Completed November 2006

OKI conducted the Uptown Transportation Study to develop a comprehensive transportation plan for the Uptown area, which serves the needs of the area’s diverse population, responds to existing transportation deficiencies, and supports continuing growth, development, and economic vitality.

The project was divided into two elements: Part A and Part B. Part A included a broad study area with the focus on the local transportation system. The Part B study area focused on the I-71 Corridor. The purpose was to identify and evaluate alternatives for improving access between Uptown and I-71.

Uptown is the section of Cincinnati that includes the communities of Avondale, Clifton, Corryville, East Walnut Hills, Evanston, Mt. Auburn, North Avondale, Walnut Hills, Clifton Heights, University Heights and Fairview (CUF).

The Uptown Transportation Study was jointly managed by the project Implementation Partners (IP). The IP was composed of the following entities: OKI, the City of Cincinnati, the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA), the Uptown Consortium, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), and the AMOS Project.

An ambitious community involvement effort was undertaken to ensure that the community provided input throughout the process. The study recommendations were presented to the study Advisory Committee and the public on Oct. 17, 2006.

Based on the community’s input and consideration of each alternative’s ability to address the project goals, the Implementation Partners made a number of multi-modal recommendations.

The Uptown Transportation Study recommendations were presented to the Board of Directors at its Jan. 11, 2007 meeting. It was resolved (Resolution OKI 2007-02) that the high priority transportation recommendations as identified by the Uptown Transportation Study would be considered for inclusion in the OKI 2030 Regional Transportation Plan subject to air quality and fiscal constraint requirements.