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The simple answer is cost. Adding a curb to the roadway will require significant drainage infrastructure to be constructed including lowering the road, which would add significant cost.
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A wider sidewalk makes it easier and safer for two-way travel along the path for biking, walking, strollers, and jogging. More than 600 households will have direct access to the path, the wider path allows for much safer and comfortable movement.
Preliminary estimate for construction is $1 million. The city received $500,000 from a federal grant for construction of the active transportation corridor.
We are currently developing a cost estimate for a five-foot sidewalk. Regardless of the difference, both options require the existing road to be relocated, which is a significant portion of the cost.
No. The next step in the process is to request funding for final design and construction plans for the project from City Council. If approved, once the design and construction plans are completed, additional legislation will be brought forward for council to approve the construction contract.
The 10-foot sidewalk will be concrete.
The city will maintain the path.
Per City code, motorized vehicles are not permitted on sidewalks.
As part of the 2014 Land Use Plan (Master Trail Plan), this connecting segment of trail was identified to extend the access to neighborhoods in our northeast quadrant of our City. The Connectivity Study identified corridors for future connections from neighborhoods to our parks, schools and retail areas.
Long Range Land-Use PlanConnectivity Study
We break any transportation project into smaller segments. This segment stops at Mayfair Road because it is a logical break/stopping point, while also being a significant connector to more than 1,500 households within a half-mile radius. This segment extends our connection from the east side of our community to I-77 and central Green.
No. However, the Buckeye Trail, a trail that loops the entire state, crosses through the City of Green from the east along Wise Road, Steese Road and Nimisila before it reenters Stark County.
When future funding (grant or local) becomes available, additional segments may be built to the north, east or south.
Yes. The path will be made of concrete with accessible curb ramps.
Currently, the road is not centered in the right-of-way. Ideally a roadway is centered in the right-of-way, so that utilities, sidewalks, etc. can be accommodated outside of the roadway pavement within the City’s property. We will need to move the road to keep the sidewalk in the City’s right-of-way.
This project is currently slated to be funded by $500,000 of Federal funds, specific to this project and can NOT be allocated elsewhere. The remaining amount needed to build the path will be funded by local dollars, which could be allocated elsewhere.
Building amenities such as bike and pedestrian-friendly paths improves the quality of life for those in our community. Within a ½ mile radius, more than 1,500 homes would be positively impacted by the is project.
The noise levels from motorized vehicles most likely will not change due to the addition of the sidewalk. The road will be relocated slightly to the north (up to 10 feet toward the Mayfair Golf Course) and farther away from the existing homes. Pedestrian and bicycle traffic does not significantly increase noise levels along roads.
No. There are not any trees anticipated to be planted. However, all existing trees along the sidewalk will remain.
No. These path connections are designed to connect neighborhoods to areas of interest – parks, schools and retail corridors.
It’s a seven-foot-wide grassy area, commonly referred to as a tree lawn.