County Line Trail

Columbus, OH Bikeways

The Columbus area bike network continues to grow. [Scroll past 'Trail Facts' to continue reading.]

Latest Update: 3/31/20 - Columbus Parks Closes Facilities, Trails Still Open

Columbus, OH

3/30/20 - Alum Creek Trail Update

Columbus, OH

3/29/20 - More Blacklick & Alum Creek Trail Flooding

Columbus, OH

3/26/20 - Columbus Trail Flooding Update

Columbus, OH - MetroParks Trails, especially Alum Creek Trail, continue to have issues from flooding this past week. Crews will be working on the ACT to remove silt and debris.

3/26/20 - COTA and CoGo Are Still Available (But Scooters Aren’t)

Columbus, OH - "...An update posted to the CoGo website on March 19 laid out new procedures for cleaning bikes and stations, and posts on social media since then have encouraged riders to 'wash your hands immediately after riding public transportation – trains, buses, and bikeshare included'.” more

3/26/20 - COVID-19 Statement from Columbus Mayor

Columbus, OH

3/25/20 - Franklin County Park/Trail Facilities Notice

Franklin County, OH

3/24/20 - Increased Use on Columbus Trails

Columbus, OH - "Expect increased foot traffic on all trails due to ‘Stay at Home’ order. Please keep the following tips in mind to ensure a safe trail experience for all..." more

3/23/20 - ODNR Closes Additional Facilities

Columbus, OH - "The Ohio Department of Natural Resources announced Monday it will be closing campgrounds, cabins, golf courses, restrooms, shower houses, playgrounds and state park marinas at all ODNR properties." more

3/23/20 - 3 Creeks Trails Flooding Update

Columbus, OH

3/23/20 - Ohio Bike Shops Listed as Essential Businesses

Columbus, OH

3/20/20 - Columbus Area Trail Flooding

Columbus, OH

3/12/20 - Construction Roundup: Trail Edition

Columbus, OH - "Central Ohio’s trails and greenways remain open for business, and are actually seeing quite a bit of traffic as people continue to utilize them both for transportation and recreation." more

3/12/20 - Columbus Signs on to Vision Zero Initiative

Columbus, OH - "The City of Columbus announced today that it would be taking steps to become a Vision Zero community." more

3/12/20 - The New "Dublin Link" Pedestrian Bridge in Photos

Columbus, OH - "...The new bridge measures 760 feet from end to end with a 500-foot suspended span over the river. The main tower of the bridge measures 169 feet in height. The bridge was designed only for pedestrian and bicycle use, connecting into the city’s park and trail system." more

3/9/20 - Connector from Olentangy Trail Now Open

Columbus, OH - "A pair of major upgrades to the Olentangy Trail have been completed, including a connector that enables direct access to and from Bethel Road for the first time." more

3/9/20 - Scioto Trail Section Closed Until 5 pm Today

Columbus, OH

2/27/20 - Scioto Trail Section Closure Coming March 9 - 10

Columbus, OH

2/26/20 - Senate Votes to Change Crosswalk Law

Columbus, OH - "Ohio drivers would have to stop for people waiting at the curb to enter a crosswalk if a bill passed unanimously by the state Senate on Wednesday becomes law." more

2/24/20 - Funding for Trails to be Released

Columbus, OH - "Sen. Tim Schaffer this week announced that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources will release funding for recreation trail projects throughout the state pending State Controlling Board approval." more

2/21/20 - Downtown Park, Pedestrian Bridge Plan

Columbus, OH - "...Building a bike and pedestrian bridge to connect the western terminus of Nationwide Boulevard to the Olentangy Trail across the river is an idea that was first floated in 2015..." more

2/14/20 - Eminent Domain Hearings Continue

Columbus, OH - "...This legislation gives our constituents another avenue to protect their property [from trail use] from the government’s reach..." more

2/10/20 - Efforts Underway to Reduce Pedestrian-Vehicle Crashes

Columbus, OH - "...Columbus Police said they investigated 431 pedestrian crashes in 2019. 23 of those crashes were fatal..." more

2/10/20 - Ped Deaths on the Rise in Columbus

Columbus, OH - "As the number of people struck and killed by vehicles in Columbus has increased each of the past three years, the state’s largest city is working to find ways to reduce the number of fatalities." more

2/5/20 - Autonomous E-Shuttle in Columbus

Columbus, OH - "...An electric-powered shuttle funded mostly by the federal government will give residents access to services that have slowly vanished from the area..." more

2/5/20 - Expansion of Funding for Transportation Safety Projects

Columbus, OH - "Thanks to the recent increase in the state motor vehicle fuel tax, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is making it easier for local governments to fund much-needed safety improvements..." more

1/27/20 - Groups Taking Sides Regarding Eminent Domain Bill

Columbus, OH - "...HB 288 also drew opposition from several cities in Ohio, including Akron, Cincinnati, Dublin and Upper Arlington. The Ohio Parks and Recreation Association, the Ohio Municipal League and the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association also voiced their opposition to the bill." more

1/24/20 - Lots of People Riding Scooters in Cbus

Columbus, OH - "...There were a total of 796,438 scooter rides taken in Columbus in 2019, according to data collected from the companies by the city and compiled by Columbus Underground..." more

1/22/20 - Bexley Bike Plan

Bexley, OH - "...Catherine Girves, executive director of Yay! Bikes, a Columbus-based organization that promotes bicycle safety, is overseeing the drafting of Bexley’s bicycle plan." more

1/21/20 - More Details on Bill Against Using Eminent Domain for Trails

Columbus, OH "...This bill will allow individuals facing eminent domain by an un-elected government entity to ask their local legislative authority to veto the use of eminent domain." more

1/21/20 - New Quarry Trails Metro Park Will Offer MTB Trails

Columbus, OH - "...the trails would be attractive not only for local residents but for those riding the Ohio-to-Erie Trail... Trails will connect the park to the Ohio-to-Erie Trail." more

1/19/20 - Dublin Announces March Opening Date for New Bridge

Dublin, OH - "The city of Dublin has announced the opening date for the new pedestrian bridge that will span the Scioto River." more

1/14/20 - CoGo to Add E-Bikes

Columbus, OH - "...Lyft, which operates the city’s bike sharing system, will add 250 electric bikes equipped with hybrid locks that allow them to be secured at one of the docking stations littered around the city or to a public bike rack..." more

1/13/20 - MORPC Seeking Input on Transportation Plan

Columbus, OH - "Northland residents soon will have the opportunity to comment on a transportation plan that affects their neighborhood and beyond." more

Pickerington to Construct New Bike Path>

Pickerington, OH

1/10/20 - ODNR Awards $6.64M for Trail Projects

Columbus, OH - " The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is providing more than $6.6 million in grants for new and improved trails for hiking, biking and other outdoor activities — including $500,000 for a Clinton County project..." more

New Scioto River Bridge Will Open Soon

Dublin, OH - "...Dublin officials are working to set a date for a public-opening celebration this month for the pedestrian bridge spanning the Scioto River..." more

1/2/20 - $1.4M in Grants Awarded to 3 Central Ohio Trails

Columbus, OH - "The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has awarded Clean Ohio Trails three grants to help fund projects in Columbus, Canal Winchester and Delaware County." more

12/26/19 - Stolen Bike Retrieval Program

Columbus, OH - "...It's called Bug Your Bike, where you register your bike for free, then the city sends you a tracker, which is a sticker to put on your bike. If your bike is found, it helps police find the rightful owner." more

12/14/19 - The Rapid 5 Project Goal is Connectivity

Columbus, OH - "...A comprehensive system could include navigable waterways for long distance kayaking and cross-city biking and running trails that touch most major parks throughout all of the municipalities of Franklin County." more

12/3/19 - Work Wraps Up on Rt. 315 Ramp & Trail

Columbus, OH - "...Work was to wrap up Tuesday on new curb ramps off Olentangy River Road near the interchange, and a new pedestrian and bike path is complete..." more

11/28/19 - Teen Charged as Adult in Rape Case

Columbus, OH - "A teenage boy who was 16 when he allegedly raped and robbed a woman at gunpoint while she was pushing her infant in a stroller along a West Side bike trail was linked to the crime after sending the victim a Facebook friend request." more

11/27/19 - New CoGo Stations Part of ‘Smart Mobility Hubs’

Columbus, OH - "Four new CoGo stations will be in place before the weather thaws in the spring, expanding the bike share system into Linden for the first time." more

11/21/19 - Bus / Bike Lane Test Coming During OSU-Penn State Game

Columbus, OH - "The roads are sure to be busy near campus this weekend when the Buckeyes take on Penn State at home on Saturday, November 23, but aside from the usual traffic, drivers will see a new, temporary traffic pattern near campus." more

11/18/19 - CoGo Bike Share Expanding Again

Columbus, OH - "...The Recreation and Parks Department is seeking City Council approval of $272,000 to add four stations to the network of 72, along with 33 pedal and 30 electric bikes for a total of 681..." more

11/15/19 - Lyft Removing Scooters from Columbus

Columbus, OH - The first casualty of the Great Scooter Wars of Columbus has officially been declared..." more

11/12/19 - 2nd Bus Lane Experiment Coming

Columbus, OH - "...In conjunction with the Ohio State football game against Penn State, the southbound curb lane of High Street – from Dodridge Street to Lane Avenue – will be reserved for buses, bikes and scooters from 10 a.m. until the start of the game at noon." more

11/9/19 - Bill Proposes New Regs for E-Scooters

Columbus, OH - "...users would have to be at 16 years of age and could not travel over 15 mph. They would have to follow general traffic laws and yield for pedestrians..." more

10/4/19 - Police Nab Hit-and-Run Suspect

Columbus, OH - "A bicyclist is hospitalized with critical injuries after a hit-and-run car accident earlier this week." more

10/2/19 - Lazelle Road Sidepath Paved

Columbus, OH

10/1/19 - House Bill 288 Testimony Continues

Columbus, OH - Those opposed to House Bill 288, legislation that would no longer permit the use of eminent domain for trails, testified against the bill.

An interesting double-standard in the proposed legislation has come to light. Apparently, "...Eminent domain would still be permitted for other recreational purposes, such as parks..." more

9/30/19 - Olentangy Trail Work Continues

Columbus, OH - Work continues on the trail tunnel under the ramp from Bethel Road to 315.

The widening of the Olentangy Trail at Antrim Lake has been completed. Still in-the-works is bike lane access to the trail from Bethel Road. more

9/24/19 - Proposed Bill Would Stop Eminent Domain Use for Trails in Ohio

Columbus, OH

Related: Learn more about Eminent Domain use for trails.

9/23/19 - Camp Chase Trail Extension Nearing Completion

Galloway, OH

9/17/19 - Shepard Connectors Progress

Columbus, OH - See photos or a map of the connectors.

9/11/19 - 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

9/5/19 - 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

8/31/19 - 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

8/30/19 - 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

8/30/19 - Weakpoints in Central Ohio 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.

8/29/19 - Central Ohio Greenways Poll

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

8/28/19 - 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

8/16/19 - 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.

8/14/19 - 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

8/2/19 - 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.

7/24/19 - Cyclists Debate Usefulness of New Camp Chase Trail Section

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

7/22/19 - 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

7/22/19 - Olentangy Construction Detour

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

7/21/19 - ODOT Wants to Hear from Walkers & Bicyclists

Columbus, OH - "...An online survey is available through the end of August via ODOT’s website, 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

7/20/19 - Alum Creek Trail Alert

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."

7/20/19 - Connect Columbus Plan Meeting July 24

Columbus, OH - "Do you want a Complete Streets policy and standards plus a new master bikeway plan for Columbus? Attend next week's meeting to see what's in store and provide your public comments..." more

7/18/19 - 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

7/18/19 - Police Investigating Stabbing/Robbery on Camp Chase Trail

Columbus, OH - "...The May 21 incident happened on Camp Chase Trail between North Hague Avenue and Holton Park. " more

7/15/19 - Olentangy Trail Section Reopens

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

7/12/19 - OSU Study on Bicycling in Columbus

Columbus, OH - "An Ohio State University study found that people who live Downtown or in densely populated neighborhoods, such as those near the Ohio State campus, are more likely to use their bicycles to commute than those living in other types of neighborhoods." more

7/10/19 - Abandoned Bikes Given New Homes

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

7/5/19 - Olentangy Trail Upgrades Coming to Antrim Lake

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

7/3/19 - 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

7/2/19 - 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

6//27/19 - Trail Closings for July 4th Celebrations

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.

6/26/19 - Alum Creek Trail Flooding Update

Columbus, OH - From Columbus MetroParks, "The Alum Creek Trail is still flooded in several sections including near Refugee Rd. Please use caution"

6/19/19 - Cars Seen Driving on Camp Chase Trail

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

6/18/19 - Worthington Adopts Complete Streets & Bike Plan

Columbus, 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

6/12/19 - More on Bus Lane Controversy

Columbus, OH - "...But Catherine Girves of Yay Bikes! said she fears those buses will push away bicyclists." more

6/10/19 - City Planning to Allow Buses to Use Bike Lanes

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

6/4/19 - 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

5/29/19 - 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

5/28/19 - 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

5/23/19 - Paved Trail Section Closed

Columbus, OH - "The Lazelle Rd paved trail is dug up and inaccessible from Worthington-Galena Rd west to just before Sancus." more

5/21/19 - ODNR Announces New Statewide Trails Plan

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

5/13/19 - New Scooters, E-Bike Startup Coming to Columbus

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

5/11/19 - 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

4/30/19 - Break- In at Franklinton Cycle Works

Columbus, OH - "Saddened to see that Franklinton Cycle Works building was broken into. Two bikes and their cash drawer were stolen." more

4/16/19 - Thousands of Children to Receive Bike Helmets

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...

4/10/19 - Camp Chase Trail Construction

Columbus, OH - "New trail along Georgesville Rd connecting the Camp Chase Trail to Sullivant Ave..." more

4/3/19 - 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

3/25/19 - Bikes for All Celebrates 5 Years

Columbus, OH - "One Columbus organization has given away dozens of bicycles to children in its community over the last five years." more...

3/1819 - West Broad Street to Get Bike Lanes, Lose Parking Spaces

Columbus, OH - "For 28 years, Chuck Sugarman has operated his office furniture retail store at 971 West Broad Street in Franklinton, but he says if a 2020 street reconstruction project happens, it could spell the end for his store." more...

2/22/19 - 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...

2/20/19 - Projects Involve 700 Acres of Farmland West of I-270

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

2/2/19 - Plan for More Trail Connections

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

1/31/19 - 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

1/29/19 - Lime Bike Share Pulls Out of Dublin

Columbus, 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

1/28/19 - Council Approves Funding Polaris Parkway Road Project

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...

1/28/19 - The Future of Performance Bike

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...

1/23/19 - CoGo Ridership Down in 2018

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

1/21/19 - Road Diet Doing its Job

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

1/20/19 - Snow Removal on Columbus Trails

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

12/11/18 - Ohio Passes E-Bike Law

Columbus, OH - "Gov. John Kasich has signed a bill making Ohio the 11th state with an e-bike law supported by the industry." more...

12/5/18 - Sierah’s Law’ passes Ohio House

Columbus, OH - "...In 2016, 20-year-old Sierah Joughin of Fulton County was riding her bike when she was attacked, kidnapped and murdered...." more

11/14/18 - Park Could Blaze Quarry Trails as Regional Attraction

Columbus, OH - "Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks hasn’t broken ground yet for its 20th central Ohio park, but its project already has won an award from the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission for collaborative efforts to push it forward." more...

11/9/18 - Developer Hopes RV Park Will Draw Cyclists

Columbus, OH - "A new “upscale RV resort” planned for 20 acres of land behind the Columbus Hollywood Casino will feature 135 spots for campers and trailers, a central lodge and fitness center, and a vertical camping platform designed to attract thru-bikers on the Ohio to Erie Trail." more...

10/18/18 - E-Bikes Arrive on Columbus Streets

Columbus, OH - "...A Lime spokesperson said that the new bikes were deployed starting the second week of October around the Ohio State University campus..." more

10/2/18 - Scooter Numbers Rising Fast

Columbus, OH - "...Our August scooter census showed 150 on the streets. By the end of September, there were like 16,000..." more

9/21/18 - New CoGo Bike Share Stations Open

Columbus, OH - "...Many of the two dozen-plus new stations are already stocked with bikes, and the attached kiosks..."

"...The new additions bring the total number of stations to 72..." more

9/19/18 - Columbus to be 'Lenient' with New Scooter Rules

"...In order to embrace these new types of mobility we’re going to be rather lenient. There will be a learning curve for everybody..." more

9/17/18 - Protected Bike Lane Attracting Riders

"When plans for two new bike lanes stretching from Downtown to Hudson Street were first announced in 2015, it was clear that the project was meant to be a departure from the norm for the city." more...

9/12/18 - The State of Alternative Transportation in Columbus

"Over the course of the last five years, there has been a lot of transportation news in Columbus..." more

9/11/18 - E-Scooters Banned from Columbus Sidewalks

"The ban of electronic scooters on city of Columbus sidewalks proposed by mayor Andrew Ginther is now in effect." more...

8/28/18 - 500-Mile Trail Network Concept Proposed

"Central Ohio Greenways wants to add 500 miles of multiuse trails through eight counties over the next three decades..." more

8/28/18 - Columbus Regulates Shared Scooters / Bikes

"The city of Columbus on Tuesday began regulating shared mobility devices, most commonly known as shared scooters and bicycles." more...

8/27/18 - Police get E-Bikes for Bike Patrol

"...Five e-bikes were deployed in the Downtown area. The sixth is being used on the West Side." more...

8/20/18 - Columbus Considers E-Scooter Regulations

"...Since their arrival, there have been several calls to the emergency rooms and we know one accident even resulted in a death in Cleveland." more...

8/13/18 - Limebike Expands Bike, Scooter Service to OSU

Columbus, OH - "Lime introduced 125 dockless bicycles and an unknown number of scooters to the Ohio State University campus Monday, as thousands of students are returning to the area for the start of fall semester classes Aug. 21." more...

8/1/18 - Cyclist's Complaint Spurs Positive Action

"...Tonni was experiencing hostility on a segment of her daily commute—the narrow, one-lane bridge with a hill on St Claire Avenue that doesn't readily allow cars to pass when she's taking the full lane for safety (as is her right)..." more

7/25/18 - CoGo Coming to UA by Late September

Upper Arlington, OH - "Upper Arlington is expected to get its first bicycle-sharing stations by the end of September as part of a project to bring more than two-dozen new stations to Columbus and three suburbs." more...

7/11/18 - Bird Scooters Come to Columbus

"...The dock-free, motorized scooters have begun popping up Downtown and in the Arena District, Short North and Bexley..." more

7/9/18 - CoGo to Add Stations at Easton

"CoGo Bike Share has announced new bike stations will be coming to Easton as ongoing plans for expansion into Bexley, Grandview Heights, and Upper Arlington are underway." more...

Columbus Trail Facts:

Location: Franklin County

Number of Trails: 11

Trail Miles: 110.1 (does not include the Ohio-to-Erie Trail mileage outside of Franklin County)

Worth Noting: For more trails that are being developed in Franklin County, such as the Big Run, Hayden Run and Rocky Fork Trails, visit Central Ohio Greenways.

Trails in this Region: SW OH Trails List

Construction of the Alum Creek Trail was finished in 2015. At around that same time, the 33-acre riverfront park along the Scioto Trail was also completed. Area trail and park expansions continue, as the city's commitment to greenspace moves forward.

Columbus Trails

The Olentangy and Scioto Bikeways have been a fixture in Columbus, Ohio for many years. But the completion of the Alum Creek Trail in 2015, along with the (near) completion of the Camp Chase Trail, not only brings more trail miles to the table, but it lays down the route for the cross-state Ohio-to-Erie Trail through the city.

[5/18] Construction has begun to close the gap in the Blacklick Trail. From, "A final critical gap in the trail occurs near the intersection of Refugee Road and Hines Road. Approximately 750 l.f. of trail... including an approved underpass beneath the Norfolk Southern Railway."

Columbus: The Hub for State-Wide Trail Connections

When completed, the 320-mile Ohio-to-Erie Trail will not only connect Columbus with Cleveland and Cincinnati, it will also link Columbus with the other 2 most developed bikeway regions in the state. The result of that connection will mean that the 3 largest trail regions in Ohio will all be linked by trail, thanks to the cross-state Ohio-to-Erie Trail.

More Trail Options

Major trail routes are not the only trail options in the Columbus area. The city park network also offers trails within its borders, as do suburbs such as Dublin and Westerville.

Advocacy & Infrastructure

Columbus-based Yay Bikes! may well be the most effective, far-reaching bike advocacy organization in Ohio. They take education seriously and commit to not only teaching new riders road-riding skills, but they also manage to put city officials and transportation planners on bikes as well!

There's no better way to demonstrate the bicyclist's perspective to local officials, than to put them on two wheels and in the road with traffic. So simple, yet brilliantly effective.

Yay Bikes! has also taken their show on the road, working in other Ohio communities. And of course, they put on rides and events throughout the year in Columbus, including 'Bike the Cbus.'

Bike Share

The city's bike share is CoGo. Check out their bike station map.

Top of Page