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Fulton Rd./W. 28th – Phase 2 Public Meeting

Join City Councilman Kerry McCormack and guests for this public meeting to inform residents about the new design features for Phase 2 of the Fulton Road/West 28th Street Rehabilitation Project. At this meeting, meet the city’s construction team members and view a brief presentation about Phase 2. Attendees can view display boards, ask questions, and offer comments to team members.

What: Fulton Rd./W. 28th Rehabilition Project Public Meeting
When: 
Wednesday, Sept 25th, from 6pm-8pm

Where: Franklin Circle Christian Church, (1688 Fulton Rd.)

For more details about this meeting, click here.  For proposed plans, click Proposed Plans. Contact the office of Councilman Kerry McCormack for additional information at 216.664.2691


While there are some notable improvements to the redesigned Fulton Rd./W. 28th Street, we do have some concerns that we also raised in phase 1 of the project. These concerns include:

  1. The bike lanes in the design are very wide, with no buffers or bollards. A 6 foot lane with the additional space used for painted buffers & bollards would create a safer space for riders, and prevent aggressive drivers from entering the bike lane.
  2. On-street parking remains between Monroe Ave. and Franklin with sharrows. If this parking is to remain in place of bike lanes curb extensions should be used at intersections and perhaps mid-block to keep drivers from treating it as 2 lanes when no parked cars are present. Otherwise, the problems that exist on Fulton today in this section will remain. If they cannot be engineered into the permanent concrete design of the roadway, the could be cheaply implemented with painted extensions and bollards.
  3. Due to 3 traffic lights being removed and the speed remaining at 35mph, we would like to see the addition of traffic calming elements along the entire corridor to deter speeding and ensure pedestrians can cross the street safely at intersections where no signals exist. This includes adding high visibility marked crosswalks at all legs of intersecting streets

Join us in expressing the need for these changes by signing on to the letter below. We will share the signed letters with local council members and city leadership in order to make Fulton Road safe for all users.

Safe Fulton Road Redesign

I support a Fulton road redesign that makes the street safe for all users, especially the most vulnerable users, people biking and walking. While current plans for Fulton Road rehab, from Clark Ave to Detroit, do include some improvements to make the street safer there are additional, low cost, common sense additions that could improve safety for road users. I support the following additional changes to the Fulton Road phase project:

  1. Adding a painted buffer and plastic posts along the bike lane from Clark to Monroe and on W. 28th from Franklin to Detroit to create a protected bike lane and to prevent motorists from driving/passing in the bike lane.
  2. Adding curb extensions and plastic posts at intersections where there will be parking (from Monroe to Franklin) to prevent motorists from driving/passing in the parking lane.
  3. Due to 3 traffic lights being removed and the speed remaining at 35mph, we would like to see the addition traffic calming elements along the entire corridor to deter speeding and ensure pedestrians can cross the street safely at intersections where no signal exists.
  4. Keeping (or adding) crosswalks, high visibility ones, at all corners of the intersections along the corridor.

These additions will help make Fulton Road a complete street that serves all users in a safe, equitable way.

Sincerely,

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These changes are needed because there are a lot of crashes on Fulton Road. In fact, from 2015-2017 there were over 130 crashes. See the map below.

We need a Fulton Road that is safe and connects to the growing bike network in Cleveland. This corridor connects to the Lakefront Bikeway and to the future Lorain Avenue protected bike lane. Parallel streets W. 41st and 44th have unprotected bike lanes the are notoriously dangerous to ride in due to motorists driving in them. This is our chance to connect the Stockyards Neighborhood to the lakefront.