Public Input Needed for Eastside Greenway


Via LAND studio

EASTSIDE GREENWAY

eastsidegreenwaymapThe Eastside Greenway seeks to connect the east side of Cleveland with 18 Greater Cleveland municipalities through a unified trail network that will link neighborhoods to employment centers, transit and existing green spaces. The communities within the study area include East Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, Shaker Heights, Beachwood, Pepper Pike, University Heights, Richmond Heights, Highland Heights, Highland Hills, North Randall, Mayfield Heights, Mayfield Village, Euclid, South Euclid, Lyndhurst, Bratenahl, Orange Village and Warrensville Heights and eastern portions of Cleveland.

Many individual trail segments are already in place within the project area, but lack critical connections. Linking all the individual trails would close gaps in community connections, provide safe alternative means of transportation, decrease the need for motorized travel, and improve the quality of life for a broad user base. Through a scoping study led by LAND studio in 2012 and 2013, many area stakeholders were engaged including municipalities, institutions, neighborhood groups and regional entities. Upon conclusion of the scoping study in the spring of 2013, all agreed that in order to move the concept forward, a more formal planning process was needed. 

LAND studio partnered with the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission to receive a Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative (TLCI) grant from the Northeast Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) to conduct a planning study for the Eastside Greenway in 2014 and 2015. The anticipated outcome of the TLCI planning process will result in specific trail alignment recommendations throughout the study area, suggested trailhead locations, and a phasing strategy for moving forward into design and implementation. 

The goal is to lay the groundwork to create an interconnected public space network that will enhance transportation and recreation in the area, and simultaneously serve as a catalyst for economic development, increased educational opportunities and social benefit.

Join us and community partners in a dialogue about plans for the Eastside Greenway at one of the following community meetings:

Happy Dog at Euclid Tavern
11625 Euclid Ave.
Wednesday, January 28
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Beachwood Public Library
25501 Shaker Blvd.
Thursday, January 29
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Waterloo Brew
15335 Waterloo Road
Monday, February 2
7:00-9:00 p.m.

University Heights Public Library 
13866 Cedar Road
Tuesday, February 3
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Can’t make a meeting? Give your input via survey ESG.metroquest.com

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