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Athens Bike Path Spur Officially Open

9/21/18

Athens, OH - "The Hockhocking Adena Bikeway Columbus Rd spur was re-opened by the City of Athens today." more...

New CoGo Bike Share Stations

9/21/18

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

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

New Trail in Elizabeth Park

Trenton, MI - "...The Greenway project is a three-quarter mile non-motorized trail along the park canal that eventually will provide a link that will connect to the Detroit International Wildlife Refuge Gateway and Trenton’s Central Business District." more...

Fundraising For Trail Rescue Equipment

9/21/18

MI - "Lyndon Township is known for its recreational outdoor activities-whether its a water sport among one of its many lakes, hiking through its parks, hunting on the many acres of state land or bicycling on the trails..." more

Measure Introduced to Make Biking Illegal on Riverwalk

9/21/18

Chicago, IL - "Seemingly a victim of its own success, the popular Chicago Riverwalk may soon come under new rules requiring cyclists to walk—not ride—their bikes on the 1.25-mile-long linear park connecting downtown and the Chicago Lakefront Trail." more...

AASHTO Draft Finally Includes Protected Bike Lanes

9/21/18

U.S. - "...A draft edition of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ Bike Guide, an engineering manual used by transportation planners nationwide, includes for the first time a host of security measures such as protected bike lanes, protected intersections, sidewalk level bike lanes and parking protected bike lanes — designs that some cities have successfully implemented for years." more...

Cyclists Saving Lives in Africa

"A pilot program in Zambia drastically reduced fatality rates, prompting calls to expand the model across the continent." more...

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Kenmore Blvd Connection to the Towpath

9/20/18

Akron, OH - "...The city of Akron recently conducted an 18-block project that added protected bicycle lanes. Better connection between Kenmore Boulevard and the Towpath Trail emerged as a top priority..." more

Trails Caucus Excursion on the Towpath Trail

9/20/18

Cleveland, OH - "...The tour, organized in large part by Buckeye Trail Association President Steve Walker, provided participants an opportunity to see how the development of the Towpath Trail is transforming the Cuyahoga River Valley..." more

Cyclist Hate Group Gets Push Back

9/20/18

NKY - "...Since the beginning of the week, the group has become closed, instead of public, and changed its name to 'Share the Road'." more...

Public Feedback Needed on U.S. Bike Route 50

Weirton, WV - "...To connect Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, the route would cross the Market Street bridge and then utilize one--or a combination--of five routes..." more

Trail connections are also being planning in Weirton.

Ann Arbor Plans for Scooter Parking

MI - "...Once the terms are agreed upon, she said, it would set parameters for where scooters should be parked." more...

The Minneapolis Plan for Dockless Bike Share

MN - "One of the U.S.’s oldest station-based bike-share systems is going free-range, but Nice Ride thinks it can provide a new, less chaotic model." more...

Video Shows Bus Driver Running Into Citi Bike Rider

9/20/18

NYC - "...A video showing Coach USA operator Dave Lewis driving his 50,000-pound bus over Citi Bike rider Dan Hanegby bolsters the prosecution case that Lewis was reckless as he tried to pass the cyclist..." more

Kroger's Driverless Grocery Delivery

"The largest grocery chain in the U.S. recently announced they are testing driverless grocery delivery in Scottsdale, Arizona..." more

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Upcoming Little Miami Trail Section Closure

Wayne Twp., OH - "The week of September 24th the trail will be CLOSED between New Burlington Rd. and Roxanna New Burlington Rd [a 4.3-mile section] for paving..." more...

Right-Sizing Akron Streets for Safety

Akron, OH - "...Redesigning and re-striping our streets is a cost-effective and responsible way to slow traffic down, improving safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists alike." more...

Teen Uses Gun to Steal Bike

9/19/18

Cleveland, OH - "An unidentified teen took a 14-year-old boy's bicycle at gunpoint Tuesday on the basketball courts outside Cleveland's Thurgood Marshall Recreation Center..." more...

Wesleyan MetroPark About to Grow

9/19/18

Dayton, OH - "...The added space includes ponds, new accesses to portions of Wolf Creek and opportunities to connect existing sections of the Wolf Creek bike trail." more...

Legislation Would Fine Scooter Riders

Cincinnati, OH - "An ordinance before Cincinnati City Council would fine people using motorized scooters if they use them on city sidewalks." more...

Greenway Cleanup Continues in the Wake of Florence

9/19/18

VA - "...So far, more than 20 tons of debris has been removed from the Roanoke River Greenway along Wiley Drive." more...

Greenway Hi-Rail Nearing Completion

9/19/18

Evansville, IN - "...The 2.5-mile expansion of the Pigeon Creek Greenway runs along the west side of Highway 41 from Riverside Drive to Walnut Street." more...

Anti-Bicycle Group Draws Controversy

9/18/18

KY - "Admins with "NKY Hates Bicyclists" say they're just trading harmless jokes about cyclists. But riders say they're inciting violence and engaging in hate speech." more...

Denver is Expanding its Broadway Bike Lanes

CO - "The city of Denver plans to run a new two-way bike path along a lengthy stretch of Broadway, replacing another automobile lane as it tries to open up the busy corridor to new users." more...

Has Vision Zero Lost its Way?

"Any city can brand its safety projects ‘Vision Zero’..." more

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Proposed Plan to Connect Trails in Mansfield

Mansfield, OH - "...Bianchi offered council members a vision of a connecting trail between the B&O bike trail and [a 1.2-mile trail section along] Trimble Road..." more

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Towpath - Temporary Section Closing

9/18/18

Massillon, OH - From starkparks.com, "The Towpath Trail will be closed between Cherry St. and Lincoln Way on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. for sewer work."

Olentangy Trail Trailhead Closed

9/19/18

Columbus, OH - From centralohiogreenways.com, "...A majority of the [Worthington Hills] shopping center including the trailhead parking area has been fenced off for construction.

"Parking and trailhead access has been temporarily located behind the Hills Market..." more

Columbus to be 'Rather Lenient' with Scooter Rules

9/18/18

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

$5M Bond set for Rape Suspect

9/18/18

Ravenna, OH - "Bond was set at $5 million for the man accused of a series of rapes that occurred along the Berlin Hike and Bike Trail." more...

Crossing Guards Make Streets Safer

Philadelphia, PA - "...Crossing guards in Philadelphia don't just keep students safe..." more

Community Helps Vet Whose Bike was Stolen

9/18/18

MI - "Neighbors rushed to his aid to get him back on his sole mode of transportation." more...

$6.5M Grant to Expand Empire State Trail

NY - "...We're going to be building or improving more than 20 miles of new off-road bicycle and pedestrian trails here in the region..." more

Car-Free Day in Paris

FRA - "As part of Paris’s push to drastically limit the number of cars, it’s having its annual day of letting pedestrians see what it would be like if they city was designed entirely for them." more...

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Simon Kenton Trail Fundraising Progress

9/17/18

Urbana, OH - Honda has agreed to match donations (up to $25k) to pave the SKT. As of Sept. 15, $14,210 dollars has been raised. more...

Protected Bike Lane Attracting Riders

9/17/18

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

Biking & Parking can Coexist

9/17/18

Richmond, IN - "...On Monday night, Richmond Common Council unanimously voted to kill a proposed ordinance that would have taken back council's approval for the city to spend grant funds on a bike path..." more

The State of Funding for Trails

U.S. - "...The most recent report was just released, summarizing how states used Transportation Alternatives funding in 2017." more...

Woman Killed by E-Bike Rider

UK - "Sakine Cihan was struck by a power-assisted bicycle as she was crossing a road in London." more...

Study: Riding E-Bikes Does not Lead to Health Benefits

"A recent study compared the effect of different modes of transport on the BMI of thousands of European commuters..." more

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Smoothing the Ride on the Kokosing Gap Trail

9/17/18

Knox County, OH - "Don and Randy completed the 2018 bump-leveling project on the KGT..." more

Scooter War Hits Cincy

Cincinnati, OH - "Have you tried the new electric scooters in Downtown Cincinnati yet?" more...

Route of the Hiawatha Having Record-Breaking Season

9/16/18

Wallace, ID - "Still with a week left until closing, The Route of the Hiawatha Scenic Bike Trail in the Silver Valley has already set records for visitors this season." more...

Fake Bike Helmets

9/16/18

"...These days, most counterfeits are sold over the Internet, right into your home. And some of them could seriously hurt you." more...

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Clare Rail Trail Receives Funding

9/16/18

MI - "Support for an off-road alignment of a popular rail trail in Clare has come in the form of a grant." more...

Proposed Budget Includes Tax Hike for Nickel Plate Trail

Fishers, IN - "...A portion of that increase—1 to 1.5 cents—will go toward a $12 million bond that will be used in part to construct the first phase of the trail..." more

Trail Town Trial Runs

9/15/18

KY - "Four communities will coordinate events this weekend in hopes of inching closer to receiving state designations as Trail Towns." more...

Bike Shops Hurting from Creeper Trail Closure

9/15/18

Damascus, VA - "...Days later, the storm has yet to hit our area, and now local businesses are saying the closure was unnecessary and bad for business." more...

Environmentalists Sue over MTB Trails Project

9/15/18

MN - "A Minnetonka group opposing the construction of mountain biking trails in a local park has sued the city after it rejected a petition for an environmental review of the project." more...

Trails Designed to Withstand Storms

9/15/18

San Antonio, TX - "On rainy days, the city's hike and bike trail system saves lives." more...

The East Coast Greenway Project

U.S. - "...The dream of a 3,000-mile protected biking and walking route, Maine to Florida, represents a commitment and opportunity in each of the 450 communities we connect..." more

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Black River Bikeway Construction Moving Along

Lorain, OH - "...the Black River Bikeway will stretch from the North Coast Inland Trail, through Cascade Park, through Black River Reservation and up into Lorain, ending at the lake..." more

Little Miami Trail Crossing Safety Initiative

9/15/18

SW OH - "...At its September 12 meeting, the FLMSP board approved an initiative to improve intersection safety through the marking of crossings in phase 1 and through the posting of trail crossing signs to alert drivers in phase 2..." more

Clintonville Bike Routes Push Back

9/15/18

Columbus, OH - "...Andrew Overbeck, a Clintonville resident... said bicyclists can now ride down any street they want. It makes sense to have a route down Torrence..." more

Recent Trail Attacks Spark Safety Reminders

Geauga County, OH - "...carry a cellphone, pepper spray and if you see something, say something. She suggested people walk or run with a buddy to deter danger." more...

Friends of Little Miami E-News

SW OH - Read the latest edition.

Knox County Parks E-News

Knox County, OH - Read the latest edition.

Buhl Park Opens Bike, Skateboard Track

9/15/18

Hermitage, PA - "...Buhl Park quietly opened its pump track and mountain bike trail last week under the name: 'The Tracks'." more...

City Parks Closed for Hurricane Florence

9/14/18

Morgantown, NC - "...The city announced on its Facebook page on Friday that all city parks and the Morganton Greenway System will close at noon Saturday..." more

Delaware Continues Bike Path Building Boom

9/14/18

DE - "A week after opening a $20 million 345-foot wooden bicycle bridge near Wilmington, the state on Wednesday awarded a contract for construction of another pathway, this time in southern Delaware." more...

Bike Industry Veterans Launch New Company

9/14/18

Salt Lake City, UT - "...A spokesman would only say that Trust will be 'introducing a product line in the MTB space.'" more...

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Trails Transform America

Dayton, OH - "Watch the video.

$90M Promised for Indiana Trails

IN - "...Announced last week by Gov. Eric Holcomb, the money is aimed at hiking, biking and horseback riding trails that fill in the gaps between existing trails and communities." more...

Family of Cyclist Killed by Trash Truck Reaches $6M Settlement

9/13/18

Philadelphia, PA - "Settlement includes $125,000 to be spent to improve cycling safety in Philadelphia in the name of Emily Fredricks." more...

Adaptive Signals Not Working Well in Seattle

WA - "Things don’t always work as planned. That certainly must be the feeling at the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) after the rollout of high-tech adaptive traffic signals along Mercer Street." more...

City Council Tries to Nix Bike Lane

Richmond, VA - "A bid to nix a North Richmond bike lane encountered spirited pushback Tuesday from more than 250 people, many of them cyclists..." more

Makeshift "Speed Bump" Takes Down Cycling Group

AUS - "A homemade bump in the road apparently aimed at 'noisy' motor vehicles has left a group of early morning cyclists in a mangled heap." more...

The Dutch Vision for Sustainable Transportation

9/13/18

CA - "As part of San Francisco's Global Climate Action Summit, Dutch representatives discuss policies for low-to-no emissions mobility." more...

Fatal Truck Crashes Surge in U.S.

"...More than 4,300 people were killed in collisions with semis and other large trucks in 2016, a 28 percent increase over 2009, according to the federal government..." more

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Univ. of Cincinnati Converts Sidewalk to Trail

Cincinnati, OH - "Did you know @uofcincy recently converted the sidewalk along Jefferson Ave into a trail from University Ave to Classen Park?.." more

The State of Alternative Transportation in Columbus

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

9-Year-Old Hospitalized from Hit-and-Run

Philadelphia, PA - "The 9-year-old girl was riding a bicycle on the 200 block of Lindley Avenue Monday shortly before 7:30 p.m. when she was struck by a vehicle which fled the scene." more...

New Greenway Trail Coming to Evansville

9/13/18

IN - "The paving along Highway 41 for a new Hi-Rail Greenway trail is underway..." more

5 Things to Know About Baltimore's Bike Lane Dispute

MD - "A City Council bill that would repeal part of Baltimore’s fire code to allow new bike lanes and encourage development projects is awaiting Mayor Catherine Pugh’s signature." more...

Pump Thefts Lead to Flooded Bike Path

Madison, WI - "Madison city officials say the theft of nearly all of the pumps along Lake Monona at the Capital City Bike Trail resulted in the path being closed from more than eight inches of water." more...

Sabotaged Bike Share Brakes May Have Caused Crash

Seattle, WA - "An 18-year-old who was hospitalized this week after a crash near the University Bridge may be the first victim of a bike share vandal who cut the brake lines on his Lime e-bike." more...

We're Designing Bike Lanes Wrong

"More trees, please." more...

New Data on U.S. Bike Commuting

9/13/18

"The Census Bureau has released the 2017 1-year estimates for how people are commuting to work based on the American Community Survey." more...

Pedego Shifts Some E-Bike Production to Vietnam

9/12/18

CA - "...DiCostanzo, who has had most of his company's e-bikes made in China since starting the business in 2008, wasn't anticipating the U.S. tariffs..." more

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Feds Reject Company's Request to Acquire Rail Line

9/11/18

Warren, OH - "...Still open is the possibility the Trumbull County MetroParks will be granted access to the line to construct the final phase of the Western Reserve Greenway hike and bike trail." more...

E-Scooters Banned from Columbus Sidewalks

9/11/18

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

Trailside Prairie Restoration

Madison County, OH - "The bike trail that runs through London is a recreational asset, but what about the vegetation on either side of it?.." more

Detroit's Ambitious Transportation Plan

MI - "...The city released an extensive plan to address many of the challenges facing transportation in Detroit." more...

Mid-Atlantic Retailers Brace for Hurricane

9/11/18

Southport, NC - "...Jones spent the day boarding up the new location of City Bicycle Co. ahead of Thursday's expected arrival of Hurricane Florence." more...

Separated Bike Infrastructure is Preferred

9/11/18

"...The results indicated a clear preference for trails — off-road routes through parks — over any other type of infrastructure..." more

Things You Might Not Know About Cycling

9/11/18

"...The routine behaviors of people who ride in the street with traffic are often met with confusion or even incredulity by those who have never attempted it..." more

Uber Was Right

"The scooter backlash vindicates Travis Kalanick’s early tactics." more...

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Stark Parks Trail Closures Due to Flooding

Stark County, OH - Towpath Trail: "Several inches of rain over the weekend have flooded many sections of the trail. The trail is closed until further notice."

Mahoning Valley Trail: "Water is over the trail in many areas and closed from Gaskill St. to Rockhill Ave. after several inches of rain over the weekend. This portion of the trail is closed until further notice."

Middle Branch Trail: "High water over the trail between Martindale and Spangler has closed the trail in that section..." more...

$1M Bond for Berlin Lake Trail Rape Suspect

9/10/18

Ravenna, OH - "...He faces one count of rape, with additional charges expected after the case is presented to a grand jury." more...

$2.4M in Donations to MetroParks

9/10/18

Canfield, OH - "Mill Creek MetroParks Development Director Chris Litton reported Monday the MetroParks has brought in more than $2.4 million in private donations so far this year. That is substantially more than the previous annual totals..." more

Towpath Times E-News

NE OH - Read the latest edition.

Boy Gets New Bike After His is Stolen

9/10/18

Solon, OH - "A 10-year-old boy says he was heartbroken when someone stole his bike." more...

Using Pool Noodles to Combat Dangerous Drivers

CAN - "...A soft, simple, harmless tube that some cyclists are choosing to mount under their seats so that cars learn to leave one-metre’s distance when passing them on the road..." more

E-Scooter Use Increasing Trips to the Emergency Room

"...Injuries are coming in fast and furious..." more

Your Responsibilities as a Cyclist

9/10/18

"This is a sentence you often hear that's completely untrue: 'Cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers'..." more

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Columbus-Area Trail Alert

9/10/18

Columbus, OH - From Columbus MetroParks, "Please use caution, there is silt build up on the trails from the rainstorms and trails may be slick."

Grant Could Help Fund Trail

9/10/18

Forty Fort, PA - "A state grant could help pay for part of a proposed bike and walking trail in Forty Fort and Kingston." more...

Cheshire Celebrates Opening of New Trail Section

CT - "Children who grew up learning to bike on the fledgling Farmington Heritage Canal Trail decades ago can now ride 34 uninterrupted miles with the unveiling of the completed 0.8 mile gap on Sunday." more...

A Little History Regarding Irish Greenways

9/10/18

IRE - "...The Mayo and Waterford greenways, which opened in 2010 and 2017, respectively, are cited as the ‘forerunners’ of the movement." more...

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Barnesville Trail to Become Reality

9/9/18

Barnesville, OH - "...the cost to the village would be $95,000 for the $2,145,000 project, which will convert the old B&O Railroad bed through the village into a walking and bike trail and pay for major repairs to the railroad tunnel so it can safely accommodate the trail..." more

LMST Section to be Rerouted

9/8/18

Warren County, OH - "The trail between SR 350 and Strout Rd. in Warren County will be completely closed September 17-21, weather permitting..." more

Bike-Friendly Improvements Coming to Clintonville

9/8/18

Clintonville, OH - "...New markings will be painted on certain streets and new signs will be installed, with the goal of establishing a bike-friendly network that will connect a variety of destinations..." more

It's Official - Kentucky gets Safe Passing Law

9/8/18

KY - "...Governor Bevin signed HB33 which says that motorists are to give 3 ft of clearance when passing a bicycle..." more

NTN Trail Extension Merits/Concerns

9/8/18

MI - "Although it’s not quite a done deal just yet, Marquette Township is clearly making progress on the establishment of a half-mile non-motorized pathway..." more

Nickel Plate Trail Faces Key Vote

9/8/18

IN - "Fishers officials on Monday could approve $275,000 in contracts to two companies to design and market the city's planned stretch of the Nickel Plate Trail." more...

New 4-MIle Stretch of Trail Opens on Eastside Rail Corridor

9/8/18

WA - "The transformation of abandoned BNSF train tracks into a trail for pedestrians and cyclists continues..." more

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Protesters Disrupt Groundbreaking for Lakefront Trail

9/7/18

Euclid, OH - "More than 100 labor union demonstrators disrupted the ceremonial groundbreaking for the newest stage of the city's waterfront improvement project Thursday." more...

Suspect Arrested for Sexual Assaults on Trail

9/7/18

Deerfield Twp., OH - "Authorities have arrested a suspect who allegedly sexually assaulted two women on the Berlin Hike and Bike Trail in Deerfield Township earlier this summer, according to the Portage County Sheriff's Office." more...

Questions Remain about Solon to Chagrin Falls Trail

9/7/18

Solon, OH - "The fate of the proposed Solon to Chagrin Falls Trail has yet to be decided." more...

Man Dies after Bike Crash

Logan County, OH - "Headed home after a long bicycle ride in Logan County last week, Clifton “Butch” Sower might have been trying to avoid a large turtle before he was found thrown from his bike on Route 287." more...

Caution Urged at New Trail Crossing

Chardon, OH - "Chardon drivers need to pay better attention to the new Maple Highlands Trail crossing on Center Street, according to local residents who say they witnessed what could have become a deadly accident..." more...

Another Mosquito with West Nile Virus Found

Champion, OH - "The mosquito was trapped along the Western Reserve Greenway Bike Trail." more...

Veteran Brutally Beaten on Rio Linda Bike Trail

CA - "According to Sacramento Police, 73-year-old Chuck Lane was attacked while riding his bike home..." more

PBOT's Bike Traffic Circles

9/7/18

Portland, OR - "Portland traffic engineers and planners have a new favorite treatment when two bike routes intersect: a traffic circle!" more...

The Town Where Jaywalking can Cost You Hundreds

Columbia, SC - "Man gets ticket for $232, 4 points on his license." more...

Domestic Rack Makers Favor Proposed Tariffs

9/7/18

UT - "Saris's owner said his company has been 'abandoned by bicycle trade and industry groups' who sided with importers." more...

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Temporary Towpath Closures Coming 9/10/18

Summit County, OH - From Summit Metro Parks, "Beginning Monday, 9/10 and continuing for approximately one week, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources will be cutting weeds in the canal along the Towpath Trail. This work will include some temporary trail closures on the section of the trail just south of the Manchester Road Trailhead."

E-Scooter Regulations Coming to Columbus

OH - "Enjoy it while it lasts, Columbus. The days of electric scooters zooming along city sidewalks are nearing an end." more...

Niles Awarded Trail Connection Grant

IL - "A $30,000 transportation grant will offset engineering costs for a multimodal trail connecting the North Branch Chicago River Trail to the Touhy Triangle through Bunker Hill Forest Preserve in Niles." more...

Transients Start Greenway Fire While Smoking Meth

Medford, OR - "Two men are in police custody, accused of starting a fire in the Bear Creek Greenway after smoking meth and losing control of a cook fire." more...

Olympic Champ a Paraplegic after Track Crash

9/7/18

Berlin, GER - "Sprint world and Olympic champion Kristina Vogel reveals she is wheelchair-bound after training crash." more...

Felt Refreshes its Brand

9/6/18

CA - "Felt Bicycles has rebranded, with a new logo, new corporate colors, and a new website." more...

Driver Attacks Cyclist with Machete, Dies

CHN - "Chinese police determined that the rider acted in self-defense." more...

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Rolling Closures Coming to Creekside Trail Sept. 19

Greene County, OH - "We've received word that the Creekside Trail in Greene County will experience temporary and rolling closures beginning Sept. 19, for three weeks as an overlay of asphalt is applied..." more

NCIT Detour in Monroeville

9/5/18

OH - "The railroad crossing at Peru Center Road is currently CLOSED, (where the trail crosses the tracks in Monroeville). Thru traffic on the NCIT should detour via Peru Center Rd, US 20, SR 547 and SR 99..." more

Testing "Bird Cages" in Cincy

9/4/18

Cincinnati, OH - "...When the Bird scooters landed in Cincinnati earlier this month, we decided to take a different approach. Why not embrace, observe, and quickly test solutions as issues emerged related to this new innovation?.." more

3 Feet Law Signing in Kentucky

9/5/18

KY - "Governor Bevin will do the ceremonial signing of HB33, the safer passing law for bicycles AKA 3 ft. law..." more

Safer Streets for All

9/4/18

Philadelphia, PA - "As cities change, so too do the amenities that its residents desire." more...

MoGo Bike Share & Lyft Start Partnership

Detroit, MI - "...The bus system has partnered with both Lyft—a ride-hailing service, and MoGo—the city’s bike share, to help riders with connections. Now Lyft and MoGo are partnering themselves." more...

Obsessing Over Bike Helmets

9/5/18

"...The big problem here is of course, the fact that it is a hit-and-run; without that and the video, nobody would be paying attention. The second problem is the almost universal helmet obsession..." more

Big-Wheel MTBs Sales are Strong

9/5/18

Boulder, CO - "Retail sales of 29-inch mountain bikes grew $36 million in the 12 months ending in June, taking dollar share from 27.5-inch bikes..." more

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Section Repaving Completed along Alum Creek Trail

Columbus, OH - Repaving of the trail thru the Easton Soccer Fields has been completed. Some landscaping / finishing work remains. more...

ODOT Plans Bike Lanes along US 52

Hamilton County, OH - "The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) intends to install bike lanes along US-52 within the existing shoulder space and install signs to connect to the existing bike path..." more

Repurposing Riverside Drive

9/4/18

Toledo, OH - "...Toledo is willing to surrender Riverside Drive, turn it and two parcels of land over to Metroparks and let Metroparks change the landscape at the Marina District." more...

Police Crack Down on Homeless Camps along Trails

Murfreesboro, TN - "...Police are sending a word of warning to the homeless community who are often camped out in the woods along the city’s Greenway walking trails." more...

Hit-and-Run Driver Sentenced to 10 Months

9/4/18

TN - "The driver in the July 2017 Natchez Trace hit-and-run involving a cyclist was sentenced to 10 months in jail today by a U.S. District Court." more...

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Heartland Trail Construction to Begin Soon

Wayne County, OH - "...the long awaited 2.4 miles stretch of The Heartland Trail from Forrer Road (Orrville) to Marshallville will soon be under construction..."

Learn more in the Wayne County Rail-Trails newsletter.

Battle Over Abandoned Rail Corridor

9/4/18

Aurora, OH - "The city is battling Norfolk Southern Railway and FirstEnergy over a railroad right-of-way that slices diagonally through the city." more...

$2B Ohio Entertainment Complex Plans

9/3/18

Columbus, OH - "...Among its many features: a saltwater lake with a beach and boardwalk; an indoor roller coaster; an extreme-sports facility for surfing, skateboarding and BMX biking; an e-sports arena..." more

Sleeping Bear Trail Meeting Packs Hall

9/3/18

Maple City, MI - "A standing-room-only crowd gathered in Cleveland Township Hall in rural Maple City to participate in a route-planning session for an extension to the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail..." more

Woman Fights Off Sexual Assault

9/3/18

MA - "A Massachusetts mother says she will head to court Tuesday to face her attacker, days after she says he violated her on a popular bike trail in Saugus." more

Using Red Light Cameras to Enforce Bus / Bike Lanes?

"...According to a database compiled by traffic enthusiasts Jonathan Melby and Angela Buffington, there are over 4,000 traffic cameras in the United States: most of these only record cars that run through red lights..." more

Uber is Building Its Own Scooters

"The company is playing catch-up in a market already flush with billion-dollar startups." more...

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Put Trail on East Side of Olentangy River?

Columbus, OH - "...The Greenway Trail route proposed along the higher ridge to the east and safely removed from 315 is now still the only sensible connection to safely ride, run or walk to Highbanks..." more

Bella Vista Trail Expansion

AR - "The city of Bella Vista will soon add 50 more miles of trails to the central part of the city." more...

197 Landowners Told of Compulsory Purchase Orders for Greenway

9/2/18

IRE - "Council says it has to force land sales after failing to reach agreement after four years." more...

Why Aren't Helmets Mandatory for Drivers?

9/3/18

"...we know that more people get traumatic brain injuries in cars than anywhere else..." more

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High Water & Flooding Debris on Trails

9/2/18

Columbus, OH - From Columbus MetroParks, "Please use caution. Flooding and storm debris along sections of trails. Crews conducting clean up."

Work to Keep Trail Open During Flooding

9/1/18

Madison, WI - "...The Capital City Trail bike path opened Saturday morning at the Monona Terrace between Blair and Broom Streets. Sandbags and pumps are being used to keep the path open..." more

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Towpath Trail Development Near Dover

Tuscarawas County, OH - "Last Saturday, August 25, Tuscarawas County volunteers cleared land in Zoarville for future trail development. The trail runs south of the current Towpath Trail terminus in Zoar and along the Tuscarawas River toward Dover..." more

Boy Killed During Bike Ride Home

8/31/18

Hamilton, OH - "Samy Broyles couldn't bear to remain at the scene for long." more...

Huffy Making Comeback

8/31/18

Dayton, OH - "Years after a bankruptcy refocused the company on its core of bicycles, Huffy Corp. has moved into new headquarters, increased hiring and again has what one analyst calls a "a solid share" of the U.S. market." more...

Storm Damage Brings Temporary Trail Closures

8/31/18

Cadillac, MI - "...Up to 150 trees fell along the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail in the area between Cadillac and the village of Leroy and in the area between Paris and Big Rapids..." more

Bike Lanes Being Moved to Opposite Side of Street

Nashville, TN - "...A lot of it has to do with just visibility, just making sure that cyclists and pedestrians can be seen as they walk or ride along Riverside..." more

City of Portland Found Negligent in Bike Crash

8/31/18

OR - "...In addition to this location being a known safety hazard, there was plenty of notice to the responsible authority that it should be fixed or somebody was going to get hurt..." more

State Parks Commission Approves E-Bikes on Trails

8/31/18

OR - "...the State Parks Commission has approved a rule change that explicitly allows electric-assisted bicycles on all paths and trails eight-feet and wider unless otherwise posted." more...

Are Scooters Destroying Cities?

"Bike Snob NYC spent three days scootering around Portland, Oregon, to determine, once and for all, whether the now infamous tiny wheeled contraptions are a scourge on our cities—or whether they’re damned convenient and laughably benign." more...

Hellobike Sees Room for Competition

CHN - "...While Ofo and Mobike have a heavy presence in China's top cities, Hellobike is trying to take market share in the country's smaller, more rural cities..." more

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Grant Will Extend Greenway

8/31/18

Lisbon, OH - "The county Park District has received a federal grant of up to $682,323 to extend the Little Beaver Greenway Trail three miles to the Day’s Inn...

"...In other news, repaving the trail between Franklin Square and Leetonia should start in October..." more

Harrison County Approves Bike Routes

8/31/18

Harrison County, OH - "...The commissioners were provided a map showing various routes that they and the Conotton Creek Trail Committee, with the cooperation of ODOT and other stakeholders, have proposed as 'specific routes' to be designated as various U. S. and State Bike Routes." more...

Refugee Road Work Might Start Next Month

Pickerington, OH - "...[the work will include] a new bike path on the north side of Refugee Road to provide access from state Route 256 to the Blacklick Creek Greenway Trail." more...

Detroit Bikes Sees Upswing in Assembly Work

8/31/18

MI - "U.S. bike manufacturer Detroit Bikes, which sells bikes that are made with U.S.-sourced chromoly frames from its factory, is being approached to handle bike assembly for other suppliers..." more

Scooters Besting Bikes in Some Cities

8/30/18

"Scooters are apparently winning the race to the future of mini-transportation." more...

E-Bike Hit-and-Run Manhunt

8/30/18

UK - "The cyclist fled after the woman, who is in a serious condition in hospital, was knocked over in east London." more...

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Plans to Connect Yellow Springs to Clifton by Trail

8/30/18

Yellow Springs, OH - "...A feasibility study is now underway to lay out a possible route, estimate costs and provide design criteria for the bike path between the villages, which are less than four miles apart." more...

Pelotonia Investigating Whether Man Faked Cancer

8/29/18

Columbus, OH - "Pelotonia, the annual cycling event that has raised more than $170 million for cancer research, is investigating whether a Columbus man whose battle with brain cancer was highlighted in their fundraising may have faked his illness." more...

Protective Bike Lane Planters Spray Painted

Carmel, IN - "Less than two weeks after their installation, several steel planter boxes along Range Line Road's new 'cycle track' bike lane have been hit by vandals." more...

Trail Project Costs Rise

8/29/18

Goshen, IN - "The Goshen Redevelopment Commission grudgingly approved putting more money into the contract to build the new Northwest Bike Trail." more...

1,400-Mile LandLine Plan

8/29/18

MA - "...The Boston area is expected to undergo some noteworthy change in the near future thanks to the LandLine Vision Plan—a newly proposed plan by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) that aims to complete a 1,400-mile connected network of regional trails and greenways and spur new opportunities for active transportation and recreation across communities." more...

Testing Pre-Fab Bus Islands

8/29/18

Portland, OR - "...When a bus operator can still swing into a [bike] lane, it no longer qualifies as protected.

"The solution is a bus island that provides a platform for passengers in the roadway (away from the curb) so it doesn’t block the curbside lane..." more

Truck Driver ‘Rolls Coal’ on Cyclist

8/29/18

"A photographer captured the moment when a driver shot black exhaust in a Utah rider's face." more...

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500-Mile Trail Network Concept Proposed for Ohio

8/28/18

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

Detention Pond, Bike Path Nearly Complete

8/28/18

Oregon, OH - "...Once it reaches the Starr bike path, the trail will connect to the rest of the bike trail system through Pearson Metropark..." more

Park Board Reorganizing to Help with Trail Plans

8/28/18

Port Clinton, OH - "...One of the things that have become apparent for the implementation of this potential (bike) trail plan is that the park board has got to become effective..." more

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Driverless Vehicles Could Come to Athens

Athens, OH - "...Athens City Council members voted on Monday night to allow the city of Athens to enter into an agreement with DriveOhio..." more

Columbus Regulates Shared Scooters / Bikes

8/28/18

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

Proposal to Link Trails to Form 50-Mile Loop

8/28/18

IN - "...But Indianapolis Department of Public Works Director Dan Parker tempered that assessment, saying the city has only sought the authority to build a trail and that no decision has been made." more...

Man Sentenced for Bulldozing National Forest Land

8/27/18

Grand Junction, CO - "...Authorities say Bennett used a bulldozer to construct nearly a mile of road on U.S. Forest Service land near Crawford in June 2014..." more

Seeking Complete Streets in All 50 States

8/28/18

U.S. - "Since 1991, when federal funding was first provided for biking and walking, there has been a significant shift in how states and their Departments of Transportation plan, design, and operate streets..." more

Mobike No More

UK - "Britain has shocked global firms with the amount of vandalism and theft of public hire bikes." more...

Vee Rubber Increasing Bike Tire Production

8/28/18

Bangkok, THA - "...Jason Rico, the company's North American sales manager, added, "We're in a unique position to help brands and distributors that have been buying in China, and need a new supplier..." more...

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Proposal to Close Olentangy Trail Gap

8/27/18

Columbus, OH - "...A new proposal would close that gap by taking the trail over two new bridges and onto the west side of the river for about half a mile..." more

UK's Bike Friendly Status goes Gold

8/27/18

KY - "The University of Kentucky’s Bicycle Friendly University status has gone gold. UK was notified recently by the League of American Bicyclists that it has been awarded the first Gold level designated University in not only the Commonwealth, but in the entire southeastern conference (SEC)." more...

Calls for Protected Bike Lanes Around Central Park

NYC - "...And we need the police to enforce the law that cars not park in the bike lane. But I understand they can’t be everywhere, so having a protected bike lane is the easiest answer to the dangers of riding on an unprotected bike lane." more...

"Lazy" Peds Blamed for Their Own Deaths

Rockville, MD - "... people are blindly walking across the street, not paying attention to these cars..." more

Aspen Tests Alternative Transport

CO - "Aspen's elected officials Monday are expected to continue their spending on an estimated $2.5 million experiment that attempts to reduce 800 cars from coming into town every day." more...

Scooters Might Spur Next Transport Breakthrough

Portland, OR - "For advocates of active transportation, the whining about sidewalk scooting is a welcome sound." more...

Uber to Focus on Bikes over Cars

8/27/18

"Boss Dara Khosrowshahi said that individual modes of transport were better suited to inner city travel." more...

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Police get E-Bikes for Bike Patrol

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

Springdale Plans Protected Bike Lanes

8/27/18

AR - "...The city plans to install one-way, protected bike lanes on Maple from South Pleasant Street to Holcomb Street..." more

Springfield Trail System Continues to Grow

8/26/18

MO - "Springfield leaders are working to make the city more accessible for bikers and runners. Ozark Greenways and the city are working together to create a larger trail network." more...

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Filling the Gaps Along the GMRT

8/25/18

Franklin, OH - "...The bike path between Middletown and Franklin will actually be completed in 2020..." more

Camp Chase Trail Finished, for Now

8/25/18

Columbus, OH - "The sidepath [OTE section] along Sullivant Ave and Georgesville Road is done for now. The last 300 foot section unfinished is just south of the trail and RR, plans are for it to be built in 2019." more...

LMST Reconstruction Near Fort Ancient

8/25/18

Washington Twp., OH - "A lot of earth being moved in the Ft. Ancient area of the trail..." more...

New Elmira Trailhead along Cannonball Trail

8/25/18

Elmira, OH - "Now is the time to check out our newest trailhead on WCT It's located just north of Burlington where Rt66 crosses the trail..." more...

Portland Hike & Bike Trail Under Development

8/25/18

Portland, MI - "...This is a unique project (Hike and mountain bike trail) as it is a trail system on a school campus. It will complement our already $25,000+ grant funded cycling program..." more

Mounds Lake Project Includes Proposed Trail

8/25/18

Anderson, IN - "...the reservoir proposal has always included a trail system around the Mounds Lake." more...

Planners Propose 120 Miles of New Bike Routes

8/25/18

Lincoln, NE - "...City planners and consultants have released a draft of the Lincoln Bike Plan -- a detailed map with nearly 120 miles of proposed on-street bike passages designed to get cyclists safely around the city." more...

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Road Sharrows Installed Along Cannonball Trail

Liberty Center, OH - "Road sharrows were installed by Liberty Center this week linking the WCT thru town to the historic train depot."

"This was part of the ODNR grant and finishes the project which started in late March." more...

ODNR Trail Plan Survey

8/24/18

OH - "The Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the Ohio Trails Partnership need your help to create the State’s next plan for recreational trails of all types across Ohio. To gather your input, they have created a public survey..." more

Direct link to online survey.

ASE Consolidation Closes Ohio Warehouse

8/24/18

OH - "Advanced Sports Enterprises is consolidating some back end functions at its two e-commerce brands, Nashbar and Performance. The two brands are moving toward operating on the same inventory system and consolidated warehousing..." more

Philly Needs to Slow its Roll on Dockless Scooters

Philadelphia, PA - "...Philadelphia City Council seems to be taking precautionary steps to protect us from an onslaught of dockless scooters as seen in cities like Louisville and Indianapolis." more...

Driver Runs Down Cyclist Near Hudson Greenway

8/24/18

NY - "...It looked deliberate because, to me, he couldn't have not seen him." more...

Is America’s Car Culture Shortening Your Life?

8/24/18

"...Life expectancy at birth declined steeply in the U.S. in 2015 and 2016, a new British Journal of Medicine study reports..." more

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Holmes County Trail Section Repaving

8/24/18

Millersburg, OH - "...The Trail will be closed from the Depot to about .5 miles south today, August 24th only until approximately noon, while they put down new asphalt..." more

Bike & Hike Section Closure

Hudson, OH - From summitmetroparks.org, "First Energy is continuing utility pole replacement work along the Bike & Hike Trail in Stow and Hudson. A trail closure will be in effect [starting 9/4/18] for the section of trail at Hampshire Road heading north to Barlow Road. The closure will be in effect until October 15."

Ohio.com adds, "...The section between Barlow and state Route 303 in Hudson is expected to close Oct. 15." more...

Delaware Expands Bikeway Network

Delaware, OH - "...Work is expected to be completed Oct. 31 on the latest section of West Central Avenue’s bicycle and walking path, part of what the Delaware city website says will be an eventual citywide bikeway network." more...

CoGo Coming to Bexley

Bexley, OH - "CoGo Bike Share stations tentatively are scheduled to be installed in Bexley before the end of the year..." more

'Single Track Sidewalks' Proposed

8/24/18

Golden, CO - "A nonprofit here is proposing to build several sections of singletrack trails adjacent to paved sidewalks, to allow children and beginner mountain bikers a taste of trail riding." more...

Time to Rethink Bike Lanes?

"...Now that we have scooters sharing bike lanes, I wonder if we’ll need to think more clearly about the different kinds of lane on a street and what their real defining features are..." more

Cyclists Deserve Their Own Space

"Cyclists deserve their own space, separate from people on foot." more...

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Connecting Parks with Bike Lanes

Lucas County, OH - "...The expansion of bike paths across Lucas County will soon make it possible to travel from one park to the next with ease." more...

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Bike Thief Caught on Video

Columbus, OH - "This guy has stolen bikes from the State St. garage (behind Riffe & next to EPA), 3 bikes just recently..." more

Cleveland to Regulate E-Scooters

Cleveland, OH - "Electric scooters might return to Cleveland streets, but first the city wants to establish rules for regulating the businesses that rent them and the people who operate them." more...

Columbus Considers E-Scooter Regulations

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

Bike Lane Planters Draw Mixed Reactions

8/23/18

Carmel, IN - "Reaction has been mixed to the city's $142,000 purchase of steel planters for the initial stretch of its first protected bike lane..." more

Alt Transport Fees Pay for Trail Expansion, Mobile Bike Shop

CO - "Students biking or walking to class from the north side of campus may have noticed a change to their commute this year—but they might not have realized that they’re paying for it." more...

Bike Lane Uprising

8/22/18

"It’s a scenario familiar to anyone biking in a city: you’re riding down the bike lane, when suddenly you’re forced to brake and swerve around an unforeseen obstacle blocking your way..." more

Railbanked Corridors Protected in Washington State

"Last year, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s (RTC’s) legal team became actively involved in two cases—Hornish Joint Living Trust, et al. v. King County, and Kaseburg, et al. v. King County, et al., involving attacks on railbanked rail-trails in King County, Washington..." more

Kroger's Autonomous Grocery Delivery

AZ - "Nuro's driverless pods won't show up until the fall, though -- it'll be a self-driving Prius before then." more...


Recent Bike Sales Trends

8/22/18

Boulder, CO - "...The higher price of e-bikes, full-suspension mountain bikes, and drop-bar gravel road bikes — all of which were up in unit shipments — help explain the growth in dollar business." more...

E-Road Bikes are Big in Europe

8/22/18

GER - "...Electric drive systems are now appearing on the holiest of holy bikes: the high-end performance road bike." more...

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Temporary Bridge Opens on Towpath

Peninsula, OH - Construction work along the towpath, just south of Deep Lock Quarry, has resulted in a temporary bridge installation on the trail. This will allow trail users access to this section while plans continue for a more permanent structure.

Please walk your bike across the bridge and allow for one-way traffic.

Geneva State Park Trail Reopens

Jefferson, OH - "Re-routing and paving of the shoreline bike trail at the Geneva State Park, following erosion issues that occurred in late 2017, has been completed." more...

More on Towpath Stage 3 Progress

Cleveland, OH - "The Towpath Trail took a big step forward this past Friday and Saturday as Mark Haynes Construction craned in a 40-ton, prefabricated steel truss bridge that connects Stage 3 of the Towpath Trail Extension running 1.9 miles from the northern entrance of Steelyard Commons to Literary Ave in Tremont..." more


Morgana Bluff Nature Preserve

Cleveland, OH - "Work will begin this September in Slavic Village to transform the former Worsted Mills site—once one of the country’s largest garment manufacturers—into the Morgana Bluff Nature Preserve Learning Center..." more

Eagle Success Story in Cleveland

8/22/18

Cleveland, OH - "A pair of bald eagles that built the first nest in Cleveland's industrial valley in more than a century have provided another chapter to their remarkable story..." more

Ohio River Greenway Project Nears Completion

IN - "A new bridge connecting Clarksville and New Albany over Silver Creek is close to completion." more...

Bike Paths Bring Full House at Council Meeting

8/22/18

Richmond, IN - "...The unusually large group of spectators was on hand to hear a quartet of downtown and Depot District business owners voice their concerns about a pair of projects to build bicycle paths connecting the two areas." more...

Bicyclists Use Empty Bus Lanes

Albuquerque, NM - "People in Albuquerque have seen drivers use the ART bus lanes illegally, but now a new group is taking over -- bicyclists..." more

Does Portland Need a "Bicycle Mayor"

OR - "...This past June I participated in a graduate-level course at the University of Amsterdam on bicycling and urban design called Planning the Cycling City." more...


Vision Zero Network Hires Big Gun

"It’s too early to tell whether Vision Zero will ever reach the goal implied its name, but there’s one way to give it a good chance: getting drivers to slow down." more...

Univega USA Bringing Back US-Assembled Bike Line

8/22/18

NJ - "...The company will show its new product line at Interbike next month and already has more than half the country covered by a sales rep force..." more...

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Driver Snorts Heroin, Kills Woman on Scooter

Cleveland, OH - "A 19-year-old man admitted to police that he snorted heroin shortly before hitting and killing a woman riding an electric scooter in downtown Cleveland..." more

Columbus Road Spur to Reopen Soon

Athens, OH - "The re-paving of the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway Columbus Rd spur is complete! Soon, the City of Athens, Ohio - News and Information will be reinstalling the guardrails and wacking weeds to prepare for re-opening." more...

Dublin Bike/Ped Suspension Bridge Project

Dublin, OH - "171 foot hi main tower almost done. The Dublin, OH bike ped suspension bridge project scheduled for completion by end of 2019..." more

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Black Diamond Bicycles Moving to Athens

8/21/18

Athens, OH - "...As some of you may know after four years in Eclipse we are relocating our shop to 540 W. Union." more...

New Trail Links Ogden to Provo

8/20/18

UT - "...The Golden Spoke network offers over 100 miles of safe, connected, paved trails from Ogden to Provo, becoming the longest continuous, multi-use urban trail network this side of the Mississippi..." more...

Exposed Handlebar Kills 6-Year-Old in Bike Crash

8/20/18

"Denny Curran was riding outside his family's old house when he had a freak bike crash." more...

Crumbling Sidewalks Become a Legal Battleground

"A lawsuit in Atlanta reflects a growing movement that demands accessible, well-maintained sidewalks—and rejects budgetary constraints as an excuse." more...

E-Scooters Just Might Work in NYC

NY - "The scooters could be a real help to people trying to get around the city — if the mayor gets much more serious about protecting riders." more...

Cunnane Proposes Solution to Unfair Trade

8/20/18

"...Cunnane told the multiagency committee that the current $800 minimum, commonly called the de minimus, allows offshore sellers to ship many bike products into the States without the collection of duties..." more

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Campus Trail Taking Shape in Marion

Marion, OH - "...the bike/walking trail now taking shape. When complete — with help from some generous local companies and, we hope, individual donors — the trail will bring residents in from neighborhoods on either side of the campus and lead them on a 2.5-mile loop along a creek, through a prairie, and even connect to the commercial area and restaurants nearby." more...

Mini Boat Competition to Raise Trail Funds

8/19/18

Kidder Twp., PA - "People put their homemade boats in the water Sunday morning all to raise money for hikers and bikers in Carbon County." more...

Politician Cycles to Hospital to Give Birth

8/19/18

NZL - "New Zealand's minister for women has cycled to hospital to give birth to her first child at 42 weeks." more...

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Sidepath Construction in NW Columbus

Columbus, OH - "Additional 1/2 mile sidepath almost completed creates 2.4 mile section in northwest Columbus..." more

Approaches Differ in Regulating E-Scooters in Ohio

8/19/18

Columbus, OH - "...Instead of instituting bans as other cities — including Bexley and Upper Arlington — have, Columbus officials said they are trying to take a 'thoughtful' approach to developing any regulations." more...

Harrison County is Becoming Tourism Destination

8/19/18

OH - "...In all, there are 85 miles of public trails in Harrison County. These are complimented by miles of hiking and bridle trails..." more

Man Allegedly Shot While Walking on Greenway

8/18/18

IN - "A Marion man told police he was shot in the ankle while walking on the Cardinal Greenway early Friday morning..." more

Flood Spawns Birth of Rail Bikes along Buffalo Creek

8/18/18

Clay, WV - "Volunteers are scrambling to assemble rail bikes and small passenger cars to keep pace with visitor demand to ride the rails of a 113-year-old railroad line severely damaged during the June 2016 floods." more...

Seattle Trying Speed Limits for E-Bikes

8/18/18

WA - "...I've ridden a few and they go pretty fast you can definitely cruise pretty fast it's almost car speed..." more

Carbon Fiber Bike Failures

8/18/18

"High-end bikes and components are often made of carbon fiber, which is strong and light-weight. But carbon fiber bikes have to be carefully maintained." more...

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New Towpath Bridge in Tremont

8/17/18

Cleveland, OH - "The 101-mile Towpath Trail notched another milestone Friday with the installation of a 130-foot-long, 14-foot-wide bike and pedestrian bridge over West 7th Street, north of Quigley Road in the Tremont neighborhood." more...

East Exchange Street Bike & Ped Lanes Unveiled

8/17/18

Akron, OH - "...The temporary lanes appear on the north side of East Exchange Street between Ohio Route 8 and Arc Street. Bright green lanes are for cyclists and walkers, while beige lanes are buffers against the flow of traffic." more...

Prairie Township Sports Complex Phase 1

Prairie Twp., OH - "...The parking lot, a pedestrian path around the site and the shelter house are done but will remain closed until next year, Gant said. The trail will connect to Alton Hall School to the north and the Camp Chase Trail to the south..." more

Pace Bikes Pedal into Bloomington

IN - "...IU launched the new smart bike-sharing service this summer, in partnership with the City of Bloomington, offering a fast and affordable way to travel around the city and campus." more...

Missing Hiker ate Berries & Bees

Cougar, WA - "...Matthew B. Matheny, 40, of Warren, Ohio, was in good condition, talking and did not appear to have suffered life-threatening injuries..." more

Adirondack Scenic Railroad Rail Bike Operations

8/17/18

NY - "...Officials with the organization recently tested the first four-seat rail bike prototype with a ride from Charlie’s Inn at Lake Clear Junction to Saranac Lake Depot. The bike reportedly performed flawlessly..." more

Latest Bear Creek Greenway Sweep

8/17/18

Medford, OR - "...The nearly 18-mile bike and walking path extends from Ashland to Central Point and has long been a haven for transient activity. The illegal camping sites often accompany a substantial amount of trash." more...

Video Shows Person Sabotaging Bike Share Bikes

8/17/18

Seattle, WA - "Seattle Police have released a surveillance video of a person in Sodo seen snipping bike share brake cables on more than one occasion, and they’re asking for the public’s help identifying the suspect." more...

It’s Fine for Nonbikers to Use the Bike Lane

"The same things that drove people to bike—getting places faster, getting a little exercise, getting out of the car—have started to attracted potentially unwelcome visitors to try out the cherished city bike lane." more...


Self-Driving Car Makers Prepare to Blame Jaywalkers

8/17/18

"Who’s to blame when an autonomous car hits a pedestrian? Car companies are already trying to force the question for their own benefit." more...

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North Shore Trail Moving Forward

8/16/18

Jefferson, OH - "...When completed in 2020, the 4.25-mile trail will extend the Western Reserve Greenway Trail from the Trumbull County line to Lake Erie, some 32 miles away." more...

5 Best Places to Rent a Bike in Cleveland

8/16/18

OH - "There is a growing bicycle culture in Northeast Ohio, and you don't have to actually own a bike to be a part of it..." more


Missing Ohio Hiker Found Alive

Cougar, WA - "Authorities say an Ohio man has been found alive after he went missing nearly a week ago on a hike near Mount St. Helens in Washington state." more...

Reddit Helps Solve Hit-and-Run That Killed Cyclist

"A driver struck and killed Susan Rainwater, leaving a small piece of his truck behind..." more

Bikes Piling Up at Scrapyard

San Diego, CA - "A growing mountain of rideshare bikes at a San Diego metal recycling plant is raising eyebrows." more...

Will Tariffs Mean Price Hikes for E-Bikes?

8/16/18

"The bicycle industry is mobilizing for a 25 percent tariff on Chinese-made electric bikes and motors." more...

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Another Cyclist Raped on Berlin Trail

Deerfield, OH - "For the second time this summer, there has been an attack on a woman at the Berlin Hike and Bike Trail, located off of US-224 in Deerfield." more...

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Limebike Expands Bike, Scooter Service to OSU

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

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The Backstory on the Historic Trail Bridge in Wakeman

Wakeman, OH - "Bruce Chapin and I spent a lot of time looking at the remarkable double-arch stone railroad bridge over the Vermilion River in Wakeman." more...

Hit-and-Run Brings Crack Down on Jaywalking

Shelbyville, KY - "...[Police Chief] There's a misconception that a vehicle always has to yield to pedestrians..." more

Blocked Bike Lane Forced Cyclist into Road & Fatal Crash

NYC - "Mayor Bill de Blasio, who's repeatedly stated that briefly parking in a bike lane is no big deal, now says he'd like to see 'consequences' for the livery driver who blocked an unprotected bike lane on Central Park West, forcing a 23-year-old cyclist into the deadly path of an allegedly drunk sanitation truck driver." more...

No Charges for Driver Who Kills Cyclists

KS - "The driver of a minivan who crashed into two German bicyclists on a Route 66 ride won’t face criminal charges..." more

Dying Railroad Could Become World-Class Trail

8/15/18

CA - "...A bill authored by state Sen. Mike McGuire would create the 300-mile-long Great Redwood Trail, which some people think could rival the Sierra Nevada's John Muir Trail for spectacular terrain and breathtaking vistas." more...

Food Delivery Hitting the Sidewalks

CA - "Heading back to Axios' San Francisco office after a meeting with a Berkeley professor, I nearly collided with an icebox-sized tub with wheels and a flagpole, sporting Cal colors." more...

Behavioral Science Used to Make Cities Safer

"...People don’t change faulty behaviour despite awareness, as humans are not rational beings..." more

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Amenities Added to Cannonball Trail

8/15/18

Williams County, OH - "...We now have Kiosks w/ full map and trail info at Wabash Park in West Unity and Cty RD 13( Airport RD) at east edge of Montpelier There is trail parking at both locations as well and village of West Unity has added flush toilets/ restrooms and drinking water at their park." more...

New Bike Fixit Stand at Edgewater Park

8/14/18

Cleveland, OH - "So, you're at Edgewater Park and you need a little air or your bike needs a quick adjustment?.." more

Red Bike Go is Soaring

8/14/18

Cincinnati, OH - "...Red Bike Go offers those with limited income a $5 monthly membership, as opposed to the regular $15 monthly membership. Red Bike wants to offer inclusive access to all the benefits of riding a bike." more...

Mayor Cited in Hit-and-Run

8/13/18

Somerset, KY - "...Mayor Eddie Girdler was cited Sunday for allegedly leaving the scene of an accident and failing to give aid to the girl, who was riding a bike when she was hit in a crosswalk." more...

Bird Scooters Come to Louisville

KY - "...we took a ride on a Bird scooter (when they prematurely arrived a few weeks ago!) to give you the ins and outs on what to expect." more...

Ofo Left ATL, but Bikes get a Second Chance in Town

Atlanta, GA - "he China-based company donated 188 bicycles, hoping they’d be put to good use. They have indeed." more...

Seattle Ups the Ante on Green & Complete Streets

WA - "Can the Emerald City move fast enough to implement its best plans in the face of scorching rates of development?" more...

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New Bike Lanes in Hamilton County

Hamilton County, OH - "Check out these beautiful bike lanes that were recently added to US 50 in western Hamilton County! They start in Addyston and traverse about 4.5 miles through North Bend and Cleves..." more

Buck Creek Trail Paving Progress

Springfield, OH - "Wagner Paving Inc is paving the bike path from west of the Springfield Museum of Art to the Plum St. bridge on the Buck Creek Scenic Trail in Springfield.. 8/14/18." more...

NCIT Progress in Ottawa County

8/13/18

Ottawa County, OH - "...The county was awarded funds by ODOT in the amount of about $2.1 million to extend a section of the North Coast Inland Trail...

"...The ODOT funding will continue the trail from Elmore to Genoa... Completion of the project is tentatively slated for late 2019 or early 2020..." more

Bike Park Reopens after Renovations

8/13/18

Newark, OH - "...The renovations... include a BMX pump track, dirt jumps, a skills course, and a half-mile mountain bike loop on a 1.2-acre space." more...

E-Scooters Allowed on Sidewalks -- For Now

8/13/18

Columbus, OH - "As pedestrians and motorized scooters begin to share sidewalk space more and more in Columbus, City Attorney Zach Klein took to Twitter..." more

Westside Greenway Bollards Still Causing Injuries & Mayhem

NYC - "Meet another victim of the new math on the Hudson River Greenway." more

OB: Bollards are a hazard regardless of their spacing. Learn more bollard hazard basics, and also learn why they are still being used, despite the injuries and fatalities they've caused.

Teens Charged in Trail Sabotage Case

8/13/18

IA - "Pottawattamie County officials have arrested three teenagers who they say placed debris on the Wabash bike trail and strung fishing line across the path in attempts to injure cyclists." more...

Injured Cyclist Gives Driver that Struck Her Free Pass

Chicago, IL - "...On Tuesday, July 31, Green was biking home from her job [as] a barista when an elderly female driver struck her in a Lincoln Square bike lane..." more

NYC Sees Vision Zero Progress

NYC - "...The first half of 2018 has seen the fewest traffic-related fatalities in any six-month period ever measured in America's most populated city, officials say." more...

Study Reveals What Drivers Don't See

CAN - "U of T Engineering researchers studied the eye movements of drivers at busy Toronto intersections and found that more than half failed to make necessary scans for pedestrians or cyclists at right turns." more...

Students Protest Traffic Deaths

BGD - "On Saturday, July 29, a speeding bus ran over a group of students waiting on the side of the road in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh..." more

Couple Gives Up Tandem Riding Because of Disrespectful Drivers

8/13/18

UK - "...Following an incredible 78 years of tandem riding, which began in wartime Britain, Lionel and Joyce Joseph have now retired their two saddled mode of transport because of safety fears." more...

Rails-with-Trails a Safe Alternative

"...Arguments against rails-with-trails emphasize safety concerns, yet, of the thousands of fatalities along railroad corridors since 1975, only two involved a trail user on a rail-with-trail..." more

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Ohio Man Missing near Mt. St. Helens

8/13/18

Ariel, WA - "Deputies are looking for 40-year-old Matthew Matheny of Warren, Ohio, who was last seen at 7 a.m. Thursday on Blue Lake trail near Mount St. Helens." more...

Connector Planned to Link 2 Trails

8/13/18

Logansport, IN - "...The proposed route would use existing roads and trails to connect the 22-mile Panhandle Pathway running between Winamac and near France Park in Cass County and the 37-mile Nickel Plate Trail..." more

New MTB Trails Open in Johnstown

8/12/18

Westmont, PA - "...Saturday morning was the official ribbon-cutting and grand opening of the inclined plane downhill trails." more...

Marin 'Greenway' Project gets $280K

8/11/18

CA - "...This is an important project to replace a narrow pathway that is only 4 feet wide..." more

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Transportation Planning in Fostoria

OH - "Plans to create and improve travel routes around the area and within Fostoria city limits were the topic of discussion during Tuesday’s City Council meeting." more...

Linking Cass & Miami Counties by Bike Trail

8/11/18

IN - "Cass County officials and trail leaders are getting the wheels rolling on a connection through Logansport and Cass and Miami counties to link two biking routes." more...

Portland Businesses Add E-Cargo Bikes

OR - "When you do business in a city, electric cargo bikes are often a much better solution for deliveries and service calls than cars or trucks..." more

9 Die in Chopper Crash

8/11/18

JPN - "...The helicopter was on a two-hour flight to monitor the opening of a mountain trail..." more

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Athens Bike Path Spur May Open Soon

Athens, OH - "...The project, which has been ongoing for several months, seeks to repair and reinforce the path, which has sustained significant damage and erosion due to flooding earlier this year and the resultant natural rechanneling of the Hocking River..." more

Countywide Plan to Boost Bike Infrastructure

8/10/18

Montgomery County, PA - "The Montgomery County commissioners this week unanimously approved a plan to create 800 miles of 'bike infrastructure' in the county." more...

NIckel Plate Trail Planning

IN - "Two firms have been chosen to lead the design phase of the proposed Nickel Plate Trail in Fishers." more...

Bike Thieves Clean Out Bike Shop

CA - "Burglars cleaned out Box Dog Bikes overnight, making off with 21 bikes valued at around $60,000, according to the worker-owned store’s proprietors." more...

Better Street Design to Reduce Pedestrian Deaths

"With pedestrian deaths on the rise, advocates said more focus must be placed on how streets can be redesigned and made safer, rather than 'victim-blaming' those that have been killed." more...

Pentagon Restricts Fitness Trackers

8/10/18

Geolocation features are now prohibited for all Department of Defense personnel in certain areas." more...

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Turning Ohio into a Web of Trails

8/10/18

"...ODNR has spent the summer asking the public where they would like to see trails built. The goal this year is to develop the Ohio Trail Plan." more...

Holmes County Trail Repairs Start Aug. 13

Millersburg, OH - "We will be starting our 2018 repair project on Monday, August 13th. The project will stretch from the Millersburg Depot south to just past the Millersburg Walmart near Tractor Supply..." more

Harrison County Approves Bike Routes

8/10/18

Cadiz, OH - "Harrison County commissioners and the Conotton Creek Trail Committee approve and support the development of US and state bike routes." more...

Tree Removal along Alum Creek Trail

Columbus, OH - From MetroParks, "[On] August 15, 2018 between 7 am - 6 pm expect temporary closures between Innis Park and Easton Socccer Fields -- tree removal."

Cyclist's Bike Stolen at Crash Scene

"Mike Etter suffered only minor injuries, but that's where his good luck ran out." more...

VeloNews Study Names Names

8/9/18

Boulder, CO - "There are more than a few surprises contained in VeloNews' recent Audience Study..." more

Retailers Stock Up on Imported Goods Ahead of Proposed Tariffs

8/9/18

D.C. - "A new report shows that retailers — across all categories — are stocking up on Chinese consumer goods before the possibility of increased tariffs." more

Bird Drops More Scooters on the Sly

"Bird has struck again — this time in Charleston." more...

Lance Armstrong Gets Medical Treatment after Crash

8/9/18

CO - "The world's most famous cyclist ended up in the hospital after crashing on a bike trail in Colorado." more...

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West Nile Virus Detected Along Ohio Trail

Trumbull County, OH - "...One sample was taken from the Western Reserve Greenway Bike Trail in Champion and the other was taken from the Community Center in Newton Falls..." more

Surveying Work on Cannonball Trail

NW OH - Was out working on North Fork yesterday and came upon survey workers from Mannik & http://www.manniksmithgroup.com/ Who are doing work for our $2m grant from ODOT to pave trail from Fulton/ Lucas cty RD to St Rt 109 [on the Cannonball Trail]" more...

Wayne County Rails-to-Trails E-News

OH - Read the latest edition.

Treesdale Trail to be Built

8/9/18

Treesdale, PA - "Treesdale residents will soon have a new pedestrian and bike path connecting their community to Pine Community Park." more...

Amish Uber in Colon

MI - "...The newest taxi service in Colon has four wheels, four legs and good gas mileage." more...

Gravel Rides Are Saving Small-Town America

8/8/18

"How the massive economic success of races like Dirty Kanza is upping local support for gravel events." more...

Barcelona’s Superblocks

"Two years ago, Barcelona announced it would transform chunks of its street grid to prioritize people over cars. The method: superblocks." more...


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Bike & Hike Trail Closure Sept. 4

8/8/18

Summit County, OH - From summitmetroparks.org, "First Energy is continuing utility pole replacement work along the Bike & Hike Trail in Stow and Hudson. A trail closure will be in effect for the section of trail at Hampshire Road heading north to Barlow Road. The closure will be in effect until October 15."

1st New London-Greenwich Rail Trail Work Day

NE OH - "Our first workday! Friday, August 10th at the Greenwich Trail head on North Kniffin Street. 9:00 am. more...

Trustees Approve Niss Support Resolution

8/8/18

Madison Twp., OH - "...The land abuts the Richland B & O Trail and would connect with a trail the City of Mansfield developed as part of a Trimble Road improvement project. Western Reserve officials said plans also call for hiking paths and setting aside space for limited parking and recreational development." more...

E-News from Friends of the Little Miami

SW OH - Read the latest edition.

APVs Coming to Zaleski Forest

Zaleski, OH - "I want to thank The Dispatch for the disturbing news that all-purpose vehicles and dirt bikes will soon be roaring around a 52-mile trail to be built in Zaleski State Forest (Dispatch article, last Tuesday). I had no idea. My neighbors in Vinton County had no idea..." more

$6M Beltline Trail Expansion

8/7/18

Atlanta, GA - "Officials say the city of Atlanta has spent more than $6 million to buy a stretch of old railroad that will provide land for the Beltline project." more...

Canada Traffic Safety Record vs. U.S.

8/7/18

"The per capita death rate on roads north of the border is less than half of the U.S. rate." more...

25% E-Bike Tariff Confirmed

8/7/18

D.C. - "The U.S. Trade Representative has approved the inclusion of e-bikes and e-bike motors on the list of $16 billion worth of Chinese products that will be hit with a 25 percent tariff starting Aug. 23." more...

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Pedestrian Struck & Killed on I-70

Columbus, OH - "A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle on I-70 in east Columbus on Sunday morning." more...

Bike Trail to Replace Old Railway

South Bend, IN - "...From rail to trail, the Coal Line Trail project is a new pedestrian and bike trail that will eventually run from Mishawaka through South Bend and into Niles..." more

Fatal Bike Crash Spurs Safety Research

VA - "...His bike tire got lodged in the streetcar track near 3rd and H streets NE. He fell and was struck by a bus and later died at the hospital." more...

Rails-to-Trails Green Issue

"...In this issue, we explore how trails and trail networks are transforming the country—generating transportation, economic, social, environmental and health benefits that resonate across communities and entire regions of the United States." more...

64 New Bike Friendly Businesses

8/7/18

"Today, the League of American Bicyclists — the nonprofit leader in the movement to create a more bicycle-friendly America — has awarded prestigious Bicycle Friendly Business Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum certifications to 64 companies in 25 states and the District of Columbia." more...

Rural Roundabouts Save Lives

"...With a roundabout, 'We eliminate the problems with determining whether there’s enough time to get through the intersection'..." more...

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Cardinal Greenway Makes Hall-of-Fame List

IN - "...The Cardinal Greenway, the longest rail-trail in Indiana that stretches nearly 62 miles from Marion through Muncie to Richmond..." more

Cyclist Killed, So Parish Seeks to Make Biking Harder

8/6/18

LA - "The Louisiana parish where a prominent local politician was killed while riding his bike has taken the wrong lessons from the tragedy." more...

Endangered Bees May Affect Trail Building

8/6/18

Minnetonka, MN - "Plan to add mountain bike trails at Minnetonka park worries naturalists." more...

A Brave New World on the Bike Path

"During an otherwise relaxing bicycle ride the other afternoon, a young woman whose attention was on the cell phone in her hand nearly ran me down." more...

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Flood Damaged Greenway Could Reopen in September

8/4/18

NC - "...The popular greenway park received heavy damage from the flooding in May and has remained closed since." more...

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Freight Service Could Thwart Greenway Bid

8/3/18

IN - "...A railroad operator is making a last-ditch bid to buy the Nickel Plate tracks so it can run grain on freight trains into Indianapolis..." more

Allentown Trail Plan Moves Forward

8/3/18

PA - "...nearly a decade after the Connecting our Community plan was unveiled, Allentown officials have stepped up their efforts to get pieces of the trail construction underway." more...

Nearly 250 Bike Share Bikes Go Missing

Rochester, NY - "...People apparently have capitalized on a flaw in the Bluetooth technology the company uses for locking and unlocking. The issue worsened in July and the majority of the bikes are now missing..." more

Putting Bus Drivers on Bikes

8/3/18

NZL - "The group is giving the classic 'walk a mile in their shoes' approach - just on two wheels." more...

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A Big Day for Towpath Development

Cleveland, OH - "...Local officials and dignitaries used the ceremony to provide their unique perspective on the importance of the Towpath Trail extending into Cleveland..." more


Ottawa County Park District Dusting Off Bike Trail Plan

8/2/18

Port Clinton, OH - "Ottawa County panel holds first meeting in a decade." more...

Rock Slide Closes Trail, Starts Fire

8/2/18

Manor Twp., PA - "...huge rocks and boulders smashed down onto the Enola Low Grade Rail Trail in Manor Township around 6:30 p.m. Some of the rocks fell onto live wires, which crashed into trees, sparking a fire." more...

D.C. Couple Killed While Biking in Tajikistan

"...A car swerved to hit a group of seven bicyclists; assailants then jumped from the car and stabbed the bikers with knives. Three of the bicyclists survived the attack..." more

Scooter Startup Wants to Fund Protected Bike Lanes

8/2/18

"A new transit infrastructure fund and global safety council aim to help scooter riders, cyclists, and pedestrians." more...

Cyclist Chases Down Purse Snatcher

8/2/18

UK - "...Despite being mid-ride and mid-snack, Perowne pedaled after the suspect with [a] sandwich still in his mouth..." more

Aggressive Driver Menaces London Cyclists

8/2/18

UK - "First the driver threw things at the cyclists, then acted as if he were going to ram them." more...

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Honda Offers Donation Match for Trail Paving

Bellefontaine, OH - "...For each dollar we raise through donations and fund raisers [for the Simon Kenton Trail] by November 30, 2018, Honda will match it dollar for dollar..." more

New Protected Bike Lane in Xenia

Xenia, OH - "...Have you ridden as far as Xenia this summer on the Little Miami Scenic Trail? Did you turn around at McDonald's because you really didn't like riding on the sidewalk through downtown Xenia? Take a look at the protected two-way bike lane installed this year on Detroit Street. Now it's easier than ever to get to Xenia Station..." more

Cyclist's Complaint Spurs Positive Action

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

Bike Lanes Pedal into Louisville’s Race for Mayor

KY - "Bike lanes represent a minimal part of the city's budget. But at times they're an outsized part of Louisville politics." more...

MUTCD Update From June 2018 Meeting

8/2/18

"...The NCUTCD approved and forwarded to FHWA 8 proposals at the June meeting. Two proposals may be of interest..." more

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Chardon Seeking Input on Maple Highlands Trail

Chardon, OH - "The City of Chardon is seeking public comment for the Maple Highlands Trail Phase II." more...

MTB Trail Gets an Upgrade

Hamilton, County, OH - "Thanks to a $5,000 grant from REI for major improvements on the Great Parks of Hamilton County’s Mitchell Memorial Forest bike trail, the park has improved signage, expanded the length of the trail, and made restorations." more...

Towpath Times E-News

NE OH - Read the latest edition.

U.S. E-Bike Regulations are a Mistake

8/1/18

"No, I’m not suggesting that regulating e-bikes is a bad idea. However, I am saying that the classes established by the regulations get it wrong." more...

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