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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 starkparks.com, "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 nps.gov, "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
- IN: Property purchases include trail construction
- MN: Bike trails wanted — but when and at what cost?
- NY: Trail supporters, DEP seek to avert clash
- CA: Turning Alto Tunnel into a ‘greenway’
- WY: City of Cheyenne looks to rein in Greenway flooding at Mylar Park
- NY: Toilet plunger bike lane in Rochester
- OR: Gresham man’s family will honor him
- WA: Hit-and-run kills cyclist
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
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...
- TN: Construction is well underway on the Casteel Connector
- CT: Brookfield’s Still River Greenway exceeds expectations
- IRE: More people using greenway in Athlone than in Mullingar
- CA: Ripon seeks funds for bicycle path system work
- CA: Costa Mesa council reaffirms support for bike trail
- MA: Boston Transportation Advocates Aren't So Sure About Their Mayor
- WA: Seattle bike share ridership is booming
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
NE OH - Read the latest edition.
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...
- CO: Nederland locals raise concerns about mountain-bike trail work
- TX: Suspect arrested after hike and bike trail sexual assault reported
- OR: McAuliffe pleads not guilty in bike trail shooting
- HI: State plans would allow bikes on trail
- TN: Body found near Knoxville greenway
- TX: Naked man attacks woman after going for a bike ride in Fort Worth
- UK: How cycling could save the NHS
- CAN: Province of Ontario introduces new penalties for careless drivers causing death
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...
- CT: Closing A Gap Could Mean Trail Access To Downtown New Britain
- NY: State funds 22 miles of Champlain Canal bike trail
- NH: Local residents share memories of the evolution of Keene's rail trails
- TX: Park trail in Selma under construction
- IA: Protected Bike Lanes Implemented in the East Village
- GA: Big Creek Greenway and Sawnee Mountain Preserve re-open after storm damage
- IRE: Next stage of Carlingford Lough Greenway to open early next year
- GA: Atlanta becoming a bike-friendly city
- CT: Bicyclists get free roadside assistance in Connecticut city
- WA: New downtown vision includes 4th Ave bike lanes, new transit pathway
- KS: Wichita bike board revolts against state law
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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- IRE: Business leaders see economic potential of greenway
- VT: Biking Organization Opens 22-Mile Mountain Bike Trail Network
- MN: New regional trail opens in southern Washington County
- CA: Tiburon ridge development foes claim trail access rights
- PHL: AboitizLand opens Foressa Trails with trail run, bike event
- CA: New bike-share system concerns some Imperial Beach residents
- RI: Mayor Elorza, City Council in standoff over bike lanes
- OR: Portland Mayor rebuts critics of I-5 Rose Quarter project
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...
- RI: Bicyclists hit the Greenway to support Woonasquatucket River extension
- NZ: Te Anau to Manapouri cycle trail results in extra bike sales
- TX: TSC students to work with UT on trail
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
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
- MT: Columbus snares $800K TA Grant to extend trails
- NM: Body found near Albuquerque bike trail
- VA: Planned bike path along I-66 stops short of Gainesville
- TX: City of Allen to continue trail connection to Heritage Village
- MN: Traverse Trail Now Connects to Lincoln Park Middle School
- IL: Pantless Man On Bike Trail
- NC: The long game behind Waynesville’s greenway
- NC: Law enforcement search greenway trail for homeless campers
- IRE: Cycle trail could link up Fermanagh and Galway
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...
- WI: Wisconsin budget provision threatens sidewalks, bike paths
- NC: Law Enforcement Search Greenway Trail To Find Campsites of Homeless Persons
- CO: Trial scheduled for suspect in 7 grass fires along Longmont greenway
- UK: Tragic circumstances around death of Carmen Greenway
- FL: St. Petersburg's bike coordinator speaks of road designs
- OR: Thieves snatch three bikes from Metropolis Cycle Repair
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...
- IL: Carbondale installing bike paths to make the city more cyclist-friendly
- IL: More Good News For River Trail Riders
- NC: Detour to affect runners, walkers, cyclists
- VA: Money reallocated for river trail
- CA: City to remove DecoBikes from coastal communities
- D.C.: Parklet permit hassles in D.C.
- OR: Bike box, green lane and smooth pavement coming to SW Main
- OR: Bicycle rider issued citation for DUII from hospital bed following collision
- OR: Bike commuting growth slips in Portland
- WA: 2nd Ave bike lane extension will open southbound in early October
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
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 - "...it’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...
- NY: 10th Anniversary Celebration of Buffalo & Erie County Greenway
- MD: Good news arrives for trail lovers in Maryland Farms
- SD: Bike trail improvements underway
- VA: New Bike Trail Section Set for Washington Blvd
- WA: Bellevue proves bike share is not limited to Seattle
- TX: Councilors approve resolution to approve risks near railroad trail proposal
- NY: Bike sharing comes to Erie Canal Trail in DeWitt
- WA: 31 bikes stolen from Tacoma Major Taylor
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
- IL: Ottawa bike trail to run in front of Reddick Library
- MN: Police with pedals promote safety on bike trail
- IL: Bike Trail Linking Edgewater To Mississippi River Stalled Over Burnham Gap
- IN: Road paving project to add bike lane in downtown Peru
- IE: Second phase of Ulster Canal Greenway will create jobs and deliver prosperity
- MN: Minneapolis leaders push to end traffic-related deaths in 10 years
- OR: Portland reverses course, will maintain 25% bike mode share goal
- WA: Bellevue considers bike share permits
- UK: Government to look at extending dangerous driving offence to cyclists
- OR: ‘Albina Vision’ would restore historic neighborhood, put biking and walking first
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...
- WY: Bridger-Teton will chopper in bridge over Yellowstone River
- CAN: Point Grey Road's new $6.4-million bike and pedestrian path now complete
- IRE: New boardwalk will attract more visitors
- SD: Brookings opens new mountain bike trail
- NE: Bike lanes continue to create problems for commuters
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
- CAN: Kitsilano residents to protest Seaside Greenway completion party
- MN: Off-road biking, hiking trail established in Bella Park
- KS: Pittsburg receives $50,000 grant to connect trail system
- CA: Napa County cyclists asked to voice opinions on improving biking networ
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
- CAN: Not everyone celebrating completion of Point Grey bike lane
- SC: Developed Greenwood bike trail seen as economic magnet for city
- CA: Two bikeshares now available at the coast
- OR: Inside look at new ‘Bike & Rides’ coming to Beaverton and Goose Hollow
- WA: Seattle extends 9th Ave protected bike lanes
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...
- CA: Death of woman found on trail likely not intentional
- VA: New River Trail’s Color Canyon paths on track to open in 2018
- NY: DOT may take over portion of Wheatfield's greenway trail
- CAN: Upgrades to close sections of Chrysler Canada Greenway
- TN: Drivers speeding upwards of 50mph near greenway
- CT: Another ‘No’ for the Shoreline Greenway Trail in Guilford
- WA: Don’t expect a bike share surge as caps rise to 2K
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...
- MN: MnDOT releases updated state bike trail map
- CAN: Paved bike trail may be on hold
- SD: Bike trail to open Saturday
- FL: Woman groped while walking on Seminole County Trail
- GA: Greenway bridge replacement in Lilburn won’t stop walkers, bikers
- IRE: Athlone greenway used over 150,000 times in six months
- WA: School bike trains increase physical activity
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
- CA: Woman's body found near trail
- ID: UI bike path to be named for Idaho Olympian Kristin Armstrong
- NY: Mixed emotions over biking, walking trail coming to Saratoga neighborhood
- KS: Bicyclists urged to stay on streets, not sidewalks
- CT: Selectmen Turn Down Greenway Trail Meeting
- MS: Ole Miss to offer new bike share program
- OR: Ash from Eagle Creek Fire adds to poor air quality in Portland
- WI: Man refuses to ID himself after being caught selling stolen bike
- TX: Short-term gas shortage shows need for bicycle cops in small towns
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
- NM: County officials take stock of trail uniting 3 counties
- UK: Teenager locked up after threatening two schoolboys with baseball bat on Greenway
- WI: Wausau's new bike trail off to a good start
- SD: City must be ‘more ride-able’ for bicyclists
- OR: Fire closes down several popular hiking trails in Columbia River Gorge
- TX: Dallas changing streets to keep business downtown
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...
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...
- OR: Fires force dozens of Oregon hikers to shelter overnight
- TN: New bike trail offers unique panorama of downtown Memphis
- NC: Raven Rock trail open to bikers, hikers
- GA: Town Center’s bike-sharing program hits over 20K trips
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
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...
- CA: Fire roads openrd to mountain bikers
- CA: Folsom's Johnny Cash Trail promises beautiful views
- NY: Utica police bike patrol goes where other vehicles can’t
- D.C.: Georgetown Branch Trail Will Close For Years During Purple Line Construction
- FL: Project underway to improve greenway
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 - "...to 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
- WA: Plan for railway trail hits roadblock
- SC: West Ashley Greenway Improvements underway
- CAN: Five highlights on the Calgary Greenway
- FL: $2.5M greenway project under the Selmon advances
- IRE: Councillors urged to review Limerick greenway
- MN: Mountain bike trail progress made in Fergus Falls
- NC: Raven Rock State Park To Open New Bike Trail
- CA: Chestnut/Cypress Bike Lane Connects Trail to Downtown Santa Ana
- ID: Human bike lane protection chain on 8th Street in Downtown Boise
- CO: The 14th Street Bike Lane Is Immediately Denver’s Best
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
- MD: Trail detoured for Purple Line construction
- AL: New hiking, mountain biking trail opens at Oak Mountain State Park
- WA: Bicyclist hurt after crashing bike on Dry Hill
- LA: Bike, walking paths planned for Montz, Hahnvile
- OR: Bike share memberships for food-stamp card holders
- WA: Protected bike lanes coming to Pike/Pine
- CAN: Officers on Bikes Catch Man on U.S. Most-Wanted List
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...
- NC: $2M for Town Section of Middle Fork Greenway
- FL: Work begins at Baker Park & ped Bridge in Naples
- MA: Woman injured in Provincetown bike trail crash released from hospital
- MT: New bike path near middle school targeted at keeping kids safe
- NJ: Capital To The Coast Trail Gains Followers
- CA: $1M Wildomar project would add to planned countywide trails network
- VA: Richmond rolls out RVA Bike Share
- WA: Main Avenue 'road diet' downtown gets City Council nod
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...
- SC: Town sees trail as economic tool
- TN: Mountain bike trail faces opposition
- WI: Waupun administrator urges making bike trails a priority
- MA: Adams bike trail can work for all
- IA: Bike Share Program launches across Fillmore County
- CA: L.A. Metro, L.A. Set to Launch New Bike Share System in Venice
- VA: Salem leg of Roanoke River Greenway on track for 2018
- IN: Car plows into pedestrians in Elkhart
- NM: Illegal parking in new downtown bike lanes causing danger, frustration
- WA: Rainier Avenue Must Choose Between Buses and Bikes
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...
- IRE: Gauging tourism benefits
- FL: Native plant enthusiasts come together to move rare species
- NC: Cape Carteret trail plan gets new life
- NY: Bike-share trips top 4,200 in first month of operation
- NY: Temporary Bike Lanes "Pop-Up" on Fillmore Avenue
- FL: Cyclists strip down to raise awareness for bike safety
- AUS: Police arrest Australian Olympic cycling medalist
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...
- ME: Naked man on nature trail says he's sunbathing
- IL: New section of Sangamon Valley Trail should open in October
- AR: Bicyclist injured by barbed-wire trap on Fayetteville trail
- CAN: New cycling bridge proposed for East Van
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
- AR: Man Injured in Barbed Wire Trap Set on Fayetteville Bike Trail
- AZ: Trail work in Rim Country
- TN: Greenways attract Nashville home buyers, developers
- CAN: Greenway celebrates Canada's 150th with cycling challenge
- GA: Avondale Estates nixes gate for East Decatur Greenway access
- CAN: Work almost done on controversial calming project in Point Grey
- LA: Three charged in Ville Platte after being hit by truck
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 - "...as 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
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
- VA: Salem leaders plan to extend Roanoke River Greenway
- TN: Greenway Construction Update into Barfield Park
- MN: County Board approves bike trail contracts
- CAN: Money for roads may go to bike trail
- MA: Residents on bike path route: Not in our backyards
- WI: Stunning Lower Yahara River Trail opens Sunday
- OR: PBOT officially opens the nine-mile, $4.5 million, 20s Bikeway
- OR: Video of Water Avenue collision provides vital evidence
- NY: Syracuse bicyclist dies after bike, dirt bike crash
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 - "...it'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...
- TX: Hike and bike trail extensions coming to four bayous
- MA: North Adams Bike Path Plans Draw Complaints, Praise
- TN: Johnson City mountain bike park clearing the way for fall opening
- IA: Urban trail planners want residents to walk more
- WI: Bike trail construction could affect rare turtle population
- LA: Trail to connect LSU to Downtown and Southern University
- WA: Spin/LimeBike announce access for people without smart phones or credit cards
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
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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
- FL: Development brings next leg of Miami River Greenway
- VA: Man arrested for allegedly trying to rob victim on bike trail
- FL: Vision Zero strategy for safer Hillsborough roads
- WA: Fight over four trail stop signs
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
Transform Your City With Tactical Urbanism
- IN: Columbus part of new 360-mile state route
- NY: Summer hike turns tragic when parents tumble off cliff
- GA: Construction begins on Atlanta's Proctor Creek Greenway
- VA: Roanoke City Council votes to authorize use of eminent domain
- WY: On eclipse weekend, police use bike patrols to connect with public
- TX: Trail walker assaulted near park
- IL: Next phase of Lakefront Trail Separation Project
- NE: Marking fox scat part of research project
- WA: Do cars blocking bike lanes in Seattle ever get ticketed?
- CA: Burbank's bicycle corrals are a hit with riders
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
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...
- CA: Armed robbery on bike path
- NE: Sales tax plan includes hike and bike trail
- MS: New Albany considering automated bike rental
- MA: National Seashore Completes Bike and Pedestrian Path Review
- CAN: Trailforks App can help with emergency location
- TX: 2nd suit filed against Austin police over violent jaywalking arrest
- OR: Bicycle rider dies after collision with garbage truck
- NH: Police corral escaped iguana after it bites cyclist
- GA: Officials consider removing part of bridge after drownings
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
- IRE: Proposed Great Southern Greenway extension is stalled
- CO: Expanding 18 Road bike system on hold, not forgotten
- IL: First section of Kickapoo Rail Trail to open next week
- MA: 'Bike rodeo' promotes Taunton Pathways initiative
- MN: Menahga City Council delays grant application for bike path
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
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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...
- IL: Mural along bike trail creates 'sense of place'
- IA: Opponents stand in way of trail's future
- WY: Vandals damage Bear River Greenway
- MA: Bike Path Advocates Ask Towns To Scuttle Transfer Station Deal
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...
- IN: Evansville Greenway Connector Project Moving Forward
- NC: Pact for greenway work on city agenda
- VA: Public hearing on using eminent domain against foundry for greenway
- AUS: Collie's bike trail plan under construction
- VA: Lawmakers oppose plan to sandwich I-66 trail between a wall & traffic
- DE: DelDot Seeks Public's Design Ideas for Bike Trail Expansion
- CT: Stamford Eyes 'Distracted Walking' law
- NY: Plunging for safety: Makeshift bike lane barriers appear in Corn Hill
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 email@example.com or visit gcparkstrails.com."
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Stavich Trail Section Closes for Repairs
Struthers, OH - "...parts 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
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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...
- IN: People Trail project begins
- GA: Atlanta city officials break ground on Proctor Creek Greenway
- WI: Opposition Speaks Out Concerning Bike Trail Right-Of-Way
- AR: JPs approve bike trail proposal
- NZ: Public have their say on new Polhill Reserve mountain bike track
- GA: More bike lanes are a plus
- FL: FDOT building trailhead on SR 207 for bike path
- IL: Chicago Looks to Smooth the Train-Plus-Bike Commute
- NJ: Get app, ride bike free in South Jersey's Gloucester Township
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
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...
- CA: Dirt Lot to be Transformed Into Walkable Greenway
- UK: People have their say on 'greenways' cycle routes
- TX: Bike Trail To Join Historic Battlefield Sites
- MN: Ribbon Cutting Held For Watonwan County's Watline Bike Trail
- FRA: The mayor of Paris wants to build a new cycle route - but...
- CA: L.A. has been sued again over traffic lane reductions
- HI: Bike shops report decline in rentals after Biki Bikeshare launch
- WA: Bike share giant ofo announces Thursday launch
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
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
- GA: Water damage on Riverwalk will cost almost $1.1 million to repair
- TX: Police ID man whose remains were found in Walnut Creek bike trail
- IL: North Branch Trail Extension Joins Northwest Side Bike Network
- LA: BREC nabs $3.7M federal grant for bike and pedestrian trail
- OR: City plans to reduce driving on Lincoln-Harrison greenway
- IL: Chicago working on Ventra-Divvy integration
- DE: Ped in critical condition after being hit by vehicle, gets citation
- NJ: Police arrest another man on bike theft at PATH station
- NJ: Man identified in fatal bicycle crash
- OR: Bicyclist dies in collision with car in Oakridge Sunday night
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
- CAN: Seaside Greenway missing link close to completion
- NC: Person falls from electrical tower, suffers injury on greenway
- TX: Should city invest in bike lanes?
- NH: Salem completes first section of 5-mile rail trail
- NJ: Dennis Bike-Walking Path Wins Approval
- IA: Waterloo launches education campaign for Park Avenue bike lanes
- WA: Can Seattle's new bike share succeed where Pronto failed?
- SC: New study appears to doom Ashley River bridge bike lane conversion
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...
- MO: Trail steering towns' growth
- NY: Proposed Kingston Point Rail Trail headed toward final state approval
- UK: Illegal motorbike on Dewsbury and Ossett Greenway
- NY: Pols praise DOT school safety improvements
- MA: Springfield strives to complete sewer project, reopen long-dormant bike trail
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
"...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
- CA: Irish hiker missing on Pacific Crest Trail
- MN: The tower and bike bridge project in Edina
- NY: A Continuation of Saranac River Trail Greenway
- NY: State will pay for long-term maintenance of Electric Trail
- OR: New bike signals unlock two-way protected bikeway on Naito
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
SW OH - Read the latest edition.
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...
- MI: Temporary mountain bike trail closure
- GA: Greenprints trails on path for future growth
- WA: Seattle should raise bike share caps sooner
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 facebook.com/QueenCityBike, "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
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...
- CA: Officials learn why Ojai man died near bike trail
- TX: Lake Pflugerville Trail groper
- MI: City commits funding toward new 'Downtown Greenway' trail stretch
- NC: Man admits he raped woman on McAlpine Greenway
- OR: Dying to widen highways
- MA: Bike lane construction halted in Harvard Square
- CA: San Francisco's Bikeshare Boom
- CAN: New parklets, squares and plazas mean more public spaces in Vancouver
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 - "...it 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...
- NJ: Lawrence Hopewell Trail receives $1 million grant
- NC: Man accused of indecent exposure at greenway
- WV: ARC grant awarded to Fayette, Nicholas bike trail system
- MA: North Adams Airport Commission OKs Bike Trail Location
- NE: G.I.'s trails get new signs
- OK: ODOT To Expand Tulsa's Biking Trails
- IL: Sangamon Valley Trail bike path construction moving forward
- TX: Bike share will force Dallas to finally give us bike lanes
- WA: Seattle bike share ridership keeps climbing quickly
- NC: La Grange teen accused of running over bicyclist with truck
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...
- IL: Niles officials approve road improvements along Amling trail
- TX: Trail to connect San Marcos, Buda and Kyle in the works
- NE: Beatrice Police looking for man who attacked woman on bike trail
- MN: Washington County celebrates opening of 4-mile Afton bicycle trail
- FL: Seminole County looks to make it easier for bicyclists
- WA: Firefighters investigating recent 'suspicious' fires along Greenway
- WA: Guerrilla bike lane appears in Spokane
- UK: Dockless bikes impounded by council for blocking parking spaces
- WA: 5 miles of the Eastside Trail could open by end of the year
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...
- NY: Missing teen with autism found at Irish Pub during karaoke
- VA: Student-built biking trails 'second to none'
- IA: Portion of Cedar Valley Nature Trail paved
- CO: E-bikes are fine on Rio Grande during the detour
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
- AZ: Doctor dies in Grand Canyon while searching for water
- WA: Woman rescued after 60-foot fall from trail
- CA: Debate on rail is welcome
- MN: Ney Nature Center hosting grand opening for new mountain bike trail
- VA: Isle of Wight bike path to begin construction in fall
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...
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
- NE: City changes plan for new trail
- WA: Crews rescue woman, dog missing since Monday near Mount Si
- NC: Can the Woodfin Greenway & Blueway beat the odds?
- NJ: County Launches New Greenway App
- CA: Dumbarton Study Does Not Recommend Trail, Make Your Voice Heard
- OR: New carfree 'Reedway' bridge over railyard needed
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..."
- NE: Investigators identify body found near Kearney hike-bike trail
- WA: DNR opens new mountain bike trails
- MO: New cafe and bike rental shop opens on Katy Trail
- NY: NEW West Mountain Biking Trails
- NY: Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway could do double duty as a flood barrier
- MA: Will this state-owned comfort station be next Greenway amenity?
- CO: Man in wheelchair struck by car, gets ticket
- FL: How a traffic dispute can turn violent
- AL: Protected bike lanes coming soon to downtown Huntsville
- CAN: Bike Share Toronto expanding by 70 stations
- MO: Sidewalk construction causing safety issues downtown
- PRT: Hilly Lisbon launches electric bike share system
- OR: PBOT will move forward with new bikeway
- CA: 'Better Market Street' To Restrict Vehicles, Install Protected Bike Lanes
- CAN: 'Toronto Police triples down on keeping the bike lanes clear
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
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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...
- MI: Niles Township works to bridge River Valley Trail gap
- NC: Why are there 'talking' trees on Little Sugar Creek Greenway?
- VA: Danville's bike share program cycles along with nearly 800 rides
- TX: Austin Invests in Rider Safety by Adding New Bike Signals
- GA: Residents complain about part of bike lane being removed
- CO: Bike lane pilot project on Grant Street a relief for stressed cyclists
- NY: NYC to add more bike lanes in response to surging demand
- OR: National study on risks of speeding shows Portland is on the right track
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 www.facebook.com/Tri-County-Triangle-Trail-Inc, "...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
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
- UT: Renowned wildflower trail overrun with visitors
- WI: Neighbors oppose construction that would remove popular bike path
- OR: Portland's official city bike map is now digital and interactive
- WA: State's new 'E-DUI' law does not apply to people biking
- NC: Ten months after Matthew,bridge on Clayton greenway is still closed
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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