Update 07/29/14 at 2:30 pm: Drivers on Central Parkway may also notice some spots along the route now feature bright green paint on the roadway.
A city official said the paint is “to alert motorists and bicyclists that their paths may be crossing at these locations.” The official said Liberty Street is a great example, where lots of people are turning onto and off of Liberty where it intersects with Central Parkway.
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.
Cincinnati Vice Mayor David Mann says he doesn't have enough votes yet for a motion that would save a plan to add protected bike lines to Central Parkway.
City council met in special session Thursday afternoon for the first reading of an ordinance that would kill the plan. Second readings of the ordinance are scheduled for this morning and next Tuesday, when a decision would be made.
A business owner who's asking the city to modify a plan to install protected bike lanes on Central Parkway is now offering to raise private money to assist with the project.
Tim Haines wants to preserve on-street parking in front of his building. He's asking council members to support Vice Mayor David Mann's compromise motion introduced Tuesday. It would take the bike lanes out of the travel lanes on Central Parkway and place them closer to the sidewalk on a separate path between Ravine and Brighton Streets.