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University of Cincinnati

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

Jay Hanselman

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.

Provided, City of Cincinnati

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.

Bike Week

May 11, 2014


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.

Cincinnati City Council will likely act Wednesday to either go forward or kill a plan to install protected bike lanes on Central Parkway.

Monday, council held a special session to have a second reading on an ordinance that would rescind an ordinance from a year ago entering into an agreement with the Ohio Department of Transportation to complete the bikeway project from Clifton to downtown.


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.

Tana Weingartner

Update 4/23/14 at 10:30 am:

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.

Last November, City Council approved a plan to install protected bike lanes on Central Parkway that would eventually stretch from Elm Street downtown to Ludlow Avenue near Cincinnati State.  

The city was ready to award a contract for the first phase of the work.  But Mayor John Cranley and some new council members have questions about the project.  

Vice Mayor David Mann chairs Council's Neighborhoods Committee, which will hold a hearing on the issue Monday.