September 2016

Woodley Road Bridge Reopens!

Woodley Bridge ReopensThe Woodley Road bridge that spans I-475 has re-opened!  This is an important link for commuters that need to cross 475 without using one of the busier roads nearby.  A recent article in The Blade reported that the bridge may need additional work that could close the crossing intermittently, but it should be passable by bicyclists and pedestrians.

King Road Library Grand Opening - Ride your Bike!

King-Road-Library-Lucas-County.jpgUPDATE:  The library is now open!

Join us October 10 at the grand opening of new Sylvania library on King Road starting at 10AM.  The Southview Band will greet guests and there will be remarks by library officials, Sylvania dignitaries and other special guests with tours of the new library.

If you're able to join, consider riding your bike to the event to show our appreciation for including secure bike parking.  Easy access from the U/P trail to King Road, bike lane to the library entrance!

We are thankful for the excellent bike racks in front of the building, special thanks to Kevin Kennedy of HBM Architects for including them in the project!

King Road Bike Lane Improvement

In conjunction with the new Sylvania King Road Branch Library, the City of Sylvania is finishing up on the new right turn lane (King Road onto Sylvania Avenue).  We are pleased that the City improved the existing bike lane and also included a new "right turn bike lane".  Cyclists traveling north on King would stay in the straight-through bike lane, cyclists traveling east on Sylvania would use the new right-turn bike lane.  While this design looks like an improvement for cyclist safety, due care should still be taken to avoid a possible right-hook from motor vehicles that could turn into the bike lane. This is especially true with big trucks (semi, dump truck, etc.) that need large turning spaces.  It is never a good idea to find yourself on the right side of a large truck, take control of the regular turn lane to prevent the possible right hook crash.

Help us in thanking the City of Sylvania for these improvements, and future improvements to make Sylvania friendly for bicyclists!  Emails can be sent to Mayor Stough at city.mayor@cityofsylvania.com