Good news for anyone living on the East Side: The Wasson Way Trail has broken ground on it’s first phase and is well on it’s way to being a reality! As a former resident of Oakley (just feet from the trail), I am seconding guessing my decision to leave. This trail will be a fantastic addition to an already awesome community… at least I’m only a few miles away!

What is Wasson Way, you might ask? Wasson Way is a 7.6 mile trail that will go through 10 Cincinnati neighborhoods. It will connect the I-71 area near Oakley and Norwood with the 78 mile long Loveland Bike Trail.  The first phase has broken ground near Madison Road and Rookwood Commons, and the second phase follows along Wasson Road; hence, the name!

As you may know, this project has been in the works for a number of years.  Supporters have been working tirelessly on Wasson Way by lobbying to purchase the necessary property  in conjunction with the City of Cincinnati.

Now, you may have to wait until 2020 to get all the way to the Loveland Bike Trail and be on your way to Xenia. The first phase may be underway, but a project like this tends to take a while to approve, fund and build the entire path. Hopefully, we’ll all get to see this become a reality in just a few short years!

Sources: http://wassonway.org/