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Eastgate Regional Council of Governments Awards $21,000 to the City of Youngstown for the Glenwood Avenue Active Transportation Improvement Plan


Tuesday, April 6, 2021

The Eastgate Regional Council of Governments (Eastgate) has awarded the City of Youngstown a $21,000 grant for the Glenwood Avenue Active Transportation Improvement Plan. This project is a comprehensive study to improve pedestrian, cycling, and public transit infrastructure along Glenwood Avenue from Mahoning Avenue in Youngstown to Shields Road in Boardman in order to improve access to economic and recreation opportunities for residents who live in the adjacent neighborhoods. The plan will use Complete Streets and Safe Routes principles to make active transportation a safe, viable, and affordable option for residents. It will improve quality of life, health outcomes, access to jobs, prevent pedestrian fatalities, and help to overcome racial inequities perpetuated by the regional transportation network. The City of Youngstown will serve as the project sponsor with Boardman Township as co-sponsor. Mill Creek MetroParks, the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation (YNDC), multiple neighborhood groups, and corridor businesses will serve as partners. A qualified transportation planning firm will be hired to prepare the plan in coordination with partners.