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2019 News Archive


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Rails-to-Trails E-News

Wayne County, OH - Read the latest edition.

Most Residents Support Making Bike Lanes Permanent

2/28/19

Philadelphia, PA - "Philadelphia’s Office of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability issued a report Thursday evaluating the progress of the ongoing Market Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard bike lane pilot project." more...

Citi Bike's Massive E-Bike Expansion

2/28/19

NYC - "But they come with a price hike: The e-bikes will cost riders an extra $2 per trip." more...

Bike Share Toronto gets $7.5M Expansion

2/28/19

CAN - "Despite ongoing operating deficits, the Bike Share program will be getting $7.5 million to purchase new equipment following a recommendation from city staff." more...

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Ravenna Looks to Repeal Bike Licenses

2/28/19

OH - "...Ravenna is looking to repeal its longtime law requiring cyclists to register their bicycles with the city’s police department..." more

Athens Trail Spur to be Elevated

Athens, OH - "...Commissioners passed a resolution Tuesday to authorize construction of an elevation for the bike path that extends over Hocking River to connect with Chauncey." more...

More on Troy Bike Lane Changes

Troy, OH - "...the cost of the project is anticipated to be less than $25,000 and the project will not be finished until late May or early June..." more

Williams County Adopts Active Transportation Plan

OH - "...the Active Transportation Plan is intended to make it safer to bike or hike in Williams County — on trails or on roadways..." more

TraIls Planned to Extend Greenfield Walkability

IN - "The city hopes to secure about $1.7 million in grant funding to build more than 2 miles of trails over the next few years, expanding the connectivity of Greenfield parks and pathways." more...

Truck Driver Charged with Vehicular Homicide

PA - "Criminal charges have been filed against the driver of the trash truck that struck and killed a 24-year-old cyclist in Center City, more than a year after the woman's death..." more

Scooter Companies Hope to be Street Legal by Summer

PA - "... the e-scooter lobby has rolled into Pennsylvania in force." more...

Lime E-Scooter Brake Problems

"The problem tends to happen when riders are flying downhill and hit a bump." more...

Bike Commuters Are Dying in Record Numbers

2/28/19

U.S. - "According to the League of American Bicyclists, more cyclists died on U.S. roads in 2016 than at any other time in the past quarter-century..." more

REI Begins Sales of Cannondale & Bontrager

Seattle, WA - " REI Co-op says it's targeting the bike category for growth with the addition of Cannondale bikes and parts & accessories from the Trek-owned Bontrager brand..." more

Insurance Institute to Test for Pedestrian Protection

2/27/19

"Next year we will know which vehicles are best at not killing pedestrians." more...

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Ohio-to-Erie Trail Northbound Guide

2/26/19

OH - "The new Northbound Trail Guide is shipping..." more

Columbus Selects State Street Project Contractor

2/26/19

IN - "...The project will provide a pedestrian connection from the east side of the city to downtown Columbus. A 10-foot-wide multi-use trail will be added..." more

Traffic Enforcement in Philly

2/26/19

Philadelphia, PA - "Police crackdowns against bad motorists increased last year in Philadelphia, while pedestrian and bicycle enforcement declined, according to statistics..." more

NYPD's Crusade Against Cyclists

"New York City may make headlines for its Vision Zero initiative and its ever-growing bicycle infrastructure network, but the police department's treatment of cyclists can be downright draconian." more...

Cyclist Punches Aggressive Driver

2/26/19

"...Footage out of Singapore this week shows what can happen when an irate driver leaves the relative safety of their vehicle to physically threaten a person on a bike..." more

House Passes Landmark Public Lands Bill

2/26/19

U.S. - "...The Natural Resources Management Act is widely hailed by outdoor recreation and conservation groups, including PeopleForBikes." more...

Critics Vow to Block Sidewalk Labs'

CAN - "Ever since Sidewalk Labs announced its plan to develop a Toronto neighborhood “from the Internet up” in 2017, the Google sister company has faced consistent criticism, locally and abroad...." more

New Formula Determines Which Streets Need Bike Lanes

2/26/19

"...researchers have developed a formula to determine which roads have more “unsafe passing incidents”—a formula that urban planners can hopefully use to determine which roads need designated bike lanes." more...

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Olde Muskingum Trail Closure

Stark County, OH - From starkparks.com, "A power line is down near the High Mill Bridge and has closed the trail until further notice."

Towpath Times E-News

NE OH - Read the latest edition.

Work Begins On Border To Border Trail Section

MI - "...The Border to Border Trail is a non-motorized 10-foot wide paved trail with boardwalks that runs through Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor and Dexter..." more

Wheeling Unveils Bike Share Program

2/26/19

WV - "Starting this spring, Wheeling residents will have a new way to exercise and get around town through the first citywide 'bike share' program in West Virginia." more...

Missing Citi Bike Found Covered in Barnacles

NY - "A missing Citi Bike mysteriously reappeared in Manhattan on Saturday." more...

Bike Lane Debate Draws Overflow Crowd

Colorado Springs, CO - "Advocates for and opponents against roadway bike lanes overflowed seating and even standing room at a community forum on the topic Monday night..." more...

Parklets for Profit?

CA - "...The pair both agreed that the parklet is a smart business move, adding space for outdoor dining." more...

Bike Companies Steering Around Tariffs

2/26/19

U.S. - "...But Kent and other bike makers don’t have to move their manufacturing operations to the United States to avoid tariffs - nor do they have to stop using Chinese parts." more...

Bikes are Climate Action

2/25/19

U.S. - "The future belongs to bikes, and the future is coming up very fast." more...

Japan to Run Train for Bike Commuters

JPN - A Japanese railway company unveiled a special train with room for nearly 100 passengers and their bikes..." more

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Mahoning Valley Trail Closed

Stark County, OH - From starkparks.com, "Two separate projects have closed the entire Mahoning Valley Trail until further notice..." more

National Trail Would Pass Thru Stark County

2/25/19

Canton, OH - "...The proposed trail would cross a dozen states — including Northeast Ohio and Stark County — and comprise more than 3,500 miles of trail, half of which already exist." more...

Statewide Bike Trail to End at Lighthouse Park

MI - "...It’s an end-point already selected in a much larger local effort to connect regional trails over the last few months..." more

Search Underway For Driver Who Struck, Killed Bicyclist

Los Angeles, CA - "...it’s the second fatal accident involving a bicyclist in the same neighborhood this month..." more

Using Streets as Pedestrian Spaces

"..."some communities are shifting back, reclaiming asphalt for pedestrian use, often with innovative policies to make streets truly shared spaces." more...

Trump Tweets He Will Delay Tariff Increase

2/25/19

U.S. - "According to tweets sent out from the account of President Donald Trump Sunday, the U.S. will delay an increase in tariff rates on Chinese goods, initially set to happen on March 1." more...

Lime not Getting Rid of Bikes in Calgary

2/24/19

CAN - "Lime, the company behind Calgary’s bike-share pilot program, isn’t getting rid of its bikes here despite news of it removing them in favour of electric scooters in several U.S. cities." more...

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More Discussion on Proposed Solon Trail

Solon, OH - "...the city will pay for an engineering and design study to get a more precise estimate on what the trail's construction would cost, and what effects it might have in particular on homeowners' properties which would bound it." more...

Dublin Bike/Ped Bridge Construction

2/24/19

Dublin, OH - "...The bridge will be 760-foot total length by 14 foot wide. The bridge deck is “S” shaped in plan with a radius of 500 [feet] and is anchored into the earth at the embankments..." more

Grant Funds 8-County Trail System Study

WVA - "The New River Gorge Trail Alliance has received a $60,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to study the expansion of a bike trail system across a large part of southern West Virginia." more...

Extending the Tredway Trail in Allegheny Twp.

2/24/19

PA - "Work on a 1.5-mile extension of the Tredway recreational trail in Allegheny Township is expected to start at the end of April and be completed in August." more...

Bill Would Redefine Bike Lanes

OR - "...by clarifying that bike lanes continue through intersections even if their markings don’t." more...

Researchers Examine Opposition to Cycle Lanes

2/24/19

NZL - "...The team observed that opposition to bike lanes often erupted only when lanes were being built, when planners and bike lane supporters had assumed the job was done." more...

The Scooter Scourge

2/24/19

"Are motorized scooters a dangerous urban plague or the future of local transportation?.." more

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Bike Lane Relocation Underway

Troy, OH - "After review of the Adams Street bike lane operations near the intersection of Riverside Drive, city of Troy crews have begun the work to relocate a portion of the lane off of the roadway ..." more

Related: City Council member wants bike lanes removed.

Connecting Ohio-to-Erie Trail Gaps in Delaware County

OH - "...DCFT would like to see the 16 miles of trail in the county become connected on the map in a solid line, instead of the dotted segments there currently are..." more

New Look at Olentangy Corridor Ideas

Columbus, OH - "The latest plans for a west campus “innovation district” have inspired planners at Ohio State University to take a new look at where recreation facilities are located and how they can better be aligned with the Olentangy River." more...

East Lansing sets Sights on Trails

MI - "East Lansing community members are calling for the extension of recreational trails for better transportation and an improved environment. " more...

Funding to Expand Bike Trail

2/23/19

WV - "The New River Gorge Trail Alliance (NRGTA) announced that it has received a $60,000 technical assistance grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to continue building a regionally-connected bike trail system in southern West Virginia." more...

Citizens Fighting Against Complete Streets

St. Petersburg, FL - "...Some residents are mad that the plan includes eliminating some traffic lanes to make way for the safety changes." more...

U.S. Behind on Road Safety

2/21/19

"...Today, new safety ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) highlight some fantastic progress, but also show just how far behind the United States has fallen on road and vehicle safety." more...

Olympian Cyclist & Son Have Run-In with Driver

UK - "Jason Kenny said a van driver nearly ran over him and his 18-month-old son while they were out on a bike ride." more...

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Towpath Section Closing Feb. 25

Barberton, OH - From summitmetroparks.org, "The Towpath Trail from Manchester Road to Snyder Avenue will be closed weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. for up to three weeks while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers begins work to prepare for the installation of Asian carp barriers."

Iron Horse Trail Clearing Work

Stark County, OH - "Crews will be cleaning up several areas and clearing brush beginning March 31, 2019 to make way for the 10-foot-wide bike and pedestrian trail..." more

Fulton Road Updates

Cleveland, OH - "...Councilman Kerry McCormack as well as residents are concerned about the removal of 3 street lights for good reason..." more

Great Lake-to-Lake Trails will Connect Paths Throughout State

2/21/19

MI - "A presentation on the Great Lake-to-Lake Trails project, which is a plan to connect all the non-motorized riding trails in Michigan, was recently presented to the members of the Richmond City Council." more...

More Cities Clearing Sidewalks of Snow

2/21/19

U.S. - "...Clearing streets of snow is a non-negotiable priority for public agencies, but safe routes for pedestrians are left to a piecemeal private system that mostly fails." more...

States May Forfeit $1B in Biking & Walking Funding

2/21/19

"States across the country are at risk of forfeiting up to $1 billion in funding for sidewalk construction, bike trails or other important safety projects — if they don’t use all the federal cash by September, according to the League of American Bicyclists." more...

Driver Who Wrote Non-Apology Letter May Avoid Court

2/21/19

"The driver who struck a 10-year-old cyclist last fall and then wrote a sarcastic, victim-blaming apology letter may walk away from the case facing no consequences." more...

Delivery Robots Want a Share of the Sidewalk

2/12/19

"As automated delivery ramps up, cities must decide how to make the best use of public spaces." more...

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Projects Involve 700 Acres of Farmland West of I-270

2/20/19

Columbus, OH - "Two large development projects with contrasting approaches have been proposed for land that sits on the western edge of metropolitan Columbus." more...

Driver Hits Man in Wheelchair

Indianapolis, IN - "...people who live nearby say they'd feel a lot safer if there were some sidewalks they could use instead of being forced to walk along the street." more...

More Bike Path Projects Coming this Year

2/20/19

Goshen, IN - "It’s looking like 2019 will be another busy year for city road and trail projects." more...

Next Step for More Philly Bike Lanes

2/20/19

Philadelphia, PA - "Cyclists in Philadelphia may be seeing more bike lanes added to three high-traffic streets in the near future." more...

D.C. Moves to Keep Cars Out of Bike Lanes

2/19/19

D.C. - "Planning officials are advancing stricter public-space regulations under the city’s Vision Zero initiative." more...

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Wheel Chair User Struck 3 Times by Drivers

2/19/19

Cincinnati, OH - "...During a 10-month period, the social services worker, partially paralyzed since birth, been struck by drivers on three occasions trying to reach his downtown Cincinnati office. The drivers were found at fault in all three cases." more...

The Vision for the Nickel Plate Trail

2/19/19

Fishers, IN - "...The Nickel Plate Trail master planning committee in Fishers unveiled its vision for the 4.5-mile greenway with a draft of the trail's 21-year master plan Monday evening during a City Council meeting." more...

Sun Trail Path Construction to Begin

FL - "Construction is about to start on a statewide bike path, running right through parts of Southwest Florida." more...

Teens Arrested for Silver Comet Trail Robbery

GA - "Two teens are behind bars in connection with an armed robbery that happened last month on the Silver Comet Trail." more...

ASI Ready for Business

2/19/19

Philadelphia, PA - "Advanced Sports Inc., the distribution arm of Advanced Sports Enterprises, is now ready to return to full-scale business, selling Fuji, Kestrel, Breezer, SE Bikes and its other brands to U.S. retailers." more...

Hiker Gets Stuck in Quicksand

2/19/19

UT - "A man who was stranded for hours in frigid weather with his leg sunk up to the knee in quicksand at a creek in Utah's Zion National Park said Tuesday that he feared he would lose his leg and might die..." more

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Greenway Supporters Start Land Acquisition

Anderson, IN - "Organizers of the proposed Mounds Greenway are beginning the process of trying to secure property rights for the trail from Anderson to Muncie." more...

Erosion Keeps Greenway Closed Indefinitely

2/18/19

Raleigh, NC - "Flooding and erosion along Crabtree Creek has degraded a portion of boardwalk so badly that the City of Raleigh doesn't know when it will be able to reopen the greenway..." more

Railroad Crossings Causing Bicycle Accidents

2/18/19

NM - "...They say it's been a problem for years and nothing has been done to fix it." more...

Panasonic Takes New Approach to E-Bike Market

2/18/19

"...The Japanese electronics giant, which posted sales of more than $73 billion in 2018, said the system is not just another electric bike motor..." more

Many French Motorists Hate New Speed Limits

FRA - "Road deaths in mainland France have hit an all-time low just six months after the government introduced a controversial new 80 km/h speed limit, it has been announced." more...

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Red Line Greenway Controversy

2/18/19

Cleveland, OH - "...what’s happening is a clash of positive values. It’s a case of nature versus transit-oriented development, which is unfortunate." more...

NCIT Trail Clearing

2/18/19

Huron County, OH - "A productive trail work day was held Sunday in preparation for the trail clearing east of Norwalk that will begin later this spring..." more...

Improved Trails to Explore in Cleveland Metroparks

Parma, OH - "...The Cleveland Metroparks have about 100 miles of natural surface trails meant mainly for hikers, as well as about 100 others mainly for horses and 25 others mainly for mountain bikers." more...

Would Bikes/Peds get Cut of New Gas Tax?

OH - "Ohio Governor Mike DeWine got a Valentine’s Day request from 36 Ohio transportation groups." more...

Bike Thefts Drop 25% in San Fran

2/18/19

CA - "San Francisco may have missed last year’s target for a reduction in reported bike thefts, but the numbers are rolling in the right direction." more...

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More on Towpath Section Closure

2/17/19

Boston Twp., OH - "...This project is part of a Stanford Run stream restoration for which a contract was awarded in November 2018. An upgraded culvert will be installed to allow Stanford Run to flow under the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail and reconnect to the Cuyahoga River. more...

2019 RTC Trail Supporter Survey

U.S. - Take the survey.

What Bikers & Hikers Can Expect in Coming Years

Lincoln, NE - "...additions and improvements to the city’s 150-mile recreational trail network, where you never have to walk or ride alongside cars and trucks." more...

Bleak Future for Jakarta Cyclists

2/17/19

IDN - "...as Jakarta looks towards some relief from its horrendous traffic problem, there are still residents who see other options as offering the potential to get the city moving..." more

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Towpath Section Closure

Boston Twp., OH - From the CVNP, "The Towpath Trail between .5 mile north of Boston Mills Road and 1 mile south of Highland Rd is closed. The closure is expected to last 21 days for a culvert replacement. There are no detours."

Downed Tree Removed from Kokosing Trail

2/16/19

Knox County, OH - "First trail work of 2019. KGT volunteers Don, David, and Randy have the trail open again..." more

Collision with Skateboarder on Bike Path Results in Serious Injuries

2/15/19

Portland, OR - "We regret to inform you about another situation where someone suffered serious injuries at a location with a known history for posing hazards to bicycle riders." more...

E-Bike Brands see Little Impact from Tariffs

2/15/19

Brooklyn, NY - "...Nolte said the tariffs may end up benefiting his brands because they help “normalize” e-bike pricing by forcing up the price of low-cost Chinese-made bikes..." more

Bike Lanes Should be Kept Clear Year Round

2/15/19

"...you can't judge how many people would bike in winter if you don't make a bit of an effort to keep the bike lanes clear..." more

Runner Describes Surviving Mountain Lion Attack

2/15/19

"Last week Travis Kauffman went for a run near Fort Collins, Colorado. Little did he know his workout would include suffocating a mountain lion." more...

Students Bike to School in 1.4F Temps

2/15/19

FIN - "...winter cycling at below freezing is perfectly possible with the right planning and infrastructure." more...

General Motors Unveils E-Bike Company

2/15/19

"...on Thursday, the automobile giant unveiled more about its plans to break into the rapidly growing e-bike market." more...

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Historic Locomotive Returns to Bellevue

OH - "...If you're an NCIT or Buckeye Trail user following the street route through Bellevue, you'll pass right by this wonderful piece of history." more...

Towpath Times E-News

NE OH - Read the latest edition.

Path Along 933 Would Fill Trail Gap

2/15/19

South Bend, IN - "...A group called the 933 Corridor Improvement Association applied Thursday for a $1.6 million state grant to build a 12-foot-wide path that would be several feet from the road’s west side." more...

Hoping to Turn Old Rail Lines into Trails

2/14/19

New Albany, IN - "...The Surface Transportation Board and CSX extended the deadline for the city to acquire the rails. The 63-mile rail line would be transformed into a walking and bike trail from New Albany to Bedford." more...

Ped Bridge Construction May Start This Year

PA - "...as it nears construction, it has gone through a stage of protest led by municipal officials where the bridge is to be built." more...

Trail Project gets Added Support

2/14/19

PA - "Groundwork on a multi-use path to connect college students to the Richland community and a Theatre Drive shopping hub is back on track to get underway this year, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown officials said." more...

Bike Store Manager Run Over In Bike Theft Attempt

Chino, CA - " A GoFundMe campaign has been established to help with the medical expenses of InCycle Bicycles store manager Megan Rodriguez, who was run over by a pickup truck attempting to stop thieves from making off with a high-end bike this week." more...

Road Diet Myths

U.S. - "...Even after hundreds of successfully implemented Road Diets across the country, many misconceptions still arise..." more

How Bike Share Affects Buse, Train Use

U.S. - "...Bike-share operations — along with e-scooters — could be contributing to reductions in bus ridership as city dwellers forgo waiting at bus stops..." more

The Checklist That Could Change the Bike Industry

2/15/19

"A recent opinion piece in Bicycle Retailer stated that our industry is plagued with 'zero leadership and vision.' That got my attention..." more

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Senate Bill Benefits Ohio & Erie Canalway

2/14/19

D.C. - "...Through the funding cap increase for the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area in the S.47, we will continue to develop, maintain and activate the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail and connector trails, preserve historic buildings, and conserve natural areas from Cleveland to New Philadelphia, Ohio..." more

Smallman Street Plan Update

2/13/19

Pittsburgh, PA - "...Thanks to the passionate residents and advocates who spoke out at public meetings, volunteered, signed petitions, and wrote letters to the editor, we will soon see bike lanes installed as part of a redesign of Smallman Street in the Strip District." more...

Philly's Street Closures Mapped

Philadelphia, PA - "...The interactive map from the Streets Department provides a view of work that disrupts Philadelphia’s streets..." more

Murdered Teen Hikers Case Still Open

Delphi, IN - "...Liberty German, 14, and Abigail William, 13, vanished on Feb. 13, 2017, after a relative dropped them off for a hike near an abandoned railroad bridge near their hometown..." more

County to Join East Coast Trail System

2/13/19

VA - "...Last month, Chesterfield Parks and Recreation announced that a half-mile path near Pocahontas State Park would be designated as the county’s first official section of the East Coast Greenway..." more

All the Different Types of Bike Lanes in 3 Minutes

2/13/19

CA - "San Jose shows off what a complete street looks like." more...


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High Water Alerts

Columbus, OH - From MetroParks, "Please be aware of flooding on the trails. Take care and do not ride through standing water if you do not know the depth. Stay safe."

Athens, OH - "The Hocking River is yet again flooding the bikeway in the usual location between Stimson Ave and US33 in the City of Athens." more...

Olentangy Trail Section Closure

Columbus, OH - "Beginning Monday, February 18th users on the Olentangy Trail will experience mid-day trail closures between Henderson Rd. and the Broadmeadows Park Bridge (south of Antrim Park). The trail closures will be daily between 10:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m..." more

$500K Donation for Oxford Bike Trail

Oxford, OH - "...Oxford has committed to putting a 12 mile multi-use path in it's comprehensive plan..." more

Better Mobility Options for Cities

Columbus, OH - "Columbus, Ohio, wants to boldly change how cities integrate communities and transportation with Smart Mobility Hubs..." more

Great American Rail-Trail to Include Hancock Trails

WV - "Hancock’s existing trails could become part of an effort to connect nearly 4,000 miles of rail-trail and other multiuse trails from Washington D.C. to Washington State." more...

Legislation to Extend North Country Trail

VT - "...Connecting the North Country Trail to the Long Trail and Appalachian Trail will provide Vermonters and tourists with even more opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors..." more

Software Helps Urban Planners Increase Bike Lanes

2/13/19

"A data fueled software tool will help urban planners put bike lanes where they will be most beneficial." more...

5 Principles of a Bike New Deal

2/12/19

"...To us, the best bang for the buck in overhauling our transportation systems would be making them safe, convenient, and accessible for people who walk and bike..." more

Performance Bike Stores Expected to Close Next Month

2/12/19

"One of the nation's largest bike retailers will sut its doors for good on March 2." more...

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Bikeway Connector Survives Flood

2/11/19

Athens, OH - "The Hockhocking Adena Bikeway spur to Columbus Rd survived the 13th highest recorded flood in Athens. There appears to be no damage to the trail, and the embankment armored with re-used concrete shows no sign of impact from the flood." more...

New Albany Updating Strategic Plan

2/11/19

OH - "...The last strategic-plan update, which was in 2014, integrated possible future road and transportation grids and pedestrian and cycling strategies that continue to be impactful." more...

Portion of CVNP Closed for Nesting Eagles

2/11/19

Brecksville, OH - "A portion of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park will be closed to pedestrian traffic until August due to a pair of nesting bald eagles." more...

Border-to-Border Trail Segment Construction

2/11/19

Scio Twp., MI - "...Construction on a 1.2-mile extension of the Border-to-Boarder trail from the Dexter-Huron Metropark east to Zeeb Road officially began Feb. 9..." more

Philly can’t Achieve Vision Zero Without Change

Philadelphia, PA - "...PennDot’s attempts to address traffic safety in Pennsylvania have, so far, come up short..." more

Parks Group Honors Petoskey Trail Project

2/11/19

Petoskey, MI - "The Downtown Petoskey Greenway project recently received the mParks (formerly Michigan Recreation and Park Association) 2018 Park Design Award." more...

Minneapolis Walking & Biking Sucks More

MN - "...Bikers, meanwhile, only account for 5 percent of all trips, and they represent 15 to 20 percent of all traffic-related deaths..." more

Bicyclists Colliding with Peds in Japan

2/10/19

JPN - "...There are about 2,500 collisions between bicycles and pedestrians annually. In many cases, young people are held responsible for inflicting harm on pedestrians." more...

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RIDOT Wants to Take Bike/Ped Money

2/10/19

RI - "Nearly $28 million would be redirected to pay for street paving and bridge repair work that would largely ignore alternative modes of transportation." more...

Cars & Trucks Using New Bike Lane

2/10/19

PHL - "...The 5.8-kilometer Protected Bike Lane beside the Laguna Lake Highway was officially inaugurated only four days ago..." more

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Wellfleet Trail Extension Plans Meet Complication

2/9/19

MA - "Although $2 million in state funding has been secured for the extension of the Cape Cod Rail Trail in Wellfleet, there are still many crinkles to iron out..." more


Family of Hit-And-Run Victim Seeks Public's Help

2/9/19

FL - "The family of 71-year-old Carl Wetzig, who was seriously injured, is asking for the public's help in finding a hit-and-run driver." more...

Cities Wising Up to Transportation Tech

2/9/19

"...We’re exploring the regulation of TNCs, the Ubers and Lyfts, and the idea is, why should they use our public right of way to become billionaires?.." more

What's Yamaha Up to in the E-Bike Market?

"How will Yamaha position themselves as they enter the United States market with their power assist electric bikes?.." more

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Thomas J Evans Trail Alert

Newark, OH - "Due to recent rain and snow melt, a section of the TJ Evans Bike Path, approximately 1/2 mile west of the Reddington Road/Cherry Valley parking lot, has experienced bank erosion and unstable bank condition near the edge of the bike path." more...

Bicyclists Providing Input for New Map

Lake County, OH - "Bike riders in Lake County have the opportunity to provide feedback on the new Lake County Bike Maps expected to be available in late April or early May." more...

Who Owns/Manages the Wabash Cannonball Trail?

2/9/19

NW OH - "Did you know that NORTA was created 27 years ago? It is entirely volunteer operated! We own most of the Wabash Cannonball Trail in Fulton, Henry, and Williams Counties. We continue to value your support..." more

A Look at Trail Funding in 2019

U.S. - "...In states such as California, Florida and Ohio, our field staff are cultivating relationships and actively pursuing longer-term policy initiatives that will pay dividends for years to come..." more

Hell's Kitchen Boasts Largest Citi Bike Station

2/8/19

NY - "The 79-dock station on West 59th Street and 10th Avenue is tied for the largest in Citi Bike's system." more...

Beltline Trail Section Now Open

2/8/19

GA - "Soon enough, Atlantans will be able to cruise from Piedmont Park all the way to Memorial Drive without leaving the Beltline." more...

Bike Share Takes Bite out of Ride Share

2/8/19

"... what stands out are the numbers after Uber acquired Jump in April. The full integration with the ride-hailing app turned people away from ride-hailing quite significantly..." more

Where Can You Safely Bike in the U.S?

"A new report shows that while cycling deaths are up nationwide, some cities and states are bucking the trend." more...

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) 'Most Wanted' List

"...While the NTSB rarely directly addresses bicyclist or pedestrian safety, many of the “most wanted” safety efforts point to big potential improvements for people who bike and walk..." more

E-Scooters Racking Up Injuries

U.S. - "A Consumer Reports investigation finds 1,500 e-scooter injuries across the country, and many hospitals still don’t track them." more...

Survey Says: Brits Prefer Cars

UK - "... It confirms that getting Brits out of their cars and on to buses and bikes instead is going to be an uphill struggle." more...

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Towpath Flooding Reports

2/8/19

Summit County, OH - From summitmetroparks.org, "The Towpath Trail's Clinton Trailhead parking lot and the trail south to the county line is closed due to flooding."

Stark County, OH - From starkparks.com, "Water from the Tuscarawas River is flooding the trail near Lake Lucerne Trailhead, Lake Ave. Trailhead, and Craig Pittman Trailhead."

More Stark County Trail Flooding

2/8/19

OH - West Branch Trail - "Rising water from the Nimishillen Creek will probably close several areas along the trail, including under Rt. 172/Tuscarawas St."

Mahoning Valley Trail - "Gaskill St. to Rockhill Ave. along the Mahoning River is closed due to flooding."

Lease Renewed for Towpath Extension

2/8/19

New Philadelphia, OH - "Commissioners signed a new 10-year lease with the Kimble Co. Wednesday to use an unused rail line to extend the Towpath Trail four miles closer to Dover and New Philadelphia." more...

E-Bikes Approved for Saucon Rail Trail

PA - "...borough council Monday approved a change to the rules regarding the use of motorized vehicles on the popular pathway to allow for eBikes." more...

How Ann Arbor's 1st Protected Bike Lane will Look

MI - "...The project is the first of a network of protected bike lanes planned throughout the city in an effort to make streets safer for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists." more...

Cops Manhandling Cyclists in NYC?

NY - "Cyclists are demanding answers after an NYPD captain apparently tackled a bike rider in Midtown on Thursday as he was trying to ticket him in a police sting..." more

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Performance Bike Stores Update

Chapel Hill, NC - "...The layoffs ended hopes that Performance, once the country's largest bike retail chain with 104 stores and nearly 1,700 employees, would continue to operate brick-and-mortar stores..." more

U.S. Public Health Crisis

2/8/19

D.C. - "Number of bicyclists killed reached 25-year high as transportation policies at federal and state levels require greater urgency to create a more Bicycle Friendly America." more...

Regulating Car Speeds in Europe

2/7/19

"When you try and go too fast it says, 'I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that'." more...

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More on Upcoming North Shore Trail Construction

2/7/19

Ashtabula, OH - "...It takes advantage of the wonderful landscapes and natural beauty Ashtabula has to offer and is one of the final portions of the 110-mile Great Lake to River Trail that crosses the state of Ohio." more...

Dead Tree Removal Continues on NCIT

Huron County, OH - "...This video is from our workday on Feb 2, where we continued our project of cutting down dead Ash and Elm trees that have the potential to fall on the trail." more...

High Water Alert for Hockhocking Adena Bikeway

Athens, OH - "...The river has flooded the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway at the usual low spot between Stimson Ave and the US33 overpass in the City of Athens, and the bikeway will likely be impassable at that location through sometime Sunday..." more

Ohio & Erie Canalway Visitor Survey

NE OH - "We're excited to present the following survey for visitors to the Ohio & Erie Canalway. We really appreciate your input and advice..." more

4 to 3 Lane Road Conversion


Donation Fixes A Gap In Pere Marquette Rail-Trail

MI - "The Forsberg family donated $10,000 to benefit the Pere Marquette Rail-Trail extension project." more...

More Tickets for Bike Lane Parking Violations

Philadelphia, PA - "The number of vehicles cited for obstructing a bike lane rose 17 percent in 2018. But bike advocates warn that the deterrent effect might be weakening." more...

Philippines gets 1st Protected Bike Lane along National Highway

2/7/19

"Bikers along Laguna Lake Highway now enjoy a separate lane from motor vehicles, protected by a planting strip." more...

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More Sharrows May be Coming to Bowling Green

2/5/19

OH - "...We have been working on developing a bike infrastructure for a few years in Bowling Green..." more

Liberty Twp. Ponders Hike/Bike Path

2/5/19

OH - "A $15,000 study will help trustees decide whether a shared use path for pedestrians and cyclists should be built along Cincinnati-Dayton Road under Ohio 129." more...

72-Year-Old Charged in Bicyclist Death

2/5/19

WI - "A 72-year-old Waukesha man faces a single charge of homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle in connection with the death of pediatrician and avid bicyclist Dr. Brian Yagoda..." more

Suspect Sought in Bike Shop Thefts

2/5/19

CA - "Authorities are seeking a suspect who has stolen high-end bikes, or attempted to do so, from at least eight stores up and down California..." more

Pedego Tests IBD Sales Program

2/5/19

CA - "Pedego, the e-bike brand with over 100 licensed U.S. stores in operation, is testing a program to sell its bikes to independent retailers through a 'store-within-a-store' program." more...

Here Comes the Micromobility Revolution

2/5/19

CA - "At a Bay Area summit devoted to electric scooters and other new mobility devices, fans evangelized about the potential of technology..." more

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Tri-State Trails Launches Connect NKY

Newport, KY - "Tri-State Trails, in partnership with The Devou Good Project, will launch a new program called Connect NKY to expand active transportation infrastructure in Northern Kentucky..." more

Bicyclist Killed in Hit-and-Run

MI - "A bicyclist was killed in a hit-and-run Saturday afternoon and Warren police are now offering a $1,000 reward for information that could lead them to the vehicle and the driver." more...

It's Sneckdown Season!

Seattle, WA - "...What is a sneckdown, you ask? Well, mother nature has essentially painted the city’s streets with a valuable traffic calming and street design demonstration..." more


Cyclist Killed While Riding In Bike Lane

NYC - "An elderly cyclist was killed by a hit-and-run-driver while riding in a bike lane near Times Square on Monday, police said." more...

Seattle Developing New Approach for Ped Safety

2/5/19

WA - "...The city will add the crosswalk and the signal and then count how many pedestrians cross and see if it reaches the threshold that the MUTCD recommends." more...

Runner Fights Off, Kills Mountain Lion

2/4/19

Fort Collins, CO - "A man is recovering after he fought off and killed a mountain lion that attacked him during a trail run..." more

Car-Free Day in Addis Ababa

ETH - "Addis Ababa and other cities across Ethiopia are observing the country's third Car Free Day." more...

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Mayor Targets Cyclists

IL - "Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke has had it with groups of bicyclists who ride through town without stopping at stop signs." more...

Bike Lane Project Could Put Iconic Trees on Chopping Block

2/4/19

Wellington, FL - "...A major construction project could affect hundreds of trees that have lined Aero Club Drive for decades." more...

The Push to Build a Coast-to-Coast Trail

2/3/19

U.S. - "...Mills explains that part of what it was waiting for was enough segments of trail to be completed around the U.S. to potentially make up about half of the route..." more

Gotcha Expanding in the U.S.

2/3/19

U.S. - "...Gotcha is expanding its micro-mobility offering in the United States and has announced it is now offering three customizable products: dockless bike share, 100%-electric ride share vehicles, and electric scooters..." more

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Converting Brownfields to Greenways in Girard

2/3/19

OH - "...They are hoping to utilize it also for bike trails that eventually will connect Girard with the Western Reserve Greenway trail..." more

Handicap-Accessible Port-o-John Placed Along Kokosing Trail

Mt. Vernon, OH - "...a handicap-accessible port-a-john will now be available for trail users. We would like to shout out United Aggregates for donating and placing the compacted aggregate for the pad in which the unit was placed..." more

Shenango Valley gets $1.9M for Transportation Projects

Shenango Valley, PA - "Three local communities got a $1.9 million share of $44.5 million in state grants awarded Friday for 50 transportation projects across the state." more...

Great Redwood Trail Planning

2/2/19

CA - "While he does not expect it to be completed in his lifetime, Ukiah resident Neil Davis is very excited about the idea of turning 300 miles of railroad tracks into a public trail that travels from San Francisco to Humboldt Bay." more...

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Plan for More Trail Connections in Central Ohio

Columbus, OH - "The Ohio State University’s City and Regional Planning Department’s Transportation Studio will be working with the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC), Columbus Recreation and Parks, and Central Ohio Greenways (COG) on the development of six new trail connections throughout the Central Ohio region..." more

Road Diet Coming to Delphos

2/1/19

OH - "...the administration now has plans in hand that would eliminate one lane of traffic in the Fifth Street corridor, add bike lanes and expand the width of sidewalks along the two-mile route." more...

Dexter Planning Phase 2 of Mill Creek Trail

2/1/19

MI - "...However, since this segment of trail would be mostly boardwalk, the cost of construction is significant..." more

Baltimore DOT Pulling Funds for Bike Infra

2/1/19

MD - "...Baltimore Department of Transportation plans to allocate zero new dollars for bike lane projects in fiscal 2020, and far less than originally planned for the next couple years..." more

Utah Tries Again to Pass 'Idaho Stop' Law

2/1/19

UT - "...It is the fourth time that Rep. Carol Moss, D-Holladay, has attempted to pass the bill, which cleared the House last year but died in the Senate." more...

Trip Planning Apps Can Change Your Commute

2/1/19

"Turn your smartphone into a catalyst for making better transportation choices." more...

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Trail Grant Sought in Canal Winchester

OH - "...We are looking to do a $500,000 grant for a trail that would connect our phase one McGill Park property to along the (Walnut) creek all the way to Washington Street to the covered bridge..." more

Wasson Way Project Moves Forward

Cincinnati, OH - "Last week, Mayor John Cranley joined a crowd of supporters at Dana Gardens to announce that Phase 2 of the Wasson Way trail received $100,000 in funding from a local business, School Outfitter. This is in addition to the $2.2 million budget for the public works project." more...

Falls Seeking Grant for Trail Extension

Cuyahoga Falls, OH - "...A sidewalk on the west side of Willis Street likely would be included in Phase II of the Mud Brook Greenway, which also would consist of a trail from Bath Road through the Mill Pond area to Graham and State roads..." more

Wayne County Rails-to-Trails E-News

OH - Read the latest edition.

House Government Organization Passes Mon BikeTrail Bill

Charleston, WV - "The House Government Organization committee quickly passed and sent to the floor on Wednesday one of the five bills creating a Mountaineer Trail Network Recreation Authority for Monongalia and neighboring counties." more...

New $27M Ped Bridge Won’t be Open to Public for Super Bowl

GA - "...Instead, the snakelike structure will serve Super Bowl staffers and credentialed media, leaving visitors to fend for themselves when crossing some streets to the [stadium]..." more

Man Robbed at Gunpoint on Silver Comet Trail

GA - "Two men armed with guns laid branches along the bike path, which forced the man to stop and get off his bike..." more

State Exploring Options to Keep Rock Island Trail Project Alive

MO - "After nearly four years of review and negotiation, hope continues for those in favor of turning the Rock Island Railroad corridor into a cross-state trail..." more

Fixing a Fork in the Road

2/1/19

"...Forks often need fixing because they create complicated intersections with dangerous sight lines and signals with too many phases, impeding the flow of both vehicles and pedestrians..." more

Bike Fixation Releases Wave Delineator

1/31/19

MN - "...Bike Fixation set out to design a temporary lane delineator that makes pop-up or demonstration bike lanes feel fun, inspiring and safe." more...

Inside the Transport Data Tug of War

1/31/19

"The relationship between cities and new mobility companies was tense from the start." more...

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Nature Center Due for Trail Overhaul

Shaker Heights, OH - "City Council gave its collective blessing Monday (Jan. 28) to proposed boardwalk improvements along the All People's Trail at the Shaker Lakes Nature Center." more...

New Infrastructure Improvements Planned for Linden

Columbus, OH - "...The city is designing the reconstruction of Hudson Street between Interstate 71 and Cleveland Avenue, to the south of Linden Park. That $11.7 million project could include sidewalks on the north side of the street and an “urban greenway trail” on the south side of the street, providing a rare east-west connection to the city’s major bike trails..." more

Greenway to Join 4,000-Mile Trail

1/31/19

IN - "Cardinal Greenway is set to become part of a 4,000-mile multi-use trail which begins in Washington, D.C. and ends in Washington State." more...

Mayor Seeking to Ban Right Turn on Red

1/29/19

HI - "The Honolulu mayor says the change — on Oahu only — would make it safer for pedestrians and bicyclists." more...

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Lime Bike Share Pulls Out of Dublin

1/29/19

OH - "We quite recently heard that Lime has pulled out of providing their bike share to City of Dublin, Ohio - Government. Apparently due to low rider numbers..." more

Help Create Safe Routes to School

1/29/19

Columbus, OH - "Do you support making Columbus better for Biking and Walking? Here is how to get involved with bringing more Safe Routes to School on the West Side..." more

UPS Cargo Bikes in Pittsburgh

1/29/19

PA - "...UPS launched the pedal-assist cargo trike in the Steel City in November 2017, passing up Philly..." more

Google Plans to Sell Cellphone Location Data

"...The program, known as Replica, offers planning agencies the ability to model an entire city’s patterns of movement..." more

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Summit County Parks Weather Alert

1/29/19

OH - "Due to extreme cold temperatures forecasted for Wednesday, January 30 and Thursday, January 31, the Nature Realm Visitors Center, Liberty Park Nature Center and Summit Lake Nature Center will be closed and all programs are canceled. Parks remain open." more...

Towpath Trailhead Parking Closed

1/29/19

Stark County, OH - From Starkparks.com, "Lake Lucerne, Lock 4 (lower parking lot), and Crystal Springs are closed due to thick ice in the parking areas after recent flooding."

Council Approves Funding Polaris Parkway Road Project

1/28/19

Columbus, OH - "...It also will resurface a smaller portion of Olde Worthington Road/Orion Place, add sidewalks and a shared-use path, replace traffic signals, and build a retaining wall, street lighting and landscaping in the area." more...

Opposition to Bike Trail in Delphos

1/28/19

OH - "...Do we need a bike trail on one of the busiest streets in Delphos..." more

Towpath Times E-News

NE OH - Read the latest edition.

The Future of Performance Bike

1/28/19

Columbus, OH - "The closing sale at Performance Bicycle at 6674 Sawmill Road will conclude in February — but the store could reopen soon afterward, assuming that the chain’s purchase out of bankruptcy goes through." more...

Jogger Attacked on South Charlotte Greenway

1/28/19

Charlotte, NC - "A 38-year-old woman was grabbed from behind after a man asked to use her cell phone..." more

Great American Rail-Trail Taking Shape

1/28/19

U.S. - "Twelve states, 4,000 miles, and zero cars: The Great American Rail-Trail took a big step toward becoming a reality this month." more...

Scooters Inspiring Better Street Design

1/28/19

"...Scooters are part of a growing ecosystem known as micromobility..." more

What Happened After Downtown Oslo Went Car-Free?

1/28/19

NOR - "...Parking spots are now bike lanes, transit is fast and easy, and the streets (and local businesses) are full of people." more...

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North Shore Trail Nearing Construction

1/28/19

Ashtabula, OH - "The [Western Reserve] Greenway Trail is one step closer to reaching the shores of Lake Erie." more...

Friends of the Little Miami Trail E-News

1/27/19

SW OH - Read the latest edition.

Ferndale Prepping for Bike Share Stations

MI - "...Ferndale is the lead city in south Oakland County in bringing the popular bike sharing service to area. Other cities such as Royal Oak, Berkley, Huntington Woods and Oak Park are also moving to get MoGo bike share stations set up in their communities." more...

Car Spotted on Pigeon Creek Greenway

1/27/19

Evansville, IN - "...she filmed a white sedan traveling at traffic speed along the Greenway." more...

E-Bike Company Suffers 3rd Fire in 7 Months

"The Dutch company Stella lost 36 e-bikes and 80 batteries in a blaze at its showroom." more...

Amazon Begins Testing Sidewalk Drones

WA - "Robots are 'the size of a small cooler and roll along at a walking pace'..." more

Motorist Drives on Bike Path to Harass Cyclists

1/27/19

AUS - "A video filmed by a motorist in Australia – illegally, using a handheld mobile phone – that shows him taking to a bike path to overtake two cyclists using the road, has gone viral..." more

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Hit-and-Run Driver Injures Woman & Grandson

Philadelphia, PA - "...We pushed the button to cross the street. The cars on that side of the street had stopped. The next thing, I know we were on the ground..." more

Race not won for Rock Island Trail

1/27/19

MO - "With the Feb. 21 deadline approaching for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to accept the Rock Island Railroad corridor, the DNR has submitted an 180-day extension request for more time." more...

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Yellow Springs to Clifton Trail Concept

1/26/19

OH - "Funding and support are lining up to build a new bike trail that would connect the villages of Clifton and Yellow Springs." more...

More Ohio Multi-Use Trails Being Cleared in Winter

1/26/19

OH - "Surveying Central Ohio Greenways jurisdictions and their travelers re their winter season trail maintenance practices and experiences. From recent casual observations and shared info we've seen shared-use paths routinely plowed!.." more

B&O Trail gets $1,000 Donation

1/25/19

Mansfield, OH - "...Mike Solon, Richland B&O Bike Trail Manager said the donation was a great start to covering recent renovations on the path." more...

Structure Near Bike Trail Torched

Hamilton Twp., OH - "...Hamilton Township Police and Fire departments were called to the structure fire off the Little Miami Bike Trail near Old 3C Highway..." more

Open House for OTE Trail Segment

1/25/19

Sunbury, OH - "...Those who attend can comment on the project that would pave a 750 foot segment of the Ohio Fallen Heroes Multi-use Trail in Sunbury..." more

Huge Riverfront Park Planned

1/25/19

IN - "...Clarksville also aims to connect neighborhoods by completing a rails-to-trails path on a 1 ½-mile abandoned CSX rail bed, linking it to the greenway and ultimately the park." more...

Towns Get Grants to Improve Trails, Walkability

1/25/19

PA - "Four Bucks County towns were among 11 communities statewide awarded grants earlier this month toward planning for more pedestrian-friendly streets." more...

American Roads are Dangerous by Design

1/25/19

"...In the past decade, the number of people struck and killed while walking increased by 35 percent..." more

New Study of E-Scooter Injuries

1/25/19

"How dangerous are e-scooters? The question has become pressing as they’ve proliferated all over the country, and researchers are scrambling for answers." more...

NYCeWheels Closes

1/25/19

NYC - "Folding bike, e-bike and scooter shop NYCeWheels has permanently closed its storefront but is still operating online, according to its website..." more

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Wasson Way to Connect Cincinnati Neighborhoods

Norwood, OH - "...The bike trail connects Cincinnati neighborhoods, and now it's expanding into Norwood." more...

Hockhocking Adena Bikeway High Water Alert

1/24/19

Athens, OH - "The bikeway is currently under water at its low spot between Stimson Ave and the US33 underpass. The Hocking River is still rising..." more

Friends of Madison County Trails Update

OH - "...Here are just a few of the recent happenings and such to help keep you up to date." more...

County Wins Grant to Complete Trail Extension

1/24/19

Otsego County, MI - "Otsego County was recently awarded a $200,000 Iron Belle Challenge Grant through the Department of Natural Resources to be used to extend the Iron Belle Trail from Waters south to the Crawford County line." more...

Forsbergs Donate $10K to Complete Rail-Trail Gap

1/24/19

MI - "...Marguerite had expressed to her family some time before she had passed, that she wished she had enough money to fix the “gap” in the trail..." more

Cyclist Attacks Driver & Vehicle

1/24/19

NYC - "...When the driver got out of his car to avoid the shattered glass, the man hit him in the head and back with the bicycle lock..." more

Enthusiasm for Rock Island Trail Remains Strong

1/24/19

MO - "Enthusiasm continues to build in favor of the Rock Island Trail, says Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) as the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and Missouri Central Railroad, a subsidiary of Ameren, Inc., continue to negotiate the details of a long-awaited railbanking agreement for the 144-mile railroad corridor." more...

Children Carry On Father's Bike Business

CA - "Two children of innovative bike designer Dan Hanebrink, who died of natural causes in late December at age 80, are continuing to serve Hanebrink Bikes' existing customers with service and replacement parts..." more

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Flooding on Stark County Trails

Stark County, OH - Including this report on the Ohio & Erie Towpath Trail - "Numerous areas are under water after recent rains and snow and ice melting. Water is still rising in parking areas and in low areas." more...

Brunswick Looking to Extend Plum Creek Park Trail

OH - "The city of Brunswick is seeking an Ohio Department of Natural Resources grant to extend the walking trail at Plumb Creek Park north, nearly to Laurel Road." more...

Cincy Plan to Boost Pedestrian Safety

Cincinnati, OH - "Mayor John Cranley recently outlined the city's efforts to prevent crashes involving pedestrians — from legislation that would allow volunteer crossing guards to big shifts in the way the city approaches traffic safety." more...

CoGo Ridership Down in 2018

1/23/19

Columbus, OH - "2018 saw the first significant decline in CoGo ridership since the bike share system was established in 2013..." more

Delray Beach will Keep Trees, Forego Bike Lanes

FL - "...A state Department of Transportation plan had proposed removing more than 100 trees from the road, adding bike lanes and improving drainage. Neighbors voiced their opposition..." more

Cars & Trucks Driving in Bike Lane

NYC - "School buses turn a service road into a parking lot during the morning drop-off on a busy stretch of Queens Boulevard at Jacobus Street. That prompts motorists to go rogue and drive in the protected bike lane..." more

Great American Rail-Trail Would Span 4,000 Miles

1/23/19

"Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) today announced its vision for the Great American Rail-Trail, an unprecedented commitment to creating an iconic piece of American infrastructure that will connect nearly 4,000 miles of rail-trail and other multiuse trails from Washington, D.C., to Washington State." more...

Pedestrian Deaths Continue to Climb

1/23/19

U.S. - "...Over the past decade, pedestrian fatalities have happened at a rate of 13 per day..." more

New Tool Gives Cities a Clearer Picture of Bikes, Peds Data

1/23/19

U.S. - "A new transportation analytics tool by StreetLight Data allows cities to view a detailed look at all biking and pedestrian trips." more...

Uber Working on Autonomous Scooters & Bikes

1/23/19

"Sounds cool, but it’s ultimately probably a really bad idea." more...

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Phase 2 of Wasson Way Coming

1/22/19

Cincinnati, OH - "...The trail currently stretches a little over half a mile, from Madison Avenue in Hyde Park to Tamarack Avenue. Phase two will run from Tamarack to Montgomery Road, adding another 0.7 miles to the trail." more...

VeoRide Bikes find a Home on WKU's Campus

1/22/19

KY - "...The bikes, which arrived on campus a week before the end of the fall 2018 semester, are similar to Bird scooters and other ride sharing programs, allowing students to pick up and drop off the bikes at any location..." more

Moose Carcass Near Trail Fuels Controversy

AK - "A moose carcass discarded near a bike trail along the Old Glenn Highway has been removed." more...

Advocates Rally Outside 'The View''

NYC - "...'Traffic violence is a preventable public health crisis and Whoopi Goldberg is misusing her huge megaphone and sharing incorrect information,' said Amy Cohen, whose 12-year-old son Sammy Cohen Eckstein was killed by a driver in 2013..." more

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Beltline Bike Path Construction Coming This Year

1/21/19

Hamilton, OH - "Construction will start this year on the 2.96-mile Beltline bicycling/hiking path on Hamilton’s West Side..." more

Road Diet Doing its Job

1/21/19

Columbus, OH - "...Indianola Avenue, however, has stayed on its “road diet” for a year and half now." more...

MLK Speech Noted on Belton Trail

1/21/19

TX - "The words of Martin Luther King Jr.’s 'I Have a Dream' speech dotted the Nolan Creek Hike and Bike Trail for five days leading up to the holiday honoring the civil rights icon." more...

Bike Numbers Spike During Viadoom

1/21/19

Seattle, WA - "...Use of the city’s bike routes dramatically increased after the Alaskan Way Viaduct was closed on Jan. 11 — despite cold temperatures and some rain at times..." more

Autonomous Bikes & Scooters?

"Uber is looking to integrate autonomous technology into its bike and scooter-share programs." more...

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Snow Removal on Columbus Area Trails

OH - "Many Greenway Trails had snow removed earlier today [1/20/19] thanks to Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks crews..." more

Updating the Lake County Bike Map

OH - "The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency is holding community meetings for input to update the Lake County Bike Map, last done in 2011." more...

City Considers Bicycle Playground for Youngsters

1/21/19

Sharon, PA - "The Sharon Recreation Commission is on its way to adding another component to the Valley’s growing cycling repertoire." more...

Welcome to Bike 3.0

1/21/19

"To recap Part One, the history of the US bike business post-WWII can be divided into three phases..." more

Bike Sharing Almost a 'No-Brainer' for Windsor

1/21/19

CAN - "A long-contemplated municipal bike share program — once considered expensive and financially risky — can now be done at little or no cost to city taxpayers..." more

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Camp Chase Trail Alert

1/20/19

Columbus, OH - "Camp Chase Trail: snow drifts are covering trail making it unsafe from Battelle Darby Creek to Wilson rd..." more

Severe Weather Closures

1/20/19

Summit County, OH - "Due to severe weather, the F.A. Seiberling Visitors Center, Liberty Park Nature Center and Summit Lake Nature Center are CLOSED Sunday, January 20 and Monday, January 21. All programs are canceled. Parks remain open, but some parking lots may be inaccessible..." more

Driver Arrested for Critically Injuring Pedestrian

1/18/19

NY - "...Germain Selby, 39, of Rochdale was arrested on Jan. 18 and charged with failure to exercise due care and failure to yield to a pedestrian who had the right of way." more...

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A Cordial Meeting on Proposed Solon Trail

1/18/19

Solon, OH - "Disagreement remains on whether or not the proposed Solon to Chagrin Falls Trail should be built." more...

Stay Alert on the Monon Trail

1/18/19

Broad Ripple, IN - "...He pulled his bike back and threw it into mine, and so that knocked me off my bike. I went over my handlebars." more...

Groups Urge City to Move Forward with Trail

1/18/19

NC - "The City of Charlotte needs more money for a promised 26-mile pedestrian and bicycle trail from Pineville to UNC Charlotte – approximately $77 million..." more

Mom Pushes Back on Whoopi's Bike Lane Gripes

NYC - "...It’s devastating to hear someone with such a big megaphone complaining about protected bike lanes..." more

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Engineering Group Takes on High Speed Limits

1/18/19

"...The National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, a powerful group of engineers, voted last week to require city transportation officials to consider 'pedestrian and bicycle activity' when determining the speed limit on most urban and suburban streets. The changes will be incorporated into the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices..." more

Recalls Not Announced During Partial Gov't Shutdown

1/18/19

D.C. - "...The employees are working only on recalls of products that 'create a substantial and immediate threat to the safety of human life,' according to the memo." more...

EU Imposes Stiff Anti-Dumping Duties on Chinese E-Bikes

1/18/19

BEL - "As expected, the European Union has imposed duties on Chinese-made electric bicycles and e-bike components destined for the European Union." more...

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Lime Might Find a Home in Worthington

OH - "After a successful six-month trial, Worthington might have a permanent bike-sharing service." more...

Is Traverse City Bucking a Trend?

1/18/19

MI - "Fewer people are riding their bikes to work, but according to Julie Clark, executive director for TART Trails, Traverse City might be bucking that national trend. more...

Ann Arbor Plans Network of Protected Bike Lanes

MI - "Ann Arbor will begin construction on its first protected two-way bike lane this spring." more...

City Funds Next Phase of State Street Revitalization

Columbus, IN - "...A 10-foot-wide multi-use trail will be added at the back of the Third Street curb, in addition to pedestrian lighting, a two-foot-wide brick shy zone similar to what is already on State Street and a brick gateway node..." more

Schuylkill Greenways Launches Updated Website

1/17/19

Pottstown, PA - "...The renovated 'schuylkillriver.org' now encompasses two websites into one, with bonus features." more...

Lakefront Trail Separation Creates Safer Environment

1/17/19

Chicago, IL - "...When 100,000 people share a narrow slab of pavement on an average summer weekend day, there are bound to be issues..." more

Dallas Bike Share Seems to Have Increased Bike Deaths

1/17/19

TX - "A riddle: What happens when you cram more bicyclists onto streets without bike lanes?" more...

DeVos Recovering from Bicycle Accident

1/17/19

D.C. - "Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is in a wheelchair as she recovers from a recent bicycle accident that broke her pelvis and hip socket." more...

Hitman Cyclist Sentenced for Murders

1/17/19

UK - "A British cyclist, runner, and mob hitman has been convicted of the murders of two rival gangsters, in part because of his GPS watch." more...

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Grant Sought for B&O Trail Connector

1/16/19

Mansfield, OH - "The City of Mansfield is applying to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for a 2019 Clean Ohio Trail Fund grant to build a 1.13-mile bike trail..." more

Sugarcamp Mountain Trail Receives Expansion Grant

1/16/19

Floyd County, KY - "The Sugarcamp Mountain Trail is about 20 miles long and counting." more...

Newest Segments of East Coast Greenway

"The number of miles of East Coast Greenway built as safe, off-road paths jumped in 2018 by 44.4 miles. The 24 new segments are found in 10 states, Maine to Florida..." more

Driver Offers "Apology" for Hitting 10-Year-Old Bicyclist

"Julian Moore, 10, was upset and insulted by the nonapology..." more

Driver Slams into Cycling Celebrity

1/16/19

"A new video making the rounds in Spain shows just how scary it can be when cyclists must share the road with distracted drivers." more...

We Need Walkable, Wheelable, Scooterable Cities

1/16/19

"Fewer people are walking and more people are voting with their gas pedal." more...

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2019 Ohio-to-Erie Trail Maps Available

OH - "...Published in 2019, the entire 326-mile route is shown including mileage and necessary road routes and services..." more

Richland County Parks Hires B&O Trail Manager

Mansfield, OH - "Jason Larson, Executive Director, Richland County Park District, announces the hiring of Mike Solon as the Richland B&O Trail Manager..." more

Fatal Ohio Bike Crashes in 2018

"...2018 was unusual in a number of ways. First, the location of the fatal crashes was unusual..." more

Plans for Joe Louis Greenway to be Presented

1/15/19

Detroit, Mi - "The Joe Louis Greenway, a 31.5-mile loop of connected trails, made our list of the most exciting developments of 2019..." more

Rails-to-Trails E-News

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Making Cook County Trails More User Friendly

1/15/19

IL - "...Known as 'wayfinding,' the idea is to provide trail users with more information through signs and other methods to create a strong first impression and increase use." more...

Ghost Bike Removal Causes Controversy

1/15/19

"A homeowner removed a ghost bike from an adjacent public road. The vitim's mother wants it returned." more...

Are Bike Activists Selling Out?

1/15/19

"...As companies like Uber, Lyft, Lime, Bird, and Spin bring the ways of tech to bikes and scooters, they have recruited former cycling, street safety, and urbanism advocates to help them out..." more

People-Before-Cars Transpo Alliance Launches

1/15/19

"The New Urban Mobility alliance – NUMO for short – has been launched today in Washington, D.C..." more

E-Bike Battery Fires Cause Concerns

1/14/19

"...The expert is quoted as saying that Lithium-Ion batteries are, 'rather unreliable, rather explosive. You are never sure if or when they will explode'..." more

New Segway Electric Scooters

"The scooters were designed specifically for sharing services." more...

Transit Pods -- a Sign of Things to Come?

St. Louis, MO - "This is probably what the future looked like when you thought about it as a kid -- lightweight pods zipping people around the city on elevated ribbons called podways." more...

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Opposed to Development Next to Red Line Greenway

1/14/19

Cleveland, OH - "...I'm very much in favor of dense, urban development. But dense transit-oriented development only works when balanced with accessible green space." more...

Towpath Times E-News

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U.S. Bike Route 23 in Kentucky

1/14/19

Gasgow, KY - "...U.S. Bike Route 23, which includes Mammoth Cave National Park, is 118 miles in length." more...

Insane Driver Runs Over Cyclist

1/14/19

"An Illinois judge found a hit-and-run driver not guilty of attempted murder by reason of insanity." more...

Bike Share Input Mostly Ignored in NYC, Chicago

1/14/19

"When New York and Chicago decided to expand their public bike share systems a few years back, city officials tried to go about it democratically..." more

E-Scooters are a Game Changer

1/14/19

"...We reached out to key bike advocates in Kansas City, Baltimore and Nashville to get a sense of just how big of an impact e-scooters have made in their cities..." more

The Limits of Autonomous Vehicles

1/14/19

"...Waymo’s CEO, John Krafcik, has admitted that a self-driving car that can drive in any condition, on any road, without ever needing a human to take control... will basically never exist..." more

Braking Issue with Lime E-Scooters

1/14/19

"...News broke over the weekend that Lime is pulling all of its e-scooter fleet from Switzerland, after reports came in about people being injured after multiple scooters abruptly braked on their own." more...

How Chinese Bike Share Crashed & Burned

1/14/19

"In a nation once known for cycling, hundreds of thousands of abandoned bikes now litter cities." more...

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Cost & Use of Trails Discussed

Goshen, IN - "A fold-out brochure that contains maps of the bicycle and multi-use routes and trails in Michiana, stirred emotions Saturday morning at the Elkhart County Council meeting." more...

E-Bike Catches Fire During Ride

1/14/19

AUS - "An Adelaide man has had a lucky escape after the lithium battery on his electric bike exploded." more...

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Winter Maintenance on the Cannonball Trail

1/13/19

NW OH - "Clearing down[ed] tree on north fork today..." more

Cyclists Killed on Highway 30

1/13/19

OR - "...40-year-old Dustan Thompson was driving a semi-truck (without a trailer attached) southbound on the highway (toward Portland) in the rightmost lane when he collided with 54-year-old Scottie Graser. Graser was riding in the same direction..." more

Trail Users Ignoring Hunting Notices

1/12/19

NY - "The recreation trail at the Calverton Enterprise Park is closed this month for deer hunting season — but town officials are having a hard time keeping bicyclists and hikers off the trail..." more

Bike Lane Sabotage Continues to Spread

Manhattan, NY - "...On Thursday, police say someone intentionally sprinkled shards of glass for blocks and blocks - on the brand new bike lanes on 12th and 13th Streets, which move crosstown through the Village." more...

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Little Miami Scenic Trail Section Work Complete

1/11/19

Washington Twp., OH - "...The trail project between SR 350 and Strout Rd is complete. The trail was shifted away from the river here..." more

Junior Ranger Pitches in to Keep CVNP Clean

Stow, OH - "Some people enjoying the Cuyahoga Valley National Park during the partial government shutdown have forgotten to 'leave no trace,' but a junior ranger is on patrol removing their litter." more...

Towns get Trail Grants for 19 Projects

1/11/19

CT - "The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has awarded over $3 million in grants for 19 projects to enhance trails and greenways in towns throughout the state..." more

Residents Prepare to Fight Development near Greenway

Murfreesboro, TN - "A group of nearly 60 concerned Murfreesboro residents challenging a housing development proposal that would be built near the city's greenway..." more

Death of Bike Commuting Exaggerated

1/11/19

"Though fewer americans biked to work in 2017 compared to previous years, bike commuting is still way up in the last decade." more...

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Franklin Seeking Grant for Trail Extension

1/10/19

OH - "Franklin will seek grant funding to help it pay for extending the Great Miami River Recreation Trail ..." more

Driver Pleads Guilty in Fatal Crash

1/10/19

Elyria, OH - "An Amherst man pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide in connection with a crash in which a bicyclist was struck and killed in October 2017." more...

Did You Know that Bike Licenses are Required in Stow?

OH - "Stow council member at-large Mike Rasor said he’s been breaking the law -- he and thousands of other residents who live in the city of Stow." more...

$150K Settlement Expected in Apparatus Crash

1/10/19

Dayton, OH - "In 2015, a then-18-year-old bicyclist was hit by and trapped under a Dayton Fire Department apparatus. Now, the city is expected to settle a civil lawsuit by the bicyclist." more...

A Case for Bike Commuting in Seattle

1/10/19

WA - "There's definitely not going to be anything convenient about the upcoming Seattle Squeeze..." more

Residents Call for More Bike Lanes

Hampton, VA - "There's a growing concern among drivers in Hampton and York County about an increase in cyclists on a busy stretch of road." more...

1st Greenway Sweep of the Year

1/10/19

Medford, OR - "With a new year sometimes comes new beginnings, but for the City of Medford, 2019 looks to provide more of the same — in the form of periodic sweeps of the Bear Creek Greenway." more...

Are National Parks Closed During Shutdown?

U.S. - "...unlike in October 2013, when an Obama-era impasse resulted in a 16-day shutdown, the gates to national parks across the country have remained open. Parking lots aren’t barricaded and trailheads aren’t blocked..." more

Anatomy of an Electric Scooter Crash

1/10/19

"...What happens when a new mobility mode meets the American legal system?" more...

Paris will Roll Out Free Transit

1/10/19

FRA - "Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo... wants to make it easier for kids and families to travel the city sustainably by using transit or bike share." more...

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South Old State Road Sidepath Construction

1/10/19

Columbus, OH - "...Newest addition along west side of South Old State Road - between Wilshire/Gladshire Blvd, E. Powell, Polaris, Wystone Dr." more...

Sparks Fly in Debate Over Electric Bicycles

1/10/19

NYC - "As the city’s bicycle culture continues to grow, electric bikes remain a flashpoint regarding pedestrian safety and which types of e-bikes – and what type of speed — should be allowed." more...

Bird Ends Bike Lane Subsidy

1/10/19

"The scooter company Bird has quietly abandoned its much-hyped plan to give cities $1 per scooter per day to build bike infrastructure..." more

Ofo Dismantles Overseas Business Unit

1/9/19

Shanghai - "Multiple Asian news sites are reporting that bike share giant Ofo has dissolved its overseas business unit, retreating from operating in the U.S., Hong Kong, Singapore and France." more...

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Trails Highlight Park District Accomplishments

Mt. Vernon, OH - "...Two of the most exciting multi-use trail accomplishments of the 2018 season included clearing the last section the HOOT (Heart of Ohio Trail) from Huffman Road to the Knox/Licking County line, which can now be mountain biked or hiked, and the completion of the Mohican Valley Trail repaving project from the Bridge of Dreams to the Knox/Holmes to the Knox/Holmes County line..." more

Related: Read the latest edition of the Knox County park newsletter.

Ohio-to-Erie Trail Development

Delaware County, OH - Several segments of the OTE will be linking up in Delaware County in the coming years. Here's a map from the Preservation Parks website that shows current progress. more...

Bike Left for a Christmas Gift

Bay Village, OH - "On Dec. 25, an officer reported that a bicycle had been left by the pedestrian door on the west side of the police station..." more

Victim's Mother Wants Justice

Warren, OH - "...Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins and Miriam Fife have worked together to see justice done in the murder of Fife’s son, Raymond, since September 1985, when Raymond, 12, was brutally murdered as he rode his bicycle to a Boy Scouts meeting." more...

Philly's Plan for Safer Residential Streets

PA - "From more than 20 Slow Zone applications, just two will be chosen for the pilot." more...

Bikes Rescued from Recycling Bin

Erie, PA - "Many seemingly good bicycles were discovered in a recycling bin at Erie's Salvation Army store in Summit Twp." more...

Former Uber Driver Pleads Guilty to Killings

MI - "A former Uber driver charged with killing six people during an hours-long shooting rampage in Michigan nearly three years ago, pleaded guilty to all charges on Monday..." more

Group Crowdfunds for New Bike Trail

Roanoke, VA - "A Roanoke Cycling group is working to get new bike trails in the city and they've turned to crowdfunding to raise money for the project." more...

Nails in the Bike Lane

Portland, OR - "...The case of nails being strewn in the bike lane on North Interstate Avenue has gone unsolved for years. Now the police and a city commissioner are on the case." more...

What's Next for Walking & Biking in the U.S?

1/9/19

"In 2019, our movement of biking advocates will have several opportunities to create a more Bicycle Friendly America on Capitol Hill and through local partners at the community level..." more

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Funding Could Close Olentangy Trail Gap

1/7/19

Columbus, OH - "...The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission on Dec. 18 released a list of proposed new transportation projects around central Ohio that could receive federal funding. That list included nearly $3.5 million to close the Clintonville gap in the Olentangy Trail..." more

Teen Cyclist Hit by Driver, Seriously Injured

1/7/19

The Plains, OH - "A 15-year-old boy suffered serious injuries Saturday after being hit by a car on Ohio Rt. 682, just outside The Plains, while riding his bicycle." more...

Detroit Bike & Trail Projects for 2019

1/7/19

MI - "...In 2019, there will be an 'overwhelming' amount of bike and trail projects throughout the city, according to Detroit Greenways, a nonprofit organization that promotes biking, walking, tails and complete streets in Detroit." more...

New Transport App Launches

1/7/19

"...the app launched in 15 cities around the world, including Los Angeles, with plans to add about five cities a month." more...

Why Pedestrians ‘Break the Rules’

1/7/19

"...They’re more likely engage in risky behavior — like walking or rolling in the street or crossing mid-block — when the pedestrian infrastructure is incomplete or lacking." more...

China Elevates Bike Lanes

1/7/19

CHN - "...In the southern Chinese city of Xiamen, a visionary solution to the problem is the Bike Skyway, which enables cyclists to literally soar over cars and pedestrians on the street below." more...

Dutch Cycle Lane Hell

"Police union chief says it is impossible to keep lanes safe due to variety of vehicles and rules." more...

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Richland B&O Trail Section Closure

1/7/19

Butler, OH - From facebook.com/slowrollmansfield/, "Purdy Construction is starting clearing the Butler bridge log jam today and will be there until about Wed. 1/09. The [.5-mile] section of trail from 97 to the bridge and the opposite side of the bridge from Butler will be blocked through that time."

Middle Neshaminy Greenway Trail Open House

Newtown, PA - "The proposed alignment of the Middle Neshaminy Greenway Trail... is underway, and the Bucks County Planning Commission wants the public’s input." more...

Florida’s Biking Problem

"...I just think the motorists are just too uneducated, too distracted, they drive too fast, and we allow a certain level of behavior on our roadways that consistently imperils the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians..." more

Raised Crosswalk Aggravates Drivers

CAN - "...These are generally located near schools and are walkable speed humps that are at the same grade as the sidewalk on either side of the street..." more


Welcome to Bike 3.0

1/7/19

"This is Part 1 of a two-part series exploring the new market dynamic for the specialty [bicycle] retail segment, how we got there, and how the industry can respond and adapt to the new reality..." more

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Connecting Portage Bike Paths

1/6/19

Portage County, OH - "Could Mickey Marozzi, our Portage County engineer, be a key player in turning the county’s two parallel bike-friendly trails, the Headwaters and The Portage Hike and Bike Trail, into a true bicycle trail network?" more...

Road Rage Incident Lands Cyclist in Hospital

OH - "...Last July, they decided to take a ride along a road they've ridden dozens of times along Belpoint Road and Hinton Mills in Union County." more...

Did USA Today Publish Bad Numbers on Bay Area Cycling?

CA - "National newspaper writes that bicycle commuting dropped 19.9 percent in San Francisco... except that it didn't." more...

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Open House Event for New OTE Trail Section

1/5/19

Galena, OH - "Preservation Parks of Delaware County will hold a public open house and is seeking public comment on a proposed project to pave a 2.2-mile segment of the Ohio to Erie multiuse trail northeast of Sunbury..." more

Tree Removal on Heart of Ohio Trail

1/5/19

Knox County, OH - "Hardwick Tree Service will be working along the Heart of Ohio Trail this winter, removing trees that are too close to the blacktop, clearing lines of site at road intersections, and removing dead trees..." more

Stolen ToleGo Bike Found

1/4/19

Toledo, OH - "Police are still looking for a man who stole a ToleGo bicycle that was later found Friday evening." more...

More on New Ohio E-Bike Law

1/4/19

Winesburg, OH - "...starting next year, all E-bikes will be required to have prominently displayed labels." more...

Learn more about what e-bikes can do and how they may impact your local trails. more...

Meet America's New Rail-Trails of 2018

"This year was an exciting one for the rail-trail movement; as 2018 comes to a close, nearly 2,100 rail-trails are now open across the country..." more

Are E-Scooters a Threat to E-Bikes?

1/4/19

"Before I present my thoughts, it is only fair that I provide an introduction and confess..." more

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Construction Along Olentangy Trail

Columbus, OH - From centralohiogreenways.com, "There will be construction occurring along the Olentangy Trail in the OSU section between Herrick Drive and King Avenue from January 7th thru January 31.

"The trail will not be closed. A temporary bypass path will be provided around the work site."

Uber Charging $25 to Use Bikes Outside of "Bike Zone"

Seattle, WA - "...The zone will expand and ultimately go away as Uber adds more bikes." more...

Parking in Protected Bike Lanes Poses Danger

CA - "...There are red curbs to deter cars, but people are still parking in the no parking zones." more...


New Law Affects Scooter, Bike Trails

CA - "New road rules went into effect Tuesday for drivers across the Central Coast and state of California with an emphasis on helmet use for motorized scooters as well as reporting hit-and-run collisions on bike trails." more...

Lessons From Once-Mighty Bike Share Giants

1/4/19

"...E-scooter companies would be wise to adopt a different business model instead of attempting to scale up rapidly..." more

Counting Bikes in the U.S.

1/4/19

"...A few months ago, in collaboration with the BFC, we conducted a survey to examine the current state of bicycle counting. The survey provided a timely and much needed understanding of the way communities across the country approach bike counting, including the challenges and opportunities they face." more...

Bike-Friendly Mayor Hurt in Car-Bike Collision

CA - "Sam Liccardo, the mayor of San Jose, California, was hospitalized with a broken sternum and vertebrae." more...

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Towpath Flooding & Hunting Closures

Stark County, OH - From Stark Parks, "Flooding over the trail has closed several spots. Expect varying trail conditions at Lake Ave. in Massillon, north of Lake Lucerne near the Summit County line, and Wooster St. near Navarre.

"The Towpath Trail between Riverland Ave. and the Tuscarawas County Line (Rt. 212) will be closed due to hunting on nearby private property from Jan. 5 to 8, 2019."

2-Year-Old Struck by Driver on Sidewalk

Cincinnati, OH - "A 2-year-old boy is fighting for his life at Cincinnati Children's Hospital after he was hit by a truck on the sidewalk." more...

Becoming a Bike-Friendly Business

Cleveland, OH - "...Cyclists like to frequent businesses they identify as bike friendly, and prospective & current employees will view your company more favorably if you take a forward approach to integrating bicycles into your company culture." more...

Trash Problem at Cuyahoga Valley National Park

OH - "...Staff members are asking the public to pack their trash out with them instead of leaving it in the park until the [government] shutdown ends." more...

Metro Opens Door to Bikes During Rush Hour

D.C. - "...The policy change is the result of decades of advocacy by local bike advocates, dating back to a seminal protest at which cyclists carried cardboard bicycles aboard Metro trains to demonstrate that there was enough room..." more

Study Reveals Some Drivers Think They Own the Road

"This will come as a surprise to exactly no one who rides a bike, but there are some car drivers out there who don’t like cyclists. Like, really don’t like cyclists." more...

Planners Outline Bike Beltway Vision

D.C. - "Transportation planners are sketching out a vision to build out a fully connected regional bike trail network by 2045, linking a “Bike Beltway” around D.C. to the rest of the suburbs surrounding the capital." more...

Thief Tries to Steal Bike at Police Station

OR - "The would-be thief surrendered after an officer walked out the front door to confront him." more...

Airbnb-Style Bicycle Rental Platform

1/3/19

UK - "...What would be ideal would be the ability to hop on your own bike. This is often impossible so the next best thing would be to rent a lookalike – or even a superbike..." more

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Westerville Northfield Pathway

Westerville, OH - "Future north/south trail corridor (~1,200 long) that's been partially blazed between Maxtown Rd and Westdale Ave in far north Westerville." more...

Pittsburgh Drafting AV Reporting Rules

PA "...Mr. Peduto thinks it’s reasonable for companies testing robot cars on city streets to report incidents that wouldn’t necessarily end up in a police report." more...

Landowners File Lawsuit Against Rock Island Trail

1/2/19

MO - "...Two lawsuits contend land owners adjacent to the corridor should be compensated..." more

Arizonans Attack Self-Driving Cars

Chandler, AZ - "...Some people have pelted Waymo vans with rocks, according to police reports. Others have repeatedly tried to run the vehicles off the road..." more

Bikes for Disabled People in Cardiff

1/2/19

UK - "People with disabilities will be able to hire specially adapted bikes around Cardiff via an app as a public cycle share scheme expands across the city." more...

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Plans for 'Hanging Rock' Marker along Bike Path

Chardon, OH - "...City Manager Randy Sharpe noted that the city obtained a grant to recognize 'Hanging Rock' with a historical marker. The site will be on the next portion of the Maple Highlands Trail south of the square. more...

Knox County Parks 2018 Recap

1/1/19

Mt Vernon, OH - "...Our interns hosted numerous programs from Birding by Kayak to Moonlit Miles on the bike trails and a band concert at Thayer Ridge Park..." more

Master Plan for 500-Mile Trail

1/1/19

Santa Fe, NM - "A master plan that charts out the next steps for developing a 500-mile trail along the Rio Grande from one end of New Mexico to the other has been adopted." more...

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