Bedford Historic Downtown Connectivity Plan

The Bedford Downtown Connectivity Plan Presentation was given by Envision to attendees of the November 29, 2023, TLCI second public meeting.  Those in attendance provided their feedback on two different potential trail alternatives and four potential sidewalk improvements to improve multimodal transportation to and from Viaduct Park to the Bedford Historic District and Bedford City Hall / Ellenwood Rec Center path.

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 provided input at the first of three public meetings held on September 13.  A copy of the presentation from that meeting is available below.  The second public feedback session was held on November 29, 2023 to review initial improvement recommendations based on the feedback received in the first survey.  You can still give input on the second public meeting material through January 19, 2024 at Second Public Meeting Survey  A final public meeting will be held on February 13, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. at Ellenwood Recreation Center 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.

Bedford Connectivity Plan September 13 Public Meeting Presentation

Bedford Connectivity Plan November 29 Public Meeting Presentation

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