New bike trail construction creates a better way to navigate west Columbus

New sections of the Camp Chase Trail were recently paved near the Battelle Darby Creek Metroparks. This new pavement is part of a larger plan to create a bike trail west of Columbus that eliminates the current route on US 40  Broad Street. The new route will utilize the existing Scioto River Trail and will incorporate a new bridge over Interstate 270.
These additions will be cheered by many as the old route was challenging even for the most experienced and hardened urban riders.
There is a new group, Friends of the Camp Chase Trail, that has formed in support of the effort. They have a Facebook page. Their first meeting was in October and the next one is November 14 at 6:30 pm. Information is also available at Consider Biking and The Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails website.
There are great photos of bridge construction on the Bike Commuting Columbus Facebook page. There is a map and more information in The Columbus Dispatch.
Big thanks to an IGotABike buddy, Danny Holt, for sending us the photos of the new Camp Chase Trail construction.

Here is Carol in May 2013 riding The Ohio To Erie Trail along Alkire Road checking out the new bike trail in the works.

Danny took a photo from almost the exact same spot in October 2013 showing the beautiful new Camp Chase trail pavement along Alkire Road.

Camp Chase Trail along Alkire Rd looking west, October 15, 2013

Filling the edge of the Camp Chase Trail blacktop with soil, October 15, 2013

The Camp Chase Trail from Indian Ridge entrance looking north to the railroad track, October 27, 2013.

The Camp Chase trail looking east from Kropp Road, October 27, 2013.

 

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