Public Meeting: Solon Rails to Trails
What: Solon Town Hall Meeting > Rails To Trails
When: April 23 @ 7PM
Where: Solon Center for the Arts 6315 SOM Center Road, Solon OH 44139 MAP
The City of Solon has applied for Clean Ohio Trail Funding to support the development of Phase I of the Solon to Chagrin Falls multi-purpose trail. Completion of this project would significantly advance the long-standing goal of achieving a continuous trail connection between Solon, Bentleyville, Chagrin Falls Village and the larger region, utilizing the former Chagrin Falls and Southern Railroad right-of-way. Phase I involves the installation of approximately 2 miles of trail, with the trailhead in the center of Solon’s downtown commercial area and progressing eastward to near the border with the Village of Bentleyville. The proposed trail fills a gap in a priority linkage to other major Northeast regional trail systems and will eventually connect to Portage and Summit County trails via a nearby Norfolk-Southern railway line. The completed trail will link people in the Solon area to popular recreational and tourism areas such as the nearby Cleveland Metroparks South Chagrin Reservation and downtown Chagrin Falls Village, with the goal to eventually connect to Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Cleveland via a linkage to the Towpath Trail system.
Mayor Ed Kraus is hosting a Town Hall Event to discuss the project and answer any questions the public may have. Please consider attending in support of the project! If you cannot attend and would still like to voice your support for the project, you can let the City know through their form submission at http://www.solonohio.org/FormCenter/Contact-Us-5/Contact-Mayor-109
Link to a map with the proposed trail and nearby linkages:
Link to a FAQ Solon for the project: