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A Lack of Ped-Safe Infrastructure in Central Indiana

IN - "...The areas studied include all of Marion County and most of, or parts of Hamilton, Hendricks, Boone, Johnson, Morgan, Shelby and Hancock counties..." more

Bike Lane Remains Faded Months after Cyclist Killed

NY - "Ald. Jim Gardiner said he's trying to get the lanes repainted, but the Department of Transportation was unresponsive." more

A Gift for NYC’s Pedestrians

NY - "Mayor de Blasio’s holiday experiment at Rockefeller Center was so successful that he should make it permanent." more

Lawmaker Proposes Stronger Protections for Cyclists

1/17/20

CO - "Cyclists would have right of way in bike lanes." more

153 Bike Friendly Businesses

U.S. - "...Whether it’s vacation lodging like Delaware North at the Grand Canyon or a Tampa-based shuffleboard bar aptly named Shuffle or a city hall in Arcata, California, there are easy steps every place can take to make it easier for people to get there by bike..." more

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Ohio-to-Erie Trail Progress in Delaware County

1/16/20

OH - "Step by step, the Ohio To Erie Trail (OTET) gets closer to completion, and the public got to hear the latest about local links in an open house Tuesday at the Sunbury Town Hall." more

New Licking County Preserve Will Provide Trail Link

1/15/20

Licking County, OH - "Licking County commissioners have approved the purchase of a 40-acre plot of farmland near Centerburg that will link the Ohio to Erie bike trail between Delaware and Knox counties..." more

Trail-Paving Contract Awarded

1/15/20

Toledo, OH - "...The new pavement will be 12 feet wide, like other parts of the "[Wabash Cannonball] trail. Besides providing a smoother surface for bicyclists and hikers, the project will provide a paved section of the 46-mile North Fork in Fulton County." more

Rail Trail Connector Project Complete

Elkins, WV - "...The connector project has created a safe pathway from the current end of the Allegheny Highlands Trail to the Elkins Depot Welcome Center in downtown Elkins..." more

Philly Mayor Makes Big Bike and Transit Promises

Philadelphia, PA - "...He promised us 30 miles of protected bike lanes four years ago, and we wound up with around six..." more

Activists Make Music To Demand Bike Lane Fix

NYC - "...Two dozen street safety advocates marched up Sixth Avenue on Tuesday morning singing Talking Heads’ 1985 hit “Road To Nowhere” to demand that the Department of Transportation finish the protected bike lane on the avenue..." more

Officials Want Docks, Fences Removed from Trail Route

1/15/20

Seattle, WA - "Officials want the owners of about 150 properties along a Washington state lake to remove docks, boat lifts, decks, driveways, fences, landscaping and other amenities that stand in the way of completing a long-anticipated paved trail through the area." more

Lyme Disease Bills Pass in Wisconsin

1/15/20

Madison, WI - "...The first bill would require the DNR to post at least one sign warning visitors about Lyme Disease at each state park, trail, recreation area and forest..." more

Trump Signs Phase 1 Deal with China

1/15/20

D.C. - " President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a Phase 1 trade agreement with China and said he will reduce recently imposed tariffs on some products from 15% to 7.5%..." more

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Names Sought for Baileys Trail System Trails

Athens, OH

Woman Grabbed, Threatened on Bike Trail

TX - "...She said he told her not to look at him and that he was going to kill her." more

Fugitive Apprehended along Bike Trail

FL - "A Volusia County K-9 tracked down a fugitive, wanted for armed robberies in Kentucky, hiding off a bike trail in Deltona Tuesday..." more

Bike Share Gender Gap Persists

U.S. - "...According to the American Community Survey, women make up less than one-third (28 per cent) of commuters who regularly bicycle to work in the United States." more

Uber Calls on Congress to Boost Cyclist / Ped Safety

1/14/20

U.S. - "...the company sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure..." more

Safety Must Come First with Automated Vehicles

U.S. - "...I have found that the United States, at seemingly every turn, chooses to leave people biking and walking out of conversations about safer vehicles..." more

Retired Chief Struck, Killed in Bike Lane

1/15/20

THA - "A retired village chief was hit and killed by a pickup truck while cycling for exercise in a bike lane in Muang district on Wednesday morning, police said." more

UL Publishes New Standards for E-Bikes

1/14/20

CAN - "Underwriters Laboratories has published a new standard for e-bike systems and certification of the bikes' electrical components." more

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Fallen Trees Cleared from Kokosing Trail

Knox County, OH

County Receives $500K in Trail Funding

Greene County, OH - "...The county will be awarded $500,000 for a new trail in the Village of Yellow Springs that will be called Mary’s Way..." more

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

CoGo to Add E-Bikes

1/14/20

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

Cincy Pedestrian-Involved Crashes Drop in 2019

Cincinnati, OH - "For the first time in recent memory, Cincinnati saw a substantial decrease in the number of people involved in traffic crashes while they were walking city streets..." more

Towpath Times E-News

NE OH - Read the latest edition.

Ghost Town Trail Named Best in State

PA - "...Pennsylvania boasts more than 12,000 miles of trails throughout the commonwealth. The Ghost Town Trail needs only 5 1/2 more miles in order to complete the first continuous rail-trail loop in the eastern U.S..." more

80 Acres Purchased for Superior Greenway

MI - "A recent purchase of a nature preserve in Superior Township will add 80 acres to Washtenaw County and Ann Arbor’s Superior Greenway..." more

Boardman Lake Trail Cost Estimates Rise

1/14/20

Traverse City, MI - "The missing piece of a fully looped Boardman Lake Trail could be more expensive than project partners originally estimated." more

Transient Accused of Killing Man on Bike Trail

CA - "A 41-year-old transient has been found mentally unfit to stand trial for the stabbing death of a man on a popular Irvine bike trail." more

Bike Highways Plan in Paris

1/14/20

FRA - "...Composing 650 kilometers of protected bike paths, its tendrils would reach as far as the suburbs of Melun to the east and Mantes to the west..." more

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New Bridge Design Includes Bike Path

Elmore, OH - "...The replacement bridge... will feature 12-foot lanes, 4-foot shoulders, an 11-foot multi-use path on the west edge, and a 6-foot sidewalk on the east." more

Volunteers Clear Space for NCIT Trailhead

1/13/20

Norwalk, OH

'Walk It! Bike It!' in Lewisburg

PA - "...the Lewisburg Walk it! Bike it! committee is developing bike/ped maps for the area, organizing safety trainings, promoting national events like Bike to Work or Walk to School Days..." more

E-Bikes Excluded from Tariffs

D.C. - "U.S. Customs and Border Protection has ruled that e-bikes fall under the same category as electric motorcycles and therefore share an exclusion, granted in September, from the Trump administration's Section 301 tariffs on Chinese imports..." more

Sprawling Homeless Camps Vex California

1/13/20

CA - "... He's one of nearly 200 people living in a sprawling camp here that has sprung up along a popular recreation corridor..." more

Mayor is Making Paris More Bike Firendly

FRA - "...by far the most radical transformation Hidalgo has overseen has been the radical expansion of protected cycle lanes around the city." more

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Red Line Greenway off to Ugly Start

1/12/20

Cleveland, OH - "The early stages of building an urban trail or greenway can be ugly. Trees need to be cut. Stumps need to be pulled. Earth needs to be moved." more

Pickerington to Construct New Bike Path

Pickerington, OH

Comments Sought for Trumbull County Bike Trail

Warren, OH - "The public has a chance to weigh in on the final route of the last leg of Trumbull County’s portion of the bike trail, which will join the sections in Niles and Warren." more

New Trail along Conestoga River

1/12/20

Lancaster, PA - "Arising from the ruins of Lancaster city’s old sewage-treatment plant along the Conestoga River, a modest but pivotal trail system and natural area has taken shape along the eastern edge of the city and is now open to public wandering." more

Winds, Waves Shut Down Portions of Lakefront Trail

1/11/20

Chicago, IL - "...Earlier Saturday, high waves hammered areas at the lakefront and caused closures on portions of Lake Shore Drive and bike paths, as the region was soaked in a wintry mess." more

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High Winds Bring Tree Down on Roberts Pass

1/11/20

Madison County, OH

Richland B&O Trail Alert

1/10/20

Butler, OH

Driver Sentenced to 3 Years for Killing Cyclist

1/10/20

Elyria, OH - "...Sharan Carr, 65, was convicted on two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide for the death of 66-year-old Richard Knilans, in Avon Lake." more

ODNR Awards $6.64M for Trail Projects

1/10/20

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

Wilmington Receives $500K to Extend Trail

1/10/20

Wilmington, OH - "The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has awarded the city a $500,000 grant to help finance construction of a 3.5-mile extension of the Luther Warren Peace Path..." more

Lowellville gets Money for Bike Path Repairs

Lowellville, OH - "The first fix-up phase for the portion of Stavich Bike Trail that runs through Lowellville will be under way in 2021." more

Minority Overrules Majority to Pass $90M Bike Lane Project

San Diego, CA - "...The project initially failed on a simple tally vote with 50% voting on each side. A call for a second, weighted vote, was seconded and the project passed easily..." more

New Adaptive Scooters Introduced in Oakland

CA - "Oakland becomes first city in the nation to introduce a scooter program for people with disabilities." more

The Most Dangerous U.S. Cities for Cyclists

"...Although cyclist fatalities have been on the rise nationwide, the risk varies widely by location..." more

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Wayfinding Signs in Springfield

Springfield, OH

Cleaning Up Along the Kokosing Gap

Knox County, OH

Can a Roundabout Fix a Dangerous Philly Intersection?

Philadelphia, PA - "...this passive approach can work. In the year since Palm Beach, Fla., installed its first Dutch-style roundabout, average car speeds have dropped from 38 to 25 m.p.h., and there hasn’t been a single crash..." more

71 Vehicle Break-Ins Along 2 Trails

PA - "An arrest has been made in the recent rash of vehicle break-ins involving parking lots (including SEPTA lots) along the Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail line and Schuylkill River Trail..." more

Tree Removal for Portion of Marquette Greenway

IN - "The Burns Harbor Redevelopment Commission (RDC) is going out for bids for tree removal along the route for Phase 1 of the Burns Harbor portion of the Marquette Greenway Trail..." more

Bear Creek Greenway Sweep Filling Up Dumpsters

Bedford, OR - "The Jackson County Sheriff's Office estimates that crews will remove at least four 40-yard dumpsters full of garbage over several days." more

County Pays Cyclist $500K for Fall in Bike Lane

CA - "Records show the county had been aware of street defects along the stretch of road for months prior to the fall." more

Using Traffic Cameras To Monitor Blocked Bike Lanes

1/10/20

VA - "...In one case, a stretch of the bike lane on Crystal Drive was blocked for 16 hours over the course of a week..." more

Lime Departs 12 Cities, Lays off 100 Employees

"...The electric scooter and bike-sharing company said that it is retreating from 12 cities worldwide and laying off 14% of its workforce, or 100 employees, as it seeks to cut costs." more

E-Bike Sales Catching Up with E-Cars

1/9/20

"Analysts predict there will be hundreds of millions of ebikes on the road by 2023. more

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Park Volunteers Get Their Own Newsletter

Knox County, OH - "...every other month for a total of six months per year, [volunteers] will be recognized through a Volunteer Appreciation Newsletter that has made its debut with a winter issue..." more

The Great Lake to Lake Trail links up Metro Detroit

1/9/20

MI - "...Michigan has five Great Lake to Lake Trails that reach from one Great Lake to another..." more

Cyclists Need Safe Routes Thru Central Park

1/9/20

NYC - "Upper West Siders are demanding that the city create safe routes for bike riders through Central Park, citing a lack of crosstown infrastructure that led to the death of a cyclist last month." more

Number of Boston Bike Share Systems Plummets

Boston, MA - "Two years ago, it looked like bike-shares would overwhelm the Boston area. Now, as 2020 begins, there are basically two systems left—and one operates only in the warmer months." more

Cyclist Murdered in Bike Shop Parking Lot

Miami Beach, FL - "A cyclist who led group rides from a South Florida bike shop was murdered Sunday morning in the parking lot from where the rides started." more

Speed Kills

1/9/20

U.S. - "...Speeding on our roads is linked to over 36,000 deaths each year in the U.S. That’s almost 700 deaths a week… 100 a day." more

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Debris Cleared from the Richland B&O Trail

Richland County, OH

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

New Coffee Shop & Restaurant Near Trail

1/8/20

Mt. Vernon, OH

Skinned Animals Left in Public Park

Cincinnati, OH - "...The SPCA dog warden says three dog-like animals were left in a cardboard box near the park’s bike trail..." more

Bicyclist Hit in Trail Crosswalk

IL - Here's a common danger that every cyclist should be aware of: A driver stops at a road crossing along a trail to let a cyclist / pedestrian cross. When the trail user enters the crossing, one or more approaching drivers drive into the crosswalk without yielding. more

Letter Reveals Interesting Twist Regarding E-Bike Rules

1/8/20

UT - "...E-bikes are regulated under Title 10 of the city’s municipal code. Pursuant to this code, riders 65 years and older, and 'persons with mobility disabilities,' are permitted to use Class 1 e-MTBs on trails..." more

NYC Mayor Defends E-Bike Stance

1/7/20

NY - "...On Dec. 26, Cuomo vetoed legislation that would have given all classes of e-bikes, including those with throttle-control, the same rights of the road as traditional bicycles throughout the state. Only pedal-assist bikes are allowed in the city." more

E-Bikes Not Allowed on Natural Trails

1/7/20

Larimer County, CO - "Larimer County is among many Colorado counties which has chosen to allow e-bikes only on paved surfaces..." more

Emeryville Improves Safety at Bike/Ped Crossings

1/7/20

CA - "...The raised crosswalks force motorists to slow down and help make crossing cyclists and pedestrians more visible. Another cool feature of this project: the RRFBs don’t require pedestrians or cyclists to stop and push a 'beg button'.’ They are instead triggered by motion detectors..." more

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Miami & Erie Canal Towpath Photos

Auglaize County, OH - Some photos of the lesser known (and less developed) towpath in NW Ohio.

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FHWA Request: Implement More Separated Bike Lanes

1/6/20

U.S. - "This New Year, encourage the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to resolve to build more separated bike lanes by telling them that this game-changing, proven, effective, simple, and yet under-utilized innovation should be part of the next Every Day Counts deployment." more

Why Do Americans View Zero as an Impossible Goal?

1/6/20

"...The idea of Vision Zero, which began in Scandinavia, has fittingly seen a real-life demonstration in Scandinavia." more

Maximizing Bike Share Ridership is all about Location

1/6/20

"10% increase in bike-availability levels increases ridership by 12%." more

Construction on 11-Block Bike Lane Begins in Vancouver

1/6/20

CAN - "...The city plans to move the bike path to the east side of the street and is adding physical barriers. They will also widen the lane for cyclists to pass in either direction." more

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Connellsville Sees Trail Visitors from 27 Countries

1/6/20

PA - "...in the last decade, 5,467 people have traveled through the town from 49 states (every state except North Dakota) and 27 foreign countries." more

Signs Installed on Susquehanna Warrior Trail

1/6/20

PA - "Twelve directional signs have been installed to get hikers and bikers onto the Susquehanna Warrior Trail, which runs along the Susquehanna River." more

App Helps Wage War on Bad Drivers

1/6/20

"OurStreets reveals the often ugly history of irresponsible motorists and lets you report new misdeeds to the proper authorities." more

UC Santa Barbara now a Platinum-Level Bike Friendly University

1/5/20

CA - "...UC Santa Barbara twice before, in 2011 and 2015, was rated at the Gold level. With the announcement today of 48 new and renewing BFUs across the country, UCSB cements its place in a cutting-edge group..." more

San Diego Charges $2,000 for Sidewalk Repair Permits

CA - "...If you’re wondering why San Diego has a backlog of at least 81,000 sidewalk repairs, those absurdly high fees are on the short list..." more

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Cracks Repaired Along GMRT Section

Franklin County, OH

Tree Falls Cleared from Richland B&O Trail

Richland County, OH

Pathway Projects Among Chardon Accomplishments

Chardon, OH - "...the city, in October, was recognized as a Buckeye Trail Town by the Ohio Buckeye Trail Association during a ceremony at the city’s annual Fall Fest." more

Utility Construction to Close Mon River Trail Section

Morgantown, WV - "... crews will be installing utility lines at the future site of Reynolds Hall [at West Virginia University]..." more

Truck Driver Stikes, Kills Man on E-Bike

Edison, NJ - "A 44-year-old man riding a three-wheeled electronic bicycle was fatally struck by a tractor trailer in New Jersey Friday morning." more

2 Injured, Rescued In Separate Biking Accidents

CA - "A woman and a boy were injured in separate bicycling accidents Saturday in North Bay parks..." more

Motorists Driving Thru Bike Lanes After Flex Post Removal

1/5/20

CAN - "Drivers are once again misusing a segregated bike lane to turn at the intersection of St. Laurent Boulevard and Donald Street, less than six months after flexible posts were installed to halt the same problems." more

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Edgewater Park Rape Suspect Charged

Cleveland, OH - "Cleveland Metroparks police and the U.S. Marshals have taken into custody a man accused of beating and sexually assaulting a woman at Edgewater Beach on Dec. 29." more

Land Obtained for Hellbender Preserve Access

Howard, OH - "...At present the only way to access Hellbender is to park at the Kokosing Gap Trail in Howard, walk the trail and the preserve is adjacent to the trail..." more

Bike Between Philly and the ’Burbs'

PA - "The Circuit Trails in Pennsylvania and New Jersey — one of the largest trail networks in the nation — just got a big funding boost, and nearby cyclists, joggers, and outdoors-lovers will soon reap the benefits." more

Homeless Tents Have Returned to Uptown Bike Lanes

Chicago, IL - "...While the green bike lanes are largely clear, the encampments basically render the pedestrian portion of the sidewalk unusable..." more

Bike Lane Proposal has Residents Furious Again

1/4/20

Coral Gables, FL - "Bike lanes are a tough sell in Coral Gables. That’s putting it lightly." more

Austin 311 App Changes help Cyclists

1/3/20

TX - "A new category allows people to report vehicles parked in bike lines. Austin Transportation can use this data to more easily identify hot spots." more

Safe Passing Law Takes Effect

1/3/20

WA - "Starting this year, Washington state is telling drivers that if there's more than one lane going your direction, you must get into the left lane when passing a bicyclist — as you would when passing slower cars." more

Teen Found Dead on Bike Trail

1/3/20

Sacramento, CA - "A missing Carmichael teenager was found dead Thursday along the American River Bike Trail after his high school says he took his own life." more

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$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

Paving Planned on Wabash Cannonball Trail

Fulton County, OH - "Metroparks Toledo and the Northwest Ohio Rails-to-Trails Association are working to extend the paved section of the Wabash-Cannonball Trail six miles by next summer." more

Girard Mayor Talks Bike Trail

Girard, OH - "... We have an extension by the court to continue to acquire the property necessary for the bike trail and to continue to make improvements at the former Ohio Leather site." more

Rose Run, Infrastructure Improvements on Tap for 2020

New Albany, OH - "...Rose Run Park is part of the Rose Run stream corridor that runs mostly parallel to Dublin-Granville Road through New Albany..." more

$215,700 Grant Recommended for Waters Trailhead

Waters, MI - "The proposed Iron Belle trailhead project in Waters has been recommended to receive a grant from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund." more

Philly Urban Growth and Design Trends

PA - "...PennDOT has historically treated bicyclists and pedestrians as squishy inconveniences to the awesome forward momentum of cars..." more

A Look at the Impact of Rail Trails over the Last Decade

U.S. - "...As the 2010s built momentum, opportunities to maximize the power of these essential community assets became clear, and a new focus took hold at Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) and across the movement: that of regional connectivity and the potential to connect the country by trail like never before." more

Norwegian Capital Nearly Achieves Zero Road Deaths

Oslo, NOR - "...With a population comparable to Portland, Ore., Oslo recorded only one traffic fatality: a driver who smashed his car into a fence..." more

E-scooters in London?

UK - "The province lifted a ban on electric scooters as part of a 5-year pilot." more

2020 Will be the Year of Cooperative Mobility

1/3/20

"...In 2020, an increase in different micro-mobility transportation methods will be seen, even though the bike share market crashed in 2018..." more

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Greenway Construction off to Controversial Start

Cleveland, OH - "Advocates and supporters of the soon-to-be-built Red Line Greenway trail are upset with the Cleveland Metroparks after the early work done on the $6.4 million project included the removal of numerous trees..." more

Dead Tree Removal along Roberts Pass

Delaware County, OH

Budget Priorities Include Lakefront Greenway

Cleveland, OH - "...The county also listed as a priority its proposed lakefront greenway project, which would create a walking trail and bike path from Euclid to Bay Village along Lake Erie..." more

Dick Lebold Dies at 76

Bolivar, OH - "...He actually was very, very important in getting the Towpath Trail through the Village of Bolivar..." more

Senator Takes a Spill while Biking

NYC - "...State Senator John Liu, one of the few public officials who bikes regularly, was scraped up in a crash on Friday..." more

Feds Investigate Transportation Projects

Seattle, WA - "Officials must comply with a subpoena for documents related to the bus routes, streetcar and other projects by next week." more

Tariff Exclusions for Most Kids Bikes

1/2/20

D.C. - "The U.S Trade Representative has granted tariff exclusions to two more categories of kids bikes from China. Combined with other exclusions granted late last year, now all bikes with wheels from 12-inch through 24-inch diameter are exempt from the tariffs..." more

Bike Sharing Company Loses More Than 2,000 Bikes

1/1/20

"Mobike, a Chinese bike sharing startup which later rebranded as Meituan Bike, announced it lost more than 200,000 bikes to theft and vandalism in 2019..." more

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Trees Down along Little Miami Trail

12/31/19

Clark County, OH

Grant Awarded to Extend Ohio-to-Erie Trail in Sunbury

Delaware County, OH

Wendy Park Bridge Could Be A Trail Changer

Cleveland, OH - "...In addition to the in-planning Irishtown Bend project, the bridge represents the final steps linking the Towpath Trail to Lake Erie." more

Salvation Army Surprises Kids with Bikes

Bay Village, OH - "Some area kids got a wonderful surprise for Christmas thanks to the Bay Village Bicycle Co-op and BAYarts." more

New Bridge would be Part of Trail

12/30/19

Wheeling, WV - "The Aetnaville Bridge has been closed to all traffic for a few years, but the city of Wheeling is hoping to change that." more

How $18M will Connect Exton to Philly

12/30/19

PA - "...The $18 million will go toward seven projects that are part of the Circuit Trails of Greater Philadelphia, envisioned as an 800-mile regional network in nine counties of Southeastern Pennsylvania and Central and Southern New Jersey." more

Acme Township Lands Grant for TART Trail Extension

12/30/19

MI - "...Acme Township this month received a $300,000 grant from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund to help pay for the first segment of the Acme-to-Charlevoix Trail..." more

Trail system, Local Projects Drive Optimism

Johnstown, PA - "... the region’s growing network of hiking and biking trails is expected to continue to make headlines in the year ahead across the region." more

Koala Gets Drink from Cyclist

12/30/19

AUS - "...This Koala walked right up to me as I was descending and climbed up onto my bike while I gave him water..." more

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Cyclist Deaths in NYC Hit Historic High

NY - "A historically deadly year for cyclists on New York City’s streets has created a seismic shift in the way the public and top city officials talk about street safety." more

Decade a Good One for Spokane Cyclists

12/30/19

WA - "...When this decade began, Spokane had 29 miles of bikeways within its city limits. Ten years later, that number has tripled – to more than 96 miles." more

Bicycling Will Save Tomorrow’s Cities

"...Growth in urban bicycle use can drive profound societal changes..." more

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Towpath Expansion & NE OH Trail Building Report

Kent, OH - "...We’re working on about 500 miles of connector trails whether it’s the Freedom Trail, the Rubber City Heritage Trail or the Veterans Trail..." more

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

Kent Parks Master Plan Update

12/29/19

Kent, OH - "The year 2020 promises to be a pivotal one for the Kent Parks and Recreation Department." more

Lancaster's Zagster Bike Share to go Dockless Next Spring

12/29/19

Lancaster, PA - "...the city plans to switch to Zagster’s dockless 'Pace' system, a move that those managing the program think will boost ridership significantly." more

Erosion Leaves Lasting Damage to Muskegon Bike Trail

Muskegon, MI - " High water levels and widespread erosion has taken its toll on a popular bike trail near Muskegon Lake." more

Pendleton Connects East, West with Bike/Ped Bridge

12/29/19

IN - "More than a decade after the idea first surfaced, a bridge connecting the east and west ends of Pendleton with a bicycle and pedestrian trail over Interstate 69 finally is becoming a reality." more

Young Cyclist Hit, Killed In Hit-and-Run

12/28/19

Charlotte, NC - "... Police have charged a 19-year-old who they say was driving a stolen car." more

'Idaho Stop' Law Passes in Oregon

Jackson County, OR - "...It's going to allow bike riders to not come to a complete stop, so they can keep their momentum moving forward but they still have to yield." more

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Counties Cooperate to Connect Trails along the NCIT

Wood County, OH - "The Wood County Park District Board will partner with Ottawa County to connect bike paths from Cleveland to Indiana." more

Focus Continues on Road / Bike Infrastructure

Avon, OH - "...The city made plans for improved bicycle connectivity through the bike and pedestrian master plan in collaboration with Lorain County Metro Parks and Sheffield Village." more

Blazing a Trail for the 21st Century

12/28/19

IN - "...Indiana Department of Natural Resources has partnered with the rail-trail planners to assist in completion of the national route..." more

Atlanta’s Paths are Linking to Create a Network

12/28/19

GA - "...'In the very near future,' he said, 'we’re going to have one of the nation’s finest and largest regional trail networks'.” more

Bike Share Study Shows Strong Demand

12/27/19

Boston, MA - "Since they debuted in 2018, the lime-green bicycles have become a familiar sight in communities surrounding Boston, showing up at train stations, libraries, town centers — and, occasionally, your neighbor’s front yard." more

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Cuomo Vetoes Bill to Legalize E-Bikes

12/26/19

NYC - "...The veto follows months of advocacy urging the governor to sign the bill, which was sponsored by State Senator Jessica Ramos and Assembly Member Nily Rozic on behalf of thousands of delivery workers who are subject to frequent crackdowns by the NYPD because the throttle-controlled bikes they prefer are technically illegal under state law." more

Car gets Stuck on Pulaski Bridge Walkway

12/26/19

NY - "A misguided motorist attempted to go down a pedestrian walkway across the Pulaski Bridge early Thursday..." more

Brookline to Prioritize Moving People Over Single-Occupant Vehicles

MA - "Brookline's town meeting this month voted to set ambitious benchmarks for moving more people by sustainable modes of transport by 2030." more

Safety, Cycling, Injury and Death

12/26/19

"Let’s get straight to it: Cycling is a risky activity..." more

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Long-Term Plan to Expand Biking & Walking

Akron, OH - "...Goals of the Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study include balancing recreational opportunities with healthy travel options and safety..." more

Robo Food Deliveries Coming to Ann Arbor

12/26/19

MI - "Ann Arbor will be the site of a robot-delivery experiment starting next week with food to go..." more

Concern Over New Speed Humps

Pittsburgh, PA - "Though new speed humps have been installed in various areas in Pittsburgh, concerns from residents remain." more

OurStreets App will allow Traffic Violation Reporting

12/25/19

D.C. - "...OurStreets, set to be released in January, will let users report cars blocking crosswalks, plugging up bike lanes and squatting in spaces reserved for people with disabilities..." more

Cyclist Killed by Maui Driver

12/24/19

HI - "...The 56-year-old driver didn’t see the bicyclist as he turned, and hit Janssen, who was heading north in the bike lane." more

Performance Bankruptcy Dominated BRAIN News in 2019

12/24/19

COI - "The bankrutpcy of Advanced Sports Enterprises — parent company of Performance, Nashbar and Fuji-distributor ASI — dominated the web news on BicycleRetailer.com in early 2019." more

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More of the Wabash Cannonball Trail to be Paved

Toledo, OH - "...the Metroparks Toledo Board of Park Commissioners awarded a $2.2 million contract to Expercon LLC of Toledo to pave the trail’s North Fork between State Rte. 109 near Delta and the Lucas-Fulton county line by Aug. 31..." more

Driving Force Behind Towpath Trail set to Retire

Cleveland, OH - "After 30 years of plotting, planning and later producing the Towpath Trail extension from Cuyahoga Valley National Park to downtown Cleveland, the driving force behind the transformative project, Tim Donovan, will step down as executive director of Canalway Partners at the end of the year." more

Great American Rail-Trail Progress Report

D.C. - "Nearly $13 million in public and private funding secured to advance Great American segments in four states." more

Society Hill Bike Lanes Raise Questions

12/24/19

Philadelphia, PA - "...Incredibly, the decision to leave intersections unprotected went against studies conducted by the City of Philadelphia and Howard Stein Hudson..." more

Delay in Bill Signing Discriminatory Against Delivery Workers

NYC - "A nonprofit group advocating for bicycle and pedestrian rights in New York City says the delay in passing an e-bike access bill is discriminatory against delivery workers." more

Pulaski Bridge Bike Lanes Numbers Should be Higher

NY - "...The organization did a recent bike count and observed 142 bikes per hour in peak commuting times and 53 bikes per hour in non-peak times in November..." more

The Bridge Berny Blocked is Finally Built

Chicago, IL - "Fourteen years of frustration for cyclists finally ended this weekend as the the bike bridge that the late 50th Ward alderman Berny Stone blocked back in in 2005 quietly opened to bicycle and pedestrian traffic..." more

Cyclist Sues Bellingham, says Arrest Violated Rights

Seattle, WA - "A bicyclist is suing the city of Bellingham, saying he was arrested for trying to complain about a parking enforcement officer who blocked a bike lane." more

Lake 'Desecrated' as Bike Trails lLead to Swimming

12/24/19

NZL - "The kaitiaki of a sacred Rotorua lake say it is being desecrated by people swimming in it after the opening of mountain bike trails in 2018." more

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Hazardous Chemical Oozes onto Detroit Freeway

12/23/19

MI - "...Police said the chemical ran from the basement of the building onto the ground and then found its way through a drain which then empties onto the I 696 highway." more

Nearing Completion on Pennsy Greenway Northwest Trail Project

12/22/19

Schererville, IN - "Connectivity has been a goal for Schererville for more than a decade..." more

Man Enters Alford Plea in Death of Bicyclist

12/22/19

WA - "...An Alford plea does not admit guilt but acknowledges enough evidence exists that it would likely lead to a conviction in a jury trial." more

Interim Agreement Reached on 144-Mile Bike Trail

12/22/19

MO - "...This trail agreement marks a significant milestone in Ameren Missouri’s efforts to donate the remaining 144 miles of the scenic Rock Island Corridor to the state for possible use as a recreational trail..." more

Portland Sees Most Traffic Fatalities Since 1997

OR - "Portland saw the most traffic fatalities in 2019 in nearly 22 years..." more

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City Removes 300+ Trees along Monon Trail

Indianapolis, IN - "...The city is completing forestry work ahead of a plan to widen the Monon by 4 feet all the way from 10th Street north to 96th Street." more

Study Finds NYC Bike Lanes Often Obstructed

NY - "A new study confirms something bicyclists in the city already know well—there’s always something blocking the bike lanes." more

Superhero Protects NYC from Bad Drivers

12/21/19

NY - "This superhero doesn’t wield a mighty shield, a mythic hammer or even a bow and arrow. He protects Gotham with a point-and-shoot camera and cell phone." more

Injured Cyclist gets $350K Settlement

Portland, OR - "A bike rider injured in a 2017 crash on North Greeley Avenue near the Interstate 5 on-ramp sued the driver, city of Portland and state of Oregon." more

This Decade’s Mobility Winner

12/21/19

"Bike-sharing has revolutionized urban transport over the last decade, and some studies are predicting that electric bicycles, which are easy to use in hilly cities, will become the go-to mobility solution..." more

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Canalway Partners Names New Director

Cleveland, OH - "The nonprofit Canalway Partners, which spearheaded the $57 million project to bring the 101-mile Towpath Trail into Cleveland, is changing directors and refining its focus as the trail nears completion in the city in 2021." more

Wayne County Rails-to-Trails E-News

12/20/19

Read the latest edition.

Bike Trail Tussle in Muncie

12/20/19

IN - "...a $640,000 federal grant to build a bicycle-walking trail near the Ball State campus. The only trouble is, its construction will take out portions of the yards, including trees and driveways, of about 60 residences on Riverside Avenue..." more

Range Line Park in Line for $300K Grant

12/20/19

MI - "...Beyond the Range Line Park project, Bixby has his sights set higher. He’d like to see the trail extension funded, along with a new bridge across Lake Chapin..." more

Caroga Officials Move forward with Eminent Domain

12/20/19

NY - "The town board is moving forward with the eminent domain procedure for the Morey Road extension trail project..." more

Denver Pays $50K to Cyclist Who Crashed on Bikeway

12/20/19

CO - "...The city can be found liable if there’s proof that someone had reported the problem previously..." more

Montreal Bike Path Snow Removal Leaves Sidewalks Icy

12/20/19

CAN - "Some feel that the city is prioritizing cyclists over pedestrians." more

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NPS Disbands E-Bike Advisory Group following Lobbying Concerns

12/19/19

D.C. - "The National Park Service, facing a lawsuit from conservation groups for allowing e-bikes on non-motorized trails, disbanded a bike-industry group that has been accused of secret lobbying for that access." more

Moped-Style Scooters may be Coming to Cincy

12/19/19

Cincinnati, OH - "...Red Bike is in talks with California-based scooter manufacturer OjO to bring to Cincinnati seated, electric battery-powered rental scooters..." more

Coast-to-Coast Trail will Cut through Indiana

12/19/19

IN - "...The portion in Indiana is halfway done, with trail gaps identified and a few sections that are undefined with no set route yet..." more

4 New Fix-It Stations on Mon River Trail

12/19/19

WVA - "...The stations are properly spaced out along the 48-mile long trail and include a rack to mount bikes, tire pump and a variety of tools." more

Harpers Ferry Rock Climbers Worried about Closures

12/19/19

WVA - "...This is not how the Park Service is supposed to work." more

NYC to Launch Bike-Lane Inspector Program

12/19/19

NY - "...The DOT says it needs to hire seven “apprentice highway and sewer inspectors” who will make their daily rounds on DOT-issued bikes, inspecting bike lanes, responding to complaints at specific locations and reviewing road work done by utility companies, plumbers and other contractors." more

Kingdom Trails Just Got Smaller for Mountain Bikers

12/19/19

VT - "...three landowners have revoked bike access on the trails that run through their respective properties...." more

$9M Awarded to Couple Hit while Biking in the Gorge

12/19/19

Portland, OR - "The Oregonian reported earlier this week that a jury has awarded more than $9 million to a couple who were hit by a truck driver while biking on I-84 in the Columbia River Gorge." more

Survey Says Protected Bike Lanes are Most Desirable

12/19/19

Portland, OR - "...What they found is that there are really only two types of bikeway designs that most people feel comfortable using, and they both include almost total separation from drivers." more

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Road Diets Have Transformed Metro Detroit

MI - "...Nine Mile has become a bustling commercial corridor that rivals Woodward in Ferndale, packed with shops, bars, restaurants, pedestrians, bikes, and cars..." more

Bicycle Club Receives $5,000 Donation

12/18/19

Kalamazoo, MI - "...The Chain Gang, a group of bicyclists killed and injured after Charles Pickett Jr. crashed into them June 7, 2016, donated $5,000 to the Education Committee of the Kalamazoo Bicycle Club..." more

Cyclist Killed After Crashing on Ice

12/18/19

NY - "A doctor riding his bike through Central Park wiped out on ice and was fatally struck by a school bus full of kids Wednesday morning..." more

E-Bike & E-Scooter Legislation Remains in Limbo

NY - "...New York City is the only city in the country that's been anti-electric bike, and that has had an impact on the entire state..." more

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Bike Lane Upgrade in Cleveland

Cleveland, OH

Commission Agrees to $567K Riverfront Ccontract

IN - "...The city filed its application with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources in October for the proposed $8.6 million conceptual plan calling for several overlooks of the East Fork White River downtown, connections to the People Trail system and an in-water recreation area." more

Biking Patterns Between Brooklyn & Queens

NYC - "Study of the Pulaski Bridge bike path is one of the first analyses of bike riding in NYC outside of Manhattan." more

Preliminary Deal on 144-Mile Bike Trail

MO - "A proposal to create a 144-mile (231.75 kilometer) biking trail across central Missouri is one step closer to reality, after Ameren Missouri and the Department of Natural Resources reached a preliminary agreement Tuesday." more

The Neglect of the Minneapolis Greenway

MN - "...As you walk the path, you see bike parts, bottles, syringes, and other trash lying everywhere. You see people sleeping under bridges and in tents, and drug use is prominent." more

Oregon Bike Tax Still Short of Expectations

Portland, OR - "...The $15 tax on new bicycles was one of several taxes passed by the Oregon Legislature in 2017 to raise revenue for transportation projects and programs..." more

What will Boris Johnson do for Cyclists?

12/18/19

UK - "PM should use his majority to push for investments, but he may lack the political bravery." more

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High Water Rescue Near Bike Trail

Gallia County, OH - "...According to Sheriff Matt Champlin, a woman who was staying in a tent near the bike trail..." more

Cleveland Heights Plan for Safer Streets

OH - "...What makes Cleveland Heights different is that its policy could be considered one of the most far-reaching and comprehensive to date." more

Towpath Times E-News

NE OH - Read the latest edition.

Hit-and-Run Driver Sought in Cleveland

12/17/19

Making Newport More Bike Friendly

12/17/19

KY - "...Over the last few months, the community experimented with ways to make bicycling safer and more enjoyable, employing a technique called “tactical urbanism” to create pilot projects around safe urban bicycling." more

E-Scooters Banned from Greenways

12/16/19

Evansville, IN - "...Before voting 9-0 for the e-scooter ordinance, the council 5-4 banned e-scooters on greenway paths..." more

Making Biking Safer in Philly

12/16/19

Philadelphia, PA - "The state Senate may fix a technicality that prevents the city from installing safe bike lanes..." more

Lansing Bike Co-op Refurbishes Bikes for Kids

12/16/19

MI - "The Lansing Bike Co-op, a nonprofit on Lansing’s east side, gave away the bikes just in time for Christmas..." more

What’s Behind NYC’s Mounting Cyclist Death Toll?

12/16/19

NY - "...As of mid-December, NYPD data lists 27 cyclists who’ve been struck and killed by vehicles this year, though advocacy groups put the count at 28..." more

The Quiet Triumph of Bike Share

12/16/19

U.S. - "How bike sharing in the U.S. became this decade’s biggest transportation success story." more

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Fencing Work Along the Cannonball Trail

Colton, OH

Tickets Issued to Drivers Avoiding Speed Bumps

Pittsburgh, PA - "...Speed humps are made to slow down traffic to protect our neighbors. They are not made to swerve around and drive in the parking lane/bike lane..." more

Media Coverage of Car Crashes Downplays the Role of Drivers

U.S. - "...Journalists, it should be noted, have legal obligations to avoid placing blame on either party without an official determination by police or other authorities." more

Cyclist Confronts Drivers in Bike Lane

IRE - "When you say to someone that you are worried that you might be killed and they say that they don’t care, it’s not something you hear in such explicit terms every day." more

Local Wants Horses on Hauraki Rail Trail

12/16/19

NZL - "A Te Aroha woman has launched a petition to ride her horse on the Hauraki Rail Trail saying 'there's nowhere left to ride'." more

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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

Cuyahoga Valley National Park Seeking More E-Bike Input

CVNP, OH - "Cuyahoga Valley National Park is seeking additional public comments about electric bicycle use in the park [thru Jan. 6]." more

What Do Trails Mean to Industry?

12/15/19

IA - "...The point is none of them knew he was a volunteer with an Ohio bike trail group, but the excitement was in the air." more

Richmond Bridge Bike Lane Part of Cycling Mission

CA - "...it’s another step toward improving health and air quality, completing the 500-mile Bay Trail, and providing an alternative to driving." more

More Scooters for San Francisco

CA - "San Francisco will allow 750 more electric rental scooters onto the streets Sunday as the second phase of a pilot program rolls out." more

Proposal to Make the Use of Separated Cycleways Mandatory

12/15/19

NZL - "...Similar rules exist in the cycle-friendly Netherlands, where using a physically separated bike path, or fietspad, is compulsory in most cases." more

Segregated Cycle Lanes also Reduce Collisions on Adjacent Streets

12/14/19

CAN - "A new study published in the journal Accident Analysis & Prevention(link is external) has found that not only do segregated cycle lanes encourage more cycling and decrease the risk of collision for those who do so, they also reduce the chances of collisions in nearby areas where there are no cycle lanes." more

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Trail Development Funding Approved for 2020

PA - "The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners approved Montgomery County’s 2020 Capital Budget, which includes $10 million in funding for the development of trails in the Circuit Trails Network." more

Trail System Receives Grant from DNR Trust Fund

MI - "The TART Trail System continues to grow thanks in part to a new $300,000 grant." more

Advocates Rally for a Safer Northern Boulevard

NY - "...The advocates called for a dedicated bus lane, a protected bike lane and safer street designs along the road, where 1,200 people have been injured since 2014..." more

Thousands Ride Across Bay on New Bike Lane

12/14/19

San Francisco, CA - "Early data are in, showing Bay Area cyclists are embracing Richmond’s new bike lane across the San Francisco Bay." more

Feds Approve Red Paint

12/13/19

U.S. - "Federal transportation officials are removing a bureaucratic barrier that will allow cities to create more red bus lanes quickly." more

Tariff-ic News

12/13/19

D.C. - "The bike industry got good news on tariffs on Friday from two directions." more

Canadian Study Confirms What Cyclists Already Know

12/13/19

CAN - "A new study out of Toronto has examined the safety effects of newly added cycle tracks in the downtown core. To the shock of no one, the results are overwhelmingly positive..." more

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Great Miami River Trail Section Closed

12/12/19

Dayton, OH - "A section of the Great Miami Recreation Trail between Birch Drive and Needmore Road will be closed until further notice due to hazardous conditions."

Trail Use on the Rise in Madison County

Madison County, OH

Bike Path Removal to Cause Lane Closures

East Lansing, MI - "Lane closures should be expected on Monday, Dec. 16, when the Bogue Street protected bike path pilot project will come to an end." more

Latest Updates on the Joe Louis Greenway

Detroit, MI - "The planning phase for the much-anticipated Joe Louis Greenway is entering the home stretch..." more

Zeeland Unveils Bike, Sidewalk Plan

12/12/19

MI - "...The city has developed a non-motorized system plan that highlights where sidewalks and bike lanes could be added..." more

7 Bike Repair Stations Coming To Schuylkill River Trail

PA - "...The announcement comes as the first of the new stations was installed at the Walnut Street trailhead in Philadelphia..." more

"Mixing Zones" a Point of Contention

12/12/19

San Francisco, CA - "...Protected bike lanes with unprotected intersections are certainly better than nothing, but, as Haney said in his opening remarks, there are already too many people absent from these meetings because they were killed by sub-par designs." more

More Car-Free Streets

"In cities like New York, Paris, Rotterdam, and soon San Francisco, car-free streets are emerging amid a growing movement." more

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Rail Trail Development in Ashtabula County

12/12/19

Andover, OH - "...The Pymatuning Valley Greenway Trail has been a concept for a number of years, but construction could begin in the next two years." more

Corporate E-Bike Delivery Pilot Program is Hypocritical

12/11/19

NYC - "...For the past two years, immigrant delivery cyclists have been working under constant threat of punishment for their use of electric bicycles..." more

Truck Slides into Lake, Closes Trail

12/11/19

Chicago, IL - "...The white truck, with flashing yellow lights, slid across the bike path at Oak Street around 7:15 a.m. and went halfway into the water before it caught on the breakwall..." more

E-Bike Program Preps Students for Emerging Industry

12/11/19

CA - "...For the last three years, Sachneet and Amritpal have participated in the Richmond High E-Bike Challenge, a fall program sponsored annually by Chevron Richmond that has students designing and building electric bikes with help from mentors..." more

Mapping Scooters Explosive Growth

U.S. - "New Urban Mobility Alliance’s new tool to track the industry shows devices have spread to 37 U.S. states in 2 years." more

Cyclist Crashes on Protective Bike Lane Curb

12/11/19

UK - "A cyclist in Cambridge broke his hip after his bike 'went from underneath' him when he clipped a kerb on one of the city’s protected cycleways..." more

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Marshallville Donates Asphalt Millings to Trail Group

Wayne County, OH - "On October 20th, Marshallville offered us the asphalt millings from a street they were repairing and resurfacing..." more

New Path to Connect Boston Mill with Towpath

Boston Mills, OH

Protected Bike Lanes Boost Female Ridership

NY - "A new Quartzy article that analyzed why women are less likely to bike to work than men, contained some interesting news for the Queens bike community." more

Freeway Ramp Gives Way to Greenway

NC - "...This closure of the southbound entrance ramp from Summit Avenue onto Murrow will make space for a greenway on the outskirts of downtown." more

Is it Time to Study Distracted Biking in Minneapolis?

MN - "...There are several issues that cause these crashes, many of which are not bicyclists’ fault. However, a contributing factor that can and should be investigated further is distracted biking..." more

A Shareable Helmet with your Shared Bike

"...A recent UCLA study found that head injuries were the most common among 249 emergency room patients admitted after electric scooter accidents in California." more

Drivers Refuse to Put Down Their Phones

"...Across the U.S., many states have distracted-driving laws in place. Yet federal studies estimate over 3,000 people a year die from distracted driving, and safety experts believe the actual number is far higher." more

Court Told that Slugs & Bats will be Disturbed by Greenway

IRE - "...Environmental campaigner Peter Sweetman wants the court to quash the granting of licences which removed the need for consent for measures to compensate for the loss and disturbance from the project to habitats for these two species." more

Hauraki Rail Trail Extension to Open before Christmas

12/11/19

NZL - "Soon cyclists will be able to soothe their pedal-weary muscles at Te Aroha Spas and venture through luscious Middle Earth." more

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GMRT 3rd Street Bridge Detour Thru 2021

Dayton, OH - "A [Great Miami River Trail] detour will route cyclists onto city bike lanes, share-the-road routes or sidewalks through Fall 2021 in downtown Dayton. The trail will be closed on both banks of the river for Third Street Bridge replacement..."

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Council Votes to Help Fund Baileys Trail System

Athens, OH - "City Council voted unanimously Monday to approve controversial funding for the Baileys Trail System, located in Athens County, after several months of debate and changes to the bill’s language." more

Support Funding for Biking & Walking

U.S. - "Please ask your Representative to co-sponsor HR 5231, the Transportation Alternatives Enhancement Act, introduced by Representatives Espaillat (NY-13) and Larsen (WA-2)." more

Newburgh Opens Rivertown Trail Extension

12/10/19

IN - "...The trail extends to nearly four miles from Pollack Avenue to the Newburgh Lock and Dam Park." more

NYC Rolls Out Pilot Program for Deliveries With Cargo E-Bikes

12/9/19

NY - "For the next six months, major freight companies Amazon, UPS, and DHL will deliver throughout lower Manhattan using cargo e-bikes." more

Lawsuit Against Park Service for Allowing E-Bikes

12/9/19

D.C. - "The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and a coalition of conservation groups are the primary plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the National Park Service (NPS) for allowing e-bikes on non-motorized trails." more

Bike Sharing In Smaller Cities

12/9/19

MA - "Pedal-assist electric bicycles help users cover longer distances in a more rural part of the state." more

Takeaways from NTSB Bicycle Safety Report

U.S. - "The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released its full report on bicyclist safety this week, the independent safety agency’s first report on bicyclist safety in 47 years..." more

Prime Minister Admits to Riding on the Sidewalk

12/9/19

"British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Sky News that one of the worst offenses in his life was riding his bicycle on the sidewalk ..." more

Activists Sabotage E-Scooters in France

FRA - "The radical environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion on Thursday claimed the sabotage of 3,600 electric scooters in Paris and other French cities..." more

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Tree Removal Continues Along Kokosing Gap Trail

Mt. Vernon, OH

A Look Back at 'Fixing Our Streets'

Portland, OR - "...a column that examines completed Fixing Our Streets projects by revisiting the project's goals and asking community members how they are feeling now that the project is complete." more

Best Biking Cities in North America

Vancouver - "Residents of a city that praises its bikeability may be surprised to find a recent ranking does not put Vancouver in the top spot." more

Homegrown Operators Aim to Revive Singapore Bike Share

12/9/19

SGP - "...following the imposition of regulations that capped the number of bikes each company could operate - as well as the dramatic exits of several companies - shared bicycle numbers plunged, and along with them the number of users" more

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Great Miami River Trail Closures Update

Dayton, OH - "A few segments of trail are currently affected in downtown Dayton..." more

Bicyclists Have a Right to the Roads, Too

12/7/19

Avon Lake, OH - "The public forum Dec. 4 in Avon Lake on bicycle safety was a good start for examining ways to improve the city’s bike lanes in the wake of two devastating crashes earlier this year." more

Plan to Grow Trail Network to 900 Miles

12/7/19

D.C. - "A plan to complete a network of nearly 900 miles of trails connecting the Washington region could be accomplished with an investment of just over $1 billion..." more

Kelowna Man Attempts to Steal Bait Bike

12/7/19

CAN - "A prolific Kelowna bike thief is facing charges after a brazen attempt to steal a bike from the parking lot of the Kelowna RCMP detachment." more

Greenway Trail Section Reopens

12/7/19

CAN - "...The unseasonal ice build-up in the creek appears to have stabilized over the past few days so that the recreational trail on both sides of the creek can be used once again..." more

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Cleveland Bike Share Turning Blue

12/6/19

Cleveland, OH - "Cleveland’s bike-share program will get a new look come the spring, switching from red UH Bikes to blue HOPR bikes." more

Philly Adding Protected Bike Lane on South Street

12/7/19

PA - "A protected bicycle lane stretching seven blocks near the South Street Bridge will be constructed by the middle of next year..." more

Drivers Use Bike Lanes to Avoid Speed Humps

12/6/19

Pittsburgh, PA - "...stand along the road for just a few minutes and you will see driver after driver swerve into the bike lanes on either side to avoid going over the speed hump." more

Mallard Creek Greenway Suspect Arrested

12/6/19

NC - "...Police say 27-year-old Taequan Elexus Carter has been charged with second-degree forcible sexual offense, assault by strangulation, first-degree kidnapping and common law robbery in connection to a sexual assault..." more

Marin Groups Challenge E-Bike Rules

12/6/19

CA - "Marin County environmental groups have challenged a recent federal directive to allow electric bikes on national park bike trails." more

North Park Bikeway will Remove Nearly 450 Parking Sports

12/6/19

San Diego, CA - "Proposed design allows for protected bikeways, some parking along a 2.4-mile stretch of 30th Street." more

Rails-to-Trails E-News

U.S. - Read the latest edition.

RTC Impact in 2019

12/5/19

U.S. - "...This year, we’re proud of the giant leaps, and the small-but-no-less-important bounds that are bringing us closer to our goal, and connecting the country by trail..." more

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New Warning Signs Along Great Miami River Trail

12/5/19

Dayton, OH

Long-Awaited Trailhead Now Complete

12/5/19

Newburgh, IN - "...the facility is completely upgraded with better bathrooms and a place where the town’s old fire truck is on display." more

Tri-County Rails to Trails Seeking New Board Members

12/5/19

Brockway, PA - "Tri-County Rails to Trails is asking area residents who value the trail to volunteer to serve on the board." more

Show-and-Tell on this Year's New Bikeways

12/5/19

Chicago, IL - "...Chicago Department of Transportation bikeway planner Brad Huff provide an update on new cycling infrastructure built this year, as well as upcoming projects for next year..." more

Trail Extension Work Begins in Lynchburg

12/5/19

VA - "... Thursday. Officials broke ground on the project that will renovate a 100-year-old bridge, and connect different parts of the city..." more

Swamp Rabbit Trail Suspect in Custody

12/5/19

Greenville, SC - "...a man is charged in the violent assault, armed robbery, and attempted sexual assault of a woman running on the Swamp Rabbit Trail late last month." more

San Fran Transport Realities that didn't Exist 10 Years Ago

12/5/19

CA - "Uber, bike shares, a transit center, and streets barred to drivers..." more

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Athens Yet to Decide on Funding MTB Trail System

12/4/19

Athens, OH - "The Baileys Trail System — 88 miles of mountain bike-optimized trail — is estimated to cost between $11 million and $12 million." more

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

Nisbet Park Restroom Repairs

12/4/19

Loveland, OH - "...Nisbet Park is the heart of what local folks have always called the 'Loveland Bike Trail,' and where the Little Miami Scenic Trail was first paved in 1989..." more

Improving Biking Corridors in the Lehigh Valley

PA - "...a list of 10 bike corridors and five projects for cyclists and pedestrians is up for public comment as part of the draft Walk/RollLV plan, a regional masterplan..." more

Concrete Curbs Being Installed on Bike Lane

12/419

Portland, OR - "Nearly two years after the Portland Bureau of Transportation announced plans for protected bike lanes on North Rosa Parks Way, crews are installing concrete curbs to separate bicycle and car users. more

Over Half of Lime Bikes "Unrentable"

12/419

Seattle, WA - "...over half of surveyed bikes from the company Lime were deemed 'unrentable'." more

Best Canadian Cities for Biking

12/419

CAN - "Redfin releases its inaugural Bike Score ratings of Canadian cities, neighborhoods and addresses." more

Who's Regulating Self-Driving Cars?

U.S. - "Two hearings reveal that neither the federal government nor many states are monitoring the hundreds of self-driving vehicles being tested on US roads." more

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Iron Belle Trail Study Picks Path within Sterling

12/3/19

MI - "Sterling Heights will formally be part of a trail that spans from the Upper Peninsula to Detroit, but construction won’t begin anytime soon..." more

What Happened to State Street Safety Plan?

12/3/19

Harrisburg, PA - "...the plans never got off the ground. That’s because PennDOT rejected the city’s proposal earlier this year..." more

Pumpkinvine Nature Trail 30th Anniversary

12/3/19

Goshen, IN - "Exactly 30 years ago today, a group of five local cycling enthusiasts met to discuss the possibility of constructing a linear bike trail along the abandoned Pumpkin Vine Railroad corridor..." more

Survey Finds Scooters Problematic on Trails

Austin, TX - "...Currently, the city has a geo-fence in place at the hike and bike trail which is a virtual area where scooters can’t go faster than eight miles an hour." more

Seattle Bike Share Ridership Soars

12/3/19

WA - "...People took more than 750,000 bike-share rides in July through September, bringing the total to over 1.6 million in the first nine months of the year..." more

Scooters: A Growing Public Health Challenge

"..municipalities, manufacturers and sharing companies need to address pressing safety, health and environmental problems already taking root." more

Europe to Lead the Way on Personal Mobility

"There’s been no lack of upbeat news for the European cycling industry this autumn..." more

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Avon & Sheffield Village Trail Plan Nearly Complete

12/2/19

Avon, OH - "Avon and Sheffield Village are finalizing plans for bike routes and trails in 2020." more

Crosswalk Troubles for St. Pete Cyclists

12/2/19

FL - "...It wasn't on his bike where he saw the problem. It was through the windshield of his car." more

More Controversial 2-Way Bike Lanes in Providence

12/2/19

RI - "After an initial snafu involving two-way bike lanes on busy Eaton Street earlier this year, the city of Providence is plowing ahead with ambitious plans to install the lanes in other parts of the city." more

5 Vision Zero Tips for Suburbs

12/2/19

"Montgomery County, Maryland is leading the nation in implementing policies and procedures to make its community safer." more

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Heartland Trail Section Completed

12/2/19

Orrville, OH - A new .3-mile section of the Heartland Trail has been completed in Orrville, Ohio. That leaves a 1.6-mile gap between trail sections that will eventually connect Orrville with Marshallville by trail. To learn more, read the Wayne County Trails newsletter.

Dozens of Trees Cleared Off Kokosing Trail

Knox County, OH

Fallen Trees Block Bikeway

Athens, OH

Proud of West Newton’s GAP Efforts

PA - "...What was a far-in-the-future possibility caught the imagination of folks all along the route..." more

Delivery Trucks Get Reduced Fines for Parking in Bike Lanes

12/2/19

NYC - "...new information just released under a Freedom of Information Law request shows how much money the city is willing to abandon strictly on bike lane violations..." more

Citi Bike Instagram Features Riders Sans Helmets

12/1/19

NY - "...Citi Bike’s social-media presence overwhelmingly shows riders pedaling without helmets in the face of a national call for laws mandating the lifesaving headgear." more

Cowboy Trail Repairs May Take 1-2 Years

12/1/19

NE - "It could take up to two years to repair a 195-mile-long trail in northern Nebraska after major flooding damaged several segments used by bikers, hikers, runners and horse-riders." more

Sleeping While Driving on Auto-Pilot

"...The cellphone-captured footage did, as promised, appear to show a man snoozing in the driver’s seat of a Tesla as it zipped along a road somewhere outside Las Vegas..." more

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