Randy A. Simes
Final Designs Revealed for Long-Envisioned Northside Transit CenterBy Randy A. Simes | | No Comments
Metro has been working with community partners over the past year to put together designs for the planned Northside Transit Center. The final design, produced by MSA Architects, has now been revealed.
Is Cincy RedBike America’s Most Financially Successful Bike-Share System?By Randy A. Simes | | No Comments
For the first time since it launched nearly two years ago, Red Bike has released its financial details. While other bike-share systems around the country have struggled financially, Red Bike appears to be bucking the trend.
Hamilton Looking At Possibility of Developing Urban Trail on City’s West SideBy Randy A. Simes | | No Comments
With the closing of Champion Paper Mill on Hamilton's west side, a former freight rail corridor is now no longer needed, and city officials are looking at what it might take to acquire and turn the space into an urban trail.
Running Time Adjustments Go Into Effect For 9 Express Metro Routes on MondayBy Randy A. Simes | | No Comments
Following the re-routing of numerous express bus routes through the CBD earlier this year, Metro is now also making minor running time adjustments to many of these same routes.
Cincinnati Business Community Supports Liberty Street “Road Diet”By Randy A. Simes | | No Comments
The discussions continue about whether or not to reduce the massive width of Liberty Street through Over-the-Rhine. If it is decided to reduce its size, the question then becomes by how much. So far, neighborhood residents have been quite consistent in their support for reducing Liberty Street’s width. As of now, residents appear to be […]
Cincinnati’s $109M Capital Acceleration Plan Ignores Adopted Bike PolicyBy Randy A. Simes | | No Comments
City officials are celebrating the start of the new $109M Capital Acceleration Plan intended to upgrade the city's vehicle fleet and roadways. Such a large investment offers many opportunities, just not for bicyclists.
As Challenges Persist for Central Parkway Bike Lane, Cyclists Look to OrganizeBy Randy A. Simes | | No Comments
As the number of people bicycling in Cincinnati continues to increase, so has the political rhetoric surrounding investments proposed for bike infrastructure. Local groups are now jockeying to get position on these issues.
PHOTOS: Covington Celebrates Unveiling of Region’s First ParkletsBy Randy A. Simes | | No Comments
Covington became the first community in the region to unveil micro-parks in place of on-street parking spaces for automobiles. The five "parklets" will remain in place until winter, and are open to the public.
Mt. Auburn CDC Hosting Public Meeting to Kick-Off Auburn Avenue Development PlanBy Randy A. Simes | | No Comments
Mt. Auburn is a neighborhood positioned in between two booming areas of the city. This location makes many believe it is poised for a wave of real estate investment, and community leaders are trying to prepare for it.
10 Questions and Answers With Cincinnati’s New Sustainability CoordinatorBy Randy A. Simes | | No Comments
The City of Cincinnati’s Office of Environment and Sustainability recently hired Oliver Kroner as the office’s new sustainability coordinator. In this position Kroner will work with the long-time director of the office, Larry Falkin, in implementing programs and projects that help reduce the city’s carbon footprint and impact on the environment. I sat down with the Northside resident, […]
City of Covington Gathering Public Input On How to Spend CDBG FundsBy Randy A. Simes | | No Comments
The City of Covington is currently gathering public input on how to spend federal funds provided to the Northern Kentucky community through HUD's Community Development Block Grants.
Metro, Uber Ink Deal Aimed at Addressing First and Last Mile Connections for Transit RidersBy Randy A. Simes | | No Comments
Uber and Metro inked a first-of-its kind partnership in Ohio yesterday that is aiming to close the gap for area transit riders that rely on a personal automobile to get to and from their transit stop.