June 27, 2011
Survey of Bicyclists Crossing I-71 via Martin Luther King Drive or Lincoln/University Aves

In 1998, the City of Cincinnati installed a signed bike route along Lincoln and University Avenues (to encourage timid cyclists onto a lower speed/lower volume street) and restriped Martin Luther King Drive from Reading Road to Victory Parkway with a wide curb lane (creating space for faster cyclists to share a lane with motor vehicles).

In June 2011, the Department of Transportation and Engineering (DOTE) restriped M. L. King Drive with designated bike lanes based on recommendations of the Cincinnati Bicycle Transportation Plan, adopted by City Council in June of 2010.

We are seeking feedback from existing cyclists about their experiences before and after the re-striping of King Drive.

Thank you for your time and contribution to making Cincinnati a better city!

Robert Vickrey, P.E.
Acting City Engineer, Department of Transportation and Engineering

* 1. Which routes across I-71 have you used? (Check all that apply)

* 2. Do you ride a consistent route or adjust your route?

* 3. If you adjust your route, do you adjust according to (select all that apply)

* 4. BEFORE the addition of striped bike lanes, did you prefer to ride across I-71 on

* 5. AFTER changing Martin Luther King from wide curb lanes to striped bike lanes, do you prefer to ride across I-71 on

* 6. Do you predict that striped bike lanes will attract new cyclists to ride across I-71 on Martin Luther King?

* 7. Are there suggestions for DOTE which would improve the usefulness of striped bike lanes on Martin Luther King Drive?

* 8. Where do you typically ride?

* 9. How would you classify yourself as a cyclist?