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  Cincy Summer Streets is a celebration of our largest public space - our city streets. Cincinnati will close-down traffic on two major roads on Saturday, July 19 - one on the east side of town, one on the west - to create a car-free space for everyone to play, run, walk, bike, skate, dance, create art, connect with their neighbors, and support local businesses. The two events are free, fun, and all are invited. To give us a preview of the events is Margy Waller, serendipity director with Art on the Streets, and Melissa McVay, City of Cincinnati Department of Transportation & Engineering Senior City Planner, and city liaison for bike programs.

Cincinnati is getting $1 million from the federal government for bike trails.  The funds come from the Transportation Alternatives program from the U.S. Department of Transportation.  

A city press release said half of the money will be used to expand a West Side bicycle route to make it easier for students to get to school.  The rest will be used to repair potholes on the Lunken Trail along Wilmer Avenue.

The Westwood Trail will create a “Safe Routes to School” connection with Western Hills High School.

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Interim Cincinnati City Manager Scott Stiles said Friday the contractor has been given "notice-to-proceed" and work has begun on Central Parkway Bikeway.

A memo said the revised plan keeps 15 parking spaces on the south side of Central Parkway opposite Ravine Street.  Business owner Tim Haines had requested the modification to maintain parking in front of his building.  That includes a loading zone and two handicap spaces.

Bike Week

May 11, 2014

  

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Bike Share, the increasingly popular membership program allowing riders to check out bikes at multiple locations around town, is anticipated to open up in Cincinnati this summer.

New Executive Director of Cincy Bike Share Jason Barron says, "this is not just for bike enthusiasts...going to a meeting, running an errand, or going to lunch will be a lot more accessible from the time standpoint." He's now in the fundraising stage for the first of what could be three phases:

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This Sunday, June 9th The 7th Annual Ride Cincinnati, will take place to benefit local breast cancer research at The Barrett Cancer Center.

The ride starts at Sawyer Point and continues along the Kentucky side of the riverfront for 31.4 miles - with several turnaround points to accommodate riders of all levels.

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Just in time for National Bike Month, the OKI Regional Council of Governments has just released an updated Cincinnati Bike Route Guide.

You can view it online here, or you can request a copy by mail for free here.

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May is National Bicycle Month – and two weeks still remain in this year’s celebration of all things bike – so to help shed some light on more exciting upcoming bike events, I met with Nern Ostendorf of Queen City Bike.

Many people ride bicycles for fun and exercise, but a growing number of Greater Cincinnatians are also choosing cycling as their main mode of transportation. One survey found commuting by bike has increased two-hundred percent here in the last decade.

The Cinci Holiday Bike Drive is a volunteer-run project that refurbishes donated children’s bicycles and provides them to low-income children in Cincinnati. The aim of the drive is to improve family and child health by promoting cycling in our community. With your help, they hope to bring the enjoyment of bicycling to everyone by providing children with their first bicycles and helmets.

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