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About the Study: Franklin Boulevard is an important neighborhood street for the residents, schools, institutions, and businesses that use it every day. The Franklin Boulevard Traffic Calming Study is being led by the City of Cleveland and NOACA, alongside the neighborhoods of Ohio City and Detroit-Shoreway. For full project information, visit

City of Cleveland Temporary Demonstration: Traffic Diverters

Traffic diverters were proposed as a potential improvement option for Franklin Boulevard, as they are particularly suited to encourage pass through traffic to use more appropriate arterial roads such as Detroit Ave., Lorain Ave., and the Shoreway. However, many specific concerns were expressed about traffic diverters at the last public meeting. Because of these concerns, and because the idea of a "traffic diverter" is somewhat new to area the City of Cleveland conducted a three-week temporary demonstration.
The project team measured the impacts to traffic speed and volumes during the 3-week installation to determine the effectiveness of the diverters and to understand the potential changes in traffic patterns on adjacent local streets.

Results from this temporary traffic calming demonstration are compiled (below) to inform final recommendations for the Franklin Boulevard Traffic Calming Study.

Final Public Meeting

The NOACA project team will present final recommendation to calm traffic along Franklin Boulevard including a brief overview of the City of Cleveland's temporary traffic diverter demonstration.
What: Franklin Blvd. Traffic Calming Study Final Public Meeting
When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Bethany Presbyterian Church, 6415 West Clinton Ave.