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Update to Columbus Bike Plan Aims to Educate and Encourage

Brent Warren Brent Warren Update to Columbus Bike Plan Aims to Educate and Encourage

The Bicentennial Bikeways Plan, a document released in 2008 that laid out an ambitious series of projects and initiatives meant to transform Columbus into a premier bicycling city, is due for an update. City officials say the update will focus more on education and outreach than mapping out new bike infrastructure or bike lanes (a […]

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Ohio Women’s Bicycling Summit Wants to Close the Gender Gap

Jess Mathews Jess Mathews Ohio Women’s Bicycling Summit Wants to Close the Gender Gap

It’s no secret that American women are less likely than American men to ride bikes in cities. Certain reports put one woman on a bike for every four men in America. In European counties like Germany, the Netherlands, and Denmark, the split is around fifty-fifty. How does America decrease the gender gap? This is an on-going constant debate. […]

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Jeff Stephens Resigns from Consider Biking

Walker Evans Walker Evans Jeff Stephens Resigns from Consider Biking

Bicycle advocacy group Consider Biking will be losing Executive Director Jeff Stephens in May as he transitions to a new position with a national voluntary health organization. His resignation from Consider Biking follows four years of leadership where he oversaw the growth of the organization into a sustainable nonprofit operation. “Stephens utilized his 20 years […]

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Report Says Columbus is Second Largest City with no Downtown Bike Lanes

Walker Evans Walker Evans Report Says Columbus is Second Largest City with no Downtown Bike Lanes

A new national report from the Alliance for Biking and Walking shows that Columbus has maintained it’s rank in 40th place out of the 51 largest US cities when analyze miles of bike infrastructure. The “Bicycling and Walking in the U.S.:2012 Benchmarking Report” also reveals that Columbus is now the second largest US city without any on-street […]

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CU Podcast #31: Coffee with Jeff Stephens

Walker Evans Walker Evans

In this week’s podcast we sit down for coffee with Jeff Stephens, the Executive Director of Consider Biking. Jeff provides us with some insight on the local biking community as well as updates on the Bicentennial Bikeways Plan, the Share the Road Campaign, and other bike-related initiatives. You can use the player below to listen […]

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Lawless Cycling on High Street

Walker Evans Walker Evans

From ConsiderBiking.org: Lawless Cycling on High St. By Jeff Stephens For the last 18 months, I’ve spent an average of one hour per week, defending our bicycling community against the “you’re all lawless scofflaws…running red lights…etc” rant. My defense that 95+% of cyclists are law-abiding drivers of their bicycles, was based on my experience while […]

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Three-Foot Passing Bill Introduced in Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans

From ConsiderBiking.org: 3-Foot Passing Bill Introduced By Jeff Stephens Ohio is on its way to to joining 15 other states that have a three-foot passing law. Senator Teresa Fedor of Toledo introduced Ohio Senate Bill 174 on Monday, September 28.  It looks like we’ve found a much-needed champion for cycling-specific causes in the Statehouse. Hurray! […]

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