Towpath Trail

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Towpath Trail Construction Updates

Cleveland, OH - "Even though the winter weather keeps trying to slow things down now and then, progress on the Towpath connections around the Tremont area continue to happen..." more

WKU Bike Share Eyes Expansion

KY - "After a fleet of bikes arrived this month on Western Kentucky University’s campus as part of a new way for students and staff to get around, the program is eyeing expansion into downtown Bowling Green." more...

Dad Confronts Bike Thief

Nitro, WV - "...Clark said he was on his way into work, just hours after the theft, when he saw that same suspect, in the same clothes, walking over the bridge with his daughter's bike." more...

The Rock Island Trail Would be Game-Changer

MO - "...The planned Rock Island Trail would intersect the Katy Trail, a popular 240-mile rail-trail route that traverses the rolling terrain along the Missouri River. It also would link up with a recently opened 47-mile segment, the Rock Island Spur of Katy Trail State Park, which connects the Katy Trail to the greater Kansas City area..." more

London's Cycling Action Plan

UK - "...This five-year plan sets out the timescale for tripling the number of protected cycleways since Khan came to office and also reveals new quality standards for cycling infrastructure." more...

Google Maps Recommending Lime Bikes Option

Seattle, WA - "Lime’s bikes and scooters now show up as a transit option in Google Maps in a select number of cities..." more

The Pedestrian Strikes Back

"Officials in several countries are getting the message: Cities are about people, not cars." more...

Panic Ensues Over Ofo Refunds

12/18/18

"Troubled bike-share startup Ofo, which has been quitting cities around the planet this year, has a fresh crisis – millions of people are demanding their deposits back." more...

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Water on the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway

12/17/18

Athens, OH - "The #HockingRiver is cresting this morning, and it is currently flooding the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway at the low culvert between Stimson Ave and the US33 overpass. The waters are predicted to recede and the path should be passable by tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018." more...

NCIT Clearing in Norwalk

OH - "Work has officially begun on the future [~1-mile] trail section between Townsend Ave and Laylin Rd, which will be the final link between our eastern trail section and Norwalk..." more

New Trails & Bike Lanes Coming to Dayton

OH - "West Dayton has few bike lanes but some major projects in the works will make it easier to ride a bicycle there." more...

West Philly Residents Form Transit Task Force

Philadelphia, PA - "Philadelphia continues to see more traffic deaths than any county in the state." more...

Changes Planned to Boost Bike Share Ridership

12/17/18

Lancaster, PA - "...The main problem, several would-be users told LNP, is the limited number of pick-up and drop-off locations..." more

Bird Scooters Taking a Bath

"Why do people keep throwing electric scooters into rivers and lakes?.." more

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Simon Kenton Trail Fundraising Totals

Urbana, OH - "...We are 'Over the Top' on the Honda of America paving challenge with a final amount donated by the November 30th deadline of $30,250.

"...[Honda's] $25,000 match brings the amount in the paving fund to $55,250 at the end of November..." more

New Opportunity for Marquette Greenway Funding

IN - "The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission's hope for a federal grant to pay most of the cost of completing the Marquette Greenway was disappointed last week..." more

E-Scooters Normalize Scooting for Adults

12/16/18

NZL - "...While the lime scooter craze continues its popularity in Auckland and Christchurch, other Kiwis are opting for foot-powered scooters - including dusting off their childhood, metal-framed scooters for their commute." more...

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Towpath Section Closes Until Spring

Peninsula, OH - From NPS.gov, "The Towpath is closed between Deep Lock Quarry and Hunt Farm [in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park] for bridge replacement through early spring. There are no detours available."

Big Walnut Creek Trail Bridge Connector

12/14/18

Gahanna, OH - "New Big Walnut Creek Trail bridge connector between Ol Ridenour Rd (Gahanna golf course/Lower McCorkle Park) and E. Johnston Rd/Mill St at Cherrybottom Rd. 2018-2019 construction project..." more

Hoosier National Forest Trail Use Permits Available

12/14/18

IN - "The Hoosier National Forest, operated by the U.S. Forest Service, has more than 260 miles of recreational trails, spread over nine counties..." more

Striped Sign Poles in Seattle

12/14/18

"...When you approach an intersection in Seattle, the stripes immediately show you whether people entering the intersection from other directions must stop..." more

Suspect Held in Bike Test-Ride Thefts

12/14/18

CA - "Police here have arrested a suspect in a series of thefts at Southern California bike shops in which fake identification and credit cards were used to take high-end bikes out on test rides and never return them." more...

NABSA Includes Micro-Mobility Plans for 2019

12/14/18

"The North American Bike-share Association (NABSA) has unveiled its strategic vision for 2019, including plans to integrate shared micro-mobility options into its bike-shares." more...

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Stage 1 Towpath Bridge Installed

12/13/18

Cleveland, OH - "Thursday morning crews installed a 211 foot, 211,000 pound galvanized steel truss bridge spanning the Cuyahoga River that passes under Harvard Rd..." more

Board Recommends $26M for Recreation Projects

12/13/18

Lansing, MI - "A state panel has recommended awarding $26 million in grants for outdoor recreation projects and land purchases." more...

Detroit to Spend More on Bike Lane Snow Removal

MI - "The city of Detroit increased its residential snow plowing budget by 20 percent and bought equipment to help keep protected bike lanes clear." more...

Trail in Development at Meyer Broadway Park

12/13/18

MI - "...St. Joseph County Parks and Recreation Department plans to put finishing touches on a seven-mile trail. It has been developed as a loop inside a forested section of Meyer Broadway Park in Fabius Township." more...

Scout Reserve Opens 35-mile Bike Trail System

12/13/18

WV - "Area mountain bikers will soon be able to ride the Summit-Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve’s 35-mile network of mountain bike trails, as well as a dual-slalom course, a skills park and a dirt-jump learning zone, during the months the Reserve is not being used for Scouting encampments." more...

U.S. Driving Schools to Teach "Dutch Reach"

"You’ve just parked your car. It’s time to open the door and get out. Which hand do you use to reach for the handle?" more...

U.S. Leads World in Traffic Deaths

12/13/18

"A new report on global traffic deaths illustrates exactly why the U.S. trails the developed world on traffic safety..." more

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Hit-and-Run Driver Hunted by FBI

12/12/18

"...The pursuit and arrest of Chan Reyes is notable not only because it spanned the globe, but because authorities don’t often go to such lengths when a cyclist is killed..." more

Concerns Raised about Self-Driving Program Before Fatal Collision

12/11/18

"An 890-word email was sent to Uber’s executives that raised safety concerns about the company’s autonomous vehicle program just days before an Uber vehicle killed a pedestrian in Arizona last March..." more

County Restricts Cannabis Operations Near Trails

12/11/18

CA - "...Supervisors’ unanimous vote made that policy official when it comes to buffers between county trails and pot businesses. The county now will require 1,000-foot setbacks from such trails..." more

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$340K Secured for Epic Trail Corridor

12/11/18

WV - "...[these funds] will specifically help acquire three segments of disused CSX corridor totaling 3.35 miles along a developing 150-mile stretch of rail-trail from Parkersburg to the state’s border with Pennsylvania." more...

Ann Arbor's Rapidly Shifting Mobility Landscape

MI - "This time last year, most Ann Arborites thought of scooters as a children's toy..." more

MoBo Providing Adaptive Alternative Bike Share Options

"...Programs in cities like Detroit have only recently started offering adaptive alternatives while cities like New York and Chicago don’t offer adaptive bikes..." more

Cycling Advocate Hit by Truck on Highway

CA - "A cycling safety advocate is in critical condition as a result of injuries she suffered when she was hit by a truck while biking in Encinitas." more...

Rails-to-Trails Call to Action

"America’s next great rail-trail could be a world-class tourism draw, connecting dozens of small towns and bringing millions of dollars to local communities.

"Or it could be lost forever, if officials turn down a historic offer to preserve this 144-mile rail corridor.

"Speak out now to help keep America’s next great rail-trail on track!" more...

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Ohio Passes E-Bike Law

12/11/18

Columbus, OH - "Gov. John Kasich has signed a bill making Ohio the 11th state with an e-bike law supported by the industry." more...

Girard Seeks Funding to Cleanup Leatherworks Site

Girard, OH - "...Mayor James Melfi said he would like to see the grant application moved froward, so the city can get a jump on the recreational projects it has planned, such as bike trails." more...

New Millworks Owners Putting Down Roots

Yellow Springs, OH - "...he is working with an architect on plans to refurbish the various buildings to 'build on what the brewery' has done and connect it with the bike path..." more

New Walking/Biking Trail Planned for Bridgeport

WV - "...the city has received a $120,000 Transportation Alternative grant through... to design a 2 mile trail connecting the Bridgeport Outdoor Recreation Complex to Compton Park." more...

Robbery Suspects Getaway on Lime Bikes

12/11/18

Seattle, WA - "Local bikeshares are meant to make it more convenient for Seattleites to get around; even, apparently, when they need a getaway vehicle after a robbery." more...

Driver Tells Cyclist He Can Safely Use Phone, Then Crashes

12/10/18

UK - "A cyclist called out a man for using his phone while driving. Moments later, the driver—who had insisted he could drive safely while on his phone—crashed his car..." more


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Fairfield Plans to Extend Great Miami Bike Trail

Fairfield, OH - "...That includes extending the Great Miami River trail, which ends in Fairfield at Waterworks Park, through Marsh Park and connecting it to the Hamilton County’s portion of the trail just south of the park." more...

Canal Fulton Looks to Improve Accessibility, Connectivity

Canal Fulton, OH - "The city is conducting a study to review sidewalk needs, improve connections between neighborhoods, improve accessibility to trails and recreation areas and encourage the use of bicycles." more...

More Clark County Kids will get Bikes this Year

12/10/18

Springfield, OH - "...This week, the Salvation Army teamed up with Walmart and Rollins Moving and Storage to complete shopping for more than 150 bikes to be delivered to Clark County kids during the holidays..." more

Council Members Want Transit App

Cincinnati, OH - "Council members Tamaya Dennard and Greg Landsman want the city to study the possibility of creating a single app from which riders can select and pay for rides from SORTA, rideshare, bike-share and scooter rental companies." more...

A New Manassas, Safe for Bikes & Pedestrians

TN - "...Our priority was to create a safer street for all users – pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicles — and we’re very proud of the results..." more


Strava Data Suggests Bike Commuting Boom

"30% increase in commuting sees North Americans ditch their cars in favor of the bicycle for smaller journeys..." more

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Trailblazers in Monroe County

12/8/18

PA - "...Horan is pulling together decades of trail plans and maps, updating them, and identifying opportunities for connections..." more

Distracted Driver Kills Bicyclist

12/8/18

TN - "The Tennessee Highway Patrol says a man was distracted by his cell phone Friday afternoon when he crashed in Loudon County, killing a bicyclist." more...

Performance Bike Store Closings Begin

Boston, MA - "Gordon Brothers announced today that it will begin store closing sales at 102 Performance Bicycle locations across the country..." more

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Kokosing Gap Trail Closure

12/8/18

Knox County, OH - "KGT improvements are in process. Do expect trail closures until this project is complete." more...

OB: Unfortunately no details were given as to where the closing is taking place, why the section is closed, or when it may reopen. If you are able to provide more details regarding this closure, please contact us and we will update accordingly.

Pacers Bikeshare Expanding in 2019

IN - "The Indiana Pacers Bikeshare program, whose network of 29 stations is focused almost entirely downtown, plans to roll out 23 new stations next summer..." more

Learn to Bike Share Safely in Snow & Slush

Detroit, MI - "MoGo bike-sharing is for all Detroit seasons, says the nonprofit organization..." more

'Keystone Bike Trail' Could Cost $6M

Bellefonte, PA - "A two-and-a-half mile bike trail connecting Bellefonte to Milesburg could become a reality, but it’s going to take a community effort..." more

Trail Alliance Formed to Offer MTBike Access

12/8/18

WV - "The New River Gorge Trail Alliance has announced a new partnership with The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve, which will allow mountain bikers to ride the world-class bike trails at the Summit Bechtel Reserve." more...

In-Depth Look at Greenway Sweeps

12/8/18

OR - "You might have seen the photos shared by local law enforcement-- piles of trash, needles and old clothes left behind by homeless camps after police wipe through the Bear Creek Greenway during their monthly sweeps." more...

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Disagreement Over Solon Trail Continues

Solon, OH - "Residents and some council members continue to question the need for a $37,000 design and engineering study for the proposed Solon-to-Chagrin Falls recreational trail." more...

More Support for Countywide Bike Plan

12/6/18

Port Clinton, OH - "...The resolutions approving the plan are intended to enable future funding opportunities, such as state and federal grants, for its implementation and eventual construction of the bike trail." more...

Towpath Times E-News

NE OH - Read the latest edition.

Man Arrested for Trying to Run Down Cyclist

TX - "...The man was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He is in Taylor County Jail on a $25,000 bond." more...

Tacks Dumped in Bike Lane

NY - "...he saw them scattered across the parkway for four blocks he traveled." more...

8 Wins for TrailNation in 2018

"...Here is a spotlight on some of the critical project advances we made in 2018—and how they are bringing to life our vision of trails at the heart of healthy, thriving communities." more...

61 New and Renewing U.S. Bike Friendly Communities

12/6/18

"The League of American Bicyclists honored 61 towns and cities in 27 states with prestigious Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) awards for their leadership and investment in infrastructure, education and outreach that enables and inspires people to ride bikes." more...

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Work Underway on River Trail Extension

12/5/18

Marietta, OH - "City crews... started construction last month on phase five of the River Trail Bike Path. more...

‘Sierah’s Law’ passes Ohio House

12/5/18

Columbus, OH - "...In 2016, 20-year-old Sierah Joughin of Fulton County was riding her bike when she was attacked, kidnapped and murdered...." more

Pittsburgh Bike Share Expanding

PA - "...The nonprofit program, which allows users to rent bikes for $2 per half-hour at one location and drop them off at another, installed its 100th station last week and expects to expand to 175 next spring..." more

Bike League Changes its Bike Friendly State Report Cards

12/5/18

WA - "Perhaps tired of handing the top honors to a barely-deserving Washington State year after year, the League of American Bicyclists changed its annual state-by-state rankings into a set of 50 individual report cards that track each state’s progress..." more

Denver May Force Scooters into Bike Lanes

12/5/18

CO - "...the city may change where people ride scooters and tweak the 'pilot' program that has allowed several companies to deploy hundreds of scooters and bikes here." more...

Portland Ponders Transportation Data Tool

12/5/18

OR - "A powerful new data collection tool has local transportation agencies salivating." more...

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The Red Line Greenway Plan

12/4/18

Cleveland, OH - "...a big part of the reason the project has already gotten millions of dollars in federal grants is because it reconnects parts of Cleveland that have become disconnected over time." more...

Chesterfield Open to Greenway Plan

12/4/18

IN - "Chesterfield and Daleville are on board to collaborate on the Mounds Greenway project going through the two towns." more...

Explore Bike Share Maps Show Bike Ride Data

12/4/18

TN - "Explore Bike Share riders have taken more than 25,000 trips since the system launched six months ago, and a new series of maps shows exactly where those riders have been." more...

The War for 35th Avenue

Seattle, WA - "...As first reported by The C Is for Crank, the future of a safe street redesign is in the hands of Mayor Jenny Durkan." more...

Cyclist Rides to Doctor with Knife in his Head

12/4/18

"The attack occurred on the same South African road where two riders were assaulted the week before." more...

Judge Regulates Performance Bike Sales Tactics

12/4/18

Durham, NC - "A U.S. bankruptcy judge has ruled that a liquidator company may not promote sales at some Performance Bicycle locations as 'Store Closing,' 'Going Out of Business,' 'Liquidation Sale,' 'Bankruptcy Sale' or similarly themed sale events..." more

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Ohio-to-Erie Trail Set to Grow Near Sunbury

Delaware County, OH - "Preservation Parks of Delaware County has added 3.7 miles to what eventually will be about 15 miles of the Ohio to Erie Trail running through the southeast corner of the county." more...

Heartland Trail Paving (Photos)

12/4/18

Marshallville, OH - "...a miniature roller and a trail made of asphalt..." more

Sewer Pipe Project along Alum Creek Trail

12/3/18

Columbus, OH - "Alum Creek Greenway Trail through far north Columbus is clear of temporary sewer pipes from City of Columbus Public Utilities Department underground line repair work..." more

Philly Looks to NYC for Safer Streets

NYC - "Members of Philadelphia City Council visited here to determine whether this city's successful traffic enforcement efforts could work in Philly." more...

Delivering Mail with Cargo Bikes on UW Campus

WA - "...UW is the first campus in the country to move to delivering mail via electric bikes..." more

Entrepreneurs can Manage their Own Fleet of E-Scooters

"Bird announced today that it will sell its electric scooters to entrepreneurs and small business owners, who can then rent them out as part of a new service called Bird Platform." more...

Cycling to the Airport

"...Other airports around the country have also become bicycle accessible, among them Baltimore-Washington and the airports in San Diego and Portland, Ore..." more

The Bid to Shutdown London's Flagship Bike Lane

UK - "A new group supported by the Canary Wharf Group property company and lorry, coach and taxi drivers is attacking one of the city’s most popular routes." more...

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Detroit Bike Share hits 237K Rides

MI - "Detroit's public bike share system, MoGo, has been used for more than 237,000 rides since its launch last year despite the introduction of electric scooters in the city." more...

Trade Truce Means New Tariffs on Hold for 60 Days

"...The round of goods that would have been subject to the 25 percent tariffs includes most bike products made in China, including complete bikes, frames, wheels and other components and accessories. It does not affect lights, helmets, shoes or apparel, however." more...

Liquidator Running Sales at Performance Bike

12/3/18

"The company hired to run liquidation sales at 40 Performance Bicycle stores last month has expanded those sales to the chain's 62 remaining stores." more...

How Trail Organizations Spend Money

12/3/18

"...Singletracks looked at a few different ways that organizations raise money for [mountain bike] trail building." more...

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Commissioners Open Bids for Stavich Trail Paving

12/1/18

Lawrence County, PA - "...The commissioners also opened five bids for rehabilitation of the county’s seven-mile portion of the Stavich Bike Trail, which lies in Union and Mahoning townships..." more

Big Data Through Bicycle Lights

12/1/18

"...Along with his wife he created a tech company that put sensors on bikes, sensors that would not just plot journeys but also measure road roughness so city planners would know where smoother asphalt is needed " more...


How E-Bikes can make City Streets Safer

"E-bikes are a game-changer for the people who need them most." more...

Drivers Give Cyclists Wearing a Helmet Less Room

"...He rode the same stretches of road with and without a helmet, and with and without a wig to make him look like a woman..." more

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Heartland Trail Construction Progress

12/1/18

Marshallville, OH - "Construction on the trail has continued into late November with cold and wet weather slowing the progress. Still, beginning at Marshallville, nearly half of the trail has the stone base in place and it is ready for asphalt..."

For more info, read the Wayne County December Newsletter.

Westerville Sidepath Construction

11/30/18

OH - "Despite inclement season Westerville's sidepath addition along Cleveland Ave (north & south of Schrock Rd) is progressing..." more

Greenway Reopens after Flood Damage Repairs

11/30/18

NC - "The Joseph McDowell Historical Catawba Greenway is now open again after cleanup and repairs related to the Hurricane Michael flooding event in October were completed." more...

Austin Reprimands Lime for Too Many Scooters

11/29/18

TX - "...The transportation department has ordered the company to remove 1,000 scooters for the next 30 days after Lime was accused of violating city code by deploying too many of them downtown." more...

Bicycle Friendly State Progress Report

"...Each state’s Progress Report provides graphs on ridership, safety, and spending for each state over the last decade compared to each state’s region and the national average for each indicator." more...

Import Laws Can Solve Bike Industry's Gray Market Woes

11/30/18

"...Foreign sellers to U.S. consumers source goods in a variety of ways, some not always legitimate..." more

"Phenomenal" Growth in E-Bike Vacations

11/30/18

Madison, WI - "Eight years after it began offering e-bike vacation packages, Trek Travel said it has averaged an annual increase of 50 percent per year since 2016 on e-bike trips..." more

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ODNR Awards $4.4M for Local Park Projects

OH - "The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has approved more than $4.4 million in project funding through the NatureWorks grant program, which will be used to improve outdoor recreational opportunities for Ohioans across the state." more...

Rails-to-Trails Vote Looms for City Council

Solon, OH - "...the introduction of any legislation involving the proposed Solon-to-Chagrin Falls trail project proved enough to stir lengthy and spirited debate last week." more...

Lawmaker To Review Plans For Kalamazoo River Greenway

11/29/18

MI - "A plan to make improvements along the Kalamazoo River in Allegan and Kalamazoo counties could soon come to fruition..." more

$3.2M to Split Portion of W&OD Trail into Separate Lanes

VA - "...The current 10-foot wide shared-use trail will be replaced by an 11-foot wide bicycle trail and an eight-foot wide pedestrian trail with a two-foot wide median in between..." more

Portion of American River Bike Trail Collapses

CA - "A portion of the American River Parkway bike trail in the Rancho Cordova area collapsed Thursday due to rain-caused erosion." more...

Citi Bike To Triple Fleet Size & Double Zone

11/29/18

NYC - "Competitors are furious as city extends monopoly to Citi Bike for another five years." more...

Community Colleges Boost Cycling

11/29/18

"...Community colleges are increasingly joining the bike movement, and other community institutions can learn from what is happening in this growing sector of the higher education arena..." more

University Signs 1st Cycling Mechanic Scholarship

11/29/18

IN - "Marian University has announced the first recipient of its cycling team mechanic scholarship: Charis Lott of Fortville, Indiana." more...

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Community Has Concerns With E-Bikes

11/28/18

Millersburg, OH - "Concerns over the safety and the legality of electric bikes or E-bikes as they are more commonly known, have been a hot topic among community members in Amish Country..." more

Plan Calls for 1,100-Mile Bikeway Network

Bethesda, MD - "More than three years in the making, Montgomery County’s goal of creating a world class bike trail system is becoming a reality." more...

Girl Scouts Analyze Bike Safety

11/28/18

NJ - "...DeMarco and Gallagher decided, with the help of their moms, that a biking audit would be a great way to give back to the community for their Girl Scout Silver Award..." more

Colin Ross on the Future of IBDs

11/28/18

"The recent Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by the owners of Performance Bicycle should be a wake-up call for every bike brand who thinks that a vertically integrated delivery process is the answer to their market struggles..." more

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Pathfinders Hit Fundraising Goal

Urbana, OH - "...the Simon Kenton Pathfinders will have $55,000 for paving part of the remaining gravel section [of the trail] between Urbana and Bellefontaine." more...

Redesign of Livingston Avenue Underway

11/27/18

Columbus, OH - "Bike lanes are coming to a section of East Livingston Avenue in German Village..." more

Revitalize South Street with a Parking Ban

Philadelphia, PA - "...Currently, South Street isn't great for riding bikes. There is no designated area for cyclists, and with parking on both sides of South, cyclists are forced to 'take the lane' heading east to their destination." more...

E-Scooter Bills Seek to Stop Crackdown on E-Bikes

11/27/18

NYC - "Councilman Rafael Espinal is crafting legislation that, he says, will bring throttle-controlled bikes favored by delivery workers out of the shadows." more...

E-Scooters Didn’t Squelch Bike Share Use

11/27/18

Portland, OR - "Data show Biketown ridership numbers increased during the four month scooter pilot program." more...

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Hires New President

11/27/18

D.C. - "Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has hired Ryan Chao, currently the vice president of the Center for Civic Sites and Community Change at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, as the organization's third president..." more...

Cyclist’s Near-Miss With a Train

11/27/18

"...a ProRail spokesperson said about two deaths and more than 100 near-misses occur at these crossings every year in the Netherlands..." more


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Teens Robbed of Cell Phones, Bike

Green Twp., OH - "...The release said one of the juveniles produced a handgun and demanded items from the 16-year-olds, including two cell phones, cash and a bicycle." more...

Competition to Redesign Old Elevated Rail Line

Buffalo, NY - "...A new design ideas competition in Buffalo, New York, aims to revitalize the city’s 1.5-mile elevated DL&W rail corridor as a multiuse urban nature trail and greenway..." more

Driver Rams Cyclists, Kills 1 - Injures 5

FL - "...A Honda Fit struck the riders about 8:30 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of State Road 84..." more

Contraflow Bike Lane in Virginia

VA - "...Arlington County has found a way to partially alleviate the traffic on George Mason by shortening travel time for cyclists." more...

Help Stop the AV Start Act

D.C. - "The Senate may pass the AV START Act this week, but as the bill is currently written it will increase the number of autonomous vehicles on the road without making manufacturers prove the cars can see bicyclists and other road users..." more

The Answer to School-Drop-Off Chaos

11/27/18

"...here’s an elegant solution to the school drop-off problem: A growing number of European cities simply prohibit cars on the streets surrounding schools at the start and end of the school day." more...


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Making the "Deadliest Road in the Nation" Safer

Harrisburg, PA - "State Street in Harrisburg could look much different next summer if city officials get the go-ahead on a bold plan..." more

Hiking & Kayaking Routes Plan Moving Ahead

11/25/18

Princeton, WV - "...The trails will be multi-use, non-motorized trails for hiking, bicycle riding and access to kayak routes on the river..." more

Scooter Injuries Worry Local Doctors

St. Louis, MO - "Between Aug. 6 and Oct. 20 of this year, the doctors confirmed at least 68 scooter-related injuries treated in their emergency department alone." more...

Cyclist Throws His Poop at Driver

CAN - "...Police are searching for a cyclist in Victoria, British Columbia, accused of ramming his bike into a car before hurling his own poop at the vehicle..." more

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Trolley Network set for Revival

11/24/18

Philadelphia, PA - "...They're turning the remains of the trolley line — whose artifacts include elegant bridges of stone and brick, a 1940s car barn, and the platform where thousands once embarked to Woodside Park, now consumed by forest — into a 4.5-mile Trolley Trail..." more

Pathway Between New Albany, Clarksville Now Open

11/24/18

Clarksville, IN - "...When completed in the spring, this seven-mile trail will link those two communities together with Jeffersonville along the Ohio River Greenway." more...

The E-Scooter Side Hustle

11/24/18

St. Louis, MO - "Colby Koch and his husband were among many on the hunt for scooters in every corner of the city one recent night..." more

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Ohio Ruling Leaves Family of Slain Cyclist Heartbroken

"Celia and John Gagnon say they are 'devastated' and 'heartbroken' after hearing that the Ohio woman found guilty of killing their daughter, Emilee, in 2014 successfully had her record sealed by an Ottawa County judge last month." more...

Newburgh Trail Extension

11/23/18

Evansville, IN - "A long anticipated extension of Newburgh's popular Rivertown Trail is moving forward." more...

Can an App Help Avoid Bike-Car Collisions?

11/23/18

WA - "The UW team is installing sensors this month along the trail in Lake Forest Park, near the junction of Highway 522 and Ballinger Way Northeast, to test an app-based system that would alert drivers and cyclists if they are about to cross paths." more...

Injured Bicyclist Rescued by Boat

11/23/18

Bethesda, MD - "A bicyclist injured along a trail at Black Hill Regional Park was rescued by first responders Friday afternoon." more...

How Greenway Trails Went from Nuisance to Amenity

11/23/18

Raleigh, NC - "...citywide surveying from 2014 shows that Raleigh residents prioritize greenways over other kinds of park facilities." more...

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Southwest Loop Trail Coming

11/22/18

Columbus, OH - "...A new 21 mile Southwest Loop linked to the Camp Chase Trail is coming in the next 5 years thanks to Columbus Recreation and Parks Department. Another future project is the Franklinton Loop..." more

Towpath Times E-News

NE OH - Read the latest edition.

Park OKs E-Bikes on Sioux Falls Trail System

11/21/18

SD - "City Hall's push to legalize electric-assisted bicycles, otherwise known as e-bikes, on the Sioux Falls bike trail system took a major step forward this week." more...

Wholesale Bikes Sales Continue Dallars-Up / Units Down Trend

11/21/18

Boulder, CO - "U.S. wholesalers sold 7 percent fewer bikes through the first 10 months of 2018 compared with the same period last year. But the dollar value of those bikes was up nearly 6 percent..." more

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Camp Chase Trail Construction

11/20/18

Columbus, OH - "New section of the Camp Chase Trail under construction in Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park..." more

Ohio Bike Laws Article Series

11/20/18

Euclid, OH - "...a series of articles appeared in the Euclid Observer in an effort to promote safer and more efficient shared use of roads between bikes and cars in the city..." more

Infirmary Mound Park Trails

11/19/18

Granville, OH - "DId you know there are miles of trails at Infirmary Mound Park to hike, bike, or ride?.." more

Grand Rapids Celebrates Safe Year for Peds/Bikes

11/19/18

MI - "...The city announced Monday that bicycle-related crashes with motorists were at a 10-year low and pedestrian-vehicle collisions were at a three-year low for 2018." more...

How to Make Boston Safer for Bikes?

MA - "...Last Friday, Meng Jin, a 24-year-old Boston University graduate student, was fatally struck by a dump truck at an intersection in front of the Museum of Science on the Boston-Cambridge line..." more

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Endorsements for Trail Plan Sought

Ottawa County, OH - "Now that the Ottawa County commissioners have endorsed a plan for a bike/pedestrian trail, a steering committee will begin the process of seeking endorsements from local governments..." more

Delaware County Trail Projects Awarded Grant Funding

OH - "...Four projects in Delaware County are scheduled to receive about $1.4 million for improvements totaling almost $2 million..." more

Additional Solon Trail Funding Off the Table, for Now

11/19/18

Solon, OH - "Although it could be revisited next year, an earlier proposal to set aside an additional $253,000 in the 2019 budget for recreational trails is now off the table." more...

Bipartisan Group Working on Trail Improvements

11/19/18

OH - "A bipartisan effort to improve Ohio’s 3,000-plus-mile network of trails, headed in part by a Warren County state lawmaker, has been an example for other states in driving improvement of outdoors opportunities..." more

Bad Design Cited in Bridge Collapse

FL - "The National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday released new information indicating design errors were the likely cause of the collapse of the FIU pedestrian bridge in March, which killed six people." more...

Marchers Commemorate Pedestrians Deaths

D.C. - "Demonstration comes as traffic deaths in the District this year surpass those in 2017, despite commitment to Vision Zero." more...

Park Tool Grant Program

11/19/18

St. Paul, MN - "...Park Tool is accepting applications for its Community Grant Tool Program, which is designed to help local nonprofit cycling organizations worldwide get the tools and repair products they need." more...

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Residents not Keen on Bike Path

11/18/18

Gates Mills, OH - "...The report acknowledged that separate lanes or a separate path would improve safety. But most residents and recreational visitors who spoke at meetings or through a survey opposed expanding the area’s pavement..." more

4 Men Accused of Stealing Sidewalk

Youngstown, OH - "...Someone called 9-1-1 late Wednesday morning to report that some men were taking the sidewalk slabs along the 600 block of Ridge Avenue." more...

Allegheny Ridge Receives $202K for Canal Greenway

11/18/18

PA - "The Allegheny Ridge Corp. has received a $202,000 grant from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to continue its work on developing the Pittsburgh-to-Harrisburg Mainline Canal Greenway." more...

Wilmington gets $75K Grant to Rehabilitate Marti Park

11/18/18

PA - "...Work will include construction of pedestrian walkways, storm water management measures, installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing, landscaping, project signage, ADA access and other site improvements..." more

New Public Spaces Are Supposed to Be for All

NYC - "Office workers sip coffee beside men sleeping in chairs pulled together. Tourists park their shopping bags where people shoot up heroin, or drink until they pass out..." more

Cyclists Spend More in London Shops Than Motorists

UK - "New research from Transport for London (TfL) claims that people walking, cycling and using public transport spend more than motorists in local shops..." more

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Plans for Ottawa Dunes Site

11/17/18

MI - "Public access has been granted for the first time on 345 acres of Ottawa County dune property." more...

Teen Murdered on Cohoes Bike Trail

11/17/18

Cohoes, NY - "Police said Friday night's fatal shooting of a teenager in Cohoes is a homicide." more...

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Heritage Rail-Trail Detour

Hilliard, OH - "Construction alert for Heritage trail! There will be a temporary detour near Homestead Metro Park in effect: November 26, 2018 to May 17, 2019. Please use caution around the site, thank you!" more...

2040 Plan Includes Lakewood Bike Routes

Lakewood, OH - "The Ohio Department of Transportation recently announced its long-range Access Ohio 2040 plan, which in coordination with local jurisdictions will designate the Ohio and U.S. Bike Route network." more...

Another Downside to Trail Bollard Use

NYC - "The agency's anti-terror bollards appear to have made the greenway un-plowable." more...

And of course, the biggest downside is that bollards can and do cause serious injury and death. Learn more.

Snow Removal Includes Bike Lanes in D.C.

11/16/18

D.C. - "...There's a new "non-motorized trail" work detail specifically assigned to clearing bike paths, bridge deck sidewalks and ramps compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act at intersections." more...

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Towpath Trail Section Closing for Hunting Season

Stark County, OH - From Stark Parks, "The [3.5-mile] Towpath Trail [section] between Riverland Ave. and the Tuscarawas County Line (Rt. 212) will be closed due to hunting on nearby private property on the following dates: Nov. 17 and 18, Nov. 22 to Dec. 2., Dec. 15 and 16, and Jan. 5 to 8, 2019."

Water on the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway

11/16/18

Athens, OH - "The Hocking River water level in the City of Athens as of 7:00 am this morning, 16 November is above 15.25 feet. This means that the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway will be underwater at the dip between Stimson and the US33 underpass..." more

Bike Lanes & Routes Taking Hold in Ohio

"More and more cities in Northeast Ohio have begun to create designated bike lanes along their thoroughfares. And the Ohio Department of Transportation is working on a plan to create state and U.S. bike routes throughout the Buckeye State." more...

Park Could Blaze Quarry Trails as Regional Attraction

Columbus, OH - "Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks hasn’t broken ground yet for its 20th central Ohio park, but its project already has won an award from the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission for collaborative efforts to push it forward." more...


Trailhead Construction Underway in Vanderbilt

MI - "After years of planning, construction has finally begun on the Vanderbilt trailhead project." more...

MDOT Considers Giving Up Control of Busy Streets

Kalamazoo, MI - "...A long-awaited contract with the Michigan Department of Transportation would give the city of Kalamazoo jurisdiction over busy traffic arteries and $11.6 million to maintain them..." more

Bikes for Tykes Benefits from Abandoned Ofo Bikes

TX - "...Cox said his organization cannot sell the bikes, but would like to donate them to an organization that in return is willing to make a financial donation to Bikes for Tykes, which can then use the money to buy spare parts." more...

Protecting Trails in 2018

"...RTC worked closely alongside trail groups, advocates and friends to protect trails against threats to their well-being, generate support for their continued development and create opportunities for the transformative impact we know is made possible by these vital assets." more...

Owner of Performance Bicycle Files for Chapter 11

11/16/18

Chapel Hill, NC - "...The move is likely to lead to the closure of at least 40 Performance stores in the coming months; the chain currently has 104 locations." more...

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Major Trail Developments in Ohio

11/14/18

"It’s officially the Year of the Trails in Ohio, and the Buckeye State is building significant momentum on trail projects, from Cleveland to Cincinnati and beyond." more...

Bike Cleveland Geared Up For a Big November

11/14/18

Cleveland, OH - "...the cycling advocacy group is in the midst of a busy month with its 2018 Strategic Summit and Cranksgiving Cleveland events." more...

Friends of the Little Miami Trail E-News

SW OH - Read the latest edition.

Bike Trail Booby-Trap Trio in Court

11/14/18

OR - "Two of the three men arrested last week for stretching string across the I-205 bike path are set to make their first appearance in court today." more...

AVs Will Never be Able to Drive in All Conditions

"...he doesn't think the industry will ever achieve the highest driving rating of being able to drive at any time of year in any weather and any condition." more...

Civilians Dress Up as Bus to Cross Bridge

RUS - "Back in 2012, the city of Vladivostok, Russia opened a shiny new bridge over the Zolotoy Rog Bay to make life easier for everyone, and then in 2015 they stopped letting people cross it on foot..." more

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Night Riding Policy @ John Bryan Park

Greene County, OH - "Night riding is a privilege. Ride responsibly to keep this privilege." more...

Pedal-Assist Bike-Share Arrives in Philly

Philadelphia, PA - "Philadelphia’s bike-share service is taking a step forward on the evolutionary tree this week, with the arrival of electric-powered pedal-assist bicycles to its fleet..." more

Greenway Plan Envisions 71-Mile Network

NC - "...The county’s Greenways Master Plan Committee is out with a new version of potential trails that cross the county..." more

Uber: NYC Needs 100,000 to 200,000 E-Bikes

NYC - "...The company, which is lobbying the city to get into the bike-share business, says New Yorkers would take 1 million of their 26 million daily trips on dockless e-bikes..." more

Bike Builder Loses Home & Shop in Camp Fire

CA - "The Camp Fire that ravaged through the small town of Paradise, California burned through the shop of a former Portland bicycle builder." more...

45 New Bicycle Friendly Universities Honored

11/14/18

"The League of American Bicyclists is proud to announce 45 new and renewing colleges and universities with Bicycle Friendly University (BFU) status today. These colleges and universities have proved outstanding in their support of bicycling..." more

Milking Scooters for Cash

"...In Austin, officials are charging companies $100 a bike or scooter during its experimental phase, and could raise tens of thousands annually..." more

Why Americans Have Fallen Out of Love with Cars

"...congestion and the high cost of car ownership may have cooled the romance between Americans and their cars, especially for younger adults, according to a new national survey." more...

Trek, Kent and Others Look to Cambodia for Production

TWN - "Cambodia, already the biggest bicycle supplier to the EU, is making up ground in the U.S. market as well due to the recent tariffs imposed by the Trump administration." more...

Cyclists Mowed Down by Driver

TTO - "Popular Chef Joe Brown and a BP employee Joanna Banks were killed on Saturday morning when a car ploughed through a group of bicycle riders on the Beetham Highway." more...

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Great Miami River Trail Alert

11/13/18

Dayton, OH - From miamivalleytrails.org, "The bike/pedestrian bridge to/from Deeds Point MetroPark is closed for repairs. The Webster Street Bridge will serve as a detour around this project. Signs for the detour are posted in both directions along the Great Miami River Trail."

Amherst Bike Path Grant App Rejected

11/12/18

OH - "Construction of a bike path along North Main Street in Amherst has been postponed due to the rejection of a grant application submitted by the city." more...

Making Peninsula Dr Safer for Peds & Bikes

11/12/18

PA - "Project calls for extending Presque Isle State Park's multi-purpose trail. It would run along Peninsula Drive to the Tom Ridge Environmental Center." more...

Big Ben Coffee Opens Along Trail

11/12/18

IN - "...We’re just elated that we’re on the bike trail, that we can just partner with the city so we can create another good environment on this side of town..." more

For a More Walkable City, Enlist the Fire Chief

11/12/18

"Perhaps the most ironic day in the life of every city planner is the one on which she discovers that her greatest opponent in making her city’s streets safer is the fire chief..." more

Walmart Considering "Town Centers"

11/12/18

"...revamped Town Centers may include paths for running or cycling, green spaces for outdoor recreation, other retailers, and even entertainment options like bowling alleys..." more

USA Cycling Offering Free Memberships to Vets

11/12/18

Colorado Springs, CO - "On Monday, Nov. 11, USA Cycling said it will partner with five military support organizations to provide free memberships to veterans, active military and their families in honor of Veterans Day." more...

Putting People Before Cars in Toronto

11/12/18

CAN - "...The Pilot [project] just completed its first year, and the early results are looking good..." more

Are Electric Scooters the Future?

"...E-scooters, much like their non-powered siblings are about as straightforward as it gets when it comes to personal transportation devices." more...

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Wasson Way Trail Phase 2

11/11/18

Columbus, OH - "...we have sufficient funds to build Phase 2A across I-71 to Evanston and Norwood!.." more

Township Wants Trails Group to Acquire Old Rail Bridge

11/11/18

Allegheny Twp., PA - " Allegheny Township officials want a regional trails organization to take over an old railway bridge spanning the Kiskiminetas River and use it connect the Tredway and Armstrong Trails." more...

Lime and Spin Sharing Data with LADOT

CA - "...The move to more openly share data related to where the scooters and bikes are ridden, routes taken, when they are used and other details reflects a growing trend where cities are requiring data sharing..." more

National Cycle Network has Many "Crap" Paths

11/11/18

UK - "Almost half of the network has been rated ‘poor’ in a review to be published on Monday." more...

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Loyalhanna Trail Receives $500K Grant

PA - "Funding for a recreation trail that will be built over a new sanitary sewer line in Derry and Salem townships has finally fallen into place." more...

Men Arrested in Bike Path Booby Trap Caper

11/10/18

Portland, OR - "Portland police arrested three people suspected of setting a boobytrap on a bicycle path Friday night." more...

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Solon To Chagrin Falls Trail gets $500K

Solon, OH - "The Ohio Department of Natural Resources awarded the city $500,000 to make the pathway between downtowns a reality." more...

Hockhocking Adena Bikeway Visitation Stats

Athens, OH - "First ever #HockhockingAdenaBikeway bike and pedestrian count data as collected by Buckeye Hills Regional Council. These numbers are from Summer 2018..." more

Developer Hopes RV Park Will Draw Cyclists

Columbus, OH - "A new “upscale RV resort” planned for 20 acres of land behind the Columbus Hollywood Casino will feature 135 spots for campers and trailers, a central lodge and fitness center, and a vertical camping platform designed to attract thru-bikers on the Ohio to Erie Trail." more...

More Input Sought on Devola Trail

11/10/18

Marietta, OH - "...Another major obstacle facing the planning of the trail is how to get the path through privately owned land..." more

$1.4M Riverside Drive Project

11/9/18

Troy, OH - "...the project moves the bike trail from the east side of the road to the west side of the road across more than a dozen drive ways..." more

Will Self-Driving Cars “Choose” to Kill Cyclists?

"A new study sheds light on how self-driving cars will make ethical decisions on the road." more...

So Cal Fires force Evacuations

11/9/18

Newbury Park, CA - "Giant Bicycles USA evacuated its offices Thursday afternoon as the Hill Fire burned behind the company's headquarters in the Conejo Valley, about 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles." more...

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NCIT Paving in Lorain County

11/9/18

OH - We received word from Josh Wyrick about this Lorain County Metroparks post: "...North Coast Inland Trail will be closed from Baird Rd. to Green Rd. for paving."

The facebook post was made on Oct. 24. No word yet on whether paving was completed on this 1.3-mile trail section before the cold and snow moved into Ohio today.

Tracks Being Removed in Liberty Center

OH - "Railroad is removing old tracts thru Liberty Center... rails are up from west of grain elevators east to Pleasantview RD." more...

Complete Streets Plan for Worthington

OH - "Worthington leaders are expected to finalize a “complete-streets” plan by the end of the year, but residents likely will not notice immediate changes..." more

U.S. 41 Greenway Now Open

Evansville, IN - "...The Hi-Rail Greenway is the City's non-motorized transportation system, beginning at Riverside Drive and extending to Walnut Street." more...

Scout Installs Bike Fix-It Station

Davison, MI - "...While on vacation in Duluth, MN a few years ago, Kosiara saw something he felt would improve patrons’ experience on Davison’s existing bike trail..." more

$6M Pedestrian Overpass Opens

Commerce Twp., MI - "...The bridge, which will eventually welcome drivers to Commerce Township, connects hiking trails from Walled Lake, Commerce Township, Wixom and West Bloomfield." more...

Boland Trail Opens

South Bend, IN - "...It's two-thirds of a mile long and connects the Riverwalk Trail, as well as bike lanes on Portage Avenue." more...

Experimental Bike-Friendly Speed Bumps

Portland, Or - "...people have many mixed feelings about these. Some say their pedals strike the bump when they go through and the channels are dangerous. Others love them..." more...

Making Left Turns Safer

11/9/18

"Cities are getting smarter about using design tricks to prevent improve safety for a particularly dangerous maneuver: Left turns." more...

Traffic Deaths: An International Health Scourge

THA - "Eight years after her daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter Zoleka is pleading for the world to do better at reducing traffic deaths." more...

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Towpath Bridge Deck Pour

11/7/18

Cleveland, OH - "Another step towards the completion of stage 3 of the Towpath Trail extension project was recently made as the concrete deck of the truss bridge spanning W. 7th St. was poured! Asphalt and concrete work around the Towpath Mounds is also being completed before cold weather arrives." more...


$200K Grant to Connect Park to Bike Trail

11/7/18

Canfield Twp., OH - "The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has approved nearly $200 thousand to connect the Canfield Township Community Park to the Mill Creek Metroparks Bikeway." more...

StreetsBlog Ohio Dead in the Water

It appears that the StreetsBlog Ohio website has been dead since January 2018. Their facebook and twitter accounts are closed, but their website carcass still floats on the web... more

Gunfire Keeps Trail Closed

11/7/18

PA - "...Standing in Pennypack where the trail opens, the crack of gunfire can often be heard in the distance..." more

Ford to Buy Electric Scooter Startup

11/7/18

Dearborn, MI - "Axios is reporting, based on multiple unnamed sources, that Ford Motor Co. has agreed to buy the electric scooter startup Spin..." more

Election Results of Interest to the Bike World

11/7/18

Philadelphia, PA - "...There also were a number of ballot measures and propositions around the country related to cycling that were being monitored by PeopleForBikes." more...

Nails in the Bike Lane a Reoccurring Problem

Portland, OR - "...she says the problem has been going on for at least two years." more...

Lime Investing $3M in Scooter & Bike Safety

"On the heels of Lime notifying the public about needing to recall some of its scooters due to fire concerns, Lime is putting $3 million toward a new safety initiative called 'Respect the Ride'." more...

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$380K Grant to Close Towpath Gap

11/7/18

Bolivar, OH - "The Ohio Department of Natural Resources approved nearly $7 million in Clean Ohio Trails Fund grants, including a grant for $380,625 to the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition in support of a quarter-mile Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail connection in Bolivar." more...

Shepard Connector Construction

11/6/18

Columbus, OH - "...East/West 1/2 mile path length between Alum Creek Trail, Hayden Park, N. Nelson Rd, Sunbury Rd, Leonard Ave (YWCA) on former rail spur bed..." more

Towpath Times E-News

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Township Pursuing Bellwood to Altoona Trail

11/6/18

PA - "Antis Township supervisors have an option to buy a 119-acre, 2-mile swath of ground that will allow the township to realize its ambition for a hiking and biking trail..." more

Blocked Bike Lanes in D.C.

D.C. - "The District’s top transportation and public works officials are asking three of the biggest mail carriers in the country to ensure that their delivery trucks do not obstruct bike lanes after an apparent uptick in such incidents reported by residents and parking-enforcement workers..." more

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New '3-Feet Law' Signs Popping up

11/6/18

Medina County, OH - "Saw this on a Medina County backroad today. Nice to see these and the ones in the Cleveland Metroparks out there every day!" more...

Derr Road Improvements

11/6/18

Springfield, OH - "Some of the proposals for Derr Rd. Include bike lanes." more...

Alum Creek Drive Widening Includes Sidepath

11/5/18

Columbus, OH - "...Adding a ten foot wide paved side path and a concrete sidewalk as part of the 2018-2019, ~$18 mil. construction project..." more

Knox County Parks E-News

Knox County, OH - Read the latest edition.

New Bike Lanes on Rt. 116 Raise Eyebrows

Chicopee, MA - "There's confusion and controversy over the new bike lanes on Route 116 in Chicopee." more...

Retiming Traffic Signals to Boost Ped Safety

D.C. - "More than 90 traffic signals in the District will be retimed to allow pedestrians more time to cross roadways as part of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s vision zero initiative." more...

Jefferson County Open Space Allows Class 1 E-bikes on all Trails

11/5/18

Golden, CO - "Following a pilot program begun in February, land managers in Colorado's Jefferson County (Jeffco) Open Space have made Class 1 e-bikes permanently legal on all trails where traditional bikes are allowed — including about 180 miles of natural-surface trails." more...

Bike Organizations Oppose the AV Start Act

11/5/18

"Thanks to all 150 League member organizations from all 50 states, and many national partners for joining us in opposing the AV START Act..." more

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Pedalpalooza Shows Off Protected Bike Path

11/4/18

NH - "The event... was a celebration of New Hampshire's first protected bike path..." more

Shimano Recalls Bicycle Helmets

"The bicycle helmets do not comply with the federal safety standard for bicycle helmets, posing a risk of head injury." more...

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ODNR Trail Grants Total Nearly $7M

11/4/18

OH - "...The nearly $7 million in reimbursement funding will be used in 14 counties to develop miles of new trails, trail extensions, land acquisition and bridges..." more

Stark Parks Trail News

Stark County, OH - West Branch Trail: "The trail is now open and features a new underpass as part of the recent road project. Please use caution as construction is ongoing in the area."

Mahoning Valley Trail: "The trail is closed between Rockhill Ave. and Gaskill St. because of high water from the Mahoning River flowing over the trail. A new boat launch and parking lot construction at the Price St. entrance will cause occasional restrictions and closures throughout November and December..." more

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Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail Flooding

11/2/18

OH - From Summit Metro Parks, "Due to flooding, the Towpath Trail is closed from the Stark County line to just south of the Clinton trail head, and a half-mile from the Center Road parking lot."

Stark County Parks advisory: "Consistent rainfall will likely close the trail in low areas due to rising water in the Tuscarawas River by 11/2/2018. Water over the trail has closed the underpass at Lake Ave. in Massillon."

Grants Received for Sandusky Trail & NCIT

11/2/18

Sandusky, OH - "...The Ohio Department of Natural Resources announced Friday it awarded about $493,500 to Sandusky for the first phase of the Sandusky Bay Pathway. It also awarded about $217,000 to Ottawa County to extend the North Coast Inland Trail." more...

Simon Kenton Trail Fundraising Goal Met

11/2/18

Urbana, OH - "...With one month to go in our Honda of America Foundation Paving Challenge, we have just this week, reached our goal!" more...

Bike Fleet Helps Portland Street Medicine

11/2/18

OR - "...A local nonprofit that provides them with medical care now has powerful new tools that will allow them reach more people, more often: bicycles." more...

GM Enters E-Bike Market

11/2/18

NY - "General Motors has announced plans to sell two e-bike models next year. " more...

Cyclists Say Australia Should Rethink Strict Helmet Law

11/2/18

"The world’s toughest helmet law isn’t working, says Australia’s largest bike advocacy organization." more...

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Flooding on Columbus Area Trails

11/1/18

OH - "Flooding on the Alum Creek Trail, Blacklick Trail, and Olentangy Trail. Please use caution." more...

CoGo a No-Go for Some Merchants

Upper Arlington, OH - "...Although the projects have been discussed publicly since June 2016 and various news outlets have reported on CoGo’s expansion plans, some were caught off guard when the stations were installed..." more

Trails Create "Waterfront" Property in Carmel

11/1/18

IN - "...The city has completed more than 200 miles of bike trails and lanes, installing approximately 30 miles within the last two years." more...



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