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Trail Hazard South of Heath, Ohio

TJ Evans Trail
Obstruction on the Trail - TJ Evans Trail Network south of Heath in SE Ohio

Thornville, OH - From Karen K: "[On the TJ Evans path network, south of Heath, OH, between Davis Dr. and Ridgely Tract Rd] ...there is a huge hose crossing the path. If someone is not paying attention they could get seriously hurt. A farmer has this hose crossing miles in the area."

Trail Authority Plans Crossing for Rail Trail


Lewisburg, PA - "The Union County Trail Authority opted to propose to PennDOT the addition of a signaled, at-grade pedestrian and bicyclist crossing of Route 15 at St. Mary Street." more...

Injured Citi Bike Riders Lawyer Up


"When a pedestrian stepped in the path of Felipe Ventura and his electric Citi Bike, he slammed on the brakes—and flew head-over-heels onto the ground, breaking both of his elbows." more...

Trail Trial Trudges On


St. Joseph, MO - "...Neighbors say the City is using eminent domain to push forward on plans to install the trail without any input from them." more...

D.C. Activists Call for Safer Streets after Fatality


D.C. - "On Sunday, members of the D.C. cycling community gathered at the site where an outspoken D.C. bike advocate lost his life in a crash Friday to hold a vigil and place a “ghost bike” to symbolize the fallen biker." more...

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Bike Advocate Killed


D.C. - "A longtime D.C. bike advocate was struck and killed by the driver of a stolen van in Trinidad on Friday morning." more...

History Lecture Given to Change Tone of Debate

Colorado Springs, CO - "...The League of American Wheelmen, formed in 1880, struggled to ride down roads rutted by carriage wheels. They lobbied for paved roads, even before the invention of the automobile." more...

E-Scooters Zip by Docked Bikes in Popularity


NY - " Love them or hate them, electric scooters are everywhere — zipping along city streets and littered on sidewalks, to the dismay of pedestrians and drivers who must share the road." more...

Spinlister Wants to Change Bike Rental (Again)


"The peer-to-peer sporting-goods rental service now wants to blend mobile and traditional bike rentals." more...

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Intermittent Closures for Little Miami Trail Section


Warren County, OH - Trail re-alignment construction may cause intermittent closures on the Little Miami Trail near milemarker 29.5, just south of Morrow, Ohio. The estimated construction time-frame is April 15 - May 3, 2019.

B&O Trail Safety Improvements

Safety Improvements
Trailside Bollard Removal along the Richland B&O Trail in NE Ohio

Richland County, OH - "...Earlier this month, the removal of 2 steel trailside bollards signalled the beginning of further safety improvements along the trail..." more

Final Stage of Cleveland Towpath Construction to Start


Cleveland, OH - "Construction on the fourth and final stage of the Towpath Trail in Cleveland is expected to begin in June and wrap up by the end of 2020." more...

Dublin Unlikely to Hop on Scooter Trend

OH - "After receiving community feedback, Dublin City Council members are keeping the status quo regarding scooter use in the city." more...

Parking-Protected Bike Lane Bill Introduced


PA - "Members of the Pennsylvania State Senate introduced legislation on Friday which would allow for parking-protected bike lanes and pedestrian plazas on state roads throughout the state." more...

8-block Stretch of South 11th Street to get Makeover


Philadelphia, PA - "...a two-way parking-protected bike lane will be added to the western side of the street to create a dedicated biking path, and painted bulb-outs will be placed at intersections to shorten crossing distances for pedestrians..." more

People for Bikes Introduces Ride Spot

"This is not for the Lycra crowd, but to encourage safe and enjoyable biking for everyone." more...

Lyft Offering Free Passes in 6 Cities on Earth Day


"...Lyft’s Earth Day offer isn’t for its ride-hailing car service, but rather is a way to encourage the 'carbon-free' use of bicycles in Lyft’s bike-share networks across the country..." more

Man Returns $5,000 Stolen Bike


CA - "The man who stole a $5,000 road bike from a California bike shop this month returned it less than a week later." more...

Study on How People Use Public Spaces


Seattle, WA - "...The study set out to measure how people are using public spaces across the city." more...

"We're Watching You"


"...Sidewalk Labs, is now trying to reinvent signage for smart cities. These signs aren’t to direct the flow of traffic, or to point the way to urban landmarks — they’re designed to let citizens know when they’re being monitored." more...

Open Space Institute Saving Landscapes, Building Trails


NY - " Ulster County it’s trails rather than highways that are getting built..." more

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Lake Link Trail Sits on Unstable Ground

Cleveland, OH - "The Metroparks Centennial Lake Link Trail, which runs through the Flats – sits atop ground that need to be stabilized to avoid a 'high probability of failure,' a new engineering study says. more...

Western Reserve Greenway 1 Step Closer to Completion

Trumbull County, OH - "...The proposed route will go through some industrial areas and in Niles through some light traffic, city streets..." more

Rail Trail Transfer Still Pending


PA - "The exchange of paperwork continues to hold up closing on the ownership transfer of the Buffalo Valley Rail Trail." more...

Cyclist’s Gamily Awarded $5.25M in Fatal Accident


IL - "A lawsuit in the 2016 death of a 25-year-old woman on a bike has ended in a $5.25 million award to her family." more...

Usage Jumps 400% when Bike Lane is Protected


Seattle, WA - "Bike ridership jumped more than 413 percent after Seattle upgraded a key corridor from a mere painted bike lane into a beefier protected version, a city official revealed on Thursday." more...

Does Your City Have a Bike Mayor?


"...By the end of 2019, there will be 200 around the world." more...

Rails-to-Trails’ 2019 Supporter Survey

"...The invaluable insight collected in the survey helps RTC prioritize work for the coming year and into the future." more...

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ODOT Disputes Bike Path Design Flaw Blame


Athens, OH - "...on Wednesday, a spokesperson for ODOT wrote that 'while ODOT had some oversight in reviewing plans, the commissioners approved the final design, which did not incorporate a minimum elevation into the scope of work.'” more...

Simon Kenton Trail Hazard Reported

Springfield, OH - "If you're heading out on the Simon Kenton Trail here in Springfield, be aware that there is damage on the bridge where the trail crosses Buck Creek. This issue has been reported..." more

Dockless E-Bikes Coming to Philly in 2019


Philadelphia, PA - "...A year and a half after Philly officials first invited dockless bike-share companies to pitch the city, a test of concept is finally on the way..." more

Trail Project to Provide Bike-Ped Connections for Thousands

NJ - "...Since May 2012, a broad coalition of nonprofits, trail groups, foundations and agencies in Pennsylvania and New Jersey has been working to create an 800-mile interconnected trail network to provide new opportunities for recreation, commuting and commerce—and make New Jersey a more welcoming place to live, work and play..." more

Rails-to-Trails E-News

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Drivers on Rogers Bike Trail

Rogers, AR - "...We're just worried that there are no signs, nothing telling pedestrians, cyclists even people driving what they're supposed to do..." more

Booby Trap Injures 69-Year-Old Rider

CO - "...Claar doesn’t remember anything between the moment of the crash and when he woke up in the hospital..." more

E-Bike Accidents Not a Shimano Brake Issue


CA - "Shimano says manufacturers apparently didn’t follow its requirements when spec’ing front brakes on some electric share bikes, possibly causing problems that led to Lyft and Uber pulling the bikes from service." more...

Who is to Blame for E-Bike Brake Issue?


U.S. - "... a clearer picture of Brake-gate is emerging — and Lyft increasingly looks like a patsy (albeit an extremely rich patsy) to its bitter rival Uber, which claims it fixed the very same brake problem on its Jump bicycles last year but opted not to tell anyone." more...

Scooter Trips Surpass Docked Bike Share Rides


U.S. - "Scooter ridership in America has outpaced traditional docked bike share for the first time, a new report shows." more

Shared Micromobility Use Climbing in the U.S.


U.S. - "More than 84 million trips were taken on shared bikes and scooters across the U.S. in 2018 as the popularity of micromobility increases." more...

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Towpath Now Connects with Merwin's Wharf


Cleveland, OH - "...Saturday's Opening Day for Trails 2019 event allowed hundreds of cyclists the opportunity to enjoy the Towpath Trail's newly completed Stage 3 and preview the future Stage 4..." more

Little Miami Trail Detour


Springfield, OH - "The Ohio Department of Transportation is currently working on the I-70 bridge at Springfield-Xenia Road, north of Beatty Station (on Little Miami Scenic Trail). There is a detour to Springfield-Xenia, so riders will have to ride along the road for that stretch..." more

Simon Kenton Trail Maintenance Closures

Urbana, OH - "There will be scheduled maintenance on the SKT on Friday, April 19th and possibly continuing into the week of April 22nd, or until done." more...

CSX Possibly One Step away from Salvaging Tracks


Warren, OH - "...The Trumbull County MetroParks had until early January to reach an agreement with CSX to use part of the line as the final county leg of the Western Reserve Greenway hike-and-bike trail, but the MetroParks could not come up with the $2.8 million CSX needed for the line..." more

Teen Foils Bike Theft


Wooster, OH - "...Tilton, a senior at Smithville High School and employee at the McDonald’s on Wooster’s North End, was on his break around 3 p.m. April 7 when he saw a boy take off on a bike..." more

Thousands of Children to Receive Bike Helmets


Columbus, OH - "This spring, 9,000 children within the state of Ohio will receive bicycle helmets, thanks to the 'Put A Lid On it!' campaign." more...

Safety Improvements Underway at Busy Intersection

Cleveland Heights, OH - "Cyclists, pedestrians and motorists traveling between Cleveland Heights and University Circle will no longer need to navigate the daunting sea of asphalt and confusing traffic movements at the intersection of Edgehill and Overlook roads." more...

Ann Arbor Licenses Spin

MI - "...The first resolution addressed was the licensing of Spin, Inc. as the only serviceable electric scooter in Ann Arbor..." more

Pennsylvania to Close Popular Hiking Trail


Jim Thorpe, PA - "...The Pennsylvania Game Commission has decided to close Glen Onoko because of longstanding concerns about the trail's safety, prompting backlash and bewilderment from hikers and nature lovers..." more

Greenway Stalemate Lingers in Roanoke


VA - "...the company also argued the industrial site and recreational greenway are not compatible. And bringing the greenway near the foundry could jeopardize its permits and jobs." more...

Funding Sought for Rock Island Trail


MO - " The Missouri House on Tuesday endorsed the creation of a private endowment that would help fund a proposed 144-mile bike trail across the state." more...

9-Year-Old Watches Thief Steal his Bike


TX - "A 9-year-old Texas boy caught a thief stealing his bike from his own front yard..." more

Making Streetcar Tracks Safer for Bicyclists

D.C. - "One of the most common safety issues with streetcar tracks around the world is that bicycle tires get caught in them..." more

Injuries Force Lyft to Hit Brakes on E-Bikes

"...So it was a real disappointment late Sunday when the ride-hail company announced it would remove all of its electric bicycles—at least for the time being—due to reports of injury..." more

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Flooding Affects Trails in Stark County

OH - Affected trails include the Hoover, West Branch, Mahoning Valley and Towpath Trails. Learn more.

No Additional Elevation Work for Trail Extension


Athens, OH - "The elevation of a new bike path east of Athens will remain how it is, the Athens County Commissioners decided during their Monday meeting..." more

Dragon Trail Expected to be a National Attraction

MI - "Construction could begin this year on a 47-mile hiking and biking trail that would encircle a dam-formed pond in West Michigan." more...

Indiana Pacers Bike Share Set To Expand


IN - "The Indiana Pacers Bike Share program plans to roll out over 23 new stations this summer in the downtown area and in nearby neighborhoods..." more

Cyclist Beaten in Road Rage Incident


Milwaukee, WI - "A Milwaukee man said he was riding his bicycle home from lunch on Saturday, April 13 when two men attacked him on the road." more...

Rewards for Ditching Your Car Commute

"From London to Sacramento, nudging commuters towards low-emission transportation modes." more...

Indoor Cycling Spikes As Transport Cycling Declines

UK - "While walking for transport is on the up and up, cycle commuting is on a downward slope, reveals Sport England’s third annual Active Travel survey..." more

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Heartland Trail Update

Wayne County, OH - " is once again underway on the current 2.4-mile project of The Heartland Trail from Forrer Road to Marshallville. Completion of the project is anticipated for May. A ribbon cutting date will be announced when ready..."

To learn more, read the latest e-news from Wayne County Rails-to-Trails.

Cycling Activists Rally for Protected Bike Lanes

San Diego, CA - "Community members formed a human barrier along 30th Street in North Park to protect bike riders during a family friendly ride." more...

Plug Pulled on E-Bike Fleet


NYC - "...Citi Bike announced early Sunday that it would pull all its popular pedal-assist bikes off the road after reports that some riders had experienced “stronger than expected braking force on the front wheel.” more...

KC Bike Plan Will Save Lives, Boost Economy

Kansas City, MO - "Economic Impact Analysis shows new bike master plan will save 36 lives every year, add $500 million to the regional economy, and create 12,000 jobs." more...

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Western Reserve Greenway Meeting


Warren, OH - "Trumbull County MetroParks and Trumbull County commissioners are hosting a public meeting for input on the final stage of the Western Reserve Greenway bike trail." more...

State Route 91 Work in Hudson

OH - "A $4.4 million project to install left turn lanes in three locations along state Route 91, add sidewalks and bike lanes and improve storm sewers and lighting is expected to occur next year..." more

Kokosing Volunteers Do Maintenance Sweep


Knox County, OH - "Twenty-five MVNU student athletes and their coaches spent the morning working on the KGT [Koksoing Gap Trail] - clearing limbs from the berm the entire length of the trail..." more

Martinsburg Sees Resurgence in Rec Trail Development


Martinsburg, WV - "Fifteen years after a schematic design plan was completed for a walking and biking trail along the Tuscarora Creek in the Martinsburg area, a renewed effort has surfaced to make the proposed recreational project a reality..." more

Celebrating Rail Trail Opening Day


Salem, WV - "The Salem community joined others across the nation Saturday to celebrate 'Opening Day' on their local rail trails." more...

Sunnyvale Re-Evaluates Bike Share Program


CA - "...Garnett says the City is open to partnering with another company on a bike share program, but Lime was the only one that applied when the City was taking bids last year..." more

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Bellville Bike Depot Renovations


Bellville, OH - "Bellville Mayor Teri Brenkus cut the ribbon Friday morning during a ceremony celebrating the improvements to the Bellville Bike Depot." more...

Groups Collaborate for $20M Initiative


Mt. Vernon, OH - "...The presentation, titled ‘Access to Opportunity,’ detailed major projects that the city, school district and university will be working on together, simultaneously, over the next year." more...

Cyclists Slow Traffic in Protest

Atlanta, GA - "...About 100 cyclists slowed early morning rush hour traffic to a crawl not far from the Candler Park MARTA station to raise concerns about the need for sidewalks and bike lanes..." more

New Transport Bill Could Open Up More Money for Trails


U.S. - "...the Senate is also considering the next big transportation bill—and they heard about the need to build trails and active transportation infrastructure loud and clear..." more

Ask Your Senator to Support the S.1098 Act


U.S. - "...On Tuesday, Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) introduced the S.1098, the Transportation Alternatives Enhancements Act to help communities like yours build better bicycling and walking infrastructure..." more

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$20K Grant for Towpath Construction


New Philadelphia, OH - "City officials have taken the first steps toward bringing the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail to New Philadelphia, which is slated to be the southern terminus of the 101-mile-long hiking and biking trail." more...

Bike Lanes Planned for Lorain

Lorain, OH - "...The bike lanes would run on East 31st from Vine Avenue to Norfolk Avenue at the Black River Trail portion of the North Coast Inland Trail." more...

Bar Owner Battling Trail Builders

Cleveland, OH - "...Last year, Cleveland Metroparks began finalizing plans that would eliminate about 12 to 15 parking spaces along Franklin Avenue to make room for a bike path connecting the Red Line Greenway to the Centennial Lake Link Trail..." more

New Bike Share for Case Western Reserve University


Cleveland, OH - "...Mobility installs private, customized bike-sharing systems in low-income neighborhoods where people typically cannot afford the increasing cost of public transportation..." more

CVNP Signals River Restoration Projects

CVNP, OH - "...In 2019, CVNP is embarking on a number of large-scale restoration projects within the 22 miles of river between Cleveland and Akron..." more

Cyclist in Critical Condition Following Crash

Cleveland, OH - "A cyclist is in critical condition after being hit in Cleveland on Thursday morning." more...

Delaware County Trails Assistance Program

OH - "Three multi-use trail projects in Delaware County have been selected by the Delaware County Trails Committee to receive funding from its assistance program." more...

Knox County Parks E-News

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Frankfort Tests "Color Pavement" Bike Lanes


KY - "...The green, glass beads bond with epoxy on the pavement to add color to the cityscape and traction for cyclists in damp weather." more...

Steuben County Earns Statewide Trails Award


IN - "...We excitedly believe that this investment in trails is the beginning of a new wave of continued annual support for trails in Steuben County..." more

Roosevelt Road Path Project Progresses


MI - " Lincoln Township has secured enough funding to move forward on the Roosevelt Road non-motorized path project..." more

"Phone Addicts" May Have Killed Over 6,000 Pedestrians

"A shocking Zendrive study finds people on the phone 10 percent of the time, but hey, they think they are safe drivers." more...

Crowdfunding Can Reduce Risk of "Bikelash"


" looks like crowdfunding, raising money collectively and online, helps ensure that local communities will welcome [bike] infrastructure. more...

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Ohio E-Bike Laws


"...In November 2018, Ohio passed House Bill 250 to establish requirements for using electric bicycles." more...

Camp Chase Trail Construction


Columbus, OH - "New trail along Georgesville Rd connecting the Camp Chase Trail to Sullivant Ave..." more

County Explores Bike Path Project Design Change


Athens, OH - "Elevating a portion of a new bike path to make it flood less often could end up costing Athens County more than $100,000 if the county commissioners decide they want to pursue the corrective action." more...

Cyclist Strikes Child on Hudson River Greenway


NY - "...In 2018, five pedestrians reported to police they were hit by cyclists in the neighborhood. Twelve reported they were struck in 2017..." more

Divvy Deal Passes in Chicago


IL - "...Today the City Council approved the Divvy contract amendment, which will add 10,500 publicly-controlled electric-assist bikes; expand the system citywide..." more

Mayor Joins Fight Against Sidewalks


WI - "A group of Port Washington residents who live near Upper Lake Park told the Board of Public Works Tuesday that sidewalks are not needed in their neighborhood, and Mayor Marty Becker said he would veto any effort to install sidewalks there." more...

Bike Lanes are Making Commuting More Dangerous

UK - "Bike lanes are making commuting for cyclists more dangerous and a fresh approach to further protect those using them is required, a study has found." more...

Distracted Driving is Killing Us

"...Pedestrian fatalities are at a 30-year high, primarily due to distracted driving, according to Zendrive’s study..." more

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Cleveland Needs More Than Painted Bike Lanes


OH - "...crashes involving pedestrians and cyclists are up from east to west, from deaths to more minor collisions..." more

Towpath Trail Surface Repairs


Stark County, OH - From, "... Trail crews are working to smooth out the trail surface (beginning north and working south) throughout April. We encourage use of the Olde Muskingum Trail [in Canal Fulton] parallel to the Towpath Trail from Cherry St. to 40 Corners..."

Work Starting on Bike/Ped Path in Goshen

IN - "After eight years of planning, work is finally starting. It's for a bike and pedestrian path along Goshen's 9th Street." more...

Next Leg of Allegheny Twp. Trail to be Completed this Summer

PA - "Work on the next leg of the Wynn and Clara Tredway Trail could begin by the end of April." more...

Free Bike Share Program in Lackawanna County

PA - "Inspiring people to enjoy the fresh air and support local businesses is the goal of a Free Bike Sharing Program in Lackawanna County." more...

UM Launches Zagster Bike Share

MI - "...The University plans to install three Zagster bike racks, one at the University Center, one at the Fairlane campus and one at The Union at Dearborn. Each rack will have five bikes." more...

E-Scooter Legislation Worries Bike Advocates


CO - "Proposed bills across the U.S. would put bicycles and e-bikes on the same legal footing as the micromobility devices." more...

Jim Sayer to Step Down at Adventure Cycling


MT - "Adventure Cycling Association announced Tuesday that Jim Sayer will step down as executive director by the end of 2019, after 15 years at the helm..." more

Lower Speed Limits Save Lives

" Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says over five precent of deaths on the roads are due to higher speed limits." more...

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New Bridge Will Include Bike Lanes

Mt. Vernon, OH - "...Bike lanes on the north and south sides of the bridge will be 13-feet wide. The north side will carry the Kokosing Gap Trail to Memorial Park and downtown." more...

Liberty Township Trail Underway

Cincinnati, OH - "By the end of summer a one-mile, paved path will connect Millikin Road and the northern end of Cherokee Park, near the fishing pond." more...

Lights Along the Towpath Trail

Akron, OH - "Urban lights on the Ohio to Erie Trail in Akron. The City of Akron has been adding light shows to the Towpath Trail in Downtown Akron..." more

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Riverfront Trail set to be Paved

Ashland, KY - "The Ashland riverfront trail will soon be paved in asphalt, replacing the crumb rubber that previously covered the path." more...

Bike Lanes Growing in Detroit

MI - "Back in 2007, there were about 13 miles of bike lanes in Detroit. Today? There’s nearly 240, almost all of which have been laid down in the last few years." more...

Ann Arbor Agrees to Fund Bike Share Program

MI - "...The program includes 12 stations stocked with 125 bicycles that can be used from 5 a.m. to midnight everyday through November..." more

Pennsy Greenway Extension to Bring New Life to Downtown

Schererville, IN - "...Having the trail pass through the downtown corridor and providing connectivity between local neighborhoods will bring a 'big boom' to an area that town officials have been working for years to develop." more...

Cambridge Passes Historic Milestone


MA - "A law requiring construction of protected bike lanes on streets in the city’s five-year sidewalk and street reconstruction plan was voted in Monday by the City Council – a move bike advocates are calling the first law of its kind in the country." more...

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Group Fears Land Sale, Loss of Fence

Cincinnati, OH - "Some Hyde Park residents fear the pending sale of property along a proposed section of the Wasson Way bike trail means they soon could be dealing with unruly bar patrons again." more...

Corwin Peddler Reopens Along the Little Miami Trail

Corwin, OH - "We are officially open for the 2019 season!! Come check us out!.." more

Pennsylvania Approves $54.7M in Transportation Projects

PA - "...Funding covers projects ranging from roads, trails and rail to traffic safety, public transportation and air transport..." more

Budget Restores Eminent Domain for Bike Trails

WI - " Democratic Gov. Tony Evers wants to restore local governments and state agencies' right to seize private property for biking and hiking trails, a move that would again pit private property owners against villages, towns and cities looking to upgrade amenities." more...

Graffiti In Historic Paw Paw Tunnel

MD - "...A $250 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved." more...

Bye-Bye Bike Share?


"...micromobility companies are pedaling away from bikes to prioritize what they say customers want: scooters." more...

German App Posts Photos of Bike Lane Blockers


"...In Germany, a new app, Wegeheld (Road Hero) appears to be much more effective and popular. It's been downloaded more than a hundred thousand times,.." more

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North Coast Inland Trail Progress


Norwalk, OH - "Another bit of progress on the Laylin-Townsend section: this stone driveway at Laylin Rd was installed to give contractors better access for upcoming land clearing and trail construction projects, and will later become part of the trail itself." more...

Completing East Coast Greenway Would Benefit Philly

Philadephia, PA - " Completing the East Coast Greenway in the Delaware River Watershed would generate an impact of more than $3 billion in public health, environmental and economic benefits for greater Philadelphia..." more

Groups Split on Necessity, Cot of Bike Plan

Kansas City, MO - "For several months, officials with Kansas City, Missouri, have met with the public about what the proposed bike plan would look like..." more

Popularity of E-Bikes is Growing


CAN - "Electric bikes are growing in popularity around the world, including Metro Vancouver..." more

As E-Scooters Proliferate, So Do Injuries & Blocked Sidewalks


"...While the companies behind them are quick to extol their benefits, some health and safety experts are starting to see the challenges that come along for the ride..." more

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Towpath Posts Speed Limit / Allows E-Bikes

Stark County, OH - From, "Class 1 e-bikes are permitted to ride on multi-purpose trails (crushed limestone or asphalt) as part of a pilot program throughout 2019. The speed limit for all users 15 mph with signs posted along the trail."

Commissioners Discuss Grants for Bike Path, Rail-Trail


Athens County, OH - "...The commissioners agreed to apply for TAP funding to repair cracks and seal the 12-mile, county-owned section of the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway, from Currier Street in Athens to Hocking College..." more

Body Found in Scioto River


Columbus, OH - "Columbus police announced Friday that they believe the body pulled from the Scioto River Wednesday afternoon is the same man who entered the river on Feb. 22 and disappeared." more...

Residents Complain about Tree Removal along Trail


IN - "...a tree removal prescribed by the Northern Indiana Public Service Co. along the bike trail has all but ruined her view, she and other residents told the Town Council at its April 2 meeting..." more

Gladwin County Trail Head Moving Forward


MI - "A $20,000 donation from the Gladwin County Community Foundation to the Gladwin County Trails Recreation Authority is helping pave more of the the county's rail trail." more...

Temple Making Strides to Promote Bike Safety


PA - "In 2015, while biking on campus, Rachel Hall, CLA ’15, was struck by a hit-and-run driver. The incident inspired her brother to start a business and furthered bike safety discussions at Temple." more...

Injured Cyclist to Receive $20M Settlement


San Diego, CA - "...Crews had closed the bike lane and set up traffic control devices, however, Du continued to ride on the lane..." more

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North Coast Inland Trail Construction

Norwalk, OH - "More progress was made this week on the future trail between Townsend Ave and Laylin Rd on the east side of Norwalk..." more

Cuyahoga County Working on Scooter/Bike Share Rules


Cleveland, OH - "...the county will try in coming weeks to align the county’s proposed regulations with those the city wants." more...

Autopsy Reveals Ohio Hiker Died of Hypothermia


Ashville, NC - "A Great Smoky Mountains National Park official, citing an autopsy report, says hypothermia killed an Ohio woman whose body was found at the park last year." more...

Pop-Up Cycle Track Coming to Downtown


Raleigh, NC - "It's something Raleigh has never seen before." more...

U.S. Cities Warming Up to Bike Lanes

"...However as any biker can tell you, some cities and communities are far more hospitable to bikers than others..." more

Bike Share is Going Electric

"Citi Bike, the bike share program for New York City, will add 4,000 pedal-assist e-bikes to its fleet." more...

Speed Caps for E-Scooters & Some Cars

D.C. - "... a new trend is emerging: Speed caps, in which a vehicle's software restricts an engine or motor from accelerating past a predetermined threshold, are being built into cars, e-scooters and e-bikes to improve safety." more...

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Moving Forward on Scioto Trail Extension

Columbus, OH - "...The city's parks and recreation department recently put out a request for proposals for design and engineering to extend the Scioto Trail from its current end point at 5th Avenue to Griggs Park..." more

Police Bike Patrols Coming to Clintonville

OH - "...This summer, for the first time, officers are parking their cruisers and hopping on bicycles to patrol neighborhoods and bike trails." more...

Recalling the History of Solon's Vacated Rail Lines

Solon, OH - "...So, the route by which massive trains long ago chugged through Solon sat in limbo for two decades before Mayor Kraus had the nerve to suggest that the park system had a nice idea after all..." more

Lebanon Wants to Double Size of Bike Park

OH - " Lebanon is planning to double the size of its new outdoor bike park in hopes of establishing it as an official race site for a new interscholastic league for mountain bikers." more...

ODOT Seeking Public Comments

Sidney, OH - "The Ohio Department of Transportation District 7 is seeking public comments regarding the following projects [includes trail maintenance]..." more

Federal Law Plucks Trees from Griffith Bike Trail


IN - "A tree-clearing project along the Erie Lackawanna Bike Trail is causing a stir with residents and trail walkers, town officials said." more...

Houston Bike Trail Project Plans


TX - "The Bayou Greenways 2020 network is expected to be completed next year, and officials are now looking to take it beyond the city limits." more...

Cyclist Snared by Booby Trap


CO - "A local cyclist has broken bones and massive bruises all because of an apparently booby-trapped bike trail." more...

Testing Speed Bumps to Slow Down Drivers


Portland, OR - "The Portland Bureau of Transportation wants to make intersections safer by slowing down drivers making left turns..." more

Arkansas Passes ‘Idaho Stop’ Law


AR - "Arkansas became the second state in the nation to legalize the Idaho Stop on Monday, the biggest breakthrough yet for the iconic 35-year-old bike safety law." more...

The Race to Code the Curb

"The curb is hot. No longer just a home for parked cars and cigarette butts, this is where the action is in the 21st century city..." more

Right Hook Prevention in Bike Lanes

"Dear MOTORIST...this video is for you! If you do not know about right hooks, they are a leading cause of injury and death to cyclists..." more

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Wasson Way Trail Overview

Cincinnati, OH - "...Wasson Way is being built in four main phases. The first, which is already complete, runs from Madison Road to Tamarack Avenue in Hyde Park..." more

Turnpike Construction Affects Mill Creek Bikeway

Mahoning County, OH - "...The work began in 2018 and is scheduled to be completed about Nov. 1. The 2019 construction involves a bike detour, the removal of twin mainline bridges over the Mill Creek Bikeway and installing a pre-fabricated concrete structure. A new permanent bike path will be built through the construction area." more...

A portion of the trail detour has opened.

Location Markers to be Installed on Springfield Trails


Springfield, OH - "Over 20 miles of bike trails in Springfield are being outfitted with new safety features to help first responders find people faster in an emergency." more...

Trauma Surgeon says Number of Scooter Injuries Increasing

San Diego, CA - "...All of us are scrambling to find out how big of a public health concern this is going to be..." more

SDOT Puts Off Building 25 Miles of Bike Lanes

Seattle, WA - "...The Seattle Department of Transportation says its new implementation plan pushes back some bike projects until funding can be found." more...

RTC Spring Happenings & Updates


U.S. - "...Earlier this month, we traveled to Annapolis to meet with legislators from the 40th District of the Maryland House of Delegates to talk about the northwest segment of the Baltimore Greenway Trails Network and legislation that would dedicate additional funds to complete trails, bike lanes and other bike-ped infrastructure projects..." more

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Towpath Flooding Reports


Stark County, OH - From, "Flooding along the trail is present in the low lying areas including north of Lake Lucerne near Canal Fulton, under Lake Ave. in Massillon, and Wooster St. in Navarre. Crystal Springs, Lock 4, and St. Helena Heritage Park parking areas are also closed at this time"

Athens Prepping for E-Scooters

Athens, OH - "Athens City Council is considering legislation that would regulate small electric vehicles, including e-scooters and e-bicycles, in anticipation of e-mobility companies that have arrived without warning in other cities." more...

Pittsburgh’s Hazelwood Green Site Opens

PA - "Pittsburgh’s sprawling Hazelwood Green property along the Monongahela River opened to the public Monday for the first time in more than 100 years." more...

New Bike Share Program Already Seeing Results


Jeffersonville, IN - "...The LouVelo bike share increases the healthy regional transportation options while utilizing the Greenway, Big Four Bridge and shared bike lanes around District 1." more...

Columbus, DNR Negotiate Riverfront Project

IN - "...For two years, the city and DNR have been going back and forth to propose ideas and suggest improvements and changes to the city’s Riverfront plans for the East Fork White River..." more

Bensalem Gets $350K For Greenway Trails

PA - "Bensalem is working on a 13.5-mile trail that would run from Philadelphia to Bristol Township and be part of a national system of trails." more...

Kids Take Bikes on Highway Tunnel Joy Ride

Boston, MA - "...The group of around 30 cyclists zipped onto Interstate 93 south at Leverett Circle and, to the astonishment of the people in cars around them, took up the two right-hand lanes as they pedaled over the Zakim Bridge and through the tunnel." more...

Bicyclist on Life Support

TX - "A man who was left in critical condition following a downtown overnight crash involving a suspected drunk driver is on life support..." more

Cycle Track to be Removed

Baltimore, MD - "...The city also canceled a pilot plan to test reducing traffic along the road to one lane each way from two..." more

Wholesale Bike Sales Down, Except for E-Bikes


Boulder, CO - "...The trend continues: BPSA members are selling fewer bikes, but more expensive ones. For the full year 2018, that trend resulted in a 10 percent decline in units but a 4 percent uptick in dollar sales..." more

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Brush Work Completed on Xenia-Jamestown Connector


Jamestown, OH - "Brush and tree work were completed on the Xenia-Jamestown Connector Trail between SR 72 and Waynesville-Jamestown Road this week --- to prepare for repaving that section..." more

CVNP Visitor Center to Open this Fall


Akron, OH - "The Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s new Boston Mill Visitor Center is scheduled to open in October." more...

DVRPC Awards $3.6M in Trail Grants

NJ - "Three Bucks County towns and two Burlington County, New Jersey, projects were approved for nearly $900,000 for trail programs..." more

Family of Killed Cyclist Sues


TX - "...Cyclist Anthony John Diaz, 39, was dragged under a CapMetro bus and killed on Jan. 28..." more

Vulnerable User Bill Stuck in Committee

Baltimore, MD - "Under current law, motorists who injure or kill a bicyclist, jogger or scooter rider in Maryland routinely walk away with nothing more than a traffic ticket." more...

States Looking at Regulating E-Scooters

U.S. - "...The Washington Post reports that nearly 70 bills related to e-scooters have been introduced in 29 state legislatures in recent months..." more

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Alum Creek Trail Flooding


Columbus, OH - From Columbus MetroParks, "Severe flooding and debris blocking majority of Alum Creek Trail. Will clear by tomorrow afternoon when flooding has subsided. Stay Safe!"

Neighbors March for Safer Streets

GA - "People took to the streets Saturday to push for changes to a busy street they say is too dangerous to walk or bike on." more...

Cyclists Struck, Killed near Medicine Lodge

Wichita, KS - "...Jack Murphy, who is a bike instructor, says too often cyclists are rear ended while on highways and main roads." more...

Cyclist Mocks New Narrow Bike Lane


UK - "...The freshly-marked lane in Lowton, Wigan, has prompted ridicule from the local cycling community..." more

Police to be Challenged Over Blocking Cycle Lane


SCT - "The “bad practice” of Police Scotland staff parking their cars over a cycle lane near one of its biggest offices will be raised by the area’s roads authority." more...

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Virginia Man Arrested on Stavich Trail


PA - "A Virginia man was arrested Thursday afternoon after he allegedly caused a disturbance on the Stavich Bike Trail in Union Township." more...

L.A. Approves Street Memorial Signs

CA - "The effort was spearheaded by San Fernando Valley LA Councilman Bob Blumenfield in response to high numbers of cyclist fatalities." more...

Bettendorf adds Bike Paths


IA - "Bettendorf's distinction as a bike-friendly city will get another boost this year..." more

Company Allows Small Towns to Have Bike Share


"Pocahontas, Iowa, has 1,700 people–and a higher number of bikeshare bikes per resident than the Citi Bike system in New York." more...

Join the Movement for Bicyclists' Rights


"...In March, hundreds of League members climbed the Hill in Washington, DC, at the National Bike Summit, where together we generated momentum around policies and funding for safer biking and walking..." more

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Portion of Mill Creek Bike Trail Detour Expected to Open

Austintown Twp., OH - "...The trail has been closed between Kirk Road and Herbert Road since July 2018." more...

Berrien County Dreams of Trails

IN - "More than 100 people came to Andrews University on a cold February night — more than anyone expected — to talk about safe routes to walk and bike through Berrien County." more...

E-Bike Sales, Rentals Promised at Incoming Shop

Detroit, MI - "Bicycle and bike gear retailer American Cycle and Fitness plans to open electric bicycle shop in Detroit." more...

City Going all in for Electric Bikes


Richmond, VA - "City Hall is trying to turn around its failing bike share program by adding battery-powered bikes to make it easier for riders to travel longer distances and get up the city’s hills." more...

Task Force Formed To Implement Public Lands Bill


U.S. - "...We are taking a concrete step to ensure the department efficiently and fully implements the most comprehensive public lands management legislation in a decade..." more

Bike Lane Blockers to get $300 Fine


New Orleans, LA - "...It needs to be that high. This is a public safety issue..." more

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Bike Lanes Planned for Broad Street

Franklinton, OH - "...The new alignment will feature a center turn lane and bike lanes running in each direction..." more

Memorial to Son Stolen

Warren, OH - "A makeshift memorial to a loved one killed by a careless driver has been stolen right out of a Warren family's front yard." more...

Lime to Try E-Scooters Again


South Bend, IN - " Lime will keeps its bikes in South Bend for now and is bringing its electric scooters back to the downtown and Indiana University South Bend campus for a second 45-day pilot project..." more

Test Bike Lanes Show Promise

New Orleans, LA - "...Connect the Crescent showed that building a network of protected bike lanes makes streets safer for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians." more...

Drivers Think Cyclists are not Fully Human

"The word ‘cyclist’ contributes towards the hostility people on bikes face, researchers say." more...

UT Scooter Speed Limit

TX - "...the 8-mph limit will be enforced using geofencing technology, which will throttle down a scooter’s top speed (typically 15 to 17 mph) whenever it’s on the UT campus." more...

IMBA Announces Trail Accelerator Grant Recipients


Boulder, CO - "Recipients’ trail plans will put more trails close to home in communities in Tennessee, Nebraska and Wisconsin." more...

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Towpath Section Reopens

CVNP, OH - "The Towpath Trail between Deep Lock Quarry Metro Park and Hunt House is now open!

"The trail section had been closed for installation of a steel pedestrian bridge..." more

RTA Approves Plans for Complex Near Red Line Greenway

Cleveland, OH - "The Regional Transit Authority approved a non-binding letter of intent today for a Westlake developer to draft a plan for offices, residences, stores and green space on 1.3 acres of RTA property between Columbus Road and the future Red Line Greenway Trail." more...

Towpath Times E-News

NE OH - Read the latest edition.

Will Ohio Keep Widening Highways?

Cincinnati, OH - " increasing capacity on a highway system that the state has admitted it cannot afford to maintain — under current funding levels — really the best idea?" more...

Bikes for All Celebrates 5 Years

Columbus, OH - "One Columbus organization has given away dozens of bicycles to children in its community over the last five years." more...

Restore Pennsylvania Could Benefit Williamsport

PA - "...If all goes as planned, Governor Wolf's proposal to the legislator will fund major infrastructure projects across Pennsylvania." more...

Reading gets Grant for Bike/Ped Path


PA - "Cyclists and pedestrians are closer to enjoying a planned trail along nearly 2 miles of East Wyomissing and Hancock boulevards in Reading." more...

Grant Money for New Trail

Forty Fort, PA - "...The borough of Forty Fort was just awarded a $600,000 grant from the states multimodal transportation fund." more...

Branding Michiana Trails


South Bend, IN - "...The Michiana Area Council of Governments is leading the $60,000 trail branding project to help local areas market themselves as fun, active places to live and visit to people both within and beyond their borders." more...

Couple Bringing E-Bikes to Norfolk


VA - "Pedego Electric Bikes will be rolling into the city as the first electric bike dealership in Hampton Roads." more...

London's Ultra Low Emission Zone Scheme


UK - "...make no mistake, it is one of the most radical anti-pollution policies in the world." more...

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Tree Trimming along the Little Miami Trail

Loveland Park, OH - "The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will be trimming trees along the trail starting at Fosters and working south..." more

Old Fleatique, Grocery Store to Become Greenway Corridor


PA - "...The property will become part of a 30-acre Loyalhanna Gorge Greenway between the eastbound and westbound lanes of Route 30..." more

Popular Trail Becoming MTBikes Only


CO - "Colorado Springs mountain biker Harry Hamill stopped riding the Chutes years ago.." more...

Major Cities are Removing Elevated Highways

"...20 cities around the world have removed elevated highways..." more

Lawyers Descending on Sarasota County for Legacy Trail Lawsuits


FL - "Land along where the Legacy Trail will be extended has become a battleground for lawyers clamoring for clients." more...

Volvo to Monitor Drivers

"Volvo said this week that it will use in-vehicle cameras and sensors to monitor whether a driver is distracted or intoxicated, and allow the car to take action in unsafe situations..." more

Vancouver Bike Lanes Led to Uptick in Physical Activity


CAN - "There is a correlation between a heightened level of physical activity and living close proximity to an urban greenway, according to a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia." more...

Belgium Reduces Tax on Bike Sales

"Earlier this week Belgium’s parliament voted through a bill to lower the sales tax on bicycles – including e-bikes – from 21 to 6%..." more

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Cannonball Trail Celebrates 25 Years

NW OH - "This is a brief summary of the beginnings of the WCT, 25 yrs ago this week." more...

The 'Mansfield Rising' Plan


Mansfield, OH - "Part of the 'Mansfield Rising' plan is to provide alternative transportation options, such as ride-share services, trolleys, bike sharing programs and electric scooters." more...

Cyclist Dies from Head-On Collision on Bike Path


Lexington, MA - "A 71-year-old cyclist has died in a collision with another bicycle rider on popular recreational trail just outside Boston." more...

Cycling into the Future in Tallahassee


FL - "...Tallahassee now has over 200 miles of bike paths, of which 8 miles are buffered or protected..." more

“Complete Streets” Dubbed Incomplete 9 Years Later


CT - "...nine years later, New Haveners testifying at a recent Board of Alders hearing said they’re still taking their lives into their hands every time they ride a bike or attempt to cross an intersection on foot..." more

Bike Thief Leaves Wallet Behind


MT - "A man broke into a Montana bike shop on March 9, but left his wallet with his state-issued ID inside." more...

Are Bikes the Future of Urban Mobility?


"In most cities around the UK and the rest of the world, there’s never been a worse time to be a cyclist..." more

Man Jailed for Using Dog to Attack Cyclists


UK - "A man from Oxford, U.K., who launched a vicious ‘campaign’ against city centre cyclists, letting his canine sink his teeth into a number of riders..." more

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Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail Repairs Coming

Lisbon, OH - "...Bova will repave a 1.5-mile section of the bicycle trail between Franklin Square and Leetonia in an area known as the wetlands..." more

Galena Trail Construction Progress

Galena, OH - "... planning and design is underway for the Galena Brick Trail Phase 3 project. This is the segment of the Ohio-To-Erie Trail that will connect Galena to Sunbury. Construction is anticipated during the second half of 2019..." more

Bike Share Popular on Marshall Campus


WV - "You've heard of 'build it and they will come,' but on campus the Marshall University Sustainability Department's latest project motto has been 'leave it and they will ride'." more...

L.A. Spent 10 Years and $20M to Redesign a Street


CA - "On Aug. 30, 2018, Los Angeles officially completed renovations on 4.5 miles of streets along the Figueroa corridor. The project took 10 years and cost $20 million. What did we get for all that effort?" more...

The Problem with L.A.'s Alternative Transit Efforts


CA - "...the infrastructure is spotty, badly maintained and confusing for drivers and cyclists..." more

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Simon Kenton Trail Work Completed for Now


Urbana, OH - "...The SKT is totally open from County Line Road to Bellefontaine.

"Stay tuned for more alerts, as we do have other trail maintenance projects coming up in the next month." more...

Greenway Eroding into Pigeon Creek


Evansville, IN - "A section of Evansville’s Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage is closed near Garvin Park. The Parks Board tell us the repairs have been a long time coming." more...

Cyclists Call for Veto of Bike Safety Bill


Santa Fe, NM - "...[it] says that a cyclist, when practical, must stay out of a traffic lane 'if a separate posted or painted bicycle lane or pathway is provided within or adjacent to the roadway'..." more

Activists Press Officials to Crack Down on Blocked Bike Lanes


New Orleans, LA - "... Even though I had no knowledge of activists’ efforts to catalogue bike lane blockages, I recently started doing so myself during my 3.4-mile commute..." more

£137M May be Invested in Cycling & Walking Around Manchester


UK - "...If approved, the Bee Network will have resulted in 70 miles of new cycling and walking routes, including 14 miles of Dutch-style segregated cycle lanes, as well as improvements to hundreds of crossings and junctions." more...

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Cincy Traffic Study

Cincinnati, OH - "...The recommendations are the result of several traffic studies, meant to increase efficiency, improve mobility for everyone – vehicles and pedestrians – and increase pedestrian safety." more...

Rail Trail Transfer Pending Approval


Lewisburg, PA - "Closing on the transfer of the Buffalo Valley Rail Trail could be stalled but not derailed due to a delay in the receipt of necessary documents needed for state approval." more...

Trail Networks and Spines: Key Components to America’s Mobility Future

U.S. - "...'Mobility' is beginning to signify many options for getting around—such as driving a car, taking a train or ride-hailing service, using a scooter or bike or walking to one’s destination." more...

Bike Share Companies are Transforming U.S. Cities


"Residents of major U.S. cities are becoming used to seeing docks for bike sharing programs nestled into parking spaces or next to subway station entrances..." more

8 Cities Taking Steps to Remove Cars


"Cities around the world are starting to see that they’ll be cleaner, healthier, and just better overall if people–not cars–are the priority. more...

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Final Leg of Maple Highlands Trail in Place

Chardon, OH - "...the city finally received a purchase agreement from CSX for property needed to finish the final leg of the Maple Highlands Trail that will connect the city with a single trail from north to south through the city." more...

Committee Raising Funds to Connect Rail Trails


Athens, OH - "Half-mile stretch of old railroad bed needed to connect rail-trails in Athens and Washington counties." more...

Fix the Darn Sidewalks

Toledo, OH - "...City council voted recently to spend $1.25 million on rebuilding sidewalks in the city. That money pays for about half the problem..." more

3 Signs Philly Is Getting Serious About Street Safety


Philadelphia, PA - "A few years ago, it seemed like a stretch for the city even to get on board with a Vision Zero safety plan. This month, the initiative is making serious strides." more...

Woman Stabbed While Walking on Greenway


Winston-Salem, NC - "...The suspect left the scene on a scooter..." more

4 States Should Fix Their Unfair Treatment of Peds

"A roaring, 2,000-pound mass of steel careens into human flesh. The victim is jaywalking; the driver is both speeding and texting. Who is at fault?" more...

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Camp Chase Trail Extension Progress

Galloway, OH - "We share 2 photos of the progress on the Camp Chase Trail extension within Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park..." more

Bike Lane Coming to North Sharon


Sharon, PA - "City of Sharon officials are optimistic that bicyclists traveling on the city’s future bike lanes will have some extra protection on the path along Sharpsville Avenue." more...

Town in 'Crisis' Over Rail Trail Proposal


Lynnfield, MA - "...Police Chief David Breen told the attentive audience that he received a call on Tuesday about pro and con rail trail signs being stolen from properties." more...

E-Trikes Join Micromobility Movement

"...Gotcha announced its addition of a fourth service mode: the first public electric trike..." more

Cyclists Ride to Protest 'Anti-Biking' Ordinance

PHL - "Dubbed the 'Ride to Liberation,' nearly 600 local cyclists wear black and join a 24-kilometer circuit around the city to push for their right to pedal." more...

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Mill Creek Trail Extension Progress


Canfield, OH - "Mill Creek MetroParks board of commissioners passed a resolution to enter into negotiations with gas-transmission company EnerVest to complete the park’s bikeway-extension project." more...

West Broad Street to Get Bike Lanes, Lose Parking Spaces


Columbus, OH - "For 28 years, Chuck Sugarman has operated his office furniture retail store at 971 West Broad Street in Franklinton, but he says if a 2020 street reconstruction project happens, it could spell the end for his store." more...

Teen Meets First-Responders

Athens, OH - "A 16-year-old boy is on the mend after he suffered severe injuries when a car struck him on Jan. 5 while riding his bicycle on Ohio Rt. 682, just outside The Plains." more...

Philly Streets "Suck"


Philadelphia, PA - "'Suck' isn’t the usual verb mayors use to describe key elements of the city they govern." more...

Cyclists Under Siege from Bike Lane Blockers


Chicago, IL - "Local bicyclists recently shared stories of being brutally attacked after interacting with drivers who were blocking downtown bike lanes..." more

Bike Tour Founder Killed by Driver


NY - "David Schlichting, 66, who was killed Sunday, organized first Five Boro Bike Tour in 1977." more...

Women Report Sexual Harassment on Bike Paths


Rapid City, SD - "Rapid City police received a number of reports from women runners in recent months saying they have been harassed on a bike path." more...

Protected Bike Lane in SoMa Completed in Record Time

San Francisco, CA - "One week after cyclist Tess Rothstein, 30, was killed by a driver on Howard Street in San Francisco’s South of Market, a protected bike lane on the dangerous stretch was finished in record time." more...

Conditions on the I-205 Path are Unacceptable


Portland, OR - "...Unfortunately [the bike path] been rendered nearly unusable due to an abundance of trash, personal belongings, and makeshift homes that have been built upon it." more...

NYPD Victim-Blaming Compounds Grief

NYC - "...The New York Post quoted unnamed police sources and witnesses as saying Foster was wearing a hood and headphones when she was struck, a claim that her colleague read as insinuating Foster was, in some way, at fault for her own death." more...

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Plan for Cleveland Biking/Running Loop

Cleveland, OH - "...a grassroots proposal to create a formal, high quality recreational loop trail over the Cuyahoga River, connecting downtown and Ohio City via the Detroit-Superior and the Lorain-Carnegie bridges." more...

Towpath Section Closed March 19

Canal Fulton, OH - From, "The trail will be closed between Butterbridge Ave. and Lock 4 Trailhead [a 1.3-mile segment] on March 19, 2019 for tree work along the trail."

Lorain 'Better Block' to Return

Lorain, OH - "This spring, Lorain Better Block will return along with some other opportunities to get out on the streets of Lorain -- with no car needed." more...

Bald Eagle Valley Trail Section Opens Wednesday


Lock Haven, PA - "...The Phase Two section opening Wednesday will unveil a 3.4 mile link along the railroad bed from Castanea and leading to Wayne Township, running along Bald Eagle Creek." more...

New 'Limestone Greenway' Trail Expected This Year


IN - "A new trail south of Bloomington is expected to be complete by the end of the year." more...

Cyclist Robbed on Lafitte Greenway

LA - "A man was hit with a metal bat and robbed of his wallet and cell phone as he was riding his bicycle on the Lafitte Greenway early Sunday morning..." more

$50M Divvy Bike-Share Expansion Proposed


Chicago, IL - "... It would more than double the existing bike fleet by adding 10,500 new bikes and 175 stations, bringing the overall total to 16,500 bikes and 800 stations..." more

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Towpath Section Closure in Akron

Summit County, OH - From, "The Towpath Trail will be closed between Manchester Rd. and State Route 224 for utility work associated with an Army Corps of Engineers invasive species project.

"The closure begins Tuesday, March 19 and continues through early June 2019."

Stark County Parks Trail Closings

OH - From, Middle Branch Trail: "Maintenance work on a gas line will close a portion of the trail March 18 to March 22. Access will not be available between 55th St. and the southern trail split at Veterans Park during those dates."

Hoover Trail: "A recent construction project to widen Market Ave. has closed the on-road connection to the Hoover Trail at the Market Ave. and Easton St. intersection. The official closing sign is placed at Stone Crossing St. and Marelis Ave."

Mahoning Valley Trail: "A project to construct a new boat launch at Deer Creek Reservoir will close the park until March 25, 2019. Parking for the trail will not be available and access to the park will be closed during construction."

Learn more about Stark County trail construction and closings.

Trail Work Day Along the NCIT


Huron County, OH - From firelandsrailstotrailsinc, "We had another big turnout for today's workday, so we split the crew in two and sent one to dewinterize the Chapin Bridge in Wakeman while the other cut dead trees near Monroeville."

Trail Clearing Along the Kokosing Gap Trail

Knox County, OH - "KGT volunteers Kevin, Don and Randy spent a full morning readying the trail for the cabin-fever crush..." more...

City Pushes Greenway Extension Over Objections


Jefferson City, MO - "After receiving neighborhood opposition, Jefferson City staff is reviewing alternative plans for extending the greenway trail along Tree Valley Lane, leading to some confusion on the Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Commission." more...

Another Cyclist Dies in Houston

TX - "...He was riding in a bike lane on Heights Boulevard near Eighth Street in the early afternoon when he slid to avoid a Houston ISD bus in the intersection and was crushed by its rear axle..." more

Police Arrest 'Smash and Grab' Burglar at Bike trail


TX - "Officers staking out the hike and bike trail saw a man looking in car windows who matched a suspect description from another robbery last week." more...

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Philly's Deadliest Road Moving Closer to Speed Cameras


PA - "...The 12-lane North Philadelphia road is the city’s most dangerous thoroughfare — 8 percent of fatal and severe crashes in the city between 2013 and 2017 occurred along its 12-mile stretch..." more

Harlem Valley Rail Trail to be Completed in 2020


NY - "Next year, cyclists and pedestrians will be able to travel from Amenia to Copake Falls without dealing with travel or detours." more...

Suspect Arrested in West Ashley Greenway Attack


SC - "Charleston police arrested a man Friday on suspicion of assaulting a woman on the West Ashley Greenway earlier this week." more...

Judge Says Rail Repairs Didn’t Harm Wetlands


Santa Cruz, CA - "...The fight between Greenway and the RTC was a procedural one that arose amid a broader squabble about transportation in a county choked with frequent congestion in its main thoroughfare — Highway 1 between Watsonville and Santa Cruz." more...

Why Skateboarders Can't Skate on Bike Trail


Sacramento, CA - "On the American River bike trail, people can ride their bikes as fast or slow as they want. For some reason though, skateboards are banned." more...

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Olentangy Trail Extensions may Never Meet Up


Columbus, OH - "...there are no current plans to connect the two, which might include a controversial route through the hamlet of Mount Air." more...

Simon Kenton Trail Alerts


SW OH - "There is a temporary closing of the Northern section of the Simon Kenton Trail at the SR 296 intersection. Contractors are installing new RR warning lights and a gate for that crossing..."

"...On Monday, 3/18, the Champaign Co. Highway Dept. Will be removing some very large thorny locust trees on the Northern extension, between the Depot and Lippincott Rd..." more...

Towpath Adopt-A-Trail Program Launched


New Philadelphia, OH - "...This program, which was implemented in 2018, aims to assist with keeping a six-mile section of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail litter-free, brush-free and visually improved." more...

Bicyclist Stuck by SUV Driver

Fairfield Twp., OH - "Fairfield Twp. police cited an 18-year-old woman after her SUV struck a person on a bicycle at Liberty-Fairfield Road and Ohio 4 on Tuesday." more...

Healthy Ride Bike-Share Program Expanding


Pittsburgh, PA - "Pittsburgh’s Healthy Ride bike-share program is expanding..." more

City Honored for Haw Creek People Trail Project


Columbus, IN - "...The honor was given in recognition of the work completed last year by Strand Associates on the Haw Creek People Trail extension, which included the restoration and relocation of a 107-year-old historic steel truss bridge..." more

Police Issue Warning After Brazen Greenway Attacks


Charlotte, NC - "Police are investigating a string of brazen attacks on people out enjoying greenways and walkways in Charlotte." more...

Cyclist Killed Where Locals Asked For A Bike Lane


NYC - "A cyclist was fatally struck by the driver of a black sedan this morning while riding on Borden Avenue in Long Island City..." more

Crazy Anti-Bike Lane Arguments

19-Year-Old Bike Racer Killed

CA - "Tate Meintjes, a 19-year-old rider with Team California, was killed in a car-bike crash on Tuesday." more...

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Triplett Valley Trail Phase 1

Morehead, KY - "...The Triplett Valley Trail, essentially an extension of City Park, begins near Bridge Street at the Memorial Tree Walk with the hopes of extending westward into the Clearfield area." more...

Flooding Will Keep Some Nashville Greenways Closed


TN - "Six of Nashville’s greenways remain flooded and partially closed to joggers and bicyclists." more...

Americorps Team Helps Restore Blackwater Creek Trail


VA - "...Members of an Americorps National Civilian Community Corps team are assisting the Lynchburg Parks and Recreation Department with a reroute of the Beaver Trail and installation of new “lily pad” concrete stepping stones..." more

San Fran’s Dangerous Streets

CA - "...Dangerous roads are concentrated in the northeast core of the city — downtown, South of Market and the Tenderloin — as well as major corridors and streets approaching highway entrances..." more

Hot New Thing in Dockless Electric Scooters: Docks


"Cities are desperate to tame the sidewalk chaos of the e-scooter industry. One startup offers a solar-powered parking solution." more...

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Flooding Damage Closes Trail Section


Heath, OH - "...Most of the over 4-mile-long [Blackhand Gorge] tail will remain open with access permitted from both the east and west parking areas... the flooding of the Licking River has eroded a section of bank and undercut the paved trail, making it necessary to close for visitor safety..." more...

Sandusky Looking for More Bike Share Bikes


Sandusky, OH - "Officials spoke up about possibly bringing a new two-wheeled rental program into Sandusky." more...

Funds Approved for Tredway Trail Expansion


PA - "...Supervisors awarded a $249,000 contract to A. Folino Construction of Oakmont to build the 1.5-mile extension..." more

Woman Assaulted, Beaten on Greenway


SC - "Charleston police officers are stepping up their patrols of the West Ashley Greenway after a woman on Monday evening said she was tackled to the ground and beaten by a stranger after she 'waved and smiled' at the man." more...

City will Revamp Street Where Cyclist Was Killed


San Francisco, CA - "San Francisco transportation officials are extending a section of protected bike lane on Howard Street after a bicyclist was killed last week in a collision with a truck." more...

Teen Driver Kills 3, Gets Probation


GA - "...The charges included second-degree vehicular homicide and distracted driving..." more

Many Pedestrians Getting Killed at Night


"90 percent of the increase in pedestrian deaths over the last 10 years happened at night..." more

Are Self-Driving Cars Really the Future?

"...there are plenty of reasons to believe self-driving, ride-sharing cars will never happen." more...

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County Considers Rules for Bike Share & Scooters


Cleveland, OH - "Cuyahoga County is proposing legislation to regulate companies that rent bicycles and scooters by the minute or hour..." more

Protected Bike Lane Coming to 22nd Street


Philadelphia, PA - "During his 2015 election bid, Mayor Jim Kenney touted a promise to build 30 miles of protected bike lanes. Four years later, Philadelphia is still nowhere near that goal. There has been some progress, however..." more

Arlington Tests the Future of Protected Bikeways


VA - "On two streets in Crystal City, Arlington is testing out new ways to separate protected bikeways from cars. If the barriers prove more effective than traditional flexposts, you may see them built elsewhere." more...

Was Tragic Bicycling Death Preventable?


San Francisco, CA - "...The Friday collision occurred less than 100 feet from a protected bike lane..." more

Man Arrested in Connection with Stevens Creek Trail Attack


CA - "The MVPD arrested an individual who beat a woman walking along a local trail..." more

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New Ohio E-Bike Law Takes Effect


Athens, OH - "A little-publicized new law in Ohio will have impacts that could change the way people ride bicycles on the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway, the Ohio University campus, and around Athens city and county." more...

Cincy has 'Top-Notch' Infrastructure?

Cincinnati, OH - "In a new study by Livability, Cincinnati ranked No. 25 out of 100, and while we can't argue that Cincinnati is a great place to live, there are some questions about the infrastructure score." more...

Budget Proposal Includes $200M for Repaving Streets

Philadelphia, PA - "...Under the city's Capital Program — which is a plan for investing in Philly's physical and technological infrastructure — the mayor is looking to invest in things like streets, public facility renovations, sanitation, parks, water, and transit." more...

Traffic Enforcement in Michigan

MI - "Police in Detroit, Kalamazoo and Warren will be on the lookout next week for jaywalkers and bad drivers." more...

Woman Found Dead near American River Bike Trail

CA - "...A passerby reported to park rangers before 12:30 p.m. that they had found a body..." more

Putting Scooters in Their Place

"Lyft thinks e-scooters are overdue for a docking system of their own." more...

Dockless Bike Share Doesn't Threaten Docked Bikes


"Dockless bikes are complementing their docking elders in some cities..." more

U.S. Olympic Medalist Kelly Catlin Dies at Age 23

"...VeloNews reported that Catlin's father, Mark, said in a letter to the publication that she died on Friday night at her home in California. Her father told the publication that she died by suicide." more...

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Noblesville Begins Work on Trail Extension

IN - "...Noblesvllle will raze about 190 trees to clear a path for the mile-long, third phase of the Midland Trace Trail..." more

Berrien gets Behind Marquette Trail Project


MI - "Berrien County officials are offering their support for extending a biking and hiking trail that starts in Chicago, from the Indiana state line to New Buffalo..." more

City Leaders Call For More Protected Bike Lanes

San Francisco, CA - "City leaders are calling for more protected bicycle lanes along San Francisco's Howard Street after a female bicyclist died Friday morning in a collision with a vehicle in the city's South of Market neighborhood." more...

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Xenia-Jamestown Connector Work Begins March 11

Jamestown, OH - "Greene County Parks & Trails (GCP&T) will be closing the Xenia-Jamestown Connector between Waynesville-Jamestown Road/S. Maple Street and SR 72/Limestone Street, [in] Jamestown, beginning as early as Monday, March 11, for brush removal in preparation for full-depth restoration of the paved trail.

"Full-depth restoration paving for the Xenia-Jamestown Connector will begin in April and should be completed by May." more...

Connecting Cleveland Trails

OH - " can begin to see some progress on the Cleveland Lakefront Bikeway Connector, which will connect the Cleveland Foundation Centennial Trail Lake Link to the Cleveland Lakefront Bikeway at 25th Street. In the next few weeks, work will begin on the Canal Basin Park Connector..." more

Heartland Trail Brush Clean Up


Wayne County, OH - "...Ten volunteers spent several hours cleaning up fallen and cut trees on the Heartland Trail..." more

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Lower Saucon OKs Class 1 E-Bikes on Rail Trail

PA - "Following Hellertown borough’s lead, Lower Saucon Township Council voted 4-1 Wednesday to allow Class 1 eBikes to be used on its section of the Saucon Rail Trail." more...

500 Bike Racks for Covington

KY - "Check our first installed bike rack. 1st of up to 500..." more

Smoother Riding on Rio Grande Trail

CO - "...Pitkin County Open Space and Trails and Roaring Fork Transportation Authority are planning to replace the decking on three pedestrian bridges in the midvalley." more...

Community Outraged After Cyclist is Killed


San Francisco, CA - "...According to witnesses, she was cycling down Howard Street when a driver of a parked vehicle opened a door. Rothstein apparently swerved to avoid the door, placing her in the path of the truck that ran her over." more...

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Bucyrus Drops Proposed Bike Lanes


OH - "The proposed bike lanes along North Sandusky Avenue are no longer being considered..." more

Ohio Looks to Regulate Scooters

"The bill specifies that motorized scooters -- such as those run by Bird and Lime -- will be regulated at the state level." more...

Riding Thru Ohio on the NCIT


Northern OH - "Did you know: The North Coast Inland Trail is the preferred cross state route for cross country travelers?.." more

City Looks to Rezone Land for Trailhead

Columbus, IN - "...If the rezoning request is approved on final reading by the council, the parks department said its goal is to create a new trailhead on the property to connect the nearby neighborhood to the People Trail." more...

Researchers Evaluate Impact of Rail Trails

WV - "An effort to expand a multiuse rail-to-trail network throughout the Industrial Heartland is drawing on the expertise and work of faculty at the West Virginia University Health Research Center." more...

No Charges for Uber Killing Pedestrian

"Arizona prosecutors said Tuesday that they had not found evidence to charge Uber with a crime in connection with an accident in which one of its autonomous cars hit and killed a pedestrian..." more

Harley-Davidson Buys StaCyc

Milwaukee, WI - "Harley-Davidson Inc. has acquired StaCyc Inc., a producer of electric balance bikes for kids." more...

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Plans to Rebuild Henderson Road in UA

Upper Arlington, OH - "The first reconstruction of Henderson Road in 54 years will take place this spring and will include new accommodations for pedestrians and cyclists." more...

Route Considered for New Bike Trail


MI - "...According to organizers with TART Trails, the planning process is part of the larger Traverse City to Charlevoix Trail project..." more

Director Misses Boat on Complete Streets

MD - "Planners in Montgomery County want to make Veirs Mill into a Complete Street, with BRT, sidewalks, a grade-separated crossing of the Matthew Henson Trail and a bikeway; but Montgomery County Council Deputy Director Glenn Orlin, in a memo to the Planning, Housing, and Economic Development Committee says that will all be too expensive and will make driving worse." more...

Will Electric Bikes Catch on in LA?

CA - "Two e-bike companies are competing in LA’s crowded scooter market." more...

Dockless Trikes and Tiny Cars


"A new class of dockless electric vehicles is poised to hit city streets. In general, they can go faster and farther than existing bikes, e-bikes and scooters." more...

Child's Body Found Near Hiking Trail


CA - "Southern California homicide detectives need help identifying a young child whose body was found partially in a duffel bag near a hiking trail on Tuesday." more...

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Developer Selected for Site Next to Red Line Greenway

Cleveland, OH - "...RTA wants to develop the land despite recent objections from some community members that the project would impinge on a much-anticipated Red Line Greenway Trail..." more

Philly Establishing Neighborhood Slow Zones

Philadelphia, PA - "Two Philadelphia neighborhoods in the lower Northeast will be the first to get special features that slow down traffic in an effort to reduce car crashes and improve pedestrian safety." more...

Silver Comet Trail Extension to Atlanta

AL - "In the not too distant future, Atlantans cycling down the Beltline could potentially make a wrong turn and find themselves in Alabama." more...

Driver Sentenced 7.5 Years for Hit-and-Run Killing

WA - "...When it was Susan Hayden’s turn to address [King County Superior Court Judge Laura] Inveen, she talked about the day her husband went out on his last bike ride." more...

Are Our Streets Dangerous by Design?

FL - "...Florida remains at the top of the list for most dangerous states for pedestrian travel..." more

9 Shared-Mobility Startups


"Nine upstarts pitched ideas to advance the booming shared-mobility industry Thursday in Chicago..." more

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More Fury Over NYPD Ticket Blitzes


NYC - "...The morning after Aurilla Lawrence was run down by the still-unapprehended truck driver on Broadway near Rodney Street in Williamsburg, cyclists were again targeted by cops..." more

Cross Country Trail Will Pass Thru Iowa


Cedar Rapids, IA - " The Cedar Valley Nature Trail, which passes through Cedar Rapids, Waterloo and Cedar Falls, would be one of 12 gateway trails that would anchor a proposed 4,000-mile national bike trail..." more

Bike Share Companies Pivoting to E-Scooters


"Following ridership trends, Lime and other startups turn away from bicycles." more...

Netherlands E-Bike Sales are Strongest

NLD - "There are now more e-bikes sold in The Netherlands than non-electric bikes..." more

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Big Response for Indiana Rec Trail Grants


Indianapolis, IN - "...42 of Indiana's 92 counties filed applications in the grant program's first round. They're seeking nearly $144 million for more than 240 potential trail miles." more...

No Liability for Michigan DOT in Cycling Deaths


MI - "...They were killed in 2016 when a 76-year-old driver hit them from behind." more...

Installing HAWK Signals for Ped Safety


AZ - "...Motorists, they stop for pedestrians who are in HAWK crossings..." more

Design Guide Helped Change U.S. Bike Infrastructure

"A movement has brought safer bicycle lanes to the United States. But it took a manual to spread them." more...

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Group Hoping to Repair Sunken Path


Beulah, MI - "The Friends of the Betsie Valley Trail group is hedging its bets and applying for two grants to reconstruct a 1.5-mile section of the trail." more...

$60K Grant Helps to Extend Trail Network

WV - "...The New River Gorge Trail Alliance, which began planning a 500-mile network of linked existing trails, new connector trails, and lightly traveled roads in 2016, is the recipient of the grant..." more

Land Deals Mark Progress in Greenway Project


Grand Haven, MI - "Efforts are moving forward on the Grand River Greenway trail project in western Michigan with newly announced agreements to acquire additional land." more...

Driver Runs Over Cyclists


New Orleans, LA - "Suspect charged and believed to have been impaired at time speeding vehicle careered into bicycle lane." more...

Suspect Arrested for Stevens Creek Trail Attack


CA - "Mountain View police have made an arrest in a violent attack on a woman walking along the Stevens Creek Trail." more...

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Man Pleads Guilty to Rapes Along Berlin Lake Trail

Ravenna, OH - "...Shawn Michael Wendling, 38, pleaded guilty to two counts of rape, two counts of kidnapping and one count of felonious assault..." more

Eminent Domain Battle for GOLTRG Trail Land


Mahoning County, OH - "...How would you like it if someone came to you and said, ‘I am taking your land and I do not care if you do not want to sell it'..." more

Volunteer Work Day on NCIT


Huron County, OH - "We had so many volunteers show up at today's workday in Collins that we ended up splitting into two separate groups..." more

Development Agreement Disses Bikes

Covington, KY - "...Former city councilman Jason Reser questioned why the proposed pathway along Amsterdam Road was reduced to five or six feet rather than the previous eight as part of an effort to accommodate cyclists..." more

Plans to Install Car Charger in Path of Future Bikeway

Seattle, WA - "Seattle is about to invest to build a public car charger directly in the path of the on-hold Broadway Bikeway extension north or Denny Way." more...

Public Lands Act would Protect & Expand MTB Trails


"Congress this week passed a package of bills increasing environmental protections and trail access on public lands..." more

Protected Bike Lane Network Should be Priority


CAN - "Imagine an inexpensive transportation technology that provides fast, door-to-door service, reduces road congestion, and requires no parking spaces..." more

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Downed Trees Cleared from Cannonball Trail

NW OH - "Thanks to our small but mighty crew of volunteers. They cleared all down branches/ trees from the trail from our recent wind storm..." more

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