Saturday, November 10, 2012
The new bus shelter is paid for with a $14,400 grant from RTA.
Another part of the city’s Master Bike Plan is completed, after this week when on the bus shelter in front of Lakewood City Hall got its finishing touches. On Friday, the city unveiled the new, covered bike parking. The “Transit Waiting Environment” — aka fancy bus stop — includes the shelter, covered bike parking and a customized Lakewood logo bike rack from Rust Belt Welding. The $14,400 project was paid for with an RTA grant. “This adds some much needed amenities at city hall, where we see hundreds of visitors a week by car, bus, bike and on foot,” Dru Siley, the city’s director of planning and development, said in a statement. “Please stop by and visit when you have a chance.”
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Residents get a sneak peek at the new U-shaped racks.
Lakewood residents are getting a sneak peek at the new bike racks along Detroit Avenue. The plan, city officials have said, was to roll out the U-shaped racks later this month. However, with Cleveland Magazine looking to do a photo shoot with one of the new racks the city's public works department put a rush on one of them. At one of the pre-determined locations, the city installed its first new rack in front of the INA Building on Detroit Avenue. "This is the first of what will be a common site in the downtown very soon," said Dru Siley, the city's director of planning and development.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Already known as a bike-friendly community, bikeability is about to get even better in Lakewood.
Just in time for National Bike Month, the city’s new bike racks arrived at Lakewood City Hall last week. Already known as a bike-friendly community, bikeability is about to get even better in Lakewood. About 15 U-shaped bike racks and one large bike corral are expected to start popping up on Detroit Avenue soon. The corral, to be stationed on the street in front of the Root Café, is believed to be the first on-street bike parking in the region. The racks on Detroit Avenue — with a price tag of $5,000 for all of them — are just the beginning, said Dru Siley, the city’s director of planning and development. One of the key takeaways from last year’s bike study is that in Lakewood, biking is kind of a big deal. “It’s how people get around,” …