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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.

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One year after $8M Fulton Road re-do, car crashes are up 20%

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.

Ohio City and Tremont respond to calls for more affordable housing

Ohio City Inc. and Tremont West Development Corporation have teamed up to form the Near West Land Trust with a mission to increase permanent, affordable housing in the midst of a hot housing market. The two nonprofit community development groups have plans to build 40 new, single-family homes on vacant lots scattered throughout Ohio City, Clark-Fulton and Tremont.

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