Street Supplies: A Library for Temporary Transportation Projects
Street Supplies is NOACA’s newest program designed to help communities in Northeast Ohio discover innovative approaches to road design for everyone: buses, bikes, cars, and pedestrians! Our library of roadway materials is FREE for communities to borrow and return. We are in process of building up the library to include a range of materials- from the basics of paint, tape, cones, and signs to parklets, bike racks, colorful street furniture, and planters!
By using Street Supplies materials for a temporary project, jurisdictions in Northeast Ohio can gather meaningful public input on a proposed design, evaluate the potential benefits of a transportation project before its permanent construction, and enliven public spaces while improving safety for all modes.
Street Supplies is funded by a grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Ohio Department of Health. The kickoff to the program was a public workshop held in March 2018, where we learned about possible community projects and shared resources to help communities develop strong project ideas. 2018 is the pilot year of the program, so stay tuned to this webpage for more details as the program evolves!
Interested in trying a demonstration project but not sure where to start?
Download our Project Workplan, which asks open-ended questions and provides tips for gathering your team, planning your project, and mapping out the logistics. Also available for download is the PowerPoint from the Idea Workshop held in March 2018 and this list of published references/guides for demonstration projects.
Do you have a project idea fully formed and are looking for materials? Contact us at BikePed@mpo.noaca.org to get the process started.
Want to see Street Supplies in Action?
The City of Euclid's Lakeshore Blvd “Pop-Up Parkway,” debuted on September 15, 2018 during the third annual Art Walk as a temporary roadway redesign brought to life through the City of Euclid partnering with NOACA and the Better Block Foundation. This one-month demonstration project, which will end in mid-October, is a vision for equitable and safe spaces for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists. Learn more www.cityofeuclid.com.
Take a "Tour of Lakeshore"
On Friday, October 5 from 2-4 p.m., join project leaders for a walking tour of Lakeshore Blvd's "Pop-Up Parkway" and hear how Street Supplies can help bring pop-up projects to your community! Sign-up at the link!