Towpath Trail

Regional, U.S. & International News


Heritage Rail-Trail Detour

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

2040 Plan Includes Lakewood Bike Routes

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

Another Downside to Bollard Use

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

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

Snow Removal Includes Bike Lanes in D.C.

11/16/18

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

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Towpath Trail Section Closing for Hunting Season

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

Water on the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway

11/16/18

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

Bike Lanes & Routes Taking Hold in Ohio

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

Park Could Blaze Quarry Trails as Regional Attraction

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


Trailhead Construction Underway in Vanderbilt

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

MDOT Considers Giving Up Control of Busy Streets

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

Bikes for Tykes Benefits from Abandoned Ofo Bikes

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

Protecting Trails in 2018

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

Owner of Performance Bicycle Files for Chapter 11

11/16/18

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

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Major Trail Developments in Ohio

11/14/18

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

Bike Cleveland Geared Up For a Big November

11/14/18

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

Friends of the Little Miami Trail E-News

SW OH - Read the latest edition.

Bike Trail Booby-Trap Trio in Court

11/14/18

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

AVs Will Never be Able to Drive in All Conditions

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

Civilians Dress Up as Bus to Cross Bridge

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

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Night Riding Policy @ John Bryan Park

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

Pedal-Assist Bike-Share Arrives in Philly

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

Greenway Plan Envisions 71-Mile Network

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

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

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

Bike Builder Loses Home & Shop in Camp Fire

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

45 New Bicycle Friendly Universities Honored

11/14/18

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

Milking Scooters for Cash

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

Why Americans Have Fallen Out of Love with Cars

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

Trek, Kent and Others Look to Cambodia for Production

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

Cyclists Mowed Down by Driver

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

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Great Miami River Trail Alert

11/13/18

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

Amherst Bike Path Grant App Rejected

11/12/18

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

Making Peninsula Dr Safer for Peds & Bikes

11/12/18

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

Big Ben Coffee Opens Along Trail

11/12/18

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

For a More Walkable City, Enlist the Fire Chief

11/12/18

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

Walmart Considering "Town Centers"

11/12/18

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

USA Cycling Offering Free Memberships to Vets

11/12/18

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

Putting People Before Cars in Toronto

11/12/18

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

Are Electric Scooters the Future?

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

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Wasson Way Trail Phase 2

11/11/18

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

Township Wants Trails Group to Acquire Old Rail Bridge

11/11/18

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

Lime and Spin Sharing Data with LADOT

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

National Cycle Network has Many "Crap" Paths

11/11/18

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

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Loyalhanna Trail Receives $500K Grant

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

Men Arrested in Bike Path Booby Trap Caper

11/10/18

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

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Solon To Chagrin Falls Trail gets $500K

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

Hockhocking Adena Bikeway Visitation Stats

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

Developer Hopes RV Park Will Draw Cyclists

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

More Input Sought on Devola Trail

11/10/18

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

$1.4M Riverside Drive Project

11/9/18

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

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

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

So Cal Fires force Evacuations

11/9/18

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

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NCIT Paving in Lorain County

11/9/18

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

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

Tracks Being Removed in Liberty Center

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

Complete Streets Plan for Worthington

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

U.S. 41 Greenway Now Open

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

Scout Installs Bike Fix-It Station

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

$6M Pedestrian Overpass Opens

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

Boland Trail Opens

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

Experimental Bike-Friendly Speed Bumps

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

Making Left Turns Safer

11/9/18

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

Traffic Deaths: An International Health Scourge

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

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Towpath Bridge Deck Pour

11/7/18

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


$200K Grant to Connect Park to Bike Trail

11/7/18

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

StreetsBlog Ohio Dead in the Water

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

Gunfire Keeps Trail Closed

11/7/18

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

Ford to Buy Electric Scooter Startup

11/7/18

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

Election Results of Interest to the Bike World

11/7/18

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

Nails in the Bike Lane a Reoccurring Problem

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

Lime Investing $3M in Scooter & Bike Safety

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

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$380K Grant to Close Towpath Gap

11/7/18

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

Shepard Connector Construction

11/6/18

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

Towpath Times E-News

Read the latest edition.

Township Pursuing Bellwood to Altoona Trail

11/6/18

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

Blocked Bike Lanes in D.C.

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

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New '3-Feet Law' Signs Popping up

11/6/18

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

Derr Road Improvements

11/6/18

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

Alum Creek Drive Widening Includes Sidepath

11/5/18

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

Knox County Parks E-News

Knox County, OH - Read the latest edition.

New Bike Lanes on Rt. 116 Raise Eyebrows

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

Retiming Traffic Signals to Boost Ped Safety

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

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

11/5/18

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

Bike Organizations Oppose the AV Start Act

11/5/18

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

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Pedalpalooza Shows Off Protected Bike Path

11/4/18

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

Shimano Recalls Bicycle Helmets

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

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ODNR Trail Grants Total Nearly $7M

11/4/18

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

Stark Parks Trail News

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

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

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Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail Flooding

11/2/18

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

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

Grants Received for Sandusky Trail & NCIT

11/2/18

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

Simon Kenton Trail Fundraising Goal Met

11/2/18

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

Bike Fleet Helps Portland Street Medicine

11/2/18

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

GM Enters E-Bike Market

11/2/18

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

Cyclists Say Australia Should Rethink Strict Helmet Law

11/2/18

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

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Flooding on Columbus Area Trails

11/1/18

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

CoGo a No-Go for Some Merchants

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

Trails Create "Waterfront" Property in Carmel

11/1/18

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

Lime Scooter Recall after Some Catch Fire

10/31/18

"Lime has recalled 2,000 of its electric scooters from the streets of Los Angeles, San Diego, and Lake Tahoe, the company said Wednesday..." more

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Heartland Trail Construction Update

Wayne County, OH - "We recently opened 1/3 mile of paved trail north of Market Street in Marshallville to connect with the 2.4 miles that we are currently constructing from Marshallville to Forrer Road in Orrville..." To continue reading, see the Wayne County Rails-to-Trails November Newsletter.

Hit-and Run Driver Kills Homeless Woman

Philadelphia, PA - "Authorities say a driver fleeing a hit-and-run crash in Philadelphia ran over and killed a homeless woman who was lying on a mattress on a sidewalk." more...

Victims of Bike Path Terrorist Sue City

10/31/18

NYC - "...They were on notice since at least 2007 of the numerous vehicles that were entering the greenway..." more

Man Details Attack, Robbery on Clayton Greenway

Clayton, NC - "...Wil Smith, 40, of Clayton, posted a lengthy recap of the Oct. 24 incident on his Facebook page in which he described being targeted and attacked during a 3:30 p.m. ambush at the park..." more

Mobile Bike Service Trike

Bonner, MT - "...The Mobile Mechanic Bike is equipped with custom toolboxes, a transport area for parts and other materials, an integrated workstand and a magnetic tool holder..." more

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South Mountain Trolley Greenway Plans

Carlisle, PA - "...the proposed South Mountain Trolley Greenway, an 8-mile recreational trail that would shadow the historic route of the former Cumberland Valley Railroad’s Dillsburg Branch." more...

Grants Sought for Trail & Sidewalk Projects

Parkersburg, WV - "...Gov. Jim Justice announced proposed federal grants to extend the North Bend Rail Trail to Parkersburg and to pave new sidewalks in Ritchie County." more...

Scooter Fee to Pay for Bike Lanes

Indianapolis, IN - "Indianapolis wants to ride scooter fees toward better bike lanes." more...

Will Bollards Stop Another Hudson River Greenway Massacre?

NYC - "...Yet, it’s far from clear that bollards alone are a tenable solution, in much the same way that metal detectors aren’t an answer to mass shootings." more...

OB: Unfortunately, when bollard-use discussions such as this arise, there is little or no mention of the fact that bollards pose a serious hazard to trail users that can prove fatal. To learn more, see The Ongoing Trail Bollard Hazard.

Former Pro Cyclist Among Plane Crash Victims

"Andrea Manfredi, 26, was on board the Lion Air flight that crashed into the Java Sea." more...

Driver Intentionally Runs Down Cyclist

"The driver was charged with reckless driving and fined $1,000 for the assault in Melbourne, Australia." more...

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Public Meetings on Devola to Marietta Trail

10/30/18

Marietta, OH - "Muskingum Township is studying corridors for the multi-use trail that will connect Devola and Marietta..." more

Improving Bike & Ped Use on Bridges

Lakewood, OH - "...We think those bridges between us and Rocky River are kind of critical points in the system for pedestrians and bicyclists to go between cities, and also access the Metroparks trail system..." more

UC Health & Red Bike Extend Partnership

Cincinnati, OH - "After four years and 390,000 rides, UC Health and Red Bike have renewed their partnership for five more years, the organizations announced today..." more

Whetstone Park in Line for Spruce Up

Columbus, OH - "...The 4.5 acres of prairie land near the Olentangy Trail, directly south of Adena Brook and Whetstone’s parking lot, will be slimmed down to a more manageable 3.5 acres, which then will receive some overdue attention..." more

Residents Getting Around by Bike

New Orleans, LA - "...The number of bicycle commuters in New Orleans has nearly doubled since 2010, according to U.S. Census data. Walking to work is up over that time period as well..." more

Replace Signals with All-Way Stops

10/30/18

"...In many places, stop signs are the safest solution..." more

Changes Coming to MUTCD

"...Here are some of the building blocks that designers will likely have access to when a new MUTCD is adopted..." more

Kent & Detroit Withdraw Section 201 Petition

10/29/18

"Kent International and Detroit Bikes have withdrawn a petition to the U.S. International Trade Commission that sought protection from complete bike imports in the form of new tariffs of up to 50 percent." more...

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E-Bikes Coming to Red Bike in Cincy

Cincinnati, OH - "...In November, Cincinnati will become one of the first six BCycle cities to test the e-bikes..." more

Bloomington Considers $10M Trails-and-Trees Project

IN - "City officials in Bloomington are considering a $10 million project that includes 1,400 street-side trees and 7 miles of recreational trails." more...

Some Cities Offer Free Bike Share Rides to Polls

10/29/18

"The company that runs New York's bike share — plus systems in seven other cities — will give all-day passes on Election Day." more...

The Deadly Problem with Bike Lanes

"Most cyclists know that bike lanes offer very limited physical protection. They might not know that they offer approximately zero legal protection either." more...

Electric Scooters Are Not the Enemy

"It’s official: Cyclists have been demoted to the second-most hated people on the road..." more

The 'Moral Machine' Experiment

"Let’s say someone is driving a car with two other passengers, when suddenly three pedestrians leap into a crosswalk in front of it. The driver must decide between running the pedestrians down or crashing into a concrete barrier. What would you choose?" more...

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Tools for Measuring Economic Impact of Cycling

Boulder, CO - "...The Economic Benefit Model Templates are free templates that aid in calculating economic benefits from tourism, events, retail sales tax, resident spending, bicycle business and health..." more

Schumer Calls out CSX for Stalling Tibbets Brook Greenway

10/27/18

NY - "U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer made his way to the Bronx to get the ball rolling on the long awaited Tibbets Brook Bronx Greenway..." more

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Development Boom Along the Schuylkill River

Philadelphia, PA - "..The Schuylkill River Trail expansion project is one of those projects that feels like it’s been going on for a while—but it’s making a lot of headway..." more

Sharpsburg Walking Route

Pittsburgh, PA - "The Sharpsburg Main and Canal Walking Route is the newest addition to the Triboro EcoDistrict..." more

Judge Slashes $3.2M Verdict Over Fall During Bike Ride

PA - "...Massiah-Jackson denied the city's request for a new trial in the matter, but she also reduced the verdict to the $500,000 statutory damages cap..." more

Truck Trike Stars in UPS Cargo Delivery Program

Portland, OR - "...Southeast Portland resident Bill Stites is the man behind the Truck Trike, a concept he’s been refining for about a decade..." more

Lime Bike Offering Free Rentals on Election Day

"The free 30 minute rides will be available in more than 100 cities." more...

A Place to Fence Stolen Bikes -- And Get Them Back

10/27/18

WI - "Knowing time was short, Andrew Haala didn’t hesitate when he realized his Trek Stashe bicycle had been snatched from his temporarily unsecured front porch..." more

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Construction to Close Towpath Trailhead

Akron, OH - "The Memorial Parkway Trailhead will be closed beginning November 5 through approximately December 31 due to a City of Akron CSO construction project. The restrooms will be open..." more

Plover Man Found Dead on Bike Trail

10/25/18

WI - "Officials are investigating the death of a man found on a bicycle trail in Stevens Point Thursday morning." more...

UPS by Cargo Bike in Seattle

10/25/18

WA - "111 years ago, UPS began making deliveries by foot and bike out of Seattle’s Pioneer Square. Today, the company is returning to bikes, at least for some downtown deliveries." more...

Driver Cuts Off Cyclist, Later Has Tires Slashed

10/25/18

Portland, OR - "Alameda resident Mark Holzmann says he was the victim of harassment, vandalism and an expletive-laced tirade following a traffic incident on Tuesday night." more...

Bicycle Coalition Fights to Keep ‘Complete Streets’

Atlanta, GA - "Advocates stress that many proposals are slated for roads in the city’s 'High Injury Network'. " more...

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How a Bike Path Changed a City

10/24/18

Memphis, TN - "How a 7-mile bike path sparked massive transformation in this southern city." more...

Road Design War in Seattle

10/24/18

WA - "Death threats, vandalism: Seattle hires mediator over 35th Avenue Northeast project." more...

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Motorized Bike Rider in Critical Condition

Piqua, OH - "A Covington man reportedly suffered head trauma following an accident involving a motorized bicycle." more...

Towpath Times E-News

NE OH - Read the latest edition.

Infrastructure Listening Sessions Pitched

10/24/18

PA - "Yesterday I had the opportunity to join Representative Earl Blumenauer and others to discuss infrastructure needs in the Philadelphia area. If the Congressman gets his way, this will be the first of many roundtables in a national listening tour on infrastructure needs and ideas." more...

Skip Scooters get a Latch

CA - "...A purpose-built tool to keep scooters from tipping over on the street and blocking walkers, wheelchair users, and stroller-pushers..." more

Biking in LA a Scary Proposition

CA - "...Now — this is strictly my opinion — but, yes, biking in Los Angeles IS the worst..." more

Ghost Bike Trashed, Stolen

Portland, OR - "...Jacki Andraed-Matheny found the bike at Southeast 82nd and Luther. She doesn't know where it came from, but she knows what it means." more...

The City that Gives Free Beer for Cycling

ITA - "This is how the Italian city of Bologna is getting people to leave their cars behind." more...

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Towpath Trail Section Closed Oct. 23

10/23/18

CVNP, OH - "...The trail closure between Frazee House and Station Road Trailhead is necessary for public safety while workers repair a bridge that crosses the Sagamore waste weir." more...

Downed Trees on the Little Miami Trail

10/22/18

SW OH - "We are aware of several trees down over the trail and are working to get things cleared from Saturdays storms." more...

Mohican Valley Trail Repaving Progress

10/22/18

Brinkhaven, OH - The trail paving from the Bridge of Dreams to the Holmes County line has been completed. However, the trail is not open yet, as there is more work to be done. more...

Towpath Stage 3 Construction Progress

10/22/18

Cleveland, OH - "On Friday we stopped by stage three of the Towpath Trail extension and were pleased to see asphalt paving has been laid on most of the trail. The 1.9 mi segment starts north of Steelyard Commons and traces the eastern border of Tremont, ending at the intersection of Literary and University Rds." more...

Side Path Construction in Westerville

OH - "Cleveland Ave new sidepath construction in Westerville (north of I-270/Schrock Rd) - that should hopefully be soon completed..." more

Man Arrested in Burned Body Case

10/22/18

Upper Arlington, OH - "...During his interview, he told detectives how Simpson’s 'arm was cut off above the elbow,' — information that matched preliminary autopsy results and had not been previously made public..." more

Push for Future Westside Lakefront Greenway

Lakewood, OH - "Bike Lakewood has developed a plan to connect Edgewater Park to Huntington Reservation. The West Side Greenway will create a stress-free connection along the lakefront and to Rocky River Reservation." more...

Young Hit-and-Run Victim Given New Bike

Youngstown, OH - "First responders made a big show when arriving at 8-year-old Jenciel Filero’s home to give him a bike after his was destroyed." more...

Are Philly Streets Any Safer?

Philadelphia, PA - "The ambitious initiative is progressing — but we’ve still got a long way to go if we want to reach zero traffic deaths by 2030..." more

Class Action Lawsuit Against E-Scooters

CA - "...The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, accuses two of the largest e-scooter companies, Lime and Bird, as well as other e-scooter firms, of 'gross negligence' and 'aiding and abetting assault'..." more

Stop the Attack on Railbanking

"Railbanking is essential to preserving rail corridors for use as trails. This federal statute has allowed local trail groups from across the country to convert former railways into thriving rail-trails that boost local economies and create healthier, more vibrant communities." more...

BCA & Detroit Bikes ask for New Tariffs

10/22/18

D.C. - "The Section 201 duties would apply to imports from all countries, and are intended to encourage U.S. bike assembly." more...

How Calgary Resisted its Iconic Pedestrian Bridge

CAN - "The controversial Peace Bridge is now one of the most-used walking and cycling routes in Calgary. The councillor behind it reveals the project’s stormy process." more...

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Valley Parkway Connector Trail Opens

10/21/18

Broadview Heights, OH - "The final three miles of the six-mile Valley Parkway Connector Trail open Monday. They're the last link in the western half of the Emerald Necklace." more...

Hamilton Beltline Path Moves Forward

Hamilton, OH - "City government and CSX Transportation have agreed on a purchase price for the former rail line that once served the Champion Paper mill, which the city plans to use to create a 2.96-mile bicycling and walking trail..." more

Related: Should Hamilton consider a glowing bike path?

Trail Bridge Work on the NCIT

Wakeman, OH - "A goal we've had for some time is smoothing out the surface of the Bruce L Chapin Bridge, and today we made significant progress on that. 13 volunteers worked most of the day removing the old joint mortar, clearing out the cracks, and pouring and troweling new mortar..." more

New Section Opens Along Jordan Creek Greenway

10/21/18

PA - "...Last week, local, Lehigh County and state officials celebrated the opening of a new 0.9-of-a-mile stretch of the planned 14-mile multi-use trail." more...

Scooters Reveal Urban America's Transport Crisis

"Electric scooters are fun, but nobody knows what to do with them yet." more

UK Using "Dutch Reach" to Improve Safety

10/19/18

UK - "The 'Dutch Reach' aims to force drivers and passengers to look out for cyclists before they leave a car." more...

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Possible Flooding Along Alum Creek Trail

10/19/18

Columbus, OH - "Be careful of possible flooding upon Alum Creek Greenway Trail's low laying sections. The Alum Creek Reservoir dam is releasing water... more

Little Miami Trail Detour Oct. 22

10/19/18

Springfield, OH - "Beginning Monday, October 22, a detour on a section of the Little Miami Scenic Trail will be in place during construction on the I-70 overpass..." more

Heartland Trail

Wayne County, OH - Check out the mid-month construction photo update.

MT Biking Park Booby-Trapped, Vandalized

10/19/18

AZ - "A trail at a recently opened park for mountain bicyclists was 'booby-trapped' with two cables affixed across a riding track at chest height in an apparent attempt to cause a fall and injuries..." more

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Deputy Injured on the Camp Chase Trail

Columbus, OH - "A deputy found injured on the Camp Chase Trail believes he was assaulted." more...

Marietta Mulls River Trail, Sidewalk Measures

10/19/18

Marietta, OH - "...Three pieces of legislation were introduced in Marietta City Council’s regular meeting Thursday restricting the use of both the city’s River Trail and sidewalks." more...

Funds Sought for Greenway Repaving Shortfall

10/18/18

Lisbon, OH - "Columbiana County commissioners appear willing to provide the county park district with $25,000 needed to cover additional costs for repaving a section a section of the Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail." more...

E-Bikes Arrive on Columbus Streets

10/18/18

OH - "...A Lime spokesperson said that the new bikes were deployed starting the second week of October around the Ohio State University campus..." more

Bikeway Extension Construction Progress

10/18/18

Athens, OH - "Update on the Holzer to County Road 24A (South Canaan Road) extension of the bikeway, from the County Planner... The company contracted to do the work by ODOT is preparing to start grading the surface in preparation for paving. more...

Preliminary Autopsy Report on Body Found in Park

10/18/18

Upper Arlington, OH - "A preliminary autopsy report from the Franklin County Coroner’s Office has shed new light on what may have happened to a 23-year-old Columbus woman whose body was found in an Upper Arlington park Sunday." more...

Worst Roads in the U.S.

"...One-third of the nation’s major urban roadways – highways and major streets that are the main routes for commuters and commerce – are in poor condition..." more

Getting Drivers to Yield to Pedestrians

10/18/18

"A ground-breaking experiment in St. Paul, Minn., shows a shocking pattern of dangerous and aggressive behavior towards pedestrians. But also how solvable the problem is given the right attention and policies." more...

Decision on Postal Treaty Welcomed

10/18/18

D.C. - "...Eliminating the cheap rates would be a start, said Pat Cunnane, the CEO of Advanced Sports Enterprises, owner of the Performance Bicycle stores and the distributor ASI." more...

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Cincy Crackdown on Aggressive Driving, Jaywalkers

Pleasant Ridge, OH - "...It's getting worse with social media. People are looking at their phones when they come up to the red light..." more

Foundation Grants $200M for Parks, Trails

Detroit, MI - "...The grants will fund waterfront parks in Detroit and Buffalo named in honor of Wilson as well as development of greenway trails throughout the two regions." more...

Land Being Acquired for Trail

10/18/18

Columbus, NC - "Polk County is getting ready to close on 300 acres of property to create a public walking/biking trail system on Little White Oak Mountain." more...

Scooter Companies Hacking the Rules

"...Although cities continue to limit scooters despite strong customer demand, startups are trying to hack the rules with workarounds -- such as direct rentals to your doorstep." more...

The Perils of Hit-and-Run in the Big Easy

New Orleans, LA - "Nicole Ducharme just wanted to get to work. Instead, she got dragged through the excruciatingly slow and unsatisfactory quagmire that is the New Orleans Police Department’s Hit-and-Run unit..." more

Turning a Car Town into a Cycling City

"Lessons from the Dutch, where the number of bikes exceeds the number of people." more...

The AV Start Act

10/17/18

"The Senate is planning on voting on the AV START Act before the end of the year. The League opposes the bill because it doesn’t include serious safety protections for bicyclists and pedestrians." more...

Strider Sells 2 Millionth Balance Bike

10/17/18

Rapid City, SD - "Company is expanding international distribution and sales through large retailers." more...

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Input Wanted for Richland B&O Trail Plan

Richland County, OH - "The Richland County Park District is in the process of creating a long-term, strategic plan for the B&O Trail and wants your input!

Please take our survey.

Cincy Getting E-Bikes

10/17/18

Cincinnati, OH - "...In early November, Cincinnati will get 10 electric-assist bicycles, part of a pilot through BCycle, the company that makes the bikes for Cincy’s Red Bike program." more...

Gravel Being Added to Kokosing Gap Trailhead

Mt. Vernon, OH - "...Our Operations Managers were busy preparing loads of gravel to be placed at the parking lot adjacent from the Kokosing Gap Trail on Mt. Vernon Avenue..." more

Burning Body Found in Park

Upper Arlington, OH - "Upper Arlington police on Monday identified the woman whose body was found burning Sunday near a walking trail in Burbank Park." more...

Trail Construction Blocked in Kentucky

Benham, KY - "...The delay has raised concern that the county could lose a $660,809 federal grant to develop the trail, which would involve upgrading more than five miles of an unused railroad bed..." more

City OKs People Trail Extension

10/16/18

Columbus, IN - "Columbus has entered into an agreement with a landscape architectural firm to design and construct an extension of the People Trail." more...

New U.S. Trails in 2018

"This summer, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced 19 new National Recreation Trails in 17 states..." more

Fixing Badly Planned American Cities

"...from Jeff Speck’s Walkable City Rules, a step-by-step guide to fixing America’s cities and towns." more...

Missing Cyclist Found Alive

10/16/18

ESP - "When his wife hadn't heard from him for hours, she sent out an urgent tweet." more...

Bicyclists May Use Full Lane

UK - "Some motorists think roads were built for cars, and that people on bicycles are interlopers. Historically and legally, this is not the case..." more...

IMBA Looks to Shore Up Support

10/16/18

Reno, NV - "...IMBA’s total revenue plummeted from $6.7 million to $3.9 million between 2016 and 2017." more...

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Simon Kenton Trail Fundraising Nearing Goal

Urbana, OH - "...We are just $2,565 from reaching our $25,000 goal which will be matched dollar for dollar up to that amount by the Honda of America Foundation..." more

Rogue Group Riders Hogging the Road

10/16/18

"...I sought out an example to analyze that should resonate with those who are frustrated, disappointed or angry with group rides they encounter on the road." more...

Citi Bike Offers Group Rides

10/15/18

NYC - "...'It’s never been easier to ride with friends,' Citi Bike announced in a tweet on Monday." more...

SF's Scooter War is Over & the Scooters Won

10/15/18

San Francisco, CA - "Shared e-scooters have returned to the Bay Area. But is regulation enough to make them work in the long term?" more...

Mountain Biker Shot & Killed in France

10/15/18

FRA - "...another young hunter was sentenced to a year in jail for mistakenly shooting and killing a trail runner in the same region..." more

Over 5,000 Stolen Bikes Recovered thru Bike Index

"Milestones are important to us here at the Bike Index - we're suckers for nice big round numbers that define progress..." more

Remove Street Centerlines to Calm Traffic

10/15/18

"...Centerline removal introduces an element of uncertainty which is reflected in lower speeds..." more

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Temporary Closures Along Mohican Valley Trail

10/15/18

Brinkhaven, OH - "...the Mohican Valley Multi-Use Trail from the Bridge of Dreams to the Holmes County Line will be closed or have periodic closures due to a parking lot renovation to provide handicap accessibility. The driveway to the Trail may also have periodic closures..." more

NCIT Progress in Huron County

10/14/18

Wakeman, OH - "...Next up: Volunteers want to place a connector trail between the bridge and the paved Wakeman East Bikeway.

A long-term project also just began. Group members started a dialogue with a design group to pave the path’s entire length in Huron County..." more

Volunteers Clear Area Around Heart of Ohio Trail

10/14/18

Mt. Liberty, OH - "...Venture Crew 382 group... cleared two large swaths around the Mt. Liberty Heart of Ohio Multi-Use Trail access area to allow for clear visibility of the children’s playground and improve safety of the area..." more

New Overseers Considered for Buffalo Valley Rail Trail

10/14/18

PA - "...DCNR is supportive of the plan to transfer and is working with the county on the process. The Buffalo Valley Rail Trail is a huge asset to the region..." more

Dangerous Sidewalks Causing Injuries

Indianapolis, IN - "Dangerous, uneven sidewalks are landing people in the hospital, and the city has a backlog of more than 1,600 requests all over Indianapolis." more...

Walking May Now Outweigh Transit Value

"...The emphasis these days is more on walkability than a direct rail or metro connection..." more

Milwaukee Embracing Bikes & Peds

10/12/18

WI - "...A pedestrian and bicycle friendly environment is great for retail and apartment development — it slows traffic down and enhances the vibrancy of the street..." more

Bicycling Magazine Is Dead Wrong About Seattle

Seattle, WA - "...The national nonprofit People For Bikes recently gave Seattle a 2.3 out of 5 for bicycle friendliness, putting 50 cities ahead of us..." more

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Corwin Peddler Reopens

Corwin, OH - A trailside stop for travelers along the Little Miami Scenic Trail for many years, the establishment has reopened after a recent change in ownership. Learn more.

Bicycling May Help You Avoid Parkinson's Disease

"Adding high levels of physical activity—moderate to vigorous—into your exercise routine can decrease the risk of Parkinson’s disease (PD), according to a new review of studies..." more

Hoy Calls for End to "Us vs. Them" Mentality Between Cyclists & Drivers

10/12/18

"...Most cyclists drive and vice versa. You have to try and put yourself in the shoes of the other person..." more

Tour De France Trophy Stolen

10/12/18

"...toward the end of last month, the Team Sky rider lent his trophy... to the Cycle Show, a three-day exhibition in Birmingham, U.K." more...

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Temporary Closing for Scioto Trail Oct. 21

Columbus, OH - From centralohiogreenways.com, "Beginning Sunday, October 21, the Scioto Trail between Hocking Street and Battelle Riverfront Park will be closed from 7:00am – 8:00am [for the Columbus Marathon]."

SW OH Transportation Projects Receive Funding

10/12/18

Cincinnati, OH - "...southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky just received more than $40 million in federal funding, and more than three-quarters of that money will go toward enhancing the region's public transit, bicycle and pedestrian-oriented infrastructure." more...

Redeveloping an Iconic Trailside Structure

Warren County, OH - "The developers of the former Peters Cartridge Factory in Warren County received approval for a new injection of funds today." more...

Bike Lanes Spark Unnecessary Controversy

10/12/18

Detroit, MI - "...These new protected bike lanes have sparked no end of grumbling..." more

Can Cargo Bikes Help in a Disaster?

10/12/18

VA - "In an emergency response trial held here recently, bicyclists were able to transport 1,250 pounds of water and 1,100 pounds of food over difficult terrain, showing how the vehicles can be put to use when needed the most." more...

The Route for the Fort Worth to Dallas Trail

10/12/18

TX - "...The Regional Transportation Council this week approved the $40 million, 53-mile trail at its Thursday meeting, all but assuring the project will be open to the public by fall 2023." more...

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'Book-a-Bike' Program gets a Trike

Gallipolis, OH - "...The library has had great success with the bicycle lending program. Therefore, we wanted to expand the program to meet the needs of patrons who have the need for a trike bike..." more

Pittsburgh Plans to Expand Bike Lanes

PA - "A lot has changed since Pittsburgh put out its first bike lane plan in 1999, and with new ideas for lanes throughout the city, officials are looking for your input." more...

Philly's Transportation Plan

Philadelphia, PA - "Philadelphia released a transportation plan Wednesday that outlines the city's goals for street safety and transportation for the next seven years." more...

N. Michigan's 1st Flow Trail to Open Soon

Maple City, MI - "...The 3-mile looped trail at Palmer Woods Forest Reserve also marks a milestone as the Lower Peninsula’s first flow-style track north of Grand Rapids." more...

Setting the Rail Trail Connector Bridge

Elkins, WV - "...This two-mile section of the Elkins Rail Trail Connector project is the final piece connecting the current bike trail that runs into Parsons to its destination in downtown Elkins." more...

New Bike Trail Opens in Mountwood Park

10/12/18

Parkersburg, WV - "A new mountain bike trail was dedicated Thursday morning at Mountwood Park where officials hope it will complement the existing world-class paths." more...

Dallas Dreams Up a Multimodal Transportation Hub

TX - "We're talking bullet trains, DART, Amtrak, HyperLoop, and aerial taxis out of a single center." more...

LA - The Worst Bike City in America

CA - "...L.A. is letting the cars win." more...

While Seattle ranks as the best city.

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Wadsworth Opens 'Interurban Trail'

OH - "...The city, which held a ribbon cutting for the trail and park last week, has installed a large Interurban Trail sign with a map and bike racks downtown. There also are plans for more benches and historical signs along the path..." more

Buck Creek Trail Reopens

Springfield, OH - "...The trail is open to users but this project is not complete. Work in the area will still continue through the fall. Some work may cause temporary trail closures..." more

Bicycle "Chop-Shop" Discovered in Xenia

OH - "...Police are trying to reunite more than 40 bicycles and bike frames with their owners after discovering an apparent "chop shop" at a detached garage..." more

Cannonball Trail Volunteer Honored

10/11/18

Montpelier, OH - "It gives the NORTA board great pleasure to honor Danielle Lee, Montpelier, with the dedication of Danielle’s Crossing, a place where she cleared and made a path in the last mile of the trail..." more

Resident Calls for Making Mt. Vernon More Bike Friendly

OH - "...He also pointed out that the bike lanes that were on Division Street and Mount Vernon Avenue when he came to town 35 years ago are gone." more...

Ann Arbor Relaunching Bike Share

MI - "Ann Arbor's bike share system is transitioning to a new operator." more...

Road Rage Incident Leaves Cyclist with Broken Neck

GA - "...The bicyclist's GoPro caught the crash on camera..." more

The Best Bike Cities in America

10/10/18

"...here's our ranking of the 50 cities that are doing the most to make urban riding awesome." more...

Cycling Fatalities Down 8% in 2017

10/10/18

D.C. - "...Experts in the bike community point out that the findings, while welcome, don't indicate a trend." more...

Is Pedal Dockless Bike Share Going Extinct?

10/10/18

"...cities around the country have already started switching from the heavy bikes to the Next Big Thing: pedal-assist e-bikes and e-scooters." more...

Study Finds that Cyclists are Better Drivers

10/9/18

UK - "...The link between cycling and safer motoring was revealed by a UK insurance firm..." more...

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Driver Cited for Trip on Olentangy Trail

Columbus, OH - "A truck driver who drove a semi onto the Olentangy Trail and got stuck under an overpass has been charged with two traffic violations, police said Monday." more...

Clark County Adding Location Markers to Trails

10/9/18

Clark County, OH - "National Trail Parks and Recreation District will be labeling the trails over the next few weeks by placing coded stickers every 1/10 of a mile on the Simon Kenton Trail, Buck Creek Trail and Little Miami Scenic Trail.

"These codes will then be put into the Clark County GIS system that is connected to the Dispatch Network. This system will make it easier for emergency services to locate trail users if needed..." more

Little Miami Group Accepting Donations for Safety Program

10/9/18

SW OH - "...Phase I will be painting crosswalk 'ladders' on road surfaces [along the Little Miami Scenic Trail] using reflective paint and clearing lines of sight both left and right to 45 degrees by removing brush, low limbs, and trees." more...

ToleGO! Bike Share Coming Oct. 16

Toledo, OH - "...Toledo residents and visitors will have access to 100 bikes at 17 hubs within the city, available for use 24 hours a day..." more

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Paducah Receives $100K to Connect Trails

10/9/18

KY - "...the Recreational Trails Program funding will help construct a pedestrian bridge over Perkins Creek." more...

Louisville Establishes Dockless Vehicle Policy

KY - "Louisville Metro Public Works has released a new policy that lays out a series of fees and rules dictating when and where dockless vehicles, including Bird scooters, can operate." more...

Lynchburg Creates GoFund Me Page for Parks & Trails

VA - "Lynchburg city is trying to scramble money with hopes to open their trails again." more...

E-Bike Fire Destroys Home

10/9/18

Hampstead, MD - "Maryland fire investigators say a 25-year-old man assembling a do-it-yourself e-bike caused a fire that destroyed a house." more...

Tiny Vehicles and the New Safety in Numbers

10/9/18

"With dockless bike share systems and electric scooters rolling into cities across America at an unprecedented rate, a holistic reduction in crashes, fatalities, and injuries should follow..." more

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Blacklick Trail Underpass Remains Closed

10/9/18

Reynoldsburg, OH - "Blacklick Greenway Trail underpass at E. Livingston Ave in Reynoldsburg remains closed although surrounding bridge rehab work appears to be mostly completed..." more

New Trailhead along Cannonball Trail

10/8/18

West Unity, OH - "...[There] is are new [Cannonball Trail] trail head at North Fork, Williams County RD 17... plenty of parking for horse trailers..." more

Honda Demos "Smart" Intersection

Marysville, OH - "Honda Motor Co. has fitted a downtown Marysville intersection with cameras, computers and artificial intelligence that can warn equipped vehicles of a jaywalker around an obstructed-view corner..." more

E-Bike Bill Passes Senate

Columbus, OH - "...The bill will establish the same laws for e-bikes as non-motorized bikes and permit class 1 & 2 e-bikes on multi-use trails..." more

Learn why allowing e-bikes on multi-use trails is a bad idea.

Knox Kane Rail Trail Grand Opening Oct. 19

10/8/18

PA - "...a roughly 4-mile portion of the former Knox-Kane Railroad path, now ready for travelers of a different type..." more

Bike Parking at Hydrants Considered

Philadelphia, PA - "...The fire-hydrant bike corral effort will be the first of its kind, as far as anyone knows..." more

NYC Designing Safer Intersections

NYC - "89 percent of bike collisions happen at intersections. DOT’s new street-design guidelines aim to slash that statistic and save lives." more...

Managing Curb Spaces

"...After years of neglect and scorn, this strip of urban infrastructure, long the sole domain of the meter maid, has gotten incredibly crowded..." more

Sidewalk Toronto has Only One Beneficiary

CAN - "...'Smart cities' rely on IP and data to make the vast array of city sensors more functionally valuable, and when under the control of private interests, an enormous new profit pool..." more

Netherlands Proposes to Ban Phone Use on Bikes

NLD - "...It is already illegal to use a phone while driving a motor vehicle in the Netherlands..." more

Human Bollard Campaigns

"Advocating for cyclist safety through direct action." more...

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Rail Trail Build - NE Columbus

Columbus, OH - "East/West 1/2 mile path length between Alum Creek Trail, Hayden Park, N. Nelson Rd, Sunbury Rd, Leonard Ave (YWCA) on former rail spur bed by 7th Ave..." more

Camp Chase Trail Extension @ Darby Creek Metro Park

Galloway, OH - "First look at the future Camp Chase Trail extension within Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park..." more

Related: "New New updated restrooms available on the Camp Chase Trail and Ohio to Erie Trail in Indian Ridge area of Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park."

COMBO Building MTB Trails in Central Ohio

10/8/18

Columbus, OH - "...without the help of COMBO and its 300 volunteers, there would be far fewer places to ride mountain bikes throughout central Ohio." more...

The Case of the Disappearing Bike Lanes

D.C. - "...Co-chair Councilmember Charles Allen pointed out that crosswalks and bike lanes are disappearing before his eyes." more...

Lyft's "Ditch Your Car" Challenge

10/7/18

"The "Ditch Your Car" Challenge gives Lyft credit to commuters who stop using their car for a month." more...

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Locator Beacon Saves Cyclist in Distress

10/5/18

NZL - "...The 74-year-old told the Herald this morning he was glad to be alive after his misadventure on the Timber Trail..." more

Renovo Calls it Quits

Portland, OR - "The ride for Renovo Hardwood Bicycles is over." more...

Group Plans Attraction Similar to Otago Central Rail Trail

10/5/18

NZL - "Plans are under way to create in Taranaki a biking destination to rival Otago's massively popular rail trail." more...

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Little Miami Trail Sections Reopen

10/5/18

SW OH - "...All major construction at the Ft. Ancient and Spring Valley locations has been completed. Minor restoration work such as seeding and mulching still needs done..." more

Philly is About to get More Bike Friendly

PA - "The city just secured state funding for new protected (and permanent!) Market Street bike lanes, plus the South Street bike lane is coming soon." more...

Upland Bridges the Gap with New Trail

10/5/18

IN - "...This mile-long stretch of trail through Upland is part of a larger plan to bridge the Cardinal Greenway Trail’s 12-mile gap that stretches between Gaston and Gas City." more...

New Section of Canalway Trail Opens

NY - "...A new 5-mile portion of the Erie Canalway Trail connecting southern Amsterdam to Pattersonville, a hamlet of the town of Rotterdam, officially opened to the public Wednesday..." more

Greenway Attack Victim: "I'm Lucky"

10/5/18

TN - "A 79-year-old man stabbed on a West Knoxville greenway is talking about what happened and the outpouring of support he's received." more...

$17M for Bike & Ped Improvements in Maryland

MD - "...included in the announcement was a $250,000 grant awarded to the City of Baltimore DOT to support the development of a key segment of the Baltimore Greenway Trails Network..." more

Thieves Steal Container Full of Bikes

10/5/18

CAN - "Rocky Mountain Bicycles is hoping dealers can help recover 160 bikes stolen from a shipping container that was on the grounds of the company's warehouse here." more...

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Driver Cited for Getting Stuck on Bike Path

10/4/18

Columbus, OH - "A truck driver was cited on two counts after inadvertently driving onto a bike path and getting his truck stuck under a bridge." more...

The truck has been removed and the trail has reopened.

Simon Kenton Pathfinders


Lighting the Streets for Safety

10/4/18

Detroit, MI - "...A new report on streetlights... shows that pedestrians deaths plummeted in the Motor City from an average of 24 per year to just one, thanks to a two-year, $185-million effort that replaced 65,000 lights in a city where 40 percent were not working in 2014." more...

Part of NYC to Canada Trail Opens

Pattersonville, NY - "A new 5-mile (8 kilometer) section of a trail that will eventually span from New York City to Canada has opened in the Mohawk Valley." more...

Will E-Bikes Increase Bike Commuting?

"It’s too early to tell if electric bicycles hold the secret to grand pronouncements such as 'the future of transportation.' But there’s definitely something interesting happening." more...

U.S. Traffic Fatalities Remain High

U.S. - "There were 37,133 people killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes on U.S. roadways during 2017, a 1.8-percent decrease from 37,806 people killed in 2016..." more

Fugitive Posed as Cyclist to Evade Capture

10/4/18

JPN - "Junya Hida, who biked hundreds of miles while on the lam, was finally captured last weekend." more...

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Semi Truck Stuck on Olentangy Trail

10/4/18

Columbus, OH - "Bicycle path north of Spring St. parallel to 315 is closed due to a stuck semi that struck two overhead bridges." more...

Also, a trail-realignment will be taking place Oct. 5 on the Olentangy Trail at the Henderson Rd ramp. more...

Step Taken to Link B&O Trail to Trimble Rd Path

10/3/18

Mansfield, OH - "Mansfield City Council on Tuesday approved an amended bill to fund the design of a trail connecting the Richland B&O Trail to a Trimble Road multi-use path..." more

Simon Kenton Trail Fundraiser Progress

10/3/18

Urbana, OH - "...Each dollar that we raise by November 30th is matched, up to $25,000... to be used for additional paving in the Spring/Summer of 2019... more

Missing Ohio Mom found Dead in Great Smoky Mountains

10/3/18

"...The 53-year-old had last been seen Sept. 25, when she and her daughter became separated during a hike." more...

Argument Over Scooters Leads to Shooting

Columbus, OH - "...Three teens were arguing over the availability of the scooters..." more

Knoxville Greenway Attacks

10/3/18

TN - "A 79-year-old grandfather targeted in a brutal attack along a West Knoxville greenway over the weekend is recovering from multiple stab wounds to his head, neck and face..." more

Related: Runner recalls finding attack victim.

Seattle's Scooter Ban

10/3/18

WA - "...Seattle has banned dockless scooter-sharing companies from the city’s streets, with no word on when, or if, scooters might join the city’s coterie of transportation options." more...

3-Foot Passing Law in Minnesota

MN - "Minnesota state law requires motorists to give 3 or more feet of clearance when passing a bicyclist, and the good news is a large majority of drivers obey." more...

Dockless Data is Helping Cities Map Your Movement

"Lime and other companies are gathering masses of location-based information that some cities are leveraging to improve their streets." more...

The Bird and the Bicycle

10/3/18

"...This article explores what it might look like if scooters, by law, became bicycles – or at least were treated as bicycles in the way that electrically-assisted bicycles are treated in many states or in the way that Maine treats roller skis as bicycles." more...

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New Bike Trail in Green Twp.

OH - "...The path is 10-feet wide and will eventually run to Veterans Park on Harrison Avenue..." more

Towpath Section Closing for Marathon

Brecksville, OH - "The Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park will be closed to the public starting at dusk on Saturday, Oct. 6 through 2 p.m. on Oct. 7 for the annual Towpath Marathon." more...

Cuyahoga River Partners Creating Water Trail

Cleveland, OH - "Fans of the Cuyahoga River want it designated an official Ohio water trail, promoting public access and increasing appreciation for the waterway." more...

Rails to Trails Path Would Start in New Albany

10/3/18

IN - "63-mile trail would connect five counties." more...

Murders Continue in Chicago Park

10/3/18

IL - "Chicago police said a masked gunman appears to be targeting people in the city's Rogers Park neighborhood at random following the second fatal shooting in the neighborhood in two days." more...

Stop Comparing Cycling & Driving Violations

"We both break the law from time to time. But it's not even close to a one-to-one exchange." more...

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Greenway Paving Delayed

Lisbon, OH - "The Columbiana County Park District will delay until next year repaving parts of the Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail after the board voted to reject the sole bid received for the project." more...

Fallen Tree Closes Hockhocking Adena Bikeway Section

Athens County, OH - "The Bikeway is officially closed between Armitage Rd and Eclipse Company Town until Tuesday, 2 October, 2018, as the result of a large tree fall blocking the trail..." more

Scooter Numbers Rising Fast in Columbus

10/2/18

OH - "...Our August scooter census showed 150 on the streets. By the end of September, there were like 16,000..." more

How About a Regional Transit System for Bikes?

Detroit, MI - "...local leaders are working to create this regional transit system for two wheels." more...

$632K Grant for Mayfield Bike Trail Project

10/1/18

Mayfield, KY - "...The new trail will start at Kess Creek Park and connect to the fairgrounds at the other end of town..." more...

Bus Driver Found Guilty in Citi-Bike Death

10/1/18

NYC - "Monday’s guilty verdict against the driver of a 50,000-pound bus that struck and killed a Citi Bike rider in 2017 reawakened a raw debate about who bears more responsibility on New York City’s crowded streets..." more

Trail Closed Due to Safety Concerns after Murder

10/1/18

Ames, IA - "...The trail clean up comes after Ames residents expressed concerns over Celia’s alleged killer Collin Richards, who was homeless and living near the trail." more...

Capital Bikeshare E-Bikes are a Big Hit

D.C. - "Earlier this month, Capital Bikeshare debuted the newest additions to their fleet: 80 pedal-assist electric bikes (known as e-bikes)." more...

The Link Between Transport & Public Health

10/1/18

"...Communities across the United States are starting to make the connection between physical activity and land use and transportation options..." more

Children Required to Have License Plates on Their Bikes

London - "Children have been told they will be banned from cycling to their south London school if they do not put number plates on their bikes." more...

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Heartland Trail Construction

10/1/18

Wayne County, OH - "Construction of the 2.4 mile stretch of trail between Forrer Road and Marshallville will continue through October and possibly into November... ...Wayne County is the missing link to having the entire OTET [Ohio-to-Erie Trail] on trails with fewer or no roads at all." more...


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