The road going from Ivory to Babcock is called Peoples Road. It is two lanes each direction, no sidewalks, no shoulder. Cars fly on it, but there is rarely much traffic, so if you take the right lane going downhill toward Babcock you should be good, and it is a fun gradual mile-long downhill ride, so you could really go fast if you wanted to. It’s sorta line Negley Run Blvd. used to be.
For going uphill, or as a pedestrian in either direction, there is a calm side road running parallel to it called Peoples Township Road that is better.
Northview Heights is a public housing development that has checkpoints at all entrances. There are jersey barriers at the top of Hazlett St. that can be walked around, but no motor vehicle can get in without passing a checkpoint. There is a checkpoint by the intersection Mt. Pleasant Rd. and Beech St. and on Penfort St. past Essen St.
I have heard that Northview Heights is a very high crime area where a woman was stabbed getting off of a bus. That’s why I am hesitant about taking buses or biking through this neighborhood.
I always thought Beltzhoover was pretty bad in the crime realm. If I was to bike through Northview Heights, would I need to pass the checkpoints? The neighborhood is accessible from Hazlett St., where there is a jersey barrier that can be walked around and no checkpoint.