Bicycle Transportation Program

Bicycle Transportation Program

10 a.m. - Cincy Summer Streets (Northside)

'Summer Streets' Comes To Northside

For the first time, free "summer streets" events will take place on the east and west side of the city this summer.

Cincy Summer Streets opens up the city’s largest public space -- our streets -- and creates a car-free space for everyone to run, walk, and bike.

Special, fun and free activities will take place at "play-stops" next to the open streets. Cincinnati is joining the more than 100 Summer Street-type events taking place across the country each summer in cities like Indianapolis, Louisville, New York, Portland, and Chicago.

Cincy Summer Streets selected vibrant Cincinnati neighborhoods for the inaugural events: East Walnut Hills/Walnut Hills and Northside. At each event, a major street in the neighborhood will be closed to cars for a length of one mile and opened to the public to bike, run, walk and play.

Numerous free, fun activities will take place alongside the route, including hula hooping, double-dutch jump roping, salsa dancing, a circus, yoga, contemporary jazz and belly dancing classes, art-making, bike rentals, magic shows and more!

Each route includes a vibrant local business district with unique, locally-owned shops and restaurants.

Parking will be available in lots near the route, as well as on side streets throughout the neighborhoods. Also, it's easy to bike and take Metro to both events!

Cincy Summer Streets 2014 is supported by the Walnut Hills Area Council, Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation, East Walnut Hills Assembly, Art on the Streets, and the City of Cincinnati. The events are sponsored by The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation and Interact for Health.

West Side: Sunday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Northside neighborhood route: Hamilton Ave. will be closed to cars between Pullan Ave. and Spring Grove Ave. Additionally, Blue Rock St. will be closed between Cherry St. and Dane Ave. (see map below)

Activities by Happen Inc., My Nose Turns Red, Spun Bicycles, Galaxie Skate Shop, Queen City Bike, Wump Muckets, Word Play, Yoga Ah and more to be announced.

Northside map

More Information:

Questions? Contact Anne Sesler,, 513-436-4990 or 513-686-9192.

Bike Program

The mission of the City of Cincinnati Bicycle Transportation Program is to make bicycling an integral part of daily life in Cincinnati, so that persons of all ages and abilities utilize bicycles for all types of trips. We work toward this goal by planning, engineering, and implementing bicycle facilities, and by educating the community about bicycle transportation.

The Bicycle Program has successfully implemented many projects, including striping 23 miles of bicycle lanes, installing over 450 bike racks, creating 20 miles of shared-use paths/trails, upgrading 231 miles of streets with bike friendly stormwater inlets, and installing 5 miles of shared lane markings, or "sharrows."