Monday, February 28, 2011

Open house to share recommendations for key regional bike link

On Tuesday, the public will have an opportunity to weigh in on two alternatives for an extension of the Little Miami Scenic Trail that will eventually connect to the Ohio River Trail.

The open house, to be held from 5 P.M.-7 P.M. at the Lunken Airport Main Terminal Lobby, will present findings and preliminary recommendations from a recent Hamilton County Park District feasibility study.

The study looked at two routes to the Ohio River Trail from the State Route 32/Beechmont Avenue interchange:

  • The Elstun Corridor, a route east of the Little Miami River that would connect an area near Elstun Road to the Magrish Preserve on Salem Road; or
  • The Beechmont Corridor, a route west of the Little Miami River that would connect to the Otto Armleder Memorial Park/Lunken Airport trail system.
A $2.8 million link between Lunken Airport and the Magrish Preserve is scheduled to begin next year.

The open house is being held by the Hamilton County Park District in cooperation with Anderson Township and the City of Cincinnati.

Comments can be submitted at the meeting or mailed by March 16 to the park district at 10245 Winton Rd; Cincinnati, OH; 45231.

The Ohio River Trail eventually will extend east along Kellogg Avenue to New Richmond. Its connection to the Little Miami Scenic Trail will allow bicyclists to ride continuously from Downtown Cincinnati to Lake Erie.

Previous reading on BC:
Congress-Carrel hike-bike trail segment beginning soon (7/7/10)
Cincinnati approves LPA with ODOT for Ohio River Trail segment (11/18/09)
Agreement near for Lunken-Salem section of Ohio River Trail (11/4/09)
Cincinnati says 'yes' to Ohio River Trail funds (5/28/09)
Stimulus funds could go to Ohio River Trail (5/20/09)