Dorr Street Bridge Closure over I-75

For commuters using Dorr Street, you'll have to take another route over I-75 for most of 2019. According to ODOT, the bridge just west of Washington Street is scheduled to be under reconstruction for ~300 days so we can expect completion around November 2019. The Nebraska Street bridge is an alternative for more southern transits. Otherwise take Collingwood Blvd over I-75 to make your way to/from Downtown Toledo!

Toledo's First Couple of Bicycling...


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Cyclists of all ages and abilities joined together recently at the Wildwood Toledo Metroparks to dedicate a new Fix-it Station along with much needed bike parking in front of the Visitor's Center. The project has been a culmination of efforts by local bike clubs and individuals to recognize Ray and Pat Squire. Ray passed away on December 31, 2015 and soon after his friends and family started the conversation about how to best remember Ray for all of his contributions to the Toledo cycling community. We found that every thought of Ray placed Pat right by his side, they accomplished so much together. Let us celebrate the contributions of Ray and Pat Squire together, Toledo's First Couple of Bicycling!

This installation would not be possible but for the contributions of the Maumee Valley Adventurers, Ohio Bicycle Federation, Toledo Area Bicyclists, We Are Traffic and Toledo Area Metroparks. For more pictures from the dedication, click this link.

Michigan’s Safe Passing Law Goes into Effect 9/27/18

Starting today, Thursday September 27, drivers must give a minimum of 3-feet of room while passing bicyclists on Michigan roadways. This new Public Act was passed with overwhelming bipartisan support and was signed into law by Governor Snyder on June, 29 2018.   

PA 279 of 2018 requires a motorist attempting to overtake a bicyclist traveling in the same direction to give at least three feet to the left of the bicyclist as they pass until they have safely passed the bicyclist. The motorist may drive to the left of the center of the highway to pass a bicyclist if it is safe to do so, regardless of if the vehicle is in a no-passing zone.

Working with our membership and in partnership with key organizational partners, LMB led the charge to enact this common-sense legislation aimed at improving bicycle safety for all. We would like to once again thank all of our members, donors, and partners for helping us make this happen.

Learn more about the new law and the excellent work of LMB:  <CLICK HERE>

Sylvania River Trail Access Improvement

Thanks to the City of Sylvania for including the new curb cuts at the entrance of the Sylvania River Trail off Main Street. This will make it much easier (and safer) for cyclists to transition from the roadway on to the trail, and trail to the roadway. Thank you for making Sylvania a safe place for cyclists!

Main Street and Monroe will be closed until August 21 as they finalize the improvements to the road and sidewalks.

Education Efforts Never End - LEO's

Thanks to the City of Sylvania Police and Sylvania Townwhip Police departments for incorporating cyclist safety related content in their officer training programs. Patrol officers will watch "Understanding Cyclists' Position in the Roadway" and We Are Traffic will field questions and comments as we work together to improve the safety of cyclists.

Both departments will help distribute 3-feet stickers to better inform the general public about the safe passing legislation that became law on March 21, 2017.

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