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Great Miami River Trail Reopens in Dayton


Dayton, OH - Five Rivers Metroparks reports that all paved trails in the Dayton area that were closed due to storm damage are now open. more

County Line Trail Flooding


Wayne County, OH - "Please note that the section of Atlantic Avenue in Sterling which serves as part of the County Line Trail (as of Sunday afternoon) is impassible due to high water. Also the west end of the trail in Creston -- including the normally dry trailhead parking area -- is also inundated..." more

Towpath Trail Flooding


CVNP, OH - "...The mighty Cuyahoga is cresting at around 14 1/2 feet at the gauge in Independence. This means that you can expect water across the Towpath at Tinker's Creek, Chippewa Creek, and other locations. Lock 29 access is also under water..." more

Summit County Parks reports these towpath closure locations.

  • From the Big Bend Trailhead to Weathervane Lane
  • From Snyder Avenue and south to the Stark County line

Trail Development in Question in Harrison County


WV - "The Harrison County Commission has asked for a detailed plan and potential costs for the county’s rail trail system, as a rift appeared to develop between commissioners over whether the county can afford the trails." more

Cyclist Scared by Fight on Bike Trail

Seattle, WA - "A couple of men came to blows along a bike trail, stopping a cyclist in her tracks outside a homeless encampment." more

Bicycling on the Rise

U.S. "... the number of American cyclists by last count in 2017 was 47.5 million, an increase of 4.5 million from the three previous years..." more

Painted Bike Lanes are a Waste of Money

UK - "...painted cycle lanes are a 'gesture' and do nothing to make people feel safer on a bike. Recent studies have shown they can actually make people less safe..." more

Micromobility Will Be Poised For A Massive Surge

"...According to the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), the introduction of e-scooters to the ecosystem increased the total number of US micromobility trips from 35 million in 2017 to 84 million in 2018!" more

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Cycling on Chicago's West Side

IL - "...Abonce said that much of the region doesn't have any bike lanes and that some areas are prone to crashes." more

2 Cyclists Killed in Hit-and-Run

FL - "The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office said they worked with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office to find the vehicle that was involved in a hit-and-run on Race Track Road that killed two bicyclists." more

Traffic Ordinances to be Amended

TX - "Two ordinances will be considered at the Wichita Falls City Council meeting Tuesday that affect bicyclists." more

Dorset Council Says No to Cycle Lanes after Cyclist Death

UK - "...A coroner said such measures could prevent further deaths, but the council says it does not want to encourage people to cycle on a dual carriageway." more

Cycling in Downtown Kuala Lumpur


MYS - "What is it like to travel along Kuala Lumpur’s 11km blue bicycle lane? CNA's Amir Yusof tested to see if it is a practical option for commuters." more

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Mad River Trail Reopens

Dayton, OH - "Mad River Recreation Trail is open! Trail users should be cautious where debris piles reduce sight distance. Over the next 30-60 days we will need to close the trail again temporarily to dispose of these piles..." more

Great Miami River Trail Section Remains Closed

Dayton, OH - "The Great Miami River Recreation Trail between Wagner Ford (a.k.a. Rip Rap Road) and Keowee is closed until further notice..." more

ODOT Launches Your Move Ohio Safety Program

OH - "...Caitlin Harley explained that the project is 'a broad, public-facing campaign to educate Ohio’s road users on critical information that can help keep people walking and biking more safe'.” more

New Cannonball Trail Signs Erected

Colton, OH - "Two new trails signs erected today by our volunteers on S Fork at Henry cty RD 4 and just west of Colton at Napoleon st." more

Off-Duty Bus Driver Hassles Cyclist

NY - "The MTA is investigating an off-duty bus driver who was allegedly driving drunk this morning when he nearly collided with a cyclist in Fort Greene." more

7-Year-Old Boy Struck, Killed While Bicycling

MI - "...As they attempted to cross, a truck driven by a 22-year-old Ottawa County man struck the child. The father was not injured." more

Oregon's Version of 'Idaho Stop' Moves Closer to Passage

OR - "It’s not the Idaho Stop, but a law that would allow bicycle users to treat stop signs and flashing red signals as yields (when safe, of course) would be a major step forward for bicycle users in Oregon..." more

Wellfleet Trail Project Safety Concerns Remain

MA - "Many residents came away from a hearing Thursday night on the proposed extension of the Cape Cod Rail Trail still convinced that the state is not listening to them." more

15 Mind-Blowing Bike Projects


"The projects featured in the new Bicycle Architecture Biennale–from bike lanes through a pond to soaring bike bridges–highlight just how beautiful and transformative bike infrastructure can be when done right." more

Building a Safer Mid-Block Crossing


"...Various studies have found compliance rates between 16 and 32 percent for drivers yielding to pedestrians — as required by law — at crosswalks that don’t have a traffic light or stop sign..." more

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Firefighter Charged in Road Rage Incident with Cyclist


NY - "An off-duty firefighter was caught on camera driving his car into a cyclist during a dispute in Manhattan." more

Bull Takes Stroll on Bike Trail

SD - "A small bull is back at Leif Ericson Day Camp after it went for a stroll on the Sioux Falls Bike Trail Friday morning." more

Over 100 Miles of Katy Trail Closed to Flooding

MO - "According to the Missouri State Parks Current Flooding Conditions page, over 100 miles of the Katy Trail is currently closed due to flooding along the Missouri River..." more

Woman Found Dead, Infant Revived on Yakima Greenway


WA - "...the woman appeared to have been dead for at least a day. Officers initially thought that the baby was also dead, but they began performing CPR and were able to revive the child." more

Seattle Bounces Back from Bike Share Failure


WA - "A mandatory helmet law was one of the factors behind the failure of one of the first docked bike-share systems launched in the US." more

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Euclid Lakefront Trail Project & Erosion Control

Euclid, OH - "...Last year, city officials broke ground on the $7 million lakefront trail and stabilization project, a unique arrangement between the city and private property owners..." more

$4.9M Greenway to Connect East Vernor to Riverwalk

Detroit, MI - "Construction is underway on the Joseph Campau Greenway, a $4.9 million, 1.2 mile greenway that will run from Vernor to the Riverwalk, connecting more neighborhoods safely to Detroit’s international riverfront..." more

Plans to Complete Newtown Rail Trail


PA - "Only five more miles are needed to complete the 23-mile project." more

Lancaster to Hold Off on Chestnut Street Bike Lane


PA - "...analysis by Kittelson & Associates... showed that the proposed bike lane configuration would create 'queueing issues'..." more

Bike Trail Would be Advantageous to Preserving Site


Frankfort, KY - "...having a well-maintained, formal trail that is relatively free from thorns and located away from the apex of the hill where the earthen works are located would be advantageous in preserving the site..." more

See the previous post on this topic.

Recalled E-Bikes Returning to the Streets

D.C. - "...Lyft (LYFT) pulled its e-bikes off the streets of San Francisco, New York and Washington, DC, in April following a spree of crashes in which riders were thrown over the handlebars..." more

Wilderness Bill Reintroduced


D.C. - "The Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Areas Act would allow land managers to permit bikes and other human powered vehicles in federal Wilderness areas." more

Do Better Bike Lanes Keep Drivers Safer?


"...If you're going out of your way to make your city safe for a broader range of cyclists ... we're finding that it ends up being a safer city for everyone..." more

Repurposing Parking Lots in Portland


OR - "A little less asphalt. A little more greenery." more

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Mad River Trail Closure

Dayton, OH - "Mad River Recreation Trail remains closed today. Heavy equipment moving trees downed by the tornado makes the area extremely dangerous to trail users..." more

Willoughby Seeks Funding for Trail and Sidewalk

OH - "The City of Willoughby is seeking to add a sidewalk and bike trail along Route 91 between Route 84 and Euclid Avenue, pending the awarding of grant funds." more

Bus Lane Plan Concerns Bike Advocates

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

Miami Valley E-Bike Policy

SW OH - "The agencies that manage the Miami Valley Trails recognize the increasing popularity of electric assist bicycles (e-bikes) as well as the many benefits they offer to individuals with disabilities, senior cyclists, and bicycle commuters. For these reasons safe, courteous, and responsible use of Class 1 and Class 2 e-bikes (as defined in Ohio law) is welcomed on the Miami Valley Trails." more

New Trails Coming to South Bend, Mishawaka


IN - "The next couple of years will see trails pop up in South Bend and Mishawaka in places you may not expect..." more

House Committee Passes Protected Bike Lane Bill

Philadelphia, PA - "...Once law, this bill would allow for easier installation of parking-protected bike lanes in municipalities all over Pennsylvania..." more

Lackawanna River Heritage Trail Vandalized

PA - "Police need your help to find the vandal who damaged part of the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail. Several newly-planted trees were knocked over in the Carbondale area." more

Car Crashes Onto Bike Trail

Chicago, IL - "One person was critically injured after a car left the roadway on Lake Shore Drive and crashed on the Lakefront Trail bike path on the North Side Monday morning." more

Man Attempts to Steal Shwarzenegger's E-Bike

CA - "Arnold Schwarzenegger was pumping iron Friday when his security guard nearly pumped some heavy voltage into a man allegedly trying to steal the 'Terminator' star’s bike." more

Cyclist Struck Blocks from Bike Lane Protest


CAN - "...Just blocks away, his fellow cyclists were setting up a symbolic bike lane composed of red plastic cups in front of city hall..." more

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Ohio Bill Coming to Stop Eminent Domain for Trails


Youngstown, OH - "...State Rep. Don Manning of New Middletown, R-59th, said he plans to introduce legislation Monday to stop the state from appropriating land for recreational purposes, including bike trails, through eminent domain powers..." more

City Planning to Allow Buses to Use Bike Lanes


Columbus, OH - "...The City of Columbus is planning to allow COTA buses to travel in the bike lanes downtown on Third Street during evening rush hour. In the days since Yay Bikes! was alerted, we have been actively working to reverse this decision..." more

Dayton Area Storm Clean Up Update


OH - "...The following paved recreation trails also are closed until further notice:

Bikes Banned From Park


Frankfort, KY - "Frankfort city commissioners not only voted Monday to ban bicycles on the 140 acres surrounding the Civil War battle site of Fort Hill but also requested an official investigation of how construction began on a multiuse trail in the park without city officials' knowledge." more

Madison Sets Bike Share First


WI - "Madison will soon become the first city in the country to fully convert its bike share system to electric bikes." more

Vancouver Builds a Better Bike Lane


"The Western Canadian metropolis' bike network is thriving because it considers 'all ages and abilities' in its street designs." more

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State Rep Fights Against Taking of Land for Trail


Mahoning County, OH - "State Representative Don Manning will introduce legislation that will outlaw taking of property by eminent domain for a bike trail introduced by Mill Creek MetroParks." more

Trail Connections in Northwest Ohio

OH - "...There are plans for the North Coast Inland Trail, which stretches to Cleveland and goes to Elmore, to extend into Millbury and Genoa..." more

Simon Kenton Pathfinders Fundraising for Phase 3

Urbana, OH - "We are Soooo close to having enough money to complete Phase #3 of the Simon Kenton Trail; connecting Urbana to Bellefontaine! If we can raise another $40,000 by the end of August, it will be finished this Fall..." more

Cars vs. Bikes in Detroit


MI - "... the reaction was somewhat predictable last month when the news broke that officials in Ferndale and Pleasant Ridge were considering narrowing a 2-mile stretch of busy Woodward Avenue and adding bike lanes." more

The Risk of Using Multi-Use Trails


MI - "When stepping on a hike-bike path to take a walk and get some exercise, it's doubtful many of us think about the inherent risk of injury delivered by other users of the path." more

Getting Around Without a Motor in Battle Creek

MI - "...Over the past several years, Battle Creek has taken measures to improve the safety and transportation infrastructure for cyclists, runners and pedestrians alike..." more

West Thames Street Pedestrian Bridge Finally Welded Into Place


NY - "The last week of May saw momentous progress on the construction of the West Thames Street pedestrian bridge..." more

Push Back Against 'High Comfort' Bikeways

Denver, CO - "A group of Denver residents has started a petition in hopes of preventing the city from modifying bike lanes in their neighborhood..." more

When is a Bike Lane a Bike Lane for All?


" cities also know that quality of bike lanes is just as important as quantity..." more

Safety Glitch Lets Some E-Scooters Exceed Speed Limits

"Consumer Reports was able to replicate the problem on a model for rent from Bird and other e-scooter companies." more

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Towpath Trail Spurs Rediscovery of Cuyahoga Valley


Cleveland, OH - "...The Towpath itself will extend nearly 22 miles from the county line in Brecksville north to downtown Cleveland. Of that amount, just 1.7 miles remain to be completed in various segments north of Harvard Road." more

$1M Bike Path for Milan


OH - "As Norwalk officials consider whether to pursue a $1.6 million multi-use trail that would connect the reservoir and recreation center, a neighboring community is going ahead with its own plans for a connector path." more

Eminent Domain Being Used to Build Bike Trail


Washingtonville, OH - "The West Pine Lake Drive farm Mike Cameron’s family has owned for at least five generations could be split in half by the Mill Creek MetroParks." more

SKT Sinkhole Repairs Complete, Chip/Seal Project Coming


Urbana, OH - "The repair on the sinkhole between Edgewood Ave. and the Depot in Urbana was completed yesterday/Friday...

"The North/Gravel Simon Kenton Trail is open also but we still believe that our chip/seal project on that section will start soon; perhaps as soon as Monday, 6/10..." more

Troubling Start to Cycling Season


Cleveland, OH - "A plea is being made by those who use bicycles to get around town after another bicyclist was killed navigating the streets of Northeast Ohio." more

Business Catering to Heart of Ohio Trail Users


Mt. Vernon, OH - "...Collins Country Greenhouse and Farm Market as they are adding a few more items to their market for our Heart of Ohio Multi-Use Trail users. The Park District has provided a portable restroom as well..." more

[This stop is 2 miles east of Mt. Liberty, or 6.8 miles southwest of Mt. Vernon along the trail.]

Kokosing River had Dangerous Current at Time of Accident


Howard, OH - "When Mount Vernon resident Mark Booth disappeared into the Kokosing River on Thursday afternoon, only to be found dead the next morning, U.S. Geological Survey data shows the river was moving at 997 cubic feet per second." more

Teen Attacked on Ten Mile River Greenway


Pawtucket, RI - "Pawtucket police are investigating a sexual assault in the area of the Ten Mile River Greenway." more

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Arson at Rockside Boarding Station

CVNP, OH - "CVNP Rangers are asking for your assistance. On Saturday afternoon June 1, someone set fire to the bathroom at the Rockside Boarding Station. If you have any information about this incident..." more

Park / Sand Volleyball Courts Coming to Akron

OH - "...The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition and Summit Sports & Social are working together to install four public sand volleyball courts and a park along the Towpath Trail in an industrial complex known as Canal Place." more

Vet Hiking Across U.S. Passes Thru Knox County

Brinkhaven, OH - "...William Shuttleworth, 71, is walking across the United States, from Massachusetts to California, in an effort to spread awareness and raise money for issues concerning veterans..." more

Counting Trail Users Along the Monon Greenway


IN - "... The City of Carmel has installed a bicycle and pedestrian counter with a 'real-time' display tracking the number of bikes and pedestrians crossing its path..." more

Sullivan gets $2M Grant for Sidewalks and Bike Trails


IN - "A project that's been in the making since the 1980s can now take life thanks to a $2 million grant." more

Trash From Greenway Sweep Fills Dumpster


Medford, OR - "A big sweep of the Bear Creek Greenway this week resulted in more than 40 illegal camping citations and 10 arrests." more

City Mediates Dispute Over Bike Lane Flex Posts


Emeryville, CA - "...Initial reports noted the Post Office ceased delivery because of the inability or inconvenience of parking caused by the bollards..." more

Notes From Climbing Capitol Hill


D.C. - "Every day, the [Bike] League is working to promote and protect bicyclists' rights at the federal level..." more

Bettering Bike Infrastructure for U.S. Cities


U.S.- "...Not a single U.S. city made it onto the top 20 list of the Copenhagenize Index 2017, billed as the “world’s most comprehensive inventory and ranking of bicycle-friendly cities'..." more

Central US Flooding hits Recreation, Tourism


AR - "As the waters of the swollen Arkansas River rose in Little Rock, and threatened to reach record heights, Samuel Ellis had to make the tough, but prudent, decision to indefinitely shutter kayak rentals from his tour company." more

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Dayton-Area Trails Storm Damage Update

OH - "...The following paved recreation trails also are closed until further notice:

Learn more about storm damage in this area.

Man Tries to Break Into Vehicle at Trailhead

Mansfield, OH - "A man who police say was impersonating a detective attempted to break into a woman's vehicle at 9:25 a.m. Thursday at the Richland B&O Trail parking lot on Millsboro Road." more

Hit-and-Run Driver Arrested

Avon Lake, OH - "66 year old male cyclist hit by a person driving a car on Lake Rd. at Miller Rd in Avon Lake tonight." more

Hit-and-Run Driver Waives Pretrial Hearing

Lorain County, OH - "A Lorain County grand jury will decide whether the Avon Lake woman accused of hitting a cyclist with her car will face felony charges." more

Cyclist Found Dead Along Bike Trail


MI - " Michigan State Police are investigating after a cyclist was found dead along a bike trail." more

DNR Awards $1.4M to Iron Belle Trail Project

MI - "...Stretching more than 2,000 total miles, the Iron Belle Trail is the longest state-designated trail in the nation." more

Concierge Service for Traveling Cyclists


NY - "...The startup will deliver a high-end road bike to a hotel, office, or Airbnb, professionally tuned and adjusted. It also offers guided rides." more

Seattle Produces "Bike Blockers" Video


WA - "Haphazardly abandoned bike shares are unfortunately commonplace on the sidewalks of Ballard, but the City’s trying to change that." more

Many in Saskatoon Assume Cycling is Dangerous


CAN - "Minority of people quizzed by city-hired consultant see people who bike as 'just regular people'." more

Treating Delivery Robots Like Pedestrians

"The vice president behind Amazon's autonomous delivery robot wants people to treat the machines like pedestrians if they see them on the road." more

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Easements Obtained to Extend Heartland Trail

Orrville, OH - " A direct route from Orrville to Marshallville and eventually Clinton is one step closer to completion for cyclists riding the Heartland Trail." more

Cannonball Trail Section Closing During June

Liberty Center, OH - "Due to the First Energy project replacing the electric towers along the south fork, the new extension of trail from Henry cty RD 6-c to Pleasantview RD, just east of Liberty Center, will be closed to all trail traffic at times thru the month of June." more

View a map of the closed trail section.

Visitors Endangering Themselves at Hocking Hills

OH - "...ODNR told WSYX that a person broke their pelvis after scaling Cedar Falls, another was injured at Rose Lake and a third barely escaped death after falling off the upper rim of Conkle’s Hollow while trying to take a selfie." more

Extending the Midtown Greenway into St. Paul


MN - "The Midtown Greenway Coalition has a dream. Members want to extend the Greenway bike trail – six miles of blissful carlessness in the heart of Minneapolis – to St. Paul..." more

The Shareable Moped?

Chicago, IL - "...Yesterday Bird, one of the leading scooter companies, unveiled a new electric, rentable vehicle called the Cruiser. I’m not sure whether to classify it as a seated scooter, an electric moped, or a heavy-duty e-bike." more

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Simon Kenton Trail Alert

Urbana, OH - "There is a sinkhole which has recently appeared on the SKT, between Edgewood Ave. and the Depot, in Urbana..." more

More Details on Cyclist Fatality

Columbus, OH - "Delaware County troopers tell NBC4 39-year-old Michael Tighe, of Westerville, was doing everything he was supposed to be doing safety wise while riding his bike early this morning when he was struck and killed by a car." more

3 Rescues in 1 Week in Hocking Hills

OH - "...Despite the warnings ODNR has already had to help facilitate rescues of three people this summer who broke more than just the rules by going off the trails." more

Katy Trail Flooding Dries Up Businesses

Hartsburg, MO - "...While it remains dry in this southern Boone County town of 106, miles of the trail are under water, upending travel plans and undoing business models for the companies that cater to trail users." more

SAFE Streets Act

U.S. - "...Recently, Representatives Julia Brownley and Adriano Espaillat introduced HR 3040, the Safe and Friendly for the Environment Streets Act, or the SAFE Streets Act to put federal dollars towards making our roads safer..." more

POC and Volvo Develop Car-Bike Helmet Crash Test


"Swedish brands aiming to improve safety for cyclists on the road." more

8 Deaths Now Tied to E-Scooters

"At least eight people in the U.S. have died while using a rentable e-scooter since the fall of 2017..." more

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Bicyclist Hit, Killed on Rt. 37


Delaware County, OH - "A bicyclist is dead after being struck by a vehicle early Tuesday morning in Delaware County." more

Athens Bikeway Extension Paving

Athens, OH - "The extension is next to US-50 east of Athens running from the Holzer clinic to CR-24 (S Canaan Rd), and it’s about 1.5 miles." more

Centerville Bike Route 12

OH - "...The project creates an East-West connector route through Centerville and Washington Township for bicyclists of all riding levels. Using low-stress surface streets, Bike Route 12 keeps riders off busier corridors through town..." more

Milan Plans Trail to High School


OH - "The Ohio Department of Transportation agreed to spend almost $1 million to help Milan Township achieve its longtime goal of connecting the village to Edison High School." more

Clean Up Begins at Clark Field


Tremont, OH - "Years after a popular park in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood was closed due to toxic contaminants being discovered in the soil, environmental remediation is finally underway at Clark Field..." more

Cycling Lanes Reduce Fatalities for All Road Users

CO - "Roads are safer for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists in cities with robust bike facilities." more

Streetfilms in Amsterdam

"Remove Parking and Watch a City Bloom." more

Mopeds Kicked Out of Bike Lanes in Amsterdam

"Dutch capital steps its pro-cycling reputation up a gear with new regulations – and not everyone is happy." more

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Push to Legalize E-Scooters & E-Bikes

NY - "...Fourteen City Council members penned a letter to the State Senate and Assembly on May 21 that urged lawmakers to pass legislation, which would legalize e-scooters that can travel up to 20 miles per hour and as well as use of some e-bikes on streets." more

Pedestrian Injuries and Deaths in L.A.

CA - "From 2012 to 2016 more than 14,200 pedestrians were injured in collisions on Los Angeles City streets and 439 pedestrians lost their lives." more

Deputy Killed by Driver


FL - "The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of a senior deputy who died after being struck by a car while riding a bicycle Sunday morning." more

The E-Scooter Invasion is Coming to Canada

CAN - "They’re fast, nimble and increasingly common on big-city streets around the world – but to some, they’re a nuisance..." more

Is PoGo the Next Mobility Option?

UK - "...if a Swedish startup has its way, Millennials will soon switch from Bird and Lime e-scooters to a Cangoroo-branded shared mobility device–a non-electric pogo stick..." more

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Volunteers Beautify Downtown Niles

OH - "...About two dozen volunteers picked litter and other trash downtown. They focused on areas around the police station, the bike trail and city hall." more

Opening Of Island Lake Trail Connector

MI - "A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held next weekend to dedicate the new Island Lake Trail Connector at the Green Oak Village Place mall." more

New Website Features Lehigh Valley's Multi-Use Trails

PA - "The Link has launched, offering a one-stop website for the Lehigh Valley’s multi-use trail network." more

Metro Manila can be Bike-Friendly


PHL - "If more people ride bikes for transport, there would be less cars, and city roads would naturally unclog, freeing up more road space for cyclists." more

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Dayton Trail Closures Due to Storm Damage

Dayton, OH - From, "The following paved recreation trails also are closed until further notice:

Stillwater update: "...Stillwater River Recreation Trail in Dayton is clear and open between Island MetroPark and Siebenthaler Avenue -- through Triangle and Deweese parks. Our friends at Five Rivers MetroParks tell us the trail north of Siebenthaler Avenue will remain closed through the weekend..." more

Sandel Legacy Trail Intermittent Closures June 3 - 8

Delaware County, OH - "...some repairs to Sandel Legacy Trail will be made at the same time, causing the trail to be closed at times." more

Robers Pass Closing June 10-14


Madison County, OH - "Trail Alert: Roberts Pass west of Camp Chase Trail will have a detour during [sealcoating], June 10-14..." more

Switchback Along Trail Causing Confusion Along Ohio-to-Erie

Columbus, OH - "...West of downtown Columbus many people get confused where the Scioto Trail has a switchback near Grandview Ave... After the 2nd bridge over the Scioto River, watch the pavement markings and check the info kiosk for clarification..." more

Girard Continues to Pursue Railway Property for Bike Trail

OH - "...The city is still negotiating with the Ohio Central Railroad, seeking to acquire some of its 42-acre crescent-shaped property along the Mahoning River for a trail to run from North State Street to the Mahoning River..." more

Rails-to-Trails of Wayne County E-News

OH - Read their June newsletter.

Making Cincy One of the Most Bike Friendly Cities


Cincinnati, OH - "...Both the mayor and City Council have done great work boosting our trail system but have passed on multiple opportunities to boost our on-street infrastructure, as well." more

Kitselman Trailhead Enters Second Phase of Construction


Muncie, IN - "...This entrance into Muncie will be fundamentally transformed with the addition of a pedestrian bridge, new trail connections, trailhead parking, and a sloped lawn with seating overlooking the White River..." more

Dickens Greenway Residents Worried About Being Hit by Cyclists


Chicago, IL - "...comments from many of the dozens of attendees suggested they’re afraid that increasing the amount of cycling on Dickens would put them and their children in mortal danger..." more

NACTO's Take on Handling Mobility Data


"...This week NACTO and IMLA jointly unveiled a 14-page document, titled "Managing Mobility Data," intended to be a framework for cities and their private partners to share, protect and manage mobility data." more

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Periodic Towpath Section Closures Coming

Akron, OH - From, "There will be periodic trail closures between June 17 and July 31 while First Energy replaces a power pole approximately 2,000 feet south of the Botzum Trailhead. The Botzum Trailhead will be open and is not affected by the closures. The trail will be open on weekends, holidays and for any Special Use Permits already issued by Summit Metro Parks."

New Bike Path Construction Coming to Westerville

OH - "Westerville plans to add another bicycle path along the south side of College Avenue with construction starting in the fall, according to city officials." more

Expanded CoGo in Upper Arlington

OH - "The unveiling of a new bicycle-sharing station outside a Lane Avenue bistro earlier this month marked the completion of a project to install five of the docks throughout Upper Arlington." more

E-Scooters May be Coming to Cleveland Again


OH - "Bird scooters were dropped in Cleveland last August, only to disappear within weeks. They could be making a more permanent return this summer." more

Cyclist Injured After Riding Into Booby Trap


PA - "...he ran into a rope that was stretched across the trail..." more

Noblesville Not Onboard with Rail Trail Build


IN - "Although Fishers and Indianapolis are rolling full speed ahead with plans to convert the Nickel Plate railroad into a greenway connecting Hamilton County to the Circle City, it might be a long time before that trail runs through Noblesville." more

Paint The Bike Lane Before Someone Dies!


NYC - "...DOT removes all street markings for street resurfacing, leaving cyclists who have become attuned to the city’s best on-street bike routes to fend for themselves in heavy traffic for weeks, a month — sometimes more." more

Experimenting with Bike Lane Barriers for Better Safety


D.C. - "The “flexposts” that separate DC’s bike lanes from the rest of traffic aren’t great. They’re susceptible to being knocked down by drivers..." more

Light Rail Construction Makes for Dreary Detour for Cyclists


Minneapolis, MN - "Closure of heavily used Cedar Lake Trail for light rail work is leaving [a] mark." more

Vulnerable User Law Passed in Colorado

CO - "...Senate Bill 175 makes careless driving in which a vulnerable road user gets seriously injured a class 1 traffic misdemeanor. It gives judges the authority to order restitution and suspend a driver’s license for up to one year..." more

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Heartland Trail Update


Marshallville, OH - Trail construction continues south of Marshallville over to Forrer Road.

Heartland Trail
Trail Construction - Heartland Trail in NE Ohio

Construction will soon connect 2 paved sections of trail that when combined, will extend south from E. Market Street in Marshallville to Forrer Road.

When finished, the 2.4-mile trail section will feature parking at both ends at Forrer Road and at Euclid Street near E. Market Street in Marshallville.

A previously paved .3-mile trail section connects with the new trail north of E. Market Street in Marshallville.

Sometime in the future, this bikeway will connect with Orrville to the south via the old railway corridor that defines this trail route.

Simon Kenton Chip-n-Seal Closure


Urbana, OH - "...The area being chip/sealed will be from TR 199 to the Champaign County line in Logan County. For this project, the trail will be totally closed!.." more

'3 Feet' Signs Going Up in Medina

OH - "...Bike Medina County has been working with cities and townships in Medina County to put up large new signs to go along with a 3-foot passing law passed by the state legislature..." more

CVNP Accounts for $53.3M Economic Impact

OH - "...The National Park Service reports that 2.1 million people visited the CVNP in 2018, spending $36.8 million in communities near the park..." more

Mayors Support Making Protected Bike Lanes Easier to Install

PA - "In April, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and Bike Pittsburgh launched an effort to advance bipartisan bills in the Pennsylvania House and Senate which would make it easier for cities to install protected bike lanes." more

New Trail Maps Help Walkers

Kokomo, IN - "Those walking Kokomo’s trails have a new way of discovering what there is to do nearby, thanks to new trail experience maps." more

City Streets Safer Than Suburban Roads

PA - "New research from the University of Pennsylvania shows that denser cities and towns can save lives." more

New York City’s War on Bikes

NY - "Bill de Blasio says he's environmentally friendly, but he runs a city that actively antagonizes bikers." more

NYPD Continues to Target Cyclists

NY - "...The Lieutenant comes up and asks if this is the Track or Die barbecue, and I say yeah this is our barbecue..." more

Doppelt Fund Supports 10 Multiuse Trail Projects


U.S. - "...Now in its fifth year, RTC’s Doppelt Fund is awarding the most funds ever to the most awardees yet: more than $130,000 to 10 worthy recipients..." more

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Simon Kenton Trail Alerts

Urbana, OH - "The South trail is clear w/no storm damage, from County Line Rd. To the Depot. However, there is a new, small sinkhole in the trail between Edgewood Ave. and Muzzy's Road..." more

Mad River Trail Section Closed

Dayton, OH - "Mad River Recreation Trail in Dayton between Findlay Street and Eastwood MetroPark will be closed until this damage can be cleared..." more

Towpath Closures in Summit County in June

OH - "6/3/2019: The Towpath Trail is closed for work associated with an Army Corps of Engineers invasive species project on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. between Manchester Rd. and Fairview Ave... The Towpath in this section will be open on weekends and weekdays after 4 p.m."

Early June 2019: The Towpath Trail will be closed weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. between Manchester Rd. and State Route 224 for work associated with an Army Corps of Engineers invasive species project. Please respect the closure signage, as this is an active construction site. The closure is expected to continue through November 2019..." more

Getting Seniors Cycling in Cleveland

OH - "...Via a series of free hands-on cycling events and social rides, seniors get the chance to re-learn the rules of the road, try out “age-friendly” bikes, and get energized around Cleveland’s cycling community." more

Plans for Trail on Old Train Route

Indianapolis, IN - "After decades of debate about the best use for the rail corridor through the Binford Boulevard area to the Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis has made a decision." more

Lakefront Trail Users Adjusting to Separate Paths

Chicago, IL - "After two years of construction, a highly anticipated change to Chicago’s Lakefront Trail – all 18 miles of it – is now a reality: separate paths for cyclists and pedestrians." more

The 606 Trail Shooting

Chicago, IL - "A young father was killed and two other people wounded in a shooting on the popular 606 trail on Chicago's Northwest Side Tuesday, police said." more

Separated Bike Lanes Means Safer Streets


"A 13-year study of a dozen cities found that protected bike lanes led to a drastic decline in fatalities for all users of the road." more

Dutch Tunnel Turned Into a Bike Highway


"A nationwide transit strike in the Netherlands prompted Amsterdam to open a major tunnel to cyclists on Tuesday." more

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Camp Chase Trail Alert


Columbus, OH - "...Alkire Road Bridge Over Big and Little Darby Creeks to be Closed. Approximate closure date: May 28 for 3 days, weather permitting." more

100 E-Bikes Coming to Streets of Cincinnati

OH - "...On Thursday morning, officials with Cincinnati's Red Bike program, a nonprofit bike-share system, are expected to introduce the new e-bikes into their fleet at Eden Park." more

Land Purchase Opens Door for Bike Trail Project

MI - " Many more miles of mountain biking trails will soon be available in the the Boyne City area after a collaborative effort to purchase property recently met its goal." more

NACTO Guide for Improved Intersection Design

"...NACTO's guide focuses not only on pedestrian and cyclist safety but also their comfort at intersections..." more

Citi Bike Has Gotten More New Butts on Saddles


"Shawneladee Cole can’t remember the last time she rode her own bike. It’s a great bike, but it’s been in the closet of her Brooklyn apartment for a decade..." more

Are Painted Bike Lanes Worse Than Nothing?

"...Researchers in Australia found that physical barriers, not just lines painted on the road, do the best job of keeping cyclists safe..." more

What Makes a Bike-Friendly Town?

"My small rural town recently received a bronze award at the Ontario Bike Summit and is now officially designated a 'bike-friendly community.' Upon seeing this news on Twitter, I choked on my coffee..." more

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Camp Chase Trail Paving Completed


Columbus, OH - "...The Georgesville Road railroad crossing has been recently paved and that means all major gaps are filled in! There is one more improvement project to the section through Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park when it moves from the park road to dedicated trail later this year..." more

Maple Highlands Trail Final Phase Coming


Chardon, OH - "The Maple Highlands Trail completion in Chardon is on target for construction this year." more

Cycling Mom Hit Head-On by Driver is Recovering

OH - "As many of you know, or are now learning, there was a serious accident on Lake Rd in Avon Lake on May 15 in which a cyclist was hit essentially head-on by a car. This cyclist sustained multiple serious injuries including a concussion, severe lacerations on her face, neck and torso, a fractured pelvis and collarbone, a broken patella, and severe bruising..." more

10-Year-Old Rides Entire Ohio-to-Erie Trail


OH - "...Cycling an average of 69 miles per day is quite impressive, especially for a 10-year-old!" more

Community Honors Victims of Esplanade Crash


New Orleans, LA - "Community members gathered outside of Terranova’s Super Market on Saturday morning to plant a garden in honor of the two cyclists killed and seven injured after they were struck by a 2018 black Chevy Camaro speeding in the Esplanade Avenue bike lane..." more

Connecting MTB Trails in New England


NH - "...The new initiative called the Borderlands covers 250 miles of trails in seven areas of Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire, and also takes riders to Quebec..." more

Are Bike Lanes Safe in Australia?

AUS - "...Researchers recently assessed the passing distances between vehicles and cyclists in Australia to determine any needs for improvement." more

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Tremont Project May Break Ground Near Towpath


Tremont, OH - "...J-Roc Developers of Cleveland is pursuing a proposal to develop a 130-unit apartment project dubbed Electric Gardens." more

Route 22 Pedestrian Bridge Plan Rejected


IN - "A protest by local officials against a planned $3 million bridge for hikers and bikers to cross Route 22 reached a new level Friday..." more

Proposals for More Pedestrian-Friendly Roadways


IN - "...About 6,000 pedestrian deaths occur each year in the United States alone. This number has been rising over the past decade and drawing the attention of city managers across the nation." more

Bear Charges Trail Runner


AK - "Alaska state officials are warning people about a brown bear that charged a man at Juneau's Salmon Creek Trail." more

Bike League Working on Legislation

D.C. - "...The League has been advocating for key changes in the transportation reauthorization bill that would 1.) increase investment in bicycling and walking infrastructure, 2.) improve safety, 3.) give states and local governments better planning tools, and 4.) create a pilot program to implement disaster relief trials using bicycles." more

Vancouver Cyclists and SeaBus Passengers on Collision Course


CAN - "Bicycle commuters in Lower Lonsdale say their lives are being put at risk since the City of North Vancouver moved the pick-up and drop-off zone for the SeaBus right next to a painted bike lane." more

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Bike Cleveland Responds to Scranton Rd Concerns


Cleveland, OH - "...While we respect the concerns expressed by some residents, the bike lanes will enhance the safety of Scranton Road and we’d like to take a moment to clarify why we need bike lanes on Scranton Rd:" more

Blackhand Gorge Trail Section Still Closed


Hanover Twp., OH - "...The closure is 3 miles from the east parking lot at Toboso and 3/4-mile from the west parking lot on Brushy Fork Road." more

Mayors Push for Safer Bike Lanes


PA - "...Protected bicycle lanes encourage a safer experience on our roads for all riders, and parking protected bicycle lanes have consistently been demonstrated as a best practice in cities across the country." more

Building Protected Intersections is Portland


OR - "...Protected intersections are a big deal. They are considered the safest way to handle bicycle traffic at what’s typically considered the weakest link in a safe facility. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 43% of urban cycling fatalities occur at intersections." more

Cycling Advocates Unimpressed by City's Bike Plans


CAN - "Cycling groups say they are so far unimpressed with the commitment of Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante who came to power on a promise of drastically improving bicycle infrastructure." more

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Residents Unhappy with Bike Lane Plan

Cleveland, OH - "...The bike lane plan is part of the $2.2 million Scranton Road resurfacing project, set to start construction in June." more

Cincinnati Rolling Out Vision Zero Initiative

OH - "Cincinnati has seen an alarming number of injuries and deaths from cars hitting pedestrians over the past few years." more

Fort Wayne Bike Pilot Ready to Roll


IN - "The city of Fort Wayne is laying out the route for a bike share pilot program that would encourage people to rethink how they explore and navigate the Summit City." more

Work on Hoodlebug Trail Delayed


IN - "There will be an apparent delay in completion of the extension of the Hoodlebug Trail for hikers and bikers as an urban pedestrian lane through the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus and Indiana Borough." more

Portland Opens Hike & Bike Trail


MI - "Portland is now home to a hike and bike trail located on 5.5 miles of property on the campus of Portland High School." more

Trail Developments from Baltimore


MD - "...We’re continuing to make progress on the various trail segments and are excited to share our recent accomplishments with you all." more

Denver’s Bicycle Superhighway Plan


CO - "Whether it’s happening is no longer up for debate. When and how is another story." more

Lyft App Now Includes Citi Bike Pedal Bikes


NY - "Citi Bike pedal bikes now will be available through the ride-sharing Lyft app..." more

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Paved Trail Section Closed in Columbus


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

E-Bike Rider Feels Targeted by the Law

York County, PA - "...Little did Minogue know, he was breaking the law every time he rode his e-bike on the rail trail..." more

700 Vehicles Blocking Bike Lanes in 1 Day


D.C. - "This past Wednesday, more than 60 people spread out across DC for a coordinated effort to capture in real-time just how many cars and trucks block bike lanes during busy times..." more

Injuries Mount as Potholes Continue to Take Their Toll


Portland, OR - "...After getting checked out and my wounds cleaned at Good Sam, I reported the sunken spot that crashed me..." more

Is Vision Zero Showing Progress in the U.S?


"...It’s too soon to say definitively for sure. But there are some encouraging signs in the fatality data from a handful of Vision Zero cities since 2010." more

E-Bike Sharing May Doom Uber


"...At around $2 for 30 minutes, companies like Jump, who runs a dockless bike-share service, has made getting on an electric bike it easier, cheaper, and faster than ever before." more

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ODNR Announces New Statewide Trails Plan


Columbus, OH - "...This is an exciting time for trails in our state, and the 2019 Ohio Trails Vision will help guide development as we continue to build Ohio’s world-class trails system..." more

Agitated Deer Confronts Park Visitors


Columbus, OH - "The Columbus Metro Parks tweeted a video of a deer that became agitated after coming in contact with visitors and their dog at Glacier Ridge Metro Park." more

Body Found Near Highland Park Bike Trail


PA - "A man was found dead near a bike trail in Pittsburgh’s Highland Park neighborhood Monday, police said." more

Governor Hikes Shuttered Trail


Jim Thorpe, PA - "One of Pennsylvania's most beloved and scenic hiking trails will remain closed to the public unless lawmakers pass Gov. Tom Wolf's $4.5 billion infrastructure plan, officials said Tuesday." more

Louisville's Newest Transportation Option

KY - "Soon you'll see a small fleet of golf-like carts bopping around downtown Louisville. Everyone, meet the tuk tuk." more

Atlanta's First E-Scooter Death

GA - "Could bike lanes near a MARTA station have made a difference?" more

City Leaders To Seize Private Property For Paved River Bike Trail

CA - " For the first time since building the new arena, city leaders are looking to seize private property by invoking their right through eminent domain." more

How Safe Do Self-Driving Cars Need to Be?

"How safe is safe enough, and how do we measure it?" more

Crowdfunding Raises $770K for Folding E-Bikes


CHE - "...After a year-and-half of research and development, the Swiss startup launched its three 16-inch wheel models, each weighing 27.5 pounds, on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo in April..." more

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Genoa Trail Alert

Genoa, OH - "Pipe had to be laid under the Genoa Trail due to Delaware County Engineer, Delaware County, Ohio's construction of a detention basin....

"...although, there will be a metal plate put in place. Please avoid the area until it reopens and then slow down and use caution..." more

Bike Patrol Added to Ohio River Greenway

New Albany, IN - "The city of New Albany is investing in thousands of dollars in equipment for police officers to better patrol the Ohio River Greenway." more

Driver Slams into Ghost Bike

D.C. - "...the driver of a Chevy Tahoe collided into the pole, the ghost bike, and a parked car before fleeing the scene..." more

Safer Intersections Needed


U.S. - "A new report offers guidance for cities to build better intersections for cyclists and pedestrians." more

Complete Streets Policies are not "One-Size-Fits-All"


"...What looks like a Complete Street in our industrial harbor is going to look different from a Complete Street next to a school or a park in a residential neighborhood..." more

Walmart Owners to Build Public Mountain Bike Trails

CO - "...Around 4.5 miles of public trails will be designed for mountain biking." more

Plane Crashes Into Sidi Warehouse

CA - "The U.S. distributor for cycling shoe company Sidi resumed operations Monday after an F-16 fighter jet crashed into a section of its warehouse four days earlier." more

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The Freedom Trail Phase 3 Problem


Akron, OH - "...Unfortunately, we have run into an unforeseen property dispute with CSX that has stalled the completion of the final leg of phase three, but we are working really hard to find a solution.” more

Cars Driven onto Sidewalks to Strike Pedestrians

Cincinnati, OH - "Two cars drove down Over-the-Rhine sidewalks Saturday morning, police said, attempting to strike several pedestrians." more

Speed Cameras Approved for Roosevelt Blvd

Philadelphia, PA - "Speed cameras will come to Roosevelt Boulevard, following a unanimous City Council vote Thursday that marked the end of a three-year process to bring the technology to Philadelphia." more

Curb Causes Bike Crashes


IA - "An unmarked street curb has cost Des Moines taxpayers nearly $1.7 million after cyclists involved in bike crashes there sued the city over their injuries." more

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Simon Kenton Trail Damage

Bellefontaine, OH - "...major trail damage on the Northern extension of the SKT, near Liberty Hills Golf Course. This is on the gravel section and due to the recent heavy rainfall and flooding in Logan County." more

GMRT Extension Plans Includes New Trailhead


Fairfield, OH - "...[the new trail] would bisect Marsh Park and run across River Road... The new park will also be a trail head for the Great Miami River Bike Trail." more

Lorain Better Block Vision on Display


Lorain, OH - "...Lorain Better Block took over Washington Avenue between West Erie Avenue and West Eighth Street on Saturday afternoon, with vendors and community members taking part." more

Avon Lake Driver Charged in Hit-and-Run


OH - "...Allison Spoerl, 21, is accused of driving a 2017 Ford Focus hatchback that struck the 51-year-old bicyclist Wednesday on Lake Road near Moore Road..." more

Fort Hill MTB Trail Debate


KY - "...commissioners flirting with the idea of placing a moratorium on the trails being constructed as part of a Boy Scouts project until more community input could be heard..." more

76% of Americans Think They are Good Drivers


"...But by any standard they are not good drivers at all, with 93 percent admitting to unsafe behavior." more

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Buck Creek Trail Flooding

Springfield, OH - "The Buck Creek Trail is under water in the section between Old Reid Park and Belmont Ave. Please stay off this segment of the trail. more

Restore Pennsylvania Talks Norristown Revitalization


Norristown, PA - "...The Schuylkill River Trail is the busiest trail in our region... This trail is where many people ride more than any other trail in our region. The Chester Valley Trail is the second most used trail. The biggest two are going to connect right here..." more

ArborBike to Make June Comeback


Ann Arbor, MI - "...Chicago-based mobility operator Shift Transit has taken over the program and plans to relaunch in Ann Arbor in June..." more

Speedway B&O Trail Extensions Could Spur Development


IN - "...The Speedway section of the B&O Trail was one of 17 to receive a total of $24.9 million from the Next Level Trails initiative..." more

The Bicycle Commuter Act Proposal


U.S. - "...Ask your Member of Congress to co-sponsor the Bicycle Commuter Act, which would give people like you nearly $53 per month in tax breaks towards bike commuting expenses..." more

New Guide Aims To Help Cities with Scooters & Bike Shares


U.S. - "...It seems like new mobility options are showing up every day on the streets of America’s cities, towns and villages..." more

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Closing the Gaps Along the Ohio-to-Erie Trail

OH - "...I drew a 1,300-foot line from where I was standing to the woods across the field. In my imagination, that line became paved and filled with bicyclists riding along the Ohio to Erie Trail." more

Groundbreaking for Pennsy Greenway Trail Extension

Schererville, IN - "...After years of planning, the gaps along the Pennsy Greenway Trail from Calumet City, Illinois, to Schererville soon will be closed..." more

Griffin All Access Bike Park Opens

Terre Haute, IN - "It's a bike trail, but not just any bike trail. It's a bike trail, but not just any bike trail." more

Bicyclist Awarded $41M in Trail Stanchion Crash Case


FL - "...Upon striking one of the stanchions, Schnurr 'was ejected from his cycle and hit the ground, causing him significant and permanent injuries,' his complaint stated." more

2 More Cyclist Deaths in Brooklyn this Week


NY - "Three cyclists killed in Brooklyn in the past week have brought the number of cyclist fatalities in the city so far this year to 10 — the same number the city saw in all of 2018." more

Can Car-Crazy Dallas Learn to Love Bikes?


TX - "After a disastrous experiment with dockless bike sharing, the famously auto-centric Texas city is trying to be more friendly to bicycles and pedestrians." more

Vermont Utility Offers $200 E-Bike Rebate


VT - "Green Mountain Power, which provides electricity to much of Vermont, is offering a $200 rebate to its customers who buy e-bikes, e-cargo bikes or installed e-bike conversion kits at participating bike shops." more

Testifying Against Proposed Tariffs


D.C. - "While the U.S. trade war with China is getting the most attention, the U.S. is also engaged with a dispute with the European Union, and the bike industry is involved in both..." more

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Park District Asked to Consider Bike Trail Options


Bowling Green, OH - "The Wood County Park District Board was asked Tuesday to shift gears to add more bicycling options in the county." more

Police Looking for Hit-and-Run Driver


Avon Lake, OH - "Avon Lake police are looking for a vehicle that struck a bicyclist who was seriously injured and had to be life-flighted to the hospital." more

Great American Rail-Trail to Run Thru Wayne County

OH - "...The Heartland Trail will stretch from Orrville to Clinton when completed, but as part of the proposed Great American Rail-Trail, it will serve as one piece connecting riders from one end of the country to the other." more

Developer to Extend Delaware River Trail


PA - "A mega-development coming to the Delaware River waterfront will include a swath of a long-planned river trail in exchange for permission to build taller towers than local regulations permit." more

$1.33M Lovers Lane Project will Add Bike Lanes


Portage, MI - "...The project has a goal of increasing safety and will change the present configuration of two northbound lanes and two southbound lanes to a single lane in each direction with a dedicated center turn lane..." more

Slowing Down "Stroads" in Boston

MA - "Success could be key in reducing roadway fatalities." more

U.S. Addiction to Building Roads

"States spend as much building new roads as they do repairing them." more

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Great Miami River Trail Detour

Dayton, OH - "A half-mile, intermittent detour will be in place through 2019 near the Main Street Bridge in Dayton..." more

Olentangy Trail Closure Delayed

Columbus, OH - "...[a] stretch of the Olentangy Trail should be closed now, but the City of Columbus said weather delayed the start of the project..." more

New Scooters, E-Bike Startup Coming to Columbus

OH - "...Roam Bikes, a startup founded by local entrepreneur Kelly James, plans to deploy 200 e-bikes on the streets of Columbus this June, with a total fleet of about 500 in place by the fall." more

Commission Directs Team to Work on Rail-Trail Development

WV - " The Harrison County Commission has decided to take a new path for maintaining and developing local rail-trails." more

Feds to Help Fund Hatfield McCoy Trail Extension


Pineville, WV - "...The $678,344 in federal funding will be used to expand nearly 185 miles of trails into Wyoming County as well as Lincoln County and McDowell County." more

New Jersey Legalizes E-Bikes and Scooters


NJ - "...New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday signed legislation legalizing e-bikes and e-scooters on city streets, provided the vehicles top out at 20 and 19 miles per hour, respectively." more

Cyclist "Hunted" by Driver


Portland, OR - "...This man in the Subaru allegedly harassed Harris and used his car as to menace him..." more

Bridge Authority Sues Bridge Bike Path Builders


CAN - "The lawsuit claims the road surface has bumps and waves, steep slope changes, and is not only uncomfortable for cyclists, but dangerous." more

Is Your City Serious About Road Safety?

"...While more than 40 cities in the United States and many more around the world have committed to Vision Zero... many are struggling to turn this vision into a reality..." more

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Great Lake to Lake Trail Update

MI - "...When complete, the trail network known as Great Lake-to-Lake Route #1 will range from macro — an attraction for biking tourists looking to pedal from Lake Michigan to Lake Huron — to micro — a means for small-town students to walk or bike to school." more

Electric Citi Bikes Grounded Until September


NYC - "... an unprecedented over-five-month outage that raises questions about Citi Bike’s ambitious expansion and electrification plans." more

Judge Orders Psych Evaluation for Suspected AT Murderer


VA - "Over the weekend, matters turned deadly in southwestern Virginia, where he is accused of stabbing one hiker to death and seriously injuring another." more

Rails-to-Trails in Delaware


DE - "...the same track beds that initially brought the tourists and triggered residential development are now being transformed, with support from DelDOT and local towns and cities, into a burgeoning system of paved nature trails for pedestrians, runners and cyclists alike. " more

Domestic Manufacturers Welcome Chinese Tariff Increase


Freeport, NY - "...They steal our designs, they undercut our prices. It's not new, it's been going on for a long time..." more

Take a Ride in the Smile Lane

"Over the last decade, bikeshare systems in the US have sprouted up in cities across the country and in 2018, thirty-six and a half million trips were taken using station-based systems..." more

Bicycle Friendly Community Awards


U.S. - "...Today, the League of American Bicyclists is recognizing 39 cities and towns with Bicycle Friendly Community awards for their proactive efforts to make bicycling safer and more accessible to everyone." more

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NCIT Construction Progress in Huron County

Norwalk, OH - "...This winter, Firelands Rails to Trails volunteers began clearing trees and brush east from Townsend Avenue toward Laylin Road [in Norwalk]. Paul Miller Construction was hired to install stone as future trail base at Laylin Road. Edwards Tree Service of Amherst was hired and subsequently made a generous donation to FRTTI to clear trees and to create the path for this new piece of trail..." more

Bill Would Make Crossing Street Safer

Cleveland, OH - "...The new bill would require the driver of a vehicle to stop and yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian waiting at the curb to enter a crosswalk when there is no traffic control signal, in addition to when the pedestrian is in the crosswalk. Meaning pedestrians would not have to enter the street in front of moving traffic for a vehicle to yield the pedestrians." more

Cleveland Heights has Best Complete Streets Policy

OH - "...The rankings reward cities that have passed Complete Streets policies, which look to make streets safer for all users, including pedestrians and bicyclists..." more

The Importance of Documenting Car / Bike Collisions

Columbus, OH - "...Catherine Girves, executive director of the bike advocacy group Yay Bikes!, wants city police officers to interview all parties and take reports on all bicycle-motor vehicle collisions, even when no one is obviously hurt..." more

Indego to Deploy 400 More E-Bikes in Philadelphia

PA - "...Adding more electric bikes to the fleet will help address several barriers and open the door for new cyclists who may not have considered using Indego before." more

How Dangerous are Law-Breaking Cyclists?

Is it Time to Ban Right Turn on Red?

"It was actually introduced to save fuel, but there have been unintended consequences." more

Uber is Fighting Cities Over Data on Scooter Trips

CA - "...LA’s strategy for getting that data is making privacy advocates—and companies like Uber and Lyft, which operate both scooter and ride-hail services in the city—nervous..." more

Man Who Killed Hiker has Been Arrested


VA - "Federal authorities say a Massachusetts man has been arrested in an attack on the Appalachian Trail that left one person dead and another severely injured." more

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Tuscarawas Approves Trail Funding

Tuscarawas Village, OH - "Council had no objection to using $10,000 that was committed to a trail proposed by the Zeisberger Trail and Parks Group, toward a portion of sidewalk in front of the town hall. The trail begins at the town hall and will run to the boat ramp site." more

Strong Start for Lorain Quick Picks


Lorain, OH - "...Started in 2017 by Max Schaefer and Lorain Proud, Quick Picks are one-hour flash-mob-style community cleanups throughout the city..." more

Machete Used in Attacks on Appalachian Trail

VA - "A Virginia sheriff says a man attacked two people on the Appalachian Trail with a machete." more

Trail Users Brace for 2-3 Year Trail Closures

Minneapolis, MN - " A new light rail line will connect Minneapolis to Eden Prairie, but some trail users aren’t happy about it." more

Woman Escapes Sexual Assault on Lakefront Trail


Chicago, IL - "...About 11:20 p.m., the 27-year-old woman was attacked while walking south on the bike path in the 700 block of South Lake Shore Drive, according to a community alert issued by police." more

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Simon Kenton Trail Paving Progress

Urbana, OH - "...For the last 18 months, we have been raising additional monies through donations, matching grants, bike tour and other means, in order to continue paving. The members recently approved paving an additional 7.8 miles of the trail during this coming Summer of 2019. This leaves us a small gap in the trail of 3.6 miles..." more

Warren Bike Trail Completed


OH - "City officials, members of the Trumbull County MetroParks and residents gathered Friday at the Warren Greenway Trailhead to celebrate Warren’s finished portion of the Western Reserve Greenway Bike Trail." more

Greenway Rape Brings Calls for Call Boxes


Hopkinsville, KY - "...Authorities say a woman was assaulted and raped at the Hopkinsville Greenway System by Orlando Leavell, a registered sex offender previously convicted of attempted rape..." more

Griffin Bike Park Introduces Adaptive Use Trail

Vigo County, IN - "...In addition to the trail, a $3,800 dollar bike was donated to the park, so riders in wheelchairs can experience the park without being pushed..." more

Citizen Traffic Enforcement Pushed by Councilman

D.C. - "... Imagine being able to give drivers a ticket yourself. Well, that may soon be a possibility." more

Van Bramer Blasts Drivers Who Park in Bike Lanes


NYC - "Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer joined forces with members of Transportation Alternatives in Long Island City this morning to condemn motorists who block sidewalks, bike lanes and crosswalks—and to call on the NYPD to ticket these drivers." more

What Will it Take to Finish the Great American Rail Trail?


"...After a 12-month assessment of route options using 34,000 miles of existing bike trails nationwide, RTC has identified the remaining 90 trail gaps to be filled..." more

The 'Bike Connect' System and App'


"... Bike Connect is a system designed to streamline bike rides by triggering traffic lights." more

Study Says Drivers Break Far More Road Rules Than Cyclists


"A new study from the Danish Road Directorate shows that less than 5% of cyclists break traffic laws while riding yet 66% of motorists do so when driving..." more

New Bike Market Tariffs Take Affect


"...The 25% is in addition to existing tariffs on Chinese products, which are generally 5-11% on bikes. The new tariff does not apply to helmets and lights." more

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Commissioners Partner with Belpre Trail Committee


Washington County, OH - "On Thursday, the commissioners agreed to partner with the Belpre Multi-Use Trail Committee to investigate the purchase of abandoned CSX rail line just west of Belpre. The rail line would be used as an extension to the committee’s already existing trail system." more

Board puts Recreation on Fast Track in Ottawa County

OH - "The Ottawa County Commissioners got the ball rolling a year ago when they approved the Ottawa County Transportation Plan. On Monday, the commissioners put that plan on the fast track with the creation of a board of seven public officials to shepherd the county-wide vision of creating hiking and biking facilities and water trails." more

Coyotes Attack Dog in Penitentiary Glen Reservation

Kirtland, OH - "A Willoughby woman recounted a terrifying situation to police after she said her German Shepard was attacked while walking with her on the Kirtland Connector Trail at Penitentiary Glen in April..." more

East Bank Trail to be Connected to LaSalle Trail

Mishawaka, IN - "How would you like to ride your bike from downtown Mishawaka all the way to Niles? That dream may become a reality." more

Great American Rail-Trail is Coming Thru Pittsburgh

PA - "...while the coast-to-coast trail could be decades from being completed, it looks to come through Pittsburgh." more

Rochester has a Bike Lane Problem


NY - "The city of Rochester has installed more than 60 miles of bike lanes since 2011. But there’s a problem..." more

Denver to Add 17 Miles of New Bike Lanes This Year


CO - "Denver will build 16.8 miles of new bike lanes this summer, kicking off the construction of 125 miles of bikeways the city will add to its network over the next five years..." more

Every Life Counts

U.S. - "In March, hundreds of bike advocates climbed the Hill at the National Bike Summit to ask their senators and Members of Congress to work with us in building a more Bicycle Friendly America..." more

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Great American Trail Route Revealed


Ohio is one of 12 states that comprise the proposed route of the Great American Rail Trail that was revealed this week. This 3,700-mile trail will extend from Washington state to Washington D.C. It's made up of existing trails that already complete 52% of the route, or 1,900 miles.

Great American Rail Trail
Great American Rail Trail Route Through Ohio

The east / west route through Ohio utilizes 6 existing trails and is mostly complete. 8 small gaps between existing bikeways totals only 33.3 miles of trails yet to be connected, while the mileage for 5 larger gaps (shown as white boxes on the image above) has yet to be defined.

This route will be the 2nd cross-state bikeway in Ohio. The Ohio-to-Erie Trail took the honors for being the first with its 320-mile route from Cincinnati through Columbus to Cleveland, Ohio. The OTE will most likely be finished first, as about 89% of the trail is completed at this time.

Perhaps the most interesting factoid about the Great American Rail Trail in Ohio is that 272 miles of the route is the Ohio-to-Erie Trail. So, when riding this section in the future, you may not only encounter riders traveling between Kentucky and Lake Erie at Cleveland, but you may also come across touring riders traveling to / from Indiana and Pennsylvania!

How Can Biking get Better in Cincy?


Cincinnati, OH - "While the number of people in Greater Cincinnati who ride bicycles for recreation or for their daily commute is growing, our region still lacks a safe, well-connected system of biking trails and dedicated on-road bike lanes..." more

More on Olentangy Trail Updates

Columbus, OH - "...a second major Olentangy Trail improvement – new bike and pedestrian bridges that will help to close a gap in the trail around West North Broadway in Clintonville – has taken an important step forward..." more

Retired Huffy CEO Bill Smith Dies

Dayton, OH - "...Smith was at Huffy for 25 years, including 8 years as CEO, before announcing last September that he would retire in December 2018..." more

Towpath Times E-Nes

NE OH - Read the latest edition.

Crews Prep to Finish Greenbelt Extension


KY - "City officials expect that the contractors extending Owensboro's David C. Adkisson Greenbelt Park trail along the former U.S. 60 bypass will resume their work by late this month." more

Westbound William Street to Close for Bike Lane Project

Ann Arbor, MI - "...The two-way bike lanes will be on the north side of William Street, according to the city. The installation is expected take 12 to 16 weeks." more

Cardinal Greenways CEO Angie Pool Receives Award

Muncie, IN - "...The 'Outstanding Trail Leader' award recognizes individuals who have made compelling and significant contributions to the trails movement in their home states..." more

El Paso Cyclists say Bike Lane is Too Narrow


TX - "Some cycling groups are taking to social media to voice their frustration about the width of the bike lanes on Yarbrough Drive." more

Bike Lane Barriers Return to Klamath Falls


OR - "Street crews got an early start putting in posts along a protected bike lane in Klamath Falls Tuesday." more

Route for Great American Rail-Trail Announced


U.S. - "The route will connect more than 125 existing trails and 90 trail gaps over more than 3,700 miles between Washington, D.C., and Washington state." more

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Olentangy Trail Section Closure Coming May 15

Columbus, OH - "Olentangy Trail Closure - W. 3rd Ave to W. 5th Ave May 15th - July 15th..." more

Marietta Bike Path Update


OH - "...Eric Lambert, project engineer for the city of Marietta told attendees that phase five of the Marietta River Trail would be complete by the fall." more

Athens Makes Top 20 Best Cities for Bikes

OH - "Congratulations Athens, Ohio, named to the top 20 2019 Places For Bikes cities!" more

SW PA Commission Proposes $31.7B in Transportation Projects

PA - "...The plan, called 'SmartMoves for a Changing Region,' includes $17.3 billion for road and bridge projects, and $14.4 billion for transit projects." more

Muncie Awarded $640K for West Side Trail

IN - "...While the project is not a huge new trail, it closes a missing gap in the city's growing network of trails..." more

Bicyclist Injured by Fishing Line

FL - "...He said he rode right into a fishing line, tied off between a dock and a tree, that was at neck height." more

Cyclist Attacks Bus Again

MN - "A south Minneapolis mom captures on video a bicyclist hitting a parked school bus with his bike lock. The same bicyclist broke several windows on the bus Friday." more

Cities Take Street Safety Lessons to the Classroom

"Sometimes, to make life lessons stick you have to start young." more

Uber & Lyft Strike: Bike to Work Instead


"...All six U.S. cities where drivers will log off, plus three where some drivers may strike unofficially, have some combination of bike share or private rentals to serve your riding needs..." more

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Olentangy Trail Connector & Widening Project

Columbus, OH - "Construction will start this summer to widen part of the Olentangy Trail and build a ramp to the trail from Bethel Road on the Northwest Side." more

Loveland Police Seek Suspect


Loveland, OH - "Loveland police are on looking for a man suspected of unlawful sexual contact on the city's trail system." more

Loveland Cyclist Dies in Crash


OH - "A Loveland bicyclist died Sunday after a collision with a minivan in Warren County, officials said." more

Philly to Add 400 More E-Bikes


PA - "After a successful test run, Philly plans to expand an electric bikeshare pilot program, bringing 400 more electric Indego bikes to city streets." more

Final phase of River Town Trail Project Construction


Newburgh, IN - "...Creating a 4.8 mile trail that runs the entire length of Newburgh, this project has been in the works for years, and this one mile extension will be the final piece." more

Bike Lane Clarification Bill Passed


OR - "...The bill adds language to Oregon’s definition of a bicycle lane (ORS 801.155) to clarify that a lane still legally exists in an intersection even when the paint striping does not..." more

Cyclists Smashes Windows of Bus Parked in Bike Lane


MN - "...There’s no shortage of bad feelings between cyclists and drivers in the Twin Cities, but usually it’s the bikers taking the lion’s share of punishment..." more

2019 Best Biking Cities Rated

U.S. - "...There’s a diverse mix of cities in our top 20 list, which signals that progress is being made across the board. We also see more cities pedaling toward a score of 4 out of 5 stars, which means that places are likely improving in several areas." more

A 30-mph E-Bike to Compete with Cars

U.S. - "...Whether or not it’s a good idea to travel so fast on a bike in an urban environment is apparently up to the customer to decide..." more

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Has Philly Mayor Lived Up to Promises on Street Improvements?

Philadelphia, PA - "...once those streets were properly paved, he promised to install 30 miles of protected bike lanes and implement Vision Zero protocols to make the streets safer for everyone." more

Cyclists Rally for More Protected Bike Lanes

Boston, MA - "Dozens of cyclists attached paper snowflakes and inflatable penguins to their bikes at City Hall Plaza Sunday afternoon to protest what they called the city’s glacial pace in implementing a protected network of bike lanes." more

2019 Sees 30% Jump in Traffic Deaths


NYC - "Advocates decry police enforcement of cyclists and say street improvement projects should be coming at a much faster clip." more

Amsterdam Is No Model for Vancouver’s Cycling Future

CAN - "...The [Dutch] newspapers are full of complaints — not from drivers wanting road space, but from citizens challenging cyclists. Op-eds abound, with titles like 'Bike-terror Amsterdam: Different Rules Apply Here'..." more

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Simon Kenton Trail Maintenance & Closure


Urbana, OH - "...On Tuesday, May 7th, contractors will be spraying herbicide to control invasive species between the Depot Coffee House and County Line Rd. The trail will be closed during this work!.." more

Ashtabula County Metroparks Working on Master Plan


OH - "The Ashtabula County Metroparks will soon hold a number of public forums as they gear up for their master planning process." more

Underused Roadways Candidates for Diets


IN - "Street and road engineers routinely analyze city roadways to determine whether shrinking or widening the pavement is appropriate..." more

Teens Attack Man on Lakefront Trail

Chicago, IL - "...I wasn’t on alert. I thought they were just messing around. It’s a beautiful day after all, but I started to get suspicious when they started flanking me..." more

2018 Biking & Walking Benchmarking Report

U.S. - "...the League hosted a webinar to highlight how the data can inform decisions about how to improve bicycling and walking. The 2018 Benchmarking Report is the sixth edition of the Report and provides continuous comparative data for more than 50 cities and all 50 states." more

Waymo Self-Driving Car Tech Recognizing Cyclists

"Google’s self-driving car project working to ensure vehicles understand cyclists’ unique behaviour." more

Where are the Bikes?


AUS - "Looking into the pervasive negative discourse surrounding cyclists in Sydney." more

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Student Athletes Help Beautify Kokosing Trail

Mt. Vernon, OH - " Members of the Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s men’s soccer and basketball teams volunteered their time to help prepare the Kokosing Gap Trail for the spring and summer." more

Boston Mill Boarding Station Closed

CVNP, OH - "IMPORTANT: There will be no service to or from Boston Mill Station for the 2019 season due to the construction of the CVNP visitor center. This only affects Bike/hike Aboard passengers. Bikers can get on/off at Brecksville Station (North of Boston Mill) or at Peninsula (South of Boston Mill)..." more

Tick Season Alert in CVNP


CVNP, OH - "Apparently, it's already tick season out there in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. I picked up this little guy between Peninsula and Boston either on the Buckeye Trail or the Bridle Trail." more

Work to Eliminate Refuse Pile, Build Trail


South Fork, PA - "Efforts to eliminate a local coal waste pile to make way for the extension of an existing trail officially began Friday..." more

Funding Announced for Trails in NW Indiana


IN - "...Trail-building grants to Schererville, Burns Harbor and Hebron were among 17 awarded across the state Thursday by Gov. Eric Holcomb as part of his Next Level Trails program. Thursday’s grants total nearly $25 million." more

A Look at Cycling Infra in Indianapolis

IN - "It’s hard to escape the conclusion that the development of cycling infrastructure and culture in Indianapolis has stalled, at least temporarily..." more

Cyclist Collapses, Dies on Katy Trail


TX - "...Filming his ride towards Katy on the Barbara Bush Trail, he got a split-second of video of another biker pedaling past him, moments before that man would yell out and fall from his bike." more

Fed E-Scooter Safety Study Raises Concerns


"...The study, tracking 193 scooter-related hospitalizations in Austin, Texas, over a roughly three-month period did bring to light some concerning information..." more

Lime Pulls Back on Rental Bikes Across Nation


FL - "...Lime, which changed its name last year from LimeBike, has pulled its bicycles from many cities as part of a strategy to focus on electric scooters, according to news reports from across the U.S." more

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Bike Share Coming to Kent State

Kent, OH - "A new fleet of shared bicycles will be coming to the Kent State campus next week, with the launch of VeoRide, a bike share company based in Chicago." more

Stantec Earns Bike Friendly Business Award

Cleveland, OH - "Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Stantec Consulting here in Cleveland with a Silver Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) award..." more

Bloomington Bike Share Loses to Scooters


IN - "Bloomington will end its Pace bike share program at the end of the month because of a decline in their use following the introduction of electric scooters." more

Sex Offender Accused of Rape on Greenway


KY - "A man convicted of attempted rape and attempted sodomy in the past is accused of raping a woman on the rail trail in Hopkinsville." more

$870K for New S.R. 933 Walking Trail


IN - "State Road 933 isn't a pedestrian's paradise. But come 2020, it will feature a roughly 1-mile trail, allowing outdoor enthusiasts to run, bike or walk from Mishawaka to Niles." more

Indiana Grants Include Rehab of Bridge Where 2 Killed


IN - "...It was among $25 million in grants for 17 trail projects across the state announced Thursday by Gov. Eric Holcomb..." more

Greenfield Awarded Close to $700K for Trails


IN - "Nearly $700,000 is heading Greenfield’s way to expand the city’s trail system." more

Hoodlebug Trail Extension Final Plans Revealed


PA - "A public plans display was held Thursday, April 25 from 5-7 p.m. at the KCAC to showcase the route and new amenities for the Indiana Multimodal Corridor, aka the extension to the Hoodlebug Trail that will be completed by the beginning of the fall semester." more

Bike Share Comes to Grand Blanc


MI - "Grand Blanc is encouraging people to get out and moving, using bikes." more

The Car-Free Tilikum Crossing


Portland, OR - "In 2015, Portland, Oregon opened North Americas’s longest car-free bridge The Tilikum Crossing, a bridge that allows travel for pedestrians, bikes and scooters as well as light rail, streetcars and buses!" more

Bike Friendly Businesses Update


U.S. - "...The League has awarded more than 1,200 Bicycle Friendly Businesses, and we’ve seen a wide range of reasons companies find value bicycling, whether it’s to encourage healthy habits among employees, increase workplace sustainability, or make their place of business more accessible to more people..." more

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Photos of the New Towpath Section

Tremont, OH - "...Get a first look at the views from this new part of the Towpath Trail, courtesy of our managing photographer Bob Perkoski." more

Free Water Taxi Service For 2019

Cleveland, OH - "...With nearby trail connections, the water taxi provides guests greater access to recreational opportunities along the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie." more

Bike Stolen From Garage in Chillicothe


OH - "...CASH REWARD,,,, Stolen out of my garage was my Scott Scale 710, I9 wheels, Maxxiss tires, cane creek thudbuster, Fox fork, Bar Fly bike computer mount, Disc Brakes, 1X11 has Fly Tiger Shark Teeth decal on the front of the frame and a Black Pug Bike Shop sticker. VERY RECOGNIZABLE BIKE, very custom..." more

Ohio River Greenway Completion Celebration

IN - "With the completion of a bridge over Silver Creek in November, the Ohio River Greenway finally allows users to ride or walk the path from end to end — from New Albany, through Clarksville, to Jeffersonville on 7.5 miles of mixed-use trails and roads." more

Crews Remove Protected Bike Lane Despite Protests


Baltimore, MD - "...The bike lane, installed as part of a road resurfacing project in 2015, has been the subject of controversy for years." more

Sidewalk Labs Releases Street Design Principles

"Sidewalk Labs, the smart cities arm of Google parent company Alphabet, has released a set of design principles to make streets safer and more efficient as new mobility technologies come online." more

Skirting Liability in the Micro-Mobility Market


CA - "...A shameful difference in the clauses included in many new personal mobility device contracts is a further exemption from liability for injuries caused by defective products..." more

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Heartland Trail Construction Update


Wayne County, OH - "Cavanaugh Construction is back to work after the winter shut-down. They have poured the concrete cross-overs for the farm fields and the trail approaches at the intersections..."

For more on Wayne County Trails, read their May newsletter.

Huffy Bicycles Partners with Together We Rise


Dayton, OH - "...During the month of May, Huffy will partner with nonprofit Together We Rise and donate bikes to foster families across the US to encourage family togetherness and bonding as they hit the road, trail or bike path." more

For more news, visit the 2019 Archive.

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