Kilburn Bike Lanes Phase 1 of 3

UPDATE: August 3, 2020 - Phase 1 is completed! Thanks to Lucas County, Richfield Township and the residents along Kilburn Road! When completed, this will provide a great connection to Secor Metroparks and the new trail to Wiregrass Metropark and beyond!

Kilburn Bike Lanes Phase 1

Steady progress on the first section of bike lanes that will evetually connect Secor Metroparks to Sylvania-Metamora Road. This is "Phase 1" that runs from the Metropark entrance on Central Avenue to Sylvania Avenue. Construction is expected to complete Summer of 2020! Phase 2 has funding for construction in 2021 that will continue the lanes to Brint Road. The final phase is not fully funded. Special thanks to the Lucas County Engineer's Office for making this happen, originally conceived around 2005!

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Cycling Without Age Toledo

Cycling Without Age Toledo

The Right To Wind In Your Hair

Donate to Cycling Without Age

Please consider making a donation to support this program! Thanks to our generous donors, we have our first bike and trailer, with hopes to add a second bike for next season. Donations are made to Maumee Valley Adventurers, a 501c3 non-profit (tax receipt available).

Cycling Without Age is a movement started in 2012 by Ole Kassow. Ole wanted to help the elderly get back on their bicycles, but he had to find a solution to their limited mobility. The answer was a trishaw and he started offering free bike rides to the local nursing home residents.

He then got in touch with a civil society consultant from the City of Copenhagen, Dorthe Pedersen (now Cycling Without Age), who was intrigued by the idea and together they bought the first 5 trishaws and launched Cycling Without Age, which has now spread to all corners of Denmark, and since 2015 to another 38 countries around the world.

We are working with Maumee Valley Adventurers and other local partners to bring this program to the greater Toledo area, for more information on how you can get involved, contact keith@WeAreTraffic.org

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! Read more about More Bike Lanes for West Bancroft

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! Read more about New Bike Lanes on West Sylvania Avenue

Honoring and Remembering Ray Squire

This month, We Are Traffic completed a bike rack installation at Trinity Episcopal Church, where Ray and Pat Squire attended together for many years until Ray's passing on December 31, 2015. Friends and members of the church made contributions in his memory and when the church asked what Ray would have wanted, Pat said "well, we could all use some good bike racks around here, I think he would like that." While we considered several options with the church, we are all very happy with the result. The new racks are located just outside the new entrance on Adams Street. When you park your bike, remember Ray!

See Ray and Pat Squire Dedication at Wildwood Metroparks. Read more about Honoring and Remembering Ray Squire

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