Bike Euclid is a local advocacy group working to promote a comprehensive stress free bicycling network for transportation and pleasure, and to encourage and connect bicyclists to resources which support their safe and legal use of their bicycle. Bike Euclid is pleased to announce that we are to become the next chapter of Bike Cleveland. This closer working relationship will benefit residents of both communities as well as bicyclists throughout the region. Look for more on this next month in the March issue.
Euclid is becoming a more bike friendly community. Euclid, a Bike Friendly Community Survey is your opportunity to make biking better in Euclid! You have ideas and observations that are important. We want your input; whether you ride for recreation, transportation, adventure, to visit a friend, go to the store, to the park, and even if you do not ride a bike. And whether you live in Euclid, Cleveland, or another community, a bicycle transportation network throughout Euclid will be used by non-residents as well as residents. We want input from everyone.
Cycling as a preferred mode of transportation is on the rise in the United States. While the overall share of bicycling is still small, between 2000 and 2010, commuting by bike has risen 47% nationally, while Cleveland has seen a 280% increase. The reasons are varied, but people are beginning to realize there are numerous benefits associated with getting around by bike; ranging from health improvements, to cost savings, to environmental concerns (the transportation sector is responsible for a third of all carbon emissions).