Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Cincinnati

Ohio DOT Cedes Ground in Its Sneaky Highway Expansion Campaign

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Opponents of a $1.4 billion highway expansion project outside Cincinnati have won some important concessions from Ohio DOT, but the agency’s stealth campaign to build an “interstate to the sea” isn’t over yet. Last week, ODOT announced that it will no longer pursue the relocation of State Route 32 through communities on the eastern edge of Cincinnati. “We’re […]

Cincinnati’s Highway Revolt on the Verge of Victory

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Could the end be near for the $1.4 billion Eastern Corridor highway project proposed for eastern Cincinnati? Language added to Ohio’s transportation budget, which is being debated right now, would specifically “prohibit [Ohio DOT] from funding the Eastern Corridor Project in Hamilton County.” The amendment was introduced by Republican state lawmaker Tom Brinkman, who represents an eastern portion […]

Cincinnati’s Eastern Corridor: The $1.4 Billion Road No One Seems to Want

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The Eastern Corridor is an expensive state DOT highway project searching for a reason to exist. The $1.4 billion proposal from Ohio DOT is ostensibly intended to reduce commute times from Cincinnati’s far eastern bedroom communities to downtown. The project, a remnant of 1960s-era road planning, would create a commuter highway through the eastern Cincinnati region by widening […]

Who Will Preserve Our Nation’s Urban Parking Lots?

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A historic preservation group in Cincinnati put together the above video, meant to make us think critically about some of the most fiercely guarded yet least loved places in our cities: parking lots. Kudos to the Cincinnati Preservation Collective for bravely defending the spaces that help make Cincinnati much like every other mid-sized city in […]