Monday, May 5, 2014

Ohio improves ranking among bikers

ODOT -- In a ranking of the most bike friendly states from the League of American Bicyclists, Ohio comes in at Number 16 for the year, ODOT announced.  The ranking is a major jump from last year when the state was listed at Number 32 in the nation, ODOT said.  The report card credited the jump to the state's commitment to programs such as Safe Routes to School, Share the Road and partnerships with communities, agencies, businesses and bike advocate groups to encourage bicycle-friendly education, investment and policy across the state.

Active transportation investments include $2.8 million on State Route 32 in Clark County, $3 million on U.S. Route 62 and $1 million on Summit and Fourth streets in Franklin County, according to ODOT. There are also 24 Safe Routes to School projects worth $8.6 million that will begin construction this summer in an effort to provide safer access for students to walk or bike to school.

Guernsey county has a bike trail, the Great Guernsey, which follows the Leatherwood Creek Valley east of Cambridge, off US 40.

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