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.