Statewide Bike and Pedestrian 2020 DRAFT Plan

ODOT invites your feedback on this draft plan. Your feedback and comments are essential to ensure Walk.Bike.Ohio outlines the key steps ODOT and its partners should take to improve the safety and comfort of pedestrians and bicyclists throughout the state. After reviewing the draft, please share your feedback by taking a brief survey at: PublicInput.com/Walk.Bike.Ohio by Friday, February 26. Click on the graphic to download the draft.

Special thanks to both TMACOG and Metroparks Toledo in supporting our local interests along with the Ohio Bicycle Federation!

Glass City Metropark Opens


We are so excited about the official opening of Glass City Metropark this week! Not only that, this is only Phase 1 with so much more to come.

We Are Traffic has been working with Metroparks to enhance routine accomodation for cyclists since our first hardware project to install Bike Fix-it Stations in five (5) Metropark locations. We are proud to continue our support as the supplier of the custom bike racks and Fix-it Station for Glass City Metropark!

If your project is in need of bike parking infrastructure, we would love to work with you. We are a local advocacy dealer for Dero bike racks so a portion of the proceeds stay in Toledo in support of our mission. Contact us by emailing bikerack@WeAreTraffic.org

If you would like to read more about the Glass City Metropark, click here.

Cycling RIGHTS - Bicycles, E-Bikes & Micro-Mobility Devices

Cycling RIGHTS

Get your copy of Greater Cleveland's Bike Attorney/Cyclist Kenneth Knabe's Cycling RIGHTS, an expansive overview of the rapidly evolving landscape of Ohio bike law, bike infrastructure and what it means, legally and practically for cyclists, pedestrians, and motorists.

Our sincere thanks to Ken for making these copies available, your $20 donation will secure your copy of Cycling RIGHTS with 100% of your donations supporting We Are Traffic. Get your copy today by clicking on the photo above, shipping is included.

Summit Street Road Diet (Lucas County)

Summit at 131 looking north
Summit Street at 131st, looking north

We are pleased to see the recently completed road diet on Summit Street just north of downtown Toledo. The project begins at 131st Street and ends at the Ohio state line where the Michigan side continues with paved shoulders (that is another campaign). Thanks to the Lucas County Engineer's office for reaching out to We Are Traffic for project review and input. There is a recently completed study for the Vistula Neighborhood that would add bike lanes to Summit between Cherry St. and I-280 and we hope that if that segment is developed, the City would extend the bike lanes north. As for the section near Promenade Park, no bike lanes were included but we are asking for sharrows and BMUFL signage to promote the corridor for commuting.


Mid-project on Summit Street, already in use!


Looking south from Michigan state line!

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!

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

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