Cleveland Transportation Academy


Join a Better Streets Committee!

To support and empower Cleveland residents to improve the safety, comfort, and accessibility of our streets, Bike Cleveland's neighborhood committees advance hyper-local infrastructure and promote alternative transportation.

These committees will be made up of resident volunteers who are passionate about improving the infrastructure in their neighborhoods.



75% of Clevelanders Support Safe Streets

In partnership with Baldwin Wallace, Bike Cleveland polled over 600 Clevelanders and found that 75% of residents support more public investment to improve safe access to bicycling, walking, and use of public transportation.

The Cleveland Transportation Academy is a 7-week course designed to teach biking & walking advocates why our streets look the way they do and how to organize your community to make them better. Participants will hear from local and national experts on decision-making processes and roadway design and then build a winning campaign. Some of the session topics include:

  • History of Transportation & Urban Design in Cleveland
  • Decision Makers: Municipalities, MPOs, State DOTs
  • Selecting a Winning Campaign
  • Relational Organizing & Resonance
  • …and more! Check out the full syllabus here.

Classes will start September 17 and end on October 28. They will be held at the Bike Cleveland office in Ohio City weekly on Tuesdays from 6pm-8pm with one session on Saturday 10/5 from 10am-12pm. Accepted applicants will be eligible for a $300 stipend for their full participation in the course. 

Applications are open until July 19 and applicants will hear from us by August 2. If you have any questions, please reach out to Jenna Thomas at

Submit your application below!