A New Day for Cycling in Cleveland
It is a new day for biking in Cleveland. Grassroots group rides are drawing hundreds of people on bikes, like the most recent Crank-Set 80’s Ride, and June’s Cleveland Critical Mass. We now have bike rental and state-of-the-art commuter bike parking with showers downtown at the Cleveland Bike Rack. In Cleveland there are laws that protect cyclists and require the addition of bike facilities on rebuilt roads. We even have a bike-centric newspaper.
For Bike Cleveland this is only the beginning. Thanks to the commitment of our members and volunteers we continue to advocate for more. We are working with the City of Cleveland to increase the miles of bike lanes in our fair city, aiming to have 1.7miles of new bike lane on Detroit Avenue this year.
We are working with the Cleveland Metroparks on a pilot project to make the parkways more bike-friendly. Plans are underway to for a public awareness and education campaign to educate motorists and cyclists on how to safely share the road. Thanks to hundreds of volunteers and Bike Cleveland members Cleveland is becoming a city that thrives on biking.
We still have a long way to go and we need your help. Get plugged in by becoming a Bike Cleveland member. Join one of Bike Cleveland’s action committees to help plan events or get new bike lanes and laws. Learn more about the work of Bike Cleveland and how to get involved at BikeCleveland.org/get-involved.