Thursday, January 19, 2012

Lakewood and CVNP now even more bike-friendly

Northeast Ohio has had a wealth of good-bicycling-news in the past two days! Today, the Lakewood Patch reported that Lakewood City Council has approved a comprehensive bike master plan that would make the city one of the most bike-friendly communities in the state. Way to go, Lakewood! This is wonderful news for all of us -- people who live in Lakewood, people who ride through Lakewood, and people who want to show their communities IT CAN BE DONE.

Yesterday, the Hudson Hub Times reported that the Cuyahoga Valley National Park is getting $3.2 million in federal funds for five railroad projects -- including $1.4 million to construct a bridge across the Cuyahoga River linking Rockside Station with the Lock 39 trailhead and $137,000 to rebuild the baggage car serving the Bike Aboard! program. (On a personal note for our Peninsula store staff -- many of whom are fond of breathing -- we're also grateful that they got almost a million bucks to put green technology in their locomotive to reduce exhaust emissions by 90 percent.)

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