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!

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

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.

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.
 
 

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!

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