#CincinnatiConnects represents a bold vision for a healthy, vibrant, and revitalized city with a robust active transportation system that offers enhanced mobility and connectivity for all of its citizens and the broader region.

The 42-mile Cincinnati Connects urban loop trail plans to link several trails that are currently being planned or implemented by separate nonprofit organizations or government agencies.  This unified vision links the existing Little Miami Scenic Trail, Ohio River Trail East, Mill Creek Greenway Trail, Lunken Airport Trail, and Otto Armleder Trail to the proposed Wasson Way, Oasis Trail, Ohio River Trail West, and Little Duck Creek Trail.

Contact wade@greenumbrella.org to learn how to support or get involved with Cincinnati Connects.


Cincinnati Connects was funded by Interact for Health and managed/led by Groundwork Cincinnati Mill Creek.  In addition to the trail groups listed above, many other partners were engaged in the development of the Cincinnati Connects plan: Cincinnati Department of Transportation and Engineering, Cincinnati Parks, Great Parks of Hamilton County, OKI Regional Council of Governments, Queen City Bike, Red Bike, and others.

Click to view the Executive Summary, full report, or appendices or explore Cincinnati Connects by connection segment below.  Click the map above to view the Cincinnati Connects poster in PDF format.

KEY BENEFITS OF TRAILS

economic development

active transportation

improved public health


healthier environment


PROPOSED CONNECTIONS

click links on right for Cincinnati Connects report excerpt

REGIONAL CONNECTIVITY

Cincinnati is the most populous city in Tri-State Trails' ten county service area, located near its geographic center.  The Cincinnati Connects 42-mile urban loop trail is uniquely positioned to serve as the region's trail hub, with "spokes" connecting to:

  • Southwest Ohio via the Great Miami River Trail (to Dayton), Mill Creek Greenway, Little Miami Scenic Trail (to Columbus and Cleveland), and Ohio River Trail;
  • Northern Kentucky's trail network via the Purple People Bridge linking to Riverfront Commons and the Licking River Greenway; and
  • Southeast Indiana via the Ohio River Trail West and Whitewater River Trail.

Potential future trail connections to link Cincinnati Connects to suburban Hamilton County are outlined in the map below.

FUTURE CONNECTIONS

  1. Ohio River Trail West: Connection to Shawnee Lookout and Dearborn County, Indiana
  2. Lick Run Greenway: Connection to Westwood Trail
  3. West Fork Trail: Connection to Great Miami River Trail
  4. Mill Creek Greenway: Connection to Miami 2 Miami
  5. Torrence Avenue: Connecting Wasson Way to Oasis Trail
  6. Wasson Way: Connection to Little Miami Scenic Trail
  7. Little Miami Scenic Trail: Connection at Beechmont Levee
  8. Ohio River Trail East: Connection to Clermont County



The Cincinnati Connects study was focused on linking portions of the central and eastern trail loops as shown in the map to the left.  The plan recommends that an additional study be conducted for the western loop to connect city neighborhoods located west of the Mill Creek in the future.

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