Cincinnati officials are holding a public hearing Wednesday evening on a western portion of the Ohio River Trail.
The city has a feasibility study on the nearly four-mile long component that would run through Lower Price Hill, Sedamsville, Riverside and Sayler Park. This portion of the bike, running and walking trail would generally be located from the Evans Recreational Area near the Mill Creek to Gilday Riverside Playfield.
Mayor John Cranley wants Cincinnati City Council to approve $1.9 million for five bicycling projects in the city.
The largest amount of money, $1.1 million, would go to kick-start the Cincy Bike Share program, while $200,000 would go toward four other bike trails – Wasson Way, the Oasis Corridor, Mill Creek and the Ohio River Trail West.
“We’re on the cusp of being thought of as one of the country’s most bike friendly cities within the next 10 years,’’ Cranley said this morning at a City Hall press conference, where he was surrounded by advocates for all five projects.
A community design workshop will be held on Saturday to discuss ideas for the Wasson Way project. concerning the project. The session will be held at Clark Montessori School at 3030 Erie Avenue from 8:30 am to 12:45 pm.
Previous story from October 1st:
Cincinnati is continuing negotiations with Norfolk Southern to acquire a currently unused section of railroad track running from Victory Parkway to Redbank Road.
The city wants to develop the nearly five-mile section of Wasson Way into a bike and hike trail.