The HIP-Cuyahoga Consortium met on March 19th. Click here for an event summary.
Eastside Greenway Plans to Connect 19 Greater Cleveland Communities with Bike and Pedestrian Paths
Imagine living close to a trail system that connects neighborhoods throughout the eastern portion of Cuyahoga County with employment centers, transit, services, parks and green spaces. Imagine walking or biking to school, work, the store, or a park. Imagine being able to bike from the Euclid Creek Reservation to the Shaker Median Trail, or from Rockefeller Park to the North Chagrin Reservation. Imagine the Eastside Greenway.
The Eastside Greenway will increase pedestrian and bicycle connectivity in and between the eastern portion of Cleveland and 18 suburbs: East Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, Shaker Heights, University Heights, Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Richmond Heights, Highland Heights, Highland Hills, North Randall, Mayfield Heights, Mayfield Village, Euclid, South Euclid, Lyndhurst, Bratenahl, Orange Village and Warrensville Heights. Leaders from these cities are working alongside planners and other regional organizations, like the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission, LAND studio, the Cleveland Metroparks, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District and Bike Cleveland, to develop a plan for the greenway that can be used to guide the way to implementation.
With planning currently underway, the project team will be hosting a second round of public meetings to share project updates and solicit feedback from the community in early 2015 and you are invited. The same content will be presented at each meeting, so choose the date and location that works best for your schedule. The meeting dates are as follows:
January 28, 7-9pm: Happy Dog at Euclid Tavern, 11625 Euclid Ave, Cleveland
January 29, 7-9pm: Beachwood Public Library, 25501 Shaker Blvd, Beachwood
February 2, 7-9pm: Waterloo Brew, 15335 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland
February 3, 6:30-8:30pm: University Heights Public Library, 13866 Cedar Rd, University Heights
At the meetings, a brief overview of the project will be provided as well as the results of the completed inventory and analysis. Alternative routes for the greenway network will be presented and the project team will solicit feedback on route alignments as well as route priorities from community members. This feedback will be taken into account as the plan is finalized in the first half of 2015. A third round of public meetings, in which the final greenway plan will be presented to the public, will take place in May 2015. More information on the Eastside Greenway can be found on the project’s website at www.eastsidegreenway.weebly.com.
More information about Health Impact Assessment can be found here
Gregory Brown and Heidi Gullett are HIP-Cuyahoga’s newly elected leaders. Click here to read about them.
Case Western Reserve University medical students participated in a nationwide demonstration Wednesday to protest grand jury decisions not to indict officers in two recent police-involved deaths.
Natalie Burke, president and founder of CommonHealth ACTION challenges us to rethink health at ReVive 2014. View the video here.
Congratulations to HIP-Cuyahoga for successfully submitting an application for the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) grant, coordinated by the Centers’ for Disease Control. This application truly reflects the collaborative nature of HIP-C and advances the core values of collective impact, community engagement and Health and Equity in All Policies. Please click here to read the full update and read the proposal documents.