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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

9/8/14
Cincinnati Installs Bicycle-Friendly Thermal Traffic Sensor
Cincinnati Installs Bicycle-Friendly Thermal Traffic Sensor

The City of Cincinnati has launched a pilot project that will utilize a thermal traffic sensor to detect motorists and bicyclists at a Clifton intersection.

8/28/14
Updated Bicycle Network Map
Updated Bicycle Network Map

The Bicycle Transportation Program has updated the map of existing bicycle facilities within the City. The map shows the location of existing bicycle facilities such as bike lanes, sharrows, and shared-use paths.

8/1/14
Green Lanes On Central Parkway
Green Lanes On Central Parkway

A special bright green treatment is used in high-traffic areas where motorists turning onto or off of Central Parkway cross over the path of the new bicycle lanes.

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.


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