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    bferriot
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    I am so bummed but don’t even know how to proceed. I know our city is making improvements, why aren’t they reflected in the standings? I am frustrated and confused. I feel like we need to launch a statewide campaign “Ohio likes Bikes” – it just seems like we got completely overlooked in this ranking. Not that this list is the only measurement that counts, but we should not have regressed so much in 2 years that we fell off the list.

    Well, one thing to do is act on the feedback from the report card:

    http://www.bikeleague.org/programs/bicyclefriendlyamerica/bicyclefriendlystate/bfs_report_cards/ohio.pdf

    FEEDBACK
    • Establish a bicycle advisory committee including
    representatives from health, economic development, and community groups.
    • Adopt statewide National Complete Streets Policies. The National Complete Streets Coalition
    has a model state policy and a variety of other resources to ensure adoption and implementation.
    • Adopt federal funding project rating criteria that
    incentivize bicycle projects and accommodations.
    The state is spending a low amount, less than
    1.24 percent, of federal funding on bicyclists and
    pedestrians- the lowest in the country.
    • Support growing local advocacy groups.
    • Adopt a statewide bicycle plan that addresses
    each of the five “Es”, has clear implementation actions, and performance metrics to gauge success.
    • In general, any question that was answered with
    “no” should be addressed so the answer can be a
    “yes” next year

    Top Tip for Improvement
    Adopt a state bicycle plan including a Complete Streets policy

    One Bicycle Friendly Success
    The growth of local advocacy groups across the state will lead to
    new opportunities to become more bike-friendly

    #395258

    byJody
    Participant

    bferriot said:

    I am so bummed but don’t even know how to proceed. I know our city is making improvements, why aren’t they reflected in the standings? I am frustrated and confused. I feel like we need to launch a statewide campaign “Ohio likes Bikes” – it just seems like we got completely overlooked in this ranking. Not that this list is the only measurement that counts, but we should not have regressed so much in 2 years that we fell off the list.

    Well, one thing to do is act on the feedback from the report card:

    http://www.bikeleague.org/programs/bicyclefriendlyamerica/bicyclefriendlystate/bfs_report_cards/ohio.pdf

    FEEDBACK
    • Establish a bicycle advisory committee including
    representatives from health, economic development, and community groups.
    • Adopt statewide National Complete Streets Policies. The National Complete Streets Coalition
    has a model state policy and a variety of other resources to ensure adoption and implementation.
    • Adopt federal funding project rating criteria that
    incentivize bicycle projects and accommodations.
    The state is spending a low amount, less than
    1.24 percent, of federal funding on bicyclists and
    pedestrians- the lowest in the country.
    • Support growing local advocacy groups.
    • Adopt a statewide bicycle plan that addresses
    each of the five “Es”, has clear implementation actions, and performance metrics to gauge success.
    • In general, any question that was answered with
    “no” should be addressed so the answer can be a
    “yes” next year

    Top Tip for Improvement
    Adopt a state bicycle plan including a Complete Streets policy

    One Bicycle Friendly Success
    The growth of local advocacy groups across the state will lead to
    new opportunities to become more bike-friendly

    Thank you Bill – yes good goals for the Statewide Advocacy Group. The Share the Road campaign from the city rolled out today. It’s a decent effort.

    #395259

    cyclingguy
    Member

    Does anyone know if the city is planning to increase mileage of bicycle lanes in the coming 2014? I like how Citibike program is done in NYC. I have spent last couple months there and it seems like these bikes are very popular among New Yorkers. Would be glad to have something like this in our area too.

    #395260

    byJody
    Participant

    Bicycle Plans:

    Here is a list of the Bike Projects coming out of Public Service, which is responsible for the on road projects
    http://publicservice.columbus.gov/bikeprojects/

    The parks department has another set of bike related projects which are centered around the greenways system.
    http://parks.columbus.gov/FutureTrails.aspx

    Please call 311 ((614)645-3111 http://311.columbus.gov/) and ask the city to apply to be a Green Lane Pilot City: http://www.peopleforbikes.org/green-lane-project/pages/greenlaneproject2

    The best way to influence Columbus’ plans is to attend the Monthly Bicycle Subcommittee meetings: The Bicycle Subcommittee reports to the Transportation and Pedestrian Commission and has been in existence since 2010. The city will be updating the Bicentennial Bikeways Plan beginning in 2013 and anticipates using the subcommittee as a major partner in the update effort. Other duties include assisting the city in the design and operation of bike facilities, assisting in the prioritization and programming of bike projects and collecting community concerns regarding general bike issues.
    http://publicservice.columbus.gov/BSC/

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