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 requesting that you complete this survey indicating your 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.