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

Last Bike Rack Installation for 2019!

As the year comes to a close, we celebrate our last bike rack installation of 2019. This project demonstrates how long it can take to make change and the power of perseverance. We first contacted Chick-fil-A on February 11, 2016 about the need for bicycle parking at their Talmadge-Sylvania location. Long story short and almost four years later, We Are Traffic provided installation guidance and bike racks installed by the contractor. Special thanks to the owner-operator Jonathan Winn for supporting our efforts and Horizon Construction that went out of their way to purchase the racks from We Are Traffic. When we supply the hardware, we keep some of those funds local to help support our advocacy efforts. 

We would like to thank everyone for supporting our initiatives to improve safety and provide routine accommodations for cyclists!

Sylvania River Trail Closures



Portions of 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. You can access the trail behind Root or the Lathrop House to transit to Harroun Rd. The Phase II section has now re-opened.

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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