Getting Connected

By Heights Bicycle Coalition / November 19, 2013

In the next year or two, the Lake to Lakes Trail will connect Lake Erie to the Shaker Lakes.  This trail takes advantage of the existing Harrison-Dillard Bikeway through Rockefeller Park, past the Cultural Gardens.  After passing through University Circle, the trail winds uphill along Fairhill Road.  Currently, it ends at the Cleveland-Shaker Heights border on Fairhill. Cleveland Heights…

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Plan to Improve Connectivity Between Cleveland Heights and University Circle Is Complete

By Heights Bicycle Coalition / November 18, 2013

One of the first actions of the Heights Bicycle Coalition after its formation in May 2010 was to meet with Cleveland Heights and University Circle leaders to request improved connectivity between the Heights and the Circle.  The following year was dedicated to deciding to pursue and the applying for a Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative (TLCI) planning grant from…

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Should You Apply to Serve on the Cleveland Heights Transportation Advisory Committee?

By Heights Bicycle Coalition / November 14, 2013

Cleveland Heights City Council recently created a Transportation Advisory Committee and is now looking for members to serve on the TAC.  Please consider now, because applications are due by November 25! The purpose of the Committee shall be to provide a means for the community to obtain information about matters related to transportation within Cleveland…

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After-school Bike Clubs Have a Good Ride

By Heights Bicycle Coalition / November 11, 2013

This fall, Canterbury and Fairfax Elementary Schools in Cleveland Heights had after-school bike clubs.  The clubs met once a week for six weeks.  Children registered for the program learned about safe cycling and went for rides to playgrounds and other places of interest.  Sarah O’Keeffe and Jeff Sugerman (assisted by bike-dog Chip) taught and led this…

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Fundraiser for Bicyclist Mindy Manyo, Sunday, October 27, 2013

By Heights Bicycle Coalition / October 26, 2013

Mindy Manyo is the bicyclist who was seriously injured by a hit-and-run motorist on Fairmount Boulevard on October 3 (see previous story, “Let’s Catch the Bad Guy!”).  Mindy is known to many in Cleveland Heights and has been employed to take care of the flower boxes at Cedar Fairmount, which she has done lovingly.  That’s why the Cedar…

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Getting Friendlier – Let’s Celebrate!

By Heights Bicycle Coalition / October 16, 2013

To start the celebration of Cleveland Heights just-announced Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) award from the League of American Cyclists, come to Cleveland Heights City Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 21, for the Council meeting.  Representing Heights Bicycle Coalition (HBC), vice president and founding member Joy Henderson will present Mayor Ed Kelley an…

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Bike or Walk to School Day is Wednesday, October 9

By Heights Bicycle Coalition / October 7, 2013

Heights schools are encouraged to participate in Walk or Bike to School Day on Wednesday, October 9. Actually, any day during October is a good day to walk or bike to school or for schools to have an event to promote these important activities.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say children and adolescents…

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Watch for Bike Buses!

By Heights Bicycle Coalition / July 25, 2013

Bike Cleveland worked with RTA to get a bus covered with pictures of bicyclists – part of a public awareness campaign to make motorists more aware of bicyclists.  Look for Heights Bicycle Coalition members Lee Reis (tie-dyed bright shirt) and Mary Dunbar (navy business suit) pictured riding their bikes on two buses – one circulating on…

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Contact Your State Rep for Safer Cycling

By Heights Bicycle Coalition / July 16, 2013

Support safer streets for Ohio bicyclists by asking your State Representative to pass HB 145, which includes two provisions to help Ohio bicyclists. 1. Ohio law already requires  that motorists pass bicyclists leaving a safe passing distance. HB 145 sets the safe passing distance as “not less than 3 feet”. Over twenty states already have a…

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Help Cleveland Heights earn a Bicycle Friendly Community Designation

By Heights Bicycle Coalition / July 3, 2013

Help Cleveland Heights Earn a “Bicycle Friendly Community” designation – Review the City of Cleveland Heights’ Application! Are you a bicycle expert or novice cyclist or somewhere in between? Please review our application to become a League of American Bicyclists “Bicycle Friendly Community.” The deadline is July 16th, 2013. A variety of local perspectives is…

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