Monday, December 7, 2009

Innerbelt Bridge Update

Yesterday's rally/ride in support of bicycle/pedestrian access on the proposed new Innerbelt Bridge was a success, with a good turnout. You can see more pictures from the event here.

There's still more you can do to show your support. There's a meeting of the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) this Friday, December 11, 2009 at 10:00am.

Members of the public may comment for two minutes at the Board meeting of this local planning agency before their review of ODOT's proposal for the new I-90 bridge (sign-in by 9:55am if you intend to comment).

Location: 1299 Superior Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44114

You can also send your comments ahead of time to John Hosek at the above address, or by e-mail to

Comments may also be sent to the Ohio Department of Transportation project director:

Craig Hebebrand
ODOT District 12
5500 Transportation Blvd.
Garfield Heights, OH 44125 or call 216.581.2100

Finally, here is an extensive article by Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer's architecture critic, with a few more details on the issue – like a drawing of how a bike lane could co-exist with vehicular lanes and how local engineering firms won’t help because they don’t want to get blackballed by ODOT. Nice.

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