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CENTRAL PARKWAY REIMAGINED

The City of Cincinnati Department of Transportation & Engineering (DOTE) is in the preliminary phase of a new project to transform the north-south section of Central Parkway between Plum and Liberty streets. The objective of this phase is to determine a design for this transformation that creates a safe, welcoming, inclusive, vibrant, and equitable urban corridor connecting the Downtown Central Business District, Over-the-Rhine and the West End and prioritizes safety and mobility of all travelers in the area by using Complete Streets principles.

Complete Streets are streets designed and operated to enable safe use and support mobility for all users, regardless of whether they are travelling as drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, or public transportation riders. The concept of Complete Streets encompasses many approaches to planning, designing, and operating roadways and rights of way with all users in mind to make the transportation network safer and more efficient.

CURRENT CONDITIONS

The north-south stretch of Central Parkway between Plum and Liberty streets can be challenging to travel through for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists. This presents multiple opportunities for improvement including: 

  • Modifying street networks in the area to improve pedestrian connectivity between neighborhoods

  • Upgrades to make travel on foot easier and safer, including implementation of Complete Streets features 

  • Easing of vehicular traffic congestion during large events

  • Improved access to area businesses

 

These issues are expected to escalate as more people and businesses are attracted to the city and nearby areas.

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RECONNECT URBAN NEIGHBORHOODS
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RE-ESTABLISH CENTRAL PARKWAY’S INITIAL VISION AND DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL
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PRIORITIZE PEDESTRIAN USE AND SAFETY
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INCORPORATE MORE COMPLETE STREETS FEATURES
PRIMARY OBJECTIVES

RECONNECT URBAN NEIGHBORHOODS

  • Provide pedestrian-oriented connectivity between, Downtown, OTR and West End neighborhoods that supports existing land uses and proposed developments while being sensitive to the historic cultural identities and landmarks within the neighborhoods.

  • Use the redesigned Central Parkway to reconnect OTR and the West End neighborhoods, as well as re-establish and improve the connection between Downtown and the city’s inner-belt neighborhoods.

 

RE-ESTABLISH CENTRAL PARKWAY’S INITIAL VISION AND DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL

  • Recapture the parkway’s original design intent and vision to provide an enhanced experience in navigating the area and to function as a magnet and anchor for new mixed-use development along its length.

  • Honor the historical developments and legacies of the Central Parkway corridor by leveraging the physical attributes of the previous canal, the Cincinnati Subway and the resulting boundaries created between the West End and OTR.

 

PRIORITIZE PEDESTRIAN USE AND SAFETY

  • Design Central Parkway to prioritize pedestrian use and safety, both daily and during special events, particularly at TQL Stadium, Music Hall and Washington Park.​

 

INCORPORATE MORE COMPLETE STREETS FEATURES

  • Integrate Complete Streets initiatives into project designs to enable safe use and support mobility for users of all ages and abilities, regardless of whether they are traveling as drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, or public transportation riders.

 

This website has been developed to provide you with information about the Central Parkway Reimagined Project and the process being used to solicit your opinions and input. Click the buttons below for more information.

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