The City of Cleveland is committed to becoming a more bicycle and pedestrian-friendly community, while reducing emissions from driven vehicles. These commitments, combined with world-class service provided by the Greater Cleveland RTA, are putting Cleveland on a path to a truly sustainable transportation network.
As one sign of progress, the League of American Bicyclists has recognized Cleveland as a Bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC). The Bronze BFC award highlights our community’s commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies.
The City of Cleveland Complete and Green Streets Taskforce along with Bike Cleveland and the YMCA created a Complete and Green Streets Typology which categorizes all Cleveland streets and creates priorities for all modes of transportation including bicycling, walking, transit and vehicular traffic. More >>
Bikeway Implementation Plan The City of Cleveland’s Bikeway Implementation Plan is designed to increase the number of bikeway miles by 250% by the end of 2017. The plan builds on Cleveland’s existing bike infrastructure and leverages the City’s five year capital improvement program (CIP) to accomplish this significant increase while adding minimal cost to street projects.
The overall goal is to provide cycling amenities in every Cleveland neighborhood, whether for transportation or recreational use. This plan supports Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s vision for Sustainable Cleveland 2019 and Healthy Cleveland, both of which encourage active living, quality of life and thriving neighborhoods. More >>
Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry – Metro Metal Works (Bike Rack Program) Metro Metal Works, funded through City of Cleveland and Dominion Foundation grants, is an innovative social enterprise that aims to promote bicycling as a sustainable and affordable means of transportation. The program also trains individuals from the homeless and community re-entry populations in employable skills. Those wishing to purchase a bike rack may contact them at 216.658.7218 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Sustainability leverages Cleveland's wealth of assets by collaborating with the community to improve the economic, environmental, and social well-being of its citizens. To lead by example, the Office develops and implements policies and practices with City departments to embrace a culture of sustainability.