Monday, May 1, 2017

Recent News Coverage of TMACOG and TMACOG members

4.12.17. Distracted Driving Outreach to Students

4.28.17. Highway funds for Perrysburg

4.27.17. Facilitator Approved, Timelines to be Confirmed

4.24.17 New Bike Paths in Bowling Green

4.15.17. Facilitator will be selected to manage regional water talks

4/12/17. Distracted Driving Focus of April Outreach

Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments |

Water Education and Fun in Waterville

Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments |

Contribute to a New Bike Map

TMACOG is developing a bicycle user map for Lucas and Wood counties and the southern three townships of Monroe County, Michigan. This map will use new crowd-sourcing technology that will help people plan their routes for travel by bicycle. The resulting map will help riders - from novices to very experienced cyclists - choose routes that are aligned with their level of skill. A version of the map will be printed in a travel-friendly size and it will be available online, too. TMACOG needs your input by May 31.

Help us understand your experiences riding on roadways in the TMACOG region. Whether you ride every day, or just occasionally, whether you ride to work or school, for exercise or for fun, TMACOG wants to hear from you! To provide your comments click this LINK. Begin by selecting “Proceed as Guest” and then follow the prompts to map as many routes as you like.

If you’d prefer to draw your routes and provide comments on a paper map instead, just drop into any area bicycle shop to get a paper copy. Or call 419.241.9155, ext. 119, or email Christine Connell to request a copy.

Cut and paste this link if you have trouble:

Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments |

It's Bike Month

"Active transportation" is transportation planner talk for biking, walking, rollerblading, or any form of locomotion that is self-powered. In May, we are celebrating the active and fun transportation available on a bicycle.

Northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan are flat which makes for easy cycling. There are more and more connected bike paths that are separated from roads, and more roads that include bike lanes. Bicycles can be an efficient commuting vehicle in our region. Try it this month. There are several opportunities to fix up your bike, to ride in a group, and to practice your road skills.