Connect Olentangy Trail to High Banks Metropark
- March 21, 2014 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm #983365
is there any discussion of connecting the bike trail at North Broadway?
Having the trail dead end at Clinton-Como park and then meander onto surface streets is dangerous, the trail then picks back up at Northmoor Park. Anyone know if there are plans for land acquistion at North Broadway?
Not sure, but if so it seems like the acquisition would have to be on the west side of the river, which would require two bridges. The land north and south of North Broadway on the east side of the river is SF residential and it would be more difficult to run the trail along/through those residential lots.March 21, 2014 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm #983367
the east side of the river is the most direct and would avoid having two bridges to cross and then recross the river. They could build a bike bridge along the eastern side, but that will involve getting access easements from grumpy neighbors and building under the N. Broadway bridge.June 19, 2014 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm #1025526
Talks are underway in my community near Worthington Hills to extend the trail. Private property owners in the Mount Air area have expressed resistance to having the trail run along their properties. Some of the lots are quite small and the trail would run 10-20 feet from the houses for the current proposed plan. The current plan utilizes streets and part of 315. There is an older plan that has been dropped due to too much $ that has the route crossing the river just north of Hills Market and running through the woods due east to Highbanks. I think having the path cut through the woods, even thought it would be more expensive and wreak short term havoc with the ecosystem, may be a better option. Just not sure where the extra funding would come from. Curious as to what others think.
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