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As part of the recent kick-off event for the 100 year anniversary for the East Hyde Park neighborhood, the Wasson Way was invited to set-up a booth and tell residents about the Trail. The East Hyde Park group has some very dramatic plans for their area which incorporate the WW. We are also excited to be working with Mt. Lookout to connect their 6,000 residents to the Trail. It was stepping back in time 100 years to be talking about bikes, the old Observatory, seeing pictures of Hyde Park, East Hyde Park and Mt. Lookout when they were farm fields, and looking through the antique telescope at the rings around Saturn!
The Wasson Way takes another major step forward with the completion of a Feasibility Study by local engineering and design firm KZF Design. The study, funded by Interact for Health Foundation, shows that there are no significant barriers to construct the 6.5 mile trail on an idle railroad corridor. The proposed trail will run from Xavier University to the Little Miami Bike Trail in Newtown, through the neighborhoods of Evanston, Norwood, Hyde Park, Oakley, Mt. Lookout, Fairfax and Mariemont. The trail would connect over 100,000 people east of I75 to more than 100 miles of bike trails. The Feasibility Study confirmed that the construction costs were in line with original projections. Depending on the features added to the Wasson Way, the cost estimates to build the Trail are $7.5 – $11.2 million.