Marc Lefkowitz | 10/27/08 @ 1:09pm
The Euclid Corridor bike lanes, officially opened over the weekend, are the beginning of a new bike network for Cleveland that will connect the city to its suburbs and its residents to what will someday be the crown jewel of an urban recreation network that includes Dike 14 and Whiskey Island, a Lakefront bike trail, and the Cuyahoga River Valley's Towpath Trail. It delivers on a vision that cities can redesign themselves to be more accommodating to many forms of transportation.
Euclid Avenue's new Bus-Rapid line delivers cleaner, faster public transit service between Downtown, Midtown, University Circle and East Cleveland. Bike lanes in the corridor provide a safe, predictable, and a better design for vehicles moving at different speeds. It's a real improvement to those of us who choose to cycle to a destination in town.
The video (above) is from the Oct. 25, 2008 'inner tube' cutting ceremony for Cleveland's first bike lanes. To see more images from the bike lane opening, click here.