The Eastside Greenway seeks to connect the east side of Cleveland with 18 Greater Cleveland municipalities through a unified trail network that will link neighborhoods to employment centers, transit and existing green spaces. The communities within the study area include East Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, Shaker Heights, Beachwood, Pepper Pike, University Heights, Richmond Heights, Highland Heights, Highland Hills, North Randall, Mayfield Heights, Mayfield Village, Euclid, South Euclid, Lyndhurst, Bratenahl, Orange Village and Warrensville Heights and eastern portions of Cleveland.
The Eastside Greenway project is a great idea, but in some ways I feel that it might be too early to write about it. Today it is just a great idea -- a concept for the future. I look forward to writing again about how the work of today's leaders made a difference in the quality of life.
Just imagine having bike paths that would tie the different eastside communities together! I think it could make a big difference in how the people there will live and interact.
I learned about the positive economic impact that a bike trail can have to a community last year when I met with staff from the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (@RailsToTrails). (See the map of the potential biking future for Ohio/PA/WV that they shared with me). Here is the link to the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Resource Library - Economic Impact.
The Eastside Greenway report that is being developed also will include information about the health benefits of a bicycle infrastructure.
Here are the Eastside Greenway vision statement and goals:
Vision: an interconnected system that serves the community with positive health, recreational, transportation and economic benefit
Identify a non-motorized network to provide more travel options.
Support economic development and reinvestment in underutilized or vacant/abandoned properties.
Integrate community health considerations into preferred non-motorized recommendations.
Incorporate green infrastructure into the greenway recommendations.
- Complement existing plans and initiatives to encourage collaboration between regional and community partners
These goals can be found on page 14 of the Public Meeting Presentation, May 2015 PDF. Read this document for interesting facts about this project.
Go to the Eastside Greenway website as it evolves to reflect the progress on this project. Later in this blog post, I mention some articles I read about the Eastside Greenway project, but I also suggest you go to the press page on the Eastside Greenway website for a list of even more articles.
January 28th Public Meeting – Gathering Input
I was excited to read about a public meeting on January 28, 2015, presenting the idea and seeking community input on how best to tie the eastern suburbs of Cleveland together with bike paths. I recommend learning more by reading Steven Litt's (@Steven_Litt) article Preliminary version of East Side Greenway plan ready for public reaction. Be sure to see the Eastside Greenway: Alternatives Frameworks report to the community which is embedded in the article.
I was VERY impressed with the LAND studio (@cleveLANDstudio) one-time spectacular -- AHA! Cleveland -- in August 2014. I was now interested in learning about their role in Eastside Greenway as a project that would have a permanent presence in our community. (Learn about AHA! Cleveland in my blog post: AHA! PechaKucha Night Cleveland VOL 23.)
On Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at 7:00 p.m., I went to the Happy Dog at Euclid Tavern (@HappyDogAtEUC) to learn more. My first time there (I will need to get back again – fun environment) and I was happy to see so many interested people attending. It was standing-room only in the Underdog (Happy Dog's bar in the basement).
The room was filled with engaged people looking at road maps marked with potential parallel bike paths. Display boards showed a variety of options on how these trails could be made to complement the roads and local terrain. (See pages 17-23, Public Meeting Presentation, Jan-Feb 2015 PDF.)
Attendees were invited to put stickers on the display boards indicating what bike path options were most desirable, and on the maps to show what routes would best serve our needs.
To get additional perspective on this and other public meetings read:
eastside greenway aims to connect 19 cities with unified network of trails - by Erin O'Brien (@erin__obrien), February 2, 2015, article in Fresh Water (@FreshWaterCLE) e-magazine about Cleveland.
Eastside Greenway would improve biking in the suburbs - by Marc Lefkowitz (@MarcLefkowitz), February 5, 2015, article on the GreenCityBlueLake Institute website. The GreenCityBlueLake Institute (@GCBL) is the sustainability center of The Cleveland Museum of Natural History (@goCMNH).
Here are my tweets/retweets about the January and February 2015, Eastside Greenway Public Meetings:
Thanks for the great participation in yesterday's #EastsideGreenway meeting. Round two meetings will be in January. pic.twitter.com/JeZdQ15f9c— County Planning (@countyplanning) October 15, 2014
Could a large road in eastern Cuyahoga County undergo a #RoadDiet? @GCBL recaps yesterday's #EastsideGreenway meeting http://t.co/8lOz0H3qVw— County Planning (@countyplanning) October 15, 2014
Your input is needed in the second round of #EastsideGreenway public meetings, coming up soon: http://t.co/LjcZrmgRE4 pic.twitter.com/l6us1yTNyT— County Planning (@countyplanning) January 14, 2015
Round two #EastsideGreenway public meetings begin next week: Jan 28 at @happydogatEUC; Jan 29 at @BeachwoodLib. http://t.co/LjcZrmgRE4— County Planning (@countyplanning) January 20, 2015
Two #EastsideGreenway public meetings this week, two more next week. First one at @happydogatEUC at 7:00 Wednesday: http://t.co/LjcZrmgRE4— County Planning (@countyplanning) January 26, 2015
In addition to the public meetings, you can share your thoughts by completing an #EastsideGreenway survey: https://t.co/VZdociB41U— County Planning (@countyplanning) January 26, 2015
New iteration of Eastside Greenway ready for prime time: http://t.co/3DaomA1aIe @Bike_CLE @CCBH_Net @cleveLANDstudio pic.twitter.com/uo5W2hcPHh— Steven Litt (@steven_litt) January 23, 2015
Thx @EatonCorp @CleveMetroparks @CleveFoundation! Excited read @Steven_Litt's article abt @cleveLANDstudio Greenway https://t.co/CIWIuQqFKg— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) January 26, 2015
7PM @cleveLANDstudio's 1st public mtg about Eastside Greenway at @happydogatEUC in @UptownCle https://t.co/mr2O0U2X9v pic.twitter.com/Y3YZ51oVrZ— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) January 28, 2015
In 2014 impressed w/ @cleveLANDstudio's #AHAcle! http://t.co/8n8ObrLmHJ So at @happydogatEUC to learn about Greenway https://t.co/mr2O0U2X9v— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) January 29, 2015
Standing room only at @happydogatEUC for public mtg for @cleveLANDstudio's Eastside Greenway https://t.co/mr2O0U2X9v pic.twitter.com/ohG82etFBV— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) January 29, 2015
Impressive->RT @J_T_Tan: @cleveLANDstudio working on increase #bike paths across #Cleveland- Greenway @happydogatEUC pic.twitter.com/XWmDR7hV9t— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) January 29, 2015
Hearing from @CCBH_Net at @cleveLANDstudio Eastside Greenway mtg about safety & recreation. https://t.co/mr2O0U2X9v pic.twitter.com/zPmZLpdOtJ— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) January 29, 2015
Representative from @CCBH_Net reports that #Cleveland government is seriously looking at supporting #bike projects. At @cleveLANDstudio mtg.— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) January 29, 2015
Voting time! What do U want to for #bike lanes in Eastside Greenways? https://t.co/mr2O0U2X9v @cleveLANDstudio mtg pic.twitter.com/QpqGujtpJk— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) January 29, 2015
If U did not vote tonight, come Thurs 1/29 at @CuyahogaLib Beachwood to @cleveLANDstudio mtg on Eastside Greenways https://t.co/mr2O0U2X9v— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) January 29, 2015
.@UptownCle Thx 4 retweet about @cleveLANDstudio but more importantly thx to your parking staff assistance.Made 4 gr8 time at @happydogatEUC— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) January 29, 2015
.@CleveMetroparks At @cleveLANDstudio mtg, I told ppl from @CCBH_Net about your bike maintenance station at N Chagrin pic.twitter.com/mpuxWtAto2— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) January 29, 2015
.@PatKilkenny @cleveLANDstudio @CCBH_Net I hope U can C from photo all @CleveMetroparks providing biking public! Pump/work stand/many tools!— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) January 29, 2015
.@PatKilkenny B sure read @Steve_Litt's article https://t.co/N4gbEgQn4V @CleveMetroparks is listed as a supporter @cleveLANDstudio Greenway— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) January 29, 2015
#Bike EastSideGreenways #Cleveland! Vote Thurs 1/29 at @BeachwoodLib https://t.co/mr2O0U2X9v via @cleveLANDstudio @CCBH_Net @CountyPlanning— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) January 29, 2015
Monday's #EastsideGreenway meeting will be at @WaterlooBrew, and Tuesday we'll be at the University @HeightsLibrary. http://t.co/HShEm9TGAO— County Planning (@countyplanning) January 30, 2015
Think warm thoughts and help us plan the #EastsideGreenway at a public meeting at @WaterlooBrew, 7-9 p.m. tonight : http://t.co/dsH5J8VKfr— County Planning (@countyplanning) February 2, 2015
Tonight final @cleveLANDstudio @CCBH_Net @CountyPlanning #EastsideGreenway mtg at @HeightsLibrary http://t.co/Uay50YvRqW via @FreshWaterCLE— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) February 3, 2015
Thanks for all the feedback at #EastsideGreenway public meetings. The third & final round of meetings will be in May. pic.twitter.com/6Udl2vDGzg— County Planning (@countyplanning) February 4, 2015
This round of #EastsideGreenway public meetings is over, but it's not too late to share your thoughts. Survey: https://t.co/eT9ui8dYeq— County Planning (@countyplanning) February 5, 2015
Thanks for the pics @sos_jr! RT: Voting time! Eastside Greenway bike lane options! http://t.co/8YjReDcWaO… pic.twitter.com/EtPyopnyZH— LAND studio (@cleveLANDstudio) January 29, 2015
.@TheNerdyPengwin Here isNEW @cleveLANDstudio #EastsideGreenway info I told U about at #CLEtweetup http://t.co/EW3KFuWMPC via @FreshWaterCLE— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) February 6, 2015
Hope @cleveLANDstudio @CCBH_Net @CountyPlanning have gr8 mtg 2night at @WaterlooBrew http://t.co/Uay50YvRqW via @erin__obrien @FreshWaterCLE— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) February 2, 2015
.@cleveLANDstudio U R welcome. Any way I can promote this important work on Twitter, please let me know.— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) February 2, 2015
.@cleveLANDstudio The tweet where I mention to others about your #EastsideGreenway is in #Cleveland #TweetUp post http://t.co/bj03b5pIXe— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) February 24, 2015
Take the survey and tell planners what you think about the #EastsideGreenway trail link project: http://t.co/4GhL0v8fZV #18EasternSuburbs— OfficialBeachwoodOH (@BeachwoodOH) March 20, 2015
#EastsideGreenway public meetings: tonight at @CuyahogaLib Warrensville Heights branch, tomorrow at @SterlesCLE. http://t.co/ImFmrkHj55— County Planning (@countyplanning) May 12, 2015
Round 3 #EastsideGreenway meetings continue tomorrow at the Collinwood Recreation Center and Wed at @BottleHouse1. pic.twitter.com/AJ91IDf4zT— County Planning (@countyplanning) May 18, 2015
July 21st – Community Report
On July 21, 2015, I was very pleased with the number of attendees at John Carroll University (@JohnCarrollU) for the Eastside Greenway report to the community. It was particularly good to see city officials from the eastside suburbs which would contain and maintain the bike paths, along with representatives of partner organizations like the Cleveland Metroparks (@CleveMetroparks).
Learn more about the meeting from Steven Litt's (@Steven_Litt) article that I read before attending the event: Tuesday unveiling set for Eastside Greenway vision as backers pivot to making plan a reality
I was also glad to learn at this meeting that the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (@neorsd - @WallyWaterdrop) and Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (@GCRTA) were project partners. It is good to know that the Eastside Greenway project has engaged partners who will be looking at the issues of runoff water pollution, and community-wide transportation needs. (If you are interested in learning more about the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District's work to keep our water clean, please see my blog post: Visiting Wally Waterdrop - NEORSD Open House.)
The Cuyahoga County Planning Commission @CountyPlanning) and the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA -@NOACA_MPO) were the lead agencies presenting at this meeting. As part of the meeting, it was stated that LAND studio (@cleveLANDstudio) would most likely be charged with the responsibility of developing the plan for the next steps in the implementation of the project.
The following photo identifies priority areas:
- Priority Projects: Near-Term
- Priority Projects: Transformative
- Projects Under Development
- Future Projects
- Existing Trails & Facilities
Here are my tweets/retweets regarding the Eastside Greenway report to the community, and other related announcements since the meeting:
Thx @cleveLANDstudio for email about final public mtg w/ @countyplanning for #EastsideGreenway. 7/21 at @JohnCarrollU pic.twitter.com/2pa630Cch1— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) July 14, 2015
Please join us at @JohnCarrollU tomorrow evening for the final #EastsideGreenway public meeting: http://t.co/Q0Dukn6Pdj— County Planning (@countyplanning) July 20, 2015
Eastside Greenway envisions 56 miles of paths that will connect 19 suburbs. @cleveLANDstudio http://t.co/4NJiFv2q04 pic.twitter.com/cprfwIrlL1— CuyahogaArts&Culture (@CuyArtsC) July 18, 2015
MT @countyplanning: Final #EastsideGreenway recommendations presentation: Tue, July 21, 6:30pm at @JohnCarrollU pic.twitter.com/cEwMvuKqA9— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) July 21, 2015
Hoping Eastside Greenway becomes reality: http://t.co/fpOwEMtlWf @cleveLANDstudio @CuyahogaCounty @countyplanning pic.twitter.com/TYISXnTMY2— Steven Litt (@steven_litt) July 17, 2015
MT @countyplanning: Tue 7/216:30 final public mtg & presentation for #EastsideGreenway plan. http://t.co/R0LYOzbndE pic.twitter.com/1st616RBaE— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) July 21, 2015
Sneak peak #Eastsidegreenway unveiled tonight @JohnCarrollU This would be huge improvement for bike-ped activity. pic.twitter.com/zxpBX81jz0— GreenCityBlueLake (@GCBL) July 21, 2015
Help @countyplanning & @cleveLANDstudio move plans forward for the #EastsideGreenway by attending a meeting July 21. http://t.co/NesxOR4kaj— NOACA (@NOACA_MPO) July 17, 2015
I'm at @JohnCarrollU w/ @CountyPlanning, @NOACA_MPO & @cleveLANDstudio for the #EastsideGreenway final public mtg pic.twitter.com/din26BZiml— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) July 21, 2015
Good to see some representatives from east-side cities and local parks at this #EastsideGreenway meeting tonight. pic.twitter.com/y4fh5N4Cbq— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) July 21, 2015
Looks like recommendation from #EastsideGreenway will be that @cleveLANDstudio will take leadership role for project pic.twitter.com/klZorZphTN— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) July 21, 2015
Hear how @clevemetroparks @neorsd @GCRTA & local cities interested in #EastsideGreenway. Via @CountyPlanning @NOACA_MPO @cleveLANDstudio— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) July 21, 2015
#EastsideGreenway is making greater progress than originally planed! Start to project and amount of interest is good. Via @countyplanning— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) July 21, 2015
Learn more about #EastsideGreenway Project from website maintained by @cleveLANDstudio at: http://t.co/CwCzVJJUhd pic.twitter.com/he2wGrYBDg— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) July 21, 2015
Learn about @countyplanning @NOACA_MPO @cleveLANDstudio #EastsideGreenway project in @steven_litt's article http://t.co/1OHaNSyp8A— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) July 21, 2015
Attendee at #EastsideGreenway Project points about the need for stores & cities to provide #bike racks. Future plans. pic.twitter.com/RRbvSSscOA— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) July 21, 2015
At #EastsideGreenway mtg work of @Bike_CLE to educate #Cleveland #biking public is mentioned: http://t.co/843VFIccfO pic.twitter.com/7lxkRiwS5x— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) July 22, 2015
Shooting continues on our public awareness campaign. Look for it soon on TV, radio, billboards, and more! #AllDrivers pic.twitter.com/0fEe2Bvrcy— Bike Cleveland (@Bike_CLE) July 20, 2015
Healthcare providers very interested in the #EastsideGreenway project. It is a quality of life issue for Greater #Cleveland area. Heath!— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) July 22, 2015
Related tweets after the meeting...
.@GatewayCLE I recommended to one of the #EastsideGreenway mtg leaders your "Take A Hike" #Cleveland Flats tours. ...— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) July 22, 2015
.@GatewayCLE ... tour gr8 way to learn about @CleveMetroparks/@CleveFoundation Lake Link Trail http://t.co/CDUObf2y6K cc: #EastsideGreenway— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) July 22, 2015
.@CleveFoundation gives $5M to Lake Link Trail effort, putting #CLE Flats-to-lakefront link halfway+ to $15M goal: http://t.co/qht4enO9wL— Michelle J. McFee (@mjarboe) August 19, 2014
New The Cleveland Foundation Centennial Lake Link Trail pedestrian bridge installed over Scranton Road today!... http://t.co/DO5zrEZ1cp— Cleveland Metroparks (@clevemetroparks) April 11, 2015
.@sos_jr: Learn about @countyplanning @NOACA_MPO @cleveLANDstudio #EastsideGreenway project in @steven_litt’s article http://t.co/oXGJJdYiMl— Choose Cleveland (@ChooseCLE) July 22, 2015
Thanks for the great attendance at last night's #EastsideGreenway meeting. The final report will be available soon. pic.twitter.com/FmMBQLydkD— County Planning (@countyplanning) July 22, 2015
Few ppl tonight talking about bike paths east side. Wonder if report from @countyplanning & @cleveLANDstudio done? https://t.co/LUvDlDFB7Y— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) July 31, 2015
@sos_jr It's not quite ready yet. Thanks for checking! @cleveLANDstudio— County Planning (@countyplanning) July 31, 2015
.@countyplanning I appreciate the update! I see @cleveLANDstudio already has useful info on #EastsideGreenway website http://t.co/blmWGWIikH— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) July 31, 2015
.@CanalwayCLE interesting to read your blog about @cleveLANDstudio involvement w/ @CleveFoundation trail http://t.co/JwsSiBP60o since I'm...— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) August 11, 2015
.@CanalwayCLE ...I started drafting a blog about @cleveLANDstudio & @CountyPlanning's #EastsideGreenway Project.— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) August 11, 2015
.@CanalwayCLE I receive email today from @cleveLANDstudio's Project Manager. #EastsideGreenway report coming few wks. cc: @countyplanning— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) August 11, 2015
On September 22, 2015, I went to a related event: @CleveMetroparks Reservation Plan Meeting
Looking forward to learning about @clevemetroparks Reservation Plan. http://t.co/CjwrbmKR7k pic.twitter.com/Ee9q1avMIl— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) September 21, 2015
Gr8 mention @Countyplanning & @cleveLANDstudio #EastSideGreenway at the @clevemetroparks mtg http://t.co/CjwrbmKR7k pic.twitter.com/XQfVYPA2XU— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) September 21, 2015
#Naturalist gave me verbal tour of #park improvements for @CleveMetroparks area I have worked/hiked. Impressive plans pic.twitter.com/uNi13bKEhG— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) September 22, 2015
.@countyplanning @cleveLANDstudio Gr8 timing! @CleveMetroparks staff told me about email 2day about #EastSideGreenway http://t.co/R0LYOzbndE— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) September 22, 2015
2015 Update - 5 Strategic Goals View @CleveMetroparks plans & make comments online at: http://t.co/M2QZAxNWBQ pic.twitter.com/LPp1myWrVb— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) September 22, 2015
Eastside Greenway envisions future connections http://t.co/UTZLQzGbPj @cleveLANDstudio @NOACA_MPO @CleveFoundation @eatoncorp @JohnCarrollU— FreshWaterCLE (@FreshWaterCLE) September 17, 2015
.@countyplanning good meeting tonight. Next one is Thursday 9/24 @CleveMetroparks Euclid Creek Park https://t.co/89giYTVfeo— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) September 22, 2015
2015 update - east #Park Reservations. View @CleveMetroparks plans & make comments online: http://t.co/M2QZAxNWBQ pic.twitter.com/Bqq24V6fmU— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) September 22, 2015
The #EastsideGreenway Plan is now online: http://t.co/IpD9VEXzYD Thank you to everyone who provided input. pic.twitter.com/LyktcnofER— County Planning (@countyplanning) September 22, 2015
Thx @CountyPlanning. I just heard last night at the @CleveMetroparks mtg that #EastSideGreenway report was ready. https://t.co/Z2k5Q2y3Qf— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) September 22, 2015
Thx @kbcoff for @CleveMetroparks' Plan & @CountyPlanning/@cleveLANDstudio' #EastsideGreenway https://t.co/cY8OOwS4Q2 https://t.co/Wdmqdz3w2e— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) September 22, 2015
.@FreshWaterCLE U have gr8 article about @CountyPlanning/@cleveLANDstudio's #EastsideGreenway #bike paths http://t.co/QKajYkUvzx— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) September 23, 2015
.@FreshWaterCLE I plan to read over the @CountyPlanning #EastsideGreenway plan tonight: https://t.co/Wdmqdzl7qO— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr) September 23, 2015
Final Report – Starting Point
On September 21, 2015, I was told by Cleveland Metroparks Senior Strategic Park Planner Kelly Coffman (@kbcoff) that she had received an email that day saying the final report was ready for the public.
The next day I saw the following announcement in this tweet:
The #EastsideGreenway Plan is now online: http://t.co/IpD9VEXzYD Thank you to everyone who provided input. pic.twitter.com/LyktcnofER— County Planning (@countyplanning) September 22, 2015
Here is the final report that was shared on the Eastside Greenway project website - Eastside Greenway Plan: A Strategic Vision to Connect Eastern Cuyahoga County
I have included the EastSide Greenway Plan PDF here:
As I mentioned at the beginning of this blog post, while it is the final report for this part of the project, it is actually the starting point for making the vision of an eastside bike system a reality.
Two interesting facts:
Green infrastructure will be used in creating the Greenways, including stormwater management facilities and habitats for plants and animals.
"Surveys by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) show Americans will walk up to 2 miles and cycle 5 miles to get to a destination. Two-thirds of all trips we make are 5 miles or less."
I recommend reading Fresh Water Cleveland's (@FreshWaterCLE) September 17, 2015, article Eastside Greenway envisions future connections, since it summarizes the Eastside Greenway project.
I look forward to the day that I will be able to write a follow-up blog post in the future saying how today's leaders' wise stewardship of this idea led to the reality of a better quality of life in our community.
I drafted this blog post back on August 10, 2015, so I want to mention some positive developments that have transpired since then that relate to the Eastside Greenway project. These are projects that will enhance the experience of a person on the Eastside Greenway by improving adjacent biking destinations.
Please read Canalway Partners' (@CanalwayCLE) article, The Cleveland Foundation Centennial Trail Opening, regarding the role of LAND studio (@cleveLANDstudio), The Trust for Public Land (@tpl_org) and Cleveland Metroparks (@CleveMetroparks) in the opening of the first section of the Cleveland Foundation (@CleveFoundation) Centennial Trail.
Cleveland Foundation announces $5 million centennial legacy grant for Lake Link Trail by Cleveland Foundation (@CleveFoundation), August 19, 2015
See the Reservation Master Plans for the eastside Cleveland Metroparks (@CleveMetroparks) locations, and add your comments to the discussion at: ClevelandMetroparks.com/ReservationPlans
Thank you to Cleveland Metroparks Senior Strategic Park Planner Kelly Coffman (@kbcoff) and to the naturalist who reviewed these improvements with me after the September 21, 2015, public meeting.
Cleveland Riverfront Trails
Published on Jul 9, 2015 This video is documentation of Cleveland's newest (2015) riverfront trails. Including Cleveland Foundation Centennial Trial which is part of LAND's studios Lake Link project and Scranton Flats section of the Towpath Trail.
Also, please read my "Take a Hike" - Cleveland's Flats & Beyond! blog post about Cleveland's Cuyahoga River-related development. The blog post includes information about the Cleveland Foundation announcement of a $5 million centennial legacy grant for Lake Link Trail.