Cincinnati awarded bicycle friendly community

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - On Monday, the League of American Bicyclist named Cincinnati a 2012 Bicycle Friendly Community.

This is the first time that the city has won this award. The Bronze-level award recognizes Cincinnati's commitment to bicycle advocacy.

The City of Cincinnati first implemented this bike plan in 2010, after hearing from the citizens of the city. Here are some of the changes that Cincinnati implemented for the bicyclists.

  • 100 bicycle racks were installed in 2011
  • Several on-street metered parking spaces were converted into bicycle-parking-only spaces by installing lockable bicycle corrals.
  • Bicycle-specific pavement markings at priority intersections

"We're honored to be included among America's most bicycle-friendly communities. The award, as well as the bike share study, show the City's continued commitment and investment to making bicycling a viable transportation option for our residents," said Michael Moore, Director of the City's Department of Transportation & Engineering (DOTE).