Going on five years, bike and pedestrian advocates and City of Cleveland officials who are concerned with the yearly death toll on city streets from motor vehicles have studied the causes and locations and discussed what to do about it. This month, the Vision Zero Task Force, as it’s known, is finally ready to present its action plan in a series of public meetings.
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An ambitious plan to redevelop Cleveland’s east side lakefront with trails, beaches and a new offshore island took a critical step forward Friday morning. That’s when the Cleveland Planning Commission approved the Cleveland Harbor Eastern Embayment Resilience plan, also known as CHEERS, which would add more than 80 acres of new parkland and better connect residents with the water.
In early 2020, west side residents celebrated the completion of a new, long-awaited, $8 million streetscape on Fulton Road in Cleveland’s Ohio City and Clark-Fulton neighborhoods. Yet now, a year after the orange barrels were hauled away, the number of crashes have increased by 20% and some residents say that the road is less safe.