South of Cedar - Parking and Traffic Study
Grandview, Bellfield, Delaware, S. Overlook and Harcourt neighbors
If you have questions about the process, please feel free to contact Kara Hamley O’Donnell, City Planner II, City of Cleveland Heights Planning Department, 216-291-4885 or email@example.com.
Upcoming Meeting Dates
No meetings scheduled at this time.
Neighborhood Meeting: Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 7:00 – 8:30 pm.
The City of Cleveland Heights and our consultants presented potential traffic and parking solutions for the neighborhood.
Residents shared their preferences for their streets with the project team and short- and long-term implementation strategies were discussed. Residents voted on their preferences by placing colored dots on preferred traffic calming treatments at the following locations on each street:
- North end: partial closure, choker/neckdown, no treatment
- Mid-block: choker/neckdown, chicanes, speed table, no treatment
- Cecil intersection: mini-circle, all-way stop, no treatment
- Additional treatments: speed advisory sign, close W. St. James between Grandview & North Park, bollards for North Park bicycle lanes, reduce radius at North Park, and channelization island at Harcourt/Cedar
Residents also weighed in on their preferred parking options including:
- painting curbs/streets to prevent cars parking too close to driveways
- retaining and/or expanding overnight parking
- creating resident permit parking areas
- other street-specific options
Information on NOACA’s short-term Street Supplies Program was also presented. https://www.noaca.org/community-assistance-center/planning-assistance/street-supplies
If you were unable to attend but would like to share your preferences for potential solutions as shown in the presentation here (link to 10-30 ppt), you may contact City Planner II, Kara Hamley O’Donnell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-291-4885. Please provide input by November 13, 2019.
Neighborhood Workshop: Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 6:30 - 8:30 pm.
Parking, traffic volume/speed data and survey results were shared. The consultant team presented traffic and parking tool kits. Residents worked together to generate and discuss potential parking and traffic treatments based on the consultants’ presentations.
- 10-16-2019 South of Cedar Neighborhood Workshop Consultant PowerPoint
- 10-16-2019 Neighborhood Workshop video of consultant presentations
- Traffic Calming Toolbox
- Parking Toolkit
Following the meeting, the planning team met to review the data, survey and workshop results to come up with several options for each street which will be presented at the October 30th neighborhood meeting for final neighborhood feedback.
Planning, Economic Development and Police staff met with the parking and traffic consultants to review and discuss survey data and to plan for neighborhood workshop.
160 neighborhood residents of Grandview, Bellfield, Delaware, S. Overlook, Harcourt and some North Park neighbors took the traffic/parking survey, providing helpful information to the City.
- South of Cedar Neighborhood Survey Results Summary
- South of Cedar Neighborhood Concerns—Comments from Neighborhood Survey
- South of Cedar Neighborhood Parking Issues—Comments from Neighborhood Survey
- South of Cedar Neighborhood Wrap Up—Comments from Neighborhood Survey
Planning, Economic Development and Police staff met with the parking and traffic consultants to discuss next steps and create a neighborhood survey to collect neighborhood perceptions about current conditions and possible solutions in advance of the neighborhood meeting. Gathering neighborhood insights supplements the hard data and allows the team to make the neighborhood meeting more productive and meaningful.
Consultants entered, reviewed and analyzed the extensive data collected that documented on-street parking at various times of day, traffic volume, and traffic speed and distilled it into an understandable format.
- South of Cedar Neighborhood Parking Charts
- South of Cedar Neighborhood Weekday Volumes Handout
- South of Cedar Neighborhood Speed Data
The City undertook a traffic and parking study for these streets. The week of April 8, equipment collected parking, speed and volume data and consultants and staff walked and observed the neighborhood. We conducted parking counts April 12 -17, from early in the morning until late into the evening.