Nearly 40 people brainstormed bike-friendly improvements for Shaker Heights at Bike Shaker’s first meeting Tuesday.
Principle Planner Ann Klavora said she will take the new group’s ideas as Shaker Heights continues its on-road bicycle route network, which started in 2008.
Klavora attended the meeting at the Shaker Historical Society along with Mayor Earl Leiken.
“Bikes and trails have been a key interest since 2005,” Klavora said, noting that the city intends to create paved bike trails and make connections to Cleveland Heights and Beachwood.
The city is also pursuing a grant to restripe Lee Road from four to three lanes and adding bike lanes on the shoulders, she said.
Leiken recognized potential opportunities stemming from biking in the city.
“The emphasis on biking fits well with the broader vision — making Shaker a more walkable city,” Leiken said.
Nearly everyone at the meeting offered some ideas on how to cater to bicyclists, from more bike racks to education programs.
Klavora took notes.
“I look forward to working with this group in terms of accomplishing (its) goals and the city’s goals,” she said.