Why does Lakewood support biking?
Supporting biking means supporting many of the goals identified in our Community Vision .
- Improved Quality of Life
- Efficient and Sustainable Transportation
- Resident Attraction and Retention
- Public Health
- Economic Development
We have a significant bicycling population.
Lakewood has a significant bicycling population of both transportation and recreational riders. According to the 2008 American Community Survey (ACS), Lakewood ranks #1 in Ohio for resident bike commuters in cities with less than 100,000 residents.
We have a built environment that encourages bicycling.
Most of Lakewood is flat, densely-populated and was developed around streetcar lines, creating a compact layout that offers relatively short distances between schools, parks, residential areas and commercial centers. Most vehicle trips inside the City are less than five miles round trip and could be accomplished on a bicycle because of the city’s layout. The city’s existing on-street bike infrastructure is shown on the map below. See the Bike Planning tab to the right to see what is in the pipeline!
Lakewood has several upcoming opportunities to increase your knowledge about safe biking and regional planning for bike infrastructure. Hope to see you there!
Lunch & Learn & Safety Rides
The City of Lakewood has partnered with Bike Cleveland and Bike Lakewood to improve biker safety and comfort on the roadways. These classes are meant for all levels and interest in biking!
RSVP to the April 11th event HERE.
Cuyahoga Greenways Public Meeting
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
6:30 -8:30 pm
Women’s Club Pavilion, Lakewood Park
Cuyahoga Greenways is a joint effort between County Planning, Cleveland Metroparks, and NOACA to build an interconnected system of greenways and trails that link neighborhoods, parks, and public transportation, and create a comprehensive countywide active transportation network.
Bike Racks for Business
The city has quality bike racks available to install at your business. Check out the website for more details and to see if you’re block needs a bike rack!
If you’re ready to order, please fill out this form.
Since 2013 Lakewood has added 3.7 miles bikes of bike lanes on Madison and Franklin Avenues and an additional 0.75 miles of bike lanes on Warren Road and Clifton Boulevard Extension. The map below shows additional roadways that will be a priority for bike infrastructure over the next five years.
Bike Planning Documents and Meetings+-
2018 Ride Here Presentation
On March 21st a public meeting was held at Around the Corner to inform residents and collect feedback on bike infrastructure planning in the city. The presentation from the meeting can be found HERE.
2011 Bicycle Masterplan
The vision of the Bicycle Master Plan is to establish bicycling as a main means of transportation and accommodate current bicyclists’ needs through policies, programs & projects. This plan was approved in 2012 by city council after several workshops in the community. It can be found HERE.