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5 Rivers Metroparks Extends Some Closures

6/4/20

Dayton, OH - "... Five Rivers MetroParks its extending select closures, cancellations, limitations and restrictions through Sept. 30 or until further notice..." more

Bike Lending Program in Knox County

6/4/20

Danville, OH

More Bike Lanes Planned for Ann Arbor

6/4/20

MI - "More protected bicycle lanes. More room for pedestrians. Fewer travel lanes for cars." more

MoGo Bike Share Comes to Royal Oak, Nearby Cities

6/4/20

MI - "...The group expanded its system Thursday into northwest Detroit, Ferndale, Oak Park, Berkley, Huntington Woods and Royal Oak – adding 31 stations and 140 bikes." more

Lakefront Trail Still Closed in Chicago

6/4/20

IL - "...all Chicago parks, beaches, walking, running and cycling paths, trails and other recreational facilities on and adjacent to the Lakefront, including those on the west side of Lakeshore Drive, and the Chicago Riverwalk and the Bloomingdale Trail, remain closed..." more

Altercation Between Cyclist & Teens on Trail

6/4/20

MD - "The altercation on the Capital Crescent Trail in Bethesda was caught on video." more

Trees Removed for Bike Lanes & Sidewalk

6/4/20

VA - "After people in Tysons noticed roughly 100 trees were cut down on the edge of an upcoming townhome and condominium development, a community Twitter account asked its followers who might be responsible." more

Mile-Long Greenway Planned along L.A. River

6/4/20

CA - "Funds were approved on Wednesday to build a $10-million, mile-long riverfront greenway on the site of a former rail yard on the border of Cypress Park and Glassell Park." more

Downtown Looting Hits Bike Shops

6/4/20

Portland, OR - "...several downtown bike shop owners are still recovering from thefts that happened last week." more

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Paving at Kokosing Gap Trail Crossing

Mt. Vernon, OH

Bicyclist Killed in Fairfield County

OH - "...According to authorities, Joshua P. Osmar, 42, was traveling westbound in a car when he hit Shin Iisaka, 47, who was also traveling in the westbound lane on a bike." more

B&O Trail Crossing Detour This Summer

Bellville, OH

Towpath Closure in Stark County

OH - "The Towpath Trail is closed between Lock 4 Trailhead and St. Helena Heritage Park in Canal Fulton until Friday evening. (June 5)." [No reason was given for the closure.]

TMACOG Sees Spring Trail Traffic Increase

Toledo, OH - "...TMACOG says their research shows more people hitting the trails this year..." more

Man's Body Found in Kokosing River

Mt. Vernon, OH - "...Taylor's vehicle was found abandoned near the Kokosing Gap Trail May 24..." more

Trail Project will Revitalize Mansfield

6/4/20

PA - " After receiving the much-anticipated approval from the Army Corps of Engineers, the Mansfield borough council can now begin to develop a walking and biking trail along the Tioga River and eventually connect it with Lambs Creek trail, Route 6 bike trail and the Mansfield High School." more

Stress Test to Rate Edmonton Bike Lanes

6/4/20

CAN - "More accurate assessment of cyclists’ comfort level could help city planners remove hidden barriers to wider use of dedicated lanes." more

Lifeline for SoBi Bike Share Approved

6/4/20

CAN - "City council has approved a non-profit organization’s pitch to operate the program at no cost to taxpayers through the rest of this year." more

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New Pump Track will be First in Region

6/2/20

Ashland, OH - "As summer 2020 rounds the corner, Ashland residents and bike enthusiasts will have new recreational activities to do around the city with a new pump track." more

Zagster Bike Program Discontinued At Penn State

6/2/20

PA - "Penn State’s on-campus bike-share service, Zagster, announced Monday it is permanently suspending operations nationwide due to the coronavirus pandemic." more

Large Grant for Blackwater Loop Trail

WV - "Friends of Blackwater, received of a grant to create a Blackwater Loop hiking and biking trail that will safely and scenically connect the Towns of Thomas and Davis." more

Protected Bike Lanes are the Problem

Davis, CA - "...'Protected bike lanes … with lighter separation (e.g., parked cars, posts, low curb) had similar risk to major roads when one way and higher risk when they were two way,' according to the study." more

Rapids Parkway-Trail Controversy

6/2/20

CAN - "It’s last call for residents to weigh in on an environmental assessment of Sarnia’s plan to extend the Rapids Parkway over what’s now the Howard Watson Nature Trail." more

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Mt. Gilead Man Still Missing

6/1/20

Mt. Vernon, OH - "...On May 24, at approximately 12 noon, officers from the Mount Vernon Police Department responded to the Kokosing Gap Trail in reference to a suspicious vehicle." more

Completing the Big Walnut Trail

6/1/20

Columbus, OH

Vintage Bikes on the Kokosing Gap Trail

6/1/20

Knox County, OH

Foundation Giving Grant for Bike Trail

6/2/20

Cadillac, MI - "Bike trail improvements at the Cadillac Pathway are a little bit closer to being funded." more

$7.4M for Transportation & Trail Grants

6/1/20

Charleston, WV - "...These grants help towns and cities build and improve sidewalks, lighting, and rail trails." more

Trail Work Signals a New Reopening

6/1/20

PA - "The 'reopening' of Bucks and Montgomery counties is about more than a relaxation of COVID-19 measures, but about development and opening of a former train corridor in Southampton as a trail to hike, bike and walk." more

Rider Rescued After Night in the Woods

6/1/20

OR - "A planned mountain bike ride turned into a nightmare for Milwaukie resident Rachel Eggers." more

Victim Of Derby Greenway Attack Sues City

6/1/20

CT - "The victim of a horrific attack on the Derby Greenway has filed a lawsuit against the city, saying officials did nothing to protect people who use the popular walking trail." more

Retailers Dealing with Looting

6/1/20

CA - "Some bicycle shops nationwide suffered theft and damage over the weekend in the wake of the George Floyd protests that flared into riots in some cities." more

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Red Bike Reopens

Cincinnati, OH - "...Red Bike is reopening this afternoon (May 28) after submitting a detailed plan to the Cincinnati Health Department." more

New, Improved Horns Hill Mountain Bike Trails

5/31/20

Newark, OH - "...Organizers of the Horns Hill Park Improvement Fund have been working in earnest on repairing the four existing trails, opening two new ones and constructing three more for a total of nine when the project is over." more

Sign Marks Ohio-to-Erie Trail Halfway Point

Centerburg, OH

Wayne County Rails-to-Trails E-News

Wayne County, OH - Read the latest edition.

Capital Bikeshare Stations Go Offline Before Third Night of Protests

5/31/20

D.C. - "The District’s Capital Bikeshare stations closed Sunday evening under fear protests expected to last into the night could potentially cause damages to the bicycles." more

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Middletown Approves Bike Path Project

5/31/20

Middletown, OH - "City Council approved a contract on April 7 with the Ohio Department of Transportation to complete the final 1.4-mile connection of the Great Miami River Recreation Trail between Middletown and Franklin..." more

Some Restrooms Opening along OTE

5/30/20

OH

New Bike Shop Thrives During First Month

5/30/20

Independence, OH - "What was formerly known as the Independence Bike Shoppe on Brecksville Rd. is under new ownership under the name Gear Up Velo, continuing the location’s over 40-year history..." more

Bike Lane Confusion in Thatcher

5/30/20

AZ - "A new edition to Third Avenue and Church Street in Thatcher is causing a bit of confusion for motorists and bicyclists alike." more

Pandemic Makes Bikes More Important than Ever

5/30/20

MA - "When gyms and parks were restricted and shuttered by the coronavirus shutdown, cycling saw a surge as a means of exercise, recreation and transportation..." more

Bike Share Shutdown Draws Protest in Hamilton

5/30/20

CAN - "SoBi riders flooded Hamilton City Hall with bicycles Saturday protesting the end of the popular bike sharing network." more

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CVNP Reopens Public Restrooms

5/30/20

CVNP, OH

Ohio-to-Erie Trail Map Updated

5/29/20

Galloway, OH

Scooters & Bike Share Coming to Cleveland

5/29/20

Cleveland, OH - "Scooters and a new and Improved Bike Share should be on Cleveland streets in June." more

New Miami Valley Bike Map Coming Soon

5/29/20

Dayton, OH - "...The map will be available from local park districts, some local governments and libraries beginning in mid-June. Copies of the map can be requested through MVRPC’s website at mvrpc.org/bikeways-maps." more

Roll: Bicycle Co. Opens in Dublin

5/29/20

Dublin, OH

2nd Lawsuit May be Filed Over Unsafe Greenway

5/29/20

Evansville, IN - "A second lawsuit is in the works alleging unsafe conditions on the Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage under the Franklin Street bridge caused serious injury to another bicycle rider." more

Zagster to End Bike Share Program in Carmel

Carmel, IN - "Zagster is removing its bike share system in Carmel and several other communities as it deals with the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic." more

Cyclist Killed Near Golden Gate Park

5/29/20

San Francisco, CA - "A 30-year-old male cyclist was killed this morning after being 'doored' on the 600 block of Frederick Street." more

Public Bike Company Stocks Rebound

5/29/20

JPN - "Shimano, Inc.'s stock price closed at its highest price ever last week, and the 99-year-old component giant's stock continues to trade at historically high levels as investors anticipate growth in the bike market due to the COVID-19 pandemic." more

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Foundation Extends Commitment to Akron Civic Commons

Akron, OH - "...Akron will receive $1.6 million to extend efforts to revitalize public spaces in the Summit Lake neighborhood, develop the new Ohio and Erie Canal Park and continue work downtown with Locks 2, 3, and 4." more

Columbus Ranks 49th in ParkScore Rankings

Columbus, OH - "...The ranking system weighs four main factors: park access, total acreage, investment in parks, and park amenities." more

Lansing Area Trails Surge, Bike Shops Hustle

5/28/20

MI - "...We have seen the most amazing increase in recreational cycling..." more

Case Against Appalachian Trail Murder Suspect Lags

5/29/20

VA - "The case against a man accused of murder on the Appalachian Trail has had little movement since he was ordered to receive even more medical treatment." more

Clarksville Greenway Popularity Creating Parking Problems

5/28/20

TN - "...Parking at Pollard Road Trailhead is limited and parking on the roadway is not permitted..." more

Bicyclist Injured in Crash on Central Park West

5/28/20

NY - "...On the red light, the car swung out of its parking spot to do a U-turn northbound and hit the northbound cyclist..." more

Bike Share Programs Pulling Out, Shutting Down

5/29/20

In Fort Collins, CO, Metro Atlanta, Bradley, IL, Salem, MA, Hamilton, CAN.

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Cannonball Trail Section Closed for Construction

5/28/20

Delta, OH - "...this is Metroparks Toledo and NORTA project using a $2m grant from ODOT to enhance this section of trail w/ brush clearing, improving drainage, trail/road crossing enhancements, and finally asphalt paving.

"Projected completion is late fall 2020 w/ suggested detour around this section is Fulton Cty rd EF which is 1st road south of trail running parallel to trail." more

Kokosing Gap Trail Water Fountain Installation

5/27/20

Mt. Vernon, OH

Towpath Trail Death Ruled a Suicide

5/27/20

Jackson Twp., OH - "Investigators say the death of the young man whose body was found Sunday along the Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail was self-inflicted..." more

Man Accused of Lighting Fires along Clio Bike Path

5/27/20

MI - "A man who police say lit up to 13 fires along the Clio Bike Path in Vienna Township over the past three months is facing faces three felony counts of arson." more

Scrapped JUMP Bikes Demonstrate Micromobility Industry Waste

5/27/20

U.S. - "...I’ve never worked with a JUMP bike specifically, but I can say that [Uber’s reasoning for recycling its fleet] is the exact same line that Lime took with us in St. Louis — that these are specialized bikes that no one can work with. And I can also say that it’s ridiculous..." more

Council Defers Bike Bylaw, Passes Car-Bike Buffer Rule

5/27/20

CAN - "...council opted to defer a similarly-revamped bicycle bylaw that would require cyclists to maintain a one-metre buffer when passing pedestrians — thought to be the first such rule in Canada." more

Long-Term Cycling Enthusiasts Changed Buying Habits

5/27/20

UK - "...Shift Active Media, a UK-based marketing and media company, recently surveyed over 4,000 cycling enthusiasts across Europe about their new habits..." more

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Man Goes Missing on Kokosing Gap Trail

5/26/20

Mt. Vernon, OH - "... Jason Wayne Taylor, 40, of Mount Gilead, is still missing as of Tuesday morning. Law enforcement officials searched the trail for him Sunday afternoon after learning he intended to harm himself." more

Trail Conditions Update from 3 Creeks Park

5/26/20

Columbus, OH

Somerville’s Citywide Mobility Strategy

MA - "...One of the most prominent aspects of the plan is a citywide network of low-traffic “shared streets” where signage and barriers will discourage through-running motor vehicle traffic in order to create more space for people..." more

Oakland Slow Streets Continues Adapting

CA - "The City of Oakland announced today a new tool in the Oakland Slow Streets toolbox: Essential Places..." more

Mountain Biker Attacked by Grizzly Bear

5/26/20

MT - "...The man, in his 60s, had likely surprised the bear after rounding a sharp corner on a trail on private property..." more

MMDA Backs Elevated Over 'Pop-Up' Bike Lanes

5/27/20

Manila, PHL - "...traffic chief Bong Nebrija clarified that while the agency supports initiatives to promote a cycling culture in Metro Manila during the “new normal,” bicycle lanes should be elevated and protected from vehicles and not just delineated with traffic cones..." more

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Asphalt Repairs on B&O Trail

5/26/20

Richland County, OH

Photo of New Camp Chase Trail Section

Galloway, OH

Improvements Lined Up for Popular Ernst Trail

PA - "...At the Bean’s trailhead, the parking area will be graveled and two accessible parking spaces will be paved..." more

A Hudson River Greenway Ride During the Pandemic

NYC

Plan Envisions 100 Miles of Bike Lanes & 250 Miles of Pathways

5/26/20

East Baton Rouge, LA - "...East Baton Rouge Parish's Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan is headed to the Metro Council for approval after having been unanimously approved by the Planning Commission." more

Protest at New Bike Trails Ceremony

Las Vegas, NV - "...Residents near Floyd Lamb State Park protested during the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the park saying proposed upgrades to a historic hay barn were illegal..." more

Here's What 10 Years of Bike Share Data Tells Us

5/25/20

U.S. - "Those bike-share racks dotting the street corners of 50 U.S. cities actually work: They spike bike commutes by 20%, according to a new study..." more

The Bicycle Is The Future Of Urban Transport

5/26/20

U.S. - "...The COVID-19 pandemic is providing an interesting opportunity to reshape mobility in cities, and to do so specifically around electric bicycle-centered plans..." more

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Authorities Investigating Death along Towpath

Stark County, OH - "...Brink declined to provide details about the person who was found, saying only that authorities are at the scene to conduct a death investigation." more

Tree Fall Blocks Bikeway

Austin, OH

2 Parks Reopen in Medina County

Medina, OH - "...In the 17 open parks and on the three open multipurpose trails, the park district asks visitors to follow these guidelines..." more

Austin Installs First Batch of Healthy Streets

TX - "...More space to allow for physical exercise for residents to walk and play is being opened up on select Austin streets through Austin Transportation’s Healthy Streets Initiative." more

Cyclists Campaign Against Unsafe Route Change

IA - "The route was changed to go across US-67, which many bike enthusiasts are wary of." more

Former School Principal Killed while Cycling

5/25/20

AUS - "A much-loved school principal and senior Education Department staffer was killed in an alleged hit-run on Sunday afternoon that has resulted in the arrest of a man." more

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Trailside Camping Season Opens

5/24/20

London, OH

Bike Buckeye Lake gets New Look

5/24/20

Newark, OH - "...Bike Buckeye Lake's mission is to develop a multi-use trail around the lake..." more

Volunteers Planting Trailside Wildflowers

5/23/20

Wayne County, OH

Bicyclist Killed in Central PA Crash

5/23/20

PA - "...Esposito was hit by the driver of a Toyota Corolla. The incident happened shortly before midnight..." more

Cyclist Fatally Struck by Pickup Truck

5/23/20

NY - "An elderly Staten Island bicyclist was hit and killed by an unlicensed pickup truck driver, police said." more

2 Cyclists Hospitalized after Bike Lane Crash

5/23/20

FL - "...What I’m told is it was a padlock or some sort of a lock that was on the ground in the bike lane..." more

Bicyclist Crashes into Truck, Critically Injured

5/23/20

Madeira Beach, FL - "A 44-year-old bicyclist is in critical condition after a garbage truck entered a bike lane on Saturday morning and she struck its passenger side..." more

Are Electric Mountain Bikes Ruining Trail Systems?

5/23/20

"There was a time when mountain bikers were the 'drunk uncle' at the outdoor buffet..." more

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Cannonball Trail Improvements

5/22/20

Flooding Update at 3 Creeks Park

5/22/20

Columbus, OH

Trail Closed in CVNP

5/22/20

Brecksville, OH

AMATS Approves $993M for Transportation Improvement Program

Akron, OH - "...In addition, new portions of the Freedom Trail in Akron, Kent, Stow and Tallmadge will be created, and new sidewalks will be constructed, including on on North Cleveland-Massillon Road in Bath and Raber Road in Green." more

Three Hocking Hills Sites to Reopen June 15

5/22/20

Logan, OH - "...select modified trails at Hocking Hills State Park will reopen on June 15. The park has been closed since April 3rd, due to the COVID-19 pandemic." more

Demolition of the Brecksville Dam

5/22/20

CVNP, OH - "A new chapter in the Cuyahoga River’s history began yesterday as crews began demolition of the Brecksville Dam, located next to the Towpath Trail..." more

45 Miles of Open Streets in NYC

5/22/20

NY - "...After stating that this is the largest amount of protected streets in the nation, he assured New Yorkers that 'it won’t stop there'..." more

Reward Offered in Road Rage Shooting Case

5/22/20

Portland, OR - "The Portland Police Bureau is still on the hunt for the man who shot a bicycle rider after an interaction on East Burnside." more

Taking Care of Our Parks & Trails

5/22/20

U.S. - "Across the country, trail use is surging. At its highest point since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of trail users spiked to rates nearly 200% higher than those during the same time last year, and have remained higher than average despite an unseasonably cold and rainy spring in much of the country." more

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New Bridge Will Include Bike Facilities

5/22/20

Columbus, OH

Carmel Reopening Monon Greenway

5/21/20

IN - "The City of Carmel will reopen the Monon Greenway and Midtown Plaza beginning at noon on Friday." more

New Bike Lanes in New Orleans

5/21/20

LA - "...they're expected to create 11 miles of bikeways in Algiers by the end of June." more

Will the Mini Bike-Boom Last?

5/21/20

CA - "Human Powered Solutions LLC launching a three-part consumer survey that will examine attitudes and intentions regarding bikes through the next year..." more

6 Ways to Make City Streets Safer for Peds

"...More than 1.35 million people die each year as a result of road traffic crashes, and more than half of all road traffic deaths are among pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists..." more

NACTO Compiles Pandemic Strategies

"...Streets for Pandemic Response and Recovery compiles emerging practices from around the world and includes implementation resources for cities and their partners..." more

Remote-Controlled E-Scooters

GA - "The first remote-controlled electric scooters arrive at an office park in Georgia." more

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Flooding Continues at 3 Creeks Metro Park

5/21/20

Columbus, OH

Path Project Progress in Delaware

5/20/20

Delaware, OH

New Trailhead Along Heart of Ohio Trail

5/20/20

Knox County, OH

MoGo Bike Share to Launch Expansion

5/20/20

MI - "MoGo, the bike-share system that launched a network of stations in Detroit in 2017, will launch its expansion into five northern inner-ring suburbs and northwest Detroit on June 4..." more

Jump Bikes Stunned by Level of Vandalism in Providence

5/20/20

Providence, RI - "...Thefts were out of control, and audacious: Kids went right to the source, trying to take bikes directly from Jump’s warehouse. Riders complained that people tried to steal their bikes — while they were renting them..." more

Bike Share Might Make Cycling Safer

"Bicycle-car accidents decreased after a bike share program was introduced in Philadelphia." more

Slow Streets are Better

"Overnight, slow streets transformed our neighborhood. Everyone should have access to the same opportunity." more

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More Flooding Expected in Central Ohio

5/20/20

Columbus, OH

Olentangy Trail Flooding

5/19/20

Columbus, OH - "The Olentangy Trail is heavily flooded in the Whetstone Park area. Please use caution if heading out to the trails as other trails could also be experiencing heavy flooding."

Glick Road Path Connection Planned for 2020

Dublin, OH - "Construction is planned for fall 2020 on a shared-use path connection along Glick Road between Carnoustie Drive and Muirkirk Drive..." more

Crash Data Sheds Light on Bike Lanes Debate

Pittsburgh, PA - "Few things seem to blow up the Post-Gazette comments section like an article about bike lanes. The Penn Ave bike lanes Downtown seem to especially stir passions..." more

MTU Bike Trails Open

5/19/20

Houghton, MI - "...Only local riders are permitted and social distancing guidelines are in effect..." more

Is Miami Fighting Cycling During Coronavirus?

5/19/20

FL - "It started with the closing of bike shops." more

Miami Tests E-Cargo Bike Deliveries

FL - "...The cargo bikes will come equipped with three wheels and a cargo container. They're capable of pulling up to 400 pounds or 60 cubic feet in volume." more

City Bulldozes Popular Trail after Complaint

5/19/20

CAN - "Deemed 'tripping hazards,' modest mounds removed from dirt track at Brantwood Park." more

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Towpath Section Closing for Paving

5/19/20

Akron, OH - The Towpath Trail will be closed in the rerouted section around the KB BioEnergy plant for repaving on 5/20 - 5/21.

3 Creeks Trails Flooded

5/19/20

Columbus, OH

Bike Match Program in Cleveland

Cleveland, OH - "Bike Match, first created by Transportation Alternatives in New York City, is a platform that connects people who need bikes with people who have a bike they are no longer using and can part with permanently..." more

Stolen Bike Alert

Athens, OH

Construction on Next Iron Belle Trail Segment

5/19/20

MI - "Users of the local segment of the popular Iron Belle Trail are going to be able to travel further east later this season as construction is expected to start next month..." more

Washington Avenue is Plagued with Problems

5/18/20

Philadelphia, PA - "...Cars block traffic and treat its sidewalks like personal driveways, while tense cyclists navigate uneven asphalt alongside speeding motorists. It’s dangerous and in need of a major facelift. " more

Bicycle Shortage in the U.S.

5/18/20

"Some bicycle shops in Brooklyn are selling twice as many bikes as usual and drawing blocklong lines of customers..." more

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Dangerous Driving in Philly

Philadelphia, PA - "...Mayor Jim Kenney recently said traffic safety violations have 'increasingly become a dangerous side effect of the stay-at-home order'.” more

The Fight for Bike Lanes on Gulf Shore Blvd

5/17/20

FL - "...The main controversy surrounds the addition of bike lanes on either side of the road that some residents believe are too intrusive..." more

Lower Speed Limits Proposed on Coastal Highway

CA - "The Encinitas Traffic and Public Safety Commission has unanimously endorsed a proposal to lower vehicle speed limits along the southern-most part of Coast Highway 101 to enhance bicycle and pedestrian safety..." more

Cyclist Goes Missing on Mother's Day Ride

CO - "Suzanne Morphew set out from her home in Maysville, Colorado, on a solo bike ride on Mother’s Day. Five days later, Morphew still hasn’t returned." more

'Guerrilla' Bike Lanes Painted on Brighton Roads

5/17/20

UK - "Extinction Rebellion said that activists sprayed the bike symbols as part of a campaign 'to highlight the urgent need for more cycling space'." more

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Mill Creek MetroParks Lays Off Workers

Youngstown, OH - "Sixteen Mill Creek MetroParks employees are feeling the effects of park cutbacks during the coronavirus crisis." more

UH Bike Share Expected to Relaunch with New Sponsor

5/16/20

Cleveland, OH - "Cleveland will get its next update on what used to be called the 'UH Bike Share' program at some point in June, according to CycleHop, the company that runs the program." more

NE Ohio Bike Shops See Surge in Sales

5/16/20

Cleveland, OH - "...Cowan said doesn’t anticipate sales to stop anytime soon now that the weather has improved." more

Becoming a Bike-Friendly Community

5/16/20

WV - "Since the southern-most trailhead of the Allegheny Highlands Trail is at the Elkins Depot Welcome Center, Elkins is well on its way to becoming an even more bike-able community..." more

Brooke Pioneer Trail Bridge Vandalized Again

5/16/20

Wellsburg, WV - "The Harrison Run Bridge located on the bike trail in Brooke County just south of Beech Bottom has been damaged for the second time since last summer." more

Why are L.A's Beach Bike Paths Closed?

5/16/20

CA - "...why are walking and running allowed but not biking? Should be a pretty simple question to answer, right?" more

Car Ban Sparks Bike Boom in Stanley Park

5/16/20

CAN - "Cyclists are flocking to the wide roads in Vancouver's most famous park now that there are no vehicles." more

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Future Trail will Connect Parma to Towpath

5/15/20

Parma, OH - "...This green corridor through dense residential and commercial development provides the future route of a paved, mixed use trail that will allow the people of Parma and Brooklyn Heights to connect to the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail." more

Trail Activity at the Towpath Mounds

5/15/20

Cleveland, OH

CoGo Now Offering Free Rides for Healthcare Workers

5/15/20

Columbus, OH - "Lyft is now offering free rides on CoGo bikes for healthcare workers. The company, which has operated the local bike share system since late 2018, made the announcement yesterday." more

Pittsburgh to Close Some Streets

5/15/20

PA - "...Four streets near three parks throughout Pittsburgh will soon be closed or partially closed to vehicle traffic. This is to allow park-goers more room to recreate in anticipation that the warming weather could lead to trails becoming too crowded..." more

Bike Chop Shop Busted

5/15/20

Portland, OR - "...the PPB says an officer on the task force responded to a burglary call on Wednesday and stumbled upon a large chop-shop operation..." more

Safe Cycling & Homeless Camps Issue

5/15/20

Portland, OR - "...While I seem to agree that liberal policies don’t seem to alleviate the problem and seem blatantly naive, the conservative policies generally fall along the lines of ignoring the problem..." more

Teens Arrested for Strong-Arm Robbery on Bike Trail

5/15/20

Long Beach, CA - "...Detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying additional subjects who were present during the assault..." more

#BikesUnite Round-Up for May 15

5/15/20

U.S. - "Today would have been Bike to Work Day, which in typical years is celebrated on the third Friday of May..." more

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Upcoming Hockhocking Bikeway Section Closure May 18

Nelsonville, OH - The City of Nelsonville announces that the Adena Bikeway will be closed from Rocky Boots to Polley Field, Monday, May 18, 2020 from 8:00AM until 4:00PM. The bikeway is being closed for tree trimming along the bikeway in that area.

Trail Section Closing in Hilliard May 14

Hilliard, OH

Restrooms at Xenia Station Still Closed

Xenia, OH

Cuyahoga Valley MTB Trail Reopens

CVNP, OH - "U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, U.S. Rep. Dave Joyce and the Cleveland Area Mountain Biking Association on Thursday marked the reopening of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s East Rim Mountain Bike Trail System." more

County Takes Action on Greenway Development

PA - "Even while the county was shut down for the coronavirus, work has continued in the development of the Marsh Creek Greenway to connect the Pine Creek Rail Trail to Wellsboro." more

Rails-to-Trails Looks at Expanding Hiking Trails

PA - "Saxton Borough is considering expanding Rails-to-Trails in Bedford County." more

Woman Found Shot to Death on Bike Trail

Richmond, VA - "Richmond Police officers said they found a 22-year-old lying on a bike trail suffering from a gunshot wound Wednesday morning." more

NYC Record: 58 Days with No Pedestrian Deaths

NY - "This is the longest stretch since NYC began tracking pedestrian deaths in 1983." more

Cyclists, E-Bikers Clash Over New Trail Rules

Denver, CO - "...Allowing e-bikes on non-motorized trails, as ordered by the secretary of the Interior Department last fall, is pitting traditional pedalers versus e-bikers as federal land agencies craft rules to implement the new order..." more

Car Use Decreases in U.S. Cities with Bike Share Systems

5/15/20

"A U.S. study has found that bike commuting increases by an average of 20 per cent in cities with bike share services, whilst car use decreases..." more

Pandemic Fuels Surge in U.S. Cycling

"Such is the demand for bicycles that Denver bike shop co-owner Phillip Brown and his colleagues can’t build them quick enough." more

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Prepping for Canonball Trail Paving

Fulton County, OH

Water Fountain Installation Moving Along

Mt. Vernon, OH

Central Ohio Resources for Cyclists

5/14/20

Columbus, OH

Man Arrested in CVNP for Planning to Ambush Federal Officers

Cuyahoga Falls, OH - "Christian Stanley Ferguson, 20, of Cleveland, was arrested in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park on May 8, for planning to ambush, kill and rob federal law enforcement officers, the Cleveland FBI reports." more

E-Scooters, Bikes Coming to Grand Rapids

5/13/20

MI - "Hundreds of rentable electric stand-on scooters, sit-down scooters and bikes will hit city streets in late summer." more

Residents Protest Mayor's Bike Shop Opening

5/13/20

Normal, IL - "Bike retailer Chris Koos figured the best way to diffuse the protest of his shop was offering an exclusive sale." more

Former Bike Cop Learns 'Far-Right' is a Misunderstood Traffic Law

5/13/20

CA - "...I thought I knew almost everything about how to safely, legally, and effectively ride a bicycle out on the road. In 2014, I discovered I was wrong..." more

More People are Cycling & That Matters

5/13/20

"The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has been intense:.." more

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Bailey's Trail System to Open May 30

Athens County, OH

Big Walnut Trail Construction

Columbus, OH

Mill Creek MetroParks Extends Cancellations

Youngstown, OH - "Mill Creek MetroParks is extending the cancellations of all previously scheduled programs, tours, events, lectures and indoor facility rentals through Aug. 31." more

Medina County Park District Reopens Some Park Areas

Medina, OH - "Four more Medina County parks have been reopened to the public after having been temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic." more

Phoenix Coffee Delivers

Cleveland, OH - "Thanks to a bike courier system, the local coffee chain now delivers whole coffee beans, pour-over equipment and more to your front door." more

Bike Path Improvements Coming

Nappanee, IN - "The Board of Public Works members Monday approved specifications and authorized soliciting quotes for replacing concrete bricks on the bike path on the north side of U.S. 6 from North Clark Street to the First Mennonite Church..." more

Request Made to Clear Homeless Camps from Parks & Waterways

Portland, OR - "Four north Portland neighborhood associations have issued a joint statement about homelessness..." more

Supplier Offers COVID Counter Shields for Bike Shops

CA - "Hardstreet, a motorcycle accessory company, is offering a variety of shatterproof counter shields for bike retailers looking to operate safely during the COVID-19 pandemic." more

Golden Age for Cycling Coming?

5/13/20

"...Berlin, Paris, Brussels and Milan are among the major European cities rolling out both permanent infrastructure and pop-up ‘corona cycleways’, in a wave of investment that includes free bicycle repairs and even cycling lessons." more

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Mera Cardenas Talks Towpath Trail

5/11/20

Cleveland, OH - "We get the organization's new executive director's takes on the Towpath..." more

Roanoke Greenways Prep to Reopen

5/11/20

VA - "...Effective Friday, May 15, Garden City, Lick Run, Mill Mountain, and Tinker Creek Greenways will be back open. The Roanoke River Greenway is expected to open up on Tuesday, May 19." more

A Look at Pedestrian Safety in Philly

Philadelphia, PA - "...According to Philadelphians, construction areas & blocked sidewalks are causing the most problems..." more

‘Mask or Stay Home’ Graffiti on Bike Path

Portland, OR - "... I still see a big split in behaviors when I’m out on the streets. I also have a hunch the masks-while-cycling issue is the new helmet debate..." more

A Trail in Every Community

5/11/20

U.S. - "...Across the country, people have sought places within a short walk or bike ride from their homes where they can safely be active and find solace..." more

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Kettering, Centerville ‘Bike-Friendly’ Satus on Display

SW OH - "Kettering and Centerville have taken many steps to improve their bike-friendly status, and both cities are touting those improvements during May, which has been proclaimed 'National Bike Month'.” more

Downtown Dayton was Thriving, Now Adapting

Dayton, OH - "Downtown Dayton was experiencing tremendous business and residential growth at the beginning of this year..." more

Greenville to Close off Main Street, Open all Parks

SC - "...Greenville will close off a prominent portion of Main Street and reopen all parks — including its signature Falls Park downtown..." more

Businesses Get Sidewalk Space for Restaurants

South Charleston, WV - "Officials in South Charleston are trying to make it easier for businesses get back up and running." more

UP Bike Share Lends 90 Bicycles to Health Workers

5/11/20

PHL - "The University of the Philippines Bike Share has lent more than 90 bicycles to medical workers without transportation amid the Metro Manila lockdown." more

Cycling Network Set to Expand in Chilliwack

5/10/20

CAN - "Three projects are nearing completion, including an extention of the Valley Rail Trail." more

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National Parks Visitors Should Plan for ‘New Normal’

5/10/20

UT - "After closing amid the coronavirus pandemic, the National Park Service is testing public access at several parks across the nation, including two in Utah, with limited offerings and services...." more

Cranberry Begins Last Step in 25-Yyear Transport Plan

5/9/20

PA - "...The project, which includes a roundabout, a new road under Route 228, sidewalks and bike lanes, is designed to reduce traffic jams by keeping interstate traffic headed to those sites off of Route 228." more

How are 'Slow Streets' Working?

5/9/20

Portland, OR - "With the warmest days of the year upon us and lots of people out on bikes these days, the 100 or so temporary diverters installed by the Portland Bureau of Transportation last week couldn’t have come at a better time." more

£250m Plan to Boost Cycle lLanes

5/9/20

UK - "The government is expected to unveil a £250m investment in UK cycle lanes to encourage commuters to ride to work instead of using public transport, as part of the effort to prevent a resurgence of coronavirus." more

Pop-Up Bike Lanes for Melbourne

AUS - "City of Melbourne will be the first place in Australia to install pop-up bike lanes as a response to the increased number of bike riders during COVID-19." more

Response to "Cyclists Should Do Something in Return"

5/9/20

UK - "On Monday a column in the Scotsman argued that when it comes to the construction of pop-up cycle lanes, cyclists somehow need to “do something in return”. Responding to the piece, Cycling UK has asked why people on bikes should need to meet special criteria before they are kept safe." more

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Bike Path Thru Lawrence County Being Developed

5/9/20

Proctorville, OH - "...The bike path would start along Ohio 141, run down to Ohio 775, go through Proctorville and Chesapeake and South Point, onto U.S. 52 and then through Coal Grove, Ironton and Hanging Rock..." more

Masked Man Assaults Woman on Trail

5/9/20

Commerce Twp., MI - "Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a male wanted in connection with an assault reported recently on a biking/walking trail in Commerce Township." more

Tariff Exclusions for Some China-Made Frames & Rims

D.C. - "... The exclusions apply to 'Front triangles of carbon fiber for bicycle frames,' 'Rear wheel swing arms of carbon fiber for bicycle frames,' and 'Bicycle wheel rims, of carbon fiber, with outer reinforcement around nipple holes, each valued at least $100'." more

Great American Rail-Trail: Projects to Watch in 2020

U.S. - "...Within the next few years, 100 miles of trails are in the pipeline to be completed, representing nearly 6% of the gap miles on the trail. And by the end of 2020, new trail mileage is expected in eight of 12 states along the route, including Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana and Washington." more

Pandemic May Bring Lasting Changes

CA - "The Shared Mobility Summit zeroed in on all the many ways urban mobility has been rocked by the novel coronavirus. The consensus among experts seems to be that the crisis will force long-term changes." more

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Next Phase of Greenway Trails to Begin

5/7/20

Paducah, KY - "...It includes a separate Greenway Trail path for cyclists and pedestrians and an improvement to the roadway through Schultz Park for cars." more

Police: Couple Forced Cyclists Off the Road

Hobart, IN - "A northwestern Indiana couple allegedly used a car to force two teenage boys off a road, angered that the twin brothers were riding bicycles adorned with flags supporting President Donald Trump..." more

Milwaukee Testing Wave Delineators

5/7/20

WI - "Folks traveling on N. Hawley Road can say hello to a new installation separating the car lanes and protected bike path..." more

Seattle Permanently Closing 20 Miles of Residential Streets

5/7/20

WA - "Nearly 20 miles of Seattle streets will permanently close to most vehicle traffic by the end of May..." more

St. Paul Restaurants Lose Bike Lane Fight

5/7/20

MN - "...eight local businesses took a proposal to St. Paul’s City Council seeking to postpone the development of bike lanes slated for construction near their storefronts this fall." more

Makeshift Street Signage in Boulder

CO - "For the second time in less than a year, an unofficial road signage campaign swept Boulder over the weekend." more

Outride Announces Fund Grant Recipients

5/7/20

U.S. - "...This past Fall, we issued nineteen matching grants to organizations in 13 states in the areas of Trails, Youth Cycling Education, and Youth Rider Development..." more

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John Forester's Contributions to U.S. Cycling

5/7/20

"Cycling advocate John Forester died April 14th at the age of 90. Being a controversial figure who was often spurned by advocates today, unsurprisingly, Forester was not given a fond farewell." more

Towpath Construction Progress

5/7/20

Cleveland, OH

Related: A more detailed post on Cleveland-area Towpath Construction.

New London - Greenwich Trail Work Days Resume

5/7/20

New London, OH

Next Lake Max Trail Phase

5/7/20

IN - "...Phase two of the project within the town’s Stellar Communities Designation plan includes a one-mile extension of the trail from the Culver Park through the town..." more

Bicyclist Shot in Road Rage Incident

5/6/20

Portland, OR - "...the incident started on East Burnside. Hilbrandt was bicycling along Burnside near 12th Avenue when he noticed an SUV in the bike lane..." more

The Pandemic May Kill Off E-Scooters

"...Once flush with venture capital cash that encouraged growth at all costs, startups such as Lime, Bird, and Vol have all laid off employees as their scooters lay dormant during the coronavirus crisis..." more

Fast-Tracking Transit & Active Transportation

5/6/20

U.S. - "Today, a coalition of transportation groups sent a letter to congressional leadership outlining four recommendations for how the federal government can fast-track transit and active transportation projects amid the COVID-19 crisis devastating cities and people across America." more

European Governments Boost Cycling During Pandemic

UK - "Funding and infrastructure projects could bring about a resurgence for the bicycle as commuters ditch public transport in favour of cycling." more

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E-Bikes Coming to Dayton

Dayton, OH - " Link Dayton Bike Share on Tuesday announced its new system will launch in about a month with 100 new electric bikes, adding to the city’s existing transportation options, which includes rentable pedal bikes, electric scooters and a free circulator shuttle." more

Face Masks for Joggers?

Columbus, OH - "A neighbor in German Village sparked a heated online debate after she requested that runners wear a face mask." more

Hit the Bike Trail or Stay Home?

5/6/20

MI - "...Tim Krone, owner of Pedal Bicycles, laughs about how many people are discovering biking during the pandemic." more

Ann Arbor Considers Changes to Streets

5/5/20

MI - "Ann Arbor officials are giving serious consideration to reconfiguring streets to allow pedestrians and cyclists to practice safer social distancing." more

More MTB Trails Coming to Millie Hill

5/5/20

Iron Mountain, MI - "Dickinson Trail Network will explore city property east of Park Avenue for the second phase of its Millie Hill mountain bike trail system, with construction tentatively slated for 2021." more

Manhattan Without Cars

5/5/20

NYC - "... shot two weeks ago in Times Square features Streetsblog Publisher Mark Gorton showing off how much space is available to be repurposed from cars and given to pedestrians..." more

Park, Trail Projects Carrying on in Fayetteville

5/5/20

AR - "...A redesign of a stretch of the most frequently used trail in the city's network is in the works..." more

Tracking Every Cycling Death in 2020

5/4/20

"... this year, we’re inserting ourselves into the debate. Along with launching our digital tool to track cycling fatalities through 2020..." more

Traffic Fell 50%, But Roadway Death Rate Doubled

5/4/20

MA - "Traffic has dropped by 50% on average in Massachusetts amid the coronavirus pandemic, but the rate of fatalities on the state's roads doubled in April..." more

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Body Found on Great Miami River Trail

5/4/20

Franklin, OH - "An investigation is underway after a body was found Monday morning on a Warren County bike trail." more

Towpath Section Closure May 4 - 15

5/4/20

CVNP, OH

Updated on 5/5/20: The trail will not be open during the evening this week, as originally announced.

Connector Trail Construction in Wakeman

5/4/20

Wakeman, OH

$25K Trailside "Oasis" Planned for Heart of Ohio Trail

5/4/20

Hilliar Twp., OH - "...Planning has begun for the 'Lytle Road Oasis,' a trailside amenity that will 'enhance access and experiences of Heart of Ohio Trail patrons'..." more

Get to Know the Cannonball & Chessie Circle Trails

5/4/20

Toledo, OH - "Did you ever want to know where bike trails come from? Here’s the nitty-gritty." more

New Bike Shop in Prospect

5/4/20

Prospect, OH

Less Traffic Brings More Speeding

5/4/20

Columbus, OH - "Ohio drivers encountering fewer vehicles on the roads during the COVID-19 pandemic are responding by driving faster, a new Ohio State University analysis finds." more

Weldon Park Walking Trail Opens

5/4/20

Glasgow, KY - "...Weldon Park, along Glasgow’s Cleveland Avenue, was opened Monday alongside Beaver Creek Park. The Glasgow City Council moved at its April 27 meeting to open the park with limited amenities." more

"Unlawful Touching" on Greenway

5/4/20

TN - "A 28-year-old man was arrested on Sunday afternoon after police said 'he unlawfully touched' a woman walking on the Providence Trail greenway." more

E-Bikes Will Eat Buses

5/4/20

"A lot of people are buying e-bikes instead of taking transit." more

Cycling is Booming During the Pandemic

"Wuhan has lifted lockdown and, predictably, air pollution has shot back up. The humble bicycle could save us from the same fate." more

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Blackhand Gorge Trail Reopens

5/4/20

Toboso, OH - The Blackhand Gorge Trail has reopened in the Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve in Licking County. Flooding damage had closed the trail, but a detour of the damaged portion has restored access to the full length of the 4.3-mile trail.

Trail Bridge Goes Up in Delaware

Delaware, OH

Bike Shops Selling Bikes Fast

Columbus, OH - "...There aren’t many bikes to be had anywhere, they’re all sold out..." more

Cycling Advocates Seize the Moment

"From Germany to Peru, bikers are demanding a transition to more bike-friendly cities as virus wreaks havoc on economies." more

European Cities Bet on Pedal Power

"Brussels, Paris among cities eyeing the Dutch model for post-coronavirus mobility." more

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Brush Clearing on the Cannonball Trail

5/3/20

NW OH

4 Places to Access Northern End of Towpath

5/3/20

Cleveland, OH - "...We’re seeing unprecedented demand on our local parks and trails and if you can’t ride your bike to access these spaces, we thought we’d share four suggestions on other parking locations where you can access the northern end of the Towpath Trail." more

Trail Use Rises in Portage County

5/3/20

Portage County, OH - "...Although traffic counters will soon be installed at some of its parks, currently the Portage Park District is unable to accurately tally visitors, but sensing volume is up, has wisely installed signage at its park entrances asking those using the trails to respect social distancing." more

Transmountain Bike Lane to be Closed for More Than a Year

TX - "Cyclists who are accustomed to traveling the scenic route across Transmountain are reminded to find alternate cycling routes as the roadway undergoes a nine-mile upgrade." more

All This Over a Button

CAN - "What do you call a town that claims to want to improve active transportation and make it easier for people to get around without a car, and then complain bitterly when that town institutes even the most minor of changes?" more

Japan Commuters Take Up Cycling

5/3/20

Tokyo, JPM - "...According to a major bike seller in the city, half of its customers who have come to buy cross bikes appropriate for city riding over the last month have said they're worried about the virus and want to use them to get to work." more

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Bids to go out for Argentine Path

5/1/20

MI - "Argentine Township officials are hoping to begin construction on the Argentine path in June." more

Michigan Parks Offer Much-Needed Space for Residents

5/1/20

MI - "State parks are often the fist to fill with visitors as the weather improves making it difficult to social distance." more

7 Miles of 'Open Streets' in NYC'

5/1/20

NY - "...The city will start taking 100 miles of roadway back from drivers for socially responsible recreation with about seven miles, focusing on parks beginning on Monday..." more

Donated Bikes Stolen from Truck

5/1/20

IA - "More than a dozen donated bikes were stolen Wednesday night from a Des Moines nonprofit which is donating 100 bikes to essential workers." more

100 'Slow Street' Barricades Coming to Portland

5/1/20

OR - "PBOT has kept their promise: They just shared a map of the first 100 locations that will receive new temporary barricades to restrict driving in the name of their ‘Slow Streets Safe Streets‘ initiative." more

Protests Mark Growing Unrest with Stay-Home Order

5/1/20

Sacramento, CA - "Californians weary of stay-at-home orders that have left millions unemployed staged displays of defiance Friday, with hundreds of flag-waving protesters gathering at the Capitol and along a famed Southern California beach..." more

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Popular Trailhead gets Makeover

5/1/20

Champion, OH - "...The trailhead is part of the 16.7-mile Western Reserve Greenway bike path that runs from Bloomfield to Warren..." more

Norton Road Gets Sidepath Retrofit

4/30/20

Columbus, OH

Areas for Social Distancing in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park

4/30/20

CVNP, OH - With warm weather forecast for this weekend, the CVNP is looking to mitigate crows within the park.

Mill Creek MetroParks COVID-19 Updates

4/30/20

Mahoning County, OH - "Mill Creek MetroParks cancellations, cClosures, and openings.." more

London Coffee Peddler Opens

4/30/20

London, OH

Atlanta Lowers Default Speed Limit to 25

GA - "...The default speed limit applies to any city road without another speed limit expressly posted." more

Crosswalk Enforcement in Portland

4/30/20

OR - "What does it take for people to stop when someone’s trying to cross the road?" more

Adapting Streets to COVID-19

U.S. - "...One of the earliest success stories of adapting streets came out of Philadelphia..." more

France to Pay 50 Euros Per Person for Bike Repairs

4/30/20

FRA - "France will contribute 50 euros per person towards bicycle repairs after a nationwide coronavirus lockdown ends on May 11, taking an innovative step to encourage cycling and keep cars off city roads." more

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Battelle Darby Creek Camp Chase Trail Connector is Open

4/29/20

Galloway, OH

Ongoing Trail Construction Projects in Cleveland

4/29/20

Cleveland, OH - "...construction crews have been busy working outdoors on several trails and connections. These are projects related to the Re-Connecting Cleveland Tiger Grant Projects that will be bringing significant changes to the trail network by 2021." more

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railway Closed Thru Sept. 30

4/29/20

CVNP, OH

Lime Scooters Return to Columbus

Columbus, OH - "...The deployment comes along with a new policy that will offer free 30-minute rides for workers in the health care, public safety and law enforcement sectors" more

Parks to Reopen Gradually in Chester County

4/29/20

PA - "...the Commissioners announced a gradual re-opening of all seven parks owned by Chester County Government..." more

Roanoke’s Greenways to Remain Closed

4/29/20

VA - "...Officials say greenways reopening will coincide with the governor’s plan to reopen the state, meaning the trails will remain closed until the stay-at-home order is lifted." more

Identifying Blocked Bike Lane Hot Spots

4/29/20

San Francisco, CA - "New study analyzes crowd-sourced bike lane violation reports and highlights priority locations for protected bike lanes." more

Baltimore Residents & Officials Want to Close Some Streets

MD - "...several Baltimore neighborhood groups, transportation advocates, local elected officials, and even health experts are now pressing to close at least parts of some of the city’s underutilized streets to cars and open them up to pedestrians for exercise..." more

Paris Plan to Keep Cars Out After Lockdown

4/29/20

FRA - "As the city prepares to end lockdown, Mayor Anne Hidalgo plans to use bike lanes, buses, and social distancing to keep more cars off the roads and reduce pollution." more

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Little Miami Trail Closures Reminder

4/29/20

Maineville, OH - "Beginning April 27: Five culverts on the trail south of Old 3C Highway need maintenance work, which will require the trail to be closed temporarily on weekdays. The trail will be open on weekends. We anticipate this work will be complete by Memorial Day [May 25th].

Morrow, OH - Beginning April 30: Paving is scheduled for the trail near Morrow. Work should be compete within two weeks, but it is weather dependent.

Road Construction Work in West Columbus

4/28/20

Columbus, OH

New Law Protects Peds, Bicyclists

Dunwoody, GA - "...The 'vulnerable road users' ordinance goes further than state law in giving additional protections to walkers, runners, bicyclists, road workers and others. It also stiffens the fine against drivers who threaten their safety..." more

Portland Launches 'Slow Streets' Effort

4/28/20

Portland OR - "...The new strategy will repurpose streets, including closing them to car traffic, to make it easier and safer for Portlanders to practice physical distancing..." more

Vehicle Safety Standards Don’t Protect Pedestrians

4/28/20

U.S. - "...Currently, U.S. vehicle manufacturers are only required to meet crash safety standards for the people inside their vehicles." more

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Pandemic Sparks Increase in Bicyclists

4/28/20

Wayne County, OH - "A Wayne county cycling survey showed 30 percent of respondents cycled more in April 2020 than ove the same time period a year ago." more

Towpath Section Reopens after Tree Removal

4/27/20

Valley View, OH

Bike Co-Op has Outdoor Repair Station

4/27/20

Columbus, OH

Pedestrian Deaths on the Rise in Philly

Philadelphia, PA - "Seventeen people were killed by motor vehicles while walking on Philadelphia streets in the first three months of 2020..." more

Plans Announced for Southern Tier Trail Opportunity

4/27/20

NY - "...The Buffalo-Pittsburgh corridor trail will ultimately connect 20 cities, towns, and villages, and is expected to cost an estimated $100-$110 million." more

Mayor Commits to 100 Miles of Open Streets

4/27/20

NYC - "...The mayor also said the city would look to 'expand sidewalks' and create more temporary bike lanes." more

Cyclists Injuries Soaring in The Bronx

4/27/20

NYC - "Injuries to Bronx cyclists are up nearly 30 percent this year despite massive reductions in car traffic since the beginning of the state’s coronavirus lockdown..." more

More Bike Products Earn Tariff Exclusions

4/27/20

D.C. - "The U.S. Trade Representative's office has granted tariff exclusions to some more bike-related products. Meanwhile the industry is working to extend the exclusions..." more

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3 Creeks Metro Parks Notice

4/27/20

Pacers Bike Share Celebrates 6 Years

Indianapolis, IN - "The city is celebrating the 6th anniversary of the Pacers Bikeshare Program this week." more

Heritage Trail Progress Delayed by Coronavirus

NY - "...Once the coronavirus pandemic hit, the timeline to stretch the trail got set back a few months, county Commissioner of Parks and Recreation James Brooks said." more

Dangerous Cycling Spots in Ireland

4/26/20

IRE - "...With cyclist injuries now at over 1,000 per year, we have spent the past two months taking a deep dive into cycling..." more

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Red Line Greenway Construction

4/26/20

Cleveland, OH

Bike Detection for Traffic Signals in Columbus

4/26/20

Columbus, OH

Indego Bike Share Offering 30-Day Pass for $5

Philadelphia, PA - "...If you have a Pennsylvania ACCESS card, you can sign up for $2.50." more

Plans for Pymatuning Trail Extension

PA - "...The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources plans to resurface the existing trail from Fries Road to Hartstown Road and build a new section of trail from Hartstown road to South Chestnut Street." more

Man Arrested for Cycling on Greenway

NJ - "A Metuchen man was arrested Tuesday after police said he was riding his bike on the Middlesex County Greenway, which is currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic." more

Americans are Riding Bikes More

"...Whether it’s around the block or on the trails, it certainly looks like far more people out riding bikes lately." more

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Road & Side Path Construction in Liberty Twp.

4/25/20

Delaware County, OH

Philly's "Natural Experiment" for Improving Air Quality

PA - "The shutdown of non-essential businesses and the implementation of stay-at-home orders has helped slow the spread of coronavirus around the globe. It’s also had a positive side effect: reductions in air pollution." more

Pandemic Turns NYC into Ghost Town

4/24/20

NY - "The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the most famous bridges in the world, and one of the most heavily trafficked sites in New York. But in recent weeks, things have been different." more

Delivered

Push for "Quick & Cheap" Bike Lanes

Portland, OR - "...Portlander Zach Katz started a grassroots campaign on Facebook back in February to build what he called the 'Hawthorne Promenade'..." more

Portland Phasing Out Bike Lockers

4/24/20

Portland, OR - "First installed in the mid 1980s, the Portland Bureau of Transportation once managed a fleet of nearly 200 fully-enclosed and secured bicycle lockers. Today about 80 lockers remain..." more

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Filling a Post-Coronavirus Commuting Void

4/23/20

Cleveland, OH - "Growing numbers of bicyclists can be seen taking advantage of city streets and roadways that are free of rush-hour congestion..." more

Millcreek Seeks Firm to Design Presque Isle Trail

PA - "The trail will be extended from Presque Isle State Park to the Tom Ridge Environmental Center." more

Road & Trail Projects Coming to Indianapolis

IN - "A raised bridge to carry the Monon Trail over 38th Street and extensions to the Pennsy Trail highlight the list of 2020 construction projects announced Wednesday morning by the Indianapolis Department of Public Works..." more

John Forester Dies, Aged 90

4/23/20

UK - "Anti-cycleway campaigner John Forester has died at the age of 90 in his adopted home state of California..." more

Related: Here's another post on this topic with a link to perhaps one of Forester's last interviews.

Paris To Create 650K of Post-Lockdown Cycleways

UK - "...650 kilometers of cycleways—including a number of pop-up “corona cycleways”—will be readied for May 11 when lockdown is eased in France." more

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Pittsburgh Bike Share Rides Increasing

PA - "...Yes, we are doing our due diligence to sanitize bikes and sanitize the stations..." more

Should Philly Offer Free Bike Share for Essential Workers?

PA - "...Providing free bike-share memberships to people who rely on public transportation and are not able to telework would not only reduce the ridership volume and thus congestion of SEPTA trains and buses..." more

Driver Kills Bicyclist on Massachusetts Avenue

Boston, MA - "Police are investigating the killing of person riding a bicycle outside the Boston Medical Center Wednesday morning." more

Cane Creek Resumes Limited Operations

Asheville, NC - "Cane Creek Cycling Components has resumed limited operations at their North Carolina headquarters after being designated as an essential business by the state. The company had previously suspended all operations at the facility in late March due to the COVID-19 pandemic." more

"The Best Bike Mechanic In Queens" Dies Of Coronavirus

NY - "...On April 3rd, the 55-year-old died at Elmhurst Hospital, becoming one of the more than 13,000 New Yorkers who have been killed so far in the COVID-19 pandemic." more

Contest to Create Better Bike Lane Barriers

4/23/20

"...Spin is sponsoring a global search for a safe, inexpensive, durable, beautiful, and all-around awesome alternative to the imperfect delineators that dominate bike and walking infrastructure across the country..." more

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Hikers Hit Trails as Texas Starts Reopening

4/21/20

TX - "State parks reopened Monday in Texas as the state began what Republican Gov. Greg Abbott says will be a gradual unraveling of restrictions that were put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus..." more

Increase in Women Bicycling

4/21/20

IL - "The latest edition of the National Sporting Goods Association's annual Sports Participation in the US report showed a 1.8% increase in participation in wheel sports (which includes bike riding) last year and a 4% increase in bike riding by women. " more

Explore Bike Share Extends Free Rides

Memphis, TN - "Explore Bike Share is extending its free bike rental community campaign —“Let’s Ride This Out”— for 30 more days as a healthy response to COVID-19." more

Surfers Protest Beach Closures

4/21/20

Encinitas, CA - "...Curtis’ prior April 16 posts on Facebook and Nextdoor brought out hundreds to join her in voicing their opposition to the closure of Encinitas’ beaches, sidewalks, and the Coastal Rail Trail." more

Milan's Scheme to Reallocate Roadway Space

4/21/20

ITA - "Milan is to introduce one of Europe’s most ambitious schemes reallocating street space from cars to cycling and walking, in response to the coronavirus crisis." more

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Hudson & Sullivant Get Redesigns

Columbus, OH - "...A redesign of Hudson Street between I-71 and Cleveland Avenue is also moving forward. The project... calls for a new sidewalk on the north side of the street and a 12-foot-wide shared use path along the south side..." more

Petition to Reopen Parts of Greenway

Roanoke, VA - "...While Roanoke’s greenways are closed, portions of greenways in Roanoke County and Salem remain open." more

The Nearly Empty Streets of NYC

South Coast Bikeway Would Create 60-Mile Path

4/20/20

MA - "After decades of planning, a proposed 60-mile bike trail stretching from the Cape Cod canal to Providence, Rhode Island is starting to take shape with help from the South Coast Bike Alliance." more

Have Shutdowns Prompted an Epidemic of Reckless Driving?

"...Reports from many cities indicate a surge in aggressive speeding, and with it, automobile crashes..." more

Americans Turn to Bikes

"Add fear to the list of reasons people ride bikes." more

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Ohio Bikeways News Section Changes

4/20/20

In an effort to better organize our widespread news coverage, we're making some changes to the website. More specifically, changes to the News section. more

The ‘Social Distancing Machine’

CAN - "...Daniel Rotsztain and Bobby Gadda, two members of the placemaking group the Toronto Public Space Committee, were fed up that their local government has been loathe to close streets to car traffic during the COVID-19 outbreak, so they decided to use the power of performance art to demand more space..." more

This NYC Bike Shop Is Staying Open

NY - "Shawn and Anna Maria Wolf, owners of two bike shops in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, have remained open throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak that forced a city-wide shut down..." more

Jackson Installing Protected Bike Lanes

4/19/20

WY - "...Increased bicycle and pedestrian counts on Snow King Ave. and pathways have prompted Pathways officials to roll out the protected bike lanes as early as possible this year..." more

Street Closure Turns Oak Hill Against Itself

TX - "Some neighbors wanted a new way to get outside during a pandemic. Other neighbors saw a street closure proposal as yet another neighborhood giveaway." more

Fairmont Readies for Street Work

4/18/20

MN - "...Other 2019 projects that were postponed include the bike trail to the Day Farm, the Cedar Creek Park trail extension and the parking lot behind the Human Services building." more

Man Killed in Northside Hit-n-Run

4/18/20

Columbus, OH - "...the man was walking in the area of North 4th Street and Alden Avenue just before 3:40 a.m. when he was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound on North 4th Street." more

Trailside Clean-Up Along the Kokosing Trail

4/18/20

Knox County, OH

How to Cycle Safely with Kids

4/18/20

Dayton, OH - "Schools, malls, theaters and recreation centers are all closed for the time being, but there still is plenty of fun to be had for the entire family on local bike trails." more

Deal will Add Land to Regional Park

4/18/20

MI - "...The 87 acres are in Georgetown Township, southwest of Grand Rapids. The acquisition is for the Bend Area park and adds land to the Grand River Greenway trail project." more

Rules of the Road & Trail Etiquette

4/18/20

PA - "...The Susquehanna Greenway offers a host of opportunities to get outside. From unique neighborhoods and trails, to parks and state forests, the Greenway has plenty to entertain you during this time of social distancing." more

Scenes from NYC Amid the Pandemic

4/18/20

NY - "As the country shelters in place, these scenes from across New York City in April show some of the impact on the city." more

Bear Creek Greenway Problems Spike

4/18/20

OR - "An effort to clean up the Bear Creek Greenway through Medford has lost ground as police face increasing issues with disorderly conduct, vandalism, trash, transient camps and combative behavior from some homeless people." more

Bike Lanes Can Provide Positive Economic Impact

OR - "According to a new study released by Portland State University’s Transportation Research and Education Center in Oregon, bicycle lanes and infrastructure can produce tangible economic benefits for cities." more

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10 Ways to Stay Safe While Visiting Parks

4/17/20

Cleveland, OH - "...While parks across Ohio enact restrictions or closures during the coronavirus pandemic, Governor Mike DeWine’s stay-at-home order encourages Ohioans to use the parks if they are safely able to do so." more

Some Tips on When to Visit the CVNP

4/17/20

CVNP, OH

Little Miami Trail Maintenance Alert

Maineville, OH - "Beginning April 27: Five culverts on the trail south of Old 3C Highway need maintenance work, which will require the trail to be closed temporarily on weekdays..." more

Ohio-to-Erie Trail E-News

OH - Read the Spring 2020 edition.

Checking in With Bike Shops Around the Country

4/17/20

U.S. - "Our web survey of over 600 shops shows that 21% are closed. We've told many stories of shops that remain open, here are four stories of shops that have closed..." more

Biking Provides a Critical Lifeline During the Coronavirus Crisis

4/17/20

"...Many urban cycling networks have seen a surge in traffic, including in China, Germany, Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States..." more

Life in the Bike Lane

4/17/20

U.S. - "Cooped up by COVID-19, Americans find solace in cycling." more

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Public Comment Sought for Bike Trail Extension

4/17/20

Warren, OH - "...Comments regarding the [Western Reserve Greenway extension] project, including environmental impact, right-of-way acquisition and access limitations during construction may be submitted by May 14..." more

Input Sought for Proposed Pedestrian Bridge

4/16/20

Columbus, OH - "...The project will build a new 233’ long bridge crossing over to Nationwide Boulevard, as well as a new 3.4 acre park along the east bank..." more

Encouraging Words to be Displayed on Towpath

4/16/20

NE OH - "The Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition is asking community members to submit encouraging messages and pictures to be placed along the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail." more

Portion of Greenway Trail to Close for 1 Year

4/16/20

Evansville, IN - "...access to the south end of the Greenway trail on the downtown riverfront will be closed for construction of Sunrise Cascade and Sunrise Overlook, which are part of major improvements underway at the East Wastewater Treatment Plant." more

Fort Wayne Cleaning Common Outdoor Surfaces

4/16/20

IN - "...Each week, technicians will spray newspaper boxes, bike racks, parking meter keypads and other frequently-touched city surfaces with a 'certified American Chemistry Council Tier One disinfectant'.” more

Harrison Road Construction to Include Bike Lanes

4/16/20

East Lansing, MI - "...This stretch of road is currently closed so crews can replace catch basins and prepare to reduce the road’s car lanes from four to three." more

Mini-Ambulance Purchased for Albany County Rail Trail

4/16/20

NY - "First responders in Delmar began to notice it was hard to reach people in emergency situations when they were using the Albany County Rail Trail." more

More Bike-Related Businesses Switch to COVID-19 Production

4/16/20

Golden, CO - "More and more bike brands are manufacturing PPE or making other donations to aid in the battle against COVID-19. Here are some of the reports we've received this week..." more

Anyone Feel Like Saving Electric Scooters?

4/16/20

"The shared e-scooter services that proliferated in cities before the coronavirus pandemic now face a bleak financial outlook..." more

The Golden Age of E-Riders?

4/16/20

"...As we approach the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and e-riders become more ubiquitous in our region, a question comes to mind. Is this a fad..." more

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Illegal Activity along Heartland Trail

Marshallville, OH

Great Miami River Trail Section Closure

Dayton, OH - The North Park of Taylorsville MetroPark as well as the section of the Great Miami Recreational Trail between US Route 40 and Old Springfield Road remain closed for maintenance issue.

Little Miami Trail Construction Updates

4/14/20

SW OH - A 4-mile trail section realignment north of Loveland is taking place this month. Also, a 2-mile section south of Morrow will be repaved in early May. more

Property Owner Agreements Needed for Bike Path Construction

Trumbull County, OH - "Plans continue for a new section of the Western Reserve Greenway Trail bike path." more

JAMPD Remains Open

Lima, OH - "Even during Ohio's stay at home order, the Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District is doing a lot on social media to keep people engaged." more

Greenway Trail Phase V Construction to Begin along Riverfront

4/15/20

Paducah, KY - "...This phase includes a separate Greenway Trail path for cyclists and pedestrians and an improvement to the roadway for vehicles." more

Pittsburgh Plans Trail Extension

4/15/20

PA - "Pittsburgh is planning to purchase a nine-block section of abandoned rail line in the Strip District for an extension of a riverfront trail that officials hope will someday run unobstructed from Point State Park to the Highland Park Bridge." more

Unlike Other Major Cities, Atlanta's Skies Not Clearing

GA - "Unlike cities around the world, metro Atlanta’s skies haven't noticeably changed in a time of much less driving." more

A Look at Oakland's 'Slow Streets'

CA - "...The plan is to eventually open 74 miles of Oakland streets for local residents to go for a walk, bike, jog and generally avoid going stir crazy, all while maintaining six feet of distance from one another. It’s unclear what the timeline is for the full rollout..." more

'Left Turn Calming' in Portland

4/15/20

Portland, OR - "...One of their newest tools to improve crossing safety at intersections just got a stamp of approval from new research from the nonprofit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)." more

Can COVID-19 Lessons be Applied to Road Safety?

"...Road crashes kill 1.35 million people and injure up to another 50 million people each year." more

Sierra Club Calls for Closing All National Parks

U.S. - "...As of the time of this writing, 28 national parks have temporarily closed their gates and 10 park employees and two park police have tested positive for COVID-19..." more

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Middle Branch Trail Section Closing

4/15/20

Canton, OH - The trail will be closed between Martindale Rd. and Spangler Ave. for a bridge replacement project from May 1 to Oct, 31, 2020.

15-Year-Old Murdered While Riding His Bike

Urbana, OH - "Two months shy of his 16th birthday, Tearius Pettis was riding his bicycle south in the 1300 block of Philo Road in Urbana about 6:30 p.m. Saturday when at least one shooter — possibly two — directed a hail of gunfire at him." more

Columbus Not Making Extra Space for Cyclists, Walkers

Columbus, OH - "Cities around the world have responded to increasingly crowded sidewalks, parks and trails by making changes to their street networks..." more

Section of Bike Trail Collapses into Lake Michigan

Petoskey, MI - "A football-field sized section of a popular bike trail has collapsed into Lake Michigan." more

Group Working to Extend Trail

Parkersburg, WV - "...The North Bend Rail Trail currently runs 72 miles, but ends at Happy Valley just inside Wood County. The goal is to extend that stretch three miles to Point Park." more

Pressure Grows on D.C. to Close Roads

4/15/20

D.C. - "...The District joined the effort this week, closing three parkways to traffic to allow walking, jogging and scooter riding... But some residents and advocates say the city’s response doesn’t answer calls for more space in neighborhoods where people are crowding sidewalks." more

D.C. Resident Widening Sidewalks on Their Own

D.C. - "In an effort to provide more space for people outside while also adhering to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s social distancing guidelines, several DC residents are now placing traffic cones on neighborhood streets to effectively widen sidewalks." more

Pandemic Check-In with Giant Bicycle's JT Thompson

4/14/20

CA - "...Do you have an estimate of how many dealers are open?" more

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Body Found in Great Miami River

4/13/20

Miamisburg, OH - A jogger running along the Great Miami River Trail reported the floating body to a 911 dispatcher. more

A Message from Dan Rice

NE OH - "...We encourage everyone to follow the guidelines of the CDC while you are enjoying the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, our parks and open spaces..." more

Maintenance Work Along the Kokosing Gap Trail

Knox County, OH

Knox County Parks E-News

OH - Read the latest newsletter.

Take a Virtual Visit to a National Park

U.S. - "...Many national park sites across the country offer digital tours and experiences that you can access anytime, anywhere. From digitally diving under the sea to watching the cherry blossom trees bloom..." more

Butler Hike & Bike Trail Made One-Way

Austin, TX - "Austin's park department is taking new steps to curb the spread of COVID-19 as parks and trails re-open after the Easter weekend closure." more

Delivery by Drone for Stay at Home Customers

VA - "Alphabet Inc.’s Wing unit is seeing a dramatic increase in the number of customers using its drone delivery service in rural Virginia during the Covid-19 pandemic." more

Robots Deliver Food in Milton Keynes

UK - "A robotic delivery service in Milton Keynes could prove to be the future of locked-down Britain, as miniature autonomous vehicles bring food deliveries to almost 200,000 residents of the town." more

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Construction Will Close Great Miami River Trail Gap

Middletown, OH - "It’s been years in the making and this fall, construction will begin on the final 1.4 miles of the Great Miami River Recreation Trail between Middletown and Franklin." more

Urgency For Safe Routes Through Central Park

4/13/20

NYC - "...The city should have acted sooner in creating safe routes for cyclists through Central Park after a doctor was killed back in December while riding to work along one of the park’s dangerous transverses..." more

Pop-Up Bike Lanes in Germany

4/13/20

"German cities are redrawing road markings to create “pop-up” cycle lanes for the duration of the Covid-19 lockdown..." more

Cyclist Accused of Riding in Group

4/12/20

SGP - "The Singapore Cycling Federation (SCF) has warned of 'stricter laws to remove this privilege' after cyclists were spotted flouting safe distancing rules by riding in groups." more

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Brush Clearing Along the Cannonball Trail

4/11/20

Henry County, OH

Drinking Fountain Installation on the Kokosing Gap

4/11/20

Mt. Vernon, OH

No, the Lakefront Trail Will Not Open Anytime Soon

4/11/20

Chicago, IL - "...the mayor indicated that the idea of reopening the shoreline path solely to bike commuters during the pandemic is a nonstarter, and she didn’t even address the topic of opening streets for car-free biking and pedestrian activity." more

Bikes Help New Yorkers Ride Out of Lockdown

4/11/20

NY - "When America's oldest bike shop opened, the Spanish flu was ravaging New York. More than a century later, it's helping residents work and stay sane as cycling takes on a vital role during the coronavirus pandemic." more

Seattle Closes 15 Parks

4/11/20

WA - "...The City of Seattle went so far as to close 15 of its most popular parks over the weekend..." more

Study Provides COVID-19 Guidelines for Runners & Cyclists

"What is a safe distance when running, biking and walking during COVID-19 times? It is further than the typical 1–2 meter as prescribed..." more

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5 Rivers MetroParks Limits Public Gatherings Until June 7

Dayton, OH - "Following directives from Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, the Ohio Department of Public Health, Montgomery County Health Department and the CDC to limit public gatherings, all Five Rivers MetroParks events, programs, shelter and camping reservations, rentals and volunteer activities are cancelled until at least June 7..." more

Related: MoMBA Trails Now One-Way (scroll down link page to view post).

Areas of Concern Regarding Central Ohio Trail Use

Columbus, OH - "...According to the city, people using Antrim Park and parts of the Olentangy Trail are not doing a good enough job at maintaining social distancing and that could cause them to restrict access to those amenities." more

$29M for Transportation Projects in Tuscarawas County

4/11/20

OH - "...[the projects include] Construction of 5-foot bicycle lanes on both sides of state Route 416 from state Route 259 to the north end of the village of Tuscarawas. The total length of the bike lanes is 3.3 miles and the cost is $1.6 million." more

Coronavirus Pauses Major Road Project

4/10/20

Kalamazoo, MI - "...The project will turn the road into a two-way street with one lane in each direction, plus a center turn lane and bike lanes..." more

Hopkins Projects Continue Despite Virus Concerns

4/10/20

KY - "Hopkinsville city officials have said city projects, such as the Rail Trail extension, are scheduled to continue despite concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic..." more

Hikers Stranded After Parts of Appalachian Trail Closed

4/10/20

Macon County, NC - "...If I were a hiker, I would never in my wildest imagination believe that once I started out in Georgia to go to Maine that I would get stuck in Franklin, North Carolina..." more

Island Bikeshare Free to Public

4/10/20

HI - "...Bikeshare Hawai‘i Island will be offering a free three-month Unlimited 60 Minute Ride membership to Big Island residents who are not under quarantine and are 16-years-old or over..." more

Specialized, Santa Cruz & Saris Contribute to the COVID-19 Fight

4/10/20

"...They join brands including SRAM, Kitsbow, Osprey, Vermarc, De Soto, Santini, 3T, Industry Nine and others who are manufacturing or sourcing personal protective gear and other items for health care workers." more

Will the 'Mini Bike Boom' Last?

4/10/20

New Orleans, LA - "From Louisiana to Long Island, Portland to Orlando, many retailers are reporting stellar bike sales and service during the COVID-19 pandemic." more

World Cities Turning Over Their Streets

4/10/20

UK - "From Berlin to Bogotá there are new footpaths and bike lanes – but not in London." more

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Connecting Cleveland Communities

Cleveland, OH - "...Cleveland’s bike network is growing, with over 70 miles of bike lanes added over the past 4 years. But, while it is growing, it isn’t connected. The lack of connectivity lowers both ridership and safety of people riding bikes." more

New Section of Heartland Trail to Explore

Wayne County, OH - "...This section of future trail is quite rideable or walkable because it is mostly hard packed dirt & grass with a few short sections of gravel..." more.

CVNP Makes Loop Trails One-Way

4/9/20

CVNP, OH

Buckeye Trail Notice

4/9/20

OH

$1M Plymouth Road Upgrades

4/9/20

Ann Arbor, MI - "...Crews will repave the road between Murfin Avenue/Upland Drive and Nixon Road, replace the existing pedestrian islands and narrow lanes to make room for buffered bike lanes." more

'My Bike Guy' Essential to Rochester Cyclists

4/9/20

MN - "Mobile bicycle repair business thriving during this difficult time." more

Bike Theft Task Force Busy as Ever

4/9/20

Portland, OR - "...According to the Portland Police Bureau Bike Theft Task Force, bike theft in March was up 25% compared to last year. Task Force leader Officer Dave Sanders says it’s 'very bad' out there right now." more

Biketown Bike Share Cuts Rates

4/9/20

Portland, OR - "...Through April 30th, you can grab an orange bike share bike for just 1 cent per minute on their pay-as-you-go plan. If you’ve never used Biketown before, they’ve also dropped the sign-up fee to just 10 cents..." more

Cycling Companies Switch From Pedals to PPE

4/9/20

U.S. - "As the coronavirus crisis overtook life in the United States, it quickly became apparent that healthcare organizations, swamped with a surge of cases, lacked vital personal protective equipment (PPE)—masks, gowns, and eye protection—to protect health care workers." more

Federal Reserve Helps Businesses with $2.3 Trillion in Loans

4/9/20

D.C. - "The Federal Reserve infused the Paycheck Protection Program and others with $2.3 trillion in loans Thursday to further support small businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic." more

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B&O Trail Section Closure April 13

4/9/20

Lexington, OH

Multi-use Trail Part of Cleveland-Massillon Road Project

4/9/20

Fairlawn, OH - "...There will also be a 10-foot-wide walking trail from the roundabout to roughly Giant Eagle, just south of Route 18..." more

Blacklick & Alum Creek Trails are Open

4/8/20

Columbus, OH

2020 GeoTrail Program

4/8/20

Knox County, OH

Rivers Casino Stopped from Closing off its Delaware River Trail

4/8/20

Philadelphia, PA - "...Rivers Casino (formerly SugarHouse) reversed course on Tuesday after pressure from several public officials, and says it will keep the path open from sunrise to sunset. But the brief closure was a bitter reminder that what looks like public space isn’t always public..." more

Radnor Denies Request to Reopen Trail

PA - "Radnor officials extended their state of emergency for the next two months. At the same time, they also decided not to open the Radnor Trail." more

California ATP Cycle 5 Kicks Off

4/8/20

CA - "On March 26, California released a call for projects for the next round of the Active Transportation Program (ATP)—the state’s largest single source of funding for trails and walking and biking projects." more

Department of Interior's E-Bike Policy Under Review

4/8/20

D.C. - "Following 60 days of feedback from the public and groups, the policy could become federal regulation." more

Deciphering ‘Essential’ During COVID-19

4/8/20

"The [bike] industry remains open, but how do businesses decide if they should?" more

Ride Hailing Apps Linked to Increased Crashes

"Ride hailing apps like Uber and Lyft provide users with a quick and easy way to get about town, but according to new research, they also lead to an increased number of crashes for motorists and pedestrians." more

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Towpath Closure Today in CVNP

4/8/20

CVNP, OH

Demolitions Begin Along Center Run Trail Corridor

4/8/20

Ashland, OH - "...According to Mayor Matt Miller, the primary reason for the structures to be removed is to restore the riparian corridor, or the area along Town Creek, which was called 'Center Run' on early maps..." more

Illegal Activity Along the Paint Creek Trail

4/7/20

Frankfort, OH

Hockhocking Adena Bikeway Guidelines

4/7/20

Athens County, OH

New Trailside Veterans Memorial

4/7/20

South Charleston, OH

Walk.Bike.Ohio Survey Results

OH - "In 2019, Ohio conducted its first survey about walking and biking in Ohio..." more

Pontiac Halts Woodward Avenue Construction

4/8/20

MI - "...Pontiac City Council wants to see the bike lane removed while MDOT wants to keep it in place to finish a study on transportation in the city..." more

There's Still Work to Do for E-Bikers

4/8/20

NYC - "...no one is willing to go on the record about how the now legal bikes — including electric Citi Bikes, which have never been illegal — are now illegal to ride on the Hudson River Greenway, the nation’s most popular bike lane." more

Should the Lakefront Trail be Reopened?

4/7/20

Chicago, IL - "...While [closing the Lakefront Trail] was an understandable response to an emergency, it also eliminated key bike commuting routes, particularly the 18.5-mile Lakefront Trail, which many essential workers were using..." more

Designing Streets that Save Lives

"Transportation leaders discuss how to protect people walking and biking in cities—and in a post-COVID-19 world." more

COVID-19 Reveals How Micromobility Can Build Resilient Cities

"...In this moment, micromobility options like e-scooters and bikeshare are a lifeline for people with few other travel options, and over the long term, they can be a crucial element of cities’ resilience and preparedness for public health crises and natural disasters." more

Paris Bans Daytime Outdoor Exercise

4/7/20

FRA - "Authorities in Paris have banned exercise outside during the day, as deaths from coronavirus continue to rise in France daily." more

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ODNR Facilites Remain Closed

4/7/20

Columbus, OH - "In response to the developing public health situation with COVID-19 and the Ohio Department of Health’s (ODH) Stay at Home Order, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) on March 24 closed..." more

Summit County Posts Open Restrooms List

Summit County, OH - View the list as well as other park alerts.

Holmes County Trail Notice

4/6/20

Holmes County, OH

Body Found Along Walking Trail

4/6/20

Shaler, PA - "...Shaler police chief Sean Frank said the body was found around 6:30 p.m. by a man and his family walking along a trail off Marzolf Road Extension." more

Marquette Closes all City Parks

4/6/20

MI - "...This measure includes the closure of all City parks, playgrounds, park parking lots, the skate plaza, and Tourist Park." more

Mayor Shuts Down 'Open Streets' Plan

4/6/20

NYC - "...We are disappointed that Mayor de Blasio is taking away this critically important program from New Yorkers who desperately need safe space for social distancing during this crisis in our city..." more

REI to Begin Furloughing Employees

4/6/20

WA - "...REI's 162 stores have been closed indefinitely since March 16 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. All employees have been paid during the closure." more

How to Safely Cycle During the Pandemic

4/6/20

IL - "...I’ve been bike commuting in Chicago almost every day for the last seven years. Over that time I’ve personally experienced almost every way a driver can hit you, and have learned a lot of things about staying safe and comfortable..." more

Cycling Industry Businesses Go Into Survival Stage

EUR - "Businesses within the cycling industry may be facing one of the biggest challenges of their lifetime, but the vast majority (95%) are optimistic and confident of survival, according to Cycling Industries Europe (CIE) Coronavirus Business Impact Survey." more

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Red Bikes no Longer Rolling in Covington

4/6/20

KY - "...With the Red Bike bike-sharing system directed to shut down in the City of Cincinnati, the non-profit says it’s made the “difficult decision” to shut down its Covington stations as well for the time being." more

Clearing Brush Along the Cannonball Trail

4/6/20

Wauseon, OH

Cincy Streetcar to Run, But Closed to Riders

Cincinnati, OH - "After city health officials ordered the administration to suspend streetcar service during the coronavirus outbreak, they learned it might be more expensive not to run the streetcar than it would be to keep the empty vehicles on the tracks." more

Reminder: Honor the Gap!

Knox County, OH

Neglected Bikes Rolling into Shops

4/5/20

GA - "...Some Gainesville cycleries are closed, but the shops that are open are busy..." more

Bendy Bus Driver gets Close on Quiet Road

UK - "The roads may be much quieter than usual at the moment, but there's still every chance of experiencing a close pass while out on the bike..." more

Sidewalk Use During the Coronavirus

4/5/20

"Going outside is still a joy. But we all need to do more to walk and run while social distancing." more

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Mill Creek MetroParks Extends Cancellations

Youngstown, OH - "Mill Creek MetroPark is extending the cancellations of all previously scheduled programs, golf clinics/programs, events, lectures and facility rentals through May 1." more

A Message from Craig Kenkel

CVNP, OH

Scroll down this page to see the latest Cuyahoga Valley National Park closures list.

Independence Area Trails Still Open

Independence, OH - " While parks with playground equipment have been closed to limit the spread of the coronavirus, the outdoor trails in Independence and surrounding communities remain open to the public." more

Lancaster County’s Trails, Parks Swarmed

4/5/20

PA - "...On a weekday afternoon, an uncharacteristic 31 vehicles were in the trailhead parking lot for the rail trail and the Turkey Hill Trail." more

"Urban Hobo" Continues to Perform at Closed Greenway

4/4/20

Roanoke, VA - "In Roanoke, greenways are closed this weekend to encourage social distancing, but that isn't stopping one man from getting outside, just like he has for years." more

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Visitors Still Welcome at Most Ohio State Parks

4/4/20

Columbus, OH - "...At this time, Hocking Hills State Park is the only full park closure in Ohio’s state park system..." more

Man Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver

4/3/20

Columbus, OH - "...The vehicle is described as a white sedan that was traveling east on Agler Road. The car did not stop at the scene, the sheriff’s office said." more

Hocking Hills State Park Closed

4/3/20

Columbus, OH - "The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has closed Hocking Hills State Park until further notice due to the coronavirus." more

A Word from Jacob VanSickle

4/3/20

Cleveland, OH

St. Paul Converts 3 Streets to Bike/Ped Trails

4/3/20

MN - "...This is a move being mirrored across the country as car traffic plunges during the coronavirus pandemic while bicycling and walking surges." more

Cyclists on the Frontlines of the Pandemic

4/3/20

"...We spoke with five cyclists on the front line of the pandemic: a bike shop owner, a bike-commuting ER doctor, a pharmaceutical bike messenger, an amateur racer infected with coronavirus, and the winner of the Iditarod Trail Invitational..." more

Loan Program Opens with "Glitches"

4/3/20

D.C. - "...most lending institutions were not prepared Friday morning to begin lending. Blake said some will come online in the afternoon." more

What Bike Shops are Open?

4/3/20

Portland, OR - "Portland Design Works and Chris King Precision Components have collaborated to publish an interactive map showing the hours and current status for hundreds of retailers in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic." more

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Ohio & Erie Towpath Flooding Update

NE OH

Get Your Exercise on the North Coast Inland Trail

Sandusky, OH - "With gyms closed, and warmer weather, hopefully, on the way, one outdoor recreation area welcomes all people to visit — so long as everyone keeps 6 feet away from one another." more

Licking Park District - COVID-19 Notice

4/3/20

Licking County, OH

Cycling Suggestions for Pittsburgh

4/3/20

PA - "...What should Pittsburgh do to help people get around during the pandemic?.." more

Anne Springs Close Greenway Closed

4/2/20

SC - "...The Greenway has been an integral part of this community for 25 years, and closing it to our members and visitors is an unprecedented and painful action..." more

Good Trail Etiquette is Essential Now

4/2/20

U.S. - "...We all need to follow the rules set by our local governments to keep ourselves and each other healthy and to keep our local trails open." more

Providing NHS Staff With 1,000 Bikes

4/2/20

UK - "Brompton of London wants to supply coronavirus-focused NHS staff with its iconic folding bikes and launched a crowdfunder on April 2 to build 1,000 machines, all to be painted in NHS colors. Within hours the crowdfunder had raised more than £40,000..." more

Will the Current Cycling Boom Last?

4/2/20

"Biking is suddenly the safest and most convenient way to get around a lot of cities—and cities are responding by making it easier to bike. But when people can start driving to work again, will everything go backwards?" more

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Metroparks Closes Roads to Create Space for Park Users

4/2/20

Cuyahoga County, OH

A Look at the Recent Flooding on Alum Creek Trail

Columbus, OH

Historic Marker Installed Along Kokosing Trail

4/1/20

Howard, OH

Comment Period for Transportation Plans Closing April 13

Central OH - "The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission’s (MORPC’s) 2020-2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) is nearing completion, and the draft version of the plan is available for public review and comment." more

The comment period for the Northeast OH Areawide Coordinating Agency also ends on April 13.

E-Bikes Legalized Statewide In Budget Bill

4/1/20

NY - "...The budget language, worked out among Gov. Cuomo and legislators, closely mirrored the governor’s January proposal, which legalized pedal-assist e-bikes, throttle e-bikes and e-scooters, but allowed municipalities to regulate their use to suit specific local conditions..." more

Bicyclist Receives Extension Injuries from Hit-and-Run

4/1/20

FL - "Greg Helms' family hopes someone will come forward with information leading to the driver who hit him while he was riding his bicycle along State Road A1A." more

New Mexico Relaxes Ban on Bike Shops

4/1/20

Santa Fe, NM - "A local news source is reporting that New Mexico officials have relented and are now allowing bikes shops to operate, under stringent rules, during the state's COVID-19 response..." more

Pacific Coast Trail Association Encourages Trail Users to Stay Off Trail

4/1/20

CA - "...As the spread of COVID-19 spreads across the world, hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, possibly putting hikers and as in the case above, emergency personnel in danger, is not advised." more

Cycling in the Time of COVID-19

San Francisco, CA - "Advocate reflects on the weird calm of San Francisco's almost-car-free streets." more

As Roads Empty, Drivers are Speeding Up

U.S. - "...New York City’s speed cameras have been issuing about the same number of tickets since the Coronavirus crisis began, despite a 51-percent plunge in cars on the road..." more

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