WHAT IS eNEO2050?
eNEO2050: An Equitable Future for Northeast Ohio, NOACA's Long Range Plan, is a comprehensive plan that guides Northeast Ohio's major infrastructure investments and vision for the future. This framework sets the agenda for all forms of transportation in the region, including automobile, bridge and roadway, transit, bicycle, walking, and the movement of freight.
The plan also incorporates an examination of the region's land use patterns, environmental concerns, studying income disadvantaged and sensitive areas, with the goal of identifying better policy for housing and economic development within the region.
eNEO2050 takes a complete approach to addressing both immediate and future transportation needs by incorporating elements from studies completed over the past four years. The overall goal of the plan is to increase mobility and improve the quality of life for area residents.
eNEO2050 satisfies a Federal requirement that metropolitan planning organizations shall develop a transportation plan that forecasts at least 20 years into the future.
As part of the process to create the plan for eNEO2050, NOACA will conduct a multi-faceted public engagement campaign to educate and solicit input and insight from the community. This campaign will include surveys and other interactive tools aimed at generating feedback.
Another element of this outreach plan will include a series of public engagement activities throughout the region including digital town hall meetings, virtual block parties, and eventually in-person meetings if permissible due to COVID-19. Our first campaign for eNEO2050 will pose the question to area residents, "Why should the future of Northeast Ohio matter to you?" We will also host a virtual series of Lunch & Learn seminars that include presenting panelists from other organizations across our region. Additionally, NOACA has launched a podcast with monthly episodes that feature in-depth discussions about the current state and future of our community with key individuals as we aim to make eNEO2050 a reality.
We invite you to join our mailing list to be notified when opportunities for engagement become available.
What we plan today will impact our region for years to come. That's why it's critically important that we gather input from the community, and work to project the effects the decisions we make on our area in the years and decades to come.
So, while the public input is important, so too is the ability to project out what the future looks like given the plans we implement today. We have modeled out four scenarios, aimed at projecting what the region looks like in 2050 based upon the effects of this long range plan.
Learn more about the four scenarios plotted out and their effects on the future, and give your thoughts on specific aspects of each of these scenarios.
January - July 2020
Develop preliminary concepts
Develop framework for concepts and feedback
July - December 2020
Analyze data and system alternatives
Revise and adjust concepts based on stakeholder feedback
January - February 2021
Draft plan released for public comment
Input received for consideration
March - June 2021
Final Plan adoption