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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Riding Momentum (Cincinnati is on the move)


New bike plan brings renewed hope for a bike-friendly future for Cincinnati


Anyone familiar with Cincinnati’s cycling infrastructure or, perhaps more importantly, the great lengths other cities go to provide safe and effective means for navigating the streets by bike knows that Cincinnati isn’t exactly what you would consider a cyclist’s dream. But our city during recent years has taken the initial steps toward becoming a more bike-friendly place.
The city’s 2010 Bike Plan includes the creation of 445 miles of on-street and off-road improvements, including dedicated bicycle lanes, shared bicycle lanes (sharrows) and on- and off-street facilities. By creating bike-friendly streets, city planners hope to provide traffic relief along with environmental, economic and health benefits to residents.


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