Monday, October 20, 2003 at 1:55 PM
Through the end of this year, Cleveland residents have an important voice in determining the future infrastructure of the Lake Erie shoreline. Last week, the Ohio Department of Transportation presented residents with three options for re-designing the Shoreway. The 8-mile stretch between Edgewater and Gordon Parks could become a slower parkway, a shoreline boulevard, or remain a limited-access highway. When the options were first presented a year and half ago by the Cleveland Growth Association, business leaders touted the potential for new development in neighborhoods made more accessible to Lake Erie. City officials believe greater public access could improve Cleveland's image as a desirable place to live. But it's up to residents to decide. Which option serves the greatest public good? ideastream's Karen Schaefer reports.