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Camp Chase Green Network - West Side Bike Hub, Parkland and Green Space

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    Twixlen
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    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.

    Camp Chase Bike Hub Receives High Priority Rating

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    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!

    #481558

    leftovers
    Member

    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!

    #481559

    Twixlen
    Participant

    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.

    #481560

    leftovers
    Member

    Thanks Twixlen! I see that big ole patch of green!

    #481561

    Twixlen
    Participant

    leftovers said:
    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.

    #481562

    leftovers
    Member
    #481563

    Twixlen
    Participant

    Awesomesauce – thank you… this is the moving parts version of what I saw… it would be stupidly great for the surrounding neighborhoods.

    #481564

    leftovers
    Member

    Definitely will be. I think that the Camp Chase railroad still seems fairly active though.

    #481565

    Twixlen
    Participant

    leftovers said:
    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.

    #481566

    ohiojimmie
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    leftovers said:
    http://www2.nbc4i.com/mgmedia/file/360/camp-chase-rails-trails-plans/

    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.

    #481567

    lifeontwowheels
    Participant

    Just another reason living out west rocks.

    #481568

    cbus11
    Member

    lifeontwowheels said:
    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.

    #481569

    Cole
    Participant

    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.

    PDF map: http://www.morpc.org/trans/BikewayPlan_Prioritization_DraftMethodology_1-2012.pdf

    Interactive map:
    http://arcserver.morpc.org/webmaps/DraftBikeways/index.html

    #481570

    cbus11
    Member

    Anyone know the time table for this?

    #481571

    News
    Participant

    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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