We are the 501(c)(3) advocacy non-profit for people on bikes in the Greater Cleveland area. Representing over 700 due paying members and more than 25 local businesses, we make sure that any time the conversation turns to transportation — that people on bikes are being considered alongside people in cars. We work to improve policy, infrastructure, and legislation to help make our roads places that serve people and communities, not just traffic. Our efforts are broad, and we have achieved a lot in our short history. If you care about sustainable and equitable transportation, join the movement!
- Worked with Cuyahoga County Department of Sustainability to secure the funding needed to bring large scale bike share to Cleveland in 2016. Bike Cleveland was responsible for releasing the RFP and raising the local match.
- Launched the “We’re All Drivers”, a public awareness campaign to humanize cycling and raise awareness around road rights for people on bikes. The campaign saw 209 million media impressions.
- Trained over 150 police officers from across Greater Cleveland on how to enforce laws to prevent bike crashes and save lives.
- Played a pivotal role in passing the 3 foot passing law in Cleveland.
- Helped bring covered, secure bike parking known locally as bike boxes to Cleveland.
- Distributed hundreds of light-sets as part of our “Random Acts of Brightness” program, helping people without the financial means for costly lights to stay safe and legal while riding at night.
- Worked with local partners to develop a plan for a network of protected bike lanes, The Midway, and advocated for further study of the concept which will be completed in 2016.
- Secured federal, state and foundation funding to implement a city-wide Safe Routes to School Travel Plan in partnership with the City of Cleveland and Cleveland Metropolitan School District.
- Installed secure bike parking and repair stations in low income neighborhoods to serve residents who rely on their bike as their primary means of transportation.
“Bike Cleveland builds livable communities by promoting all forms of cycling and advocating for the rights and equality of the cycling community.”
“Greater Cleveland neighborhoods are designed and built to foster biking, walking and public transit. More people are riding and able to do it safely. For transportation, recreation and sport, bicycling and walking are viable and safe options and ideal tools for active, healthy lifestyles. The region feels the pulse of the cycling culture. Bike Cleveland events attract thousands; bicyclists and pedestrians are accepted as equals on our streets and in our parks; comprehensive complete streets policies and practices ensure that our community grows inclusively and sustainably – all sources of pride for everyone. Public and private sectors proactively support cyclists and pedestrians as a positive force for the community. All people—across diverse cultures, income levels, genders, and backgrounds–feel that they have a role in Bike Cleveland.”
Bike Cleveland is working every day to make Greater Cleveland a better place to ride and live. We’re pushing to make sure our region is Building For Bikes so that we can Get People Pedaling, and help them do so Free From Fear. We’re working with others to Champion The Change and we’re Flipping The Script on the conversation about transportation. Together, we will Build A Movement For All.
- Building For Bikes: Increase the connectivity of our region’s bicycle infrastructure and trails to make our bikeways and roads easy to navigate.
- Get People Pedaling: Engage People and Encourage Them to Ride a Bike.
- Free From Fear: Improve Rider and Motorist interactions by Educating People to Operate Safely.
- Champion The Change: Collaborate with diverse coalitions to improve local, regional and state policies for biking and walking and to prioritize public spending to make our roads safer.
- Flipping The Script: Tell the story of Bike Cleveland and Why Our Work is Critical to Greater Cleveland’s Revival.
- Build A Movement For All: Strengthen and Grow Our Organization. Engage, reflect and work for underserved communities and neighborhoods to ensure our work represents the needs of the diverse population of Greater Cleveland.
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