Bicycle and pedestrian planning is critical to evaluating the regional transportation network. Ensuring safe, sustainable, and equitable access to modes of transportation other than an automobile is a goal of the agency's efforts in this space.

According the the Census 2018 American Community Survey, approximately 14,500 households in Mahoning and Trumbull Counties do not have access to a vehicle. Eastgate will continue to develop plans, tools, and methodologies focused on bicycle and pedestrian transportation to help our local communities make informed decisions that improve the quality of the transportation network regionwide.

Plans & Reports

Regional Bicycle Plan

Regional Bicycle Plan

Completed in 2010, Eastgate's Regional Bicycle Plan examined existing and planned bikeways, developed a conceptual network, outlined guidance for complete streets, reviewed safety data, and summarized planning and funding opportunities for the region. Eastgate is in the process of updating this document in FY 22.

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Multimodal Network Connectivity Study

Multimodal Network Connectivity Study

The Multimodal Network Connectivity Study analyzes the region's transportation network for bicycle and pedestrian connectivity based off of methodology outlined in the FHWA Guidebook for Measuring Multimodal Network Connectivity. This planning process evaluated bicycle and pedestrian level of service, bicycle suitability, and walkshed connectivity within defined activity centers of the region. The report also suggests recommendations for future work and policies. The methodologies utilized for this study will continue to be used and further refined in the agency's future multimodal planning projects.

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Bike and Pedestrian Safety

Bike and Pedestrian Safety Planning

In preparation for the development of a new Regional Bicycle Plan, Eastgate is exploring Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety and the creation of fact sheets and in-depth analysis of up-to-date safety data will help identify priority locations to be examined in future planning efforts. Facts sheet coming in 2022.

Coming Soon!

Maps & Interactive Tools

Regional Bike Map

Eastgate has analyzed the region's roadways for bike suitability based on several factors as well as local knowledge from community members. The roads are rated as Easy, Intermediate, or Difficult and the map also identifies locations of existing Bike Paths/Lanes and the Proposed State Bike Routes as designated by the Ohio Department of Transportation. The map is available as both an interactive web map as well as a PDF and paper map.

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Interactive Sidewalk Map

This interactive map allows you to explore the region's sidewalk infrastructure. This information can help inform decisions about future sidewalk installation projects as you are able to identify gaps in the existing connectivity as well as the proximity to fixed route transit lines.

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Bike map

Great Ohio Lake-to-River Greenway

One of the most noted bikeways in the area is the Great Ohio Lake-to-River Greenway (GOLTRG). The GOLTRG is a 10-foot wide asphalt shared-use path being built on former railroad lines and adjacent corridors.

When completed, it will be a 110 mile multi-modal transportation corridor which will connect Lake Erie to the Ohio River. The GOLTRG will begin on the shores of Lake Erie at Ashtabula Harbor, pass through Ashtabula, Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana Counties, and end at the banks of the Ohio River in East Liverpool.

The GOLTRG has been a regional effort, with different communities and organizations taking the lead on various sections of the bikeway. As a result, a majority of the greenway is either constructed or programmed for construction in the near future.

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Active Transportation Action Team

Eastgate is a member of the Healthy Community Partnership's Active Transportation Action Team. The goals of the action team are to:

  • Increase percentage of people walking and biking for non-recreational purposes
  • Improve infrastructure to increase perception of pedestrian and traffic safety
  • Improve accessibility to transit services to current and potential users

Click the Button below to learn more about the work of the action team and sign up to get involved.

Active Transportation Action Team