Biking, walking or jogging through Westerville is easy on the Westerville B&W (Bike & Walk Route). Think of it as a railway system for bikes, walkers and joggers. We’ve even color-coded the paths like the old railroad systems—jump on the “blue line” or connect with the “yellow line” to get around. There are over 29 miles of paved trails, including loops with set, posted distances to help plan your exercise.
These loop paths also connect to main bikeways for navigating around the city. All paths include half-mile markers and informational kiosks at the Westerville Sports Complex and Spring Grove North Park. Kiosks show where you are and a map of the entire B&W system with markings where path users can rest, find a drinking fountain, lock up bikes and find restrooms.
- Abide by all signage
- Yield to cross traffic at intersections
- Keep right except to pass
- Announce passing
- Avoid blocking trail
- Respect others and private property
- Pets must be leashed/Obey scoop law
- Unauthorized motorized vehicles prohibited
- Users shall observe a fifteen (15) miles per hour speed limit on all Park Trails
Rules under Ordinance No. 05-13
This summer, the Ohio to Erie Trail and Westerville B&W will be linked with a new bridge over County Line Rd. The bridge will be a safe crossing over County Line Rd for users of the Westerville Leisure Path System and Ohio to Erie Trail.
In 2011, Westerville Parks and Recreation introduced "Sharrows" - shared lane markings to indicate shared lanes for bicycles and automobiles along a main thoroughfare. Sharrows alert motorists to expect bicyclists and provide an increased level of safety for bicyclists. Click the following links for more information:
The City of Westerville’s leisure path system concept originated in 1996 when the City completed a citizen-driven strategic plan for the Parks and Recreation Department. The plan, which was named Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) 2000, proposed a number of ideas for the City, including a network of bikeways and walking paths. PROS 2000 was approved by Westerville City Council and in 1998 Westerville voters gave their approval by voting “yes” to a quarter-percent income tax that has funded the PROS 2000 Initiative projects.