Expensive Bike Path Planned for NW Columbus
Updated: Friday, March 29 2013, 08:12 PM EDT
COLUMBUS — The cost of acquiring private property contributes largely to the price tag of a section of a proposed bike path, but some people who live along the route say giving up land is not their biggest concern.
The bike path, which is part of the City of Columbus’ Bicentennial Bike Ways project would run along a busy stretch of Route 161 from Linworth Road to Sawmill Road.
The projected cost for the 2.2 mile project is $2.3 million.
People who live nearby say they were surprised to learn of plans for the path and they have concerns about the safety of their families and the people who would use the bike way.
A city spokesman says planners continue to consider other options and the project is in the very early stages.
Reporter: Dana Jay
Web Producer: Kellie Hanna