Access Ohio 2045 -- Public Meetings

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Tuesday, October 15
Meeting from 4-7 PM, Presentations at 4:30 and 6 PM​
Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments
300 Martin Luther King, Jr., #300, Toledo, OH

Join the conversation about Ohio's Future Transportation System! Access Ohio is Ohio's long-range transportation plan. It will guide Ohio's transportation policies and investment strategies for the next 20 years by looking at where we could be in 2045. The world keeps changing and Ohio wants to prepare for these changes while making wise investment decisions. Check our Agenda for presentations being held across the state.

Details at Access.Ohio.Gov

Sylvania River Trail Closures

Sylvania River Trail Map

The Sylvania River Trail will be closed for construction. The Phase I section that runs from Main Street to Harroun will be closed indefinitely for the SOMO construction. The Phase II section that runs from Harroun to Monroe will be closed until mid-October depending on the weather. We will update this post as conditions change.

Call to Action - Oppose HB 288


Ohio has many trails that serve communities and create safe places for people to bike, hike, ride horses, and otherwise enjoy the outdoors.
 
H.B. 288 threatens the ability of future generations to improve and expand trail systems by hindering the government's ability to assemble the property needed to create safe and continuous trails. 
 
H.B. 288 singles out trail authority and would continue to allow the government to seize property for industrial uses, highways, and other uses - but wouldn't allow so much as an easement for a natural trail to be aquired in the same way.
 
Tell your representative that you support preserving the authority that has allowed Ohio to create many safe recreational trails that benefit communities and people of all ages. We Are Traffic and the Ohio Bicycle Federation worked with the League of American Bicyclists to provide a quick and easy way to write to your representative.
 
For more local context, please read our opposition testimony provided to the House Civil Law Committee.
 
 

More Bike Lanes for West Bancroft

West Bancroft Bike Lanes
View from I-475 Bridge looking East toward Holland-Sylvania Rd

If you commute on Bancroft Street between I-475 and Holland-Sylvania, you will be happy to see new pavement and the addition of bike lanes. The road condition has been poor for many years and not an easy route for cyclists. Look for completion later this month (September 2019). Thank you City of Toledo!

Fix-it Repair Stations - We Need Your Help

It's been four years since the first Fix-it Stations were installed in the Toledo area, you can read about that here. Since that time, we now have stations at UT, City of Toledo and City of Oregon, and those not counted yet. Needless to say, the Fix-it Stations and Air Pumps are a big asset to area cyclists! That is until you try to use the air pump and it lets the air out of your tire...not fun!

We Are Traffic has been contracted by Metroparks and the Univerisity of Toledo to maintain their respective hardware, but we need to know something is broken to schedule a repair. Please help us out by letting us know if you find a Fix-it Station / Air Pump in need or repair and we'll work with owners to have it repaired as soon as possible. For repairs, fill out our contact form.

We would also like to know where bike parking is needed. As an advocacy dealer for Dero Bike Racks, the majority of our funding is through the sale and installation of bike racks.

Delivering a re-built air pump to the Engineering Campus at UT

Pump Installed and Fix-it Station Updated

New Bike Lanes on West Sylvania Avenue

This "Bike Lane Ends" sign will need to be moved very soon! When the thermo-plastic striping sets on the new pavement along W. Sylvania Avenue, you will find new bike lanes that extend from King Road to the round-a-bout at Centennial Road. Originally, the westbound bike lane turned left on King Road and ends at the University Parks Trail. About two years ago, We Are Traffic worked with Lucas County Engineering on reviewing the striping plans for the project that extends from just west of McCord Road to Centennial Road. We noticed that the existing bike lanes would return but there were no plans to expand the lanes westward. We asked for the bike lanes to be extended to Centennial Road and after careful review, Lucas County Engineering agreed to include in the project.

The top course has been applied so we can look for the new bike lanes to be in place very soon! Thank you Lucas County Engineering and City of Sylvania!

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