Construction and Design

 

County Line Acres Bikeway - Ohio

The City of Westerville's path system covers 22 miles and connects many of the city's parks, schools, and public places.

The County Line Acres Bikeway, designed for walking, running, biking, rollerblading and wheelchair-accessibility, utilizes an existing electrical transmission corridor and is constructed on donated land and easements secured from private property owners and developers. Initiated by a $150,000 Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grant in 2000, this suburban 1.1 mile 10-foot wide paved, multi-use, fully ADA accessible trail links citizens to the greater community-wide bicycle and walking loop system.

Constructed through a residential area, the trail connects and provides access to Towers Park, a neighborhood park and Hoff Woods Park, a community park. This RTP-funded trail has increased property values in the area as realtors and developers often market nearby property as "next to trail."

In June 2006, the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure will be held in Westerville while County Line Acres Bikeway will host training rides as participants prepare to ride 12, 30, 60 and 100 mile routes utilizing Westerville scenic trails and passing through the beautiful surrounding counties of central Ohio.

The Country Line Acres Bikeway has contributed much to the quality of life in Westerville, increasing recreational opportunities and serving to help make connections to local business, the metropolitan Columbus area, the scenic counties of central Ohio and the state-wide Ohio-to-Erie Trail.


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2014: Abbott Motocross Park - Nebraska

2014: Millersburg Historic Park and Trailhead - Michigan

2013: East and West Twin Creek Bridges - Michigan

2012: Chattahoochee Nature Trails - Florida

2012: Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway - Nevada

2011: Iron Range OHV Recreation Area - Minnesota

2010: Agassiz Recreational Trail - Minnesota

2009: Sam Houston Multiple-Use Trail - Texas

2008: Wanoga Snopark Shelter - Oregon

2007: Potato Knob Trail at Holly River State Park - West Virginia

2006: Indian Canyon Trailhead - California

2006: Upper Waiakea ATV/Dirt Bike Park - Hawaii

2005: River Bluff Trail Project - Indiana

2005: Red Creek Bridge - Michigan

2005: MKT Trailhead Project - Missouri

2004: Diana Bend Conservation Area Trail Project - Missouri

2004: Sweetser Switch Trail Project - Indiana

2003: Jane Addams Trail - Illinois

2003: Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Area - West Virginia

2003: Ten Mile Snopark Facilities - Oregon