Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Cyclists to advocate for safety, input

Cincinnati City Council's Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee will host a public hearing this evening to gather community input on bicycle and pedestrian access issues along the I-75 corridor.

As part of the Brent Spence Bridge, Mill Creek Expressway and Thru the Valley projects, I-75 will be rebuilt with all new interchanges and overpasses.

The hearing will include an overview of current plans for the corridor by the City's Department of Transportation and Engineering.

Cycling advocates are encouraged to offer testimony about ways to improve safety and promote biking as an alternative mode of transportation.

Ideas from the hearing will be integrated into the projects' planning, design, and construction.

Several group rides are planned:

Representatives from Queen City Bike are expected to advocate for safer travel across I-75 and along Central Parkway, and to raise concerns about how bicycle and pedestrian safety will be addressed with the proposed roundabouts at the I-75/Hopple interchange.

The hearing begins at 6 PM at Council Chambers.

Bicycle racks will be provided at the northeast corner of City Hall.

Photo credit: "Summer Streets Bicycles" by Flickr user Listen Missy!

Previous reading on BC:
Cincinnati council opposes I-75/Hopple plans (7/2/08)