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League of American Bicyclists Looks Back on 2017


"Thanks to all who have followed and supported the League during 2017! It’s been a productive year..." more

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The USBRS Top Five from 2017

"As 2017 comes to a close, we’re celebrating U.S Bicycle Route System (USBRS) successes from the past year and looking forward to the year ahead. Here are our top five highlights from 2017." more...

City, Property Owner Battle over Price for Trail Land


Sioux City, IA - "Sioux City has gone to court to avoid paying $34,000 for land for a proposed recreational trail..." more

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Driver gets Prison Time for Hitting Cyclists

Cleveland, OH - "...Investigators say Dungy was drunk on June 3 when he hit the cyclists, critically injuring three of them..." more

City Takes Step to Putting Park & Rec Levy on Ballot

North Olmsted, OH - "Less than a month after Mayor Kevin Kennedy announced a proposed $44.8 million levy to improve the city's park and recreational facilities, North Olmsted City Council recently took the first step towards getting the tax increase on the May 8 ballot." more...

Drunk Driver gets Prison Time for Hitting Teen on Bike

MI - "A Benzie County woman will spend time in jail for driving drunk, hitting a teen on a bike and then taking off." more...

Land Purchase Adds New Trails to Greenway

VA - "...Pathfinders for Greenways closed Thursday afternoon, on a more than 200-acre property that will connect the Roanoke River Greenway with Carvins Cove." more...

Bicycle Beltway Proposed for D.C.


D.C. - "...The full Outer Loop would be 45 miles long. The beltway would also have additional connections in the middle, through the heart of downtown D.C. along the National Mall, that would bring the total marked trail to about 60 miles long." more...

World-Class Urban Greenway

CHN - "...the second phase of a green belt encircling China's largest urban lake in the central metropolis of Wuhan opened to public on Dec. 26..." more

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Human Remains Found Near Greenway


Warren, OH - "Trumbull County Sheriff Paul Monroe says the human remains found by hunters Christmas Day near the Western Reserve Greenway bike trail south of Hyde Oakfield Road in Bristol Township are with county Coroner..." more

MT Bike Trail Legislation Tops Agenda


"...a unanimous vote to create a working group tasked with supporting legislation tied to a new regional mountain bike trail network." more....

Bikes, National Parks & Beer

"What do bikes, national parks, and beer have in common? The New Belgium Brewing Company." more...

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A Look at Getting Around in Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH - "...Cincinnati covered a lot of ground with its bike trail projects in 2017, with more planned for next year." more...

Remembering Ginger

Central OH - "...I met Ginger Ballard for the first time at COP Canal Winchester rides, then on various rides like TOSRV and a early regular to the Dublin Tuesday Night rides..." more

Towpath Times E-News

NE OH - Read the latest edition.

North Liberty Residents Benefit from Walking Bridge

IN - "Town making strides to become walkable and bikeable." more...

No, MTBikers Aren't About to Take Over the Pacific Crest Trail

"This article hyperbolically implies that H.R. 1349 would open all wilderness to mountain bikes, even the Pacific Crest Trail. This is misleading." more...

How Lowering Speed Limits is... Hurting Pedestrians?

"Many cities are trying to make pedestrians and cyclists safer by lowering speed limits, but perplexingly, that can lead to an increase in fatalities." more...

Sale Marks New Era for Rail Trail


NZL - "A business that has transported thousands of cyclists over the Otago Central Rail Trail has notched up another milestone in its own journey..." more

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Big MT Bike Trail System In-the-Works


Athens, OH - "The U.S. Forest Service has approved design of a large new mountain biking (and general-use) single-track trail system through the Wayne National Forest’s Athens Unit." more...

Cleveland Planning a Greener, Healthier Future


Cleveland, OH - "Cleveland was built as a gray industrial city with the vast Emerald Necklace of the Cleveland Metroparks restricted to its periphery for decades." more...

Report Out on Fatal Crash That Killed Teens

Chardon, Twp., OH - "...ODOT conducted a study of the Route 44-Hosford Road intersection in Chardon Township following the death of two teens in June." more...

Trail Boosters Excited about NB-Chicago Plan


MI - "...The Marquette Greenway is a planned 58-mile trail from Chicago’s Calumet Park through northwestern Indiana to downtown New Buffalo. About 28 miles of the 10-foot wide path have either been built or funded." more...

Ohio River Greenway Transformation


IN - "...The 7-mile bike and walking path between New Albany and Jeffersonville — linking to Louisville at the Big Four Bridge — is on pace to be completed in 2018..." more

Garbage Truck vs. Bicycle Accident Leads to $2.6M Settlement

NJ - "The City of Clifton agreed on Dec. 5 to a $2.6 million settlement in a Passaic County suit lodged by a bicyclist who was struck by a city sanitation truck." more

Cycling World Remembers Jason Lowndes

AUS - "The world of cycling has paid tribute to Australian professional Jason Lowndes, who was tragically killed while training in Bendigo, Australia on Friday." more...

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Proposed Trail will be a Destination


Athens, OH - "Plans are advancing to build an 88-mile mountain bike trail through the Wayne National Forest in Athens County, exciting the growing community of trail riders in central and southeast Ohio." more...

Police Shut Down Driver For Mocking Winter Cyclist


CAN - "...After a Toronto public figure took to Twitter to deride a winter cyclist for — gasp — daring to commute using a different mode of transportation than her, police sent out a gentle reminder on social media that cyclists have a right to the road too." more...

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$788K Grant to Build Park, Connect Trails

Columbus, OH - "A new bridge over the Olentangy River to connect the Arena District to the busy Olentangy Trail. A trail connecting a Northeast Side neighborhood to a library and the Alum Creek Trail..." more

Trail development Calls for Griffith-to-Winfield Connection


IN - "A little-known Region trail connecting several Merrillville neighborhoods continues to grow." more...

Hiking/Biking Trail on Tap for Harrison


PA - "Silver Lake Park in Harrison will be getting a face-lift in the spring thanks to a $249,000 Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program grant and 22 acres of donated land." more...

Push Back Against Proposed Wabash River Trail


Peru, IN - "...landowners are pushing back against a proposed 33-mile bike and walking trail along the Wabash River..." more

Grinch Strips Ornaments from Trailside Tree


CO - "...The scrub oak along the route has been adorned with Christmas ornaments for years. That is, until this winter." more...

County Approves Forest Preserve Trail Despite Concerns


Dubuque, IA - "A county in eastern Iowa has approved a privately financed trail through a forest preserve after it was stalled due to opposition from some neighboring residents." more...

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Piqua Trail Section Closed

Piqua, OH - "A section of the bike trail from Ziegler Road to the old Water Treatment Plant will be closed, effective immediately, due to a small breach in the levee..." more

Blacklick Trail Flooding


Columbus, OH - From Franklin MetroParks, "The Blacklick Greenway Trail is flooded underneath Winchester Pk. Please use caution in this area."

2 Fatal Hit-Skips at Euclid Avenue Intersection

South Euclid, OH - "...Vernice Crutcher was hit and killed while walking in Euclid Avenue near Grand Boulevard at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Police are still looking for the person who hit her, and have released a photo of a possible suspect car..." more

E-Bike Crackdown Hurting Delivery Cyclists

NYC - "No city has come down on e-bikes quite as hard as New York. But thousands of the city's delivery cyclists rely on them to work long hours, cover huge distances, and keep their customers satisfied..." more

Why Some Bike Retailers are Embracing Bike Sharing

"Bike sharing systems improve city bike infrastructure for all riders, but when they began proliferating all over the U.S. a few years ago, many local bike shops looked on with wary eyes and big questions. Would bike share lead people to eventually buy their own bikes, or would it hurt retailers..." more

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Council Oks River Trail Connector

Cincinnati, OH - "During a marathon City Council meeting Wednesday, one of the dozens of ordinances the outgoing council passed paved the way for the long-awaited Ohio River Trail connection on Kellogg Avenue between Salem Road and Sutton Avenue." more...

Navarre Towpath Closure Jan. 6-9

Navarre, OH - From starkparks.com, "The trail south of Riverland Ave. in Navarre will be closed on the following dates due to deer gun season hunting on property near the trail: Jan. 6 to Jan. 9, 2018.

"Expect occasional closures north of Wooster St. in Navarre until further notice for a construction project next to the trail. Varying trail conditions should be expected. Please use caution and be aware of construction equipment in the area."

Mayor Says No Money for Protected Bike Lanes

Philadelphia, PA - "...Philadelphia’s mayor vowed to improve safety for cyclists in the city. The issue, he said, is how to pay for it." more...

3 Years Later, Bikeway Plans Still Hazy

Fresno, CA - "Fresno State in 2014 got four grants designed to help construct a bikeway along Barstow Avenue. Three years later, the bikeway has not been built." more...

E-Bikes Still Not Allowed on Grand Junction Trails

CO - "Despite a push to change a city ordinance, and several city members voting 'yes' on the measure, e-bikes are still not allowed on local paved trails." more...

More Dallas Bike Lanes on the Way

TX - "Interest in cycling surges in Dallas with arrival of bike-share companies." more...

Streetsies: Vote for the Best and Worst of 2017


"...Yesterday we introduced the nominees for Best Street Transformation (cast your vote if you haven’t yet). Today we’re asking you to judge the highs and lows of 2017." more...

Bicyclists Falling Under Trucks?!


"In Brooklyn and Toronto, the same story: 'accidents' where cyclists somehow lose control, fall under rear wheels." more...

No Simple Formula for Rolling Out New Bike Lanes


"...Ken McLeod, policy director for the League of American Bicyclists, says that while many cities have shown interest in developing better bike infrastructure, only a few are leading the way." more...

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Vision Zero Coming to Cleveland

Cleveland, OH - "There were more than 1,000 traffic deaths in Ohio last year. Vision Zero looks at traffic crashes as preventable incidents that can be systematically addressed." more...

Bike Cleveland Looks Back on 2017 Accomplishments

Cleveland, OH - "It’s been another productive year here at Bike Cleveland, and we’re proud of what we have accomplished on behalf of cyclists on the streets of our favorite city..." more...

$55M Urban Trail Vision

Ann Arbor, MI - "After years of work, the city of Ann Arbor now officially has a formal master plan for a potentially $55 million urban trail known as the Treeline." more...

Old Railroad Marker Uncovered in Wheeling

WV - "...The extinction of the rail tracks through Wheeling gave rise to a new era of walking, jogging, running on what today is known as Wheeling Heritage Trail..." more...

Support for Marquette Greenway

New Buffalo, IN - "Plans for the final 3.8 miles of the 58-mile Marquette Greenway hike and bike trail received a grate deal of support during a Dec. 14 Giveback Dinner at at the Bentwood Tavern..." more

New Trail on SR 520 Bridge


WA - "For the first time, bicyclists and pedestrians can go all the way across Lake Washington on the new bridge." more...

Vision Zero Progress in U.S.


"...In Boston, Philadelphia, and other cities that have proclaimed Vision Zero, people are frustrated by the lack of progress." more...

Adventure Cycling Bike Bits

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Driver Runs Down Cyclist


UK - "...The police said that “it was not possible to establish how [the collision] occurred based on the footage and conflicting accounts” drawing criticism from numerous cycling campaigners, with Chris Boardman calling the police’s response “real failure in your duty of care.” more...

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CVNP to Break Ground on New Visitor Center


CVNP, OH - "...In early January, the CVNP will break ground on a new $5.9 million visitor center to welcome the two million people who visit the park annually." more...

Man Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault on Trail

Warren County, OH - "A Warren County man pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexually assaulting a 63-year-old woman while she was running on the Little Miami Bike Trail this summer..." more

Ohio-to-Erie Trail 2018 Map Sets

OH - Pre-orders now being accepted. Learn more.

Cincy Sidewalk Cycling Ban Staying in Place

Cinicnnati, OH - "...A council committee was asked to repeal that law Tuesday, but the request was withdrawn." more...

10 Best New Bikeways in 2017

U.S. - "...every December, we at PeopleForBikes scour news reports and public records and talk to experts around the country to recognize the most impressive new links in those networks. Here are the brightest gems we found in 2017." more...

Bicycling's Top 10 News Stories from 2017

"Looking back at a year's worth of crashes, controversies, and cute animal photos, these are the news stories 'Bicycling' readers liked the most." more...

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$7.5M Revitalization Project for Dover

Dover, OH - "...Plans include a ramp from Wooster Avenue and Front Street to improve access to the riverfront park along the Tuscarawas River, new signage, plantings and bicycle trails." more...

Brighter Street Lights Coming to Hamilton

Hamilton, OH - "...New light fixtures... will feature not only traditional illumination lamps for the street, but also, lower on each pole, closer to the sidewalk, a pair of lamps that will cast a glow for pedestrians." more...

Nearly 1,000 Rides Logged with Midland Bike Share


MI - "In its first season, 991 bike rides were logged with Midland's new bike share program, Bike Midland." more...

Rats on the Greenway


NYC - "...Councilmember Mark Treyger contacted Parks regarding what he described as a 'large, growing number of rats that have been spotted at the Promenade and Greenway'...” more

State Supreme Court Rules in Bike Crash Liability Case

Highland Park, IL - "The Illinois Supreme Court ruled that people have the right to sue local governments when they are injured on bike paths..." more

Bike Trail Bottleneck a Problem


Austin, TX - "...the city has known for a long time that at least one section of the path is unsafe – and it’s only getting worse." more...

The Dockless Bike Share Takeover


U.S. - "U.S. cities are being invaded by dock-less bike share. It’s going to be messy—and worth it." more...

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Protest Planned after 2nd Cyclist Struck

Philadelphia, PA - "...She is the second bicyclist hit in the area in three weeks. On Nov. 29, 24-year-old pastry chef Emily Fredricks was killed when a private garbage truck struck her on 11th Street near Spruce." more...

Bike Share Pilot Program Ending

Seattle, WA - "...But the bikes will remain until at least July, as the city studies data and works to improve how bikes are parked." more...

Houston’s New Downtown Bike Lane About to Open


TX - "...You’ll soon be able to ride from one end of downtown to the other totally separated from cars." more...

West Baton Rouge Gears up for Legal Fight Over Levee Bike Path


LA - "...Some owners of property that abut the levee are challenging the parish's authority to encroach on their properties, prompting the parish last week to hire a high-profile lawyer..." more

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Clintonville Bike Routes Plan Stalls


Columbus, OH - "...the plan is still not close to completion. And it appears that the city won’t have money to implement the plan anyway in 2018." more...

Tree Cutting Leaves Bike Trail Bare


WI - "...Not only have they changed the face of the bike path, but they’ve kind of left it in a mess..." more

Latest on Fate of Commuter Bike Benefit


"The conference report that reconciles the Senate and House tax bills keeps the Senate provisions that eliminate the bicycle commuter benefit." more...

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Grant to Fund Study of Trail Network

Ebensburg, PA - "A state grant for $30,000 will allow Cambria County Conservation and Recreation Authority to explore development of a new trail connecting its two most popular recreation trails. more

Bids Open for Delaware River Trail


PA - "The city-government-affiliated nonprofit... has begun soliciting bids from contractors interested in building the southernmost portion of a 3.3.-mile walking and cycling trail planned between Fishtown and South Philadelphia." more...

Seattle Bike Share Ridership on a Tear


WA - "...For the first two months, the brand new bike share services carried just under 120,000 trips. Since then, as the number of bikes ballooned, the number of trips accelerated even as typical seasonal biking trends say ridership should have been slowing down..." more

BMX Star Dies at 45


WA - "Kevin Robinson, who said his approach to BMX riding was 'a matter of repetition,' set a record when he soared 27 feet above a ramp in Central Park in 2008." more

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Elves & More to Distribute 1,000 Bikes to Kids

Akron, OH - "This Sunday, families in two area neighborhoods will awaken to the rumbling of 14 semi-trucks as they roll in loaded down with brand-spanking-new bikes." more...

New Trail at Leelanau State Park


MI - "...A new, marked winter sports trail at Leelanau State Park — open to hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and fat-tire biking — opened Dec. 1..." more

Busy Bike Lane to get Upgrade


Philadelphia, PA - "...City officials will construct a protected bicycle lane, installing flexible delineator posts along the painted stretch on South Street from 21st to 27th Streets..." more

Accused Teen in Greenway Rape Charged with 2nd Attack


Yakima, WA - "The 16-year-old charged with raping a jogger on the Yakima Greenway path was charged with attempting to rape another woman on the pathway earlier this year." more...

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Pacman Jones Donates 400 Bikes to Cincy Kids

Cincinnati, OH - "...Adam “Pacman” Jones donated 400 bicycles to students at Bond Hill Academy Elementary School." more

Plans for Quarry Metro Park Move Forward


Columbus, OH - "...Metro Parks is creating a 220-acre park on the west side of the Scioto River and north of Trabue Road..." more

Towpath Times E-News

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New Bike Lane, Bike Racks in Pontiac

MI - "...the team has added 38 bike racks throughout the city, completed a new bike lane on Saginaw Street, worked to complete sidewalk assessments and more... more

County Considers MTB Trail Network


WV - "...I just want to discuss an idea that was raised during the Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast, which is the creation of a mountain biking trail network throughout Mon County..." more

Plans for Cross State Trail Moves Forward in FL


Tallahassee, FL - "Gov. Rick Scott and the state Cabinet agreed to spend $1.08 million Wednesday for land that will help link a bicycle and pedestrian trail planned to stretch across Central Florida..." more

Cyclists Are Safer Behind the Wheel

"New research suggest that getting more people on bikes could make the streets safer for everyone." more

How Hard is it to Walk in American Suburbs?


"I was stuck near Hartford, Connecticut (actually, according to readers, East Windsor-Springfield) because of a blizzard that kept the little planes from flying me home to Toronto..." more

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Body Found Near Olentangy Trail


Columbus, OH - "Columbus Police were on the scene of a body found near the Olentangy Trail and Dodridge Street." more...

Camp Chase Trail Connector Construction Underway

Columbus, OH - "Construction of new 10' wide shared-use path along the south side of Sullivant Avenue from Camp Chase Trail to Georgesville Road..." more...

Modified Bikes for Special Needs Children

Marysville, OH - "...Kendall was one of 16 children with varying disabilities who spent their gym class Friday afternoon trying out any one or more of 17 modified cycles..." more

Politician Impersonates Cop, Bullies Cyclist


NY - "Brooklyn state Sen. Marty Golden tried to pull over a bicyclist by impersonating a cop..." more

October Terror Attack Spurs Action


WA - "...The motion adopted by the Council on December 11, directs the County Executive to evaluate the safety of King County’s 175-mile Regional Trail system..." more

9 Hot New Rail-Trails in 2017


"Say hello to the newest batch of rail-trails! As 2017 wraps up, we end the year with more than 2,000 such trails all across the American landscape. We’ve highlighted a few of these remarkable new pathways..." more

Biking Fatalities on the Rise


"...the last five years have shown a disturbing upward trend that may bear a suspicious correlation to smartphone usage." more

The Move to Shrink Protected Land for National Monuments


"The Trump administration’s decision to roll back federal protections at national monuments could have serious consequences for cyclists." more...

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Chardon Eyeing Grant for Park Upgrades


Chardon, OH - "...Proposed improvements include the addition of a walking/hiking trail, driveway extension, parking expansion, multipurpose field and landscaping of the south side of the property..." more

Helping Hearts Gives Away 350 Bikes to Kids


KY - "Christmas came early for hundreds of families in Northern Kentucky." more...

Upcoming Railroad Abandonment in Greenbrier County


WV - "On or about Nov. 30, 2017, CSX Transportation filed for the abandonment of 0.42 mile of track near Rainelle in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. We are providing this information because it presents an opportunity to develop a real regional asset: a multi-use trail that can accommodate hikers, bikers, equestrians and other appropriate uses." more...

Google Engineer Found Dead Near Bike Trail


CA - "...A bicyclist spotted the body of Chuchu Ma, of Mountain View, California, in the water along the Bay Trail on the Sunnyvale-Moffett Field border last Thursday morning." more

'Freezeway' Project on Pace for January Opening


ND - "Nick Jensen and his father, Warren, were out on the Greenway on Friday afternoon, building a cool creation they hope will bring skaters to downtown Grand Forks in droves." more...

Congress Considers Allowing Bikes in Wilderness


MT - "...Right now the land is off limits to motorized and mechanized machines, including everything from four-wheelers to chainsaws. However, a bill in the Federal Lands Committee, H.R. 1349, aims to amend the Wilderness Act to allow bikes, game carts and strollers." more...

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PennDOT Installs Bike Lanes along 3 State Highways

Caln, PA - "...In its ongoing effort to enhance the bicycle experience across the state, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has completed new bicycle lanes on three suburban state highways in the Philadelphia region..." more...

Beech Leaf Disease Spreading Throughout NE Ohio

Concord Twp., OH - "...Since 2012, beech leaf disease has decimated large tracts of trees in several Lake County parks, and spread to nine other counties in Northeast Ohio, as well as to parts of western Pennsylvania, New York and Ontario." more...

Man Shot While Bicycling on West Side

Detroit, MI - "... he heard a noise and realized he had been shot in the head..." more...

Old Stoplight Fixtures Made into Trail Bridges


MI - "Bridges in Midland's city forest mountain bike trail system were heavily damaged during the June 2017 flooding, but were replaced by an innovative construction project." more...

Couple Claims They Were not Paid for Trail Land


MA - "...the Glicksmans are suing the city, claiming it never paid them for two portions of their land and that city attorneys say they never even owned the portion of their property, which Ruth Glicksman purchased from the state in 1996." more...

Rails-to-Trails E-News

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More Details on Wayne National Forest MTB Trail

Nelsonville, OH - "...Once completed, the new trails will link to local communities through existing mountain bike trails at Sells City Park and Strouds Run State Park by way of the 21-mile Hockhocking Adena Bikeway..." more

Delaware County Lays Out Game Plan for Trails

Delaware County, OH - "A new master plan for Delaware County’s trail systems recommends further study of more than a dozen 'conceptual corridors,' including potential connections with the regional Olentangy Trail and state-spanning Ohio to Erie Trail." more

Indiana Lacking Trail Networks


IN - "...That ability to traverse our state via trail systems is extremely appealing, and is drawing tourism to other states..." more

Seed Money Given for Trail in Greene Township


PA - "...Greene Township received the largest grant -- $100,000 to proceed with the first phase the Conococheague Trail..." more

Why Bicycling Popularity will Continue to Soar

"...More than 100 million Americans rode a bike in 2014, and bicycles have out-sold cars most years in the U.S. since 2003." more...

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Little Miami Trail Tree Removal Sections Reopen


SW OH - From Friends of the Little Miami, "... ODNR crews and FLMSP volunteers worked this week to remove over 1200 dead and dangerous ash trees from along the trail. Clean up work will continue so please use caution around crews and equipment.

"Thank you for your patience as we work to make the trail safer for our users."

Downtown Akron Redevelopment Plan

Akron, OH - "New townhomes along the Ohio & Erie Canal, stronger connections to the Towpath Trail and a pedestrian bridge from downtown to the Northside Arts District are all recommendations in a plan to make downtown Akron more vibrant. more

Walking the Walk

Cincinnati, OH - "After high-profile fatalities, the city has finally started moving on pedestrian safety. Will the efforts be enough?" more...

Single Track Coming to Wayne National Forest in SE OH

Test Riding Seattle Bike Shares

WA - "Hey Seattle — congratulations! In just five months, you’ve become a leader in bike sharing." more...

Greenway Repairs Begin More Than a Year After Hurricane

NC - "More than a year after flooding rains forced the city to close a section of the Crabtree Creek Greenway, contractors will soon begin repairs on three sections of boardwalk..." more

Des Moines' $33M Street Overhaul

IA - "Several years from now, one of the country’s best downtown bike networks could be in the capital of Iowa." more

Train Made for Bike Commuters

JPN - "A Japanese railway company unveiled a train with room for nearly 100 passengers—and their bikes." more

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Little Miami Trail Closure Through March 2018


Xenia Twp., OH - "The Little Miami Scenic Trail from Brush Row Road to Clifton Road (between Xenia and Yellow Springs) will be closed effective immediately for a water main installation project..." more...

NOACA Boosts Protected Bike Lane Projects


Cleveland, OH - "...The board of the transportation planning agency announced at a meeting that it would allocate $47 million in federal transportation dollars to 21 projects including two that would create the first major protected bike lanes in the city." more...

Mohican State Park MTB Trail on IMBA Epic List

Loudonville, OH - "...IMBA EPICS are what many mountain bikers live for and make travel plans around..." more

Work Begins on Greenway


PA - "...After 13 years of planning, scouting for funding and rallying support, work has started on the Marsh Creek Greenway to connect the Pine Creek Rail Trail terminus to Wellsboro." more...

Petition Demands Faster Action to Improve Cycling Safety


Philadelphia, PA - "Philadelphia’s leading biking advocacy organization is pushing the city to move faster on seven safe-streets initiatives following a cyclist’s death last week in the city." more...

Siblings Both Killed by Drivers


Portland, OR - "When I first heard about the fatal collision in Beaverton near Southridge High School last week I was sad. But that was before I made a heartbreaking realization." more...

Dangerous By Design


U.S. - "...As pedestrian deaths rise alarmingly fast in the U.S., with nearly 6,000 lives lost last year, the difference between the American and European approaches to the regulation of car design stands out strongly." more...

What Cyclists Need To Know About Trucks

"Cyclists hit by turning trucks is a repeating news story which highlights the most serious deficiency in our system — education of cyclists. Sometimes these crashes are caused by the truck driver passing a cyclist prior to turning right, but very often they are caused by the cyclist passing the truck on the right. In both cases, the cyclist has the power to avoid the crash." more...

Mountain Bike Boom Down Under


AUS - "...With world-class mountain bike trails having opened to riders a couple of years ago, Derby was earning a reputation that was drawing an estimated 30,000 bike enthusiasts to the region each year." more...

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Response to Columbus Making Dangerous Cycling Cities List

OH - "...As soon as I saw this list I thought, 'Hmmmm… where are all the Florida cities?' Florida is renowned for having, by FAR, the highest number of cycling fatalities and the worst “fatality rate” in the country..." more

Grant Sought for 58-Mile Marquette Greenway Trail

IN - "...The grant, which would help construct 30 miles of trail, would come from the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program..." more

Task Force Focused on Improving Bike Trails

IN - "The 2017 Indiana General Assembly passed legislation to create the Indiana Bike Trails Task Force and that group is now working on improving connectivity and safety for cyclists across the state." more...

Communities Must Embrace Bike Visitors to Gain Benefit

PA - "A biking-hiking trail like the Great Allegheny Passage is an economic development opportunity for the communities it passes through --- but only if those towns capitalize on it." more...

Court Rules Absolute Immunity Not Applicable to Bike Path

IL - "We recently wrote about the confusion in Illinois law on what constitutes a 'Riding Trail'..." more

IMBA Advocates for Collaborative Wilderness Perspective


"...Today the US Federal Lands Subcommittee is discussing H.R. 1349 – a proposal that would amend Wilderness Act regulations to permit mountain bike access in designated Wilderness areas. IMBA has in fact submitted testimony OPPOSING this legislation." more

No Street Is “Complete” Without Taking Equity Into Account


"For 10 years, the National Complete Streets Coalition has scored thousands of 'complete streets' proposals from around the U.S. This year, for the first time, they’re including equity and diversity outcomes as part of their grading rubric." more

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Columbus Makes 'Most Dangerous Cities for Cyclists' List

OH - "...Even though U.S. cities tend to be reasonably safe for commuters on two wheels, 70 percent of all fatal bike accidents still tend to occur in urban areas..." more

Ohio River Trail Connection still an Option

Cincinnati, OH - "Hope for connecting Hamilton and Clermont counties via the Ohio River Trail glimmered Tuesday when the city's transportation committee weighed committing roughly $250,000 to the project." more

North Olmsted Considers Recreation Amenity Levy


North Olmsted, OH - "...Mayor Kevin Kennedy recently proposed putting a $44.8 million levy on the May 8 ballot for residents to decide whether they want to improve the city's park and recreational facilities..." more

Assault with Knife on Lincoln Bike Trail


Lincoln, NE - "...one of the men pulled a knife, swung at the victim, and struck him..." more

Greenway Meeting Goes off the Rails


Portland, OR - "...The crowd that’s vehemently opposed to a diverter at 50th and Lincoln was apparently very aggressive and nearly took over the meeting." more...

RTC Accomplishments in 2017

"...As 2017 draws to a close, here’s a look back at just a few of the ways we made a difference for trails this year." more...

25 Best Bike-Friendly Companies


"Our inaugural roundup of the 25 most bike-friendly workplaces in the United States might make you rethink your career choices." more...

Cities are Clamping Down on Cars & Promoting Bikes


"...But as the [NYC] Mayor notes, 'Queens Boulevard is the ultimate example of what was wrong in this city for decades. I love my city but something was broken that we had a street called the Boulevard of Death and we accepted that.'" more...

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Towpath Sections Closure Dec. 11 - June 2018

Peninsula, OH - From nps.gov, "Towpath sections closed between Boston Store Visitor Center & Interstate 271 Bridge; and between Hunt House and Deep Lock Quarry. There will not be access to Boston Store Visitor Center from Lock 29 Trailhead. Towpath open at lock 29 to closed areas."

New Stadium Could Hurt Walkability


Cincinnati, OH - "...The thing is, widening roads is never good for a neighborhood's pedestrian-friendliness..." more

Iron Belle Trail to Receive Grants


MI - "The trail runs from Detroit through Macomb and Oakland counties all the way to the upper peninsula." more...

Educating Drivers about Bike & Ped Safety

NJ - "...Senate Bill 2894 would require that bicyclist and pedestrian safety information included in: The New Jersey Driver Education Course, The New Jersey Driver Education Manual, and The New Jersey Driver’s License Written Exam." more...

Graveyard of Shopping Carts along Greenway

TN - "Residents in West Knoxville said abandoned shopping carts have created an eyesore along the Ten Mile Creek Greenway." more...

Man Robbed at Gunpoint on Bike Trail

AR - "A man told police he was robbed at gunpoint of his cash and Nike shoes on a North Little Rock trail Sunday morning..." more

Windsor Cyclists not Riding to Work


CAN - "Only 1 per cent of Windsorites commute to work, according to Statistics Canada." more...

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Alum Creek Drive Improvements

Columbus, OH - "...The planned improvements will reduce traffic congestion and improve safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and mobility-impaired and vision-impaired users." more...

Bike Lanes Repainted after Cyclist Dies

Philadelphia, PA - "...The repainting of the lane, from Second to 24th Streets, was something activists had long demanded, along with the repainting of other bike lanes throughout Philadelphia." more...

Erie Group Plans Viaduct Protest March

PA - "...The group wants to see the eastside bridge, which was closed by the city in June 2010 because of structural concerns, restored as a pedestrian walkway or public park." more

320-Mile Greenway Being Developed


PA - "The Main Line Canal Greenway is a 320-mile corridor for hikers and bikers between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg that is partly a reality and partly unfinished." more...

Hand-Painted Bike Lane Removed in Boston

MA - "It started out as maybe a protest, or maybe a joke, or maybe a little of both. But the City of Boston has washed away the hand painted bike lane on the Congress St. bridge." more...

Trail Efforts Incense Pitkin County Officials

CO - "Wilderness Workshop is trying to stop the Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail by spreading propaganda and misinformation, a majority of Pitkin County commissioners said recently." more...

Will Dockless Bike Shares Boost Bike Commuting?

"...Something about this new business model, something about the dollar ride is very attractive to people that weren’t riding before..." more

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Senate Votes to Eliminate Bike Tax Benefit

"...the Senate voted to eliminate the $20 per-month tax benefit available for those who bike to work while maintaining the $255 per-month vehicle and parking benefit." more...

North Coventry Trail Plans on Track


PA - "...If all goes as planned, shoppers like the Rigbys will have access to a walking trail that connects the plaza along Route 100 on a 22-acre site called Hanover Meadows Park..." more

Council Votes Against Coal Run Hollow Greenway Project


WV - "Fairmont City Council voted against closing Coal Run Hollow to install a greenway during last week’s meeting, with more than a dozen city residents voicing their distaste for the project." more

Grant to Extend Trails in Martinsville & Henry Counties


VA - "Henry County will receive nearly $1.4 million to help extend the Dick and Willie Passage Rail Trail to Spruce Street." more...

Frederick County Working to Connect Main Streets with Bikeway


MD - "...It’s always been a priority to connect Frederick to the C&O Canal..." more

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No Fix Yet For Deadly Cincy Intersection

Cincinnati, OH - "...Cole was grabbing coffee for her coworkers from the shop across the street, Sidewinder Coffee, when she was hit during the afternoon rush hour last September." more...

Potential Trail Towns get Landscaping Advice


KY - "...we’re hoping is that we can get ideas to take back to our communities that will make our communities more adventure tourist friendly..." more

NYPD Security Theater Takes Manhattan

NYC - "Obtrusive new police barriers interfering with walking and biking paths are cropping up in Midtown and elsewhere. Do you feel safer, New York?" more...

Small Town Builds Bicycle Blvd

Ellensburg, WA - "...This year, Ellensburg became one of the smallest cities in the country ever to construct a neighborhood bikeway..." more...

Boise Considering E-Bike Rules

ID - "...The proposal, which will open for public comment and go before the Boise City Council on Tuesday, Dec. 5, would regulate Class 1 and Class 2 bikes—with power output no greater than 750 watts..." more

Man Shot While Jogging on Trail


MO - "...About 30 yards after the teacher ran past Curtis, the teacher heard a loud bang, felt pain in his back and fell to his knees..." more

520 Bridge Trail will Finally Open in December


WA - "...The region’s most significant new biking and walking connection in decades will open December 20 at 3 p.m., nine hours before the winter solstice." more...

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Bicyclist Struck, Killed in Lake Township

Lake Twp., OH - "...The crash remains under investigation, but the patrol said alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the accident." more...

Driver Sentenced to Prison for Killing Baby in Stroller

Columbus, OH - "A woman who drove her SUV off a Mifflin Township road and struck and killed a 7-month-old boy in a stroller offered no explanation for her actions Wednesday during her sentencing hearing." more...

Kettering Seeks Grants to Replace Bridge

Kettering, OH - "...Kettering used an online survey to poll Oakwood and Kettering residents on three potential options for future investment in the bridge..." more...

Wayne County Trails Photo Review of 2017

Wayne County, OH - Check out the photos.

Urban Freeway Could be Reconfigured with Bike Lanes

Detroit, MI - "...Proposals range from merely upgrading the current freeways to creating two one-way streets with a greenway." more...

Human Barrier Protects Philly Bike Lane

Philadelphia, PA - "About 100 people gathered on a downtown Philadelphia street before work Wednesday morning. Their purpose: create a human shield protecting the Spruce Street bike lane..." more

Bike Shares Flood Katy Trail in Dallas

Dallas, TX - "News of a fifth bike-sharing company is touching a nerve with several people along the Dallas Katy Trail." more...

New Bike Share Concept Coming to U.S.

"...'We are dockless without the drawbacks,” says Zagster CEO Timothy Ericson'..." more...

Toronto Neighbors Calm Street Using Only Leaves and Chalk


CAN - "...a group of neighbors in Toronto has made 'nature’s traffic calming' a multi-season activity." more...

A System for Safe, Human-Centered Streets

"...Yes, human error is the cause of the majority of the crashes on our streets, but our design needs to be more forgiving of these errors. This means designing streets for slow speeds, because no design feature is more forgiving than slow speeds." more...

Ideas for Beautifying Trails


"If your town or county is negotiating with a railroad or private land owners, the following suggestions are for the use of irregular sized parcels of land that may be available adjacent to a trail’s path..." more

Continental's Vision of Automated Transport

"A major automotive manufacturing company, Continental AG, released its vision of "the mobility of the future," which includes fleets of driverless electric vehicles." more

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Little Miami Trail Closure Notice

SW OH - From Friends of the Little Miami, "The Little Miami Scenic Trail will be CLOSED for dead tree removal in the following segments: From Hedges Rd. in Greene County to the Corwin trailhead and from East Broadway St. in Loveland to Terrace Park (just north of Avoca Park).

"The trail is OPEN between Corwin and Loveland, but many logs and branches lie in the berms, so please use caution.

"For your safety and the safety of workers, please observe all closures and do not go around barricades."

Cincy Plan for Pedestrian Safety Improvements

Cincinnati, OH - "...Their aim is to find what transportation and engineering director Michael Moore called 'low-cost, high-impact' solutions for some of the city's busiest and most hazardous pedestrian crossings." more...

Bike Stolen From Man with Special Needs

Oberlin, OH - "...The $600 black custom bike, equipped with a basket and a flag was stolen from in front of Rush United Methodist Church, where Ellis serves as an usher and greeter." more...

Portage Park District Designing New Park

NE OH - "...This year the Portage Park District completed a purchase of 215 acres of industrial land in Kent and turning that into a park..." more

Improving Mobility for Columbus Seniors

Columbus, OH - "The city of Columbus released its age-friendly strategic plan on Tuesday, following two years spent collecting data and surveying residents about their top concerns." more

Towpath Times E-News

NE OH - Read the latest edition.

What's a Complete Street?

",,,But isn’t a street sort of inherently complete? And if not, what makes it complete?" more...

Pokemon Go Drivers Caused Millions in Damages

"And that’s just in one county in Indiana." more...

What Makes Walking Difficult in Portland?

OR - "...Portlanders from nearly every corner for the city ranked 'Sidewalks/walking paths missing on busy streets' as the number one answer." more...

Bicycling Friendly Communities Announced


U.S. - "Today, the League of American Bicyclists welcomed 65 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC℠). There are now 430 BFCs in all 50 states." more...

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Memorial Renews Calls for Pedestrian Safety

Cincinnati, OH - "A tribute to a young life lost is now sparking more calls for pedestrian safety in the Queen City." more...

$31.8M Franklin Metro Parks Budget Plans

Columbus, OH - "New developments in Pickerington Ponds Metro Park and a new Metro Park being carved out of a quarry site are among the projects planned for 2018 and funded in the new budget approved Tuesday..." more

16 Die in Ohio Crashes During Thanksgiving


OH - "The State Highway Patrol says 16 people died in 11 crashes around Ohio during the five-day Thanksgiving travel period, up from nine deaths during that window last year." more...

Jogger Reports Greenway Attack


GA - "A young woman was reportedly attacked by a man while running along the riverwalk at Oconee River Greenway in Milledgeville on Monday afternoon..." more

Vision Zero is Tough in North America


"Local politics win over saving lives every time." more

What Will it Take to Close the Urban Cycling Gender Gap?


"Women today make up fewer than 25% of the trips taken by bicycle in the United States..." more

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18-Year-Old Pedestrian Killed in Warren County

OH - "...The driver suspected in the crash, Robert C. Pietrantonio, 55, was found at his home nearby off Yankee Road in Washington Twp..." more

I-66 'Outside the Beltway' Project


VA - "...The roadway will stretch 22.5 miles from the 495 Beltway to University Boulevard in Gainesville, and will be built to “improve multimodal mobility” (of all kinds: pedestrian, biking, HOV, bus and even cars)..." more

Concerns Linger over Onondaga Lake Land


NY - "A county vote on the extension of a bike trail around the once extremely polluted Onondaga Lake coincides with the end of toxic remediation efforts there..." more

Burke-Gillman Trail Missing Link Controversy

WA - "...The missing link route now at issue was hailed as a compromise when it was revealed during a press conference earlier this year..." more

Vancouver’s Multi-Modal Success

Urban Parks Play Role in Transportation


"With more and more people using them to get where they need to go, reclaimed railways and industrial corridors are connecting neighborhoods rather than dividing them." more

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Ohio-to-Erie Trail Board President Passes

OH - "...Tom passionately served as Board President for over 16 years and worked tirelessly to fulfill Ed Honton’s vision of a multi-purpose cross state trail/greenway.

"Tom’s leadership and enthusiasm in working with local agencies and trail organizations to complete the Ohio to Erie Trail will forever be appreciated by present and future generations of trail users..." more

Landing Park Concept


Sandusky, OH - "...Preliminary drawings for a $24 million project, called Landing Park, show the nature trail encircling a 27-acre section off Cleveland Road (U.S. 6)..." more

Student Leads Trail Improvement Project


Columbus, IN - "...Lizzy Frazier has proposed installing lights along portions of the 27-mile trail system as part of her senior project." more...

Riding a Bike in Pasadena is Dangerous


CA - "...When asked by local dads for a route they could ride with their children, he went blank..." more

Woman Out for a Walk, Fatally Shot by "Hunter"


NY - "...Ms. Billquist, 43, was walking when one of her neighbors, Thomas B. Jadlowski, believed he saw a deer in a field and fired a single-shot pistol." more

Time to Ban Bikes from Seattle Sidewalks?

WA - "...Downtown Seattle sidewalks are already full of pedestrians, and people are saying that if Seattle is really serious about its Vision Zero campaign it’s time to ban bikes." more...

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Tannery Park Upgrades Impressive


Kent, OH - "Tannery Park is now open, having received a major upgrade as part of a $1 million improvement in the Kent-Franklin Township portion of the Portage Hike and Bike Trail..." more

Teen Cyclist Killed, Dragged for Half a Block


NYC - "...Eustuiqio said he watched in disbelief as the car traveled down the block dragging the boy, leaving a trail of his clothing and mangled scraps of his bicycle." more...

Another report on this tragedy.

Moving Beyond Zero

An Accessible Approach to Shared Streets

"...the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) unveiled a groundbreaking new resource on planning and designing shared streets to accommodate people with vision disabilities..." more

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Cleveland Lakefront Bikeway Paving


Cleveland, OH - "...The path is one of several recently built, under construction or in the planning stages, including the Lake Link Trail, the proposed Red Line Greenway, and a connector from Whiskey Island to Edgewater Park along Ed Hauser Way, and the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath." more...

Parents of NYC Bike Path Victim Take Step Toward Lawsuit


NY - "...On Tuesday, his parents filed a notice of claim, the first step before a lawsuit can be filed. They say the vehicle should not have been able to get onto the bike path." more...

London Holiday Deliveries by E-Bike Trailers

"As part of the Low Impact City Logistics project, the electric-assist cargo trailers are meant to help ease traffic congestion and reduce air pollution in urban areas." more...

Chinese Bike Share Graveyard


China - "Future of dockless bicycles under a cloud amid concerns there are too many bikes and not enough demand." more...

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Closing the Trail Gap in London

London, OH - From fmcpt.com, "The [.3-mile] Ohio to Erie Trail extension between Maple & Walnut Street in London will soon be completed with a limestone finish by the end of the year. We plan to put asphalt down in the spring.

"However, only 68% of the original estimated cost has been raised to date. We still need approximately $25,000 to complete the paving. If you can donate to help, that would be greatly appreciated! Just click HERE for more information."

Rail Trail Decision Outdated, Shortsighted

NY - "A judge's ruling last month stopped a state plan to convert 34 miles of tracks between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake into a multiuse recreational trail." more...

Orange County Deputies Seeking Bike Owners

CA - "Orange County sheriff's deputies are looking to reunite owners with their stolen bicycles after a cache of bikes was found in a homeless encampment near the Santa Ana River trail..." more

Riders Vow to Return After Trails are Bulldozed

CAN - "The unauthorized mountain biking course in Little River has been bulldozed — but the controversy continues..." more

It's OK to Kill Someone with a Car if You Didn't Mean To


CAN - "...Basically, in Canada, a driver can kill someone with impunity as long as they didn't mean to do it..." more

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Grant Awarded for OTE Sunbury Construction

Sunbury, OH - From the OTE facebook page, "ODNR has granted $150,000 toward a $257,300 project to pave 3,300 feet of what is now gravel trail, and add two asphalt sections totaling 1,600 feet, near Sunbury that is part of the Ohio-to-Erie Trail that connects Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati."

Funding Approved for Licking River Greenway & Trails

Covington, KY - "...The project is separate from Riverfront Commons, a riverfront trail project along the Ohio River that will ultimately stretch from Ludlow to Fort Thomas." more...

Bike-Riding Shooting Victim not Seriously Hurt

NH - "A 27-year-old woman was hit by bullet fragments while riding her bicycle, apparently fired by a hunter who was shooting at a deer near Elm Brook Park in Hopkinton on Tuesday afternoon..." more

Dockless Bike Share its First Celebrity Endorsement

"...NFL star teamed up with LimeBike to promote dockless bike share ahead of the company's Oakland launch." more...

Residents, Bikers Angered at Removal of "Dirt Church"

CAN - "Residents and mountain bike riders are dismayed by Windsor City Council's decision to demolish a hidden, handmade mountain bike trail in Windsor's east end." more...

AI-Managed E-Bike Roads of the Future


"Cities could change now that e-bikes are becoming more popular." more...

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Geneva Continues with Bike Route Plans


Geneva, OH - "While the city was turned down for a grant it sought to create a new bike route, council passed a resolution last week in support of the project as officials try to keep it moving forward." more...

Oxford Area Trails Pedal Forward

Oxford, OH - "The Oxford Area Trails committee is continuing efforts with City Council and community members to complete phases two and three of the Oxford Area Trails." more...

Pedestrian Struck, Killed in North Olmsted

OH - "North Olmsted police are investigating a Monday night crash that killed a pedestrian." more...

OSU Police Stopping Cyclists

Columbus, OH - "...The spate of violations is part of increased enforcement efforts by University Police to promote law-abiding cycling. The formal warnings do not include a fine..." more...

Driver Steals Car, Hits Pedestrians

Dayton, OH - "...The stolen car hit at least three people in the 100 block of E. Norman Avenue, near Eastview Avenue." more...

Upcoming Railroad Abandonment in Portage County

OH - "On or about Nov. 13, 2017, Norfolk Southern Railroad Company filed for the abandonment of 5.5 miles of track in Aurora in Portage County, Ohio. We are providing this information because it presents an opportunity to develop a real regional asset: a multiuse trail that can accommodate hikers, bikers, equestrians and other appropriate uses." more...

$59M to Bolster PA Transportation Projects

PA - "...The most notable Philadelphia project to receive funding is the Logan Pointe Streetscape, with $1.2 million awarded to redevelop land in the Logan Triangle and make the roadways more accessible..." more...

Indictments Against NYC Bike Path Attack Perp

NYC - "...Sayfullo Saipov, 29, of Paterson, was charged in Manhattan federal court with providing material support to the Islamic State group, along with eight counts of murder and 12 counts of attempted murder in aid of racketeering..." more

Austin Accelerates Bike Route Building


TX - "If you want to learn how a city can start doing good street projects faster, keep an eye on Austin, Texas." more...

Hunter Shot Woman Riding on Bike Trail


Hopkinton, NH - "...Authorities say the woman was riding a mountain bike along a trail when she was shot." more...

Getting Smarter About Curb Space Use


"For a long time, American cities didn’t put much thought into what to do with the space along the curb..." more...

What Does the Rise of Cycling Tell Us?


"Globally, the last two decades have seen an increased recognition of bicycling as a transportation solution that 'causes virtually no environmental damage, promotes health through physical activity, takes up little space and is economical, both in direct user costs and public infrastructure'..." more...

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Trail Connects Knox, Holmes Counties


Glenmont, OH - "Bicyclists riding up the Kokosing Gap and Mohican Valley Trails now have another seven-and-a-half miles of paved trail ahead of them when they reach the Holmes County line." more...

Teenage Inmates Participate in Bike Program

Orient, OH - "...Since 2008, the program has sent nearly 10,000 bikes, helmets, locks and safety materials to foster children in 43 counties during the holiday season..." more

Higher Speed Limit Leads to Spike in Crashes/Fatalities

OH - "...The Ohio State Highway Patrol released a report Thursday that said there was a 24 percent increase in crashes, including 22 percent more fatal and injury crashes, on 70 mph roads..." more

New Britain Receives $600K for Trail System

PA - "...The bike trails and sidewalks have been an ongoing part of the borough’s economic revitalization efforts in the area, with the trails said to 'complete two missing links in area walkability'..." more

Let No One Die From Thoughtless Street Design

"...The day after her death, my family and I went to the crash site. We watched more than a dozen people cross this complicated intersection against the 'Don't Walk' sign, confused about why they couldn't get the pedestrian signal to come on..." more

Sidewalk Crashes are Up

"...Crashes with motorists involving sidewalk cyclists are increasing both in number and as a percentage of the total..." more

China's Bike Shares Heading for Marriage or Death

China - "...Chinese media outlets reported this week that Bluegogo, a major competitor in a crowded industry, is on its last legs..." more

Another piece on this topic, 'China’s Bluegogo... implodes dramatically.'

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Plans Finalized for Lorain County Trail Connections

Lorain County, OH - "...Once the future northern section is installed to Lake Erie, the Black River Trail will be continuous from Lake Erie in Lorain, through Elyria, then connect with the Metro Parks’ North Coast Inland Trail..." more

Trail Plans Moving Forward in Monroe

Monroe, OH - "Now that a property transfer has been finalized, Monroe is moving forward with a survey so that it can proceed with the next steps for its section of the Great Miami River Recreation Trail bike path." more...

MTB Trail Coming to Berliner Park


Columbus, OH - "...The Central Ohio Mountain Biking Organization and the Columbus Department of Recreation and Parks applied for and were awarded a $135,686 grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to develop the 3-mile trail and course in a vacant industrial area along the Scioto River..." more...

Owner of MTB Park Sustains Spinal Injury

Cleveland, OH - "In September this year, Ray Petro was injured while out riding in Royal View Park in Cleveland. He suffered life-changing injuries and the riding community is now rallying to help support him in his recovery." more...

MSU to Help Kids Walk & Bike to School

Cadillac, MI - "...The university has a contract with the Michigan Department of Transportation and the Fitness Foundation to help school districts enhance safe walking and biking opportunities..." more

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Wyoming Expanding Trail Systems


WY - "...Purpose-built trails, both paved and natural surface, are a trend that’s becoming increasingly popular..." more

Did Trek Use Chris Farley's Name to Sell Fat Bikes?

"A company claiming to own the late comedian's name has sued Trek over its popular Farley fat bike." more...

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Marion Campus Needs $330K for Bike Trail


Marion, OH - "...The path, when completed, will loop around the entire campus, located off of Mount Vernon Avenue, and will connect to the city's 10-mile bike [route] system, which also spills into the county's 12-mile Tall Grass Trail." more...

Liberty Township Studying Ped Walkways


Liberty Twp., OH - "...Liberty Twp. will commission a design and engineering study to get a better cost estimate on the first part of a broader plan to make the township more pedestrian friendly..." more...

Bicyclist Hospitalized After being Hit by Driver


Greene County, OH - "A bicyclist has been hospitalized after he was hit by a car on Kinsey Road in Xenia Twp. Thursday afternoon." more...

Re-imagining the Olentangy River Corridor


Columbus, OH - "...Architects and designers presented exotic and sometimes radical visions Thursday night as the final realization for the Olentangy River Corridor Charrette..." more

Recumbents Outselling Regular Bikes in Citrus County


FL - "...Thanks to the number of trails in the area — and the new trails planned for the near future — bike riding in general continues to grow in popularity in Citrus County and recumbent bike riding in particular..." more

Apple Donates $1.8M for Protected Bike Lanes


CA - "The city of Cupertino has received a $1.8 million donation from Apple Inc. that will help fund the first leg of a protected bike lane project on Stevens Creek Boulevard." more...

1,000 Bikes Found in Underground Bunker


Orange County, CA - "...While exploring a recently evicted homeless camp this week, authorities in Orange County, California, found a half-loaded gun, a mysterious bunker—and some 1,000 bicycles hidden away in a dark, creepy tunnel system." more...

Cape Coral Approves $63M for 200 Miles of Bike Paths

FL - "...Perisides Zambrano, Cape Coral Public Works manager, said she expects the entire master plan to take at least 15 years to complete..." more...

Great Canada Trail is not so Great


CAN - "...The warning signs were visible as early as 1999 when TCT executive director John Bellini revealed that nearly 5,000 kilometres of trail would be open to motorized all-terrain vehicles... In August, 2016, Valerie Pringle, co-chair of the TCT Foundation, confirmed that 8,500 kilometres of 'trail' would be on roads and highways." more...

BBC Demonizing Cyclists


"...What interests me on this is that the corporation justifiably holds itself to high standards of impartiality and respect. The fact it so often ignores this when it comes to cycling, shows how demonised cyclists are more widely..." more...

Is Instagram killing the environment?

CO - "...All those insta-worthy locations around Colorado, and in other states too, are feeling the effects of people flocking for that photo." more...

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Maple Highlands Trail Paving Completion Coming


Middlefield, OH - "...Discussed for years and now coming to fruition, paving of The Maple Highlands Trail-South will be completed later this month..." more

Bridge Bike Lane Update

Cleveland, OH - "...Based on the weather forecast for the next few weeks it does not look like we’ll be able to place the rest of the green paint this year. The key areas are done, but we still need to add green backgrounds at all of the remaining bike lane symbols..." more

New Name & Logo for Schuylkill Trail


Pottstown, PA - "...Our new identity better represents the work we do, building and promoting the Schuylkill River Trail, championing the river and revitalizing the communities along it." more...

Bike Lane Critics Wants "Grass Roots" Transportation Planning

MA - "Fired up by protected bike lanes they feel are hurting local retailers, a group of residents and business leaders are vowing to take over citywide transportation planning by forming a grassroots group." more...

Littler Fire Engine Could Make Cities Safer


"...This fire engine seems like a small-ish symbol that the city can build an infrastructure that’s safer for daily commuters and yet swift enough in emergencies." more...

$35 Billion City Designed to Be Carless

S. Korea - "As more cities look to ban cars, newer cities are discouraging them from the get-go." more...

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Little Miami Trail Closure

Loveland, OH - From Friends of the Little Miami, "The Little Miami Scenic Trail is closed between Fosters and Adams Road (north of Loveland) for dead tree removal. Closure will continue through Nov. 21 or until further notice.

"For the safety of trail users and workers, please observe all closure notices and barriers. Thank you!"

Miami 2 Miami Survey

SW OH - Take the survey.

Bike Owner Hugs Man Who Stole His Bike


CA - "Rob Greenfield was also inspired to crowdfund new rides for kids who lost their bikes to theft." more...

Bellevue Plans Game-Changing Bike Lane


WA - "...Using low-cost materials, city staff will install at least one stretch of mostly-protected bike lane that they can learn from and easily modify. If it goes well, the city can easily make the lane (or lanes) permanent." more...

Allies Clash Over Design of Saluda Riverwalk


SC - "...In a heated set of emails, Charlene Coleman, regional coordinator for American Whitewater, writes, 'The project, as proposed, would needlessly impact the natural beauty and river viewing opportunities.'" more...

Study: Cyclists Make Better Drivers

AUS - "Researchers in Australia find that those with experience of riding a bike process visual information more quickly." more...

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6 Projects that are Moving Ohio Trails Forward

OH - "...Here’s a brief overview of just six projects that are moving the dial in the Buckeye State." more...

Metro Parks Approves Purchase of 62-Acres Quarry Site

Columbus, OH - "...The new park is to feature quarry lakes, along with rock cliffs, vegetation, a trail system and a 25-foot waterfall, along with 2 miles of waterfront along the Scioto River..." more

Bus Driver who Killed Pedestrian gets Probation

Cleveland, OH - "The former RTA bus driver who fatally struck a woman crossing the street in Public Square last December sobbed through her Monday sentencing hearing..." more

Rails-to-Trails E-News

Read the latest edition.

Paralyzed After Crash, Cyclist Sues Over Unmarked Bollard


"A grandfather was left quadriplegic after crashing into an unmarked bollard on a Washington state bike trail. Should the obstruction have even been there at all?" more...

OB: The general public, as well as many cyclists, are not aware that bollards can cause life-altering injuries or death.

The knee-jerk reaction to add bollards and barriers to bike trails after the NYC terror attack, further demonstrates that trail managers and law enforcement are also largely clueless to that fact. Learn more about the trail bollard hazard.

Crews Installing Steel Bollards Along Vegas Strip Sidewalks

NV - "As construction crews began installing steel posts on the Strip early Monday to protect pedestrians, locals and tourists walking along Las Vegas Boulevard said the addition will help them feel safer." more...

Cyclist Killed by Tesla Driver


UK - "It’s still unclear if the Tesla Model S was in autopilot mode at the time of the crash." more...

Building Support for Walking/Biking Infrastructure

"Set expectations you know you can meet or exceed with each step..." more

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Massillon Planning for Bike Share

Massillon, OH - "...Between eight and 16 bicycles are to be purchased with grant dollars so people can pedal around parts of downtown and, eventually, link up with the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail." more...

Toledo Metroparks Planning Another New Park

Maumee, OH - "...We'll have a water feature. Pretty substantial lake for kayaking and fishing. People like to be by the water. It also has access to Wabash Cannonball Trail..." more

Grant Sought for Irishtown Bend Project

Cleveland, OH - "In another step forward on the Irishtown Bend project, The Port of Cleveland and NOACA applied for a federal $11.5 million Infrastructure For Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant earlier this month..." more

Kenda Opens Bike Tire Test Track in Ohio

N. Canton, OH - "...Tire maker Kenda recently hosted an open house at their R&D facility in North Canton, Ohio..." more

Red Bike Needs a Mechanic

Cincinnati, OH - "Red Bike is looking for a part-time (20 to 29 hours/week) mechanic to help with all aspects of repairing and maintaining Red Bike’s fleet of 442 bikes..." more

Petition to Illuminate People Trails

Columbus, IN - "...we are now encountering a major problem that was never before considered—the 27 miles of people trail are unlit, and the hazards of the dark are widespread." more...

Trail Network Celebrates 100th Mile

IN - "...the Regional Trail Network has been a welcome feature to life in and around Fort Wayne. The multi-use Network is expanding and recently paved its 100th mile, with an additional seven miles to be added by the end of 2017." more...

Lakefront Trail Safety Questioned following NYC Terror Attack

Chicago, IL - "After a man drove onto a New York City bike path Oct. 31 and killed eight people, local bicyclists are concerned about the security of Chicago’s bike paths." more...

Ballistic Evidence Found on Greenway

Boston, MA - "...A worker noticed a male suspect in the bushes and observed a camouflage vest with rifle magazines and a live round..." more...

Jogger Robbed at Knifepoint


Charlotte, NC - "...Channel 9 has covered several high-profile crimes on trails this year." more...

Duct Tape as a Bike Infra Tool

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Euclid Lakefront Trail Could Set Precedent


Euclid, OH - "...The big idea is that in exchange for access to the [trail] land through easements, the city would take responsibility for solving erosion that threatens homes and apartment buildings." more...

Little Miami Trail E-News

Read the latest edition.

Driving in the Bike Lane in San Francisco

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Trail Building in Chillicothe


Cillicothe, OH - "...The trail building is part of an effort to increase the number and boost the quality of multi-use trails in Ross County to take advantage of the local area's natural beauty and make it a destination for cyclists..." more

Greenway Experts Emphasize Importance of Grassroots Engagement


Charlottsville, VA - "...Local planners and environmental organizations are initiating a conversation to take years of greenway and trail ideas from plans to reality." more...

Helping Planners Understand Peds & Cyclists

"Long neglected in transportation planning, popular jogging and biking routes are getting more attention thanks to new data collected by Strava." more...

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Save the Bike Commuter Benefit!


"Proposed Senate tax bill ENDS bike commuter benefit BUT keeps commuter tax breaks for driving!" more

"Outrageous" to Repeal Bike Commuter Tax Break


"...there is absolutely no reason to wipe out incentives for one of the cleanest, healthiest, and environmentally friendly modes of transportation that exists today..." more

County Supports Rail Trail Land Purchase


Parkersburg, WVA - "...It has been our dream for many years to purchase an additional rail bed to get the North Bend Rail Trail right into downtown Parkersburg..." more

Colorful Crosswalk Connects Trail with Downtown Pittsburgh


PA - "...The painted crosswalk is the first step to improve the trail’s entry into the Downtown area..." more

Yellowstone Cycle Trail Rolls Toward Completion


"Imagine two national parks, three national forests and three states linked by more than 180 miles of trail..." more

Plastic Wands Installed to Protect Bicycle Users


Portland, OR - "The Portland Bureau of Transportation is on a bit of a plastic wand binge." more...

IMBA Softens Stance On E-Bikes


"The International Mountain Biking Association will now offer a seat at the table for motor-assisted mountain bikes after years of opposition." more...

The Guy Who Saved the Bloor Street Bike Lane


Toronto, CAN - "...I was determined the city would keep them, but I knew they needed it to seem like people used them. I hatched a plan..." more...

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Little Beaver Creek Greenway Awarded Grant


Lisbon, OH - "The Columbiana County Park District has been awarded a $142,860 grant by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to repave part of the Greenway Bicycle Trail." more...

Little Miami Trail Section Closure


SW OH - From Friends of the Little Miami, "November 9-17: The Little Miami Scenic Trail will be closed between South Lebanon and Fosters for dead tree removal.

"For the safety of trail users and workers, please observe all closure notices and barriers."

Brewed on the Bikeway


Athens, OH - "...Coast into southeastern Ohio’s beer scene via Brewed on the Bikeway, a new ale trail that connects four breweries and one cider house along an old railroad line in Athens County." more

Columbus Riverfront Concept


Columbus, IN - "An in-water recreation park for kayaking and tubing, a river-themed children’s play space with climbing apparatuses, and an expansion of the People Trail along the East Fork White River between the Second and Third Street bridges are all part of a preliminary design concept..." more

How San Diego Screwed Up Bike Sharing

CA - "In many cities, bike-share programs have been successful, with large, growing ridership. That hasn’t been the case in San Diego." more...

Can Optical Illusions Slow Drivers Down?


"...A handful of cities around the world have painted optical illusions on roadways — think raised beams and even images of children — that appear, at first glance, to be blocking motorists’ paths." more...

Say No to Higher Fees in National Parks

"Write today to express your concern on the recent proposal to increase entrance fees at 17 of our country’s National Parks. The new structure will double, or in some cases triple, the fee required to enter our parks in peak season." more...

Walkability Makes a Street More Complete

"When people consider a street 'walk-friendly,' simply put, they are more likely to walk." more...

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Great Miami Trail Section Closure

Dayton, OH - From miamivalleytrails.org, "We anticipate that the trail will be closed between the downstream end of Carillon Boulevard and East River Road Wednesday, November 8 to Friday, November 10. MCD is constructing a small retaining wall near the railroad overpass.

"A possible way around construction would be via East River Road, an on-street trip of approximately 1.3 miles. This route is not particularly pedestrian-friendly, given there is no sidewalk along the road most of the way."

UPS to Deliver by Cargo Bike in Downtown Pittsburgh


Pittsburgh, PA - "...UPS on Wednesday debuted an e-bike that the company will use to deliver packages in Downtown Pittsburgh starting Thursday." more...

Lakefront Trail Users Want Guardrails


Chicago, IL - "...Although there are guardrails along some sections of Lake Shore Drive, they are missing in spots along the South Side stretch that is expected to be completed by the end of the year..." more

Troy Proposes Plan to Make Trail Safer


NY - "It’s supposed to be a trail that makes it easier to get around, but after suspicious activity and one horrific crime, neighbors said they don’t feel safe near it." more...

The Jersey Barrier Games Continue in NYC


NYC - "...If we’re going to use jersey barriers to keep cars off the greenway, this orientation is a big improvement and probably the best that can be done. But the agencies responsible for the greenway can’t leave this in place for long. Especially during peak season, there are too many people biking, skating, jogging, and walking on the greenway to cram through these 20-foot-long cattle chutes." more...

Goal: 500 Miles of New MTB Trails in 2018


"...Launched this month, the Dig In campaign highlights 68 projects across 31 states that will, when complete, create 500 miles of new trails..." more

2017 Bicycle Friendly Universities Announced


"Today, the League of American Bicyclists announced 46 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Universities℠ (BFUs), There are now 182 BFUs in 45 states and Washington, DC, a cutting-edge group of colleges and universities across the United States transforming their campuses and the communities around them." more...

Another Brick in the Wall


"...The whole “bikes-versus-cars” meme deserves to die a quick and painless death. To say cyclists and motorists are at war in our streets, and that the government must side with cyclists, will only increase conflict..." more

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Maple Highlands Trail Connector - Phase 2

Chardon, OH - "...When Geauga Park District’s Maple Highlands South section is completed, the entire route will extend a total of 21 continuous miles, allowing users to travel from Colburn Road at the Lake/Geauga border to Reeves Road in Parkman Township." more...

Boy Struck by Vehicle, Killed

Union Twp., OH - "...Police say two other children were hurt in the accident. Both were taken to Anderson Mercy Hospital." more...

Delaware County Parks gets Boost from Voters


Delaware County, OH - "Preservation Parks of Delaware County has big plans to expand its parks system after 63 percent of voters approved a 10-year parks levy that would raise more than $6.5 million annually." more...

Peds Getting More Respect in Ann Arbor

MI - "...The study, geared toward pedestrian safety and local drivers, showed a doubling in stopping at crosswalks with increased enforcement from the Ann Arbor Police Department." more...

Authorities Need Help Identifying Dead Man


Knoxville, TN - "Knox County authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who was found dead last month along Third Creek Greenway." more...

Seattle Kicking the 'Drive-Alone' Habit


WA - "...fewer than 30 percent of trips to work in the city center are in single-occupancy vehicles, according to Commute Seattle (47 percent of commuters take transit, 9 percent walk or bike, and the rest find other means)." more...

Vancouver Rolls out a Cycle Crime Revolution


CAN - "...a remarkable turnaround has taken place on Granville Island, which was at the time the worst spot in Canada’s worst city for bike theft. Since then, bike thefts have declined by more than 70%, an incredible improvement in a problem that is pervasive in nearly every major city in the world..." more...

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Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run

Lemon Twp., OH - "A 47-year-old man trying to walk across Oxford State Road late Friday night was struck and killed, possibly by two vehicles." more...

Elkhart County Bike Path Proposal


IN - "A controversial proposal for a bike path near Bristol is a step closer to being resolved." more...

WKU / Bowling Green Consider Bike Share


KY - "...We got a really strong response from the residents that would be interested in the bike-share on campus..." more...

Purdue Gets Bike Share Option


IN - "...VeoRide Inc. launched 160 of its bicycles this month for part of its pilot bike-share program, and so far, about 500 students have tried out the new bicycles." more...

Security Theater Continues to Squeeze West Side Greenway


NYC - "...The state DOT promised on Friday to straighten out the barriers to make more room for people using the greenway, but dangerous pinch points remain." more...

Terror Victims Remembered at Greenway Ceremony


Tribeca, NY - "Mayor Bill de Blasio and Argentine President Mauricio Macri on Monday honored the eight people killed in last week's terror attack on the Hudson River Greenway..." more...

Lawmaker Wants to Barricade Trails


WA - "...He admits it would take tens of thousands of boulder barriers, and tens of millions of dollars to keep cars and trucks out of all the trails..." more

Georgia Loses Bike Trail Money


GA - "...projects could have been funded with $4.3 million in federal money through the transportation alternatives program. But the state of Georgia didn't use the money before the September 30th deadline." more...

SDOT Adding Side Guards to Trucks


Seattle, WA - "...In a recent five-year period, USDOT found that at least 556 people walking and biking were killed in collisions specifically with the sides of trucks..." more...

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High Water on Columbus Trails


Columbus, OH - From Columbus MetroParks, "Please look out for flooded trails. We have confirmed high water (several inches) covering the Olentangy trail at the Goodale Blvd pedestrian walkway and the trail.

"The following sections of the Alum Creek Trail are flooded: Trail under Agler Rd, by Innis Park, south of Easton play fields, near golf course, under Morse Rd, between Airport Drive and Ohio Dominican Campus."

Trail 'Lounges' Offer Best Views of Tampa Bay


FL - "Ten free 'lounges' complete with an art-deco design, palm-tree landscaping, bike tools and pumps are now in place along the Courtney Campbell Trail..." more

Massachusetts Cities Turning to Bike Shares


MA - "...And in 2016, 1.27 million trips were taken in Boston through the city's bike-share program, Hubway." more...

Designing Streets for Robocars


"...If you believe the hype about self-driving cars, another paradigm shift is coming, and the effect could be similarly transformative. But will it work for city residents or against them?" more...

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Cultural Trail Becomes Unique Drawing Card


Indianapolis, IN - "...almost no one imagined it would become one of the city’s top drawing cards for meeting and convention planners." more...

Man Dies While Biking near Moab


UT - "A Breckenridge man who had been mountain biking with friends in Utah died after falling off his bike while riding up a rock ledge Friday..." more

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These are the Cyclists Who Died in NYC

"...The victims included six foreign tourists and two Americans..." more...

Bike Racks Added to Richland County Buses

Mansfield, OH - "...Thursday afternoon, Richland County Transit (RCT) announced that most of its buses will soon be equipped with bike racks, which were purchased through a grant provided by Richland Public Health." more...

Man Dies in Hit-and-Run

Cleveland, OH - "A 54-year-old man died late Wednesday in a hit-and-run crash while crossing the street on the city's East Side." more...

Park Shutting Down Water Fountains for the Winter Season


Summit County, OH - Summit Metro Parks announced today that it is turning off water fountains for the season. This also means that any restrooms with flush toilets will also be closing. So plan accordingly.

Other park districts in northern Ohio will likely follow suit, if they haven't already.

Driver Hits Bicyclist at Trail Crossing


PA - "...It was not immediately clear if either party will be cited as a result of the accident, which occurred in an area where relatively high volumes of pedestrian and vehicular traffic often intersect." more...

Stop Ruining the Hudson River Greenway in the Name of Security


NYC - "...The 20 foot linear jersey barriers installed across the greenway by the Governor’s State DOT are particularly dangerous, as they are channeling two-way bike traffic into one lane, effectively putting north and southbound cyclists on a collision course." more...

Vote Coming on Onondaga Lake Trail


Syracuse, NY - "...The county plans to connect the trails and eventually build a continuous "Loop the Lake " trail around the entire lake..." more

Portland's Transportation Reform Activism


Portland, OR - "People who use a busy section of Willamette Boulevard in North Portland will be safer by the end of this month (if all goes according to plan)..." more

Toronto's Bike Lane Clearing Enforcement Officer is Shut Down


CAN - "Relations between pedestrians and cyclists in Toronto are often rough; the feeling is that police tend to take the windshield view of things. That's why Parking Enforcement Officer Kyle Ashley was so refreshing and unusual, tweeting his way through his day keeping the bike lanes clear..." more

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Terror on the Bikeway


"...Before everyone goes into a panic over this knee-jerk reaction to "fix" supposedly vulnerable bike trails, let’s take a closer look at terror attacks on bikeways." more...

New Wakeman NCIT Section Almost Complete


Wakeman, OH - "The U.S. 20 bikeway project near Wakeman is getting its finishing touches." more...

Little Miami Trail Closure Alert


SW OH - From Friends of the Little Miami, "There will be rolling closures along a 13.3 mile section of the Little Miami Scenic Trail between Caesar Creek Gorge State Nature Preserve and South Lebanon Ohio from November 1, 2017 through November 22, 2017 for trail maintenance.

"For the safety of trail users and workers, please observe all closure notices and barriers."

Mill Creek Bike Trail to be Extended


Youngstown, OH - "The trail will stretch to Youngstown State's campus and Front Street, where the new amphitheater is being built." more...

Complete Street Sought in Pittsburgh

PA - "...Right now the Mount Royal corridor has limited use for pedestrians. It's primarily a transit vehicle corridor." more...

Cyclists Pedal on After Deadly Terror Attack


"...many riders said the attack didn’t discourage them from returning to the same bike path where the carnage occurred." more...

Senator Proposes Bike Lane Barriers


"A new U.S. Senate bill would fund barriers along bike lanes to better protect riders from cars and trucks." more...

Roundabout Proposed to Extend Trail Along Highway


CA - "...a plan to make entry to the park safer and slow down motorists at this blind curve. And believe it or not, their solution involves installing a traffic calming device known as a roundabout, more often seen in tony neighborhoods than on state highways." more...

The Myth of a Distracted Walking Crisis


"...So, is distracted walking a pressing issue? Anecdotally, many drivers will tell you it is. But what do the numbers show?.." more...

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Moonville Rail Trail Awarded $85K Grant

McArthur, OH - "...The money will be used for engineering expenses related the installation of three large bridges over Raccoon Creek near Moonville Tunnel..." more...

Council Considers Cincy Road Diet

Cincinnati, OH - "Liberty Street in Over-The-Rhine could have fewer lanes soon." more...

Ground Glass used to "Paint" Bike Lane


Cleveland, OH - "...the very first phases of green “paint” are being applied to the Detroit-Superior bike lanes. But to call this stuff paint is an understatement..." more...

New Ped Bridges & Other Ideas for Dayton

Dayton, OH - "Seven local organizations have partnered together on a riverfront master plan for the rivers that converge in the downtown area and become the Great Miami River." more...

Youngstown Seeks TIGER Grant

Youngstown, OH - "...Key project elements include... improvements to pedestrian and bicycle facilities that include dedicated bike lanes and marked paths to Mill Creek MetroParks." more...

Bike Bits - November E-News


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Manhattan Attack Doesn't Stop Cyclists, Runners

NYC - "...Streams of cyclists, runners and dog walkers on Wednesday returned to the tree-lined Hudson River Greenway, the popular path for runners and cyclists that stretches up Manhattan’s West Side." more...

San Diego City Council Moves To Shrink Bike Lane ‘Gap’

CA - "The San Diego City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to make room for new bike lanes on University Avenue in Hillcrest, shrinking a controversial gap in the city's future bike network." more...

Which Bike Lanes Should Be Protected?


"...At its annual conference Tuesday in Chicago, the National Association of City Transportation Officials released a free 16-page document that makes one of the first comprehensive attempts to answer that question." more...

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Wasson Way Project Breaking Ground


Cincinnati, OH - "...Construction will begin on the first phase of the trail, a half-mile stretch between Tamarack Avenue and Madison Road, just a portion of the more than four-mile trail stretching across 10 Cincinnati neighborhoods." more...

Towpath Times E-News

NE OH - Read the latest edition.

Wayne County Trails November E-News

Wayne County, OH - "Read this month's edition.

Terror Attack on West Side Bike Path


NYC - "...The bikes that were broken, the Citi Bikes, they were broken on the floor next to them, and when we walked past just recently, the cops were putting covers over the bodies..." more

Seattle man recalls recent bike ride on NYC trail.

Bus Driver Cited for Killing Cyclist


NYC - "...Dave Lewis, 52, was arraigned on a misdemeanor and a violation in the death of Credit Suisse banker and former Israeli army sergeant Dan Hanegby in Chelsea on June 1." more...

Bike Share System Gets Boost


Chicago, IL - "...One of the main parts of the Regional Active Mobility Program would be to expand the bike sharing program Aurora already has started with Zagster and make it regional to cover the bike trail system throughout the Chicago suburbs..." more

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Towpath Awarded $500K Grant for Stage 1


Cleveland, OH - "...The latest grant would help complete the short, but problematic section of trail between Harvard Avenue and Steelyard Commons by late 2019..." more

Olentangy Trail Section to Reopen Nov. 3


Columbus, OH - "A portion of the Olentangy Trail that runs under I-270 will now open on Friday, November 3, weather permitting." more

Bike/Ped Deaths so far this Year

OH - "Somber stats from today's ODOT 'Groundwork' Active Transportation issue..." more

Gran Rapids Looks to Improve Ped Safety

MI - "Crosswalks full of art and murals in intersections are among a list of ideas Grand Rapids city staff have developed to make streets safer for pedestrians." more...

Bill Allows E-Bikes on Michigan Trails


Lansing, MI - "...Certain e-bikes will be allowed on paved multi-use trails unless local communities opt out. Other electric bikes will be allowed if authorized by the local authority or state agency with jurisdiction over the trail." more...

Will Private Bike Share Become A College Campus Fixture?

"...university campuses have precisely the spatial layout needed to expand this bikeshare momentum..." more

County Shutting Down Homeless Camp along Trail


CA - "The county will begin enforcing public access hours to a 10-mile stretch of the Santa Ana River Trail... and plans to permanently close part of that area, a move that will dislocate at least 100 homeless people living in a concentration of tent encampments on the trail near Centennial Regional Park." more...

5,000 Cyclists per Day on Manchester's Protected Cycleway

UK - "...The most cyclists counted in one day has been 5,803, which was reached on Tuesday 3rd October." more...

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Nebraska Ranks as Least Bike-Friendly State

"...Nebraska was in the basement with some other Plains states. North Dakota ranked 48th, Kansas 47th, Oklahoma 46th and Wyoming 42nd..." more

San Diego Downtown Mobility Plan

CA - "...Residents will get a sneak peek at what downtown will look like when many vehicle lanes and on-street parking spots are transformed into protected cycling lanes and pedestrian promenades over the next two years." more...

Group Stages 'Die-In' for Safer Cycling


Montreal, CAN - "'We always appear after someone has died, and that's too late,' said Gabrielle Anctil. 'We don't want to be setting up ghost bikes. We want to be preventing people from being hit and dying.'" more...

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Alum Creek Trail Boardwalk / Bridge Work

Columbus, OH - From centralohiogreenways.com, "Application of anti-slip surface treatments to Innis boardwalk, Brittany Hills bridge, and Mock/Sunbury bridge will begin 10/27/17 and continue through the first week of November. The work will be daily and weather dependent.

"The boardwalk and bridge decks will remain open while one-half of the wooden decks are closed for surface treatment. Please proceed slowly through these areas heeding signage and marked barricaded zones."

Cyclist Killed by Motorcycle Rider


Newport, OH - "Teresa L. Fillmon, 49, of Newport, was riding a bicycle while traveling northbound on State Route 7. Fillmon was struck by a motorcycle also traveling northbound." more...

Police Shut Down 'Bike Kill'


NYC - "About 200 bike punks who were prepared to ride their mutant art bikes around at Bike Kill, jousting in their strange costumes and getting energy from the party atmosphere, were shut down by the NYPD this afternoon." more...

'Road-Ragey' Incident Caught on Video

Toronto, CAN - "A cyclist who says a driver nearly killed him Thursday on Danforth Avenue during the evening rush hour has posted a video of the altercation on social media to raise awareness of the dangers of cycling — but the driver involved has told CBC Toronto it was the cyclist who was too aggressive." more...

$44M for Texas Bike/Ped Projects

Austin, TX - "...46 projects across the state would receive a total of $44 million in federal funding as part of the Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program..." more

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Little Miami Trail Section Closing


Oregonia, OH - From Friends of the Little Miami, "The trail will be closed between Caesar Creek Gorge State Nature Preserve and Oregonia from October 30-November 22, 2017 for maintenance.

"Trail users may detour onto Corwin Rd for this 3 mile stretch."

New Bike Connection Highlights Changing Attitudes


Cleveland, OH - "The route between downtown Cleveland and Ohio City has always been a bit harrowing on a bicycle." more...

Red Line Greenway Funding Complete


Cleveland, OH - "...The grant means that Metroparks will start construction on the 2-mile, multi-purpose trail in 2019 and complete it by late 2020." more...

26-Mile Greenway Trail Named After Joe Louis


Detroit, MI - "...We own all 26 miles, we bought the last $7.5 million from Conrail in June and the first five miles is operational..." more

Greenway Plan Moving Forward

Anderson, IN - "Chesterfield is the first section of the proposed Mounds Greenway that organizers would like to get started on." more...

Wave-Like Lanes Proposed for Greenway


NY - "...The firm’s $70 million proposal calls for two lanes: a slow one for plants and pedestrians and a fast-lane for bikers and runners." more...

City Seeks Vandalism Charges Against Guerilla Sidewalk Advocates

San Antonio, TX - "...The City’s attorneys are 'looking into legal action'... If caught, the offender would be fined and required to pay the cost of restoring public infrastructure, he said, 'which could be a pretty hefty fine.'" more...

How Self-Driving Cars Might Take Cyclists Off the Road


"Two new studies suggest the rise of ride-hailing apps and self-driving cars could lead to greater congestion and fewer trips by bike." more...

Bike Commuting Numbers Down in Copenhagen

"Copenhagen may have a justified reputation as a cyclists’ paradise, but over the past three years, something shocking has happened..." more...

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Limited Funding Slow Bike Trail Growth


Cincinnati, OH - "It's been a long and winding road for East Side bike commuters and cyclists moving for a connection between Cincinnati's Ohio River Trail and Anderson Township." more...

Broken Gas Line Closes Roads, Towpath


Cleveland, OH - "A construction company hit a gas line in Akron Thursday causing part of the Towpath Trail to be closed and Malco Products to be evacuated for a short time." more...

Grant Submitted to Complete Greenway


IN - "...The Marquette Greenway is a planned 58-mile off-road trail facility from Calumet Park in Chicago, IL, through Northwest Indiana, and linking up in New Buffalo, MI..." more

Ju-Ju Gets Stolen Bike Back

Pittsburgh, PA - "The Pittsburgh Steelers rookie turned to Twitter to help recover his Ghost Square cross bike." more...

Man Assaulted While Riding His Bike


New Orleans, LA - "A University of New Orleans student said he was attacked while he was riding through Elysian Fields, and the entire incident was caught on camera." more

Crash Sparks 350-Acre Cleveland National Forest Fire


CA - "A fast-moving wildfire at a remote off-road vehicle park in the Cleveland National Forest ignited Thursday afternoon after a motorcyclist crashed into a tree..." more

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Ohio May Regulate E-Bikes


OH - "Cycling advocates and bicycle manufacturers are urging Ohio lawmakers to adopt uniform rules of the road for electric-bikes, which use motors and human power to make pedaling easier." more...

Citizens Demonstrate Power of Connecting Trails


Columbus, OH - "Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and the Ohio Trails Partnership organize celebration on the Scioto Greenway Trail to launch 'Year of the Trails.'" more...

2 Stage Bicycle Turn Boxes Coming to Cleveland

OH - "...Two Stage Bicycle Turning Box arrangement will be used at both ends of Detroit-Superior Bridge as part of the completed design. These additions will come towards the end of the project, as current (non-related) construction projects at both ends of the bridge are currently underway – so it may well be Spring before we see them..." more...

UA Eyes $2M Henderson Road Upgrade


Upper Arlington, OH - "Upper Arlington officials are looking at an estimated $2 million upgrade of Henderson Road in 2019 geared at reducing stormwater flooding and better accommodating bicyclists and pedestrians." more...

Distracted Driving Bill Advances


Columbus, OH - "A bill that would boost the fine for distracted driving in Ohio got closer to becoming law Tuesday, though some supporters wish it were stronger." more...

ODOT Recognizes 28 Killed in Work-Zones


OH - "Twenty-eight fluorescent yellow vests fluttered in the wind Tuesday from 28 make-shift crosses planted in the ground next to the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Northwood Outpost, representing 28 people killed statewide in work-zone crashes during 2016." more...

Portlanders Bewildered by Bike Boxes


OR - "On a ride into downtown this morning I came across a common sight: People on bikes waiting for a red light in a single-file line at an intersection that has a bike box. The bulk of the bike box — a large green space at the front of the intersection intended to make auto users to stop further back — was empty." more...

Guerrilla Safety Tactics in San Antonio

TX - "...anyone with a sense of humor has to appreciate the creative use of toilet bowl plungers to erect a safety barrier between vehicles and pedestrians at the dangerous intersection of North St. Mary’s and East Mistletoe." more...

Some States Squander TAP Funds


"...The good news is that most states took their responsibilities under TAP seriously – nearly $350 million in TAP funds were obligated just between July and September – meaning hundreds, if not thousands, of Safe Routes to School, biking, and walking projects are moving forward..." more

Washington Maintains Rank as Most Bike-Friendly State


"For the ninth time in a row, Washington won the top spot on the League of American Bicyclists' state rankings. What does it have that other states don't?" more...

Bikes & Peds Have Right-of-Way on Dutch Roundabout

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Bike Lane Additions to Bridge Show Change in Policy


Cleveland, OH - "...We've done a couple of member surveys and when we asked people what's the most dangerous road you bike on, Detroit-Superior Bridge has always been at the top of people's responses." more...

Central Parkway Protected Bike Lane Closures

Cincinnati, OH - From City of Cincinnati Bike Program, "The Central Parkway Protected Bike Lane will be intermittently closed October 24 through October 29 while children are being dropped off and picked up behind Music Hall. The bike lane will re-open each day as soon as pick up and drop off times end."

Licking River Trail Faces Cost Overruns

Covington, KY - "The City of Covington continues to search for funding options for the Licking River Greenway & Trails after coming up $120,000 short for latest phase the project. more...

Detroit Wants to Rename City-Wide Greenway


MI - "The city of Detroit has finally come up with another way to honor Joe Louis, the late iconic boxer..." more

Trail Maps/Logo to Promote Two Rivers Trailway


PA - "...Local officials worry that most people don’t realize how extensive the trail system is. So they plan to draw attention to it..." more

Where's JuJu's Bike?


Pittsburgh, PA - "...JuJu posted a video on Twitter Tuesday morning of him walking to practice saying, 'Man somebody stole my bike'..." more

Police Investigating Trail Attacks / Robberies


Baltimore, MD - "...She said her group sees clusters of attacks and robberies flare up a few times a year..." more

Bike Trail Police Patrols Continue


Austin, TX - "...It's a direct result of the three sexual assaults and attempted sexual assaults of female joggers that happened in August and September on and near the trail." more...

2017 Bicycle-Friendly State Ranking


U.S. - "Today, the League of American Bicyclists released its 2017 Bicycle Friendly State ranking. This is the League’s ninth Bicycle Friendly State ranking and first since 2015." more...

E-MTBikes Big in Europe, not North America

"E-mountain biking isn't as popular in North America as it is across the pond—yet..." more

UPS Testing Cargo Bike Deliveries in Toronto


Toronto, CAN - "...It’s time we take a look at something like this, because it’s being done in Frankfurt, in Vienna, in Hamburg, in Rome.” more...

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Driver Who Killed Cyclist gets Lesser Charge

Cleveland, OH - "...told officers that he had several drinks at Don's Lighthouse Grille on Lake Avenue prior to the crash... failed field sobriety tests..." more...

Girl Hit by Pickup Truck

Carlisle, OH - "A girl and her bicycle landed underneath a pickup truck after she was hit by the vehicle." more...

Random Acts of Brightness


Cleveland, OH - "...This past Friday saw outstanding weather, an enthusiastic group of members, and an all-directions effort around Cleveland to distribute lights to riders out at night without them." more...

Bids for Bike Path Under Review


Oregon, OH - " Oregon City Council on Monday will consider passing three ordinances as part of the Pickle Road Storm Sewer Relief Ditch project and a multi-use bike path between Seaman and Brown roads." more...

Police Investigate Attacks on Bicyclists


Baltimore, MD - "...The cyclists said the attacks have been happening in the same general location along the Jones Falls Trail that runs along Falls Road in Midtown." more...

Dallas Bike Clutter Growing

Dallas, TX - "...Free-range bike rentals are growing in popularity and communities are seeing the bikes left on sidewalks, parking lots and at times in the street..." more

The U.S. Car Boom is Back

"...It’s over. The boom in car-free and car-lite living that led urbanists and the media to speculate that Americans were letting go of automobiles is over..." more

While in Europe, they claim car ownership will soon be a thing of the past.

Google's 'City-of-the-Future' Plan

"Google's urban-innovation outfit Sidewalk Labs has today signed a deal with Toronto to trial a future-cities concept that majors on the public realm. Cars are out, bikes are in..." more

The British Obsession with High-Vis Clothing

UK - "...If you thought that the now-widespread view of high-visibility clothing as a panacea is a problem only for cyclists, think again..." more

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Cedar Rapids Striping 'Urban Shoulders'

IA - "Dee Anderson was walking this week along 34th Street SE, inside a newly painted lane — what officials call an 'urban shoulder.'" more...

Protected Bike Lanes Being Tested


Charlotte, NC - "As a part of 'Biketoberfest' this year, a two mile protected bike lane is being featured in Uptown to separate cars from those on their bike." more...

Phoenix adds 'Flex Posts' to Bike Lanes

AZ - "The City of Phoenix is taking action to make cyclists feel safer sharing the road with drivers." more...

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A Look at the New Towpath Mounds


Cleveland, OH - "...The mounds have vaulted their part of the Towpath into the realm of landscape art." more...

Spread of Bike Lanes Prompts Excitement & Ire


MN - "Growing network in Minneapolis and St. Paul frustrates critics; supporters say cars can't always be king." more...

2015 Hiker / Biker Trail Clash Revisited


CA - "A report last month that a bicyclist assaulted a hiker on a trail near Mount Tamalpais has led to renewed interest in an even more violent clash between a hiker and biker on the Luiz Ranch Fire Road near the 680 Trail on Marin County Open Space land in February 2015." more...

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NYC Declares War on E-Bikes


NYC - "...Currently, anyone caught riding an e-bike in New York City may face a fine of up to $500..." more

Bollard Crash Leaves Cyclist a Quadriplegic


WA - "A man left quadriplegic after a bicycle wreck earlier this year says the trail he was using was unsafely maintained..." more

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Bike Mom Responds to Online Critics


Kingwood, TX - "...The mom didn't realize people were upset about her peddling past them, until she was stopped by a police officer, who she says, told her she was completely in the right." more...

Missing Hiker Deaths Now Ruled Murder-Suicide


CA - "A Southern California man whose body was found alongside his girlfriend's after a nearly three-month search is believed to have killed her and then himself in Joshua Tree National Park..." more

French Racer Killed in Head-On Crash During Race


"A promising young French rider has died after a high-speed collision with an ambulance during a race in the French overseas territory of New Caledonia." more...

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Trailside Camping Popularity Growing

London, OH - "Since it began operating in April 2016, the Madison County camp site at the scenic Prairie Grass / Roberts Pass Trail has been used almost 180 times by campers, including 21 by campers from other countries."more...

Cincy Tops in National Sustainablility Rankings

Cincinnati, OH - "Cincinnati is the most sustainable city in the U.S., according to a new ranking from Site Selection magazine." more...

Kenyon College Bike Thefts

Gambier, OH - "...Though bike thefts have not increased, Deryck has noticed an increase in public outcry over bike thefts this semester..." more...

Delivery Bike Rider Hit by Detective

Dayton, OH - "Multiple police agencies are on the scene after a man delivering for Jimmy John's was hit by a car." more...

New Vision Needed for Gordon Park

Cleveland, OH - "...It's not just Gordon Park. It's the neglected Gordon Park. We need to stop neglecting such important places like this in Cleveland." more...

Rebuilding Akron

Akron, OH - "Rebuilding Akron as a 21st century city could mean overhauling zoning codes, embracing its historical architecture and putting city streets on a diet..." more...

Columbus Makes Pitch to Amazon

Columbus, OH - "...Among the transit solutions Schoeny suggests: 'mass transit' in rights of way that can 'accommodate a variety of transit and complete streets solutions,' self-driving shuttles and 'smart mobility hubs' where different forms of transportation converge." more...

Legislator: Trail to Elk Rapids will hurt Farmers

MI - "A group in Antrim County has been working for more than a decade to connect a bike trail between Suttons Bay and Harbor Springs..." more

Directors Support Bike Trail Connector

Burrel Twp., PA - "The Blairsville-Saltsburg school board pledged unanimous support for a proposed bike/walking trail connector from Blairsville to Burrell Township, with school board members saying it would be a positive thing for the community." more...

Greenbelt Trail to get Bike Repair Station

PA - "...Bicycle South Central PA recently donated Dero Fixit Station it to HACC, which will give riders on the Greenbelt Trail use of bike tools while on the go..." more...

Greenway Design Competition Attracts International Attention


MO - "Chouteau Greenway backers are getting the international response they desired from landscape architects and engineers who want the job to design the biking and hiking route between Forest Park and the St. Louis riverfront." more...

Can Seattle Bikeshares Survive Winter?


WA - "After the failure of Pronto, a municipal bikeshare system that cost the taxpayers $1.4 million, three privately owned startups have taken its place..." more...

Recreation not Red-Tape Act & What it Means

U.S. - "...The current approach to managing public lands involves many different agencies, each with its own perspective on recreation..." more...

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Olentangy Trail Closure Extended

Columbus, OH - From fod.osu.edu, "The closure of the Olentangy bike trail between Herrick Drive and King Avenue, previously scheduled to be in place from Wednesday (10/11) through approximately Wednesday (10/18), has been extended through Saturday (10/21) due to weather..." more

New Off-Road Vehicle Regulations in Cleveland

Cleveland, OH - "City Council approved new regulations Monday that Mayor Frank Jackson requested to help curtail illegal use of dirt bikes and other off-road vehicles on city streets." more

New Columbus Metro Park Coming

Detroit Bike Share Supasses 100,000 Rides

MI - "...Lisa Nuszkowski, MoGo's founder and executive director, is pleased by the news, saying the number of rides — an average of 705 per day — has exceeded expectations..." more

Old Rail Corridor Becoming Part of Greenway

IN - "Miles of an old railroad track is slated to be a new portion of the Pigeon Creek Greenway." more...

Bike Bits Oct. 18

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Rails-to-Trails E-News

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Regional Bike Share Would Connect 16 Boston Communities

MA - "...MAPC, the regional planning agency serving the people who live and work in 101 cities and towns across Greater Boston, is working to bring this new bike share network to the Metro Boston area by spring." more...

World's First 3D Printed Bike Bridge

Netherlands - "Crossing printed from 800 layers of concrete could take weight of 40 trucks, designers say." more...

Can Coloring Books Demystify Bike-Lane Design?


"To share concepts from its 'low-stress' bicycle master plan, Montgomery County, Maryland, chose the ultimate stress-busting medium of the coloring book." more...

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Hit-and-Run Leaves Cyclist Hospitalized


Dayton, OH - "...Police say the man on the bicycle suffered a head injury..." more...

Cincy Police Bike Squad Seizing Drugs & Guns

Cincinnati, OH - "In 31 weeks, the 14 officers of the Cincinnati Police Department's bike squad have made more than 900 arrests and gotten more than 50 guns off the streets." more...

Issaquah Trail Crossing Death

WA - "...According to witness reports, the cyclist had been traveling southbound on the East Lake Sammamish Trail and was in the crosswalk with the 'walk' signal flashing when he was hit." more...

Beaverton to Build Separated Bikeways


OR - "...While safety concerns were part of the motivation, the project was identified as the top priority of a business-oriented plan known as the West Five Strategy..." more

Actor Gerald Butler Hit While Cycling


"...The 47-year-old actor was riding his push bike around Los Angeles when a woman ploughed into him and sent him flying through the air..." more

Business Puts Safety First for People on Bikes

"...Waste Management’s anchor bicycle and pedestrian safety program is ‘One Hundred Days of Summer Safety.’ From late spring through late September the entire U.S. operation places a special emphasis on pedestrians and bike riders..." more

Investors Betting that Bike Share is the Next Uber

"...Investors are hot on bike sharing because the Chinese companies have proven it can be a big business..." more

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Trolley, Pedicabs Come to Hamilton


Hamilton, OH - "There are two new ways — and five new vehicles — people will soon be able to use to travel through Hamilton." more

Planners Eye Safer Intersections & Bike Lanes

Grand Rapids, MI - "Downtown planners are spending up to $15,000 to design pedestrian safety improvements for four intersections..." more

Towpath Times E-News

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Woman Followed Along Trail by Man with Knives

Skiatook, OK - "A Skiatook woman is sending out a warning after she says she was chased down a trail with her five-month-old daughter." more...

Hoax Begets Bike Lane Protest, Counter Protest

Minneapolis, MN - "...this protest began on social media as a hoax, but became very real after spreading to credulous bike-haters on Facebook..." more...

Ed Sheeran Suffers Broken Arm in Car-Bike Crash

"The English singer-songwriter may need to cancel his upcoming tour of Asia after a car-bike crash in London on Monday." more...

2 Bodies Found by Searchers in Joshua Tree National Park

CA - "Authorities say the bodies of two adults have been found in Joshua Tree National Park, near the area where a Southern California couple vanished while hiking almost three months ago." more...

Smartphones Are Killing Americans, But Nobody’s Counting


"Amid a historic spike in U.S. traffic fatalities, federal data on the danger of distracted driving are getting worse." more...

Smart Crosswalk Puts Peds First

Starling Crossing is a responsive road surface that reacts to cars and peds in real time. more...

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Holmes County Trail Section Closing

Holmesville, OH - From their facebook page, "The Holmes County Trail will be closed for scheduled maintenance and bridge repairs October 18th & October 19th.

"The closure will be south of Holmesville starting at TR 346 and continuing south for approximately 1.1 miles to the spur to SR 83. The Trail to Millersburg will be accessible from the spur. Additional closure dates may be needed..."

Winston-Salem Connecting Trails

NC - "Piece by piece, Winston-Salem officials are connecting our extensive bike trails to one another..." more

Man Shot While Riding Bike

Chicago, IL - "A 22-year-old man was shot while riding a bicycle Sunday night in the Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side." more...

Van Driver Hits Alleged Bike Thief

NYC - "A victim took matters into his own hands in Manhattan Saturday, when police say a man whose bike was stolen went after the alleged thief and ended up hitting him with a van." more...

Cyclists Warned as Hurricane Batters UK


UK - "Foolhardy Irish cyclists tempted by the prospect of huge tailwinds have been warned to stay inside as Hurricane Ophelia strikes the country on Monday." more

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Fort Wayne Building Bike & Ped Trails


IN - "...We have put the greenways and trails in the public works area instead of recreation, which has allowed us to grow by over 120 percent in 10 years in the amount of trails in our network..." more

Man Sentenced for Shooting Cyclist with Pellet Gun

CO - "...Brown told deputies he was frustrated as he drove up the canyon because he thought the bike was a 'road hazard,' so he pulled out his pellet gun and fired at the couple." more...

Woman Flees Wildfire on Bike with 70-Lb. Dog

CA - "Plane, train, or bike, Natasha Wallace of Santa Rosa, California, was going to find a way to flee the destructive wildfire approaching her neighborhood — with her dog." more...

More people fleeing fires on bikes: Pregnant woman evacuates daughters out of Santa Rosa.

Cindy Cash, Folsom Officials Open Johnny Cash Trail


CA - "Phase two of Folsom’s 2.5-mile Johnny Cash Trail opened Saturday with a festival, two fun runs and a community bike ride." more...

Is Biking Getting Better in Your Town?

"Here’s some good news: A new survey of 28,000 people who ride bikes found that 58 percent feel bicycling in their town is improving." more...

Guerrilla Bike Activism: A Case Study

"In the Brazilian city of Fortaleza, the anonymous collective Massa Crítica pressured the government to construct hundreds of kilometers of bike lanes..." more

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Alum Creek Trail Boardwalk getting No-Slip Surface


Columbus, OH - "A nasty spill involving seven bicyclists this past July has prompted the city to clean a long wooden boardwalk on the Alum Creek Trail and place non-skid material on it." more...

Detroit-Superior Bridge Getting Bike Lanes

Cleveland, OH - "The next time you pedal across Detroit-Superior Bridge, take a peek down at the roadway. There are some first-stage markings on the road for what is in our future! B = Bike Lanes!" more...

Unique Bike Racks Unveiled


Hamilton, OH - "A project to bring unique yet functional bike racks to city parks, businesses and schools will make its debut this weekend during Operation Pumpkin." more...

Matthaei Botanical Gardens Trail Opens


Ann Arbor Twp., MI - "A hiking and biking path connecting botanical gardens at the University of Michigan's with the area's network of trail systems is opening this weekend." more...

Portsmouth's Trail Project Making Strides


VA - "...The trail will be part of the South Hampton Roads Trail, a 41-mile stretch intended to eventually run from downtown Suffolk to the Virginia Beach oceanfront." more...

Using a Vehicle as a Weapon


Seattle, WA - "OK, Seattle, we need to talk about this close call video going around." more...

Undercover Distracted Driving Sting includes 107 Stops


Portland, OR - "Just how rampant is dangerous driving and law-breaking among drivers?.." more

Photo of Girl & Her Burned Bike


CA - "...Arilyn Edwards turned 6 only a week before her house burned to the ground. She received the sparkling cobalt blue bike from her parents for her birthday. Now it doesn't have tires—they melted away." more

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New Philly Acquires Property for Boat Launch/Trailhead


New Philadelphia, OH - "Now that New Philadelphia has taken possession of the former Riverview Welding property at 530 S. Broadway, the city can move forward with plans to develop it into a boat launch and ultimately the trail head for the Towpath Trail." more...

Ped Struck by SUV is in Critical Condition

Perrysburg Twp., OH - "A pedestrian walking across State Rt. 795 in Perrysburg Township was struck by an SUV and critically injured..." more...

Ex-Bus Driver Pleads Guilty to Hitting/Killing Pedestrian

Cleveland, OH - "A former RTA bus driver pleaded guilty last week to hitting and killing a woman crossing the street on Public Square." more...

Norway Bike Trail Opens


MI - "Kyle Peterson of Kingsford takes the first ride on a new mountain bike trail in the Marion Park area of Norway..." more

Hit-and-Run Driver Caught

CA - "After a crash injured four during the California charity ride, police arrested the driver using tips based on GoPro footage." more...

Greenway Steps Up Watch Program Following Sexual Assault


San Antonio, TX - "...In just a few days there will be dozens of extra eyes and ears monitoring trails for all kinds of threats through the department's Trail Watch program." more...

U.S. Speed Limits Based on 1950s Science


"Around 40,000 people still die on American roads every year, but technology and data could change that." more...

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Lawyer May Lose License Over Road Rage Incident


Columbus, OH - "...Okuley passed Hansen and slammed on his brakes, with the man’s bicycle striking the rear of the lawyer’s vehicle..." more

Sneak Peek at New LaSalle Trail


South Bend, IN - "...officials hope to fill all of the key gaps in the Mishawaka-Niles trail by the end of next year, including about 1.1 miles from Auten north to the Michigan line and a separate 1.2-mile stretch just north of U.S. 12 in Niles Township..." more

Female Cyclists Attacked

Hamtramck, MI - "...two guys in a green and gold SUV stopped, jumped out, put a bag over my head and threw me into the trunk the car..." more

Phoenix Installs 1st Protected Bike Lanes


AZ - "...This is just the first step in our effort to build safe, protected bike lanes in the City of Phoenix..." more

Is E-470 Building a Bike Path to Nowhere?


Denver, CO - "The multi-million dollar expansion of the E-470 highway is bringing with it a brand new bike path on nearby land, but Denver7 discovered that it's being built with a missing link." more...

Changing the Car Culture within Transportation Engineering


"...A majority of our profession is on board with this, but there are still some powerful people who are not sympathetic to vulnerable people. There was a guy on that committee, I think he should lose his engineering license. His response was like, 'Why should we care about pedestrians?'" more...

Prison Sentence for Man Who Caused Race Crash


France - "A spectator at last year’s Tour Cycliste Antenne Réunion who caused a crash at the sprint finish when he dragged the finish line barriers across the road as the riders were sprinting for the win has been sentenced to prison for ten months..." more...

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Agency Seeks $24M to Finish Marquette Greenway


IN - "...Plans call for the Marquette Greenway to run from the South Side of Chicago to New Buffalo, Michigan..." more

Walker's War on Bikes


WI - "...According to the Wisconsin Bike Fed... Gov. Scott Walker has taken direct aim at cycling during his time in office by slashing state funding for bike infrastructure..." more

Who is Starting Fires along the Yakima Greenway?

WA - "...Jeff Pfaff with the Yakima Fire Department said natural brush fire in Yakima are not unheard of, but after so many along the greenway this summer he’s sure that someone is sparking these blazes." more...

Driver Who Killed Cyclist Admits to Watching Video on Phone

UK - "Van driver is due to go on trial shortly on manslaughter charges in connection with death of 2011 Giro d'Italia champion." more...

Hi-Vis Vests not Effective

UK - "Research from the UK suggests that the use of hi-viz clothing by cyclists will not prevent drivers from passing extremely close to cyclists." more...

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Olentangy Trail Closure


Columbus, OH - From centralohiogreenways, "As early as Wednesday (10/11), the Olentangy bike trail will close between Herrick Drive and King Avenue for approximately one week.

"The closure is needed while crews conduct tree removal required for future phases of the Cannon Drive Relocation project..."

Child on Bike Killed in Latonia

Covington, KY - "...Christopher Wells, 45, of Cincinnati, is lodged in the Kenton County Detention Center where he is charged with leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid..." more

Ann Arbor Trail to Open to Public on Oct. 14

MI - "Path links U-M botanical gardens to campus and a network of trail systems." more...

Free Bike Share for Transit Riders

Pittsburgh, PA - "...The integration of the bike share with other transit systems is made possible due to a shared technology system..." more

Driver Hits Cyclists During Charity Ride

CA - "Four bicyclists participating in a group ride in West Marin on Saturday were struck and injured by a vehicle that fled the scene." more...

Endangered Squirrels Along Bike Trail

IL - "The term 'share the trail' is taking on new meaning at Centennial Park with the addition of new signs to warn bicyclists to be on the lookout for Franklin’s ground squirrels." more...

Levee Bike Trail Construction goes to Court

Port Allen, LA - "...The parish is seeking legal action against four residents who own property abutting the levee, claiming the landowners have used locked gates, vehicles and made verbal threats with guns to block contractors crews from accessing their properties." more...

Make-or-Break Moment for U.S. Bike Shares

"...Previously, cities needed millions of dollars to acquire bikes and stations for parking. But now, money isn’t a barrier to introducing a bikeshare system." more...

Twin Cities Plan for Fewer Cars

MN - "...they aim to remove 50,000 private cars from regional roads over the next 10 years." more...

Bike Path Paved with Recycled Toilet Paper

Netherlands - "...when it comes to reinventing asphalt, the Netherlands is leaving nothing to waste..." more...

Angry Motorist Tackles Cyclist


UK - "A driver from Harrogate could face prison after admitting assault causing actual bodily harm following an attack on a female cyclist in a road rage incident." more...

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Flooding on Blacklick Trail


Columbus, OH - From Franklin MetroParks, "There is flooding on the Blacklick Trail north of Three Creeks Metro Park."

Friends of the Little Miami E-News

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Trailhead Ribbon Cutting on Iron Ore Trail


Ishpeming, MI - "RAMBA, the Range Area Mountain Bike Association, held a ribbon cutting ceremony for their newest trailhead at Iron Ore Heritage Trail." more...

City Councilor Caught Driving on Ped Path in Park

Pittsburgh, PA - "...Does Darlene Harris realize it is a sidewalk not a road through our park?.." more...

Philly Takes Safer Streets Plan to the Public

Philadelphia, PA - "...rather than convene a series of single-issue Vision Zero meetings, which might attract a self-selected group of advocates and not many others, they opened online comments to everyone and brought the discussion to community meetings..." more

Cyclist Runs Down Walker on Centennial Trail


WA - "...Two of us were on the trail as he [cyclist] went by and we saw the whole thing from about 50 yards away. The left side of the trail was wide open." more...

Car Infotainment Systems Distract Drivers

"We hear so much about the carnage caused by those distracted pedestrians looking at smart phones or listening to music. But there is rarely a peep about how car infotainment systems get more elaborate and complicated and take up more dashboard and mind space." more...

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Wayne County Rails-to-Trails E-News

Wayne County, OH - Read the latest edition.

Trailhead Honors Fallen Soldier

MN - "...The battle to get it built along a rural state trail once pitted slow-moving state bureaucracy against the unwavering determination of the parents of a fallen soldier." more...

Eureka Trail Expansion to Begin Soon


TN - "...The roughly 1.3-mile section will connect the existing trail to the outskirts of Englewood, a small town of 1,500..." more

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Miami-2-Miami Trail Plan Re-Energized


SW OH - "...the goal of the Miami 2 Miami Action Plan is to outline a path forward to complete the multi-use trail network that will connect Hamilton to Mason via the Little Miami Scenic Trail and Great Miami River Trail." more...

Suspect in Trail Killings Faces New Charges


Kansas City, MO - "A suspect in the surprise-attack shooting deaths of two men in Kansas City, Missouri, is now charged in a woman's killing." more...

Penalties for Distracted Driving Vary Widely

"Zac Rudolph was biking through an intersection in his hometown of Boulder, Colorado, six years ago when, out of the corner of his eye, he saw a small Mazda hatchback heading directly for him..." more...

Wildfire Closes Part of Appalachian Trail


North Woodstock, NH - "Public safety officials from several Grafton County towns have joined state and federal officials in fighting a hard-to-reach wildfire in the White Mountains that has burned more than 70 acres and closed a portion of the Appalachian Trail." more...

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Legislators Want More Attention for Ohio Trails


Austinburg Twp., OH - " State legislators put more than 12 miles on their walking shoes Thursday... to draw attention to the state’s outdoor trail system, which has found new representation in the Ohio Legislature." more...

Glasgow Getting Closer to Building Trail


Glasgow, KY - "After more than three years of waiting, the Glasgow Bike Trail may finally become a reality." more...

Penn State Bike Share a Quick Success


PA - "In just more than a month, Penn State is Zagster’s top in nation for average daily trips." more...

Greenway Sweep Brings Citations, Arrests


Medford, OR - "...They issued 11 citations for prohibited camping, arrested three people for trespassing, and arrested five people on outstanding warrants." more...

Human Remains Found near Greenway


San Antonio, TX - "Two people walking near the Salado Creek Greenway Thursday evening found skeletal remains." more...

Delaware Adopts 'Idaho Stop'

"The Bicycle Friendly Delaware Act also includes ban on honking at bikes and other rule changes." more...

Bikes Provide Economic Benefits for Cities

"...With the cost of building bike lanes fairly low and the potential for gain so high, it’s one of the highest returning investments our cities can make." more...

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Plaques Stolen from Art Displays Along Trail

Newark, OH - "Police in Newark are investigating the thefts of three bronze plaques from a public bike trail near Ohio 16 and Country Club Drive." more...

Cyclists from Across the Nation Pass Through Xenia Station

Xenia, OH - "...I manned the Xenia Station booth for roughly 4 hours. In that short span of time, I met bicycle enthusiasts from California, Kentucky, Indiana and Pennsylvania..." more

Huffy Moving Dayton Headquarters

OH - "...Huffy Corp., now based in Centerville, is planning a new Miami Twp. headquarters that will give the company 40 percent more space." more...

Trail Connections Starting to Add Up


MI - "From a new trail through a bit of urban wetlands to a single-track park for mountain bikers, Kalamazoo's non-motorized pathways have seen planned routes become bikeable realities in 2017." more...

Bike Share Comes to Harrisburg

PA - "...The bike-sharing service Zagster has set up nine stations across the capital where it will rent 55 bicycles. Two more stations are in the works." more...

Adventure Cycling Bike Bits Oct. 4 E-News

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Murder along Cherry Creek Trail

Denver, CO - "A mysterious death along Cherry Creek Trail has neighbors worried and a family in mourning..." more

Bike Share Problems not Unique to Baltimore

"...In the inaugural year of Washington’s bike-rental program, thieves uncovered a technical vulnerability that allowed them to force bikes out of docks..." more

Another Bike Superhighway Announced in London


UK - "...Mayor Sadiq Kahn has announced an entirely new, fourth superhighway bringing segregated lanes to Southeast London for the first time..." more

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North Royalton Seeks Grant to Connect Trails


North Royalton, OH - "...The city would now like to extend that multipurpose path about 1,100 linear feet to the south, to Valley Parkway, where it would connect to Cleveland Metroparks trails..." more

Alum Creek Section Closing


From Franklin Metro Parks, "Boardwalk at Innis Park closed between 8am and 5pm beginning Oct. 10 [for approximately] 4 days."

Commission Puts Hold on Next Phase of Licking River Greenway


KY - "Commissioners will wait a bit longer before moving forward on a project to build a sidewalk to connect the city’s parks..." more

Boone County Mapping Out Transportation Plan


KY - "Boone County is creating a new transportation plan to address increasing traffic problems and public transportation in an area that continues to grow." more

Bicycle Couriers Pedal Through Lincoln Tunnel

NY - "Bicycle riders have recently been pedaling through the Lincoln Tunnel, where bikes are banned." more...

Driver Asks if He can Legally 'Hit' Jaywalker


MN - "...My question is, can I legally hit him since he is breaking the law by jaywalking and forcing me to come to a stop in the middle of a block..." more

Asheville Cyclist Assaulted by Driver


NC - "An Asheville cyclist was punched in the face by a motorist on 9/27 and video of the event has been provided for Asheville on Bikes to share. It should go without saying that this is unacceptable behavior on the part of the motorist." more...

Florida DOT Moves Toward Context-Based Street Design

FL - "...Under this new system, planners and engineers will consider existing and future characteristics such as land uses, building configuration, and street connectivity to ensure that roads are designed for the right vehicle speeds, road users, and trip types." more...

Drones Used to Scout Cycling Routes


UK - "New cycling 'Greenway' routes could be the future of transport in and around Cambridge, so it is no surprise futuristic methods are being used to decide where they will go." more...

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Great Guernsey Trail to be Extended

Lore City, OH - "The Great Guernsey Trail east of Lore City will be extended exactly one-mile longer thanks to the Cambridge Development Corp..." more

Roberts Pass Trail Reopened

London, OH - From fmcpt, "The Roberts Pass segment of the Ohio to Erie Trail is now open between Maple Street in London to Spring Valley Road. Some work remains to be completed in the area of the gas pipeline repair. Please proceed with caution in that area."

'Walk Left - Ride Right' Revisited


"...I thought it was time to revisit this topic and take a more serious look at this really bad idea." more...

Innerbelt Future Discussed


Akron, OH - "...The four panelists told about 75 people at the Akron Art Museum last night that they anticipate the now-closed stretch of the Innerbelt may eventually include housing to replace some of the neighborhoods the highway tore up 40 years ago..." more

Towpath Times E-News

NE OH - Read the latest edition.

Grant Targets Toledo Safe Routes to School

Toledo, OH - "...The $710,000 grant from ODOT will support the Safe Routes to School program and active transportation throughout the city..." more

Donations Help Extend Ernst Trail

PA - "...At this point, a 1,600-foot section of the extension has already been completed..." more

Dearborn Gives Cyclists 5 Feet


MI - "Dearborn has an active, growing community of bicyclists and an ordinance recently passed by the City Council takes another step in ensuring they are protected on the roads." more...

Cyclist Hit by Police Car, Dies


Colorado Springs, CO - "Police say a 30-year-old bicyclist who was hit by an unmarked Colorado Springs police car has died." more...

Pedestrians Have Right of Way

Spokane, WA - "At any intersection, crosswalk or not, people can step off the curb and walk across the street. Cars must stop for them. It’s the law." more...

Paris Tries Car-Free Day


France - "Paris’s 'day without cars' last week led to such a dramatic drop in both air and noise pollution that the mayor’s office is now planning more vehicle-free days in the French capital." more...

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Trail Repair Drains Maintenance Funds


Peru, IN - "...A leader of the Nickel Plate Trail organization says it spent about $12,000 to replace a trail section after heavy rains in June washed out a culvert near the Miami County city of Peru." more...

Sacramento Tries Parking Protected Bike Lanes


CA - "...The city will introduce the concept as a demonstration project for three days this week on two blocks of P Street to give motorists and cyclists a sense of how it works, and to get their feedback." more...

Bike-Sharing Is Flourishing in Washington


D.C. - "Washington could soon bypass Portland, Ore., as the American city with the highest share of bicycle commuters..." more

Woman Attacked on Grandview Walking Trail


Grandview, MO - "Saturday afternoon a 17 year-old Grandview woman was attacked and knocked unconscious by three teenage boys while she was walking on the trail..." more

Why Cyclists Take the Lane

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Mill Creek Metroparks Improvements Continue

Youngstown, OH - "Currently, work is being done on West Newport Drive and the East Cohasset Hike and Bike Trail." more...

Westmoreland Heritage Trail Section Opens


PA - "...The new trailhead offers parking, restrooms, a visitor's center and a bike rack with tools for making bike repairs." more...

Man Shoots Cyclists with Pellet Gun, gets Misdemeanor Charges

CO - "Back in July a man shot a pellet gun at a couple riding a tandem on Golden Gate (Golden Gate Canyon State Park is a Colorado State Park). The sentencing is coming up. Want to take action?.." more

Group Meets to "Take Back Trail" Following Attacks


Austin, TX - "...In the past month, three women have been attacked on different areas of the Lady Bird Hike and Bike Trail, and at least one suspect has been arrested." more...

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Towpath Closing for 26th Towpath Marathon Oct. 7-8

Brecksville, OH - From nps.gov, "The Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park will be closed to the general public starting at dusk beginning Saturday, October 7 until 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 8."

Lock Developed to Prevent Bike Share Thefts

Baltimore, MD - "When school let out for the summer and bicycle thefts began to plague the $2.36 million Baltimore Bike Share system, the manufacturer began working on a new lock for the docks..." more

Beltline’s Westside Trail Officially Opens

Atlanta, GA - "...The Westside Trail marks the first completed Beltline corridor since the shorter Eastside Trail debuted in late 2012, so these things don’t happen every day." more...

Filling the Eastside Greenway Gap


NY - "$100 million initiative comes as part of administration-wide push to complete a contiguous 32-mile waterfront pedestrian promenade and bikeway around Manhattan." more...

Trail Safety: How to Pack & Run


TX - "In the past month, three women have been assaulted along the hike and bike trail." more...

Sports Blogger Declares War on Bikes

"...I want to buy a Lamborghini and trash it with the blood of cyclists..." more

Radio Personality Dies in Bike Crash

IA - "...Seventy-nine-year-old Darryl Hensley, who was known as “The Mad Hatter,” was killed Wednesday in a car /bicycle accident in Burlington..." more...

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Partners Knew Little about Halted Trail Project

Cincinnati, OH - "...not one of our partners - us, Great Parks of Hamilton County, and Hamilton County, knew about this. Had we have known about it, we may have been able to find the funding." more..

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Police Car Hits Cyclist

Cleveland, OH - "...An on-duty detective was stopped at a stop sign on East 19th and went to pull on to Superior when a bicyclist rode in front of his unmarked 2012 Ford Taurus, police said." more..

Kenton County Bike/Ped Plan


KY - "...Kenton Connects is an effort to update existing plans and promote a safer and more convenient bicycle and pedestrian environment for these users and motorists alike." more..

Philly Plan to Improve Street Safety

Philadelphia, PA - "...the Vision Zero Three-Year Action Plan, which details steps the city can take over the next three years to make streets safer, with the long-term goal of eliminating traffic-related deaths entirely by 2030..." more

Woman Fights Off Attacker on Trail

Overland Park, KS - "...I just twisted my wrist away, kicked him in the testicles and I ran..." more

More than 100 Line Up for Protected Bike Lanes


Portland, OR - "A quarter-mile of Portlanders lined Southwest Naito Parkway’s temporary protected bike lane Thursday evening to form bollards with their bodies and call for the next 'Better Naito' to be permanent." more...

Vermont Rail-Trail Agreement Finalyzed


Montpelier, VT - "The Vermont Association of Snow Travelers and the state have reached an agreement concerning construction on a 93-mile trail statewide trail." more...

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Greenway May Connect with Ashtabula Harbor


Jefferson, OH - "The Western Reserve Greenway Trail may connect the southern border of the county to the Ashtabula Harbor within the next two to three years, thanks to an up to $1.16 million grant..." more

Ohio River Bike Trail Project hits Dead End


Cincinnati, OH - "Construction was expected to begin on an East Side section of the Ohio River Trail in Cincinnati in 2018, but city officials say they can't afford it." more...

Towpath Section Closure

CVNP, OH - From nps.gov, "The National Park will close a part of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail from Lock 39, Rockside Road to 150 feet south of Stone Road. The approximate length of trail closure is 3,800 feet. This will begin at 7:00 AM, Monday, October 2nd..."

Commission Seeks Public Input on Active Transpo Plan

Lima, OH - "The Lima Allen County Regional Planning Commission is seeking public comment on its draft Active Transportation Plan." more...

Senate Bills Propose Safe Passing Distance


Lansing, MI - "Michigan motorists would be required to keep at least five feet away from bicyclists when passing them on the left under a proposed law inspired by a Kalamazoo crash that killed five cyclists and injured four others." more...

West Side Bike Trail Hit with Graffiti


Grand Rapids, MI - "...The city says they'll be out Thursday morning painting over the graffiti, but it costs approximately $200 each time out..." more

Another Attack Along Lady Bird Lake Trail


Austin, TX - "Austin police are investigating the third attack on a female runner on popular hike-and-bike trails near downtown since late August." more...

East Coast Greenway Could Revitalize Forgotten North Carolina Towns


NC - "...Right now, though, the East Coast Greenway is a plan on a map that is only one-third completed; most of the greenway currently uses bike-friendly streets rather than separate bike paths. That's not true here, though..." more

Bike Boom Nibbles on Asia Gasoline Demand

Singapore - "...The two-year bike-share boom has put over 16 million bikes in China alone..." more

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The Punishment Pass


Cincinnati, OH - "If you're traveling between Pleasant Ridge and West Chester during the morning or evening rush, chances are you've seen Fraser Cunningham and his bicycle." more...

Delaware Seeks Local Input

Delaware, OH - "Bruce Road Multi-Use Trail Public Survey..." more

Grand Rapids Reduces Car-Bike Crashes by 81%

MI - "...In a matter of just one year, from 2015 to 2016, the number of serious car-vs.-bicycle crashes in Grand Rapids fell 81 percent. Total crashes fell 40 percent..." more

Carmel, Indiana, Shows Suburbs How to Go Big on Biking


IN - "...The country’s newer, faster-growing cities are where connecting great biking networks has the most potential to transform American life." more

Cars caught on Lafitte Greenway


New Orleans, LA - "...They’re not hitting people, but they’re screaming at them and just being jerks..." more

Jogger Attacked on Valencia Bike Trail

CA - "...The suspect, Colton Ford, a 29 year-old Caucasian male and local transient, allegedly approached her and began to strangle her, rendering her unconscious." more...

The U.S. Is Failing At Making Its Communities More Walkable


"A new report gives the country an F grade on attempts to make it easier and safer for all citizens to get places without a car." more...

Icelandic Company Develops 3-D Crosswalks

"If you’re tired of some drivers going too fast near where you live, then maybe you should write to your council and ask them to put in these ingenious 3D zebra crossings that are guaranteed to make motorists slow down." more...

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Cyclists Throw Bridge Party

Mt. Vernon, OH - "About 20-25 people... gathered at the Heart of Ohio Trail bridge over U.S. 36 on Saturday to celebraRefugee Road Sidewalk & Shared-Use Trail Comingte the first anniversary of the bridge opening." more...

Interconnected Trails Provide Alternate Transportation Network


Cincinnati, OH - "...CROWN, formally known as the Cincinnati Riding or Walking Network, is a series of trails that loops and connects Cincinnati’s existing biking and walking trails..." more

West Shoreway Project Continues


Cleveland, OH - "...The road has gained the new median, a bike path, a vehicular underpass and refurbished pedestrian tunnels, better linking the burgeoning Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood to the south with a revitalized Edgewater Park to the north..." more

Refugee Road Sidewalk & Shared-Use Trail Coming

Columbus, OH - "The project will create new and upgraded pedestrian facilities along Refugee Road between Winchester Pike and Hamilton Road, connecting with infrastructure improvements planned for Hamilton Road between Interstate 70 and Refugee Road scheduled to build in 2018..." more

Bay Village Master Plan Moving Ahead


Bay Village, OH - "...on Wolf Road, the master plan suggested adding bike lanes along a six-mile stretch of the road..." more

ODOT Hires Transportation Analysis Companies


OH - "The Ohio Department of Transportation is awarding contracts to two companies, StreetLight Data and INRIX, to advance the way it collects and analyzes data on the state’s transportation patterns." more

Man Threatening Trail Users Where Murder Took Place


El Paso County, CO - "There’s a new twist in the unsolved shooting death of cyclist Tim Watkins in Monument." more...

Counties, Trail Users Clean Up after Irma


FL - "...The storm shook heavy branches loose and toppled or uprooted more than 200 large trees along Orange County’s trails." more...

Delaware Poised to Legalize Idaho Stop


DE - "Delaware Governor John Carney is expected to sign a package of bike safety bills in October that will make the First State’s legal protections for cyclists among the best in the nation." more...

Trailside Sign Gives Parenting Advice


New Orleans, LA - "...The sign, written in black Sharpie on the backside of an old plastic political ad, has been stuck on the front of his house along the Lafitte Greenway for more than three years. It's simple, but effective." more...

Burning Man Bikes Heading to Houston, the Caribbean


"Thousands of Burning Man revellers abandoned their bicycles when they left the desert festival. Will hurricane victims give them a second life and a new purpose?" more...

What Happens if You Turn Off Traffic Lights

"When Amsterdam removed signals from a busy junction, it made journeys faster and interactions more pleasant. Now the approach is being copied across the city." more...

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City Ordinance Calls Bikes a "Nuisance"

Lenexa, KS - "...A new ordinance says cyclists in the city now have to walk their bike when near the city center, city hall, the parking garage and the rec center." more...

Mountain Biker Rides into Barbed Wire on Trail


UK - "...It was lucky that I wasn’t heading straight down the centre, otherwise I would have gone straight through it." more...

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Portions of Tallgrass Trail to Close Oct. 2

Marion, OH - From Dan Sheridan, "On Monday, October 2 the first few miles of the Tallgrass Trail in Marion County (starting at the first bridge) will be closed so that a contractor can apply a pavement preservative. This section will remain closed until the following morning." more...

Tallgrass Trail
Tallgrass Trail - photo by Dan Sheridan

How it Got Built

"Nine bike projects. Nine different approaches." more...

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Library Bike Share Program Begins Oct. 2

Mansfield, OH - "The Mansfield-Richland County Public Library and Richland Public Health Department will begin a soft roll out of their joint bike-share program on Monday, Oct. 2." more...

Kenton County Looks to Improve Bike & Ped Plan


KY - "Leaders in Kenton County want to hear from residents about the community's bicycle and pedestrian plan through a new study..." more

Wheelchair Accessible Trail Opens along Little Beaver Creek


PA - "...The 200-yard spur trail curves between the North Country Trail and Little Beaver Creek at Watt’s Mill..." more

Proposed Trail would Run from Portland to Walnutport


PA - "...The exact path is still being determined, but the trail would traverse roughly 30 miles..." more

'Human-Protected Bike Lane' to Rally Support for Improvements


Portland, OR - "As the City of Portland prepares to remove the temporary protected bike lane along its downtown waterfront, some Portlanders see a one-time chance to grab the public imagination." more...

Bike-Commuting Infra Works in St. Louis

MO - "...Bike commuting from the metro-east to St. Louis has become more common in recent years, thanks to an increase in Illinois bike trails and St. Louis bike routes and the designation of pedestrian and bike lanes on the McKinley and Eads bridges." more...

87% of Dutch Cyclists Killed on E-Bikes are over 60


"...When I was in Copenhagen I spent some time on their shared e-bikes and was shocked at how I really could not go as slow as I wanted, that the motor would kick in with a bang, either on or off, not nearly as smooth as other Pedelecs I have ridden..." more...

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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 .5 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

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How It Was Built: Cleveland Bike Boxes

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

Clark Field Cleanup Project to Begin


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

City Seeks Grant for Warrensville Center Road Upgrade


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

Dangerous Intersection to get $500k in Safety Improviements


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

Downtown Akron Vision & Redevelopment Plan


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

Indiana Considers 500-Mile Bike Path


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

Switchback Ramp Construction Progress

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

How a Bike Trail put Indianapolis on the Map


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

Armed Good Samaritan Stops Sexual Assault on Trail


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

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


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

Killing of Mountain Biker Under Investigation


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

Want Amazon's New HQ in Your Town?


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

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Ped & Bike Safety Improvements Coming to Xenia

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

Northside Concerns about Bike / Ped Safety

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

Coalition Touts "Land Bridge" for Downtown Lakefront


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

Towpath Times E-News

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Ped Death on Record Pace in Vegas


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

Bike Share Pilot Success in Seattle


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

Bike Share Helps Harvey Victims


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

Driver Charged for Hitting Girl in Crosswalk


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

Groups of Young Cyclists Taking over Streets


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

Startup Crowdfunding Bike-Focused Vending Machines


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

Bike Share Economics Makes Sense


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

Dutch Safety Groups Criticize Crossbar Bikes


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

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Driver hits Teen on Bike


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

Bowling Green seeks Funding for Parks Connector


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

A Q& A with Philly's Complete Streets Director


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

Couple Fights Land Seizure for Bridge, Trail


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

Sexual Assault along Bike Trail


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

Woodall Amendment Hurts Biking & Walking Funding

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

Montreal puts $150M into Cycling

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

City Halts E-Bike Sharing Schemes Amid Safety Fears


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

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Bicyclist Seriously Injured in Crash


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

Bike Lakewood E-News

Lakewood, OH - Read their September news.

Riverfront Commons Taking Shape

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

1,650-Mile Trail Network could Connect 3 States


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

Search Called Off for Missing Mountain Biker


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

Selfie Cyclist Died from Heart Attack Linked to Head Injury


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

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Roberts Pass Detour Sept. 18-22

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

Students Create Mural on Red Line Greenway


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

White River National Forest Guidelines for E-bikes

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

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NCIT Trail Construction in Bellevue

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

Bellevue, OH
Bellevue, OH - photo by Josh Wyrick

Groundbreaking for London Trail Connector

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

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

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

Red Bike Grows to 57 Stations, 442 Bikes

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

How Safe are Roads Around Schools?

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

Brewery Unhappy with Bike Trail

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

Improvements Sought for Pedestrian Bridge


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

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University of Akron Opens Bike Share

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

Wayne County Trails E-News

Wayne County, OH - Read the latest edition.

Northside Peds Won't Let Drivers Ignore Them

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

Gambier gets Sharrows


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

Are Cars Winning in Philly?


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

Knoxville Greenway Progress


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

Tripwire Reports in Portland


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

How Do You Design an Effective Bike-Lane Barrier?

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

Connswater Greenway Officially Opens


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

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Lawmakers Developing Resolution to Promote Trails

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

Irma Damage Closes Big Creek Greenway

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

AAA Sets Up New Bike Stations along Trails

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

A Look at U.S. Bike Commuting Rates


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

Residential Streets are Too Wide, Here's Why

Dockless Bike Shares want to Compete with City-Run Monopolies


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

Test Driving Amsterdam

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

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Could Trail Network "Crown" Queen City?


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

Play Euclid

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

Transportation Study calls Dayton "Pocket of Pain"

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

Plans for Closed Innerbelt not Finalized

Akron, OH - "...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...

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LEDs Light up Toledo Sidewalks

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

Friends of the Little Miami E-News

SW OH - Read the latest edition.

Roundabout Proposed for Northside

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

Cleveland Metroparks Reservation Plan Updates

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

Anaheim Considers State of Emergency for Homeless Camp


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

Drunk Driver Slams into Cyclists

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

E-Mountain Bike Access & Management

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

A Place Where 'Jaywalking' Doesn't Exist


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

Paris Car Debate gets Personal


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

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Michigan Working to Classify E-Bikes


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

Philly Maps Urban Trails on Google Street View

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

Greenway Rangers are Positively Fort Wayne


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

Bike Drive Helps Those Who Lost Cars During Flood


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

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Mastick Road Plans include Pedestrian Path


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

Jogger Haunted by Blood-Stained Baby Blanket


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

Ann Arbor's $55M Urban Trail Plan


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

Road Safety a Major Issue with Michigan Cyclists


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

Injured Cyclist gets $6.5M from Pothole Crash

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

Making Smart Bikes that "Talk" to Cars

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

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Hoover Bike-Hike Trail Construction Progress

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

Trail Could Impede Riverside's Marijuana Plans

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

Taking a New Path in Hammond


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

Can Bike-Friendly Cities be Disability Friendly?


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

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Troy Flips on Bike Lanes


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

CoGo to Open Bexley Station


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

Voters to Decide 3 Park Levies


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

Carmel begins Monon Greenway Expansion


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

Fire Damage to Historic Columbia River Highway


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

Ford Introduces 'Pe-Collision Assist'


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

Bike Maker to Match Bike Tax with Donations


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

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Greenville Council Approves Bike Trail


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

Expert to Study Ped Safety in Oxford

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

Ugly Bike Lane in Albuquerque

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

2 Years After Flood, Greenway Repairs not Finished


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

Adventure Cycling Bike Bits No. 17

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

LImeBikes are Everywhere


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

Reimagining our Roads


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

If You Build It, the Dutch Will Pedal


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

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Cyclist Struck at Intersection

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

Crack-Filling & Seal Coating Work Scheduled


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

Philly's Newest Bike Lane isn't Good Enough

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

Murders Lead to Trail Safety Measures

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

Miami is a Nightmare for Cyclists

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

Death Toll from Commercial Trucks

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

Honolulu’s Pedestrian-Blaming Law Sets New Trend

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

Ireland gets 1st Floating Boardwalk

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

Can Paris Become the World's Bike Capital?


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

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Kenmore Better Block a Success

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

Penn State Launches Bike Share

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

Smoky Mountain Railway Trail Project

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

Trail Closure Draws Strong Reaction

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

World's Longest Urban Greenway


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

Chinese Companies are Dumping Bikes in Cities


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

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Changing Trail Design could Jeopardize I-66 Project


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

Improved Safety is Goal of New Bike Law


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

Dream of Trans Canada Trail Falls Short


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

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


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

More Dockless Bike Share Fallout in China


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

How a City got Rid of Cars

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

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Bridge gets 2nd Life on People Trail


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

NPS Installs Puddle-Reducing Trail Pavement


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

Bike Share Bikes Gone Astray


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

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Irishtown Bend Plans win Approval


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

Food Vendor Opens along Towpath in Bolivar

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

Bike Lanes Removed

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

Cyclo Cross Logo Linked with White Supremacy

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

Helmet Mandate an Issue Again in Seattle


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

Cop Shoves Man in Front of Moto at Vuelta

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

Bike Sculpture Trail Welcomes Pro Peloton


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

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Northside Pedestrian Study Underway


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

"Then it happened again." more...

Warwick-to-Ephrata Trail Visitors Can Rent a Bike


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

The $102M Bike Trail

Sarasota County, FL - "...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

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Cleveland Towpath Construction Progress

Tactical Urbanism Comes to Barberton

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

Orange Twp. Approves new Trail Signage

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

Library Bike Lending Program Coming

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

Road Riding Safety in the Miami Valley


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

Cyclist Bikes Through Flooded Streets in Houston

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

"Shared Streets" Coming to D.C.


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

Will NYC go Dockless?


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

Is the UK Menaced by Reckless Cyclists?

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

Cities Experiment with Better Biking Infra

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

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Construction Begins on New Trail Segment

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

Bicyclist Struck, Killed in Hit-Skip

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

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


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

County, State Should Benefit from Bike Route


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

Woman Badly Injured During Bike the Bay


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

Rotary/Mattamy Greenway nearing Completion


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

Is Bike Share Good Business?


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

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Man Arrested for Bicycling on Expressway

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

Dockless Bikeshares & the Big Apple


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

Route of the Badger to Reconnect Milwaukee


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

Slide Danger Keeps Trail Closed


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

NYPD Trying to Tame Teen Bicycle Riders


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

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Flashing Cyclist Plaguing Downtown Delaware

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

Holmes County Trail Construction Update


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

Exploring Road Diets in Cincy

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

New Irishtown Bend Plan

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

Pittsburgh & PennDOT Work to Improve Safety


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

Bicyclist Killed in Crash near Ravenna

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

South Suburban Trail Held Up by Railroad Dispute


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

Cycling Deaths on the Rise

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

Is Your City Ready for Dockless Bikeshare?

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

Developers Adapt Buildings To Accommodate Riders

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

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Lower Yahara River Trail Opens


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

Residents Invited to Help Design Greenway


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

E-Bikes as Transportation


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

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Bike Path Key to Annexation

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

Sights set on Statewide Trail Connectivity


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

Woman Found Unconscious on Bike Trail


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

14-Year-Old Hit in Crosswalk, Critically Injured

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

Cyclist Guilty of Pedestrian Death

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

Hiker tells Harrowing Lightning Tale


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

One of the Most Important Parts of Bike Infrastructure

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

Governors Highway Safety Group Report


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

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Hit-and-Run Kills Woman on Sidewalk

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

Akron Needs to Look Beyond Sidewalks


Akron, OH - "...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


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

Kittens & Cats Abandoned Near Trail

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

Demo for Pocono Trail Underway


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

Multi-County Trail System Under Construction


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

Plunger Bike Lane Appears in Philly


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

Brothers Nabbed in String of Bike Thefts

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

Hiker Becomes Ill, Dies from Apparent Altitude Sickness

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

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

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

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Cannonball Trail Receives Construction Funding

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

County Approves Active Transportation Committee

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

West Shoreway Plan Falls Short


Cleveland, OH - "...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...

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Towpath Section Closure 8/28/17

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

Source: summitmetroparks.org

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

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Bike Racks Removed in Greenville

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

Your Ticket To Stupid Bike Laws

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

Police Talk Student Safety

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

Delphi Trail gets Safety Funding


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

Finding Bikeshare's Role In Seattle


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

Watching the Solar Eclipse on the Greenway

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

London Cyclist Kills Woman

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

Can these Cheap Tarmac Banksys Slow Drivers Down?

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

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1st Fully Electric Bike-Share Program Opens

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

Cyclist Attacked with his own Bike

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

Homeless Group may Sue over Bike Path


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

Greenway Stabbing


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

Many Bike Share Riders not Complying with Helmet Law


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

Guerilla Bike Lane Perps Sought by Police

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

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Mountain Goat Trail Construction


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

Is Your Workplace Bike-Friendly?

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

End the Punishment Pass

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

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Cyclist Killed in Crash near Wooster


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

'Smart Columbus' - Year 2


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

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Sharp Rise in NYC Cycling


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

Woman assaulted on Swamp Rabbit Trail


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

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Moonville Rail Trail Awarded $439K


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

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


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

Cleveland Towpath Taking Shape

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

Mt. Airy Forest MTB Trail gets Green Light


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

25-Mile Trail Opens in Peninsula


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

Woman Attacked by Coyote on Trail

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

Update: The rabid animal was put down.

Citizens Want The Santa Ana River Trail Back


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

Police Roll out Bike Patrols for Eclipse


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

Trail Network Pitched for South Atlanta

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

How 'Shared Space' Works on the Road

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

Advisory Bike Lanes in North America

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

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Rubber City Heritage Trail Public Meetings

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

Upcoming Trail Improvements/Closures


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

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

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

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

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

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

Adventure Cycling Bike Bits

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U.S. Traffic Deaths Dip, But Still High


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

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SE Ohio Trail Projects Receive Funding


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

Boy on Bike Struck by Car

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

Dunham Connector Trail Construction Starts

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

Lot Gives Trail Handicap Accessibility


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

Hilltop Resident Survey for Streetscape Improvements

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

School gets $2.5M Rubber Walk/Bike Path


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

Getting Police to Take Video Footage Seriously


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

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Mariemont Issues Trail Access Ban


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

Bikers Respond to Trail Ban


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

Mayor Seeks Help to Restore Bike Trail


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

Council Candidate Promotes Bike-Friendly Solution

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

CoGo has Yet to Turn a Profit

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

Dublin Traffic Circle Causing Problems


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

Mountain Biker Killed by Lightning Strike


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

Stop Turning Left at Stoplights?


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

We Should Share Trails with E-Bikes

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

E-Bikes Causing Problems in Israel


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

What a Congestion Report Doesn't Tell Us

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

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Duluth Considers All-Weather MTB Trail


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

Keep the Arbutus Corridor for Cyclists and Walkers

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

The New Bikeshare Boom

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

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New Towpath Segment Opens


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

Trailside Commercial Development Coming


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

Planners Urge State to Buy Abandoned Rail Line


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

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Indy Leader Dreams of National Bike Trail


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

RFTA to Allow E-bikes on Rio Grande Trail


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

Trail Sabotage Injures Bicyclist


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

World's Biggest Bike Parking Garage


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

Biking Bad

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

The 85th Percentile Speed Rationale is Archaic


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

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Cuyahoga Greenways Public Survey

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

Dayton Main Street Overhaul


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

Little Miami Trail E-News

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...

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Man Arrested for Killing Cyclist

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

Paintball Shooter Targets Cyclist


Cincinnati, OH - From 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


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

Billions of Dollars Being Pumped into Dockless Bikes


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

Longest MTB Trail gets Longer


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

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Yay Bikes! Removes Barriers to Biking

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

Trailhead Closed due to Construction


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

'Jaywalking' Laws Started in Cincy


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

Columbia River Trail Construction


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

Bike Trail Blamed for Gentrification

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

Driver Deliberately Hits Ped

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

Clueless Ped Stereotype Used in 'Safety' PSA


OR - "...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...

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Rangers Issue $150 Citations to Bridge Climbers


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

Winnipeg Google-Mapping Trails


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

World's Biggest Bike Parking Garage Opens


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

City-Sanctioned Pop-Up Street Designs

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

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

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

13 Cities that are Starting to Ban Cars

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

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Greenway Connectivity in Columbus

City Leaders Explore Transportation Concepts


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

Towpath Times E-News

NE OH - Read the latest edition.

Town Officials Address Homemade Lane Markings

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

More People Riding Makes Cycling Safer

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

Battle Between Ecotourism & Forestry


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

Munich Man Swim-Commutes to Work


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

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Oxford Trail Generates Momentum


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

Autistic Teen Last seen on Bike Trail


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

Deadline Nears for $70 Increase in National Park Passes


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

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Cincy Striping Bike Lanes


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

Public Art Plan for Short North


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

Music Hall Bridge Rebuild Debate


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

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

Kentucky Outdoor Recreation Grows


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

West River Parkway will be a Bike Trail


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

Take the Bus to your next Hike


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

Cadaver Dog Locates Body near Austin Bike Trail

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

A Closer Look at the Railroad Track Crossing Hazard


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

Quick Reference Guide on Protected Bikeways

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

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Runner killed in Hit-and-Run

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

Major Changes Expected for the Paducah Greenway Trail

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

Planned 30-Mile Trail Network for NJ

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

Greenway Looks Great - Except for Illegal Parking


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

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


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

Bike Share War in Dallas


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

Streetsblog Admits to "War on Cars"


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

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

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Summit County Trail Alerts


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

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

Springfield to Install Sidewalks where Girl was Killed


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

Natchez Pkwy Hit-and-Run Driver Faces Federal Charges

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

Neighbors win Battle over Jeffy Trail Bike Path


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

Bike Bits by Adventure Cycling


Read the latest issue.

Man set 7 Grass Fires along Longmont Greenway

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

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New Camp Chase Trail Section Coming

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

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

Tri-County Trail Bridge Repairs

Ross County, OH - From 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


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

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

New Greenway used as Dumping Ground

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

Should Cyclists be able to Yield at Stop Signs?


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

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The Law of Riding a Bicycle in Ohio

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

New Light, Landscaping Brighten Bridge

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

Protected Bike Lane Coming to Flagler Bridge

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

Vote Kills Fair Train, Clears way for Greenway


IN - "...The plan by the Nickel Plate Heritage Railroad would kill the popular Indiana State Fair Train for good." more...

Swapping Cars for Bikes, Not Diesel for Electric


"Cycling can be a huge part of the fight to tackle city air pollution. Tim Burns of Sustrans explains how their Active Travel Toolbox can help us get there." more...

Amateur Racer Disqualified from Race for Mechanical Doping

"The third-place finisher reportedly admitted to using a motor, but now denies the confession." more...

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Lessons from the Cultural Trail

Cleveland, OH - "...Before the Cultural Trail, 'we didn't have a bad reputation, we had no reputation,' Payne told a full house of about 150 at the City Club." more...

Senator Loves to Talk about Taxing & Criticizing Cyclists

CO - "...'I think there's a lot of pent-up anger out there - a bunch of people that have had to deal with bad situations with bicyclers - and I think it's got that group pretty fired up,' Scott said." more...

Land Managers Ponder Future with E-Bikes


"...E-bike use has exploded over the past year. Once spurned by cyclists, they are now getting more respect in a cycling industry always on the prowl for the next niche segment." more...

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East Coast Greenway Making its Mark


"...Right now, about a third of the East Coast Greenway - more than 900 miles - consists of protected traffic-free trails..." more

Concord Hopes to Demo a Protected Bike Lane


NH - "Concord cycling advocates are planning to demonstrate a different type of bike lane that uses parked cars as a barrier between traffic and riders." more...

Cycling Helps Relieve Parkinson's Symptoms

"Biking brings hope - and relief - even when modern medicine can't." more...

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Tree Removal along Towpath Section

CVNP, OH - From nps.gov, "There will be removal of hazardous trees along the Towpath between Station Rd. and Red Lock. This will take place the week of 7/31. Please be aware of the work zone and equipment in this area."

Body Found along Hike-Bike Trail


Kearney, NE - "An autopsy has been ordered on the body of a man found Thursday night inside a tent along Kearney's hike-bike trail." more...

Let's Keep Motors off our Bike Trails

"...The manufacturers are hoping electric bicycles will help them dramatically increase sales. And they're working with some surprising partners to win electric bicycles access to the precious few areas where bicyclists now are free from motorized traffic: off-road routes such as the Capital Crescent Trail." more...

Do Jaywalking Laws do more Harm than Good?


"The concept of 'jaywalking' has become deeply embedded in American culture, but if you go back just a few generations, the idea that your mere presence in the street could be illegal was a novel idea..." more

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Olentangy Trail Section to Close Again

Columbus, OH - "A popular stretch of the Olentangy Trail will close again as work on the interchange at Interstate 270 and state Route 315 continues." more...

Possible Suicide on North Coast Inland Trail


New Russia Twp., OH - "The coroner's office is investigating an apparent suicide on the North Coast Inland Trail by Butternut Ridge Road." more...

Pittsburgh Looks to Reboot Bike Share


PA - "...the ridership trends have inspired officials to revamp the system into a hybrid docked-dockless system as well as expand." more...

Montgomery County Leads D.C. Area in Cycling Infrastructure


D.C. - "If you were heading out on a tour of Washington's greatest bike lanes, you might think to start with 15th Street..." more

Appeals Court Revives Injured Woman's Lawsuit


San Diego, CA - "A San Diego appeals court on Thursday reversed a ruling that threw out a lawsuit by a woman who sued the city over injuries she suffered when a tree branch fell on her in Mission Bay Park." more...

Should Police be able to Block Bike Lanes?


"A lot of cyclists complain about cops parking in bike lanes..." more

Speed Kills, and We're Not Doing Enough to Stop It


"More than 112,500 people lost their lives in speed-related crashes from 2005 to 2014, accounting for 31 percent of all traffic deaths in America over that period..." more

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Holmes County Trail Construction Update


Holmes County, OH - From Greg L, "The trail is beautifully paved from the Rte 62 underpass north to Township/County Rd 75. It is paved farther north of that (not into Glenmont yet), but it's not the finished layer.

"They have painted the trail overpasses a bright white. Today they were working in 4 different sections of the trail...

"The trail in Glenmont from County/Township Rd 7 heading south to Brinkhaven was still dirt as far as the eye could see. However they were working there too..."

Tri-County Trail Bridge may be Closed

Ross County, OH - From Tri-County Triangle Trail, Inc., "The Ross County Park District has completed a preliminary inspection of bridge 15 (mile 23) located 1.1 miles north of Old US 35 and 1.2 miles east of Fairview Rd (Fayette County). The preliminary bridge inspection shows that there are some issues with the deck and abutments. A full inspection will be completed soon.

"The bridge may be closed to trail traffic as early as Monday, July 24 until repairs can be completed. If there are closed signs please obey them.

"Detour: If you are east bound turn right onto Fairview Rd, then left onto Old US 35 and proceed 2.1 miles and turn right back onto trail. If westbound turn left onto Old US 35 and go 2.1 miles, turn right onto Fairview Rd and proceed .5 miles to trail. Total distance of detour is 2.6 miles. The detour is only .1 miles longer than trail route."

Sandusky Township Seeks Public Input


Sandusky Township, OH - "Residents can get a first look Tuesday at a master plan for a proposed new Sandusky Township Park along Ohio 19 that could eventually link up to the North Coast Inland Trail..." more

Sandusky Considers Bike Lanes along Shoreline Drive


Sandusky, OH - "...During a recent public meeting, planners hired by Sandusky city commissioners unveiled three artist renderings reimagining what Shoreline Drive’s entire stretch spanning downtown might look like." more...

Car-free Schuylkill Bridges


Philadelphia, PA - "...Completing the recently opened trio of traffic-free, trail-connecting Schuylkill crossings is the rehabbed $5 million Pencoyd Bridge, a serene, pale-green beauty between Manayunk and Lower Merion, a mile downriver from the Manayunk Bridge..." more

New Bait Bike Program in Portland


Portland, OR - "A new program being run by the Portland Police Bureau Bike Theft Task Force is showing early returns." more...

Bodies of Man, Dog Found Along Anacostia Riverwalk Trail

D.C. - "A man and a dog were fatally shot Wednesday along a Northeast D.C. trail, sources say." more...

Citi Bike Worries about Proposed Helmet Law


NYC - "...The legislation would require that any person operating a bike wear a helmet. This would impact Citi Bike, an organization with more than 10,000 bikes all over the city." more...

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CORA: Don't Blame Us for Damaged Burial Mounds


Mariemont, OH - "The Cincinnati Off-Road Alliance (CORA) says it is not responsible for a trail extension and offshoots in a Mariemont park that apparently led to an increase in mountain bikers and damage to Native American burial mounds and pioneer sites." more...

NOACA Receives $300K for Active Transportation

Cleveland, OH - "The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency has received more than $300,000 in grants to support "active transportation" initiatives, such as bicycling and walking." more...

City Leaders Plan 'Complete Streets' Project

Akron, OH - "City leaders have set in motion a long-term plan to raise nearly $12 million for a 'complete streets' makeover of North Main Street from the Y-bridge to Cuyahoga Falls." more...

New Metroparks Signs for the Colorblind


Toledo, OH - "...These signs will still have the usual color dot and mile marker on them. But now a trail abbreviation makes them readable to a very specific segment of the population." more...

Police to Step Up Greenway Speed Limit Enforcement


Carmel, IN - "The Carmel police chief has pledged to install more speed limit signs along the Monon Greenway after a city councilman raised a concern about bicyclists speeding on the popular trail." more...

Bicyclist Not Charged With Hitting Runner

Sacramento, CA - "Sacramento Running Association Hall of Famer Bill Finkbeiner was severely injured in a collision with a bicyclist last month while he was running on the American River Parkway." more...

[Interestingly, the article makes no mention of the runner's take on how the accident occurred.]

Oregon's 668-Mile Cross-State MTB Trail


OR - "...Starting in Hood River and extending south to the mines of Modoc County, California, the route projects to take 20 to 30 days to complete..." more

Why Biking to School is Often Illegal


"...When you learn to ride a bike, there's a big pride in that, especially the first time you cross a bridge in New York City or the first time that you ride your bike home by yourself..." more

The Hysteria over 'Distracted' Walking


"To read the news lately, you'd think thousands of millenials are so distracted by their iPhones that they are walking off cliffs and stepping in front of trucks..." more

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Mountain Bikers Damage Native American Burial Mounds


Mariemont, OH - "Mountain bikers have damaged two Native American burial mounds and some historic pioneer sites in Mariemont's Dogwood Park." more...

Dayton High Line Likely Years Away


Dayton, OH - "...The project has a lot of community support, but acquiring the line and transforming it could be a lengthy process, likely taking years, said Brian Inderrieden, acting director of Dayton's department of planning and community development." more...

Making the Most of Dayton's New Indoor Bike Park


Dayton, OH - "...The two-story bike park has been a labor of love for Bisig and more than 100 volunteers who helped transform the 50,000-square-feet of space into a challenging and fun facility for the entire family..." more

Towpath Times - Special Edition

NE OH - Read the E-news.

Trail Users Ignoring 'Closed' Signs


PA - "...Work on the trail with the use of heavy machinery to roll and compress limestone can pose dangers to trail users, and they should go to another part of the trail that is open, Haven said." more...

Electric Bikes Approved On Local Trails


Walnut Creek, CA - "If you own an electric bike, you just got two new options for commuting to work - the Contra Costa Canal Regional Trail and the Iron Horse Trail..." more

Community Takes Notice to Greenway Cleanup Efforts


Medford, OR - "The Bear Creek Greenway is getting a lot of attention from law enforcement." more...

Fayetteville Lunches Tactical Urbanism Program


Fayetteville, AR - "Residents who want to take care of their neighborhood's immediate concerns, such as safely crossing the street, slowing down cars or creating bicycle lanes, now can do so on their own with city approval." more...

Rescuers Save Stranded Hikers


AZ - "As Steve West dangled from a rope hooked to a hovering helicopter, he wrapped his arms tightly around the 4-year-old boy he had just plucked from raging floodwaters below." more...

Pickup Driver Beats 74-Year-Old Cyclist with Club


CAN - "A driver exited his vehicle and was caught on camera beating a cyclist with a club." more...

The Future of Transportation Taxes


"Oregon's new $5.3 billion transportation package includes an interesting wrinkle: a bicycle tax..." more

Rails-to-Trails Green Issue

"Rails to Trails magazine is pleased to present our 2017 Green Issue, featuring a collection of amazing videos and slideshows highlighting America's trails..." more

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Upper Arlington Gets New Bike Path


Upper Arlington, OH - "...Once completed, the new bicycle boulevard will extend west-to-east along West 5th Avenue between Riverside Drive and Arlington Avenue, connecting Upper Arlington and the village of Marble Cliff's existing bike lanes and paths to the Scioto Greenway Trail..." more

Beating & Robberies along Chicago Bike Trail


IL - "A string of robberies on the popular 606 bike trail has residents on high alert, and police are warning about the thefts." more...

Dockless Bike Shares Launch in Seattle


WA - "...Upon hearing about these services launching in my town, I got excited..." more

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Tree Down on Simon Kenton Trail


Urbana, OH - "Where this trails splits in Urbana to head towards Bellefontaine at the Depot Coffee House in Urbana, about .5m up the path there is a downed tree across the bike trail. It extends across the path almost to the train tracks.

"It is still attached at the trunk so I was unable to move it. You will have to walk around it to continue on to Bellefontaine or to finish coming into Urbana."

Submitted by D Andy

Legislation Looks to Allow E-Bikes on Michigan Trails

Montague, MI - "As electric-assisted bikes begin to pick up speed across the country, Michigan is also trying to take advantage of the market." more...

$53M to U.S. National Parks

CO - "...The Interior Department says in a release that Congress has provided $20 million, and $33 million will come from outside organizations. The funding will help improve trails, restore buildings and increase visitor access to the parks." more...

Is Mountain Biking the Next Golf?


NZ - "The surge of interest in mountain biking is proving a boon, not just to individual fitness, but also to the regions keen to embrace the sport." more...

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Summit Metroparks Reports Car Break-Ins


Summit County, OH - "Officials from the Summit Metro Parks are asking for the public's assistance in helping to prevent break-ins like a series of seven that were reported July 20.

"Seven cars parked in six locations had windows smashed and purses taken, according to rangers." more...

Family MTB Trail Ribbon Cutting


Medina, OH - "...The new family path covers basically flat land with obstacles and features that are fun and challenging without being too difficult..." more

Artists Create Mural for Red Line Greenway Project


Cleveland, OH - "...The 2.5-mile Red Line Greenway is the brainchild of the Rotary Club of Cleveland. It will run along the Regional Transit Authority's Red Line, from the Zone Recreation Center at West 65th Street to downtown Cleveland at Superior Avenue and West Ninth Street..." more

Calgary Cyclist's Injury Claim was Fraudulent

CAN - "Cochrane RCMP have laid charges against a Calgary cyclist who claimed he was hurt while riding along a trail in Bragg Creek." more...

Want People to Bike? Skip the Sweet Talk and Build


"People don't start biking because they like bicycles. They start to like bicycles because they bike." more...

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Man Robbed, Threatened in Wildwood Park

Cleveland, OH - "A 20-year-old man was robbed of his bike while hiking in Cleveland Metropark's Wildwood Park." more...

Ohio & Erie CanalWay Founder Dies

NE OH - "We are deeply saddened by the passing of Congressman Ralph Regula, founder of the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area..." more

Lakewood's Trikeable Treats

Cleveland, OH - "...Jeff and Torey Worron of Lakewood are changing things up in the mobile food business by selling treats from a bike." more...

Detroit gets $750K for Belle Isle Trail

MI - "...$750,000 will go towards a 6-mile long trail that will loop around the island and will be handicap accessible." more...

City to Close Trail to Clear Homeless Encampments

HI - "...Starting next month, the city will be cleaning up the Pearl Harbor Bike Path in an effort to revitalize the trail and keep the community safe." more...

Massive Sinkhole only 1 of Greenway's Problems

NYC - "A massive sinkhole that has opened up on the East River Greenway near 23rd Street..." more

Biggest Infrastructure Project is a 3,000-Mile Trail

"...As lawmakers grapple with how to fix the country's crumbling roads, bridges, and dams, local governments are quietly at work on the East Coast Greenway, a 3,000-mile, mostly car-free bike path through 15 states." more...

Has Precedent Been set to Tax Bikes?

"Oregon has yet to collect a penny from a pioneering tax on bicycles to pay for infrastructure, and already at least one lawmaker from another state is thinking about getting into the act." more...

Undercover Cops Target Drivers Who Make Dangerous Passes


London - "Drivers who fail to give cyclists enough space when overtaking will be pulled over, and officers will explain how to overtake cyclists safely." more...

What a Chinese Bike-Sharing Company Can Teach Global Businesses


London - "On the morning this issue went to press, I borrowed a stranger's silver-and-orange bicycle, rode it two kilometers, then left it leaning against a streetlamp at a city intersection." more...

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Cincy Offers Too Few Transpo Choices


Cincinnati, OH - "...Our transportation network in Cincinnati is unbalanced, unsafe, and not focused on the modes of transit that people are demanding today and that growing and prosperous cities around the country are offering..." more

Paving Projects in North Canton, Plain Township

North Canton, OH - "...One of the projects already underway is the construction of the Hoover Trail West in North Canton and Jackson Township. The pedestrian/bicycle trail will begin at the Hall of Fame bridge on Dressler Road and continue along West Maple Street to Cleveland Avenue and then to the North Canton YMCA." more...

City Adds Bike Lanes & Parking Spaces


Lancaster, PA - "...Adding on-street parking creates a buffer that puts sidewalk pedestrians at ease and helps out nearby businesses, the study says." more...

Adventure Cycling Bike Bits

Read the latest edition.

Users Abandoning Santa Ana River Trail


CA - "...It wasn't that I thought I would be intentionally attacked. But neither did I feel safe slowly threading between people who were either mentally ill, drug addicted or both." more...

FL Coast-to-Coast Bike & Hike Trail Segment Opens

St. Petersburg, FL - "...A critical 5-mile segment extending the Pinellas Trail to the Pasco border opens today..." more

Protected Bike Lane Removed, Replaced with Parking

Atlanta, GA - "...People were caught off-guard last week when a 1,000-foot section of the bike lane in front of the church was completely removed by the City - and replaced with dedicated parking spaces..." more

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'Opportunity Corridor' Isn't About Opportunity At All

Cleveland, OH - "The official line on the $331 million road project was that it was supposed to help poor Cleveland residents, not whisk people past their neighborhoods to reach the Cleveland Clinic. Now an official at the Clinic says otherwise." more...

Towpath Times

NE OH - Read the latest edition.

66-Miles of Bike Trail Being Discussed


Hardeeville, SC - "...They've been working for three years on a master plan that will create 66 miles of linear trail in and around the city." more...

Armed Robbery on Lafitte Greenway


New Orleans, LA - "...According to the NOPD, a woman was riding her bike on the trail near St. Louis and Galvez around 9 p.m., Monday night when a young man approached her, pulled out a gun and demanded her bike." more...

Woman Steals her Stolen Bike Back

UK - "...Jenni Morton-Humphreys, 30, turned the tables on the thief with an ingenious sting, even though she was advised against doing so by the police." more...

How to Make Protected Bike Lanes More Effective


"...Protected bike lanes should go where people are already biking." more...

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Dayton Pushes Ahead for Trail Corridor


Dayton, OH - "The city of Dayton wants to contract with a consultant to help it land the 6.5 mile stretch of abandoned rail line it envisions for a new elevated bike trail." more...

Towpath Secures Funding

D.C. - "A federal program that pays for improvements at the Ohio & Erie Canalway will get the same amount of money it got last year..." more

Police Release Sketch of Murder Suspect


Delphi, IN - "...Indiana State Police are hoping the sketch will lead to the identification of the suspect in the murders of Liberty German, 14, and Abigail Williams, 13, on the Delphi Historic Trails on Feb. 13." more...

A Brilliant Plan for Bikes?


Pittsburgh, PA - "...D.J. Bryant, a designer at AE7 Planners and Architects, proposes an ambitious new idea - the Brilliant Branch Rail-to-Trail - that would increase connectivity and access to safe, affordable transportation options for several communities in the city..." more

Man Pleads Guilty to Hit-and-Run Killing


Georgetown, KY - "...The defendant faced charges of murder, wanton endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident, fleeing or evading police, and no operator's license. [Police also say he was drunk.]" more...

Cyclist Punched, Chased by Teens


Waterloo, IA - "...I estimated 10 black teenagers on the trail blocking it and I knew this wasn't a normal situation..." more

Latinos & Family Biking

"Most people find it pleasant to bike with people they know. But there's growing evidence that one category of Americans are particularly interested in it." more...

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Troy Considers Test Bike Lane

Troy, OH - "Troy city officials are weighing the potential impact of a Troy city plan to close parking on the south side of Water Street including near the Miami County government and courts buildings to test a proposed bike lane." more...

Lick Run Greenway Plans


Cincinnati, OH - "Within the next few years, South Fairmount will be home to a lush, verdant park with a stream running through it -- an idyllic little patch of greenery known as the Lick Run Greenway." more...

Bill Targets Distracted Peds/Bicyclists

Honolulu, HI - "There is a ban to prevent distracted driving on Oahu, but now distracted pedestrians could also face fines..." more

Man Invents Leaf-Blower Bike

Clear Creek, CO - "...This is my invention of a bike vehicle sweeper and it's designed to get rid of debris that collects in the bike lanes and safety shoulders..." more

1st Bike Highway in Nova Scotia


CAN - "'They're going to be more prevalent around Canada', says highway design engineer." more...

Dockless Bike Shares hits the UK

UK - "China's 'Rainbow wars' are coming to the UK, as rival bike share firms set up operations: Ofo in Cambridge, Mobike in Manchester, and, just this week, Singapore's Obike arrived in London..." more

Drivers' Attitude Affects Their Behavior

"The attitude of the person at the wheel may affect how well they see people on bicycles." more...

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Cincinnati Uptown/MLK Corridor Vision

Cincinnati, OH - "... The new MLK will frame a harmonious set of land uses geared to walkable commuting and auto-independence..." more

Rehab Starts on Greenway River Crossing


Westfield, MA - The bridge is going to connect two portions in the city over the Westfield River." more...

The End of Individual Car Ownership?

"A historic photo taken on Easter Sunday, 1900, shows a street filled with horse-drawn carriages..." more

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Law Enforcement Patrols on Springfield Trails


Springfield, OH - "...The Little Miami Trail, Simon Kenton Trail and the east-west connector, Buck Creek Trail will be patrolled by certified bike patrol officers to off-duty staffing from now into early fall, Clark County Combined Health District officials said Friday." more...

Bike/Ped Bridge not in New Development Plans


Columbus, OH - "...The list of infrastructure improvements announced by the City of Columbus to complement the new OhioHealth offices does not include a bridge to connect the Olentangy Trail..." more

Little Miami Scenic Trail News

Read the July edition.

Hit-and-Run Won't Deter Injured Rider


"After getting struck by a driver along the Natchez Trace Parkway in Tennessee, Tyler Noe says he intends to get back on the bike when he's physically able." more...

How Ethical Is Your Driving?


"...Perhaps because driving is so routine here, we tend not to give it much thought..." more

Rails-to-Trails E-News

Read the July edition.

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Olentangy Trail Section Closing Aug. 1

Columbus, OH - "...The Olentangy Trail will be closed between Worthington Hills and Olentangy River Parklands at Wilson Bridge Road." more...

A Walking Plan for Downtown Akron

Akron, OH - "The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is giving the Downtown Akron Partnership $1.5 million to help make the city's center more vibrant by making it a more inviting place for pedestrians." more...

Towpath Times - Special Edition

NE OH - "We need your help!" more...

Milwaukee Will Get First Bike Boulevards

WI - "The Riverwest neighborhood will likely be the site of Milwaukee's first 'bike boulevards,' on a stretch of N. Fratney St. between E. Keefe and E. Meinecke avenues..." more

Detroit gets $2M Trail Grant


MI - "Detroit has been awarded a $2 million grant for design plans to finish a pedestrian and bike path that encircles the city, officials said." more...

Body Found on Bike Path near Camp Lejeune


NC - "A body of an unidentified female was found near the main gate of Camp Lejeune Thursday morning..." more

Landscaping used as a 'Jaywalking Repellant'


FL - "...The state Department of Transportation installed the landscaping several months ago and is studying its effectiveness now." more...

The Fall of the Tiger?


"...A 2014 Government Office of Accountability report found that TIGER projects often violated internal controls, doling out funding to projects that had applied after deadlines or which were rated inferior to other applicants." more...

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Flooding Alert Issued for Columbus Greenways

Columbus, OH - From metroparks, "Expect flooding on all trails. Use Caution in areas of high water."

Upcoming Bike & Hike Trail Closure

Akron, OH - From summitmetroparks, "The Bike & Hike Trail, from Sowul Rd. to Norton Rd. in Stow, will be closed from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, 7/14 and Monday, 7/17. The trail will be open on the weekend. There will be additional trail closures in the near future as the contractor for ODOT and the City of Stow works to complete the project."

The Story Behind the High Street Ped Tunnel


Columbus, OH - "...Inside the simple tunnel, a few old yellow flood lights illuminate white concrete walls..." more

Bike Share Collaborates with Artists

Pittsburgh, PA - "...These 'Unicorn' bicycles are bikes that exist within the bike share system, but have a custom design..." more

Woman Pleads Guilty in Fatal Bike Crash, Pays Fine

Jonesboro, AR - "...a plea of guilty to the charges of overtaking a bicycle, and careless and prohibited driving." more...

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Roundtown Trail Officially Open

Circleville, OH - "...Chris Mullins, Pickaway County Engineer, said the trail is 1.5 miles long with two bridges; the one near OCU is a 16-foot steel truss bridge, and at the other end is a 12-foot pre-cast concrete structure." more...

Paving Underway along Holmes County Trail


Holmes County, OH - Paving has begun on the Holmes County Trail section from the Rt. 62 tunnel, near Brinkhaven to Glenmont.

'Dooring' on the Rise in U.S.

Cleveland, OH - "...They're also happening, with sometimes life-altering consequences, in Cleveland, where miles of newer bike lanes are ushering in the increasingly popular form of transportation." more...

Cyclist Forced off Bike Path by Truck Driver

Portland, OR - "A man in a pickup truck allegedly forced a bicycle rider off the I-205 bike path in southeast Portland Saturday afternoon." more...

Man Arrested in Greenway Assault Case

Grand Forks, ND - "...Robert John Burr, 48, is the man East Grand Forks Police and Polk County prosecutors believe barreled into a woman on the Greenway and physically assaulted her June 26." more...

Was Barbed Wire Booby Trap Trail Story Faked?

CAN - "Recent reports of a mountain biker being clotheslined by a booby trap consisting of barbed wire strung across a popular mountain bike trail in West Bragg Creek, Alberta, are being met with suspicion by local Alberta mountain bikers online..." more

Oil Poured on Capital City Trail


AUS - "Melbourne cyclists have raised concerns for their safety after the fire brigade was called to remove oil from Capital City Trail twice in one day." more...

Kids Push Bike into Street to Upend Cyclists


UK - "Instagram video shows the shocking moment a group of children deliberately pushed a bike into the path of a group of cyclists." more...

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100 Speeding Tickets Dismissed

Toledo, OH - "...Those ticketed were fined for driving over the school zone speed limit, but were actually driving outside the school zone..." more

Driver Convicted in Deadly Hit-n-Run in 2007, Gets More Charges


Columbus, OH - "...A judge took Andrews' license away and sentenced him to four years in prison after he pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide in a 2007 crash that killed 19-year-old Michael Sonney.

"...Charges of OMVI and hit-skip were dropped in that case." more...

Firm Hired to Build Chippewa Creek Headwaters Park


North Royalton, OH - "The city has chosen an Akron firm to build the 12-acre Chippewa Creek Headwaters Park at the southeast corner of State and Wallings roads." more...

Box Cutter Attack on Greenway


Nashville, TN - "A man was slashed with a box cutter during a Sunday afternoon walk on the Richland Creek greenway." more...

Murder on Bike Trail

D.C. - "FBI and Metropolitan Police are asking for help in looking for a man who fatally stabbed a woman on a bike trail in Southeast D.C." more...

Distressed Hiker Rescuers Robbed


Los Angeles, CA - "Add armed robbery to the threats facing hikers this year on the Pacific Crest Trail." more...

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Woman Injured on Bike Trail

PA - "A woman had to be rescued Sunday after falling off her bicycle and sliding down a steep embankment on a trail in Tilden Township." more...

Proposed Bike Trail Next to Busy Highway


VA - "...biking aficionados who welcome the addition of the trail but say, if built as proposed, users will be too close to cars whizzing by on the interstate and exposed to toxic exhaust fumes." more...

Bringing Bikes to the Causeway

Miami, FL - "...the Florida Department of Transportation is evaluating Lansburgh's idea, which would close the right lanes of the MacArthur and Julia Tuttle Causeways to motor vehicle traffic from 6 to 11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays." more...

Man Accused of Jaywalking gets Beat Down


Mesa, AZ - "...Barton claimed he was tackled to the ground, and punched and kneed by the officers, with one allegedly telling him, 'you're lucky you're alive and not dead,' during the arrest." more...

Teen Bit, Dragged by Bear


Ward, CO - "...The 19-year-old woke up at around 4 a.m. to a 'crunching sound' with his head inside the mouth of the bear..." more

Vehicles used as Weapons of Terror


"...As terrorists overseas increasingly turn to vehicles as weapons, cities across the United States, concerned such attacks could happen here, are ramping up security in public spaces to protect areas with heavy pedestrian traffic." more...

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Coshocton Looks to Extend Bike Path


Coshocton, OH - "Coshocton officials hope a pleasant walk along the river is in the city's future, as they pursue grants to help pay for an extension of the walking path that connects the city to Lake Park..." more

Trail Sabotage Injures Rider


CAN - "On July 7, 2017 a rider was injured when riding into barbed wire strung at neck height on a trail in West Bragg Creek (the area is south of Calgary)..." more

Electric Bikes Offer An Efficient Transpo Alternative

"Bikes with electric assist - E-bikes - are taking off around the world, and for good reason: They are arguably the best form of motorized transportation..." more

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Community Gardens Displaced for Trail Expansion


Wyoming, OH - "The city of Wyoming is extending its hike/bike trail, but the new pathway has left a long-time community garden is its wake, and several advocates say not enough is being done to find a replacement." more...

Lyme disease Cases on Rise in Tuscarawas Valley

Harrison County, OH - "The Harrison County Health Department is warning residents about a significant spike in the number of Lyme disease cases in the county - a trend that is being observed throughout the Tuscarawas Valley." more...

City Van Swallowed by Sinkhole


Cleveland, OH - "A sinkhole swallowed a Cleveland water department van Thursday afternoon on the city's East Side, according to city officials." more...

Oregon Enacts a Bike Tax


OR - "...The accusation that people who ride bikes don't pay for roads is familiar to anyone who's tried to argue for bike infrastructure in a public setting..." more

Rumble Strips Got You Grumbling?


"We all like to ride on rural roads, but these areas are often rife with bad road designs of all types: Rumble strips (gasp!), no shoulders (gasp!!), or worse - chip seal..." more...

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Nail Traps Found on Butler County Roads

OH - "Residents along Ohio 177 near Darrtown are concerned about nail devices placed in the road in an apparent attempt to pop vehicle tires." more...

Detroit Transport Mode Race

MI - "...s Detroit's new streetcar the fastest way to get around town?" more...

Lakefront Trail Section Now Separated


Chicago, IL - "...The section, which has been opened to users, is part of a two-year project to divide the popular 18-mile trail to help ease congestion and reduce collisions..." more

E-Bikes not Allowed on State Park Bike Paths

Portland, OR - "Last week we posted a story about how electric bicycles have opened up new riding opportunities\ in the Columbia River Gorge. But it turns out it's illegal to ride an e-bike on the Historic Columbia River State Trail - or on any other paved bike path within the Oregon State Parks system." more...

Drivers: Bikes are Vehicles, Too - Get with the Program


"You might think drivers in rural towns would be friendlier toward cyclists, but, believe me, they're not." more...

Runner Escapes from Bears


Auburn, ME - "A professional runner from Kenya who was out training on a nature trail in the woods near his home in Maine says he encountered two charging black bears but was able to outrun them during a frantic sprint to a nearby vacant house for cover." more...

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New Study Looks at Drivers' Attitudes Toward Cyclists


"It is a regular topic of discussion on TreeHugger and other sites like Streetsblog: Why do drivers hate people on bikes so much? Why, when there is a crash, do drivers (and the police) always blame the cyclist?..." more

Wayne County Rail-Trails Newsletter

OH - Read the latest edition.

Bike Bits Vol. 19

From Adventure Cycling.

Bike Tourist Has Everything Stolen in Portland

OR - "Portlanders are rallying to the aid of a man whose bike - and all of his belongings - were stolen last week." more...

Sherriff's Office drops 1 or 2 Tickets Against Jaywalker


Jacksonville, FL - "The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office dropped one of the traffic tickets issued last month to a 21-year-old man who was stopped in Arlington for jaywalking in a recorded incident that went viral." more...

What have We sacrificed for Transportation Independence?


"Imagine I told you there was a revolutionary transportation idea that would give everyone the freedom to go anywhere, relatively cheaply and easily..." more

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Teen Who Died in Tinker's Creek Identified


Bedford, OH - "...The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner has not yet made a ruling on Jalen's cause of death." more...

Man Dies in Biking Accident on Snowmass Trail


CO - "A 65-year-old man died Monday after crashing his mountain bike while descending the Valhalla trail at Snowmass Ski Area." more...

Bike Lane Test in Downtown Duluth


MN - "...The experiment features east-west lanes for cyclists and a 3-foot buffer zone indicated by 'flexible delineation posts' that separate the bike lanes from the eastbound traffic on Michigan Street." more...

Jaywalking While Black


"Late last month, in Jacksonville, Fla., Devonte Shipman, who is black, walked across the street. A white sheriff's officer saw him, and about 20 minutes later, Mr. Shipman had been served a $62 fine for jaywalking and a $136 fine for 'failing to provide I.D.'..." more

Why is London Mayor such a Stick in the Wheel?

UK - "...the mayor has by my count built and opened 80m (260 ft) of new segregated lane. Work is progressing, extremely slowly, on another half-mile or so. And that is about it." more...

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Hit-and-Run Injures Cyclist

Cincinnati, OH - "Victim was in bike lane on Spring Grove Avenue." more...

More Trees Down on Sippo Trail


NE OH - "The sections from Ben Fulton and West Lebanon Roads were hit with downed trees and debris some time yesterday. I don't know how far the damage extends -- one tree before WL Road was too large to lift my bicycle over."

Submitted by Sharon Cole

Offensive Graffiti on Mill Creek Bikeway

Austintown, OH - "Mill Creek Park Police say they have increased patrols along the bikeway as they investigate graffiti ranging from pro-nazi symbols to a message supporting rape." more...

Man Acquitted in 2016 CVNP Shooting


Youngstown, OH - "A federal jury on Monday acquitted an Akron man suspected of being the driver in a shooting in Cuyahoga Valley National Park over last year's Fourth of July weekend." more...

Body of 15-Year-Old Boy Pulled from Tinker's Creek'


Bedford, OH - "...The teen was swimming with a group near Viaduct Park Saturday evening when he got caught in the current, officials said." more...

Cyclist Shot with Pellet Gun


WA - "Some terrible person shot Haley Keller with a pellet gun Monday night while she and her husband Dave were biking home from watching the sunset at Golden Gardens." more...

Cyclist Death by Bad Design, Suit Claims


Tribeca, NY - "Officials failed to address traffic safety issues at an intersection where a cyclist was killed a year ago - despite the fact they knew the crossing was 'hazardous,' a new lawsuit charges." more...

Should Bike Owners Have to Pay a Licensing Fee?


Seattle, WA - "Seattle launched a mandatory, fee-based bicycle registration program in the late 1970s and it quickly flopped. Here's what officials have to say about instituting a similar system now." more...

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Seattle to Test Stationless Bike Share

WA - "...A new pilot program for privately-owned bike share companies was launched on Friday, and could lead to hundreds of rentable bikes on Seattle streets by July 7." more...

Another Attempt at Bike Share in St. Louis


MO - "A new effort is underway to start a bike-share program in St. Louis similar to one already in place in numerous other American cities." more...

Body Found on Ojai Bike Trail


CA - "...Ventura County Fire Department personnel responded to the scene sometime after 11:20 a.m. when authorities received reports of a person not breathing on the path, authorities said." more...

New Bus Tech that Automatically Brakes for Peds

"Considering that pedestrians basically surround buses all day, it's a bit surprising that pedestrian detection wasn't yet built into this type of public transportation. But thanks to Daimler Buses, that's about to change." more...

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Western Reserve Greenway Bridge Reopens


Bristol, OH - "...The bridge had been closed since August 2015 until the Trumbull County MetroParks was recently able to get liability insurance..." more...

Gas-Powered, Micro Cycles a No-No for Bike Trails


Springfield, IL - "Springfield Park District Police have a clear message to people with gas-powered bicycles or micro motorcycles: Neither is allowed on bicycle trails, and riders will be ticketed. more...

Bikers & Hikers Work Together on Reshaping Rich Fork


High Point, NC - "...Conversations about Rich Fork were much less civil a year ago, when community members were mired in a contentious debate over the fate of the property that centered mostly on whether mountain biking should be permitted." more...

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Shoreline Erosion Closes Section of Bike Trail


Geneva, OH - "...Erosion has become a large enough issue at Geneva State Park to cause a portion of the bike and hike trail near Breakwater Beach to be closed and a detour to be set up." more...

Lake to Lakes Trail Reroute Coming

Cleveland, OH - "...For approximately 3 weeks beginning July 10, there will be a signed reroute for the Lake to Lakes Trail in Ambler Park. The reroute will take you onto Stokes Blvd, Cedar Ave, and MLK Jr Drive. During this 3 week period a temporary path will be under construction, one that will skirt the edge of the park and be used for nearly 4 years." more...

Teenager in Critical Condition after Park Shooting


Cleveland, OH - "...The 16-year-old was shot in the arm and abdomen about 3 a.m. at Topeka Park off Aspinwall Avenue in the city's South Collinwood neighborhood." more...

Chef Takes over 5 Points Drive-In Near Bike Trail

Butler, OH - "The '5 Points Drive-In,' located just off the Richland B&O Bike trail has been providing comfort and serving comfort food to locals for years." more...

Wear a Helmet, Get a Free Pizza

Streetsboro, OH - "City police are once again handing out tickets for free personal pizzas to safety conscious kids." more...

Seattle's Dockless Bike Share: A Guide


Seattle, WA - "The demise of Pronto Cycle Share led to a big bike share black hole in Seattle. Now, multiple companies are vying for a spot in Seattle's transportation landscape - but there's no need to rebuild those docks." more...

80-Year-Old Knocked Down, Bitten by K-9


Enfield, CT - "...Keane says he had been walking on a trail at the Enfield Senior Center when he was bitten in December 2015..." more

Elly Blue says 'Bike Lanes are White Lanes' is Cultural Myth

"The 14th issue of Taking the Lane feminist bike zine is all about intersections of class, race, and money." more...

Converting Unsustainable Roadway to Urban Trail Brings Environmental Benefits


D.C. - "I can't claim to be an expert in roadway engineering. But when an urban roadway literally washes into the stream below, that strikes me as problematic design." more...

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Forum on Bike Safety in Era of Drugged Driving

Mt. Adams, OH - "...Two bicyclists have been killed recently by people police say were high behind the wheel. Now, bicyclists are learning how to keep safe from tragedies like these." more...

Summit Metro Parks Searches for Housing Enclave


Akron, OH - "...the Summit Metro Parks -- which bought the golf course for $4 million in 2016 and plans to turn 194 acres into a park connecting Sand Run, Cascade Valley and Gorge Metro Parks..." more

Toronto Addressing Bike Lane Blockers


CAN - "...Kyle Ashley spends half his day bicycling around Toronto doling out $150 tickets to bike lane blockers and much of the rest of the day doing outreach and education about the problem through social media and in person." more...

Trail System Allows Golf Carts

GA - "With the planned inclusion of neighborhood electric vehicles able to travel a maximum of 25 mph, CV Link is billed as a path unlike any other." more...

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Triathlon Racers Report Aggressive Driver

Delaware, OH - "Investigators from the Delaware County Sheriff's Office are looking into claims of aggressive driving and harassment of cyclists during a triathlon this past weekend." more...

Lake Link Trail Unveils a Wonderland in the Flats


Cleveland, OH - "...Those responsible for creating the trail have literally created a diamond from coal..." more

Cleveland Metroparks Mill Creek Connector

"Officials along with several dozen, gathered for the dedication of the Cleveland Metroparks Mill Creek connector trail." more...

$7.5M for Dowtown Bridge Project


Akron, OH - "...Construction of the two-way bridge with a pedestrian/bike lane will coincide with a $14.5 million remake of the Main Street Corridor from the bridge to Mill Street toward the northern end of downtown..." more

What Do Drivers Really Think of Cyclists?


"New research shows how biases affect motorist behavior toward people on bikes." more...

Euro Car Designs Better Protect Peds


"We recently noted how Tesla cars sold in Europe have what is called an 'active hood' that pops up to protect pedestrians, but American Teslas do not..." more

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New Renderings for Downtown Revamp


Lexington, KY - "...New York - based SCAPE Landscape Architecture has released new images of an urban park in the heart of Lexington, Kentucky..." more

Settlement Reached on Baltimore Bike Lane


MD - "The Potomac Street protected bike lane will remain in place after cycling advocates and Baltimore officials reached a settlement agreement on Tuesday evening." more...

Bike Share Concerns in Honolulu


HI - "As Honolulu's bikeshare program nears debut, some residents remain concerned about safety and affordability." more...

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Teenager in Critical Condition after Crash

Mayfield Heights, OH - "The young girl was struck by a car while riding her bicycle on Lander Road. She is currently hospitalized..." more...

York City Bike Share Begins Friday


PA - "A Zagster bike share program will launch in three locations around York City this Friday." more...

Woman Dragged, Assaulted on Greenway


Grand Forks, ND - "...A female was rollerblading northbound on the bike path when an unidentified male riding a bicycle crashed into her..." more

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Columbiana Park District Eyes Trail Expansion


Columbiana County, OH - "...The district has applied for a grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation that would pave pay for the construction of a three-mile trail extension - featuring a short bridge - to the Day's Inn." more...

Commissioners Found Not Guilty of Violating Sunshine Law


Akron, OH - "Portage County Commissioners did not violate Ohio's Open Meetings Act when it held an emergency session to discuss the Hiram Hike and Bike Trail, the 11th District Court of Appeals recently ruled." more...

Downtown Akron is 1/3 Parking Lots

Akron, OH - "A third of Akron's downtown land is parking lots, a statistic Akron officials and planners want to reduce through better transit and design..." more

Governor Reconsidering Cross-State Trail


MO - "...state officials under Nixon's successor, Eric Greitens, are reconsidering whether to accept the planned donation of the rail corridor by Ameren, which bought it in 1999 through a subsidiary." more...

Woman's Death Ruled Homicide


Everett, WA - "The Everett Police Department is investigating the death of a woman whose body was found along the Pigeon Creek public access trail." more...

Cities Revive an Old Idea to Become More Ped-Friendly


"'Pedestrian scrambles' surged in popularity half a century ago. Some places are bringing them back." more...

Can't Ban Cars from Downtown? Take Away Parking Spaces

"Oslo had a plan to lower its emissions by drastically limit car travel in its center. Now you can drive, but it might not be worth it." more..

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25-Acre Park Opens alongside Little Beaver Creek Trail


Leetonia, OH - "...The 25-acre park connects the 10-acre coke ovens facility with the [Little Beaver Creek Greenway] Bike Trail." more...

NYC Bike Lane Bonanza

Volunteers Help Finish Long-Distance Trail


Rushville, NE - "...A group of volunteers from Rushville and Gordon have taken the Cowboy Trail into their own hands after the state halted work despite having 120 miles left to develop..." more

Ghost Road Becomes Trail


D.C. - "A stretch of D.C. road that sat in disrepair for almost 25 years has re-opened, but cars are not allowed on it." more...

Wet Winter Brings New Dangers to Hikers


Los Angeles, CA - "...Sellsted is one of several hikers who reported harrowing incidents tackling the 2,650-mile (4,265-kilometer) Pacific Crest Trail across this year's massive snowpack..." more

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Great Miami Flood Wall Work & Flooding


Dayton, OH - From miamivalleytrails.org, "The flood wall in downtown Dayton is under repair, and work on the wall may result in intermittent closures of the Great Miami River Trail at the location on the south bank of the river, just a couple hundred feet downstream of RiverScape MetroPark.

"Detouring around this area is a simple matter. The simplest detour is to use the Great Miami River Trail on the north bank of the river. Traversing through Downtown from RiverScape MetroPark to another trail access point down stream of the project location is another option.

"Low spots along the trail in downtown Dayton are under water, including at RiverScape MetroPark and at River Run Structure 2 near the Dayton Art Institute."

Hoover Trail Construction

N. Canton, OH - From startparks.com, "The 4th phase of the Hoover Trail project will construct a hiking and biking trail from the Kent State and Stark State campuses using the south side of the Dressler Rd./Hall of Fame bridge connecting to Price Park in North Canton. Construction should be complete by fall 2017.

"Future plans include extending the trail on the road from Price Park to the North Canton YMCA."

Pedicabs Coming to Hamilton

Hamilton, OH - "...We're going to start off with four pedicabs, and the demand will dictate the total number of pedicabs we're able to have..." more

The Latest on CoGo


Columbus, OH - "Ridership on the CoGo bike share system in the first half of 2017 is up about 28 percent compared to last year, according to the City of Columbus." more...

Bike Trail Battle in Swampscott


MA - "...while creating a bike trail might seem like one of the least controversial moves a town could make, a bike path is dividing one North Shore community." more...

Bike Shares, Trail Maps, Encourage Alternative Transpo


NE - "...With help from a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska wellness grant, the college now has a free bike share program." more...

Cyclist Chases Down Stray Puppy in Traffic


"He takes some big risks, but still can't catch this ball of fluff to get him out of harm's way." more...

Yet Another Reason to Bike Commute


"...Research from Concordia University has shown that the first 45 minutes of your workday can be significantly less stressful if you opt to pedal to work rather than driving." more...

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Olentangy Trail Section Closed


Columbus, OH - From Franklin MetroParks, "Utility work has closed the trail between King Avenue and John Herrick Drive. Estimated timeline of 3-4 weeks.

"Canon Drive is an alternate route. [See detour map.]"

Moonville Trail Vandalism

Brown Township, OH - "...Vandals have lined the bridge with graffiti, while others are illegally driving their vehicles across it." more...

Closed Innerbelt to Become Pop-Up Forest

Akron, OH - "...Residents and visitors will likely see 'pop up' forest next spring or summer. The space will include a green space, seating and an area for movie screenings." more...

Opinions Mixed on Park Plans


Toledo, OH - "...Plans call for the park to take up a part of undeveloped land on the east bank of the Maumee River, across from downtown Toledo." more...

Cincy Provides more Funding for Wasson Way

Cincinnati, OH - "...The recreational trail will get $500,000 from the capital budget, up from the $300,000 in the city manager's proposed budget..." more

Detroit to Build Greenway Loop


MI - "...The city has struck a deal with Conrail to purchase 76 acres of railroad property, which will be transformed into a bike and pedestrian-friendly greenway." more...

Transpo Planners Want Bikes on the Sidewalk


Menlo Park, CA - "...designers somehow weren't able to find any space to install bike lanes nearest to Marsh Road, where the street is a massive 80 feet wide..." more

Push Back on Bike Share Station Location


Honolulu, HI - "...Alethea Rebman, president of the Kapiolani Park Preservation Society, says she has concerns about the placement of the bike docks." more...

Federal Action Needed to Expedite New Bike Facilities


"...Throughout the United States, cities have embarked on new street designs to make people who bike and walk safer, but these designs have not yet reached wide acceptance. Standing in the way of wide acceptance is the federal government's role in street design and traffic controls..." more

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Irishtown Bend Park Designs Meeting

Cleveland, OH - "Potential designs for a new park space at Irishtown Bend in Cleveland will be presented to the public Tuesday evening." more...

Missing Man's Body Found


Cortland, OH - "...Sample's family reported him missing June 12 after he left home the night before, saying he was taking a friend to Akron. His car was found in a wooded area along the Niles Greenway bike trail early June 12." more...

COMBO E-Mountain Bike Survey

Do you mountain bike in Ohio? If so, take the survey.

PA Joins Bicycle Route System

PA - "Pennsylvania's first nationally designated bicycle route - U.S. Bicycle Route 50 - was officially approved in May by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and makes Pennsylvania the 25th state to join the developing U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS)." more...

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Alum Creek Trail Connector Closed

Columbus, OH - From Franklin MetroParks, "Alum Creek Connector Trail @ Emrick Dr. / I-270 on north-side closed for the next 12 months for construction by Kokosing."

Police Increasing Bike Patrol along Tweetsie Trail


Johnson City, TN - "...People in the community say they've noticed an uptick in crime activity like bicycle theft and vandalism." more...

Cyclist Death is Sober Reminder of Failure to Accommodate Bicyclists


Baltimore, MD - "...On Monday night, there was a sobering reminder of the vulnerability of bicyclists even on one of the widest and most heavily biked of local thoroughfares with the death of Aaron Laciny, a cyclist struck by not one but two vehicles..." more

Like it or Not, E-Bikes are Coming


CO - "...Someday, when the young legs of pedal purest give out (and the legs will give out) you will see those folks grinning while riding an e-bike..." more

If you Build it, They will Ride

"Last September, the town of Macon, Georgia installed a network of temporary bike lanes. In the two weeks that the lanes were up, bike traffic increased by nearly 900 percent..." more

Crash Stats & Pedestrian Safety


"New research from Minneapolis shows that there is safety in numbers for pedestrians." more...

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Bridge Removal Would Affect Pedestrians

Toledo, OH - "Norfolk Southern wants to raze it." more...

More Details on Quarry Development


Columbus, OH - "...there's about two miles of frontage along the Scioto River. We're looking to partner with the City of Columbus to get them to extend their existing bike trail up from West Fifth Avenue..." more

Highway Planners Pause to Consider the Effect of Road Widening


MI - "...highway planners in Michigan are starting to listen to people who say they want something different." more...

Teen Killed after Road Rage Incident


VA - "A man has been charged with murder after police found the body of 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen, who was attacked with a baseball bat and murdered..." more

Bike Share Is Faster Than Cabs When It Matters


NYC - "As the city strives to cut carbon emissions, backseat travelers should know when there's a quicker, cleaner route." more...

Clown Arrested for Chasing People on Bike Path


Anchorage, AK - "A man dressed in a clown costume was arrested by Anchorage Police Sunday evening." more...

Teen Killed by Black Bear During Race


Anchorage, AK - "Patrick Cooper had already turned around after reaching the halfway point in a popular mountain race in Alaska when he somehow veered off the trail and became lost..." more

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New Metropark Site in West Columbus


Columbus, OH - "A sprawling limestone quarry in west Columbus will be turned into scenic parkland surrounded by mixed-use development under a joint plan by Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks..." more

Cyclist Attacked with Rock on Bike Trail

Sacramento, CA - "Kevin Meagher said he was cycling home from work along the American River Parkway bike trail Wednesday when he was attacked by another man on a bike." more...

Homeless Problem on Feather River Trail


Sacramento, CA - "...Since this winter's flooding, the southern part of the path has become a trail of a different type: of graffiti, tents, tarps, bagged trash, trash left to blow in the wind, and scorched earth caused by fires." more...

Amtrak Bike Service Questions


"In March, we asked our members and supporters if they had any questions about bike service on Amtrak. And wow, did you have questions..." more...

Can Cities Afford to Let 'Rogue' Bike Shares Run Wild?


"There's a reason cities and companies partner up to launch bike-share systems. Disrupting this model could cause more harm than good." more...

Bikeshare Association Hires first Executive Director

"The North American Bikeshare Association has hired its first executive director, Samantha Herr." more...

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Western Reserve Trail Bridge to Reopen


Bristol, OH - "...the county finally has liability insurance coverage for the sandstone arch bridge over Baughman Creek in Bristol that closed in August 2015..." more

Trooper Detains Attacker on Bike Trail


Cookeville, TN - "A woman was assaulted while walking along the Central Tennessee Heritage Rail Trail bicycle/walking trail in Cookeville." more...

Stabbing Death on Katy Trail


OK - "Police have arrested a suspect in the stabbing death of a man whose body was found Friday morning on the Katy Trail downtown." more...

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New Cleveland Trail Link gets Thumbs-Up


Cleveland, OH - "CHEERS . . . to the newest half-mile section of the Cleveland Foundation Centennial Lake Link Trail on the West Bank of the Flats that opened last week..." more

Texas Man Shoots Cyclist from Car


TX - "A 19-year-old Texas man is accused of aggravated assault for allegedly firing a shotgun at a cyclist from a car so he could 'blow off steam,' police said." more...

Another Plunger-Protected Bike Lane Goes Permanent


"Tactical urbanism projects are prompting cities to improve the bike-riding environment." more...

Video Contradicts Police Report on Citi Bike Rider Death

NYC - "Security camera footage from a West 26th Street building appears to contradict preliminary NYPD statements and media reports that 36-year-old Dan Hanegby 'swerved' away from a parked vehicle before fatally colliding with a moving bus on Monday morning." more...

VA DOT to Add Trail next to Highway Expansion


VA - "When a bike path is added to a highway expansion project, it risks being an afterthought, resulting in a low-quality, high-stress route. Like this one, now in the works in Northern Virginia." more...

Cars Predominately Cause Bike Collisions

AUS - "...To keep our cyclists safe, it may be time to adopt the approach of many European nations by introducing legislation that, in civil cases, presumes that car drivers caused a collision unless there is evidence to the contrary." more...

Would you let your Child Cycle Here?


"For generations, Danish urban planners have made it a priority for children to be able to ride to school alone. The result is not just more social, cheerful, healthy children - but more social, cheerful, healthy adults." more...

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Oxford Opens First Phase Of Trail System

Oxford, OH - "...The trail section that opens on Wednesday is just over one mile long and is referred to as the "Black Bridge Connector" because it crosses the historic Black Covered Bridge that connects Kelly Drive to Leonard Howell Park on Bonham Road." more...

Body in Bristol may be Missing Warren Man


Warren, OH - "...He told his family he was taking a friend to Akron, but Niles police found his car abandoned Monday morning near the Niles Greenway Bike Trail." more...

Towpath Times E-News

NE OH - Read the latest edition.

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy E-News

The June edition.

Council President Clarke calls for Vision Zero


Philadelphia, PA - "In response to the death of Peter Javsicas, a multimodal transportation advocate who was hit by a driver on Tuesday while walking on the sidewalk near 16th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard, City Council President Darrell Clarke introduced a resolution Thursday calling for hearings on Vision Zero..." more

Can Cyclists and Driverless Cars Co-Exist?


"...A report last month estimated that by 2035 up to 25% of new vehicles sold could be fully autonomous..." more

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City Set to Connect Bike Lanes


Cincinnati, OH - "James Heller-Jackson was on an everyday bike commute between work in Camp Washington and home in Northside when he was run off the road by a motorist on Spring Grove Avenue..." more...

Art Bomb's Freedom Trail Mural

Akron, OH - "The Art Bomb Brigade's latest public mural is putting paint to poetry at the Mill Street overpass on the University of Akron campus." more...

Free Water Taxi Rides


Cleveland, OH - "Visitors to Cleveland's Flats can enjoy a free water-taxi ride across the Cuyahoga River on weekends during the summer season." more...

Transportation Advocate Killed on Sidewalk


PA - "...Javsicas died after a minivan traveling west on John F. Kennedy Boulevard on Tuesday morning tried to switch lanes at 16th Street, but instead struck an SUV, then jumped a curb..." more

Conservancy Meeting Divided Over Greenway


RI - "The Roger Williams Park Conservancy Community Meeting at the Casino on Thursday took a contentious turn as a pocket of residents continued to protest the one-way greenway." more...

The Unintended Consequences Of Bicycle Helmets

"From personal experience I can attest that it is almost impossible, in the US at least, to have an intelligent conversation about bicycle helmets..." more

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Storm Downs Trees on Sippo Valley Trail


"Due to the severe thunder storms and high wind on Tuesday, several trees are down across the path.

"I went as far ar Deermont Ave NW to Manchester Rd. (Rt 93) and turned back. I spotted 11 trees across the trail in that short stretch alone."

Submitted by Sharon Cole

Man Goes Missing near Bike Trail

Warren, OH - "...Brandon's family says police found their sons car abandoned Monday morning near the Niles Greenway bike trail off of State Street." more...

Westerville Bike Sharing Survey

Westerville, OH - "The City of Westerville has organized a steering committee to explore bike sharing in Westerville. The committee is actively seeking input from residents, the workforce and visitors on their level of knowledge and perceived use of such a program..." more

iCan Bike Cleveland Helps Disabled Kids Ride Bikes

South Euclid, OH - "...Twenty-five kids with cognitive or physical disabilities are participating in the week-long program to teach them how to ride regular bicycles without training wheels." more...

Judge Stops Mayor from Removing Bike Lane

Baltimore, MD - "...On Friday, Baltimore City circuit court judge Althea M. Handy, finding 'immediate, substantial and irreparable harm,' granted a temporary restraining order preventing the city from removing the bike lane." more...

'Freezeway' gets Funding for Frozen Trail

ND - "...The first stretch of Freezeway will probably be no longer than 600 yards, Jensen said, possibly featuring some looping sections to keep things interesting. By the winter of 2018-19, skaters may have as much as 2.8 miles of frozen trails to explore." more...

81-Year-Old Suffers Brutal Attack on Greenway


UK - "Pensioner Samuel Cooper was enjoying a walk with his dog in the Greenway at midday last Thursday when he was approached by a stranger." more...

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Sharrows Debut in Canton

Canton, OH - "The city's first bicycle road markings, known as sharrows, debuted last month." more...

Midland to Add Bike Sharing

MI - "Midland City Council votes unanimously to approve three bike sharing stations to be set up on city-owned property, making it the 2nd city in Mid Michigan to boast a bike sharing program." more...

First Citi Bike Death, Police Say


NY - "...Dan Hanegby, 36, an Israeli special forces veteran with two kids in Brooklyn Heights, was riding alongside a charter bus on 26th Street near Eighth Avenue when the two collided, police said." more...

Group of Cyclists Mowed Down by Driver


Austin, TX - "...A witness told police, as he was sitting at a traffic light, he saw a white Buick strike several bicyclists..." more

Caltrans Strands Bicyclists on Bay Bridge

CA - Cyclists get caught behind a locked gate on the new bridge bike path -- a serious safety issue." more...

Arrest Made in Bike Trail Sex Assault Case


San Antonio, TX - "An unsolved assault on a San Antonio bike trail is one step closer to being closed." more...

Vision Zero Data Suggests Progress


"...new data is emerging that gives policymakers a better picture of where Vision Zero is working. And more data tools are on the way that could help address dangerous conditions before traffic deaths or injuries occur." more...

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Little Miami Trail E-News

Read the June edition.

Brookhaven using Eminent Domain for 19-Acres of Greenway


GA - "...With their mind set on owning this property, Brookhaven is forging ahead with using eminent domain - asking a Judge to decide the fair market price the City will pay the owner when they take ownership..." more

E-Bikes Stance Softens


CO - "Owners of electric bikes who faced an uphill battle to ride on the Colorado Riverfront Trail may see a smooth road ahead." more...

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Lebanon Adding Bike Park, Trail Extension


Lebanon, OH - "...This extension is expected to provide non-motorized access to the region's trail system of more than 340 miles to Lebanon residents on the east side of the Ohio 48 bypass." more...

Brainstorming Bike Trail Expansions


Indianapolis, IN - "...The Indiana Bicycle Trails Task Force, created by House Enrolled Act 1174, will develop plans and estimate the costs of connecting Indiana's bike trails..." more

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GT MTB Recall


"About 1,240 bikes have faulty handlebars that can crack, according to the company." more...

Free Roadside Assistance for Cyclists


Hartford, CT - "...Roadside assistance for bikes isn't a new invention, but the Hartford BID appears to the be the first business district in the United States to offer it - for free, seven days a week..." more

Oregon Cyclist Tax Could Raise Price of New Bikes


"Oregon might be the first state to introduce a specific tax on new bicycles, if a massive state transportation bill is passed." more...

Teen Arrested for Robbery, attack on Greenway


Charlotte, NC - "Police are urging people on McMullen Creek Greenway to walk or run with a partner after a second crime this year was reported on the greenway." more...

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Bike Movement Beginning to Move in Cleveland


Cleveland, OH - "Only a few years ago, the path to becoming an avid cyclist in Cleveland was no easy ride. Rentals were scarce, as were bike lanes..." more

Bloomington Woman Circulates Petition to Prevent Bike Lanes


IL - "...Teresea Enyeart lives on Washington and, after knocking on 34 doors, has gathered 22 signatures of people who oppose the bike lane. She said the neighborhood is not against bikers, but they don't think Washington is a safe place for a bike lane." more...

NACTO Wants to Design Better Streets, Faster


"Is your city government taking too long to deliver safer streets? The National Association of City Transportation Officials is on the case.a" more...

Ranking Spotlights New Complete Streets Policies


"...According to a new report ranking municipalities on the accessibility of their roadways for biking and walking, more cities saw the light last year than ever before..." more

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Lake Link Trail in Flats opens Friday


Cleveland, OH - "The newest section of the Cleveland Foundation Centennial Lake Link Trail on the West Bank of the Flats is a small part of a much bigger trail network emerging in Cleveland." more...

Hamilton Trail gets Downtown Connection


Hamilton, OH - "A large new ramp now connects Hamilton's hiking/biking path along the shoreline of the Great Miami River with the city's new Marcum Park near the RiversEdge amphitheater..." more

Cleveland Bike Lane Closed

Cleveland, OH - "Late last month, social media reports and photos of the dreaded orange barrels placed in the bike lane on Detroit-Superior bridge began to emerge. They were in the eastbound bike lane, and when they popped up - the reason wasn't readily apparent..." more

'Ghost Bike' Memorial returns to Fatal Crash Site


Kalamazoo, MI - "Five "ghost bikes" have been returned to the site of last year's fatal bicycle crash in Kalamazoo to commemorate the five bicyclists who were killed." more...

Related: Survivors reflect on year after fatal bike crash in Michigan

Adventure Cycling E-News

Bike Bits Volume 19, June 7, 2017.

Mystery Creature Captured on Video near Hiking Trail


La Crescenta, CA - "The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is investigating after a man captured a mysterious, ape-like animal on video during a walk in the woods." more...

Analysis of the Biking Networks in 299 U.S. Cities


"...PeopleForBikes, has just made the first attempt to measure and compare local bike networks on a nationwide scale." more...

Can Algorithms Design Safer Intersections?


"Cities and tech firms are deploying new technology to gauge risks at dangerous intersections..." more

California's Billion-Dollar Active Transportation Plan

CA - "On the tail of a historic three-year funding ride for biking and walking projects, California upped the ante this spring by announcing a $1 billion increase to its innovative Active Transportation Program (ATP) over the next decade." more...

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What Will Replace Akron's Innerbelt?

Akron, OH - "About two-dozen people met in Kent over the weekend to brainstorm ideas for the future of Akron's Innerbelt highway." more...

Roadway Improvements Include Shared Use Paths

Columbus, OH - "...A shared-use path for pedestrians and bicycles will be added on the west side of Olentangy River Road from West North Broadway to McConnell Drive, and the new OhioHealth Boulevard and the as-yet-unnamed east-west road will include shared-use paths..." more

Cyclist Paralyzed after Trail Bollard Crash

WA - "...While riding through the Cecil Moses Memorial Park the victim struck an unmarked bollard that had been installed in the middle of the path..." more

Learn more about the trail bollard hazard.

Tracking Chips for Bikes


"Many years ago - back in my stolenbicycleregistry.com days - I wrote an article about the possibility of using RFID to track bikes." more...

Bike Parking & the Bottom Line


"5 reasons why retail business can no longer afford to ignore bicyclists." more...

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Ohio Launches 'Your Move' Campaign

Columbus, OH - "...Fatal and serious accidents in Ohio involving bicyclists and pedestrians hit their highest levels in a decade last year..." more

Key Bank Bike Giveaway

Cleveland, OH - "What began as a competitive team-building exercise for 145 summer interns at KeyBank ended Friday with a lesson in giving back to the community." more...

DOT adds 'Dutch Reach' to Driver's Manual

MA - "...The department announced Tuesday that the Registry of Motor Vehicles has added the 'Dutch Reach' safety procedure to its latest driver's manual, in an effort to reduce the number of 'dooring' incidents involving cyclists. more...

Bike Lane Bikelash in Baltimore


MD - "Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has given in to bikelash, downgrading a new protected bike lane while the city was in the process of installing it..." more

Police Report on Cyclist Fatality


NC - "Wilmington police have released the accident report that details the deadly collision between a tanker truck and a bicyclist on South 17th Street last month." more...

Cyclists Claim Security Barriers are Unsafe


UK - "Cyclists have complained that new security barriers on London's bridges make roads less safe for them, just hours after they were installed to protect pedestrians from terror attacks." more...

Survey Reveals Driver Ignorance

UK - "A new survey by eBikes Direct has revealed how ignorant British drivers are about the rights of cyclists despite daily contact." more...

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Upcoming Blacklick Trail Closing June 12

Columbus, OH - From Franklin MetroParks: Trail to be rerouted to traffic across Winchester Pike-Shannon Road. Area to be closed ~40 days.

Ohio-to-Erie Trail Newsletter

Read the 2017 Spring edition.

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More Details on 5 Cyclists that were Struck


Cleveland, OH - "...Dungy was arrested on scene for aggravated vehicular assault and suspected OVI, according to a police spokesperson." more...

Ann Arbor's $55M Trail Plan


MI - "Ann Arbor's plan for a new greenway trail for pedestrians and cyclists is taking shape, and there's now a preferred route showing how the path would wind through the city..." more

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5 Cyclists Struck, 3 in Critical Condition


Cleveland, OH - "Cleveland Police say that early Saturday morning, five cyclists were struck by a car, and one of the victims was struck again by a hit-skip driver before police had a chance to respond." more...

Akron Innerbelt Design Charrette


Akron, OH - "Craig Thompson Architecture is putting out a call to artists, developers, architects and other creative types interested in brainstorming new designs for Akron's Innerbelt." more...

Lakefront Parks are Flourishing


Cleveland, OH - "...Clough's vision for the shaping of Cleveland's lakefront is anchored by an audacious proposal to create hundreds of acres of park and green space on land now bisected by the Shoreway." more...

Improving Dangerous Bike Route for Kids


Grand Traverse County, MI - "...Three Mile is a highway and it is one of our main corridors. Even if the shoulder was widened it still would not be safe for kids getting to and from school..." more

Cycling Community Tracks Down Stolen Bikes

Safety Fencing installed on Bike Trail: Memorial Planned


CAN - "Geoffrey Bercarich has been making 'ghost bikes' for fallen cyclists for more than a decade, but he's never made one this small. more...

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Northside Waits for Bike Lane Approval


Cincinnati, OH - "Northside residents are waiting for City Council to approve bike lanes along Spring Grove Avenue, but time is running out." more...

Summit and Portage Lay Out $5.5B in Transpo Projects

NE OH - "...recommending more than $5 .5 billion be spent on highway infrastructure. The plan also recommends more than $2 billion in public transportation benefits and $33 million for bike and pedestrian transportation." more...

Wayne County Rails-to-Trails Newsletter

Wayne County, OH - Read the June edition.

Dirty River Bicycle Works

Akron, OH - " Dirty River Bicycle Works, a new specialty bicycle shop, is opening in Akron's North Side Arts District." more...

Do-It-Yourself Approach to Taming Extra-Wide Streets


Houston, TX - "Impatient at the slow rate of change on Houston's streets, advocates and urban designers took it upon themselves to tame some of their city's wide roads - and are promising to come back for a second round soon." more...

Neighbors Don't like Raleigh's Greenway Plan


Raleigh, NC - "The city plans to build a walking and biking path to connect downtown Raleigh to Dix Park, but some neighbors say the route doesn't make sense and could be dangerous..." more

Doppelt Fund Helps 6 Trails

"Today, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) announced the recipients of the 2017 Doppelt Family Trail Development Fund grant program, awarding more than $100,000 to enhance or complete multiuse trail projects in six communities across the United States." more...

Medical Cost from Crashes Soaring


"...The medical cost of dealing with squished cyclists is increasing dramatically..." more

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Temporary Closure Along Little Miami Trail


Yellow Springs, OH - "The Little Miami Scenic Trail in the area of Xenia Avenue will be closed for a short period Thursday, June 1 for brush removal..." more

Pedestrian Beacons Catching On

Worthington, OH - "Nearly two months after the hybrid pedestrian beacons on High Street were activated, downtown Worthington visitors still are adjusting to them." more...

Miami Valley Trails Newsletter

SW OH - Read the 2017 Spring Issue.

Greenway Stabbing Victim had just Moved to the Area


Knoxville, TN - "...Within the first six hours in his new city, he was stabbed to death." more...

Bike Share Boom a Cautionary Tale


China - "Cyclists flood the streets of a country once known as the Kingdom of Bikes - but often ignore traffic rules and abandon their rides all over the city. Now, national policy is stepping in to curb the chaos." more...

Study Tests a Bike Network's Effects on Safety and Ridership


"Which is more important to making a city great for biking: the number of high-quality bikeways, or whether they're connected to each other?" more...

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Fall Kills Kentucky Man at Blackhand Gorge


Newark, OH - "...Bartley climbed a tree on top of the trestle and then slipped and fell out of the tree and off the edge of the trail..." more

Towpath Times Newsletter

NE OH - Read the latest edition.

Are Bikes Lanes Bad for Business?


"To bike lane or not to bike lane?" more...

Bike Paths: Why Cities should focus on Quality


Vancouver - "He's the point man for transport planning in Vancouver, which wants two-thirds of all trips by 2040 to be made on foot, bikes or transit, with cycling taking centre stage..." more

Copenhagen Cyclists get Traffic Info Screens

"Cyclists in Copenhagen will now be able to pick up information about two-wheeled traffic jams en route through the Danish capital." more...

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Towpath Closures in Summit County


From summitmetroparks.org, "The Towpath Trail is closed between Beech Street and Route 59 due to storm damage." And "The Towpath Trail is closed north and south of the Clinton Trailhead due to flooding."

Has Norfolk's Bike Lane Loop Defied Critics?

Norforlk, VA - "...Some commuters cried foul when bike lanes replaced a lane of traffic on Llewellyn Avenue..." more

Body found near Trolley Track Trail

Kansas City, MO - "...The recent killings on another trail -- the Indian Creek Trail -- where the latest death occurred about three miles away from this location, has some wondering if this incident is related." more...

Toronto's Big Cycling Challenge


CAN - "City has 10-year plan to build cycling network, but advocates calling for more lanes sooner." more...

Radical New Vision for Transport in U.S.

"The 2017 Strong Towns Summit was almost two months ago, but we're still feeling energized and excited by all the ideas that were discussed in Tulsa..." more...

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From Starkparks, "The trail will be closed just north of Wooster St. in Navarre until further notice for a construction project next to the trail. We are working with the contractor and Village of Navarre to have the trail open on weekends during the summer season. Varying trail conditions should be expected until after the trail reopens. Please use caution and be aware of construction equipment in the area. More permanent repairs after recent flooding will be in progress as weather permits."

Loveland Fire Damages Historic District


Loveland, OH - "...A massive fire gutted the upper floors of three buildings on West Loveland Avenue, near the Little Miami Scenic Trail. Everyone escaped unharmed." more...

Driver Sought after Bike Trail Hit-and-Run


FL - "...Manny Vargas, 38, of Lake Worth was walking southbound along the bike trail in the 3400 block of S. Militrary Trail when a vehicle entered the bike trail and struck him, pushing him approximately 75 feet, officials said." more...

Lakefront Construction in Full Swing


Chicago, IL - "...Segments of the 18-mile multi-use path are being ripped up and repaved to separate cyclists from everyone else - and a $60 million project to build a 'flyover' over the congested downtown area near Navy Pier remains in progress." more...

Better Safety Needed on Bike Trails


CAN - "The heart-breaking death of a 5-year-old boy last week has underscored the urgent need to improve the safety of the Martin Goodman Trail - and others like it - throughout the city." more...

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Bike Route Links 15 Counties


IN - "A 360-mile cycling route connecting 15 counties from the northern tip of Indian to the southern end has officially launched during National Bike Month this May." more...

Shreveport Opens First Bike Lane

LA - "Around three dozen cyclists gathered on the Creswell Street side of Columbia Park as the black tarp was pulled off of the new bike [lane] designation sign." more...

Bike Rental Competition in Singapore

"In less than half a year since bike-sharing made its debut in Singapore, some bike-rental kiosks and companies have taken a hit due to [the immense competition], with one reporting a drop in revenue of around 20 to 30 per cent." more...

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Are Downtown Dwellers Ready to Leave Cars Behind?

Akron, OH - "...Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan has said he wants to increase downtown residency from about 3,600 people to at least 10,000." more...

Attempting to Gauge the Impact of "Near-Miss" Incidents

Houston, TX - "...More than two-thirds were near-misses between cyclists and car drivers, while about one in three were between pedestrians and drivers." more...

Proposed Bike Route would Span 6 Counties


IA - "...The Frontier Iowa Trails Network is working on the designation of the Lewis and Clark Today Route, which will span from Woodbury County in the north, southward to Fremont County. more...

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Red Bike to Surpass 250,000 Rides this Month

Cincinnati, OH - "...Red Bike started putting bike stations in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky in September 2014. Today they have 59 stations and 442 bikes..." more

Cincy Launches New Bike Rack Web App

Cincinnati, OH - "The City of Cincinnati has launched a new web app that allows residents and visitors to help the City update its bicycle rack inventory..." more

"We Will Pull You Over for Texting"


Toledo, OH - "...Now, Toledo Police and other law enforcement agencies say they will pull you over for it, based on an Ohio law that is separate from statute 4511.204..." more

PENNDOT Abolishes the Bikeway Occupancy Permit


PA - "...The BOP, which had been law up until now, required a municipality that wanted a new bike lane to maintain any bikeway in PENNDOT's right of way." more...

Louisville Bike Share Launches


KY - "...A network of nearly 30 LouVelo bicycle sharing stations are now operational and placed strategically throughout downtown Louisville, NuLu, Old Louisville and Butchertown, to make your riding dreams come true." more...

Vision Zero and Traffic Safety

NYC - "...In NYC, Vision Zero consists of reengineering intersections and streets..." more

Toronto to Study Safety Measures after Child's Death


CAN - "The city of Toronto will look into safety measures for the Martin Goodman trail following the tragic death of 5-year-old boy who fell into traffic from a bike trail next to Lake Shore Blvd. W., Wednesday night." more...

Launch Lessons


"For small businesses cropping up and cashing in on bicycle tourism, it's not always easy..." more

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Roanoke Launches Bike Share


VA - "While the rain Wednesday morning did not make for nice biking weather, it didn't deter some from hopping on one of Roanoke's new bikes for a spin around downtown." more...

Brother says Streetcar Tracks to Blame for Sister's Death


Seattle, WA - "The brother of a bicyclist killed a year ago has filed claims against the city of Seattle and Sound Transit, saying the First Hill Streetcar trolley tracks were to blame for the crash." more...

Legalizing MTB Riding at Whiskeytown Recreation Area


CA - "For decades mountain biking and mountain bike racing have gone at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area - all of it illegally." more...

200 Attend Ride Honoring Trail Homicide Victim


Kansas City, MO - "...He was murdered last week while walking his dog on the Indian Creek Trail. Officials say his killing has similarities to other homicides on the same trail." more...

White House Budget Sets Troublesome Tone for Trails


"...the budget does outline principles that will guide the administration's philosophy toward infrastructure and serve as warning shots." more...

The Way we Talk about Traffic Deaths is All Wrong

"...driving is so pervasive in our culture that when a tragedy occurs on our streets, we as a society are often quick to protect the drivers, rather than the most vulnerable." more...

How can Doctors Prescribe Cycling when Roads are Unsafe?

"...As a specialist in critical care, I look after trauma patients all the time. I have seen pedestrians folded in half by snowploughs, cyclists with crushed chests, and all manner of injuries caused when soft, squishy humans meet momentous objects unexpectedly." more...

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Cyclist Assaulted on Warren Trail


Warren, OH - "...Robert Burson III of Warren said he was riding the Garrett Wonders Bike Trail, part of the Great Ohio Lake-to-River Greenway, when someone came at him with a baseball bat..." more

Bike Advocates Discuss Fatal Hit-n-Run

Cincinnati, OH - See the video.

Euclid's Waterfront Improvement Plan


Euclid, OH - "With Lake Erie right in Euclid's 'back yard,' the city is ready to move forward in its shoreline restoration project." more...

Seattle's Protected Bike Lanes Increase Commute Rates


WA - "There's no question about it: comfortable, safe bicycle infrastructure plays a significant role in encouraging people to ride..." more

Patrols Increase on Murfreesboro Greenway

TN - "Police are on the hunt for a man who allegedly exposed himself to a woman on a greenway walking trail in Murfreesboro." more...

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Heroin Using Driver Kills Bicyclist


Anderson Twp., OH - "A 61-year-old bicyclist was killed Monday by a driver who admitted to using heroin before getting behind the wheel..." more

NOACA Pedestrian and Cyclist Study

NE OH - "Volunteers spent three days last week counting pedestrians and cyclists in Northeast Ohio as part of region-wide study." more...

Pop-Up Comics Push for Better Bike Lanes


Boston, MA - "Boston's latest do-it-yourself bike lane intervention might seem a bit sketchy - because it uses comics to prod City Hall for needed safety improvements." more...

Body Found on Greenway Identified

Longmont, CO - "A 42-year-old Longmont man was found dead on the St. Vrain Greenway on Sunday..." more

Why More People Didn't Get Hurt in Times Square

NYC - "Twenty-two people were injured and one person was killed when a driver raced through a busy sidewalk in Times Square on Thursday..." more

Nicky Hayden Dies after being Struck by Car in Italy


"American motorcycle racer Nicky Hayden has died, five days after he was hit by a car while training on his bicycle, an Italian hospital said Monday. Hayden was 35." more...

Is Montreal Still North America's Cycling Capital?


"As bikes boom in Canada's second largest city, advocates warn the city might not be taking safety seriously enough." more...

Cities Misinterpreting the Safety of Streets


"Crash data on reported collisions may not be telling the whole story about whether our streets are safe for bicyclists and pedestrians." more...

Connecting Cities' Scattered Bikeways


"When the low-hanging fruit has all been eaten, there's only one thing to do: climb higher." more...

What Happens to Drivers Who Kill Cyclists?

"We researched fatal crashes in seven cities to find out..." more

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Barlow Rd Improvements Includes Trail

Hudson, OH - " Improvements to Barlow Road will continue through the next two years with the addition of a trail from the Metro Parks Bike and Hike trail on the west side of Terex Road to state Route 91." more...

Contractor Clears all Trees along Stretch of Trail

Muncie, IN - "A lawsuit might follow the clearing of trees and bushes from along hundreds of yards of the Cardinal Greenway trail north of Muncie." more...

Mayfield Bikeway Funding OK'd


KY - "...Watson announced construction of the Mayfield Bikeway on Friday morning during a news conference at Mayfield City Hall..." more

Mapping America's Bike Commuters

"In honor of Bike to Work Day, we dug into where the largest share of these intrepid workers get to their jobs on two wheels." more...

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New Hiking Trails Open in Hocking Hills

Logan, OH - "Hocking Hills State Park now features two new hiking trails that officials expect will increase the popularity of a recreation haven that already attracts more than 1 million visitors each year." more...

4 Murders Along Indian Trail in 9 Months

Kansas City, MO - "...Police say while there is no physical evidence tying the four cases together, all four victims white men and three of them were walking their dogs either on the trail or close to the trail..." more

St. Paul-to-Canada Route Added to U.S. Biking Network


MN - "An existing set of roadways and bike paths between St. Paul and Grand Portage State Park has been designated U.S. Bike Route 41." more...

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Alum Creek - Sharon Woods Connector Trail

Westerville, OH - "Construction [is underway] of approximately 4,000 linear feet of asphalt pathway along Cooper Rd and Copeland Mill Rd to provide a paved trail connecting the existing multi use trail along Alum Creek to Sharon Woods Metropark." more...

Riverfront Bike Trail Considered in Stubenville


Steubenville, OH - "Steubenville and Jefferson County officials are making more moves this week for a shared-use trail and bike path to the Steubenville Marina." more...

Central Ohio Greenways Launches New Website

Columbus, OH - "Central Ohio Greenways (COG) is connecting the Central Ohio region with over 180 miles of trails for everyone to explore parks, neighborhoods, rivers, and the vibrant, diverse culture of one of the nation's greatest places to live, work, and play." more...

Pedicab Service Opens in Dayton

Dayton, OH - "First Through Fifth will be providing free pedicab service - with tips encouraged - throughout downtown Dayton starting May 19..." more

30-Mile Trail Project Nears Completion


MI - "Ottawa County Parks & Recreation Commission hopes to complete $41-million plan linking Grand Haven to Grand Rapids in five years." more...

Plan for MTB Trail Ditched after Nasty Year-Long Battle


Elizabeth, NJ - "A deeply divided Union County Freeholder Board on Thursday narrowly voted to drop a proposal for creating a mountain bike trail in the Watchung Reservation." more...

'Data Bike' Helps Maintain Iowa Trails


IA - "...It's part of the Des Moines Metropolitan Planning Organization's effort to measure the health of recreational trails and arm the agencies that maintain them with valuable data to aid budgeting decisions and respond more quickly to damage." more...

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Cars Using Section of Camp Chase Trail

Columbus, OH - "...She was riding with Rob Luikart on the Camp Chase Trail in Columbus when a car illegally came driving down the path..." more

Man Knocked Unconscious, Bike Stolen

Portland, OR - "While riding on the Springwater Corridor path early Wednesday morning, someone knocked Portland resident Vincent Rodarte off his bike. The impact caused him to lose consciousness. When he woke up, his custom-built mountain bike was gone." more...

Driver gets 42-Month Sentence for Killing Cyclist

Portland, OR - "...Schrantz's driving record is littered with at least 40 tickets for driving uninsured and without a license (he was also convicted for hit-and-run in 2015)..." more

Body Found on Bike Trail along Indian Creek

Kansas City, MO - "Police are now calling the death of a man whose body was found Thursday along a bike trail right off of Indian Creek in south Kansas City a homicide." more...

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Thief tries to Steal Bike Off Back of Moving Car


UK - "This is the moment a brazen thief tries to steal a £2,500 bike off the bike rack of a moving car in the middle of London, thankfully not succeeding." more...

Global Street Design Guide Now Available


"As s of this week, the Global Street Design Guide, a handbook for cities around the world to design safe, sustainable streets, is available to the public as for free online." more...

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Stow Considers Walkable Downtown

Stow, OH - "Stow City Council has unanimously voted to fund a study on whether to create a walkable downtown retail district." more...

New MTB Trail Caters to all Riders

Whitehouse, OH - "A new attraction at Oak Openings is appealing to both extreme sport enthusiasts and cycling novices alike..." more

Towpath Times E-News

NE OH - Read the latest edition.

Cyclist Shot During Ride


New Orleans, LA - "Video captured the moment a man was shot in the back while biking with a group in New Orleans..." more

San Fran Tries to Ban Delivery Bots


CA - "A little more than a month after a startup announced it was unleashing robots to deliver food to San Franciscans, a city lawmaker wants them curbed." more...

Adventure Cycling Bike Bits - May 17

Read the latest edition.

'Rideables' Could be Future of Urban Mobility


UK - "...'Rideables,' as they are known, are not intended to supersede bicycles, but to democratise access to the cycle lanes..." more

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Hoover Trail Construction

North Canton, OH - "A project to extend the Hoover Hike and Bike Trail in North Canton will close busy Route 43 for about a month starting May 31st." more...

Residents Upset after Building Expansion Encroaches on Trail


MD - "Community members said the car dealership's proposal isn't enough to compensate for structure's encroachment on the trail easement." more...

Guerrilla Toilet Plunger Bike Lanes Are Officially a Trend


"Another illegal bike lane crafted out of plumbing tools hit streets recently, in Providence, RI - and the mayor is cool with it." more...

Family of Deceased Cyclist get $4.5M Settlement


Los Angeles, CA - "After Edgardo Gabat was killed during a road ride in LA three years ago, his family sued the city for neglect in maintaining its streets." more...

Storm Drainage Can Be a Transportation Twofer


"...on-street storm drainage can be a great deal for taxpayers and safe streets alike." more...

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Arial Tour of Proposed Dayton 'High Line' Trail

Dayton, OH - "...Although it's still in the conceptual stage, the City of Dayton has taken the first steps to acquire 6.5 miles of railway that could eventually become 'high-line' bicycle trail and parks on the elevated railway." more...

AAA for Bike Breakdowns in Cincy

Cincinnati, OH - "The Greater Cincinnati chapter of the American Automobile Association will now pick up stranded bicyclists under a new initiative by the organization, whose focus has traditionally been on problems people have with their cars." more...

Road Raging Driver Brought to Justice

"The road-raging driver had just endangered the life of the cyclist and his toddler, and now he was spoiling for a fight..." more

New Law Fails to Prevent Cyclists Deaths

Orange County, CA - "...A review of Orange County Coroner records and published reports found that despite new laws, thousands of dollars spent improving safety and more 'share the road' signs, we averaged a bicycle death by vehicle every month." more...

Chicago Virtually Stops Ticketing Distracted Drivers

IL - "If you text and drive in Chicago, worry about crashing. But don't worry too much about getting ticketed. The Chicago police appear to have all but given up enforcing a city ordinance against distracted driving." more...

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Cincy Cycling Community Growing


Cincinnati, OH - "Recent surveys list Cincinnati as one of the fastest growing bicycling cities in the country." more...

New Bike Park Set to Open


Louisville, KY - "...The bike park will be in the Turkey Run Park section of the vast four-park, recreation corridor along Floyds Fork in far eastern Jefferson County..." more

Fairbikes Bike Share adds Stations, Doubles its Fleet


Fairbanks, AK - "...Anyone with a smartphone app can check availability, rent and unlock bikes at stations throughout town..." more

Can Seattle Deliver on Promises Made to Cycling Community?


WA - "When voters passed the levy to 'Move Seattle' in 2015, big promises were made on what it would buy for cyclists..." more

China's Bike Share App Floods Sidewalks with Bikes

CHN - "China's renewed love affair with the bicycle is proving a boon for mobile bike-sharing apps but is causing headaches by congesting city sidewalks." more...

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Cincy Bike Commuting Survey

Cincinnati, OH - "Supporters of the Wasson Way bike trail project have voted to extend the proposed bike trail an additional 1.1 miles so that it reaches Avondale..." more

Commission Turns Down Preferred Rail Trail Route


CA - "A divided California Coastal Commission voted to reject Encinitas' preferred route for a segment of the Coastal Rail Trail that will run through Cardiff-by-the-Sea, leaving elected officials and residents who attended the hearing stunned." more...

Lafitte Greenway Growing in Fits & Starts


New Orleans, LA - "...New Orleans Deputy Mayor Jeff Hebert acknowledges that the 2.6-mile trail is still pretty much an ongoing construction site, even though it officially opened 18 months ago and is used by an average of 750 people daily." more...

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Little Miami Trail Section Repaved

Loveland, OH - "...An 8-mile section of trail from Camp Denison to Loveland was recently repaved, thanks to a $750,000 grant from the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The work included drainage improvement and widening of the trail through downtown Loveland." more...

Dayton to Eliminate 'Scary' Gap in Bike Trail


Dayton, OH - "Getting from downtown to the University of Dayton campus on a bicycle can be tricky..." more

$2.1M Bike Trail Project in MI


Muskegon, MI - "A $2.1 million project to connect non-motorized trails around West Michigan is in full swing with better weather conditions and is scheduled to be completed by spring of 2018." more...

Take a Virtual Ride on a Contra-Flow Greenway


Chicago, IL - "...The new $65,000 bikeway, which is largely completed, runs on Glenwood from Brywn Mawr to Carmen in the Edgewater neighborhood, providing a safe north-south alternative to busy Clark and Broadway..." more

DIY Plungers Keep Cars From Clogging Bike Lane


RI - "...advocates in Providence have taken a page from Wichita, Kansas, by installing plungers to unclog a bike lane - leading city officials to come up with a permanent fix." more...

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County, Villages Agree on NCIT Extension Effort

Elmore, OH - "Ottawa County, Elmore and Genoa each entered into agreement Thursday as they continue to move forward on efforts to extend bike paths between the two villages, connecting the North Coast Inland Trail from Lucas to Sandusky County." more...

Bike Safety Program in Marietta


Marietta, OH - "May is Ohio Bike Helmet Safety Month and the City of Marietta Health Department is partnering with the state to educate children and their parents about the importance of riding safely." more...

Trail Office Vandalized

West Newton, PA - "Glass in a window and door were broken and a bicycle intended as a raffle prize was damaged late Tuesday or early Wednesday..." more

NYC Seeks the 'Holy Grail' of Street Design

NYC - "Why do some intersections have such high pedestrian injury rates? It's not all about the number of cars." more...

Bikes Share for People with Disabilities

"...Next month, Portland plans to start offering speciality bicycles branded to match the rest of its Biketown bike-share system..." more

Physically Separated Bike lanes are Crucial for Safety


"...The two researchers had already shown that more bike lanes mean more cyclists and that bikes keep you skinny, but now demonstrate that cycle tracks keep you alive..." more

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Dayton has 180-Days to Make 'High Line' Deal

Dayton, OH - "A federal board has given the city of Dayton 180 days to try to negotiate a deal to purchase or lease 6.5 miles of rail track it wants to convert into a 'high line' trail overlooking the urban center." more...

Bike-Friendly Communities Announced


"Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized 37 communities with Bicycle Friendly Community awards out of 50 applicants. This round saw six communities move up from an Honorable Mention to Bronze, nine communities receive a Bronze award on their first application, and 22 communities renewing as BFCs, including five that moved from a Bronze to a Silver award." more...

Driver Jailed for Ramming Cyclist


UK - "Justine Henshaw-Bryan, 25, used 'car as a weapon' after Damien Doughty confronted her about using phone while driving." more...

The Prioritization of Order over Safety

NYC - "...Watching police officers respond to the deaths of people on bikes by ticketing people on bikes is frustrating beyond belief, but it's nothing new..." more

3 Revolutions of Transport Coming


"...The three revolutions happening all at once are the move to electric vehicles, automation, and sharing." more...

Bike-Friendly Streets Even Better for People Who Don't Ride


"From London to San Francisco to Toronto, bike lanes are fought every inch of the way by drivers and the politicians voted into power by drivers..." more

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Here's How We've Been Using UH Bikes

Cleveland, OH - "Alex Baca knows one thing about Clevelanders. When it gets nice, they go outside..." more

Bike Month Discount at Akron Zoo


Akron, OH - " The Akron Zoo will be celebrating National Bike Month in May with 50 percent off admission for anyone who rides their bicycle to the zoo from May 15-31 and uses the zoo's new bike shelter that opened late last year." more...

2 New Hiking Trails Open in Hocking Hills State Park

Logan, OH - "...Folks traveling to Hocking Hills State Park can now hike on a revitalized trail to the second-largest cave in Ohio, along with witnessing spectacular views." more...

Students on Bikes Jam Rt. 513


NJ - "Nearly two dozen Voorhees High School students caused an early morning traffic jam on Route 513 on Friday, April 28, and will now have to face the consequences with detention and court appearances, according to police." more...

Man Posts Sign Telling Drivers Not to Stop for Bikes/Peds

VA - "A Northern Virginia man is sparking outrage among many cyclists and pedestrians after he set out homemade road signs telling drivers not to stop for them." more...

Suspected Greenway Killer 'Had a Thirst to Kill'

Knoxville, TN - "Opening statements were given Monday in the murder trial of 26-year-old Timothy Dwayne Ison, who is accused of fatally stabbing a woman on the Third Creek Greenway in 2015." more...

Denver's Commuting Corridors no Longer just for Cars


CO - "Transportation planners say changes could increase capacity by making transit, biking more attractive." more...

Froome Victim of Hit-and-Run


France - "The three-time Tour de France champion is luckily okay after being hit by an aggressive motorist while riding - but his bike, not so much." more...

4 Ways Slower Driving Creates Better Cities


"Traffic crashes kill 1.25 million people every year and cause permanent disability to millions more. No matter the location, speed is frequently a factor." more...

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MTB Trail Construction Continues


Cannonsburg, KY - "...The bike trail is part of the group's overall goal for Cannonsburg to be an official Kentucky Trail Town..." more

Chester County Commissioners Endorse Circuit Trails


PA - "...Chester County is the first of the nine counties in the region to formally endorse the initiative, spearheaded by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. This action helps to support the Coalition's short term goal of 500 miles of trails by 2025." more...

The Case for Bikes Inevitable Triumph over Cars

"That's the conclusion of Horace Dediu, a prominent analyst of disruptive technologies, who has spent the past three and a half years researching the future of transportation." more...

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Towpath Section Closure May 9 & 10

CVNP, OH - From the CVNP, "...The Towpath Trail south of Highland/Vaughn Road will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, May 9 & 10 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. No detour will be posted. We apologize for any inconvenience, but this allows us to repair flood damage, the result of all this rain."

New MTB Trail at Oak Openings Metropark


Swanton, OH - "... a new single-track trail in Oak Openings Preserve, north of the Wabash Cannonball Trail near Swanton, officially opens to the public." more...

Area Trails Reopening after Wildfires


NC - "It's been six months since a wildfire ripped through thousands of acres of South Mountains State Park." more...

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ExploreAFoot Offers Local Bike or Hike Adventures


Akron, OH - "...One of two Akron winners in Knight's 2016 Cities Challenge, ExploreAFoot was awarded $70,000 to create a program that helps people more easily explore the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and surrounding parks." more...

Candidate Makes No Apologies For Confrontation With Bicyclist

Pittsburgh, PA - "A confrontation between a Pittsburgh City Councilwoman, who is also a mayoral candidate, and a bicyclist over the city's controversial bike lanes was caught on video." more...

Should NYC Have a Bicycle Mayor?

E-Bikes in Portland


OR - "E-bikes are everywhere in Portland..." more

Cyclist Struck from Behind, Sued by Driver

"...Nakatsuka contacted the driver's insurance company about her medical bills - she'd suffered a concussion, severe bruising, and permanent damage to her glutes - she discovered the LAPD had never filed a report..." more

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Ohio Celebrates a Safer National Bike Month

Columbus, OH - "Ohio Bicycle Federation (OBF) is celebrating a very special National Bike Month. After spearheading a seven-year effort, the only statewide advocacy organization representing bicyclists since 1980 finally welcomes a law requiring Ohio motorists to give bicyclists at least three feet..." more

UH Bikes Expanding in Cleveland


Cleveland, OH - "Cuyahoga County residents have embraced bike sharing, and UH Bikes is expanding this summer, officials said." more...

Local Organizers Hoping Bike Month Garners New Riders


Cincinnati, OH - "...Starting last weekend, advocates, riding groups and local businesses have roughly 50 events planned across the region through early June." more...

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Newport's DIY Skate Park

KY - "How a ragtag group of sk8er boys turned a concrete pad under an interstate into a skatepark, won over Newport's mayor, and built a community in the process." more...

Adventure Cycling Bike Bits

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The RoboCop of Twin Cities Cycling

MN - "Ward Rubrecht is not your typical cyclist. Armed with two cameras, an air horn, baton and a mirrored face-shield, his cycling kit is more akin to that of an extra in a Neill Blomkamp film, than that of a daily commuter..." more

Test Riding a Stationless Bike Share Bike


Seattle, WA - "I took a ride on what could be one of Seattle's next bike share bikes and made it up one of downtown's steepest hills." more...

Truckee River Floods Bike Path


CA - "...water traveling out of Lake Tahoe and down the Truckee River has flooded parts of the bike and pedestrian trail along California Route 89." more...

Fire Burns along Santa Ana River Trail


"A fire burned two to three acres of vegetation Wednesday along the Santa Ana River bike trail in Colton. more...

100-MIle Trail Connects Croatia to Bosnia & Herzegovina


Concord, CA - "Biking enthusiasts looking to explore cities in the nations of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina can now do so on the Ciro trail." more...

Why Bike Share & Open Streets Should Partner Up


"Bike share staff and partners are always seeking new methods of drawing in diverse members, and open streets events are a big opportunity for bike share to make a splash." more...

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New Design for Wasson Way Trail Unveiled


Cincinnati, OH - "...The images show a path lined with trees, plants, grass and benches that is bifurcated in one part between a paved path for fast users and a gravel path for slower ones." more...

Dayton Lands International Trails Symposium


Dayton, OH - "...'The symposium is really what American Trails would say is a premier event for trail managers, trail governors, industry leaders, planners, designers, and enthusiasts worldwide, to come together to communicate and experience an inspirational and educational conference,' Dingle says. 'It really puts Dayton on the map, on a worldwide platform.'" more...

Google Street View Coming to Hamilton County Parks

OH - "Hikers will soon be able to preview Hamilton County park trails online. Google is planning to photograph the trails much like it does with roads with the Street View function." more...

New Restrictions Sought for Peds


Lexington, KY - "...If okayed in its current form, the ordinance would also stiffen existing penalties. For instance, those found standing on the road or on medians in specified areas could run the risk of a $100 fine if observed by police." more...

Judge Apologizes To Driver Who Fatally Struck Cyclist

NY - "A Department of Motor Vehicles judge read from an erroneous police report and apologized to a driver, who fatally struck a cyclist, during a recent hearing." more...

Cities That are Replacing Bad Infra with the Best


"In car-dependent Dallas, parking lots are ubiquitous downtown. But one lot will soon be de-paved and turned into a park..." more

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Bikepath Mystery Solved

Athens, OH - "...County officials have been puzzled for quite some time over a plaque that mysteriously appeared on [the Hockhocking Bikeway] fence a few years ago. It reads: 'Here marks the crash landing site of Don Huling. May he rest in peace.'" more...

Pittsburgh Won't Install Bike Lanes on Fort Pitt Blvd.


PA - "Pittsburgh has decided not to install bike lanes on Fort Pitt Boulevard and will take a step back while it reviews how to coordinate the connection between the Great Allegheny Passage trail and Point State Park with other Downtown transportation projects." more...

50% Increase in Bicycle 'Dooring' Crashes

IL - "...In 2015, 302 bicyclists were "doored," according to data released by the Illinois Department of Transportation..." more

Who's Tops in Bikeways?

"It's a tight race between Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver." more...

Cycling Trail in Canadian Rockies is a Brilliant Idea


CAN - "A proposed trail linking Banff and Jasper is being criticized for potential environmental damage. Never mind the thousands of cars that travel the same route each day." more...

Flo System Helps Cyclists Catch Green Lights

Introducing Bike Walk Action


"...Bike Walk Action is a new coalition of bicycling and walking advocacy organizations focused on influencing federal policy and bringing local voices to members of Congress..." more

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Protest for Peds in Milwaukee

WI - "A coalition of groups staged a demonstration Wednesday raising awareness for pedestrian safety at the intersection of 35th and Mitchell, where 62-year-old Israel Soto-Colon was killed little more than a week ago." more...

Bike Share Coming to Columbia


SC - "...The first phase of the bike share likely would put 135 bikes at 15 stations around the downtown core..." more

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How 1 Bike Share Ride Cost ~$60,000

"This Chinese commuter racked up a ridiculous fee for using a shared bike in Zhejiang." more...

A Look at Chicago's Trail Separation Project

IL - "...This afternoon I took a spin to the South Side to check out the in-progress trail separation project between 31st and 41st, which broke ground last August and is almost done..." more

How to Make Roads Safer for Cyclists

"Eleven experts weigh in with their biggest, craziest ideas - all of which are eminently doable." more...

Filtering Dirty Air Riding a Bike

"Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde imagines a smog-clearing bike as a solution to China's dual problems of road congestion and poor air quality..." more

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The Aftermath of Philly's Teen Bicycle Freeway Takeover

PA - "...Earlier this week, police said there were no injuries or arrests related to the unsanctioned bike ride. Yet on Thursday morning, state police arrested an unnamed teenager for organizing the ride and charged him with disorderly conduct." more...

Lake Monroe Trail Loop Controversy

Sanford, FL - "...Residents tell FOX35 they don't want this bike trail because it would be too close to their homes..." more

The $18M Bike Path that Won't Let Locals in


AUS - "An $18 million bike path running along river frontage in Ivanhoe, Alphington and Kew... is to be completely inaccessible by the main suburb it passes through." more...

Chad Young Succumbs to Injuries


"...Young's death comes just a week after Michele Scarponi was killed during a training ride near his home in Italy." more...

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Summer Plans for the Purple People Bridge

Newport, KY - "Exciting plans for the Purple People Bridge this summer include a fresh coat of paint, food and ice cream vendors..." more

Greenway Plan could Depend on Yonkers


NY - "...'The riverfront greenway is not a priority for them,' said Bob Bender, chair of Community Board 8's Hudson River Greenway committee..." more

Greenway Dispute goes to Federal Board for Resolution


Roanoke, VA - "...On Friday, Norfolk Southern tried to abandon those tracks so the city could take over, but the foundry sent a letter, saying those tracks are not the railroad's to give." more...

Nearly $100B Spent Annually on Bikes in U.S.

"With great spending power comes great opportunity!" more...

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Body Found on Tecumseh Trail


New Carlisle, OH - "...New Carlisle Medics were dispatched to the bike path for 'a man down, not breathing with blood coming from his head'..." more

Detroit Bike Share Launches in May


MI - "In a warehouse in Detroit's Milwaukee Junction area, hundreds of bikes are being readied for their debut." more...

Man Fined $500 for Criticizing Red Light Cameras

OR - "...'Criticizing the government's engineering isn't a crime; it's a constitutional right,' said Sam Gedge, an attorney at the Institute for Justice..." more

U.S. Bicycling & Walking 2016 Benchmarking Report

"...For the first time, users have access to critical data online in order to explore the intersections between transportation, health, economics, equity, government funding and advocacy efforts." more...

A Gamechanger for Cycling in England


UK - "The government has said it can achieve its goal of doubling cycling, and is now legally bound to do so." more...

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Bicyclist Hit by Driver on Cleveland Bridge


Cleveland, OH - "A 40-year-old man was struck by a vehicle while riding his bike on the Memorial Veterans Bridge..." more

The Potential of Irishtown Bend Park

Cleveland, OH - "...Irishtown Bend lies at a key central point amid regional trail systems now under construction or in planning, including the Towpath Trail, the Cleveland Foundation Centennial Lake Link Trail, and the proposed Red Line Greenway nearby." more...

Teens on Bikes Takeover Expressway

Philadelphia, PA - "A horde of young people disrupted traffic on a major Philadelphia highway this weekend." more...

Greenway Deal Halted for Now

Roanoke, VA - "Roanoke officials were mere hours from acquiring the last half-mile of land needed to complete the Roanoke River greenway Friday." more...

Nail-Studded Rope on Greenway Issue Resolved

ND - "...The story that was relayed was that there were kids down on the Greenway making a fort of some sort ... and in order to put up defenses against older intruders, they made themselves a defense line." more...

Human Remains Found in Oregon Trail Badger Hole

Boise, ID - "...investigators [are] trying to determine if they have discovered a double homicide or the disturbed grave of young 19th century pioneers who died going west on the nearby Oregon Trail..." more

Cyclist Tells People not to Ride the Trans Canada Trail


"With much of the trail following the shoulders of busy highways, Edmund Aunger says the trail is dangerous and should not be promoted as a tourist attraction." more...

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Nail-Studded Rope Hung over Grand Forks Trail


ND - "Grand Forks Police and Greenway managers are asking the public to be on alert after reports surfaced this weekend that a rope with nails driven through it was discovered hanging across a trail in south Grand Forks." more...

Cop Tickets Driver for Tailgating Cyclist

Bike Theft: The Unpunished Crime?

"...In Los Angeles and virtually every city in North America, bicycle theft has almost become a crime without consequence, so widespread that it is treated less as a problem and more like one of the costs of urban life..." more

Pro Rider Attacked on Training Ride


France - "Yoann Offredo was assaulted by box cutter and baseball bat wielding attackers during a training ride." more...

"Greenwave" LED Bikeway Lights

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Little Miami Trail Paving

Miamiville, OH - From Friends of the Little Miami State Park, "Repaving begins April 24, on the southern end (Camp Denison/Miamiville) section of the trail and will move north through Loveland over the next 2 weeks.

"The TRAIL WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL USERS in areas of active paving. Please look for alternate routes to avoid the rolling closures."

Holmes County Trail Construction

Holmes County, OH - "Construction work has begun on the Glenmont to Brinkhaven section of the Holmes County Trail.

Pittsburgh City Councilor in Verbal Altercation with Cyclist

Pittsburgh, PA - "Pittsburgh City Councilor Darlene Harris (D-North Side) is running for mayor, but her campaign hasn't produced many detailed plans on how she plans to improve the city. Instead, she's provided a critical, almost-laser-like focus on one issue: bike lanes." more...

Walkability a Goal for Bowling Green

KY - "...Through new greenways, sidewalks and multi-use paths, officials are working on making the city and county a place where feet are an increasingly popular mode of transportation." more...

"Science Says" 14-Year-Olds Shouldn't Cross the Street Alone


"...research from the University of Iowa that determined that children 'lack the perceptual judgment and motor skills to cross a busy road consistently without putting themselves in danger.'" more...

E-Bike Sales on the Rise in U.S.


"More people eager to get behind handlebars of motorized 2-wheelers." more...

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New Towpath Section Breaks Ground


Cleveland, OH - "...All four sections, or "stages" of the trail in Cleveland are scheduled for completion in 2020..." more

Little Miami Trail Newsletter

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Snowmobilers Continue Rail-Trail Expansion Efforts


Montpelier, VT - "...32 miles have been completed of what is becoming the 93-mile Lamoille Valley Rail Trail across northern Vermont between Swanton and St. Johnsbury. It is open to snowmobilers, cross-country skiers, bicyclists, horseback riders, runners and others." more...

Michele Scarponi Killed During Training Ride


"Cyclist Michele Scarponi, who was declared the winner of the 2011 Giro d'Italia after Alberto Contador was stripped of his title because of doping, was killed Saturday when he was hit by a van driver..." more

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Gates Installed on Trail for 'Safety'


Van Wert, OH - "...Gorman, with the help of Van Wert Safety Service Director Jay Fleming and the City of Van Wert's Street Department, installed the barriers on Friday afternoon on both sides of the bike trail that crosses the highway." more...

[OB: Placing solid objects in the path of trail users is a known hazard. Learn more at the Federal Highway Administration Rec Trails page.

2 Fatalities as a result of bollard crashes (another form of a solid structure on a bike trail) have occurred in Richland County, OH. Learn more about the Trail Bollard Hazard.]

Groundbreaking set for Pedestrian Mall


Cuyahoga Falls, OH - "...Front Street will be converted to a curving, 25 mph pedestrian-friendly road with two-way traffic..." more

'Ball of Snakes' Photo Credit Fraud


Charlotte, NC - " The woman who claimed to have taken a photo of what appeared to be a snake mating ball while walking along a North Carolina greenway admitted she was sent the picture from a friend." more...

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Towpath Times Newsletter

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Kalamazoo Crash Study Results


"The National Transportation Safety Board's first investigation into cycling safety in decades sheds light on the crash that killed five cyclists and injured four in Michigan last June." more...

NYC 4-Boro Protected Bike Lane Ride

The Riverfront Path That Tesla Built


OR - "...This new piece of path is just the latest domino to fall in the march toward completion of the Willamette/South Waterfront Greenway path..." more

Bold Proposal for New Bike Bridge

FL - "A new exhibit at the Coral Gables Museum is now on view, providing a deeper look into 'Plan Z for Miami,' a proposal to create a snaking elevated platform that would provide pedestrians and cyclists with safer passage from Miami to nearby Virginia Key and Key Biscayne." more...