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.
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
Smarter Transportation will mean improving the quality of life for residents and enhancing the workability and livability in the Cincinnati Region. Less congestion, cleaner air, more equitable public transportation, alleviated municipal budgets, and advanced transportation technologies will enhance the talent and innovation funnel that Cincinnati leaders have been building since the early 2000's.
The working group in Cincinnati has been carrying on an active dialogue to extend efforts by creating a smart and connected corridor in Cincinnati, and eventually, a connectivity corridor stretching from Greater Cincinnati to Greater Columbus, linking together the relative smart city projects.
Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black penned a white paper on the success of the city's Office of Performance and Data Analytics. At the Smart Cincy Summit this Spring, the Regional Working Group awarded each member of the office's staff with leadership and accomplishment awards.
Northern Kentucky leaders including the Mayor of Newport KY Jerry Peluso, County Commissioner Tom Lampe, and Executive Director of the Regional Smart Cities Initiative Zack Huhn meet with USDOT, state DOT, and regional leaders from OKI about integrating bikeable solutions into smart city transportation planning as they pass through Newport KY. Yay Bikes! hosted the smart city bike tour.
It's your chance to recognize a leader helping make our neighborhoods and region smart. Nominations are now open for the Smart Cincy Regional Leadership Awards (winners to be announced at the Smart Regions Conference on October 25th.)