West Side Bike Improvements on Track for Spring
The implementation of the Bicentennial Bikeways Plan continues this spring when construction will start on improvements along Sullivant Avenue and Georgesville Road. “Share the Road” signs will be installed and sharrows (pavement markings indicating that lanes are for both bikes and cars) will be painted on Sullivant from Grubb Street in Franklinton all the way west to the Camp Chase Railroad crossing, just east of I-270.
From Hague Avenue to Yale Avenue, a “road diet” in the form of full-time parking on one side of the street and a two-way left turn lane will also be incorporated into the project.
A ten-foot-wide shared-use path will be constructed on the west side of Georgesville Road. This will provide a connection between the two sections of Sullivant Avenue, which jogs south along Georgesville.
The goal of the project, as first articulated in the 2008 plan, is to provide a safe and direct linkage between the Scioto Trail to the east and the Camp Chase Trail to the west. Riders will be able to access the Scioto Trail from Dodge Park at Grubb Street. From there they can continue along the river either south to Scioto Audubon Metro Park and Berliner Park or north to the Olentangy Trail. And on the other end of Sullivant, riders will be able to connect with the Camp Chase Rail Trail, which will soon extend westward to Battelle Darby Metro Park and on to the Ohio to Erie Trail.
More information about the project can be found at publicservice.columbus.gov.
Photo by Walker Evans.