Chance of Rain
High 55° / Low 37°
High 56° / Low 41°
Infrastructure & Services

Northern segment of bike path closes

A segment of the Little Miami Scenic Trail north of Yellow Springs was closed to the public on Thursday, Nov. 18, due to fiscal problems. The remainder of the bike path, which continues south through Yellow Springs to Loveland, will remain open.

The Clark County Park District planned to put barricades at both ends of the bike path segment under its jurisdiction to discourage public use, according to Park District Director Jim Campbell this week. That 5.6 mile segment begins at Jackson Road north of Yellow Springs and continues north to Beatty Station. As of Nov. 18, the park district will cease patrolling and maintaining the trail, so it would no longer be safe for public use, he said.

The action was sparked by the failure on Nov. 2 of a levy that would have provided the Clark County Park District about $360,000 yearly for seven years to maintain the parks under its jurisdiction. Those parks, which are George Rogers Clark Park, the Estel Wenrick Wetlands and sections of two different bike paths, will all now be closed indefinitely due to lack of funding, Campbell said.

Maintaining the Little Miami Scenic Trail bike path costs about $1,000 per mile yearly, according to Campbell, so the cost for the maintenance of the Clark County Miami Scenic Trail segment is about $5,600.

Campbell said the park district plans to develop a plan for new funding, but he did not know when the plan would be finished, or when the bike path would be reopened.


No comments yet for this article.

Please complete to show you’re a human: * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

Series: Justice for John Crawford?
Read the articles in the News series examining the 2014 shooting of John Crawford.
From the Print
Click here to read the current week's sports and obituaries, and previous week's features.
Guide to Yellow Springs
Can't find the print? Read the Guide to Yellow Springs 2015-16 edition online.
Search the YS News

Recent Comments
Recent Blog Posts
view all Yellow Springs News blogs
Seeking something older?
Pre-April 2010 archives, back to 2002.
Recent Audio/Video
view all Yellow Springs News videos
facebook.com/ysnews facebook   twitter.com/ysnews twitter
Wagner Subaru
Think TV
YS News Blogs