Posted on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by Joyce Joyce McMullin in Press Releases
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Southbank Partners will unveil its Riverfront Commons Story Map to a legislative committee of the Kentucky General Assembly on Wednesday morning at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center.

The Story Map is an interactive, online platform that graphically tells the story of the burgeoning Ohio River trail system.

Riverfront Commons is an 11.5-mile uninterrupted walking, running, and biking trail that is being developed along the Ohio River. When completed, the trail system will connect all of Northern Kentucky’s six river cities ; Ludlow, Covington, Newport, Bellevue, Dayton, and Fort Thomas.

The trail features paths — some as wide as 15 to 20 feet and others atop the riverside levees that are smaller in width  that accommodates walkers, joggers, and bikers as well as providing access points where people can launch kayaks and canoes into the river. The trail also provides easy linkage to the residential neighborhoods and business, entertainment, and historic districts in these cities.

The Story Map uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to show the path of the trail as well as many features and attractions in cities connected to the trail.

Presenters include Jack Moreland, president of Southbank Partners, Eric Summe, president and CEO of meetNKY/ Northern Kentucky Convention and Visitors Bureau and Jay Fossett, principal of Strategic Advisers.

Southbank Partners, Inc. is a community and economic development organization that coordinates activity within the six river cities in Northern Kentucky. The organization promotes and coordinates development activities in these cities, fosters teamwork and collaboration, and provides a unified voice in advocating for common positions to state and federal governments and other communities and organizations.

The unveiling is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. in Ballroom B of the Northern Kentucky Convention Center.