Saturday, November 10, 2012
The new bus shelter is paid for with a $14,400 grant from RTA.
Another part of the city’s Master Bike Plan is completed, after this week when on the bus shelter in front of Lakewood City Hall got its finishing touches. On Friday, the city unveiled the new, covered bike parking. The “Transit Waiting Environment” — aka fancy bus stop — includes the shelter, covered bike parking and a customized Lakewood logo bike rack from Rust Belt Welding. The $14,400 project was paid for with an RTA grant. “This adds some much needed amenities at city hall, where we see hundreds of visitors a week by car, bus, bike and on foot,” Dru Siley, the city’s director of planning and development, said in a statement. “Please stop by and visit when you have a chance.”
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Grassroots organization looking to expand the program, improve Lakewood's "bikeability."
Lakewood isn’t stopping its quest to become the most-bike-friendly city in North America. During the past year, city leaders and volunteers with BikeLakewood have looked to grow the initiative. Group rides have been launched; bike racks have popped up all over the city; and the organization has hosted several community events. Now, BikeLakewood is focusing on the future of the organization. The organization is forming a board of directors, and is expected to meet soon. “BikeLakewood was reincarnated last fall under the leadership of Erika Durham and has been focused on making Lakewood the most bike friendly destination,” said Amanda Harland of BikeLakewood. “Over the year BikeLakewood has been working with city leaders to promote and fine …
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Lakewood’s West End hosted the closed-course and 2nd annual Lakewood Criterium — a high-speed bike race geared specifically to riders, who max out their power and agility at speeds over 30 miles per hour.
The heat and humidity didn't keep an estimated hundreds of cyclists from pedaling down Detroit Avenue for the 2nd annual Lakewood Criterium on Saturday. The city's West End hosted the closed-course, high-speed bike race geared specifically to riders, who max out their power and agility at speeds over 30 miles per hour.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
This Saturday, Lakewood’s West End will host the 2nd annual Lakewood Criterium — a high-speed bike race geared specifically to riders.
Get Ready. Get set. Ride! Or, at least watch. This isn’t the Olympics, and it’s not the Tour de France, but in its second year, Lakewood’s largest cycling event is gaining some serious momentum. This Saturday, Lakewood’s West End will host the closed-course and 2nd annual Lakewood Criterium — a high-speed bike race geared specifically to riders, who max out their power and agility at speeds over 30 miles per hour. This USA Cycling sanctioned race takes place on a one-mile, six-corner course with a start-finish at Detroit Avenue and Riverside Drive, beginning at 3 p.m. Organized by Team Spin and supported by the city of Lakewood and the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce, the afternoon of races will offer visitors “a multitude of opportunities …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Lakewood City Council unanimously OKs measure that will use the city’s economic development fund to pay for “sharrows” on Detroit Avenue.
Lakewood City Council took the city’s comprehensive Master Bike Plan and got it rolling on Monday night. Council unanimously OK’d a measure that will use the city’s economic development fund to pay for “sharrows” on Detroit Avenue. The painted bike symbols — aimed at reminding motorists to share the road with cyclists — would stretch from Lakewood City Hall to the YMCA. “If hearts could be warm and fuzzy, then mine would be right now,” said Ward 2 councilman Tom Bullock, who introduced the proposal to council last month. “It is what we talked about all along. These are some good early first steps to implementing the city’s master bike plan.” As outlined in the city’s budget, council has the ability to use the $49,000 available in the …
Monday, June 11, 2012
Cleveland Magazine recently rated Lakewood as the city to live in For the Bike Authority. This is no accident.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Ward 2 Councilman Tom Bullock introduced a measure that would tap the city's economic development fund to build on the biking culture.
Lakewood City Council is considering a measure that would take the city’s comprehensive Master Bike Plan and turn it into action — starting with Detroit Avenue. Ward 2 Councilman Tom Bullock introduced a resolution at Monday’s city council meeting outlining a plan that would use use the city’s economic development fund to pay for “sharrows” on Lakewood’s main commercial corridor. The painted bike symbols — aimed at reminding motorists to share the road with cyclists — would stretch from Lakewood City Hall to the YMCA. As outlined in the city’s budget, council has the ability to use the $49,000 available in the economic development fund for whatever it chooses. “I am hoping we can get this rolling,” Bullock told Lakewood Patch on Monday. “…
Sunday, June 3, 2012
The news may not come as much surprise to Lakewood residents.
Lakewood residents already know it, but it’s nice to get some attention from the regional media. In its June issue, Cleveland Magazine rated the best Cleveland suburbs and — no big surprise here — Lakewood was named the Bike Authority. The magazine had plenty of reasons, starting with “abundant sidewalks, wide boulevards near the lake and a compact layout that makes for an easy ride between residential areas, schools, parks and businesses such as (the) Root Café.” But there’s been more activity lately. Earlier this month, more than a dozen bike racks — and one large bike corral — started popping up on Detroit Avenue. That was one of the result of the city’s comprehensive and progressive Master Bike Plan, an idea to make Lakewood one of …
Saturday, May 19, 2012
It's docked right on Detroit Avenue, and holds up to a dozen bikes. And it's believed to be the first of its kind in Northeast Ohio.
As part of the city's Master Bike Plan , a large, bright-yellow bike corral was unveiled on Detroit Avenue in front of the Root Café on Friday afternoon. Already known as a bike-friendly community, bikeability just got even better in Lakewood. About 15 U-shaped bike racks are also expected to start popping up on Detroit Avenue soon. The racks on Detroit Avenue — with a price tag of $5,000 for all of them — are just the beginning, said Dru Siley, the city’s director of planning and development. One of the key takeaways from last year’s bike study is that in Lakewood, biking is kind of a big deal. “It’s how people get around,” Siley told Lakewood Patch earlier this year. “We have so many folks who ride as transportation. There (are) …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Residents get a sneak peek at the new U-shaped racks.
Lakewood residents are getting a sneak peek at the new bike racks along Detroit Avenue. The plan, city officials have said, was to roll out the U-shaped racks later this month. However, with Cleveland Magazine looking to do a photo shoot with one of the new racks the city's public works department put a rush on one of them. At one of the pre-determined locations, the city installed its first new rack in front of the INA Building on Detroit Avenue. "This is the first of what will be a common site in the downtown very soon," said Dru Siley, the city's director of planning and development.