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February 15, 2018, 7:00 AM PST

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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Steven Litt reports on the ongoing planning and design process for the Cuyahoga Greenway Framework Plan, which he describes as an ambitious piece of a larger effort to retrofit a region built for the car.

The current vision for the Cuyahoga Greenways is "a vast grid designed to connect the county's 59 communities to each other, to downtown Cleveland, the Lake Erie shoreline, the Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley, adjacent counties, and regions far beyond Northeast Ohio," explains Litt, encompassing "hundreds of miles of trails, greenways and bike paths."

The planning process is entering a public engagement phase, with a series of public hearings, listening sessions, and an online survey. "The public can also access a detailed online planning tool that enables users to zoom in on a highly detailed map of the proposed greenway network," according to Litt.

The article includes additional details about how the planning process has been funded, professional partners on the planning process, the original inspiration for the plan, and more about the broad ambitions the plan represents.

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