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Hilltop now connected to Scioto Trail
On Aug. 12, the city of Columbus and Consider Biking officially opened the Scioto Hilltop Connector Bridge and unveiled the Hilltop bikeway connector pavement markings and signs.
The Scioto Hilltop Connector Bridge provides a link for bicyclists and pedestrians between the Hilltop and the Scioto Trail shared-use path that runs east from Grandview Avenue at I-670 and loops around to the west to the Rivers Edge Corporate Center, 1335 Dublin Road.
“Bicyclists now have a safer connection between the Hilltop and bikeways across the Scioto River and on to Grandview Avenue,” Mayor Michael Coleman said. “We continue to invest with our partners to make Columbus the best bike city in the nation.”
Bicyclists will also benefit from bikeway pavement markings and signs installed by the department of public service on several Hilltop streets, including Harper Road, North Eureka Avenue, Steele Avenue and North Westgate Avenue.
In addition, the Franklin County Engineer’s Office has installed two bike route signs at the intersection of North Eureka and Valleyview avenues.
“Columbus leaders are committed to working with our regional partners to ensure a high level of continuity for the biking community,” City Councilmember Zach Klein said. “Our investments will lead to a healthier Columbus and Central Ohio.”
The Scioto Hilltop Connector Bridge is the result of a partnership between the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department, the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission.
“This Hilltop Connector project is a critical because it will open up several long-needed transportation corridors for bicyclists,” said Consider Biking Executive Director Jeff Stephens.
Stephens added, “Our exploding population of cyclists will find this project allows bicycle transportation between the Westside, Downtown, OSU, Grandview Heights and Upper Arlington. This is the single piece of infrastructure that will tie the network together.”
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