The first two TIGER projects, the Cleveland Lakefront Bikeway Connector and Canal Basin Park Connector, are complete and open for use. Construction is underway on the Red Line Greenway, Wendy Park Bridge, and Whiskey Island Connector estimated completion by Spring 2021.
Left: Whiskey Island Connector eastern embankment grading Right: Wendy Park Bridge pier work
About the TIGER Project
In July 2016, Cleveland Metroparks was announced as a winner of $7.950 million for its Re-Connecting Cleveland: Pathways to Opportunity grant application in the highly competitive Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program through the US Department of Transportation. Submitted in partnership with The Trust for Public Land and LAND studio, TIGER funds are being used to construct five trail projects totaling over four miles, including a new bridge, to fill critical gaps in the active transportation network in the city of Cleveland.