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


Bike Safety:

Multimodal Planning Resources:

Bike Counts: 

Your Move Ohio:

Upcoming Projects

2018 TLCI (Transportation for Livable Communities) Grant (100%)
Funding: NOACA
Phase: Implementation
Construction: 2019

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

Safe Routes to School Grant (100%) 
West 21st St (SR 611) – Leavitt to Oakdale – Sidewalk replacement project
Funding: ODOT
Phase: Engineering
Construction: 2020

CMAQ (Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality) Grant (80% Grant/20% City Match)
Washington Avenue Bikeway – Lorain High School to West Erie Ave Bike lanes
Funding: CMAQ
Phase: Engineering
Construction: 2021

Community Outreach

Fieldwork Photos

Walk to School (2017)

Walk and Bike to School (2018)

Lorain Better Block