The Euclid Avenue HealthLine Bus Rapid Transit project in Cleveland, Ohio was featured in the June issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine. The article describes the economic investment the transformative project has engendered in central Cleveland, and the positive response from the public and business communities for the new BRT line.
Sasaki started the preliminary design in 2002 for re-programming Euclid Avenue, the historic main street of Cleveland, to integrate two exclusive bus rapid transit lanes and station platforms into the street right-of-way for the 6.8-mile corridor. Along the corridor, Euclid links 9 different neighborhoods and districts, which required coordination with numerous community development corporation, such as the Downtown Cleveland Alliance and University Circle, Inc., as well as major stakeholders, such as the Playhouse Square Foundation, Cleveland State University, the Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University, and University Hospital, as well as individual property owners.
Following approval of the preliminary design plan, Sasaki provided landscape architecture and graphic design for the comprehensive street redesign, which rebuilt the public right-of-way from building face to building face. Construction started in 2006, and the project opened in late 2008.
Cleveland's Euclid Avenue is being transformed by a strategic $200 million investment in a Bus Rapid Transit Corridor, which has catalyzed $5.8 billion dollars in spin-off investments and over 13.5 million...