NOACA Selects Five Communities to Host Walkable Community Workshops
The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) is pleased to announce that five communities from its five-county planning area will host Walkable Communities Workshops during the week of October 16, 2006. Selected by a
task force comprised of NOACA staff and representatives from the area’s county planning commissions, each community will host a half-day Walkable Communities workshop focused on making neighborhoods safer and more accessible for pedestrians and bicyclists.
The workshop hosts and the areas chosen for study are:
NOACA is partnering with the National Center for Bicycling and Walking (NCBW) to conduct the workshops. NCBW professionals will serve as workshop trainers, presenting a slide show of the elements of a walkable community, identifying barriers for pedestrians, and offering hands-on solutions for improving walkability. The workshops will feature a walking tour of each community’s chosen study area, followed by:
- Slavic Village Development, sponsored by the City of Cleveland – Broadway
Avenue from 55th Street to Finn Road
- Cleveland Clinic/Sight Center, sponsored by the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) – East 101st Street from Euclid Avenue to Hough Avenue
- City of Chardon – The town square and links to the Geauga County Park District’s Maple Highlands Trail
- City of Shaker Heights – Intersection of Warrensville Center Road and Shaker Boulevard
- City of Westlake – Area within a half-mile radius of Crocker Park, Westlake’s new town center
NOACA encourages local officials, city planners, and engineers to attend the workshops. NOACA will be hosting another series of workshops in spring 2007. For more information about the workshops, contact NOACA Senior Planner Sally Hanley or 216.241.2414, ext. 273.
- discussions to identify strategies that would improve conditions for pedestrians and bicyclists, and
- a plan for carrying out the recommended strategies.