On Wednesday, January 24th, the City of Cleveland Complete and Green Streets Task Force hosted a 4-hour workshop with stakeholders to gather input on the Street Typology for City streets.
Street typologies further define streets by relating them to the adjacent land use and their function for pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit. A good example of a Street Typology is Brunswick, Maine.
Alta Planning and Design facilitated the workshop for participants from many organizations including: Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, City Planning, Cuyahoga County Planning and Public Works, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, Metroparks, Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency, Bike Cleveland, Ohio Department of Transportation, Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, Cleveland Neighborhood Development Coalition, YMCA of Greater Cleveland, Office of Sustainability, City Department of Aging and Cleveland City Council.
Participants learned about best practices in Complete Streets and in Green Infrastructure in the Right-of-Way. Then they began to classify Cleveland’s streets based on size, capacity, connectivity, land-use and transportation use type. After creating classifications, the participants prioritized design elements for each classification.
The next step in this project will be to create a draft typology for public review and feedback. Stay tuned to this website or subscribe to our monthly email updates (on the rightside of the homepage) to get engaged in this project.