Weigh in on the Covington + Newport Bike Plan
Help shape the Bicycle Transportation Plan for Northern Kentucky’s urban core.
The City of Covington and the City of Newport are preparing a joint Bicycle Transportation Plan in partnership with Tri-State Trails. Below is information about the plan and how to participate in the planning process.
On May 31 and June 6, Tri-State Trails hosted two Public Open Houses for the Covington + Newport Bicycle Transportation Plan. We invited the public to share their experience bicycling in these communities and provide feedback on the initial proposed recommendations for the plan. Below are the materials that were presented at the Public Open Houses.
About the Bicycle Transportation Plan
In January 2023, the City Commissions in both Covington and Newport approved a Memorandum of Understanding to partner with Tri-State Trails in developing a joint Bicycle Transportation Plan for both cities. Tri-State Trails’ scope of work includes the following tasks:
- Inventory existing conditions
- Review previously adopted community plans
- Identify key gaps in the bicycle transportation network, with a focus on creating a protected bikeway network within Covington and Newport that can extend into neighboring cities
- Host community engagement for the plan
- Create a short and long-term prioritized project list that aligns with potential funding sources
On January 31, Tri-State Trails organized a project kickoff meeting with representatives from the City of Covington, the City of Newport, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, and the Devou Good Foundation. The first Steering Committee was held on March 15 to develop the vision and outline the project timeline for the Bicycle Transportation Plan. Initial conceptual recommendations were presented to Covington, Newport, and KYTC in April 2023.
On May 31 and June 6, Tri-State Trails hosted public open houses to review existing conditions and present initial recommendations for the plan.