Bike Cleveland Annual Meeting – Recap
On Sunday, January 19th over 150 Bike Cleveland members and supporters filled the Beachland Ballroom to celebrate Bike Cleveland’s 2013 successes and hear plans to make Greater Cleveland more bicycle-friendly in 2014.
The presentation outlined what we accomplished in 2013 including:
- Increased the number of bike lanes in the City of Cleveland 30%
- Attracted over 1700 people to cycling events
- Launched Greater Cleveland’s first ever bike safety public awareness campaign, “Ride Together.”
- More than doubled the number of people logging miles in the National Bike Challenge.
- 3 NEO Cities received bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community Awards from the league of American Bicyclists, including Lakewood, Cleveland Heights and Cleveland
- Cleveland’s first bronze level Bicycle Friendly Business Designation, Squire Sanders.
- 40+ news articles about Bike Clevleand projects.
- Completed a bike sahre feasibility study in partnership with the City of Cleveland and the bike share task force.
See the complete list of accomplishments here.
Many of these accomplishments would not have been possible without the dedication of many volunteers. During the meeting Bike Cleveland volunteers Ted Ferringer, Melissa Thompson and Ben Stewart were awarded with Bike Cleveland’s 2013 “Guardian of Transportation Award” in recognition of the time and talent they contributed to Bike Cleveland in 2013.
In addition to looking back on 2013 we also announced our plans to make our streets safer and bicycling more accessible in 2014. The plans include an aggressive plan from the City of Cleveland to add more than 70 miles of bikeway by 2017. See the plan, and the full presentation from the Annual Meeting, below.
Thanks to everyone who helped to make 2013 a huge success. We look forward to building off those successes in 2014 as we continue to make our streets safer for people on bikes.
Here is the news coverage from the annual meeting and the City of Cleveland’s announcement to connect neighborhoods by adding 70 miles of bikeways:
Freshwater Cleveland: Cleveland announces plans to add 70 miles of bikeways by 2017, but more work remains.
Cleveland Plain Dealer: Cleveland plans to add 70 miles of bikeways by 2017.
WEWS Channel 5 Cleveland: Cleveland to add 70 miles of bikeways over next 4 years.
WCPO Channel 9 Cincinnati: Cleveland to add 70 miles of Bikeways over next 4 years.
Cleveland Scene: City plans to add 70 miles of bikeways in Cleveland.