August 13, 2020 (Elyria, Ohio) – The City of Elyria and Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) seek community input to create the Elyria Active Transportation Plan. An Active Transportation Plan identifies ways to make walking and biking safe and easy. Join an online community discussion on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020 at a time that works for you:
- 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. at: https://tooledesign.zoom.us/j/94533920225 or,
- 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. at: https://tooledesign.zoom.us/j/97810325185
LCPH and the City of Elyria need input from Elyria students, parents, dog walkers, casual bikers, serious runners, and everyone in between.
“We are seeking community member input so that our plans are useful, living documents that reflect residents’ true needs and interests,” said Dave Covell, Health Commissioner. “The people who walk and bike on our sidewalks and streets every day have crucial on-the-ground knowledge about how to make walking and biking safe and easy in Elyria.”
To join a meeting, go to the link at the time a meeting begins. You will need to download the meeting platform (Zoom) on a computer, and you will need internet access. This video platform will show a presentation, then the meeting will open for comments. You can share input via video chat or via voice only. If you do not have internet access, call in with a telephone at the time of the meeting at 1-720-928-9299 and enter the meeting ID:
- 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. meeting ID: 945 3392 0225
- 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. meeting ID: 978 1032 5185
Active Transportation Plans aim to create safe, easy and fun opportunities for residents of all ages and abilities to choose human-powered transportation options. Human-powered transportation includes biking, walking, skating, scooting, and rolling to get where you want to go. When it is safe and easy to choose human-powered transportation, communities can reverse the nationwide trend toward obesity and chronic diseases associated with inactivity.
“We’re committed to making the City of Elyria a one of the best walking and biking communities in our region and know that partnering with Lorain County Public Health on an Active Transportation Plan that involves our community members and residents will help us get there” said Mayor Frank Whitfield. “This is the first of many steps in this regard to truly transforming our community.”
Communities with Active Transportation Plans are eligible for funding from the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency. The Ohio Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control recommend Active Transportation plans as a proven strategy to promote healthier communities.
For more information on the Elyria Active Transportation Plan and how to get involved, please visit cityofelyria.org/transportation.
Contact Sara Tillie, Health Education Specialist at LCPH at 440-322-6367 or Ren Flanders, Chief of Staff at City of Elyria at 440-326-1400 with questions.
For more information on how we make your health & safety our priorities, contact Lorain County Public Health at 440-322-6367 or visit LorainCountyHealth.com. Follow your local health department on Twitter @LorainCoHealth, Facebook, or YouTube.