Cleveland & Lakewood, Ohio
Bowen worked closely with the GCRTA, the City of Lakewood, the City of Cleveland, and community members to ensure a smooth process and a finished project that will serve both cities for generations.
The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) hired Bowen to put together and oversee an expansive team of specialized engineers, surveyors, landscape architects and planners to design and implement a five-mile long transportation enhancement program. The four-lane boulevard was made more pedestrian and transit friendly by adding center-lane, tree-filled medians and by replacing the existing standard bus shelters with nineteen new, permanent stations built of brick.
Improvements also included the creation of the Cleveland State Line, a new Bus-Rapid Transit (BRT) line providing a direct link from the northwestern suburbs to downtown Cleveland. The Cleveland State Line is considered part of the Rapid Transit System and is enhanced to provide a capacity and efficiency comparable to a rail line at a fraction of the operating cost.