Regional, U.S. & International News
Sidepath Construction in NW Columbus
Columbus, OH - "Additional 1/2 mile sidepath almost completed creates 2.4 mile section in northwest Columbus..." more
Approaches Differ in Regulating E-Scooters in Ohio
Columbus, OH - "...Instead of instituting bans as other cities — including Bexley and Upper Arlington — have, Columbus officials said they are trying to take a 'thoughtful' approach to developing any regulations." more...
Harrison County is Becoming Tourism Destination
OH - "...In all, there are 85 miles of public trails in Harrison County. These are complimented by miles of hiking and bridle trails..." more
Man Allegedly Shot While Walking on Greenway
IN - "A Marion man told police he was shot in the ankle while walking on the Cardinal Greenway early Friday morning..." more
Flood Spawns Birth of Rail Bikes along Buffalo Creek
Clay, WV - "Volunteers are scrambling to assemble rail bikes and small passenger cars to keep pace with visitor demand to ride the rails of a 113-year-old railroad line severely damaged during the June 2016 floods." more...
Seattle Trying Speed Limits for E-Bikes
WA - "...I've ridden a few and they go pretty fast you can definitely cruise pretty fast it's almost car speed..." more
Carbon Fiber Bike Failures
"High-end bikes and components are often made of carbon fiber, which is strong and light-weight. But carbon fiber bikes have to be carefully maintained." more...
- GA: Section of Victory Dr. in Columbus to close for building of a ped bridge
- NC: Phase four of Purple Martin Greenway progressing
- CT: Vernon Trail gets bike fixit station
- LA: Judge greenlights walking/bike trail on levee
- SD: Can't we do better for the bike trail?
- SD: Experts agree Sioux City should be more bike-friendly
- NM: Enjoy the scenery on new mountain bike trail at Ski Apache in Ruidoso
- TX: Legacy Trail project near Old Jacksonville Highway may be finished this fall
New Towpath Bridge in Tremont
Cleveland, OH - "The 101-mile Towpath Trail notched another milestone Friday with the installation of a 130-foot-long, 14-foot-wide bike and pedestrian bridge over West 7th Street, north of Quigley Road in the Tremont neighborhood." more...
East Exchange Street Bike & Ped Lanes Unveiled
Akron, OH - "...The temporary lanes appear on the north side of East Exchange Street between Ohio Route 8 and Arc Street. Bright green lanes are for cyclists and walkers, while beige lanes are buffers against the flow of traffic." more...
Prairie Township Sports Complex Phase 1
Prairie Twp., OH - "...The parking lot, a pedestrian path around the site and the shelter house are done but will remain closed until next year, Gant said. The trail will connect to Alton Hall School to the north and the Camp Chase Trail to the south..." more
Pace Bikes Pedal into Bloomington
IN - "...IU launched the new smart bike-sharing service this summer, in partnership with the City of Bloomington, offering a fast and affordable way to travel around the city and campus." more...
Missing Hiker ate Berries & Bees
Cougar, WA - "...Matthew B. Matheny, 40, of Warren, Ohio, was in good condition, talking and did not appear to have suffered life-threatening injuries..." more
Adirondack Scenic Railroad Rail Bike Operations
NY - "...Officials with the organization recently tested the first four-seat rail bike prototype with a ride from Charlie’s Inn at Lake Clear Junction to Saranac Lake Depot. The bike reportedly performed flawlessly..." more
Latest Bear Creek Greenway Sweep
Medford, OR - "...The nearly 18-mile bike and walking path extends from Ashland to Central Point and has long been a haven for transient activity. The illegal camping sites often accompany a substantial amount of trash." more...
Video Shows Person Sabotaging Bike Share Bikes
Seattle, WA - "Seattle Police have released a surveillance video of a person in Sodo seen snipping bike share brake cables on more than one occasion, and they’re asking for the public’s help identifying the suspect." more...
It’s Fine for Nonbikers to Use the Bike Lane
"The same things that drove people to bike—getting places faster, getting a little exercise, getting out of the car—have started to attracted potentially unwelcome visitors to try out the cherished city bike lane." more...
Self-Driving Car Makers Prepare to Blame Jaywalkers
"Who’s to blame when an autonomous car hits a pedestrian? Car companies are already trying to force the question for their own benefit." more...
- AL: Lagoon Park to open new mountain/BMX biking trail
- FL: Florida to spend $800 million on Tampa-St. Pete bridge
- GA: Public “largely positive” regarding S&S trail extension
- CAN: RCMP search for Hike and Bike trail flasher
- NH: Revival in store for Conway Rec Path
- MD: Firefighter pleads guilty to assault at meeting about bike lanes
- CAN: 700 bike share bikes launching in Metro Vancouver
- WA: Injuries to kids leads to safe streets rally
North Shore Trail Moving Forward
5 Best Places to Rent a Bike in Cleveland
OH - "There is a growing bicycle culture in Northeast Ohio, and you don't have to actually own a bike to be a part of it..." more
Missing Ohio Hiker Found Alive
Cougar, WA - "Authorities say an Ohio man has been found alive after he went missing nearly a week ago on a hike near Mount St. Helens in Washington state." more...
Reddit Helps Solve Hit-and-Run That Killed Cyclist
"A driver struck and killed Susan Rainwater, leaving a small piece of his truck behind..." more
Bikes Piling Up at Scrapyard
San Diego, CA - "A growing mountain of rideshare bikes at a San Diego metal recycling plant is raising eyebrows." more...
Will Tariffs Mean Price Hikes for E-Bikes?
"The bicycle industry is mobilizing for a 25 percent tariff on Chinese-made electric bikes and motors." more...
- VA: Man convicted of greenway attack pleads guilty to new charges
- NC: Small plot of land near greenway sparks big controversy
- IRE: Cavan authorities rule out use of CPOs in greenway project
- MA: Malden River Greenway Gets Green Light Of Sorts
- SD: Portion Of New Bike Trail Open At Tuthill Park
- TX: Final hurdle overcome for Bee Cave hike and bike trail
- NM: Is the Acequia Trail safe?
- CAN: Toronto’s bike share system expanding again
- ME: Joint effort expands Cape Elizabeth Trail system
- MD: Good-bye bike share, hello scooters
- D.C.: Capital Bikeshare goes electric
- WA: City wants to make East McLoughlin Blvd safer for cyclists, peds
- OR: Bike thief sentenced to 25 months
- UK: Queen Elizabeth's longtime doctor Peter Fisher killed riding bike to work
Another Cyclist Raped on Berlin Trail
Deerfield, OH - "For the second time this summer, there has been an attack on a woman at the Berlin Hike and Bike Trail, located off of US-224 in Deerfield." more...
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Limebike Expands Bike, Scooter Service to OSU
Columbus, OH - "Lime introduced 125 dockless bicycles and an unknown number of scooters to the Ohio State University campus Monday, as thousands of students are returning to the area for the start of fall semester classes Aug. 21." more...
Towpath Times E-News
NE OH - Read the latest edition.
The Backstory on the Historic Trail Bridge in Wakeman
Wakeman, OH - "Bruce Chapin and I spent a lot of time looking at the remarkable double-arch stone railroad bridge over the Vermilion River in Wakeman." more...
Hit-and-Run Brings Crack Down on Jaywalking
Shelbyville, KY - "...[Police Chief] There's a misconception that a vehicle always has to yield to pedestrians..." more
Blocked Bike Lane Forced Cyclist into Road & Fatal Crash
NYC - "Mayor Bill de Blasio, who's repeatedly stated that briefly parking in a bike lane is no big deal, now says he'd like to see 'consequences' for the livery driver who blocked an unprotected bike lane on Central Park West, forcing a 23-year-old cyclist into the deadly path of an allegedly drunk sanitation truck driver." more...
No Charges for Driver Who Kills Cyclists
KS - "The driver of a minivan who crashed into two German bicyclists on a Route 66 ride won’t face criminal charges..." more
Dying Railroad Could Become World-Class Trail
CA - "...A bill authored by state Sen. Mike McGuire would create the 300-mile-long Great Redwood Trail, which some people think could rival the Sierra Nevada's John Muir Trail for spectacular terrain and breathtaking vistas." more...
Food Delivery Hitting the Sidewalks
CA - "Heading back to Axios' San Francisco office after a meeting with a Berkeley professor, I nearly collided with an icebox-sized tub with wheels and a flagpole, sporting Cal colors." more...
Behavioral Science Used to Make Cities Safer
"...People don’t change faulty behaviour despite awareness, as humans are not rational beings..." more
- FL: West Palm Beach announces plan to reduce crashes
- FL: UCF Campus to get 500 bikes this week
- CO: Castle Creek Trail Aims To Improve Ped, Bike Safety
- WA: Fire burns near Richland Wye bike path
- DE: Support builds for Delaware Avenue cycle track
- MA: Lynnfield-Wakefield Delegation Secures $500k For Rail Trail
Amenities Added to Cannonball Trail
Williams County, OH - "...We now have Kiosks w/ full map and trail info at Wabash Park in West Unity and Cty RD 13( Airport RD) at east edge of Montpelier There is trail parking at both locations as well and village of West Unity has added flush toilets/ restrooms and drinking water at their park." more...
New Bike Fixit Stand at Edgewater Park
Cleveland, OH - "So, you're at Edgewater Park and you need a little air or your bike needs a quick adjustment?.." more
Red Bike Go is Soaring
Cincinnati, OH - "...Red Bike Go offers those with limited income a $5 monthly membership, as opposed to the regular $15 monthly membership. Red Bike wants to offer inclusive access to all the benefits of riding a bike." more...
Mayor Cited in Hit-and-Run
Somerset, KY - "...Mayor Eddie Girdler was cited Sunday for allegedly leaving the scene of an accident and failing to give aid to the girl, who was riding a bike when she was hit in a crosswalk." more...
Bird Scooters Come to Louisville
KY - "...we took a ride on a Bird scooter (when they prematurely arrived a few weeks ago!) to give you the ins and outs on what to expect." more...
Ofo Left ATL, but Bikes get a Second Chance in Town
Atlanta, GA - "he China-based company donated 188 bicycles, hoping they’d be put to good use. They have indeed." more...
Seattle Ups the Ante on Green & Complete Streets
WA - "Can the Emerald City move fast enough to implement its best plans in the face of scorching rates of development?" more...
- NM: City proposing dramatic improvements for bicyclists and walkers
- OR: Scootering is very popular and hasn’t destroyed Portland
- OR: Portland will restart N Rosa Parks Way project
- WA: Wilson Ave S bike lanes will fill key gap in SE Seattle
New Bike Lanes in Hamilton County
Hamilton County, OH - "Check out these beautiful bike lanes that were recently added to US 50 in western Hamilton County! They start in Addyston and traverse about 4.5 miles through North Bend and Cleves..." more
Buck Creek Trail Paving Progress
NCIT Progress in Ottawa County
Ottawa County, OH - "...The county was awarded funds by ODOT in the amount of about $2.1 million to extend a section of the North Coast Inland Trail...
"...The ODOT funding will continue the trail from Elmore to Genoa... Completion of the project is tentatively slated for late 2019 or early 2020..." more
Bike Park Reopens after Renovations
Newark, OH - "...The renovations... include a BMX pump track, dirt jumps, a skills course, and a half-mile mountain bike loop on a 1.2-acre space." more...
E-Scooters Allowed on Sidewalks -- For Now
Columbus, OH - "As pedestrians and motorized scooters begin to share sidewalk space more and more in Columbus, City Attorney Zach Klein took to Twitter..." more
Westside Greenway Bollards Still Causing Injuries & Mayhem
NYC - "Meet another victim of the new math on the Hudson River Greenway." more
Teens Charged in Trail Sabotage Case
IA - "Pottawattamie County officials have arrested three teenagers who they say placed debris on the Wabash bike trail and strung fishing line across the path in attempts to injure cyclists." more...
Injured Cyclist Gives Driver that Struck Her Free Pass
Chicago, IL - "...On Tuesday, July 31, Green was biking home from her job [as] a barista when an elderly female driver struck her in a Lincoln Square bike lane..." more
NYC Sees Vision Zero Progress
NYC - "...The first half of 2018 has seen the fewest traffic-related fatalities in any six-month period ever measured in America's most populated city, officials say." more...
Study Reveals What Drivers Don't See
CAN - "U of T Engineering researchers studied the eye movements of drivers at busy Toronto intersections and found that more than half failed to make necessary scans for pedestrians or cyclists at right turns." more...
Students Protest Traffic Deaths
BGD - "On Saturday, July 29, a speeding bus ran over a group of students waiting on the side of the road in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh..." more
Couple Gives Up Tandem Riding Because of Disrespectful Drivers
UK - "...Following an incredible 78 years of tandem riding, which began in wartime Britain, Lionel and Joyce Joseph have now retired their two saddled mode of transport because of safety fears." more...
Rails-with-Trails a Safe Alternative
"...Arguments against rails-with-trails emphasize safety concerns, yet, of the thousands of fatalities along railroad corridors since 1975, only two involved a trail user on a rail-with-trail..." more
- CA: Oakland Police Throw Rich City Rides’s Najari Smith in Jail
- CA: Cars soon will be unwelcome on Playa Vista's main drag
- WA: Lime’s expanded discount program lets people pay in cash, unlock 5¢ bikes
- CA: California wildfires impact bike retail across the state
- MO: City of Sedalia blazing new trails with Prairie Queen project
- AUS: New dashboard visualises active travel data on Sydney’s GreenWay
- OR: Goats a potential solution to problems on Bear Creek Greenway
- IRE: East Coast Greenway petition reaches over 8,000 signatures
- D.C.: What a regional bike trail network could look like
- SD: West-side bike trail connection completed
- NY: Man on mobility scooter threatened with fine
- CA: Some Residents Oppose Plan To Pave Portion Of American River Parkway
Ohio Man Missing near Mt. St. Helens
Ariel, WA - "Deputies are looking for 40-year-old Matthew Matheny of Warren, Ohio, who was last seen at 7 a.m. Thursday on Blue Lake trail near Mount St. Helens." more...
Connector Planned to Link 2 Trails
Logansport, IN - "...The proposed route would use existing roads and trails to connect the 22-mile Panhandle Pathway running between Winamac and near France Park in Cass County and the 37-mile Nickel Plate Trail..." more
New MTB Trails Open in Johnstown
Westmont, PA - "...Saturday morning was the official ribbon-cutting and grand opening of the inclined plane downhill trails." more...
Marin 'Greenway' Project gets $280K
CA - "...This is an important project to replace a narrow pathway that is only 4 feet wide..." more
- GA: Meeting next step in fate of Standing Boy bike trails
- NH: Rec vehicle driver flees stop, strikes conservation officer
- GA: Input sought on extending Greenway to Brooklet
- DE: Northern Delaware Greenway Trail robbery
- TN: Greenway trail bid approved
- TAS: Mt Montgomery Loop bike trail to open soon
- NY: Happy trails for local bicyclists
- MO: Construction Underway for Bike Boulevard
- WA: Mayor Durkan Is Hell-Bent on Killing the Center City Connector
Transportation Planning in Fostoria
OH - "Plans to create and improve travel routes around the area and within Fostoria city limits were the topic of discussion during Tuesday’s City Council meeting." more...
Linking Cass & Miami Counties by Bike Trail
IN - "Cass County officials and trail leaders are getting the wheels rolling on a connection through Logansport and Cass and Miami counties to link two biking routes." more...
Portland Businesses Add E-Cargo Bikes
OR - "When you do business in a city, electric cargo bikes are often a much better solution for deliveries and service calls than cars or trucks..." more
9 Die in Chopper Crash
JPN - "...The helicopter was on a two-hour flight to monitor the opening of a mountain trail..." more
- MN: Minnetonka rejects petition for bike trail review
- NH: Rail trail for Amherst? Town will seek federal grant
- WI: Sheboygan committed to elderly travel options
Athens Bike Path Spur May Open Soon
Athens, OH - "...The project, which has been ongoing for several months, seeks to repair and reinforce the path, which has sustained significant damage and erosion due to flooding earlier this year and the resultant natural rechanneling of the Hocking River..." more
Countywide Plan to Boost Bike Infrastructure
Montgomery County, PA - "The Montgomery County commissioners this week unanimously approved a plan to create 800 miles of 'bike infrastructure' in the county." more...
NIckel Plate Trail Planning
IN - "Two firms have been chosen to lead the design phase of the proposed Nickel Plate Trail in Fishers." more...
Bike Thieves Clean Out Bike Shop
CA - "Burglars cleaned out Box Dog Bikes overnight, making off with 21 bikes valued at around $60,000, according to the worker-owned store’s proprietors." more...
Better Street Design to Reduce Pedestrian Deaths
"With pedestrian deaths on the rise, advocates said more focus must be placed on how streets can be redesigned and made safer, rather than 'victim-blaming' those that have been killed." more...
Pentagon Restricts Fitness Trackers
Geolocation features are now prohibited for all Department of Defense personnel in certain areas." more...
- NY: DEC tickets minor for ATV use on mountain bike trail
- UT: More bicycle paths planned for Salt Lake City
- OK: TSET sponsors bike racks, trail signs
- MA: Protected bike lanes arrive on Comm Ave
- GA: Decatur-PATH Connectivity Plan
- MA: Assabet River Rail Trail celebrates grand opening
Turning Ohio into a Web of Trails
"...ODNR has spent the summer asking the public where they would like to see trails built. The goal this year is to develop the Ohio Trail Plan." more...
Holmes County Trail Repairs Start Aug. 13
Millersburg, OH - "We will be starting our 2018 repair project on Monday, August 13th. The project will stretch from the Millersburg Depot south to just past the Millersburg Walmart near Tractor Supply..." more
Harrison County Approves Bike Routes
Tree Removal along Alum Creek Trail
Columbus, OH - From MetroParks, "[On] August 15, 2018 between 7 am - 6 pm expect temporary closures between Innis Park and Easton Socccer Fields -- tree removal."
Cyclist's Bike Stolen at Crash Scene
"Mike Etter suffered only minor injuries, but that's where his good luck ran out." more...
VeloNews Study Names Names
Boulder, CO - "There are more than a few surprises contained in VeloNews' recent Audience Study..." more
Retailers Stock Up on Imported Goods Ahead of Proposed Tariffs
D.C. - "A new report shows that retailers — across all categories — are stocking up on Chinese consumer goods before the possibility of increased tariffs." more
Bird Drops More Scooters on the Sly
"Bird has struck again — this time in Charleston." more...
Lance Armstrong Gets Medical Treatment after Crash
CO - "The world's most famous cyclist ended up in the hospital after crashing on a bike trail in Colorado." more...
- LA: Designed to Fail
- D.C.: Capital Bikeshare Adds Rewards For Helping Rebalance Its Bikes
- DE: University of Delaware to order mandatory safety class for some jaywalkers
- WA: West Seattle Link might destroy the Sodo Trail
- GER: Zig-zag bike line a new twist for Berlin cyclists
- OR: Bicycle burglar returns, steals thousands from north Portland shop
- DE: 'Road diet' trims travel lanes on Cleveland Avenue in Newark
- NE: Proposed Milford bike trail
- CAN: Victoria wins funds for cycling, pedestrian routes
- TX: Trails near Kashmere Gardens one step closer to completion
- ID: Fire burning in Heyburn State Park near Plummer
- NC: How county greenways avoided a contractor kickback scheme
- IRE: £200,000 granted to develop eight new greenway schemes
- NY: Path's cleared for Niagara River Greenway Trail in NT
- UK: £25,000 for Doagh to Larne greenway project
West Nile Virus Detected Along Ohio Trail
Surveying Work on Cannonball Trail
NW OH - Was out working on North Fork yesterday and came upon survey workers from Mannik & http://www.manniksmithgroup.com/ Who are doing work for our $2m grant from ODOT to pave trail from Fulton/ Lucas cty RD to St Rt 109 [on the Cannonball Trail]" more...
Wayne County Rails-to-Trails E-News
OH - Read the latest edition.
Treesdale Trail to be Built
Treesdale, PA - "Treesdale residents will soon have a new pedestrian and bike path connecting their community to Pine Community Park." more...
Amish Uber in Colon
MI - "...The newest taxi service in Colon has four wheels, four legs and good gas mileage." more...
Gravel Rides Are Saving Small-Town America
"How the massive economic success of races like Dirty Kanza is upping local support for gravel events." more...
"Two years ago, Barcelona announced it would transform chunks of its street grid to prioritize people over cars. The method: superblocks." more...
- MD: City Council repeals part of fire code to accommodate bike lanes
- TX: 3 Bike-Share Companies Have Left Dallas
- TX: Hundreds of Ofo bikes piled up at Dallas recycling plant
- WI: County to move ahead with plan to reroute bike trail segment
- FL: Tourism group backs $400k trail plan
- NZL: Otago cycle trail gets $13.2M
- TN: PeopleForBikes donates $10K towards new bike trails at Winged Deer Park
- CA: Capitola ballot initiative ‘literally derailing’ rail trail plan
Bike & Hike Trail Closure Coming Sept. 4
Summit County, OH - From summitmetroparks.org, "First Energy is continuing utility pole replacement work along the Bike & Hike Trail in Stow and Hudson. A trail closure will be in effect for the section of trail at Hampshire Road heading north to Barlow Road. The closure will be in effect until October 15."
1st New London-Greenwich Rail Trail Work Day
Trustees Approve Niss Support Resolution
Madison Twp., OH - "...The land abuts the Richland B & O Trail and would connect with a trail the City of Mansfield developed as part of a Trimble Road improvement project. Western Reserve officials said plans also call for hiking paths and setting aside space for limited parking and recreational development." more...
E-News from Friends of the Little Miami
SW OH - Read the latest edition.
APVs Coming to Zaleski Forest
Zaleski, OH - "I want to thank The Dispatch for the disturbing news that all-purpose vehicles and dirt bikes will soon be roaring around a 52-mile trail to be built in Zaleski State Forest (Dispatch article, last Tuesday). I had no idea. My neighbors in Vinton County had no idea..." more
$6M Beltline Trail Expansion
Atlanta, GA - "Officials say the city of Atlanta has spent more than $6 million to buy a stretch of old railroad that will provide land for the Beltline project." more...
Canada Traffic Safety Record vs. U.S.
"The per capita death rate on roads north of the border is less than half of the U.S. rate." more...
25% E-Bike Tariff Confirmed
D.C. - "The U.S. Trade Representative has approved the inclusion of e-bikes and e-bike motors on the list of $16 billion worth of Chinese products that will be hit with a 25 percent tariff starting Aug. 23." more...
- D.C.: DC cyclists hoping for crackdown on safety issues
- OR: Portland’s latest protected bikeway goes through an industrial zone
- WA: Paving projects create opportunity to make huge bike improvements
- VA: Lynchburg's flood-soaked trails, dog park closed for repairs
- VA: Washington Blvd Bike Trail Work Moves Ahead
- MA: Design firm sought for McKnight Neighborhood bike-pedestrian trail
- MN: Death reported at Lebanon Hills mountain bike trails
- OR: Willamette Greenway Trail a safety hazard
Pedestrian Struck & Killed on I-70
Columbus, OH - "A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle on I-70 in east Columbus on Sunday morning." more...
Bike Trail to Replace Old Railway
South Bend, IN - "...From rail to trail, the Coal Line Trail project is a new pedestrian and bike trail that will eventually run from Mishawaka through South Bend and into Niles..." more
Fatal Bike Crash Spurs Safety Research
VA - "...His bike tire got lodged in the streetcar track near 3rd and H streets NE. He fell and was struck by a bus and later died at the hospital." more...
Rails-to-Trails Green Issue
"...In this issue, we explore how trails and trail networks are transforming the country—generating transportation, economic, social, environmental and health benefits that resonate across communities and entire regions of the United States." more...
64 New Bike Friendly Businesses
"Today, the League of American Bicyclists — the nonprofit leader in the movement to create a more bicycle-friendly America — has awarded prestigious Bicycle Friendly Business Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum certifications to 64 companies in 25 states and the District of Columbia." more...
Rural Roundabouts Save Lives
"...With a roundabout, 'We eliminate the problems with determining whether there’s enough time to get through the intersection'..." more...
- UT: SLC to scooter users: Stay off the sidewalk
- MO: Kansas City's First Parking-Protected Bike Lane
- WA: Downtown-to-ID bike lane options are proving difficult
- CT: Agency accepting applications for trail improvement funds
- WA: Spending $23M on Burke-Gilman bike trail same as burning money
- MN: Minnetonka Bike Trail Debate Continues
- NH: Group seeks public input on future of Ashuelot Rail Trail
- CAN: City of Charlottetown, Cycling P.E.I. working on more bike lanes
- NC: East Coast Greenway could be coming through Cape Fear area
- NY: Greenway can improve health, reduce disparities
Cardinal Greenway Makes Hall-of-Fame List
IN - "...The Cardinal Greenway, the longest rail-trail in Indiana that stretches nearly 62 miles from Marion through Muncie to Richmond..." more
Cyclist Killed, So Parish Seeks to Make Biking Harder
LA - "The Louisiana parish where a prominent local politician was killed while riding his bike has taken the wrong lessons from the tragedy." more...
Endangered Bees May Affect Trail Building
Minnetonka, MN - "Plan to add mountain bike trails at Minnetonka park worries naturalists." more...
A Brave New World on the Bike Path
"During an otherwise relaxing bicycle ride the other afternoon, a young woman whose attention was on the cell phone in her hand nearly ran me down." more...
- WA: Craft breweries catering to cycling customers
- IA: IDOT accepting public input for bike, pedestrian plan
- AL: New Bike Trail Opens at Lagoon Park
Flood Damaged Greenway Could Reopen in September
NC - "...The popular greenway park received heavy damage from the flooding in May and has remained closed since." more...
- AZ: Grand Canyon closes North Rim road, trails due to wildfire
- CA: Trails west of Redding may not be open for a long time
- NC: Greenway could reopen by early September
- NJ: Livingston Makes Headway on Trails and Greenways Project
Freight Service Could Thwart Greenway Bid
IN - "...A railroad operator is making a last-ditch bid to buy the Nickel Plate tracks so it can run grain on freight trains into Indianapolis..." more
Allentown Trail Plan Moves Forward
PA - "...nearly a decade after the Connecting our Community plan was unveiled, Allentown officials have stepped up their efforts to get pieces of the trail construction underway." more...
Nearly 250 Bike Share Bikes Go Missing
Rochester, NY - "...People apparently have capitalized on a flaw in the Bluetooth technology the company uses for locking and unlocking. The issue worsened in July and the majority of the bikes are now missing..." more
Putting Bus Drivers on Bikes
NZL - "The group is giving the classic 'walk a mile in their shoes' approach - just on two wheels." more...
- DE: Cleveland Avenue construction will result in new lane configuration
- NC: Downtown Greenway begins construction again
- NY: Study measures health impacts of Genesee Valley Greenway
- ND: Greenway access approved
- TX: Proposed bike trail causing controversy for Bellaire residents
- CA: Placer County approves $3.5 million to go towards Resort Triangle trail systems
- GA: Cobb rail, trail advocates await CSX lease renewal
- DE: Five Points group’s decision wins wide support
- NC: Charlotte to host 'pop-up' events to discuss possible bike only lane
- NY: A collaborative approach to “refreshing” on-road bicycle facilities
- RI: Jaywalking turkeys posing a nuisance in Johnston
- OR: New rockslides delay reopening of Historic Columbia River Highway
A Big Day for Stage 1 Towpath Development
Ottawa County Park District Dusting Off Bike Trail Plan
Port Clinton, OH - "Ottawa County panel holds first meeting in a decade." more...
Rock Slide Closes Trail, Starts Fire
Manor Twp., PA - "...huge rocks and boulders smashed down onto the Enola Low Grade Rail Trail in Manor Township around 6:30 p.m. Some of the rocks fell onto live wires, which crashed into trees, sparking a fire." more...
D.C. Couple Killed While Biking in Tajikistan
"...A car swerved to hit a group of seven bicyclists; assailants then jumped from the car and stabbed the bikers with knives. Three of the bicyclists survived the attack..." more
Scooter Startup Wants to Fund Protected Bike Lanes
"A new transit infrastructure fund and global safety council aim to help scooter riders, cyclists, and pedestrians." more...
Cyclist Chases Down Purse Snatcher
UK - "...Despite being mid-ride and mid-snack, Perowne pedaled after the suspect with [a] sandwich still in his mouth..." more
Aggressive Driver Menaces London Cyclists
UK - "First the driver threw things at the cyclists, then acted as if he were going to ram them." more...
- OR: We Asked Portlanders to Tell Us About Scooter Riders Behaving Badly
- OR: $16M up for grabs for safer routes to schools
- CAN: RCMP still searching for man target shooting near bike trail
- ND: Reverse parking, centered bike lanes part of concepts ND Moves is trying
- MA: State budget allots $50k to rehab Greenway entrance structure
- NC: Salem Creek Greenway closed amid flooding in the Piedmont
- SD: Prairie Trail Project A Community Endeavor
Honda Offers Donation Match for Trail Paving
New Protected Bike Lane in Xenia
Xenia, OH - "...Have you ridden as far as Xenia this summer on the Little Miami Scenic Trail? Did you turn around at McDonald's because you really didn't like riding on the sidewalk through downtown Xenia? Take a look at the protected two-way bike lane installed this year on Detroit Street. Now it's easier than ever to get to Xenia Station..." more
Cyclist's Complaint Spurs Positive Action
Columbus, OH - "...Tonni was experiencing hostility on a segment of her daily commute—the narrow, one-lane bridge with a hill on St Claire Avenue that doesn't readily allow cars to pass when she's taking the full lane for safety (as is her right)..." more
Bike Lanes Pedal into Louisville’s Race for Mayor
KY - "Bike lanes represent a minimal part of the city's budget. But at times they're an outsized part of Louisville politics." more...
MUTCD Update From June 2018 Meeting
"...The NCUTCD approved and forwarded to FHWA 8 proposals at the June meeting. Two proposals may be of interest..." more
- WA: Can Seattle finally make good on downtown bike lanes?
- OR: Portland firm releases free legal guidebook for electric bicycles
- WA: Bellevue opens bike lanes and launches bike share
- TX: Hike-and-bike trail hits snag
- VA: New Protected Bike Lane Coming to Courthouse This Month
- SD: Oahe West Shore: Mountain bike trail on track
- IA: LPD Bike Patrol hits the streets of Le Mars
- CAN: New study on Vancouver’s Arbutus Greenway
- TN: Casteel Connector Completed In Cleveland's Greenway System
- CAN: Young bear spotted near Mission Creek Greenway
Chardon Seeking Input on Maple Highlands Trail
MTB Trail Gets an Upgrade
Hamilton, County, OH - "Thanks to a $5,000 grant from REI for major improvements on the Great Parks of Hamilton County’s Mitchell Memorial Forest bike trail, the park has improved signage, expanded the length of the trail, and made restorations." more...
Towpath Times E-News
NE OH - Read the latest edition.
U.S. E-Bike Regulations are a Mistake
"No, I’m not suggesting that regulating e-bikes is a bad idea. However, I am saying that the classes established by the regulations get it wrong." more...
Bike Industry Vet Dies After Bike Crash
Boulder, CO - "Dave Whittingham, an industry veteran who managed bike shops, developed products and worked for several brands in the Boulder area, died Monday..." more
Harley Davidson May Include E-Bikes
Milwaukee, WI - "...In a news release, the company included illustrations of four electric two-wheelers, including lightweight street and offroad motorcycles, a scooter, and what appears to be a full suspension electric mountain bike..." more
- NC: Charlotte Moves toward a Car-Free City Center
- LA: New Orleans pledges more roads for bikers, pedestrians
- GA: Bikeshare Company Quits Atlanta, One Month After Launch
- WA: Seattle approves downtown bike lane resolution
- CA: New murals aim to bring attention to still-unfinished East Bay Greenway
- NC: County seeks $17M grant for greenway trail plan
- NC: Charlotte planning first of its kind cycle track for uptown
- CO: Backcountry Bike Trail Gets Overwhelming Support
- WA: Why Bainbridge bicyclists don't like the trail that was built for them
- NY: Washington County objects to Empire State Trail location
- WA: New bike lanes open in downtown Bellevue
Ohio Forest Uses Debated
Columbus, OH - "Debate is already underway through public meetings and on social media over draft plans to allow mining and logging of hundreds of acres and expanding by miles all-purpose vehicle trails in some of Ohio’s 21 forests." more...
Distracted Driving Law Increases Potential Fines
Columbus, OH - "Drivers could face an extra $100 fine if they’re talking or texting when they violate certain traffic laws..." more
Bike Trail Coming to N. Green River Rd
Evansville, IN - "Walkers and riders near N Green River Rd will have a safer path along that busy road." more...
Titusville Man to Receive Greenway Award
PA - "...These awards celebrate individuals, groups, and businesses which assist the communities of Clarion, Crawford and Venango counties to protect greenways and trails..." more
Connecting Tallahassee by Bike
FL - "...Today, Tallahassee is home to a comprehensive bicycle network, including protected bike lanes, bike boulevards, bike boxes, buffered bike lanes and trails, in addition to traditional bike lanes..." more
- WA: Council approves bike share expansion
- WY: Missing boy found
- CA: Hiker suffers heat stroke on trail in Lake Elsinore
- IA: Driver drives down mountain bike trail
- IA: On-street bike routes to begin with two streets
- CAN: Kitchener staff, residents cycle together to improve trail system
- IRE: Greenways helping to unlock the potential of farm sales
- NJ: West Morris Greenway Trail Renovations Completed
New Trail Opens in Ravenswood
WVA - "After a year of work by friends and community volunteers, Ravenswood neighbors will have a new bike path that everyone can enjoy." more...
Nickel Plate Trail Sculpture
Wagoner, IN - "Rochester artist creates bicycle sculpture for Nickel Plate Trail." more...
Touring Cyclists Killed
Tajikistan - "...Reports in local media say the suspects were armed with knives and attacked the tourists after the car hit the cycling group." more...
Bike Lanes Are For Everyone
"Transportation Twitter is buzzing today about an anti-bike lane op/ed in Crosscut that argues, among other things, that new bike lanes in the overwhelmingly white neighborhood of Wedgwood will hurt minority-owned businesses..." more
- WA: City Launches First Bike/Ped Greenway
- IRE: Greenway through North Leitrim is "as important as the N16"
- WA: Hiker dies trying to cross river at Mt. Rainier
- ID: Proposed Dockless Bike-Share Rules Rolled Out
- WA: Six Rivers Trail to run north to south through community
- UT: Body found near bike trail by man walking his dogs
Wasson Way Trail Section Opens
Cincinnati, OH - "Congratulations to Wasson Way Project and the City of Cincinnati for opening the first 0.6 mile of trail today! This exciting moment is just the beginning of what will be a nearly 8 mile trail corridor from Uptown to the Little Miami Scenic Trail..." more
8 Projects Planned Along D.C.'s Cycling Trails
D.C. - "One of the most bike-friendly cities in the country, D.C. has several major bike trails in the city and its immediate suburbs..." more
- AR: Bella Vista celebrates Razorback Greenway trail extension
- IRE: Limerick council allocates €200k for greenway
- CA: Greenway’s anti-rail agenda is short-sighted
- NY: Meeting set on $2.1 million bike trail grant
- TAS: North East Railway Line compromise fails
- VA: Four-lane highway, but no bike path
- NY: Suffolk 'Rails-to-Trails' path gets final funding at last
Hilliard Woman Killed in Bike Crash
Union County, OH - "...According to patrol, 26-year-old Shannon Mills of Hilliard riding a bicycle northbound on Unionville Road when she failed to stop at stop sign and was struck by a Ford Five Hundred traveling eastbound on SR 161." more...
Intermittent Trail Closures on Little Miami Scenic Trail
Washington Twp., OH - "Beginning next week (July 30th) expect intermittent closures on the trail between SR 350 (Ft. Ancient) and Strout Rd..." more...
CoGo Coming to UA by Late September
Upper Arlington, OH - "Upper Arlington is expected to get its first bicycle-sharing stations by the end of September as part of a project to bring more than two-dozen new stations to Columbus and three suburbs." more...
Distracted Driving Cop Crashes Into Cyclist
MO - "...Fasanello said he sustained minor cuts and bruises but wasn’t seriously injured. His bicycle was destroyed." more
Baltimore Bike Share About to Fail Again
MD - "Baltimore’s bike share system is close to shutting down once again due to a lack of maintenance from its operator and its equipment’s inability to handle wear. Most troubling, two out of every five bikes in the system have disappeared." more...
Mountain Biker Runs Into Black Bear
"...The biker reportedly came over a rise, and the bear was right there in the landing zone." more...
65-Mile Side Trail Connecting to Great Divide Route
MT - "...On its 20th anniversary, the Great Divide Mountain Bike Trail added more than 400 new miles to its north-south transcontinental map..." more
Incremental Street Fixes
"... an incremental development mindset can actually make it easier to do something quickly and make a more meaningful change." more
- CA: Arrest made in connection to Fort Ord trail attacks
- NJ: Roxbury Getting Cost Estimates on 'Shippenport Greenway' Trail
- IRE: Newry stretch of Carlingford Lough Greenway officially opened
- IRE: Locals furious after mindless vandals destroy Co Louth beauty spot
- D.C.: Two Dockless Bikeshare Companies Have Left D.C.
Man Allegedly Attacks 3 on Olentangy Trail
Columbus, OH - "...The suspect, 32-year-old Christopher Bosewell, was arrested on W. 5th Ave and charged with 2 counts of felonious assault. Police say no injuries were reported..." more
Galena Brick Trail Update
Galena, OH - "The Galena Brick Trail (Phase 2) north of Holmes Street in the Village of Galena will be extended 1,775 feet. Project work has been awarded for construction to begin in August that should be completed in October..." more
Increase in Lyme-Carrying Ticks in Ohio
"...Black-legged ticks are the ones that carry Lyme disease and cases of Lyme disease are growing here in Ohio." more
Fishers Plans Trail Tunnel
IN - "...Trail planners said they determined quickly it was the only way to accommodate vehicles and people at the intersection." more
Bike Lane Experiment Results
Orlando, FL - "...The city reported a 53 percent decrease in speeding, 50 percent increase in biking and 38 percent increase in walking in the corridor during the pilot program." more...
Website Targets Bike Lane Scofflaws
Chicago, IL - "Bicyclists are fighting for space in Chicago’s designated bike lanes by posting vigilantelike photos of illegally stopped cars on the website Bike Lane Uprising..." more
E-Bike Industry Testifies Against Proposed Tariffs
D.C. - "Two members of the U.S. e-bike industry testified Wednesday in opposition to the Trump administration's proposed 25 percent tariff on e-bikes from China." more...
London Wants to Eliminate Traffic Deaths by 2041
"London has reduced traffic deaths nearly 50 percent in the last decade, but Mayor Sadiq Khan isn’t satisfied..." more
- TN: Nashville street sparked a debate over bike lanes
- LA: More people hit by cars than robbed in the Big Easy
- WA: Victim remains hospitalized 4 months after hit-and-run in Seattle
- WA: Closure on East Lake Sammamish Trail
- CA: Chula Vista hiker who died on Poway trail hailed as loving father
- NC: Slaying at scenic mountain inn rattles seasonal workers
- TAS: NE rail trail outcome a win for all
- CO: Sex offender accused of pulling woman off Littleton trail & sexually assaulting her
- NC: Greenway fencing upset residents
- CT: West Hartford Designates Three Neighborhood Bike Routes
Towpath Construction in Cleveland
Cleveland, OH - "...Despite being only 0.7 miles long, Donovan calls Stage One perhaps the most difficult phase to complete—due to a landscape covered by railroad tracks, changing elevations, and even an area where uranium was cooked to build the atom bomb..." more
Bike Path Tragedy Underscores Dangers of Roadway Crossings
MA - "...There is a high stop sign on the bike path but no traffic control on the roadway. Three children have been killed on the section of the East Bay Bike Path, according to Providence Journal reports." more...
Why Carbon Fiber Bikes Are Failing
"The high-tech material has been used to build frames and components for decades, but as bikes age, catastrophic failures are leading to lawsuits." more...
- VA: Mitigation efforts underway for Creekside Trail after several areas caved in
- GA: Atlanta Researchers Help Cities Track Their Sidewalk Problems
- MO: Scooting past the rules
- OR: Eugene looks into rise of ped-involved crashes
- OR: Let’s keep the Green Loop rolling
- MA: Grant money will bolster bike trail, harbor cleanup
- IA: West Des Moines restaurant and bar, opens on Great Western bike trail
- CT: Canton police investigate alleged sexual assault incident on trail
- D.C.: Flooding damages Rock Creek bike path
- MN: Possible regional bike path could connect multiple communities
- WI: FEATURED La Crosse debuts 'flow' bike trails in Upper Hixon
Alum Creek Trail Section Closes July 25
Search for Man Who Exposed Himself on Olentangy Trail
Columbus, OH - "Columbus police are looking for a man accused of exposing himself to a jogger on the Olentangy Trail. According to the police report, the incident happened on Saturday morning." more...
Dayton Looks to be Better for Bikes
Dayton, OH - "...Dayton wasn’t always so bike friendly, and cycling advocates say there’s still room for improvement." more...
Grand Rapids Considers Bike Plan
MI - "Safety is a key concern for Grand Rapids residents who are interested in trading in their car – at least some of the time – for a bicycle." more...
Fishers Enacts 3-Foot Law
Fishers, IN - " A new ordinance in Fishers requires drivers to give cyclists a 3-foot clearance when passing them on the roadway." more...
What Type of Bike Infrastructure is Important to You?
Portland, OR - "...As you bike with your family around town, what’s your favorite 'thing' for biking safely?" more...
Drone Deployed to Help Bust Cyclists
CAN - "A group of cyclists in Collingwood, Ont. were stopped by local law enforcement who allegedly used aerial surveillance to observe them running stop signs." more...
'Poor Strategies' Have Been Holding Back Bike Sharing
"Mistakes in predicting regulations, poor consumer behaviors and a lack of brand loyalty could make bike sharing less profitable for companies..." more...
Louis Garneau Injured in Bike Crash
CAN - "...The 59-year-old is a former Canadian national team member on the road and track." more...
- OR: Oregon woman reunites girl with toy lion lost on remote hike
- OR: Portland’s 10 most dangerous intersections
- WA: Seattle bikeshare expansion raises concerns about blocking mobility
- MA: Boston Mayor tells scooter-rental company to slow down
- IRE: Kerry farmers protest over ‘rigid approach’ to greenway project
- NY: Two Rivers Greenway signage project now complete
- IRE: Greenway linking Glanmire to Dunkettle to be ‘jewel in crown’ of plan
- NY: River Trail spur born of public/private partnership
- NC: Over $25M in funding for Asheville area active transportation
- TX: Bayou Greenways Unveils Houston’s Newest Hike and Bike Trail
- WI: Safer Streets for Milwaukee’s Low-Income Neighborhoods
- RI: Boy struck, killed on East Bay Bike Path
- NY: Niagara Falls, North Tonawanda, Wheatfield join forces on trail project
Massillon Trail Robbery
Massillon, OH - "Two people are charged after a woman claims she was beaten and robbed of a cell phone while walking a trail on Sunday." more...
Massillon Adding Bike Routes
Safety Tips for Sharing the Streets
Columbus, OH - "...The city has taken what it calls the “6E Approach” when it comes to improving bicycle accessibility, according to Scott Ulrich, the City of Columbus healthy places and bicycle coordinator." more...
Input Sought for Kalamazoo River Greenway
MI - "What do you envision for the future of the Kalamazoo River corridor in Allegan County?.." more
Bicyclist Struck Crossing Road
Traverse City, MI - "...The car behind the [stopped] truck swerved around the truck and ended up hitting the woman on her bike while she was crossing." more...
Ofo Lays Off Majority Of U.S. Staff
"Ofo laid off the majority of its workforce in the U.S. on Wednesday as the Chinese bike-share company began to withdraw from several markets..." more
Uber E-Bikes Cannibalizing Rides from Uber Cars
"...New riders taking a spin on its red Jump electric bikes in San Francisco are more likely to continue riding the bikes instead of hopping in one of its ubiquitous cars." more...
New Traffic Signals Favor Peds in London
UK - "The city of London is on a mission to make walking as convenient as possible, using smarter traffic signals that reduce wait times for pedestrians." more...
Cyclist Clotheslined by Garden Hose
AUS - "He broke his collarbone, fractured several ribs, and will likely miss work due to his injuries." more...
- WA: DOT Chief: Fixing Congestion With Highways “Fiscally Impossible”
- WA: Mike O’Brien wants to hold SDOT accountable for bike lane network
- OR: Bicyclists Are Hesitant to Embrace New Bike Lanes
- LA: I-10 Widening project concerns bicyclists, pedestrians
- AUT: Vienna’s pilot project on banning cars at the start of the school day
- OR: The crusade for safer light rail crossings
- WA: Work on neighborhood greenway underway
- CO: Advocates raising funds for 32-mile Palisade Plunge trail
- SC: Storm damage shuts part of Big Creek Greenway
- OK: Hole on metro bike path has cyclists concerned
- IA: Storm Lake street bike trails still on hold
- TN: Parks & Recreation Department to open new bike pump track
- CAN: $4.5M in bike lanes coming for Leamington, Kingsville and Essex
App Will Offer 360-Degree Trail Views
MI - "The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments has partnered with off-road mapping company Terrain360 to bring 360-degree views of trails and waterways across southeast Michigan to the organization's ParkFinder app." more...
New Road will Include Trail
Santa Claus, IN - "...The new road will also incorporate a biking and hiking trail that will connect to the recreational trail system in the town about 35 miles northeast of Evansville." more...
Enhanced Greenway Patrols to Combat Fires
OR - "Four grass fires in a month along the Bear Creek Greenway, including one that burned 97 acres and killed a homeless man in Central Point, have local police and fire officials on the lookout..." more
Bike Lane Bouncers
CAN - "...what do you do when someone parks in the bike lane?.. more
- GA: Body found in creek near Ringgold sewage treatment plant
- NY: New foot bridge for 358-mile Long Path
- CA: Skyline Fire near Corona brings trail closures
- NH: Mascoma River Greenway Officially Opens
- IRE: Opportunity knocks for long-distance greenway through Limerick and Kerry
- LA: Injured bicyclist rescued from bike trail near Comite River
- AR: Lake Alma mountain bike trail in the works
Equestrian Access to Cannonball Trail
Parks Aim to Increase Accessibility
Cave City, KY - "...The Mammoth Cave project is an early step in a coordinated push by the National Park Service to improve and increase accessibility for people with disabilities..." more
Panel to Give Cyclists, Walkers a Voice
IN - "Local bicyclists and walkers would have a voice in the city’s efforts to become more recreation-friendly under plans for a bicycle and pedestrian council." more...
Teen Bitten by Snake on Charlotte Greenway
NC - "...The marks left behind were from a venomous copperhead. Her father rushed her to the hospital where doctors gave her anti-venom..." more
- CA: Santa Cruz County Greenway sues RTC
- IRE: Ireland’s new plan for greenways has just been announced
- OR: Bear Creek Greenway to be Closed during Festival amid fire concerns
- CAN: Vancouver gives Greenway the green light
- OR: Giving fire suppressants to homeless living along greenway
- CA: Marin County to appeal ruling on bike access to trail
- CA: Santa Maria puts bike, pedestrian paths project in motion
Simon Kenton Trail Paving Progress
Bellefontaine, OH - "@ 2.3 miles from the Carter Avenue trailhead in Bellefontaine to TR 199 were chip sealed on sub contract by the Logan County Engineer's Department.
"So far, many positive comments, as the trail is quite smooth..." more...
Options For Ottawa County Bike Paths
Building on the Reconnection of Parks and Waterways
Cleveland, OH - "In the last decade, Cleveland has done something of an about-face on its view toward its rivers and Lake Erie waterfronts..." more
Golden Spike Marks Finish of 50-Mile Bitterroot Trail
MT - "People in Western Montana are celebrating the final piece of the puzzle as the 50-mile bike trail that connects downtown Missoula to Hamilton..." more
Dockless Bikes: How Often do They Work?
Seattle, WA - "Traffic Lab reporters found that just over two-thirds of dockless bicycles were rentable..." more
Rally for Safer Streets in D.C.
D.C. - "...The rally comes after two cyclists were struck and killed by drivers in the city within two weeks of each other at the end of June and early July." more...
Dallas & Seattle Ride the Dockless Bike-Share Rollercoaster
"The two U.S. cities with the largest dockless bike-share fleets are now on different paths." more...
- IA: New Bike Trail Connector Officially Opens
- CO: No ordinary day on the bike trail
- IA: Building a rest area for future bike path
- IA: Views from atop Mount Trashmore must wait
- MA: Cape rail trail projects get kick start
- UK: Call for 20mph speed limits 'by default'
- NC: North Carolina DOT Needs a Culture Change
- OR: New plan aims to transform 122nd Avenue into a multimodal street
Man Brandishes Knife on Olentangy Trail
Columbus, OH - "...She said she and a friend were biking there on Tuesday around 8:00 p.m. when a man she paid little attention to suddenly became more memorable by first yelling then much worse." more...
Clark County Trail Repair Updates
Springfield, OH - "Long, full width, pavement repairs were completed yesterday on Simon Kenton from Mitchell Blvd. to north end near Tremont City Road...
"There is still some work to be done on on the Buck Creek Trail from Art Museum to Plum Street as well as small repair on Little Miami Trail under Wittenberg Street bridge. Timing for these is not yet established. A few edge repairs, with timbers, on Buck Creek and Simon Kenton will be completed after larger asphalt repairs are completed." more...
TJ Evans Trail Construction Update
Granville, OH - Erosion repairs continue on the TJ Evans Trail in Granville, with a trail section closure still in effect until August 1st. However, the Main Street to Moots Run Road section has been paved and is now open." more...
Roundabout with Sidepath Construction
Powell, OH - "The roundabout project at S. Liberty St & Jewett Rd. Creating bike/ped crossings at all three sides and with added trail easement most all the way around..." more
Scout Installs Fitness Equipment Along Trail
The World's Deadliest City for Cyclists
Los Angeles, CA - "And how a small group of increasingly political riders is trying to change the congested driving culture, one bike path at a time." more...
15-City Bike Share Launches
MA - "In the Boston area, city-based bike-share is so 2016..." more
Groups Oppose Move to Speed Self-Driving Legislation Thru Congress
D.C. - "...The AV START Act, would create a national framework for regulating autonomous vehicles. Following the death of pedestrian struck by a self-driving vehicle in March, the League and other groups called for the legislation to be modified." more
- AZ: Solving Phoenix's deadly pedestrian problem
- D.C.: DDOT makes changes to intersection after cyclist’s death
- WA: Bike lanes and bus stops set to change in downtown Spokane
- FL: Bike lane project stalls in St. Pete after complaints from business owners
- FL: Road diet in Tequesta
- OR: City celebrates 2nd birthday for Biketown
- IL: Obstructed Chicago Bike Lanes Become Increasing Problem for Cyclists
- KS: Man steals 7-year-old's bike, gets caught on security camera
- TX: Officer buys new bike for 13-year-old
- CO: Harlingen to get new, expanded hike and bike trail
- AUS: Evedon retreat to get its own bike trail network
- IA: Rail depot replica proposed for downtown Swaledale
- CAN: Boy assaulted, robbed of bicycle on riverbank trail
Help Find Middle Branch Trail Attacker
Canton, OH - "Local businesses and park supporters are collectively offering a $1,000 reward for the arrest and successful conviction of a recent assailant on the Middle Branch Trail. This comes after a woman was approached and attacked on the section between Martindale and Spangler Parks in Canton on July 3.
"Stark Parks is asking for the public’s help in identifying the man. Anyone with information is encouraged to call (330) 479-2354..." more
Making the Most of Two Wheels in Ravenna
Ravenna, OH - "Under sparkling blue skies on a cool Wednesday evening, about a dozen area residents embarked on a winding, 4.2-mile bike ride through the city of Ravenna with the goal of creating a more bicycle-friendly city." more...
Help Authorities Find Suspected Bike Thieves
Dayton, OH - "Dayton Police have released images of three individuals suspected of stealing bikes in the hopes that the public may be able to help identify them." more...
More Tacks Found on Newton Bike Path
Newton, MA - "Someone or some people are placing thumbtacks on a popular bike route in the Boston area." more...
Forget Vision Zero
"...We have to lose the devalued 'vision zero' and simply 'stop the murders'..." more
Study: 91% of Drivers are too Distracted to Drive Safely
CAN - "...A recent study by Léger on behalf of Allstate Insurance of Canada claims that 9 out of 10 drivers engage in risky behaviour..." more
Safe Passing Laws in all 50 States
"Over the last decade and a half, the adoption of safe passing laws has been one of the most prominent successes of bicyclist advocates at the state level. Every year since 2006 at least one state has adopted a safe passing law." more...
Advice Transpo Advocates Should Ignore
"...To “advocate” is a verb. It requires you to occasionally stand up in front of other smart people and give voice to the politically unpopular topic that no one else wants to bring up. When you do that, people often try to talk you out of it..." more
BikeRadar Closes U.S. Offices
CO - "BikeRadar.com's publishers, U.K.-based Immediate Media, has closed its U.S. editorial offices, which included three editors who worked in the Boulder area." more
Provisional Anti-Dumping Duties on Chinese E-Bikes
BEL - "The European Commission has imposed provisional anti-dumping duties on e-bikes from China, with tariffs ranging from 21.8 to 83.6 percent, depending on which factory produced the bikes..." more
- FL: Tampa residents fed up with dangerous speeders
- WA: Seattle's permanent bikeshare rules to allow 20,000 bikes
- WA: Man killed while biking on Rainier Ave, suspect arrested
- CA: Naked Man Rides Bike on Highway 101 in San Jose
- GA: Car break-ins reported at parks in Columbus
- MO: Greenway cuts ribbon on its new trailhead at Grant’s Trail
- NC: Trails group donates to city of Marion for greenway cleanup
- MA: Bill allocates money for bike trail in Southampton
- MT: Final piece of 50-mile Bitterroot Trail opened in Missoula
Loop Trail Being Planned
Cadiz, OH - "...The new recreational path could eventually include up to 185 miles of hiking and biking trails. Planners said these routes will be connected to other trails in the surrounding area..." more
Temporary Trail Closures on Towpath
Barberton, OH - From Summit Metro Parks, "The Ohio Department of Natural Resources will be completing tree work between Manchester Road and Snyder Avenue in Barberton. The work is expected to continue until approximately 7/20/18, and temporary trail closures will be in effect during this time."
Riverside Crossing Park Plans Revealed
Dublin, OH - "...In addition to the walking and biking paths, the new park is set to include a pavilion, a waterfall feature, bike racks and more." more...
Warrant Issued for Suspect(s) Who Assaulted Cyclist
TN - "Charles Peacock says three cameras on his helmet and bike were recording during his ride down Hickory Valley Road." more...
Judge Asked to Keep Public Away From Old Weapons Plant
Denver, CO - "...Environmentalists and community activists are trying to stop the refuge from opening to the public this summer..." more
- D.C.: D.C.’s struggle to reduce road fatalities
- OR: Man and six-year-old son injured in crash
- WI: Woman rides bike onto bridge as it opens
- OR: Climber falls 300+ feet on Mount St. Helens and survives
- CO: A lot of people are saying yes to e-bikes on local trails
- CA: Crissy Field Ave Closing To Convert Roadway Into Trail
- MN: Confused driver took car onto Greenway in Minneapolis
- NC: Teen shot, killed near greenway
- ID: Construction on Phase 1 of the Pocatello Greenway Continues
- NC: Sanford Creek Greenway vandalized
- AL: Ensley's Village Creek Greenway open
Sinkhole Closes Trailhead Parking Lot
Northfield, OH - From summitmetroparks.org, "The Route 82 north parking lot is closed due to a sinkhole that has developed near the entrance. The [Bike & HIke] trail itself and the Route 82 south lot are unaffected."
Mill Creek Bikeway still Usable Despite Section Closing
Austintown Twp., OH - "...you can still use two portions of the trail from several access points." more...
Bikeway Access to Little Fish Brewing Co.
Athens, OH - "Bikeway access to Little Fish Brewing Company for the next few weeks is blocked at Armitage Rd due to slippage repair. The shortest detour is by walking your bike through the dirt parking lot under construction off of Armitage Rd, then across the grass through the hops garden." more...
Towpath Times E-News
NE OH - Read the latest news.
Wawa Addressing Bike Lane Concerns
Philadelphia, PA - "The company put up signs encouraging customers not to park in the busy bike lane outside their Graduate Hospital location — but cyclists say they still want to see more..." more
Mapping of Macomb Water, Hike & Bike Trails
MI - "...In total, more than 680 miles of hiking, biking and water trails in southeastern Michigan will be captured via digital imaging." more...
Even These Bike Cops Don't Want to Ride on Streets
Denver, CO - "...it says something that even a cop feels unsafe biking in the street." more...
Why You Can't Sue Seattle Bike Share Companies
"...To be fair, nobody reads these things, but it’s in all caps, ‘By agreeing to arbitrate, each party is giving up its right to go to court and having any dispute heard by a judge and jury'..." more
Quick Fix for a Dangerous Road
Baltimore, MD - "Until last month, walking along Druid Lake Park Drive in Baltimore’s Reservoir Hill neighborhood was an extreme sport." more...
Have We Reached Peak Bike?
"...In the case of what I’m calling Peak Bike, the 'peak' doesn’t refer to product, but to customers..." more...
Bicycle Friendly Driver Training
"'I bet you save a life every day with the stuff you teach,' exclaimed one City of Fort Collins Bus Operator after taking the Bicycle Friendly Driver class. This is just one of the many testimonials that demonstrate the effectiveness and value of the Bicycle Friendly Driver program, created by the City of Fort Collins..." more...
- MO: Will Kansas City ever be bike-friendly?
- CA: Davis, CA, is Still One of the Safest Cities to Bike
- IA: Waterloo one of most dangerous cities for cyclists in U.S.
- FL: s a bike lane backlash brewing over St. Pete’s MLK Jr. Street N?
- SC: Columbia to remove bike lanes from Farrow Road
- AUS: Ofo bike-sharing company to close in Australia
- WA: Help push to get the downtown bike network back on track
- CAN: How dangerous are Toronto streets for cyclists?
- NC: Wake Forest greenway defaced with crude images
- NC: Police identify man found shot to death near Charlotte greenway
- NH: Winchester man injured in trail biking crash
- SA: Suspected Trap On South African Trail Injures Mountain Biker
- NY: Let the building of the Oneida Rail Trail begin!
- CAN: Rail trail connection drives ahead
Galena Trail Section Paving Coming
Push for U.S. Bike Route Designations
Lorain County, OH - "...In the commissioners’ July 11 meeting, they voted to support the Ohio Department of Transportation’s intention to designate existing routes as part of the U.S. Bike Route system." more...
Cannonball Trail Future Extension Link?
NW OH - "We’ve dubbed the western terminus of the [Cannonball] trail in Montpelier (Williams County) as The Last Mile. It’s easy to walk or ride, has signage, and is already a favorite destination for people from all over. For many people, this is the first mile. And while we call it The Last Mile, we still have hopes of connecting with the Pumpkinvine Trail in northeastern Indiana..." more
KY Safe Passing Law Took Effect July 14
KY - "The law requires vehicles passing a bicycle to use the adjacent lane if available. If an adjacent lane is not available, then the passing vehicle should pass to the left at a distance not less than three feet..." more
Body Discovered On Gary Bike Trail
IN - "Body Discovered On Gary Bike Trail." more...
Region Takes Home Greenways Awards
IN - "...Of the seven awards granted that day, two were given to region recipients. These included the Outstanding Trail Project awarded to the Oak Savannah Trail Extension in Griffith..." more...
Father Killed in Hit-and-Run
Grand Prairie, TX - "A family is mourning the loss of a father who was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Grand Prairie while he was riding his bike early Sunday morning." more...
- NY: Connecting the bike paths in NT
- AZ: Prescott’s Greenways are scenic, but do residents want to use them?
Rail Corridor's Future Still Not Clear
Trumbull County, OH - "...Developers of the ever-growing Lake-to-River Greenway bicycle trail in northeast Ohio are hoping to utilize this CSX rail property to help complete the last four-mile Trumbull County leg of the 79-mile Western Reserve Greenway Bike Trail." more...
More Biking Infrastructure Coming to Findlay
Findlay, OH - "...Findlay City Council voted in June to accept about $1.7 million from the Ohio Department of Transportation from its Transportation Alternatives Program, or TAP, to extend the Blanchard River Greenway Trail, and to create lanes for bicycles along Blanchard Street and Lincoln Street." more...
Turn Signal Clothing
"...Steven M. Johnson is a one-man Onion; he has been thinking new solutions to problems for decades..." more
- MT: Volunteers band together to construct balance bike path
- TX: $1.2-million grant to fund Arroyo trail extension
- IL: Urbana working with Carle on proposed Kickapoo Rail Trail expansion
- IA: Police: No foul play in Davenport trail death
- CO: Man accused of Greenway assault sentenced to jail-work release
- OR: Two fires on the Bear Creek Greenway in one week
Solon Trail Proposal on Hold
Solon, OH - "Plans for an expansion of Solon’s mixed-use trails could still move forward but the city remains in a holding pattern as it waits to hear about potential grant money for the project." more...
Towpath Trail Groundbreaking Coming July 30
Cleveland, OH - "Towpath supporters are invited to join public officials from Cuyahoga County, the City of Cleveland, Cleveland Metroparks, Canalway Partners and more to ceremonially break ground on Stage 1 of the Towpath Trail Extension Project." more...
Township Trustees Donate Land for Park
Ashtabula Twp., OH - "...the property is the ideal site for an access area to primitive trails." more...
Residents Upset Over Proposed Coal Mine
Perry County, OH - "...Families who live and work near a proposed mining site don’t want it there. They say it would be a disruption to the beauty of the forest and their lives." more...
Steuben Trail has been Years in the Making
Angola, IN - "...the trail, when substantially complete this fall, will travel over Interstate 69 along East C.R. 400N on a dedicated walk constructed for the trail near the Rep. Orville Moody Memorial Bridge that spans Lake Charles." more...
Future of E-Bike Trail Use is Muddy
AZ - "Sedona has without question become one of the most prolific mountain biking communities in the United States over recent years." more...
Turning Slip Lanes into Space for People
"...Since slip lanes serve no purpose except to shave a few seconds off car trips, they’re easy to convert to pedestrian space..." more...
What Will The Footpath of the Future Look Like?
"...Many footpaths (sidewalks) today are already functionally obsolescent..." more...
Portland's Scooter Tax
OR - "...Portland’s usage fee was eye-popping: 25 cents per trip." more...
- IA: PlyWood Trail still in planning
- WA: E-bikes will be allowed on some Seattle trails
- NY: North Tonawanda Council to explore $1.6 million bike path extension
- IL: Grant sought to finish Marquette Greenway
- CAN: Northeast Vancouver may be getting a little greenway love
- MD: Annapolis prepares to launch bike-share program
- WA: Bike share carried 209K trips in May
Blacklick Trail Missing Link Opens
Alum Creek Connector Reopens
Columbus, OH - "The paved Greenway path connector from east of Alum Creek Trail in far north Columbus along I-270 to/from Emrick Rd (Dempsey Rd & SR-3) was recently reopened.
"Part of it was relocated and repaved due to Korna Kokosing's office building expansion." more...
TJ Evans Bike Path Paving Notice
Granville, OH - "Beginning Monday July 16 - A section of the TJ Evans Bike Path in Granville will be closed from Main Street to Moots Run Rd for paving. The paving project will take 2-3 days to complete.
"This project is weather dependent and the schedule subject to change if weather becomes an issue." more...
Upcoming Mill Creek Trail Section Closure July 17
Austintown Twp., OH - "A popular bike trail will be closed or detoured for approximately one year while construction crews work on the nearby turnpike." more...
Detroit Bike Share Expands
MI - "After more than a year in operation, Detroit’s MoGo bike share is expanding service to more neighborhoods in Detroit, as well as to five other cities in the region..." more
Rails-to-Trails Mid-Year Recap
"...In 2018, RTC members’ grassroots advocacy helped procure just over $300 million for trails and active transportation infrastructure over the next decade." more...
Cyclists Sues a Group Ride
CA - "A bay area doctor is suing 26 fellow cyclists over crash injuries he sustained on a popular - and famously aggressive - group ride." more...
Why Did the Human Cross the Road?
"...to confuse the self-driving car." more...
Is it Time for Scooter Superhighways?
"...high-density cities should begin to convert some entire multi-lane roads to thoroughfares for two-wheeled electric/manual vehicles only." more...
- MN: Rochester Man Finds Stolen Bike on Facebook
- CO: City Council passes creekside camping ban
- OR: 11 arrested during latest greenway sweep
- WA: Yakima Greenway Fires Being Investigated
- FL: Man arrested after exposing himself on FSU bike trail
- CO: No changes to e-bike policy on Rio Grande Trail
- MN: City looks to get more people to bike and walk in town
- MN: Lake Wobegon Trail stretches to Waite Park with new segment
- CAN: Freight trailer left on bike path for months
Camp Chase Connector Progress
Columbus, OH - "The majority of the construction of the Camp Chase Trail Connector project along Sullivant Ave and Georgesville Rd is done. There is a short section missing to the north of (eastbound) Sullivant Ave across the railroad tracks to connect to the Camp Chase Trailhead on Georgesville Rd..." more
New Columbus Shared-Use Path
Columbus, OH - "... building a short but important shared-use side path along Cleveland Ave east side, between Community Park Dr and I-270. To connect with Westerville Schrock Rd, Sharon Woods Metro Park, Mt Carmel/St. Anns hospital and Chase Bank offices. Work started April 2018. Columbus section fully paved July 9, 2018." more...
Lorain County Wants National Bike Route
Elyria, OH - "...a closer look at Ohio will show just one [national] route through the Buckeye state..." more...
Rail Corridor Deeds Corrected by County
Solon, OH - "Somewhat to the surprise of all parties concerned, county officials have quickly corrected errant deeds to the city's proposed 'rails-to-trails' right-of-way, an oversight that stood for 26 years." more
New Nature Trail in St. Clairsville
St. Clairsville, OH - "...There's plenty to see, including new bridges and three different water falls." more...
Bird Scooters Come to Columbus
Columbus, OH - "...The dock-free, motorized scooters have begun popping up Downtown and in the Arena District, Short North and Bexley..." more
Officials Hearing Bids to Repair Greenway
Evansville, IN - "...A section of the Pigeon Creek Greenway between North 1st Avenue and Garvin Park has been slipping towards the creek..." more
Car-Free Lane Coming to Columbia River Highway
OR - "...When a six-mile section of the scenic road reopens this fall following a one-year closure due to the Eagle Creek Fire, the Oregon Department of Transportation says it’ll have one fewer lane for automobile users..." more
Poll Suggests Toronto Streets Not Safe for Cyclists
CAN - "...The new poll found that while more than half of those surveyed (56%) are aware of Vision Zero, they believe it doesn’t do enough to protect non-drivers on Toronto streets." more...
- OR: PSU announces free Biketown memberships for students
- WA: Year-long Elliott Bay Trail detour starts Aug 1
- CO: Woman cited for driving in bike lane along U.S. 36
- D.C.: Cyclist in Bike Lane Killed in Downtown DC Crash
- NC: Round Up For The Middle Fork Greenway
- CAN: Vancouver council paves way for Arbutus Greenway plan
- PA: Residents oppose proposed sale of ‘open space’ lots along Greenway
- CA: Cupertino bike advocates look to formalize popular dirt trail
- TX: Shoal Creek trail plan
- NY: DEC responds to mountain-biking concerns
- EUR: Amazon of Europe bike trail
Wasson Way Construction - Phase 1
Cincinnati, OH - "...This segment includes two parallel paths: one for faster moving users like bicycle commuters and runners, and one for slower moving users like families with small children." more...
TJ Evans Bike Path Repairs to Begin
Granville, OH - "A section of the TJ Evans Bike Path in Granville will be completely closed from the Main St bike path parking lot east of Granville Milling, up to the Granville Rotary Bridge, from July 18 through August 1. The repair is to correct bank erosion and unstable bank conditions." more...
County Allowed to Negotiate Rail Line Acquisition
State Park Officers Want Right to Carry Guns
Grand Rapids, MI - "...Michigan has 320 state park officers who are equipped with pepper spray, batons and handcuffs. The state has about 220 conservation officers, who are allowed to carry guns..." more
Driver Buzzing Cyclist at High Speed Caught on Video
Galveston, TX - "A cyclist in Galveston had a near death experience after a truck was caught on camera inches away from hitting her." more
Cities Look to Seattle on How to Regulate Bike Share
WA - "The Seattle Department of Transportation has spent months developing permanent rules for bike-share operations in the city..." more
New Round of Tariffs Targets $200B of Chinese Goods
"...The latest round targets hundreds of imports and includes many bicycle products and components..." more
Will Tariffs Slow Down China's E-Bikes?
"The trade war between the United States and China officially kicked off this past Friday, with the Trump administration imposing 25 percent tariffs on certain Chinese goods entering the U.S..." more
More Urban Cycling Saves Everyone Money
"Former Vancouver Chief Planner Brent Toderian is approaching his tenth year of living without the financial burden of car ownership..." more
- LA: Death highlights need for needs better bike safety enforcement
- OR: Fast-moving wildfire burns about 10 acres off Greenway
- CAN: Horses on greenway trails?
- WA: Brush fire on Yakima Greenway near I-82 slows down traffic
- VA: Harrisonburg OKs plan for new greenway
- CO: Mountain goats shot at close range on Colorado hiking trail
- WA: Seattle Parks board to vote on e-bike trail use
- MA: Bike trail to open in September
- MD: $9.4M South Shore Bike Trail Expansion
- RI: Herbicide on bike path is dangerous, ineffective
- TX: 1.5-mile expansion of A-train Rail Trail expected to open late summer
- IL: A Mellow Bike Detour for the North Lakefront Trail Shutdown
Athens Trail Spur Repairs Underway
Athens, OH - "...the repairs 'are ongoing and are currently approximately 50 percent complete'..." more
Warnings Issued After Attack on Trail
Canton, OH - "...Stark Park Rangers have posted signs with safety tips..." more
CoGo to Add Stations at Easton
Columbus, OH - "CoGo Bike Share has announced new bike stations will be coming to Easton as ongoing plans for expansion into Bexley, Grandview Heights, and Upper Arlington are underway." more...
Stop Parking in the 22nd Street Bike Lane
Philadelphia, PA - "On Monday, a biker was hit at 22nd and South streets." more...
Bike Activists & Firefighters Clash
Baltimore, MD - "Baltimore City Council is investigating allegations that fire department employees and officials are bullying and intimidating bike activists..." more
Richmond Considers Trail 'Slow Zones'
CA - "Following complaints by Marina Bay residents about safety issues on the San Francisco Bay Trail, Richmond is considering establishing slow zones and enforceable etiquette rules on bicycle and pedestrian paths throughout the city." more
Cave Diver Who Died Was an Avid Cyclist
"...A Facebook page for Kunan shows his love for trail running and cycling. He also competed in adventure races as part of The North Face Adventure Team." more...
- TX: Houston needs walkable neighborhoods. Now.
- MA: 'Parklet' parking on popular Boston street
- UK: New platform to 'revolutionise' road incident reports
- CA: 13-mile trail from Baldwin Hills to the beach set to open in 2020
- TN: Brentwood reviews options for connecting trails
- D.C.: New protected bike lanes are popping up
- OR: Cannon Beach nixes grant for bike trails on timberland
- CAN: Woman allegedly sexually assaulted by stranger near Oshawa bike trail
- FL: Central Railroad Corridor Greenway Pedestrian Overpass open in IRC
- OR: Grass fire roars through Bear Creek Greenway in Medford
Harrison County Greenways Plan
Cadiz, OH - "Following in the footsteps of its neighbors, Harrison County is developing a master plan for a system of hiking and biking trails to spur economic development and improve the quality of life." more...
Bike Advocacy Accelerating in Cleveland
Cleveland, OH - "There have been several Cleveland cycling “firsts” over the past several months. The first protected bike lanes, the first highlighted green lanes, the first bike signal lights, and more..." more
Pentwater-Hart Bike Trail gets $1.4M in State Funding
Pentwater, MI - "Sen. Goeff Hansen kicked-off a bicycle event in Pentwater on Friday, June 29 by announcing he had secured $1.4 million in state funds for the creation of the Pentwater-Hart Bike Trail." more...
Cumberland Valley Rail Trail’s Newest Employees: Goats
Cumberland County, PA - "Fast-growing and poisonous weeds are attacking the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail." more...
E-bikes, E-Scooters not Welcome in Austin Parks
TX - "...n recent months, urban transportation startups such as Bird, Pace, Goat and Lime (and now JUMP) seeded Austin streets with hundreds of dockless bikes and scooters..." more
- AL: Chewacla State Park's new bike trail leaves cyclists smiling
- GA: Finance committee to consider Sea Island bike trail
- CA: Proposed Ped, Bicycle Trail Leads to Controversy
- WI: Portion of Capital City trail closes for improvements
- CT: Bike trail stretches from Bridgeport to Newtown
Little Miami Trail Section Closings Coming
SW OH - "Starting in mid-July and continuing into September, improvement projects in the Fort Ancient area between SR 350 and Strout Rd. and near Spring Valley between New Burlington Rd. and Roxanna New Burlington Rd. may require intermittent weekday trail closures..." (Visit the LMST page and cycle through updates to learn more.)
Check out the Little Miami E-Newsletter to learn about what's happening on the trail.
Man Faces Murder Charges for Running Down Woman on Bike
Saginaw, MI - "...Green was driving his sedan when he encountered the two women on the street. He drove at them, crashing into Long and killing her, Stevenson said." more...
Concern for Deteriorating Rail-Trail Bridge
Montague, MA - "Montague residents are concerned about the condition of the Canalside Trail Rail Bridge." more...
Tanker Truck Crushes Bike During Right Hook
CAN - "Dashboard camera video captured in East Vancouver shows a close call between a cyclist and a tanker truck that ended with the bicycle being flattened by the massive vehicle..." more...
E-Bikes Are Getting More People Out of Cars
"A new survey takes a deep dive into how and why people use electric bikes..." more...
- NH: 2 sets of hikers rescued from White Mountains
- NY: Adirondack experience has become crowded
- CAN: An East Van Greenway?
- CA: SF River project mostly survives high water
- MA: Extension of Cape Cod Rail Trail hits snag
- WI: Wrongful death lawsuit to continue against driver in fatal bike crash
Woman Assaulted on Middle Branch Trail
Stark County, OH - "Park-goers are on edge and police have added patrols after a woman reported being assaulted and robbed Tuesday afternoon while riding her bike..." more
Mt Airy MTB Trail, 20 Years in the Making
Cincinnati, OH - "Mountain bikers and trail advocates from across the region braved Tuesday's sweltering heat to see a vision 20 years in the making finally become reality." more...
Bike Share Locations Announced
Toledo, OH - "At 18 different locations in and around downtown Toledo you will soon be able to take a different kind of transportation." more...
Search for Missing Cyclist Called Off
Columbus, OH - "A search for a cyclist who was allegedly hit by a semi truck was called off after a pickup truck driver returned to the scene to claim his bike." more...
Sharing the Road in PA
PA - "...As bicycling grows in the greater Philadelphia area, the practice of bikes and cars on the streets and highways of our region has become a challenge and an investment..." more
Adirondack Rail Trail
NY - "...Bicycling promises to be the Next Big Thing in the Adirondacks, an outdoor activity that will be hugely enhanced by this 34-mile trail connecting Lake Placid, Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake..." more
- AK: Boy, woman die in separate hiking accidents
- TN: Epping Way Leg Of Wolf River Greenway Now Open
- OR: PBOT’s latest greenway proposal includes pocket parks, mini-roundabouts
- VA: Riverside Park Stormwater Greenway opens
- NC: City bike rental could expand
- IRE: €2.3m Rural Development Fund to be spread around County Limerick
- UT: Popular bike trail damaged in Brian Head Fire officially reopens July 13
- TX: Waxahachie’s free bike program pedals into year 3
- IA: Popular trails around metro remain closed due to flooding
- WA: Intermittent Sammamish River Trail closures
Simon Kenton Trail Closure
Intersection Repaving Notice
Cleveland, OH - "Starting on or shortly after July 9th, repaving work will begin at the east end intersection of the Detroit-Superior bridge. The Two Stage Bicycle Turn Boxes will disappear for a while during construction, and will be replaced with temporary ones as soon as possible." more...
Q&A with Janette Sadik-Khan
Louisville, KY - "...It’s my understanding you went on a bike ride through Louisville. Where did you all go and what your impressions of the city?" more...
Boston Spikes Parking Fines to Help Fund Complete Streets
MA - "...Officials also say all revenue raised by the higher fines will be invested into the city's 'Go Boston 2030' transportation plan, which plans to expand 'complete streets'..." more
Trails Closed Due to Heat Concerns
CA - "Some of the most popular trails in the county will be off-limits this weekend due to extreme heat..." more
Great Sauk State Trail Commission Supports Trail Fees
WI - "...Individuals 16 and older biking or in-line skating the trail will be required to purchase a trail pass for $25; while those walking or hiking will not be required to have a pass." more...
Are Electric Mountain Bikes Ruining Trail Systems?
"...here we are again. Same story, new bikes. This time weighing the validity of electric-assist bikes on the very same trail systems..." more
Peds in a World of Self-Driving Cars
"It may be decades before AVs are good enough, so in the meantime everyone will have to keep out of their way." more...
- FL: Pensacola plans to add 30 miles of bike lanes
- SC: Columbia Puts Farrow Road Bike Lanes Plan on Hold
- OR: PBOT opens e-scooter pilot program
- OR: Signs vandalized on Skyline Blvd and Rosa Parks Rd
- UT: Bicycle friendly in the Beehive state
- CT: Still River Greenway Cleanup Begins
- CAN: ‘The Lookout’ and ‘The Ridge’ could be the first developed sections of greenway
- MD: Benefits of new bike lane & pedestrian path outweigh traffic back-ups
Solon City Council Hears Trail Concerns
Solon, OH - "Some residents living closest to a proposed recreational trail arrived at Monday's City Council meeting with new questions..." more
Driver in Fatal Bicycle Crash had Seizure
York City, PA - "...Killed in the crash was Christopher Kress, 45, of York City, who was riding his bicycle on the rail trail when he was struck..." more
Lynchburg Police stepping up Trail Patrols
VA - "...after an alleged rape at Riverside Park last month, Lynchburg Police are sending extra patrols to the bike trail." more...
Barriers Installed Along Goodman Trail
CAN - "Over a year after 5-year-old cyclist Xavier Morgan was killed when he was struck by a car, the city is installing a permanent barrier along a section of the Martin Goodman Trail to separate the bike lane from vehicular traffic." more...
- ID: Boise family hopes to get stolen bike back
- CA: The Del Rio Trail will turn an abandoned railroad line into a regional destination
- ID: Group working to bring bike park and new trails to Idaho Falls
- TX: Shoal Creek Conservancy wants to extend trail to north
- OR: Some safety hazards raised along our bike paths
- CA: Arrest made for recent fires along county bike paths
- MO: Commission considering city greenway partnership
Heartland Trail Sections Open to Public
Marshallville, OH - "While the Rails-to-Trails of Wayne County Board of Directors continues preparing to pave a 2.4 mile section of The Heartland Trail, the public is invited and encouraged to walk two sections which have been cleared and mowed. Both are easily accessed by starting in Marshallville, where parking is available."
Learn more about this trail project by reading this month's Wayne County Rails-to-Trails newsletter.
Towpath Section Closure July 9th
Akron, OH - From Summit Parks, "The City of Akron will be repairing a retaining wall along the Towpath Trail near Beech Street. Construction will begin on July 9, and the trail will be closed for 10 to 12 weeks between Beech and North streets. The City of Akron will post detour signs."
Knox County Parks July/August E-News
Knox County, OH - "...Another task to complete will start soon for the Mohican Valley Trail as the last section of the trail from the Bridge of Dreams to the Holmes County line will be re-paved..." more
Transportation Innovation in South Bend
IN - "...With its continued commitment to making advances in cycling infrastructure, policy and culture resulting is greater community connectivity and an enhanced range of affordable transportation options, South Bend has emerged as the bicycling leader in the Northern Indiana Region..." more
Roaring Run Trail Damage Causes Funding Concerns
PA - "A $6,000 trail repair sapped the emergency fund of the Roaring Run Watershed Association earlier this year and has trail officials worried about what could happen if strong storms further damage the trail." more...
The Story Behind Why the Rail Trail Ends at 12th Street
Charlotte, NC - "...South End’s Rail Trail was pretty much an accident." more...
Nanook Helps Rescue Injured Hiker
Anchorage, AK - "...This is the second time I've heard of he has saved someone from drowning in that river..." more
Electric Scooter & Bike Parking has Arrived
"Zagster, the bike-share company behind the Pace brand, is launching what it’s calling Pace Parking..." more
Denmark Allowing Fast E-Bikes in Bike Lanes
"We always write 'Learn from Denmark.' We take it back." more...
- GA: Eastside Trail extended on Atlanta's Beltline
- ID: Construction begins on I-15 corridor greenway trail in Pocatello
- GA: Where Gainesville is extending, connecting Midtown Greenway
- TX: Trailblazing a New McGowen St. Miniature Bike Lane
- IL: Bike share launches
- NY: Railroad unveils rail bike design
- NC: Officer accused in jaywalker's beating won't be charged
- FL: Vision Zero in Fort Lauderdale
- OR: Two bikes stolen in smash-and-grab theft
- CA: This Sacramento-area city is the safest in the country for cyclists
SKT Section Closing for Paving
Work Begins On Mt. Airy Bike Trail
Cincinnati, OH - "...We have planned somewhere between 4-5 miles flagged out right now, probably to be done in three phases over the next year and a half..." more
SW Ohio Trail Maintenance & Closures
SW OH - From Simon Kenton Pathfinders, "Trail repair/maintenance work is underway on the Little Miami Trail in Clark County/Springfield AND on the Buck Creek Trail east of the spur to the Simon Kenton Trail Detours will be posted for the Little Miami Trail--signs are in place--so be aware that you may need to divert to streets between Now and July 13th.
"There is no posted detour for the Buck Creek Trail closure. This closure is for a complete rebuilding/relocation of the trail where it has been eroded by Buck Creek. This closure is scheduled to be in effect until August 23rd.
"We have heard from the City of Springfield that work is not taking place on the trails July 3rd and July4th due to the holiday. However, there is the possibility that passage may be difficult in some places or that the trail may be posted as closed. Work will resume after July 4th." more
Towpath Times E-News
NE OH - Read the latest news.
Pigeon Creek Greenway Section Nearing Completion
Evansville, IN - "...The Hi-Rail corridor is nearly three miles along U.S. 41 between Riverside Drive and Walnut Street..." more...
Say Goodbye to Cars in Central Park
NYC - "The last private car entered the park at 7 p.m. last night, culminating half a century of advocacy." more...
Lyft Buys Biggest U.S. Bike Share Company
"The ride-share company will take on Motivate’s existing contracts, like New York’s Citi Bike." more...
Are You Guilty of Shoaling?
"...shoaling is the act of riding up from behind and stopping in front of someone..." more...
"Transportation stereotypes, like stereotypes of any sort, are silly..." more
U.S. Spoke Makers Adjusting to Steel Tariff
"Two companies that make stainless steel spokes in the U.S. are having to adjust to a 25 percent tariff on imported steel..." more
- NC: Charlotte City Council Fully Funds Bike Lane Expansion Plan
- FL: Demanding safety on more Tampa streets
- UK: 'Mini-Holland' schemes have proved their worth in outer London boroughs
- LA: Bicyclist says $920 ticket given to him was 'excessive'
- WA: Lime in Seattle: 1 million trips in 11 months
- CO: Bicyclist killed in hit-and-run
- TN: Woman dies in Great Smoky Mountains National Park bicycling accident
- TX: City cracking down on e-scooters after injuries on hike and bike trail
- TX: City reminds residents motor vehicles banned on trail
- MO: Man Gets 4 Yrs. In Attempted Rape On Greenway Trails
Followup to Complete Streets Workshop
Warren, OH - "After a workshop two weeks ago in which residents learned about the Complete Streets program of improving streets for all modes of travel, officials will now write a policy." more
What's New at Hocking Hills
Logan, OH - "Ohio's scenic Hocking Hills State Park is taking a page from the most popular national parks: using a shuttle bus to transport visitors around the property..." more
Montco Accepting Comments on Bike Lane Network
PA - "Those with strong feelings about bike lanes have until July 6 to submit formal comments on Montgomery County’s draft 'Bike Montco' plan..." more
Biking in Lansing
MI - "...The city is finalizing plans for an 'east side connector' pedestrian and bike route..." more
Expansion of Santa Fe River Trail
NM - "A joint Santa Fe city-county effort to restore the Santa Fe River bed and construct about 15 miles of trail wide enough for walkers and bicyclists is closer to completion..." more
- GA: Brookhaven OKs $15M in revenue bonds for Peachtree Creek Greenway
- AL: New Chewacla bike trail under construction
- WI: Repaving curtails summer biking on Madison's Capital City Trail
- MN: Downtown Stillwater will get bike rental station
- KS: A guide for walking in, around Manhattan trails
- LA: Making the roads bike safe in Lafayette
Buck Creek Trail Paving Progress
Future of Rail Line Debated
Warren, OH - "Trumbull County and CSX Transportation have six months to negotiate an agreement to turn nearly 14 miles of rail line into bike trail..." more
Grafitti Battle Continues Along Trail
Dayton, OH - "...when workers come to paint over what’s been put up, people come back to put new graffiti up..." more
Trail Crossing Confusion
Fort Wayne, IN - "Fort Wayne's trail network expanded to just over 107 miles last year and it created some confusion among trail users about the proper safety procedure when crossing a major road." more...
New Schuylkill River Trail Map
PA - "Free copies of an updated edition of the Schuylkill River Trail map, which shows what’s available where, when, and how along one of Montgomery County’s most popular multi-use trails, are now available..." more...
For more news, visit the 2018 Archive.