In the next year or two, the Lake to Lakes Trail will connect Lake Erie to the Shaker Lakes.  This trail takes advantage of the existing Harrison-Dillard Bikeway through Rockefeller Park, past the Cultural Gardens.  After passing through University Circle, the trail winds uphill along Fairhill Road.  Currently, it ends at the Cleveland-Shaker Heights border on Fairhill. Cleveland Heights…

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One of the first actions of the Heights Bicycle Coalition after its formation in May 2010 was to meet with Cleveland Heights and University Circle leaders to request improved connectivity between the Heights and the Circle.  The following year was dedicated to deciding to pursue and the applying for a Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative (TLCI) planning grant from…

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Cleveland Heights City Council recently created a Transportation Advisory Committee and is now looking for members to serve on the TAC.  Please consider now, because applications are due by November 25! The purpose of the Committee shall be to provide a means for the community to obtain information about matters related to transportation within Cleveland…

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To start the celebration of Cleveland Heights just-announced Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) award from the League of American Cyclists, come to Cleveland Heights City Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 21, for the Council meeting.  Representing Heights Bicycle Coalition (HBC), vice president and founding member Joy Henderson will present Mayor Ed Kelley an…

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Help Cleveland Heights Earn a “Bicycle Friendly Community” designation – Review the City of Cleveland Heights’ Application! Are you a bicycle expert or novice cyclist or somewhere in between? Please review our application to become a League of American Bicyclists “Bicycle Friendly Community.” The deadline is July 16th, 2013. A variety of local perspectives is…

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Cleveland Heights is nearing the end of a two-year project to update its Zoning Code to reflect sustainability considerations.  The process to adopt the amendments to the Zoning Code affords residents three opportunities to provide comments.  Bicyclists living in Cleveland Heights should take advantage of the public comment opportunities if they want to improve any…

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Earlier this year, the city of Cleveland Heights hired the Chicago consulting firm Camiros to review how our zoning laws could be “greener.” Whether it’s to allow chicken coops on residential property, or to reduce the amount of asphalt at Severance Town Center, there are a number of things Cleveland Heights could do to become more environmentally sustainable.…

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This Thursday, Cleveland Heights received its first bicycle sharrows. These “shared lane markings,” most commonly known as sharrows, help cyclists and motorists cooperatively use the road. Although found in many cities across the US, and used internationally in Australia and the United Kingdom, sharrows are a new sight to Cleveland’s east side. Read our “frequently…

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Over the last two months, the CHBC has been collaborating with the Cleveland Heights city manager and planner, as well as University Circle Incorporated (UCI), to finalize a strategy to make Cleveland Heights more bicycle friendly. Below, you’ll find two maps that we’ve been using. The Cleveland Heights Sharrows Project As we’ve been publicizing, five…

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