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Old May 14th 12, 06:31 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.rides
Garrison Hilliard
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Default Cincinnati Named Bike-Friendly City, Celebrates Bike Month

CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati is moving forward with efforts to make the
city better for bicyclists.

This week is "Ride To Work" week for the city and Bike Month for the
city and northern Kentucky.

The League of American Bicyclists named Cincinnati one of three
"Bicycle-Friendly Communities" in Ohio.

The city is also announcing that it is closer to starting a
bicycle-sharing program.

A study must still be completed, but the city said it hopes to have
bike rental facilities in uptown, downtown and Over-the-Rhine in the
future.

"Actually I'm a resident of downtown, Over-the-Rhine myself and the
peace of being able to ride short distances is just so great for
quality of life," Martha Schickel Dorff said.

The city has also increased promotion of bike lanes, reminders to
motorists to share lanes with bicyclists and installed about 100 bike
racks around the city last year.

The program is part of a wider initiative to make Cincinnati a greener
city, officials said.




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Old May 15th 12, 05:25 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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Default Cincinnati Named Bike-Friendly City, Celebrates Bike Month

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Old May 15th 12, 01:01 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.rides
Wes Groleau
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Default Cincinnati Named Bike-Friendly City, Celebrates Bike Month

On 05-14-2012 13:31, Garrison Hilliard wrote:
CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati is moving forward with efforts to make the
city better for bicyclists.

This week is "Ride To Work" week for the city and Bike Month for the
city and northern Kentucky.

The League of American Bicyclists named Cincinnati one of three
"Bicycle-Friendly Communities" in Ohio.


Fort Wayne, Indiana got it, too. Unfortunately (for me), Fort Wayne
thinks bicycles are for recreation not transportation. Getting to the
doctor on the bike path took me an hour to figure out where the bike
paths were and weren't and to realize "sharing the road" was easier.

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Wes Groleau

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Old May 15th 12, 04:05 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.rides
Frank Krygowski[_3_]
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Default Cincinnati Named Bike-Friendly City, Celebrates Bike Month

Wes Groleau wrote:
On 05-14-2012 13:31, Garrison Hilliard wrote:
CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati is moving forward with efforts to make the
city better for bicyclists.

This week is "Ride To Work" week for the city and Bike Month for the
city and northern Kentucky.

The League of American Bicyclists named Cincinnati one of three
"Bicycle-Friendly Communities" in Ohio.


Fort Wayne, Indiana got it, too. Unfortunately (for me), Fort Wayne
thinks bicycles are for recreation not transportation. Getting to the
doctor on the bike path took me an hour to figure out where the bike
paths were and weren't and to realize "sharing the road" was easier.


There you have it.

These days, "Bike Friendly" means, to LAB, "Has lots of bike lanes and
paths." It doesn't mean they're particularly useful; nowhere-to-nowhere
trails still get positive points. It doesn't mean that they're properly
designed; even door zone bike lanes still get positive points! It
doesn't mean that they're swept of gravel or are otherwise maintained.

But it is, apparently, literally impossible for a town to be proclaimed
"Bike Friendly" unless it has bike lanes and paths, no matter how
pleasant that town may be for riding. LAB even stripped the award from
Vandalia, Ohio, a town that had previously qualified based on education,
maintenance, traffic light detectors that always detected bikes, bike
parking, etc. because Vandalia didn't have bike lanes.

A worker at the League of American Bicyclists strenuously denied that
bike lanes and paths were mandatory, but when I pressed him, it became
obvious that there was not even one town that qualified without them.

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- Frank Krygowski
 




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