CROWN Press Conference Unveils Vision for a regional walking and biking trail network
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | Cincinnati, OH
Tri-State Trails and partner organizations gathered for the announcement of the vision for CROWN, the Cincinnati Riding Or Walking Network. CROWN is the plan to link multi-use trails and on-road bike lanes in Cincinnati to create an interconnected 104-mile active transportation network. The announcement event welcomed strong support, including from:
- Frank Henson, Chair, Tri-State Trails (emcee for press conference)
- Megan Folkerth, Program Officer, Interact for Health
- Jack Sutton, Executive Director, Great Parks of Hamilton County
- Wade Walcutt, Director, Cincinnati Park Board
- Brendon Cull, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
- Bob Koehler, Deputy Executive Director/Transportation Manager, OKI Regional Council of Governments
Just last month, Smart Cincy hosted local, regional, and national DOT leaders to discuss smart cities and connectivity solutions centered around smart mobility with a special focus on walkable, bikeble living as an economic development driver. In other biking news, Cincy Red Bike just celebrated its third birthday, and just about 300,000 rides. Congrats to Green Umbrella, OKI, and the partners that collaborated to continue to move this initiative forward.
We are excited to highlight this and other regional mobility initiatives at the Smart Regions Conference on Wednesday, October 25th at BB&T Arena. Click here to learn more.
The city of Cincinnati has signed an electricity contract with Dynergy Inc. to purchase 100 percent green energy for many city facilities beginning January 2018. Now, all city police and fire stations, health clinics, recreation centers, and other administration buildings -- including City Hall -- will be powered by renewable energy through at least 2021.
On Monday, December 4th, Cincinnati leaders meet with Ohio Department of Transportation, Jobs-Ohio, and The Governor’s Office to discuss deploying autonomous vehicle test locations in Cincinnati and making the region smarter using IoT and connected technologies.
“We want to show the public what we are already doing and what we could be doing,” says Huhn. “Smart city initiatives will improve social mobility, drive economic growth and make the region a more desirable place to live and work.”
Cincinnati is no stranger to smart cities or innovation in government. Smart Cincy and Venture Smarter are proud to host Smart Cities Day at Cincinnati Startup Week. Cincinnati Startup Week is a week long event presented by Techstars and Startup Cincy.
Happy Birthday to our friends at Cincy Red Bike! Congrats on nearly 300,000 rides in 3 years! We were excited to welcome leaders to Smart Cincy this summer from more than 12 state DOT's and USDOT - all riding Red Bikes!
Impact Ohio announced their agenda for the Cincinnati event on October 5th. Among the panel topics, Smart Cities will be put front and center as technology, policies, and regional planning conversations will feature a lineup of active Smart City supporters