(Plain Press, January 2018) The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) awarded $47 million in federal transportation dollars to transportation improvement projects in December of 2017. The Lorain Avenue Cycle Track was one of the recipients of funding. The project is slated to receive $6.119 million to “construct a cycle track and other enhancements on Lorain Avenue from W. 20th to W. 65th,” says NOACA.
According to the Ohio City Incorporated Newsletter, the Lorain Avenue Cycle Track is part of the Lorain Avenue Complete Street Project, in which NOACA is collaborating with the City of Cleveland, Ohio City Incorporated, Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization, and Ward 3 Councilman Kerry McCormack and Ward 15 Councilman Matt Zone.
This initial phase of the Lorain Avenue Cycle Track will create a ten-foot-wide traffic-protected cycle track along the stretch of Lorain Avenue from W. 20th to W. 65th. It will go along the North Side of Lorain Avenue from W. 20th to W. 45th and along the South side of Lorain Avenue from W. 45th to W. 65th.