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Public Input Sought for Bikeway Extension

Chauncey, OH

2nd Bus Lane Experiment Coming

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

Bill Proposes New Regs for E-Scooters

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

Forty Fort to Receive $500K for Bike Trail

11/13/19

PA - "...The money will be used to fund almost a mile of the trail from Church Street in Kingston to East Turner Street in Forty Fort." more

State to Fund Ped, Bike Lane

PA - "The dedicated lane for walkers and bicyclists will run from the Presque Isle State Park entrance to the Tom Ridge Environmental Center." more

Extension Coming for Pennypack Creek Pathway

PA - "The 'blue' Newtown Rail Trail will become a joyful journey now that a quarrelsome 2.5-mile stretch through Southampton is coming true to allow extension of the popular Pennypack Creek Trail from neighboring Montgomery County." more

Groping Incidents along Trail Spur Public Outcry

IL - "Dozens of people in the suburb of Frankfort are demanding more action from police in response to groping attacks on women along a local bike trail." more

Preventing E-Bike Battery Fires

11/13/19

"Providers in the micromobility supply-chain, including bike shops and self-service rental companies need to be proactive in making sure lithium ion battery fires simply don't happen..." more

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Galena to Sunbury Trail Connection Ribbon Cutting

11/11/19

Galena, OH

Help Sought for Bike Share

11/11/19

Evansville, IN - "A request for $36,000 in tourism capital development funds to advance the community’s bicycle share program divided the Vanderburgh County Council last week." more

Poop Smearer Targets Capital Bike Share

D.C. - "Poop has been smeared on Capital Bikeshare vehicles, and not for the first time, either." more

Are D.C.’s Streets Finally Getting Safer?

11/11/19

D.C. - "As the District lagged on its Vision Zero goals, bike and pedestrian advocates in Washington turned traffic fatalities into a rallying cry, and got results." more

Greenway Memorial Bench Stolen

11/11/19

AL - "A family in Madison says they're upset after it appears someone stole a park bench [that was dedicated to the] memory of their father." more

More Regs for Lyft E-Bikes in San Fran

11/11/19

CA - "...the city is demanding more from the operator, including a requirement that it use multiple models of bikes to minimize disruption to the transportation system if something goes wrong with one model." more

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More Push-Back on Mandatory Helmet Proposal

MD - "...We know the number one way you can prevent injury to vulnerable road users is to create safe places for people to ride that are separated from traffic." more

Pittsburgh's Master Plan to Boost Cycling

11/11/19

PA - "A master plan for bicycling in Pittsburgh is about to be released by city officials, who say its contents will quell bikers’ frustrations." more

NYPD Ordered to Write Driver a Ticket

11/11/19

NY - "Police brass ordered the 112th Precinct to write a ticket to a reckless driver who hit a cyclist on Queens Boulevard — but only after Streetsblog and other outlets alerted headquarters to a viral video that suggested the responding officers had behaved poorly." more

Commuting by Bike in New Hampshire

NH - "...Brown, 31, works as a test engineer at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, and has just passed dozens of cars sitting in traffic, inching along, waiting to get to the gate..." more

Chicago Traffic Fatalities Down

11/11/19

IL - "Is it luck, or is the city’s ‘Vision Zero’ policy making a difference?" more

At Least 1 Death Per Day on Texas Roads

TX - "...6,939 days of at least one highway death, and a total of nearly 67,000 since Nov 7, 2000." more

Fines Up for Unsafe Passing of Cyclists

11/11/19

IRE - "...Transport Minister Shane Ross will today make it a distinct offence for a motorist to dangerously overtake a cyclist, increasing fines to €120." more

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The Battle Over Shaker Square

11/10/19

Cleveland, OH - "'Save the Boulevard!' was the cry from the megaphone outside Edwin’s on Saturday afternoon, opponents of a plan rallying to try to stop a proposal to close the stretch of Shaker Boulevard through Shaker Square." more

Indiana-Michigan River Valley Trail is Officially Open

11/9/19

IN - "...The missing mile of the IN/MI River Valley Trail is paved and ready for cyclists, runners and walkers!!.." more

Driver Flips Car on Raleigh Trail

11/9/19

NC - "A motorist who was illegally driving along a Raleigh greenway trail flipped a car Saturday and then fled, police say." more

Archer Targets Homeless along San Francisco Bay Trail

11/9/19

CA - "Police are searching for an archer who shot arrows at a homeless encampment in the San Francisco Bay Area, striking two men in the abdomen." more

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NACTO Hits Back Against Mandatory Helmet Proposal

11/8/19

U.S. - "...NACTO strongly urges NTSB to remove the recommendation that states adopt mandatory helmet laws..." more

Heartland Trail Construction in Orrville

11/8/19

Orrville, OH

Dow Agrees to Pay $77M to Restore Watershed

11/8/19

Midland, MI - " Dow Chemical is settling a lawsuit alleging environmental contamination along the Tittabawassee River with a plan to complete $77 million worth of restoration projects." more

Madison Testing its First Protected Bike Lane

11/8/19

WI - "...The year-long trial on the 100 and 10 blocks of North Bassett Street is the first-of-its kind in Madison..." more

Bike Lane Critics Walk Out of Design Meeting

11/8/19

Denver, CO - "...It was so amazing that most of the anti-lane crowd saw the writing on the wall and simply left the meeting..." more

Demand for Bike Share in Greater Boston

11/8/19

MA - "...This analysis shows how new forms of so-called ‘micro-mobility’ can be quickly adopted by all kinds of communities and serve a unique role in the transportation system..." more

E-Bike Share Program Enters DFW Market

11/8/19

TX - "...The bikes are similar in size to the traditional dock-less scooters, and are expected to include helmets in the future." more

Madrid Pedals Backward on Bike Lanes

11/8/19

ESP - "While Europe’s major cities are expanding sustainable forms of transportation, the Spanish capital is bucking the trend with plans to eliminate cycling space." more

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Bike League Responds to Mandatory Helmet Law Proposal

11/8/19

U.S. - "...we are disappointed with NTSB's decision to endorse mandatory helmet laws for all people who bike." more

Canalway Partners Names New Director

11/7/19

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

Ashtabula County Parks Levy Passes

11/7/19

OH - "...The North Shore Trail, which will connect the Western Reserve Greenway Trail, broke ground in October, 25 years after the trail was first proposed. It is expected to be open in mid-2020..." more

Fort Wayne Launches Electric Scooter, Pedal Bike Pilot

11/7/19

IN - "Indiana’s second-largest city has gotten into the scooter business..." more

Montco Man Found Dead on Bike Trail

11/7/19

Union Twp., PA - "...A ruling in the death of James Simpson, 55, of Perkiomenville, is pending further studies, but an autopsy performed Wednesday, Nov. 6, in Reading Hospital indicated Simpson suffered head and neck injuries when his head struck a low-hanging tree..." more

Cyclist Terrorized by Driver, Cops Not Impressed

11/7/19

NYC - "...Tonight a driver chased me into a park on a public footpath, tried to run me over, stole my CitiBike..." more

Cyclists Line Bike Lane in Protest

11/7/19

Chicago, IL - "Last night several dozen Chicago bike community members gathered at the site where school counselor Carla Aiello, 37, was killed on her bike by a trucker yesterday morning in the Old Irving Park neighborhood..." more

Bikeway Wins Out Over Opposition

11/7/19

D.C. - "Despite opposition from the local Advisory Neighborhood Commission, DC will build a protected bikeway on P Street SW, completing a missing link in the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail." more

Hundreds Of Taxpayer-Funded Bikes Stolen, Stripped

11/7/19

Los Angeles, CA - "...we found that almost one-third of bicycles provided through Metro’s taxpayer-funded Bike Share program have either been stolen or stripped for parts." more

Miami’s Underline Trail Snags a $22M Grant

11/7/19

Miami, FL - "Ambitious plans for construction of the Underline, a 10-mile-long 'linear park' for people on foot and on bikes that would run beneath the elevated Metrorail tracks, got a significant lift with the announcement Wednesday of a $22.3 million federal grant for the project." more

$1.02M for Towpath Resurfacing

MD - "The State of Maryland has announced that it would support the C&O Canal National Park Service’s towpath resurfacing project with a grant of $1.02 million from the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) for the third consecutive year." more

Biggest Cause of Fatal Cycling Crashes

D.C. - "Drivers overtaking bike riders are the biggest cause of death among cyclists, says a study released Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Board." more

UPS E-Trike Delivery Pilot Program

Portland, OR - "Nine years after their first e-bike pilot kicked off in Hamburg, Germany, United Parcel Service (UPS) is still testing whether or not electric-and-pedal assisted trikes can replace traditional delivery trucks in dense urban areas..." more

100 Metres of Bicycle Lane Accidentally Removed

11/7/19

BEL - "On the Rue des Bogards in the centre of Brussels, about 100 metres of bicycle lane has accidentally been removed..." more

Toronto Cyclist gets Doored

11/7/19

CAN - "Toronto roads can be dangerous for everyone alike..." more

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Moonville Rail Trail Project Receives $1.5M

Moonville, OH - "...This Ohio Department of Natural Resources funding, through the Abandoned Mines program, will help to install seven bridges on the rail trail and build new trail connections to improve access to horseback riders, hikers and bicyclists." more

New Trail Loop Opens Near Bolivar

Lawrence Twp., OH - "...The new Wilkshire Trail opened last week south of Bolivar at the Lawrence Township River Park..." more

Cincy Launches 'Paint the Streets'

Cincinnati, OH - "Cincinnati launched a program last week, Paint the Streets, which allows citizen groups to paint neighborhood street murals intended to calm traffic. It's one of the city's tools to improve pedestrian safety as part of its Vision Zero initiative." more

Medina County Park District Adds New Property

Medina, OH - "...The new park will eventually host a hike-bike trail corridor that will extend the Chippewa Rail Trail to the University of Akron’s Medina campus and, someday, to Buckeye Woods Park." more

Gap Now filled in Niles Trail

IN - "A new 1-mile paved path — long awaited as a gap filler on the trail between Mishawaka and Niles — threads a horseshoe-shaped loop through the deeply wooded Brandywine Creek Nature Park..." more

Trail Protestor Arrested after 8-Day Vigil in Tree

MO - "...Forte staged the protest since Oct. 28 over concerns that the trail extension would lead to forest destruction..." more

Yakima Agrees to Prohibit Homeless Shelter Near Greenway

11/7/19

WA - "...the City Council approved 4-3 a settlement that prohibits the shelter and ends a lawsuit filed by the Yakima Greenway." more

Who Killed Elaine Hertzberg?

11/6/19

"Was it the Uber car, the safety driver, the victim, or the traffic engineers who designed that road?" more

Strava Tool Lets Smaller Cities Unlock Transportation Data

11/6/19

"...What those runners and bikers may not realize is that by using the app, they’re arming city planners and researchers with the data they need to help cities improve the bike lanes and sidewalks they depend on for safety." more

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Work Continues on OTE Midpoint Location

Centerburg, OH

Manhole Cover Causes Bicyclist to Crash

PA - "While running errands Monday, a man was seriously injured after the front wheel on his bike locked up on Sheridan Drive." more

Federal Panel Recommends Mandatory Bike Helmets

NY - "A federal safety board issued a surprise recommendation for mandatory bike helmet laws in all 50 states — unanimously approving a last-minute resolution that had not been recommended by the board’s own staff." more

MoGo To Expand Bike Share Following Delay

Detroit, MI - "Northern Detroit suburbanites who've been waiting patiently for MoGo bikes will likely be rewarded in spring of 2020." more

The Bike Lane Raised From the Dead

NYC - "...Reinstallation of the controversial bike lane was announced in July, as part of Mayor Bill de Blasio's response to an ongoing spike in cyclist deaths." more

Jogger Recounts Greenway Attack

11/6/19

NC - "...Somebody had picked up my ponytail and slammed my face in the ground a couple of times..." more

Related: Descriptions Of Men Wanted In Greenway Assaults

Related: CMPD Works to Keep Greenways Safe

Self-Driving Car Didn't Know Peds Could Jaywalk

11/6/19

U.S. - "The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday released hundreds of pages related to the 2018 crash in Tempe, Arizona, that killed Elaine Herzberg." more

Melbourne Getting its First Protected Intersection

11/6/19

AUS - "...This project is part of a $3.25 million package of infrastructure upgrades set for the Melbourne CBD, designed to improve cyclist and pedestrian safety..." more

Is Seattle's Dockless System the Future?

11/6/19

CAN - "In downtown Seattle, if you’re trying to find the nearest shared e-bike, you could check an app. But, typically, all you really need to do is look down the sidewalk six feet in front of you." more

Late Night Partying on the Bike Trail

11/5/19

DE - "A Lewes resident is raising concerns over people using the bike trail as a party spot, riding dirt bikes up and down the trail, leaving trash behind, and disrupting those who live nearby. more

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A Closer Look at Blocked Bike Lanes

San Francisco, CA - "Analysis of data from the last month's 'Day of Action' on blocked bike lanes underscores the failings of enforcement and the importance of protected infrastructure." more

Louisiana Bicyclist Killed in MO

11/5/19

MO - "...Krauter was towing a trailer while riding a bicycle when he was hit by a Ford Fusion near Clark Ave." more

Fayetteville Unveils Cycle Track

11/4/19

AR - "The City of Fayetteville took another big step toward upgrading its trails and roadways." more

Vehicular Cyclists Dump Protected Bike Lane Advocate

11/4/19

San Diego, CA - "...On October 23, of the six candidates up for appointment, only Blakespear was not approved for the board. 'I felt attacked for advocating good protected bike lanes'..." more

Problems Plaque Bay Area Bike Share

CA - "Bay Wheels operator Lyft has come under heavy criticism after lengthy roll-out delays and recent recalls of their electric-assist bikes from Emeryville and other Bay Area cities." more

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Concerns as the Olentangy Trail Extension Nears Completion

Columbus, OH - "As work is almost finished on a complex tunnel under a Route 315 exit/entrance ramp that will allow users of the Olentangy Trail on the North Side to cross the Bethel Road bridge, there are concerns about safety." more

68 Miles of Bike Lanes with More to Come

Boston, MA - "...The push for more bike lanes in Boston follows several fatalities in recent years, including one last February that killed a woman from Cambridge while she was riding in the Fenway area." more

Related: Bikes & Buses Getting More Lanes in Boston

Judge Orders Protester to Be Removed from Tree

11/3/19

MO - "It has been almost a week since Sutu Forte began protesting the Hinkson Creek trail extension, 23 feet off the ground in a tree." more

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Kokosing Gap Trail Volunteers Slay a Beast

Knox County, OH

Another Beast along the Trail in Wayne County

Wayne County, OH

CVNP Closes Campsites Permanently

Brecksville, OH - "Cuyahoga Valley National Park, effective Nov. 1, has closed the Stanford Backcountry Campsites due to resource damage, according to the park." more

Wayne County Rail Trails E-News

OH - Read the latest edition.

Improving Greenway is a Joint Effort

MI - "...The Grand River Greenway is comprised of 9,000 acres of public land between Grand Haven and Grand Rapids, with more than 2,700 acres protected by Ottawa County Parks..." more

Cyclist Hits Protected Lane Curb & Crashes

WA - "...One of my riding companions hit the curb, tumbled over onto the pedestrian lane. He has several serious injuries, including broken bones. He did hit his head and was wearing a very protective helmet which saved his brain." more

Ghost Bike & Memorial Ride for Fallen Rider

New Orleans, LA - "Schully says they will continue placing white ghost bikes in the city every time another cyclist is killed." more

Intersection Upgrades to Create "Cycling Superhighway"

11/3/19

AUS - "...VicRoads chief executive Robyn Seymour said 61 per cent of vehicle collisions with cyclists happened at intersections, so changes to traffic signals were designed to allow 'vulnerable road users' such as cyclists and pedestrians to clear intersections and be more visible." more

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Bike & Hike Trail Section Closing Nov. 5

Sagamore Hills, OH - Beginning November 5 and continuing for approximately 20 days, a utility line repair will impact the Bike & Hike Trail at Brandywine Falls.

The project requires the trail to be closed immediately north of the parking lot driveway. No detour is available. The parking lot will remain open throughout the project, but will not be accessible via the Bike & Hike Trail from the north.

Water Recedes from Alum Creek Trail

Columbus, OH

Vote Coming on MTB Trail Project

11/1/19

Athens, OH - "Athens City Council is expected to vote Monday evening on whether to approve the city entering into a contract to contribute $90,000 or more per year over the next 20 years to pay for a major mountain-bike trail system in the Wayne National Forest." more

Photos of New Trail Connection

11/1/19

Galena, OH

Some photos of the new Ohio-to-Erie Trail connection from Galena to Sunbury.

Kokosing Trail Parking Lot Closure Nov. 4 - 6

11/1/19

Mt. Vernon, OH - "...For those who park at the Kokosing Gap Trail parking lot located at Mount Vernon Avenue and Lower Gambier Road, please be advised starting Monday, November 4 Mount Vernon Avenue will be completely closed, intermittently, extending through Wednesday, November 6, weather permitting..." more

New Bike Lanes Causing Confusion

11/1/19

Pittsburgh, PA - "Bike lanes that were installed at two busy intersections in Pittsburgh earlier this week are causing a lot of confusion." more

City of Goshen Opens New Bike Trail

11/1/19

IN - "Residents and city officials in Goshen got together on Friday to celebrate the opening of the new 9th Street multi-use trail." more

'Stop the Trail' Signs on Riverside Avenue

11/1/19

Muncie, IN - "...On Riverside Avenue west of Ball State University... you'll find block after block of "Stop the Trail" signs mixed in among the mayoral candidate signs." more

New Mainline Greenway in-the-Works

Lower Merion, PA - "Excitement is growing among cycling enthusiasts as the Mainline Greenway, which would create a safe biking route from the West Laurel Cemetery to Stoneleigh Gardens, begins to take shape." more

Blumenauer Bridge Will Break Ground Next Week

Portland, OR - "...This bridge will be an essential link in our transportation network and will vastly improve safety and convenience over existing crossings..." more

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Flex Posts Installed on B&O Trail

11/1/19

Bellville, OH - It's been 5 years of bollard-free trail travel on the Richland B&O Trail in Richland County. That is, until last week when 6 flexible posts / markers were installed in Bellville, Ohio.

To clarify, solid bollards stand alongside the trail, but those that were placed directly on the trail surface were removed in 2014. This was due in large part to 2 bollard crashes in Bellville along the trail. One crash in 2012, proved fatal. While another landed an 80-year-old bicyclist in the hospital in serious condition in 2014.

The 6 flex posts / markers have been installed at the Rt. 13 crossing and further to the north along the trail. Like their solid body predecessors, they have been placed directly on the centerline of the trail.

Are flex posts a safe alternative to their solid, stationary counterparts? If they were, there would be no need for the warning given by the park district in the post below. Learn more about flex-posts on multi-use trails.

Kokosing Gap Trail Erosion Control

Knox County, OH

New Bike Racks & Fix-it Stands Coming

Cleveland, OH

Mogo Announces Bike Share Expansion Details

Detroit, MI - "...Set to launch in Spring 2020, MoGo will add 31 new stations and 140 bikes to central northwest Detroit, as well as Ferndale, Royal Oak, Oak Park, Berkley, and Huntington Woods, nearly doubling MoGo’s current system size." more

Road Reconstruction Project Begins on Pitt Campus

11/1/19

PA - "...The closure will allow the university to move ahead with a long-awaited $23.7 million project to rebuild the street to make it safer by reducing traffic flow, moving the pedestrian crossing closer to Forbes and installing protected bike lanes..." more

St. Clair Aims to Close Trail Gap

MI - "...The city of St. Clair has taken the first step to closing its gap in the trail between Carney Drive and M-29, also known as North Riverside Avenue." more

Pumpkin Protected Bike Lane in Durham

11/1/19

NC - "...The action was a rebuke to city government for failing to install a protected bike lane when they resurfaced Broad street last summer..." more

Route 1 Most Dangerous Road For Cyclists

11/1/19

DE - "Delaware has invested in making the state a top destination for cyclists, but that effort brought with it a new problem. For cyclists, Route 1 in the Cape Region is now the most dangerous road in the state." more

Denver Slow to Repaint Crosswalks and Bike Lanes

10/31/19

CO - "treetsblog discovered an appalling lack of oversight and unexplained delays in the way crosswalks and bike lanes are replaced after utility work and road construction wipe them out..." more

2 Pedestrians Struck by Drivers in Tuscon

AZ - "Two pedestrians in separate incidents were struck by vehicles across Tucson this morning." more

Oakland Protected Intersection Update

CA - "Streetsblog updates and reviews the Bay Area's forays into Dutch-style intersection design." more

Bike Path Built Around Telegraph Pole

AUS - "A telegraph pole left in the middle of a brand new cycleway has been labelled a 'fail' by locals, who said it is a disaster waiting to happen." more

Hyperloop, Autonomous Cars are Not the Future of Transportation

"The bus, the bike, and the elevator are." more

It’s Getting Riskier to Walk & Bike After Dark

10/31/19

"The last decade has seen a gruesome rise in nighttime traffic fatalities for walkers and bike riders, with no conclusive explanation." more

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Alum Creek Trail Underpass Flooded

10/31/19

Columbus, OH - The trail underpass at Rt. 104 (Frank Rd) is under water.

More Bike / Ped Friendly Streets Needed in Cleveland

10/31/19

Cleveland, OH - "The Cleveland city streets in the next few years could start to reflect the streets of the future with less room for cars and more room for other methods of transportation." more

Towpath Times E-News

NE OH: Read the latest edition.

Ghost Town Trail Extension will Provide Camping

10/31/19

Nanty Glo, PA - "A quarter-mile extension of the trail near the Nanty Glo Park and Pool Wednesday is a quarter mile closer to finishing 5.25 miles of the Ghost Town Trail that would make it the first continuous rail-trail loop in the nation." more

How Society Hill Kept Out Safer Bikeways

10/31/19

PA - "...The decision to not include delineators east of 8th Street was made as part of our extensive community engagement and outreach..." more

Revamped Bike Lanes Lose Safety Feature

10/30/19

Philadelphia, PA - "The two lanes didn’t receive intersection protection after members of a community association opposed plastic delineator posts. Now cyclists — and some residents — are fed up." more

City Council Passes $1.7B Plan to 'Revolutionize’ NYC Streets

NY - "The City Council passed a $1.7 billion plan that will drastically expand protected bike lanes as part of a sweeping effort to overhaul the city’s streetscape." more

City Closing Some Car Lanes for Holidays

10/30/19

NYC - "...The city plans to create more room for the throngs of tourists and other pedestrians who flock to Fifth Avenue for the busy holiday season this year by taking away a travel lane on both sides of the seasonally super-crowded street and giving it to the more populous road users." more

Big Win for Bikes & Peds in Berkeley

10/30/19

CA - "Berkeley should get a lot more protected bike lanes over the next few years thanks to new legislation that mandates “quick build” lanes and pedestrian safety improvements when the city repaves streets..." more

How Bike Sharing Can Be More Efficient

10/30/19

"The secret—as it seems to be with pretty much everything these days—is algorithms." more

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Marietta Opens River Trail Extension

Marietta, OH - "...The river trail is now 4.4 miles from Indian Acres Park, along the banks of the Muskingum River, through downtown Marietta, along the banks of the Ohio River, over Duck Creek, and to Cogswell Lane." more

Cleaning Kokosing Gap Trail Bridge Decks

10/30/19

Knox County, OH

Hazardous Bike Lane on the Detroit-Superior Bridge

Cleveland, OH

Investigating the Pittsburgh Sinkhole

PA - "...There are a few 'theories at this point, but no official determination,' Mr. McNulty said. A 12-member crew from Allegheny Crane Rental lifted the bus out of the hole late Monday..." more

Hoodlebug Trail Opening

PA - "Local officials and trail advocates next week will celebrate the 'soft opening' of a new extension of Indiana County’s Hoodlebug Trail..." more

Residents Want to Combine Rail Trail with Blight Removal

Detroit, MI - "...They created a detailed pamphlet and neighborhood tour to ask the city to invest in the neighborhood itself, not just the bike path that will run along the border." more

Shooting Star Trail Completed

10/30/19

MN - "Underneath Monday’s waning sunlight, a wish came true for those looking to travel across southerneastern Minnesota by bicycle." more

Napa County Bike Plan Calls for 459 Miles of Paths

10/29/19

CA - "Napa County wants to add 459 miles of bikes paths, lanes and routes to create a bike system totaling 602 miles." more

Uber Won't Share Data

10/29/19

Los Angeles, CA - "Uber Technologies Inc said it would not share real-time location data of its electric bike riders with the city of Los Angeles, saying it would violate their privacy." more

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How I Navigated the Ohio-to-Erie Trail

10/29/19

OH - "I had been warned. 'Even with the official map set, most people still tend to get themselves lost'..." more

Sinkhole Swallows Bus in Pittsburgh

PA - "A massive sinkhole opened up in downtown Pittsburgh during the Monday morning rush hour, swallowing the back half of a Port Authority bus and nearly a car with it." more

Sharing Roads with Drivers

10/29/19

Cincinnati, OH - "On crowded Cincinnati roads, drivers, cyclists, and scooters are learning to share." more

Tackled Off My Bike & Robbed at Gunpoint

10/28/19

D.C. - "...I was tackled off my bike and robbed at gunpoint on the Sligo Creek Trail. This happened in the wooded area between Green Meadows and Kirkwood Apartments, which is near the West Hyattsville metro stop, around 9:20 am on Thursday morning." more

250 Miles of Bike Lanes Being Built?

NYC - "...a bill spearheaded by Mr. Johnson that would create 250 miles of protected bike lanes." more

Advocates Fear New Bike Lane will Fail

10/28/19

NY - "Cycling advocates say a West Street bike lane that has become overrun with cars worries them about a similar design for a Fort Greene path." more

Snowplows Tackle Denver Bike Lanes, Too

10/28/19

CO - "While drivers prepare for a messy commute after a snow storm, cyclists are doing the same..." more

Maui Takes Steps Toward Vision Zero

HI - "The intersection of Oneheʻe Avenue and ʻUhu Street just got a makeover, and the county is hoping the improvements will inspire safety." more

Carbon Frame Importers get a Reprieve from Tariffs

10/28/19

D.C. - "The U.S. Trade Representative has granted a tariff exclusion for China-made carbon fiber frames, an exclusion requested by Parlee Cycles, Inc. Importers of China-made carbon frames..." more

Bike Industry Keeping an Eye on Wildfires

10/28/19

CA. - " While 16 wildfires have burned more than 94,000 acres across California this fall, bicycle manufacturing structures have escaped harm so far. But some industry and retail employees have been affected..." more

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Towpath Section Closure Nov. 4-7

Massillon, OH - Sewer work along the trail will close the area between Walnut Ave. and Warmington Rd in Stark County.

Falling Leaves & Other Debris

10/28/19

Knox County, OH

It's that time of year when slick leaves and black walnuts can make a simple trail ride a treacherous one. Though brushes and blowers are making periodic passes on many trails, you still need to keep your eyes peeled and to check your speed to stay safe.

Mahoning Road Construction to Finish This Year

10/27/19

Canton, OH - "...Work has included widening roads, adding bike lanes and bus stop shelters, burying overhead utility lines, reconstructing sidewalks and adding decorative brick intersections and street lights." more

Riders Enjoy E-Scooters, Some Have Safety Concerns

10/27/19

KY - "In the week since hundreds of e-scooters became available in Lexington, they already seem to be popular." more

Greenway Trail Expands with Another Phase

10/27/19

Paducah, KY - "...The City of Paducah is unveiling the extended Phase 4 of the Greenway Trail. The ribbing cutting ceremony will be held on Monday." more

Tire Store Donates Land for Park & Trail Access

IN - "...Jones said the donation provides an excellent opportunity for the neighborhood and the city to gain easier access to Everroad Park and the Columbus People Trail system..." more

Background on D.C. Cycletrack Delays

10/27/19

D.C. - "In the early 2010s, DDOT aimed to produce three, two-way, protected cycletracks..." more

Swamp Rabbit Trail is More Bumpy, Less Safe

10/27/19

SC - "...Some bumps are so bad it's a safety issue. I'd estimate this problem affects 75% of the trail." more

Cyclists Ride Broadway in Fight for Protected Bike Lanes

10/27/19

TX - "More than five dozen cyclists gathered Sunday in the midmorning sun for a ride down Broadway to stress the importance of protected bicycle lanes..." more

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Jamestown Connector Trail Paving Oct. 29

Jamestown, OH - There will be temporary trail closures on the Xenia – Jamestown Connector between Waynesville Jamestown Rd. and St. Rt. 72 in Jamestown for paving on Oct 29 – Oct 31.

A Sneak Peak at the New Mount Union Trail

10/26/19

Alliance, OH - "...a couple dozen kids and their parents got a sneak peek at the northward extension of the Stark County Park District’s Iron Horse Trail under development..." more


Trail Advocate Passes Away

10/26/19

Toledo, OH

Welcome Center Opens in Beckley

10/26/19

WV - "...In addition to information and brochures about the Beckley area, the facility will provide a bike rental hub, beginning next spring, for visitors and residents who want to ride nearby McManus Trail..." more

Ann Arbor's 1st 2-Way Protected Bike Lane

10/26/19

MI - "Ann Arbor’s first two-way, protected bike lane launches this weekend with a grand opening celebration." more

Cycling in Jersey City

10/26/19

NJ - "More protected bike lanes will be hitting city streets in the coming years now that the Jersey City Planning Board unanimously adopted the city’s Bike Master Plan earlier this month." more

France Lays Out Rules for Micromobility Devices

10/26/19

FRA - "...Speeds for e-scooters as well as hoverboards, monowheels and other motorised 'personal transporters' will now be capped at 25 kilometres (15 miles) per hour for riders who must be at least 12 years old..." more

'No Helmet' Fines Disproportionately Higher in South Wales

10/26/19

AUS - "People breaking mandatory bike helmet laws in NSW face a $344 fine, while in Victoria it's $207. The lowest fine is $25 in the Northern Territory." more

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Cleveland Mobility Options

Cleveland, OH - "As more mobility options come online in Cleveland, one of the common questions that comes up is: What about those that don’t have smartphones and/or credit cards?.." more

All People's Trail Opens in November

10/25/19

Shaker Heights, OH - "One of the region’s most important hangout spots for birdwatchers and nature education programming is back open..." more

Officials, Public Demand Access to Greenway

10/25/19

TN - "...A portion of the Cumberland River Greenway that travels through the outdoor music venue in Riverfront Park has been repeatedly closed, even when concerts are not taking place, according to cycling advocates." more

E-Bikes Allowed in Smokies

TN - "...Both Class 1 and Class 2 e-bikes, which can provide electronic assistance until the rider reaches a speed of 20 mph, are allowed under the new regulation." more

City Takes Land for Trail, Threatens 100-Year-Old Trees

10/25/19

MO - "...Sutu Forté, a member of It’s Our Wild Nature, said destroying this piece of land means cutting down trees that are over 100 years old..." more

Stories Of Traffic Violence Dominate 8-Hour Hearing

10/25/19

D.C. - "Pedestrians, cyclists and the families of people killed in traffic gave moving testimony in front of the Transportation Committee of the D.C. Council on Thursday, urging support for several roadway safety bills in the District." more

2018 Was Deadliest Year for Cyclists in 30 Years

"...While most vehicle occupant fatalities decreased from the year prior, both pedestrian and bicyclist deaths increased." more

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Sylvania River Trail Construction

Sylvania, OH - "The Sylvania River Trail will be closed for construction..." more

Boston Mill Visitor Center to Open

Boston Mills, OH - "...The center sits at the heart of the park: along the Cuyahoga River, Ohio & Erie Canal and Towpath Trail, and the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. ..." more

Old Anderson Co. Rail Line to Become Trail

10/25/19

Lawrenceburg, KY - "A portion of a former railroad line that once connected Lawrenceburg to Versailles is getting a new life as a walking and biking trail." more

Should Philly Ban Cars?

10/24/19

"...For those who believe that the world will spin off its axis if cars are banned from city streets, stay calm..." more

Proposed Trail would Link Several Communities

10/25/19

PA - "A bike trail connecting Verona, Oakmont, Penn Hills and Plum should remain as off-road as possible, use historic sites as trail heads and have plenty of restrooms and drinking fountains." more

Central Park West Bike Lane Lawsuit Thrown Out Of Court

10/24/19

NYC - "The city was within its legal rights to turn a painted bike lane on Central Park West into a protected one, a Manhattan judge ruled Thursday..." more

Congress Eyes Funds for Vision Zero

10/24/19

D.C. - "Three Congress members this week proposed giving cities billions of dollars in federal transportation for street safety as the number of pedestrians and cyclists killed by drivers reached its highest level since 1990." more

Truck Driver Kills Pedestrian

OR - "Last Thursday around 7:30 am 20-year-old Milwaukie resident Joshua Lee Sanchez had just gotten off work and was walking to the bus stop on the corner of Highway 212 and 102nd in Happy Valley..." more

Woman Attacked on the Greenway

10/24/19

NC - "Greensboro Police say a 53-year-old woman was assaulted on September 14 on the Greenway by the Forest Lawn Cemetery." more

Video Shows Thieves in "Secure" Bike Room

10/24/19

OR - "...This is one of the most coordinated bike storage room jobs I’ve seen in a long time..." more

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Galena to Sunbury Trail Section Paved

Galena, OH

VeoRide to Address Wayward Bikes

10/23/19

Kent, OH - "VeoRide, the new bike share company at Kent State University, is aware of complaints about bikes are being left around town, and they are working on the educational component of their program to rectify the situation." more

Mid Levee Corridor Greenway Opens

10/23/19

Evansville, IN - "...It’s part of the City of Evansville’s non-motorized transportation network designed to enhance recreation opportunities and make the city more walkable and bicycle-friendly." more

New Bike Park a Hub of Activity

10/23/19

PA - "The dream of two mountain bike enthusiasts became a reality last Saturday in the form of the Heatherwood Bike Park." more

Thieves Ram Vehicle into Bike Shop

CO - "On October 3, Sports Garage Cycling in Boulder, Colorado was robbed when thieves drove a vehicle through their garage door, damaging the shop and inventory. They stole 13 bikes" more

NYC Installs 100th Mile of New Protected Bike Lane

10/23/19

NY - "New York City cut the ribbon Wednesday on the 100th mile of protected bike lanes constructed during the de Blasio administration as part as the city's 'Vision Zero' pedestrian safety program." more

Seated E-Scooters Debut in Memphis

10/23/19

TN - "...It’s a new type of scooter. It’s going to be operated differently..." more

Where Is Vision Zero?

Los Angeles, CA - "Last week, within a span of two hours, two pedestrians were fatally struck by vehicles in separate collisions in Los Angeles." more

Put the Pedal to the Metal for Bike to Work Week

10/23/19

CAN - "Here's five things to know about Bike to Work Week and the state of cycling in Vancouver." more

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Trail Tunnel Opens

10/23/19

Canton, OH - "...The addition of the tunnel under Route 43 was a part of the Market Avenue widening project. This connection of the Hoover Trail to the west and the Middle Branch Trail to the east now makes a continuous trail of nearly 14 miles." more

Iron Horse Trail Construction

10/23/19

Alliance, OH - "The Iron Horse Trail section from State St. to Earley’s Hill Park is under construction with various trail segments and sidewalks in partnership with the City of Alliance, University of Mount Union, and Rodman Public Library. The trail will be complete in 2020."

Gordon Park Could Become Cleveland's 'Edgewater East'

10/23/19

Cleveland, OH - "...On Friday, Nov. 1, at 8 a.m. at Merwin’s Wharf, the Green Ribbon Coalition will conclude its 2019 Possibilities Forum series with “Bold Visions,” a panel discussion about turning Gordon Park into Cleveland's 'Edgewater East' and building a lakefront trail across the county..." more

New Nature Preserve In Slavic Village

Cleveland, OH - "The former home of the Worsted Mill Company, which saw a toxic fire and other ailments, has been turned into a nature preserve." more

Let’s Build Bus & Bike Infrastructure Together

10/23/19

NY - "... The goal should be to erect bike-lane/bus-lane combinations like those of many European cities..." more

City Adjusts Traffic Lights to Slow Cars

10/23/19

NY - "New York is calibrating some signals to give bikes priority for green lights. Drivers say the change worsens traffic." more

Cyclist Killed Where Bike Lanes Were Denied

New Orleans, LA - "It's the fifth person killed on the streets of New Orleans while riding a bike this year." more

Lessons From Oakland’s Adaptive Bikeshare Pilot

10/23/19

CA - "...in March of 2017, Oakland’s Mayor’s Commission on Persons with Disabilities took the city to task for not providing an adaptive component to the bike-share system." more

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Bikeway Section to Close for Repairs

Canfield, OH - "Beginning Wednesday, a 2-mile section of the MetroParks Bikeway is scheduled to temporarily close for pavement repair and asphalt resurfacing." more

Kokosing Gap Trail Section Closing

Knox County, OH

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OSU gets Silver, UCLA earns Gold

"The scarlet and gray goes scarlet and silver with its new biking status." more

"League of American Cyclists ranks UCLA as the best university in Los Angeles for bikers." more

Chardon Receives Trail Town Designation

Chardon, OH - "The city of Chardon may soon see more visitors in town with its recent recognition as a Buckeye Trail Town." more

Loveland Strategic Plan Would Add Parking

Loveland, OH - "... Issues relating to parking are due to the Little Miami Bike Trail, commercial development and residential development." more

National Parks Trying To Get A Handle On E-Bikes

"...Cuyahoga Valley rolled out a draft policy allowing e-bikes on its roads and multi-use paths, but it banned them outright on the mountain bike trails." more

Phase 2 of Licking River Greenway Complete

10/22/19

Covington, KY - "With lots of help from volunteers, Covington leaders have completed two phases of the Licking River Greenway and Trails, key links in what should eventually be a 12-mile path that links four cities. more

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Parks & Trail Projects in the Cleveland Area

Cleveland, OH - "...the recent creation and improvement of a number of parks in Cleveland and its inner-ring suburbs has been such a welcome development for the larger community." more

Teen Recovers from Copperhead Snake Bite

10/21/19

Marietta, OH - "...The other two venomous snakes found in Ohio are the timber rattlesnake and the Massasauga snake..." more

Muncie Trail Prompts Concerns, Support

IN - "Concerns are being raised about a proposed 1.2-mile-long pedestrian/bike trail in northwest-side neighborhoods lacking sidewalks and access to the Cardinal Greenway and White River Greenway." more

Purdue Cycling Club has 3 Accidents within 3 Weeks

10/21/19

IN - "...In the last three weeks, we’ve had three of our club members involved in ... accidents with cars..." more

'Pop up' Bike Lanes Added to Busy Atlanta Streets

10/21/19

GA - "...The goal of the lane is to make biking and scooter-riding safer in the area. Signs, barriers and neon paint on the road mark the area designated for bike and scooter traffic." more

E-Biking on State Land in Montana

MT - "...Montana State Parks, caught a little off guard by the quick rise in popularity of e-bikes, has no policy on e-bikes but is about to form a committee to draft a policy on where the bikes can, and can’t, go on state park lands..." more

Beryl Bike Amnesty Launched after £15,000 of Bikes Recovered

10/21/19

UK - "The operators of the Beryl Bikes scheme are running an amnesty week, in a bid to return their fleet to full capacity." more

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Seeking Buyers for Soon-to-be-Defunct Bike Share

IN - "The Columbus Park Foundation has identified at least three potential buyers for the bicycles and docking stations for the city’s soon-to-be defunct bike-share program." more

Grand Opening of Ephrata Bike Park

PA - "...Organizers said it's the first-of-its-kind-park in the area, offering something for everyone with a variety of trails for all skill levels." more

Battle Lines Drawn in 'Car Culture' Wars

10/20/19

NY - "Anyone tuned into city council news has likely heard Speaker Corey Johnson talk about 'car culture' this past summer." more

Trailside Homeless Camps Swell to 1/4-Mile Along Trail

Santa Rosa, CA - "A sprawling homeless camp of more than 100 tents and makeshift dwellings has overrun a public trail in west Santa Rosa, spurring a flood of complaints about safety and squalid living conditions..." more

UCSB Rides to Elite Platinum Status

CA - "UCSB has seven miles of Class 1 bicycle paths and some 20,000 bike parking spots." more

Terrifying Bike Commute in Grimsby

10/20/19

UK - "A keen cyclist has branded Grimsby's Laceby Road as the worst in the borough for two wheelers." more

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Crew Lends Hands for B&O Trail Clean Up

Richland County, OH

10/18/19

Hike & Bike Trail Opens in Kidder Township

10/18/19

PA - "...The new hike and bike trail near Lake Harmony opened this week." more

Clear the Path for a New Trail

10/18/19

IN - "Upland Area Greenways Association opened a new trail on Oct. 11, and held a bike race on Oct. 12." more

Northern Michigan University gets Bronze

10/18/19

Marquette, MI - "Northern Michigan University has attained bronze-level Bicycle Friendly University status." more

307 Bike Lanes Blocked... in One Day

10/18/19

VA - "More than 300 instances of vehicles blocking bike lanes were recorded during yesterday’s data collection project in Rosslyn, Ballston and Crystal City." more

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Uber Rolls Out 'Bike Lane Alerts' in Montreal

10/18/19

CAN - "...The ride-sharing app just announced its piloted ‘Bike Lane Alerts’ feature has launched full time in three cities across Quebec: Montreal, Gatineau, and Quebec City, to encourage safe practices aimed at increasing safety for all road users." more

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$6M for Bridge to Connect Lakefront to Towpath

Cleveland, OH - "In a milestone move, Cleveland Metroparks commissioners voted today to approve a $6 million project to build a new pedestrian and bicycle bridge connecting Ohio City to Wendy Park at Whiskey Island within two years." more

Lake Erie Trail Proposed

Cleveland, OH - "...Armond Budish wants to create a transformative waterfront trail across the entire county, from Bay Village to Euclid." more

Blocked Sidewalks in Cincy

Cincinnati, OH - "As attention grows around the persistent number of pedestrian-involved traffic crashes throughout the city, the number of 'Sidewalk Closed' signs populating the streets continues to increase..." more

Lakewood Installs New Bike Corrals

Lakewood, OH - "Lakewood continues to make good on its 2011 cycling master plan, with various infrastructure additions and improvements coming to the community..." more

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123 Vehicles Parked in Bike Lanes

Pittsburgh, PA - "...more than 70 bike-pedestrian advocates at Bike Pittsburgh set out to count just how many drivers parked in popular bike lanes throughout Pittsburgh." more

'Corner Wedges’ Slow Drivers Turning Onto Bike Lane

Denver, CO - "...The pilot project aims to slow drivers as they turn left at intersections, helping to ensure they yield to bicyclists and pedestrians." more


Nixed Bike Lane Plan Sparks Outrage

10/18/19

Phoenix, AZ - "The Street Transportation Department’s decision to cancel a plan to connect a bicycle lane on westbound Roosevelt Street in downtown Phoenix sparked demands from bicycle supporters for the plan to be reconsidered." more

East Coast Greenway Adds 16 Miles

NC - "During its September 2019 meeting, the East Coast Greenway Alliance’s national Greenway Council designated close to 16 new miles of East Coast Greenway in 7 states plus Washington, D.C..." more

Orange County Installs Trail Cameras

10/17/19

FL - "...Orange County has installed cameras on four popular recreation trails to deter crime when the sun goes down." more

Why are Cars Killing More Pedestrians?

"For drivers, roads are safer than ever – but for people on foot, they are getting deadlier..." more

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Athens Asked to Pony Up for Major Bike Trail

Athens, OH - "Athens City Council and the Athens County Commissioners have a big decision before them in the coming weeks: whether to contribute hundreds of thousands of dollars over the next 20 years toward an 88-mile mountain-biking trail construction project in the nearby Wayne National Forest." more

Moving Forward with Vision Zero in Cincy

Cincinnati, OH - "Despite what she describes as 'a good start' to the Vision Zero initiative, Shawna Rodriguez doesn’t see an end to her fight for pedestrian safety in Cincinnati." more

ConnectNKY Tests Out Bike Lanes in Newport

KY - "Temporary bike lanes are popping up for a few days in downtown Newport." more

Volunteers Report Bike Lane Violations

Pittsburgh, PA - "...The Data-Protected Bike Lane project is committed to reporting vehicle violations that pose a risk to pedestrians and bicyclists who are forced to enter traffic instead of using the bike lane." more

Next Up: Self-Driving Scooters

"San Francisco startup Tortoise is working on (eventually) applying self-driving tech developed for autos to scooters and bikes..." more

48 Institutions Earn Bicycle Friendly University Certification

10/17/19

U.S. - "208 colleges and universities currently hold the Bicycle Friendly University status certified by the League of American Bicyclists." more

Active Transportation Transforms America

"More than half of all trips in the United States are within a 20-minute bike ride or less, and more than one in four trips are within a 20-minute walk or less, according to the 2017 National Household Travel Survey..." more

Londoners are Embracing Bike Share Schemes

10/17/19

UK - "We may not have e-scooters yet in London, but mobility start-ups are seeing successes across the city..." more

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Contract Signed for Belpre Trail Project

Belpre, OH - "...The trail will eventually connect to the North Bend Rail Trail in Parkersburg [WV]." more

New Philly Trail Plan

New Philadelphia, OH - "Under the leadership of Mayor Joel Day, the city of New Philadelphia is hosting a public meeting to gather feedback regarding how to create a more accessible, safe, and welcoming city for walkers and bicyclists." more

Steuben County Multipurpose Trail Section Opening

IN - "The second phase of the Steuben County Multipurpose Trail has had its barricades removed and is getting use, as it has been for months now, even before it was paved." more

Doug Gordon’s Tactical Urbanism

10/16/19

NY - "We were pleased to see that Doug Gordon, who tweets as @BrooklynSpoke, finally went public and confessed to being the 'rogue' urbanist who fixed streets in Park Slope last year with a bit of tactical urbanism." more

Survey Indicates Big Shift Away From Driving on Campus

10/16/19

Fayetteville, AR - "For the first time in decades it appears that driving to campus has taken a backseat to alternative transportation..." more

North Kansas City May Tear Out Protected Bike Lanes

10/15/19

MO - "...barely a month after workers finished painting lanes and erecting guideposts for traffic, residents and business owners want them gone." more

SF Votes to Ban Cars from Market Street

10/15/19

CA - "$604-million project will turn San Francisco’s main thoroughfare into a safer space for everyone." more

Scraper Bike Lane in Oakland

10/15/19

CA - "In a salute to Oakland’s scraper bikes, colorful circles resembling bicycle wheels now brighten the pavement in the median of 90th Avenue in East Oakland as part of a repaving and redesign project." more

Most Scooter Riders Afraid of Cars

10/15/19

UT - "...A survey conducted by Lime... found that the primary reason users say they’re not on the streets isn’t because they don’t know the rules but because they fear for their safety..." more

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$30M for Walking, Biking, Transit

10/14/19

Cincinnati, OH - "...Slightly more than $30 million will go toward the following car-alternative infrastructure projects throughout southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky..." more

Teens Roll Log Off Cliff, Killing Woman Below

10/14/19

OH - "...Victoria Schafer, 44, was photographing high school students on Labor Day in Hocking Hills State Park, 40 miles southeast of Columbus, when she was struck by a 74-pound log that had plummeted from a cliff..." more

Taking Your Bike on Amtrak

10/14/19

PA - "You can now check your bike on a train that stops daily in New York, Philly, and Pittsburgh — and connects you to plenty of trails." more

Denali National Park Oks E-Bikes

10/14/19

AK - "A rule change will allow electronically assisted bikes anywhere that traditional bicycles are permitted in Denali National Park and Reserve." more

Walkers, Cyclists at Odds Near Lake Eola

10/14/19

FL - "...The most recent Dangerous by Design study names Orlando the most dangerous metro area in the nation for people who walk or bike to get around." more

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Beltline Path to Take Years to Complete

Hamilton, OH - "...officials hoped construction would start this year on Phase I... but that start has been pushed back until next year..." more

North Shore Trail Groundbreaking

10/14/19

Ashtabula, OH - "...The trail, spearheaded by the Metroparks, will connect the Greenway Trail to Walnut Beach." more

Volunteers Sought for Little Miami Trail Maintenance

10/14/19

SW OH - "Volunteers needed to work our Chain-saw Gang!" more

Lakefront Access Key in Land-Use Plan

Avon Lake, OH - "...The six goals of the plan aim to establish a more natural town center, improve bike and trail connectivity, create new parks, maintain high quality housing and diversify housing options, and to build on Avon Lake’s development of industrial innovation. more

Bike, Pedestrian Improvements in Erie

10/14/19

PA - "Erie Refocused, the city’s long-range comprehensive plan, recommends that local leaders pursue ways to improve transportation and public accessibility throughout the city, particularly for bicycles and pedestrians." more

Cyclist Struck And Killed in Queens

NY - "A bicyclist was fatally struck in Queens on Sunday, prompting nearby residents to say the roadway is just too dangerous." more

Milwaukee Embraces Micromobility

10/14/19

WI - "...Although e-scooters have taken Milwaukee by storm, they don’t pose a threat to Bublr — the area’s original shared micromobility option, according to that program’s executive director James Davies." more

E-Scooters as Safe as Bikes?

CAN - "...In U.S. cities like Portland and Miami that have investigated and carefully aligned and compared e-scooter and bicycle crash rates, the findings have consistently shown parity..." more

Eddy Merckx Suffers Bad Bike Crash

10/14/19

"Eddy Merckx is in hospital with a head injury following a crash while riding his bike on Sunday, according to Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad." more

Cities Told to Take Control Back From Google

10/14/19

"Cities should develop their own transport apps and take back control of data from Google as demand rises for information on how to move around." more

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Towpath Closing at Manchester Rd Bridge Oct. 14-18

Akron, OH - "...Beginning October 14 and continuing through October 18, the Towpath Trail will be closed under the Manchester Rd. bridge as part of this project." more

Expanded Pacers Bikeshare Offers Connectivity

10/13/19

IN - "The increased accessibility of Pacers Bikeshare ensures more people have access to affordable transportation." more

Nine Mile on a Road Diet

MI - "...The city’s planning department reduced its five lanes to three, with one being a turning lane, and implemented a new bike lane on both sides. This form of holistic urban planning has a name: 'Road Diet'.” more

Bike Signal Detection Methods Being Refined

Portland, OR - "...First they put little bicycle markings over the signal sensor. Then they added signs telling people to stop over the markings. Then they added a blue light that could detect your presence and offer assurance that your request had been submitted..." more

Bills Seek to Boost Rail Trail Creation

Boston, MA - "Both the Massachusetts State Senate and House of Representatives have bills before them looking to accomplish one goal: allowing Community Preservation Act funding to establish new rail trails for pedestrians." more

Owl Attacks Close Whistler Trail

CAN - "Attacks by an ornery owl have prompted the municipality of Whistler to warn the public to steer clear of a local bike trail." more

Driver Tells Cyclist to Use the F#cking Bike Lane

10/13/19

UK - "...With the introduction of Cycle Superhighway 3 in 2016, there are protected cycle lanes and early start traffic lights at several of the entrances to the square, but it can often be quicker and easier to take the main carriageway when the lights there are green." more

MTB Pro Dies at 36

"Canadian mountain bike legend Jordie Lunn died after a biking accident in Mexico earlier this week ... his family announced on Friday..." more

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Cincy Bikeways Receive Federal Funding

10/11/19

Cincinnati, OH - "Two major efforts to build bike paths in Cincinnati will move forward with the help of federal grants administered by the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments. The city's bike-share program will also get a boost from the federal money." more

Bad Behavior Comments Abound in Towpath Trail Courtesy Post

10/11/19

CVNP, OH

FurField Park Ready to Open

10/11/19

Fairfield, OH - "...It will also serve as a trailhead for the planned Great Miami River Trail extension..." more

Youths Attacking / Robbing Trail Users

10/11/19

Boston, MA - "The challenges of cycling though busy traffic in Jackson Square pales to what some have recently encountered on the neighboring bike path." more

A Micromobility Experiment in Pittsburgh

PA - "...It’s a first-of-its-kind consortium—the first big group to service the micromobility needs of a big city together." more

Student Stalked on Roanoke River Greenway

10/11/19

VA - "A Virginia Tech Carilion student told police an unknown man has chased her twice in recent weeks on the Roanoke River Greenway." more

Queens Pol Suggests Banning Bikes From Some Streets

10/11/19

NYC - "Queens Assembly Member Cathy Nolan suggested at a community meeting on Thursday that street safety advocates need to trade protected bike lanes for a cycling ban in 'industrial' areas..." more

Call to Action: For a Better Market Street

10/11/19

San Francisco, CA - "Advocates are going all-in to support the Better Market Street Plan, which will ban private cars from Market Street and add protected bike lanes from Octavia to the Embarcadero..." more

Transport for America calls for No More New Road Funding

10/11/19

"They say it's time to fix what we've got, and make roads slower and safer." more

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Improvements / Repairs Continue on B&O Trail

Bellville, OH - Two trailside bollards have been removed at the parking area near Ogle Street in Bellville, Ohio.

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These Bollards Were Removed in Bellville, OH - Richland B&O Trail in NE Ohio

While bollards installed on the trail surface present an obvious danger, those next to a trail can also pose a threat. Some are so close that if you ride along the edge of the trail you can strike them with your handlebar.

And if you happen to wander off the trail -- unexpectedly -- at the wrong spot, you risk running into a bollard, which can prove to be a serious or even life-threatening crash. Learn more about common unsafe conditions on multi-use trails.

$2M in TAP Funding for SE Ohio

"...Athens County is getting $262,000 to pay for preventative maintenance of the Hockhocking Adena path." more

Pedestrian Safety Ordinance Now in Effect

Louisville, KY - "...It makes it illegal for people, including panhandlers and jaywalkers, to stand on streets and medians." more

Abandoned Turnpike Tunnel to Receive Facelift

Breezewood, PA - "...The Pike to Bike trail sits outside Breezewood and features the 1.3-mile long tunnel, which was once part of the Pennsylvania Turnpike." more

Copenhagen Style Bike Lane Complete

10/11/19

AUS - "...There are around 25,000 bike movements each weekday morning in the City of Yarra. Approximately 1000 people ride on Wellington Street during the weekday morning peak, making this an important investment for cyclists..." more

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Kokosing Gap Trail Maintenance

Knox County, OH

Cops Seek "Black Box" Data from Cars

Philadelphia, PA - "The Philadelphia Police Department wants to think inside the box to better understand traffic crashes." more

More Bike Lanes for Lansing?

10/9/19

MI - "The city of Lansing is inching along building out its bicycle network even as it struggles to keep up with its crumbling road network." more

Demonstrators Form "Human Bike Lane"

10/9/19

Nashville, TN - "...We're showing with our bodies how you can keep a bike lane protected and safe..." more

$2M to Boost Regional Bike Trail Expansion

10/9/19

CO - "...A vast recreational paved trail project in southeast Aurora has won a more than $2 million grant to patch a missing piece of a far-reaching trail system." more

Brass Knuckles Jogger Threatens Trail Users

10/9/19

CA - "A man was arrested Wednesday morning on suspicion of brandishing brass knuckles after he allegedly accosted people on a bike path as he jogged by them..." more

Bike Lanes or Residential Streets -- Which are Safer?

10/9/19

TX - "Parents are more willing to let their kids ride a bike on a busy street with a protected bike lane than to let them ride in their own neighborhood, according to a new survey out of Rutgers University..." more

Victoria Bike Lane Surpasses 1M Trips

10/9/19

CAN - "The City of Victoria says cyclists have clocked more than one million trips on the Pandora Avenue bike lanes since the city opened them more than two years ago." more

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Veoride Bikes Parked in Random Places

10/8/19

Kent, OH - "Kent State students have complained about the university’s new bike share system because people are leaving bikes in inappropriate places." more

Right to Bike on Riverwalk Preserved

10/8/19

Chicago, IL - "...Streetsblog Chicago, with support from many other local bike advocates, was able to stop downtown alderman Brendan Reilly from following through on his threat to ban cycling on the Chicago Riverwalk this summer." more

Another Cyclist Killed in Denver

10/8/19

CO - "A 31-year-old man on a bicycle was killed in a crash with a sedan, according to Denver police. The road fatality is the 62nd so far this year, which is the same number of people killed on the city’s streets in all of 2018." more

Bike Share Program Launches in Downtown Wheeling

10/8/19

WV - "Ten bicycles stationed at Heritage Port in Downtown Wheeling are ready to ride as part of the city’s newly-launched bike share program." more

Why So Many Pedestrian Deaths In Nevada?

NV - "Between 2008 and 2017, drivers struck and killed 601 people who were walking on streets in Nevada, the overwhelming majority of them them in Clark County. That’s about an average of 60 people per year..." more

Car Speeds Across Bike Lane, Injures 4

CAN - "Vancouver police are investigating a single-vehicle crash the left a car flipped upside down and four people in hospital." more

Drivers Inhale More Pollution Than Cyclists

10/8/19

UK - "...People who drive end up being exposed to more pollution from their cars than people who ride bikes or walk, a new report found." more

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Justice Sought for Hit-and-Run Victim

Cleveland, OH - "Community members and loved ones gathered Saturday night to fight for justice after 26-year-old Ayana Barkley was nearly killed by a hit-and-run driver." more

Thousands Ride Scooters in Dayton

10/8/19

Dayton, OH - "Just weeks after launching in Dayton, Spin has doubled the number of electric scooters it has in the city, citing their popularity." more

Lawsuit Settlement Over Greenway Bike Crash

10/8/19

Evansville, IN - "A consulting firm reportedly will pay $325,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging it designed an unsafe portion of the Pigeon Creek Greenway trail underneath the Franklin Street bridge." more

County Wants to Add 165 Miles of Trail

10/8/19

IN - "...What started as long-distance training has led Parker to take part in a different kind of marathon: adding 165 miles of walking and biking trails throughout Johnson County..." more

Bald Eagle Euthanized

10/7/19

Derry, PA - "State wildlife authorities say a bald eagle found shot last week on a western Pennsylvania trail has been euthanized." more

10-Year-Old Bicyclist Killed in NYC

10/7/19

NY - "A 10-year-old boy riding his bike in Kensington was struck and killed by a man driving a car without a license Saturday, according to police." more

Tahoe-To-Reno Region Trail Now Complete

10/7/19

CA - "...The milestone comes following the completion of a complicated trail section in the Truckee River Canyon." more

Coast Highway Bike Plan

10/7/19

Encinitas, CA - "...The route through the Cardiff community between Encinitas and Solana Beach is believed to be the most frequently ridden corridor for bicyclists in San Diego County." more

Safe Cycling Routes Differ Between Parents & Traffic Planners

10/7/19

"Researchers say transportation practitioners should expand definitions of bicycle safe streets." more

Amsterdam Is Cutting Cars Out of the Picture

10/7/19

NLD - "Armed with a street-design tool called the knip, the Dutch capital is slashing car access in the city center..." more

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B&O Trail Erosion Control Work

10/7/19

Richland County, OH

Attorney Pounces on Potential Mohican Greenway Corridor Plan

10/7/19

OH - An attorney has posted an 'article' regarding property rights in regards to eminent domain use for recreation trails... regarding a potential trail that is barely in the concept phase.

Athens-Belpre Trail Acquires Right-of-Way

Athens, OH - "...The Athens Conservancy has entered into a purchase agreement with the seller for a fixed $20,000 purchase price with a fundraising deadline of November 2019. On completing the purchase the Athens Conservancy will take title to the property and hold it in the public trust for multi-use muscle powered trail purposes." more

Soft Opening for West Creek MTB Trails

Parma, OH

You Can Track Fatal Traffic Crashes in Philly

Philadelphia, PA - "A new, publicly transparent PPD database allows you to monitor where crashes occur — and if those incidents result in charges." more

Petition to Halt Bike Trail Reaches 1,300 Signatures

10/7/19

MA - "...The petition was started by the Concerned Citizens for a Sensible Wellfleet Bikeway, which says that the expansion of the trail along Route 6 would be a danger for cyclists and motorists alike." more

The Case for Bicycle Turnouts

10/6/19

CA - "Across the narrow, twisty back roads of the Bay Area foothills, car-versus-bike conflicts could be solved with one simple correction: Add bicycle turnout lanes." more

Why Don't Cyclists Use Cycle Lanes?

10/6/19

UK - "Here's what the law says and why you might sometimes prefer to give them a miss." more

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Toledo Streets Plan

Toledo, OH - "...Envisioned are streets with narrower lanes, wider sidewalks, curbside parking, and lanes available to bicyclists." more

CVNP Set to Buy Golf Course

Peninsula, OH - "...The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park said it signed a purchase agreement to buy the 215-acre property and convert it to park land." more

Black Bear Chases MTBikers

CAN - "Mountain bikers are being advised to steer clear of several popular trails on the North Shore after a black bear gave three cyclists a scare. more


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Phase II of Oxford Trail System Begins

Oxford, OH - "...This second phase of the trail system will connect to the existing coal ash path off of Ohio Route 73, near the DeWitt cabin and travel under the highway, behind Miami’s Western campus, travel under US 27 and end at Peffer Park, a distance of about 1.3 miles..." more

Police Nab Hit-and-Run Suspect Who Hit Cyclist

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

Trail of Two Cities Progresses

10/5/19

MI - "Bulldozers and other heavy equipment fill the space where Beaverton’s Ross Lake trail head will reside, bringing the deemed Trail of Two Cities closer to reality." more

Dragon Trail Breaks Ground

10/5/19

MI - "A pair of Northern Michigan counties broke ground today on a new 47-mile long recreational path dubbed the Dragon Trail." more

How to Make Mid-Town Greenway Safer?

10/5/19

MN - "...At different points along the trail, the narrow corridor is home to long-distance runners, sex workers, bike commuters, opioid users, homeless communities and weary workers on lunch break" more

City Bans Pedal Party Tour Bus from Rail Trail

MA - "...On Wednesday, the Easthampton City Council passed an ordinance amendment that, among other things, bars vehicles wider than 4½ feet and longer than 15 feet from the Manhan Rail Trail..." more

Bike League Partners with Bicycle Benefits

10/4/19

D.C. - "...More customers at local businesses and more cyclists on your neighborhood streets: win-win, right?.." more

Supreme Court to Rule on Pipeline Crossing the AT

D.C. - "The Supreme Court will consider reinstating a permit that was tossed out by a lower court that would allow construction of a natural gas pipeline through two national forests, including parts of the Appalachian Trail." more

Novel Approach to Busting Distracted Drivers

OR - "...the Hillsboro Police Department is unprecedented (as far as we know) in our region. They put an officer in civilian attire on the corner of SE 10th and Oak Street holding a hand-written cardboard sign that read, 'I’m a cop put down your phone'..." more

Woman Removed from Vision Zero Task Force after Twitter Rant

Portland, OR - "A series of tweets last week by a State of Oregon employee has led to her removal from a City of Portland task force." more

Enfield Cycle Scheme Suspended after Bikes Vandalized

UK - "Beryl Bikes pulled out of the borough on October 1 – just three months after it began a trial scheme of its dockless bikes service with Enfield Council." more

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Bike Path Tunnel Closure Oct. 7

Dayton, OH - The bike path tunnel under Riverside Bridge at RiverScape MetroPark will be closed on Monday, Oct. 7.

Lazelle Road Sidepath Paved

Columbus, OH

Keys Found on the Simon Kenton Trail

Urbana, OH - Learn more.

Park District to Expand in Brinkhaven

OH - "...The Knox County Park District, by taking over Brinkhaven Park, will expand its park offerings near the Mohican Valley Trail and the Bridge of Dreams..." more

Officials Eye Completion of Rail Trail Loop

10/4/19

PA - "...A two-mile extension of the trail past Revloc opened in August. And 5.5 miles remain to be developed in Cambria Township to complete its 32-mile and 16-mile loops, which will make it the first continuous rail-trail loop in the nation." more

Plan for Harrisburg’s Second Street Leaves Bike Lane Behind

10/3/19

Harrisburg, PA - "...Community members largely favored a center turning lane over a dedicated bike lane, city officials said." more

StreetsBlog Takes Aim at John Forester

10/3/19

Known as the founder of vehicular cycling in the U.S., John Forester is sometimes targeted for his anti-bike infrastructure views.

D.C.'s First Open Streets Event

10/3/19

"Residents along Georgia Avenue NW have mixed reactions about the plan to close three miles of the busy thoroughfare to vehicles this Saturday for D.C.’s first-ever Open Streets event." more

Judge Blames Cyclist for Crash

10/3/19

ID - "...A Boise bicyclist whose ankle was shattered when she was hit from behind by a reckless driver was slapped with a $90 ticket for running a red light..." more


Hundreds of Students Walk to School for Safer Streets

MO - "...Kansas City ranks near the bottom for pedestrian safety, according to the Alliance for Biking and Walking. The city comes in 43rd out of the top 51 most populated cities." more

Bike Products Escape New EU Tariffs

10/3/19

MN - "Hubs and cassettes were on the original list, but testimony from industry apparently led to their removal." more

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CVNP E-Bike & Towpath Rules Continue to Evolve

CVNP, OH - Despite a speed limit of 15 miles per hour on the towpath within the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, a recent comment period revealed that concerns about speed on the trail remain high.. more

Huron County Offers Improved Trail along NCIT

OH - "Ladies and Gentlemen, we only manufacture one product: TRAIL. And never before has it been this good!" more

Towpath Times E-News

NE OH - Read the latest edition.

90-Mile Trail Planned along Wabash River

IN - "A 90-mile connected pedestrian and bike trail close to the Wabash River could be coming to five counties including Tippecanoe County, thanks to a grant from Wabash Heartland Innovation Network." more

Philly Traffic Deaths on the Rise, Despite Vision Zero

Philadelphia, PA - "Two years after Mayor Jim Kenney launched the Vision Zero initiative aimed at eliminating traffic deaths in Philadelphia by 2030, the number of people being killed in crashes is on the rise." more

Ford, Ann Arbor Partner on Mobility Data Platform

MI - "Ford Motor Company is partnering with Ann Arbor to launch a data gathering and analysis platform to explore mobility solutions across the city." more

Nashville Cyclist Recovering from Hit-and-Run in Bike Lane

TN - "...she felt a thump and heard the whoosh of a car going by. The next thing she knew, she and the other cyclist were on the ground after her bike slammed into his in a chain reaction crash." more

Mayor Explains Bike Lane Removal

RI - "...Elorza tells Eyewitness News he believes Eaton Street wasn’t an appropriate starting point to begin adding bike lanes." more

Walkers / Cyclists Compete for Space at UNC

NC - "...Multiple memes have been posted in the group criticizing the behavior of bikers and walkers from both sides..." more

Lyft is Trying to Shut Down Bikeshare in Transit

"Lyft is blocking bikeshare access unless you download their apps. It’s their attempt to turn transportation into a walled garden." more

Study: New Car Ped-Safety Features Fail

10/3/19

"New safety features being rolled out by auto makers to keep drivers from hitting pedestrians don’t work at times in some of the most dangerous situations and frequently fail at night, according to a new study by AAA." more

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Galena to Sunbury Trail Construction Continues

Galena, OH

House Bill 288 Testimony Continues

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

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

Plainfield gets its First Bikeshare Program

IN - "...With nearly 30 miles of trails in Plainfield, the program is providing 15 bikes and three docking stations..." more

Greenway Trail Extension Almost Complete

10/2/19

Paducah, KY - "The Greenway Trail's newest phase is nearing completion in downtown Paducah." more

Scooters Coming to UK

10/2/19

KY - "UK has long been known as a bike-friendly campus, but recently, students have increasingly turned to a different mode of transportation – scooters." more

Construction Starts on Coastal Greenway Extension

10/1/19

NY - "Construction on a $16.2 million project to extend the Ocean Parkway Coastal Greenway is underway." more

Connecting Rail Trails In Boston Suburbs

10/1/19

MA - "... Additional trail segments currently under design will knit together 30 miles of the Wayside Trail from Cambridge to Hudson, plus a connected 20-mile section of the Bruce Freeman rail trail between Sudbury and Lowell." more

E-Scooter Company to Provide Data to Help Build Safer Streets

10/1/19

U.S. - "... the people behind Spin e-scooters are offering five non-profit safe-street advocates the facts and figures to bolster support for protected bike lanes." more

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Olentangy Trail Work Continues

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

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

Towpath Trail Resurfacing Oct. 14

Summit County, OH - Resurfacing of the towpath between the Clinton and Wolf Creek trailheads will commence Oct. 14 and last about 5 weeks. The trail will be open during this project. Visitors are advised to use caution.

Also, the Center Road parking lot will be closed Oct. 11.

See the work zone shown on the map below.

Towpath Trail

Bike Club Building Trail in Jasper

IN - "...Lovelace and Trusty presented their plan to the Greater Jasper School Board last week, and received approval to move forward with the trail, which is planned to be about a three-quarter-mile loop..." more

Micro Mobility Conference Comes to Indy

Indianapolis, IN - "Hundreds of people are downtown in Indianapolis to check out the Pacers Bikeshare and Cultural Trail." more

Cops Illegally Block Bike Lane

10/1/19

NY - "...Police officers and city bureaucrats are illegally parking their cars in a Downtown Brooklyn bike lane at all hours of the day, leaving one out-of-towner to question why have a bike lane in the first place." more

Providence Tries Installing More Bike Lanes

9/30/19

RI - "As the newly-installed bike lanes on Eaton Street in Providence are set to be removed due to backlash, the city is going forward with construction on even more bike lanes on city streets." more

Foundation Lands $6M to Help Close Trail Gap

9/30/19

GA - "Vision calls for making an extended Silver Comet the longest paved trail in the United States." more

Study Evaluates Dockless Bike Share on Campus

9/30/19

TX - "School of Public Health researchers find 1/3 of university population quickly adopted bike program." more

E-Bike Tariff Exclusion Requests Pour In

9/30/19

D.C. - "...exclusion requests are pouring in to the U.S. Trade Representative as importers and trade organizations hope to duplicate the success of State Bicycle, which requested an exclusion for single speed road bikes and was granted it..." more

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Zoning Changes Proposed to Thwart Bike Trail Expansion

9/30/19

Greenford, OH - "...other changes prohibit the construction of a bike trail or other similar structures within 200 feet of an existing structure, within 200 feet of a cemetery, anywhere it restricts traffic to a public site if people had previous access or if it bisects a person’s property. The changes also include the requirement a trail or similar structure not be within 75 feet of a body of water..." more

B&O Trail Section Closure Coming

9/30/19

Richland County, OH

Michigan Road Funding Impasse Could Bring Government Shutdown

MI - "Michigan officials are taking steps to prepare for a government shutdown in just a few days as the Democratic governor and the Republican-controlled Legislature stand at an impasse over proposals to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on road funding." more

Goshen Bike Paths Growing

9/30/19

IN - "...The good news is that Goshen is getting more safe, paved paths for bicyclists and pedestrians." more

Cyclist Goes Off Trail, Plunges Down River Bank

9/29/19

Dunbar Twp., PA - "A rescue attempt is underway in Fayette County for a cyclist who went over a riverbank." more

Feds Oppose Crosswalk Art

9/30/19

U.S. - "The federal government is continuing to crack down on crosswalk art and colorfully painted intersections without hard evidence that the street designs — which have become a popular way to brighten up (and make safer) avenues across the nations — is adversely affecting traffic." more

Cyclists Slammed for Refusing to Use Bikeway

9/29/19

AUS - "A video showing a group of cyclists on the road next to a new $100 million Brisbane cycleway has sparked heated debate online." more

Recyclers Face 'Mountains' of Abandoned Bikes

CHN - "Mobike, China’s leading bike-share firm, said it had recycled nearly 1.5 million tires and 10,000 tons of scrap metal this year." more

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Work on Miami 2 Miami Bike Trail Continues

Hamilton, OH - "Butler County MetroParks and the county’s largest city will work together to create segments of the Miami 2 Miami Regional Bike Trail, even building parts of the bicycle path on each other’s property to help the project’s progress." more

Portland Bike Commuting Lowest in 12 Years

Portland, OR - "The latest numbers from the U.S. Census bureau estimate that the number of people who bike to work in Portland is down to 5.3%. That number is down from 6.3% in 2017 and it’s the lowest we’ve seen since 2007..." more

D.C. Driver Gets Jail Sentence in Cyclist Death

UK - "The motorist responsible for the death of Washington DC cycle campaigner David Salovesh has been jailed for eight-and-a-half years..." more

Bcycle Trips Increase with Switch to E-Bikes

9/29/19

WI - "...We’ve witnessed more than twice as many trips this summer than last, and our figures continue to climb each week..." more

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Towpath Section Closing Sept. 30

CVNP, OH

Metroparks Begins Work on PV Greenway Trail

9/28/19

Andover, OH - "The long-awaited Pymatuning Valley Greenway Trail is making some headway, but it will still be a number of years before bicyclists can cruise on pavement." more

11-Mile Iron Belle Trail Extension Officially Opens

Gaylord, MI - "After years of planning, finding the money and construction, an 11-mile trail extension in northern Michigan is complete and now open to the public. more

Greenbelt Extension Along U.S. 60 to Open Soon

9/27/19

Owensboro, KY - "...The extension project spans a .8-mile stretch along U.S. 60, connecting with the walking trail in the Heartlands subdivision." more

Advocates Celebrate Final Trail Link

9/27/19

VA - "A web of trails snake through the Vienna and Tysons area in northern Virginia, but for decades, they didn’t connect to each other, and people even found it difficult to get to area parks by foot or bicycle..." more

Project Connects 76 miles of State Trails

9/27/19

WI - "Bicycle riders can now pedal 76 miles through connecting state trails, thanks to the completion of the bike path extension in the Village of Lake Hallie." more

'Livability Team' Tacking Homelessness on the Greenway

Medford, OR - "...The team was approved by the city council in June as a solution to crack down on criminal behavior downtown and along the greenway." more

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Great Miami River Trail Closures

Dayton, OH - Riverscape Bike Path Tunnel: The bike path tunnel under Riverside Bridge will be closed on Monday, Sept. 30 for maintenance. It will reopen on Tuesday, Oct. 1, but will be close again later in the week.

Main Street Bridge Closure: The Main Street bridge over the Great Miami River will be closed from 8 PM Friday, Sept. 27 through 6 AM Monday, Sept. 30 for construction. Traffic should follow the detour signs to navigate around the closure.

Wayne County Rails to Trails E-News

Wayne County, OH - Read their latest post.

Feedback on Cleveland Scooters

Cleveland, OH - "...After the first few weeks, the comments that McCormack has received from constituents have been largely positive." more

Cuyahoga River to get Water Trail Designation

Cuyahoga Falls, OH - "Fifty years after an infamous fire on the Cuyahoga River sparked a national environmental movement, the waterway will receive a state designation as a water trail to encourage tourism, recreation and conservation on the river." more

Lancaster's First Protected Bike Lane Opens

9/26/19

PA - "Lancaster’s first parking-protected bike lane is to debut Friday evening on Walnut Street, where repaving is wrapping up after months of utility work." more

Residents Complain of "Chaotic" Bike Lanes

9/26/19

Jersey City, NJ - "Jersey City officials say the new bike lanes were meant to improve safety – but residents say the change has actually created a dangerous problem right near a school." more

Queensboro Bridge Lane to Pedestrians?

9/26/19

NYC - "The city’s failure to give more space to the increasing number of pedestrians and cyclists on the Queensboro Bridge is a betrayal of Vision Zero — and that failure seems based on a fealty to car traffic on a span where bikes and walkers sometimes outnumber drivers." more

Just-Completed Bike Lanes on Eaton Street to be Removed

9/26/19

RI - "The controversial new bike lanes on Eaton Street in Providence are going to be removed." more

Feds Frown on "Inclusive" Crosswalk

9/26/19

IA - "...According to Ames officials, the FHWA noted its position that its Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices prohibited the use of anything but white paint in crosswalks..." more

Officials Predict Future Where People Dump Their Cars

9/26/19

UT - "...improved smartphone tools will ease the use of transportation options that might just kill off the need for personal cars — or at least help most families reduce from two cars to one." more

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New Philly Trail Plan & Towpath Update

New Philadelphia, OH - "...Recently, the county was awarded an ODOT grant for construction of the Towpath Trail from Zoarville to state Route 416. A grant has also been received a grant to develop the trail outside of Bolivar along state Route 212. In addition, Zeisberger Trail and Parks has received funding to develop bicycle lanes to connect New Philadelphia with the village of Tuscarawas..." more

Montpelier Working Toward Trail Town Status

Montpelier, OH - "With a section of the Wabash Canonball Trail within the village, and plans for a new 2.5-mile-long recreational trail along the St. Joseph River, the pieces are coming together for the village..." more

Cincy School Board Endorses Vision Zero

Cincinnati, OH - "Just over a year after a car struck and killed a Cincinnati Public School student while she tried to cross a street to catch her bus, the Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education yesterday voted unanimously to back a raft of policies called "Vision Zero" that seeks to end traffic fatalities and injuries entirely." more

Police Release Description of GAP Attacker

PA - "Police have released a more detailed description of a man accused of attacking a woman riding a bike Tuesday on the Great Allegheny Passage trail in Whitaker, near the Rankin Bridge..." more

Fight Breaks Out at Meeting Protesting Bike Lanes

NYC - "A bike lane battle gets ugly in Brooklyn." more

Car Goes Off Road, Crashes Onto Bike Trail

CO - "...It happened before daybreak after a crash with another car on Speer Boulevard at Champa Street." more

Denver Installs Rubber Curbs to Protect Cyclists

CO - "...The city also installed verticl signage to keep drivers out of the bike lanes and made sure drivers no longer needed to cross the bike lane in order to turn left off of 15th." more

Mayor Unveils $5M Plan for Safer Streets

Atlanta, GA - "...Bottoms’s action plan, a highly anticipated response to recent e-scooter-related injuries and fatalities, is projected to triple the amount of protected bike lanes within city limits before the end of 2021..." more

Data Says Bike Commuting is Down -- Except Where It Isn't

9/26/19

U.S. - "...When we pull back a bit, we can appreciate that 77 percent of the large cities the League has tracked since 2005 show a long-term upward trend in bike commuting. While places like Portland and Washington, DC may have a lower estimate this year, they have strong upward trends over the long-term..." more

Trees Planted in Bike Lane

9/26/19

UK - "A city council has outraged cyclists by planting trees into a brand new £2,750,000 bike lane." more

Why Build Bike Lanes? Slow Streets Instead

UK - "...The head of a British organization advocating for reduced road speed, King asks why we build great quality separated infrastructure for cycling when the real problem is the speeds that drivers travel at..." more


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Proposed Bill Would Stop Eminent Domain Use for Trails in Ohio

Related: Learn more about Eminent Domain use for trails.

Wayne County Trails E-News

OH - Read the latest edition.

Greenway Project Costs Reduced

Brunswick, OH - "The city’s funding portion of a planned trail project connecting Plum Creek and Mooney parks has been reduced by more than $30,000..." more

Attack Along theGreat Allegheny Passage Trail

9/25/19

Whitaker, PA - "Police in Whitaker and neighboring communities are warning people to be on alert after a woman was attacked while riding her bike." more

Groundbreaking for Rail-Trail Extension

9/24/19

Hopkinsville, KY - "The $4.64 million project will extend the city’s rail-trail an additional 1.7 miles, taking it from Pardue Lane to Foston Chapel Road near Eagle Way bypass." more

Women Attacked on Greenway

IL - "Two women have been hospitalized after they were reportedly attacked by a man with a hammer on a Crystal Lake bike trail Tuesday." more

Judges Uphold Right-of-Way Law

9/24/19

NY - "A state appeals court has affirmed the legality of the city’s 'failure to yield' law, rejecting an argument by a killer driver that the law is unconstitutional because it effectively criminalizes a car crash." more

Upstate NY City Makes it Illegal to Block Bicycle Lanes

9/24/19

Rochester, NY - "...Finally, the City Council voted earlier this month to give police the authority to write a ticket for simply blocking a bike line..." more

County Looks to Address Homeless Camps along Greenway

9/24/19

MN - "Samantha Mattson has a new favorite spot for sleeping outdoors in Minneapolis: the Midtown Greenway..." more

Downtown Bike Lanes Bring Needed Safety

Tulsa, OK - "...This is really the first step in a major change in how we get around downtown Tulsa..." more

Why Throw Subsidies at Electric Cars?

CAN - "...They all want to spend billions, replacing cars with – cars. Meanwhile, a new study from INRIX Research shows that fully 48 percent of trips taken by cars in the USA are less than three miles..." more

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Camp Chase Trail Extension Nearing Completion

Galloway, OH


Heartland Trail Adds Finished Trail to Great American Trail

Marshallville, OH - "...The new trail segment, between Marshallville and Forrer Road, is on the preferred route of the Great American Rail-Trail, marking the first new trail miles to be added to the 'Great American in Ohio since the project was announced in May of this year..." more

Bicyclist Blamed in Beavercreek Crash

Beavercreek, OH - "Bicyclist hit by vehicle in Beavercreek near bike trail at fault, crash report says." more

Ashtabula County Metroparks Upgrades

9/24/19

OH - "The Ashtabula County Metroparks have a number of ceremonies planned this week to highlight the progress made on a number of trail projects." more

Project Linking Bridge to Empire State Trail

NY - "...The pedestrian path is part of the Empire State Trail project, a continuous 750-mile route spanning the state from New York City to Canada and Albany to Buffalo, creating the longest multiuse state trail in the nation." more

PBOT Resorts to Cheerleaders to Try and Slow Drivers

9/24/19

Portland, OR - "...Desperate for anything that will shake drivers out of their speeding stupor, the City of Portland’s latest initiative will take the message directly to them with a new marketing campaign..." more

Bike Trail Critics See Opportunity in Delay

Seattle, WA - "The Burke Gilman Trail 'missing link' has been held up by legal appeals for years..." more

The Two-Wheel Safety Illusion

U.S. - "More women are cycling, and more are dying..." more

How Drivers Can Support Biking

9/23/19

U.S. - "...As specialty license plates have become a staple of car culture, they have increasingly allowed people who bike, or care about biking, to support people who bike through a specialty license plate." more

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Little Miami Scenic Trail Turns 40

9/23/19

SW OH - "It takes 5,000 to 6,000 volunteer hours annually to maintain the Little Miami State Park bike trail running 50 miles from Newtown to Xenia..." more

New Trail Coming to Great Seal State Park

Chillicothe, OH - "A new mountain biking and hiking trail is nearing completion in Great Seal State Park after nearly two and a half years of work." more

Motorcade on Mackinac Island Causes Stir

MI - "Vice President Mike Pence arrived at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in an eight-vehicle motorcade Saturday, prompting cries of 'sacrilege' on social media." more

Bike Path Causes Flooding Controversy

Richmond, IN - "A pair of letters exchanged between the city of Richmond and the firm that designed the bike path along East Main Street show both sides placing blame in different directions for flooding in the basement of a downtown business." more

Family of Fallen Teen Bicyclist Demand Answers

NY - "...We don’t have a police report, we don’t have anything..." more

Tuscon Gets Rolling With Bike Boulevards

9/23/19

AZ - "...There are at least nine established bicycle boulevards, with more on the] way in 2020..." more

Students at Odds with Campus Cycling Rules Enforcement

AZ - "...President of the UA cycling team Joey Iuliano disagreed and claims UAPD focuses more on fining students rather than educating them on what they are doing wrong. Iuliano believes that UAPD should focus more on pulling over motorized vehicles." more

Apple Watch Saves Injured Mountain Biker

AZ - "Apple Watch's fall detection, as well as its other emergency features, has helped another person get emergency help when they needed it most." more

The Small-City Vision Zero Challenge

9/23/19

U.S. - "Smaller cities with limited budgets present particular traffic-safety problems. Here's how some transportation planners managed the issues." more

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Teen Cyclist Killed in Queens

9/21/19

NY - "A 14-year-old cyclist was struck and killed by a private sanitation truck in Queens on Saturday — bringing the number of accidental bike deaths this year to 21 — more than double the number killed in 2018..." more

HIt-and-Run Leaves 3 Cyclists Injured

9/21/19

AZ - "Chandler police are looking for the driver of the vehicle involved in a hit-and-run with three bicyclists early Saturday morning near Black Hills Way and Riggs Road." more

Developer Frustrated Over Building "Unusable" Bike Lane

9/21/19

CAN - "...We’re dedicating this, we’re doing this big compromise on our project … putting (in) a bike lane that will never be used in the guise of the city creating bike lanes..." more

Light at the End of the Tunnel for Greenway

9/21/19

IRE - "A crucial step forward has been taken in the ongoing task of upgrading the Great Southern Greenway with the re-opening of the Barnagh Tunnel." more

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Olentangy Trail Tunnel Construction

Columbus, OH

Man Steals Car, Kidnaps Child, Kills Bicyclist

9/21/19

Cleveland, OH - "A 38-year-old man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly stole a car with a toddler inside and then struck and killed a bicyclist while fleeing from police." more

Plans to Link GAP & 9/11 Trail

9/21/19

Shanksville, PA - "A longtime plan to connect the Great Allegheny Passage bike trail to the Flight 93 National Memorial Trail may reach a breakthrough with Gov. Tom Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania proposal..." more

Norway Trails Ogee System Opens

9/21/19

MI - "...The DTN and volunteers were able to build a 2.25-mile Norway School Forest Loop and the 0.75-mile Alwine Trail that connects this trail system to Piers Gorge Road." more

Foundation to Sell Bike Share Bikes

Columbus, IN - "The Columbus Parks Foundation will attempt to repurpose and sell the bicycles and docking stations from the city’s soon-to-be defunct bike-share program." more

How Much Would it Cost to Ditch Your Car?

Indianapolis, IN - "...We crunched the numbers to find out how much it will cost you to ditch the car." more

Lyft gives $100M to Citi Bike

9/20/19

NY - "If you didn’t know before, now you know: Lyft is the new operator of the Citi Bike program in New York City." more

1st Protected Bike Lane for Nashville

9/20/19

TN - "A pop-up along Commerce Street in downtown Nashville is highlighting bike lane safety concerns in the downtown footprint." more

Bike Lane Brawl At Sac State Campus

9/20/19

CA - "...Police say an angry exchange started when Soller was illegally parked in a bike lane on College Town Drive and a bicyclist complained." more

Avoiding Fines & Bike Confiscations on Federal Land

9/20/19

CA - "...Three years ago, dozens of people had their bikes confiscated for unknowingly riding on federal land. They said they were confused because the trails had no signs saying they were trespassing on government property." more

State Bicycle Receives Tariff Exclusion

9/20/19

AZ - "While requests are being accepted until Sept. 30, so far just five bike companies have requested that their products be excluded from new tariffs imposed by the Trump administration..." more

Crazy Aussie Driver Caught on Video

AUS - "Crikey, don’t ride near this bloke." more

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E-Bikes Allowed on Lorain County Parks Trails

Sheffield Village, OH - "...In summary, we are going to be allowing these E-Bikes, class one and class two." more

Pantless Man Found on Bike Trail

Austinburg Twp., OH - "A woman called the sheriff Monday after coming across an intoxicated man on a bike trail who was wearing no pants." more

$6.5M Road Project to Add Bike Lanes, Remove Car Lanes

Kalamazoo, MI - "...The goal of the street redesign is to improve vehicular and pedestrian safety while offering a balance of travel options..." more

East Whiteland Gets $250K For Bike-Pedestrian Trail

PA - "A bike and pedestrian trail connecting office, residential, educational and recreational areas to the Chester Valley Trail will be built." more

Lower Macungie Twp. Opens New Section of Greenway

PA - "...t's part of a master plan that aims to connect the trails in [the] township." more

ColumBike to Cease Operations in November

9/20/19

IN - "...We tried several different business models to sustain the program and while we had many very loyal riders, it never reached enough rides and sponsors to allow it to be sustainable." more

Another Cyclist Assaulted, No Police Action

NYC - "A NYC cyclist says he was assaulted by a pedestrian who knocked him off his bike while he was riding through the East Village this week—but he's even more enraged by the police response to the incident." more

'Green Wave' Pedals Past Local Foes

9/20/19

NY - "...The Department of Transportation recently began installing a protected bike lane along Shore Parkway, near Coney Island — the latest sign the agency intends to plow past community board opposition while racing to add 80 miles of safer paths for cyclists by 2021." more

VeoRide Eyes 100,000 Rides

9/20/19

AR - "VeoRide bike share program rolled out in Fayetteville and the University of Arkansas campus one year ago..." more

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Powell Bike Path Closure

Powell, OH - "The bike path that connects Rutherford Estates to the new Seldom Seen Park will be closed for paving starting today through this weekend." more

Officials Agree to NCIT Campus Connector

Fremont, OH - "The Sandusky County Park District's board approved an agreement with Terra State Community College Wednesday to connect the North Coast Inland Trail to the community college's campus." more

Cuyahoga Valley National Park Seeks E-Bike Comments

CVNP, OH - "Cuyahoga Valley National Park is seeking public comments on its change in the regulation of e-bikes in national parks." more

Baileys MTB Trail Starts Construction

9/19/19

Chauncey, OH - "...Phase 1 of the trail, which is a 13-mile stretch near Chauncey, began construction and is expected to be finished by the end of the year." more

Teenager Charged in Trail User Rape Case

9/19/19

Columbus, OH - "...Thomas is charged with the April 12 sexual assault at gunpoint of a woman who was pushing her child in a stroller on the Camp Chase bike trail..." more

Outdated Street Design in Cincinnati

OH - "...About 150 pedestrians were involved in crashes over the last six months in Cincinnati, according to city data." more

Kentucky's 1st Urban Trail Town

9/19/19

KY - "...the title will go to Elizabethtown for its Greenbelt Trails system and officials plan to recognize the accomplishment on Oct. 1 with a ceremony." more

‘Greenway’ Plan Sparks Neighborhood Tension

9/18/19

Chicago, IL - "A proposal to add a so-called greenway for cyclists and introduce pedestrian-focused safety measures on a Lincoln Park side street has sparked an outpouring of attention from neighbors." more

Cohoes Bike Trail Killing Trial to Begin

9/18/19

Albany, NY - "Lawyers will deliver opening statements Thursday morning in the murder trial of Thomas Slivienski, the man charged with fatally shooting 17-year-old Albany High School student Johni Dunia on a Cohoes bike path in November." more

Syracuse Adds Bike Path

9/18/19

NY - "...With the additional bike path, there is now a six-mile set of continuous bike lanes connecting Syracuse’s downtown to its Eastside..." more

700-Mile Bike Network Planned

9/18/19

WI - "...The Route of the Badger would create a more than 700-mile trail system by connecting a patchwork of existing trails in seven counties in and around Milwaukee..." more

PBOT to Build First "Alternative Pedestrian Walkway"

9/18/19

Portland, OR - "...The idea is to provide safe space for vulnerable road users when full-fledged sidewalks are considered too expensive or onerous to build." more

Car-Free Zones Eyed in SF, Elsewhere

9/18/19

CA - "After a spate of pedestrian deaths, San Francisco leaders are considering restricting cars from some residential neighborhoods." more

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Brunswick Lake Master Plan

Brunswick, OH - "...Eppink called plans to complete the second phase of the trail extension project known as the Plum Creek Greenway Project a potential 'game changer'..." more

Report: Fewer New Yorkers are Cycling

NY - "The number of New Yorkers who regularly ride a bicycle dropped 5 percent in the last two years, data released by the city Tuesday showed." more

City Council Votes to Ban Cars from Bike Lanes

9/18/19

Rochester, NY - "City Council voted Tuesday to prohibit cars from stopping or parking in bike lanes." more

Woman Attacked On Bike Path In Mattapan

9/17/19

MA - "...She was taken to a Boston hospital to receive treatment for cuts and bruises. She has since been released from the hospital." more

Scooters, Bikes Can Work in Tandem

9/17/19

Memphis, TN - "...At the end of the day, both programs working hand in hand certainly have made an impact on shared mobility in the city..." more

Surface Solutions for Tree Root Bumps on Paved Trails

9/17/19

Medford, OR - "...the county received a Recreational Trail Program grant to test what materials fared better than the asphalt against root bumps, which can regrow a year after paving." more

Why E-Bike Schemes Have Failed in Two Cities

9/17/19

"Is this the death knell for dockless e-bike shares?" more

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RiverScape Bike Path Tunnel Closure

Dayton, OH - The bike path tunnel underneath Riverside Bridge will be closed Tuesday, Sept. 17 and Wednesday, Sept. 18 for mainline water source repair.

ODOT to Install 11-Mile Bike Lane

9/17/19

Cincinnati, OH - "...By 2020, U.S. 52 will have an 11-mile bike lane stretching from Five Mile Road to New Richmond. The span will be marked with better signage, new paint and rumble strips to keep drivers from weaving into the wrong lane." more

Shepard Connectors Progress

9/17/19 - Columbus, OH

See photos.

See a map of the connectors.

Harrison County Trail Plan Revealed

9/16/19

Cadiz, OH - "...Dan Rice, president of Ohio Erie Canalway Coalition, said upon completion, the trail will be able to connect five regional and five national trails." more

Bike Lane Recommendations for Longmont

9/16/19

CO - "Cyclists and motorists in the future are unlikely to encounter many vertical posts, rails or curbs physically separating bike lanes from motor vehicle lanes on Longmont streets." more

Bluebikes’ 10 Millionth Trip

9/16/19

Boston, MA - "...Bluebikes will notch its 10 millionth trip in the next few days, the bike-share system announced on September 16. Nearly one-fifth of those rides occurred in 2019." more

Bikes and Scooters Could Replace a Lot of Car Trips

9/16/19

U.S. - "Almost half of all car trips in U.S. cities are three miles long or less. That little nugget of information has long been understood, hinted at by U.S. Census surveys, but now a transportation data company has confirmed and expanded on it..." more

Moped Gangs Attacking Cyclists

9/16/19

UK - "...Moped gangs have been filming themselves pushing cyclists off their bikes and posting footage on social media as part of a dangerous trend." more

Swooping Magpie Causes Fatal Bike Crash

9/16/19

AUS - "...The 76-year-old rider fell while trying to get away from the swooping bird." more

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New Park will Serve as Future Trailhead

Fairfield, OH - "The grand opening of FurField, the city’s new multi-use and dog park, is set for October, but an exact date has not been determined." more

Zoning Changes to Protect AT Section

9/16/19

Nazareth, PA - "An eastern Pennsylvania township has approved zoning changes aimed at blocking projects such as natural gas pipelines, wind turbines, solar panels and cellphone towers from being located near its section of the Appalachian Trail." more

City To Create Protected Bike Lanes During U.N. General Assembly

9/16/19

NYC - "The city will create a special lane for cyclists to ride past the United Nations building during the annual General Assembly next week, a change from a longstanding security policy that banned bikes from the area even though car drivers were not similarly restricted." more

Portland Needs to Step Up Traffic Enforcement

OR - "...I've lived and driven in the city for over 30 years and I cannot believe the flagrant disregard for laws and human life that I see almost every day." more

France to Invest €43M in Cycle Lanes

9/16/19

FRA - "Around 150 areas across France will receive state funding to have more bike lanes and improvements to existing ones, part of plan to get the French on their bikes." more

ER Doc: Stay Off E-Scooters

9/16/19

MN - "...Smith estimates at least five people are treated in the ER each day for e-scooter-related injuries. That adds up to several hundred ER visits this summer..." more

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Trail Work Day Along the AC&Y Trail

New London, OH - Brush removal along the developing AC&Y Trail, also known as the New London-Greenvich Trail.


Derr Road Reconstruction Moves Ahead

Springfield, OH - "...On Friday, the TCC approved the amended project to reconstruct Derr Road from its current state into a a four-lane road with added designated turn lane and multi-use paths on either side of the road for pedestrians and bicyclists..." more

Greenbelt Extension Along U.S. 60 Nearly Complete

9/15/19

KY - "The latest extension of Owensboro's David C. Adkisson Greenbelt Park walking trail along the former U.S. 60 bypass is nearing completion." more

City Council Approves Controversial Bike Lanes

VA - "The Alexandria City Council voted 4 to 3 Saturday for a controversial plan to trade traffic lanes for bike lanes on Seminary Road, despite protests from many residents who said it will worsen gridlock..." more

Razorback Greenway Continues to Connect NW Arkansas

9/15/19

AR - "...The greenway connects six downtowns; three hospitals; 23 schools; the University of Arkansas; and the Walmart, J.B. Hunt and Tyson headquarters..." more

Transformative Impact of Trails in the Quad Cities

IL, IA - "...two powerful trails in the region—the Riverfront and Great River trails, both host trails of the Great American and “spines” of a regional trail system between the states..." more

Paris Transit Strike Boosts Use Of Cycleways

9/14/19

FRA - "Never seen so many people using bikes to get to work in Paris before..." more

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New Towpath Connector Opens

Independence, OH - A new towpath connector opened in Independence today, September 14.

Maintenance & Repair Progress on the B&O Trail

Richland County, OH - A summary on the trail ongoing trail work on the Richland B&O Trail.


Olentangy Trail Ramp Improved

Columbus, OH - Posted on 9/13/19.


Road Construction Incudes Shared-Use Path

Upper Arlington, OH - "The first rebuild of Henderson Road is nearing completion -- and more than a month earlier than expected." more

Driver Charged in Fatal Crash with Cyclist

Cleveland, OH - "A 21-year-old woman is charged in a crash that killed a bicyclist in the city’s Tremont neighborhood." more

How 2-Way Protected Bike Lane Will Work

9/13/19

Ann Arbor, MI - "Ann Arbor's first two-way protected bike lane is being installed on William Street from State to First streets in October and the Downtown Development Authority is providing tips on how to use it. " more

Cars Driving in Boston Bike Lanes

9/13/19

MA - "...This video, shared by Reddit user u/FostersFloofs, shows a number of vehicles 'taking advantage' of the lane designated for cyclists so they can bypass traffic more easily..." more

Battle Over Bike Lanes

9/13/19

VA - "...A proposal to remove two driving lanes on one stretch of the road in favor of bike lanes and add a turn lane and pedestrian crossing signals triggered a classic clash in the city..." more

Tackling the Bike Share Parking Problem

9/13/19

WA - "...In Portland, things are a little different, where the city issues citations to poorly parked bikes. Bikeshare companies will then charge that to the person who last used the bike, providing a motivation to park it correctly in the future." more

Conservation Groups Decry E-Bike Use on Federal Trails

9/13/19

WY - "...The scary part to me is to look at all of these nonmotorized routes suddenly becoming open to e-bikes without any kind of scientific process or public process to take a look at what the impacts on wildlife might be or impact on other trail users..." more

Uber To Pull Jump Bikes From Atlanta And San Diego

9/13/19

"..Over the summer, both San Diego and Atlanta ratcheted up regulations on shareable bikes and electric scooters." more

Rail-Trail State Policy 2019

U.S. - "This year, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s (RTC’s) state policy arm focused on strategies aimed at building financial support for trails, walking and bicycling over the long term, including the creation of advocacy infrastructure that should pay dividends for active transportation for years to come." more

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9/11 Memorial Trail Approved by Senate

D.C. - "...The September 11th NMT is a 1,300 mile network of roads and paths that connect the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Va., the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., the National September 11th Memorial and Museum in New York City, N.Y., and the 9/11 Memorial Garden of Reflection in Yardley, Pa." more

Citi Bike Cyclist Assaulted in Bike Lane

NYC - "A cyclist says she was assaulted in Midtown South this week by two men who tackled her off of her bike and punched her multiple times." more

In 2023, You Could Bike From Fort Worth to Dallas

9/13/19

TX - "...The roughly 52-mile trail mostly follows the Trinity River, offering a scenic and quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of Metroplex traffic..." more

Study: Bike Share Eases Traffic Congestion

9/13/19

"...an increased use of bike share programs would ease traffic in Seattle, a study by Inrix found." more

Bike Share Service Opens in Reykjavík

9/13/19

ISL - "...One hundred bikes will be on offer at 41 locations..." more

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Ohio Eminent Domain Reform Bill in Committee

"...The legislation being debated, H.B. 288, would amend the state’s eminent domain laws to limit this power by prohibiting the seizure of land for creating a recreational trail." more

Lose Your Glasses on the Heart of Ohio Trail?


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Worshipers Given Pass to Block Bike Lanes

9/12/19

Philadelphia, PA - "...The recently painted bike lane on the left side of Spruce Street in front of the Society Hill Synagogue was wide open Saturday until a little after 9 a.m..." more

Berkeley Cyclists Fined $200+ for Rolling Stops

CA - "While San Francisco rushes to redesign intersections and put posts around its bike lanes, Berkeley has taken a different approach to traffic safety: penalties of more than $200 for cyclists who roll through stop signs." more

Brookline Police Cracking Down on Cars in Bike Lanes

9/12/19

MA - "Police in Brookline are cracking down on drivers who double park in bike lanes..." more

Judge Rules Bike Path Built on Private Land

9/12/19

RI - "Rhode Island built a section of the Blackstone River Bikeway on private property and will have to compensate a construction company for taking its land..." more

In-App Ticketing Comes to Denver

CO - "RTD, Transit and Masabi have come together to enable travellers to plan and pay for trips involving multiple modes of transportation on a single platform." more

E-Scooters Aren't the Greenest Way to get Around

9/11/19

"Shared electric scooters, or e-scooters, may be greener than most cars, but they can be less green than several other options, according to new research." more

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Simon Kenton Trail Section Closure 9/11/19

9/11/19

Urbana, OH - The Simon Kenton Trail will be closed for paving repair, Wednesday 9/11/19 for one day. The section closed will be from Miami St. in Urbana to Edgewood Ave. There will be NO access to this area for anyone during this job.

Filling the Gaps on the Great Miami River Trail

9/11/19

Butler County, OH - "...there are 4.7 miles of proposed trail in Butler County that are the only pieces for which no funding has been found..." more

Preservation Status Sought for Darby Plains

9/11/19

Madison County, OH - "...The site has 350-year-old oak trees, and endangered species such as Ohio largest stand of Prairie Dropseed grass, plus prairie violets and Bicknell’s Sedge, a grass-like prairie plant that can grow more than two feet tall." more

Plainfield Launches Bike Share Program

IN - "Joining Indianapolis and other surrounding communities, Plainfield on Tuesday kicked off a new bike share program." more

Micromobility a Major Solution to Traffic Congestion

9/11/19

Boston, MA - "INRIX report finds that nearly half the car trips in the Boston area are under 3 miles..." more

Cyclists Demand Amazon Pay for a Bike Lane

Arlington, VA - "...We think Amazon, as part of the infrastructure of HQ2, should be improving the bike infrastructure right in front of their building..." more

Taxi Drives Down Bike Lane in Vancouver

9/10/19

CAN - "Police are investigating a hair-raising video that shows a taxi driving down a separated bike lane in downtown Vancouver." more

Toronto Locals Soured on "Neighborhood of the Future"

CAN - "Sidewalk Labs, a sister company of Google, has a wildly ambitious plan for Toronto’s waterfront. But concerns about Big Tech and privacy are only growing." more

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Students Raise Bike Share Concerns

Kent, OH - "...Where the bikes are being parked is not the only problem. Kelsie Kline, a communications major said the bikes need tune ups as well." more

William Street Getting New Bike Lane

Ann Arbor, MI - "...The city and Downtown Development Authority are partnering to improve William Street to include a two-way protected bike lane..." more

London Cyclist Headbutts Pedestrian

9/10/19

UK - "Police are hunting a cyclist who headbutted a worker to the ground after a near-miss on a pedestrian crossing." more


E-Bike Rider Struck by Garbage Truck

NY - "Another cyclist has been injured after colliding with a garbage truck in Brooklyn." more

More than 20 Serious or Fatal Hit-n-Runs in Denver

CO - "So far in 2019, more than two people each month on average have been killed or seriously injured in Denver by hit-and-run drivers. But arrests have been made in fewer than half of the incidents." more

Federal Plan To Allow Electric Bikes Raises Safety Concerns

CA - "Last month, the Trump administration ordered a change in regulations to allow electric bicycles on every national park trail on which regular bikes are permitted. The news has drawn a mixed reaction." more

Some Protected Bike Lanes Leave Cyclists Vulnerable to Injury

9/10/19

VA - "...There is evidence that protected bike lanes help prevent the worst crashes, Cicchino says. What our study shows is that certain locations are better than others for this type of infrastructure." more

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Towpath Section Closure Sept. 9-12

CVNP, OH - The towpath will be closed between Botzum and Ira Road today thru Thursday, Sept. 12. The section is being resurfaced.

Towpath Detours are Scary

Trail user reports that towpath detours are no fun.

Road Repaving, Bike Path Repairs Scheduled in Mentor

OH - "...Work is anticipated to begin on or about Oct. 7 and be complete within the month, according to a report to City Council.

"The project involves resurfacing portions of Hendricks and Hopkins, and bike path repairs along Hendricks." more

Cyclists Pedal for Change in State Law

Pittsburgh, PA - "...Ms. Innamorato is a co-sponsor for House Bill 792... which would amend state law so bike lanes and parking spaces would switch places, putting a barrier between bikes and cars." more

City Seeks More Funding for Bike Lane Project

9/9/19

Sharon, PA - "Sharon officials are trying to figure out a way to install candlesticks in the bike lane along North Sharpsville Avenue using the money a grant allotted." more

Copperheads Spotted on Bike Trail

9/9/19

Lancaster County, PA - "...Rothacker pointed out these snakes could easily be mistaken for a stick, putting passersby at risk of a venomous bite and the snakes in danger of being trampled upon or run over." more

Dangerous Bike Lane Draws Concerns

9/9/19

NYC - "...The new bike lanes are dangerous, ill-conceived and poorly thought through. They could result in many more pedestrians and cyclists being injured or killed..." more

County Marks Completion of $5.5M Bike Path

VA - "...Prince William County officials recently marked the completion of a new section of the path, which closed a gap along a more than 13-mile stretch of shared-use asphalt along Va. 234..." more

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Niles Approves $20K for Trail Maintenance

9/8/19

Niles, OH - City council approved the appropriation of $20,000 for repairs to the Niles Greenway Trail. No money has been spent on the 3-mile trail section that falls within the city's jurisdiction since the trail was built.

Galena Trail Extension Progress

Galena, OH - Ongoing construction to linke these 2 segments of the Ohio-to-Erie Trail continue. Work is expected to be completed in November 2019, weather permitting.

See construction photos.

ODOT Developing Bike & Ped Policy

9/8/19

Champion, OH - "...Those who choose to voice their concerns and provide feedback should visit the Walk.Bike.Ohio website..." more

Forcing Cyclists to Wear Helmets?

9/7/19

"A mandatory helmet law in NYC is how Vision Zero ends." more

Pot Taxes Help Fix Dangerous Street

9/7/19

Portland, OR - "A project on Southwest Capitol Highway will impact traffic between Huber and Kerr Parkway but will make it easier for pedestrians and bicyclists — and is paid for largely through pot revenue." more

Bikes "Startling Elk to Death"

9/7/19

OR - "...trail closures on public land to give the elk privacy during calving season often don’t work..." more

Frisco Bike Plan Calls for More On-Street Bike Routes

9/7/19

CA - "...The focus on bike lanes and routes in the master plan was driven by the growing demand in Frisco..." more

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Paving Request for Friendship Trail Section

Sabina, OH - "...If the Sabina to Borum Road section does get paved this fall, the portion from Reesville (State Route 72) westward to Melvin Road would remain a stone path and would need new grant funds before it too gets paved to finish the blacktop for the entire 7.1-miles Clinton County leg of the Clinton-Fayette Friendship Trail." more

Toledo Cyclists Donate $5,000 to NORTA

9/6/19

Delta, OH - "We were shocked at our board mtg last night when Mark/Nancy Beerman from Toledo Area Bicyclists showed up to present us w/ check for $5000 from their Maumee Area River Ride as donation to Norta [Northwestern Ohio Rails-to-Trails Association]." more

90,000 Rides in 1 Day a New Citi Bike Record!

9/6/19

NYC - "...The bike rides have surged as New Yorkers have discovered that the bikes are one of the fastest ways to get around the city — even faster than taxis or the subway..." more

Campus Bike Share Stations Added

9/6/19

University Park, PA - "...With the additon of these four new stations and 25 new bikes, Penn State's Zagster bike share program is now comprised of 110 bikes across 21 stations." more

Ground Rules for E-Bikes in New Orleans

9/6/19

LA - "...The council unanimously agreed to permit "pedal-assist" bicycles, which are motorized bikes that can reach speeds of 20 mph. It also allowed pedal-assist bicycles that reach speeds of 28 mph on certain bikeways." more

How Advocates Brought the Idaho Stop to Oregon

9/6/19

"...The new law does not include freedom to yield and roll through traffic signals at intersections. Idaho added this provision in 2006 and many cyclists feel like it is only a natural and logical extension of the stop sign provision..." more

Cyclist Deaths are Exploding in U.S.

9/6/19

"...cities gaining new cyclists are quickly, tragically finding that they do not have the proper infrastructure to keep them safe..." more

Changing Skyscraper Designs to Benefit Peds, Cyclists

9/6/19

UK - "Wind tunnels and downdrafts can make life difficult for cyclists and pedestrians. London’s new design rules aim to reduce headwinds." more

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Teen Charged with Raping Trail User

Columbus, OH - "...According to Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien, on April 12, 2019, 16-year-old Desmond Lee Thomas pulled a gun and sexually assaulted the woman who was pushing her child in a stroller on the Camp Chase bike trail on the west side of Columbus." more

Cannonball Trail Section Review with Photos

Fulton County, OH - "I hiked 9 miles today from CR23 near Elmira to Rotary Park in Wauseon in northwestern Ohio. This section is entirely on the Wabash Cannonball Trail, a converted railroad..." more

Alison Steele Creating Historical Bike Route

Avon Lake, OH - "...Alison said the path will visit some of the city’s most important historical locations: the Avon Lake Public Library, the Folger Home, Lake Shore Cemetery, Beach Park Plaza, the Power Plant and the Peter Miller House..." more

Towpath Times E-News

NE OH - Read the latest edition.

Trail Getting Rave Reviews, But it's not Open

9/6/19

Angola, IN - "...The reason we can't publicly open it is the contractor is still on the hook for some items and we can't open it up and have the public out there if the contractor's still out there working..." more

Indiana Pacers Bikeshare Expands

Indianapolis, IN - "Nearly 300 new bicycles and over 20 new bike share stations across the city have been added for the Pacers Bikeshare program expansion." more

Redesigned Bike Lanes Could Protect Cyclists

9/5/19

Pittsburgh, PA - "A demonstration of how parked cars can protect bicycle lanes and their users may be a sign of things to come in Pittsburgh and other communities along the region’s three rivers." more

2nd Plunger Protest in Boulder

9/6/19

CO - "For the second time in two weeks, city officials had to remove plungers from the streets of Boulder." more

Red Tape Slows Louisiana Ave Bike Lane

9/5/19

D.C. - "The four-year-old plan to add a protected bikeway to Louisiana Avenue is at a standstill while the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) continues to negotiate the street design with Congress..." more

Vancouver Bike Share Use Grows

9/5/19

CAN - "Mobi Bike Share in Vancouver is coming off its busiest month in its three-year history." more

5 Myths About Jaywalking Pedestrians

9/5/19

"Studies prove these myths aren't true but nobody is listening." more

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National Parks Service Opens Trails to E-Bikes

Cleveland, OH - "...Cuyahoga Valley spokesperson Pamela Barnes said her park was picked for the showcase because its Towpath Trail draws many bicyclists. Also, the Cuyahoga Valley has already put the new policy into effect, ahead of some other parks, though hers and others are still working out some details." more

Copley Township Envisions Trail System

OH - "A trail system through the township might be years away, but officials hope it will one day become a reality that would create public green space and potentially help curb flooding in Barberton and other communities to the south." more

Riverwalk Extension Taking Final Steps

9/4/19

Jasper, IN - "...Part of a master plan that aims to one day complete a 10- to 11-mile multi-use trail loop around the city..." more

Ocean Parkway Bike Path Won't See Repairs Until 2022

9/4/19

NY - "A rough road remains for bikers, pedestrians seeking access to Coney Island's attractions and beaches." more

E-Bikes Now Allowed on Mt. Vernon Trail

9/4/19

VA - "Cyclists can now ride e-bikes around national parks, including the Mt. Vernon Trail along the GW Parkway, thanks to a recent policy change from the National Park Service." more

BCycle E-Bike Launch in Madison a First

9/4/19

WI - "...Madison is the first bike share program to fully convert its fleet to electric..." more

Carriage Drivers Concerned about Bike Lane

9/4/19

NYC - "...Horse carriage drivers fear this section of the bike lane could increase chances of collisions between the animals and cyclists." more

Amsterdam’s Cyclists & Peds Don't Get Along

NLD - "...Woe betide those who accidentally step onto a bike path..." more

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Great Miami River Trail Section Closure

Troy, OH - "Portions of the Great Miami River Recreational Trail within Troy’s city limits are scheduled to be repaved between Miami Shores Golf Course and Trade Square Road over the next week. Paving begins today, September 3 and should be completed by September 6, weather permitting..." more

See a map of the affected area.

The Success of the Saucon Rail Trail

PA - "After officials opened portions of the Saucon Rail Trail along Water Street Park in 2011, Hellertown business owner Steve LaBrake noticed [positive] changes." more

2 Peds & 1 Cyclist Killed in Chicago this Past Week

IL - "... One of the pedestrians was at least the fourth person killed by a driver this year while on the sidewalk, and the third person killed at a bus stop..." more

Whatcom County Planned Border-to-Border Bike Route

WA - "...a proposed 50-mile trail spanning Whatcom County’s entire coastline..." more

Citi Biking Thru Midtown Faster, Cheaper than Cab

NY - "...Citi Bikers in Midtown travel around 30% faster than their taxi-riding counterparts..." more

More Deaths by Red Light Runners

OR - "...Nationally, deaths from drivers running red lights reached a 10-year high in 2017 and are up 28 percent from a decade ago." more

COO Dies in Bike Accident

9/4/19

CA - "Chad Peterson, the chief operating officer at Intense LLC, died Monday from injuries sustained in a bike accident near Temecula." more

5 Myths about Collisions with Peds

CAN - "As people continue to die on Toronto’s streets in alarmingly high numbers, there appears to be growing consensus among the public and local leaders that the city is in the midst of a road safety crisis." more

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Towpath Trail Section Closing Sept. 27

9/3/19

Akron, OH - The trail will be closed for the Akron Marathon, which will take place in the area of the Wilbeth Road Trailhead and will utilize the Towpath Trail heading north through Summit Lake and into downtown Akron. The Wilbeth parking lot will be closed beginning at 8 p.m. on September 27 and will re-open after the race on September 28.

Dispute Over Pothole Won't Be Settled in Court

Walbridge, OH - "...Who is responsible for the road came to a head in January when a pothole popped open and there was a small game of chicken on who would repair it." more

Another Death at Old Man's Cave

Hocking Hills, OH - "...Victoria Schafer, 44, was on stairs near Old Man’s Cave when she was struck by a falling tree branch..." more

14 New Mountain Bike Trail Openings

9/3/19

U.S. - "August 2019 was a huge month for mountain bike trail openings. From new connector trails within larger, established trail systems, to full-on, brand new bike parks, there’s more singletrack for mountain bikers to ride than ever before..." more

Cyclists: Edmonton Should Adopt 1-Meter Clearance Rule

9/2/19

CAN - "Bylaw requires motorists to keep buffer zone when passing cyclists." more

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Wayne County Rails-to-Trails E-News

OH - "... This is the fourth and final chapter of the March interviews with Board Members." more

Toronto Bike Lane Improved Economic Activity

CAN - "The Bloor St. bike lane was initially a pilot project but was later made permanent because of the positive impact it's had." more

New Off-Road Cycle Route Links England & Scotland

"A new 800-mile mainly off-road cycle route between England and the north coast of Scotland has been launched." more

Bike Share Failures in Melbourne

AUS - "Melbourne might have a claim on the title of Australia’s cycling capital, but it's also turned out to be the graveyard for public bike share schemes." more

The Unsafe Laziness of Painted Bike Lanes

9/2/19

AUS - "Painting white lines to mark bike lanes on city roads and assuming cyclists will be safe and motivated to use them is delusional..." more

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Trail Connection Construction Continues

Delaware County, OH - Construction progress to link two trails along the Ohio-to-Erie Trail corridor continues in Delaware County. The Galena Brick Trail is being extended to connect with the Sandel Legacy Trail in Sunbury, Ohio. View photo.

Water Line Work Brings Trail Detour Sept. 2

9/1/19

Fairborn, OH - "The City of Fairborn will be doing water pipeline work along the Wright Brothers-Huffman Prairie Bikeway at Kauffman Avenue near Garland Avenue. A small portion of the trail will be impacted and a temporary gravel detour will be provided. Please walk your bikes through the detour. This work is scheduled to begin the week of September 2nd and is scheduled to last 1-2 weeks.

If you have any questions, please contact Greene County Parks & Trails at 937.562.6440.

New Cannonball Trail Mileage Sign

Liberty Center, OH - A new trail mileage sign has been installed at the Henry County Rd 6-C trailhead along the south fork of the Wabash Cannonball Trail, just southeast of Liberty Center, Ohio. View photos.

Former Chief Counsel to Governor Killed While Biking

Hilliard, OH - "A 58-year-old man, who served as the Chief Counsel for Gov. George V. Voinovich, died Saturday morning after he was struck by a vehicle while riding on a bicycle in Brown Township near Hilliard." more

How to Prevent Vehicle Break-Ins

Columbus, OH - Some good tips from Columbus Metroparks on how to properly secure your valuables and vehicle when parking at trailheads. more

40th Cougar Report in Michigan Since 2008

MI - "...The confirmation was made after an image of a cougar was captured Aug. 17 on a trail camera on public land in the Upper Peninsula's Delta County." more

Building the Northeast Texas Trail

9/1/19

TX - "...The Northeast Texas Trail, or NETT, is in the process of being established across 130 miles, stretching through seven counties and 19 small towns between Farmersville and New Boston..." more



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