In 2017, the Liberty Township Board of Trustees completed and released a pedestrian feasibility study which focuses on connectivity around the Township's central business district. The goal was to look at existing infrastructure and identify general improvements that could connect walking/cycling pathways to amenity areas. The study area included Liberty Way to Butler-Warren Road to Bethany Road and over to Yankee Road, including the Cincinnati-Dayton corridor. While the Township studied the central business district, it's important to note many of the key learnings can be extended to other areas of the community. Read the complete 2017 Pedestrian Feasibility Study.
In May 2018, the Liberty Township Board of Trustees approved a resolution to take another step towards the vision for a more pedestrian-friendly community. A feasibility study was approved to take a closer look at a connection from Liberty Center over State Route 129 to Cincinnati Children's Liberty Campus and the Liberty Commons Kroger Marketplace development (Bridge A). The study, led by LJB, Inc. in collaboration with McGill Smith Punshon, explored both a combined pedestrian/vehicular bridge connection along with a pedestrian-only bridge. The vehicular option was later eliminated due to costs. The study provides Liberty Township with more information related to the costs, aesthetics, funding sources and construction schedules. The completed study will assist the Board in determining next steps.Read the complete 2018 Bridge A Feasibility Study.
Liberty Township Trails Initiative
It's important to note, being proactive in making connections throughout the community is not new to Liberty Township.The Liberty Township Trails Initiative was launched in the mid-1990s to improve quality of life of Township residents and encourage pride in the community by establishing a network of safe paths and sidewalks to connect subdivisions, parks, businesses, schools and other community amenities. Read more about the Liberty Township Trails Initiative.