Cincinnati Awarded $1 Million For Bike Trails

Cincinnati Awarded $1 Million For Bike Trails

Funds Will Improve Projects Near Lunken Airport, Western Hills High School

A $1 million federal grant will help the City of Cincinnati expand a bicycle route for West Side students and fix up a pothole-ridden section of the Lunken Trail.

Half of the money will go toward expanding the Westwood Trail to create a Safe Routes to School connection to Western Hills High School.

The other $500,000 will help rehabilitate the portion of Lunken Trail along Wilmer Avenue.

The City of Cincinnati will provide $125,000 in matching funds for each trail project.

“I’m committed to making Cincinnati a more bicycle-friendly city. Expanding and improving our trail network is critical to making our city a safer, healthier community,” said Mayor John Cranley.

Rehabilitation of the Lunken Trail is expected to begin in 2015, and construction on the Westwood Trail expansion is scheduled to begin in 2016.

The grant funding was awarded from the Transportation Alternatives Program of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

For more information on the City of Cincinnati’s Bicycle Transportation Program, visit: www.cincinnati-oh.gov/bikes.