A group of Lakewood residents have successfully worked with Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA), Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the City of Lakewood in an effort to reduce the half mile stretch of Clifton Blvd Extension from four lanes of traffic to two lanes, add bike paths, stanchions, sidewalks, and a cross walk.
On December 19, 2016, Lakewood City Council voted to include the “Clifton Blvd. Extension” project changes in the 2017, 2018, and 2019 budgets.
The engineering plans have already been approved. They include the lane reductions, bike paths, stanchions, sidewalks, and a cross walk. The city is asking for input from the residents of Lakewood for ideas to beautify this half mile stretch of road.
A new non-profit organization has been set up to gather ideas, inform the community of the progress as it happens, and raise funds to pay for the beautification of the green space surrounding the road. We will keep the community informed.
Please Email your suggestions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The history of the Clifton Boulevard Extension Support Organization began all the way back in 1928. A copy of that very interesting history can be found here.
The plans from Lakewood’s Engineering Department that will be given to the contractor contained the first stage in the process of the improvements to the west end of Clifton Boulevard. Those plans include lane reductions, bike paths and delineators. A copy of those engineering plans can be found here.
There is a Lakewood proposal for a bike trail connection between the Rocky River Reservation bike path and the new bike path at Edgewater Park, and then eventually to the Towpath Trail. The vision is to have infrastructure like a Metropark path along Lake Ave through Lakewood and Cleveland – something safe and comfortable for all people, whether you are 8 or 80 years old. A way for our communities to be actively connected to the Metroparks we all love! A professional brochure about the West Side Greenway can be found here.