Interim Cincinnati City Manager Scott Stiles said Friday the contractor has been given "notice-to-proceed" and work has begun on Central Parkway Bikeway.
A memo said the revised plan keeps 15 parking spaces on the south side of Central Parkway opposite Ravine Street. Business owner Tim Haines had requested the modification to maintain parking in front of his building. That includes a loading zone and two handicap spaces.
City transportation officials have worked with the city’s Parks Department to minimize the impact of the revision on adjacent trees. Some trees will be removed to maintain the parking spaces.
The memo also said the Ohio Department of Transportation has approved the revised plan.
Central Parkway bikeway will provide the city's first protected bicycle lanes.