Active Transportation Planning

Lorain ATP 2022 Progress Report

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.


Ohio Bikeways and Trails

Lorain County Bike Map

City of Lorain Bike Parking Locations

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

Clearview School Travel Plan

City of Lorain, Comprehensive Plan

Vision Zero

Greenbelt Lorain County

Lorain County Transit Redevelopment Plan


Bike Safety

Multimodal Planning Resources

Bike Counts 

Your Move Ohio:

Just what does all of that paint on the road mean?


2022 SMART GRANT APPLICATION $1,606,900.00 Grant (100%)
Connected Future
The Connected Future - City of Lorain Traffic Signal Improvements will transform existing outdated standalone traffic infrastructure with a cutting-edge, emerging technology traffic signal system. 
Phase:  Awaiting application opening

2024 RAISE GRANT APPLICATION $1,500,000.00 Grant (100%)
Connecting and Transforming South Lorain.
East 36th Street Storm water Greenway. Project to include storm water upgrades, off road trail for hiking/biking, new concrete roadway. 
Project Data Sheet: Briefing Sheet
Phase: Awaiting application opening

2022 TLCI APPLICATION - People to the Park  
Remove and Replace Deficient Sidewalk along Critical US-6 Lakefront Corridor. 
Phase: Awaiting application opening 

2023 TLCI APPLICATION - Kolbe Road Sidewalks
This project would include improved pedestrian accommodations such as new sidewalk along Kolbe Rd from Jaeger Rd to Route 6, a crossing with RRFBs at the intersection of Kolbe and Rossi Way, and the installation of ADA-compliant ramps. Additionally, new sidewalk to be installed along Clovelly Dr where the sidewalk stopped with Martin’s Run to the intersection of Kolbe and Clovelly. 
Phase: Awaiting application opening 

Current Projects

2023 SRTS (Safe Routes to School) $396,554.37 Grant (100%)
Admiral King, Hawthorne, and Garfield Elementary Schools – Improved Pedestrian Accommodations
Funding: ODOT
PID #: 113537
Construction: Summer 2023

2020 TLCI Planning Grant $100,000.00 (100%)
East 28th St. from SR57 (Grove Ave.) to SR57 (Broadway)
Phase: Awarded

2022 PEDESTRIAN SYSTEMIC PROJECT GRANT APPLICATION $1,926,108.00 Grant (90% Grant / 10% Local Funds)
Various pedestrian improvements
The Project will focus on several locations requiring pedestrian crossing improvements and gap-filling sidewalk in order to create a more contiguous sidewalk system with the City of Lorain. Sidewalk filling efforts are intended to improve walkability and discourage pedestrians from unsafely walking within the traveled way of motor vehicles. The City of Lorain will also carry out extensive erosion control improvements on SR611 at the CSX underpass to improve stormwater drainage and pedestrian comfort at 100% City of Lorain Cost.
Phase: Awarded

Pawlak Park Improvements  
This project will focus on the removal of fencing, replacement of benches, the regrading and landscaping of Pawlak Park Field, improving site drainage, adding a asphalt 47 spot parking lot with 2 ADA required spots, a asphalt trail, as well as the replacement and rehabilitation of the concrete sidewalks.
Funding: City of Lorain - $256,661.60 
Phase: Awarded 

Tower Blvd. and N. Leavitt Rd. (SR-58) Pedestrian Safety Improvements - $66,000 (90% Grant / 10% Local) 
This project includes the installation of pedestrian facilities on the Northside of the SR-58 (North Leavitt Road) and Tower Boulevard intersection. Including pedestrian signal heads and associated equipment. As well as the adjustment of the traffic signal timing for the inclusion of the pedestrian crossing.
Funding: Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP)
Phase: Awarded
PID#: 119515

Tower Blvd. and N. Leavitt Rd. (SR-58) Formal Safety Application - $64,000 (90% Grant / 10% Local)
This project entails the completion of a study that looks into what improvements can be made at this intersection to increase the level of safety and decrease the risk of collisions.
Funding: ODOT
Phase: Study

EECBG City of Lorain Signals Project
This project includes the rehabilitation or replacement of traffic signals at intersections accross the City of Lorain.
Funding: US EPA
Phase: Planning

Upcoming Projects

2022 CMAQ (Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality) $552,000.00Grant (80% Grant / 20% Local Funds)
Signal Upgrade project
Funding: CMAQ
Construction: Summer 2021

2023 ODOT Safety Funding $1,257,500.00 Grant (80% Grant / 20% Local Funds)
611 Signals Improvement Project
Funding: ODOT
Construction: Summer 2023, currently under design

2023 TLCI (Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative) $268,928.09 Grant (100% Grant)
TLCI Beachscape

Funding: NOACA
Construction: Summer 2023, currently under design 

2023 ATP development assistance ODOT Grant (100% Grant)
2023 Active Transportation Plan Update
Funding: ODOT
Planning: Summer 2023

2023 Safe Streets for All (SS4A)  USDOT Planning Grant $160,000.00 (100% Grant) - LORAIN COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH
2023 Safety Action Plan
Planning: Summer 2023

2024 SRTS (Safe Routes to School) $190,078.25 Grant (100%)
Larkmoor and Longfellow Schools – Improved Pedestrian Accommodations
Funding: ODOT
Construction: Summer 2024

2025 - Year 1 Pedestrian Systemic - Safety Program Grant $703,152.77 (90% Grant / 10% Local Funds)
The multi-agency team has identified locations of high demand and need where pedestrian safety improvements are recommended. The locations identified are within the City of Lorain in Lorain County, and the cities of Cleveland, Euclid and Fairview Park in Cuyahoga County. Each jurisdiction has shared their support for the proposed pedestrian improvements within their city. The proposed project is meant to improve the overall safety of pedestrians by increasing the visibility of pedestrians, shortening crossing lengths, slowing down vehicles approaching a crossing, and reducing the frequency and severity of pedestrian crashes.                        
Funding: ODOT

2025 SRTS (Safe Routes to School) $390,842.96 Grant (100%)
Adding sidewalks along the north side of E 39th St where none exist and repairing broken sidewalks, Extents: Broadway to Omaha Ave.
Adding sidewalks along Clifton Ave from E 39th St to Harriet St. Adding sidewalks at Cityview Park in the City of Lorain
Funding: ODOT

2026 SRTS (Safe Routes to School) $498,000 Grant (100%)
Helen Steiner Rice Elementary, and Southview Middle Schools - Improved Pedestrian Accommodations 
Funding: ODOT 

Past Projects

2022 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

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

2021 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: Construction
Construction: Summer 2021

2018 TLCI (Transportation for Livable Communities) $300,000.00 Grant (100%)
Funding: NOACA
Phase: Completed, additional paint for bike lanes Summer 2020.
Construction: Summer 2020

Broadway Streetscape
Funding: NOACA
Phase: Complete, additional structural work in Spring 2020
Construction: Fall 2018 - Fall 2019

Falbo Park Play All
Funding: Donations were made by the Lorain Lions, Lorain Rotary, Rising Titans, and the Falbo Family. Funding was also provided via CDBG (Community Development Block Grant). One of the 159 awardees of the 2019 AARP Community Challenge Grant program.
Phase: Complete, additional landscaping in Spring 2020
Construction: Summer 2019 - Fall 2019

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)

Walk to School (Fall 2019)

Lorain Better Block 2018

Lorain Better Block 2019


Girls in Gear Program Photos