The second public engagement event for the Detroit-Superior Bridge Connectivity Plan was held on August 24th focused on the ease of use, access and safety concerns of cyclists and pedestrians. Hundreds of participants came out on the warm Friday afternoon to ride bikes, jog and walk their dogs over the downtown Cleveland bridge. (See photos of the event on Facebook)
Stations were set up at both entrances and along the span of the bridge, which presented design options intended to transform the bridge's lower level into an active year-round public space. Temporary "mock-ups" of bike lane configurations were installed using over 600 yards of duct tape for attendees to test and assess. The Cleveland Bike Rack provided free bike rentals for all those that wanted to try out the temporary cycling facilities.
Feedback was collected via surveys crafted for each station and through one-on-one conversations between attendees and station volunteers. The surveys and comments are currently being processed by the design team and will be used to guide planning decisions moving forward. If you didn't have a chance to attend the event or if you have additional comments you'd like to share with the design team, please contact us through the Submission Form.
The next public event on the bridge's lower level is scheduled for Friday, September 21st and will test a variety of potential uses along the bridge all day, morning through night. More details on this exciting event will be released soon!
A HUGE thanks to all the volunteers and to Bike Cleveland, The Cleveland Bike Rack, Joy Machines Bike Shop, Ohio City Bike Co-op and Viaduct Lounge for partnering on the event.