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A big cycling circuit for Cleveland, Near West Side gains ground

Marc Lefkowitz  |  10/20/15 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Biking

No one project defines Cleveland’s 80 miles of Bikeways by 2017 Plan: Bike lanes have been popping up all over the city—from E. 22nd to Superior Avenue to E. 72nd Street. But if a candidate has to be found, the Near West Side’s effort to line up a network of bike lanes and paths could be a contender. And while Cleveland...

<br />The Redline Greenway would bring a New York High Line experience to Cleveland. <br />The scenery of the Redline Greenway<br /><br />Conceptual design, approved by the City of Cleveland, for the Lorain Avenue cycle track<br />The City of Cleveland prepares the W. 25th Street bike lane.<br />A family enjoys the Detroit Avenue bike lane in Cleveland.

Cleveland wants bike share by 2016

Marc Lefkowitz  |  10/08/15 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Biking

The City of Cleveland and bike advocacy group BikeCleveland are seeking proposals to turn $446,000 in capital into a bike share system with a hoped-for launch by the RNC’s arrival in 2016.

Coming soon<br />Zagster features an image from the launch of a pilot bike share system in Cleveland led by private businesses in 2014 on the company website.

Rust Belt wheelers lead U.S. in bike commute growth

Marc Lefkowitz  |  10/06/15 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Biking

Cleveland’s strong showing as a city that wants to bike continues with its appearance in the Top Ten U.S. cities measuring growth rates of bike commuters.

The bikes are coming<br />The popularity of biking is surging in Greater Cleveland, and many cyclists are riding for real transportation, not just for recreation.

Cleveland needs to find a middle ground in bike lane debate

Marc Lefkowitz  |  09/29/15 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Biking

Is Cleveland charting new ground with its buffered bike lane design—unveiled by the city for W. 25th Street, sections of Lorain Avenue in Ohio City and on Lakeshore Boulevard in Collinwood—or is it out of step with the bike lanes that other cities are implementing? It is being debated by the city and the cycling community (in a story that originated...

Choose a side<br />City of Cleveland is implementing a buffered bike lane, seen here on Lorain Avenue, that is novel relative to the majority of other cities.Split the difference<br />Bike Cleveland posted this image to accompany an explanation of buffered bike lanes. It may be a good compromise for Cleveland.

Unorthodoxy of Cleveland's W. 25th bike lanes raises concern

Marc Lefkowitz  |  09/08/15 @ 4:00pm  |  Posted in Biking, Transportation choices

The pace of Cleveland’s progress in painting bike lanes has picked up since the passage of its 2011 Complete Streets law, and since the city announced last year that it was setting a goal to build 80 miles of bikeways by 2017. When the city resurfaces streets, bike lanes must be considered. (Not every street gets the upgrade—the likelihood is...

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