University of Cincinnati graduate student Nate Wessel spent six months painstakingly mapping out bike paths in Greater Cincinnati and everything in between including bike shops, public transportation hubs, water fountains and grocery stores. He also has illustrated the changes in elevation.
The glossy new map is being distributed free at local coffee shops and bike stores around the city. It is also viewable online.
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.
It was a close vote, but Cincinnati City council Wednesday approved a compromise that will allow a project to install protected bike lanes on Central Parkway from Clifton to downtown.
A compromise plan proposed by Vice Mayor David Mann passed on a 5 to 4 vote. It would take the bike lanes out of the travel lanes to maintain street parking between Ravine and Brighton streets to aid businesses in the area.