Camp Chase Green Network - West Side Bike Hub, Parkland and Green Space
February 13, 2012 5:31 pm at 5:31 pm #90292
I’m pretty dang excited about this. Of all the things going on with the westside right now, this will have the most positive impact. I’m looking for anything else online about it (there are renderings of the project & financial impact projections out there somewhere) – will hopefully find and post soon.Quote:Westside and central Ohio supporters have advocated for 47 acres of vacant property along the Wilson Road parkland area to be the location of a bicycle hub and recreational station.
The Ohio to Erie Trail (OTET) will be the longest paved trail in the U.S. once it is completed. The trail connects four major cities: Cleveland, Akron, Columbus and Cincinnati.
The goal is to extend the trail north through the Westside beginning with land that runs south of Hollywood Casino.
Former U.S. Senator Mike DeWine set aside $2 million for the bike trail when he was in office.
I am sincerely hoping there can be some sort of cohabitation of food trucks with this… surely 47 acres is enough!February 13, 2012 5:37 pm at 5:37 pm #481558
Where exactly will this be (is there a map showing its route?). http://www.westonvision.com just goes to some eye doctor site. Googling camp chase goes to the cemetery east of Westgate park. I am guessing it will be connected to the Hilltop connector bike route.
I think this is great regardless of where it is!February 13, 2012 5:41 pm at 5:41 pm #481559
Yeah – they have the web link wrong — it’s http://www.thewestonvision.com — and I can’t find anything on their website at all about it.
Camp Chase is the Civil War designation for the area that is now Westgate, West High School, and some areas south of Sullivant. All that’s left now is the cemetary, but the thinking behind the name is the significant historical tie in to the neighborhood proper.
As the article states – the space is off Wilson Rd (between W Broad St and Sullivant) – a huge patch of vacant property that is currently wilderness and swamp.February 13, 2012 5:43 pm at 5:43 pm #481560
Thanks Twixlen! I see that big ole patch of green!February 13, 2012 5:48 pm at 5:48 pm #481561
Thanks Twixlen! I see that big ole patch of green!
Yupper! Note that it connects on it’s far west edge directly to the casino property – Penn National is looking to have trails to W Broad and Georgesville from that point. I’d do a Google Map image, but oy – what a pain it is from my clunky work computer.February 13, 2012 6:26 pm at 6:26 pm #481562February 13, 2012 6:39 pm at 6:39 pm #481563
Awesomesauce – thank you… this is the moving parts version of what I saw… it would be stupidly great for the surrounding neighborhoods.February 13, 2012 6:48 pm at 6:48 pm #481564
Definitely will be. I think that the Camp Chase railroad still seems fairly active though.February 13, 2012 7:01 pm at 7:01 pm #481565
Definitely will be. I think that the Camp Chase railroad still seems fairly active though.
I definitely hear a train on those tracks occasionally, usually pretty late at night – but there’s been a lot of talk about that piece, and some ancillary feeder tracks going away, and turning into bike trails for years and years. It’s frustrating that the trains have a much straighter path into downtown than I do.February 13, 2012 8:28 pm at 8:28 pm #481566
Wow that link shows more than I thought would go into the bike hub and park. That seems to make it more appealing to everyone, not just cyclists.
I heard a lot of trains last night in the vicinity, not exactly sure it was the rails next to the casino though.February 13, 2012 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm #481567
Just another reason living out west rocks.February 13, 2012 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm #481568
Just another reason living out west rocks.
Since it will be connected to the bike trail system it will be an amenity everyone can enjoy fairly easily. I was just talking to a friend in Weinland Park and he is psyched about this. Antrim Lake, Berliner, Auduban Park and this Camp Chase Hub all seem like great biking destinations.February 14, 2012 2:39 am at 2:39 am #481569
I am pretty excited about the bike hub and look forward to hearing more about it as it progresses. I doubt the hub will include everything under the sea, but with 47 acres they could probably fit most of the activities with enough funding.
Because I am a bit of a buzz kill, the article appears to be slightly inaccurate about the prioritization. The Camp Chase Trail itself is the priority, not the bike hub.
MORPC is going through a regional bikeway prioritization so routes is what MORPC looked at. The Camp Chase Trail has a 11.25 point total for prioritization which is the same point total as referenced in the Columbus Messenger article. It’s more likely an oopsie than a coincidence.
Still, any work on the trail should hasten the process of a bike hub, so that’s pretty cool.
http://arcserver.morpc.org/webmaps/DraftBikeways/index.htmlFebruary 14, 2012 4:42 pm at 4:42 pm #481570
Anyone know the time table for this?March 15, 2012 5:42 pm at 5:42 pm #481571
Camp Chase Trail section approved
By Mark Ferenchik
The Columbus Dispatch
Thursday March 15, 2012 4:27 AM
The next section of the Camp Chase Trail in western Franklin County should be completed by early next year now that the Metro Parks board has approved a $2.3 million contract to build the link. The 2.4-mile segment will run between Kropp Road at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park and the community of Galloway in Prairie Township. Metro Parks has finished a 5.5-mile section from the park west to Wilson Road in Madison County.
READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/03/15/camp-chase-trail-section-approved.html
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