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Downed Tree Blocks Heart of Ohio Trail

Knox County, OH - The Heart of Ohio Multi-Use Trail is temporarily closed from Bishop Road to Mt. Liberty due to downed tree that is completely blocking the trail.

'Trail Closed' signs have been placed on the trail at this location.

Street Design Causing Crashes in Cincinnati

OH - "A car crashed into a home on Delhi Avenue near Rosemont this week and the man who lives there said his house has been hit by a car 34 times." more

Holbrook Hollows Opens in Geauga County

Bainbridge Twp., OH - "...At 129 acres, with four trails totaling 2.8 miles, Holbrook Hollows provides access to Cleveland Metroparks’ South Chagrin Reservation bridle trail..." more

Towpath Times E-News

NE OH - Read the latest edition.

Wabash Railway Line Now a Proposed Bike Trail

IN - "...The 17-mile trail will connect the four areas and will follow the now discontinued Wabash Railroad route." more

New Zagster Bike Share Station Debuts

8/22/19

PA - "The Borough of State College announced via Twitter on Wednesday that a new Penn State Zagster bike station has been installed downtown." more

Some are Unhappy with Bike Lane

8/21/19

East Lansing, MI - "...the path is raising some concerns from people who use buses to get to and from class. In fact, CATA had to remove two stops from it's route in order to create the temporary path." more

Drivers Parking in Bike Lanes

Philadelphia, PA - "Officials are touting a project to revamp safety infrastructure on two of Center City’s busiest roads for cyclists — but on the weekends it feels like it doesn’t even exist..." more

New Legislation Intended to Launch Statewide MTB Trail

8/21/19

WV - "...Known as SB 317, the legislation effectively extends ski resort-style liability protections to private landowners — so long as they join a group like the Mountaineer Trail Network Recreation Authority..." more

Kalamazoo Seeks Input on Street Design

8/21/19

MI - "The Kalamazoo planning department... launched a campaign Wednesday night to gather feedback from citizens about what changes they would make to Kalamazoo's downtown street design." more

Bird Shutters Bike Lane Program

8/21/19

"...Bird quietly phased out a program to help cities pay for protected bike lanes and improve infrastructure earlier this year over concerns about how the money was being spent..." more

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Simon Kenton Trail Chip/Sealing Underway

8/20/19

West Liberty, OH - The Northern section of the SKT in Logan County will be closed between TR 199 & the county line, just South of West Liberty starting tomorrow; Wednesday, 8/21 for the start of our chip/sealing. This work is expected to take 2-3 days, weather permitting.

When completed, this 5.22 mile section finishes the phase #3 part in Logan Co. And connects Bellefontaine & West Liberty.

North Coast Inland Trail Surface Regrading

Huron County, OH - The trail surface has recently been re-graded from end to end, and now we are in the process of rolling it. This 10 ton roller was used between Bellevue and Monroeville on Tuesday, and will make its way to Norwalk and back Wednesday morning.

University Hospitals Ends Bike Share Sponsorship

8/20/19

Cleveland, OH - "...a UH spokesperson said that the hospital system had notified the bike share operator, Cycle Hop, that they'd be concluding their sponsorship." more

LaRose Pushes for River Access in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Brecksville, OH - "You can kayak the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. But it isn't easy." more

State Purchases Seacoast Railway for Trail

NH - "Seacoast New Hampshire is about to get greener, thanks to a crucial purchase last week." more

Vision Zero Is The Wrong Goal

8/20/19

NYC - "...Vision Zero is failing to have a meaningful impact because it targets the wrong goal. The logical flaw here, at least as implemented in New York City, is quite basic: it is a policy that requires dead cyclists as a prerequisite to safety improvements..." more

Battling Aldermen Over Street Safety

8/20/19

Chicago, IL - "...When I mentioned that drivers struck 296 people walking in Reilly’s ward during a recent year, and noted that he hasn’t proposed any legislation to protect pedestrians from motorists recently, the downtown alderman called me a 'troll'.” more

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Cuyahoga County to Manage Lakefront Trails

Cleveland, OH - "Cleveland Metroparks tapped Cuyahoga County to manage construction of three Cleveland trail projects: the Red Line Greenway, Wendy Park Bridge, and Whiskey Island Connector." more

Pittsburgh Bike Plan Readies For 2020 Debut

PA - "After nearly three years of work, Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure will present a draft of a new bike plan this fall..." more

Drivers Disregarding Bike Lanes

8/20/19

IN - "...I did lose my temper a little bit, and I yelled at him, 'This lane with the bikes in it. It's called a bike lane. Pay attention!'.." more

Increasing Greenway Passage Police Patrols

8/19/19

IN - "...They’re looking out for issues like graffiti, damages that need repairs, and it’s an opportunity to engage with the community." more

Library Cards Unlock Access to Bikes

8/19/19

"What if you could check out a bike — in addition to a book — from your local library? That’s become a reality in over 20 communities in the U.S. and Canada." more

Related: Bike lending program kicks off in Cardington, Ohio.

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Marquette Greenway to Link Dunes National Park

IN - "...The Marquette Greenway is a planned 58-mile trail that would connect Chicago to New Buffalo, Mich., along the southern shore of Lake Michigan." more

Mapping Sidewalks

Pittsburgh, PA - "When it comes to urban mobility, ambitious projects like bike lanes, bridges and busways tend to get most of the attention. As a result, perhaps the most important and fundamental piece of public transport is often overlooked." more

Volunteers Help Clean up D&L Trail

PA - "...Volunteers worked to clear brush, mow grass, and pick up trash from the Black Diamond section of the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor." more

Jersey City Bike Lane Expansion

8/19/19

NJ - "...Jersey City is poised to become a great biking — and livable — city, thanks to an effort by local officials and outside consultants who have cracked the code on how to create protected bike lanes." more


Rowers Vs. Bikes & Peds

D.C. - "A proposal for a new pedestrian and bike bridge over the Anacostia River has pitted area rowers against the region’s bikers and pedestrians." more

Bike Lane Battles Continue in NYC

NY - "The city wants to carve out more space for cyclists. Opponents say the city is becoming increasingly hostile to drivers." more

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Buckeye Lake Trail Development Continues

Licking County, OH - Work to eventually complete a paved loop around Buckeye Lake continues with about 24% of the loop now completed. more

Trail Maintenance Work to Continue Monday

Warren, OH - "The closures of the bike trail and the trailheads on the Western Reserve Greenway Bike Trail have been extended." more

Creating Safe Streets for All

8/18/19

NY - "...cyclists, by and large, have avoided taking responsibility for their own behavior on city streets, and prefer to see themselves as victims..." more

Bronx Park now a Wasteland after $4M Makeover

8/17/19

NY - "...The Post found benches so overgrown with vines that there was no place to sit and graffiti marring a path and a water fountain." more

New Fruit Valley to Include Bike Lanes

8/17/19

WA - "There are no bike lanes where Fruit Valley Road crosses railway tracks and Burnt Bridge Creek, so cyclists are directed to use the whole travel lane. But that takes courage amidst car and truck traffic traveling at 35 mph or more." more

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Bike-Hike Trail Section Closure Aug. 19

8/17/19

Summit County, OH - The Bike-Hike Trail will be closed for a trail section realignment from August 19 thru September 16. The affected location is near the Ledges Area, approximately 1/3 mile south of Boston Mills Road where crews will relocate a section of the trail away from a slip that has occurred.

Bike-Hike Trail
Upcoming Trail Closure Location in NE Ohio

The trail will be open weekends and holidays. There will be some periodic full (overnight) closures which will be posted as dates become available.

Bike Lanes will Help Connect Trail Sections

8/16/19

Cleveland, OH - "...Head down to the Flats and check out the bike lanes on Columbus/Center in the Flats. They are part of a future connection of the Cleveland Foundation Centennial Trail Lake Link and Scranton Flats - Towpath Trail." See photos.

Metroparks Covered Bike Parking

8/16/19

Cleveland, OH - "The Cleveland Metroparks has installed some swanky new covered bike parking at the E55th Marina!" See photo.

Little Miami River Advisory has been Lifted

8/16/19

Warren County, OH - "...Untreated sewage is no longer being discharged to the river. The Warren County Health District is removing the advisory in the Little Miami River south of Old 3C Highway in Warren County." more

Otsego County Trail Extension Opens

8/16/19

MI - "After two years of planning and developing, Otsego County is excited to open up their newly completed Iron Belle Trail extension." more

On-Campus Protected Bike Lane Opens

8/16/19

MI - "Almost a half-mile of one lane of southbound Bogue Street is now a two-way protected bicycle path separated from vehicles by a combination of surface-mounted curbs and break-away bollards as part of a temporary pilot project..." more

Clean Up Closes White Pine Trail Section

8/16/19

MI - "Federal officials say excavators will soon be used to remove contaminated soil and buried leather from the former Wolverine World Wide tannery site in western Michigan." more

Countering Bike Lane Push-Back with Safety Data

8/16/19

Chicago, IL - "...the city could reassure the neighbors by providing before-and-after collision data from the existing neighborhood greenways." more

Rock Slide Clean Up Slated for American River Trail

8/16/19

CA - "State officials say they will begin work Monday cleaning up a rock slide that forced a nearly three-year closure of a section of the paved American River bike and recreation trail alongside Lake Natoma in Orangevale." more

Another Lime Bike Fire

8/16/19

WA - "Video footage of a Lime electric bike spewing flames on the University of Washington campus in Seattle this week is the latest in a string of battery-related safety issues affecting new mobility services." more

Injury Risk Varies with Protected Bike Lane Designs

VA - "Bike lanes separated from the roadway by physical barriers make cyclists feel safer and encourage more people to ride. But a new IIHS study shows that protected bike lanes vary in terms of injury risk..." more


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Olentangy Trail Section Closure Aug. 19

Columbus, OH - Beginning Monday, August 19, and continuing through the end of September, the Olentangy Bike Trail will undergo construction of a new section, enhancing the green space along the river as part of the Cannon Drive relocation project.

As part of this work, the trail between 5th Avenue and the SR-315 off-ramp will be closed for approximately one week but then will reopen. The section between the SR-315 off-ramp and Herrick Drive will remain closed for the duration of the project. Detour signage will direct cyclists to the shared-use path located just west of Cannon Drive.

Miami & Erie Canal Towpath Progress

Allen County, OH - Some posted photos of the progress of the trail construction between Delphos and Spencerville in Allen County. View photos (when viewing this post, scroll down for more photos).

Autonomous Shuttle Plan On Hold

Toledo, OH - "...The market is still in an experimentation phase, as complete autonomy has not yet been achieved..." more

Charges Dropped for Driver Who Struck, Killed Cyclist

Philadelphia, PA - "The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is urging the city’s District Attorney Larry Krasner to appeal a local judge’s dismissal of charges against a trash truck driver who struck and killed bicyclist Emily Fredricks nearly two years ago." more

Walking Louisville's Streets

KY - "...We’ve walked more than 15 miles of the city, writing down our observations and discussing what they mean to the city of Louisville as a whole..." more

Accident Illustrates Common Hazards along "Family Friendly" Trails

GA - "What started off as a fun-filled vacation for a Savannah couple and their family ended with a terrifying bicycle accident that could have killed their 7-year-old daughter..." more

Learn why many "family friendly" trails may not be as safe as you think.

Motorcyclist Guns Down Cyclist on Causeway

8/16/19

FL - "...Alex Palencia was among a group of cyclists out for an early morning ride on Wednesday when he was fatally shot by a motorcyclist after an altercation..." more

Residents Are Fighting for Bike Safety

Denver, CO - "After two deaths and a shift in the conversation in Colorado, advocates are cautiously optimistic that change is coming." more

Study Questions Bike-Lane Safety

8/15/19

"...According to the study, bikers in protected lanes were actually more likely to suffer injuries than cyclists in unprotected lanes or those on major roads with no infrastructure at all." more

Popular Protected Bike Lane has Highest Injury Risk

8/15/19

D.C. - "...not all protected bike lanes are created equal. The lane on 15th Street Northwest, among the city’s most celebrated, has numerous risk factors that contribute to collisions and falls." more

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Construction to Close Ohio-to-Erie Trail Gap

Delaware County, OH - "Construction will begin mid-August to complete the [1-mile] missing link of the Ohio-To-Erie Trail between Galena and Sunbury. Construction is anticipated to be finished by November 1, 2019." more

Cannonball Trail Section Gets Surface Upgrade

Fulton County, OH - "...we have a new, improved trail surface from Fulton Co. RD 22 east to the trail crossing at Rt 20-A, as well as at our trailhead in Elmira at Co. RD. 23." more

Catherine Girves Receives Award

Columbus, OH - "...The 2019 Non-Profit Sector Professional of the Year award goes to Catherine Girves, Executive Director of Yay Bikes! in Columbus, Ohio..." more

Sewer Breach in Part of Little Miami River

Warren County, OH - "Warren County Health officials are warning people not to fish or enter parts of the Little Miami River." more

Goodbye to 11th Street Trolley Tracks

Philadelphia, PA - "They called it the Philly Handshake. That indelible experience of cruising up the street... and then you bite it on the 11th Street trolley tracks." more

Enraged Cyclist Vs. Cops Blocking Bike Lanes

NYC - "...One cyclist who was recently confronted with NYPD vehicles blocking both bike lanes around Union Square decided to let the police know how he felt." more

Plans for 144-Mile Bike Trail Still Alive

MO - "The state of Missouri and an Ameren subsidiary have until New Years Eve to come to an agreement over the future of a 144-mile former rail line that parks boosters would like to turn into a biking trail." more

Certain Bike Lanes More Dangerous

CO - "New research suggests certain types of bike lanes in busy downtown areas can be more dangerous than riding a bike on a major street with no bike infrastructure..." more

Montreal Issues 12,285 Tickets to Cyclists in 2018

CA - "...The Toronto Sun reported Monday that Toronto Police issued only 292 traffic tickets to cyclists in 2018, compared with 12,285 tickets issued to riders in Montreal..." more

Cyclist Crashes Into Bear

CT - "...Jim Triano walked away with just a broken finger and some road rash. His high-performance bike wasn't so lucky." more

Domino’s Pizza Announces E-Bike Delivery

U.S. - "The world’s largest pizza chain will roll out e-bike delivery in states across the country following a successful pilot test." more

Ghost Bike Removed by Council

8/15/19

UK - "Council ‘sympathetic towards roadside memorials’ but says sites need to be appropriate for the tributes being left." more

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What's Up with UH Bikes?

Cleveland, OH - "For several days late last month and early this month, there were a grand total of zero UH Bikes available for rental in downtown Cleveland..." more

Riverside Bike Trail Will Grow

8/14/19

Cincinnati, OH - "...Earlier this summer, city crews completed a small portion of the Ohio River Trail West. It's just the beginning of what will become a 22-mile, $20 million mixed-use walking and biking trail that will stretch from downtown Cincinnati to Shawnee Lookout in Sayler Park..." more

Cleveland Selects 4 Scooter Companies

Cleveland, OH - "Cleveland has chosen four companies that rent electric scooters and bicycles by the minute to do business in the city." more

Council to Pursue Purchase of Railway Segment

Oak Hill, WV - "City council voted Monday to authorize purchase of an approximately 1-mile section of rail right-of-way from Norfolk Southern Railroad that would extend the length of the White Oak Rail Trail." more

Alliance Partnering With Penn Trails To Complete 14-Mile Greenway

PA - "For years, efforts to create a network of public trails in Kennett Township have been strengthened by partnerships..." more

A Conversation with Leslie Richards

PA - "How Pennsylvania's Transportation Secretary Is shifting the infrastructure conversation in her state and across the country." more

Cop Gives Cyclist Bogus Ticket in NYC

NY - "A cop told a cyclist he's not allowed to ride down any street without a bike lane. Experts — and the city — say that's wrong." more

$2.6M Granted to Illinois Bike Path Projects

Carbondale, IL - "A grant for $2.6 million was awarded to 16 bike path projects in Illinois, including one in Carbondale." more

Making the Most of the Empire Bike Trail

8/13/19

NY - "In the coming years New York will have one of the longest bike and walking trails in the United States, a continuous 750 mile path forming a T across New York..." more

Route 1 Bike Crashes Mount

8/13/19

DE - "Nearly 40 incidents reported on or near highway in 2019." more

Cyclists Refuse to Get Off Winnipeg's Sidewalks

8/14/19

CAN - "...Bike Winnipeg’s Mark Cohoe says cyclists on the sidewalk is a problem that isn’t going away any time soon." more

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Doctor Survives "Widowmaker" while Cycling

8/12/19

PA - "So when your heart stops beating you’re supposed to die. Thankfully I had a guardian angel (and EMT) riding just behind me..." more

New MoGo Bikes Provide Boost

8/12/19

Detroit, MI - "...The bikes detect the amount of electric boost each rider needs while pedaling and adjusts accordingly to give a smooth and easy ride..." more

Bustling Trailhead Causes Disturbances

8/12/19

UT - "The Summit County Council Wednesday talked about the problems that are occurring, as users flock to the popular Rob’s Trail..." more

Is Your Road Ready for a Bike Lane?

8/12/19

"Experts say “road diets” are proven ways to improve safety and make communities more livable. But not everyone is happy about the effort to slim down our streets." more

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Towpath Repairs Coming to CVNP

8/12/19

CVNP, OH - Repairs to the towpath trail will be ongoing over the next few weeks from Boston Store to Red Lock in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Earlier this year the towpath was inundated with rain and flooding which caused washouts and rutting along the trail.

The CVNP says the trail will remain open and to expect trucks and construction equipment on the towpath. Trail users are being asked to walk their bikes through these work areas and use extreme caution.

Greenway to get New Park

8/12/19

Lisbon, OH - "...Adjacent to the trailhead parking area off of South Market Street, the park will feature a pergola, seating, signage showing the trail route and a map of downtown Lisbon." more

Bike Campers Called Out on Facebook

8/12/19

London, OH - Bike campers taking advantage of a primitive shower at a trailside campsite along the Prairie Grass and Ohio-to-Erie Trails have been scolded on facebook for hanging laundry outside the camping area. more

Piers Gorge Bike Trail Proposal

Norway, MI - "Some of the biggest attractions in Dickinson County are the bike trails, and a new one may be coming soon." more

Cyclists Petition for Protected Bikeways

Philadelphia, PA - "The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is pushing for protected bike lanes on Delaware Avenue." more

Louisville Cracking Down on Jaywalking, Panhandling

KY - "...The ordinance includes jaywalking among infractions that could carry fines of $25 to $250." more

Vanishing Bike Lanes A Threat On NYC's Streets

NY - "Bike lane markings that have faded or disappeared entirely mean some of NYC's bike lanes exist only on paper, cyclists say." more

Why Speed Kills Cities

U.S. - "U.S. cities are dropping urban speed limits in an effort to boost safety and lower crash rates..." more

'The Netherlands Cleared Cars from its Cities, Why Can't Others?

"...While the ethos behind Vision Zero is commendable, the vision itself is only as good as the actions taken to support it..." more

'Catch 22' for Cycling Advocates

8/12/19

IRE - "Cork cycling advocates say they are in a Catch-22 situation when it comes to campaigning for more infrastructure in the city because the lack of enforcement at existing cycle lanes leaves cyclists disillusioned." more

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Search for Driver Who Struck Girl on Bike

Brooklyn Heights, OH - "Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the driver who struck a little girl on her bike." more

Related: Girl Struck by Car gets New Bike

Single-File Bike Riding Ordinance Suggested

VT - "Law enforcement is suggesting that the town of Burke require bicyclist to ride single-file on town roads." more

Wharf Street Bike Lane Now Open

CAN - "Cyclists in Victoria gained a few more blocks of separated bike lanes downtown when the remaining stretch of the Wharf Street lane opened on Thursday." more

E-Scooter Rider Killed on French Motorway

8/11/19

FRA - "Rider was reportedly in the fast lane when he was hit from behind by a motorbike." more

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Portions of Western Reserve Greenway Closing

8/9/19

Trumbull County, OH - "Portions of a bike trail and trailheads in Trumbull County MetroParks will be closed next week for maintenance.

"The Western Reserve Greenway Bike Trail will be closed from Champion Avenue in Champion Township to the Trumbull/Ashtabula County Line on Bloomfield Township." more

B&O Trail Gets New Trail Signs

8/9/19

Richland County, OH - "...To make navigation easier for the visitors who come looking for the trail, there needed to be high quality, informational signs tailored to the trail’s different entry points." more

Rocky River Gets Bike Repair Station

8/9/19

Lakewood, OH - "Thanks to grant support from Cuyahoga County, Lakewood is now home to a new Bike Repair Station at the Cleveland Metroparks entrance at Sloane & Detroit!.." more

E-Bikes Being Added Around Detroit

8/9/19

MI - "...I’ve ridden plenty of bikes but never an electric one, also known as an e-bike, so I was excited to try out a new offering from Detroit’s MoGo bike share network..." more

NYC 'Radical Traffic Experiment' Based on Toronto Prototype

"What happens when you restrict cars? Transit use, cycling and walking increase dramatically." more

The Bicycle Emperor has no Spandex

Denver, CO - "...Bike lanes contrived in weird patterns through downtown Denver don’t reduce congestion..." more

Court Upholds Cyclists' Right to Pass on Right

8/9/19

OR - "The Oregon Court of Appeals has overturned a lower court decision that found a bicycle rider guilty of passing on the right..." more

Bus/Bike Integration Example at Bus Stop

8/9/19

OR - "...Lately we’ve seen more floating transit islands that allow bus operators to service stops without swerving over to the curb..." more

Multiple Accident Reports on Mt. Hood Trail

8/9/19

OR - "...Cyclists have been getting everything from bumps to bruises to broken bones." more

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Heartland Trail Construction Update

Marshallville, OH - The paving of 2.4-miles of the Heartland Trail has been completed. This new section, combined with an existing .3-mile mile segment, extends the trail 2.7 miles from Marshallville south toward Orrville in Wayne County.

Heartand Trail
New Trailhead Parking along Euclid Street in Marshallville, OH

Though the new section is open for use, there remains work to be done. So, trail users are asked to avoid any work areas until all trail work is completed.

For more information, see the latest Wayne County Trails Newsletter.

$10K Donation to Simon Kenton Trail

Urbana, OH - "...the Logan County Chamber of Commerce through their Economic Development Partners voted to donate $10,000 towards the trail project. This brings the current fund raising efforts to within about $17,000 of our goal." more

Towpath Times

NE OH - Read the latest edition.

Red Bike Reaches 60 Rental Stations

Newport, KY - "When it launched nearly five years ago, the region's bike share program, Red Bike, hosted 30 stations throughout the urban core..." more

Cyclists and Peds Blast New Bike Lane

8/9/19

NY - "A new bike lane design in Kips Bay is raising red flags among pedestrians and cyclists in the area." more

Entire Bike Fleet Missing

MO - "...27 bikes that were put out on racks for use this year have been either stolen or simply not returned to the racks after use." more

Mayor Asks Residents to Support Changes to Their Streets

Denver, CO - "Denver Mayor Michael Hancock announced on Wednesday that he will lower speed limits and make street safety upgrades happen faster in several parts of the Mile High City..." more

Northbound Naito Parkway Will Have 1 Lane for Cars

OR - "...northbound travel lanes will continue to be shared: One lane for cars and trucks, and a separate protected lane for bikes, scooters and pedestrians." more


How Advocates are Making Biking Better

U.S. - "...Thanks to the work of League members and bike advocates throughout the country, there is momentum across the country for better biking." more

E-Bikes Gain Traction with Law Enforcement

8/9/19

CA - "While the number of agencies using e-bikes is unknown, a police bicycle safety group said their adoption is 'growing rapidly,' further fueling the e-bike market..." more

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2 Surveys that Need Public Input

Cleveland, OH - "There are currently 2 key surveys that need public input – and most importantly – input from the cycling community. Please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with each..." more

New Section of Tredway Trail Opens

8/7/19

Allegheny Twp., PA - "The new 1.75-mile extension of the Tredway recreational trail winding along the River Forest golf course in Allegheny Township from the marina to under the Freeport Bridge is just about complete." more

PennDOT’s Bridge Rebuild Won't Solve Problem for Cyclists

8/7/19

PA - "The $13.3 million reconstruction of the Grays Ferry Bridge will include a protected bike lane — but only on one half of the bridge..." more

Cyclist Attacked on Lakefront Trail

8/7/19

Chicago, IL - "Last week there were two nighttime robberies of bike riders on the Lakefront Trail on the Near North Side within two hours of each other. Yesterday there was a third attack on a cyclist on the lakefront near Buckingham Fountain, this time during the evening rush." more

Man Killed by Hit-and-Run Cyclist

8/7/19

NY - "A 60-year-old man struck by a hit-and-run cyclist in the Flatiron District last week has succumbed to his injuries..." more

Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway gets 2021 Finish Date

NY - "After 15 years of piecemeal construction, the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway, a 26-mile protected route for walkers and bikers, will finally be completed by 2021..." more

Truck Hits Cyclists

IA - "...That crash left a mother and her 13-year-old son seriously injured after a truck hit them..." more

Man Finds Loaded Rifle Along Bike Path

8/7/19

AK - "... William Thrash found the AR-15 Tuesday in grass a few feet off a bike path that runs along Campbell Creek." more

World's Largest Cycling Infrastructure Database

8/7/19

UK - "As part of its long-term aim of reducing the number of vehicles on the UK capital’s roads, Transport for London (TfL) has launched the world’s largest database of bicycle infrastructure which will help to make cycling in the city easier and more tailored to people’s needs." more

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Kokosing Gap Trail Founders Honored

Howard, OH - "In recognition of their 30 years of volunteer service to the Kokosing Gap Trail, a new picnic table in the Howard shelter along the trail was recently dedicated to founding board members Doug McLarnan, Randy Cronk, and Dick Frazee. more

East Lansing Tests New Bike Project

MI - "It’s no secret Michigan State is a pretty green campus. Now they're adding yet another addition to their environmentally friendly campus - protected bike lanes." more

Silver Spring Is Getting The Region’s First ‘Protected Intersection’

D.C. - "A new type of intersection that designers say will make pedestrians and cyclists safer is coming to Montgomery County." more

Utility Pole in Bike Lane

8/7/19

Boston, MA - "Bicyclists in Somerville are dealing with a dangerous obstacle – a utility pole right in the middle of a new bike lane on Beacon Street." more

Related: Reaction to Pole in Middle of New Somerville Bike Lane

Savannah Bike Lanes Success Story

8/7/19

GA - "...Savannah has more miles of green bike lanes than any city in Georgia." more

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Iron Horse Trail Alert

Alliance, OH - Large ruts in the trail are present after a nearby construction project at the water tower between State St. and W. 23rd St. Please use caution and walk your bike in this area."

New Police Bike Patrol Unit in Berea

OH - "...The bikes also enable officers to patrol the city and neighborhoods a bit differently than in a police cruiser. It’s a slower pace and bikes allow a closer contact with what’s happening in the area." more

Man Biking to Work Reported Missing

8/6/19

Columbus, OH - "Columbus police are looking for a high-risk missing adult." more

Parking in Bike Lane Leads to Arrests

Boston, MA - "Boston police arrested two people on gun charges in Mattapan Sunday after their car was parked illegally in a bike lane and they attempted to flee the scene..." more

County Responds to Feds Trail Concerns

8/6/19

MO - "Jackson County officials said Monday that work has resumed on the Rock Island Trail after a federal ruling had stopped construction last week." more

Man Searches for Witnesses after Bike Path Attack

8/5/19

OR - "A reader says he was attacked while bicycling in southwest Portland Thursday (August 1st) and he wants to know if anyone saw it happen..." more

Attempted Sexual Assault on Folsom Bike Trail

8/5/19

CA - "...McNamara said her daughter was taking the trail home around 11 p.m. Friday after playing volleyball in Livermore Park." more

NYC's Plan to Stop Cyclist Deaths Isn't Enough

8/5/19

NY - "It’s been a brutal summer in New York City and not because of the heat." more

Possible Changes to E-Bike Use on Public Lands

8/5/19

D.C. - "...changes in Parks Service regulations regarding Class 1 e-mountain bikes might be announced next month..." more

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Funding for Old Turnpike Bike Trail

8/4/19

Harrisburg, PA - "...The abandoned [turnpike] section includes two tunnels – Rays Hill and Sidling Hill – and a travel plaza." more

Hey, Mister Softee — Slow Down!

8/5/19

NYC - "...Something is seriously wrong with one of the soft-ice cream company’s drivers after two Queens cycling activists spotted the same sinister soft-serve seller trying to kill them on the Rockaway-bound lanes of the Addabbo Bridge..." more

A Ride Along NYC's Clogged Bike Lanes

8/4/19

NY - "A Patch reporter pedaled through six cycling corridors. Here's what he saw." more


Athlete Killed by Drunk Driver will Have Jersey Retired

8/4/19

FL - "...Delott, the only girl on the school's football team, was riding her bike June 28 in the bike lane on the Indian Rocks Causeway Bridge when she was hit and killed..." more

JUMP Bikes Easily Broken Into, Says Teen

8/4/19

RI - "How long does it take to bypass the payment function on a JUMP bike?" more

Cyclists Protest Unprotected Bike Lanes in Waterloo

8/4/19

CAN - "Next week, a group of cyclists will launch a social media campaign to protest the current design of bike lanes in Waterloo." more

The Verdict on New Bike Lane, Scramble Crosswalk

8/4/19

CAN - "Cyclists and pedestrians in downtown Victoria say they’re enjoying new infrastructure that’s making many feel safer." more

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Kokosing Gap Trail Volunteers Tackle Big Jobs

Knox County, OH - "KGT volunteers, Kenzie, Don, and Randy, tended to the trail this fine summer morning - clearing erosion, setting mile markers, removing fallen trees, and clearing a log jam from beneath one of the lovely trestle bridges..." more

Grand Lake St. Marys Sees Decrease in Bacteria Levels

Celina, OH - "Grand Lake St. Marys may have struggled with its health in the past, but the future of the water quality in the lake is looking bright as can be." more

Building Trails to a Brighter Future

8/4/19

PA - "...The grand opening of the Quemahoning Trail on Wednesday and a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a two-mile extension of the Ghost Town Trail on Thursday brought two significant moments in the movement to provide more places for outdoor recreation enthusiasts." more

New Jersey Trail Funding On the Line

NJ - "Like many states with older transportation infrastructure built on the highway system, New Jersey faces a number of serious challenges related to pedestrian and bicycle safety. Even as the state explores ways to make active transportation safer for citizens, related fatalities are on the rise..." more

1st Protected Intersection on the East Coast

MD - "Silver Spring, Maryland, will be installing the first protected intersection on the East Coast, and the county’s department of transportation and engineering took to Twitter to explain how it works." more

Joyner Bike Corridor Experiment

8/4/19

MS - "Bike lanes have arrived in Joyner neighborhood, and what started as a plan to combine traffic calming measures with increased bike accessibility has left some Joyner residents wondering how to navigate their neighborhood roads." more

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Harvard to Jennings Road Towpath Construction

8/2/19

Cleveland, OH - Some photos of the Cleveland Towpath construction which is currently underway.

Marsh Creek Greenway Project Receives Funding

PA - "Tioga County officials couldn’t be happier with the news of state funding in the amount of $1.5 million targeted for the Marsh Creek Greenway project to connect downtown Wellsboro with the Pine Creek Rail Trail." more

Shop Owner Posts '____ Days Without Cycling Death' Sign

8/2/19

Brooklyn, MY - "With cycling deaths becoming a sign of the times in New York City this year, 718 Cyclery owner Joe Nocella began shedding more light on them Friday." more

Recent Deaths Bring Urgency to Bikeway Plans

8/2/19

Denver, CO - "...The basic problem is that we’re somewhere between 30% to 40% buildout of the bike network — most of the network is still pretty disconnected..." more

New Bike/Ped Safety Project Is Blamed for Heavy Traffic

8/2/19

Davis, CA - "...the city is already planning to tear out some of the just-installed concrete, and is considering other changes that could eliminate the road diet, potentially reducing the bike-lane barriers and/or shifting the new bikeway..." more

Feds Pull Plug on Bike Trail Plans

8/2/19

MO - "...The county, which issued $50 million in bonds to buy the property from Union Pacific, had reached an agreement in 2016 to use the corridor but only if it could continue to be used as a rail line..." more

Dangerous Driving is an Epidemic

8/2/19

U.S. - "In February 2017, we asked readers to take a survey about their experiences and interactions with motorists when they’re riding on the road. An astounding 5,325 of you responded. Here are the results:.." more

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Scioto Trail Closure for Pelotonia Aug. 2 - 4

Columbus, OH - Beginning Friday, August 2nd, the Scioto Trail between Broad St/Battelle Riverfront Park and the west side of North Bank Park will be closed for Pelotonia. Please cross to the West Bank of the Scioto Trail using Souder Ave to the north and Broad St or Main St to the south.

Bike Lane will Connect New Philly & Tuscarawas

8/2/19

New Philadelphia, OH - "...The Ohio Department of Transportation District (ODOT) 11 has been awarded a $1.4 million Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) grant for the construction of a 3.25 miles of 5-foot wide bike lanes from the intersections of state Route 416 and state Route 259, in New Philadelphia to the intersection of state Route 416 and Seventh Drive NW in the Village of Tuscarawas." more

Cross Country Cyclists Give Back

Springfield, OH - "...about 40 volunteers with the Fuller Center Bike Adventure somehow find the energy for the ride — and several service projects along the way." more

Nation's 1st Rail-Trail Loop Closer to Completion

8/2/19

PA - "...The authority now has 5.5 miles left to connect the Ghost Town Trail in Cambria Township near the Route 219 overpass and complete its 32-mile and 16-mile loops, which will make it the first continuous rail-trail loop in the nation." more

The Ups & Downs of Biking in Lansing

MI - "...Road conditions are the worst hazard right now,' Potter said. 'Pavement falling apart everywhere is really something'.” more

Great Lake-to-Lake Bike Ride Debut

MI - "A new cross-state bike event this fall will not only let cyclists dip their tires in two of the Great Lakes, but will mark the debut of a multi-use trail network that outdoor enthusiasts believe will become a destination corridor in Michigan." more

Advocates: Drop the Bike Lane Suit

8/2/19

NY - "Cyclists rallied Thursday outside an Upper West Side condominium where board members are suing to block construction of a 50-block protected bike lane." more

Salem Bike Lane, Scooters Get Mixed Reviews

8/1/19

MA - "Salem has been experimenting with a pop-up bike lane into downtown, as well as an e-scooter program that has averaged 350 riders per day." more

City to Continue Restoration of Greenway

WA - "Vancouver envisions planting 20,000 trees in the western portion over the next two years." more

Are People on Bikes More Dangerous Than People in Cars?

8/1/19

"...There was a bizarre tweet from the Toronto Star which suggested that people on bikes are as deadly as people in cars." more

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Cleveland Ohio-to-Erie Trail Route Update

Cleveland, OH - "We are hearing that travelers are getting confused in the Cleveland area because there is a lot of construction and changes. Here is the most recent status..." more

New Bike Trail Opens at Quemahoning Resevoir

PA - "...The Quemahoning Trail in Somerset and Cambria counties is officially open." more

Pittsburgh Launches 50-Year Transportation Plan

PA - "...The 2070 plan will also connect with other DOMI initiatives like the Pedestrian Safety Action Plan, the updates Bike Plan, and the Complete Streets Design Guidelines..." more

Judge Gives Green Light to Protected Bike Lane

8/1/19

NYC - "...A New York State Supreme Court judge on Wednesday ruled against opponents looking to block a protected bike lane proposed along Central Park West..." more

Hidden Cameras along Greenway Cause Concern

7/31/19

ND - "...Police say putting cameras up in public places like this isn’t illegal, but if you feel uncomfortable because you don’t know who’s watching or why -- let them know." more

Milwaukee to Launch Adaptive Bike Program

7/31/19

WI - "The City of Milwaukee and Bublr Bikes are expanding access to bike share for people of all abilities." more

E-Bike Program Halted after Bikes Catch Fire

7/31/19

San Francisco, CA - "Lyft has put the brakes on its electric bike program in San Francisco, after the batteries on multiple vehicles caught fire." more

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Huffman Dam Trail Paving in Progress

Dayton, OH - The Huffman Dam Paving Project began Monday, July 8 and will run though August 15. During this time, there will not be any access to this area that spans the Huffman Dam.

The Dangers of 3D Crosswalks

Cincinnati, OH - "...[the report] explains that a 'significant percentage of drivers' actually swerved or drove erratically when they saw the crosswalks." more

"Wade" Coming to Mt. Vernon

7/30/19

Mt. Vernon, OH - "...'Wade' is [music] composed in real time by the flowing river and the movement of people on the bridge..." more

IndyGo Red Line Moves Bike Lanes in Downtown

7/30/19

Indianapolis, IN - "...Before the Red Line officially rolls through Indianapolis, new bike lanes are already open for business, and that means changes for Hoosiers on two wheels and four." more

Building New Paths for Bikes, Scooters & Skateboards

7/30/19

Indianapolis, IN - "The scooters that flooded Indianapolis sidewalks last summer will help fund new paths to give cyclists — and scooter riders — a safer place to ride." more

Bike Repair Stations Added To Grayling’s Downtown

MI - "As more bicycle races are hosted in the community and trails get developed, bicycle repair stations have been added as a new feature for residents and visitors in Grayling’s downtown business district." more

Condo Board Sues Over Bike Lane Plans

7/30/19

NYC - "A Central Park West condo board is suing the city in an attempt to put the brakes on plans for a protected bike lane on their ritzy Manhattan street." more

More People Are Biking In Alexandria

7/30/19

VA - "With Metro Stations Shut Down, Traffic Is Slower And More People Are Biking In Alexandria." more

Stop Killing Us!

7/30/19

Denver, CO - "...bicyclists will swarm the streets in two separate rides this week, including in a return of Critical Mass, a controversial and unsanctioned protest not seen in Denver for years." more

Grants Announced for Katahdin Area Trails

D.C. - "...Among the 10 funding recipients is Katahdin Area Trails which will receive $250,000 to build nine miles of bike trail on Hammond Ridge. This includes a bike-only gravity trail, the first of its kind in Maine." more

PeopleForBikes Favors Senate Committee Transportation Bill

7/30/19

Boulder, CO - "...The bill would increase funding for key infrastructure programs, including the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), while also providing for greater local control of how the program is administered. If passed, the bill would increase the TAP by 40 percent in its first fiscal year, and provide additional annual increases through 2025." more

Read the RTC's take on this bill. And also, the Bike League's perspective.

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Lakefront Bikeway Wayfinding Signs Installed

Cleveland, OH - As part of a nearly $20M cycling pilot project, wayfinding signs were installed along the Lakefront Bikeway between 25th Street and West Boulevard earlier this summer.

Learn more about the Cleveland Trails Pilot Project.

Trail Safety Signs Posted after Accident

Corwin, OH - "...These signs were installed shortly after my wife received a serious ankle injury from a biker that did not advise of his presence causing her to run into another bike..." more

'Crafting the Trail' Event in Toledo

OH - "Aaron Grizaniuk, co-owner of Patron Saints Brewery, noticed more and more people were coming to his business via the University Parks Trail." more

Major progress on Capital Area Greenbelt Extension

Harrisburg, PA - "...Hartwick says the $4.5 million extension is part of a $7.5 million project to improve safety along the entire 20-mile trail." more

Residents Blame Bike Lanes for Crashes

NY - "...While the precinct blames 'inattentive motorists' for the spike in crashes and collisions, some residents blame poor placement and design of bike lanes as well as a lack of safety measures." more

Woman Attacked On Irvine Trail

CA - "A good Samaritan possibly saved a woman’s life on an urban trail in Irvine." more

Glowing Bike Paths in Poland, Holland

7/30/19

"...Besides its lovely, eerie nighttime glow, the technology also has safety benefits." more

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Utility Work Closes Section of University Parks Trail

7/29/19

Sylvania, OH - Columbia Gas will be performing utility work along the University Parks Bike Trail between King and McCord Roads for the next three weeks.

Starting today, the bike trail will have intermittent closures Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 a.m and 5:00 p.m.

Cyclist Struck, Killed During Triathlon Race

7/29/19

Delaware County, OH - "...Kristen J. Oswald, of Royersford, Pennsylvania, was reportedly struck by a commercial tractor-trailer just before 9 a.m. while riding her bike northbound in the right lane on U.S. 23 near Troutman Road..." more

The E-Scooter Debate

7/29/19

MI - "The sudden appearance of electric scooters in Traverse City this summer – devices that can be rented via a smartphone app and then left for someone else to use – has prompted city officials to begin working on a policy governing their use..." more

Protected Bike Lane Pilot Program Approved

MI - "A proposed bike lane on Bogue Street is inching closer to a reality..." more

Cyclist Shouts at Cop, Gets Ticket

NY - "...when I saw a cop talking to the driver of a car blocking the bike lane there. Passing them, I shouted angrily, 'I hope you are ticketing them for blocking the bike lane!'" more

Worst NYC Intersections for Cyclists

NY - "The Manhattan intersection where a young cyclist was killed by a tractor-trailer is the most dangerous for bike riders in the Big Apple, according to a new report." more

San Antonio Trail Network Looks to Grow

TX - "The linear system now includes nearly 70 miles of trails." more

Bill Pushes for Nationwide Bikeshare Transit

7/29/19

U.S. - "U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer, D-Oregon, is pedalling uphill to make local bike share programs eligible for federal transportation funding." more

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"Transformative" Trail Plan Seeks $2M

7/27/19

Easton, PA - "...Easton is on the brink of turning the junkyard into a trail spur with the help of the Karl Stirner Arts Trail." more

16-Year-Old Rescued Near Bike Trail on Mount Fromme

7/27/19

CAN - "A 16-year-old boy with a badly fractured ankle has been rescued on a steep mountain biking trail in North Vancouver." more

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Simon Kenton Trail Alert

Urbana, OH - "There will spraying of herbicide on the North section of the Simon Kenton Trail, between Lippincott Rd. and the Champaign/Logan County line on Monday, July 29th; weather permitting." See Location.

Campsite Adds "Rustic Rinse" Shower Amenity for Trail Travellers

7/27/19

London, OH - Trail travellers along the Ohio-to-Erie and Prairie Grass Trails now have a new amenity at the trailside camping facility at London, Ohio. The "Rustic Rinse" primitive shower! more

Ross County Park Users Survey

7/26/19

OH - "...please take a minute and reflect on your park experiences and finish the following sentence... I would enjoy my favorite park activity more if I didn't have to deal with ______'..." more

Berea Receives Bike Trail Grant

7/26/19

KY - "The city of Berea was awarded a grant in the amount of $279,950 by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to help reconstruct a biking and pedestrian trail on the north side of Ellipse Street." more

$58M Plan to Protect Cyclists

7/26/19

NYC - "...The plan, dubbed 'Green Wave: A Plan For Cycling In New York City,' comes amid a startling rise in the number of cyclist fatalities on NYC streets." more

Man Shoots Cyclists with Paintball Gun

MO - "A man armed with a paintball gun shot at cyclists participating in the World Naked Bike Ride in St. Louis..." more

Newscaster Takes on Bike Lane Opposition

Denver, CO - "A woman was just killed while riding her bike near Wash Park. Kyle offers his thoughts on people who argue against making Denver's streets safer, all in the name of historic preservation." more

Neighborhood Mellows on Completed Bike Lane

7/26/19

Boston, MA - "Boston’s North End griped about bike lane construction, but now that the ribbon is cut, a local poll shows citizens felt they would use it." more

Berry Picker Points Out Danger of Herbicide Use along Greenways

CAN - "...This is a public area that’s used by families. The berries are amazing this year — huge and lush. Now everything seems poisoned." more

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Eminent Domain Lawsuits Continue

Youngstown, OH - "Mill Creek MetroParks is suing Green Township and its trustees to acquire a little more than an acre of township-owned land near Calla Cemetery for an ongoing recreational bike trail project." more

Hit-and-Run Driver Arraigned in Court

Elyria, OH - "A woman accused of leaving the scene of a crash after she allegedly struck a bicyclist in Avon Lake in May was arraigned in court on Thursday." more

ODOT Wants to Hear from Walkers & Bicyclists

Columbus, OH - "...An online survey is available through the end of August via ODOT’s website, dot.state.oh.us. It will serve as the first step of the Walk.Bike.Ohio initiative, a program with the goal of encouraging more people to use active transportation forms, such as biking and walking..." more

Commissioners Donate $10K to Simon Kenton Trail

Logan County, OH - "The Logan County commissioners met with the Simon Kenton Pathfinders Organization Thursday afternoon to donate $10,000 towards the bike path in Bellefontaine." more

Construction to Connect Trails Anticipated

MI - "The City of Muskegon is planning to connect Muskegon's two largest bike trails. Construction will begin in 2021." more

Bike Lane Safety Project Underway

Philadelphia, PA - "Updates to the bike lanes on Spruce and Pine streets have finally begun this month in conjunction with roadway resurfacing and the installation of new intersection treatments." more

Map to Bikes & Trails in Detroit

MI - "The Detroit Greenways Coalition guide has everything you need to know about biking in Detroit." more

Lime E-Bike Catches Fire, Injures Rider

NY - "A dockless Lime bike went up in flames in Rockaway Beach Wednesday after the bike apparently exploded, according to fire department officials." more

Bike Lane Ticketing Campaign in Arlington

VA - "Even a large, electronic sign in Crystal City telling drivers there is 'no stopping in bike or traffic lane' doesn’t seem to be deterring some from doing just that..." more

Bike Ban Ordinance Controversy Continues

7/26/19

Chicago, IL - "... the city of Chicago pitched the recent riverwalk expansion to the U.S. Department of Transportation and the public as a bike and pedestrian commuting route that would 'enhance safety… with bicycle paths and pedestrian trails along the continuous promenade' in order to secure a $99 million Transportation Innovation and Finance Act loan for the project. However, last September introduced the legislation for a 24/7/365 ban on cycling on this bike/ped path." more

Scooter Rider on Freeway During Rush Hour

Dallas, TX - "Drivers expect traffic on I-35 during the morning commute in Dallas. But dash camera video captured by one driver showed something different..." more


Atlanta's $33M Pedestrian Bridge

7/26/19

GA - "...thanks to lack of funds, the city is putting on hold other complete-streets projects that would offer real safety benefits to a greater number of pedestrians ..." more

Why U.S. Infrastructure Costs Too Much

"...The puzzle of why these costs in the U.S. are often triple what they are abroad has been a professional hobbyhorse of mine for a decade..." more

Time to Rebuild Cities for People

7/26/19

"... too many cities continue to perpetuate the deadly status quo by designing and regulating transportation and the public right-of-way around cars and trucks." more

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Committee Recommends $15K for Bike Path

Bellefontaine, OH - "City Council members will have an opportunity Aug. 13 to vote on a measure to give $15,000 toward chip seal paving of the final section of the Simon Kenton Bike Trail." more

Girard to Use Eminent Domain to Acquire Railway Land

OH - "The land the city wants is owned by a railroad company that does not use it but refuses to sell." more

Cyclists Debate Usefulness of New Camp Chase Trail Section

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

Cyclists Uneasy about Sharing the Road with Cars

7/2519

Cleveland, OH - "Bicyclists across Greater Cleveland feel a sense of anxiety when sharing the road with cars, but several local institutions are working to improve conditions for cyclists. more

2 Cyclists Killed, 1 Injured in NYC

NY - "A cyclist is in critical condition after being struck by a car in Woodhaven early Wednesday morning, a day after two cyclists were killed in separate incidents across the city." more

Rail Trail Expansion Looming

ID - "Post Falls has agreed to buy 10 acres of Union Pacific railroad right-of-way on the Rathdrum Prairie, the latest step to eliminate the spur line so the Prairie Trail can be extended." more

New Trail Section Opening in the Columbia Gorge

OR - "...Another segment of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail will open on Saturday, Aug. 3, giving the public new access to the paved pedestrian and cycling trail that will eventually run the length of the gorge." more

Study: Drivers Crowd Women on Bikes

7/2519

MN - "The findings shocked University of Minnesota researchers and Hennepin County transit planners." more

Better Bike Infrastructure Expands Economic Opportunity

7/2419

U.S. - "In the American cities with the best bike infrastructure, cyclists are able to reach 75 percent more jobs on safe dedicated bike facilities, a new report shows." more

Traffic Deaths in the U.S.

7/2419

U.S. - "Since January 2000, more Americans have died in car crashes than did in both World Wars, and the overwhelming majority of the wrecks were caused by speeding, drunk or distracted drivers, according to government data." more

Bike League Watching Transportation Bill

7/2419

D.C.. - "On August 1, the Senate Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committee will vote on their transportation reauthorization bill. While EPW doesn’t write the whole Senate transportation bill, they write the portion on highways and roads, the largest chunk of the transportation bill and the one that covers most of the issues we care about." more

Construction Beginss on €2.5M Cycling Route in North Dublin

IRE - "...The proposed greenway is located in the Racecourse Park and will allow cyclists and pedestrians to travel through the park parallel to the Coast Road, linking Baldoyle with Portmarnock." more

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Wasson Way Trail Construction Progress

Cincinnati, OH - "...The first concrete bridge deck over I-71 was poured Tuesday..." more

Hocking Valley Scenic Railway Bike Path Plan

7/24/19

Nelsonville, OH - The Hocking Valley Scenic Railway Bike Path is a planned trail that will connect Nelsonville with Logan, a distance of ~12 miles, when completed.

The new bikeway will utilize the same railway corridor as the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway, effectively extending that existing trail from Nelsonsville to the north.

When complete, the new trail and existing trail will combine to form a 32.4 mile contiguous bikeway thru Hocking and Athens Counties. Learn more.

Bridge Work Rescheduled

Cleveland, OH - "Major resurfacing work is set to begin on the Detroit-Superior Bridge on Sunday, July 14th [now July 25th]..." more

Construction of Trailside "Welcome Center" Coming Soon

Centerburg, OH - "...This [Heart of Ohio] Welcome Center will include a bicycle repair station, benches, and a bike rack on a concrete pad, the press release states. Future phases of this project are envisioned to include picnic tables and benches under a sheltered canopy, trailside restrooms with running water..." more

Irishtown Bend Stabilization Gets Grant

Cleveland, OH - "A project to stabilize the hillside at Irishtown Bend along the Cuyahoga River will get a $9 million boost from a federal grant." more

Car Break-In Near Milford Bike Trail

Milford, OH - "...The [credit] cards were taken when a woman's car was broken into while it was parked next to the Milford Bike trail." more

Stavich Bike Trail Paving

7/24/19

New Castle, PA - "...The county’s seven-mile portion of the trail, which runs through Union and Mahoning townships, was closed on June 29 for emergency repairs. Grazco Development had been working on the trail since April on multiple drainage projects..." more

Proposed Trail Gaining Traction

7/23/19

PA - "A proposed pedestrian/bike trail connecting Verona, Oakmont, Penn Hills and Plum is gaining traction with residents." more

Ann Arbor Brings Road Plans Back to Council

7/23/19

MI - "Ann Arbor’s Transportation Commission is bringing proposals to reduce traffic lanes and add bikes lanes on three roads back to City Council next month." more

Seattle Considers Bike-Friendly Intersection Design

7/23/19

WA - "...This Beacon Hill intersection has drawn particular criticism from cyclists because the city opted to end the bike lane ahead of the intersection to make room for a vehicle turn lane..." more

Google Agrees to Pay $13M in Street View Privacy Case

7/23/19

NY - "...The legal action began when several people whose data was collected sued Google after it admitted the cars photographing neighborhoods for Street View had also gathered emails, passwords and other private information from wifi networks in more than 30 countries." more

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Buses & Bikes to Share Downtown Bike Lane

Columbus, OH - "...Over the next two weeks COTA buses and bike riders will both be able to ride along North and South 3rd Street in the bike lane during the evening rush hour..." more

Plans for Old Brooklyn Park Move Forward

Cleveland, OH - "Four years after the Western Reserve Land Conservancy (WRLC) acquired the former Henninger Landfill on Pearl Road in Old Brooklyn, plans are moving ahead to convert the land into a 25-acre connector park that will link to Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, and Brookside Reservation." more

Ashland Bike Trail Opens

Ashland, OH - "The Ashland Bike Company officially opened a brand new mountain bike trail at Brookside Park on Saturday, July 20..." more

U.S. 40 Realignment Concerns Residents

7/23/19

IN - "Shortly after a major lane reconfiguration last week on U.S. 40, Jonathon Edwards noticed some drivers were having a difficult time adjusting..." more

No Big Changes for Dangerous Bike Detour

7/22/19

NYC - "...More than a dozen cyclists testified against the month-old detour at a meeting of Community Board 7 on Monday..." more

Yield Lights at Greenway Speeding Up Drivers

7/22/19

LA - "Lights at intersections where the Lafitte Greenway meets New Orleans’ busy streets are meant to make drivers stop for cyclists and pedestrians. That’s the intention, at least..." more

New Lyft E-Bikes Will Use Different Front Brake

7/22/19

NY - "While its revamped Citi Bike e-bike model won’t be out until the fall, bike-share company Lyft last month began unveiling a new model in California that it says addresses brake complaints that sidelined its e-bike fleet." more

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Olentangy Construction Detour Begins

7/22/19

Columbus, OH - "Trail alert! TODAY, the construction on the Olentangy trail section from the Broadmeadows Bridge to Bethel Road begins. This section of the trail is CLOSED and will reopen on August 12th!.." more

Alum Creek Trail Alert

7/22/19

Columbus, OH - "City of Columbus will be doing utility work on the Alum Creek Trail North of Livingston Avenue and South of Morse Rd for the next several months. The trail will remain open, but watch for flaggers and equipment on the trail."

Bicyclist Struck, Killed on South Side

7/22/19

Indianapolis, IN - "...Police say a person was riding a bike northbound in the bike lane around 6:15 a.m. when the accident happened..." more

Tickets For Bike Lane Blocking Drop

NYC - "Cops have slapped fewer drivers with tickets for blocking bike lanes this year despite touting a crackdown on the habit..." more

Salem to Try Pop-Up Bike Lanes

MA - "Bike lanes will be popping up on some of the city's busiest streets this summer, in an effort to get people out of cars and onto bicycles." more

Tucson Using More Flexible Posts for Protected Bike Lanes

7/22/19

AZ - "...The idea is to provide some vertical elements, some physical separation between high-speed traffic and people biking and walking..." more

Bikeways are Coming to East Sprague

7/22/19

WA - "What started as an idea from a former Spokane City Council member, and turned into a war of words between the state Senate majority leader and the mayor, is inching toward reality." more

Are Scooters a Trojan Horse for Big Tech Companies?

CA - "...as big tech monetizes curbs and doorways and sidewalks, we’re seeing the marginalization of non-motorists who, by choice or necessity, traverse the city on their own power.." more

Vancouver Proves That if You Build it, They Will Bike

7/21/19

CAN - "...Vancouver is not the cycling paradise it is sometimes made out to be, but it’s getting there..." more

Removing Dumped Bikes from Canals

7/21/19

UK - "Trust says it is recovering 100 bikes a year – docked, dockless, even electric – in London alone." more

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Paving Progress along the Simon Kenton Trail

Champaign County, OH - "...While 3.2 miles of trail were paved on Tuesday, an additional five miles are planned in Logan County to be completed by the end of August..." more

Help Improve the Ohio-to-Erie Trail Guide

7/21/19

Columbus, OH - "If you find places where you think our trail guide set is not clear about a point of navigation, can you let us know the specifics so we can address it?.." more

Poison Ivy Delays Opening of Bike Park

IN - "Opening a new bike park in Hobart will have to wait until the fall." more

Spike in Bike-Related ER Visits

7/212/19

CO - "...Like many adrenaline-fueled adventure sports in the San Juans, mountain biking is not without serious safety hazards..." more

Man Robbed on Lafitte Greenway

7/20/19

New Orleans, LA - "A man was robbed of his bike and punched in the face near the intersection of N. Jefferson Davis Parkway and Lafitte Greenway in Mid-City..." more

E-Scooters Finding Their Place

7/20/19

Los Angeles, CA - "...But unlike last summer, which saw chaos on sidewalks as riders took to the streets to cruise, often ran into pedestrians and threatened to have cities outlaw the new technology, downtown at least, the situation is becoming somewhat orderly." more

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Pufferbelly Trail gets $3.3M

7/20/19

IN - "...The trail extension would stretch 4.33 miles from a trailhead near Lifebridge Church at Union Chapel and Corbin roads in Perry Township to Fitch Road, south of the Allen-DeKalb county line." more

Bike Lane on Forbes Ave Nearly Complete

PA - "Connecting Pitt and CMU by bike: More than a decade in the making." more

Making the Case for Rails with Trails

IN - "...Nationally, there are 161 examples in 41 states where bike/hike trails exist in parallel with or in the shadow of local rail service, a 260% increase since 2000..." more

Unveiling Eastrail

7/20/19

WA - "...an uninterrupted 42-mile trail that will connect to four of the 10 Link light rail stations that Sound Transit will open on the Eastside in 2023." more

The Greenway Part. 5: Finding a Solution

OR - "...It’s an epidemic many say is growing and police tell us there’s no better place to look for it than the Bear Creek Greenway." more

New Protected Bike Lanes ahead of Comic-Con

7/19/19

San Diego, CA - "City officials bolstered downtown San Diego's network of protected bike lanes this week just in time for the Comic-Con crowds to descend on the city." more


Volkswagen Designing "Micromobiles"

7/19/19

"From scooters to cargo bikes, a bunch of alternatives to driving that car." more

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SKT Chip/Seal Construction Update

Salem Twp., OH - "The chip/seal project on the 2.63 mile section of the Northern extension, between SR 296 and Lippincott Rd. in Champaign Co. was completed earlier today!...

"The trail remains closed for a couple days to allow the asphalt to cure..." more

Trail Traffic on the Olentangy Trail

Columbus, OH - "Metro Parks officials want bicyclists, joggers and pedestrians to understand that they must share the Olentangy Trail, which is the busiest multipurpose trail in Ohio..." more

Cultural Trail Launches Adaptive Bike Program

Indianapolis, IN - "...Adaptive bicycles are designed for people with mobility challenges or those who do not feel comfortable riding a traditional bike." more

Public Meeting on 2nd Street Construction Project

Harrisburg, PA - "...Mayor Papenfuse says the project is ultimately about making Harrisburg a safer place to live, work and play for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists." more

Jaywalker Jailed for 3 Days, Wins Settlement

Detroit, MI - "...He was charged with nothing. The arrest led to a civil lawsuit..." more

Separating Bikes & Peds on Popular Katy Trail

TX - "...They’re planning to add the soft-surface, pedestrian-only path included on two-and-a-half miles of the trail to a one mile stretch that doesn’t have it." more

Close Call with a Semi

Seattle, WA - "A cyclist is calling for protected bike lanes on a busy road after he had a close call with a semi-truck Wednesday morning." more

The Greenway Part 4: Life on the Fringes

OR - "There are men being attacked and robbed, there are women being robbed and raped..." more

Driverless Bus Collides with Pedestrian

7/19/19

AUS - "A self-driving bus trial taking place in Vienna, Austria, has been paused after an incident occurred between a pedestrian and one of the vehicles..." more

Derby E-Bike Share Scrapped Due to Vandalism

7/19/19

UK - "eBikesDerby, one of the UK's first e-bike share schemes, has now been forced to scrap operations for good due to huge levels of vandalism that left two thirds of their fleet beyond repair." more

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Police Investigating Stabbing/Robbery on Camp Chase Trail

7/18/19

Columbus, OH - "Police are investigating a stabbing that happened during a robbery on a west Columbus bike trail." more

Philly has $800K for Bike Path

7/17/19

PA - "...Already, Spring Garden Street already has some of the most-ridden bike lanes in Philadelphia, used by about 150 people on bikes per hour..." more

Bike Trail Extends to Downtown Griffith

7/17/19

IN - "...With the Erie-Lackawanna Trail heavily traveled by walkers and cyclists, the Town Council has approved a new stretch that will branch over to businesses on the south end of town." more

Dozens of Bikes Left on Buses

7/17/19

Pittsburgh, PA - "Either bike riders have become forgetful and are leaving their bicycles on Port Authority bus racks by accident or thieves are dumping stolen bikes on the buses." more

Dickinson Trail Network Helps Fund Bike Route

7/17/19

Iron Mountain, MI - "An additional foot of paved shoulder was added to a 2-mile County Road 607 repaving project in Breitung Township, providing a two-foot paved shoulder for use by bicyclists and pedestrians." more

City Pulls the Plug on Pedestrian Plaza

7/17/19

Detroit, MI - "A divided City Council on Tuesday rejected a proposal to turn a shuttered section of Woodward in the city's downtown into a permanent gathering space." more

The Greenway Part 3: Human Waste, Trash...

7/17/19

OR - "...Police say the man and woman had set up an illegal camp with piles and piles of trash, but they didn’t leave willingly." more

Creative Crosswalks Meet Government Resistance

U.S. - "...Despite the Federal Highway Administration's finding that aesthetically pleasing intersections bring a range of benefits, the agency has taken issue with several examples." more

Toronto Cycling Advocates Hail Bike Plan

7/17/19

CAN. - "...The shift from a 10-year plan with missed milestones to a short-term, more focused blueprint got support from councillors..." more

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Solon Connects with Trail Network Planning Grant

7/16/19

OH - "...The release makes no mention of the proposed Solon to Chagrin Falls Trail that has been in a holding pattern for months after the city received up to $800,000 in state grants, but encountered strong opposition from neighbors along the former railroad right of way." more

Findlay Working on Street Safety

7/16/19

OH - "A project in Findlay that began as an effort to add new bike lanes has grown to make a stretch of busy road safer for everyone." more

Scooters May Return to Cleveland

7/16/19

OH - "The city has begun its application process to bring scooters and bike shares back." more

Royal Oak to get 6 MoGo Bike Share Stations

7/16/19

MI - "...MoGo has been operating in Detroit since May 2017 and has seen steady increases among users of its more than 430 red bicycles at more than 40 stations there." more

Trail Renderings Unveiled

7/16/19

Philadelphia, PA - "At Cherry Street Pier Wednesday evening, The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation unveiled renderings of what the Delaware River Trail will look like from Washington Avenue to Spring Garden Street..." more

Eminent Domain Trail Case Continues

7/16/19

VA - "...Walker sued the city a month ago after years of back and forth over the city’s desire to acquire a narrow strip of the foundry’s land along the Roanoke River in the Norwich neighborhood to complete the Roanoke River Greenway..." more

Police Seek Suspicious Person

7/16/19

IL - "According to officials, a man seen riding a black and red small-framed bicycle approached several children on a bike trail between Oakton and Dempster in a forest preserve near Morton Grove." more

Bike Lane Vigilante in Court for Hitting Car

7/16/19

NY - "...Lately he’s been posting Instagram Stories of himself yelling at delivery drivers who dare park in his beloved New York City bike lanes." more

Car Occupants Detain Cyclist for Allegedly Scratching their Car

7/16/19

NYC - "...The traffic cop then told them they had every right to hold on to her and block her." more

Hundreds of Fires along Greenway

OR - "...With close to 90 percent of fires in Oregon listed as human-caused, the greenway is an area fire agencies watch closely." more

Google Maps Displays Bike Share Locations in 24 Cities

"...In selected cities, Google Maps will now show bike-sharing stations and display how many bikes are available at each one..." more

Electric Scooters Companies Getting Serious About Safety

7/16/19

"Lime has joined rival Bird in establishing a safety advisory board tasked with helping the e-scooter industry shape local regulations—and shake its risky reputation." more

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Chip / Seal Paving on the Simon Kenton Trail

7/15/19

Bellefontaine, OH - "It’s happening right now; paving of the Northern section of the SKT, between SR 296 and Lippincott Rd. Grading and rolling today. Chip/seal on Tuesday, weather permitting.

"That section will be totally closed for the next three days!.." more

Miami & Erie Towpath Improvements Continue

7/15/19

Delphos, OH - "Work continues on the trail improvement between Zion Church Road and the south city limit of Delphos." more

Olentangy Trail Section Reopens

7/15/19

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

Driver Ignores 3-Feet Law, Buzzes Cyclist

7/15/19

Cleveland, OH - "...He says he rides his bike to work a few days a week and he almost always has some sort of an incident." more

New Bike Trail to Open in Cincinnati

7/15/19

OH - "...The first phase of the 1.4-mile, unpaved, multi-use trail is aimed at mountain bikes, hikers, walkers and trail runners." more

Vision Zero Faltering in NYC

7/15/19

NY - "...Halfway through the year, 15 cyclists have already been killed on city streets, compared to 10 cyclist deaths in all of 2018. Pedestrian fatalities are also on the rise..." more

Former Boxing Champ Killed by Driver

7/15/19

VA - "...I guess he was wearing dark clothes, the road was dark, and the driver didn't see him..." more

Protesters ask Long Beach to Address Traffic Safety

7/15/19

CA - "..Those folks asked the city to take another look at ways to improve the bike lanes, or to remove them altogether..." more

Homeless Change Greenway Vision

7/15/19

Medford, OR - "...with the homeless population in Jackson County on the rise in recent years, Lt. Mike Budreau of the Medford Police Department says the greenway’s developed a reputation for 'other' things." more

Most Used Bike Lane in North America

7/15/19

CAN - "Proponents of a landmark bike lane in Vancouver are using its 10-year anniversary to chide those who originally thought the idea would be a disaster for transportation in the city." more

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7/15/19

Columbus, OH - "...In the metropolitan areas with multiple trail intersections, people get confused thinking every 'bike route' and trail sign is for the Ohio to Erie Trail..." more

Bike Detour Draws Safety Complaints

NY - "...Bicylists and pedestrians used to both be allowed to use the promenade along the Hudson River between 72nd and 83rd. But complaints about collisions and congestion convinced city officials to separate the two users groups..." more

Could Boston Create a 'Car-Free' City Center?

7/15/19

MA - "When you have limited space, who should that be for?.." more

Trying to Force Cyclists to Ride Single File on the Road

7/15/19

U.S. - "Cyclists love riding the scenic roads in the Hudson River valley, but a Draconian municipal law could have cops ticketing riders..." more

Most Deadly U.S. House Districts for Walking

7/15/19

U.S. - "The number of people struck and killed by drivers while walking increased by 35 percent over the last decade..." more

Scooters, Segways and Skates

"You have a meeting in 15 minutes, 20 blocks away. Are you going to get there on time?" more


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VeoRide Announces Tallahassee Partnership

FL - "VeoRide announced a partnership with the city of Tallahassee to help launch their 1,000 scooter pilot." more

Bike Signs Altered in Old Strathcona

7/13/19

CAN - "The city says bike lane signs in Old Strathcona and Oliver that say ‘Garsconastraße’ and ‘Oliverbahn’ have been altered..." more


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The Caracara Trails Vision

TX - "In the Lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas, the Caracara Trails is a vision for a 428-mile trail network..." more

Bike Trail Rider Attacked, Bike Stolen

7/13/19

Portland, OR - "...Jay says he was thrown off his bike..." more

E-Bikes on the Valley Trail

7/12/19

CAN - "...The advent of e-bikes—which are significantly heavier, and (most often) run far faster than pedal bikes on flats—has thrown things out of balance." more

Traps Set Along Cycle Paths

7/12/19

UK - "...Items found in recent weeks include large rocks moved out of position, pins dropped on the road and branches arranged at head height across paths." more

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Closing the Middletown to Franklin Trail Gap

7/12/19

Middletown, OH - "...The 1.4-mile bike path from Middletown to Franklin is a large component of integrating the river-way into the community. Construction will occur in 2020, and the project will cost $1.74 million, including $900,000 for a retaining wall." more

OSU Study on Bicycling in Columbus

7/12/19

OH - "...more people would be willing to bicycle to and from work if there were more bicycle trails, bike-sharing chances and covered parking, researchers found." more

2-Way Protected Bike Lanes Getting Closer to Center City

Philadelphia, PA - "Philly’s getting another two-way protected bike lane, and this time it’ll be located a little closer to the heart of the city." more

Who to Blame for Cycling Deaths in NYC: Cyclists or NYPD//Mayor?

NY - NYC’s privileged bicyclists won’t even discuss best way to stop bike deaths.

It’s Shocking How Badly New York City Is Failing Cyclists.

NYC's Cyclist Deaths Should Surprise No One.

Have You Experienced the 'Milwaukee Slide?'

7/12/19

WI - "...Milwaukee has a lot of drivers edging cyclists off the road." more

Can Congress Reverse Ped Death Trend?'

U.S. - "A proposed federal bill would require states to set aside highway funds for safer streets." more

Pilot Program: MTBikers to Oversee Illegal Trails

7/12/19

UK - "...It hopes the move can help to tackle issues surrounding the rapid growth of the sport and a resulting rise in the number of unauthorised trails being built in forests." more

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Bike Trail Reopens after Storm

7/10/19

St. Clairsville, OH - "A portion of the St. Clairsville Bike Trail was closed Monday through Tuesday due to Sunday’s storm, which caused flooding throughout various regions of Belmont County." more

City Considers Bike Trail Contribution

7/10/19

Bellefontaine, OH - "Just 3.6 miles of the Simon Kenton Bike Trail will be left to chip seal after a project to cover 7.8 miles of gravel bike path is completed this year..." more

Abandoned Bikes Find New Homes

7/10/19

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

Bike Lane Revamp Begins

7/10/19

Philadelphia, PA - "The city has begun its highly anticipated revamp of the Spruce and Pine street bike lanes." more

DIY Bike Lane Barriers in NYC

7/10/19

NY - "...The 'Transformation Dept,' a group of biking activists based in New York City, installed toilet plungers to act as DIY bike lane barriers in several spots throughout the West Village in south-central Manhattan." more

Cyclists Protest Unprotected Bike Lanes

Boston, MA - "...The protest is the first in what’s planned to be a continued campaign calling for physically separated bike lanes in the Boston area..." more

Missouri's 2nd Biggest Bike Trail gets Boost

7/10/19

MO - "Gov. Mike Parson approved legislation Wednesday allowing individuals and organizations to donate money to pay for Missouri’s second cross-state bike and pedestrian trail." more

Cyclist Blocks Driver Making Illegal Maneuver

7/10/19

UK - "A cyclist in London confronted a furious motorist after they attempted to drive the wrong way down a road." more

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Bike Lanes to Close During Bridge Construction

7/9/19

Cleveland, OH - "Major resurfacing work is set to begin on the Detroit-Superior Bridge on Sunday, July 14th. During the construction period, vehicle travel lanes will be reduced to one in each direction. The work will shift from one side of the bridge to the other at some point during construction – and during this period the bike lanes will be removed. One sidewalk is due to remain open during the project." more

Land Preservation & a B&O Trail Connection

Mansfield, OH - "...Development of trails and two parking lots are anticipated to begin sometime in the next few years..." more

Scout Proposes Bike Trail

Hillsboro, OH - "...a 14-year-old Girl Scout as she laid out a presentation that would create, if grant funding could be secured, A more than one-mile- biking and walking trail for the city of Hillsboro..." more

Traffic Safety Progress in Cincinnati

OH - "By this time last year, Cincinnati saw roughly 200 pedestrian-involved crashes. This year, we're closer to 170." more

200 Miles of Bike Lanes Proposed for Grand Rapids

7/9/19

MI - " Grand Rapids’ quest to be known as a bicycle-friendly city is looking to advance further with the adoption a proposed master plan for bicycle transportation..." more

People Want Barriers to Protect Cyclists

7/9/19

IN - "...a frequent biker in the area, says when he rides over the new 56th Street causeway trail over the Eagle Creek Reservoir, he's terrified of getting hurt." more

New Wider Bike Lanes

7/9/19

VA - "..They also painted new visual cues along the road to remind drivers that cyclists have the ability to share the lane with them." more

Libraries Launch Bike-Sharing Programs

7/9/19

U.S. - "...Ohio has the most public libraries with bike-share programs in the U.S., with at least eight towns being served..." more

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Stark Parks Flooding Reports

Stark County, OH - "Hoover Trail: Expect water over the trail in areas especially between Marquardt and the ballfields near E. Maple St. and areas near Washington Square after July 7 downpours. The Market Ave. Tunnel remains an active construction site...

"Middle Branch Trail: Expect water over the trail in areas especially between Martindale Rd. and Spangler St. under Rt. 62 after July 7 downpours...

"Mahoning Valley Trail: The trail is closed after heavy rains and flooding." more

ODOT Walking / Biking Survey

OH - "What are your views on walking and biking in Ohio? Take the survey and tell us by 8/31." more

MetroParks Officials React to Bike Trail Concerns

7/9/19

Canfield, OH - "Mill Creek MetroParks officials say they feel those denouncing the MetroParks for using the courts to acquire private property to complete a bicycle trail make up only a small, albeit vocal, minority in the community." more

Car Chase Turns Onto Bike Trail

PA - "...at one point, Jackson allegedly turned onto a bike trail and narrowly avoided pedestrians." more

First Steps for Hal Greer Ped Safety

7/9/19

WV - "For many years Hal Greer Boulevard has been unfriendly to pedestrians, especially from the railroad underpass south toward Interstate 64. The first project to correct that problem has been announced." more

Here’s How to Protect Cyclists

NYC - "...Last week, the mayor finally responded to this year’s blood tide of carnage against cyclists, calling on the NYPD and the Department of Transportation to solve the problem..." more

London Breaks Cycling Record

UK - "...Cyclists in the British capital rode an average of nearly 2.5 million miles per day last year, up 5 percent from the previous year." more

Bike Lanes Make Cities Safer for Everyone

7/9/19

"Evidence is mounting that designing cities with bikes in mind has a profound effect on everyone—not just cyclists." more

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Huffman Dam Trail Closing for 45 Days

Dayton, OH - "The trail on top of Huffman Dam will be closed for about 45 days beginning tomorrow (July 8). We are replacing the abandoned roadway with a proper trail..." more

Legislation Pending in Eminent Domain Fight

7/8/19

Salem, OH - "...State Rep. Don Manning, R-New Middletown, introduced a bill June 18 that would revise state law to prevent the government from using eminent domain for a recreational trail, like a bike trail. House Bill 288 had 10 cosponsors on the day it was introduced." more

Hospital Receives Pathways Grant

MI - "...Trinity Health will get $50,000 to build pathways connecting the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital’s Chelsea campus with Chelsea locations..." more

The Cyclist Crash Crisis

7/7/19

NY - "...Between January and June, 34 cyclists were involved in crashes in Astoria, compared to 32 in Flushing and 31 in Elmhurst, the data shows." more

Man Attacks Woman on Jogging Trail

TX - "...On June 24, a woman was jogging on the Blunn Creek trails when a man wearing a long white T-shirt and no pants approached her at around 3 p.m., according to an affidavit. The man was later identified.." more

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Bikes Banned from Park

Frankfort, KY - "After casting the deciding vote that banned bicycles from a public park surrounding a Civil War landmark, Mayor Bill May has directed city staff to look into the possibility of bike paths in every other city-owned park." more

Teenagers Fight off Attacker on Bike Trail

CA - "...The man, identified by police as Sampson Marianito, attacked the boy when he refused to leave his friends..." more

Citibike Rider Refuses to Stop for Cop

NYC - "A Citibike on an allegedly wild run through the East Village ended up partially wedged under an NYPD patrol car in an incident now under review by the department." more

Winnipeg's 'Patchwork' of Bike Lanes

7/7/19

CAN - "Despite improvements in recent years, Winnipeg cyclists say the city's bike lane system remains disjointed, difficult and risky to navigate." more

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New Display Along The Towpath

Cleveland, OH - "...Check out a new unique interpretive space welcoming users of the Towpath Trail at a promontory above Literary Avenue in Tremont..." more

Child Hit by Car on East Side

Cleveland, OH - "...the child was riding their bike near the intersection of East 104th St. and Miles Ave. when they were hit. EMS crews tell WKYC the child is in stable condition..." more

Bike Share Opens in Downtown Kokomo

7/6/19

IN - "In what was once a dumping ground, Kokomo has kicked off its newest offering: a bike-share program." more

Grant to Help Add 1.3 Miles to Iron Belle Trail

7/5/19

MI - "A $300,000 grant could add to the longest state trail in the nation, extending it through Richfield County Park." more

Harrisburg Bike share Program Growing

7/5/19

PA - "...Officials say in the last year, annual members have gone from 1,990 to 5,140, and total rides climbed from 9,397 to 15,988." more

Citi Bike Rider Dies from Injuries

7/5/19

NYC - "... He suffered severe bodily trauma in the crash, including a 'partially severed leg,' but was initially believed to be in stable condition. He did not make it out of Bellevue Hospital..." more

Riverwalk Bike Ban May Get a Committee Hearing

Chicago, IL - "...it’s important that the riverwalk, which was funded as a bike/ped facility, stay open to cyclists, for several reasons..." more

Bungled Bike Lane Disappoints

Baltimore, MD - "Because of the cycle track’s concrete barrier, there will be no vendors on upper Mount Royal Avenue – even though underground wiring was laid there specifically for the annual event." more

New Transport Tech Brings Licensing Questions

7/5/19

CAN - "...What do you do about electric power-assist bicycles, which have no trouble keeping up with traditional motor vehicles? They are obviously too dangerous for segregated bike lanes: Travelling at 50 kilometres per hour in a dedicated inner-city lane is dangerous..." more

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Olentangy Trail Upgrades to Begin This Month

Columbus, OH - The bikeway will be closing July 22 for a widening project that will extend the trail width from 9 to 12 feet in the Antrim Lake area. This closing is expected to last 3 weeks and a signed detour will be provided.

Construction of a new connector trail under Rt. 315 at Bethel Road is also in the works, with expected completion by November 2019. more

Towpath Closures Update

Summit County, OH - "Thru November 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 5 p.m. between Manchester Rd. and Fairview Ave... The Towpath in this section will be open on weekends and weekdays after 5 p.m.

Thru November 2019: "The Towpath Trail will be closed between Manchester Rd. and State Route 224 for work associated with an Army Corps of Engineers invasive species project and a Cargill utility line replacement during the following timeframes:

  • 7/9 to 7/12 - Full closure
  • 7/15 to 7/26 - Full closure
  • 7/26 to 11/30 - Weekday closure in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • The closures above are subject to change due to weather.


June thru July 31: 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 trail will be open on weekends, holidays.."

Great Miami River Trail Paving to Begin

Troy, OH - "Portions of the Great Miami River Trail within Troy’s city limits are scheduled to be repaved from Lytle Road to Miami Shores Golf Course over the next month, weather permitting. Paving is expected to start no sooner than July 8...

"The trail will be split into segments for paving. For multiple segments, there will be detour routes signed and posted. Each segment is expected to take approximately 3-5 days..." more

Do You Know About Dial #ODNR?

SW OH - "If you see someone committing a violation of the Little Miami State Park rules and regulations (like operating a motorized vehicle on the trail) you can dial #ODNR (#6367) from a cell phone to report it..." more

Are Philly Streets Ready for E-Scooters?

7/5/19

PA - "...Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering a bill to permit e-scooters on streets across the commonwealth. The City of Philadelphia, however, has expressed objection to this bill and would seek a ban on e-scooters should the bill pass..." more

Land Trust Wants to Preserve Green Space

7/4/19

PA - "Allegheny Land Trust is working to raise funds to close on the sale of a nearly 40-acre parcel in Bethel Park with the goal of preserving it as green space and natural park." more

Car Smashes into Couple in Bike Lane

7/4/19

Atlanta, GA - "A car smashed into a couple riding their bikes on Saturday afternoon and never stopped to see if the two were okay." more

'Floating' Bus Stops, Bike Lane set to Debut

7/4/19

Baltimore, MD - "...The elevated stops include a ramp from the sidewalk for passengers, and ramps in the bike lane to allow passing bicyclists to ride over the section between the curb and the platform..." more

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Opening of Dam Causes Olentangy Trail Flooding

Columbus, OH - "Bike paths and trails along the Olentangy River are flooded after a dam north of here was open to alleviate flooding." more

Mad River Trail Section Reopens

Dayton, OH - "The Mad River Trail between Findlay Street and Eastwood MetroPark is open..." more

Flooding along the Kokosing Gap Trail

Mt. Vernon, OH - "This is the current condition at the Lower Gambier Road Parking Lot of the Kokosing Gap Trail." more

Upcoming B&O Trail Closure July 10

Mansfield, OH - "The Richland B&O Trail will be closed from Marion Avenue to Deer Park on Wednesday morning to permit repairs to a culvert near mile marker #15." more

The Library that lets You Check Out Bikes for Free

Lorain, OH - "If you find yourself in Lorain, Ohio, and have the urge to ride, try heading to the local library." more

Lost & Found on the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway

7/4/19

Athens, OH - "I found a bicycle tail light on the bikeway about a quarter mile west of Eclipse on Tuesday. If you’re missing one and can name the correct brand, its yours." more

Cops Parking in Bike Lanes

NYC - "Police cars are frequently spotted in bike lanes despite the NYPD's promise to crack down on drivers who do the same thing." more

Homeless Enforcement Along Creek Trail

Santa Rosa, CA - "Homeless encampments on a central Santa Rosa trail and underneath a downtown highway overpass are the latest to find themselves in the city’s sights, with plans in motion to clear out residents in those problem areas by the end of the month." more

Update on Scooter Injuries

Chicago, IL - "...A little over two weeks into the pilot, Chicago has already seen a fair number of scooter-related crashes..." more

Cars Vs. Bikes in Canada

CAN - "Advocate calls for improvements to cycling infrastructure to ease road rage." more

Aussie Death Prompts Change in NY

7/4/19

AUS - "The death of Australian tourist Madison Jane Lyden, who was hit and killed while cycling around Central Park, will lead to lasting changes in the streetscape of New York." more

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Blackhand Gorge Trail Section Reopens

7/3/19

Toboso, OH - From naturepreserves.ohiodnr.gov, "The 4-mile bike trail is now fully open! Please use caution at the former point of closure (3/4 mile from west parking lot), as the trail narrows down to 5 feet in that area. Thank you."

No Scooters Allowed at Red-White-and-Boom!

Columbus, OH - "...Police say there will be hundreds of thousands of people plus vendors crammed into a small area. Scooters will make it dangerous for both the people riding and the people walking." more

Cincinnati Launches 'Vision Zero' Website

OH - "The city announced Monday the launch of a new website that will allow residents to provide direct and immediate feedback on traffic and pedestrian safety in their neighborhoods." more

Repeated Break-ins at Non-Profit Bike Shop

Cincinnati, OH - "A Northside non-profit is reeling from back-to-back-to-back break-ins." more

Park District to Install New River Safety Signage

Mt. Vernon, OH - " In response to two drownings that have occurred on the Kokosing River in the past month, the Knox County Park District plans to reinforce river safety at access points through new, informational signage." more

NKY Bike Advocates Test Roadways

7/3/19

KY - "Bicycling advocates in Newport took to the streets on Tuesday to explore how bike infrastructure could positively transform the city." more

10 Common Myths about Bike Lanes

7/3/19

"From congestion to cost, there are many entirely misguided arguments in circulation." more

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5 Cleveland Trail Projects that are Game Changers

7/1/19

Cleveland, OH - "Cleveland is about to get even more connected, thanks to Cleveland Metroparks. Five new trail projects are either in progress or ready to take flight, in part due to a $7.95 million TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant awarded in 2016." more

ODOT Launches Walk.Bike.Ohio

OH - "ODOT is launching its first-ever pedestrian and bicycle policy plan — Walk.Bike.Ohio — to address growing interest in active transportation among Ohioans. This plan will guide active transportation policies and program investments in the state for years to come." more

Heartland Trail Update

7/1/19

Marshallville, OH - "The Heartland Trail is still not completed in the area just north of Back Massillon Road. The good news is the rainy weather gave us a very clear picture of what is needed in order to ensure this section will drain properly in future years..."

Learn more in the Rails-to-Trails Wayne County July Newsletter.

New Bike Trail Signs in Moraine

7/1/19

OH - "The Moraine Street Division has installed over a dozen of new bike trail signs along the Moraine Bike Trail thanks to funding from the Snyder Brick & Block, the Moraine Rotary Club and Rotary District 6670." more

Driver Claims GPS put Him on Bike Trail

7/1/19

MA - "...[also] an over-height truck struck and damaged the bridge [on the same trail]..." more

Oakland Bollard-izes Protected Intersections

7/1/19

CA - "...The City of Oakland finished installing bollards on its new protected intersections and pedestrian bulb outs around the Lake Merritt BART station last week. And so far, they seem to be working as planned, slowing turning traffic, making it easier for Oakland Chinatown’s large elderly population to cross the street, as well as offering safer crossings for cyclists." more

LA Tests Wavy Bike Lane Barrier

7/1/19

CA - "Bicyclists traveling along a three-block stretch of Venice Boulevard Sunday enjoyed a little extra protection from passing cars." more

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Body Found at Alum Creek Trail Parking Lot

Delaware County, OH - "Authorities have identified the body found near the Alum Creek Mountain Bike Trail, according to Ohio Department of Natural Resources." more

Metroparks to Takeover Botanical Garden & Bike Share

Toledo, OH - "Metroparks Toledo took action Wednesday to finalize a long-standing deal it has had with the city of Toledo to assume ownership of Toledo Botanical Garden while also setting the wheels in motion for the city to assume sole ownership of the bike-sharing program..." more

Study Supports Cycle Track, Ped Crossing

6/30/19

Holland, MI - "Projects recommended by a downtown traffic study that could be completed in the near future include adding a two-way cycle track, pedestrian crossing and advisory bike lane throughout Holland." more

E-Scooters Replace Spin Bikes in Lexington

KY - "...As of Sunday, June 30, 2019 the ‘Spin’ bike program is no more." more

Man Allegedly Steals $6,000 Bike, Mails it Back

NY - "The suspect was caught, and now faces charges..." more

Bike Share Rider Injured in Bus Crash

Seattle, WA - "A bicyclist remains in critical condition after police say he was hit by a King County Metro bus Friday night in South Lake Union." more

Scooter "Hate"

7/1/19

"While some have called it a 'scooter war' and other 'scooter rage,' the motive is the same..." more

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