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Feb272017
How Far is Three Feet?

We are nearing the effective date for the statewide 3′ Foot Passing Law for cyclists, and there is a lot of excitement in the riding community surrounding an enforceable measure of safety while passing.  Three feet has long been considered a courtesy that drivers should extend while passing someone on a bicycle, but the law […]

Feb092017
Removing Another Barrier

A common barrier facing new or returning riders is figuring out where to ride safely.  They may have thousands of driving miles under their belt, but the prospect of traveling just a few bicycle miles can be daunting.  This often stems from assuming that the route you take in your car would naturally be the […]

Feb012017
The Majority Rules

Last December, the American Heart Association polled 600 registered Ohio voters (including over 200 cell phone users) about their opinions on healthy living and desires for proper infrastructure to support it.  Given how divided things tend be be in society as of late, one wouldn’t expect a strong majority to evolve out of the data. […]

Jan242017
2017 Annual Meeting Recap

We were pleased to welcome a huge crowd of current members, businesses, and about 2 dozen NEW members at our annual gathering this year.  The event was held at The Nash for the second year in a row because the historic space is well suited for an event like this, and well … there is […]

Jan172017
Crossroads of Change

The report from Smart Growth America, Dangerous by Design, keeps bubbling up to the surface in discussions about road safety and it’s effects on pedestrians.  At the same time, the Federal Highway Administration has come to some exciting conclusions after a long project of determining what defines a successful road design. From Dangerous by Design: […]

Jan062017
Welcome New Staff Members!

Bike Cleveland is excited to announce new staff members for 2017! Building a movement for cyclists in the Greater Cleveland area requires a team dedicated to fighting every day for the rights and safety of cyclists on our streets.  As you can imagine, much of what we accomplish would never be possible without our amazing […]

Jan062017
Bike Lane Guidelines for Cars & Cyclists

Questions about the how cars should interact with bike lanes, and how cyclists can make the most of them are common.  The questions persist because both driver and cyclist education on the subject has not kept pace with the expansion of the infrastructure itself. Let’s begin with Cleveland City Law on the subject, and pay […]

Jan032017
WIN! 3-Foot Passing Law Becomes Reality

After a long fought advocacy battle, Ohio now joins 27 other states to enact a 3 Foot Passing Law to help protect cyclists.  The new law officially goes into effect on March 21st of this year.  A measure of this nature is not only important to protect riders, but it serves as a very prominent […]