The City of Oxford has a master plan to construct a multi-use trail that will encircle the city to make the area more navigable and pedestrian friendly for residents.
Bayer Becker was responsible for the surveying and design of Phase 1, which includes approximately 1 mile of new paved trail and 1.25 miles of existing trail owned by Miami University. The 10 foot wide trail runs along Morning Sun Road (SR 732) from Kelly Drive to Corso Road and then shares Corso Road to the covered bridge. The trail crosses the covered bridge and runs along Four Mile Creek to Bonham Road. The path crosses Bonham Road and connects to the existing Miami University trail. The planning of remaining phases are currently in the works to connect the entire city.
Since much of the multi-use trail is located in the flood plain, minimizing the amount of disturbed area was very important. Several structures and pedestrian bridges were constructed to reduce the amount of disturbance to the area. Another important aspect of the project was to tie the trail into the environmental and historical landmarks nearby, such as the covered bridge and wooded area.
* Recipient of Clean Ohio Trails Funds ($500,000)