There was some big bike news in Columbus last week, which was fittingly Bike to Work Week.
First, the city-wide Share the Road campaign launched on High Street. There’s a couple of video spots and one audio featuring Mayor Coleman and OSU President Gordon Gee on the website. Even better, High Street will get new “Share the Road” warning signs and “sharrow” pavement markings from Nationwide to Morse.
The Columbus Metro Bike Users Map is a snapshot of the current conditions for bicyclists of our major roads during non-rush hours. The purpose of the map is to provide guidance to bicyclists who want to travel in Columbus and Franklin County using existing roadways. Intended as a planning tool for navigating the roadways based on individual cyclists’ judgment and ability, the cyclist assesses his or her own ability from the chart displayed on the map and makes decisions about the best roads to choose.
The map was created by a volunteer group of experienced cyclists, planners and engineers interested in providing information to other bicyclists. This effort was supported by funding from the City of Columbus, using data and other valuable resources provided by MORPC and Consider Biking.
Thanks to the volunteers who helped to create the map. This is a big step forward.