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Promoting the bicycling lifestyle in The Buckeye State
Bikes Belong has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Ohio River Way, Inc. to help pave a segment of the Ohio River Trail that will link downtown Cincinnati to Lunken Airport. The grant is part of a total of $55,000 that Bikes Belong has awarded as part of its Winter 2010 grant cycle.
Read more about Bikes Belong and their latest grants this article on their web site.
In the annual State of the City address last night, Mayor Michael Coleman said he is determined to make Columbus “Bike City USA.” To help get there, the city will set aside $6 million from its capital budget to connect the Alum Creek Trail to the city’s bikeway system and build an additional 24 miles of bike paths and bike lanes on city streets.
More details from the speech can be found in this article from Columbus Business First.
According to this article from the Stow Sentry, the city of Stow, Ohio has applied for a $41,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for a new bike trail to connect the area near the Staybridge Hotel property, and the Bike and Hike Trail of the Metroparks, Serving Summit County.
Although this is a pretty short route, it looks to me like it will be a useful connection between popular bike routes in the area, providing a bypass around the busy Route 8/Steels Corners Road interchange.
The downtown area of Kent, Ohio will get getting a new transportation center with the help of a $20 million grant from the federal government. The multimodal facility will include a bicycle storage area and 350 auto parking spaces, and with 10 bus bays, will also service as a regional transit hub.
Read more details in this article from the Plain Dealer.