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Analysis: City of Cleveland is quietly blocking citizen planning efforts for safer, bike-friendly streets

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.

Cleveland becomes a parkland as trails and greenspaces multiply

Cleveland is a cleft land, and not just because of the Crooked River. For centuries, railroads, highways, ravines, utilities and more have barricaded us from each other and from our waterways, which didn’t attract us anyway. A confusion of roads and bridges high and low have linked us and kept us apart.

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