Just another reminder about tomorrow night's Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee public hearing regarding bike and pedestrian access across the soon-to-be-way-different I-75 corridor.
Cincinnati is generally regarded as a crappy place to ride bikes (see my recent CityBeat cover story "No One Rides for Free"), save for our lovely park trails and a couple of East Side commuter routes. An impressive downtown bike facility is planned for The Banks, but consideration for bike commuters along the I-75 corridor will be important for people to even get to it on two-wheelers.
Local bike advocacy group Queen City Bike (queencitybike.blogspot.com) has listed the following meeting places for cyclists who want to ride down to City Hall and have their voices heard:
Riders from Northern Kentucky will meet at Reser Bicycle Outfitters (8th & Monmouth, Newport, 859-261-6187) and will leave at 5:30 p.m.
Ohio riders are meeting at Art Academy of Cincinnati (12th & Jackson streets) and also plan to leave around 5:30. Northside peeps can get in touch with MoBo Bicycle Coop (1415 Knowlton Ave., mobobicyclecoop.org), but you can probably assume they're leaving between 5 and 5:30 as well.
Here are the meeting details: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22 Cincinnati City Council Chambers, Room 300 City Hall, 801 Plum St. The Transportation Infrastructure Subcommittee is chaired by Roxanne Qualls and includes Chris Bortz, Laketa Cole and John Cranley.
Holla at yo Reps!