Thank you to Cleveland.com’s Steven Litt for covering this! On August 26, the Green Ribbon Coalition and Big Creek Connects released a proposal with more than a dozen new ideas about how to reconfigure the Shoreway and extend a land bridge from the downtown Mall across the Shoreway and lakefront rail lines to North Coast Harbor.
Cleveland.com’s Editorial Board Roundtable offers its thoughts about ideal land bridge solutions to bring downtown closer to a revamped Cleveland lakefront — including what matters in this discussion, from costs to traffic flow.
Thank you to Cleveland Magazine and author Jill Sell for this May 1 piece covering how Cleveland leadership is discussing ways to make the lakefront more accessible to everyone.
GRC leader Dick Clough and GRC were in the article extensively with respect to two major ideas for the lakefront – the harbor land bridge and the proposal to relocate the freeway near Gordon Park to follow the bluffs, opening up all of the land to the north.
Thanks to Cleveland.com and Steven Litt for covering this story. Cuyahoga County has just released the finished Lakefront Public Access Plan, which outlines several projects the county plans to coordinate soon in Cleveland, Lakewood and Rocky River.
Inspiration: “New York City might be known as the concrete jungle, but its parks have been an ever-present part of this bustling metropolis from the beginning. The city’s 30,000 acres of parks serve as an escape for New Yorkers and serve the city itself in many unseen ways.”
Thanks to Steven Litt of Cleveland.com for his wonderful coverage of the land bridge concept, of which the Green Ribbon Coalition has been a long time advocate.
revealing comment at a public meeting last week that underscores the biggest obstacle facing Cleveland’s new vision for revamping its ugly, aging, dysfunctional downtown lakefront.
It’s not about money, at least for now. It’s about traffic.
The city’s proposal in effect raises the question of whether regional traffic flow east and west across the shoreline is more important than enabling Cleveland to make the most out of its proximity to Lake Erie, Ohio’s greatest natural asset.
Thanks to Ken Prendergast of NEOtrans for this Jan. 26, 2022 article covering one of our favorite topics for discussion: lakefront development and the land bridge concept espoused by the Green Ribbon Coalition.
Locals are proponents of converting the Shoreway to a boulevard people can cross on foot via the land bridge. It’s an entertaining, in-depth read that can bring anyone to speed on the dialogue that’s been happening in the city on this aspect of lakefront development and the players and stakeholders involved.
NOACA, or The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency, is the region’s largest planning agency, and it is asking the city to think bigger and evaluate the “land bridge” idea espoused by the Green Ribbon Coalition. Second, it is asking for a public meeting to enable public input and creative energy.
The Western Reserve Land Conservancy has purchased the 28.5 acre Euclid Beach Mobile Home Community overlooking Lake Erie to ensure a strong public role in planning the future of the property and to avoid future heavy private development. This may lead to the expansion and consolidation of several Cleveland Metroparks units in the Euclid Creek reservation that flank the mobile home park.
“In the simpler days of Census data, population numbers for a given metro area either went up or down in lockstep with that region’s economic output. There were few wrinkles in the data to pull apart and analyze. Now, there’s tons of data to grapple with, offering multiple story lines.”
“The local media has looked at several of those story lines. One of them is Greater Cleveland’s growing diversity and an increase in occupied housing units in the city of Cleveland, even though its population went down.
“Here’s another story line — the city of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County are growing and shrinking at the same time.”