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The Low-Stress Bike Map is your bike commuting guide

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 by Caitlin Sparks

With gas prices rising over $5 a gallon, now is the perfect time to try commuting by bike.  Many of your trips are probably within 1-3 miles and can be easily replaced by biking.  While we’re advocating for a more connected trail and bikeway network, it’s important to remember that you can still bike safely in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky’s urban core today.  The best way to avoid traffic is to avoid busy streets–which is why we created our Low-Stress Bike Map!

With help from over 50 avid cyclists from around Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, Tri-State Trails created the first edition of the Low Stress Bike Map in 2020. We asked cyclists and active commuters where they experienced the most comfortable routes, the most difficult routes, and what routes they’d recommend for beginners and experienced commuters alike. The hand picked routes included in the Low-Stress Bike Map have helped many take a confident first step out the front door feeling more prepared for their next active commute or bike ride.

On May 20, 2022 at the 13th annual Breakfast on the Bridge we released the second edition of our Low Stress Bike Map. Informed by our active transportation pros, the updated Low-Stress Bike map features new and improved low-stress and high-stress routes, updated active transit infrastructure, and a fresh design that makes the map easier to read.

You can find the map online and at these locations:

Bike Shops
Campus Cyclery
The Garage OTR
50 West
UC Bike Kitchen
Montgomery Cyclery – Montgomery
Montgomery Cyclery – Beechmont
Montgomery Cyclery – Erlanger
Montgomery Cyclery – West Chester
Montgomery Cyclery – Western Hills
Montgomery Cyclery – Loveland
Team Cycling and Fitness
Jim’s Bicycle Shop
Trek Bicycle Store – Ft. Wright
Trek Bicycle Store – West Chester
Trek Bicycle Store – Blue Ash
Velocity Bike and Bean
Urban Transit

Main Library
Clifton Branch Pub Library
Corryville Pub Library
Price Hill Pub Library
Oakley Branch Pub Library
Walnut Hills Pub Library
Hyde Park Pub Library
Avondale Branch Pub Library
West End Pub Library
Norwood Pub Library
Northside Pub Library
Mercantile Library
St. Bernard Pub Library
College Hill Pub Library
Elmwood Place Pub Library
Bond Hill Pub Library
Westwood Pub Library
Cheviot Pub Library
Covedale Pub Library
Delhi Township Pub Library
Mt. Washington Pub Library
Anderson Pub Library
Mariemont Pub Library
Pleasant Ridge Pub Library
Madisonville Pub Library
Covington Library
Erlanger library
William E. Durr Library
Ft. Thomas library
Cold Spring library
Alexandria library
Newport Library
Gateway Urban Metro Campus
Gateway Edgewood Campus
Monfort Heights Pub Library
Madeira Pub Library
Symmes Township Pub Library
Sharonville Pub Library
Wyoming Branch Pub Library
Deer Park Pub Library
Green Township Pub Library
Miami Township Pub Library
Harrison Pub Library
Groesbeck Pub Library
Mt. Healthy Pub Library
Green Hills Pub Library
Forest Park Pub Library
North Central Pub Library

Thomas Moore University Library
W. Frank Steely Library NKU campus
Lloyd Library and Museum Public
McDonald Memorial Library
Xavier University Recreation Center
Langsam Library UC Campus
UC Campus Recreation Center

Cultural institutions
Freedom Center
Union Terminal
Art Museum
Taft Museum
American Sign Museum
Covington City Hall
Southbank Partners/Peace Bell
Findlay Market
Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
Cincinnati Visitors Center

Recreation Centers Hamilton County
College Hill Rec Center
Winton Hills Rec Center
McKie Community Center
Millvale Community Center
North Fairmont Community Center
Dunham Recreation Complex
Sayler Park Community Center
Price Hill Recreation Center
Lincoln Recreation Center
Cincinnati Recreation Commission
Over The Rhine Community Center
Mt. Auburn Community Center
Corryville Recreation Center
Clifton Community Center
North Avondale Recreation Center
Norwood Recreation Commision/Community Center
Bond Hill Community Center
Hirsch Recreation Complex
Evanston Recreation Center
Bush Community Center
Le Blond Community Center
Oakley Recreation Center
Mt. Washington Recreation Center
Anderson Parks RecPlex
M.E. Lyons YMCA
Campbell County YMCA
Carl H. Lindner YMCA
Central Parkway YMCA
Gamble-Nippert YMCA

Wooden Cask
Listermann Brewery
Listermann Trail House
Fifty West Brewing Company
Tafts Brewporium
Taft’s Ale House
Sam Adams Tap Room
Urban Artifact
Woodburn Brewery
Rebel Mettle
Big Ash

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