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For more than a decade, community developers on Cleveland’s near west side have been working to create a new, improved streetscape on Lorain Avenue between West 25th and West 65th Street. Yet now, it turns out, the long-envisioned Lorain Avenue Cycle Track may not happen at all, or if it does, it could be so watered down as to hardly resemble the original, bold vision.
In 2018, a pedestrian was killed in a traffic crash in the United States every 84 minutes on average, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Thousands of pedestrians die every year in traffic accidents, and the issue of pedestrian safety has grown significantly in the last decade.