Euclid Avenue Recreationway Corridor

Euclid, OH

Applied Expertise

  • Economic Development
  • Public Involvement
  • Market Analysis
  • Design Standards
  • Streetscapes
  • Transportation
  • Urban Design

OVERVIEW

Destination Euclid: The Euclid Avenue Recreationway Corridor is a strategy to revitalize Euclid Avenue. A Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative (TLCI), the plan works to achieve the TLCI goal of promoting a healthier community through planning and environmental linkages from an integrated transportation perspective. Euclid Avenue is US Route 20, once the primary east-west connection linking Buffalo with Cleveland. Changing land use and travel patterns have negatively impacted the corridor since its heyday.

The plan introduces a visionary concept of Euclid Avenue as a Recreationway by removing two traffic lanes and developing a 35-foot wide, four mile long linear park and stormwater detention area. The concept focuses on providing a healthier community through planning and environmental linkages from an integrated transportation perspective. With the loss of industry, the roadway has become overbuilt for its use and in need of revitalization. Utilizing it as a linear park with several “village” nodes, this plan envisions a Euclid Avenue with an iconic character that promotes healthy living and accommodates economic development for a sustainable community.