SRTS Safe Routes to School

The purpose of Safe Routes to School is to encourage and enable students in grades K-8 to walk or ride their bicycle to school.

Projects can be either engineering (improved crossings, sidewalks, etc.) or non-engineering (education and encouragement programs). 

Since the program began in 2008, walking and bicycling to school has increased in Ohio communities with active Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs.

The responsibility of a safe route to school is ultimately shared by the user, government agencies, elected officials and safety advocates.

Current Projects:

2022

Safe Routes to School - PID 110932 - Lorain SRTS

Central Lorain Sidewalk Improvements (30th St. and Oakdale Ave.)

Project Schedule

Project Description: 

Work includes removal and replacement of approximately 20% of the sidewalk that is past its useful life, upgrading all noncompliant curb ramps to the current ADA standard, improving crossings at intersections, and restoration landscaping.

Project map:


Project Location:

This project will run from Marshall Avenue to Clifton Avenue on West and East 30th Streets and from West 17th Street to West 30th Street on Oakdale Avenue. 

Project Information:

Contractor: Smith Paving and Excavating

City of Lorain Representative: Veronica A Newsome

Project Manager (KEM): Ryan Simon 440-323-9608

Project Inspector (KEM): Zane Papay 440-323-9608 

Cost: $281,972.85

Proposed Construction Start date: 03/14/2022

Upcoming Projects:

2023

Safe Routes to School - PID 113537 - Lorain SRTS

Safe and Comfortable School Zones - Central Lorain (Admiral King, Hawthorne, Garfield)

Project Description: 

Work includes removal and replacement of approximately 20% of the sidewalk that is past its useful life, upgrading all noncompliant curb ramps to the current ADA standard, improving crossings at intersections, and restoration landscaping.

Project Location:

Admiral King, Hawthorne, and Garfield Schools 

Project Information:

Contractor: TBD

Project Manager: Veronica A Newsome

Cost: $396,554.37

Proposed Construction Start date:04/01/2023

Public Comment Link: Public Comment through 2/18/2022

2024

Safe Routes to School - PID 115380 - Lorain SRTS

Safe and Comfortable School Zones - East Lorain (Longfellow and Larkmoor)

Project Description: 

Work includes removal and replacement of approximately 25% of the sidewalk that is past its useful life, installation of new sidewalk, upgrading all noncompliant curb ramps to the current ADA standard, improving crossings at intersections, and restoration landscaping.

Project Location:

Longfellow and Larkmoor

Project Information:

Contractor: TBD

Project Manager: Veronica A Newsome

Cost: $190,078.25

Proposed Construction Start date:04/01/2024