Best Of 2022

Best Queen City Crown

It was a good year for biking in Cincinnati in 2021. Afar magazine named the Little Miami Scenic Trail one of the five best urban trails in America, and the bike trail was also a factor in Forbes naming Cincinnati as a top 2021 destination for travelers. The Cincinnati Riding or Walking Network (CROWN) also surpassed a major milestone in June when it secured $6 million of an $8 million goal to complete segments of a 34-mile mixed-use walking/biking path. It went above and beyond its goal in January 2022, when the project hit the $10 million mark due to additional donations from P&G, Kroger Health, UDF and the Marge and Charles J. Schott Foundation. Led by Tri-State Trails, Wasson Way, Ohio River Way and a public-private partnership, CROWN aims to connect pre-existing and to-be-constructed trail systems — and 54 Cincinnati neighborhoods — while boosting economic development, improving transportation options, stimulating businesses and promoting healthy activities. CROWN will serve as a “hub” to access the aforementioned Little Miami Scenic Trail, Wasson Way and more.