This short bikeway parallels old Leonard Avenue and Interstate 670 in Columbus from Airport Drive to Cleveland Avenue. The path starts at Airport Drive and passes right through the city. It begins by moving along some of the highway walls along I-670. There are a few moderately high curbs to jump, particularly on bridge crossings, along with a few busy street crossings as well.
This bikeway may work as a bicycle commuting corridor, but I wouldn't recommend it for recreational rides. Portions of the nearby Olentangy-Scioto Bikeway, the Sharon Woods loop trail, or even the Heritage Trail in Hilliard would be better suited for that purpose. Future plans may connect this bikeway with the nearby Olentangy-Scioto Trail, or the proposed Alum Creek Bikeway.
Parking and Trail Access
There is no official parking on the trail. One option is the lot at nearby Ohio Dominican College. It's 0.6 miles from the trailhead along Sunbury Rd (just east of the trail head - follow Airport Drive).
Location: The east end of the trail is at Airport Drive and Kelenard Avenue. The west end of the trail is at Cleveland Avenue near the Kroger Bakery. The bikeway starts as an enlarged sidewalk at this end.
I-670 Bikeway Review 03/19/2011
I rode the I-670 Bikeway today and it was not nearly as bad as I thought that it might be considering the route. Park at Fort Hayes near the corner of Cleveland Avenue and Jack Gibbs Blvd, which is just north of I-670 by Columbus State. The trail starts ...
Leonard Ave bridge crossings over I-670 were repaired in 2008
Please note & update your original review posting to reflect the trail jumps at Leonard Ave bridge crossings over I-670 were repaired in 2008.
PS - Could staff add a date to go along with the original review posts?
I-670 & Alum Creek greenway connection
As of circa 2007 the I-670 trail is now connected to and intersects with the Alum Creek trail. The junction is where I-670 crosses over Nelson Rd. The two MUPs share the same route from that point to the current northeast terminus at Airport Drive bridge ...