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!

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.

Toledo-Lucas County Mott Library - Sustainability by Design

The Toledo-Lucas County Library has once again, make bicycle parking a part of the design for the new Mott Library soon to open on Dorr Street. This location is within Toledo where the city has codified bike parking requirements for new contruction that is considered by the Toledo Plan Commission. We would like to recognize the Library for making bike parking a stardard requirement of design. The City of Toledo is currently the only jurisdiction with codified bike parking requirements that provides routine accomodations for cyclists. You will find that all Toledo-Lucas County libraries include bike parking, regardless of the (lack) of requirements by the local jurisdiction. Thank you Toledo-Lucas County Library! For more info on the new Mott Library, click here.

We are actively working to promote local ordinances in each jurisdiction so that bike parking is considered along with other parking requirements for new and retrofit constuction.

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