Active Transportation Planning

Active Transportation Planning is planning, designing, constructing and maintaining a safe, comfortable, and efficient roadway network for users of all ages and abilities including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, motorists, commercial and emergency vehicles. Active Transportation Planning helps plan a network that provides connectivity, improves safety, supports consistent project implementation, and increases awareness. The City of Lorain, in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), Lorain County Public Health (LCPH), Lorain City Schools (LCS), Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) and staff members from other non-profits, agencies and organizations as well as local bicycle advocates and other community advocates, has participated as a partner in this effort and is continuing to plan for a more inclusive Lorain.

The below links provide additional information. Please contact us with questions.


Ohio Bikeways and Trails

Lorain County Bike Map

City of Lorain Bike Parking Locations

Lorain County Transit Information, Routes and schedules

Lorain County Walking Map

Black River Landing Walking Path


Lorain County Lakefront Connectivity Plan

City of Lorain, Active Transportation Plan

City of Lorain, Comprehensive Plan


Bike Safety

Multimodal Planning Resources

Bike Counts 

Your Move Ohio:

Just what does all of that paint on the road mean?

Upcoming Projects

2018 SRTS (Safe Routes to School) $185,553.97 Grant (100%)
West 21st St (SR 611) – Leavitt to Oakdale – Sidewalk replacement project
Funding: ODOT
Phase: Design
Construction: Summer 2021

2017 CMAQ (Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality) $179,500.00 Grant (80% Grant / 20% Local Funds)
Washington Avenue Bikeway - Lorain High School to West Erie
Funding: CMAQ
Phase: Environmental Review at ODOT District 3
Construction: Summer 2021

2019 SRTS (Safe Routes to School) $399,122.69 Grant (100%)
Oakdale Avenue – W. 30th to W. 17th – Sidewalk replacement project
30th Street - Marshall to Clifton - Sidewalk replacement project
Funding: ODOT
Construction: Summer 2022

2020 SRTS (Safe Routes to School) $396,554.37 Grant (100%)
Admiral King, Hawthorne, and Garfield Elementary Schools – Improved Pedestrian Accommodations
Funding: ODOT
Construction: Summer 2023

2022 CMAQ (Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality) $XX.XX Grant (80% Grant / 20% Local Funds)
Signal Upgrade project
Funding: CMAQ
Construction: Summer 2021

2023 ODOT Safety Funding $XX.XX Grant (80% Grant / 20% Local Funds)
611 Signals Improvement Project
Funding: ODOT
Construction: Summer 2023

Past Projects

2018 TLCI (Transportation for Livable Communities) $300,000.00 Grant (100%)
Funding: NOACA
Phase: Design
Construction: Summer 2020

Broadway Streetscape
Funding: NOACA
Phase: Complete, additional structural work in Spring 2020
Construction: Fall 2018 - Fall 2019

Falbo Park Play All
Funding: Donations were made by the Lorain Lions, Lorain Rotary, Rising Titans, and the Falbo Family. Funding was also provided via CDBG (Community Development Block Grant). One of the 159 awardees of the 2019 AARP Community Challenge Grant program.
Phase: Complete, additional landscaping in Spring 2020
Construction: Summer 2019 - Fall 2019

Community Outreach

Fieldwork Photos

Walk to School (2017)

Walk and Bike to School (Spring 2018)

Walk to School (Fall 2018)

Bike to School (Fall 2018)

Walk to School (Spring 2019)

Walk to School (Fall 2019)

Lorain Better Block 2018

Lorain Better Block 2019


Girls in Gear Program Photos