About the Study: The purpose of this study is to provide low-cost recommendations that will improve safety for biking and walking on the upper deck of the Veterans Memorial (Detroit-Superior) Bridge, and nearby intersections. The goals of this study are:

  • Goal 1: Identify missing links and hazardous conditions for bicycle and pedestrian travel on both sides of the bridge 
  • Goal 2: Develop conceptual, low-cost alternatives expected to improve pedestrian and bicycle conditions on the Veterans Memorial Bridge and connecting facilities.

What's Next?? The community planning process is complete, and NOACA staff is working with the City of Cleveland to finalize the planning study report.  In addition, the City of Cleveland has been working hard to implement the study recommendations this fall. Those recommendations include a new bike only lane, green paint, two stage turn boxes, and a bike signal all of which will be complete in the spring of 2018. Check out the progress of the project in a news article here. Bike Cleveland's blog posts have several great photos as well.  See more info in NOACA’s Bike/Ped E-Newsletter.

Past Public Meetings:

  • April 24, 2016: The first public meeting took place on April 24, 2016 at St. Malachi Parish, and had 64 attendees. The purpose of the meeting was to introduce the study and study goals, and to gather feedback about bike/ped (and other) deficiencies within the study area via a workshop format.  Electronic and paper copies of the surveys were also available. Click to view the presentation from the meeting.
  • September 14, 2016:  The second public meeting took place on September 14, 2016 at St. Malachi Parish, and had over 30 attendees. The purpose of the meeting was to review the public feedback received from Public Meeting 1 and from the survey, and to review the proposed alternatives. Click to view the presentation from the meeting.  

Contact: Mike Kubek, Transportation Systems Planning Manager, 216.241.2414 or

Last updated: 10/5/2018 12:39:31 PM