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SANDUSKY BAY PATHWAY UPDATE

SANDUSKY, OHIO

MAY 2018

ITY OF

SANDUSKY BAY

PATHWAY UPDATE

STUDY AREA

1 IN = 0 MILE


TITLE 1

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

PROJECT STAKEHOLDERS

STEERING COMMITTEE/CONSULTANT TEAM

PROJECT BACKGROUND

MAPPING + ANALYSIS

STAKEHOLDER + PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT

FACILITY TYPES

RECOMMENDED ALIGNMENT

FUNDING + IMPLEMENTATION

BRANDING, SIGNAGE, AND WAYFINDING

DRAFT CONCEPTUAL DESIGN

BRANDING, SIGNAGE, AND WAYFINDING

FINAL CONCEPTUAL DESIGN

APPENDIX

5

6

7

9

15

23

39

43

55

61

69

79

TABLE OF CONTENTS



The Sandusky Bay Pathway Update is a reenvisioning

of the 2006 Sandusky Bay Pathway

Study that explored ways of connecting the

residents and visitors of Sandusky to Downtown

and the waterfront. The purpose of this update

is to research and determine new and additional

ways to accomplish these connectivity

goals, while also validating the original plan

framework. The numerous changes that have

occurred along the Bay since 2006, including

environmental and property conditions,

required the team to re-investigate potential

connections and develop new and creative

ways to connect the Pathway to destinations

throughout the city.

The study area stretches from the community

of Bay View, west of the city limits, east along

Route 6 and the waterfront corridors of the

city to the planned Landing Park development

beginning at Castaway Bay. Continuing

through Landing Park, the study area ends at

the eastern connection to the existing Huron

Township trail facilities north of Route 2. The

City of Sandusky served as the project lead

and sponsor, with the help of a robust team of

stakeholders including members from: City of

Sandusky Staff, Erie MetroParks, Erie Regional

Planning Commission, and the Murray Legacy

Fund. Environmental Design Group was hired

to conduct the study.

Extensive public and stakeholder involvement

was solicited over the course of two public

meetings and three stakeholder meetings.

Significant base mapping and analysis was

performed prior to presenting the updated

draft plans to the public and stakeholders, and

their input was subsequently integrated into

the final recommendations included in this plan.

In addition to the Sandusky Bay Pathway

Update recommended alignment, a detailed

cost opinion, phasing plan and branding,

signage and wayfinding conceptual design was

created to guide the development, branding,

and generate funding support for the Pathway.

These key components will allow the City of

Sandusky to actively seek funding sources for

the design and construction of this impactful

project.

The final alignment recommendations include

facility types ranging from paved asphalt shareduse

paths, sidepaths, widened sidewalks, to

improved natural experience trails and themed

downtown loops that connect Pathway users

to their environment and history. In all, fourteen

segments comprising over twenty-one miles

in length were proposed as part of the plan.

These segments combine to create not only

an enhanced linear transportation network, but

a recreational destination experience that is

unrivaled in the region.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY



STEERING COMMITTEE

BRANDING, SIGNAGE &

WAYFINDING COMMITTEE

CITY OF SANDUSKY OHIO

Kathy Lastoskie

Tim Johnson

Jason McClure

Aaron Klein

Angela Byington

Casey Sparks

Eric Wobser

Greg Voltz

Jason Werling

Wes Poole

David Miller

Dora Grant

Beth Maiden

Amy Bowman-Moore

Dave Foster

Melissa Price

A&B Hobbies & Cycles

A&B Hobbies & Cycles

Cedar Point

City of Sandusky

City of Sandusky

City of Sandusky

City of Sandusky

City of Sandusky

City of Sandusky

City of Sandusky

City of Sandusky

Planning Commission

Conestoga

Erie County Community

Foundation

Erie MetroParks

Erie MetroParks

Erie MetroParks

Steve Poggiali

Nicole Grohe

Kathryn Carter

John M. Hoty

Dawn Weinhardt

Larry Fletcher

Danielle Murray

Tami Murray

Tyler Franklin

Tim Schranger

Gene Kidwell

Rhonda Watt

Erie Regional Planning

Commission

Erie Regional Planning

Commission

F.O.T.J.S.P.

Hoty Enterprises, Inc.

Lake Erie Shores & Islands

Lake Erie Shores & Islands

Murray Legacy Fund

Murray Legacy Fund

Sandusky High School

Save Our Shoreline Parks

Wightman-Wieber

Foundation

Wightman-Wieber

Foundation

Aaron Klein

Angela Byington

Casey Sparks

McKenzie Spriggs

Eric Wobser

Greg Voltz

Ethan Onzicker

Melissa Price

Danielle Murray

Tami Murray

City of Sandusky

City of Sandusky

City of Sandusky

City of Sandusky

City of Sandusky

City of Sandusky

Erie MetroParks

Erie MetroParks

Murray Legacy Fund

Murray Legacy Fund

CONSULTANT TEAM

Jeff Kerr

Michelle Johnson

Ben McKeeman

Caitlin Russell

Reneé Whittenberger

Environmental Design Group

Environmental Design Group

Environmental Design Group

Environmental Design Group

Environmental Design Group

PROJECT STAKEHOLDERS STEERING COMMITTEE/CONSULTANT TEAM



PROJECT BACKGROUND



• Review the 2006 Sandusky Bay Pathway alignment and investigate any

new opportunities or challenges that may exist.

• Incorporate new trail sections and multi-modal connections that have

been established or planned since the completion of the 2006 study.

• Explore potential connections to regional trail systems to create a broader

impact and leverage funding opportunities.

• Create a phased implementation plan that segments the new alignment

into thoughtful, practical, and fundable pieces.

• Include detail on amenities proposed for each of the respective segments.

• Provide detail on final selected trail amenities.

• Explore and develop a trail branding plan that creates a cohesive and

enjoyable user experience.

The Sandusky Bay Pathway is a coastal trail

envisioned by the City of Sandusky in 2006.

The pathway stretches along the waterfront

from the east corporation limit to the west

corporation limit with several other on-street

and off-street trails networking city roads

and the city-wide park system. During the

Bicentennial Vision process in 2015, residents

and stakeholders expressed much interest in

re-establishing an idle program for recreational

and cycling trails.

In the Spring of 2017, the City of Sandusky

hired Environmental Design Group to conduct

a thorough updated analysis of the 2006

Sandusky Bay Pathway alignment, and to create

a reinvigorated concept that builds on the prior

study while incorporating the last decade’s

changes in the built and natural environment.

In many instances, land ownership, use, or

occupancy has had a significant effect of the

feasibility of the original 2006 alignment. A

thorough analysis of the existing conditions

and a ‘boots-on-the-ground’ approach allowed

proper investigation and vetting of the original

segments to determine what portions could be

adapted or enhanced to create a better overall

trail experience.

Since the development of the original plan,

several regional trails have been developed that

would allow greater regional connectivity for

the Sandusky Bay Pathway. Most prominently,

the recently completed Lake Shore Electric Trail

stretching through Huron, east of Sandusky,

would allow a logical connection to an easternreaching

Sandusky Bay Pathway alignment.

Other opportunities for connections include

planned projects such as the Castalia Quarry

Trail, connection into the City of Sandusky from

the southwest, and the Pipe Creek Connector

Trail connecting areas of western Castaway

Bay to the Pipe Creek Nature Preserve.

By conducting a thorough evaluation of

the previous study, discovering new route

opportunities, and developing a cohesive,

feasible, and branded trail experience, the

updated Sandusky Bay Pathway Plan will

provide increased opportunities for residents

and visitors to connect with the City, the

waterfront, and the region.

PROJECT GOALS

PROJECT BACKGROUND



Originally founded as “Portland Township”

in 1816, Sandusky received its name in 1817

meaning “at the cold water” in the Wyandot

language. Erie County was established in 1838

with Sandusky as the county seat.

Two railroads and a significant harbor on

Lake Erie lead to rapid economic development

and population growth. By 1846, Sandusky

was home to approximately three thousand

residents and a robust wheat exportation

center. White sand beaches and the opening

of the Cedar Point amusement park primed

Sandusky as a vacation destination, further

increasing economic development and the

local population.

By 1880, the population had increased to

almost sixteen thousand residents and the

import and export of goods increased to

include tools, paper, baskets, chalk, crayons,

beer, railroad locomotives and cars, wheels,

carriages, and lime. Stonecutters of mainly Irish

and German descent incorporated the plentiful

limestone into the architecture, reflecting the

cultural diversity of the time, while keeping

pace with the expanding population’s needs.

Sandusky became the United States’ leading

contributor of wooden wheels, home to a top

fish hatchery, and a center of paper-making.

The advent of automobiles and trucking

weakened the railroads and harbor as

Sandusky’s economic drivers. The railroad

tracks downtown have been removed, allowing

the areas to serve other purposes such as park

space and marina dockage. Similarly, the Griffing

Sandusky Airport, which began operations in

1937 serving smaller single engine planes used

for general aviation and air taxis, ended service

in 2013. Portions of the one hundred and thirtythree

acre airport property have evolved to

host a Cedar Point Sports Complex.

The city’s era as a shipping center has

lessened while its dexterity in tourism

and the fishing industry continues to gain

momentum. Downtown Sandusky is going

through a renaissance with public and private

reinvestment occurring throughout the central

business district. Today, the population of

Sandusky sits at just over twenty-five thousand.

AREA HISTORY



MAPPING & ANALYSIS

TY OF

SANDUSKY BAY

1 IN = 0 MILE



ROADS (2017)

MUNICIPALITIES

CITY OF SANDUSKY

2006 SANDUSKY BAY PATHWAY ALIGNMENT

ROADS (2017)

CITY OF SANDUSKY

S A N D U S K Y

M A R G A R E T TA

P E R K I N S

H U R O N

CITY OF

SANDUSKY BAY

PATHWAY UPDATE

STUDY AREA

1 IN = 1 MILE

STUDY AREA: The area of study for the Sandusky Bay Pathway Update primarily consists of the waterfront areas of the city itself, as well areas of Huron Township to

the east and westward toward Bay View along Barrett Road. The exact eastern and western boundaries were left open to allow for creative connections in and out

of the city to be explored.

CITY OF

SANDUSKY BAY

PATHWAY UPDATE

2006 ALIGNMENT

1 IN = 1 MILE

2006 SANDUSKY BAY PATHWAY ALIGNMENT: The 2006 Alignment was unique in many aspects. Although some segments have since been determined as infeasible,

the corridor is similar in profile to that of the Pathway Update. The desire to explore additional connections outside of Sandusky led to the increased study area size.



2FT CONTOURS

ROADS (2017)

HIGH

LOW

WETLAND TYPE

FRESHWATER EMERGENT WETLAND

FRESHWATER FORESTED/SHRUB WETLAND

FRESHWATER POND

LAKE

OTHER

RIVERINE

CITY OF SANDUSKY

ROADS (2017)

CITY OF

SANDUSKY BAY

PATHWAY UPDATE

TOPOGRAPHY

1 IN = 1 MILE

TOPOGRAPHY: The coastline and inland areas of the City of Sandusky are low-lying, and generally flat with few significant exceptions. In the figure above, the southcentral

depression shown in darker brown is as existing quarry.

CITY OF

SANDUSKY BAY

PATHWAY UPDATE

WETLAND INVENTORY

1 IN = 1 MILE

WETLANDS: Given the nature of the developed core of the City of Sandusky, most significant areas of wetlands are located in the preserved natural areas along the

bayfront. On the western edge of the city, a large swatch of wetlands extends from Route 2 up the coastline. On the eastern side of the study area, Erie MetroParks

and ODNR State Parks dominate the waterfront. (Source: National Wetland Inventory)



ROADS (2017)

PARKS + GREEN SPACE

ODNR COASTLINE

DIGITIZED BACK BAY COASTLINE

CITY OF SANDUSKY

PARCELS (2017)

CITY OF

SANDUSKY BAY

PATHWAY UPDATE

PARKS + GREEN SPACE

1 IN = 1 MILE

PARKS AND PUBLIC GREEN SPACES: In addition to connecting residents and vistors to the waterfront, leveraging the many parks and public greens spaces in the area

provides an opportunity to create an improved trail experience. By making connections to these places, it allows trail users to stop and experience additonal ameneties

provided at those locations.

CITY OF

SANDUSKY BAY

PATHWAY UPDATE

Source: Esri, DigitalGlobe, GeoEye, Earthstar Geographics, CNES/Airbus DS, USDA, USGS, AeroGRID, IGN, and the GIS User Community

COASTLINE EVOLUTION

1 IN = 1 MILE

COASTLINE EVOLUTION: Changes in the waterfront are unavoidable, whether man-made or resulting from natural events. The map above displays the fluid, everchanging

nature of the Bay, epecially along the eastern “Back Bay.” Three different coastlines are apaprent between the aerial image, state-sourced data, as well as

manual digitization of the coast, created for this project, in 2017.



STAKEHOLDER & PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT



Successful planning or development studies

often reply upon the creative and thoughtful

input gained from community engagement.

Project stakeholders, local business leaders,

politicians, and the public at large can provide

meaningful ideas and feedback enabling the

project to better fulfill the community’s needs

and objectives.

Engaging these parties into the project from

the beginning often raises the status and

potential impact of the plan. In the case of the

Pathway Update, project stakeholders and

the public were engaged over the course of

seven total formal meetings. The stakeholder

meetings provided crucial technical and

advisory feedback on the pieces and parts

of the plan, and refinement of the ideas to be

presented at the subsequent public meetings.

Two public meetings were conducted, and

over 70 people participated in the public

involvement process for this study. The public

meetings provided opportunities to educate

attendees on types of trail and pedestrian

connectivity, define user groups, and present

alignment ideas for feedback. The kickoff public

meeting was dedicated to reviewing the original

2006 Alignment alongside a new, revised

draft route. Public opinion and preference on

signage and finding, and the associated color

and material palette was also collected.

In addition to providing feedback on the

proposed Pathway network, attendees also

had an opportunity to rank project segments

and features in importance and preference.

During the final public meeting attendees were

provided with a set of “project dollars” to spend.

The “project dollar” stickers were applied to

the various segments and alternatives to gain

insight into the public’s preferences on funding

and implementation priorities.

As the study progressed, all aspects of

the public and stakeholder feedback were

considered and thoughtfully applied to the study

elements to ensure a final product that would

generate excitement and consensus from the

communities. Public meeting fliers were widely

distributed to announce the upcoming meeting

locations and dates. Facebook, Twitter and

various stakeholder websites were also used to

advertise the meetings.

BUILDING CONSENSUS



STAKEHOLDER MEETING #1

12 DECEMBER 2017

STAKEHOLDER MEETING #2

14 FEBRUARY 2018

STAKEHOLDER MEETING #3

27 MARCH 2018

BRANDING/SIGNAGE &

WAYFINDING MEETING #1

24 APRIL 2018

BRANDING/SIGNAGE &

WAYFINDING MEETING #1

27 MARCH 2018

PUBLIC MEETING #1

12 DECEMBER 2017

PUBLIC MEETING #2

13 MARCH 2018

STAKEHOLDER & PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT

MEETING SCHEDULE



MEETING GOALS

• Review the 2006 Sandusky Bay Pathway Alignment and

discuss its impact and relevance to the Pathway Update.

• Review a draft alignment of the Pathway in the context of

the original 2006 proposed alignment.

• Solicit technical and advisory feedback on potential

alignment conflicts and possible solutions.

• Gain insight into challenges faced by stakeholders with the

2006 Pathway alignment.

• Gather direct route feedback through a round-table

discussion of the proposed Pathway Update.

MEETING OUTCOMES

• Significant environmental challenges may make a

boardwalk crossing along the beach at Sheldon Marsh

impossible. Additional routes were desired to show other

potential connections in this area.

• Additional downtown-oriented connections should be

explored, though not necessarily an off-road facility.

• The City outlined areas where potential development and

roadway enhancement projects interact with the draft

alignment. These locations were studied in greater detail

and adjusted for the next iteration of the alignment.

(ABOVE) Stakeholders participated in a round-table exercise where they discussed and commented on

large format prints of the draft alignment map. Their feedback was collected and used to update the

proposed alignment.

STAKEHOLDER + PUBLIC MEETING #1: The exhibit above was presented to the stakeholder group to compare the draft Pathway concept alongside the 2006 route.

Conflict areas and pinch points were discussed, and alternatives proposed for subsequent iterations of the Pathway Update alignment.

STAKEHOLDER MEETING #1 RESULTS



MEETING GOALS

• Present base knowledge of trail user types and

configurations to allow for a robust and informed public

dialogue.

• Review a draft alignment of the Pathway in the context of

the original 2006 proposed alignment.

• Gather feedback from participants on potential route

conflicts, safety concerns, and opportunities for additional

connectivity.

• Conduct a voting exercise to gain insight into the public’s

preference for various potential theme and material

schemes to be incorporated into the signage and

wayfinding plan.

MEETING OUTCOMES

• Public preference is to use a Lake Erie Coastal theme and

materials palette for the signage and wayfinding plan.

• Significant discussion and strong opinions on the topic of

using the abandoned pier track crossings as an off-road

trail connection. Concerns focused on the issues of boat

traffic and clearance relative to a potential bridge.

• Additional routes were desired to connect residential

areas of the city to the Pathway and waterfront.

• The project team incorporated feedback from the public

into the development of additional routes and potential

solution options for the pier track crossing.

(ABOVE) As with the first Stakeholder Meeting, Public Meeting 1 attendees participated in a round-table exercise where they discussed and commented on large format

prints of the draft alignment map. The well-attended meeting provided crucial feedback to the project team on alignment preferences, safety concerns, and additional

connections desired by the public.

PUBLIC MEETING #1: Attendees were presented information on the project background, trail users and types, and the goals of the Pathway Update. In addition to the

round-table style exercise to discuss the alignments, participants also voted on a preferred theme and material scheme for the signage and wayfinding plan.

PUBLIC MEETING #1 RESULTS



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MILLS ST

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DR

CAMP RD

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POTENTIAL SANDUSKY BAY PATHWAY ROUTE

POTENTIAL BAYFRONT TRAIL (ALT)

POTENTIAL DOWNTOWN LOOP

MEETING GOALS

GRAND PASS

SUNSET PLAZA

DR

MARTINS POINT RD

LIMA-SANDUSKY RD

BARRETT RD

MC CARTNEY RD

FREMONT

AVE

THORPE DR

VENICE RD

CREEK BLV D

COLD

GEORGE S T

US 6

W MONROE ST

WILSON ST

CLINTON ST

HARRISON ST

CARR ST

CAMP ST

PIERCE ST

PEARL ST

W WATER ST

W MARKET ST

W WASHINGTON ST

W ADAMS ST

W JEFFERSON ST

W MADISON ST

STONE ST

CENTRAL AVE

W OSBORNE ST

N DEPOT ST

SEAVERS WAY

VINE ST

E WATER ST

E MARKET ST

HAYES AVE

BUCHANAN ST

W PERKINS AVE

PERRY ST

HURON AVE

E MONROE ST

REESE ST

NEIL ST

MEIGS ST

SCOTT ST

FINCH ST

SYCAMORE LINE

LA NE ST

44 ST

SECOND ST

42 ST

46 ST

48 ST

ERIEBLVD

50 ST

BUTLER ST

WA

E PARISH ST

52 ST

FIRST ST

THIRD ST

FIFTH ST

MAJO DR

C ST

CEDAR POINT DR

E FARWELL ST

PIPE ST

E ST

REMINGTON AVE

F ST

C

ROSSTREE

LN

CLEVELAND RD

CEDAR POINT RD

POTENTIAL PARK LOOP

POTENTIAL PIPE CREEK NATURE LOOP

POTENTIAL PIPE CREEK TRAIL

POTENTIAL BIKE LANES

PLANNED LANDING PARK DRIVE + TRAILS

CASTALIA QUARRY RESERVE TRAIL

POTENTIAL SANDUSKY BAY PATHWAY ROUTE

ROADS (2017)

THE LANDING PARK SITE

PARKS + GREEN SPACE

CITY OF SANDUSKY

• Update the Stakeholder Group on feedback received at

Public Meeting #1.

• Review the updated draft alignment plan and discuss

challenges identified along the route.

• Address the desire to maintain a primary recommended

alignment along the Pier Track. Several bridge height and

crossing options were presented for discussion.

• Solicit technical and advisory feedback on potential

alignment conflicts and possible solutions.

• Discuss feasibility of modifying the existing pedestrian

bridge over Cedar Point Rd.

• Review environmental concerns associated with the

development of a route along the Sheldon Marsh beach

front.

DR

OXBO RD

PRAIRIE RD

SANDUSKY-CLYDE RD

N WASHINGTON ST

ADAM S ST

SR 269

THICKET RD

S WASHINGTO N ST

DEPOT ST

E LUCAS ST

MAIN ST

HEYWOOD RD

BARDWELL RD

BILLINGS RD

HOMEGARDNER RD

BARDSHAR RD

TIFFIN AVE

HOWA

R D DR

BOGART RD W

OLD RAILROAD RD

SR 4

SR 2

PATTEN TRACT RD

SCHENK RD

CAMPBELL ST

W BOGART RD

BELL AVE

COLUMBUS AVE

MARS HALL AVE

MATTHES AVE

RANSOM RD

CARR

SCHILLER AVE

W STRUB RD

MEADOW LN

BIRCHWOOD DR

WOODLAWN AVE

GILDONA DR

MICHIGAN

RD

AVE

DEWITT AVE

E STRUB RD

L Y

BOSTON RD

E PERKINS AVE

MALL BLVD N

MILAN RD

CROSSING

E BOGART RD

TAYLOR RD

P ETERSON LN

HINDE A VE

B AYVIEW LN

E

WOO D

ER P A TH

E

D

D R

RIDGE

GALLOWAY RD

HULL RD

KALAHARI

DR

BOOS RD

CLEVELAND RD W

BOGART RD

SAWMILL CRE E

RYE BEACH RD

ATWOOD PL

LAKE

E R

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KWY

P

SAWMILL PKWY

CLEVELAND

WEXF O

RD E

RD

DR

SALEM

D R

ADAMS AVE

WILBOR AVE

MEETING OUTCOMES

• First Street presents a better connection opportunity

through eastern portions of the city, compared to a route

on Fifth Street.

• Additional downtown-oriented connections should be

explored, though not necessarily an off-road facility.

• The City outlined areas where potential development and

roadway enhancement projects interact with the draft

alignment. These locations were studied in greater detail

and adjusted for the next iteration of the alignment.

SANDUSKY BAY

PATHWAY UPDATE

OLD MAS RD

ALIGNMENT COMPARISON

UPDATE

KAL A H ARI

DR S

0 0.5

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MILES

STAKEHOLDER MEETING #2: The exhibit above was presented to the stakeholder group to address changes incorporated based on feedback from the first public and

stakeholder meetings. Signification adjustments include addressing a western trail terminus in Bay View, as well as exploring Sheldon Marsh alternatives to the east.

STAKEHOLDER MEETING #2 RESULTS



MEETING GOALS

• Present updated Pathway alignment segments.

• Discuss each alignment area in detail to gather feedback

and address pinch point concerns.

• Present graphic renderings of the potential Pathway

segments in various locations along the alignment.

• Specifically address boating concerns raised as they relate

to the options for a bridge crossing at the Pier Track.

• Conduct a “Show Me The Money” voting exercise to

gain insight into the public’s preference for alignment

prioritization. Participants were allowed a limited number

of million dollar stickers to place on their preferred

segments.

MEETING OUTCOMES

• Public preference based on the voting exercise was

focused on the segments that connected Castaway Bay

to Downtown Sandusky.

• The specifics of the Pier Track bridge crossing were

discussed, and public preference was for a fixed, elevated

bridge. The bridge option gained more support in the

voting exercise than the on-road alternative presented.

• The project team incorporated feedback from the public

into the development of the final recommended Pathway

alignment plan.

(ABOVE) Show Me The Money Voting Exercise: The attendees of the second public meeting were each provided ten individual million dollar stickers and were allowed

to apply the stickers to the alignment they preferred. The majority of the votes focused on the segments connecting Castaway Bay to Downtown Sandusky. Public

preference also showed the Pier Track bridge connection to be desired over the alternative on-road option.

PUBLIC MEETING #2: Attendees were presented the updated alignment options developed from the feedback received at prior meetings. In addition to the specific

alignment segment review, attendees were allowed to vote on their preferred alignments and alternatives.

PUBLIC MEETING #2 RESULTS



MAPLE AVE

DORN DR

OLDS ST

MILLS ST

A ST

NN

RD

DR

CAMP RD

K

POTENTIAL SANDUSKY BAY PATHWAY ROUTE

GRAND PASS

SUNSET PLAZA

DR

OXBO RD

PRAIRIE RD

PRAIRIE RD

SANDUSKY-CLYDE RD

MARTINS POINT RD

MARTINS POINT RD

ADAM S ST

SR 269

THICKET RD

N WASHINGTON ST

LIMA-SANDUSKY RD

S WASHINGTO N ST

BARRETT RD

$7.7

MIL

LIMA-SANDUSKY RD

DEPOT ST

E LUCAS ST

MAIN ST

BARDWELL RD

BARRETT RD

MC CARTNEY RD

HEYWOOD RD

BILLINGS RD

HOMEGARDNER RD

FREMONT

AVE

FREMONT

SR

2

BARDSHAR RD

TIFFIN AVE

SANDUSKY BAY

PATHWAY UPDATE

AVE

BARDSHAR RD

THORPE DR

TIFFIN AVE

VENICE RD

COLD

HOWA

R D DR

BOGART RD W

CREEK BLV D

VENICE RD

GEORGE S T

US 6

G EORGE

S T

W MONROE ST

WILSON ST

$2.2

MIL

W MONROE ST

US 6

OLD RAILROAD RD

SR 4

HARRISON ST

CLINTON ST

W PERKINS AVE

MILLS ST

CARR ST

CAMP ST

PIERCE ST

PEARL ST

SR 2

PATTEN TRACT RD

W WATER ST

W MARKET ST

W WASHINGTON ST

W ADAMS ST

W JEFFERSON ST

W MADISON ST

STONE ST

CENTRAL AVE

W OSBORNE ST

N DEPOT ST

SEAVERS WAY

CAMP ST

W PERKINS AVE

SR 4

OLD MAS RD

VINE ST

E WATER ST

SCHENK RD

E MARKET ST

HAYES AVE

BUCHANAN ST

PERRY ST

HURON AVE

E MONROE ST

REESE ST

NEIL ST

FINCH ST

CAMPBELL ST

MEIGS ST

SCOTT ST

HAYES AVE

W BOGART RD

$.65

MIL

SYCAMORE LINE

LA NE ST

BELL AVE

44 ST

42 ST

48 ST

ERIEBLVD

MARS HALL AVE

MATTHES AVE

SECOND ST

RANSOM RD

46 ST

MEIGS ST

50 ST

SCOTT ST

COLUMBUS AVE

CAMPBELL ST

BUTLER ST

WA

E PARISH ST

52 ST

FIRST ST

FIFTH ST

$1.9

MIL

CARR

SCHILLER AVE

W STRUB RD

BIRCHWOOD DR

THIRD ST

MEADOW LN

MAJO DR

SYCAMORE LINE

RD

B U

WOODLAWN AVE

GILDONA DR

MICHIGAN

C ST

AVE

CEDAR POINT DR

E FARWELL ST

DEWITT AVE

E STRUB RD

COLUMBUS AVE

FIRST ST

FIFTH ST

TLER ST

W STRUB RD

$8.3

MIL

PIPE ST

REMINGTON AVE

DR

L Y

E STRUB RD

MILAN RD

CLEVELAND RD

E PERKINS AVE

HULL RD

ALIGNMENT UPDATED SEGMENT ALIGNMENT

COMPARISON

COSTS

E ST

F ST

C

BOSTON RD

ROSSTREE

LN

CLEVELAND RD

E PERKINS AVE

MALL BLVD N

MILAN RD

CROSSING

$.7

MIL

E BOGART RD

TAYLOR RD

P ETERSON LN

HINDE A VE

B AYVIEW LN

E

WOO D

ER P A TH

E

D

D R

RIDGE

$1.8

MIL

GALLOWAY RD

HULL RD

KALAHARI

KAL A H ARI

CEDAR POINT RD

DR

DR S

POTENTIAL DOWNTOWN LOOP

POTENTIAL SANDUSKY BAY PATHWAY ROUTE

POTENTIAL PARK LOOP

POTENTIAL SANDUSKY BAY PATHWAY (ALT)

POTENTIAL PIPE CREEK NATURE LOOP

SANDUSKY BAY PATHWAY (EXISTING)

POTENTIAL PIPE CREEK TRAIL

SANDUSKY BAY PATHWAY (PLANNED)

POTENTIAL BIKE LANES

LANDING PARK TRAIL (PLANNED)

PLANNED LANDING PARK DRIVE + TRAILS

POTENTIAL DOWNTOWN LOOP

CASTALIA QUARRY RESERVE TRAIL

POTENTIAL PARK LOOP

POTENTIAL SANDUSKY BAY PATHWAY ROUTE

POTENTIAL PIPE CREEK NATURE LOOP

ROADS (2017)

LIONS PARK TRAIL (EXISTING)

THE LANDING PARK SITE

THE LANDING PARK SITE

PARKS + GREEN SPACE

CITY OF SANDUSKY

CITY OF SANDUSKY

SEGMENT BREAK

$6

MIL

POTENTIAL BAYFRONT TRAIL (ALT)

BOOS RD

CLEVELAND RD W

BOGART RD

SAWMILL CRE E

$1.1

MIL

ATWOOD PL

LAKE

E R

IE

$1

MIL

RYE BEACH RD

KWY

P

SAWMILL PKWY

CLEVELAND

CLEVELAND RD W

WEXF O

RD E

RD

DR

SALEM

$1.6

MIL

D R

ADAMS AVE

WILBOR AVE

0.5

1 IN = 4,000 FEET

0 1

MILES

MEETING GOALS

• Review the feedback received from Public Meeting #2.

• Discuss the voting and prioritization (“Show Me The Money”)

exercise results from Public Meeting #2 and review how that

informed the potential phasing plan.

• Present the finalized draft alignment plan to the Stakeholder

Group.

• Review the draft costs associated with each individual

segment of the alignment.

• Present a draft phasing and implementation plan that takes

into account funding feasibility and availability, as well as

desired priority connections.

• Review and discuss right-of-way width concerns raised

along First St. and potential property impacts.

MEETING OUTCOMES

• Consensus reached regarding the right-of-way availability

along First St.

• While intersection improvements at First St. and Cedar

Point Dr. are needed in the short-term, the adaptive re-use

of the pedestrian bridge over First St. is a desirable longterm

solution that should be included in the plan.

• Feedback regarding the cost opinion and segment

priorities was gathered and incorporated into the final

alignment plan.

SOUTHERNMOST

NORTHERN

SOUTHERNMOST

NORTHERN

14’ WIDE EASEMENT

235’

SANDUSKY BOAT

STORAGE LLC

CITY OF SANDUSKY BAY

PATHWAY UPDATE

17’

SANDUSKY BOAT

STORAGE LLC

73’ 250’

17’

LAKE RIDGE

INVESTMENTS

FIRST ST

LAKE RIDGE

INVESTMENTS

341’

LAKE RIDGE

INVESTMENTS

LAKE RIDGE

INVESTMENTS

RIGHT-OF-WAY IMPACT

LYMAN

WATERFRONT/

SHIBO GROUP

LYMAN

WATERFRONT/

SHIBO GROUP

[

1 IN = 100 FEET

(ABOVE) Stakeholders were presented with a right-of-way impact analysis

for the properties along First St. Concerns were raised prior to the meeting

about the available right-of-way limitations and how deep into the parcels

the potential trail alignment would impact. The figure shows parcel frontage

along the north side of the street, along with the specific impact depths

associated with the alignment.

33’

376’

17’

200’

17’

STAKEHOLDER MEETING #3: The exhibit above was presented to the stakeholder group to display finalized changes based on feedback received following Public

Meeting #2. The draft cost opinion was presented with individual segment totals displayed along the alignment.

STAKEHOLDER MEETING #3 RESULTS



FACILITY TYPES



SIDEPATH EXPANDED SIDEWALK PROTECTED SIDEPATH

PROTECTED CURBED SIDEPATH

The overall goal of this study was to update the 2006 Sandusky Bay Pathway

plan with recommendations for a 100% off-road trail network that connects

residents, business owners and visitors along the waterfront, through and

to downtown, as well as reaches the western and eastern edges of the City

limits. Given that off-road facilities were desired, variations of shared use paths,

sidepaths, and widened sidewalk networks were the facility types explore, and

preferred, for this study.

Shared use paths, commonly known as trails, accommodate bicyclists,

pedestrians, and bi-directional traffic. If the project is federally funded, shared

use paths must be a minimum of ten feet wide with a two foot clear-zone

buffer on either side of the path. If adjacent to a roadway, a 5-foot buffer is

required between the roadway and shared use path. ADA compliance requires

no greater than a 5% vertical slope and 2% cross-slope. According to Federal

Highway Administration (FHWA), roughly 93% of people who own a bike are

only comfortable riding in a completely separated facility, such as a shared use

path or sidepath (as described on the next page). While many people associate

shared use paths/trails as being for recreational purposes, these facilities are also

commonly used for transportation and commuter purposes. Per the MUTCD,

signage is very flexible for shared use paths, and often, custom-designed branding,

signage, wayfinding and kiosks are developed for path/trail networks.

Sidepaths are essentially the same facility and design as a shared use path,

but generally run adjacent to a roadway for long distances at a time. Given that

sidepaths are adjacent to roadways, the 5-foot buffer design is important to

address as a case-by-case basis with context-sensitive-solutions. On low-volume

roadways, grassy or vegetative buffers are appropriate.

Next to higher speed roadways (typically above a posted speed of 35 mph),

a more physical separation should be explored for sidepath buffers. These can

include raised curbs, planters, bollards, jersey barriers, etc.

FACILITY TYPES

FACILITY TYPES



RECOMMENDED ALIGNMENT



MAPLE AVE

GARY DR

DORN DR

OLDS ST

KING ST

MILLS ST

PUTNAM ST

PEARL ST

A ST

CARR ST

VINE ST

SCOTTLEY DR

CAMP RD

ATWOOD PL

SILVERN AVE

MAPLE AVE

GARY DR

DORN DR

OLDS ST

KING ST

MILLS ST

PUTNAM ST

PEARL ST

A ST

CARR ST

VINE ST

SCOTTLEY DR

CAMP RD

ATWOOD PL

SILVERN AVE

[

POTENTIAL SANDUSKY BAY PATHWAY ROUTE

POTENTIAL SANDUSKY BAY PATHWAY (ALT)

[

POTENTIAL SANDUSKY BAY PATHWAY ROUTE

POTENTIAL SANDUSKY BAY PATHWAY (ALT)

SR 269

SANDUSKY BAY PATHWAY (EXISTING)

SR 269

SANDUSKY BAY PATHWAY (EXISTING)

SANDUSKY BAY PATHWAY (PLANNED)

SANDUSKY BAY PATHWAY (PLANNED)

LANDING PARK TRAIL (PLANNED)

LANDING PARK TRAIL (PLANNED)

POTENTIAL DOWNTOWN LOOP

POTENTIAL DOWNTOWN LOOP

CE DAR

POINT DR

POTENTIAL PARK LOOP

POTENTIAL PIPE CREEK NATURE LOOP

LIONS PARK TRAIL (EXISTING)

THE LANDING PARK SITE

WESTERN

CORRIDOR

CE DAR

POINT DR

POTENTIAL PARK LOOP

POTENTIAL PIPE CREEK NATURE LOOP

LIONS PARK TRAIL (EXISTING)

THE LANDING PARK SITE

CITY OF SANDUSKY

CITY OF SANDUSKY

E BAY VIEW DR

E BAY VIEW DR

GRAND PASS

GRAND PASS

W BAY VIEW DR

W BAY VIEW DR

SUNSET PLAZA DR

W CHEROK EE

TRL

SUNSET PLAZA DR

W CHEROK EE

TRL

DOWNTOWN

WILLOW DR

WILLOW DR

WAHL RD

PRAIRIE RD

MARTINS POINT RD

LIMA -SANDUSKY RD

THICKET RD

HEYWOOD RD

BARRETT RD

MC CARTNEY RD

HOMEGARDNER RD

DR

M UIR W O O D

FREMONT AVE

BARDSHAR RD

VENICE

HEIGHTS BLVD

THORPE DR

VENICE RD

FERNDALE DR

COLD CREEK BLVD

GEORGE ST

SUPERIOR ST

HURON ST

US 6

WILBERT ST

WILSON ST

OLD RAILROAD RD

W MONROE ST

CLINTON ST

HARRISON ST

PIERCE ST

BARKER ST

W WATER ST

MC DONOUGH ST

SHELBY ST

CAMP ST

W MARKET ST

W WASHINGTON ST

FILMORE ST

CENTRAL AVE

TYLER ST

POLK ST

SEAVERS WAY

JOHNSON ST

W PERKINS AVE

STONE ST

W ADAMS ST

W JEFFERSON ST

W OSBORNE ST

N DEPOT ST

PROSPECT ST

DECAT U

E MARKET ST

R ST

HAYES AVE

TAYLOR ST

E WASHINGTON ST

WAYNE ST

ROCKWELL ST

BUCHANAN ST

E WATER ST

SHERMAN ST

E ADAMS ST

HURON AVE

E MONROE ST

REESE ST

NEIL ST

CAMPBELL ST

MEIGS ST

PERRY ST

FRANKLIN ST

SCOTT ST

FINCH ST

CABLE ST

W PARISH ST

WARREN ST

RODS DR

LANE ST

BELL AVE

STONEWOOD DR

E

D R

S

SYCAMORE LINE

E FOLLETT

44 ST

GILCHER CT

T ONEWAY

SECOND ST

ST

HANCOCK ST

42 ST

ONTARIO ST

ERIE BLVD

46 ST

48 ST

50 ST

STONYRIDG E DR

BUTLER ST

COLUMBUS AVE

MARSHALL AVE

MC KINLEY ST

FIRST ST

THIRD ST

FIFTH ST

E PARISH ST

HUNTINGTON AVE

52 ST

JUDYLN

WAMAJO DR

CH ALET DR

ALPINE DR

C ST

E FARWELL ST

DIXON DR

OAKLAND AVE

WOODLAWN AVE

DEWITT AVE

FOURTH ST

EAST W OOD DR

MERRIWEATHER RD

FORCE AVE

E STRUB RD

CA R R RD

RUM RD

PIPE ST

LYNN DR

RIVER AVE

HERON CREEK DR

REMINGTON AVE

MILAN RD

E ST

F ST

CLEVELAND RD

E OLDGATE RD

FO X

HERITAGE DR

FA LLEN TIMBER DR

RUN

CROSSTR ELN

TRL

PALMER DR

MALL BLVD N

E PERKINS AVE

HUNTERS WAY

PETERSON LN

N BAYVIEW LN

SUNSET LN

HINDE AVE

PARK L

PEASE LN

LAURAS

N

LN

E BAYVIEW LN

A N GELS WAY

BAYFIELD DR

CEDAR POINT RD

WAHL RD

PRAIRIE RD

MARTINS POINT RD

LIMA -SANDUSKY RD

THICKET RD

HEYWOOD RD

BARRETT RD

MC CARTNEY RD

HOMEGARDNER RD

DR

M UIR W O O D

FREMONT AVE

BARDSHAR RD

VENICE

HEIGHTS BLVD

THORPE DR

VENICE RD

FERNDALE DR

COLD CREEK BLVD

GEORGE ST

SUPERIOR ST

HURON ST

US 6

WILBERT ST

WILSON ST

OLD RAILROAD RD

W MONROE ST

CLINTON ST

HARRISON ST

PIERCE ST

BARKER ST

W WATER ST

MC DONOUGH ST

SHELBY ST

CAMP ST

W MARKET ST

W WASHINGTON ST

JOHNSON ST

W PERKINS AVE

STONE ST

FILMORE ST

W ADAMS ST

W JEFFERSON ST

CENTRAL AVE

TYLER ST

POLK ST

W OSBORNE ST

N DEPOT ST

SEAVERS WAY

PROSPECT ST

DECAT U

E MARKET ST

R ST

HAYES AVE

E WASHINGTON ST

WAYNE ST

TAYLOR ST

ROCKWELL ST

BUCHANAN ST

E WATER ST

SHERMAN ST

E ADAMS ST

HURON AVE

E MONROE ST

REESE ST

NEIL ST

CAMPBELL ST

MEIGS ST

PERRY ST

FRANKLIN ST

SCOTT ST

FINCH ST

CABLE ST

W PARISH ST

WARREN ST

RODS DR

LANE ST

SYCAMORE LINE

E FOLLETT

BELL AVE

STONEWOOD DR

44 ST

GILCHER CT

E

D R

T ONEWAY

S

SECOND ST

ST

HANCOCK ST

42 ST

ERIE BLVD

46 ST

ONTARIO ST

48 ST

50 ST

STONYRIDG E DR

BUTLER ST

COLUMBUS AVE

MARSHALL AVE

MC KINLEY ST

FIRST ST

THIRD ST

FIFTH ST

E PARISH ST

HUNTINGTON AVE

52 ST

JUDYLN

WAMAJO DR

CH ALET DR

ALPINE DR

C ST

E FARWELL ST

DIXON DR

OAKLAND AVE

WOODLAWN AVE

FOURTH ST

EAST W OOD DR

DEWITT AVE

MERRIWEATHER RD

FORCE AVE

E STRUB RD

CA R R RD

RUM RD

PIPE ST

LYNN DR

RIVER AVE

HERON CREEK DR

REMINGTON AVE

MILAN RD

E ST

F ST

CLEVELAND RD

E OLDGATE RD

FO X

HERITAGE DR

FA LLEN TIMBER DR

RUN

CROSSTREELN

TRL

PALMER DR

MALL BLVD N

E PERKINS AVE

HUNTERS WAY

PETERSON LN

N BAYVIEW LN

SUNSET LN

HINDE AVE

PARK L

PEASE LN

LAURAS

N

LN

E BAYVIEW LN

A N GELS WAY

BAYFIELD DR

CEDAR POINT RD

EASTERN

CORRIDOR

MATTHES AVE

MATTHES AVE

RESTHAVEN WILDLIFE AREA

OXBO RD

CEME NT ST

LESTER

ST

N WASHINGTON ST

ADA MS ST

S WASHINGTON ST

DEPOT ST

PFEIL LN

MAIN ST

BARDEN ST

E LUCAS ST

BARDWELL RD

DEBRA DR

ROCKWOOD DR

TIFFIN AVE

HOWA RD

DR

BOGART RD W

SR 2

SR 4

W BOGART RD

BRANDON BLVD

BUCKEYE LN

K ELLEY

SCHILLER AVE

W STRUB RD

DONAIR DR

LN

KEVIN DR

BIRCHWOOD DR

GILDONA DR

R

LINDEN WAY D

MEADOW LN

MICHIGAN AVE

INDIANA AVE

PENNSYLVAN IA AVE

WALT LAKETRL

LISBONCIR

LONDON RD

RD

BOSTON

CROSSING RD

WALNUT CREEK

E BOGART RD

LN

ATLANTIC AVE

JEANNET

TE DR

DEERPATHDR

WESTWIND DR

WOO D

TR 1105

RIDGE DR

GALLOWAY RD

HULL RD

BOGART RD

BOOS RD

CLEVELAND RD W

SAWMILLCREEK

UNIVERSITY DR

RYE BEACH RD

RICHLAND AVE

LAKE E RIE

PKWY

SAWMILL PKWY

RESTHAVEN WILDLIFE AREA

OXBO RD

CEME NT ST

LESTER

ST

N WASHINGTON ST

ADA MS ST

S WASHINGTON ST

DEPOT ST

PFEIL LN

MAIN ST

BARDEN ST

E LUCAS ST

BARDWELL RD

DEBRA DR

ROCKWOOD DR

TIFFIN AVE

HOWA RD

DR

BOGART RD W

SR 2

SR 4

W BOGART RD

BRANDON BLVD

BUCKEYE LN

K ELLEY

SCHILLER AVE

W STRUB RD

DONAIR DR

LN

KEVIN DR

BIRCHWOOD DR

GILDONA DR

R

LINDEN WAY D

MEADOW LN

MICHIGAN AVE

INDIANA AVE

PENNSYLVAN IA AVE

WALT LAKETRL

LISBONCIR

LONDON RD

RD

BOSTON

CROSSING RD

WALNUT CREEK

E BOGART RD

LN

ATLANTIC AVE

JEANNET

TE DR

DEERPATHDR

WESTWIND DR

WOO D

TR 1105

RIDGE DR

GALLOWAY RD

HULL RD

BOGART RD

BOOS RD

CLEVELAND RD W

SAWMILLCREEK

UNIVERSITY DR

RYE BEACH RD

RICHLAND AVE

LAKE E RIE

PKWY

SAWMILL PKWY

SANDUSKY BAY

PATHWAY UPDATE

RECOMMENDED ALIGNMENT

UPDATED ALIGNMENT

0 0.5

1

MILES

SANDUSKY BAY

PATHWAY UPDATE

0 0.5

1

UPDATED ALIGNMENT ALIGNMENT SECTIONS

MILES



DORN DR

R

POINT DR

POTENTIAL PIPE CREEK NATURE LOOP

BAY VIEW

FISHING PIER

SEGMENT BREAK

LIONS PARK TRAIL (EXISTING)

THE LANDING PARK SITE

CITY OF SANDUSKY

E BAY VIEW DR

GRAND PASS

W BAY VIEW DR

SUNSET PLAZA DR

W CHEROK EE

TRL

WILLOW DR

WAHL RD

MARTINS POINT RD

LIMA -SANDUSKY RD

BARRETT RD

MC CARTNEY RD

A

The Bay View Fishing Pier anchors the northwest terminus of the

Pathway. From the Fishing Pier drive, an asphalt sidepath begins at

East Bayview Drive and Barret Rd. The sidepath adjusts to a widened

asphalt sidewalk with a raised curb buffer for a majority of the length

of Barret Rd., returning to a sidepath near the beginning of Venice Rd.

PRAIRIE RD

THICKET RD

HEYWOOD RD

HOMEGARDNER RD

DR

M UIR W O O D

FREMONT AVE

WESTERN CORRIDOR

A

BARDSHAR RD

VENICE

HEIGHTS BLVD

VENICE ROAD

PLANNED

IMPROVEMENTS

THORPE DR

VENICE RD

FERNDALE DR

COLD CREEK BLVD

MILLS ST

PUTNAM ST

W MONROE ST

PIERCE ST

B

At the Edgewater Ave. intersection with Venice Rd., the asphalt sidepath continues along the east and south

side of Edgewater Ave./Monroe St. The sidepath crosses north at Winnebago Ave with a connection to Lion’s

Park and continues along the north side of Monroe St. until Sloane St. The existing right-of-way on Sloane St./

Madison St. is restricted to a driveway and off-road trail only, with the Pathway returning to a concrete sidepath

after the intersection with King St. until meeting the existing widened sidewalk on Mill St.

GEORGE ST

SUPERIOR ST

HURON ST

US 6

B

OLDS ST

WILBERT ST

WILSON ST

RAILROAD RD

KING ST

BARKER ST

HARRISON ST

CLINTON ST

PEARL ST

W WATER ST

CAMP ST

SHELBY ST

A ST

CARR ST

FILMORE ST

W PERKINS AVE

W MARKET ST

W WASHINGTON ST

MC DONOUGH ST

STONE ST

W ADAMS ST

W JEFFERSON ST

CENTRAL AVE

TYLER ST

POLK ST

SEAVERS WAY

JOHNSON ST

VINE ST

W OSBORNE ST

N DEPOT ST

PROSPECT ST

DECAT U

E MARKET ST

R ST

HAYES AVE

TAYLOR ST

E WASHINGTON ST

WAYNE ST

ROCKWELL ST

BUCHANAN ST

E WATER ST

SHERMAN ST

E ADAMS ST

HURON AVE

E MONROE ST

REESE ST

NEIL ST

PBELL ST

MEIGS ST

PERRY ST

FRANKLIN ST

SCOTT ST

FINCH ST

CABLE ST

WARREN ST

W PARISH ST

R

LANE ST

BELL AVE

D DR

E

D R

SYCAMORE LINE

E FOLLETT

44 ST

GILCHER CT

SECOND ST

ST

HANCOCK ST

42 ST

ONTARIO ST

ERIE BLVD

46 ST

48 ST

50 ST

BUTLER ST

COLUMBUS

E DR

MC KINLEY ST

FIRST ST

THIRD ST

FIFTH ST

E PARISH ST

HUNTINGTON AVE

52 ST

JUDYLN

WAMAJO DR

CH ALET DR

ALPINE DR

C ST

E FARWELL ST

DIXON DR

OAKLAND AVE

WOODLAWN AVE

ITT AVE

FOURTH ST

EAST W OOD DR

MERRIWEATHER RD

FORCE AVE

CA R R RD

RUM RD

PIPE ST

LYNN DR

RIVER AVE

F ST

HERON CREEK DR

REMINGTON AVE

E ST

CLEVELAND RD

E OLDGATE RD

FO X

HERITAGE DR

FA LLEN TIMBER DR

RUN

CROSSTREELN

TRL

PALMER DR

EDGEWATER AVE AT W. MONROE ST: The Pathway helps connect residential areas of the city to the numerous amenities along the waterfront. This stretch of the

Pathway along Edgewater and Monroe will allow western neighborhoods to better access Lions Park and Downtown.

MALL BLVD N

E PERKINS AVE

HUNTERS WAY

PETERSON LN

N BAYVIEW LN

SUNSET LN

HINDE AVE

PARK L

PEASE LN

N

E BAYVIEW LN

BAYFIELD DR

CEDAR POINT RD

WESTERN CORRIDOR



SHORELINE DRIVE

PLANNED

IMPROVEMENTS

PIER TRACK

BRIDGE

SEGMENT BREAK

ALIGNMENT

F

WILLOW DR

OLDS ST

WILBERT ST

WILSON ST

AILROAD RD

KING ST

MILLS ST

PUTNAM ST

W MONROE ST

PIERCE ST

BARKER ST

HARRISON ST

CLINTON ST

PEARL ST

W WATER ST

CAMP ST

SHELBY ST

A ST

CARR ST

FILMORE ST

W PERKINS AVE

W MARKET ST

W WASHINGTON ST

MC DONOUGH ST

STONE ST

W ADAMS ST

W JEFFERSON ST

CENTRAL AVE

TYLER ST

POLK ST

SEAVERS WAY

JOHNSON ST

VINE ST

W OSBORNE ST

N DEPOT ST

PROSPECT ST

DECAT U

E MARKET ST

R ST

HAYES AVE

TAYLOR ST

E WASHINGTON ST

WAYNE ST

E WATER ST

SHERMAN ST

E ADAMS ST

HURON AVE

E MONROE ST

REESE ST

NEIL ST

PBELL ST

MEIGS ST

PERRY ST

FRANKLIN ST

SCOTT ST

FINCH ST

C

The Bay Pathway extends from Shoreline Drive streetscape as a concrete sidepath

on the north side of Water St and east side of Meigs St. until Washington St.

ROCKWELL ST

BUCHANAN ST

CABLE ST

WARREN ST

R

LANE ST

BELL AVE

D DR

E

D R

SYCAMORE LINE

E FOLLETT

E

The concrete sidepath continues from Washington St. along the east side of Meigs

St., then on the north side of Garfield Ave., crossing to the east side of Sycamore

Line, and continuing on the north side of 1st St.

F

EXISTING

PATH

D

The Pathway extends from Meigs St as an off-road path, ramping up to a 25’

destination experience bridge over the cove inlet. The trail ramps down along the

former railroad corridor until intersecting with 1st St and transitioning to a concrete

sidepath on the north side of the street until Cedar Point Dr.

W PARISH ST

44 ST

The Pathway crosses 1st St. on the west side of Cedar Point Rd and follows a

switchback ramp up to the existing pedestrian bridge over Cedar Point Rd. Along

the east side of the road, the trail transitions to a sidepath after the ramp from the

existing bridge and continues until the gateway to the Landing Park Trail.

DL

NL

A connection from the Bay Pathway leads to Pipe

Creek Nature Loop, an asphalt off-road trail along

the perimeter of the Pipe Creek Wilderness Area.

PL

C

GILCHER CT

SECOND ST

ST

HANCOCK ST

42 ST

ONTARIO ST

ERIE BLVD

46 ST

48 ST

50 ST

BUTLER ST

COLUMBU

DR

MC KINLEY ST

FIRST ST

THIRD ST

FIFTH ST

E PARISH ST

HUNTINGTON AVE

52 ST

JUDY LN

WAMAJO DR

CH ALET DR

ALPINE DR

C ST

E FARWELL ST

DIXON DR

OAKLAND AVE

WOODLAWN AVE

ITT AVE

FOURTH ST

DOWNTOWN CORRIDOR

E

D

CEDAR POINT DR.

INTERSECTION/BRIDGE

ENHANCEMENTS

DL

The branded Downtown Loop guides pedestrians past

cultural amenities in downtown, including the library, merrygo-round

museum, and Washington Park.

EAST W OOD DR

MERRIWEATHER RD

FORCE AVE

CA R R RD

RUM RD

PIPE ST

LYNN DR

F

RIVER AVE

F ST

HERON CREEK DR

REMINGTON AVE

E ST

CLEVELAND RD

E OLDGATE RD

FO X

HERITAGE DR

FA LLEN TIMBER DR

PL

RUN

CROSSTREELN

TRL

PALMER DR

MALL BLVD N

E PERKINS AVE

NL

HUNTERS WAY

PETERSON LN

N BAYVIEW LN

SUNSET LN

The branded Park Loop invites pedestrians to

stroll through the many historic parks of Sandusky,

including Miami Park, Epple Park, and Huron Park.

HINDE AVE

PARK L

PEASE LN

N

E BAYVIEW LN

BAYFIELD DR

CEDAR POINT RD

PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE

MODIFICATION

• addition of ADA-compliant

ramps from sidewalk up to

existing pedestrian bridge

• re-stripe crosswalks at 1st St. &

Cedar Point Dr. intersection

• pedestrian crossing signal to

allow safer crossing from the

south side of 1st St. to the north

side

ALTERNATE

• addition of pedestrian actuated

crossing signals at each corner

of the 1st St. and Cedar Point

Dr. intersection

• re-stripe crosswalks at 1st St. &

Cedar Point Dr. intersection

• trail plaza node at northeast

corner of intersection

• enhanced trail signage and

wayfinding

CEDAR POINT DRIVE ALTERNATIVES

F

ENHANCED

CEDAR POINT DR. CROSSING



25’ VERTICAL CLEAR BRIDGE OPTION

ESTIMATED COST:

$4 Million

500 FT TO GRADE

PIER TRACK BRIDGE: Several bridge designs and heights were considered during the development of the Pathway Update. After determining that a movable bridge

would potentially be a long term maintenance concern, consensus was reached that a fixed bridge with a 25-foot vertical clearance balanced the needs of the marine

community, typical vessel heights for Lake Erie, and the desire to bring the Pathway along the waterfront.

ABOVE: While the development of the Pier Track alignment faced several constraints, there was an opportunity to create a thoughtfully designed, iconic experience

for users of the trail. With the incorporation of color and lighting elements into the bridge support structures, users can view the lights and excitement of Cedar Point

across the bay at dusk (LEFT), or commute to work on their bicycle in the glow of the morning sunrise (RIGHT).

PIER TRACK BRIDGE

PIER TRACK BRIDGE



ON CREEK DR

NT RD

ON DR

REELN

PALMER DR

SEGMENT BREAK

VE

EAST W OOD DR

MERRIWEATHER RD

PIPE ST

LYNN DR

REMINGTON AVE

CLEVELAND RD

E OLDGATE RD

FO X

HERITAGE DR

FA LLEN TIMBER DR

RUN

TRL

E PERKINS AVE

HUNTERS WAY

PETERSON LN

N BAYVIEW LN

SUNSET LN

HINDE AVE

G

AVE

FORCE AVE

TT AVE

E STRUB RD

CA R R RD

RUM RD

MILAN RD

MALL BLVD N

PARK L

PEASE LN

LAURAS

N

LN

E BAYVIEW LN

A N GELS WAY

BAYFIELD DR

H

I

SM

WALNUT CREEK

LN

JEANNET

VE

LISBONCIR

LONDON RD

RD

BOSTON

CROSSING RD

E BOGART RD

ATLANTIC AVE

TE DR

DEERPATHDR

WESTWIND DR

WOO D

TR 1105

RIDGE DR

GALLOWAY RD

HULL RD

G

The Pathway connects at the eastern terminus of Landing Park Trail, traversing

the coast within the Joseph Steinen Wildlife area as an off-road trail. Some

boardwalks and bridges navigate the marshlands. The off-road trail crosses

Cedar Point Rd. entering into the Wyandot Wetland Metropark area.

H

The off-road trail branches south towards Route 6, connecting the existing

Wyandot Wetland Metropark parking lot and trailhead, and continuing as an

asphalt sidepath north of Route 6 towards Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve.

I

The off-road trail continues east near the northern coast until meeting and

following an existing service drive to Route 6.

BOGART RD

CAMP RD

BOOS RD

CLEVELAND RD W

SAWMILLCREEK

SM

An existing paved path leading from the Sheldon Marsh trailhead to the

waterfront would be improved with additional signage and small node adjacent

to the former NASA research station.

J

UNIVERSITY DR

RYE BEACH RD

ATWOOD PL

LAKE E RIE

RICHLAND AVE

PKWY

SILVERN AVE

SAWMILL PKWY

A sidepath on the north side of Route 6 meets the off-road trail at the existing service drive, transitioning

to an off-road trail around three businesses at the Rye Beach Rd intersection. An existing service drive is

marked as a branch of the Pathway, extending north to the Lakefront Connection. The Pathway along Route

6 adjusts to a widened sidewalk on the south side of the road after crossing Rye Beach Road, continuing on

to the west side of Lake Erie Parkway. The Pathway links to the existing Lakeshore Electric Trail.

J

WYANDOT TRAILHEAD: The existing Wyandot Meadow features numerous criss-crossing mown pathways that allow scenic experiences for pedestrians traffic visiting

the property. By improving one of the existing routes with a paved trail, the Pathway will introduce additional user types and provide a natural connection from the

improved trailhead at Cleveland Rd. to the rest of the Pathway.

EASTERN CORRIDOR

0 0.5

1

MILES

EASTERN CORRIDOR



FUNDING + IMPLEMENTATION



POTENTIAL SANDUSKY BAY PATHWAY ROUTE

POTENTIAL SANDUSKY BAY PATHWAY (ALT)

SANDUSKY BAY PATHWAY (EXISTING)

SANDUSKY BAY PATHWAY (PLANNED)

LANDING PARK TRAIL (PLANNED)

POTENTIAL DOWNTOWN LOOP

POTENTIAL PARK LOOP

POTENTIAL PIPE CREEK NATURE LOOP

LIONS PARK TRAIL (EXISTING)

THE LANDING PARK SITE

BARRETT RD

$7.7

MIL

A

$.65

MIL

C

$8.3

MIL

$1.8

MIL

CITY OF SANDUSKY

SEGMENT BREAK

MEIGS ST

MARTINS POINT RD

LIMA-SANDUSKY RD

AVE

FREMONT

SR

2

VENICE RD

G EORGE

S T

$2.2

MIL

B

W MONROE ST

US 6

MILLS ST

CAMP ST

W PERKINS AVE

HAYES AVE

E

SCOTT ST

SYCAMORE LINE

$1.9

MIL

B U

FIRST ST

FIFTH ST

TLER ST

D

F

$.7

MIL

NL

$6

MIL

TIFFIN AVE

SR 4

CAMPBELL ST

COLUMBUS AVE

MILAN RD

CLEVELAND RD

BARDSHAR RD

PRAIRIE RD

W STRUB RD

E STRUB RD

E PERKINS AVE

HULL RD

G

H

$1.1

MIL

$1

MIL

I

CLEVELAND RD W

$1.6

MIL

J

SANDUSKY BAY

PATHWAY UPDATE

SEGMENT COST DETAIL: The figure above shows the estimated costs based on the individual segments of the Pathway. Full construction estimates with annual 1 IN = 4,000 FEET

inflation adjustments are included in the appendix of this report.

UPDATED ALIGNMENT

COST SUMMARY



CITY OF SANDUSKY

POTENTIAL SANDUSKY BAY PATHWAY ROUTE

ICE RD

DR

COLD CREEK BLVD

CLEVELAND RD

E PERKINS AVE

HULL RD

MENT

POTENTIAL SANDUSKY BAY PATHWAY (ALT)

SANDUSKY BAY PATHWAY (EXISTING)

SANDUSKY BAY PATHWAY (PLANNED)

LANDING PARK TRAIL (PLANNED)

POTENTIAL DOWNTOWN LOOP

POTENTIAL PARK LOOP

POTENTIAL PIPE CREEK NATURE LOOP

LIONS PARK TRAIL (EXISTING)

THE LANDING PARK SITE

CITY OF SANDUSKY

SEGMENT BREAK

GEORGE ST

SUPERIOR ST

HURON ST

US 6

OLDS ST

B

CLEVELAND RD W

WILBERT ST

WILSON ST

1 IN = 4,000 FEET

KING ST

EXISTING

PATH

MILLS ST

PUTNAM ST

SHORELINE DRIVE

PLANNED

IMPROVEMENTS

W MONROE ST

PIERCE ST

BARKER ST

HARRISON ST

CLINTON ST

PEARL ST

W WATER ST

CAMP ST

SHELBY ST

A ST

CARR ST

FILMORE ST

W PERKINS AVE

W MARKET ST

W WASHINGTON ST

MC DONOUGH ST

STONE ST

W ADAMS ST

W JEFFERSON ST

CENTRAL AVE

TYLER ST

POLK ST

SEAVERS WAY

JOHNSON ST

VINE ST

W OSBORNE ST

N DEPOT ST

PROSPECT ST

DECAT U

E MARKET ST

R ST

HAYES AVE

TAYLOR ST

E WASHINGTON ST

WAYNE ST

ROCKWELL ST

BUCHANAN ST

SHERMAN ST

C

E WATER ST

E ADAMS ST

HURON AVE

MEIGS ST

E MONROE ST

REESE ST

NEIL ST

PERRY ST

FRANKLIN ST

SCOTT ST

FINCH ST

CABLE ST

WARREN ST

W PARISH ST

LANE ST

SYCAMORE LINE

E FOLLETT

44 ST

GILCHER CT

PIER TRACK

BRIDGE

E

SECOND ST

ST

D

HANCOCK ST

42 ST

ONTARIO ST

ERIE BLVD

46 ST

48 ST

50 ST

BUTLER ST

MC KINLEY ST

FIRST ST

THIRD ST

FIFTH ST

E PARISH ST

HUNTINGTON AVE

52 ST

CEDAR POINT DR.

INTERSECTION/BRIDGE

ENHANCEMENTS

JUDY LN

WAMAJO DR

CH ALET DR

ALPINE DR

C ST

E FARWELL ST

DIXON DR

FOURTH ST

EAST W OOD DR

MERRIWEATHER RD

PIPE ST

LYNN DR

F

RIVER AVE

F ST

HERON CREEK DR

REMINGTON AVE

E ST

CLEVELAND RD

E OLDGATE RD

FO X

HERITAGE DR

FA LLEN TIMBER DR

RUN

CROSSTREELN

TRL

PALMER DR

WILLOW DR

HUNTERS WAY

PETERSON LN

N BAYVIEW LN

SUNSET LN

CEDAR POINT RD

During the course

of this study, funding and

implementation was always in

the forefront of the minds of

stakeholders, the general public

and the consultant team. Initially

it was decided that federal

funding would be sought as a

major funding source for the

project.

As the study progressed,

it became clear that TIF (Tax

Increment Financing) funding

was a strong possibility as a

major funding source for the

Sandusky Bay Pathway. The

Sandusky School Board and City

of Sandusky were in frequent and

positive talks and negotiations

for multiple TIF districts within

the City.

In April of 2018, both the

Sandusky School Board and City

of Sandusky City Commission

passed ordinances approving

two new TIF districts within the

City, both of which included

pathways as an eligible fundable

improvement. With the TIF

funding in place, Phase I, as

described and shown on page 58,

of the Sandusky Bay Pathway is

slated to be funded 100% locally.

RD

BELL AVE

C

OAKLAND AVE

N AVE

ORCE AVE

RUM RD

E PERKINS AVE

PHASE 1 RECOMMENDATIONS: Through extensive public and stakeholder involvement, it was determined that connecting to downtown Sandusky was the first

priority in developing the Pathway. The segments B, C, D, and F shown above accomplish the this goal by connecting the western areas of the city (B) and the planned

Landing Park development to Downtown Sandusky (C, D, F). Alignment E functions as a potential short term connection while the Pier Track bridge is developed.

D N

HINDE AVE

PARK L

PEASE LN

N

E BAYVIEW LN

PHASE I RECOMMENDATIONS

BAYFIELD



BRANDING, SIGNAGE, AND WAYFINDING

DRAFT CONCEPTUAL DESIGN



KIOSK

KIOSK

DIRECTIONAL SIGNAGE

DIRECTIONAL SIGNAGE

POINT OF INEREST

POINT OF INEREST

To kick-start the Branding,

Signage, and Wayfinding planning

process, an online survey was

conducted and sent to the

Branding, Signage and Wayfinding

Steering Committee (Committee)

members. The survey focused on

gathering information on what the

Committee felt was the best suited

aesthetic that resonated with

the City of Sandusky and future

pathway.

The first question dealt with the

trails nomenclature. Designating a

specific name to the trail creates a

brand (no matter where it goes).

“Sandusky Bay Pathway” was the

strongly preferred designation.

The next few questions related

to the overall appearance of the

signage in relation to Sandusky.

A variety of image options

displaying various materials,

styles, aesthetics, and scales

were presented in each of the

focused elements of the Signage

plan, including; kiosks, banners,

pavement markings, directional

signage, point of interest branding/

signage, and mile markers.

Final responses were tallied

creating an image inventory

of aesthetics decision for the

Sandusky Bayfront Pathway

branding, signage, and wayfinding

design.

BANNER

BANNER

MILE MARKER MILE MARKER MILE MARKER MILE MARKER

PAVEMENT MARKINGS

PAVEMENT MARKINGS

ONLINE SURVEY



1 2

Major Kiosk Place Marker Directional Educational Mile Marker Seated Mile Marker

Major Kiosk Place Marker Directional Educational Mile Marker Seated Mile Marker

Through the Sandusky Bay Pathway public

meetings and branding, signage and wayfinding

Committee involvment process, it was

determined that the over-arching theme for

the Sandusky Bay Pathway will follow that of

the “Great Lakes Coastal” theme created for

Landing Park. Building off the collection of

images created from the online survey, as well as

the conceptual design developed for the Great

Lakes Coastal theme, two conceptual signage

and wayfinding schemes were created as part

of this planning process.

Option 1 creates clean edges using minimal

materials, using prefabricated wood posts,

meant to resemble Lake Erie drift wood, to

create a backdrop for metal information panels.

Pathway pavement markings were also

developed for Option 1 and Option 2.

Option 2 utilizes a metal frame,

reminiscent to gabion baskets

commonly used to combat

erosion along the coast of Lake

Erie, which can be filled with

rocks local to the area. The metal

frame can also be used to create

a clap board paneling onto which

signage can adhere. The teal

panel is meant to resemble an “S”

for “Sandusky” or the shape of a

wave coming from Lake Erie.

Pavement Markings

Pavement Markings

Seat Wall

A seatwall was developed to

compliment the “S” and/or wave

and could potentially becomes a

destination and branding element

in itself due to its size.

SIGNAGE & WAYFINDING OPTION 1

SIGNAGE & WAYFINDING OPTION 2



PLACEMAKING

BANNER 1

SHADE OPTION 1 SHADE OPTION 1

PLACEMAKING

BANNER 1

Banner Option 1 Banner Option 2 Banner Option 3

Using the “Great Lakes Coastal” color

scheme, a variety of pole-mounted and

overhead banner options were developed as

part of the branding, signage and wayfinding

conceptual design process. Style, shape, and

overall conceptual design was focused on

for this process. It was determined that text,

font color and font type would be selected

during the future detailed design phase of the

branding, signage and wayfinding process.

Banner Option 1 reflects the simplicity of the

vertical metal bars as shown in Signage Option

1. The design is flexible in that it can have one

banner per pole, or at a major intersection

or point of interest, all three banners can be

mounted on the same pole facing different

directions.

Banner Option 2 is a play on sails. While

the banner itself is only one single piece of

fabric or metal, it is meant to show a more

3-dimensional overlap of various sails, shown

as different colors in the banner, floating and

passing each other along Sandusky Bay. It is the

most whimsical design of the three conceptual

banner designs developed for the project.

Banner Option 3 combines the verticality

shown in Banner Option 1 and the play on a

sailboat sail in Option 2. It is a more literal

interpretation of the sail and physically wraps

the pole, with the sail shape making a 90

degree angle with the vertical banner.

The overhead banners were developed to

fit a variety of scales and spaces along the

Pathway. While most of the overhead banners

were custom designed for the project, a few of

the options are prefabricated and were pulled

from existing manufacturers.

SHADE OPTION 3 SHADE OPTION 4

OVERHEAD BANNER OPTIONS

POLE-MOUNTED BANNER OPTIONS



BRANDING, SIGNAGE, AND WAYFINDING

FINAL CONCEPTUAL DESIGN



PRIMARY

PRIMARY

METAL

SECONDARY

WOOD

ACCENT

In addition to the stakeholder meetings

conducted for the overall Sandusky Bay

Pathway project, two Branding, Signage and

Wayfinding Steering Committee meetings

were conducted to develop the conceptual

branding, signage and wayfinding conceptual

design for this project.

C: 56

M: 0

Y: 24

K: 0

R: 104

G: 199

B: 201

PRIMARY MATERIAL

C: 79

M: 26

Y: 33

K: 1

R: 37

G: 147

B: 162

C: 42

M: 10

Y: 98

K: 0

R: 162

G: 188

B: 61

C: 0

M: 41

Y: 97

K: 0

PRINT SURFACE

R: 250

G: 163

B: 34

C: 24

M: 100

Y: 86

K: 20

R: 160

G: 27

B: 44

SUPPORT MATERIAL

The first goal of the Committee was to

set a vision for the branding, signage and

wayfinding, and the second goal was to

ultimately guide the consultant team in

developing a physcial conceptual design for

the branding, signage and wayfinding itself.

When asked to describe the future

Sandusky Bay Pathway, words like impactful,

rustic, accessible, happy, charming, fun,

transformative, easy-to-use, and coastal

were used to set the vision of the Pathway

by the Committee.

Ultimately, the Committee chose to move

forward with Signage Option 1 and the

vertical pole-mounted banners. The seatwall

developed as part of Signage Option 2 was

a Committee favorite and redesigned to fit

the overall style of Signage Option 1.

BRANDING, SIGNAGE & WAYFINDING

STEERING COMMITTEE

Angela Byington

Aaron Klein

Daniel Murray

Tami Murray

Steve Poggiali

Melissa Price

Casey Sparks

McKenzie Spriggs

Ethan Unzicker

Greg Voltz

Eric Wobser

City of Sandusky

City of Sandusky

Michael J. Murray Foundation

Michael J. Murray Foundation

Erie Regional

Planning Commission

Erie MetroParks

City of Sandusky

City of Sandusky

Erie MetroParks

City of Sandusky

City of Sandusky

WOOD

METAL

Dark Duranodic Aluminum

COLORED FABRIC

FINAL COLOR PALETTE AND MATERIALS

FINAL CONCPETUAL DESIGN



While the wooden posts

in the preferred signage

option are meant to look

like Lake Erie drift wood,

a prefabricated wood or

synthetic post will be used

for the constructed signage

and wayfinding design.

Committee members liked

the reflection of the “Great

Lakes Coastal” theme, the

simplicity of the design,

and the relatively low

implications this design has

on ongoing operations and

maintenance.

Major Kiosk Place Marker Directional

Educational Mile Marker Seated Mile Marker

The Committee overwhelmingly selected Signage Option 1 as the preferred conceptual design for the signage and wayfinding portion of the

project. The Committee liked the rustic, simplistic and yet coastal feel of the design. A few minor changes were made to the final conceptual

design of Signage Option 1 compared to the draft conceptual design. The Directional signage was increased in height due to Committee

concerns of pathway users conflicting with the wayfinding arrows. Two posts were added to the length of the Educational sign and the Mile

Markers were redesigned from the original buoy concept to a two-post system to better coordinate with the design intent of the comprehensive

signage and wayfinding package.

FINAL SIGNAGE & WAYFINDING



POTENTIAL OVERHEAD BANNER

AND/OR NODE LOCATIONS

• Cold Creek

• Margaritaville

• Cold Creek

• Mills Street Turnaround

• Coal Docks View

• East side of Pier Track

• Grassy area of NW corner of Chesapeake Lofts

• Along Water or Trees by the Salt Piles

• Sandusky Bay Pathway Seatwall at Columbus Avenue

• Dead End of Ogontz St

• East Side Café Building

• Apex Site next to Lyman Harbor Townhomes/Condos

• Sandusky Bay Pathway Seatwall l on Cedar Point Dr

• Sycamore by the Cove

• Tofts Dair Ice Cream Parlor

• Lions, Shoreline and Battery Park

• Shade Creation along First Street

• Pipe Creek Wildlife Area

Small Shade Banner

Large Overhead Banner

*An important point brought up by the Committee was

that the views of Cedar Point and the Bay should not be

blocked by the placement of the overhead banners.

Pole-Mounted Banner

The Committee selected two final overhead banners as the preferred alternatives. The Small Shade Banner is meant for “minor” nodes along the

pathway and the Large Overhead Banner is meant for “major” nodes along the Pathway. Both overhead banners selected by the Committee

are prefabricated units. Option 1 of the Pole-Mounted Banners was selected as the preferred alternative. The Committee liked the simplicity of

the design and the continuation of the verticality shown in the Signage and Wayfinding package. The pole-mounted banners can be applied

to existing poles along the Pathway, but the Committee thought it was also important to add banners and poles in areas where poles do not

currently existing to carry-forward the branding and identity of the alignment, and the concept of being able to “follow the yellow brick road”.

FINAL OVERHEAD BANNERS

FINAL POLE-MOUNTED BANNERS



The Committee determined that

while pavement markings were

important along the entire length of

the Pathway, the pavement markings

themselves needed to be simple.

The notion of being able to “follow

the yellow brick road” was always

on the forefront of people’s minds,

and for the Sandusky Bay Pathway,

the “yellow brick road” will consist of

two simple painted lines/stripes, one

green (painted on the south and west

sides of the pathway) to represent

the “land” side, and one blue (painted

on the north and east sides of the

pathway) to represent the “waters

‘edge”. The two stripes will be painted

on all asphalt and concrete surfaces

along the Sandusky Bay Pathway.

While the painted stripes are easy to

follow, they are also relatively easy

to maintain and reapply.

It was decided by the Committee

to let the detailed design process

determine if the painted lines would

be applied to the boardwalk portions

of the built trail. The same consensus

was determined regarding the

application of the on-pavement mile

markers as well.

30’

2’

Pavement Markings

Seat Wall

FINAL PAVEMENT MARKINGS

FINAL SEAT WALL



CITY OF

SANDUSKY BAY

PATHWAY UPDATE

STUDY AREA

1 IN = 0 MILE


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