Earlier this month, we had the special opportunity to celebrate an important investment in the Blythe Oldfield community thanks to the work of a many agencies, organizations, and city departments. Mayor Kevin Brooks and several members of the Cleveland City Council joined community leaders in the Blythe Oldfield community for the grand opening of the ”Blythe-to-Blythe” sidewalk system! Though it may only seem like a few long strips of concrete, this project helps to make our neighborhood safer, walkable, and more beautiful. Local children now have a safer route to Blythe-Bower Elementary School; neighbors have better routes to walk, enjoy the neighborhood, and exercise; and we can all take even more pride in the Blythe Oldfield community.
This project was made possible by funding from the City’s CDBG program and a grant from the Tennessee Department of Health. The project was birthed in part thanks to an initial investment by the Lyndhurst Foundation. The 1.95 mile project connects the Blythe Family Support Center and Blythe Oldfield Park to Blythe-Bower Elementary School and Avery Johnson Park along with several hundred homes in between. The Blythe-to-Blythe network is a fantastic amenity for one of Cleveland’s oldest neighborhoods and greatly expands pedestrian connectivity to our greenway/sidewalk system. A special thanks to all the partners involved!
Learn more about the Blythe-to-Blythe project by reading the Cleveland Daily Banner article.