Valley View & Hines Hill Sidewalk

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Project Background

The Valley View / Hines Hill Sidewalk is part of the Sidewalk and Trail Master Plan for 2021-2025 that Council approved a number of years ago. The Plan provides a continued effort to provide safe and practical community-wide bicycle and pedestrian connectivity in the community. Other remaining sections scheduled as part of the 2021-2025 Connectivity Plan include Middleton Road from Valley View to SR 91 (2024), W. Streetsboro Road from Terex Road to W. Case Drive (2024), Ravenna Street from S. Hayden Parkway to Stow Road (2025) and Stow Road from Ravenna Street to E. Streetsboro Street (2025). During development of the 2021-2025 Plan, a scoring matrix , developed via public input, evaluated these sections which received high scores due to their connectivity to existing neighborhoods, trails, and streets with higher speeds. Recognizing the importance of connectivity, the Hudson City Council prioritized these streets, aiming to advance the City's commitment to fostering a more pedestrian- and bike-friendly environment.

Link to Connectivity Plan Webpage.

Link to Connectivity Plan Projects and Dates.

Project Details

The City of Hudson is planning a new concrete sidewalk project along Valley View Road and Hines Hill Road. The sidewalk will be constructed from Hunting Hollow Drive to the intersection of Hines Hill Road and Valley View Road, then extend down Hines Hill Road to Glastonbury Drive.

There will be no cost to homeowners for the construction of these sidewalks.

View the draft plan here.

Public Engagement

Public Information Meeting December 11, 2023: The City will hold a public information meeting on Monday, December 11, 2023 at Hudson City Hall, lower level, 1140 Terex Road, Hudson, Ohio from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. City staff and representatives from the consultant AECOM will be available to answer resident questions. The conceptual sidewalk plan and other exhibits will be made available for review at the meeting.

Council Workshop Discussion January 9, 2024: Staff and the consultant will present the proposed sidewalk alignment to City Council at the Council Workshop on Tuesday, January 9, 2024. The meeting will be livestreamed on the City Website.

Council Workshop Discussion March 13, 2024: After Council discussion, the removal of trees has been delayed pending further assessment of the sidewalk alignments along Valley View Road and Hines Hill Road. Staff will also be collecting survey data along Valley View Road, from Hines Hill Road to Middleton Road, to evaluate the possibility of extending the sidewalk project to this section. The discussion can be viewed on the City Website.

If you cannot attend the meeting, public input and comments will be accepted on this site (use Comment & Questions tab below) until Friday, January 5, 2024. Public input and comment forms can also be submitted by mailing comments to: Attn: The Engineering Department, Hudson City Hall, 1140 Terex Road, Hudson, Ohio 44236.


Project Costs

Hines Hill Road = $1,200,000

Valley View Road = $700,000

Total = $1.9 million (subject to change pending upcoming budget cycle).

Project Background

The Valley View / Hines Hill Sidewalk is part of the Sidewalk and Trail Master Plan for 2021-2025 that Council approved a number of years ago. The Plan provides a continued effort to provide safe and practical community-wide bicycle and pedestrian connectivity in the community. Other remaining sections scheduled as part of the 2021-2025 Connectivity Plan include Middleton Road from Valley View to SR 91 (2024), W. Streetsboro Road from Terex Road to W. Case Drive (2024), Ravenna Street from S. Hayden Parkway to Stow Road (2025) and Stow Road from Ravenna Street to E. Streetsboro Street (2025). During development of the 2021-2025 Plan, a scoring matrix , developed via public input, evaluated these sections which received high scores due to their connectivity to existing neighborhoods, trails, and streets with higher speeds. Recognizing the importance of connectivity, the Hudson City Council prioritized these streets, aiming to advance the City's commitment to fostering a more pedestrian- and bike-friendly environment.

Link to Connectivity Plan Webpage.

Link to Connectivity Plan Projects and Dates.

Project Details

The City of Hudson is planning a new concrete sidewalk project along Valley View Road and Hines Hill Road. The sidewalk will be constructed from Hunting Hollow Drive to the intersection of Hines Hill Road and Valley View Road, then extend down Hines Hill Road to Glastonbury Drive.

There will be no cost to homeowners for the construction of these sidewalks.

View the draft plan here.

Public Engagement

Public Information Meeting December 11, 2023: The City will hold a public information meeting on Monday, December 11, 2023 at Hudson City Hall, lower level, 1140 Terex Road, Hudson, Ohio from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. City staff and representatives from the consultant AECOM will be available to answer resident questions. The conceptual sidewalk plan and other exhibits will be made available for review at the meeting.

Council Workshop Discussion January 9, 2024: Staff and the consultant will present the proposed sidewalk alignment to City Council at the Council Workshop on Tuesday, January 9, 2024. The meeting will be livestreamed on the City Website.

Council Workshop Discussion March 13, 2024: After Council discussion, the removal of trees has been delayed pending further assessment of the sidewalk alignments along Valley View Road and Hines Hill Road. Staff will also be collecting survey data along Valley View Road, from Hines Hill Road to Middleton Road, to evaluate the possibility of extending the sidewalk project to this section. The discussion can be viewed on the City Website.

If you cannot attend the meeting, public input and comments will be accepted on this site (use Comment & Questions tab below) until Friday, January 5, 2024. Public input and comment forms can also be submitted by mailing comments to: Attn: The Engineering Department, Hudson City Hall, 1140 Terex Road, Hudson, Ohio 44236.


Project Costs

Hines Hill Road = $1,200,000

Valley View Road = $700,000

Total = $1.9 million (subject to change pending upcoming budget cycle).

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  • Share Hello, as a resident of Valley View Rd, I am wondering what the cost uplift of a Multi-Use Path (MUP) is versus just a standalone sidewalk. There are numerous safety benefits to including a wider walkway that incorporates bicyclists like myself (and 68% of Americans) who would prefer to cycle on grade-separated paths away from high speed motor vehicles, and more often than not, the cost uplift to an asphalt 6- or 8-ft MUP is not be significantly more than a sidewalk after having worked on the planning committees of other municipalities. The section of MUP that has already been placed on Valley View from 91 to Hunting Hollow is great, and I wish we had more of that kind of walk and bike infrastructure in Hudson. Plus, when you're looking at an estimated lifespan of 50 years or more for MUPs and sidewalks, it makes sense to me to be as inclusive as possible of all forms of non-car mobility as we move toward a more sustainable future powered by active transportation, and this is 100% the perfect opportunity to do this sort of project. If the city has not already considered the possibility, I would highly urge them to do a cost analysis of this oftentimes inexpensive upgrade to demonstrate a more forward-thinking nature. on Facebook Share Hello, as a resident of Valley View Rd, I am wondering what the cost uplift of a Multi-Use Path (MUP) is versus just a standalone sidewalk. There are numerous safety benefits to including a wider walkway that incorporates bicyclists like myself (and 68% of Americans) who would prefer to cycle on grade-separated paths away from high speed motor vehicles, and more often than not, the cost uplift to an asphalt 6- or 8-ft MUP is not be significantly more than a sidewalk after having worked on the planning committees of other municipalities. The section of MUP that has already been placed on Valley View from 91 to Hunting Hollow is great, and I wish we had more of that kind of walk and bike infrastructure in Hudson. Plus, when you're looking at an estimated lifespan of 50 years or more for MUPs and sidewalks, it makes sense to me to be as inclusive as possible of all forms of non-car mobility as we move toward a more sustainable future powered by active transportation, and this is 100% the perfect opportunity to do this sort of project. If the city has not already considered the possibility, I would highly urge them to do a cost analysis of this oftentimes inexpensive upgrade to demonstrate a more forward-thinking nature. on Twitter Share Hello, as a resident of Valley View Rd, I am wondering what the cost uplift of a Multi-Use Path (MUP) is versus just a standalone sidewalk. There are numerous safety benefits to including a wider walkway that incorporates bicyclists like myself (and 68% of Americans) who would prefer to cycle on grade-separated paths away from high speed motor vehicles, and more often than not, the cost uplift to an asphalt 6- or 8-ft MUP is not be significantly more than a sidewalk after having worked on the planning committees of other municipalities. The section of MUP that has already been placed on Valley View from 91 to Hunting Hollow is great, and I wish we had more of that kind of walk and bike infrastructure in Hudson. Plus, when you're looking at an estimated lifespan of 50 years or more for MUPs and sidewalks, it makes sense to me to be as inclusive as possible of all forms of non-car mobility as we move toward a more sustainable future powered by active transportation, and this is 100% the perfect opportunity to do this sort of project. If the city has not already considered the possibility, I would highly urge them to do a cost analysis of this oftentimes inexpensive upgrade to demonstrate a more forward-thinking nature. on Linkedin Email Hello, as a resident of Valley View Rd, I am wondering what the cost uplift of a Multi-Use Path (MUP) is versus just a standalone sidewalk. There are numerous safety benefits to including a wider walkway that incorporates bicyclists like myself (and 68% of Americans) who would prefer to cycle on grade-separated paths away from high speed motor vehicles, and more often than not, the cost uplift to an asphalt 6- or 8-ft MUP is not be significantly more than a sidewalk after having worked on the planning committees of other municipalities. The section of MUP that has already been placed on Valley View from 91 to Hunting Hollow is great, and I wish we had more of that kind of walk and bike infrastructure in Hudson. Plus, when you're looking at an estimated lifespan of 50 years or more for MUPs and sidewalks, it makes sense to me to be as inclusive as possible of all forms of non-car mobility as we move toward a more sustainable future powered by active transportation, and this is 100% the perfect opportunity to do this sort of project. If the city has not already considered the possibility, I would highly urge them to do a cost analysis of this oftentimes inexpensive upgrade to demonstrate a more forward-thinking nature. link

    Hello, as a resident of Valley View Rd, I am wondering what the cost uplift of a Multi-Use Path (MUP) is versus just a standalone sidewalk. There are numerous safety benefits to including a wider walkway that incorporates bicyclists like myself (and 68% of Americans) who would prefer to cycle on grade-separated paths away from high speed motor vehicles, and more often than not, the cost uplift to an asphalt 6- or 8-ft MUP is not be significantly more than a sidewalk after having worked on the planning committees of other municipalities. The section of MUP that has already been placed on Valley View from 91 to Hunting Hollow is great, and I wish we had more of that kind of walk and bike infrastructure in Hudson. Plus, when you're looking at an estimated lifespan of 50 years or more for MUPs and sidewalks, it makes sense to me to be as inclusive as possible of all forms of non-car mobility as we move toward a more sustainable future powered by active transportation, and this is 100% the perfect opportunity to do this sort of project. If the city has not already considered the possibility, I would highly urge them to do a cost analysis of this oftentimes inexpensive upgrade to demonstrate a more forward-thinking nature.

    Wendell asked about 2 months ago

    The sidewalk alignments along Hines Hill Road and Valley View Road were identified in the City’s 2021-2025 Sidewalk and Trail Master Plan, also known as the Connectivity Plan. The alignments of the future sidewalks and trails were selected for inclusion via public input that included residents, City staff, and City Council.  This plan reflects ongoing efforts to enhance safe and practical non-vehicular connectivity across Hudson. Public input sessions in 2020, attended by residents, City Council members, the Mayor, and City staff, facilitated the identification of potential alignments, ranking, and estimated budgets for these projects. Following these sessions, the findings were consolidated into the City’s Sidewalk and Trail Master Plan 2021-2025, accessible for review here

    Analysis of construction costs over the past three years indicates that concrete sidewalks have proven cheaper to install per linear foot compared to asphalt trails. For instance, recent asphalt trail projects along Valley View Road and recent project from other municipalities in Ohio averaged $325 per linear foot,  while recent sidewalk projects along Middleton Road, Stow Road, and SR 303 averaged $200 per linear foot. Given a larger footprint, factors such as environmental impacts, storm improvements and potential private property acquisitions, further contribute to increased costs for trails compared to concrete sidewalks.

     Also, previous proposals for asphalt trails adjacent to residential properties of Hudson have encountered significant property owner pushback, with concerns including aesthetics of a trail in the front of the property, increased snow/ice removal maintenance of a wide trail,  tree removals associated with the wider footprint, and shortening of driveway/reduced parking areas caused by trail width.

  • Share The Connecticut Colony development is ONCE AGAIN neglected in the connectivity projects! The proposed walk along Middleton Rd is now projected to be on the north side of the road, rather than the south side to connect Conn. Colony and Middleton Park to the entire length of Middleton Rd. The Valley View sidewalk doesn't connect to Wethersfield Dr. OR TO MIDDLETON RD! The 95 homes within the neighborhood feel as though we are being punished or completely ignored. Walkways built all around us, but not including us.!!!!! What do these homeowners/taxpayers/voters have to do to be seen and heard? on Facebook Share The Connecticut Colony development is ONCE AGAIN neglected in the connectivity projects! The proposed walk along Middleton Rd is now projected to be on the north side of the road, rather than the south side to connect Conn. Colony and Middleton Park to the entire length of Middleton Rd. The Valley View sidewalk doesn't connect to Wethersfield Dr. OR TO MIDDLETON RD! The 95 homes within the neighborhood feel as though we are being punished or completely ignored. Walkways built all around us, but not including us.!!!!! What do these homeowners/taxpayers/voters have to do to be seen and heard? on Twitter Share The Connecticut Colony development is ONCE AGAIN neglected in the connectivity projects! The proposed walk along Middleton Rd is now projected to be on the north side of the road, rather than the south side to connect Conn. Colony and Middleton Park to the entire length of Middleton Rd. The Valley View sidewalk doesn't connect to Wethersfield Dr. OR TO MIDDLETON RD! The 95 homes within the neighborhood feel as though we are being punished or completely ignored. Walkways built all around us, but not including us.!!!!! What do these homeowners/taxpayers/voters have to do to be seen and heard? on Linkedin Email The Connecticut Colony development is ONCE AGAIN neglected in the connectivity projects! The proposed walk along Middleton Rd is now projected to be on the north side of the road, rather than the south side to connect Conn. Colony and Middleton Park to the entire length of Middleton Rd. The Valley View sidewalk doesn't connect to Wethersfield Dr. OR TO MIDDLETON RD! The 95 homes within the neighborhood feel as though we are being punished or completely ignored. Walkways built all around us, but not including us.!!!!! What do these homeowners/taxpayers/voters have to do to be seen and heard? link

    The Connecticut Colony development is ONCE AGAIN neglected in the connectivity projects! The proposed walk along Middleton Rd is now projected to be on the north side of the road, rather than the south side to connect Conn. Colony and Middleton Park to the entire length of Middleton Rd. The Valley View sidewalk doesn't connect to Wethersfield Dr. OR TO MIDDLETON RD! The 95 homes within the neighborhood feel as though we are being punished or completely ignored. Walkways built all around us, but not including us.!!!!! What do these homeowners/taxpayers/voters have to do to be seen and heard?

    Kathy B asked 3 months ago

    Staff is currently collecting survey data along Valley View Road, from Hines Hill to Middleton, to evaluate the possibility of extending the sidewalk project to this section. 

    The new Middleton Road sidewalk is being constructed on the north side of Middleton Road per City Council recommendation and Motion #21-0094. The sidewalk on the north side of Middleton Road will provide connectivity to the Connecticut Colony Subdivision along Winsted Road with new ADA ramps and pedestrian road striping. 

  • Share On which side of the road will the Hines Hill sidewalk be located? on Facebook Share On which side of the road will the Hines Hill sidewalk be located? on Twitter Share On which side of the road will the Hines Hill sidewalk be located? on Linkedin Email On which side of the road will the Hines Hill sidewalk be located? link

    On which side of the road will the Hines Hill sidewalk be located?

    Ray Dalton asked 7 months ago

    City staff and the design consultant are still reviewing what side of Hines Hill Road the sidewalk will be located on. City staff looks at many variables including costs, Right of Way impacts, utility impacts, wetland impacts and residents’ concerns prior to finalizing a sidewalk alignment. The final recommended alignment will be presented to Hudson City Council at the City’s 1/9/24 Council Workshop before being voted upon at the 2/6/24 Council Meeting.

  • Share I am in favor of the sidewalks on Valley View (actually very excited!), but am concerned about the 45 mph speed limit. Now that there will be pedestrians very close to the road, can the speed limit be lowered to reflect the change to a more residential speed? on Facebook Share I am in favor of the sidewalks on Valley View (actually very excited!), but am concerned about the 45 mph speed limit. Now that there will be pedestrians very close to the road, can the speed limit be lowered to reflect the change to a more residential speed? on Twitter Share I am in favor of the sidewalks on Valley View (actually very excited!), but am concerned about the 45 mph speed limit. Now that there will be pedestrians very close to the road, can the speed limit be lowered to reflect the change to a more residential speed? on Linkedin Email I am in favor of the sidewalks on Valley View (actually very excited!), but am concerned about the 45 mph speed limit. Now that there will be pedestrians very close to the road, can the speed limit be lowered to reflect the change to a more residential speed? link

    I am in favor of the sidewalks on Valley View (actually very excited!), but am concerned about the 45 mph speed limit. Now that there will be pedestrians very close to the road, can the speed limit be lowered to reflect the change to a more residential speed?

    TheBrowns987 asked 7 months ago

    City staff is reviewing the speed limit along Valley View Rod with ODOT and anticipates lowering the speed limit along Valley View Road in early 2024.

  • Share I’m just wondering the correlation of how many residents have asked for, and made the case for this project vs. the cost. It’s a lot of money if, say, 4 people want it. I’ve wondered this about many of these projects. How are these expensive projects that affect so few residents justified? on Facebook Share I’m just wondering the correlation of how many residents have asked for, and made the case for this project vs. the cost. It’s a lot of money if, say, 4 people want it. I’ve wondered this about many of these projects. How are these expensive projects that affect so few residents justified? on Twitter Share I’m just wondering the correlation of how many residents have asked for, and made the case for this project vs. the cost. It’s a lot of money if, say, 4 people want it. I’ve wondered this about many of these projects. How are these expensive projects that affect so few residents justified? on Linkedin Email I’m just wondering the correlation of how many residents have asked for, and made the case for this project vs. the cost. It’s a lot of money if, say, 4 people want it. I’ve wondered this about many of these projects. How are these expensive projects that affect so few residents justified? link

    I’m just wondering the correlation of how many residents have asked for, and made the case for this project vs. the cost. It’s a lot of money if, say, 4 people want it. I’ve wondered this about many of these projects. How are these expensive projects that affect so few residents justified?

    SBCLocal asked 6 months ago

    The new sidewalk sections along Hines Hill Road and Valley View Road were identified as part of the City’s 2021-2025 Sidewalk and Trail Master Plan, or Connectivity Plan.  The Sidewalk and Trail Master Plan represents the continued effort to provide safe and practical community-wide non-vehicular connectivity in the City of Hudson. The potential alignments, ranking of alignments and estimated budgets for the project were identified through public input that were attended by residents, City Council members, Mayor and City staff in 2020. Upon completion of the public input, the information was compiled into the City’s Sidewalk and Trail Master Plan 2021-2025 that can be viewed here:  https://www.hudson.oh.us/DocumentCenter/View/8992/Sidewalk-and-Trail-Master-Plan-2021-2025.

  • Share Comment: this is an exorbitant use of public funds for a potential “benefit” of VERY FEW. Residents. on Facebook Share Comment: this is an exorbitant use of public funds for a potential “benefit” of VERY FEW. Residents. on Twitter Share Comment: this is an exorbitant use of public funds for a potential “benefit” of VERY FEW. Residents. on Linkedin Email Comment: this is an exorbitant use of public funds for a potential “benefit” of VERY FEW. Residents. link

    Comment: this is an exorbitant use of public funds for a potential “benefit” of VERY FEW. Residents.

    Cindy P asked 6 months ago

    The new sidewalk sections along Hines Hill Road and Valley View Road were identified as part of the City’s 2021-2025 Sidewalk and Trail Master Plan, or Connectivity Plan.  The Sidewalk and Trail Master Plan represents the continued effort to provide safe and practical community-wide non-vehicular connectivity in the City of Hudson. The potential alignments, ranking of alignments and estimated budgets for the project were identified through public input that were attended by residents, City Council members, Mayor and City staff in 2020. Upon completion of the public input, the information was compiled into the City’s Sidewalk and Trail Master Plan 2021-2025 that can be viewed here:  https://www.hudson.oh.us/DocumentCenter/View/8992/Sidewalk-and-Trail-Master-Plan-2021-2025.

  • Share I live on Glastonbury Drive and support the sidewalk that would extend along Hines Hill to Valley View. I would suggest in the future extending the Hines Hill sidewalk west from Valley View Road to the MetroPark that is supposed to open across from the YDC. on Facebook Share I live on Glastonbury Drive and support the sidewalk that would extend along Hines Hill to Valley View. I would suggest in the future extending the Hines Hill sidewalk west from Valley View Road to the MetroPark that is supposed to open across from the YDC. on Twitter Share I live on Glastonbury Drive and support the sidewalk that would extend along Hines Hill to Valley View. I would suggest in the future extending the Hines Hill sidewalk west from Valley View Road to the MetroPark that is supposed to open across from the YDC. on Linkedin Email I live on Glastonbury Drive and support the sidewalk that would extend along Hines Hill to Valley View. I would suggest in the future extending the Hines Hill sidewalk west from Valley View Road to the MetroPark that is supposed to open across from the YDC. link

    I live on Glastonbury Drive and support the sidewalk that would extend along Hines Hill to Valley View. I would suggest in the future extending the Hines Hill sidewalk west from Valley View Road to the MetroPark that is supposed to open across from the YDC.

    KFarkas asked 6 months ago

    City staff will review this for a future connectivity option.  As part of a future trail project, a trail is planned along Prospect Street from Hunting Hollow Drive to Hines Hill Road, and then west to the future park.  Please review the City of Hudson Construction Projects webpage here:  https://hudsonoh.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Shortlist/index.html?appid=5f0b1ce8e19a4e309d79f839aec4daf5 for more information.


  • Share Let’s include Valley View NORTH of Hines Hill to Middleton Rd. Seems to make sense as Middleton west of 91 is set to receive sidewalks. on Facebook Share Let’s include Valley View NORTH of Hines Hill to Middleton Rd. Seems to make sense as Middleton west of 91 is set to receive sidewalks. on Twitter Share Let’s include Valley View NORTH of Hines Hill to Middleton Rd. Seems to make sense as Middleton west of 91 is set to receive sidewalks. on Linkedin Email Let’s include Valley View NORTH of Hines Hill to Middleton Rd. Seems to make sense as Middleton west of 91 is set to receive sidewalks. link

    Let’s include Valley View NORTH of Hines Hill to Middleton Rd. Seems to make sense as Middleton west of 91 is set to receive sidewalks.

    Jim S asked 6 months ago

    City staff is reviewing this segment for a possible sidewalk connection in the future.

  • Share Please consider extending the Valley View sidewalk to connect to the Middleton Road sidewalk. Thank you on Facebook Share Please consider extending the Valley View sidewalk to connect to the Middleton Road sidewalk. Thank you on Twitter Share Please consider extending the Valley View sidewalk to connect to the Middleton Road sidewalk. Thank you on Linkedin Email Please consider extending the Valley View sidewalk to connect to the Middleton Road sidewalk. Thank you link

    Please consider extending the Valley View sidewalk to connect to the Middleton Road sidewalk. Thank you

    MattR asked 6 months ago

    City staff is reviewing this segment for a possible sidewalk connection in the future.

  • Share Extend Valley View sidewalk north to Wethersfield Dr. to allow the 90 homes access in the Connecticut Colony Neighborhood. on Facebook Share Extend Valley View sidewalk north to Wethersfield Dr. to allow the 90 homes access in the Connecticut Colony Neighborhood. on Twitter Share Extend Valley View sidewalk north to Wethersfield Dr. to allow the 90 homes access in the Connecticut Colony Neighborhood. on Linkedin Email Extend Valley View sidewalk north to Wethersfield Dr. to allow the 90 homes access in the Connecticut Colony Neighborhood. link

    Extend Valley View sidewalk north to Wethersfield Dr. to allow the 90 homes access in the Connecticut Colony Neighborhood.

    Lou Verhas asked 6 months ago

    City staff is reviewing this segment for a possible sidewalk connection in the future.