Residents in the Oakley neighborhood live just a short distance from nearby retail areas, but a railroad yard keeps them from walking there. The proposed Oakley Pedestrian Tunnel would solve that problem. The planned tunnel would run under a nearby railroad yard, cutting the commute time between the two areas.
Cincinnati Council will likely vote Wednesday on a plan to block three streets in the Oakley neighborhood as it deals with increasing traffic problems from the Rookwood Exchange development in Norwood.
The plan would affect Hyde Park, Atlantic and Arbor Avenues if the city's fire department doesn't object to the closures.