press on the public meeting on Eastern Corridor Jan 22, 2013

check out the Cincinnati Enquirer’s story on the Mariemont Meeting about relocated SR 32 ! and make your comments!

Also check out WXIX and WCPO !

Residents object to highway through South 80 Park and historical and archeological site.  Others spoke about air and noise pollution, waste of taxpayer money, impacts on the National Wild and Scenic Little Miami River, the fact that traffic has been decreasing in the area for years, not increasing, and more !

WHAT:  SR 32 Relocation Community Update
WHEN: Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
WHERE: Mariemont Elementary School Auditorium, 6750 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45227

ODOT says the purpose of the project is to decrease growing congestion, but actually, traffic is decreasing on SR 32 !

According to ODOT, About the SR 32 Relocation Project
From the intersection of SR 32 and I-275 and extending west, the SR 32 Relocation project would shift the roadway from its current alignment to a new connection with US 50 (Columbia Parkway) and the Red Bank business corridor. The new road is being planned in conjunction with portions of the Oasis Rail Transit corridor and would include accommodations for bicyclists and pedestrians. A new clear-span bridge would be built to cross the Little Miami River. The purpose of the project is to improve access and mobility along SR 32, increase safety and decrease travel times, and decrease growing congestion on local roads and highways.”

Actually traffic on SR 32 is decreasing, and connecting to the interstates will increase traffic. ODOT’s own maps show a doubling of traffic on Red Bank Road.  Go figure. 

Bring your stop the highway, stop the bridge signs and Go Green Transportation ! There will be a public comment portion of the meeting.