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Best Plan to Link Up Cincinnati's Bike Infrastructure and Make the City More Accessible to Cyclists and Walkers: CROWN

Best Plan to Link Up Cincinnati's Bike Infrastructure and Make the City More Accessible to Cyclists and Walkers
click to enlarge NICK SWARTSELL
Nick Swartsell

What if you could hop on a bike trail just about anywhere in the city and connect to a network of trails that would take you just about anywhere else in Cincinnati? Queen City Bike, Red Bike, Tri-State Trails and the Urban Basin Bicycle Club joined forces back in September to advocate for just such a proposal. The project, called CROWN (Cincinnati Riding Or Walking Network), would finish the city’s four major in-progress trails and link them with six new connector trails, all while integrating much of the city’s 2010 bicycle transportation plan calling for increased bike lanes throughout the city. The idea has more than recreational merit: It could make it easier for low-income folks without cars to get around safely. CROWN, greenumbrella.org/tristatetrails-crown.