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About The Bike Program

The mission of the City of Cincinnati Bicycle Transportation Program is to make bicycling an integral part of daily life in Cincinnati, so that persons of all ages and abilities utilize bicycles for all types of trips. We work toward this goal by planning, engineering, and implementing bicycle facilities, and by educating the community about bicycle transportation.

The Bicycle Program has successfully implemented many projects, including striping 10 miles of bicycle lanes, installing over 450 bike racks, creating 20 miles of shared-use paths/trails, posting 23 miles of bicycle routes, upgrading 231 miles of streets with bike friendly stormwater inlets, and installing 5 miles of shared lane markings, or "sharrows."

The Bicycle Transportation Plan

The Bicycle Transportation Plan was completed and approved in June of 2010. The plan lays out a comprehensive strategy for making bicycling an integral part of daily life in Cincinnati, so that persons of all ages and abilities utilize bicycles for all types of trips.

The plan recommends 445 miles of on-street and off-street facilities, to be implemented in three phases over 15 years. The on-street Bicycle Network is comprised of striped bicycle lanes, shared lane markings and other on-street facilities. The off-street Bicycle Network is comprised of shared use paths (multi-use trails), sidewalks designated for bicycle use, potential rail-with-trail corridors and connector paths. Read More

Latest News

3/12/14
Ohio River Trail: Salem Road To Sutton Road
Ohio River Trail: Salem Road To Sutton Road

The 2.2 mile Salem to Sutton segment of the Ohio River Trail will complete the gap between the existing trail that ends at Salem Road to the west, and the existing trail that ends at Sutton Road to the east.

2/3/14
Artists Needed for Crank Up Cincy Poster Show
Artists Needed for Crank Up Cincy Poster Show

The City of Cincinnati Department of Transportation, in partnership with James Billiter, is organizing a Bike Poster Show for Bike Month (May). The City is requesting posters from artists who are interested in having their work included in this show.

9/10/13
City Expands Bicycle Parking For MidPoint Music Festival
City Expands Bicycle Parking For MidPoint Music Festival

For the third year in a row the City of Cincinnati will be providing enhanced bicycle parking for the MidPoint Music Festival.

9/3/13
Grand Opening: Riverside Dr. Bike Lanes
Grand Opening: Riverside Dr. Bike Lanes

East End residents now have a safer, more vibrant neighborhood thanks to a community-driven project to calm traffic on Riverside Drive.

7/16/13
Central Parkway Bikeway
Central Parkway Bikeway

The Department of Transportation & Engineering (DOTE) is evaluating Central Parkway between Elm Street and Ludlow Avenue to determine which type of bikeway would spur the largest number of people to use bicycles, while still balancing the needs of other people who use the street.


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