Cleveland's First Protected Bike Lanes Get $14 Million Boost

[Updated] The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency will provide the funding for two ambitious protected bike lanes in Cleveland.
December 8, 2017, 11am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The Lorain Avenue Cycle Track will be added to the north side of Lorain Avenue where it's pictured here near the West Side Market.
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The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency, a regional transportation planning agency in the Cleveland area, has announced the allocation of $47 million in federal transportation funding to 21 projects, including the city's first protected bike lanes.

Steven Litt reports the details of the funding allocation, focusing especially on the two protected bike lane projects—one called the Midway, "which would extend 2.5 miles along the middle of Superior Avenue from Public Square to East 55th Street," and another called the Lorain Avenue Cycle Track, "which would run along the north side of the avenue between West 20th and West 45th Streets, and the south side from West 45th to West 65th." 

Litt provides more detail on the positive reaction the funding garnered in Cleveland, while also pointing to the Indianapolis Cultural Trail as a precedent for the two projects, a comparison he has made before.

[The headline was corrected to reflect the specific amount for the bike lane projects.]

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Published on Friday, December 8, 2017 in The Cleveland Plain Dealer
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