on a highway system that the state has admitted i