Central Ohio Bike Trails
Columbus has about 48 miles of completed bike trails, primarily along the streams and rivers of the city. An additional 10 miles should be completed in the next year or so. The goal is to have about 165 miles of trails winding through the Columbus metro area that hook up with many miles of local networks in the suburbs and neighboring towns.
Central Ohio will also be a part of the Ohio to Erie Trail, which when complete, will stretch across the state from Cincinnati to Cleveland. The trail currently runs between Cincinnati and the eastern end of Madison County. The plan is to run the trail through Columbus to Westerville.
Mayor Coleman's Bike Path Initiative
In the summer of 2007, Mayor Mike Coleman announced his Bicentennial Bikeways Plan to greatly expand the city's bike paths by adding 60 miles of additional bike trails over the next 4 years, to be completed in 2012. Engineers and a planning commission have already begun the process of creating alternative transportation routes throughout the city, with special emphasis on the downtown and river front areas.
Below is a map of existing trails and the proposed bike paths. Additional trails are planned for construction in 2009 & 2010.
Detail Columbus Bike Trail Maps:
- Olentangy Bike Trail Upper & Lower Map >>
- Lower Scioto Trail Map >>
- Upper Alum Creek Map >>
- Alum Creek and I-670 Multi-use Trail >>
Additional bicycling tours:
Columbus Bike Trail Etiquette
Motorized vehicles are not permitted. Be courteous and predictable to other trail users at all times. Keep right, always pass on the left, giving audible warning to pedestrians, skaters and other bicyclists. Maintain single file when others are within 100'. Pets are not permitted on Greenway Trails. Keep dogs on leash (maximum length 6') when walking near a trail and clean up after your pet. Dispose of litter in waste receptacles. Alcohol is prohibited on trails in park systems.
Bicyclists and Skaters
Yield to pedestrians. Give audible warning when passing pedestrians, skaters or bicyclists. Ride and skate at a safe speed. Slow down and form a single file in congested conditions, reduced visibility, and other hazardous conditions.