Uptown Transportation Study

OKI conducted the Uptown Transportation Study for the purpose of developing a comprehensive transportation plan for the Uptown area that 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 and 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 aggressive 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 October 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 January 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.

E-mail comments or question to Mr. Robert Koehler or call OKI at (513) 619-7676.

Executive Summary

Part A
Complete Document (105 MB)
Cover and Table of Contents (6 MB)
Executive Summary (94 kb)
Chapter 1: Project Introduction (806 kb)
Chapter 2: Demographics and Land Use (30 MB)
Chapter 3: Transit Operations (61 MB)
Chapter 4: Signage and Wayfinding (26 MB)
Chapter 5: Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities (16 MB)
Chapter 6: Roadway Operations (91 MB)
Chapter 7: Parking (286 kb)
Chapter 8: Access Improvements (44 kb)

Part B 
Complete Document (105 MB)
Cover and Table of Contents (547 kb)
Executive Summary(91 kb)
Chapter 1: Project History and Overview (443 kb)
Chapter 2: Purpose and Need (1.5 MB)
Chapter 3: Community Involvement and Project Communication (103 kb)
Chapter 4: Existing and Future Conditions (779 kb)
Chapter 5: Red Flag Summary (172 kb)
Chapter 6: Alternatives Analysis (130 kb)
Chapter 7: Strategic Plan (1.2 MB)
Chapter 8: References (61 kb)
Chapter 9: Illustrative Maps (98 MB)

Appendix A: Purpose and Need (539 kb)
Appendix B: Correspondence (870 kb)
Appendix C: Existing and Future Conditions (7 MB)
Appendix D: HCS Analysis I-71 (156 MB)
Appendix E: HCS Analysis At Grade Intersections (50 MB)
Appendix F: Red Flag Summary Report (12 MB)
Appendix G: Part B – PDP Step 3 Report (626 MB)
Appendix H: Cost Estimates (1.4 MB)