Elyria Active Transportation Plan
The Elyria Active Transportation Plan (ATP) is a collaborative process to identify and create opportunities for human-powered transportation options. The City of Elyria and Lorain County Public Health initiated the active planning process in June 2020, and over the next eight (8) to twelve (12) months to identify ways to ensure walking, biking, rolling, scooting, and skating are more safe and convinient. The Elyria Active Transportation Plan (ATP) will identify both physical changes to the city’s infrastructure, as well as programs and policies that will support positive change.
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.
Community involvement and collaboration is central to the development, implementation, and success of an Active Transportation Plan (ATP). As such, there will be multiple opportunities for Elyrians to participate in meaningful dialogue around transportation.
- Community Chat 2: Potential Solutions
- Community Chat 3: Confirm the ATP
- Community Chat 1: Current Barriers to Walking & Biking
Elyria students, parents, dog walkers, casual bycyclists, serious runners, and everyone in-between joined the City, Lorain County Public Health (LCPH), and community stakeholders for a discussion around potential solutions for making walking and biking easier on throughout the city.
The original event was streamed on Facebook Live via Zoom.
|Area Focus||Session Date||Watch the Recording|
|West & North Elyria||Wednesday, December 9||Watch Session 1|
|East, Downtown, & South Elyria||Thursday, December 10||Watch Session 2|
Join the City, Lorain County Public Health (LCPH), and community stakeholders to confirm that the Active Transportation Plan reflects your desires as a community member, and will help make walking and biking safer in the City of Elyria.
The third Community Chat date will be announced at a later date.
On Thursday, August 20, 2020 at both 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM, the City of Elyria, Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) and community stakeholders virtually gathered for a community discussion around current barriers to walking and biking in Elyria neighborhoods. This provided a real-time opportunity to share specific details about the challenges people may face and allowed the Committee to identify common themes and concerns.
Recordings of each session have been made available for public viewing below:
|Session Time||Access the Recording|
|10:00 AM||Watch the Recording|
|6:00 PM||Watch the Recording|
Individuals interested in sharing feedback about their experiences are asked to complete the Public Input Worksheet.
|Where to Mail In/Drop-Off Completed Worksheets||Where to Email Completed Worksheets|
Lorain County Public Health
Elyria City Hall
Please note: completed worksheets only need to be submitted to one entity.
View the Draft Recommendation Map
Missed the meetings? You can watch the recordings and explore the map on your own. To provide additional feedback, call: 440-284-3203 to leave us a voice message or send a comment via our online form.
The Elyria Active Transportation Plan provides various opportunities to get involved and/or engaged, depending on an individual and/or organization/agency’s availability and interest level. Determine which option is best for you and reach out to the Office of the Mayor and Safety Service Director or Lorain County Public Health.
Become a Plan Ambassador
Becoming a Plan Ambassador for the Elyria Active Transportation Plan is a great way to get involved for community members unable to commit to monthly meetings and deliverables. Plan Ambassadors are asked to:
- Attend each Community Chat and provide feedback;
- Share information on social media and recruiting people to attend Community Chats;
- Sign Up to receive email newsleters to get updates on both creating and implementing the Active Transportation Plan.
or, print and complete the paper Community Ambassador Application and submit via a method below:
|Where to Mail In/Drop-Off Completed Applications||Where to Email Completed Applications|
Lorain County Public Health
Elyria City Hall
Please note: completed applications only need to be submitted to one entity/one way.
Join the Steering Committee
The Active Transportation Plan Steering Committee meets once monthly to ensure that the plan is moving forward and efforts stay on track.
Committee members are responsible for attending meetings, executing tasks from said meetings to engage community partners and gather feedback, as well as generally representing the needs and desires of the community.
It is possible to serve as both a Plan Ambassador and a Steering Committee Member — in fact, we deeply encourage both.