Public Meetings Seek Input on Eastside Greenway

A regional consortium will host a second round of public meetings to solicit feedback about the proposed Eastside Greenway. The proposed trail will connect current bicycle and pedestrian trails in 19 communities. Meetings dates are:

January 28, 7-9 p.m.: Happy Dog at Euclid Tavern, 11625 Euclid Ave, Cleveland

January 29, 7-9 p.m.: Beachwood Public Library, 25501 Shaker Blvd, Beachwood

February 2, 7-9 p.m.: Waterloo Brew, 15335 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland

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

The meetings will include:

  • Overview of the project with proposed routes
  • Results of the trail inventory and analysis
  • Alternative routes for the greenway network
  • Asking the public for feedback on routes

More information on the Eastside Greenway can be found on the project’s website.

Read Sreven Litt’s article Regionalism: Opinions Sought on Eastside Greenway in the January 25 Plain Dealer.

A third round of public meetings will take place in May 2015.

Current trails that are being considered for connecting are: Euclid Creek Reservation to the Shaker Median Trail and Rockefeller Park to the North Chagrin Reservation.

The cities involved in the project are: Cleveland, East Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, Shaker Heights, University Heights, Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Richmond Heights, Highland Heights, Highland Hills, North Randall, Mayfield Heights, Mayfield Village, Euclid, South Euclid, Lyndhurst, Bratenahl, Orange Village and Warrensville Heights.

Leaders from these cities are working with planners and other regional organizations, like the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission, LAND studio, the Cleveland Metroparks, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District and Bike Cleveland, to develop a plan for the greenway that can be used to guide the way to implementation.