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!
Building out our network…
In recent years, Lakewood has added over 4 miles of bicycle lanes along Madison Avenue, Franklin Boulevard, Warren Road, and the Clifton Boulevard Extension. Completion of current and planned projects over the next few years will add additional lanes, shared use routes, and a system of distinct route and wayfinding signs to build out our bicycle network and explore ways to better connect with our neighboring communities…all to encourage and increase the viability of bicycling as a healthy and enjoyable form of transportation and recreation for all residents.
We are currently working to update our 2019 – 2020 bicycle education and outreach objectives – a list of events will be posted as soon as it is available!
Bike Racks for Business+-
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.