Summary of Project:
In the spring 2013, students from the Civil Engineering and Urban Planning programs worked to engage with the BRT and Bikeway transportation networks in Cincinnati. As interdisciplinary teams they conducted a survey of best practices, site specific research, and urban analysis, for both BRT systems and Bikeways. BRT design was directed at five of the seven urban arterial corridors already identified by Metro for consideration. Bikeway design was provided for three applications including a rails to trails proposal, a riverfront parks and trail concept, and the extension of an existing Mill Creek trail along a tributary waterway. This project proposed the Madison Avenue Route to design a Bus Rapid Transit line, which created a vibrant sustainable corridor connecting the East Side’s diverse neighborhoods through livability, workability and recreation.
Description of Project:
The mission of the Madison Avenue Route is to design a Bus Rapid Transit line, which creates a vibrant sustainable corridor connecting the East Side’s diverse neighborhoods through livability, workability and recreation.
The proposed Madison Corridor BRT Route extends through six neighborhoods on the eastside, and also pass through five neighborhood business districts:
4. East Walnut Hills
5. Walnut Hill
The Route Will Also Cross Over The Potential Bike Trail Of Wasson Way; That Connects To The Little Miami Bike Trail. This BRT Route Has The Potential To Connect Cincinnati’s CBD With Some Of The Most Unique Neighborhoods Of The Eastside.
Multiple developments and redevelopments currently being constructed along the corridor that will boost potential ridership and local neighborhood economies and infrastructures. The Route also contains numerous institutions, parks, health facilities, and other amenities. The Route will also pass through areas of high vacancies and intersections of high traffic congestion that can become a potential problem for the efficiency of the route if they are not address properly.
Route extension from Plainville through Mariemont back up the Redbank Corridor where it will continue back to the original proposed Route. Green Corridor extending from Desales Corner to the Potential Wasson Way. Peeble’s Corner: Historic District that is under redevelopment for streetscape and store front improvements. Potential TOD development sites.