New community pathways lead to a healthier, more active North College Hill

Posted by Amy Stenger on Friday, September 14, 2012

The City of North College Hill joined the WeTHRIVE! movement last November when it received a WeTHRIVE! Community Wellness Mini-Grant. We used this funding to map and mark three community walking paths that include more than 1700 square feet of sidewalk improvements.

The city kicked off the new paths with “NCH MOVES!” on Saturday, September 22 at the North College Hill Community Center.

Blue NCH MOVES footprint on sidewalk paths

The 1-, 2- and 3-mile paths accommodate various levels of fitness, giving residents more opportunities to be active. Each path begins and ends at the new City Center and leads to vital parts of North College Hill, such as the elementary, middle and high schools and the business district. The City Center has accommodations for residents to meet in groups and stretch before and after they exercise. A new sign shows a map of the routes and sidewalk stencils have been spray painted along the paths (so you can’t get lost!). 

Improved sidewalks in North College Hill

The 1700 square feet of sidewalk modifications make the paths safe and accessible. Truncated domes were added to curb cuts along the path to prevent slipping and to make the paths accessible to people with handicaps. Residents can walk, jog, bike, and rollerblade on the paths. They can also take their pup for some exercise too (all dogs are welcome!).

The city’s mission statement says: “The City of North College Hill will strive to be a community of well maintained neighborhoods in which citizens can enjoy living, working, and playing in a safe, harmonious and environmentally responsible atmosphere.” We accomplish this mission through opportunities like the WeTHRIVE! movement. 

We look forward to having a healthier, more active North College Hill and hope that residents will take full advantage of the walking paths!

Amy Stenger is the Mayor’s Assistant for North College Hill and co-leader of the city’s WeTHRIVE! team. Read more about how North College Hill THRIVES here.

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