Just in time for warm weather, enjoy North Olmsted’s latest investment in bicycle infrastructure.
The City of North Olmsted recently completed installation of 10 new bike racks as part of a matching grant from the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency. Awarded in 2016 and executed in early 2017, the grant authorized the City to purchase and install bike racks at city owned properties where bike racks do not exist or do not meet current demand. The racks were fabricated by Rustbelt Welding Co., a Cleveland-based company specializing in custom bicycle frames and racks.
Racks have been installed at City Hall, Clague Park, Barton Bradley Fields, Oxcart Pantry and the Senior Center. These locations were chosen because they are main community gathering places, places of family and youth recreation, and/or places where patrons may likely be traveling by means other than personal vehicles.
This project is an action item taken directly from the 2015 Master Plan, where the community expressed a need for more bicycle racks at community facilities. The project area was also the subject of a 2010 planning study funded by NOACA’s Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative. The plan’s goals were to improve transportation facilities for transit, bicycles, and pedestrians, as well as to address streetscape enhancements. Future bicycle infrastructure improvements will be explored by the Planning & Development Department.