Compton Road Greenway Study
The Compton Road Greenway Study is a sustainable, forward-thinking and equitable initiative to examine opportunities to create a safe and connected greenway from the neighborhood to Cain Park. The end goal is to provide comfortable pedestrian and bicyclist conditions, while sparking additional community reinvestment. Based on innovative principles of complete and green streets, of which the City has a nationally recognized framework, a connected and multi-modal complete street along Compton Road has the potential to serve the nearby residents, while setting an example for future urban street design. The Study was completed in 2019 (see ‘Background’ below) and the City is primed to move forward.
The City is moving forward with the implementation of the recommendations of the Compton Greenway Study. Through City of Cleveland Heights CDBG funding, as well as Cuyahoga County CDSG funding the City retained Toole Design to assist in engineering possible traffic calming elements along north Compton Road (from Euclid Heights Blvd. to Berkeley Rd.), as well as the Berkeley Connector that would create a multi-purpose path through a vacant lot to connect to north Compton Road to South Compton Road.
September 14, 2022 Public Meeting
In 2019, the City held a number of community planning efforts, including input gathered at the Cain Park Arts Festival, neighborhood walking tours and community meetings. This resulted in the Compton Road Greenway Study Guidebook (PDF). The Guidebook summarizes the study, provides ideas for the different sections of Compton Road, and provides implementation strategies.
This study looked at Compton Road from Euclid Heights Boulevard south to the Cain Park entry on Superior Park Drive to consider different design alternatives that would afford pedestrians and bicyclists a more comfortable use of the Compton Road right-of-way using the concepts of “complete and green streets.”
The goals of the study included:
- To promote the re-investment in the neighborhood
- To provide both safe and comfortable conditions for walking, running and bicycling
- To maximize pedestrian and bicyclist access to Cain Park from this neighborhood
Complete and Green Streets concepts included:
- Roads are designed and operated to comfortable and safely accommodate all users regardless of age and ability
- Roads are designed and operated to include pedestrians, cyclists, transit riders, delivery and service personnel and emergency responders
- Roads are designed and operated to reduce, accommodate and slow stormwater runoff as part of a comprehensive stormwater management system
Other materials related to the development of the Study include:
- Compton Road Greenway Study Idea Book (PDF)
- September 24, 2019 Community Meeting Presentation (PDF)
- August 18, 2019 Walking Tour Results (PDF)