The Wendy Park Bridge creates exciting opportunities for downtown cyclists

By: Jack Brancatelli and Maggie Phillips

The Cleveland Metroparks is in its final stages of construction on an exciting project that will make the lakefront more accessible to cyclists and pedestrians in the city of Cleveland. Located just west of Downtown in the Ohio City neighborhood, this 125-foot pedestrian bridge will be a direct connection to Wendy Park, and is expected to be completed early this summer.

Along with the Wendy Park Bridge, “The Cauldron” investigated the quality and ease of bike access and infrastructure on CSU’s campus. We spoke with the Chief Planning and Design Officer at Cleveland Metroparks, Sean McDermott; the Director of Sustainability at CSU, Jenn McMillin; CSU professor Adam Sonstegard; CSU professor Jeff Karem; and CSU student Zac Schauer to learn more about cycling on campus and in different parts of the city.