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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

7/22/14
Central Parkway Protected Bike Lanes
Central Parkway Protected Bike Lanes Under Construction

The Department of Transportation and Engineering is constructing protected bike lanes on Central Parkway from Elm Street to Marshall Avenue.

7/10/14
Public Meeting: Ohio River Trail - West
Public Meeting: Ohio River Trail - West

The City of Cincinnati is hosting an Open House on July 23, 2014 to collect public input on the 'Ohio River Trail - West' Feasibility Study.

6/24/14
Feasibility Study Completed for Wasson Way Trail
Feasibility Study Completed for Wasson Way Trail

The Wasson Way non-profit organization has released the results of a Feasibility Study conducted by local engineering and design firm KZF Design.

6/17/14
Cincinnati Awarded $1 Million For Bike Trails
Cincinnati Awarded $1 Million For Bike Trails

A $1 million federal grant will help the City of Cincinnati expand a bicycle route for West Side students and fix up a pothole-ridden section of the Lunken Trail.

4/30/14
Bike Month 2014
Bike Month 2014

May is national Bike Month, and Cincinnati is celebrating with special events all month long.


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