The City of Bedford is working through its awarded Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative (TLCI) planning grant from Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) to review connectivity from Bedford’s Historic District to other Bedford assets. This process, led by Envision (a consultant hired by NOACA) includes receiving feedback from the community on how you move to and from the Historic District to places like the Bedford Reservation, Bedford City Hall, Ellenwood and the library. Residents can give their feedback by visiting the Community Survey site through September 30. Paper copies of the survey are also available at City Hall and Ellenwood through the month of September.
Residents also provided input at the first of three public meetings held on September 13. A copy of the presentation from that meeting is available below. A second public feedback session will be scheduled in late-November or early-December to review initial improvement recommendations based on the feedback received. A final public meeting will be held in late-January or early-February to review the final document.
These recommended improvements may include things like increased visibility tools at crosswalks, the addition of sidewalks, connecting trails to Bedford areas of interest or changes in traffic patterns. All modes of transportation are considered in the TLCI study – pedestrian, bicyclist, vehicle and public transit. Once a TLCI plan is approved, the City of Bedford then can seek funding to make those improvements through local, state and federal grant/loan programs.