CROWN Press Conference Unveils Vision for a regional walking and biking trail network

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | Cincinnati, OH


CROWN’s goals are in line with those of Smart Cincy and the Regional Smart Cities Initiatives. Once again, Green Umbrella and their partners have done an amazing job of rallying regional support across sectors to build a better place to work and live (and bike!) We are lucky to have an ogranization in the region dedicated to driving the sustainability and mobility conversations forward and we are eager to highlight these efforts within the smart cities communty throughout the state and across the country.
— Zack Huhn, Chair, IEEE Smart Cities Standards Committee

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.