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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 […]

Dec192016
2016 Accomplishments – 2017 Plans

Greater Cleveland became safer for people on bikes in 2016. New on-street bike facilities, the roll out of the 250 unit UHBike bike share system and adoption of a city-wide safe routes to school travel plan are just some of our accomplishments this year. You can read more about the most recent successes below. The […]

Dec152016
UPDATE: City writes letter to ODOT requesting design changes to W.25th/Detroit – THANKS!

We learned today that the Mayor’s Office has, in fact, formally alerted ODOT about the original  designs proposed for the intersections at and near West 25th/Detroit and requested a variety of design revisions. The city is now awaiting ODOT’s response. In our original blog post, we incorrectly stated that the city “is currently not planning” to […]

Dec072016
Petition Completed: Call for a Safer, People-Scaled Intersection at W. 25th and Detroit

UPDATE 12/15/2016: City of Cleveland Writes Letter to ODOT requesting design changes to W.25th/Detroit Intersection 12/8/2016: As part of the West Shoreway project, the Ohio Department of Transportation is planning to redesign the intersection of W. 25th and Detroit, one of Cleveland’s most-biked intersections. It’s already a dangerous intersection for bicyclists and pedestrians, despite being […]

Dec072016
HB154 – Contact your state senator

As written on our website on October 3rd we have been waiting for the Ohio Senate Transportation, Commerce and Labor Committee to vote to move HB154, the statewide 3ft passing bill, to the full senate floor for a vote.  This has happened thanks to your calls and emails. Today, December 7th, at 1:30pm the full […]

Nov222016
Midway – Protected Bike Lane Plan – Public Meetings

Bike Cleveland and others have been working on The Midway for years now, and after a long push, Cleveland is on the verge of accepting protected bike lanes as a viable and desirable way to promote biking and protect people. If you’re not sure what protected bike lanes are, or why they’re good, check this […]

Sep282016
UPDATED – TAKE ACTION: HB154 is waiting on the Senate

UPDATE: October 3rd: Thanks to your calls and emails to your Ohio State Senate representatives HB 154, the statewide 3ft passing law, has been referred to the Transportation, Commerce and Labor Committee.  This is the first step in bringing it to the full senate floor for a vote. But our work is not done until this bill […]

Sep232016
Letter to CBS Radio and 92.3 The Fan re: The Ken Carman Show with Anthony Lima

  September 23rd, 2016 Mr. Andy Roth Program Director 92.3 The Fan Dear Mr. Roth: My name is Jacob VanSickle and I serve as Executive Director of Bike Cleveland, the bicycle advocacy organization in Cleveland, Ohio. In partnership with public and private partners, Bike Cleveland works to build livable communities by promoting all forms of […]