New Bancroft Bike Lanes

Cyclists now have a new section of bike lanes on Bancroft Road near UT, between Secor and Parkside Blvd <Map>. Many thanks to the City of Toledo for including this section of Bancroft on the Toledo Bike Plan, and for including recommendation on the buffer design from We Are Traffic. We contacted the City of Toledo engineering department back in August of 2016 after a project review with the TMACOG Pedestiran & Bikeways Committee. The original design, a "Door Zone Bike Lane" or DZBL, would have placed cyclists in the path of opening car doors with the high potential of injury or death. We Are Traffic shared best practices used by other municipalities, including one that places a buffer between the bike lane and on-street parking. City engineers David Dysard and Gary Stookey were both receptive to incorporate the buffer between the on-street parking and bike lane.

Thank you City of Toledo!  Now let's complete the open segments on Bancroft to complete the corridor to Downtown 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

Public Meeting - Nov. 18, 2019, 4:30pm-6:30pm

River Trail Phase 2 Ribbon Cutting

The City of Sylvania's RIBBON CUTTING for Phase 2 of the community River Trail was held on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 4:00 pm.

The River Trail Phase 2 links with the first phase of the River Trail and is an integral part of the Sylvania Area Bikeways Plan.  The combined phases now connect the east side of US23 to the Sylvania Downtown Business District.   The Sylvania River Trail is a treasured recreational resource for Sylvania and regional citizens.  It is a beautiful setting for our non-vehicular travelers.

We look forward to seeing you on November 7th! For additional info, contact Debbie Webb – 419-885-8965 or Email: dwebb@cityofsylvania.com

Call to Action - Oppose HB 288


Ohio has many trails that serve communities and create safe places for people to bike, hike, ride horses, and otherwise enjoy the outdoors.
 
H.B. 288 threatens the ability of future generations to improve and expand trail systems by hindering the government's ability to assemble the property needed to create safe and continuous trails. 
 
H.B. 288 singles out trail authority and would continue to allow the government to seize property for industrial uses, highways, and other uses - but wouldn't allow so much as an easement for a natural trail to be aquired in the same way.
 
Tell your representative that you support preserving the authority that has allowed Ohio to create many safe recreational trails that benefit communities and people of all ages. We Are Traffic and the Ohio Bicycle Federation worked with the League of American Bicyclists to provide a quick and easy way to write to your representative.
 
For more local context, please read our opposition testimony provided to the House Civil Law Committee.
 
 

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