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W. SUMMIT STREET | PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

[ PROJECT SCOPE ]

This year, the Village of Chagrin Falls will be repaving West Summit Street along with improving stormwater management.  At the request of residents on the street, the Village investigated several means to improve the safety for pedestrians on this street which include adding sidewalks and widening the eastbound lane of the street to include a pedestrian lane.  At the June 29, 2021 Streets and Sidewalks Committee meeting, the Committee made the decision to consider widening the street and add the pedestrian lane.  The concept of adding sidewalks was soundly rejected. 

The Village is surveying W. Summit Street residents to indicate preference on one of the three options for widening the street for the pedestrian lane, or no street widening at all.  While the ODOT standard for a paved bicycle path is 4 feet, the Village is offering the options of a 30-inch, 36-inch, or 42-inch wide pedestrian lane.  If the street is widened, the driving lanes will still be striped at the same width that they are now, and reflectors in the pavement will be added to the line separating the pedestrian lane for enhanced visibility.

[ DETAILS & PROJECT HISTORY ]

DATETITLEDESCRIPTIONFILE LINK
2021-07-14Survey
Results
Letter to Mayor, Council, W. Summit ResidentsSurvey Results
2021-07-01Resident Survey Indicate widening preferenceSurvey
Letter
2021-06-29Public MeetingDiscussion: W. Summit Street Improvements and Pedestrian Improvement OptionsAgenda

[ W. SUMMIT STREET | RESIDENT | SURVEY ]

This year, the Village of Chagrin Falls will be repaving W. Summit Street along with improving stormwater management.  At the request of residents on the street, the Village investigated several means to improve the safety for pedestrians on W. Summit Street; these included adding sidewalks and widening the eastbound lane of the street to include a pedestrian lane.  At the June 29, 2021 Streets and Sidewalks Committee meeting, the Committee made the decision to consider widening the street and add the pedestrian lane.  The concept of adding sidewalks was soundly rejected. 

At the request of the Streets and Sidewalks Committee, a survey was created and posted on the Village website.  An invitation to participate was sent to all 24 property owners on W. Summit Street.  The survey asked each resident their preference for widening the street for a pedestrian lane, or no street widening at all.  The three options for widening include a 30-inch, 36-inch, or 42-inch wide pedestrian lane.  The following are the results from this survey:

[ CONCEPTS ]

W SUMMIT SIDEWALK CONCEPT PLAN
W SUMMIT WIDENING CONCEPT PLAN
W Summit Street Sidewalk Study Cost Estimate