uGO July Update

Whether biking is your primary mode of transportation or you're looking for new ways to recreate and get out of your house, your bicycle is your friend this season. Read on for updates on new signage in the Uptown business district, city-wide shared mobility updates, and an announcement about a brand new mobility-focused speaker series starting at the end of July.
Uptown Bike Update

What's with the new stickers on the sidewalk?

According to Cleveland City Code, it is illegal to ride bikes or scooters on the sidewalks in business districts. These sidewalk messages are a reminder to dismount as you come up on the sidewalk.

If not on the sidewalk - where should I ride?

People on bikes and scooters should ride in the street. The speed limit through the Uptown business district on Euclid Avenue is 25 mph. The shared pavement markings painted in the travel lanes indicate bikes (and scooters) should travel in the street. There are several new "Bikes May Use Full Lane" signs that indicate to all road users that bikes are supposed to be in the street and may occupy the center of the travel lane. This is particularly important along streets like Euclid Avenue in Uptown where there is on-street parking, and people on bikes may ride in the center of the lane to avoid being "doored" by someone getting out of their car.

How do I get to a bike rack if I can't ride on the sidewalk?

Our new uGO bike racks in Uptown are accessible on two wheels by way of Uptown Alley. Enter off of Mayfield Road near the hand statue or E.116th Street near the Cleveland Institute of Art. To reach other bike racks near the perimeter of the business district, simply dismount your bike or scooter as you get on the sidewalk and "walk your wheels" to the rack.
Mobility in the Modern Era

uGO is partnering with University Circle Inc. (UCI) to present a transportation speaker series on Mobility in the Modern Era, starting at the end of July. As new and different modes of transportation are beginning to share our streets and sidewalks, we will explore best practices cities are employing to help people get around. Join UCI’s President, Chris Ronayne, and an expert speaker followed by moderated Q&A with the audience during four one-hour Zoom sessions. Registration is required for each event.

Click here for more information about the series and registration links.
Shared E-Scooters Return

Shared e-scooters have returned to Cleveland. Changes in the City's regulations allow scooters to travel up to 15 mph and extend the time they're available. Shared e-scooters are now available to rent between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. daily. All scooter companies also have new sanitation protocols in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Don't miss the CWRU Scooter IQ video for helpful safety tips, and read more about the City of Cleveland's shared mobility program on their website.
HOPR Bikes Land in Cleveland

There's a new bike share option in Cleveland. HOPR replaced the former UHBikes public bike share program. HOPR bikes are dockless pedal bikes that lock to themselves.

To get going with HOPR, download the app ( iOS / Google ). The map displayed in the app shows nearby bikes. It costs $1 to unlock a bike, and $0.15 per minute to ride. There are daily and monthly payment options as well as discounts for individuals eligible for SNAP benefits. Learn more about HOPR operations in Cleveland on their website .
Cleveland 2030 District Progress Report

Cleveland 2030 is a coalition of institutional partners committed to a 50% reduction by the year 2030 in energy use, water consumption, and emissions from transportation. The Cleveland 2030 2019 progress report highlights University Circle organizations making strides in transportation emission reductions. uGO extends a big congratulations to top performers in the transportation category, all institutions in the Circle: The Cleveland Institute of Music, moCa Cleveland, the Center for Arts Inspired Learning and Magnolia Clubhouse. Congratulations!
University Circle Results of the May Bike Challenge

What do 6 milkshakes and the month of May have in common?

At 480 calories per shake, 6 milkshakes contain the equivalent amount of calories burned per University Circle participant in the May Bike Challenge! Throughout the month, we had 10 participants from University Circle log 76 bike trips. Together, we biked nearly 563 miles burning 28,164 calories and saving 457 pounds of CO2 emissions. If there's any activity as fun as biking during the summer, it's drinking milkshakes. We support both.

Congratulations to all participants!
In case you missed it!
  • We recently published a bike map showing all the bike routes through University Circle. uGO's biking page has the district-wide bike map as well as recommended biking routes if you're looking for options in the area.
  • If you experience a close call incident while walking or biking, submit the incident through the City of Cleveland's Close Call Form. Representatives from the City of Cleveland's Vision Zero Task Force regularly review the entries.

To view active transportation alerts in University Circle, click here .

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