PLEASE COMMENT BY Sunday, February 17. We want to give consideration to all your comments. Thank you for participating.
The OKI Cincinnati Bike Route Guide was last printed in 2010 and we would like to update it for National Bike Month in May.
ROUTE COMMENT – If you bicycle for recreation or transportation, look at the route classifications for the roads you ride regularly. If you would rate the roads differently, better or worse, click on the road on the comment map and leave a note in the pop-up box.
DIFFICULT LOCATION – If you know of other problem areas, click on that location on the comment map and leave a note in the pop-up box.
NEW ROUTE – If there is a route that you use to avoid busy streets or to get to a favorite destination and that route is not marked, click along those streets on the comment map and leave a note in the pop-up boxes.
The OKI Cincinnati Bike Route Guide was prepared by OKI with the assistance of area cyclists, including members of the Cincinnati Cycle Club. The bike route guide indicates roads actually used by cyclists and recommended to other adult cyclists for bicycle travel.
Most of the routes suggested are regular roads on the state and local roadway system and are used by motor vehicles as well as bicycles. There are no special provisions for bicycle travel and cyclists should use appropriate safety precautions for sharing the road while biking. Roads in the rural areas of southwest Ohio are typically narrow two-lane roads without shoulders.
The following classifications reflect general conditions. Most routes will have more traffic during weekday rush hours (7-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m.).
PREFERRED BICYCLE ROUTES (blue) are the preferred routes for bicycle travel. In some locations the blue route is the best of several choices in a corridor.
USE WITH CAUTION ROUTES (yellow) require greater rider precaution because of either traffic or terrain. They may be the only suitable route in some corridors.
NOT RECOMMENDED FOR BICYCLE TRAVEL (red) tend to have even more traffic, higher speeds, narrow pavement or poor sight distances.
DIFFICULT LOCATIONS (red dot) are usually intersections with poor sight distance, more than four streets, high speed traffic or multiple turn lanes.