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2019 News Archive


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Pittsburgh to Release Bike Master Plan

6/30/19

PA - "...By year’s end, the administration plans to release a bike master plan for the city that will attempt to strike a balance between businesses’ need for parking and cyclists’ need for safety..." more

Why Bikers are Demanding Safer Conditions

NYC - "...We are left with... another harsh reminder of a reality of cycling: the roads are not a safe place for us and we all must work harder to change that..." more

Planners Put Vehicles First, People Second

6/3019

San Antonio, TX - "...I am with the mayor. Broadway needs a road diet, not a redesign that only encourages more vehicle traffic..." more

The Madness I Witnessed Just After a Cyclist was Killed

6/30/19

CAN - "When I left my home on Burnaby Mountain on Saturday, I had no idea a cyclist had been killed on Gaglardi Way just an hour before." more

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Towpath Trail Reopens at Tinkers Creek

6/28/19

CVNP, OH - "The Towpath Trail is now open at Tinkers Creek following a closure due to a breach under the trail." more

Also, towpath flooding alerts have been removed for Summit County Metro Parks Trail Alerts page.

Weekend Closures for GMRT Section

Dayton, OH - From metroparks.org, "Weekend closures of the Great Miami River Recreation Trail where it passes under the Main Street/SR 48 bridge repair project are possible for the duration of the project. Upcoming closures include July 5, 12 and 19. Signed detours are in place to guide trail users around the closed sections on the north and south sides of the river."

NYC Cyclists Call Out Blocked Bike Lanes

6/28/19

NY - "Bicyclists frustrated with the police response to a midtown crash that left a 20-year-old cyclist dead are flooding Instagram with their footage of blocked bike lanes across the city." more

Brooklyn Bicyclist Killed in Late Night Crash

6/28/19

NY - "A bicyclist was fatally struck by a passing car in Brooklyn, the second cyclist to die on a city street this week..." more

Pacers Bikeshare offers Free Rides for 1st Knozone Day

Indianapolis, IN - "...The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has declared an Air Quality Action Day — or Knozone Action Day — for counties in central and southeast Indiana..." more

Secret History of the Riverwalk Bike Ban

6/28/19

Chicago, IL - "...If I’d known city officials were going to try to ban bicycling on the new Chicago Riverwalk, I never would have helped rally support for building it..." more

Unauthorized Bike Trails to be Removed

6/28/19

UT - "The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources will be removing and restoring unauthorized bike trails in the Timpanogos Wildlife Management Area this weekend,.." more

Off-Leash Dog Takes Down Cyclist on Trail

6/28/19

CAN - "...it came from behind me at an angle I had no time to even try to brake..." more

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Bike Lane Restriping Continues

6/28/19

Cleveland, OH - "...The W41st and 44th bike lanes have been returned safely home..." more

Stark County Trail Conditions Update

OH - "Olde Muskingum Trail: Water has receded and all trees have been cleared from the trail after severe flooding. The trail is open, but use caution as crews continue to work on unpredictable surface areas."

"Towpath Trail: ...Water has receded and all trees have been cleared from the trail after severe flooding. The trail is open, but use caution as crews continue to work on unpredictable surface areas."

Some Stark County trails remain closed from flooding. Learn more

Trail Closings for July 4th Celebrations

6/27/19

Columbus, OH - From Columbus MetroParks, "The following trail closures are expected due to 4th of July events...

"July 3rd (unknown time) - west side of Scioto Trail for Red, White & Boom!"

"Olentangy Trail near Whetstone Park -- from end of July 3rd until July 5th."

Also, some sections of the Olentangy Trail in and around Worthington are closed due to high water.

Mad River Trail Closure Continues

Dayton, OH - "Mad River Recreation Trail is closed for several weekdays from 7 to 3:30 while our crews grind woody debris left after the Memorial Day tornadoes." more

Koko-Go Bike Share Launches

6/27/19

Kokomo, IN - "Details about Kokomo’s incoming bikeshare program have started to emerge." more

ISU has a New Bike Share Program

IN - "Indiana State University has a new bike share program that will be fully launched when students return in August." more

NYPD To Reconsider Ticketing Cyclists

6/27/19

NY - "An NYPD Chief said on Thursday that the department will reconsider its longstanding practice of ticketing cyclists near locations where cyclists have been recently killed by drivers." more

Advocacy Needed for Skokie Valley Trail Extension

IL - "...If completed, the trail would fill a 4.5-mile gap through the Villages of Skokie, Northfield, Glenview, and Wilmette to create a continuous trail from Lake Bluff to Chicago..." more

Bike Bypass is An Accident Waiting To Happen

6/27/19

NY - "...The newly designated detour on the nation’s busiest cycling path is well intentioned... But the 'solution' is deeply flawed — so flawed, in fact, that the city should reconsider its decision forcing cyclists to use the bypass." more

PeopleForBikes Opposes Proposed E-MTB Rules

6/27/19

Boston, MA - "...A proposed rule change would bar e-bikes from all natural surface trails (including singletrack), improved trails that are less than 8 feet wide, and dirt roads that are not open to vehicular traffic in properties managed by the DCR." more

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University Parks Trail Extension Opens

Sylvania, OH - "...The recently completed extension begins west of King Road and ends at Silica Road, adding 0.6 miles of paved linear trail to the popular multi-use University Parks Trail that begins at the University of Toledo." more

Alum Creek Trail Flooding Update

6/26/19

Columbus, OH - From Columbus MetroParks, "The Alum Creek Trail is still flooded in several sections including near Refugee Rd. Please use caution"

Riverfront Trails Planned

6/27/19

Pittsburgh, PA - "...A groundbreaking ceremony was held in recent days at the future site of the Etna Riverfront Trail and Park, located at the foot of Bridge Street and a new extension of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail system..." more

Head-On Bike Collision on Cherry Creek Trail

6/26/19

CO - "A bicyclist is in critical condition and riders across Denver are talking about safety on the Cherry Creek Trail after a high-speed, head-on crash there Tuesday night." more

Signs Reinforce Scooter Ban on Trail

TX - "...E-scooters have become part of the Austin culture, and we want to educate users on where they are allowed to ride so that the trails continue to be a treasured asset that we protect in our city..." more

Carmichael E-Bike Blog Post Generates Debate

6/26/19

NC - "As a former professional, Chris Carmichael understands the mentality of the competitive cyclist and is well aware of the ire e-bikes spark among some of his brethren..." more

E-Bikes Encounter Rocky Road to Approval

6/26/19

CO - "...Across the country, regulators are sorting out how to classify the two-wheelers, which are something more than a bicycle, something less than a motorcycle..." more

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Mad River Trail Clean Up Closure

6/25/19

Dayton, OH - "...the Mad River Trail will be closed during the work day starting tomorrow as our crews begin the process of grinding the pile of trees and limbs blown down by the May tornadoes..." more

Miami-Erie Towpath Improvements

Spencer Twp., OH - "...Contractor has started their work for trail improvement [here]." more

Avon Adds Funding for Bike Path

6/25/19

Avon, OH - "City Council added the remaining funding for a study into creating a citywide bicycle and multiuse path." more

Proposed Trail Would Connect Loudonville with Brinkhaven

6/25/19

Loudonville, OH - "...The opportunity here, to connect the Loudonville bike path and Wally Road byway with the Holmes County Trail, Mohican Valley Trail, as well as the exciting spirit of cooperation between the engineers and commissioners of three different counties..." more

New Bike Lanes on Madison Avenue

6/25/19

Cleveland, OH - "We are pleased to report that there are NEW bike lanes on Madison Avenue from West Boulevard to W117th Street. Fresh, smooth asphalt awaits you as well..." more

Bike Lanes or Bike Trails?

6/25/19

Cincinnati, OH - "...Only building trails and expecting them to encourage cycling would be like only building interstates and expecting people to be able to navigate to their houses without side streets..." more

Public Warned to Stay Out of Cuyahoga River

6/25/19

Kent, OH - "Despite numerous public warnings by local authorities in recent days to stay out of the swollen Cuyahoga River in Kent, crews were called out to rescue people from the rough waters multiple times Sunday." more

Coast to Coast Trail will Pass Thru Pennsylvania

6/25/19

PA - "The Great American Rail-Trail will change your definition of a cross-country trip." more

New Trail Signs Spark Confusion

6/25/19

WV - "...The signs are confusing but we are looking into it to see if there is a way to reduce that confusion and make it a little clearer about what’s going on..." more

Separating Peds from Bikes in NY

NY - "Cyclists must now use a path separate from the Hudson River Greenway to travel between West 83rd and 72nd streets." more

Car Passenger Wields Knife at Cyclist

6/25/19

OR - "...when he saw the knife he immediately got a lawyer and contacted the sheriff’s office." more

Minnesota Is Making Bike-Friendly Cities

MN - "...a statewide effort is making communities across the North Star State more bikeable." more

E-Scooter Use Explodes Across U.S.

UT - "Rentable bike and e-scooter ridership exploded in the U.S. last year... drawing over 84 million trips in 2018, more than twice the tally from the previous year." more

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Tinkers Creek Towpath Closure Update

6/25/19

CVNP, OH - From nps.gov, "Due to a breach under the Towpath Trail at Tinkers Creek (approximately 0.6 miles south of Canal Exploration Center and 1.25 miles north of Frazee House), the trail is closed at the footbridge over Tinkers Creek. Collapse hazard. No detour."

Woman Hit, Robbed on Towpath Trail

Akron, OH - "...Around 10 p.m., a 32-year-old woman from Cuyahoga Falls reported she had been robbed on the towpath trail under West Market Street, police said." more

Great Miami Trail Detour June 26-27

Dayton, OH - "The Great Miami River Recreation Trail section under the Main Street/SR 48 bridge will be closed from 8 PM on June 26 through 6 AM on June 27. Detour signs will be posted." more

Ann Arbor Considers Road Diets

MI - "The city is considering narrowing and reducing traffic lanes, and adding bike lanes on three roads in Ann Arbor." more

Bicyclists Attack Man and Passenger in Car

6/24/19

NYC - "A group of angry riders rode the streets of Manhattan blocking traffic — and attacked a man and his passenger, the driver claims." more

Related: Box truck fatally strikes NYC bicyclist, keeps going.

NYPD Forced to Protect ‘Protected Bike Lane’

6/24/19

NYC - "The Department of Transportation’s so-called protected bike lane in the notoriously dangerous area called the “Second Avenue Gap” is such a failure of design that the NYPD is using sawhorses and police tape to keep cars out of it..." more

Notes from Capitol Hill

6/24/19

D.C. - Current news regarding U.S. bike advocacy legislative work by the League of American Bicyclists. more

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Towpath Section Closed

6/24/19

CVNP, OH - "Please note: There is a breach in the Towpath Trail near Tinkers Creek. The Towpath is closed at this point..." more

Final Stage of Cleveland Towpath Construction to Begin

6/24/19

OH - "...The $8.95 million project, being completed by Independence Excavating, picks up where Stage 3 leaves off at Literary Avenue in Tremont..." more

Legislature Urged to Approve Protected Bike Lanes

6/24/19

PA - "...Protected bicycle lanes encourage a safer experience on our roads for all riders, and parking protected bicycle lanes have consistently been demonstrated as a best practice in cities across the country..." more

Grand Blanc to Install Bike Fix-It Stations

MI - "If you bike, you know a flat tire can ruin your ride..." more

Hit-and-Run Highlights Dangerous Conditions

6/24/19

NE - "...Despite being caught on video and observed by several witnesses, the driver still hasn’t been caught." more

Sidewalk Vigilante Repairs Sidewalk

D.C. - "For three days Kurt Madsen has been toiling on a pro bono project that’s probably a first of its kind in Washington DC." more

British Columbia Promotes Active Transportation

CAN - "Many jurisdictions do not get e-bikes or scooters. British Columbia, Canada, is a different story altogether..." more

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Parks Director Stands By Eminent Domain Use

6/23/19

Youngstown, OH - "...Steve Avery, MetroParks’ planning and operations director, reminded The Vindicator’s editorial board last week that Volney Rogers, the MetroParks forefather, used eminent domain rights to appropriate natural areas to first establish the parks system in the 1890s." more

Bike Path Dog Attack Faked

6/23/19

Gallia County, OH - "The Gallia County Sheriff said Sunday morning that a report of a woman and her young child being bitten by a pair of dogs running wild on a bike path near McCormick Road is false." more

Bike Shop a Place to Teach/Mentor Kids

6/23/19

Lorain, OH - "...The shop will hire youths and young adults ages 16 to 24 and teach them how to repair bicycles." more

Woman Struck by Car Crossing State Street

6/22/19

Harrisburg, PA - "A woman remained in serious condition Saturday, one day after she was struck while trying to cross State Street near 19th Street in Harrisburg." more

Destroyed Historic Bridge Finds New Home

6/22/19

IN - "A historic covered bridge that was destroyed by storms and has been stored in a barn for years will soon provide access across a river in suburban Indianapolis." more

Cyclists say New Lane Configurations are Dangerous

6/22/19

Seattle, WA - "According to the bike riders, the problem is the new dedicated turn lanes that are supposed to keep car traffic moving." more

Is B.C.'s Bike Lane Plan Realistic?'

6/22/19

CAN - "...Erin O’Melin with HUB Cycling thinks so." more

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Boy Fatally Struck by Motorcycle

6/21/19

Akron, OH - "...The first two motorcyclists changed lanes to pass the bicyclist, but the third motorcyclist struck the child, witnesses reported to police." more

Cops Handcuff Man for Riding Bike To Work

MI - "...Video posted to Facebook last week shows Michigan police officers handcuffing a man and holding him in the back of a police car for more than 45 minutes." more

Philly Considers Dockless Bike Share

6/21/19

Philadelphia, PA - "The city of Philadelphia is considering a controversial dockless bike-sharing program that allows borrowers to leave their wheels just about anywhere..." more

Boise's 1st Bike-Only Parking Garage

ID - "...The new 'BikeBOI' storage was created for convenience, security and can store up to 42 bicycles at a time.." more

Coalition Advocates Seek Trail Network

6/21/19

Naples, FL - "The Naples Pathway Coalition is advocating for a more than 70 mile trail that will connect different parts of Collier County." more

Search for Man Who Attacked Teen on Bike Trail

6/21/19

Minneapolis, MN - "...A 16-year-old girl says she was riding her skateboard on a walking path when a man grabbed her, pulled her into the woods..." more

82-Year-Old Cyclist Sues Airport

6/21/19

CA - "An 82-year-old cyclist is suing a California airport over a bike crash that, he claims, was caused by a gust from a jet engine blast." more

22 States Adopt 3-Class E-Bike Definitions

6/21/19

CO - "...As of June 19, 22 states now define e-bikes within the three classes, effectively doubling the total in just six months..." more

We Need Protected Mobility Lanes

6/21/19

"The number of people using alternative mobility devices is exploding, and they will be demanding safe routes." more

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Towpath Flooding Update

6/21/19

CVNP:, OH - "...Last night’s flooding means the Towpath will be impassable South of Tinkers creek, South of Station road and at Lock 29 access until the water recedes..." more

Great Ohio Lake To River Greenway Development Continues

Youngstown, OH - "...An updated map of the [trail plan] that stretches through Ashtabula, Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties shows great progress, but there are still some holes..." more

Speeding Tickets for Bicyclists Start at $100

CO - "If you go to Denver and ride a bike in one of its parks or trails– and ride too fast–according to bike police– you could get a ticket of $100 or more." more

Bike Path not the Right Place for Pedal Bus

MA - "...They take up two-thirds to three-fourths of the bike path and are hard to see around..." more

Crowdfund Launched for Cyclist Who Crashed into Distracted Ped

6/21/19

UK - "A crowdfunding campaign has been launched for a cyclist ordered to pays tens of thousands to a pedestrian who was looking at her phone as she crossed the road when the two collided." more

Toronto Doctors Call for Bike Lanes

6/2019

"CAN - "More than 150 doctors in Toronto and the GTA are taking a stand for cyclists by calling on the city to extend the existing Bloor bike lanes east onto the Danforth." more

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Ohio-to-Erie Trail Flooding

6/2019

OH - "ALERT: High Water at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park With more rain in the forecast, be prepared for continued closure of trails and areas of the park. Detour - After crossing the bridge over the Darby, head east on Alkire Road up the hill and go right on Darby Creek Drive to join the trail again.

"Camp Chase (OET)/Indian Ridge Trail- under the train tressel is flooded, you are not able to hike/bike from the Canoe Access to Indian Ridge." more

Paint Creek Trail (aka Tri County Trail) Clear and Open

Ross County, OH - "Bike path update: Thanks to the park district maintenance staff and help from the community, the bike path is now clear and open. There are still slick spots due to thin layers of mud that we couldn't scrape off with shovels...so beware of those..." more

Great Miami River Trail Section Closed June 20 & 21

Troy, OH - From Miami County Parks, "The Bikeway will be closed for maintenance on Thursday, June 20 and Friday, June 21 from the Dye Mill Road parking area to Tipp City." more

Worthington Adopts Complete Streets & Bike Plan

OH - "...Last evening Worthington's City Council adopted both a Complete Streets policy and a Bike & Pedestrian Master Plan. Thanks to the City of Worthington Government and Worthington Parks & Recreation Bike & Pedestrian Advisory Board for all their fine work..." more

Devola Trail Plans on Pause

6/2019

OH - "...a couple of segments of the extension that Woolpert recommended 'were clearly unsafe, not quiet and not scenic'.” more

Cincy Applies for Grant to Build Bike Path

6/1919

Cincinnati, OH - "The proposed bike path just west of Central Parkway would run from Marshall Ave. to Ludlow Ave." more

Police Looking for Hit-Skip Driver

Cleveland, OH - "Cleveland police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the driver of a vehicle who struck a 70-year-old man on a bike." more

Knox Bounty Parks Summer E-News

OH - Read their summer newsletter.

Final Report On Connecting Bike Trails Across Indiana

6/1919

IN - "A state task force announced Wednesday its final report on connecting existing bike trails and expanding the trail network throughout Indiana." more

Historic Bridge Moves to New Home

6/1919

Muncie, IN - "Pedestrians and bicyclists lined up across the East Jackson Street bridge over the White River on Wednesday morning to watch cranes lift a historic bridge to its new home a short distance upstream." more

Rescued Ohio Hiker Takes Blame for Near-Death

NH - "An 80-year-old Ohio man rescued on Mount Washington said he was not left behind by his grandsons, as Fish and Game officials have said..." more

Bike Trail Booby-Trapper gets Probation

OR - "A man who police say set up several booby traps across the Interstate 205 multi-use path with a friend in Southeast Portland was sentenced Tuesday to one year of probation and 20 hours of community service." more

Group says 30mph Cyclists are 'More Alarming' than Speeding Motorists

UK - "They caught one motorist doing 50mph in a 40mph but said they were more worried about the danger posed by cyclists riding within the speed limit." more

Company Says Dockless Scooters Need Docks

"...The company plans to install charging stations that can charge up to 10 scooters at once..." more

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Paint Creek Trail Alert

Ross County, OH - "...Trees down and small landslides in multiple locations on the bike path, particularly between Frankfort and Hopewell. Probably the biggest hazards are the muddy places on the asphalt...looks are deceiving and the mud can be extremely slippery! Walking your bike across these areas, rather than riding, is the safest bet..." more

On a brighter note, "Thanks to the ODOT Metropark fund (a little portion of the gas tax we all pay at the pump), we have a new and needed parking lot for the bike trail at our Maple Grove Prairie! On Anderson Station Road near the intersection with Maple Grove road..." more

More Flooding for Stark County Trails

6/1919

Stark County, OH - "Olde Muskingum Trail: Water is over the trail in many areas especially near Butterbridge Rd."

"Sippo Valley Trail: Expect running water along and over the trail in many areas."

"West Branch Trail: Rising water from the Nimishillen Creek has closed several areas along the trail, including under 12th St. and Rt. 172/Tuscarawas St."

"Towpath Trail:: The following areas are under water: Lake Lucerne, north of Canal Fulton, Lock 4 Trailhead, Butterbridge Rd. area, Crystal Springs Trailhead, Lake Ave. in Massillon, north of Warmington Rd. and under Rt. 30 in Massillon, south of Wooster St. and near Craig Pittman Trailhead in Navarre..." more

Maple Highlands Trail Phase 2 Construction Delayed

6/1919

Chardon, OH - "...the final phase of the Maple Highlands Trail connector through town now isn’t expected to be built until next spring." more

Cars Seen Driving on Camp Chase Trail

6/1919

Columbus, OH - "We're receiving reports of motor vehicles on the trail. Please be on the lookout for these reckless drivers (Hall Road Area). Law Enforcement needs a license plate, driver description and car description..." more

Armed Man Spotted on Bike Trail

Bexley, OH - "Capital University issued an alert Tuesday after someone said they spotted an armed man running along a bike trail near university apartments." more

City Council Faces Questions about Riverfront Development

Steubenville, OH - "...Dodds contends the plan would give the city the funds it needs to develop a biking-walking trail..." more

Bicyclists with Helmets Ticketed with "Tasty Citations"

Austintown, OH - "Bicycle riders in Austintown will soon be ticketed, but it’s not for doing anything wrong. It’s for what they are doing right." more

People Trail Flooding Closures

Columbus, IN - "The Columbus Parks and Recreation Department has closed several portions of the People Trail, including trails along State Road 46, Mill Race Park and Noblitt Park." more

Police Get Donated Bike After Crash

6/1919

Luzerne, PA - "A crash on the Back Mountain Trail led to a donation that will give Luzerne police officers a new way to patrol." more

Plans for Parks, Trails along Allegheny River

PA - "...A groundbreaking ceremony was held June 3 at the future site of the Etna Riverfront Trail and Park. Late last month, Aspinwall, O’Hara and Sharpsburg unveiled plans for the Allegheny River Trail Park." more

Mounds Greenway Seeking Funding for Land Acquisition

IN - "Progress is slow but steady for the proposed Mounds Greenway, as the Hoosier Environmental Council works to get access to land along the White River between Anderson and Muncie." more

Upcoming E-Bike Ban on Greenway Stirs Controversy

NYC - "The outrage has only just begun over state lawmakers’ apparent plans to bar e-bikes and e-scooters from the Hudson River Greenway." more

Startup Offers Insurance for Bike Share, E-Scooter Users

6/1919

ISR - "Many riders who hop on a shared e-scooter or e-bike are unaware that they may not be insured for liability..." more

Pedestrian, Cycling Fatalities Jump in 2018

6/18/19

U.S. - "For the second year in a row, the number of people who died on the nation’s roadways dropped slightly, but the number of pedestrians and cyclists killed has risen considerably." more

Distracted Ped Wins Payout from Cyclist

6/18/19

UK - "...Three pedestrians told police that the cyclist was 'not at fault' as Ms Brushett was 'not looking where she was going'." more

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Flooding Reports from Stark County Parks

OH - Hoover Trail: "Trail closed due to flooding in the E. Maple St. ballfields area..."

Middle Branch Trail: "The trail is closed between Martindale Rd. and Spangler St. due to flooding..."

Mahoning Valley Trail: "The trail is closed after heavy rains and flooding."

West Branch Trail: "Rising water from the Nimishillen Creek has closed several areas along the trail, including under 12th St. and Rt. 172/Tuscarawas St."

Towpath Trail: "The following areas are under water: Lake Lucerne, north of Canal Fulton, Lock 4 Trailhead, Butterbridge Rd. area, Crystal Springs Trailhead, Lake Ave. in Massillon, north of Warmington Rd. and under Rt. 30 in Massillon, south of Wooster St. and near Craig Pittman Trailhead in Navarre..."

Towpath Trail Open Within CVNP

6/18/19

OH - "All sections of the Towpath Trail are open within the national park. Watch out for road closures..." more

City Requires Helmets for Riders Under 16

Richmond Heights, OH - "It is now mandatory in Richmond Heights that bike riders younger than 16 wear helmets." more

New Trail Coming to Calvert City

6/17/19

KY - "A new path will make it possible to ride your bike or walk from Calvert City to Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park." more

City Council’s Bike-Lane Bonanza

6/17/19

Philadelphia, PA - "If all goes to plan, the legislation will help the city more than double its current 4.35 miles of protected bike lanes." more

E-Bike Legalization Bill Will Pass on Wednesday

6/17/19

NYC - "No shared e-scooters in Manhattan. No e-bikes or scooters on the Hudson River Greenway. No helmet requirements. Bike lanes filled with e-scooters. But, most important, e-bikes are legal." more

More Bike Parking Coming to Seattle

WA - "...Complaints have mounted for disability rights groups who say bikes left parked on sidewalks and not along the curb line where they are suppose to be have become a big problem." more

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Great Miami River Trail Reopens in Dayton

6/17/19

Dayton, OH - Five Rivers Metroparks reports that all paved trails in the Dayton area that were closed due to storm damage are now open. more

County Line Trail Flooding

6/17/19

Wayne County, OH - "Please note that the section of Atlantic Avenue in Sterling which serves as part of the County Line Trail (as of Sunday afternoon) is impassible due to high water. Also the west end of the trail in Creston -- including the normally dry trailhead parking area -- is also inundated..." more

Towpath Trail Flooding

6/16/19

CVNP, OH - "...The mighty Cuyahoga is cresting at around 14 1/2 feet at the gauge in Independence. This means that you can expect water across the Towpath at Tinker's Creek, Chippewa Creek, and other locations. Lock 29 access is also under water..." more

Summit County Parks reports these towpath closure locations.

  • From the Big Bend Trailhead to Weathervane Lane
  • From Snyder Avenue and south to the Stark County line

Trail Development in Question in Harrison County

6/16/19

WV - "The Harrison County Commission has asked for a detailed plan and potential costs for the county’s rail trail system, as a rift appeared to develop between commissioners over whether the county can afford the trails." more

Cyclist Scared by Fight on Bike Trail

Seattle, WA - "A couple of men came to blows along a bike trail, stopping a cyclist in her tracks outside a homeless encampment." more

Bicycling on the Rise

U.S. "... the number of American cyclists by last count in 2017 was 47.5 million, an increase of 4.5 million from the three previous years..." more

Painted Bike Lanes are a Waste of Money

UK - "...painted cycle lanes are a 'gesture' and do nothing to make people feel safer on a bike. Recent studies have shown they can actually make people less safe..." more

Micromobility Will Be Poised For A Massive Surge

"...According to the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), the introduction of e-scooters to the ecosystem increased the total number of US micromobility trips from 35 million in 2017 to 84 million in 2018!" more

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Cycling on Chicago's West Side

IL - "...Abonce said that much of the region doesn't have any bike lanes and that some areas are prone to crashes." more

2 Cyclists Killed in Hit-and-Run

FL - "The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office said they worked with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office to find the vehicle that was involved in a hit-and-run on Race Track Road that killed two bicyclists." more

Traffic Ordinances to be Amended

TX - "Two ordinances will be considered at the Wichita Falls City Council meeting Tuesday that affect bicyclists." more

Dorset Council Says No to Cycle Lanes after Cyclist Death

UK - "...A coroner said such measures could prevent further deaths, but the council says it does not want to encourage people to cycle on a dual carriageway." more

Cycling in Downtown Kuala Lumpur

6/16/19

MYS - "What is it like to travel along Kuala Lumpur’s 11km blue bicycle lane? CNA's Amir Yusof tested to see if it is a practical option for commuters." more

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Mad River Trail Reopens

Dayton, OH - "Mad River Recreation Trail is open! Trail users should be cautious where debris piles reduce sight distance. Over the next 30-60 days we will need to close the trail again temporarily to dispose of these piles..." more

Great Miami River Trail Section Remains Closed

Dayton, OH - "The Great Miami River Recreation Trail between Wagner Ford (a.k.a. Rip Rap Road) and Keowee is closed until further notice..." more

ODOT Launches Your Move Ohio Safety Program

OH - "...Caitlin Harley explained that the project is 'a broad, public-facing campaign to educate Ohio’s road users on critical information that can help keep people walking and biking more safe'.” more

New Cannonball Trail Signs Erected

Colton, OH - "Two new trails signs erected today by our volunteers on S Fork at Henry cty RD 4 and just west of Colton at Napoleon st." more

Off-Duty Bus Driver Hassles Cyclist

NY - "The MTA is investigating an off-duty bus driver who was allegedly driving drunk this morning when he nearly collided with a cyclist in Fort Greene." more

7-Year-Old Boy Struck, Killed While Bicycling

MI - "...As they attempted to cross, a truck driven by a 22-year-old Ottawa County man struck the child. The father was not injured." more

Oregon's Version of 'Idaho Stop' Moves Closer to Passage

OR - "It’s not the Idaho Stop, but a law that would allow bicycle users to treat stop signs and flashing red signals as yields (when safe, of course) would be a major step forward for bicycle users in Oregon..." more

Wellfleet Trail Project Safety Concerns Remain

MA - "Many residents came away from a hearing Thursday night on the proposed extension of the Cape Cod Rail Trail still convinced that the state is not listening to them." more

15 Mind-Blowing Bike Projects

6/15/19

"The projects featured in the new Bicycle Architecture Biennale–from bike lanes through a pond to soaring bike bridges–highlight just how beautiful and transformative bike infrastructure can be when done right." more

Building a Safer Mid-Block Crossing

6/14/19

"...Various studies have found compliance rates between 16 and 32 percent for drivers yielding to pedestrians — as required by law — at crosswalks that don’t have a traffic light or stop sign..." more

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Firefighter Charged in Road Rage Incident with Cyclist

6/13/19

NY - "An off-duty firefighter was caught on camera driving his car into a cyclist during a dispute in Manhattan." more

Bull Takes Stroll on Bike Trail

SD - "A small bull is back at Leif Ericson Day Camp after it went for a stroll on the Sioux Falls Bike Trail Friday morning." more

Over 100 Miles of Katy Trail Closed to Flooding

MO - "According to the Missouri State Parks Current Flooding Conditions page, over 100 miles of the Katy Trail is currently closed due to flooding along the Missouri River..." more

Woman Found Dead, Infant Revived on Yakima Greenway

6/13/19

WA - "...the woman appeared to have been dead for at least a day. Officers initially thought that the baby was also dead, but they began performing CPR and were able to revive the child." more

Seattle Bounces Back from Bike Share Failure

6/13/19

WA - "A mandatory helmet law was one of the factors behind the failure of one of the first docked bike-share systems launched in the US." more

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Euclid Lakefront Trail Project & Erosion Control

Euclid, OH - "...Last year, city officials broke ground on the $7 million lakefront trail and stabilization project, a unique arrangement between the city and private property owners..." more

$4.9M Greenway to Connect East Vernor to Riverwalk

Detroit, MI - "Construction is underway on the Joseph Campau Greenway, a $4.9 million, 1.2 mile greenway that will run from Vernor to the Riverwalk, connecting more neighborhoods safely to Detroit’s international riverfront..." more

Plans to Complete Newtown Rail Trail

6/13/19

PA - "Only five more miles are needed to complete the 23-mile project." more

Lancaster to Hold Off on Chestnut Street Bike Lane

6/12/19

PA - "...analysis by Kittelson & Associates... showed that the proposed bike lane configuration would create 'queueing issues'..." more

Bike Trail Would be Advantageous to Preserving Site

6/12/19

Frankfort, KY - "...having a well-maintained, formal trail that is relatively free from thorns and located away from the apex of the hill where the earthen works are located would be advantageous in preserving the site..." more

See the previous post on this topic.

Recalled E-Bikes Returning to the Streets

D.C. - "...Lyft (LYFT) pulled its e-bikes off the streets of San Francisco, New York and Washington, DC, in April following a spree of crashes in which riders were thrown over the handlebars..." more

Wilderness Bill Reintroduced

6/12/19

D.C. - "The Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Areas Act would allow land managers to permit bikes and other human powered vehicles in federal Wilderness areas." more

Do Better Bike Lanes Keep Drivers Safer?

6/12/19

"...If you're going out of your way to make your city safe for a broader range of cyclists ... we're finding that it ends up being a safer city for everyone..." more

Repurposing Parking Lots in Portland

6/12/19

OR - "A little less asphalt. A little more greenery." more

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Mad River Trail Closure

Dayton, OH - "Mad River Recreation Trail remains closed today. Heavy equipment moving trees downed by the tornado makes the area extremely dangerous to trail users..." more

Willoughby Seeks Funding for Trail and Sidewalk

OH - "The City of Willoughby is seeking to add a sidewalk and bike trail along Route 91 between Route 84 and Euclid Avenue, pending the awarding of grant funds." more

Bus Lane Plan Concerns Bike Advocates

Columbus, OH - "...But Catherine Girves of Yay Bikes! said she fears those buses will push away bicyclists." more

Miami Valley E-Bike Policy

SW OH - "The agencies that manage the Miami Valley Trails recognize the increasing popularity of electric assist bicycles (e-bikes) as well as the many benefits they offer to individuals with disabilities, senior cyclists, and bicycle commuters. For these reasons safe, courteous, and responsible use of Class 1 and Class 2 e-bikes (as defined in Ohio law) is welcomed on the Miami Valley Trails." more

New Trails Coming to South Bend, Mishawaka

6/12/19

IN - "The next couple of years will see trails pop up in South Bend and Mishawaka in places you may not expect..." more

House Committee Passes Protected Bike Lane Bill

Philadelphia, PA - "...Once law, this bill would allow for easier installation of parking-protected bike lanes in municipalities all over Pennsylvania..." more

Lackawanna River Heritage Trail Vandalized

PA - "Police need your help to find the vandal who damaged part of the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail. Several newly-planted trees were knocked over in the Carbondale area." more

Car Crashes Onto Bike Trail

Chicago, IL - "One person was critically injured after a car left the roadway on Lake Shore Drive and crashed on the Lakefront Trail bike path on the North Side Monday morning." more

Man Attempts to Steal Shwarzenegger's E-Bike

CA - "Arnold Schwarzenegger was pumping iron Friday when his security guard nearly pumped some heavy voltage into a man allegedly trying to steal the 'Terminator' star’s bike." more

Cyclist Struck Blocks from Bike Lane Protest

6/12/19

CAN - "...Just blocks away, his fellow cyclists were setting up a symbolic bike lane composed of red plastic cups in front of city hall..." more

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Ohio Bill Coming to Stop Eminent Domain for Trails

6/11/19

Youngstown, OH - "...State Rep. Don Manning of New Middletown, R-59th, said he plans to introduce legislation Monday to stop the state from appropriating land for recreational purposes, including bike trails, through eminent domain powers..." more

City Planning to Allow Buses to Use Bike Lanes

6/10/19

Columbus, OH - "...The City of Columbus is planning to allow COTA buses to travel in the bike lanes downtown on Third Street during evening rush hour. In the days since Yay Bikes! was alerted, we have been actively working to reverse this decision..." more

Dayton Area Storm Clean Up Update

6/10/19

OH - "...The following paved recreation trails also are closed until further notice:

Bikes Banned From Park

6/10/19

Frankfort, KY - "Frankfort city commissioners not only voted Monday to ban bicycles on the 140 acres surrounding the Civil War battle site of Fort Hill but also requested an official investigation of how construction began on a multiuse trail in the park without city officials' knowledge." more

Madison Sets Bike Share First

6/10/19

WI - "Madison will soon become the first city in the country to fully convert its bike share system to electric bikes." more

Vancouver Builds a Better Bike Lane

6/10/19

"The Western Canadian metropolis' bike network is thriving because it considers 'all ages and abilities' in its street designs." more

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State Rep Fights Against Taking of Land for Trail

6/10/19

Mahoning County, OH - "State Representative Don Manning will introduce legislation that will outlaw taking of property by eminent domain for a bike trail introduced by Mill Creek MetroParks." more

Trail Connections in Northwest Ohio

OH - "...There are plans for the North Coast Inland Trail, which stretches to Cleveland and goes to Elmore, to extend into Millbury and Genoa..." more

Simon Kenton Pathfinders Fundraising for Phase 3

Urbana, OH - "We are Soooo close to having enough money to complete Phase #3 of the Simon Kenton Trail; connecting Urbana to Bellefontaine! If we can raise another $40,000 by the end of August, it will be finished this Fall..." more

Cars vs. Bikes in Detroit

6/10/19

MI - "... the reaction was somewhat predictable last month when the news broke that officials in Ferndale and Pleasant Ridge were considering narrowing a 2-mile stretch of busy Woodward Avenue and adding bike lanes." more

The Risk of Using Multi-Use Trails

6/10/19

MI - "When stepping on a hike-bike path to take a walk and get some exercise, it's doubtful many of us think about the inherent risk of injury delivered by other users of the path." more

Getting Around Without a Motor in Battle Creek

MI - "...Over the past several years, Battle Creek has taken measures to improve the safety and transportation infrastructure for cyclists, runners and pedestrians alike..." more

West Thames Street Pedestrian Bridge Finally Welded Into Place

6/10/19

NY - "The last week of May saw momentous progress on the construction of the West Thames Street pedestrian bridge..." more

Push Back Against 'High Comfort' Bikeways

Denver, CO - "A group of Denver residents has started a petition in hopes of preventing the city from modifying bike lanes in their neighborhood..." more

When is a Bike Lane a Bike Lane for All?

6/10/19

"...smart cities also know that quality of bike lanes is just as important as quantity..." more

Safety Glitch Lets Some E-Scooters Exceed Speed Limits

"Consumer Reports was able to replicate the problem on a model for rent from Bird and other e-scooter companies." more

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Towpath Trail Spurs Rediscovery of Cuyahoga Valley

6/919

Cleveland, OH - "...The Towpath itself will extend nearly 22 miles from the county line in Brecksville north to downtown Cleveland. Of that amount, just 1.7 miles remain to be completed in various segments north of Harvard Road." more

$1M Bike Path for Milan

6/8/19

OH - "As Norwalk officials consider whether to pursue a $1.6 million multi-use trail that would connect the reservoir and recreation center, a neighboring community is going ahead with its own plans for a connector path." more

Eminent Domain Being Used to Build Bike Trail

6/8/19

Washingtonville, OH - "The West Pine Lake Drive farm Mike Cameron’s family has owned for at least five generations could be split in half by the Mill Creek MetroParks." more

SKT Sinkhole Repairs Complete, Chip/Seal Project Coming

6/8/19

Urbana, OH - "The repair on the sinkhole between Edgewood Ave. and the Depot in Urbana was completed yesterday/Friday...

"The North/Gravel Simon Kenton Trail is open also but we still believe that our chip/seal project on that section will start soon; perhaps as soon as Monday, 6/10..." more

Troubling Start to Cycling Season

6/8/19

Cleveland, OH - "A plea is being made by those who use bicycles to get around town after another bicyclist was killed navigating the streets of Northeast Ohio." more

Business Catering to Heart of Ohio Trail Users

6/8/19

Mt. Vernon, OH - "...Collins Country Greenhouse and Farm Market as they are adding a few more items to their market for our Heart of Ohio Multi-Use Trail users. The Park District has provided a portable restroom as well..." more

[This stop is 2 miles east of Mt. Liberty, or 6.8 miles southwest of Mt. Vernon along the trail.]

Kokosing River had Dangerous Current at Time of Accident

6/8/19

Howard, OH - "When Mount Vernon resident Mark Booth disappeared into the Kokosing River on Thursday afternoon, only to be found dead the next morning, U.S. Geological Survey data shows the river was moving at 997 cubic feet per second." more

Teen Attacked on Ten Mile River Greenway

6/8/19

Pawtucket, RI - "Pawtucket police are investigating a sexual assault in the area of the Ten Mile River Greenway." more

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Arson at Rockside Boarding Station

CVNP, OH - "CVNP Rangers are asking for your assistance. On Saturday afternoon June 1, someone set fire to the bathroom at the Rockside Boarding Station. If you have any information about this incident..." more

Park / Sand Volleyball Courts Coming to Akron

OH - "...The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition and Summit Sports & Social are working together to install four public sand volleyball courts and a park along the Towpath Trail in an industrial complex known as Canal Place." more

Vet Hiking Across U.S. Passes Thru Knox County

Brinkhaven, OH - "...William Shuttleworth, 71, is walking across the United States, from Massachusetts to California, in an effort to spread awareness and raise money for issues concerning veterans..." more

Counting Trail Users Along the Monon Greenway

6/8/19

IN - "... The City of Carmel has installed a bicycle and pedestrian counter with a 'real-time' display tracking the number of bikes and pedestrians crossing its path..." more

Sullivan gets $2M Grant for Sidewalks and Bike Trails

6/7/19

IN - "A project that's been in the making since the 1980s can now take life thanks to a $2 million grant." more

Trash From Greenway Sweep Fills Dumpster

6/7/19

Medford, OR - "A big sweep of the Bear Creek Greenway this week resulted in more than 40 illegal camping citations and 10 arrests." more

City Mediates Dispute Over Bike Lane Flex Posts

6/7/19

Emeryville, CA - "...Initial reports noted the Post Office ceased delivery because of the inability or inconvenience of parking caused by the bollards..." more

Notes From Climbing Capitol Hill

6/7/19

D.C. - "Every day, the [Bike] League is working to promote and protect bicyclists' rights at the federal level..." more

Bettering Bike Infrastructure for U.S. Cities

6/7/19

U.S.- "...Not a single U.S. city made it onto the top 20 list of the Copenhagenize Index 2017, billed as the “world’s most comprehensive inventory and ranking of bicycle-friendly cities'..." more

Central US Flooding hits Recreation, Tourism

6/7/19

AR - "As the waters of the swollen Arkansas River rose in Little Rock, and threatened to reach record heights, Samuel Ellis had to make the tough, but prudent, decision to indefinitely shutter kayak rentals from his tour company." more

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Dayton-Area Trails Storm Damage Update

OH - "...The following paved recreation trails also are closed until further notice:

Learn more about storm damage in this area.

Man Tries to Break Into Vehicle at Trailhead

Mansfield, OH - "A man who police say was impersonating a detective attempted to break into a woman's vehicle at 9:25 a.m. Thursday at the Richland B&O Trail parking lot on Millsboro Road." more

Hit-and-Run Driver Arrested

Avon Lake, OH - "66 year old male cyclist hit by a person driving a car on Lake Rd. at Miller Rd in Avon Lake tonight." more

Hit-and-Run Driver Waives Pretrial Hearing

Lorain County, OH - "A Lorain County grand jury will decide whether the Avon Lake woman accused of hitting a cyclist with her car will face felony charges." more

Cyclist Found Dead Along Bike Trail

6/719

MI - " Michigan State Police are investigating after a cyclist was found dead along a bike trail." more

DNR Awards $1.4M to Iron Belle Trail Project

MI - "...Stretching more than 2,000 total miles, the Iron Belle Trail is the longest state-designated trail in the nation." more

Concierge Service for Traveling Cyclists

6/719

NY - "...The startup will deliver a high-end road bike to a hotel, office, or Airbnb, professionally tuned and adjusted. It also offers guided rides." more

Seattle Produces "Bike Blockers" Video

6/619

WA - "Haphazardly abandoned bike shares are unfortunately commonplace on the sidewalks of Ballard, but the City’s trying to change that." more


Many in Saskatoon Assume Cycling is Dangerous

6/619

CAN - "Minority of people quizzed by city-hired consultant see people who bike as 'just regular people'." more

Treating Delivery Robots Like Pedestrians

"The vice president behind Amazon's autonomous delivery robot wants people to treat the machines like pedestrians if they see them on the road." more

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Easements Obtained to Extend Heartland Trail

Orrville, OH - " A direct route from Orrville to Marshallville and eventually Clinton is one step closer to completion for cyclists riding the Heartland Trail." more

Cannonball Trail Section Closing During June

Liberty Center, OH - "Due to the First Energy project replacing the electric towers along the south fork, the new extension of trail from Henry cty RD 6-c to Pleasantview RD, just east of Liberty Center, will be closed to all trail traffic at times thru the month of June." more

View a map of the closed trail section.

Visitors Endangering Themselves at Hocking Hills

OH - "...ODNR told WSYX that a person broke their pelvis after scaling Cedar Falls, another was injured at Rose Lake and a third barely escaped death after falling off the upper rim of Conkle’s Hollow while trying to take a selfie." more

Extending the Midtown Greenway into St. Paul

6/619

MN - "The Midtown Greenway Coalition has a dream. Members want to extend the Greenway bike trail – six miles of blissful carlessness in the heart of Minneapolis – to St. Paul..." more

The Shareable Moped?

Chicago, IL - "...Yesterday Bird, one of the leading scooter companies, unveiled a new electric, rentable vehicle called the Cruiser. I’m not sure whether to classify it as a seated scooter, an electric moped, or a heavy-duty e-bike." more

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Simon Kenton Trail Alert

Urbana, OH - "There is a sinkhole which has recently appeared on the SKT, between Edgewood Ave. and the Depot, in Urbana..." more

More Details on Cyclist Fatality

Columbus, OH - "Delaware County troopers tell NBC4 39-year-old Michael Tighe, of Westerville, was doing everything he was supposed to be doing safety wise while riding his bike early this morning when he was struck and killed by a car." more

3 Rescues in 1 Week in Hocking Hills

OH - "...Despite the warnings ODNR has already had to help facilitate rescues of three people this summer who broke more than just the rules by going off the trails." more

Katy Trail Flooding Dries Up Businesses

Hartsburg, MO - "...While it remains dry in this southern Boone County town of 106, miles of the trail are under water, upending travel plans and undoing business models for the companies that cater to trail users." more

SAFE Streets Act

U.S. - "...Recently, Representatives Julia Brownley and Adriano Espaillat introduced HR 3040, the Safe and Friendly for the Environment Streets Act, or the SAFE Streets Act to put federal dollars towards making our roads safer..." more

POC and Volvo Develop Car-Bike Helmet Crash Test

6/5/19

"Swedish brands aiming to improve safety for cyclists on the road." more

8 Deaths Now Tied to E-Scooters

"At least eight people in the U.S. have died while using a rentable e-scooter since the fall of 2017..." more

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Bicyclist Hit, Killed on Rt. 37

6/4/19

Delaware County, OH - "A bicyclist is dead after being struck by a vehicle early Tuesday morning in Delaware County." more

Athens Bikeway Extension Paving

Athens, OH - "The extension is next to US-50 east of Athens running from the Holzer clinic to CR-24 (S Canaan Rd), and it’s about 1.5 miles." more

Centerville Bike Route 12

OH - "...The project creates an East-West connector route through Centerville and Washington Township for bicyclists of all riding levels. Using low-stress surface streets, Bike Route 12 keeps riders off busier corridors through town..." more

Milan Plans Trail to High School

6/4/19

OH - "The Ohio Department of Transportation agreed to spend almost $1 million to help Milan Township achieve its longtime goal of connecting the village to Edison High School." more

Clean Up Begins at Clark Field

6/3/19

Tremont, OH - "Years after a popular park in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood was closed due to toxic contaminants being discovered in the soil, environmental remediation is finally underway at Clark Field..." more

Cycling Lanes Reduce Fatalities for All Road Users

CO - "Roads are safer for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists in cities with robust bike facilities." more

Streetfilms in Amsterdam

"Remove Parking and Watch a City Bloom." more


Mopeds Kicked Out of Bike Lanes in Amsterdam

"Dutch capital steps its pro-cycling reputation up a gear with new regulations – and not everyone is happy." more

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Push to Legalize E-Scooters & E-Bikes

NY - "...Fourteen City Council members penned a letter to the State Senate and Assembly on May 21 that urged lawmakers to pass legislation, which would legalize e-scooters that can travel up to 20 miles per hour and as well as use of some e-bikes on streets." more

Pedestrian Injuries and Deaths in L.A.

CA - "From 2012 to 2016 more than 14,200 pedestrians were injured in collisions on Los Angeles City streets and 439 pedestrians lost their lives." more

Deputy Killed by Driver

6/3/19

FL - "The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of a senior deputy who died after being struck by a car while riding a bicycle Sunday morning." more

The E-Scooter Invasion is Coming to Canada

CAN - "They’re fast, nimble and increasingly common on big-city streets around the world – but to some, they’re a nuisance..." more

Is PoGo the Next Mobility Option?

UK - "...if a Swedish startup has its way, Millennials will soon switch from Bird and Lime e-scooters to a Cangoroo-branded shared mobility device–a non-electric pogo stick..." more


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Volunteers Beautify Downtown Niles

OH - "...About two dozen volunteers picked litter and other trash downtown. They focused on areas around the police station, the bike trail and city hall." more

Opening Of Island Lake Trail Connector

MI - "A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held next weekend to dedicate the new Island Lake Trail Connector at the Green Oak Village Place mall." more

New Website Features Lehigh Valley's Multi-Use Trails

PA - "The Link has launched, offering a one-stop website for the Lehigh Valley’s multi-use trail network." more

Metro Manila can be Bike-Friendly

6/2/19

PHL - "If more people ride bikes for transport, there would be less cars, and city roads would naturally unclog, freeing up more road space for cyclists." more

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Dayton Trail Closures Due to Storm Damage

Dayton, OH - From metroparks.org, "The following paved recreation trails also are closed until further notice:

Stillwater update: "...Stillwater River Recreation Trail in Dayton is clear and open between Island MetroPark and Siebenthaler Avenue -- through Triangle and Deweese parks. Our friends at Five Rivers MetroParks tell us the trail north of Siebenthaler Avenue will remain closed through the weekend..." more

Sandel Legacy Trail Intermittent Closures June 3 - 8

Delaware County, OH - "...some repairs to Sandel Legacy Trail will be made at the same time, causing the trail to be closed at times." more

Roberts Pass Closing June 10-14

6/1/19

Madison County, OH - "Trail Alert: Roberts Pass west of Camp Chase Trail will have a detour during [sealcoating], June 10-14..." more

Ohio-to-Erie Trail Switchback Causing Confusion

Columbus, OH - "...West of downtown Columbus many people get confused where the Scioto Trail has a switchback near Grandview Ave... After the 2nd bridge over the Scioto River, watch the pavement markings and check the info kiosk for clarification..." more

Girard Continues to Pursue Railway Property for Bike Trail

OH - "...The city is still negotiating with the Ohio Central Railroad, seeking to acquire some of its 42-acre crescent-shaped property along the Mahoning River for a trail to run from North State Street to the Mahoning River..." more

Rails-to-Trails of Wayne County E-News

OH - Read their June newsletter.

Making Cincy One of the Most Bike Friendly Cities

6/1/19

Cincinnati, OH - "...Both the mayor and City Council have done great work boosting our trail system but have passed on multiple opportunities to boost our on-street infrastructure, as well." more

Kitselman Trailhead Enters Second Phase of Construction

6/1/19

Muncie, IN - "...This entrance into Muncie will be fundamentally transformed with the addition of a pedestrian bridge, new trail connections, trailhead parking, and a sloped lawn with seating overlooking the White River..." more

Dickens Greenway Residents Worried About Being Hit by Cyclists

5/31/19

Chicago, IL - "...comments from many of the dozens of attendees suggested they’re afraid that increasing the amount of cycling on Dickens would put them and their children in mortal danger..." more

NACTO's Take on Handling Mobility Data

5/31/19

"...This week NACTO and IMLA jointly unveiled a 14-page document, titled "Managing Mobility Data," intended to be a framework for cities and their private partners to share, protect and manage mobility data." more

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Periodic Towpath Section Closures Coming

Akron, OH - From summitmetroparks.org, "There will be periodic trail closures between June 17 and July 31 while First Energy replaces a power pole approximately 2,000 feet south of the Botzum Trailhead. The Botzum Trailhead will be open and is not affected by the closures. The trail will be open on weekends, holidays and for any Special Use Permits already issued by Summit Metro Parks."

New Bike Path Construction Coming to Westerville

OH - "Westerville plans to add another bicycle path along the south side of College Avenue with construction starting in the fall, according to city officials." more

Expanded CoGo in Upper Arlington

OH - "The unveiling of a new bicycle-sharing station outside a Lane Avenue bistro earlier this month marked the completion of a project to install five of the docks throughout Upper Arlington." more

E-Scooters May be Coming to Cleveland Again

5/30/19

OH - "Bird scooters were dropped in Cleveland last August, only to disappear within weeks. They could be making a more permanent return this summer." more

Cyclist Injured After Riding Into Booby Trap

5/30/19

PA - "...he ran into a rope that was stretched across the trail..." more

Noblesville Not Onboard with Rail Trail Build

5/30/19

IN - "Although Fishers and Indianapolis are rolling full speed ahead with plans to convert the Nickel Plate railroad into a greenway connecting Hamilton County to the Circle City, it might be a long time before that trail runs through Noblesville." more

Paint The Bike Lane Before Someone Dies!

5/30/19

NYC - "...DOT removes all street markings for street resurfacing, leaving cyclists who have become attuned to the city’s best on-street bike routes to fend for themselves in heavy traffic for weeks, a month — sometimes more." more

Experimenting with Bike Lane Barriers for Better Safety

5/30/19

D.C. - "The “flexposts” that separate DC’s bike lanes from the rest of traffic aren’t great. They’re susceptible to being knocked down by drivers..." more


Light Rail Construction Makes for Dreary Detour for Cyclists

5/30/19

Minneapolis, MN - "Closure of heavily used Cedar Lake Trail for light rail work is leaving [a] mark." more

Vulnerable User Law Passed in Colorado

CO - "...Senate Bill 175 makes careless driving in which a vulnerable road user gets seriously injured a class 1 traffic misdemeanor. It gives judges the authority to order restitution and suspend a driver’s license for up to one year..." more

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Heartland Trail Update

5/30/19

Marshallville, OH - Trail construction continues south of Marshallville over to Forrer Road.

Heartland Trail
Trail Construction - Heartland Trail in NE Ohio

Construction will soon connect 2 paved sections of trail that when combined, will extend south from E. Market Street in Marshallville to Forrer Road.

When finished, the 2.4-mile trail section will feature parking at both ends at Forrer Road and at Euclid Street near E. Market Street in Marshallville.

A previously paved .3-mile trail section connects with the new trail north of E. Market Street in Marshallville.

Sometime in the future, this bikeway will connect with Orrville to the south via the old railway corridor that defines this trail route.

Simon Kenton Chip-n-Seal Closure

5/30/19

Urbana, OH - "...The area being chip/sealed will be from TR 199 to the Champaign County line in Logan County. For this project, the trail will be totally closed!.." more

'3-Feet' Signs Going Up in Medina

OH - "...Bike Medina County has been working with cities and townships in Medina County to put up large new signs to go along with a 3-foot passing law passed by the state legislature..." more

CVNP Accounts for $53.3M Economic Impact

OH - "...The National Park Service reports that 2.1 million people visited the CVNP in 2018, spending $36.8 million in communities near the park..." more

Mayors Support Making Protected Bike Lanes Easier to Install

PA - "In April, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and Bike Pittsburgh launched an effort to advance bipartisan bills in the Pennsylvania House and Senate which would make it easier for cities to install protected bike lanes." more

New Trail Maps Help Walkers

Kokomo, IN - "Those walking Kokomo’s trails have a new way of discovering what there is to do nearby, thanks to new trail experience maps." more

City Streets Safer Than Suburban Roads

PA - "New research from the University of Pennsylvania shows that denser cities and towns can save lives." more

New York City’s War on Bikes

NY - "Bill de Blasio says he's environmentally friendly, but he runs a city that actively antagonizes bikers." more

NYPD Continues to Target Cyclists

NY - "...The Lieutenant comes up and asks if this is the Track or Die barbecue, and I say yeah this is our barbecue..." more

Doppelt Fund Supports 10 Multiuse Trail Projects

5/30/19

U.S. - "...Now in its fifth year, RTC’s Doppelt Fund is awarding the most funds ever to the most awardees yet: more than $130,000 to 10 worthy recipients..." more

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Simon Kenton Trail Alerts

Urbana, OH - "The South trail is clear w/no storm damage, from County Line Rd. To the Depot. However, there is a new, small sinkhole in the trail between Edgewood Ave. and Muzzy's Road..." more

Mad River Trail Section Closed

Dayton, OH - "Mad River Recreation Trail in Dayton between Findlay Street and Eastwood MetroPark will be closed until this damage can be cleared..." more

Towpath Closures in Summit County in June

OH - "6/3/2019: The Towpath Trail is closed for work associated with an Army Corps of Engineers invasive species project on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. between Manchester Rd. and Fairview Ave... The Towpath in this section will be open on weekends and weekdays after 4 p.m."

Early June 2019: The Towpath Trail will be closed weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. between Manchester Rd. and State Route 224 for work associated with an Army Corps of Engineers invasive species project. Please respect the closure signage, as this is an active construction site. The closure is expected to continue through November 2019..." more

Getting Seniors Cycling in Cleveland

OH - "...Via a series of free hands-on cycling events and social rides, seniors get the chance to re-learn the rules of the road, try out “age-friendly” bikes, and get energized around Cleveland’s cycling community." more

Plans for Trail on Old Train Route

Indianapolis, IN - "After decades of debate about the best use for the rail corridor through the Binford Boulevard area to the Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis has made a decision." more

Lakefront Trail Users Adjusting to Separate Paths

Chicago, IL - "After two years of construction, a highly anticipated change to Chicago’s Lakefront Trail – all 18 miles of it – is now a reality: separate paths for cyclists and pedestrians." more


The 606 Trail Shooting

Chicago, IL - "A young father was killed and two other people wounded in a shooting on the popular 606 trail on Chicago's Northwest Side Tuesday, police said." more

Separated Bike Lanes Means Safer Streets

5/29/19

"A 13-year study of a dozen cities found that protected bike lanes led to a drastic decline in fatalities for all users of the road." more

Dutch Tunnel Turned Into a Bike Highway

5/28/19

"A nationwide transit strike in the Netherlands prompted Amsterdam to open a major tunnel to cyclists on Tuesday." more

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Camp Chase Trail Alert

5/28/19

Columbus, OH - "...Alkire Road Bridge Over Big and Little Darby Creeks to be Closed. Approximate closure date: May 28 for 3 days, weather permitting." more

100 E-Bikes Coming to Streets of Cincinnati

OH - "...On Thursday morning, officials with Cincinnati's Red Bike program, a nonprofit bike-share system, are expected to introduce the new e-bikes into their fleet at Eden Park." more

Land Purchase Opens Door for Bike Trail Project

MI - " Many more miles of mountain biking trails will soon be available in the the Boyne City area after a collaborative effort to purchase property recently met its goal." more

NACTO Guide for Improved Intersection Design

"...NACTO's guide focuses not only on pedestrian and cyclist safety but also their comfort at intersections..." more

Citi Bike Has Gotten More New Butts on Saddles

5/28/19

"Shawneladee Cole can’t remember the last time she rode her own bike. It’s a great bike, but it’s been in the closet of her Brooklyn apartment for a decade..." more

Are Painted Bike Lanes Worse Than Nothing?

"...Researchers in Australia found that physical barriers, not just lines painted on the road, do the best job of keeping cyclists safe..." more

What Makes a Bike-Friendly Town?

"My small rural town recently received a bronze award at the Ontario Bike Summit and is now officially designated a 'bike-friendly community.' Upon seeing this news on Twitter, I choked on my coffee..." more

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Camp Chase Trail Paving Completed

5/26/19

Columbus, OH - "...The Georgesville Road railroad crossing has been recently paved and that means all major gaps are filled in! There is one more improvement project to the section through Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park when it moves from the park road to dedicated trail later this year..." more

Maple Highlands Trail Final Phase Coming

5/26/19

Chardon, OH - "The Maple Highlands Trail completion in Chardon is on target for construction this year." more

Cycling Mom Hit Head-On by Driver is Recovering

OH - "As many of you know, or are now learning, there was a serious accident on Lake Rd in Avon Lake on May 15 in which a cyclist was hit essentially head-on by a car. This cyclist sustained multiple serious injuries including a concussion, severe lacerations on her face, neck and torso, a fractured pelvis and collarbone, a broken patella, and severe bruising..." more

10-Year-Old Rides Entire Ohio-to-Erie Trail

5/26/19

OH - "...Cycling an average of 69 miles per day is quite impressive, especially for a 10-year-old!" more

Community Honors Victims of Esplanade Crash

5/26/19

New Orleans, LA - "Community members gathered outside of Terranova’s Super Market on Saturday morning to plant a garden in honor of the two cyclists killed and seven injured after they were struck by a 2018 black Chevy Camaro speeding in the Esplanade Avenue bike lane..." more

Connecting MTB Trails in New England

5/26/19

NH - "...The new initiative called the Borderlands covers 250 miles of trails in seven areas of Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire, and also takes riders to Quebec..." more

Are Bike Lanes Safe in Australia?

AUS - "...Researchers recently assessed the passing distances between vehicles and cyclists in Australia to determine any needs for improvement." more

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Tremont Project May Break Ground Near Towpath

5/26/19

Tremont, OH - "...J-Roc Developers of Cleveland is pursuing a proposal to develop a 130-unit apartment project dubbed Electric Gardens." more

Route 22 Pedestrian Bridge Plan Rejected

5/25/19

IN - "A protest by local officials against a planned $3 million bridge for hikers and bikers to cross Route 22 reached a new level Friday..." more

Proposals for More Pedestrian-Friendly Roadways

5/25/19

IN - "...About 6,000 pedestrian deaths occur each year in the United States alone. This number has been rising over the past decade and drawing the attention of city managers across the nation." more

Bear Charges Trail Runner

5/25/19

AK - "Alaska state officials are warning people about a brown bear that charged a man at Juneau's Salmon Creek Trail." more

Bike League Working on Legislation

D.C. - "...The League has been advocating for key changes in the transportation reauthorization bill that would 1.) increase investment in bicycling and walking infrastructure, 2.) improve safety, 3.) give states and local governments better planning tools, and 4.) create a pilot program to implement disaster relief trials using bicycles." more

Vancouver Cyclists and SeaBus Passengers on Collision Course

5/25/19

CAN - "Bicycle commuters in Lower Lonsdale say their lives are being put at risk since the City of North Vancouver moved the pick-up and drop-off zone for the SeaBus right next to a painted bike lane." more

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Bike Cleveland Responds to Scranton Rd Concerns

5/25/19

Cleveland, OH - "...While we respect the concerns expressed by some residents, the bike lanes will enhance the safety of Scranton Road and we’d like to take a moment to clarify why we need bike lanes on Scranton Rd:" more

Blackhand Gorge Trail Section Still Closed

5/2419

Hanover Twp., OH - "...The closure is 3 miles from the east parking lot at Toboso and 3/4-mile from the west parking lot on Brushy Fork Road." more

Mayors Push for Safer Bike Lanes

5/24/19

PA - "...Protected bicycle lanes encourage a safer experience on our roads for all riders, and parking protected bicycle lanes have consistently been demonstrated as a best practice in cities across the country." more

Building Protected Intersections is Portland

5/24/19

OR - "...Protected intersections are a big deal. They are considered the safest way to handle bicycle traffic at what’s typically considered the weakest link in a safe facility. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 43% of urban cycling fatalities occur at intersections." more

Cycling Advocates Unimpressed by City's Bike Plans

5/24/19

CAN - "Cycling groups say they are so far unimpressed with the commitment of Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante who came to power on a promise of drastically improving bicycle infrastructure." more

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Residents Unhappy with Bike Lane Plan

Cleveland, OH - "...The bike lane plan is part of the $2.2 million Scranton Road resurfacing project, set to start construction in June." more

Cincinnati Rolling Out Vision Zero Initiative

OH - "Cincinnati has seen an alarming number of injuries and deaths from cars hitting pedestrians over the past few years." more

Fort Wayne Bike Pilot Ready to Roll

5/24/19

IN - "The city of Fort Wayne is laying out the route for a bike share pilot program that would encourage people to rethink how they explore and navigate the Summit City." more

Work on Hoodlebug Trail Delayed

5/23/19

IN - "There will be an apparent delay in completion of the extension of the Hoodlebug Trail for hikers and bikers as an urban pedestrian lane through the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus and Indiana Borough." more

Portland Opens Hike & Bike Trail

5/23/19

MI - "Portland is now home to a hike and bike trail located on 5.5 miles of property on the campus of Portland High School." more

Trail Developments from Baltimore

5/23/19

MD - "...We’re continuing to make progress on the various trail segments and are excited to share our recent accomplishments with you all." more

Denver’s Bicycle Superhighway Plan

5/23/19

CO - "Whether it’s happening is no longer up for debate. When and how is another story." more

Lyft App Now Includes Citi Bike Pedal Bikes

5/23/19

NY - "Citi Bike pedal bikes now will be available through the ride-sharing Lyft app..." more

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Paved Trail Section Closed in Columbus

5/23/19

Columbus, OH - "The Lazelle Rd paved trail is dug up and inaccessible from Worthington-Galena Rd west to just before Sancus." more

E-Bike Rider Feels Targeted by the Law

York County, PA - "...Little did Minogue know, he was breaking the law every time he rode his e-bike on the rail trail..." more

700 Vehicles Blocking Bike Lanes in 1 Day

5/22/19

D.C. - "This past Wednesday, more than 60 people spread out across DC for a coordinated effort to capture in real-time just how many cars and trucks block bike lanes during busy times..." more

Injuries Mount as Potholes Continue to Take Their Toll

5/22/19

Portland, OR - "...After getting checked out and my wounds cleaned at Good Sam, I reported the sunken spot that crashed me..." more

Is Vision Zero Showing Progress in the U.S?

5/22/19

"...It’s too soon to say definitively for sure. But there are some encouraging signs in the fatality data from a handful of Vision Zero cities since 2010." more

E-Bike Sharing May Doom Uber

5/22/19

"...At around $2 for 30 minutes, companies like Jump, who runs a dockless bike-share service, has made getting on an electric bike it easier, cheaper, and faster than ever before." more

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ODNR Announces New Statewide Trails Plan

5/21/19

Columbus, OH - "...This is an exciting time for trails in our state, and the 2019 Ohio Trails Vision will help guide development as we continue to build Ohio’s world-class trails system..." more

Agitated Deer Confronts Park Visitors

5/21/19

Columbus, OH - "The Columbus Metro Parks tweeted a video of a deer that became agitated after coming in contact with visitors and their dog at Glacier Ridge Metro Park." more

Body Found Near Highland Park Bike Trail

5/21/19

PA - "A man was found dead near a bike trail in Pittsburgh’s Highland Park neighborhood Monday, police said." more

Governor Hikes Shuttered Trail

5/21/19

Jim Thorpe, PA - "One of Pennsylvania's most beloved and scenic hiking trails will remain closed to the public unless lawmakers pass Gov. Tom Wolf's $4.5 billion infrastructure plan, officials said Tuesday." more

Louisville's Newest Transportation Option

KY - "Soon you'll see a small fleet of golf-like carts bopping around downtown Louisville. Everyone, meet the tuk tuk." more

Atlanta's First E-Scooter Death

GA - "Could bike lanes near a MARTA station have made a difference?" more

City Leaders To Seize Private Property For Paved River Bike Trail

CA - " For the first time since building the new arena, city leaders are looking to seize private property by invoking their right through eminent domain." more

How Safe Do Self-Driving Cars Need to Be?

"How safe is safe enough, and how do we measure it?" more

Crowdfunding Raises $770K for Folding E-Bikes

5/21/19

CHE - "...After a year-and-half of research and development, the Swiss startup launched its three 16-inch wheel models, each weighing 27.5 pounds, on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo in April..." more

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Genoa Trail Alert

Genoa, OH - "Pipe had to be laid under the Genoa Trail due to Delaware County Engineer, Delaware County, Ohio's construction of a detention basin....

"...although, there will be a metal plate put in place. Please avoid the area until it reopens and then slow down and use caution..." more

Bike Patrol Added to Ohio River Greenway

New Albany, IN - "The city of New Albany is investing in thousands of dollars in equipment for police officers to better patrol the Ohio River Greenway." more

Driver Slams into Ghost Bike

D.C. - "...the driver of a Chevy Tahoe collided into the pole, the ghost bike, and a parked car before fleeing the scene..." more

Safer Intersections Needed

5/21/19

U.S. - "A new report offers guidance for cities to build better intersections for cyclists and pedestrians." more

Complete Streets Policies are not "One-Size-Fits-All"

5/21/19

"...What looks like a Complete Street in our industrial harbor is going to look different from a Complete Street next to a school or a park in a residential neighborhood..." more

Walmart Owners to Build Public Mountain Bike Trails

CO - "...Around 4.5 miles of public trails will be designed for mountain biking." more

Plane Crashes Into Sidi Warehouse

CA - "The U.S. distributor for cycling shoe company Sidi resumed operations Monday after an F-16 fighter jet crashed into a section of its warehouse four days earlier." more

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The Freedom Trail Phase 3 Problem

5/20/19

Akron, OH - "...Unfortunately, we have run into an unforeseen property dispute with CSX that has stalled the completion of the final leg of phase three, but we are working really hard to find a solution.” more

Cars Driven onto Sidewalks to Strike Pedestrians

Cincinnati, OH - "Two cars drove down Over-the-Rhine sidewalks Saturday morning, police said, attempting to strike several pedestrians." more

Speed Cameras Approved for Roosevelt Blvd

Philadelphia, PA - "Speed cameras will come to Roosevelt Boulevard, following a unanimous City Council vote Thursday that marked the end of a three-year process to bring the technology to Philadelphia." more

Curb Causes Bike Crashes

5/19/19

IA - "An unmarked street curb has cost Des Moines taxpayers nearly $1.7 million after cyclists involved in bike crashes there sued the city over their injuries." more

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Simon Kenton Trail Damage

Bellefontaine, OH - "...major trail damage on the Northern extension of the SKT, near Liberty Hills Golf Course. This is on the gravel section and due to the recent heavy rainfall and flooding in Logan County." more

GMRT Extension Plans Includes New Trailhead

5/19/19

Fairfield, OH - "...[the new trail] would bisect Marsh Park and run across River Road... The new park will also be a trail head for the Great Miami River Bike Trail." more

Lorain Better Block Vision on Display

5/19/19

Lorain, OH - "...Lorain Better Block took over Washington Avenue between West Erie Avenue and West Eighth Street on Saturday afternoon, with vendors and community members taking part." more

Avon Lake Driver Charged in Hit-and-Run

5/17/19

OH - "...Allison Spoerl, 21, is accused of driving a 2017 Ford Focus hatchback that struck the 51-year-old bicyclist Wednesday on Lake Road near Moore Road..." more

Fort Hill MTB Trail Debate

5/17/19

KY - "...commissioners flirting with the idea of placing a moratorium on the trails being constructed as part of a Boy Scouts project until more community input could be heard..." more

76% of Americans Think They are Good Drivers

5/17/19

"...But by any standard they are not good drivers at all, with 93 percent admitting to unsafe behavior." more

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Buck Creek Trail Flooding

Springfield, OH - "The Buck Creek Trail is under water in the section between Old Reid Park and Belmont Ave. Please stay off this segment of the trail. more

Restore Pennsylvania Talks Norristown Revitalization

5/17/19

Norristown, PA - "...The Schuylkill River Trail is the busiest trail in our region... This trail is where many people ride more than any other trail in our region. The Chester Valley Trail is the second most used trail. The biggest two are going to connect right here..." more

ArborBike to Make June Comeback

5/1719

Ann Arbor, MI - "...Chicago-based mobility operator Shift Transit has taken over the program and plans to relaunch in Ann Arbor in June..." more

Speedway B&O Trail Extensions Could Spur Development

5/1719

IN - "...The Speedway section of the B&O Trail was one of 17 to receive a total of $24.9 million from the Next Level Trails initiative..." more

The Bicycle Commuter Act Proposal

5/1719

U.S. - "...Ask your Member of Congress to co-sponsor the Bicycle Commuter Act, which would give people like you nearly $53 per month in tax breaks towards bike commuting expenses..." more

New Guide Aims To Help Cities with Scooters & Bike Shares

5/1719

U.S. - "...It seems like new mobility options are showing up every day on the streets of America’s cities, towns and villages..." more

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Closing the Gaps Along the Ohio-to-Erie Trail

OH - "...I drew a 1,300-foot line from where I was standing to the woods across the field. In my imagination, that line became paved and filled with bicyclists riding along the Ohio to Erie Trail." more

Groundbreaking for Pennsy Greenway Trail Extension

Schererville, IN - "...After years of planning, the gaps along the Pennsy Greenway Trail from Calumet City, Illinois, to Schererville soon will be closed..." more

Griffin All Access Bike Park Opens

Terre Haute, IN - "It's a bike trail, but not just any bike trail. It's a bike trail, but not just any bike trail." more

Bicyclist Awarded $41M in Trail Stanchion Crash Case

5/1719

FL - "...Upon striking one of the stanchions, Schnurr 'was ejected from his cycle and hit the ground, causing him significant and permanent injuries,' his complaint stated." more

2 More Cyclist Deaths in Brooklyn this Week

5/1619

NY - "Three cyclists killed in Brooklyn in the past week have brought the number of cyclist fatalities in the city so far this year to 10 — the same number the city saw in all of 2018." more

Can Car-Crazy Dallas Learn to Love Bikes?

5/1619

TX - "After a disastrous experiment with dockless bike sharing, the famously auto-centric Texas city is trying to be more friendly to bicycles and pedestrians." more

Vermont Utility Offers $200 E-Bike Rebate

5/1619

VT - "Green Mountain Power, which provides electricity to much of Vermont, is offering a $200 rebate to its customers who buy e-bikes, e-cargo bikes or installed e-bike conversion kits at participating bike shops." more

Testifying Against Proposed Tariffs

5/1619

D.C. - "While the U.S. trade war with China is getting the most attention, the U.S. is also engaged with a dispute with the European Union, and the bike industry is involved in both..." more

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Park District Asked to Consider Bike Trail Options

5/15/19

Bowling Green, OH - "The Wood County Park District Board was asked Tuesday to shift gears to add more bicycling options in the county." more

Police Looking for Hit-and-Run Driver

5/15/19

Avon Lake, OH - "Avon Lake police are looking for a vehicle that struck a bicyclist who was seriously injured and had to be life-flighted to the hospital." more

Great American Rail-Trail to Run Thru Wayne County

OH - "...The Heartland Trail will stretch from Orrville to Clinton when completed, but as part of the proposed Great American Rail-Trail, it will serve as one piece connecting riders from one end of the country to the other." more

Developer to Extend Delaware River Trail

5/15/19

PA - "A mega-development coming to the Delaware River waterfront will include a swath of a long-planned river trail in exchange for permission to build taller towers than local regulations permit." more

$1.33M Lovers Lane Project will Add Bike Lanes

5/15/19

Portage, MI - "...The project has a goal of increasing safety and will change the present configuration of two northbound lanes and two southbound lanes to a single lane in each direction with a dedicated center turn lane..." more

Slowing Down "Stroads" in Boston

MA - "Success could be key in reducing roadway fatalities." more

U.S. Addiction to Building Roads

"States spend as much building new roads as they do repairing them." more

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Great Miami River Trail Detour

Dayton, OH - "A half-mile, intermittent detour will be in place through 2019 near the Main Street Bridge in Dayton..." more

Olentangy Trail Closure Delayed

Columbus, OH - "...[a] stretch of the Olentangy Trail should be closed now, but the City of Columbus said weather delayed the start of the project..." more

New Scooters, E-Bike Startup Coming to Columbus

OH - "...Roam Bikes, a startup founded by local entrepreneur Kelly James, plans to deploy 200 e-bikes on the streets of Columbus this June, with a total fleet of about 500 in place by the fall." more

Commission Directs Team to Work on Rail-Trail Development

WV - " The Harrison County Commission has decided to take a new path for maintaining and developing local rail-trails." more

Feds to Help Fund Hatfield McCoy Trail Extension

5/15/19

Pineville, WV - "...The $678,344 in federal funding will be used to expand nearly 185 miles of trails into Wyoming County as well as Lincoln County and McDowell County." more

New Jersey Legalizes E-Bikes and Scooters

5/14/19

NJ - "...New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday signed legislation legalizing e-bikes and e-scooters on city streets, provided the vehicles top out at 20 and 19 miles per hour, respectively." more

Cyclist "Hunted" by Driver

5/14/19

Portland, OR - "...This man in the Subaru allegedly harassed Harris and used his car as to menace him..." more

Bridge Authority Sues Bridge Bike Path Builders

5/14/19

CAN - "The lawsuit claims the road surface has bumps and waves, steep slope changes, and is not only uncomfortable for cyclists, but dangerous." more

Is Your City Serious About Road Safety?

"...While more than 40 cities in the United States and many more around the world have committed to Vision Zero... many are struggling to turn this vision into a reality..." more

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Great Lake to Lake Trail Update

MI - "...When complete, the trail network known as Great Lake-to-Lake Route #1 will range from macro — an attraction for biking tourists looking to pedal from Lake Michigan to Lake Huron — to micro — a means for small-town students to walk or bike to school." more

Electric Citi Bikes Grounded Until September

5/13/19

NYC - "... an unprecedented over-five-month outage that raises questions about Citi Bike’s ambitious expansion and electrification plans." more

Judge Orders Psych Evaluation for Suspected AT Murderer

5/13/19

VA - "Over the weekend, matters turned deadly in southwestern Virginia, where he is accused of stabbing one hiker to death and seriously injuring another." more

Rails-to-Trails in Delaware

5/13/19

DE - "...the same track beds that initially brought the tourists and triggered residential development are now being transformed, with support from DelDOT and local towns and cities, into a burgeoning system of paved nature trails for pedestrians, runners and cyclists alike. " more

Domestic Manufacturers Welcome Chinese Tariff Increase

5/13/19

Freeport, NY - "...They steal our designs, they undercut our prices. It's not new, it's been going on for a long time..." more

Take a Ride in the Smile Lane

"Over the last decade, bikeshare systems in the US have sprouted up in cities across the country and in 2018, thirty-six and a half million trips were taken using station-based systems..." more

Bicycle Friendly Community Awards

5/13/19

U.S. - "...Today, the League of American Bicyclists is recognizing 39 cities and towns with Bicycle Friendly Community awards for their proactive efforts to make bicycling safer and more accessible to everyone." more

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NCIT Construction Progress in Huron County

Norwalk, OH - "...This winter, Firelands Rails to Trails volunteers began clearing trees and brush east from Townsend Avenue toward Laylin Road [in Norwalk]. Paul Miller Construction was hired to install stone as future trail base at Laylin Road. Edwards Tree Service of Amherst was hired and subsequently made a generous donation to FRTTI to clear trees and to create the path for this new piece of trail..." more

Bill Would Make Crossing Street Safer

Cleveland, OH - "...The new bill would require the driver of a vehicle to stop and yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian waiting at the curb to enter a crosswalk when there is no traffic control signal, in addition to when the pedestrian is in the crosswalk. Meaning pedestrians would not have to enter the street in front of moving traffic for a vehicle to yield the pedestrians." more

Cleveland Heights has Best Complete Streets Policy

OH - "...The rankings reward cities that have passed Complete Streets policies, which look to make streets safer for all users, including pedestrians and bicyclists..." more

The Importance of Documenting Car / Bike Collisions

Columbus, OH - "...Catherine Girves, executive director of the bike advocacy group Yay Bikes!, wants city police officers to interview all parties and take reports on all bicycle-motor vehicle collisions, even when no one is obviously hurt..." more

Indego to Deploy 400 More E-Bikes in Philadelphia

PA - "...Adding more electric bikes to the fleet will help address several barriers and open the door for new cyclists who may not have considered using Indego before." more

How Dangerous are Law-Breaking Cyclists?


Is it Time to Ban Right Turn on Red?

"It was actually introduced to save fuel, but there have been unintended consequences." more

Uber is Fighting Cities Over Data on Scooter Trips

CA - "...LA’s strategy for getting that data is making privacy advocates—and companies like Uber and Lyft, which operate both scooter and ride-hail services in the city—nervous..." more

Man Who Killed Hiker has Been Arrested

5/12/19

VA - "Federal authorities say a Massachusetts man has been arrested in an attack on the Appalachian Trail that left one person dead and another severely injured." more

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Tuscarawas Approves Trail Funding

Tuscarawas Village, OH - "Council had no objection to using $10,000 that was committed to a trail proposed by the Zeisberger Trail and Parks Group, toward a portion of sidewalk in front of the town hall. The trail begins at the town hall and will run to the boat ramp site." more

Strong Start for Lorain Quick Picks

5/12/19

Lorain, OH - "...Started in 2017 by Max Schaefer and Lorain Proud, Quick Picks are one-hour flash-mob-style community cleanups throughout the city..." more

Machete Used in Attacks on Appalachian Trail

VA - "A Virginia sheriff says a man attacked two people on the Appalachian Trail with a machete." more

Trail Users Brace for 2-3 Year Trail Closures

Minneapolis, MN - " A new light rail line will connect Minneapolis to Eden Prairie, but some trail users aren’t happy about it." more

Woman Escapes Sexual Assault on Lakefront Trail

5/12/19

Chicago, IL - "...About 11:20 p.m., the 27-year-old woman was attacked while walking south on the bike path in the 700 block of South Lake Shore Drive, according to a community alert issued by police." more

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Simon Kenton Trail Paving Progress

Urbana, OH - "...For the last 18 months, we have been raising additional monies through donations, matching grants, bike tour and other means, in order to continue paving. The members recently approved paving an additional 7.8 miles of the trail during this coming Summer of 2019. This leaves us a small gap in the trail of 3.6 miles..." more

Warren Bike Trail Completed

5/11/19

OH - "City officials, members of the Trumbull County MetroParks and residents gathered Friday at the Warren Greenway Trailhead to celebrate Warren’s finished portion of the Western Reserve Greenway Bike Trail." more

Greenway Rape Brings Calls for Call Boxes

5/10/19

Hopkinsville, KY - "...Authorities say a woman was assaulted and raped at the Hopkinsville Greenway System by Orlando Leavell, a registered sex offender previously convicted of attempted rape..." more

Griffin Bike Park Introduces Adaptive Use Trail

Vigo County, IN - "...In addition to the trail, a $3,800 dollar bike was donated to the park, so riders in wheelchairs can experience the park without being pushed..." more

Citizen Traffic Enforcement Pushed by Councilman

D.C. - "... Imagine being able to give drivers a ticket yourself. Well, that may soon be a possibility." more

Van Bramer Blasts Drivers Who Park in Bike Lanes

5/10/19

NYC - "Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer joined forces with members of Transportation Alternatives in Long Island City this morning to condemn motorists who block sidewalks, bike lanes and crosswalks—and to call on the NYPD to ticket these drivers." more

What Will it Take to Finish the Great American Rail Trail?

5/10/19

"...After a 12-month assessment of route options using 34,000 miles of existing bike trails nationwide, RTC has identified the remaining 90 trail gaps to be filled..." more

The 'Bike Connect' System and App'

5/10/19

"... Bike Connect is a system designed to streamline bike rides by triggering traffic lights." more


Study Says Drivers Break Far More Road Rules Than Cyclists

5/10/19

"A new study from the Danish Road Directorate shows that less than 5% of cyclists break traffic laws while riding yet 66% of motorists do so when driving..." more

New Bike Market Tariffs Take Affect

5/10/19

"...The 25% is in addition to existing tariffs on Chinese products, which are generally 5-11% on bikes. The new tariff does not apply to helmets and lights." more

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Commissioners Partner with Belpre Trail Committee

5/10/19

Washington County, OH - "On Thursday, the commissioners agreed to partner with the Belpre Multi-Use Trail Committee to investigate the purchase of abandoned CSX rail line just west of Belpre. The rail line would be used as an extension to the committee’s already existing trail system." more

Board puts Recreation on Fast Track in Ottawa County

OH - "The Ottawa County Commissioners got the ball rolling a year ago when they approved the Ottawa County Transportation Plan. On Monday, the commissioners put that plan on the fast track with the creation of a board of seven public officials to shepherd the county-wide vision of creating hiking and biking facilities and water trails." more

Coyotes Attack Dog in Penitentiary Glen Reservation

Kirtland, OH - "A Willoughby woman recounted a terrifying situation to police after she said her German Shepard was attacked while walking with her on the Kirtland Connector Trail at Penitentiary Glen in April..." more

East Bank Trail to be Connected to LaSalle Trail

Mishawaka, IN - "How would you like to ride your bike from downtown Mishawaka all the way to Niles? That dream may become a reality." more

Great American Rail-Trail is Coming Thru Pittsburgh

PA - "...while the coast-to-coast trail could be decades from being completed, it looks to come through Pittsburgh." more

Rochester has a Bike Lane Problem

5/10/19

NY - "The city of Rochester has installed more than 60 miles of bike lanes since 2011. But there’s a problem..." more

Denver to Add 17 Miles of New Bike Lanes This Year

5/9/19

CO - "Denver will build 16.8 miles of new bike lanes this summer, kicking off the construction of 125 miles of bikeways the city will add to its network over the next five years..." more

Every Life Counts

U.S. - "In March, hundreds of bike advocates climbed the Hill at the National Bike Summit to ask their senators and Members of Congress to work with us in building a more Bicycle Friendly America..." more

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Great American Trail Route Revealed

5/9/19

Ohio is one of 12 states that comprise the proposed route of the Great American Rail Trail that was revealed this week. This 3,700-mile trail will extend from Washington state to Washington D.C. It's made up of existing trails that already complete 52% of the route, or 1,900 miles.

Great American Rail Trail
Great American Rail Trail Route Through Ohio

The east / west route through Ohio utilizes 6 existing trails and is mostly complete. 8 small gaps between existing bikeways totals only 33.3 miles of trails yet to be connected, while the mileage for 5 larger gaps (shown as white boxes on the image above) has yet to be defined.

This route will be the 2nd cross-state bikeway in Ohio. The Ohio-to-Erie Trail took the honors for being the first with its 320-mile route from Cincinnati through Columbus to Cleveland, Ohio. The OTE will most likely be finished first, as about 89% of the trail is completed at this time.

Perhaps the most interesting factoid about the Great American Rail Trail in Ohio is that 272 miles of the route is the Ohio-to-Erie Trail. So, when riding this section in the future, you may not only encounter riders traveling between Kentucky and Lake Erie at Cleveland, but you may also come across touring riders traveling to / from Indiana and Pennsylvania!

How Can Biking get Better in Cincy?

5/9/19

Cincinnati, OH - "While the number of people in Greater Cincinnati who ride bicycles for recreation or for their daily commute is growing, our region still lacks a safe, well-connected system of biking trails and dedicated on-road bike lanes..." more

More on Olentangy Trail Updates

Columbus, OH - "...a second major Olentangy Trail improvement – new bike and pedestrian bridges that will help to close a gap in the trail around West North Broadway in Clintonville – has taken an important step forward..." more

Retired Huffy CEO Bill Smith Dies

Dayton, OH - "...Smith was at Huffy for 25 years, including 8 years as CEO, before announcing last September that he would retire in December 2018..." more

Towpath Times E-Nes

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Crews Prep to Finish Greenbelt Extension

5/9/19

KY - "City officials expect that the contractors extending Owensboro's David C. Adkisson Greenbelt Park trail along the former U.S. 60 bypass will resume their work by late this month." more

Westbound William Street to Close for Bike Lane Project

Ann Arbor, MI - "...The two-way bike lanes will be on the north side of William Street, according to the city. The installation is expected take 12 to 16 weeks." more

Cardinal Greenways CEO Angie Pool Receives Award

Muncie, IN - "...The 'Outstanding Trail Leader' award recognizes individuals who have made compelling and significant contributions to the trails movement in their home states..." more

El Paso Cyclists say Bike Lane is Too Narrow

5/9/19

TX - "Some cycling groups are taking to social media to voice their frustration about the width of the bike lanes on Yarbrough Drive." more

Bike Lane Barriers Return to Klamath Falls

5/8/19

OR - "Street crews got an early start putting in posts along a protected bike lane in Klamath Falls Tuesday." more

Route for Great American Rail-Trail Announced

5/8/19

U.S. - "The route will connect more than 125 existing trails and 90 trail gaps over more than 3,700 miles between Washington, D.C., and Washington state." more

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Olentangy Trail Section Closure Coming May 15

Columbus, OH - "Olentangy Trail Closure - W. 3rd Ave to W. 5th Ave May 15th - July 15th..." more

Marietta Bike Path Update

5/8/19

OH - "...Eric Lambert, project engineer for the city of Marietta told attendees that phase five of the Marietta River Trail would be complete by the fall." more

Athens Makes Top 20 Best Cities for Bikes

OH - "Congratulations Athens, Ohio, named to the top 20 2019 Places For Bikes cities!" more

SW PA Commission Proposes $31.7B in Transportation Projects

PA - "...The plan, called 'SmartMoves for a Changing Region,' includes $17.3 billion for road and bridge projects, and $14.4 billion for transit projects." more

Muncie Awarded $640K for West Side Trail

IN - "...While the project is not a huge new trail, it closes a missing gap in the city's growing network of trails..." more

Bicyclist Injured by Fishing Line

FL - "...He said he rode right into a fishing line, tied off between a dock and a tree, that was at neck height." more

Cyclist Attacks Bus Again

MN - "A south Minneapolis mom captures on video a bicyclist hitting a parked school bus with his bike lock. The same bicyclist broke several windows on the bus Friday." more

Cities Take Street Safety Lessons to the Classroom

"Sometimes, to make life lessons stick you have to start young." more

Uber & Lyft Strike: Bike to Work Instead

5/8/19

"...All six U.S. cities where drivers will log off, plus three where some drivers may strike unofficially, have some combination of bike share or private rentals to serve your riding needs..." more

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Olentangy Trail Connector & Widening Project

Columbus, OH - "Construction will start this summer to widen part of the Olentangy Trail and build a ramp to the trail from Bethel Road on the Northwest Side." more

Loveland Police Seek Suspect

5/7/19

Loveland, OH - "Loveland police are on looking for a man suspected of unlawful sexual contact on the city's trail system." more

Loveland Cyclist Dies in Crash

5/6/19

OH - "A Loveland bicyclist died Sunday after a collision with a minivan in Warren County, officials said." more

Philly to Add 400 More E-Bikes

5/6/19

PA - "After a successful test run, Philly plans to expand an electric bikeshare pilot program, bringing 400 more electric Indego bikes to city streets." more

Final phase of River Town Trail Project Construction

5/6/19

Newburgh, IN - "...Creating a 4.8 mile trail that runs the entire length of Newburgh, this project has been in the works for years, and this one mile extension will be the final piece." more

Bike Lane Clarification Bill Passed

5/6/19

OR - "...The bill adds language to Oregon’s definition of a bicycle lane (ORS 801.155) to clarify that a lane still legally exists in an intersection even when the paint striping does not..." more

Cyclists Smashes Windows of Bus Parked in Bike Lane

5/6/19

MN - "...There’s no shortage of bad feelings between cyclists and drivers in the Twin Cities, but usually it’s the bikers taking the lion’s share of punishment..." more

2019 Best Biking Cities Rated

U.S. - "...There’s a diverse mix of cities in our top 20 list, which signals that progress is being made across the board. We also see more cities pedaling toward a score of 4 out of 5 stars, which means that places are likely improving in several areas." more

A 30-mph E-Bike to Compete with Cars

U.S. - "...Whether or not it’s a good idea to travel so fast on a bike in an urban environment is apparently up to the customer to decide..." more

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Has Philly Mayor Lived Up to Promises on Street Improvements?

Philadelphia, PA - "...once those streets were properly paved, he promised to install 30 miles of protected bike lanes and implement Vision Zero protocols to make the streets safer for everyone." more

Cyclists Rally for More Protected Bike Lanes

Boston, MA - "Dozens of cyclists attached paper snowflakes and inflatable penguins to their bikes at City Hall Plaza Sunday afternoon to protest what they called the city’s glacial pace in implementing a protected network of bike lanes." more

2019 Sees 30% Jump in Traffic Deaths

5/6/19

NYC - "Advocates decry police enforcement of cyclists and say street improvement projects should be coming at a much faster clip." more

Amsterdam Is No Model for Vancouver’s Cycling Future

CAN - "...The [Dutch] newspapers are full of complaints — not from drivers wanting road space, but from citizens challenging cyclists. Op-eds abound, with titles like 'Bike-terror Amsterdam: Different Rules Apply Here'..." more

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Simon Kenton Trail Maintenance & Closure

5/5/19

Urbana, OH - "...On Tuesday, May 7th, contractors will be spraying herbicide to control invasive species between the Depot Coffee House and County Line Rd. The trail will be closed during this work!.." more

Ashtabula County Metroparks Working on Master Plan

5/5/19

OH - "The Ashtabula County Metroparks will soon hold a number of public forums as they gear up for their master planning process." more

Underused Roadways Candidates for Diets

5/5/19

IN - "Street and road engineers routinely analyze city roadways to determine whether shrinking or widening the pavement is appropriate..." more

Teens Attack Man on Lakefront Trail

Chicago, IL - "...I wasn’t on alert. I thought they were just messing around. It’s a beautiful day after all, but I started to get suspicious when they started flanking me..." more

2018 Biking & Walking Benchmarking Report

U.S. - "...the League hosted a webinar to highlight how the data can inform decisions about how to improve bicycling and walking. The 2018 Benchmarking Report is the sixth edition of the Report and provides continuous comparative data for more than 50 cities and all 50 states." more


Waymo Self-Driving Car Tech Recognizing Cyclists

"Google’s self-driving car project working to ensure vehicles understand cyclists’ unique behaviour." more

Where are the Bikes?

5/5/19

AUS - "Looking into the pervasive negative discourse surrounding cyclists in Sydney." more

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Student Athletes Help Beautify Kokosing Trail

Mt. Vernon, OH - " Members of the Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s men’s soccer and basketball teams volunteered their time to help prepare the Kokosing Gap Trail for the spring and summer." more

Boston Mill Boarding Station Closed

CVNP, OH - "IMPORTANT: There will be no service to or from Boston Mill Station for the 2019 season due to the construction of the CVNP visitor center. This only affects Bike/hike Aboard passengers. Bikers can get on/off at Brecksville Station (North of Boston Mill) or at Peninsula (South of Boston Mill)..." more

Tick Season Alert in CVNP

5/4/19

CVNP, OH - "Apparently, it's already tick season out there in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. I picked up this little guy between Peninsula and Boston either on the Buckeye Trail or the Bridle Trail." more

Work to Eliminate Refuse Pile, Build Trail

5/4/19

South Fork, PA - "Efforts to eliminate a local coal waste pile to make way for the extension of an existing trail officially began Friday..." more

Funding Announced for Trails in NW Indiana

5/3/19

IN - "...Trail-building grants to Schererville, Burns Harbor and Hebron were among 17 awarded across the state Thursday by Gov. Eric Holcomb as part of his Next Level Trails program. Thursday’s grants total nearly $25 million." more

A Look at Cycling Infra in Indianapolis

IN - "It’s hard to escape the conclusion that the development of cycling infrastructure and culture in Indianapolis has stalled, at least temporarily..." more

Cyclist Collapses, Dies on Katy Trail

5/3/19

TX - "...Filming his ride towards Katy on the Barbara Bush Trail, he got a split-second of video of another biker pedaling past him, moments before that man would yell out and fall from his bike." more

Fed E-Scooter Safety Study Raises Concerns

5/3/19

"...The study, tracking 193 scooter-related hospitalizations in Austin, Texas, over a roughly three-month period did bring to light some concerning information..." more

Lime Pulls Back on Rental Bikes Across Nation

5/3/19

FL - "...Lime, which changed its name last year from LimeBike, has pulled its bicycles from many cities as part of a strategy to focus on electric scooters, according to news reports from across the U.S." more

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Bike Share Coming to Kent State

Kent, OH - "A new fleet of shared bicycles will be coming to the Kent State campus next week, with the launch of VeoRide, a bike share company based in Chicago." more

Stantec Earns Bike Friendly Business Award

Cleveland, OH - "Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Stantec Consulting here in Cleveland with a Silver Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) award..." more

Bloomington Bike Share Loses to Scooters

5/3/19

IN - "Bloomington will end its Pace bike share program at the end of the month because of a decline in their use following the introduction of electric scooters." more

Sex Offender Accused of Rape on Greenway

5/3/19

KY - "A man convicted of attempted rape and attempted sodomy in the past is accused of raping a woman on the rail trail in Hopkinsville." more

$870K for New S.R. 933 Walking Trail

5/2/19

IN - "State Road 933 isn't a pedestrian's paradise. But come 2020, it will feature a roughly 1-mile trail, allowing outdoor enthusiasts to run, bike or walk from Mishawaka to Niles." more

Indiana Grants Include Rehab of Bridge Where 2 Killed

5/2/19

IN - "...It was among $25 million in grants for 17 trail projects across the state announced Thursday by Gov. Eric Holcomb..." more

Greenfield Awarded Close to $700K for Trails

5/2/19

IN - "Nearly $700,000 is heading Greenfield’s way to expand the city’s trail system." more

Hoodlebug Trail Extension Final Plans Revealed

5/2/19

PA - "A public plans display was held Thursday, April 25 from 5-7 p.m. at the KCAC to showcase the route and new amenities for the Indiana Multimodal Corridor, aka the extension to the Hoodlebug Trail that will be completed by the beginning of the fall semester." more

Bike Share Comes to Grand Blanc

5/2/19

MI - "Grand Blanc is encouraging people to get out and moving, using bikes." more

The Car-Free Tilikum Crossing

5/2/19

Portland, OR - "In 2015, Portland, Oregon opened North Americas’s longest car-free bridge The Tilikum Crossing, a bridge that allows travel for pedestrians, bikes and scooters as well as light rail, streetcars and buses!" more

Bike Friendly Businesses Update

5/2/19

U.S. - "...The League has awarded more than 1,200 Bicycle Friendly Businesses, and we’ve seen a wide range of reasons companies find value bicycling, whether it’s to encourage healthy habits among employees, increase workplace sustainability, or make their place of business more accessible to more people..." more

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Photos of the New Towpath Section

Tremont, OH - "...Get a first look at the views from this new part of the Towpath Trail, courtesy of our managing photographer Bob Perkoski." more

Free Water Taxi Service For 2019

Cleveland, OH - "...With nearby trail connections, the water taxi provides guests greater access to recreational opportunities along the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie." more

Bike Stolen From Garage in Chillicothe

5/2/19

OH - "...CASH REWARD,,,, Stolen out of my garage was my Scott Scale 710, I9 wheels, Maxxiss tires, cane creek thudbuster, Fox fork, Bar Fly bike computer mount, Disc Brakes, 1X11 has Fly Tiger Shark Teeth decal on the front of the frame and a Black Pug Bike Shop sticker. VERY RECOGNIZABLE BIKE, very custom..." more

Ohio River Greenway Completion Celebration

IN - "With the completion of a bridge over Silver Creek in November, the Ohio River Greenway finally allows users to ride or walk the path from end to end — from New Albany, through Clarksville, to Jeffersonville on 7.5 miles of mixed-use trails and roads." more

Crews Remove Protected Bike Lane Despite Protests

5/1/19

Baltimore, MD - "...The bike lane, installed as part of a road resurfacing project in 2015, has been the subject of controversy for years." more

Sidewalk Labs Releases Street Design Principles

"Sidewalk Labs, the smart cities arm of Google parent company Alphabet, has released a set of design principles to make streets safer and more efficient as new mobility technologies come online." more

Skirting Liability in the Micro-Mobility Market

5/1/19

CA - "...A shameful difference in the clauses included in many new personal mobility device contracts is a further exemption from liability for injuries caused by defective products..." more

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Heartland Trail Construction Update

5/1/19

Wayne County, OH - "Cavanaugh Construction is back to work after the winter shut-down. They have poured the concrete cross-overs for the farm fields and the trail approaches at the intersections..."

For more on Wayne County Trails, read their May newsletter.

Huffy Bicycles Partners with Together We Rise

5/1/19

Dayton, OH - "...During the month of May, Huffy will partner with nonprofit Together We Rise and donate bikes to foster families across the US to encourage family togetherness and bonding as they hit the road, trail or bike path." more

Tree Trimming & Brush Clearing on B&O Trail

4/30/19

Lexington, OH - "Trail Alert! Asplundh Tree will be on the Trail south of Lexington and on toward Bellville clearing utility line easements the next few days. If you roll up on them, please slow down and walk your bike..." more

Break- In at Franklinton Cycle Works

4/30/19

Columbus, OH - "Saddened to see that Franklinton Cycle Works building was broken into. Two bikes and their cash drawer were stolen." more

Building Sidewalks in Bloomington

IN - "Sidewalks are being built in a number of spring construction projects around Bloomington. Meanwhile, there are some sidewalks that lead to nowhere." more

Q&A with Mandatory Protected Bike Lane Mayor

"...The Boston-area city of Cambridge just passed the “Cycling Safety Ordinance,” which requires the city of 115,000 to install barrier-protected bike lanes whenever a street is upgraded..." more

Cyclist Struck, Killed on Way to Bike Race

4/30/19

AUS - "...According to reports, the driver had been traveling in the opposite direction and struck Drapac head-on..." more

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Funding Sought for Next Towpath Section

4/30/19

New Philadelphia, OH - "Commissioners have authorized an application for federal Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) funds for construction of an additional 4 miles of the Ohio & Erie Towpath Traill from state Route 800 to state Route 416." more

Berkley is Giving Coolidge a 'Road Diet'

4/29/19

MI - "...The plan is to change that to one lane of traffic in each direction, a continuous left turn lane, add parking and a bike lane." more

Lawsuit Filed Against NYPD

4/29/19

NY - "The city’s police department is going against its own rules in cracking down on illegal e-bikes popular among delivery workers, according to a new lawsuit filed Monday." more

Fort Worth Deploys New Fleet of Electric-Assist Bikes

TX - "...The electric-assist bicycles have sensors that detect when the rider needs an extra push to get up a steep hill or get moving faster." more

Camper Left on Pedestrian Overpass

OR - "...Portland police discovered a camper Sunday morning stuck along a pedestrian and bike overpass high above Interstate 205 in the Lents neighborhood." more

What Went Wrong with Bike Share E-Bikes Brakes?

"...Officially, the cause of the problem remains a mystery..." more

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Hermitage, PennDOT to Display Bike Lane Plans

4/2919

Oil City, PA - "...Bike lanes, upgraded signs, pavement markings, and ADA curb ramps are included in the plan." more

How the Bike Share Startups Fell Over

4/2919

"They were awful to ride and were the result of an even more toxic start-up culture in China." more

Family Sues 3 Cities in Bicyclist's Death

4/2819

CA - "The family of a bicyclist who was fatally hit by a garbage truck in Sunnyvale has named the cities of Palo Alto and Mountain View in a lawsuit, claiming that those cities are partially at fault..." more

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Bike Club Committed to Trail Work and Riding

4/2819

Ohiopyle, PA - "...Today, OBC has 35 to 40 members, who meet for work parties and ride weekly as weather permits." more

Closing Washington County Trail Gaps

4/2719

NY - "...Trails are taking precedence in New York’s tourism industry, and with the 750-mile Empire State Trail scheduled to be done by 2020, the boost has benefited Washington and Saratoga counties..." more

Ribbon Cutting for New Wolf River Greenway Trail

4/2719

TN - "...The newest area includes two pedestrian bridges, picnic tables, and views of a 25-acre lake." more

Latest Cyclist Crash Prompts Call for Action

MN - "...Minneapolis Police say a cyclist and the truck were both heading northbound on Third Avenue South when the cyclist was hit as the truck turned right." more

Province Develops E-Bike Policy

CAN - "Unless otherwise restricted, electric bikes will be allowed on trails, according to the new policy, providing riders with access to many of the 600 trails managed by Recreation Sites and Trails B.C..." more

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Cuyahoga Greenways Plan

4/2619

Cleveland, OH - "...The project design... maps out an 815-mile web across the county, which includes 122 miles of existing trails, 47 miles of proposed trails and 121 miles of proposed on-street bikeways, connecting to the Towpath, or the Cleveland Metroparks." more

Delaware County Trails Selected for Funding

4/26/19

OH - "...The trail projects are located in Shawnee Hills, Berkshire Township, and jointly in the city of Delaware and Liberty Township. The Delaware County Board of Commissioners awarded these projects a total of $78,997.50." more

Protected Bike Lanes Could Increase Biking in Cleveland

4/26/19

OH - "...They’re not much of a reality in Cleveland, but planners say it could be incorporated into the Cuyahoga Greenways plan..." more

Ribbon Cutting for 38-Mile Trail Network

4/2619

Omaha, NE - "...Bike Omaha Network says the trails feature more than 600 'wayfinding signs at over 400 locations throughout the city'." more

Cyclists Take Over D.C. Streets to Demand Safety

4/2619

D.C. - "...On Friday, hundreds of people who get around by bicycle marched on City Hall, and spilled into the streets nearby, in a powerful protest..." more

The Red Cup Movement has Begun

4/2619

U.S. - "...Bike advocates around the country are using the red Solo cups to demonstrate the need for better bike lanes that actually protect cyclists by physically separating them from traffic." more

Pro Rider Jeff Lenosky has $30K of Property Stolen from Van

4/2619

CA - "...Two REEB bikes, computers, cameras, hard drives and personal and professional data were taken..." more

Bike Share and Scooter Trips Doubled

4/2619

U.S. - "...approximately 84 million micromobility trips were taken in 2018." more

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Greenway to Link Berea Library, Coe Lake

Berea, OH - "Anyone who has visited the Cuyahoga County Library’s Berea Branch recently, has no doubt taken note of the men and machines hard at work, rejuvenating the adjacent parking area." more

Governor Endorses Hands-Free Law

OH - "Major changes could be coming to the roads, as Ohio's governor looks to get tougher on distracted driving." more...

Transforming Shaker Square

Cleveland, OH - " Planners are now firmly in favor of re-routing Shaker Boulevard traffic around Shaker Square so its central green space can be enlarged." more...

Dockless Bikes are Coming to Philly

Philadelphia, PA - "The city is moving forward with a one-neighborhood pilot plan for dockless bikes — and expanding its existing e-bike fleet." more

$14.6M to NYC for Bike/Ped Lane Improvements

NY - "...will support the construction of ADA accessible sidewalks, improved access to public transportation, and new multi-use bicycle and pedestrian facilities." more

BPSA to Merge with PeopleForBikes

CO - "The final hurdle has been crossed — a majority of the members of the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association have voted to approve their organization's merger with PeopleForBikes." more

The Curious Tale of the St. Louis Street Barriers

MO - "...The signature barriers on public streets in St. Louis are sections of large concrete pipe—known locally as 'Schoemehl pots,' for former St. Louis Mayor Vincent Schoemehl, who was a fan of street closures..." more

People Miss E-Bikes when They are Taken Away

".. after bike shares across the country removed their new electric bikes over safety concerns, people really want them back–especially in hilly San Francisco." more

Record Year for Cycle Counters

4/2619

UK - "New superhighways and better networks are helping cycle lane usage boom across the UK." more

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Norwalk Trail Connection Construction

Norwalk, OH - "City of Norwalk preparing the way for an urban trail that will intersect with the NCIT at Schauss Ave in Norwalk." more...

Commissioners Move Forward on Trail Construction

4/25/19

Warren, OH - "Trumbull County commissioners Wednesday approved contracts with two consulting companies to move forward with the fourth and final phase of the Western Reserve Greenway Bike Trail." more...

Green Twp. Commissioners, Residents Against Selling Land for Trail

Green Twp., OH - "...Trustees said they have no plans to sell the proposed township plot, an old train station near the township cemetery, after the MetroParks’ offer came in at less than half of the plot’s appraised value..." more

Kiosk Erected on Cannonball Trail

Liberty Center, OH - "Great day to plant our new kiosk on south fork at trailhead east of Liberty Center..." more

Noblesville Breaks Ground to Extend Riverwalk Trail

4/25/19

IN - "...This portion of the Riverwalk will add 1,530 feet of 8-foot-wide trail from Division Street to Southside Park..." more

Pacers Bikeshare Program Expanding

IN - "...A federal grant will allow for 23 new stations and 275 new bikes to be added this coming summer." more...

New Bike Share Program at ISU

IN - "indiana state university is getting a 'new' bike share program..." more

Effort to Legalize Parking Protected Bike Lanes

4/24/19

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

How Can Philly Become More Bike Friendly?

4/24/19

Philadelphia, PA - "Biking is one of the most popular modes of transportation in Philly. From getting to work, to just enjoying the outdoors..." more

Expanding Bike Share to Underserved Communities

"...While dockless scooters netted an impressive 38.5 million rides in 2018, docked bike share’s usage also rose, hitting 36.5 million rides." more...

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Mill Creek Parks Files Lawsuit Against Landowners

4/23/19

Green Twp., OH - "Controversy over a proposed bike trail in Mahoning County has come to a head with several residents in Green Township now being sued by Mill Creek Park in order to make way for the path..." more

Related: Landowners not Willing to Sell for Trail Expansion

4/23/19

Green Twp., OH - "...Representatives of Mill Creek Park want to add another 6.5 miles to their portion of the Great Ohio Lake to River Trail. This would be the third phase of the project and would extend from S. Western Reserve Road to the Columbiana County line." more...

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Former Triathlon Champ Helps Rescue Woman

4/23/19

Philadelphia, PA - "Joe Wentzell didn’t know it at the time, but his ambition to participate in triathlons would play a role in helping save a woman’s life." more...

Trail Extension Open House

4/23/19

PA - "The Indiana County Office of Planning and Development, in conjunction with Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana Borough and White Township, invites members of the community to attend the final plans display for the Indiana Multi-modal Corridor/Hoodlebug Trail Extension on Thursday..." more

Sidewalk Safety a Priority for Jeffersonville

4/23/19

Louisville, KY - "Having safe sidewalks is a huge part of the vision for the future of Jeffersonville..." more

Distracted Scooting

4/23/19

"...two in five bike and scooter users report operating their mobile devices in some way while riding..." more

The Thriving Car-Free German Neighborhood

DEU - "...After 20 years of success, it could be a model for how we design future walkable neighborhoods." more...

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2 Safes Found Along Bike Path

4/23/19

Trumbull County, OH - "Two safes that were found off of the Western Reserve Bike Trail in Trumbull County are linked to a burglary in Savannah, Georgia." more...

Temporary Closures Continue on Simon Kenton Trail

4/22/19

Urbana, OH - "Due to weather and equipment breakage issues, this project was not completed last Friday. Work will continue today, Monday, April 22 and until completed..." more

What's Next with Detroit's Biking Infrastructure?

4/23/19

MI - "...Greenways have become a prominent part of Detroit's landscape in recent years..." more

UM-Dearborn Launches Campus Bike Share Program

4/22/19

MI - "University of Michigan-Dearborn recently launched a new bike share program with Zagster, Inc. that will provide a healthy and convenient way for faculty, staff and students to connect with Dearborn's two downtown areas..." more

Police to Release New Details in Girls' Deaths

4/22/19

Delphi, IN - "...The teenagers' bodies were found in February 2017 in a rugged, wooded area a day after they went hiking near Delphi..." more

Streetscape and Rail Trail Plan Begins

4/22/19

Coopersburg, PA - "Coopersburg Borough launched the initial phase of its comprehensive Streetscape and Rail Trails Plan Monday with a celebratory groundbreaking." more...

It's Time to Greenlight 'Idaho Stop'

"...Let’s be honest here: There is nothing 'bike friendly' about city infrastructure that penalizes people who are trying to ride." more...

NYPD Shuts Down Bike Race, Confiscates Some Bikes

4/22/19

NYC - "...Once the NYPD had arrested Nieves [event organizer], they began ticketing the cyclists who had showed up for the race for not having a bell; in some cases, they confiscated their bikes." more...

Lyft Addressing 'Dooring' Concerns

4/22/19

NYC - "The company that operates a massive taxi system and the nation's busiest bike share system realizes that it needs to do more to protect its most vulnerable customers." more...

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Trail Hazard South of Heath, Ohio

4/22/19
TJ Evans Trail
Obstruction on the Trail - TJ Evans Trail Network south of Heath in SE Ohio

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

Trail Authority Plans Crossing for Rail Trail

4/22/19

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

Injured Citi Bike Riders Lawyer Up

4/22/19

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

Trail Trial Trudges On

4/22/19

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

D.C. Activists Call for Safer Streets after Fatality

4/21/19

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

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Bike Advocate Killed

4/20/19

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

History Lecture Given to Change Tone of Debate

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

E-Scooters Zip by Docked Bikes in Popularity

4/20/19

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

Spinlister Wants to Change Bike Rental (Again)

4/20/19

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

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Intermittent Closures for Little Miami Trail Section

4/20/19

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

B&O Trail Safety Improvements

4/20/19
Safety Improvements
Trailside Bollard Removal along the Richland B&O Trail in NE Ohio

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

Final Stage of Cleveland Towpath Construction to Start

4/19/19

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

Dublin Unlikely to Hop on Scooter Trend

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

Parking-Protected Bike Lane Bill Introduced

4/19/19

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

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

4/19/19

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

People for Bikes Introduces Ride Spot

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

Lyft Offering Free Passes in 6 Cities on Earth Day

4/19/19

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

Man Returns $5,000 Stolen Bike

4/19/19

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

Study on How People Use Public Spaces

4/19/19

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

"We're Watching You"

4/19/19

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

Open Space Institute Saving Landscapes, Building Trails

4/19/19

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

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

Western Reserve Greenway 1 Step Closer to Completion

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

Rail Trail Transfer Still Pending

4/19/19

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

Cyclist’s Gamily Awarded $5.25M in Fatal Accident

4/18/19

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

Usage Jumps 400% when Bike Lane is Protected

4/18/19

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

Does Your City Have a Bike Mayor?

4/18/19

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

Rails-to-Trails’ 2019 Supporter Survey

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

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ODOT Disputes Bike Path Design Flaw Blame

4/18/19

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

Simon Kenton Trail Hazard Reported

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

Dockless E-Bikes Coming to Philly in 2019

4/17/19

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

Trail Project to Provide Bike-Ped Connections for Thousands

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

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Drivers on Rogers Bike Trail

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

Booby Trap Injures 69-Year-Old Rider

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

E-Bike Accidents Not a Shimano Brake Issue

4/17/19

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

Who is to Blame for E-Bike Brake Issue?

4/17/19

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

Scooter Trips Surpass Docked Bike Share Rides

4/17/19

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

Shared Micromobility Use Climbing in the U.S.

4/17/19

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

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Towpath Now Connects with Merwin's Wharf

4/17/19

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


Little Miami Trail Detour

4/17/19

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

Simon Kenton Trail Maintenance Closures

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

CSX Possibly One Step away from Salvaging Tracks

4/17/19

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

Teen Foils Bike Theft

4/16/19

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

Thousands of Children to Receive Bike Helmets

4/16/19

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

Safety Improvements Underway at Busy Intersection

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

Ann Arbor Licenses Spin

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

Pennsylvania to Close Popular Hiking Trail

4/16/19

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

Greenway Stalemate Lingers in Roanoke

4/16/19

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

Funding Sought for Rock Island Trail

4/16/19

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

9-Year-Old Watches Thief Steal his Bike

4/16/19

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

Making Streetcar Tracks Safer for Bicyclists

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

Injuries Force Lyft to Hit Brakes on E-Bikes

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

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Flooding Affects Trails in Stark County

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

No Additional Elevation Work for Trail Extension

4/16/19

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

Dragon Trail Expected to be a National Attraction

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

Indiana Pacers Bike Share Set To Expand

4/16/19

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

Cyclist Beaten in Road Rage Incident

4/15/19

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

Rewards for Ditching Your Car Commute

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

Indoor Cycling Spikes As Transport Cycling Declines

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

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Heartland Trail Update

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

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Cycling Activists Rally for Protected Bike Lanes

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

Plug Pulled on E-Bike Fleet

4/14/19

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

KC Bike Plan Will Save Lives, Boost Economy

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

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Western Reserve Greenway Meeting

4/14/19

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

State Route 91 Work in Hudson

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

Kokosing Volunteers Do Maintenance Sweep

4/13/19

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

Martinsburg Sees Resurgence in Rec Trail Development

4/13/19

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

Celebrating Rail Trail Opening Day

4/13/19

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

Sunnyvale Re-Evaluates Bike Share Program

4/13/19

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

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Bellville Bike Depot Renovations

4/12/19

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

Groups Collaborate for $20M Initiative

4/12/19

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

Cyclists Slow Traffic in Protest

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

New Transport Bill Could Open Up More Money for Trails

4/12/19

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

Ask Your Senator to Support the S.1098 Act

4/12/19

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

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$20K Grant for Towpath Construction

4/12/19

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

Bike Lanes Planned for Lorain

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

Bar Owner Battling Trail Builders

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

New Bike Share for Case Western Reserve University

4/12/19

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

CVNP Signals River Restoration Projects

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

Cyclist in Critical Condition Following Crash

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

Delaware County Trails Assistance Program

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

Knox County Parks E-News

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Frankfort Tests "Color Pavement" Bike Lanes

4/12/19

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

Steuben County Earns Statewide Trails Award

4/12/19

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

Roosevelt Road Path Project Progresses

4/12/19

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

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

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

Crowdfunding Can Reduce Risk of "Bikelash"

4/12/19

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

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Ohio E-Bike Laws

4/11/19

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

Camp Chase Trail Construction

4/10/19

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

County Explores Bike Path Project Design Change

4/10/19

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

Cyclist Strikes Child on Hudson River Greenway

4/10/19

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

Divvy Deal Passes in Chicago

4/10/19

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

Mayor Joins Fight Against Sidewalks

4/10/19

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

Bike Lanes are Making Commuting More Dangerous

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

Distracted Driving is Killing Us

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

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Cleveland Needs More Than Painted Bike Lanes

4/10/19

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

Towpath Trail Surface Repairs

4/10/19

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

Work Starting on Bike/Ped Path in Goshen

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

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

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

Free Bike Share Program in Lackawanna County

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

UM Launches Zagster Bike Share

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

E-Scooter Legislation Worries Bike Advocates

4/10/19

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

Jim Sayer to Step Down at Adventure Cycling

4/9/19

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

Lower Speed Limits Save Lives

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

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New Bridge Will Include Bike Lanes

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

Liberty Township Trail Underway

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

Lights Along the Towpath Trail

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

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Riverfront Trail set to be Paved

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

Bike Lanes Growing in Detroit

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

Ann Arbor Agrees to Fund Bike Share Program

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

Pennsy Greenway Extension to Bring New Life to Downtown

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

Cambridge Passes Historic Milestone

4/9/19

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

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Group Fears Land Sale, Loss of Fence

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

Corwin Peddler Reopens Along the Little Miami Trail

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

Pennsylvania Approves $54.7M in Transportation Projects

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

Budget Restores Eminent Domain for Bike Trails

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

Graffiti In Historic Paw Paw Tunnel

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

Bye-Bye Bike Share?

4/8/19

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

German App Posts Photos of Bike Lane Blockers

4/8/19

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

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North Coast Inland Trail Progress

4/7/19

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

Completing East Coast Greenway Would Benefit Philly

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

Groups Split on Necessity, Cot of Bike Plan

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

Popularity of E-Bikes is Growing

4/7/19

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

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

4/6/19

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

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Towpath Posts Speed Limit / Allows E-Bikes

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

Commissioners Discuss Grants for Bike Path, Rail-Trail

4/5/19

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

Body Found in Scioto River

4/5/19

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

Residents Complain about Tree Removal along Trail

4/5/19

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

Gladwin County Trail Head Moving Forward

4/5/19

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

Temple Making Strides to Promote Bike Safety

4/5/19

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

Injured Cyclist to Receive $20M Settlement

4/5/19

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

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North Coast Inland Trail Clearing

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

Cuyahoga County Working on Scooter/Bike Share Rules

4/4/19

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

Autopsy Reveals Ohio Hiker Died of Hypothermia

4/4/19

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

Pop-Up Cycle Track Coming to Downtown

4/4/19

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

U.S. Cities Warming Up to Bike Lanes

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

Bike Share is Going Electric

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

Speed Caps for E-Scooters & Some Cars

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

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Moving Forward on Scioto Trail Extension

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

Police Bike Patrols Coming to Clintonville

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

Recalling the History of Solon's Vacated Rail Lines

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

Lebanon Wants to Double Size of Bike Park

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

ODOT Seeking Public Comments

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

Federal Law Plucks Trees from Griffith Bike Trail

4/4/19

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

Houston Bike Trail Project Plans

4/3/19

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

Cyclist Snared by Booby Trap

4/3/19

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

Testing Speed Bumps to Slow Down Drivers

4/3/19

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

Arkansas Passes ‘Idaho Stop’ Law

4/3/19

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

The Race to Code the Curb

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

Right Hook Prevention in Bike Lanes

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

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Wasson Way Trail Overview

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

Turnpike Construction Affects Mill Creek Bikeway

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

A portion of the trail detour has opened.

Location Markers to be Installed on Springfield Trails

4/3/19

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

Trauma Surgeon says Number of Scooter Injuries Increasing

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

SDOT Puts Off Building 25 Miles of Bike Lanes

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

RTC Spring Happenings & Updates

4/2/19

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

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Towpath Flooding Reports

4/2/19

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

Athens Prepping for E-Scooters

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

Pittsburgh’s Hazelwood Green Site Opens

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

New Bike Share Program Already Seeing Results

4/2/19

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

Columbus, DNR Negotiate Riverfront Project

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

Bensalem Gets $350K For Greenway Trails

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

Kids Take Bikes on Highway Tunnel Joy Ride

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

Bicyclist on Life Support

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

Cycle Track to be Removed

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

Wholesale Bike Sales Down, Except for E-Bikes

4/2/19

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

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Brush Work Completed on Xenia-Jamestown Connector

3/31/19

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

CVNP Visitor Center to Open this Fall

3/31/19

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

DVRPC Awards $3.6M in Trail Grants

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

Family of Killed Cyclist Sues

3/31/19

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

Vulnerable User Bill Stuck in Committee

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

States Looking at Regulating E-Scooters

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

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Alum Creek Trail Flooding

3/31/19

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

Neighbors March for Safer Streets

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

Cyclists Struck, Killed near Medicine Lodge

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

Cyclist Mocks New Narrow Bike Lane

3/31/19

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

Police to be Challenged Over Blocking Cycle Lane

3/30/19

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

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Virginia Man Arrested on Stavich Trail

3/30/19

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

L.A. Approves Street Memorial Signs

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

Bettendorf adds Bike Paths

3/30/19

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

Company Allows Small Towns to Have Bike Share

3/30/19

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

Join the Movement for Bicyclists' Rights

3/29/19

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

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Portion of Mill Creek Bike Trail Detour Expected to Open

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

Berrien County Dreams of Trails

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

E-Bike Sales, Rentals Promised at Incoming Shop

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

City Going all in for Electric Bikes

3/29/19

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

Task Force Formed To Implement Public Lands Bill

3/29/19

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

Bike Lane Blockers to get $300 Fine

3/28/19

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

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Bike Lanes Planned for Broad Street

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

Memorial to Son Stolen

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

Lime to Try E-Scooters Again

3/28/19

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

Test Bike Lanes Show Promise

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

Drivers Think Cyclists are not Fully Human

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

UT Scooter Speed Limit

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

IMBA Announces Trail Accelerator Grant Recipients

3/28//19

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

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Towpath Section Reopens

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

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

RTA Approves Plans for Complex Near Red Line Greenway

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

Towpath Times E-News

NE OH - Read the latest edition.

Will Ohio Keep Widening Highways?

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

Bikes for All Celebrates 5 Years

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

Restore Pennsylvania Could Benefit Williamsport

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

Reading gets Grant for Bike/Ped Path

3/27//19

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

Grant Money for New Trail

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

Branding Michiana Trails

3/27//19

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

Couple Bringing E-Bikes to Norfolk

3/27//19

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

London's Ultra Low Emission Zone Scheme

3/26//19

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

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Tree Trimming along the Little Miami Trail

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

Old Fleatique, Grocery Store to Become Greenway Corridor

3/25//19

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

Popular Trail Becoming MTBikes Only

3/25//19

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

Major Cities are Removing Elevated Highways

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

Lawyers Descending on Sarasota County for Legacy Trail Lawsuits

3/25//19

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

Volvo to Monitor Drivers

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

Vancouver Bike Lanes Led to Uptick in Physical Activity

3/25//19

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

Belgium Reduces Tax on Bike Sales

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

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Cannonball Trail Celebrates 25 Years

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

The 'Mansfield Rising' Plan

3/25/19

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

Cyclist Dies from Head-On Collision on Bike Path

3/25/19

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

Cycling into the Future in Tallahassee

3/25/19

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

“Complete Streets” Dubbed Incomplete 9 Years Later

3/25/19

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

Bike Thief Leaves Wallet Behind

3/25/19

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

Are Bikes the Future of Urban Mobility?

3/25/19

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

Man Jailed for Using Dog to Attack Cyclists

3/25/19

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

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Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail Repairs Coming

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

Galena Trail Construction Progress

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

Bike Share Popular on Marshall Campus

3/24/19

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

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

3/24/19

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

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

3/24/19

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

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Simon Kenton Trail Work Completed for Now

3/22/19

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

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

Greenway Eroding into Pigeon Creek

3/22/19

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

Cyclists Call for Veto of Bike Safety Bill

3/22/19

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

Activists Press Officials to Crack Down on Blocked Bike Lanes

3/22/19

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

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

3/22/19

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

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Cincy Traffic Study

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

Rail Trail Transfer Pending Approval

3/21/19

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

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

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

Bike Share Companies are Transforming U.S. Cities

3/21/19

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

8 Cities Taking Steps to Remove Cars

3/21/19

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

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Final Leg of Maple Highlands Trail in Place

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

Committee Raising Funds to Connect Rail Trails

3/20/19

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

Fix the Darn Sidewalks

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

3 Signs Philly Is Getting Serious About Street Safety

3/20/19

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

Woman Stabbed While Walking on Greenway

3/20/19

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

4 States Should Fix Their Unfair Treatment of Peds

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

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Camp Chase Trail Extension Progress

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

Bike Lane Coming to North Sharon

3/20/19

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

Town in 'Crisis' Over Rail Trail Proposal

3/20/19

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

E-Trikes Join Micromobility Movement

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

Cyclists Ride to Protest 'Anti-Biking' Ordinance

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

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Mill Creek Trail Extension Progress

3/19/19

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

West Broad Street to Get Bike Lanes, Lose Parking Spaces

3/1819

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

Teen Meets First-Responders

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

Philly Streets "Suck"

3/1819

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

Cyclists Under Siege from Bike Lane Blockers

3/1819

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

Bike Tour Founder Killed by Driver

3/1819

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

Women Report Sexual Harassment on Bike Paths

3/1819

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

Protected Bike Lane in SoMa Completed in Record Time

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

Conditions on the I-205 Path are Unacceptable

3/1819

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

NYPD Victim-Blaming Compounds Grief

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

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Plan for Cleveland Biking/Running Loop

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


Towpath Section Closed March 19

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

Lorain 'Better Block' to Return

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

Bald Eagle Valley Trail Section Opens Wednesday

3/18/19

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

New 'Limestone Greenway' Trail Expected This Year

3/18/19

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

Cyclist Robbed on Lafitte Greenway

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

$50M Divvy Bike-Share Expansion Proposed

3/18/19

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

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Towpath Section Closure in Akron

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

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

Stark County Parks Trail Closings

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

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

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

Learn more about Stark County trail construction and closings.

Trail Work Day Along the NCIT

3/17/19

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


Trail Clearing Along the Kokosing Gap Trail

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

City Pushes Greenway Extension Over Objections

3/17/19

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

Another Cyclist Dies in Houston

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

Police Arrest 'Smash and Grab' Burglar at Bike trail

3/16/19

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

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Philly's Deadliest Road Moving Closer to Speed Cameras

3/15/19

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

Harlem Valley Rail Trail to be Completed in 2020

3/15/19

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

Suspect Arrested in West Ashley Greenway Attack

3/15/19

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

Judge Says Rail Repairs Didn’t Harm Wetlands

3/15/19

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

Why Skateboarders Can't Skate on Bike Trail

3/15/19

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

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Olentangy Trail Extensions may Never Meet Up

3/15/19

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

Simon Kenton Trail Alerts

3/14/19

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

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

Towpath Adopt-A-Trail Program Launched

3/14/19

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

Bicyclist Stuck by SUV Driver

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

Healthy Ride Bike-Share Program Expanding

3/14/19

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

City Honored for Haw Creek People Trail Project

3/14/19

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

Police Issue Warning After Brazen Greenway Attacks

3/14/19

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

Cyclist Killed Where Locals Asked For A Bike Lane

3/14/19

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

Crazy Anti-Bike Lane Arguments


19-Year-Old Bike Racer Killed

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

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Triplett Valley Trail Phase 1

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

Flooding Will Keep Some Nashville Greenways Closed

3/14/19

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

Americorps Team Helps Restore Blackwater Creek Trail

3/13/19

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

San Fran’s Dangerous Streets

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

Hot New Thing in Dockless Electric Scooters: Docks

3/13/19

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

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Flooding Damage Closes Trail Section

3/12/19

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

Sandusky Looking for More Bike Share Bikes

3/12/19

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

Funds Approved for Tredway Trail Expansion

3/12/19

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

Woman Assaulted, Beaten on Greenway

3/12/19

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

City will Revamp Street Where Cyclist Was Killed

3/12/19

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

Teen Driver Kills 3, Gets Probation

3/12/19

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

Many Pedestrians Getting Killed at Night

3/11/19

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

Are Self-Driving Cars Really the Future?

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

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County Considers Rules for Bike Share & Scooters

3/12/19

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

Protected Bike Lane Coming to 22nd Street

3/11/19

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

Arlington Tests the Future of Protected Bikeways

3/11/19

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

Was Tragic Bicycling Death Preventable?

3/11/19

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

Man Arrested in Connection with Stevens Creek Trail Attack

3/11/19

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

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New Ohio E-Bike Law Takes Effect

3/10/19

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

Cincy has 'Top-Notch' Infrastructure?

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

Budget Proposal Includes $200M for Repaving Streets

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

Traffic Enforcement in Michigan

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

Woman Found Dead near American River Bike Trail

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

Putting Scooters in Their Place

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

Dockless Bike Share Doesn't Threaten Docked Bikes

3/10/19

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

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

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

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Noblesville Begins Work on Trail Extension

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

Berrien gets Behind Marquette Trail Project

3/10/19

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

City Leaders Call For More Protected Bike Lanes

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

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Xenia-Jamestown Connector Work Begins March 11

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

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

Connecting Cleveland Trails

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

Heartland Trail Brush Clean Up

3/9/19

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

Friends of the Little Miami E-News

Miami Valley, OH - Read the latest edition

Lower Saucon OKs Class 1 E-Bikes on Rail Trail

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

500 Bike Racks for Covington

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

Smoother Riding on Rio Grande Trail

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

Community Outraged After Cyclist is Killed

3/9/19

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

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Bucyrus Drops Proposed Bike Lanes

3/8/19

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

Ohio Looks to Regulate Scooters

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

Riding Thru Ohio on the NCIT

3/8/19

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

City Looks to Rezone Land for Trailhead

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

Researchers Evaluate Impact of Rail Trails

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

No Charges for Uber Killing Pedestrian

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

Harley-Davidson Buys StaCyc

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

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Plans to Rebuild Henderson Road in UA

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

Route Considered for New Bike Trail

3/7/19

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

Director Misses Boat on Complete Streets

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

Will Electric Bikes Catch on in LA?

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

Dockless Trikes and Tiny Cars

3/6/19

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

Child's Body Found Near Hiking Trail

3/6/19

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

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Developer Selected for Site Next to Red Line Greenway

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

Philly Establishing Neighborhood Slow Zones

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

Silver Comet Trail Extension to Atlanta

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

Driver Sentenced 7.5 Years for Hit-and-Run Killing

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

Are Our Streets Dangerous by Design?

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

9 Shared-Mobility Startups

3/6/19

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

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More Fury Over NYPD Ticket Blitzes

3/4/19

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

Cross Country Trail Will Pass Thru Iowa

3/4/19

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

Bike Share Companies Pivoting to E-Scooters

3/4/19

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

Netherlands E-Bike Sales are Strongest

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

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Big Response for Indiana Rec Trail Grants

3/3/19

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

No Liability for Michigan DOT in Cycling Deaths

3/3/19

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

Installing HAWK Signals for Ped Safety

3/3/19

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

Design Guide Helped Change U.S. Bike Infrastructure

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

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Group Hoping to Repair Sunken Path

3/3/19

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

$60K Grant Helps to Extend Trail Network

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

Land Deals Mark Progress in Greenway Project

3/3/19

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

Driver Runs Over Cyclists

3/3/19

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

Suspect Arrested for Stevens Creek Trail Attack

3/2/19

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

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Man Pleads Guilty to Rapes Along Berlin Lake Trail

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

Eminent Domain Battle for GOLTRG Trail Land

3/2/19

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

Volunteer Work Day on NCIT

3/2/19

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

Development Agreement Disses Bikes

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

Plans to Install Car Charger in Path of Future Bikeway

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

Public Lands Act would Protect & Expand MTB Trails

3/1/19

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

Protected Bike Lane Network Should be Priority

3/1/19

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

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Downed Trees Cleared from Cannonball Trail

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

Rails-to-Trails E-News

Wayne County, OH - Read the latest edition.

Most Residents Support Making Bike Lanes Permanent

2/28/19

Philadelphia, PA - "Philadelphia’s Office of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability issued a report Thursday evaluating the progress of the ongoing Market Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard bike lane pilot project." more...

Citi Bike's Massive E-Bike Expansion

2/28/19

NYC - "But they come with a price hike: The e-bikes will cost riders an extra $2 per trip." more...

Bike Share Toronto gets $7.5M Expansion

2/28/19

CAN - "Despite ongoing operating deficits, the Bike Share program will be getting $7.5 million to purchase new equipment following a recommendation from city staff." more...

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Ravenna Looks to Repeal Bike Licenses

2/28/19

OH - "...Ravenna is looking to repeal its longtime law requiring cyclists to register their bicycles with the city’s police department..." more

Athens Trail Spur to be Elevated

Athens, OH - "...Commissioners passed a resolution Tuesday to authorize construction of an elevation for the bike path that extends over Hocking River to connect with Chauncey." more...

More on Troy Bike Lane Changes

Troy, OH - "...the cost of the project is anticipated to be less than $25,000 and the project will not be finished until late May or early June..." more

Williams County Adopts Active Transportation Plan

OH - "...the Active Transportation Plan is intended to make it safer to bike or hike in Williams County — on trails or on roadways..." more

TraIls Planned to Extend Greenfield Walkability

IN - "The city hopes to secure about $1.7 million in grant funding to build more than 2 miles of trails over the next few years, expanding the connectivity of Greenfield parks and pathways." more...

Truck Driver Charged with Vehicular Homicide

PA - "Criminal charges have been filed against the driver of the trash truck that struck and killed a 24-year-old cyclist in Center City, more than a year after the woman's death..." more

Scooter Companies Hope to be Street Legal by Summer

PA - "... the e-scooter lobby has rolled into Pennsylvania in force." more...

Lime E-Scooter Brake Problems

"The problem tends to happen when riders are flying downhill and hit a bump." more...

Bike Commuters Are Dying in Record Numbers

2/28/19

U.S. - "According to the League of American Bicyclists, more cyclists died on U.S. roads in 2016 than at any other time in the past quarter-century..." more

REI Begins Sales of Cannondale & Bontrager

Seattle, WA - " REI Co-op says it's targeting the bike category for growth with the addition of Cannondale bikes and parts & accessories from the Trek-owned Bontrager brand..." more

Insurance Institute to Test for Pedestrian Protection

2/27/19

"Next year we will know which vehicles are best at not killing pedestrians." more...

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Ohio-to-Erie Trail Northbound Guide

2/26/19

OH - "The new Northbound Trail Guide is shipping..." more

Columbus Selects State Street Project Contractor

2/26/19

IN - "...The project will provide a pedestrian connection from the east side of the city to downtown Columbus. A 10-foot-wide multi-use trail will be added..." more

Traffic Enforcement in Philly

2/26/19

Philadelphia, PA - "Police crackdowns against bad motorists increased last year in Philadelphia, while pedestrian and bicycle enforcement declined, according to statistics..." more

NYPD's Crusade Against Cyclists

"New York City may make headlines for its Vision Zero initiative and its ever-growing bicycle infrastructure network, but the police department's treatment of cyclists can be downright draconian." more...

Cyclist Punches Aggressive Driver

2/26/19

"...Footage out of Singapore this week shows what can happen when an irate driver leaves the relative safety of their vehicle to physically threaten a person on a bike..." more

House Passes Landmark Public Lands Bill

2/26/19

U.S. - "...The Natural Resources Management Act is widely hailed by outdoor recreation and conservation groups, including PeopleForBikes." more...

Critics Vow to Block Sidewalk Labs'

CAN - "Ever since Sidewalk Labs announced its plan to develop a Toronto neighborhood “from the Internet up” in 2017, the Google sister company has faced consistent criticism, locally and abroad...." more

New Formula Determines Which Streets Need Bike Lanes

2/26/19

"...researchers have developed a formula to determine which roads have more “unsafe passing incidents”—a formula that urban planners can hopefully use to determine which roads need designated bike lanes." more...

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Olde Muskingum Trail Closure

Stark County, OH - From starkparks.com, "A power line is down near the High Mill Bridge and has closed the trail until further notice."

Towpath Times E-News

NE OH - Read the latest edition.

Work Begins On Border To Border Trail Section

MI - "...The Border to Border Trail is a non-motorized 10-foot wide paved trail with boardwalks that runs through Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor and Dexter..." more

Wheeling Unveils Bike Share Program

2/26/19

WV - "Starting this spring, Wheeling residents will have a new way to exercise and get around town through the first citywide 'bike share' program in West Virginia." more...

Missing Citi Bike Found Covered in Barnacles

NY - "A missing Citi Bike mysteriously reappeared in Manhattan on Saturday." more...

Bike Lane Debate Draws Overflow Crowd

Colorado Springs, CO - "Advocates for and opponents against roadway bike lanes overflowed seating and even standing room at a community forum on the topic Monday night..." more...

Parklets for Profit?

CA - "...The pair both agreed that the parklet is a smart business move, adding space for outdoor dining." more...

Bike Companies Steering Around Tariffs

2/26/19

U.S. - "...But Kent and other bike makers don’t have to move their manufacturing operations to the United States to avoid tariffs - nor do they have to stop using Chinese parts." more...

Bikes are Climate Action

2/25/19

U.S. - "The future belongs to bikes, and the future is coming up very fast." more...

Japan to Run Train for Bike Commuters

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

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Mahoning Valley Trail Closed

Stark County, OH - From starkparks.com, "Two separate projects have closed the entire Mahoning Valley Trail until further notice..." more

National Trail Would Pass Thru Stark County

2/25/19

Canton, OH - "...The proposed trail would cross a dozen states — including Northeast Ohio and Stark County — and comprise more than 3,500 miles of trail, half of which already exist." more...

Statewide Bike Trail to End at Lighthouse Park

MI - "...It’s an end-point already selected in a much larger local effort to connect regional trails over the last few months..." more

Search Underway For Driver Who Struck, Killed Bicyclist

Los Angeles, CA - "...it’s the second fatal accident involving a bicyclist in the same neighborhood this month..." more

Using Streets as Pedestrian Spaces

"..."some communities are shifting back, reclaiming asphalt for pedestrian use, often with innovative policies to make streets truly shared spaces." more...

Trump Tweets He Will Delay Tariff Increase

2/25/19

U.S. - "According to tweets sent out from the account of President Donald Trump Sunday, the U.S. will delay an increase in tariff rates on Chinese goods, initially set to happen on March 1." more...

Lime not Getting Rid of Bikes in Calgary

2/24/19

CAN - "Lime, the company behind Calgary’s bike-share pilot program, isn’t getting rid of its bikes here despite news of it removing them in favour of electric scooters in several U.S. cities." more...

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More Discussion on Proposed Solon Trail

Solon, OH - "...the city will pay for an engineering and design study to get a more precise estimate on what the trail's construction would cost, and what effects it might have in particular on homeowners' properties which would bound it." more...

Dublin Bike/Ped Bridge Construction

2/24/19

Dublin, OH - "...The bridge will be 760-foot total length by 14 foot wide. The bridge deck is “S” shaped in plan with a radius of 500 [feet] and is anchored into the earth at the embankments..." more

Grant Funds 8-County Trail System Study

WVA - "The New River Gorge Trail Alliance has received a $60,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to study the expansion of a bike trail system across a large part of southern West Virginia." more...

Extending the Tredway Trail in Allegheny Twp.

2/24/19

PA - "Work on a 1.5-mile extension of the Tredway recreational trail in Allegheny Township is expected to start at the end of April and be completed in August." more...

Bill Would Redefine Bike Lanes

OR - "...by clarifying that bike lanes continue through intersections even if their markings don’t." more...

Researchers Examine Opposition to Cycle Lanes

2/24/19

NZL - "...The team observed that opposition to bike lanes often erupted only when lanes were being built, when planners and bike lane supporters had assumed the job was done." more...

The Scooter Scourge

2/24/19

"Are motorized scooters a dangerous urban plague or the future of local transportation?.." more

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Bike Lane Relocation Underway

Troy, OH - "After review of the Adams Street bike lane operations near the intersection of Riverside Drive, city of Troy crews have begun the work to relocate a portion of the lane off of the roadway ..." more

Related: City Council member wants bike lanes removed.

Connecting Ohio-to-Erie Trail Gaps in Delaware County

OH - "...DCFT would like to see the 16 miles of trail in the county become connected on the map in a solid line, instead of the dotted segments there currently are..." more

New Look at Olentangy Corridor Ideas

Columbus, OH - "The latest plans for a west campus “innovation district” have inspired planners at Ohio State University to take a new look at where recreation facilities are located and how they can better be aligned with the Olentangy River." more...

East Lansing sets Sights on Trails

MI - "East Lansing community members are calling for the extension of recreational trails for better transportation and an improved environment. " more...

Funding to Expand Bike Trail

2/23/19

WV - "The New River Gorge Trail Alliance (NRGTA) announced that it has received a $60,000 technical assistance grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to continue building a regionally-connected bike trail system in southern West Virginia." more...

Citizens Fighting Against Complete Streets

St. Petersburg, FL - "...Some residents are mad that the plan includes eliminating some traffic lanes to make way for the safety changes." more...

U.S. Behind on Road Safety

2/21/19

"...Today, new safety ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) highlight some fantastic progress, but also show just how far behind the United States has fallen on road and vehicle safety." more...

Olympian Cyclist & Son Have Run-In with Driver

UK - "Jason Kenny said a van driver nearly ran over him and his 18-month-old son while they were out on a bike ride." more...

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Towpath Section Closing Feb. 25

Barberton, OH - From summitmetroparks.org, "The Towpath Trail from Manchester Road to Snyder Avenue will be closed weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. for up to three weeks while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers begins work to prepare for the installation of Asian carp barriers."

Iron Horse Trail Clearing Work

Stark County, OH - "Crews will be cleaning up several areas and clearing brush beginning March 31, 2019 to make way for the 10-foot-wide bike and pedestrian trail..." more

Fulton Road Updates

Cleveland, OH - "...Councilman Kerry McCormack as well as residents are concerned about the removal of 3 street lights for good reason..." more

Great Lake-to-Lake Trails will Connect Paths Throughout State

2/21/19

MI - "A presentation on the Great Lake-to-Lake Trails project, which is a plan to connect all the non-motorized riding trails in Michigan, was recently presented to the members of the Richmond City Council." more...

More Cities Clearing Sidewalks of Snow

2/21/19

U.S. - "...Clearing streets of snow is a non-negotiable priority for public agencies, but safe routes for pedestrians are left to a piecemeal private system that mostly fails." more...

States May Forfeit $1B in Biking & Walking Funding

2/21/19

"States across the country are at risk of forfeiting up to $1 billion in funding for sidewalk construction, bike trails or other important safety projects — if they don’t use all the federal cash by September, according to the League of American Bicyclists." more...

Driver Who Wrote Non-Apology Letter May Avoid Court

2/21/19

"The driver who struck a 10-year-old cyclist last fall and then wrote a sarcastic, victim-blaming apology letter may walk away from the case facing no consequences." more...

Delivery Robots Want a Share of the Sidewalk

2/12/19

"As automated delivery ramps up, cities must decide how to make the best use of public spaces." more...

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Projects Involve 700 Acres of Farmland West of I-270

2/20/19

Columbus, OH - "Two large development projects with contrasting approaches have been proposed for land that sits on the western edge of metropolitan Columbus." more...

Driver Hits Man in Wheelchair

Indianapolis, IN - "...people who live nearby say they'd feel a lot safer if there were some sidewalks they could use instead of being forced to walk along the street." more...

More Bike Path Projects Coming this Year

2/20/19

Goshen, IN - "It’s looking like 2019 will be another busy year for city road and trail projects." more...

Next Step for More Philly Bike Lanes

2/20/19

Philadelphia, PA - "Cyclists in Philadelphia may be seeing more bike lanes added to three high-traffic streets in the near future." more...

D.C. Moves to Keep Cars Out of Bike Lanes

2/19/19

D.C. - "Planning officials are advancing stricter public-space regulations under the city’s Vision Zero initiative." more...

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Wheel Chair User Struck 3 Times by Drivers

2/19/19

Cincinnati, OH - "...During a 10-month period, the social services worker, partially paralyzed since birth, been struck by drivers on three occasions trying to reach his downtown Cincinnati office. The drivers were found at fault in all three cases." more...

The Vision for the Nickel Plate Trail

2/19/19

Fishers, IN - "...The Nickel Plate Trail master planning committee in Fishers unveiled its vision for the 4.5-mile greenway with a draft of the trail's 21-year master plan Monday evening during a City Council meeting." more...

Sun Trail Path Construction to Begin

FL - "Construction is about to start on a statewide bike path, running right through parts of Southwest Florida." more...

Teens Arrested for Silver Comet Trail Robbery

GA - "Two teens are behind bars in connection with an armed robbery that happened last month on the Silver Comet Trail." more...

ASI Ready for Business

2/19/19

Philadelphia, PA - "Advanced Sports Inc., the distribution arm of Advanced Sports Enterprises, is now ready to return to full-scale business, selling Fuji, Kestrel, Breezer, SE Bikes and its other brands to U.S. retailers." more...

Hiker Gets Stuck in Quicksand

2/19/19

UT - "A man who was stranded for hours in frigid weather with his leg sunk up to the knee in quicksand at a creek in Utah's Zion National Park said Tuesday that he feared he would lose his leg and might die..." more

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Greenway Supporters Start Land Acquisition

Anderson, IN - "Organizers of the proposed Mounds Greenway are beginning the process of trying to secure property rights for the trail from Anderson to Muncie." more...

Erosion Keeps Greenway Closed Indefinitely

2/18/19

Raleigh, NC - "Flooding and erosion along Crabtree Creek has degraded a portion of boardwalk so badly that the City of Raleigh doesn't know when it will be able to reopen the greenway..." more

Railroad Crossings Causing Bicycle Accidents

2/18/19

NM - "...They say it's been a problem for years and nothing has been done to fix it." more...

Panasonic Takes New Approach to E-Bike Market

2/18/19

"...The Japanese electronics giant, which posted sales of more than $73 billion in 2018, said the system is not just another electric bike motor..." more

Many French Motorists Hate New Speed Limits

FRA - "Road deaths in mainland France have hit an all-time low just six months after the government introduced a controversial new 80 km/h speed limit, it has been announced." more...

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Red Line Greenway Controversy

2/18/19

Cleveland, OH - "...what’s happening is a clash of positive values. It’s a case of nature versus transit-oriented development, which is unfortunate." more...

NCIT Trail Clearing

2/18/19

Huron County, OH - "A productive trail work day was held Sunday in preparation for the trail clearing east of Norwalk that will begin later this spring..." more...

Improved Trails to Explore in Cleveland Metroparks

Parma, OH - "...The Cleveland Metroparks have about 100 miles of natural surface trails meant mainly for hikers, as well as about 100 others mainly for horses and 25 others mainly for mountain bikers." more...

Would Bikes/Peds get Cut of New Gas Tax?

OH - "Ohio Governor Mike DeWine got a Valentine’s Day request from 36 Ohio transportation groups." more...

Bike Thefts Drop 25% in San Fran

2/18/19

CA - "San Francisco may have missed last year’s target for a reduction in reported bike thefts, but the numbers are rolling in the right direction." more...

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More on Towpath Section Closure

2/17/19

Boston Twp., OH - "...This project is part of a Stanford Run stream restoration for which a contract was awarded in November 2018. An upgraded culvert will be installed to allow Stanford Run to flow under the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail and reconnect to the Cuyahoga River. more...

2019 RTC Trail Supporter Survey

U.S. - Take the survey.

What Bikers & Hikers Can Expect in Coming Years

Lincoln, NE - "...additions and improvements to the city’s 150-mile recreational trail network, where you never have to walk or ride alongside cars and trucks." more...

Bleak Future for Jakarta Cyclists

2/17/19

IDN - "...as Jakarta looks towards some relief from its horrendous traffic problem, there are still residents who see other options as offering the potential to get the city moving..." more

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Towpath Section Closure

Boston Twp., OH - From the CVNP, "The Towpath Trail between .5 mile north of Boston Mills Road and 1 mile south of Highland Rd is closed. The closure is expected to last 21 days for a culvert replacement. There are no detours."

Downed Tree Removed from Kokosing Trail

2/16/19

Knox County, OH - "First trail work of 2019. KGT volunteers Don, David, and Randy have the trail open again..." more

Collision with Skateboarder on Bike Path Results in Serious Injuries

2/15/19

Portland, OR - "We regret to inform you about another situation where someone suffered serious injuries at a location with a known history for posing hazards to bicycle riders." more...

E-Bike Brands see Little Impact from Tariffs

2/15/19

Brooklyn, NY - "...Nolte said the tariffs may end up benefiting his brands because they help “normalize” e-bike pricing by forcing up the price of low-cost Chinese-made bikes..." more

Bike Lanes Should be Kept Clear Year Round

2/15/19

"...you can't judge how many people would bike in winter if you don't make a bit of an effort to keep the bike lanes clear..." more

Runner Describes Surviving Mountain Lion Attack

2/15/19

"Last week Travis Kauffman went for a run near Fort Collins, Colorado. Little did he know his workout would include suffocating a mountain lion." more...

Students Bike to School in 1.4F Temps

2/15/19

FIN - "...winter cycling at below freezing is perfectly possible with the right planning and infrastructure." more...

General Motors Unveils E-Bike Company

2/15/19

"...on Thursday, the automobile giant unveiled more about its plans to break into the rapidly growing e-bike market." more...

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Historic Locomotive Returns to Bellevue

OH - "...If you're an NCIT or Buckeye Trail user following the street route through Bellevue, you'll pass right by this wonderful piece of history." more...

Towpath Times E-News

NE OH - Read the latest edition.

Path Along 933 Would Fill Trail Gap

2/15/19

South Bend, IN - "...A group called the 933 Corridor Improvement Association applied Thursday for a $1.6 million state grant to build a 12-foot-wide path that would be several feet from the road’s west side." more...

Hoping to Turn Old Rail Lines into Trails

2/14/19

New Albany, IN - "...The Surface Transportation Board and CSX extended the deadline for the city to acquire the rails. The 63-mile rail line would be transformed into a walking and bike trail from New Albany to Bedford." more...

Ped Bridge Construction May Start This Year

PA - "...as it nears construction, it has gone through a stage of protest led by municipal officials where the bridge is to be built." more...

Trail Project gets Added Support

2/14/19

PA - "Groundwork on a multi-use path to connect college students to the Richland community and a Theatre Drive shopping hub is back on track to get underway this year, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown officials said." more...

Bike Store Manager Run Over In Bike Theft Attempt

Chino, CA - " A GoFundMe campaign has been established to help with the medical expenses of InCycle Bicycles store manager Megan Rodriguez, who was run over by a pickup truck attempting to stop thieves from making off with a high-end bike this week." more...

Road Diet Myths

U.S. - "...Even after hundreds of successfully implemented Road Diets across the country, many misconceptions still arise..." more

How Bike Share Affects Buse, Train Use

U.S. - "...Bike-share operations — along with e-scooters — could be contributing to reductions in bus ridership as city dwellers forgo waiting at bus stops..." more

The Checklist That Could Change the Bike Industry

2/15/19

"A recent opinion piece in Bicycle Retailer stated that our industry is plagued with 'zero leadership and vision.' That got my attention..." more

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Senate Bill Benefits Ohio & Erie Canalway

2/14/19

D.C. - "...Through the funding cap increase for the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area in the S.47, we will continue to develop, maintain and activate the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail and connector trails, preserve historic buildings, and conserve natural areas from Cleveland to New Philadelphia, Ohio..." more

Smallman Street Plan Update

2/13/19

Pittsburgh, PA - "...Thanks to the passionate residents and advocates who spoke out at public meetings, volunteered, signed petitions, and wrote letters to the editor, we will soon see bike lanes installed as part of a redesign of Smallman Street in the Strip District." more...

Philly's Street Closures Mapped

Philadelphia, PA - "...The interactive map from the Streets Department provides a view of work that disrupts Philadelphia’s streets..." more

Murdered Teen Hikers Case Still Open

Delphi, IN - "...Liberty German, 14, and Abigail William, 13, vanished on Feb. 13, 2017, after a relative dropped them off for a hike near an abandoned railroad bridge near their hometown..." more

County to Join East Coast Trail System

2/13/19

VA - "...Last month, Chesterfield Parks and Recreation announced that a half-mile path near Pocahontas State Park would be designated as the county’s first official section of the East Coast Greenway..." more

All the Different Types of Bike Lanes in 3 Minutes

2/13/19

CA - "San Jose shows off what a complete street looks like." more...


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High Water Alerts

Columbus, OH - From MetroParks, "Please be aware of flooding on the trails. Take care and do not ride through standing water if you do not know the depth. Stay safe."

Athens, OH - "The Hocking River is yet again flooding the bikeway in the usual location between Stimson Ave and US33 in the City of Athens." more...

Olentangy Trail Section Closure

Columbus, OH - "Beginning Monday, February 18th users on the Olentangy Trail will experience mid-day trail closures between Henderson Rd. and the Broadmeadows Park Bridge (south of Antrim Park). The trail closures will be daily between 10:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m..." more

$500K Donation for Oxford Bike Trail

Oxford, OH - "...Oxford has committed to putting a 12 mile multi-use path in it's comprehensive plan..." more

Better Mobility Options for Cities

Columbus, OH - "Columbus, Ohio, wants to boldly change how cities integrate communities and transportation with Smart Mobility Hubs..." more

Great American Rail-Trail to Include Hancock Trails

WV - "Hancock’s existing trails could become part of an effort to connect nearly 4,000 miles of rail-trail and other multiuse trails from Washington D.C. to Washington State." more...

Legislation to Extend North Country Trail

VT - "...Connecting the North Country Trail to the Long Trail and Appalachian Trail will provide Vermonters and tourists with even more opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors..." more

Software Helps Urban Planners Increase Bike Lanes

2/13/19

"A data fueled software tool will help urban planners put bike lanes where they will be most beneficial." more...

5 Principles of a Bike New Deal

2/12/19

"...To us, the best bang for the buck in overhauling our transportation systems would be making them safe, convenient, and accessible for people who walk and bike..." more

Performance Bike Stores Expected to Close Next Month

2/12/19

"One of the nation's largest bike retailers will sut its doors for good on March 2." more...

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Bikeway Connector Survives Flood

2/11/19

Athens, OH - "The Hockhocking Adena Bikeway spur to Columbus Rd survived the 13th highest recorded flood in Athens. There appears to be no damage to the trail, and the embankment armored with re-used concrete shows no sign of impact from the flood." more...

New Albany Updating Strategic Plan

2/11/19

OH - "...The last strategic-plan update, which was in 2014, integrated possible future road and transportation grids and pedestrian and cycling strategies that continue to be impactful." more...

Portion of CVNP Closed for Nesting Eagles

2/11/19

Brecksville, OH - "A portion of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park will be closed to pedestrian traffic until August due to a pair of nesting bald eagles." more...

Border-to-Border Trail Segment Construction

2/11/19

Scio Twp., MI - "...Construction on a 1.2-mile extension of the Border-to-Boarder trail from the Dexter-Huron Metropark east to Zeeb Road officially began Feb. 9..." more

Philly can’t Achieve Vision Zero Without Change

Philadelphia, PA - "...PennDot’s attempts to address traffic safety in Pennsylvania have, so far, come up short..." more

Parks Group Honors Petoskey Trail Project

2/11/19

Petoskey, MI - "The Downtown Petoskey Greenway project recently received the mParks (formerly Michigan Recreation and Park Association) 2018 Park Design Award." more...

Minneapolis Walking & Biking Sucks More

MN - "...Bikers, meanwhile, only account for 5 percent of all trips, and they represent 15 to 20 percent of all traffic-related deaths..." more

Bicyclists Colliding with Peds in Japan

2/10/19

JPN - "...There are about 2,500 collisions between bicycles and pedestrians annually. In many cases, young people are held responsible for inflicting harm on pedestrians." more...

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RIDOT Wants to Take Bike/Ped Money

2/10/19

RI - "Nearly $28 million would be redirected to pay for street paving and bridge repair work that would largely ignore alternative modes of transportation." more...

Cars & Trucks Using New Bike Lane

2/10/19

PHL - "...The 5.8-kilometer Protected Bike Lane beside the Laguna Lake Highway was officially inaugurated only four days ago..." more

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Wellfleet Trail Extension Plans Meet Complication

2/9/19

MA - "Although $2 million in state funding has been secured for the extension of the Cape Cod Rail Trail in Wellfleet, there are still many crinkles to iron out..." more


Family of Hit-And-Run Victim Seeks Public's Help

2/9/19

FL - "The family of 71-year-old Carl Wetzig, who was seriously injured, is asking for the public's help in finding a hit-and-run driver." more...

Cities Wising Up to Transportation Tech

2/9/19

"...We’re exploring the regulation of TNCs, the Ubers and Lyfts, and the idea is, why should they use our public right of way to become billionaires?.." more

What's Yamaha Up to in the E-Bike Market?

"How will Yamaha position themselves as they enter the United States market with their power assist electric bikes?.." more

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Thomas J Evans Trail Alert

Newark, OH - "Due to recent rain and snow melt, a section of the TJ Evans Bike Path, approximately 1/2 mile west of the Reddington Road/Cherry Valley parking lot, has experienced bank erosion and unstable bank condition near the edge of the bike path." more...

Bicyclists Providing Input for New Map

Lake County, OH - "Bike riders in Lake County have the opportunity to provide feedback on the new Lake County Bike Maps expected to be available in late April or early May." more...

Who Owns/Manages the Wabash Cannonball Trail?

2/9/19

NW OH - "Did you know that NORTA was created 27 years ago? It is entirely volunteer operated! We own most of the Wabash Cannonball Trail in Fulton, Henry, and Williams Counties. We continue to value your support..." more

A Look at Trail Funding in 2019

U.S. - "...In states such as California, Florida and Ohio, our field staff are cultivating relationships and actively pursuing longer-term policy initiatives that will pay dividends for years to come..." more

Hell's Kitchen Boasts Largest Citi Bike Station

2/8/19

NY - "The 79-dock station on West 59th Street and 10th Avenue is tied for the largest in Citi Bike's system." more...

Beltline Trail Section Now Open

2/8/19

GA - "Soon enough, Atlantans will be able to cruise from Piedmont Park all the way to Memorial Drive without leaving the Beltline." more...

Bike Share Takes Bite out of Ride Share

2/8/19

"... what stands out are the numbers after Uber acquired Jump in April. The full integration with the ride-hailing app turned people away from ride-hailing quite significantly..." more

Where Can You Safely Bike in the U.S?

"A new report shows that while cycling deaths are up nationwide, some cities and states are bucking the trend." more...

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) 'Most Wanted' List

"...While the NTSB rarely directly addresses bicyclist or pedestrian safety, many of the “most wanted” safety efforts point to big potential improvements for people who bike and walk..." more

E-Scooters Racking Up Injuries

U.S. - "A Consumer Reports investigation finds 1,500 e-scooter injuries across the country, and many hospitals still don’t track them." more...

Survey Says: Brits Prefer Cars

UK - "... It confirms that getting Brits out of their cars and on to buses and bikes instead is going to be an uphill struggle." more...

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Towpath Flooding Reports

2/8/19

Summit County, OH - From summitmetroparks.org, "The Towpath Trail's Clinton Trailhead parking lot and the trail south to the county line is closed due to flooding."

Stark County, OH - From starkparks.com, "Water from the Tuscarawas River is flooding the trail near Lake Lucerne Trailhead, Lake Ave. Trailhead, and Craig Pittman Trailhead."

More Stark County Trail Flooding

2/8/19

OH - West Branch Trail - "Rising water from the Nimishillen Creek will probably close several areas along the trail, including under Rt. 172/Tuscarawas St."

Mahoning Valley Trail - "Gaskill St. to Rockhill Ave. along the Mahoning River is closed due to flooding."

Lease Renewed for Towpath Extension

2/8/19

New Philadelphia, OH - "Commissioners signed a new 10-year lease with the Kimble Co. Wednesday to use an unused rail line to extend the Towpath Trail four miles closer to Dover and New Philadelphia." more...

E-Bikes Approved for Saucon Rail Trail

PA - "...borough council Monday approved a change to the rules regarding the use of motorized vehicles on the popular pathway to allow for eBikes." more...

How Ann Arbor's 1st Protected Bike Lane will Look

MI - "...The project is the first of a network of protected bike lanes planned throughout the city in an effort to make streets safer for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists." more...

Cops Manhandling Cyclists in NYC?

NY - "Cyclists are demanding answers after an NYPD captain apparently tackled a bike rider in Midtown on Thursday as he was trying to ticket him in a police sting..." more

Related: NYPD Is Ticketing Cyclists In Bike Lanes

Performance Bike Stores Update

Chapel Hill, NC - "...The layoffs ended hopes that Performance, once the country's largest bike retail chain with 104 stores and nearly 1,700 employees, would continue to operate brick-and-mortar stores..." more

U.S. Public Health Crisis

2/8/19

D.C. - "Number of bicyclists killed reached 25-year high as transportation policies at federal and state levels require greater urgency to create a more Bicycle Friendly America." more...

Regulating Car Speeds in Europe

2/7/19

"When you try and go too fast it says, 'I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that'." more...

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More on Upcoming North Shore Trail Construction

2/7/19

Ashtabula, OH - "...It takes advantage of the wonderful landscapes and natural beauty Ashtabula has to offer and is one of the final portions of the 110-mile Great Lake to River Trail that crosses the state of Ohio." more...

Dead Tree Removal Continues on NCIT

Huron County, OH - "...This video is from our workday on Feb 2, where we continued our project of cutting down dead Ash and Elm trees that have the potential to fall on the trail." more...

High Water Alert for Hockhocking Adena Bikeway

Athens, OH - "...The river has flooded the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway at the usual low spot between Stimson Ave and the US33 overpass in the City of Athens, and the bikeway will likely be impassable at that location through sometime Sunday..." more

Ohio & Erie Canalway Visitor Survey

NE OH - "We're excited to present the following survey for visitors to the Ohio & Erie Canalway. We really appreciate your input and advice..." more

4 to 3 Lane Road Conversion


Donation Fixes A Gap In Pere Marquette Rail-Trail

MI - "The Forsberg family donated $10,000 to benefit the Pere Marquette Rail-Trail extension project." more...

More Tickets for Bike Lane Parking Violations

Philadelphia, PA - "The number of vehicles cited for obstructing a bike lane rose 17 percent in 2018. But bike advocates warn that the deterrent effect might be weakening." more...

Philippines gets 1st Protected Bike Lane along National Highway

2/7/19

"Bikers along Laguna Lake Highway now enjoy a separate lane from motor vehicles, protected by a planting strip." more...

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More Sharrows May be Coming to Bowling Green

2/5/19

OH - "...We have been working on developing a bike infrastructure for a few years in Bowling Green..." more

Liberty Twp. Ponders Hike/Bike Path

2/5/19

OH - "A $15,000 study will help trustees decide whether a shared use path for pedestrians and cyclists should be built along Cincinnati-Dayton Road under Ohio 129." more...

72-Year-Old Charged in Bicyclist Death

2/5/19

WI - "A 72-year-old Waukesha man faces a single charge of homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle in connection with the death of pediatrician and avid bicyclist Dr. Brian Yagoda..." more

Suspect Sought in Bike Shop Thefts

2/5/19

CA - "Authorities are seeking a suspect who has stolen high-end bikes, or attempted to do so, from at least eight stores up and down California..." more

Pedego Tests IBD Sales Program

2/5/19

CA - "Pedego, the e-bike brand with over 100 licensed U.S. stores in operation, is testing a program to sell its bikes to independent retailers through a 'store-within-a-store' program." more...

Here Comes the Micromobility Revolution

2/5/19

CA - "At a Bay Area summit devoted to electric scooters and other new mobility devices, fans evangelized about the potential of technology..." more

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Tri-State Trails Launches Connect NKY

Newport, KY - "Tri-State Trails, in partnership with The Devou Good Project, will launch a new program called Connect NKY to expand active transportation infrastructure in Northern Kentucky..." more

Bicyclist Killed in Hit-and-Run

MI - "A bicyclist was killed in a hit-and-run Saturday afternoon and Warren police are now offering a $1,000 reward for information that could lead them to the vehicle and the driver." more...

It's Sneckdown Season!

Seattle, WA - "...What is a sneckdown, you ask? Well, mother nature has essentially painted the city’s streets with a valuable traffic calming and street design demonstration..." more


Cyclist Killed While Riding In Bike Lane

NYC - "An elderly cyclist was killed by a hit-and-run-driver while riding in a bike lane near Times Square on Monday, police said." more...

Seattle Developing New Approach for Ped Safety

2/5/19

WA - "...The city will add the crosswalk and the signal and then count how many pedestrians cross and see if it reaches the threshold that the MUTCD recommends." more...

Runner Fights Off, Kills Mountain Lion

2/4/19

Fort Collins, CO - "A man is recovering after he fought off and killed a mountain lion that attacked him during a trail run..." more

Car-Free Day in Addis Ababa

ETH - "Addis Ababa and other cities across Ethiopia are observing the country's third Car Free Day." more...

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Mayor Targets Cyclists

IL - "Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke has had it with groups of bicyclists who ride through town without stopping at stop signs." more...

Bike Lane Project Could Put Iconic Trees on Chopping Block

2/4/19

Wellington, FL - "...A major construction project could affect hundreds of trees that have lined Aero Club Drive for decades." more...

The Push to Build a Coast-to-Coast Trail

2/3/19

U.S. - "...Mills explains that part of what it was waiting for was enough segments of trail to be completed around the U.S. to potentially make up about half of the route..." more

Gotcha Expanding in the U.S.

2/3/19

U.S. - "...Gotcha is expanding its micro-mobility offering in the United States and has announced it is now offering three customizable products: dockless bike share, 100%-electric ride share vehicles, and electric scooters..." more

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Converting Brownfields to Greenways in Girard

2/3/19

OH - "...They are hoping to utilize it also for bike trails that eventually will connect Girard with the Western Reserve Greenway trail..." more

Handicap-Accessible Port-o-John Placed Along Kokosing Trail

Mt. Vernon, OH - "...a handicap-accessible port-a-john will now be available for trail users. We would like to shout out United Aggregates for donating and placing the compacted aggregate for the pad in which the unit was placed..." more

Shenango Valley gets $1.9M for Transportation Projects

Shenango Valley, PA - "Three local communities got a $1.9 million share of $44.5 million in state grants awarded Friday for 50 transportation projects across the state." more...

Great Redwood Trail Planning

2/2/19

CA - "While he does not expect it to be completed in his lifetime, Ukiah resident Neil Davis is very excited about the idea of turning 300 miles of railroad tracks into a public trail that travels from San Francisco to Humboldt Bay." more...

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Plan for More Trail Connections in Central Ohio

Columbus, OH - "The Ohio State University’s City and Regional Planning Department’s Transportation Studio will be working with the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC), Columbus Recreation and Parks, and Central Ohio Greenways (COG) on the development of six new trail connections throughout the Central Ohio region..." more

Road Diet Coming to Delphos

2/1/19

OH - "...the administration now has plans in hand that would eliminate one lane of traffic in the Fifth Street corridor, add bike lanes and expand the width of sidewalks along the two-mile route." more...

Dexter Planning Phase 2 of Mill Creek Trail

2/1/19

MI - "...However, since this segment of trail would be mostly boardwalk, the cost of construction is significant..." more

Baltimore DOT Pulling Funds for Bike Infra

2/1/19

MD - "...Baltimore Department of Transportation plans to allocate zero new dollars for bike lane projects in fiscal 2020, and far less than originally planned for the next couple years..." more

Utah Tries Again to Pass 'Idaho Stop' Law

2/1/19

UT - "...It is the fourth time that Rep. Carol Moss, D-Holladay, has attempted to pass the bill, which cleared the House last year but died in the Senate." more...

Trip Planning Apps Can Change Your Commute

2/1/19

"Turn your smartphone into a catalyst for making better transportation choices." more...

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Trail Grant Sought in Canal Winchester

OH - "...We are looking to do a $500,000 grant for a trail that would connect our phase one McGill Park property to along the (Walnut) creek all the way to Washington Street to the covered bridge..." more

Wasson Way Project Moves Forward

Cincinnati, OH - "Last week, Mayor John Cranley joined a crowd of supporters at Dana Gardens to announce that Phase 2 of the Wasson Way trail received $100,000 in funding from a local business, School Outfitter. This is in addition to the $2.2 million budget for the public works project." more...

Falls Seeking Grant for Trail Extension

Cuyahoga Falls, OH - "...A sidewalk on the west side of Willis Street likely would be included in Phase II of the Mud Brook Greenway, which also would consist of a trail from Bath Road through the Mill Pond area to Graham and State roads..." more

Wayne County Rails-to-Trails E-News

OH - Read the latest edition.

House Government Organization Passes Mon BikeTrail Bill

Charleston, WV - "The House Government Organization committee quickly passed and sent to the floor on Wednesday one of the five bills creating a Mountaineer Trail Network Recreation Authority for Monongalia and neighboring counties." more...

New $27M Ped Bridge Won’t be Open to Public for Super Bowl

GA - "...Instead, the snakelike structure will serve Super Bowl staffers and credentialed media, leaving visitors to fend for themselves when crossing some streets to the [stadium]..." more

Man Robbed at Gunpoint on Silver Comet Trail

GA - "Two men armed with guns laid branches along the bike path, which forced the man to stop and get off his bike..." more

State Exploring Options to Keep Rock Island Trail Project Alive

MO - "After nearly four years of review and negotiation, hope continues for those in favor of turning the Rock Island Railroad corridor into a cross-state trail..." more

Fixing a Fork in the Road

2/1/19

"...Forks often need fixing because they create complicated intersections with dangerous sight lines and signals with too many phases, impeding the flow of both vehicles and pedestrians..." more

Bike Fixation Releases Wave Delineator

1/31/19

MN - "...Bike Fixation set out to design a temporary lane delineator that makes pop-up or demonstration bike lanes feel fun, inspiring and safe." more...

Inside the Transport Data Tug of War

1/31/19

"The relationship between cities and new mobility companies was tense from the start." more...

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Nature Center Due for Trail Overhaul

Shaker Heights, OH - "City Council gave its collective blessing Monday (Jan. 28) to proposed boardwalk improvements along the All People's Trail at the Shaker Lakes Nature Center." more...

New Infrastructure Improvements Planned for Linden

Columbus, OH - "...The city is designing the reconstruction of Hudson Street between Interstate 71 and Cleveland Avenue, to the south of Linden Park. That $11.7 million project could include sidewalks on the north side of the street and an “urban greenway trail” on the south side of the street, providing a rare east-west connection to the city’s major bike trails..." more

Greenway to Join 4,000-Mile Trail

1/31/19

IN - "Cardinal Greenway is set to become part of a 4,000-mile multi-use trail which begins in Washington, D.C. and ends in Washington State." more...

Mayor Seeking to Ban Right Turn on Red

1/29/19

HI - "The Honolulu mayor says the change — on Oahu only — would make it safer for pedestrians and bicyclists." more...

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Lime Bike Share Pulls Out of Dublin

1/29/19

OH - "We quite recently heard that Lime has pulled out of providing their bike share to City of Dublin, Ohio - Government. Apparently due to low rider numbers..." more

Help Create Safe Routes to School

1/29/19

Columbus, OH - "Do you support making Columbus better for Biking and Walking? Here is how to get involved with bringing more Safe Routes to School on the West Side..." more

UPS Cargo Bikes in Pittsburgh

1/29/19

PA - "...UPS launched the pedal-assist cargo trike in the Steel City in November 2017, passing up Philly..." more

Google Plans to Sell Cellphone Location Data

"...The program, known as Replica, offers planning agencies the ability to model an entire city’s patterns of movement..." more

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Summit County Parks Weather Alert

1/29/19

OH - "Due to extreme cold temperatures forecasted for Wednesday, January 30 and Thursday, January 31, the Nature Realm Visitors Center, Liberty Park Nature Center and Summit Lake Nature Center will be closed and all programs are canceled. Parks remain open." more...

Towpath Trailhead Parking Closed

1/29/19

Stark County, OH - From Starkparks.com, "Lake Lucerne, Lock 4 (lower parking lot), and Crystal Springs are closed due to thick ice in the parking areas after recent flooding."

Council Approves Funding Polaris Parkway Road Project

1/28/19

Columbus, OH - "...It also will resurface a smaller portion of Olde Worthington Road/Orion Place, add sidewalks and a shared-use path, replace traffic signals, and build a retaining wall, street lighting and landscaping in the area." more...

Opposition to Bike Trail in Delphos

1/28/19

OH - "...Do we need a bike trail on one of the busiest streets in Delphos..." more

Towpath Times E-News

NE OH - Read the latest edition.

The Future of Performance Bike

1/28/19

Columbus, OH - "The closing sale at Performance Bicycle at 6674 Sawmill Road will conclude in February — but the store could reopen soon afterward, assuming that the chain’s purchase out of bankruptcy goes through." more...

Jogger Attacked on South Charlotte Greenway

1/28/19

Charlotte, NC - "A 38-year-old woman was grabbed from behind after a man asked to use her cell phone..." more

Great American Rail-Trail Taking Shape

1/28/19

U.S. - "Twelve states, 4,000 miles, and zero cars: The Great American Rail-Trail took a big step toward becoming a reality this month." more...

Scooters Inspiring Better Street Design

1/28/19

"...Scooters are part of a growing ecosystem known as micromobility..." more

What Happened After Downtown Oslo Went Car-Free?

1/28/19

NOR - "...Parking spots are now bike lanes, transit is fast and easy, and the streets (and local businesses) are full of people." more...

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North Shore Trail Nearing Construction

1/28/19

Ashtabula, OH - "The [Western Reserve] Greenway Trail is one step closer to reaching the shores of Lake Erie." more...

Friends of the Little Miami Trail E-News

1/27/19

SW OH - Read the latest edition.

Ferndale Prepping for Bike Share Stations

MI - "...Ferndale is the lead city in south Oakland County in bringing the popular bike sharing service to area. Other cities such as Royal Oak, Berkley, Huntington Woods and Oak Park are also moving to get MoGo bike share stations set up in their communities." more...

Car Spotted on Pigeon Creek Greenway

1/27/19

Evansville, IN - "...she filmed a white sedan traveling at traffic speed along the Greenway." more...

E-Bike Company Suffers 3rd Fire in 7 Months

"The Dutch company Stella lost 36 e-bikes and 80 batteries in a blaze at its showroom." more...

Amazon Begins Testing Sidewalk Drones

WA - "Robots are 'the size of a small cooler and roll along at a walking pace'..." more

Motorist Drives on Bike Path to Harass Cyclists

1/27/19

AUS - "A video filmed by a motorist in Australia – illegally, using a handheld mobile phone – that shows him taking to a bike path to overtake two cyclists using the road, has gone viral..." more

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Hit-and-Run Driver Injures Woman & Grandson

Philadelphia, PA - "...We pushed the button to cross the street. The cars on that side of the street had stopped. The next thing, I know we were on the ground..." more

Race not won for Rock Island Trail

1/27/19

MO - "With the Feb. 21 deadline approaching for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to accept the Rock Island Railroad corridor, the DNR has submitted an 180-day extension request for more time." more...

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Yellow Springs to Clifton Trail Concept

1/26/19

OH - "Funding and support are lining up to build a new bike trail that would connect the villages of Clifton and Yellow Springs." more...

More Ohio Multi-Use Trails Being Cleared in Winter

1/26/19

OH - "Surveying Central Ohio Greenways jurisdictions and their travelers re their winter season trail maintenance practices and experiences. From recent casual observations and shared info we've seen shared-use paths routinely plowed!.." more

B&O Trail gets $1,000 Donation

1/25/19

Mansfield, OH - "...Mike Solon, Richland B&O Bike Trail Manager said the donation was a great start to covering recent renovations on the path." more...

Structure Near Bike Trail Torched

Hamilton Twp., OH - "...Hamilton Township Police and Fire departments were called to the structure fire off the Little Miami Bike Trail near Old 3C Highway..." more

Open House for OTE Trail Segment

1/25/19

Sunbury, OH - "...Those who attend can comment on the project that would pave a 750 foot segment of the Ohio Fallen Heroes Multi-use Trail in Sunbury..." more

Huge Riverfront Park Planned

1/25/19

IN - "...Clarksville also aims to connect neighborhoods by completing a rails-to-trails path on a 1 ½-mile abandoned CSX rail bed, linking it to the greenway and ultimately the park." more...

Towns Get Grants to Improve Trails, Walkability

1/25/19

PA - "Four Bucks County towns were among 11 communities statewide awarded grants earlier this month toward planning for more pedestrian-friendly streets." more...

American Roads are Dangerous by Design

1/25/19

"...In the past decade, the number of people struck and killed while walking increased by 35 percent..." more

New Study of E-Scooter Injuries

1/25/19

"How dangerous are e-scooters? The question has become pressing as they’ve proliferated all over the country, and researchers are scrambling for answers." more...

NYCeWheels Closes

1/25/19

NYC - "Folding bike, e-bike and scooter shop NYCeWheels has permanently closed its storefront but is still operating online, according to its website..." more

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Wasson Way to Connect Cincinnati Neighborhoods

Norwood, OH - "...The bike trail connects Cincinnati neighborhoods, and now it's expanding into Norwood." more...

Hockhocking Adena Bikeway High Water Alert

1/24/19

Athens, OH - "The bikeway is currently under water at its low spot between Stimson Ave and the US33 underpass. The Hocking River is still rising..." more

Friends of Madison County Trails Update

OH - "...Here are just a few of the recent happenings and such to help keep you up to date." more...

County Wins Grant to Complete Trail Extension

1/24/19

Otsego County, MI - "Otsego County was recently awarded a $200,000 Iron Belle Challenge Grant through the Department of Natural Resources to be used to extend the Iron Belle Trail from Waters south to the Crawford County line." more...

Forsbergs Donate $10K to Complete Rail-Trail Gap

1/24/19

MI - "...Marguerite had expressed to her family some time before she had passed, that she wished she had enough money to fix the “gap” in the trail..." more

Cyclist Attacks Driver & Vehicle

1/24/19

NYC - "...When the driver got out of his car to avoid the shattered glass, the man hit him in the head and back with the bicycle lock..." more

Enthusiasm for Rock Island Trail Remains Strong

1/24/19

MO - "Enthusiasm continues to build in favor of the Rock Island Trail, says Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) as the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and Missouri Central Railroad, a subsidiary of Ameren, Inc., continue to negotiate the details of a long-awaited railbanking agreement for the 144-mile railroad corridor." more...

Children Carry On Father's Bike Business

CA - "Two children of innovative bike designer Dan Hanebrink, who died of natural causes in late December at age 80, are continuing to serve Hanebrink Bikes' existing customers with service and replacement parts..." more

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Flooding on Stark County Trails

Stark County, OH - Including this report on the Ohio & Erie Towpath Trail - "Numerous areas are under water after recent rains and snow and ice melting. Water is still rising in parking areas and in low areas." more...

Brunswick Looking to Extend Plum Creek Park Trail

OH - "The city of Brunswick is seeking an Ohio Department of Natural Resources grant to extend the walking trail at Plumb Creek Park north, nearly to Laurel Road." more...

Cincy Plan to Boost Pedestrian Safety

Cincinnati, OH - "Mayor John Cranley recently outlined the city's efforts to prevent crashes involving pedestrians — from legislation that would allow volunteer crossing guards to big shifts in the way the city approaches traffic safety." more...

CoGo Ridership Down in 2018

1/23/19

Columbus, OH - "2018 saw the first significant decline in CoGo ridership since the bike share system was established in 2013..." more

Delray Beach will Keep Trees, Forego Bike Lanes

FL - "...A state Department of Transportation plan had proposed removing more than 100 trees from the road, adding bike lanes and improving drainage. Neighbors voiced their opposition..." more

Cars & Trucks Driving in Bike Lane

NYC - "School buses turn a service road into a parking lot during the morning drop-off on a busy stretch of Queens Boulevard at Jacobus Street. That prompts motorists to go rogue and drive in the protected bike lane..." more

Great American Rail-Trail Would Span 4,000 Miles

1/23/19

"Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) today announced its vision for the Great American Rail-Trail, an unprecedented commitment to creating an iconic piece of American infrastructure that will connect nearly 4,000 miles of rail-trail and other multiuse trails from Washington, D.C., to Washington State." more...

Pedestrian Deaths Continue to Climb

1/23/19

U.S. - "...Over the past decade, pedestrian fatalities have happened at a rate of 13 per day..." more

New Tool Gives Cities a Clearer Picture of Bikes, Peds Data

1/23/19

U.S. - "A new transportation analytics tool by StreetLight Data allows cities to view a detailed look at all biking and pedestrian trips." more...

Uber Working on Autonomous Scooters & Bikes

1/23/19

"Sounds cool, but it’s ultimately probably a really bad idea." more...

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Phase 2 of Wasson Way Coming

1/22/19

Cincinnati, OH - "...The trail currently stretches a little over half a mile, from Madison Avenue in Hyde Park to Tamarack Avenue. Phase two will run from Tamarack to Montgomery Road, adding another 0.7 miles to the trail." more...

VeoRide Bikes find a Home on WKU's Campus

1/22/19

KY - "...The bikes, which arrived on campus a week before the end of the fall 2018 semester, are similar to Bird scooters and other ride sharing programs, allowing students to pick up and drop off the bikes at any location..." more

Moose Carcass Near Trail Fuels Controversy

AK - "A moose carcass discarded near a bike trail along the Old Glenn Highway has been removed." more...

Advocates Rally Outside 'The View''

NYC - "...'Traffic violence is a preventable public health crisis and Whoopi Goldberg is misusing her huge megaphone and sharing incorrect information,' said Amy Cohen, whose 12-year-old son Sammy Cohen Eckstein was killed by a driver in 2013..." more

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Beltline Bike Path Construction Coming This Year

1/21/19

Hamilton, OH - "Construction will start this year on the 2.96-mile Beltline bicycling/hiking path on Hamilton’s West Side..." more

Road Diet Doing its Job

1/21/19

Columbus, OH - "...Indianola Avenue, however, has stayed on its “road diet” for a year and half now." more...

MLK Speech Noted on Belton Trail

1/21/19

TX - "The words of Martin Luther King Jr.’s 'I Have a Dream' speech dotted the Nolan Creek Hike and Bike Trail for five days leading up to the holiday honoring the civil rights icon." more...

Bike Numbers Spike During Viadoom

1/21/19

Seattle, WA - "...Use of the city’s bike routes dramatically increased after the Alaskan Way Viaduct was closed on Jan. 11 — despite cold temperatures and some rain at times..." more

Autonomous Bikes & Scooters?

"Uber is looking to integrate autonomous technology into its bike and scooter-share programs." more...

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Snow Removal on Columbus Area Trails

OH - "Many Greenway Trails had snow removed earlier today [1/20/19] thanks to Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks crews..." more

Updating the Lake County Bike Map

OH - "The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency is holding community meetings for input to update the Lake County Bike Map, last done in 2011." more...

City Considers Bicycle Playground for Youngsters

1/21/19

Sharon, PA - "The Sharon Recreation Commission is on its way to adding another component to the Valley’s growing cycling repertoire." more...

Welcome to Bike 3.0

1/21/19

"To recap Part One, the history of the US bike business post-WWII can be divided into three phases..." more

Bike Sharing Almost a 'No-Brainer' for Windsor

1/21/19

CAN - "A long-contemplated municipal bike share program — once considered expensive and financially risky — can now be done at little or no cost to city taxpayers..." more

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Camp Chase Trail Alert

1/20/19

Columbus, OH - "Camp Chase Trail: snow drifts are covering trail making it unsafe from Battelle Darby Creek to Wilson rd..." more

Severe Weather Closures

1/20/19

Summit County, OH - "Due to severe weather, the F.A. Seiberling Visitors Center, Liberty Park Nature Center and Summit Lake Nature Center are CLOSED Sunday, January 20 and Monday, January 21. All programs are canceled. Parks remain open, but some parking lots may be inaccessible..." more

Driver Arrested for Critically Injuring Pedestrian

1/18/19

NY - "...Germain Selby, 39, of Rochdale was arrested on Jan. 18 and charged with failure to exercise due care and failure to yield to a pedestrian who had the right of way." more...

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A Cordial Meeting on Proposed Solon Trail

1/18/19

Solon, OH - "Disagreement remains on whether or not the proposed Solon to Chagrin Falls Trail should be built." more...

Stay Alert on the Monon Trail

1/18/19

Broad Ripple, IN - "...He pulled his bike back and threw it into mine, and so that knocked me off my bike. I went over my handlebars." more...

Groups Urge City to Move Forward with Trail

1/18/19

NC - "The City of Charlotte needs more money for a promised 26-mile pedestrian and bicycle trail from Pineville to UNC Charlotte – approximately $77 million..." more

Mom Pushes Back on Whoopi's Bike Lane Gripes

NYC - "...It’s devastating to hear someone with such a big megaphone complaining about protected bike lanes..." more

Related: Andrew Cuomo also blames bike lanes for congestion. more...

Engineering Group Takes on High Speed Limits

1/18/19

"...The National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, a powerful group of engineers, voted last week to require city transportation officials to consider 'pedestrian and bicycle activity' when determining the speed limit on most urban and suburban streets. The changes will be incorporated into the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices..." more

Recalls Not Announced During Partial Gov't Shutdown

1/18/19

D.C. - "...The employees are working only on recalls of products that 'create a substantial and immediate threat to the safety of human life,' according to the memo." more...

EU Imposes Stiff Anti-Dumping Duties on Chinese E-Bikes

1/18/19

BEL - "As expected, the European Union has imposed duties on Chinese-made electric bicycles and e-bike components destined for the European Union." more...

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Lime Might Find a Home in Worthington

OH - "After a successful six-month trial, Worthington might have a permanent bike-sharing service." more...

Is Traverse City Bucking a Trend?

1/18/19

MI - "Fewer people are riding their bikes to work, but according to Julie Clark, executive director for TART Trails, Traverse City might be bucking that national trend. more...

Ann Arbor Plans Network of Protected Bike Lanes

MI - "Ann Arbor will begin construction on its first protected two-way bike lane this spring." more...

City Funds Next Phase of State Street Revitalization

Columbus, IN - "...A 10-foot-wide multi-use trail will be added at the back of the Third Street curb, in addition to pedestrian lighting, a two-foot-wide brick shy zone similar to what is already on State Street and a brick gateway node..." more

Schuylkill Greenways Launches Updated Website

1/17/19

Pottstown, PA - "...The renovated 'schuylkillriver.org' now encompasses two websites into one, with bonus features." more...

Lakefront Trail Separation Creates Safer Environment

1/17/19

Chicago, IL - "...When 100,000 people share a narrow slab of pavement on an average summer weekend day, there are bound to be issues..." more

Dallas Bike Share Seems to Have Increased Bike Deaths

1/17/19

TX - "A riddle: What happens when you cram more bicyclists onto streets without bike lanes?" more...

DeVos Recovering from Bicycle Accident

1/17/19

D.C. - "Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is in a wheelchair as she recovers from a recent bicycle accident that broke her pelvis and hip socket." more...

Hitman Cyclist Sentenced for Murders

1/17/19

UK - "A British cyclist, runner, and mob hitman has been convicted of the murders of two rival gangsters, in part because of his GPS watch." more...

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Grant Sought for B&O Trail Connector

1/16/19

Mansfield, OH - "The City of Mansfield is applying to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for a 2019 Clean Ohio Trail Fund grant to build a 1.13-mile bike trail..." more

Sugarcamp Mountain Trail Receives Expansion Grant

1/16/19

Floyd County, KY - "The Sugarcamp Mountain Trail is about 20 miles long and counting." more...

Newest Segments of East Coast Greenway

"The number of miles of East Coast Greenway built as safe, off-road paths jumped in 2018 by 44.4 miles. The 24 new segments are found in 10 states, Maine to Florida..." more

Driver Offers "Apology" for Hitting 10-Year-Old Bicyclist

"Julian Moore, 10, was upset and insulted by the nonapology..." more

Driver Slams into Cycling Celebrity

1/16/19

"A new video making the rounds in Spain shows just how scary it can be when cyclists must share the road with distracted drivers." more...

We Need Walkable, Wheelable, Scooterable Cities

1/16/19

"Fewer people are walking and more people are voting with their gas pedal." more...

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2019 Ohio-to-Erie Trail Maps Available

OH - "...Published in 2019, the entire 326-mile route is shown including mileage and necessary road routes and services..." more

Richland County Parks Hires B&O Trail Manager

Mansfield, OH - "Jason Larson, Executive Director, Richland County Park District, announces the hiring of Mike Solon as the Richland B&O Trail Manager..." more

Fatal Ohio Bike Crashes in 2018

"...2018 was unusual in a number of ways. First, the location of the fatal crashes was unusual..." more

Plans for Joe Louis Greenway to be Presented

1/15/19

Detroit, Mi - "The Joe Louis Greenway, a 31.5-mile loop of connected trails, made our list of the most exciting developments of 2019..." more

Rails-to-Trails E-News

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Making Cook County Trails More User Friendly

1/15/19

IL - "...Known as 'wayfinding,' the idea is to provide trail users with more information through signs and other methods to create a strong first impression and increase use." more...

Ghost Bike Removal Causes Controversy

1/15/19

"A homeowner removed a ghost bike from an adjacent public road. The vitim's mother wants it returned." more...

Are Bike Activists Selling Out?

1/15/19

"...As companies like Uber, Lyft, Lime, Bird, and Spin bring the ways of tech to bikes and scooters, they have recruited former cycling, street safety, and urbanism advocates to help them out..." more

People-Before-Cars Transpo Alliance Launches

1/15/19

"The New Urban Mobility alliance – NUMO for short – has been launched today in Washington, D.C..." more

E-Bike Battery Fires Cause Concerns

1/14/19

"...The expert is quoted as saying that Lithium-Ion batteries are, 'rather unreliable, rather explosive. You are never sure if or when they will explode'..." more

New Segway Electric Scooters

"The scooters were designed specifically for sharing services." more...

Transit Pods -- a Sign of Things to Come?

St. Louis, MO - "This is probably what the future looked like when you thought about it as a kid -- lightweight pods zipping people around the city on elevated ribbons called podways." more...

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Opposed to Development Next to Red Line Greenway

1/14/19

Cleveland, OH - "...I'm very much in favor of dense, urban development. But dense transit-oriented development only works when balanced with accessible green space." more...

Towpath Times E-News

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U.S. Bike Route 23 in Kentucky

1/14/19

Gasgow, KY - "...U.S. Bike Route 23, which includes Mammoth Cave National Park, is 118 miles in length." more...

Insane Driver Runs Over Cyclist

1/14/19

"An Illinois judge found a hit-and-run driver not guilty of attempted murder by reason of insanity." more...

Bike Share Input Mostly Ignored in NYC, Chicago

1/14/19

"When New York and Chicago decided to expand their public bike share systems a few years back, city officials tried to go about it democratically..." more

E-Scooters are a Game Changer

1/14/19

"...We reached out to key bike advocates in Kansas City, Baltimore and Nashville to get a sense of just how big of an impact e-scooters have made in their cities..." more

The Limits of Autonomous Vehicles

1/14/19

"...Waymo’s CEO, John Krafcik, has admitted that a self-driving car that can drive in any condition, on any road, without ever needing a human to take control... will basically never exist..." more

Braking Issue with Lime E-Scooters

1/14/19

"...News broke over the weekend that Lime is pulling all of its e-scooter fleet from Switzerland, after reports came in about people being injured after multiple scooters abruptly braked on their own." more...

How Chinese Bike Share Crashed & Burned

1/14/19

"In a nation once known for cycling, hundreds of thousands of abandoned bikes now litter cities." more...

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Cost & Use of Trails Discussed

Goshen, IN - "A fold-out brochure that contains maps of the bicycle and multi-use routes and trails in Michiana, stirred emotions Saturday morning at the Elkhart County Council meeting." more...

E-Bike Catches Fire During Ride

1/14/19

AUS - "An Adelaide man has had a lucky escape after the lithium battery on his electric bike exploded." more...

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Winter Maintenance on the Cannonball Trail

1/13/19

NW OH - "Clearing down[ed] tree on north fork today..." more

Cyclists Killed on Highway 30

1/13/19

OR - "...40-year-old Dustan Thompson was driving a semi-truck (without a trailer attached) southbound on the highway (toward Portland) in the rightmost lane when he collided with 54-year-old Scottie Graser. Graser was riding in the same direction..." more

Trail Users Ignoring Hunting Notices

1/12/19

NY - "The recreation trail at the Calverton Enterprise Park is closed this month for deer hunting season — but town officials are having a hard time keeping bicyclists and hikers off the trail..." more

Bike Lane Sabotage Continues to Spread

Manhattan, NY - "...On Thursday, police say someone intentionally sprinkled shards of glass for blocks and blocks - on the brand new bike lanes on 12th and 13th Streets, which move crosstown through the Village." more...

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Little Miami Scenic Trail Section Work Complete

1/11/19

Washington Twp., OH - "...The trail project between SR 350 and Strout Rd is complete. The trail was shifted away from the river here..." more

Junior Ranger Pitches in to Keep CVNP Clean

Stow, OH - "Some people enjoying the Cuyahoga Valley National Park during the partial government shutdown have forgotten to 'leave no trace,' but a junior ranger is on patrol removing their litter." more...

Towns get Trail Grants for 19 Projects

1/11/19

CT - "The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has awarded over $3 million in grants for 19 projects to enhance trails and greenways in towns throughout the state..." more

Residents Prepare to Fight Development near Greenway

Murfreesboro, TN - "A group of nearly 60 concerned Murfreesboro residents challenging a housing development proposal that would be built near the city's greenway..." more

Death of Bike Commuting Exaggerated

1/11/19

"Though fewer americans biked to work in 2017 compared to previous years, bike commuting is still way up in the last decade." more...

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Franklin Seeking Grant for Trail Extension

1/10/19

OH - "Franklin will seek grant funding to help it pay for extending the Great Miami River Recreation Trail ..." more

Driver Pleads Guilty in Fatal Crash

1/10/19

Elyria, OH - "An Amherst man pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide in connection with a crash in which a bicyclist was struck and killed in October 2017." more...

Did You Know that Bike Licenses are Required in Stow?

OH - "Stow council member at-large Mike Rasor said he’s been breaking the law -- he and thousands of other residents who live in the city of Stow." more...

$150K Settlement Expected in Apparatus Crash

1/10/19

Dayton, OH - "In 2015, a then-18-year-old bicyclist was hit by and trapped under a Dayton Fire Department apparatus. Now, the city is expected to settle a civil lawsuit by the bicyclist." more...

A Case for Bike Commuting in Seattle

1/10/19

WA - "There's definitely not going to be anything convenient about the upcoming Seattle Squeeze..." more

Residents Call for More Bike Lanes

Hampton, VA - "There's a growing concern among drivers in Hampton and York County about an increase in cyclists on a busy stretch of road." more...

1st Greenway Sweep of the Year

1/10/19

Medford, OR - "With a new year sometimes comes new beginnings, but for the City of Medford, 2019 looks to provide more of the same — in the form of periodic sweeps of the Bear Creek Greenway." more...

Are National Parks Closed During Shutdown?

U.S. - "...unlike in October 2013, when an Obama-era impasse resulted in a 16-day shutdown, the gates to national parks across the country have remained open. Parking lots aren’t barricaded and trailheads aren’t blocked..." more

Anatomy of an Electric Scooter Crash

1/10/19

"...What happens when a new mobility mode meets the American legal system?" more...

Paris will Roll Out Free Transit

1/10/19

FRA - "Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo... wants to make it easier for kids and families to travel the city sustainably by using transit or bike share." more...

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South Old State Road Sidepath Construction

1/10/19

Columbus, OH - "...Newest addition along west side of South Old State Road - between Wilshire/Gladshire Blvd, E. Powell, Polaris, Wystone Dr." more...

Sparks Fly in Debate Over Electric Bicycles

1/10/19

NYC - "As the city’s bicycle culture continues to grow, electric bikes remain a flashpoint regarding pedestrian safety and which types of e-bikes – and what type of speed — should be allowed." more...

Bird Ends Bike Lane Subsidy

1/10/19

"The scooter company Bird has quietly abandoned its much-hyped plan to give cities $1 per scooter per day to build bike infrastructure..." more

Ofo Dismantles Overseas Business Unit

1/9/19

Shanghai - "Multiple Asian news sites are reporting that bike share giant Ofo has dissolved its overseas business unit, retreating from operating in the U.S., Hong Kong, Singapore and France." more...

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Trails Highlight Park District Accomplishments

Mt. Vernon, OH - "...Two of the most exciting multi-use trail accomplishments of the 2018 season included clearing the last section the HOOT (Heart of Ohio Trail) from Huffman Road to the Knox/Licking County line, which can now be mountain biked or hiked, and the completion of the Mohican Valley Trail repaving project from the Bridge of Dreams to the Knox/Holmes to the Knox/Holmes County line..." more

Related: Read the latest edition of the Knox County park newsletter.

Ohio-to-Erie Trail Development

Delaware County, OH - Several segments of the OTE will be linking up in Delaware County in the coming years. Here's a map from the Preservation Parks website that shows current progress. more...

Bike Left for a Christmas Gift

Bay Village, OH - "On Dec. 25, an officer reported that a bicycle had been left by the pedestrian door on the west side of the police station..." more

Victim's Mother Wants Justice

Warren, OH - "...Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins and Miriam Fife have worked together to see justice done in the murder of Fife’s son, Raymond, since September 1985, when Raymond, 12, was brutally murdered as he rode his bicycle to a Boy Scouts meeting." more...

Philly's Plan for Safer Residential Streets

PA - "From more than 20 Slow Zone applications, just two will be chosen for the pilot." more...

Bikes Rescued from Recycling Bin

Erie, PA - "Many seemingly good bicycles were discovered in a recycling bin at Erie's Salvation Army store in Summit Twp." more...

Former Uber Driver Pleads Guilty to Killings

MI - "A former Uber driver charged with killing six people during an hours-long shooting rampage in Michigan nearly three years ago, pleaded guilty to all charges on Monday..." more

Group Crowdfunds for New Bike Trail

Roanoke, VA - "A Roanoke Cycling group is working to get new bike trails in the city and they've turned to crowdfunding to raise money for the project." more...

Nails in the Bike Lane

Portland, OR - "...The case of nails being strewn in the bike lane on North Interstate Avenue has gone unsolved for years. Now the police and a city commissioner are on the case." more...

What's Next for Walking & Biking in the U.S?

1/9/19

"In 2019, our movement of biking advocates will have several opportunities to create a more Bicycle Friendly America on Capitol Hill and through local partners at the community level..." more

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Funding Could Close Olentangy Trail Gap

1/7/19

Columbus, OH - "...The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission on Dec. 18 released a list of proposed new transportation projects around central Ohio that could receive federal funding. That list included nearly $3.5 million to close the Clintonville gap in the Olentangy Trail..." more

Teen Cyclist Hit by Driver, Seriously Injured

1/7/19

The Plains, OH - "A 15-year-old boy suffered serious injuries Saturday after being hit by a car on Ohio Rt. 682, just outside The Plains, while riding his bicycle." more...

Detroit Bike & Trail Projects for 2019

1/7/19

MI - "...In 2019, there will be an 'overwhelming' amount of bike and trail projects throughout the city, according to Detroit Greenways, a nonprofit organization that promotes biking, walking, tails and complete streets in Detroit." more...

New Transport App Launches

1/7/19

"...the app launched in 15 cities around the world, including Los Angeles, with plans to add about five cities a month." more...

Why Pedestrians ‘Break the Rules’

1/7/19

"...They’re more likely engage in risky behavior — like walking or rolling in the street or crossing mid-block — when the pedestrian infrastructure is incomplete or lacking." more...

China Elevates Bike Lanes

1/7/19

CHN - "...In the southern Chinese city of Xiamen, a visionary solution to the problem is the Bike Skyway, which enables cyclists to literally soar over cars and pedestrians on the street below." more...

Dutch Cycle Lane Hell

"Police union chief says it is impossible to keep lanes safe due to variety of vehicles and rules." more...

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Richland B&O Trail Section Closure

1/7/19

Butler, OH - From facebook.com/slowrollmansfield/, "Purdy Construction is starting clearing the Butler bridge log jam today and will be there until about Wed. 1/09. The [.5-mile] section of trail from 97 to the bridge and the opposite side of the bridge from Butler will be blocked through that time."

Middle Neshaminy Greenway Trail Open House

Newtown, PA - "The proposed alignment of the Middle Neshaminy Greenway Trail... is underway, and the Bucks County Planning Commission wants the public’s input." more...

Florida’s Biking Problem

"...I just think the motorists are just too uneducated, too distracted, they drive too fast, and we allow a certain level of behavior on our roadways that consistently imperils the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians..." more

Raised Crosswalk Aggravates Drivers

CAN - "...These are generally located near schools and are walkable speed humps that are at the same grade as the sidewalk on either side of the street..." more


Welcome to Bike 3.0

1/7/19

"This is Part 1 of a two-part series exploring the new market dynamic for the specialty [bicycle] retail segment, how we got there, and how the industry can respond and adapt to the new reality..." more

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Connecting Portage Bike Paths

1/6/19

Portage County, OH - "Could Mickey Marozzi, our Portage County engineer, be a key player in turning the county’s two parallel bike-friendly trails, the Headwaters and The Portage Hike and Bike Trail, into a true bicycle trail network?" more...

Road Rage Incident Lands Cyclist in Hospital

OH - "...Last July, they decided to take a ride along a road they've ridden dozens of times along Belpoint Road and Hinton Mills in Union County." more...

Did USA Today Publish Bad Numbers on Bay Area Cycling?

CA - "National newspaper writes that bicycle commuting dropped 19.9 percent in San Francisco... except that it didn't." more...

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Open House Event for New OTE Trail Section

1/5/19

Galena, OH - "Preservation Parks of Delaware County will hold a public open house and is seeking public comment on a proposed project to pave a 2.2-mile segment of the Ohio to Erie multiuse trail northeast of Sunbury..." more

Tree Removal on Heart of Ohio Trail

1/5/19

Knox County, OH - "Hardwick Tree Service will be working along the Heart of Ohio Trail this winter, removing trees that are too close to the blacktop, clearing lines of site at road intersections, and removing dead trees..." more

Stolen ToleGo Bike Found

1/4/19

Toledo, OH - "Police are still looking for a man who stole a ToleGo bicycle that was later found Friday evening." more...

More on New Ohio E-Bike Law

1/4/19

Winesburg, OH - "...starting next year, all E-bikes will be required to have prominently displayed labels." more...

Learn more about what e-bikes can do and how they may impact your local trails. more...

Meet America's New Rail-Trails of 2018

"This year was an exciting one for the rail-trail movement; as 2018 comes to a close, nearly 2,100 rail-trails are now open across the country..." more

Are E-Scooters a Threat to E-Bikes?

1/4/19

"Before I present my thoughts, it is only fair that I provide an introduction and confess..." more

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Construction Along Olentangy Trail

Columbus, OH - From centralohiogreenways.com, "There will be construction occurring along the Olentangy Trail in the OSU section between Herrick Drive and King Avenue from January 7th thru January 31.

"The trail will not be closed. A temporary bypass path will be provided around the work site."

Uber Charging $25 to Use Bikes Outside of "Bike Zone"

Seattle, WA - "...The zone will expand and ultimately go away as Uber adds more bikes." more...

Parking in Protected Bike Lanes Poses Danger

CA - "...There are red curbs to deter cars, but people are still parking in the no parking zones." more...


New Law Affects Scooter, Bike Trails

CA - "New road rules went into effect Tuesday for drivers across the Central Coast and state of California with an emphasis on helmet use for motorized scooters as well as reporting hit-and-run collisions on bike trails." more...

Lessons From Once-Mighty Bike Share Giants

1/4/19

"...E-scooter companies would be wise to adopt a different business model instead of attempting to scale up rapidly..." more

Counting Bikes in the U.S.

1/4/19

"...A few months ago, in collaboration with the BFC, we conducted a survey to examine the current state of bicycle counting. The survey provided a timely and much needed understanding of the way communities across the country approach bike counting, including the challenges and opportunities they face." more...

Bike-Friendly Mayor Hurt in Car-Bike Collision

CA - "Sam Liccardo, the mayor of San Jose, California, was hospitalized with a broken sternum and vertebrae." more...

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Towpath Flooding & Hunting Closures

Stark County, OH - From Stark Parks, "Flooding over the trail has closed several spots. Expect varying trail conditions at Lake Ave. in Massillon, north of Lake Lucerne near the Summit County line, and Wooster St. near Navarre.

"The Towpath Trail between Riverland Ave. and the Tuscarawas County Line (Rt. 212) will be closed due to hunting on nearby private property from Jan. 5 to 8, 2019."

2-Year-Old Struck by Driver on Sidewalk

Cincinnati, OH - "A 2-year-old boy is fighting for his life at Cincinnati Children's Hospital after he was hit by a truck on the sidewalk." more...

Becoming a Bike-Friendly Business

Cleveland, OH - "...Cyclists like to frequent businesses they identify as bike friendly, and prospective & current employees will view your company more favorably if you take a forward approach to integrating bicycles into your company culture." more...

Trash Problem at Cuyahoga Valley National Park

OH - "...Staff members are asking the public to pack their trash out with them instead of leaving it in the park until the [government] shutdown ends." more...

Metro Opens Door to Bikes During Rush Hour

D.C. - "...The policy change is the result of decades of advocacy by local bike advocates, dating back to a seminal protest at which cyclists carried cardboard bicycles aboard Metro trains to demonstrate that there was enough room..." more

Study Reveals Some Drivers Think They Own the Road

"This will come as a surprise to exactly no one who rides a bike, but there are some car drivers out there who don’t like cyclists. Like, really don’t like cyclists." more...

Planners Outline Bike Beltway Vision

D.C. - "Transportation planners are sketching out a vision to build out a fully connected regional bike trail network by 2045, linking a “Bike Beltway” around D.C. to the rest of the suburbs surrounding the capital." more...

Thief Tries to Steal Bike at Police Station

OR - "The would-be thief surrendered after an officer walked out the front door to confront him." more...

Airbnb-Style Bicycle Rental Platform

1/3/19

UK - "...What would be ideal would be the ability to hop on your own bike. This is often impossible so the next best thing would be to rent a lookalike – or even a superbike..." more

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Westerville Northfield Pathway

Westerville, OH - "Future north/south trail corridor (~1,200 long) that's been partially blazed between Maxtown Rd and Westdale Ave in far north Westerville." more...

Pittsburgh Drafting AV Reporting Rules

PA "...Mr. Peduto thinks it’s reasonable for companies testing robot cars on city streets to report incidents that wouldn’t necessarily end up in a police report." more...

Landowners File Lawsuit Against Rock Island Trail

1/2/19

MO - "...Two lawsuits contend land owners adjacent to the corridor should be compensated..." more

Arizonans Attack Self-Driving Cars

Chandler, AZ - "...Some people have pelted Waymo vans with rocks, according to police reports. Others have repeatedly tried to run the vehicles off the road..." more

Bikes for Disabled People in Cardiff

1/2/19

UK - "People with disabilities will be able to hire specially adapted bikes around Cardiff via an app as a public cycle share scheme expands across the city." more...

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Plans for 'Hanging Rock' Marker along Bike Path

Chardon, OH - "...City Manager Randy Sharpe noted that the city obtained a grant to recognize 'Hanging Rock' with a historical marker. The site will be on the next portion of the Maple Highlands Trail south of the square. more...

Knox County Parks 2018 Recap

1/1/19

Mt Vernon, OH - "...Our interns hosted numerous programs from Birding by Kayak to Moonlit Miles on the bike trails and a band concert at Thayer Ridge Park..." more

Master Plan for 500-Mile Trail

1/1/19

Santa Fe, NM - "A master plan that charts out the next steps for developing a 500-mile trail along the Rio Grande from one end of New Mexico to the other has been adopted." more...

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