Midway Protected Bike Network

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The Midway is a proposed world class cycling network, built for everyday Cleveland residents. Cycling is an important mode of transportation for any city. The network will cover 80+ miles to allow safe and convenient mode of active transportation for people on bikes all over the city

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Designed with the easy to understand logic of a color-coded subway system, the Midway will connect residents to employment centers and regional assets like Metroparks’ Reservations. The Midway can be easily expanded beyond Cleveland’s borders to include surrounding communities. When built, this world-class human-scale infrastructure will make Cleveland one of the most livable cities in the country.

Think of the Midway as a bicycle expressway network, with controlled on and off access points, but overlaid atop our city’s existing streets. Separated cycle tracks are an innovative form of urban cycling infrastructure giving continuous physical protection to cyclists, while still being a part of the curb to curb street right of way. This typology has been proven the world over to be safer for cyclists, pedestrians, and vehicular traffic, making urban streets safe and comfortable for cyclists of all skill levels from ages 8 to 80. What is especially innovative for The Midway is its adaptive re-use of infrastructure formerly dedicated for public mass transit. No city in the world has proposed such a project.

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