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Police Arrest Suspect in Racially Motivated Trail Attacks

Reynoldsburg, OH - "...Late Wednesday police said the attacks were racially motivated. When they asked Thomas why and how he targeted his victims, he told them he had issues with white people." more...

Mahoning Valley Trail Section Opens


Stark County, OH - From, "A new .50 mile section of trail off Rockhill Ave. has decreased the on-road route [of the Mahoning Valley Trail]. Thank you to the Rotary Club of Alliance for their financial support to make this project happen."

Boston Mills Road Partial Closure


Peninsula, OH - From, "Boston Mills Rd West of Riverview Rd. will be closed for 45 days starting from September 19th, between Riverview Road and Black Road. The contractor will keep the Buckeye Trail open during construction. This will impact access to Blue Hen Fall parking."

Kroger Construction Closes Sidewalks for 2 Years

Cincinnati, OH - "...The closures will impact pedestrians using Walnut Street, Central Parkway, Court Street and Bownen Street. Signage will be posted directing pedestrians where to detour..." more...

Pittsburgh Sees Large Increase in Bike Commuters


PA - "Pittsburgh has bucked the nationwide trend, and has posted a significant increase in our bike commuter rate, despite cheaper gas prices, according to the latest US Census data for 2016..." more...

Disabled Protest Bike Lanes & Rapid Transit Line

Pittsburgh, PA - "...They’re asking the city to better plan bike lanes and the bus rapid transit system because they say those two things are making it really hard for people with disabilities to navigate the city." more...

Ann Arbor Does More for Pedestrians


MI - "...Ann Arbor is Michigan's only city where drivers are expected to anticipate a pedestrian's desire to cross the street. You need to stop your vehicle even before someone enters the cross walk." more...

Trail Project in Tobyhanna Township


PA - "...Once the trail is done, it will run from Pocono Summit through Blakeslee for a grand total of 28 miles." more...

Police Sergeant Arrested for Menacing Cyclist


NYC - "A New York City police officer pulled a gun on a bicyclist and later pushed the man to the ground in a fit of road rage in southwestern Queens, the police said on Thursday." more...

Association Wants to Connect 1,650 Miles of Trails


NY - "Last week the Regional Plan Association (RPA) released a report proposing the creation of a 1,650-mile trail system linking Manhattan to the outer boroughs and tri-state area..." more

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Cyclists Who Mow Down Peds will Face Jail Time


UK - "Cyclists who mow down pedestrians face jail terms of up to 14 years as part of a Government crackdown on Lycra louts." more

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How It Was Built: Cleveland Bike Boxes

Cleveland, OH - "Nine shipping containers have been reimagined and redesigned to serve as covered bike parking in neighborhoods around Cleveland..." more

Clark Field Cleanup Project to Begin


Cleveland, OH - "...Now the future for the 42-acre park looks brighter. Construction work is underway at the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail that skirts its northern and western borders..." more

City Seeks Grant for Warrensville Center Road Upgrade


University Heights, OH - "The city is looking to continue making improvements to Warrensville Center Road that will make it more friendly to all modes of traffic." more

Dangerous Intersection to get $500k in Safety Improviements


Cincinnati, OH - "...The newly renovated Olden Recreation Area sits right at Warsaw and Woodlawn. It's also one of the city's most hazardous intersections for pedestrians, according to a study conducted by the city's Department of Transportation and Engineering." more

Downtown Akron Vision & Redevelopment Plan


Akron, OH - "Akron residents want improved green and public spaces, a more diverse and inclusive downtown, better connections for walkers and bikers and a more defined downtown neighborhood..." more

Indiana Considers 500-Mile Bike Path


IN - "...Indiana has more than 1,500 miles of path for biking. But state officials and cyclists say too many remain unconnected." more...

Switchback Ramp Construction Progress

Pittsburgh, PA - "...When complete, the Switchback will create a vital missing link in the downtown riverfront trail system and Great Allegheny Passage." more...

How a Bike Trail put Indianapolis on the Map


Las Vegas, NV - "...The trail creates bicyclists. The bicyclists did not create the trail." more...

Armed Good Samaritan Stops Sexual Assault on Trail


Austin, TX - "...A nearby jogger, later identified by police as Joshua Williams, heard the woman scream and ran over to help..." more

Fort Collins Just Built Five Miles of Bikeway for Less Than $1M


CO - "...As it works to improve the low-stress biking network in the newer, car-oriented neighborhoods of its northwest, the city of 164,000 has used a tool that can be perfect for quickly, cheaply linking up the biking grid: a neighborhood bikeway." more...

Killing of Mountain Biker Under Investigation


CO - "...on the 17th, a hiker–not associated with the formal search effort–discovered a body, apparently meant to be hidden, under a pile of leaves and twigs..." more...

Want Amazon's New HQ in Your Town?


"Amazon may be looking for another city to call home, but here’s one thing it’s not willing to leave behind in Seattle: bike lanes." more...

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Ped & Bike Safety Improvements Coming to Xenia

Xenia, OH - "...The project is incorporating some of the latest advances in traffic and pedestrian control, according to Xenia City Planner Brian Forschner." more

Northside Concerns about Bike / Ped Safety

Cincinnati, OH - "...we Northsiders have watched in horror as vehicular traffic seemed to get faster and less caring about people on foot or on bicycle..." more

Coalition Touts "Land Bridge" for Downtown Lakefront


Cleveland, OH - "...The group has been circulating a rough conceptual plan for a lakefront "land bridge" that would extend diagonally northeast from the north end of the downtown Mall to North Coast Harbor..." more

Towpath Times E-News

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Ped Death on Record Pace in Vegas


Las Vegas, NV - "...And pedestrian fatalities are on the rise on roads all across Nevada." more...

Bike Share Pilot Success in Seattle


WA - "After nearly two months in operation, use of Seattle’s bikeshare system ranks second in the nation after New York." more...

Bike Share Helps Harvey Victims


TX - "Houston's bike-share operator wants to connect residents with free bikes to help them navigate the devastation." more...

Driver Charged for Hitting Girl in Crosswalk


"...turns out that the driver of the car, James H. Clark IV, was going 46 MPH in a 25 zone and not looking where he was going..." more

Groups of Young Cyclists Taking over Streets


"...The movement is called 'Bike Life' and the videos on YouTube get millions of views — showing off the cyclists’ dangerous stunts, disregard for traffic and general mayhem." more...

Startup Crowdfunding Bike-Focused Vending Machines


Seattle, WA - "...The young company has plans to launch dozens of public-facing vending machines in the Seattle area stocked with bike-fixing necessities and pick-me-up snacks to keep people moving." more...

Bike Share Economics Makes Sense


"...While bike-share schemes attract controversy in some places, the economic models behind such schemes actually have more to do with data mining, advertising and turning a profit from interest on the deposits than from the bike rental itself..." more

Dutch Safety Groups Criticize Crossbar Bikes


"...Swedish crash tests have shown that cyclists on a crossbar bike tend to hit their heads first when they fall because they bend over more than they would on a bike without one." more...

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Driver hits Teen on Bike


Plain Twp., OH - "A 15-year-old girl was taken to the hospital with a head injury Friday after being struck by a vehicle as she rode her bicycle." more...

Bowling Green seeks Funding for Parks Connector


Bowling Green, KY - "The city of Bowling Green is looking for $350,000 to connect Weldon Peete and Riverwalk parks via a greenway under the Old Louisville Road bridge..." more

A Q& A with Philly's Complete Streets Director


Philadelphia, PA - "Yemen dishes on safer streets and how drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians can all get along." more...

Couple Fights Land Seizure for Bridge, Trail


Nashville, IN - "...That bridge would be 124 feet from our dining room window. I measured..." more

Sexual Assault along Bike Trail


Austin, TX - "...She was kind of sobbing, crying a little bit, just in shock. She just could not believe that this would happen to her..." more

Woodall Amendment Hurts Biking & Walking Funding

U.S. - "...the House voted to include the Woodall Amendment which allows state Departments of Transportation to take back the funding allocations Congress appropriated to local governments, and to give back funding meant for small projects like biking and walking infrastructure." more...

Montreal puts $150M into Cycling

CAN - "...The announcement comes the day after two separate collisions involving cyclists in the city left one 61-year-old woman dead and a 24-year-old-man seriously injured." more...

City Halts E-Bike Sharing Schemes Amid Safety Fears


China - "Authorities in Hangzhou take action over concerns regarding bikes’ quality and lack of training on how to ride them." more...

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Bicyclist Seriously Injured in Crash


Akron, OH - "...A passerby found Harrod on the ground at Mill and High streets." more...

Bike Lakewood E-News

Lakewood, OH - Read their September news.

Riverfront Commons Taking Shape

KY - "...a small concrete path might signal the start of the city's riverfront rebirth as a recreational area." more...

1,650-Mile Trail Network could Connect 3 States


Albany, NY - "A civic planning organization is proposing a trail network connecting New York, New Jersey and Connecticut." more...

Search Called Off for Missing Mountain Biker


Palmer Lake, CO - "Four days after a mountain biker left for a ride and failed to return, law enforcement confirm they have called off their search." more...

Selfie Cyclist Died from Heart Attack Linked to Head Injury


UK - "A woman who died falling from her bicycle seconds after taking a selfie suffered a heart attack as a rare complication of a head injury, a court has heard." more...

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Roberts Pass Detour Sept. 18-22

London, OH - From Friends of Madison County Parks & Trails, "The Roberts Pass segment of the Ohio to Erie Trail will be closed between Maple Street in London to Spring Valley Road for gas pipeline repair, from Monday, September 18 through Friday, September 22..." more

Students Create Mural on Red Line Greenway


Ohio City, OH - "...The teenagers spent the summer bringing their concept to life on a wall near Abbey Avenue and Columbus Road." more...

White River National Forest Guidelines for E-bikes

CO - "Because of an increase in the use of electric bicycles, or E-bikes, officials at White River National Forest are reminding riders to make sure they know when the vehicles are appropriate." more...

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NCIT Trail Construction in Bellevue

Bellevue, OH - From Josh Wyrick, "An ODOT project is now underway to extend the Sandusky County portion of the North Coast Inland Trail by 2.5 miles in Bellevue..." more

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Bellevue, OH - photo by Josh Wyrick

Groundbreaking for London Trail Connector

London, OH - "...The land, purchased from Kelly Manns of London, begins on Maple Street just across from the current end of the Roberts Pass and will extend the trail an additonal third of a mile from Maple Street to Walnut Street..." more

$5.1M for Trail, Road Projects in Butler, Warren Counties

Lebanon, OH - "The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments has awarded more than $36 million for regional transportation projects, including more than $5.1 million for projects in Lebanon, Mason and Oxford." more...

Red Bike Grows to 57 Stations, 442 Bikes

Cincinnati, OH - "...Today, we are 57 stations and 442 bikes strong in two states and four cities, which made us the 20th largest bike-share system in the country at the end of 2016..." more

How Safe are Roads Around Schools?

OH - "...Fairmont High School in Kettering scored a B+ in the Zendrive School Safety Snapshot, which lists grades for most schools across the country." more...

Brewery Unhappy with Bike Trail

Kalamazoo, MI - "...Bell’s Brewery supports the cycling community and the trail, just not the path going right in front of the café." more...

Improvements Sought for Pedestrian Bridge


Harpers Ferry, WV - "...Access to the Byron Bridge crossing next to the Chesapeake and Ohio National Historical Park towpath in Maryland requires people to use a steep metal spiral staircase..." more

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University of Akron Opens Bike Share

Akron, OH - "...Some behind a free, new bike-share program at the University of Akron hope people who live, work or attend class on campus will pedal beyond academia’s boundaries and discover other things the Rubber City has to offer." more...

Wayne County Trails E-News

Wayne County, OH - Read the latest edition.

Northside Peds Won't Let Drivers Ignore Them

Cincinnati, OH - "...I have had customers almost hit just trying to come here for a class, walking right in the crosswalk because no one pays attention..." more

Gambier gets Sharrows


Gambier, OH - "I wanted to alert the Kenyon community to the new shared lane markings, also known as “sharrows,” that are appearing on Gambier’s streets..." more

Are Cars Winning in Philly?


PA - "...Here in Philadelphia, where Mayor Kenney came into office promising 30 miles of protected lanes, the bike-vs.-car debate has lately reached unprecedented levels of vitriol..." more

Knoxville Greenway Progress


TN - "...Progress has been made on approximately 11 new miles of the City of Knoxville's trail system." more...

Tripwire Reports in Portland


OR - "We’re trying to find out more information about two incidents of tripwires placed across public right-of-way in Portland this week." more...

How Do You Design an Effective Bike-Lane Barrier?

"Drivers are mowing over dividers in Oakland meant to protect cyclists and pedestrians. What can be done?" more...

Connswater Greenway Officially Opens


UK - "Today marked the completion of a £40 million project which has helped to transform east Belfast." more...

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Lawmakers Developing Resolution to Promote Trails

Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH - "Two Ohio lawmakers want to make 2018 the state’s 'Year of the Trails.'" more...

Irma Damage Closes Big Creek Greenway

GA - "Forsyth County said damage from Hurricane Irma needs to be cleaned up before the parks are safe for the public to visit." more...

AAA Sets Up New Bike Stations along Trails

Topeka, KS - "...Kansas is the first state to partner with AAA for a new tool to keep cyclists safe. Kaw River State Park is the first full service bike station on a Topeka trail. You can air up your tires or even call roadside assistance." more...

A Look at U.S. Bike Commuting Rates


"The handful of cities that led the rebound of U.S. bike commuting a decade ago seem to have slowed down -- but continuing growth elsewhere suggests that progress can still happen if cities want it to." more...

Residential Streets are Too Wide, Here's Why

Dockless Bike Shares want to Compete with City-Run Monopolies


"What happens when private bikeshare companies approach the public sector?" more...

Test Driving Amsterdam

"Dutch capital experiments with present and future of transport." more...

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Could Trail Network "Crown" Queen City?


Cincinnati, OH - "...the CROWN -- that is, the Cincinnati Riding or Walking Network -- consists of a number of cycling advocates, trail builders and community leaders committed to creating what could become a more-than 100-mile trail network throughout the city..." more

Play Euclid

Euclid, OH - "...Euclid Avenue (Public Square – East 4th) will be fully blocked to vehicular traffic and open to the public..." more

Transportation Study calls Dayton "Pocket of Pain"

Dayton, OH - "Dayton does not fare well in a just-released study examining gaps in train and inter-city bus transportation." more...

Plans for Closed Innerbelt not Finalized

Akron, OH - "’s still not clear what may take the Innerbelt’s place." more...

Indianapolis Upgrades To Protected Bike Lanes

IN - "Sometimes, when a city builds a really good bike lane - especially an American city - you have to sit back and appreciate it." more...

Next Leg of Bethlehem's Greenway Opens

PA - " Bethlehem’s Greenway has sprouted another branch on the rails-to-trails path that city officials hope will one day reach Saucon Rail Trail." more...

Temporary Shutdown of Bike Share

Baltimore, MD - "BBaltimore is temporarily shutting down its $2.36 million bike-share program, which has suffered so many thefts and maintenance backups that most of the bicycles are out of service." more...

12-Year-Old Struck While Riding on Sidewalk

Corpus Christi, TX - "...The boy was taken to the hospital with injuries, but the driver received no citation." more

Amtrak: Welcoming Bikes on Trains


"More than 14,000 cyclists have ridden with their bikes in tow since fall 2016, and reservations this summer are booking fast. The best part is that no bike disassembly is required!" more...

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LEDs Light up Toledo Sidewalks

Toledo, OH - "...The LED fixture installed Friday on Crittenden Avenue near Broadway completed a 200-streetlight pilot program area in the Old South End." more...

Friends of the Little Miami E-News

SW OH - Read the latest edition.

Roundabout Proposed for Northside

Cincinnati, OH - "City officials and neighborhood leaders say the change would calm traffic at Knowlton's Corner and make the neighborhood more safe." more...

Cleveland Metroparks Reservation Plan Updates

Cleveland, OH - "...Each year, an employee team studies several reservations and recommends future actions for each park. Plans for Big Creek, Brookside, Garfield Park, Washington, and Ohio & Erie Canal Reservations are being updated this year..." more

Anaheim Considers State of Emergency for Homeless Camp


CA - "In an attempt to help cure the growing problem of homeless people putting down stakes along the Santa Ana River Trail, the City Council could decide Tuesday, Sept. 12, whether to declare a state of emergency." more...

Drunk Driver Slams into Cyclists

NYC - "The 28th annual NYC Century Bike Tour was marred by tragedy Sunday morning when an allegedly drunk driver crashed into a group of cyclists waiting at a red light in Borough Park." more...

E-Mountain Bike Access & Management

"...IMBA believes that eMTBs have the potential to represent a broad, new challenge to mountain bike access. If handled properly, eMTBs could increase ridership and stewardship of trails. If handled incorrectly, the inevitability of eMTBs could jeopardize everything mountain bikers have gained in the last three decades by inadvertently overturning access." more...

A Place Where 'Jaywalking' Doesn't Exist


Netherlands - "...pedestrian crossings are perhaps less common in the Netherlands compared to other countries. As a pedestrian, you are allowed to cross the street or the cycle path wherever you like..." more

Paris Car Debate gets Personal


FRA - "...In recent years, Paris has adopted some of the most systematically anti-car policies of any major world city, with a pro-bike, pro-pedestrian ethos that has so far has only been surpassed by smaller cities like Copenhagen..." more

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Michigan Working to Classify E-Bikes


MI - "Two longtime local trail supporters, George Lombard and Linda Deneen, testified in front of the Michigan House Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Standing Committee on a set of bills designed to define and classify electric-powered bicycles..." more

Philly Maps Urban Trails on Google Street View

Philadelphia, PA - "More than 400 miles of green space now navigable on 360-degree platform." more...

Greenway Rangers are Positively Fort Wayne


Fort Wayne, IN - "...We have thousands of hours of volunteer hours each year from our volunteer rangers..." more

Bike Drive Helps Those Who Lost Cars During Flood


Houston, TX - "...Houston Bike Share has partnered with BikeHouston, Freewheels Houston and Rice Bikes to launch the Keep Houston Rolling program." more...

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Mastick Road Plans include Pedestrian Path


Cleveland, OH - "...The Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works has included a 10-foot wide, all-purpose path in its design for replacing a section of Mastick Road." more...

Jogger Haunted by Blood-Stained Baby Blanket


Columbus, OH - "...I was jogging on the pedestrian bridge over the Olentangy River when, midway across, I saw what looked to be a knitted baby blanket on the opposite side of the path." more...

Ann Arbor's $55M Urban Trail Plan


MI - "...The nearly 3-mile trail would include a series of new bridges over city streets and railroad tracks as it makes its way from the Huron River past the west part of downtown..." more

Road Safety a Major Issue with Michigan Cyclists


MI - "...after fatal bicycle accidents this summer in mid-Michigan, Jeremy Fitzpatrick is one person whose commitment to not riding on roads has grown stronger." more...

Injured Cyclist gets $6.5M from Pothole Crash

Los Angeles, CA"...A Los Angeles cyclist who suffered a major injury after striking a pothole agreed to a $6.5 million settlement with the City this week." more...

Making Smart Bikes that "Talk" to Cars

"...The software would, among other things, alert vehicle drivers when cyclists are in the area to potentially cut down on collisions..." more

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Hoover Bike-Hike Trail Construction Progress

North Canton, OH - "The 0.7-mile segment of the Hoover Trail along Dressler Road NW and Glenwood Street SW should be done by the end of October." more...

Trail Could Impede Riverside's Marijuana Plans

Riverside, OH - "A proposed medical marijuana cultivation facility in Riverside could be too close to a Metro Parks bike path, complicating the bid to land the business in the city, the Dayton Daily News has learned." more...

Taking a New Path in Hammond


Hammond, IN - "...The city, in collaboration with the Sanitary District and the city's Redevelopment Commission, is planning to construct a bicycle trail from downtown to the Grand Marquette Trail, according to a release from the city." more...

Can Bike-Friendly Cities be Disability Friendly?


"...the assertion that bicycles are 'largely inaccessible' to the entire mobility-impaired community is just false. There’s an incredible variety of adaptive cycling options..." more

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City Flips on Bike Lanes


Troy, OH - "Troy Mayor Mike Beamish said Wednesday that, after further review, the city had decided to convert the dedicated bike lane on West Water Street into a shared lane." more...

CoGo to Open Bexley Station


OH - "...CoGo is a bike sharing business that operates in downtown Columbus. They have been in Columbus since 2013, and in 2018, they plan to bring it to Bexley thanks to a group of students from Ohio State University..." more

Voters to Decide 3 Park Levies


Central OH - "Backers of three parks issues to be decided in November say growing populations in their suburban communities are spurring the need for more green space and recreational opportunities for residents." more...

Carmel begins Monon Greenway Expansion


Carmel, IN - "...The expansion’s goal is [to] separate those who are on the trail for leisure and those who are seeking rigorous physical activity, said a news release from the Hamiltocity..." more

Fire Damage to Historic Columbia River Highway


OR - "The beautiful Oneonta Tunnel that just re-opened to biking and walking in 2009 isn’t looking so good right now." more...

Ford Introduces 'Pe-Collision Assist'


"...Ford Motor Company even created a video to show how the technology works, and why it was necessary." more...

Bike Maker to Match Bike Tax with Donations


OR - "Santa Cruz Bicycles promises to match the $15 tax on its products by donating to mountain-bike trails in the region." more...

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City Council Approves Bike Trail


Greenville, OH - "...When finally completed, the path will extend from Bradford, through Greenville, and finally to Union City." more...

Expert to Study Ped Safety in Oxford

OH - "A nationally-known professional is being brought to Oxford this month to help identify problems." more...

Ugly Bike Lane in Albuquerque

NM - "...there’s been understandable ridicule in the “community” of the bike lane stripe interrupted to fit the bike lane stencil. Very understandable ridicule." more...

2 Years After Flood, Greenway Repairs not Finished


SC - "As the two-year anniversary of historic flooding in the area approaches, West Columbia has mended the wounds from the deluge along its portion of the Three Rivers Greenway..." more

Adventure Cycling Bike Bits No. 17

"This is the 412th issue of Bike Bits, Adventure Cycling’s twice-monthly bicycle bulletin..." more

LImeBikes are Everywhere


Greensboro, NC - "...There is a lot to like about the concept, called a 'smart bike'..." more

Reimagining our Roads


"On-the-street solutions for improving five American cities, with accessibility and mobility in mind" more...

If You Build It, the Dutch Will Pedal


Utrecht, Netherlands - "...The city recently surpassed Amsterdam in a widely respected ranking of bike-friendly cities and is now second only to Copenhagen, which is more than twice its size." more...

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Cyclist Struck at Intersection

Cleveland, OH - "...Marc Miller witnessed the Sept. 4 crash and said the biker, who was wearing a helmet, had the green light and was hit by a car trying to make a right turn on red." more...

Crack-Filling & Seal Coating Work Scheduled


Xenia, OH - "Maintenance of Greene County’s paved trails managed by Greene County Parks & Trails (GCP&T) will be occurring with a crack filling and seal coating project scheduled for September." more...

Philly's Newest Bike Lane isn't Good Enough

PA - "I raise a family on Chestnut Street, where I bike, walk, and drive..." more

Murders Lead to Trail Safety Measures

Delphi, IN - "...The improvements were recommended by a task force, following the killings of 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams. The bodies of the Delphi teens were found in February in a wooded area." more...

Miami is a Nightmare for Cyclists

FL - "...anyone who's ever ridden a bike here knows just how necessary protected lanes are: Without them, you truly take your life in your hands when cycling in Miami." more...

Death Toll from Commercial Trucks

Portland, OR - "What do Tracey Sparling, Brett Jarolimek, Alan Marsan, Kathryn Rickson, Mark Angeles and Tamar Monhait have in common? All were killed in collisions with commercial trucks on Portland’s streets." more...

Honolulu’s Pedestrian-Blaming Law Sets New Trend

"...Look at the cities that are making progress on pedestrian safety, and you’ll see policies very different than the one Honolulu has adopted." more...

Ireland gets 1st Floating Boardwalk

"...The 600m boardwalk – between Drumshanbo and Carrick-on-Shannon – will serve as the final leg of the Shannon Blueway, part of an expanding network of recreational trails that offer walking, kayaking, and cycling routes in lesser-known parts of the State." more...

Can Paris Become the World's Bike Capital?


FRA - "Mayor Anne Hidalgo wants to make Paris the world’s most bikeable city..." more

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Kenmore Better Block a Success

Akron, OH - "...It had all the trappings of a typical late summer street festival on Saturday afternoon. The organizers of Kenmore Better Block are hoping for something more ambitious and long lasting." more...

Penn State Launches Bike Share

PA - "...Eighty-five Zagster bikes are available 24 hours a day for program members or hourly users to access from 17 bike-share stations around campus." more...

Smoky Mountain Railway Trail Project

TN - "...Hester confirmed that the city is planning to start on the project in the 2018 calendar year. He said the plan has been in the works for about six months." more...

Trail Closure Draws Strong Reaction

MD - "...the heartache was palpable Monday among trail users who spent a picture-perfect Labor Day holiday taking a last walk, jog or bike ride along the 3.1-mile path before it closes Tuesday..." more

World's Longest Urban Greenway


China - "...The district-level greenway, comprised of 'one axis, two mountains, three rings, seven paths,' measures 1,920 kilometers in mileage..." more

Chinese Companies are Dumping Bikes in Cities


"...Welcomed in many cities, but not by everyone, the companies are already encountering a backlash..." more

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Changing Trail Design could Jeopardize I-66 Project


VA - "...Bike advocates, trail aficionados and some state lawmakers who are worried that portions of the planned pedestrian and bike trail are too close to traffic lanes..." more

Improved Safety is Goal of New Bike Law


IL - "Replacing the rear reflector on your bicycle with a light, riding your bicycle on a shoulder and (under certain conditions) passing a bicycle in a no-passing zone all will become legal on Jan. 1..." more

Dream of Trans Canada Trail Falls Short


CAN - "The plan - envisioned as an off-road greenway spanning the country - has encountered everything from financial realities to local routing disputes." more...

Kerry Working to Find Sponsorship for U.S. Cycling Team


"...Kerry, an avid cyclist, has been working the phones to find new supporters for the team, Cannondale-Drapac, after one of its lead sponsors pulled its funding unexpectedly last week." more...

More Dockless Bike Share Fallout in China


"...their popularity has been accompanied by a wave of misbehavior. Because the start-ups do not use fixed docking stations, riders abandon bicycles haphazardly along streets and public squares, snarling traffic and cluttering sidewalks..." more

How a City got Rid of Cars

Pontevedra, Spain - "...motor traffic in Pontevedra’s historical centre has been reduced by an unbelievable 97 percent since 1999. Traffic is down 77 percent in the areas adjacent to the centre, and by 53 percent in the city as a whole." more...

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Bridge gets 2nd Life on People Trail


IN - "A once-dilapidated bridge from Clifty Township hasn’t looked this good in 100 years." more...

NPS Installs Puddle-Reducing Trail Pavement


D.C. - "...the porous, permeable pavement the Park Service is testing may make future biking and hiking trails more accessible after a heavy rain, while also having a positive impact on the environment." more...

Bike Share Bikes Gone Astray


Seattle, WA - "You’d have to be completely oblivious to miss the thousands of neon-colored bike-share bicycles that hit the streets of Seattle this summer. But have you looked for the ones that are not on the actual street, as in up a tree, on top of a troll or under water?" more...

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Irishtown Bend Plans win Approval


Cleveland, OH - "...The plan calls for a 17-acre park with excellent skyline views and connections to regional trail systems that would replace what is now a soggy, weed-infested slope that threatens to slide into the river." more...

Food Vendor Opens along Towpath in Bolivar

Bolivar, OH - "...Bike or hike the Towpath Trail and visit us for lunch between the village of Bolivar and the McDonnell trail-head!" more...

Bike Lanes Removed

Missoula, MT - "...Residents have been pressuring their Ward 5 council representatives for months over the year-old bike lanes, which took away parking in front of Marilyn Park, a popular gathering spot for the neighborhood." more...

Cyclo Cross Logo Linked with White Supremacy

Portland, OR - "Organizers of the Cyclocross Crusade, a Portland-based race series founded in 1993, have shelved a new logo design after concerns that it too closely resembled logos used by white supremacy groups." more...

Helmet Mandate an Issue Again in Seattle


WA - "...Aside from the ick factor of sharing helmets with strangers, the hyper-focus on helmets is dangerous because such a requirement would certainly harm and possible kill bike share business in Seattle..." more

Cop Shoves Man in Front of Moto at Vuelta

SPA - "Another spectator shoved a rider off his bicycle during a weirdly chaotic day for Vuelta." more...

Bike Sculpture Trail Welcomes Pro Peloton


UK - "Artists have been grappling with a different sort of frame over the last weeks to get Cheltenham ready for its moment in the sporting spotlight." more...

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Northside Pedestrian Study Underway


Cincinnati, OH - "When well-known Northside business owner Sarah Cole died after being struck by a car while crossing Hamilton Avenue in September 2016, neighbors were fed up."

"Then it happened again." more...

Warwick-to-Ephrata Trail Visitors Can Rent a Bike


PA - "...A bike share program launches Monday at the Warwick Township trail head outside the municipal building on Clay Road." more...

The $102M Bike Trail

Sarasota County, FL - " approve spending $38 million to acquire 119 more acres of unused railroad track and right of way to extend Legacy Trail from Culverhouse Park north to Fruitville Road." more...

Alaskan Airlines Lowers Bike Baggage Rates

"...In July, Alaska Airlines announced that bikes can now be checked as travelers' first or second piece of baggage for the very reasonable price of $25. The new rate went into effect July 19 and includes other items that fall under the category of sports equipment." more...

Former Pro Cyclist: "Riding on UK Roads Feels Too Dangerous"

UK - "Chris Boardman, the former world champion cyclist who won gold at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and several stages of the Tour de France, is avoiding riding on Britain’s roads because he feels they have become too dangerous." more...

Why it's Difficult for AVs to See Bikes


"...Bicycles are probably the most difficult detection problem that autonomous vehicle systems face..." more

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Cleveland Towpath Construction Progress

Tactical Urbanism Comes to Barberton

OH - "On the final weekend of July, Barberton, Ohio’s 2nd Street looked conspicuously like portions of Broadway through midtown Manhattan..." more

Orange Twp. Approves new Trail Signage

Orange Twp., OH - "...she said complaints were registered about traffic stop signs and pedestrian signs on Owenfield Drive that were confusing to motorists..." more

Library Bike Lending Program Coming

Mansfield, OH - "...We have decided to move forward with the Bike Lending @ M/RCPL project, in partnership with Richland Public Health, as a result of the overwhelming positive response from you, our community, to this idea. We will be placing the first set of bikes at our Butler and Lexington Branches..." more

Road Riding Safety in the Miami Valley


Dayton, OH - "... road cyclists said some motorists consider them a nuisance and are putting their lives in danger." more...

Cyclist Bikes Through Flooded Streets in Houston

TX - "...This surreal video shows what a challenge it is to bike through the city in Harvey's aftermath." more...

"Shared Streets" Coming to D.C.


D.C. - "...On October 12, when the Anthem music club and several restaurants open, the Wharf's nine blocks will be one of the largest expanses of shared space in the country..." more

Will NYC go Dockless?


"Taking cues from the West Coast, Citi Bike officials are exploring dockless bike share as a way to expand." more...

Is the UK Menaced by Reckless Cyclists?

"When cycling reaches newspaper front pages it’s usually the sporting kind. The last couple of weeks have been an exception..." more

Cities Experiment with Better Biking Infra

"In Winnipeg, the city is using a new system–that’s cheap and fast to install–to test out where its bike lanes might go." more

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Construction Begins on New Trail Segment

Cincinnati, OH - "The City of Cincinnati has broken ground on a new trail segment on the west side of the city..." more

Bicyclist Struck, Killed in Hit-Skip

Hebron, KY - "Police have released the name of a man struck by a car and killed while he was riding his bicycle Saturday." more...

Philly's 1st One-Way Protected Bike Lane Opens


Philadephia, PA - "...The 1.1-mile stretch of Chestnut between 45th to 34th streets is now home to a bike lane that is protected by delineator posts and a parking lane. It's the first of its kind for the city, but not the last, said Mayor Jim Kenney at today's unveiling." more...

County, State Should Benefit from Bike Route


Bartholomew County, IN - "...The county is one of 16 in Indiana that have been incorporated into United States Bicycle Route 35, the first nationally approved and interconnected cycling route in Indiana." more

Woman Badly Injured During Bike the Bay


Coronado, CA - "A Coronado woman is recovering from injuries to multiple vertebrae after she says she was hit head on by a Bike to Bay participant during Sunday's ride." more...

Rotary/Mattamy Greenway nearing Completion


CAN - "Calgary's Rotary/Mattamy Greenway has less than seven kilometres to go until it can claim to be the longest urban pathway and park system in the world." more...

Is Bike Share Good Business?


"Just two months in, stationless bike share is clearly resonating with Seattle riders. Ridership is far higher than previous efforts, bikes are making their way to underserved communities, and more companies are jumping into the fray with brightly colored rides." more...

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Man Arrested for Bicycling on Expressway

Center City, PA - "Pennsylvania state troopers have arrested a man for riding his bicycle in the middle of rush hour traffic..." more

Dockless Bikeshares & the Big Apple


NYC - "It promised a new way of bike riding in New York City - GPS-tracked smart bikes that would rent for as little as $1 and did not have to be picked up or returned to fixed locations." more...

Route of the Badger to Reconnect Milwaukee


WI - "...The addition of the 30th Street Corridor, which runs from Havenwoods State Forest south to the Hank Aaron State Trail, as well as expanding the Kinnickinnic River Trail from Sixth Street west to McCarty Park, would improve walking and biking access to trails dramatically..." more

Slide Danger Keeps Trail Closed


CA - "A section of the American River Parkway recreation trail that was closed nine months ago by a large landslide likely will not be repaired and reopened until late next spring or summer..." more

NYPD Trying to Tame Teen Bicycle Riders


NYC - "Tackling the teen biker phenomenon has become a team effort between the community and law enforcement officials." more...

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Flashing Cyclist Plaguing Downtown Delaware

Delware, OH - "Four times since mid-July, a man on a bicycle in downtown Delaware has confronted women, exposed himself, and ridden away." more...

Holmes County Trail Construction Update


Holmes County, OH - From Greg L, "Yesterday (Sat 8/26/2017) they were laying Asphalt on the trail. I'm guessing the last section into Glenmont. They must be on a deadline to be working on a weekend." more...

Exploring Road Diets in Cincy

Cincinnati, OH - "...not all Queen City road projects have widening in mind. Some roads are trimming the fat." more...

New Irishtown Bend Plan

Cleveland, OH - "Irishtown Bend, the swampy, unbuildable hillside opposite the downtown skyline that threatens to slide into the Cuyahoga River, could become one of the most spectacular urban parks in the industrial Great Lakes." more

Pittsburgh & PennDOT Work to Improve Safety


"...Officials in Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh say they already are taking steps to improve safety for bicyclists, including a $1 million federal grant the state will use to address bike and pedestrian safety over the next three years." more...

Bicyclist Killed in Crash near Ravenna

MI - "...The Muskegon County Sheriff's Office says the bicyclist, James Larue of North Muskegon, was westbound on the bike trail and did not stop at the road, riding into the path of a northbound car..." more

South Suburban Trail Held Up by Railroad Dispute


IL - "A strip of sidewalk in south suburban Burnham has become the focus of a nearly four-year legal battle that is delaying the completion of a key regional bike trail." more...

Cycling Deaths on the Rise

"...a new study has found that cyclist deaths increased at a higher rate than those of drivers, walkers, or any other road user..." more

Is Your City Ready for Dockless Bikeshare?

"...dockless bikeshare does not require a docking station - an expense that sometimes limits the number of bikes a city can afford." more...

Developers Adapt Buildings To Accommodate Riders

"Developers around the country are setting aside capital to upgrade their properties' bike accommodations, a clear sign of the growing value these services hold with tenants." more...

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Lower Yahara River Trail Opens


WI - "...The approximately $8 million, 2.5-mile Lower Yahara River Trail features views of Lake Waubesa, Upper Mud Lake and the surrounding wetlands..." more

Residents Invited to Help Design Greenway


CAN - "...The city is inviting residents to apply for one of the 100 'Arbutus Champion' spots in the upcoming Arbutus Greenway Design Jam this fall..." more

E-Bikes as Transportation


CA - "...the human-resources specialist commutes daily, sweat-free, to work from Marina del Rey to Playa del Rey - sometimes in heels and a dress." more...

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Bike Path Key to Annexation

Xenia, OH - "The city of Xenia and Central State University are separated by about six miles along the Ohio to Erie Trail, but the bike path is city-owned, and that tether may be enough to extend the city limits into the campus." more...

Sights set on Statewide Trail Connectivity


IN - "...the bill was authored by Indiana Rep. Wes Culver, R-Goshen, with the goal of developing plans and estimating the costs of connecting Indiana's existing bike trail systems into one contiguous, statewide system." more

Woman Found Unconscious on Bike Trail


Provincetown, MA - "A woman who lost consciousness for about 2 minutes after falling off her bicycle Friday was flown to Rhode Island Hospital with head and shoulder injuries..." more

14-Year-Old Hit in Crosswalk, Critically Injured

"...Not once, in either news story or in comments, does anyone even bother mentioning the fact that she had right of way, and was in a very well signed crosswalk telling drivers to yield to pedestrians..." more

Cyclist Guilty of Pedestrian Death

UK - "...Alliston was riding a fixed gear bike with no front brakes when he hit mum-of-two Kim Briggs as she was crossing the road in her lunch break." more...

Hiker tells Harrowing Lightning Tale


Sacramento, CA - "There was no rain, no rumbling, no sign of danger before the blinding flash and deafening bang of a lightning bolt threw Mathias Steinhuber to the ground, tore off his clothes and burned a gaping hole in his shoe." more...

One of the Most Important Parts of Bike Infrastructure

"Since its founding 50 years ago, the top U.S. agency for investigating transportation injuries had been surprisingly quiet about a phenomenon that's behind 30 percent of U.S. traffic fatalities." more...

Governors Highway Safety Group Report


"...The report found that bicyclist deaths rose 12.2% in 2015, the largest percentage increase of any roadway user group that year..." more

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Hit-and-Run Kills Woman on Sidewalk

Cleveland, OH - "One woman is dead after she was struck in a hit-and-run crash Tuesday night as she walked down the sidewalk on Cleveland's East Side." more

Akron Needs to Look Beyond Sidewalks


Akron, OH - " Segedy wrote in a recent Twitter thread, walkability in Akron suffers not just from wide streets but from car-centric, 'monolithic land use' that deadens street life..." more

Brightening Up the Towpath Locks


Akron, OH - "Lock by lock, the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition is enlivening downtown spaces along the canal and the Towpath Trail to attract Akronites..." more

Kittens & Cats Abandoned Near Trail

Mansfield, OH - "The Humane Society of Richland County Thursday morning rescued 21 kittens and three adult female cats found abandoned at Home Road and Marion Avenue near the Richland B&O Trail." more

Demo for Pocono Trail Underway


PA - "...Crews are ripping apart an old, blighted house near the Pocono Mountain West School campus. It's the first step towards developing the Pocono Hike and Bike Trail System, which will run 28 miles from Pocono Summit through Blakeslee." more...

Multi-County Trail System Under Construction


WV - "A 500-mile network of linked bike trails in Fayette, Nicholas and Greenbrier counties is expected to be ready to ride by mid-2020..." more

Plunger Bike Lane Appears in Philly


Philadelphia, PA - "...Thank Safer Streets PHL - a month-old anonymous group made up of a handful of cyclists and urbanists from the region aiming to 'make the streets safer for everyone'..." more

Brothers Nabbed in String of Bike Thefts

"Four brothers from San Francisco were arrested on suspicion of going on a High Sierra crime spree in which up to $125,000 worth of mountain bikes were stolen in less than three months..." more

Hiker Becomes Ill, Dies from Apparent Altitude Sickness

CO - "Susie DeForest, 20, became suddenly deathly ill while on a hike with three friends to Colorado's Conundrum Creek Trail on Thursday..." more

The U.S. Should go Dutch - In Roadway Policy & Design

"...Many American roadway designs promote car-centric streets. Wide, straight roads with no traffic calming allow for cars to drive at higher speeds..." more

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Cannonball Trail Receives Construction Funding

Fulton County, OH - "The Wabash-Cannonball hike and bike trail will soon branch out into eastern Fulton County as the Metroparks of the Toledo Area was given state transportation funds to construct a six-mile extension." more...

County Approves Active Transportation Committee

Perry County, OH - "A new active transportation plan could bring approximately 90 miles of new bicycle lanes and bike safety material to Perry County." more...

West Shoreway Plan Falls Short


Cleveland, OH - "'s hard to see the Ohio Department of Transportation's re-do of the Shoreway, scheduled for completion next year, as more than a faint echo of the project's original concept." more...

5 Trails Funded by TIGER

"The federal TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) program has funded more than $340 million in projects for trails, walking and biking to date - making it a powerful resource for those who want to create multimodal transportation choices in their communities for those who cannot or choose not to drive..." more

Jekyll Hopper Trail Project Could Start Soon


GA - "Once completed the 36-miles of the Island Hopper Trail system will link more than 100 miles of existing trails on Sapelo, Jekyll and St. Simons islands to the larger Coastal Georgia Greenway Trail..." more

Seattle Bike Shares could make Streets Safer


WA - "Adding thousands of bikes to the road may do more than helmets to save rider lives." more...

Petition to Rip Out Burrard Bridge Bike Lanes


CAN - "...By early Wednesday morning, it had garnered more than 2,200 signatures." more...

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Towpath Section Closure 8/28/17

New Franklin, OH - "The Towpath Trail in New Franklin will be closed at Vanderhoof Road heading south for culvert replacement by the Village of New Franklin for approximately three days. The work is weather dependent. The trail will be closed with no detour."


Council Nixes Ped Bridge Plan


Troy, OH - "Troy City Council members made it clear they weren't interested in the city pursuing a pedestrian bridge across the Great Miami River..." more

Towpath Times E-News

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National Parks by Bike on Amtrak


"With the recent improvements to bike services on various Amtrak routes, it's easier to get your bike to where you want to go. Last year, Amtrak introduced trainside checked service for bicycles on all 15 of their long distance routes, effectively eliminating the need to box your bike." more...

Social Media Stunt Targets Cyclists

CA - "...The 'butt dart' stunt - an act of pointing a finger gun, making a shooting noise and yelling at cyclists - has gained traction recently on social media..." more

Full Speed Ahead For Area Bike/Hike Trail


Albany, NY - "The Albany-Hudson Electric Trail is a proposed 35-mile bicycling and pedestrian rail-trail path, running from the City of Rensselaer to the City of Hudson..." more

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Bike Racks Removed in Greenville

OH - "...council returned to open session and, without prior notice, voted unanimously to uninstall the bicycle racks on South Broadway in downtown Greenville." more...

Your Ticket To Stupid Bike Laws

OH - "How many Ohio cyclists are familiar with their local 'bike' ordinances? Can you find them?.." more

Police Talk Student Safety

Toledo, OH - "Toledo police officers want pedestrians and motorists to exercise extra caution as the school year gets under way." more...

Delphi Trail gets Safety Funding


Delphi, IN - "A $50,000 state grant has brought to $176,000 the money raised for improvements to a northern Indiana recreational trail where two teenagers were killed six months ago." more...

Finding Bikeshare's Role In Seattle


WA - "Last week, Chinese bikeshare company Ofo became the third private bikeshare operator to be given the green light to join the pilot phase of Seattle's new era in bike share..." more

Watching the Solar Eclipse on the Greenway

SC - "More than 1,000 people arrived at the Anne Springs Close Greenway to watch the mid-day solar eclipse..." more

London Cyclist Kills Woman

UK - "A former bike courier accused of mowing down a mother-of-two on his bicycle has denied being a risk-taking thrill-seeker influenced by 'dangerous' cycle race videos." more...

Can these Cheap Tarmac Banksys Slow Drivers Down?

UK - "London hopes optical illusions painted on busy roads will trick motorists into reducing their speed..." more

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1st Fully Electric Bike-Share Program Opens

Park City, UT - "The mountain town hopes its new fleet will mitigate traffic congestion and promote environmental sustainability." more

Cyclist Attacked with his own Bike

CAN - "A man cycling along the Lochside Regional Trail in Central Saanich was left with serious injuries after an erratic man pushed him off his bike and started hitting him over the head with it." more

Homeless Group may Sue over Bike Path


Chicago, IL - "...If they put the bike paths in, we ain't going to have room for our tents..." more

Greenway Stabbing


Minneapolis, MN - "...Another stabbing took place around midnight Sunday on the Greenway below the Bloomington Avenue overpass, leaving the victim in critical condition..." more

Many Bike Share Riders not Complying with Helmet Law


Seattle, WA - "...The three new private, stationless-bike share companies - LimeBike, ofo and Spin - do not provide bike helmets, although two have given out free helmets at promotional events..." more...

Guerilla Bike Lane Perps Sought by Police

Falmouth, MA - "Police Chief Edward A. Dunne told the board of selectmen Monday, August 14, he planned to take a hard line against the person or people spraypainting bicycle mile markers, directions and lanes on Falmouth's roadways in recent weeks." more...

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Mountain Goat Trail Construction


Chattanooga, TN - "...The Mountain Goat Railroad was built in 1853 as a spur of the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, which carried coal from local mines, and, later, passengers..." more

Is Your Workplace Bike-Friendly?

"Does your company have a bike-crazy CEO? Showers for two-wheeled commuters? Shared bikes for employee use?.." more

End the Punishment Pass

"It's the ride you've been waiting for all week. You're on a country road, maybe with a few friends, maybe in your favorite new kit..." more

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Cyclist Killed in Crash near Wooster


Wayne Twp., OH - "...Grimm, who was wearing his helmet and high-visibility clothing, was riding southbound on Friendsville Road on his Felt bicycle when he signaled to turn left/eastbound onto Hutton Road." more...

'Smart Columbus' - Year 2


Columbus, OH - "It's been a little over a year since Columbus beat out six other finalists to win the US Department of Transportation's Smart City challenge..." more

Rails-to-Trails E-News

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Sharp Rise in NYC Cycling


NYC - "...Between 2009 and 2014 the number of people cycling 'at least several times a month' went up 49% from 521,000 to 778,000, says the report. more...

Woman assaulted on Swamp Rabbit Trail


Greenville, SC - "...The assault and battery incident happened just after 8:00 p.m. Thursday." more...

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Moonville Rail Trail Awarded $439K


McArthur, OH - "The Moonville Rail Trail Association is excited to announce that we have been awarded a $439,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation through their Transportation Alternatives Program. The money will be used to install three bridges over Raccoon Creek near Moonville Tunnel." more...

Ped Bridge that Connects to B&O Trail to be Replaced


Mansfield, OH - "..."A lot of bikers will park down there and go across (the bridge), and since that bridge has been out, we've been getting a lot of phone calls about when we're going to replace it." more...

Cleveland Towpath Taking Shape

Cleveland, OH - "The notion of linking the Towpath Trail to downtown Cleveland has been talked about for years, but plans are soon to be underfoot with four different phases linking up the popular recreation path..." more

Mt. Airy Forest MTB Trail gets Green Light


Cincinnati, OH - "It may have taken 20 years, but it seems Cincinnati is going to get its first mountain bike trail in Mount Airy Forest." more...

25-Mile Trail Opens in Peninsula


Escanaba, MI - "A new multi-use recreational trail is up and running in Michigan's Upper Peninsula." more

Woman Attacked by Coyote on Trail

Kingsbury, NY - "...Police say she suffered bites to her face, arm and leg before jumping into the canal to get away from the coyote." more...

Update: The rabid animal was put down.

Citizens Want The Santa Ana River Trail Back


CA - "If hundreds of emails and online comments after my recent column about the Santa Ana River Trail conditions carry any weight, local elected officials should reconsider the policy of handing over this National Recreation Trail to the homeless." more...

Police Roll out Bike Patrols for Eclipse


Casper, WY - "The festivities surrounding the solar eclipse are bringing police bike patrols to the streets of Casper. And don't expect them to disappear when the sun returns." more...

Trail Network Pitched for South Atlanta

GA - "Could the next Beltline be on Atlanta's southside?" more...

How 'Shared Space' Works on the Road

"Some urban experts say stripping roads of lights and barriers, and encouraging 'shared space', could make them safer for all users." more...

Advisory Bike Lanes in North America

"Despite being used successfully for decades in Europe, Advisory Bike Lanes (also known as advisory shoulders), are an emerging facility type in North America and can be an effective tool for communities to provide bicycle lanes on streets that are otherwise too narrow to accommodate them." more...

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Rubber City Heritage Trail Public Meetings

Akron, OH - "Area officials want Akronites to weigh in on the proposed new Rubber City Heritage Trail at two community meetings." more...

Upcoming Trail Improvements/Closures


Greene County, OH - "Nearly $133,000 from the Transportation Administration Funds... will be invested into the maintenance of Greene County's paved trails managed by GCP&T with a crack filling and seal coating project scheduled for September.

"...Greene County Parks & Trails will invest $64,046 as matching funds for the program.

"'With the voter's approval of Issue 18 in 2015,' says GCP&T Director Chrisbell Bednar, 'the park agency is able to maintain and improve the 62 miles of paved trails managed by the organization...'"

"The Little Miami Scenic Trail from the Village of Yellow Springs to the Clark County line, Creekside Trail from Alpha to the Montgomery County line and the Xenia-Jamestown Connector from Washington Street in Xenia to Jasper Road in Silvercreek Township will be impacted by the project.

"The paved trails improvement project will create temporary and rolling closures through early September. Seven to ten days prior to the start of the project, the Ohio Department of Transportation will place signage regarding the upcoming trail closures.

"For more information or up-to-date information on the trail closures, contact Greene County Parks & Trails at 937.562.6440, email or visit"

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Stavich Trail Section Closes for Repairs


Struthers, OH - " of the trail are eroding near a culvert that passes under the pavement and the city wants to make sure no one is injured.

"The mayor expects the repairs to take a couple of weeks." more...

Bicyclist Killed in Hit-Skip Crash


Columbus, OH - "...According to deputies, a motor vehicle traveling westbound on Agler Road stuck 41-year-old Joshua Richardson III who was riding his bike in the roadway around 3:30 am." more...

Road 'Diet' Bringing Traffic Changes to Clintonville


OH - "The "road diet" project that's repaving, restriping and adding bike lanes to Indianola Avenue in Clintonville is headed toward completion." more...

Maple Hill Trail Opens on Thursday


Kalamazoo, MI - "...The Southwest Michigan Mountain Biking Association is hosting a grand opening event Thursday at the trail's west entrance, Markin Glen County Park, 5300 Westnedge Ave." more...

'Secret' Bike Share Station Removed for White House Grounds


D.C. - "The Obama administration got the "secret" dock installed in 2010 for people who worked inside." more...

60 New & Renewing Bike-Friendly Businesses


"Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognizes 60 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses (BFBs). They join nearly 1,400 businesses in all 50 states and the District of Columbia that have earned the BFB designation since 2008." more...

RTC Celebrates 30 Years

"The year 2016 marked a significant milestone for Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC). For three decades, we have served as the national voice for trails, establishing a movement and setting the precedent that rail-trails are need-to-have community assets. As we build momentum, it's a great time to pause and reflect on our achievements - and those of the rail-trail movement..." more

Adventure Cycling Bike Bits

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U.S. Traffic Deaths Dip, But Still High


"Traffic deaths have declined slightly this year but are still higher than two years ago, according to preliminary estimates." more...

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SE Ohio Trail Projects Receive Funding


Marietta, OH - "More than $4 million going to communities in SE Ohio." more...

Boy on Bike Struck by Car

Dayton, OH - "An 11-year-old boy suffered non-life threatening injuries when [he] darted into traffic on his bicycle and was hit by a car, Dayton police said." more...

Dunham Connector Trail Construction Starts

Cincinnati, OH - "...The trail is currently under construction and is expected to be complete by the end of 2017." more...

Lot Gives Trail Handicap Accessibility


Mt. Vernon, OH - "The Kokosing Gap Trail will soon have a handicapped parking area that is fully compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act requirements." more...

Hilltop Resident Survey for Streetscape Improvements

Columbus, OH - "The Broad Street corridor is not only an important gateway into the Hilltop and Westgate communities, but also a vital artery connecting downtown to the west side of Columbus..." more

School gets $2.5M Rubber Walk/Bike Path


Orlando, FL - "...The path is made of recycled tires ground into pieces and glued together, resulting in a porous material not as costly as concrete but more expensive than asphalt, Hall said. Rain drains through the path, not off of it and into gutters and lakes." more...

Getting Police to Take Video Footage Seriously


"More cyclists are riding with forward and rear facing cameras. But what do you do when authorities won't review the footage?" more...

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Mariemont Issues Trail Access Ban


Mariemont, OH - "The mayor of Mariemont says bicyclists riding up a trail to a Native American burial mound have damaged the mound." more...

Bikers Respond to Trail Ban


Mariemont, OH - "...CORA President Doug McClintock said the village was not interested earlier this year when CORA offered its expertise and financial assistance so they could work together to design a trail along Whiskey Run Creek that would both allay Mariemont's concerns and allow cyclists." more...

Mayor Seeks Help to Restore Bike Trail


Lowellville, OH - " Lowellville Mayor James Iuduciani is asking several towns across the Valley to help repair a popular bike trail. more

Council Candidate Promotes Bike-Friendly Solution

Toledo, OH - "A candidate for Toledo City Council is offering a solution to help Toledo become more bike-friendly." more...

CoGo has Yet to Turn a Profit

Columbus, OH - "Columbus' growing bike sharing system is rolling toward profitability - it's just not there yet." more...

Dublin Traffic Circle Causing Problems


Dublin, OH - "...About 40,000 vehicles a day go through the Route 161/Riverside roundabout. Salata says roundabouts are generally good, but not this one." more...

Mountain Biker Killed by Lightning Strike


Telluride, CO - "The 24-year-old and his girlfriend were riding on the East Fork Trail when a storm rolled in mid-morning." more...

Stop Turning Left at Stoplights?


Boise, ID - "...The Federal Highway Administration is encouraging designs that curb left turns at high-volume intersections, Quintana said. Transportation agencies, including Idaho's, are embracing the idea." more...

We Should Share Trails with E-Bikes

D.C. - "Paul Basken's Washington Post article (and his follow up here) calling for a ban on e-bikes on multi-use trails continues a conversation that cyclists have been having for some time now..." more

E-Bikes Causing Problems in Israel


"...the number of people injured in bike accidents doubled in the past five years, from 629 in 2012 to 1,438 in 2016. Among children, injuries almost tripled over that time, going from 89 to 252." more...

What a Congestion Report Doesn't Tell Us

OR - "Traffic congestion reports are just as formulaic as bodice-ripping romance novels..." more

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Duluth Considers All-Weather MTB Trail


MN - "Overeager mountain bikers can cause a heap of damage when they hit a wet and muddy trail, but soon riders may have a responsible rainy-day option in Duluth." more...

Keep the Arbutus Corridor for Cyclists and Walkers

CAN - "The best use would focus on reflecting and preserving the corridor's transportation history." more...

The New Bikeshare Boom

"...According to US NACTO figures, rides per day went from a third of a million in 2010 to 28 million for 2016 - a nearly 100x increase..." more

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New Towpath Segment Opens


Cleveland, OH - "...The trail segment is short - only a quarter-mile long. But it's an important addition to the northernmost 5 miles of the Towpath planned in Cleveland and scheduled for completion in late 2019 or early 2020." more...

Trailside Commercial Development Coming


Kings Mills, OH - "...The proposed redevelopment, on 14 acres fronting on the [Little Miami] bike path, near the Kings Island Amusement Park in Hamilton Twp., was been valued at $25.4 million..." more

Planners Urge State to Buy Abandoned Rail Line


Concord, NH - "Rail trail advocates in and around Concord who want to extend an existing 57-mile trail into the capital are pushing the state government to be more proactive about buying available land in the corridor." more...

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Indy Leader Dreams of National Bike Trail


IN - "Bike trail advocate Ray Irvin likes to think big." more...

RFTA to Allow E-bikes on Rio Grande Trail


CO - "...The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority board on Thursday, after significant discussion and public input, agreed on a 6-2 vote to allow Class 1 and 2 e-bikes on the Rio Grande..." more

Trail Sabotage Injures Bicyclist


Kearney, MO - "Kearney police are hoping to find the person or people who intentionally lined a bike path with rocks, creating a hazard for bikers who didn't see it in time." more...

World's Biggest Bike Parking Garage


Utrecht, NLD - "...One of the more pleasant spaces for bikes is the huge underground bicycle parking lot, soon to be the world's largest with parking for 12,500 bikes..." more

Biking Bad

"...Bicyclists don't break the law at greater frequency than motorists, and when they do, motorists seem to selectively notice..." more

The 85th Percentile Speed Rationale is Archaic


"...The 85th Percentile idea, based on the 1964 'Solomon Curve' says speed limits should be set at what 85 percent of drivers think is healthy..." more

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Cuyahoga Greenways Public Survey

Cuyahoga County, OH - Do you live in Cuyahoga County? If so, take the survey.

Dayton Main Street Overhaul


Dayton, OH - "Parts of Main Street in downtown Dayton may start to look more like they belong in downtown Chicago following a series of sidewalk and streetscape upgrades." more

Little Miami Trail E-News

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Wayne County Rails-Trails E-News

Wayne County, OH - Read the latest edition.

Upcoming Railroad Abandonment in Blackford County


IN - "On or about Aug. 1, 2017, Norfolk Southern Railway Company filed for the abandonment of 0.2 miles of track in Hartford City, Blackford County, Indiana..." more

Cyclist Blames Knoxville Greenway for Crash


Knoxville, TN - "... I was thrown off my bike and had 14 breaks or fractures on the left-hand side of my body..." more

Why Not Help Students Ride to School


MD - "Capital Bikeshare is an important piece of DC's transportation system, and one that is found in every ward in DC, but we've made it harder for high school students to use it to get to and from school than we need to..." more

Violent Crime on Rise on American River Parkway


Sacramento, CA - "On a morning commute to his downtown Sacramento job, Jim Holland slowed his bike when he saw a man on foot 'yelling and cursing' ahead of him on the trail..." more

Cyclist Chastises Driver, gets Run Over


NYC - "Sam Goater was riding to work along the 2nd Avenue Protected Bike Lane in Manhattan, to the Street Plans office in Brooklyn last month, when he encountered a car parked in the bike lane..." more

Rep Defends Victim-Blaming PSA


Portland, OR - "Oregon House Representative Jeff Reardon thinks the public service ad campaign he created is just a humorous way to deal with a serious problem." more...

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Man Arrested for Killing Cyclist

Cleveland, OH - "An 84-year-old Lyndhurst man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a suspected drunken driving crash that killed a bicyclist." more...

Paintball Shooter Targets Cyclist


Cincinnati, OH - From, "Today my son Ethan Pope was riding his bike on Westwood Ave. near the Western Hills Viaduct when he was assaulted by a group of people in a car with paintball guns. Be on the lookout for an older, green Honda or Toyota that will shoot at cyclists."

Residents Shaping Proposed Lakefront Plan


Avon Lake, OH - "...they had a chance to vote on which of a number of active transportation options they would like to see pursued as part of the Lorain County Lakeshore Connectivity Plan." more...

Evandale Resident Passionate about Active Living, Mill Creek Trail

Evandale, OH - "...She's worked tirelessly to get support and funding to build part of the Mill Creek Triangle Trail..." more

Barber says, Link Lake Barber to Bike Trail


Newtown, OH - "Joe Harten would like to see Lake Barber Park in Newtown linked to the Little Miami Scenic Trail." more...

Billions of Dollars Being Pumped into Dockless Bikes


"Dockless bike-share schemes are attracting billions in cash injections not because of mobility but because the bikes are used by smartphone-wielding millennials..." more

Longest MTB Trail gets Longer


"...The Great Divide Mountain Bike Route is the longest continuous off pavement bike trail in the world. It's about to get longer with 400 miles of proposed trail additions." more...

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Yay Bikes! Removes Barriers to Biking

Columbus, OH - "...Local non-profit Yay Bikes! seeks to remove biking barriers by engaging with people one on one and connecting their concerns to city leaders that can facilitate change." more...

Trailhead Closed due to Construction


Summit County, OH - The Long Lake/Manchester Road parking lot is closed due to construction along the Ohio & Erie Towpath Trail.

'Jaywalking' Laws Started in Cincy


Cincinnati, OH - "...The term "jaywalking" didn't originate in Cincinnati, but we might have made it more familiar." more...

Columbia River Trail Construction


OR - "...The trail is part of the larger effort to reconnect the old U.S. Highway 30 as a paved bike and pedestrian trail from Troutdale to The Dalles. Roughly five unconnected miles of former highway remain." more...

Bike Trail Blamed for Gentrification

IL - "...While this part of town was already gentrifying well before the recreation trail opened in June 2015, a recent report from DePaul's Institute for Housing Studies indicates that the greenway has accelerated that trend..." more

Driver Deliberately Hits Ped

FL - "A 72-year-old Stuart man is accused of using his car to strike another man over a parking spot, according to an arrest report." more...

Clueless Ped Stereotype Used in 'Safety' PSA


OR - " completely misrepresents why there are so many pedestrians that are hit by cars - and the humor diminishes the extreme tragedy that comes with traffic deaths." more...

There's a Flat Bike Network Hiding in Your City


"There's no doubt: Hills are a problem for bike transportation. Which is why one company's concept for removing the hills from a city has such promise." more...

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Rangers Issue $150 Citations to Bridge Climbers


Akron, OH - "Summit Metro Parks rangers are issuing $150 criminal trespassing citations to individuals who go off-trail in the Gorge Metro Park and attempt to climb the High Level Bridge." more...

Winnipeg Google-Mapping Trails


CAN - "More than 400 kilometres of bike trails in Winnipeg will soon be available on Google Street View, thanks to a joint initiative by the Winnipeg Trails Association and the global tech giant." more...

World's Biggest Bike Parking Garage Opens


Utrecht, NLD - "Space under train station in Utrecht, where 40% of visitors arrive on two wheels, will eventually have room for 12,500 bikes." more...

City-Sanctioned Pop-Up Street Designs

"...many cities are now experimenting with sanctioned pop-up projects that last for a few days or weeks to demonstrate new designs." more...

Change Doesn't Come Quickly for State Roads in the City

Atlanta, GA - "...Many times, I've asked people-in-the-know what could be done about a particular road with pitiful sidewalks and crosswalks and the answer is 'that's a state road, Darin, it's up to GDOT to change it'..." more

13 Cities that are Starting to Ban Cars

"...Urban planners and policy makers around the world have started to brainstorm ways that cities can create more space for pedestrians and lower CO2 emissions from diesel." more...

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Greenway Connectivity in Columbus

City Leaders Explore Transportation Concepts


Cincinnati, OH - "This past week, 30 business and community leaders boarded a bus on an early morning and embarked on a three-day trip that was, I believe, a critical moment in our region's transportation journey..." more

Towpath Times E-News

NE OH - Read the latest edition.

Town Officials Address Homemade Lane Markings

Falmouth, MA - "Unauthorized bicycle signage and lane markings around town have gotten the attention of town officials, including selectmen and police." more...

More People Riding Makes Cycling Safer

NY - "20-year study in New York sees huge decline in fatalities and injuries and cycling numbers rise." more...

Battle Between Ecotourism & Forestry


Derby, Tasmania - "The small north-east Tasmanian town is caught in a political fight over legislation that could open parts of its world-renowned mountain bike trail to logging." more...

Munich Man Swim-Commutes to Work


Germany - "Before he goes to work, Benjamin David bids adieu to his kids, walks out the door and - jumps into a river." more...

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Oxford Trail Generates Momentum


Oxford, OH - "...Perry said he likes to think the loop around Oxford can be finished in 10 years but emphasized that is not a prediction. There is a lot of planning ahead as well as grant writing to be completed." more...

Autistic Teen Last seen on Bike Trail


Yonkers, NY - "Authorities are asking for help locating a missing teen who has autism." more...

Deadline Nears for $70 Increase in National Park Passes


"...U.S. citizens and permanent residents age 62 and older have until Aug. 27 to purchase a lifetime senior park pass for $10, rather than the $80 it will cost starting Aug. 28..." more

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Cincy Striping Bike Lanes


Cincinnati, OH - "City of Cincinnati is striping bike lanes on Spring Grove Ave from Blue Rock St to Dane Ave in Northside..." more

Public Art Plan for Short North


Columbus, OH - "...Columbus is in the middle of a $25.5 million plan to reshape High Street between Downtown and Ohio State University's campus, widening sidewalks and installing protected parking while eliminating a traffic lane..." more

Music Hall Bridge Rebuild Debate


Cincinnati, OH - "There's an urgent problem looming over Central Parkway, just behind Music Hall. The good news is city leaders are working to address it. The bad news is the way they're talking about doing it." more...

Related story: Crews to begin Music Hall pedestrian bridge demolition Monday, Aug. 7

Kentucky Outdoor Recreation Grows


Frankfort, KY - "The Kentucky Department of Tourism says a national study found the economic impact of outdoor recreation in the state jumped to $12.8 billion last year, up from $8.4 billion in 2012." more...

West River Parkway will be a Bike Trail


NY - "...Construction of a $2.5 million, 8-mile 'West River Connector Trail' for bicyclists, joggers and walkers is expected to begin next year on the parkway..." more

Take the Bus to your next Hike


WA - "King County Metro and King County Parks have partnered to launch a new transit-to-trailheads service that starts tomorrow. And each shuttle will have two spaces for bicycles." more...

Cadaver Dog Locates Body near Austin Bike Trail

TX - "Police investigators say a cadaver dog has located a body after a badly decomposed foot and leg were found Monday morning near an East Austin bike trail." more...

A Closer Look at the Railroad Track Crossing Hazard


"...In many cases, riders fly off cycles and land on their arms or heads, winding up clutching their bodies in pain. Some are pitched into the roadway and narrowly avoid being run over by cars..." more

Quick Reference Guide on Protected Bikeways

"...The 36-page document published this week (and available to ITE members for $25, nonmembers for $31.50) remixes some of the most useful data, recommendations and perspectives from the latest bikeway design guides..." more

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Runner killed in Hit-and-Run

Columbus, OH - "...A passing motorist discovered Evans' body shortly before 10 a.m. in the 700 block of Park Meadow Road in Westerville." more...

Major Changes Expected for the Paducah Greenway Trail

Paducah, KY - "The trail Mark Guard enjoys along with other hikers and bikers is getting ready to change." more...

Planned 30-Mile Trail Network for NJ

NJ - "South New Jersey's Cape May County offers an outdoor recreation mecca within easy driving distance of Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore and Washington, D.C..." more

Greenway Looks Great - Except for Illegal Parking


NY - "The path linking Queens Plaza to Vernon Boulevard was recently repaved and striped. Officials are still working to clear away the cars." more...

U.S. Forest Service Looking into E-Bike Access


"In a March 2016 letter from the U.S. Forest Service's Washington, D.C. office to its regional foresters, the agency admitted that e-bike management on federal lands might change..." more

Bike Share War in Dallas


TX - "...Clearly the game here is market penetration, not revenue..." more

Streetsblog Admits to "War on Cars"


While most would agree that transportation choices are good for everyone, there are those that would rather vilify the most popular mode: cars. And should those car owners dare make a video about the growing propaganda against them, well they have to be mocked for their idiocy, of course.

If you checkout the article, checkout a comment by Sean, which is much more on point. It begins, "I don't drive. I bike..."

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Summit County Trail Alerts


Towpath Trail: The restroom at the Vanderhoof Road Trailhead will be closed for construction until 8/4.

Akron Bike-Hike Trail: Work continues on the The Metro Parks Bike & Hike Trail at the new tunnel between Norton and Sowul roads in Stow. Beginning Monday, 8/14, daily closures will be in effect for approximately three weeks as contractors pave the trail in the area.

Springfield to Install Sidewalks where Girl was Killed


Springfield, OH - "The city of Springfield will install sidewalks in the area where a 12-year-old girl was struck and killed by a speeding driver five years ago." more...

Natchez Pkwy Hit-and-Run Driver Faces Federal Charges

TN - "...He was charged by the National Park Service for Natchez Trace Parkway with 'felony reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to immediately notify of an accident and failure to render aid.'" more...

Neighbors win Battle over Jeffy Trail Bike Path


WI - "On Tuesday night, southwest Madison residents appeared before a city committee one final time to protest a road extension that would take away 300 feet of a precious neighborhood bike trail." more...

Bike Bits by Adventure Cycling


Read the latest issue.

Man set 7 Grass Fires along Longmont Greenway

CO - "...Joshua Bolt, 39, who camps in Longmont, was arrested Monday afternoon after police received leads from witnesses describing a man in a walking boot riding a bicycle." more...

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New Camp Chase Trail Section Coming

Columbus, OH - A gap in the Camp Chase Trail will be closed soon.

Construction is scheduled to begin later this month to build a 10' wide shared-use path along Sullivant Avenue and Georgesville Road. Learn more...

Tri-County Trail Bridge Repairs

Ross County, OH - From, "...The Ross County Park District will be making repairs to Bridge 15 near the Fayette County border, as well as doing some track hoe work at various points along the trail.

"Also, Anders Asphalt will be patching culverts along and near Veterans Parkway on the west end of Chillicothe..."

Ohio Approves Sidewalk Robots

OH - "Ohio is now the fifth state in the nation to allow delivery robots on sidewalks..." more

Upper Arlington Eyeing CoGo Stations


Upper Arlington, OH - "Upper Arlington officials have identified general locations for the city's first five bicycle-sharing stations, and all signs point to them being up and running by next spring." more...

Butler County Considering Ped-Friendly Projects


Liberty Twp., OH - "Butler County's two largest townships are looking into ways they can make their commercial areas more pedestrian friendly." more...

Body Parts found on Austin Bike Trail


TX - "...Police said the body parts are in an advanced state of decomposition so they cannot determine cause of death or identify them...." more

Trail Leads to Fossil Discovery


CO - "...The bone is likely from a hadrosaur, a duck-billed dinosaur that thrived here 70 million years ago, experts said." more...

Philly Bike Lane Wars


Pro: Construction to begin on Philly's first one-way protected bike lane

Con: More bike lanes in Philly? Let's put it to a vote

New Greenway used as Dumping Ground

La Vergne, TN - "...Construction workers are sometimes putting their work on hold because they are often moving things like old furniture, mattresses, bags of trash and tires." more...

Should Cyclists be able to Yield at Stop Signs?


"For 35 years, people riding bikes in Idaho have been allowed to do something they can't legally do just about anywhere else - treat stop signs as yields..." more

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The Law of Riding a Bicycle in Ohio

"...Can I ride my bicycle on the sidewalk?" more...

New Light, Landscaping Brighten Bridge

Covington, KY - "...A multicolored display of LED lights and spotlights, as well as new planters, decorative rocks and other landscaping has been installed under the bridge in Covington to brighten the roadway connecting the Northern Kentucky Convention Center to a number of hotels along Third Street..." more

Protected Bike Lane Coming to Flagler Bridge

West Palm Beach, FL - "...The barrels work well to provide a protective barrier between bicyclists and fast moving vehicles. Although we'd be happy to see the barrels remain in place, we suspect FDOT and Palm Beach are working double time this weekend to install a more attractive permanent treatment..." more

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