Active Transportation Planning

Active Transportation Planning is planning, designing, constructing and maintaining a safe, comfortable, and efficient roadway network for users of all ages and abilities including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, motorists, commercial and emergency vehicles. Active Transportation Planning helps plan a network that provides connectivity, improves safety, supports consistent project implementation, and increases awareness. The City of Lorain, in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), Lorain County Public Health (LCPH), Lorain City Schools (LCS), Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) and staff members from other non-profits, agencies and organizations as well as local bicycle advocates and other community advocates, has participated as a partner in this effort and is continuing to plan for a more inclusive Lorain.

The below links provide additional information. Please contact us with questions.


Lorain County Bike Map

Lorain County Transit Information, Routes and schedules

Lorain County Walking Map

Black River Landing Walking Path


Lorain County Lakefront Connectivity Plan

City of Lorain, Active Transportation Plan

City of Lorain, Comprehensive Plan


Bike Safety

Multimodal Planning Resources

Bike Counts 

Your Move Ohio:

Upcoming Projects

Broadway Streetscape
Funding: NOACA
Phase: Active - Under Construction
Construction: Fall 2018 - Fall 2019

2018 TLCI (Transportation for Livable Communities) $300,000.00 Grant (100%)
Funding: NOACA
Phase: Design
Construction: Summer 2020

2018 SRTS (Safe Routes to School) $185,553.97 Grant (100%)
West 21st St (SR 611) – Leavitt to Oakdale – Sidewalk replacement project
Funding: ODOT
Phase: Design
Construction: Summer 2021

2017 CMAQ (Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality) $179,500.00 Grant (80% Grant / 20% Local Funds)
Washington Avenue Bikeway - Lorain High School to West Erie
Funding: CMAQ
Phase: Design
Construction: Summer 2021

2019 SRTS (Safe Routes to School) $399,122.69 Grant (100%)
Oakdale Avenue – W. 30th to W. 17th  – Sidewalk replacement project
30th Street - Marshall to Clifton - Sidewalk replacement project
Funding: ODOT
Construction: Summer 2022

Community Outreach

Fieldwork Photos

Walk to School (2017)

Walk and Bike to School (Spring 2018)

Walk to School (Fall 2018)

Bike to School (Fall 2018)

Walk to School (Spring 2019)

Lorain Better Block 2018