The city of Solon has received a community planning grant for 2019 from the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission to help fund the “Solon Connect” community-improvement project.

The project will provide a community-wide trail, sidewalk, and bicycle path. The project aims to create a more walkable and bike-friendly city.

“With this grant, Solon will be able to assess, improve and add to our already-existing walking, biking, hiking and general pedestrian transportation system to better the lives of our citizens,” Solon Mayor Eddy Kraus said in a news release. “We really want the whole city to look and feel connected, welcoming, active and accessible to all, and this Solon Connect program is going to accomplish that goal.”

The grant will provide financial assistance for the plan. The project will increase pedestrian and public transportation access and usage. The new sidewalks will allow workers safe access to Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority stops and school transportation. The grant will also evaluate current transportation methods for possible improvement.

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