NOACA's Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative (TLCI) provides assistance to communities and public agencies for integrated transportation and land use planning and projects that strengthen community livability. TLCI advances the goals of NOACA’s Regional Strategic Plan by:
  • Developing transportation projects that provide more travel options
  • Promoting reinvestment in underutilized or vacant/abandoned properties
  • Supporting economic development
  • Ensuring that the benefits of growth and change are available to all members of a community
  • Enhancing regional cohesion
  • Providing people with safe and reliable transportation choices

Overview: The TLCI program consists of two components: (1) planning and (2) implementation.

  1. Planning awards help fund planning studies that can lead to improvements to transportation systems and the neighborhoods they support.
  2. Implementation awards help communities move forward with the development and installation of infrastructure from past completed livability studies. Project sponsors are encouraged to submit minimum implementation requests of $100,000. However, projects requiring less than $100,000 will be considered if they exemplify the goals of the TLCI program.

Questions? Contact us at at 216-241-2414 or

On March 9, 2018 the NOACA Board of Directors approved the following:

 TLCI planning awards totaling $419,000 include:

  • Avon’s Active Transportation and Safe Routes to School Plan
  • Cleveland’s Vision for the Valley
  • Cleveland Heights’ Mayfield Road Study Extension
  • Maple Heights’ Southgate Connectivity Study
  • Painesville’s Complete Street and Connectivity Plan
  • Willowick’s Lakefront Connectivity and Downtown Redevelopment Plan
TLCI implementation awards totaling $1,638,200 include:

  • Cleveland’s Lorain Avenue Road Diet (between West 117th and West 65th Streets)
  • Cuyahoga County’s Cleveland Bike Share
  • Elyria’s Downtown Elyria Revitalization and Connectivity Plan (Phase 3)
  • Fairview Park’s Center Ridge Road Complete Streets Improvements
  • North Royalton’s Bennett Road Multi-Use Trail Extension
  • Painesville’s North Park Place Transportation and Streetscape Enhancements 
  • Parma Heights’ Pearl Road Complete and Green Streets Initiative (Phase 2)
  • Rocky River’s Detroit Road Pedestrian Improvements

Information for Project Sponsors:

TLCI Plans, Reports and Maps:


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Last updated: 10/12/2018 5:12:28 PM