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Public meeting on another section of Ohio River Trail

Cincinnati officials are holding a public hearing Wednesday evening on a western portion of the Ohio River Trail.  

The city has a feasibility study on the nearly four-mile long component that would run through Lower Price Hill, Sedamsville, Riverside and Sayler Park.  This portion of the bike, running and walking trail would generally be located from the Evans Recreational Area near the Mill Creek to Gilday Riverside Playfield.

Department of Transportation Senior Engineer Jim Coppock said the city's consultant be will showing a preliminary design and aerial photos.

“We’re trying to find out what are the values that the community thinks are important like where would I park if I were to drive to this piece of trail and leave my car while I’m running or walking on the trail,” Coppock said.  “There are some pinch points that we don’t have solid answers on and maybe they’ll be some creative design ideas that come out of the community meeting.”

The Ohio River Trail could extend 34 miles between New Richmond in Clermont County and Shawnee Lookout Park on the western edge of Hamilton County.  22 miles of it would be located in the city of Cincinnati.

The public open house is being held at Cincinnati Christian University in the Worship and Ministry Center from 6 to 8 p.m.  The school is located at 2700 Glenway Avenue.

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