What a great way to dress up an otherwise ugly eyesore in our neighborhood; the old N/S rail overpass on Reading, just north of Avon. It could make such an amazing entrance to Paddock Hills... ... See MoreSee Less
Very thankful to all the volunteers helping me transfer a 114' long history of Madisonville mural onto a wall in my home neighborhood. This is a cool project is being funded by Keep Cincinnati Beautiful and it has been in the works for nearly 3 years! We will be having a public painting day on July 8th, excited that the residents and any others can help create a piece of pride for our neighborhood!
In catching up with Michael Moore, the night before the Neighborhood Summit, he confirmed that WW will indeed come to Paddock Hills, likely along Victory Pkwy via land The City already owns. However, chances are it will not be for several years. They are working on the main "artery" of the bike trail first, then building the connecting trails. ... See MoreSee Less
Several weeks ago the WW Board held a mini-retreat to map out strategy for the next several years. Led by Lisa Shelley from Essentia, a professional strategic facilitator, the Board dedicated many hours to the effort. Thanks to Lisa for donating her time and running a very productive event. Thanks to the members of the WW Board for all the hours they volunteer to the WW ! We are so excited about the future !
Urgent Help Needed !!!
The City of Cincinnati is currently reviewing the City Manager’s proposed 2018/2019 Capital Budget. We need your help to request that funds are allocated for the Wasson Way. Please contact Mayor Cranley and all City Council Members and ask them to include $500K in both the 2018 and 2019 capital budgets. (The City capital budget is different from the operating budget which is stretched very thin). This funding is critical if we are going to build future phases of the trail as quickly as possible. For your convenience, the email addresses are below as well as an example email (We encourage you to make it personal if you can.). As soon as possible-now would be the best!!!. Take a moment to send an email!!!
Thank you in advance for your help!
Board President Wasson Way.
Dear Mayor Cranley and Members of Cincinnati City Council:
Hello. I am a resident of the City of Cincinnati and I am writing to ask for your support of the Wasson Way Trail in the 2018/19 Capital Budget that is currently under review. Specifically, I believe that a $500K contribution in both 2018 and 2019 (total $1M over 2 years) is a reasonable amount for the City to contribute. This will allow design and construction to continue in a timely manner while making the most of the right-of-way the City recently acquired. The Wasson Way organization will soon be soliciting significant private donations and this shows future donors that the City is committed to partnering to making this trail a reality for our communities.
Staff, along with officials from Ohio Department of Transportation - Cincinnati District 8 and City Of Cincinnati Government, participated in a field review for Phase 2A of the Wasson Way Trail. Construction of this phase will connect Rookwood Commons and Withrow High School across I-71 to Norwood. OKI awarded a $750,000 grant for this project phase. Wasson Way Project
For those tracking the progress of the bike trail, it's getting closer ... See MoreSee Less
Recently the tracks were removed from the Ault Park trestle. While we were sad to see alterations to a beautiful bridge...we are thrilled at the prospect of 1MM people a year riding, running, walking and roller blading over that bridge in the middle of a beautiful park. (Please stay off the bridges until we build the trail !)