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3 Foot Passing Law

“The operator of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle shall pass to the left at a safe distance and shall not again drive to the right until safely clear of the overtaken vehicle. When a motor vehicle overtakes and passes a bicycle, three feet or greater is considered a safe passing distance.”

Why Bike Cleveland? We recapped our 10 Year Anniversary with the reasons we do what we do—and the initiatives your support helps bring to life.



  • 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 has seen over 800 million media impressions.
  • Trained over 200 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 and making it statewide.
  • Helped bring covered, secure bike parking known locally as bike boxes to Cleveland.
  • Worked closely with the City of Cleveland to help formulate and fund Cleveland’s Complete and Green Streets Typologies Plan.
  • Successfully advocated for a design change to the Opportunity Corridor to better serve bikes and pedestrians; granting safe and easy access to the new road for the thousands of local residents without cars.
  • Our work helped Cleveland qualify for the League of American Bicyclists Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community designation in 2013 and 2017.
  • 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 the City of Cleveland and local partners to develop a plan for a network of protected bike lanes, The Midway and the Lorain Avenue Cycletrack which have both received construction funding from NOACA.
  • 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 Cleveland neighborhoods and continue to work with local businesses and organizations to include quality bicycle parking at their locations.
  • Advocated for the addition of over 65 miles of bike lanes on Cleveland Streets, including Cleveland’s first green painted and protected bike lane on the notoriously dangerous Detroit Superior Bridge.
  • Have educated hundreds of youth and adults how to ride safely on Cleveland streets through our BikeSmarts and neighborhood outreach programs.