City Bike Manufacturer Linus Bike Responds to Proposed Biking and Hiking Trails in Downtown Cincinnati

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Environmentally friendly Linus Bike comments on recent Examiner.com article concerning proposed biking and hiking trails for an industrial riverside area of downtown Cincinnati.

On September 28th, Linus Bike, a city bike manufacturer, comments on an article published for Examiner.com regarding the transformation of a downtown riverfront into a biking and hiking wonderland which had previously been dedicated to industrial zoning.

According to Examiner.com, 95 percent of downtown Cincinnati’s 17 mile stretch of riverfront is currently zoned for industry. However, since 1948, 50 percent of the area intended for industry has gone unused. Today, plans are in the works to transform the area, giving parks, hiking trails and biking trails a home along the river. The article reports, “Plans for the Western Riverwalk were announced at a monthly meeting of Queen City Bike, a cycling advocacy group, on Monday, September 10 at the Hofbrauhaus in Newport. Frank Henson, president of Queen City Bike, introduced Dave Zelman of the River West Working Group, who presented information about plans for the western bike/hike corridor.” According to Examiner.com the trail has been planned since 2010, in an effort to make the riverfront area more “user friendly.”

The plan, According to Examiner.com, will occur in phases, the first of which will create a “circular loop” around the Gilday Recreation Center, which is currently home to a boat ramp and baseball fields. In addition, the trail is planned to continue through various proposed parks.

Linus Bike Sales Manager Jason Latty commented, “At Linus Bike we believe that cycling should be encouraged. Cycling is a healthy, fun and environmentally friendly way to get around. For this community to transform their unused industrial area into a beautiful trail for cyclists and walkers is just inspiring. Hopefully it will encourage the people of downtown Cincinnati to get out and get active.”

The article affirms that “zoning for the first phases of the trail was approved in spring 2012.” Examiner.com reports that with the effort of the Cincinnati Park Board, Cincinnati Recreation Commission, the River West Working Group and the Hamilton County Park Board the Western Riverwalk may be completed within the next few years.

Linus Bike is a California-based bicycle manufacturer that specializes in creating vintage style city bikes and commuter bikes. Not simply a bicycle company, Linus Bike sells a complete line of accessories for the environmentally conscious and for those who have a fondness for European style bicycles and the great tradition of European cycling.

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