Connecting Communities


Using our existing bike network, adopted plans, and community input Bike Cleveland is creating a plan for a more connected bike network in the city of Cleveland.

Cleveland’s bike network is growing, with over 70 miles of bike lanes added over the past 4 years. But, while it is growing, it isn’t connected. The lack of connectivity lowers both ridership and safety of people riding bikes.

Our Connecting Communities plan will guide our advocacy efforts as streets are repaved, restriped or reconstructed to ensure the safest and best-connected bike network possible. It will also highlight missed opportunities and seek action to make the missed connections a reality.

Connecting Communities is a vision for bikeway implementation, but it’s not just about bikes. Our vision for a convenient and comfortable bike network will:

Want to learn more about our Connecting Communities Plan? Watch our webinar about our process and purpose for creating the plan.

We need your local expertise to build our Connecting Communities Vision

As a starting point we are working with OHM Advisors to analyze the existing and planned bike network, identified from approved community planning processes, and seeking feedback from the community.

Below is a map that shows the existing bike network and the planned/recommended bike network.


Step 1: Review the map to familiarize yourself with our existing bike network and streets where there are plans for future improvements. There is a legend if you click the arrows on the left and you can zoom in and out.

Step 2: Take 10 minutes to complete our Connecting Communities Survey. Your response will help us understand how comfortable you are riding on our current bike network and what the your desire is for expanding Cleveland’s bike network. 

Step 3: Use our Crowdsourced map to submit “Problem” and “Opportunity” points. Your input will help inform our advocacy towards improving the bike network.


Take Survey

Our Connecting Communities Plan is supported by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health Program.