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Action Alert: Lake Avenue

The City of Cleveland is seeking feedback about the design of Lake Avenue from Detroit to W. 117th. See the bottom of this post for how to submit feedback.

The city is proposing the following for Lake Avenue:

While we appreciate that the plan includes a bike lane on Lake Avenue from Detroit to Clifton (incorporating much of the community led Lake Ave Master Plan which was adopted by the City Planning Commission in November 2019), the City proposed plan leaves a gap in the our bike network. 

The Lake Avenue project is 1.71 miles long.  Bike facilities and mid-block crosswalks are only planned for less than a half-mile of the project.  The balance of the project, over 70%, has zero bicycle facilities proposed.

Lake Avenue is included in the Cuyahoga Greenways Plan, is a priority for Cuyahoga County in their Lakefront Connectivity Study, and is on NOACA’s Regional Priority Bike Plan, which says on page 3 “the roads included in the plan will take priority for the development of bicycle facilities that serve riders of all ages with different skill levels.

We are asking you to join us in submitting feedback on the Lake Avenue project. Tell decision makers to follow existing plans and make all of Lake Avenue a safe street by:

These improvements to the design will make the corridor safer for people biking and walking. We need to connect our bike network.

Join us in advocating for a safe, connected bike network by sharing our proposed changes to the design on the project website.