New Video Spotlights Detroit Avenue Bike Lanes

by

2 comments

Untitled.png
  • GC Creative screenshot
Remember last summer when guerrilla stripers used duct tape and spray chalk to demarcate bike lanes along a small portion of Detroit Avenue? That was really great.

“Honestly, it was more of a statement than anything," one of the bandits told Scene back then. "And Detroit was really kind of in-your-face. But when I was riding it the next day, it was like, this really gives you the feeling of being welcome.”

Well, of course, the active population among us is sure to feel plenty welcome these days, as Detroit Avenue actually has real bike lanes now. The lanes were "installed" in late 2013, and we only mention them today because this fine video from GC Creative just hit the Internet.

"This is a great day for Cleveland," Marc Lefkowitz, web editor of Green City Blue Lake, says. (GCBL teamed up with Bike Cleveland and GC Creative to create the video.) "The Detroit Avenue bike lanes are really a down payment on the city's commitment to put in 80 miles of bike lanes by 2017."

Here's Lefkowitz's great take on the Cleveland Bikeway Plan, by the way.


We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected].

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club


Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.


Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.


Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.