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This is the place to learn about Bike Cleveland’s past, current, and future projects. This page will help you understand what Bike Cleveland is all about. We implement projects that create more, better, and safer places for people to ride bikes.
Detroit Avenue Bike Lanes- With the West Shoreway Project delayed for years, Bike Cleveland received a commitment from the City of Cleveland to identify and implement an immediate alternative for bike commuters going from the Detroit Superior Bridge to Lakewood. The City of Cleveland division of Traffic Engineering is preparing the documents to bid out a bike lane that will go from W. 25th St. to Lake Ave on Detroit Ave. The bike lane will turn into sharrows in the Gordon Square Arts District. The goal is to have the bike lane under construction fall 2012 or spring of 2013. Learn more here.
Bicycle Transportation Safety Ordinances- Bike Cleveland advocated for the passage of an ordinances that protects cyclists on the road. The ordinances was passed by Cleveland City Council on June 4th, and will take effect within 30 days. Now that the model ordinances passed in the City of Cleveland we will be taking the ordinances to neighboring communities encourage them to pass similar ordinances. Learn more here.
Bike Sharing- Bike Cleveland, with partners, has convened a taskforce to determine the feasibility of Bike Sharing in Cleveland. Learn more here.
Share the Road Messaging Campaign- Working with our membership we will develop and implement a “Share the Road” campaign outlining the rights and responsibilities of motorists and cyclists while sharing the road.
Complete and Green Streets Implementation- In fall of 2011 Cleveland City Council passed a Complete and Green Streets Ordinance. The ordinance said that starting in January 2012, 20% of road construction spending will go toward sustainable transportation options, up to $1 million. Bike Cleveland Works with the city of Cleveland and their Complete and Green Streets Task Force to ensure implementation of the ordinance. Learn more here.
Bikeway Master Plan Update- We will work with Cleveland City Planning Commission to engage in a community-based process to update and prioritize streets for inclusion in the Cleveland bikeway master plan.Clevelandadopted a Complete and Green Streets ordinance in January 2012, however, this ordinance is proposed to be implemented only on routes identified in the outdated 2007 bikeway master plan. To ensure the ordinance’s effectiveness and potential to advance opportunities for safe cycling inCleveland, we need to update the city’s existing bike plan. We will utilize our membership as well as community-based partners to provide community engagement resulting in a meaningfully updated Citywide Bikeway Master Plan.
Events- Fun events such as Bicycle Month and Bike Socials are more ways for Bike Cleveland to get the word out about bikes as transportation, and get people interested in biking for practical reasons as well as for recreation.
Bike Cleveland Challenge- This free challenge runs takes place yearly as a competition between cyclists, cities, and workplaces to ride the most miles throughout the summer.