LOVELAND, Ohio -- Downtown Loveland is active and bustling. With all the busy businesses, rolling bikes and moving cars, it can get congested.
"The city has done a lot in the downtown district to deal with parking and traffic," Loveland City Manager David Kennedy said.
A newly-released feasibility study looks at ways to improve congestion. The Little Miami Bike Trail sees a lot of traffic through downtown Loveland.
Cyclist Bill Clasen said he usually turns around so he doesn't have to deal with the traffic.
There's already a bike crossing along West Loveland Avenue. The study calls for reducing traffic by creating a park and walk or "bike ride" option along Loveland Madeira Road.
"At the end of the day, it would add a pedestrian flow to a good portion of Loveland Madeira Road," Kennedy said. "It would be on one side of it."
The city hopes to get a grant from the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments to pay for the pedestrian connector, though it wouldn't be awarded until 2022.
Loveland residents will have a chance to comment on the proposed connector along Loveland Madeira Road at 7 p.m. May 9. Click here for more information.
In the meantime, they'll work on addressing the second part of the study: getting cyclists from Loveland Madeira Road to the trail. There's a river in the way.
"The roadway is one thing," Kennedy said. "Getting across the river is no easy task."