Help the Redline Greenway - Contact Senators Portman and Brown

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 03/04/2015 - 08:18.
Across the Buckeye State, trails provide opportunities for a healthy lifestyle, boost local economies, and provide a safe way to connect people and places. Ohio’s trails are an important resource—and your senators know it, too.
Sens. Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown recently wrote separate letters in support of building a critical trail connection that would link Cincinnati’s downtown waterfront parks to regional and statewide trail networks. They know that trails are a safe place for walking and biking and an incredible return on investment for local communities, and they are stepping up to support this trail.
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The trail connection in downtown Cincinnati is set to be built on an unused rail line and would create the final southern link to the Ohio River for the statewide Ohio to Erie Trail that runs to Lake Erie. The trail would take bicyclists off roads with fast-moving cars and provide a safe connection for commuters. It would also spur local economic development in the area and attract talented workers.
The regional transit authority that owns the rail line will soon make a decision whether to allow the trail, and the strong backing from Sens. Portman and Brown is a big boost for supporters on an issue that has been controversial.
Send your message today to let your senators know that they are supporting a cause that is important to you—and that they should continue to support trails in the future.
Thanks for your support!
Eric Oberg

Trail Development Manager

Midwest Regional Office

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
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