TRANSPORTATION

Cleveland has historically been divided into three main areas – east side, west side, and downtown. While our citizens take pride in being part of these communities, the divide makes it impossible for us to focus on advancing the city collectively. One of the main reasons for the divide is our lack of focus on quality public transportation. The RTA is underfunded, our infrastructure is failing, and our streets are not complete. Our citizens deserve better. We need streets without potholes, protected bike lanes throughout the entire city, and a public transit system that’s accessible for ALL residents and is frequent and reliable. When we strengthen our public transportation, we become a more unified city.

Giving each neighborhood access to reliable public transportation is key and makes the city a better place to live.

Action:

  1. Immediately create a City of Cleveland Department of Transportation.
  2. Immediately resurface all poor roads.
  3. Routinely design and operate the entire right of way to enable safe access for all users (drivers, transit users, pedestrians, and bicyclists).
  4. Improve the city’s relationship with the state and ODOT in order to negotiate more funding.
  5. Improve the city’s relationship with the Federal Transit Administration and U.S. Department of Transportation in order to negotiate more funding.