City council green lights phase 2 of Central Parkway bike lane project

City council has taken a step forward in the continued effort to make Cincinnati more pedestrian and bike friendly as they gave the green light to move ahead with phase two of the Central Parkway Protected Bike Lane Project. "All in all, it's a really positive step in the right direction," said Cincinnati’s Councilmember Mark Jeffreys. The plan is to break ground this summer and to have the phase two lanes completed by fall. Phase one of the project opened in 2015. "It will be an all-ages and -ability protected bike lane extension for 1.7 miles from Marshall Ave to Ludlow Ave,” said Brian Goubeaux, Cincinnati's senior engineer. When completed, the new lanes will connect downtown and OTR with Northside and Clifton.