5 miles in length 19 new structures
Richard L. Bowen and Associates was selected to lead a team of planners, architects, engineers and landscape designers to enhance a 5-mile length of Clifton Boulevard from Lake Avenue to West Clifton Boulevard. The project was designed to make the existing 7-lane thoroughfare more pedestrian-friendly for public transit. Planning for this project involved significant community stakeholder input from officials and residents of both the Cities of Cleveland and Lakewood as well as the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA).
Design improvements include adding a center-lane of landscaped and tree-filled medians and replacing existing standard bus shelters with 19 new, permanent stations built of brick and glass. These new stations are ADA compliant and blend in architecturally to the surrounding historic architecture that encompasses the entire length of Clifton Boulevard. The enhancement project also included repaving parts of the roadway and additional new crosswalks and traffic signals at many of the intersections.