Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Redevelopment of Public Square, Malls B, C and the Construction of a new Pedestrian & Bicycle Bridge

The following information has been received by Cleveland City Council as it pertains to Ordinance # 1061-14:  Authorizing the Director of Public Works to enter into one or more agreements with the Group Plan Commission for the redevelopment of Public Square, the construction of improvements to Malls B and C, and the construction of a pedestrian and bicycle bridge to connect Mall C to the North Coast Harbor District

Rendering of a re-designed Cleveland Public Square with Ontario Avenue (N-S) closed to vehicular traffic.

The City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County and other partners involved in the project have an intention to complete the improvements by June 2016, in preparation for the RNC Convention.

PowerPoint Presentation received Tuesday 9/9/2014.

Term Sheet received Tuesday, 9/9/2014.

Term Sheet RDVLP Public Sq Malls B C Ped Bridge by Brian Cummins

Cleveland City Council Progress Report Schedule - Note that the transportation/transit study is expected to be finalized and released the week of 10/13/2014.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

NOACA Traffic Accident Report information for 2000 - 2009

In an effort to begin to analyze the City of Cleveland traffic red-light and speed camera issue that will be on the ballot in November, the following is some preliminary summary information based on a review of the 2007 and 2009 Crash Reports from The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA).

Of the City's 53 fixed cameras, 80% are at the region's high crash intersections or within 15 of the City's major artieral streets.

For the period 2000 to 2009, crashes in Cuyahoga County have decreases 27.2% (42,626 to 31,037). The City of Cleveland's share of total crashes for Cuyahoga County for 2009 was 42% or 13,174 crashes.  Cleveland's camera program began in 2005.

Crash data for 2010 - 2012 is currently being reviewed and prepared for publication by NOACA. The goal before the November vote regarding traffic red-light and speed cameras should be to work with NOACA and the City's Safety and Street's Divisions to conduct a thorough analysis of the interactions the City's cameras are located and to ensure the City is maximizing the data along with other safety concerns to maximize safety impacts.

This post will be updated as additional information is obtained and reviewed.