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Despite previous news of the economic downturn slowing progress on bike infrastructure, this article from the Columbus Dispatch highlights work being done on trail links in the Central Ohio region. Similarly, in Northeast Ohio, plans are in place to connect the Western Reserve Greenway and other trails near Ashtabula, Warren, and Youngstown to eventually complete the Great Ohio Lake To River Trail (see this article from the Vindicator for details).
Bikes Belong has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Ohio River Way, Inc. to help pave a segment of the Ohio River Trail that will link downtown Cincinnati to Lunken Airport. The grant is part of a total of $55,000 that Bikes Belong has awarded as part of its Winter 2010 grant cycle.
Read more about Bikes Belong and their latest grants this article on their web site.
Jessica Cuffman of the Marion Star reports that a rail-trail project in Marion County that has been stalled for 10 years is finally moving forward, with funding and a construction schedule. Full story…
Kent Mallett of the Newark Advocate reports that a Licking County Court has ruled in favor of a trail development group in an ongoing, contentious land ownership dispute near Newark, Ohio. Click here for the full story.
The village of Frankfort, Ohio has received a grant of $250,000 from the federal Safe Routes to School program for the construction of a one-mile paved pathway. The trail will connect the Frankfort branch of the Chillicothe and Ross County Public Library to the Adena Local Schools campus, and is expected to be completed in 2010.
Read the full story by Jona Ison from the Chillicothe Gazette.
Dorothy Markulis of the Hudson Hub-Times reports that the local planning commission has approved the design of a new half-mile bike and hike trail in Hudson, near the Ohio Turnpike. The article, titled Trail near Turnpike approved…again, details problems with the trail since its first approval in 2006, and the difficulties in planning the layout to address concerns of nearby wetlands, as well as adjacent residential property.
The Dayton Daily News reports that the city council of Tipp City has selected one of 17 bids from contractors for the construction of a bike path in Kyle Park. Construction is planned to begin on April 1 of this year.
Carl Feather of the Star Beacon reports that Ashtabula County Commissioners approved a bid for a new paved bike trail in Geneva State Park. The project is being funded by a Clean Ohio Trail Grant, a community development block grant, and a grant from the Ashtabula County Convention Facilities Authority. An early summer completion date is targeted.
Read the full story here.
An article on ColumbusLocalNews.com reports that the city council of Grove City, Ohio recently approved two appropriations of $38,000 and $31,000 for engineering services that will mean new bike paths in the Windsor Park addition and between the Westgrove development and the Town Center, respectively.