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Cleveland planning to double amount of bike-friendly routes

Associated Press • Jan 22, 2014 at 10:00 AM

The city’s sustainability chief told The Plain Dealer the transportation upgrade aims to link every neighborhood in the city to the bikeway network.

Planned additions to the network were announced Sunday at the advocacy group Bike Cleveland’s annual meeting.

The plan calls for more than doubling the amount of bike-friendly routes in the city, with almost 45 miles of new bikeways over the next two years and another almost 26 miles in the two years after that.

Cleveland currently has about 48 miles of bikeways. That includes 4 miles of shared roadways, 10 miles of dedicated bike lanes, and 35 miles of trails separated from the road.

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