Clifton Ave Redesign

What is it?

Clifton Town Meeting (CTM) is working with the Cincinnati Department of Transportation & Engineering (DOTE) on plans for a redesign of Clifton Avenue north of Ludlow Ave. The redesign plan will involve right-sizing each section of the roadway to better accommodate drivers, pedestrians and non-vehicular users. The new design will fit within the existing footprint of the road, no curb lines will change.

Why do this?

The primary focus of the redesign is to improve safety and useability for all users. For years CTMhas fielded community complaints about the safety of Clifton Avenue. Residents do not feel safe when walking along, crossing, or biking the street. Speed data has recorded drivers traveling faster than 70mph along this neighborhood street. There have been numerous serious accidents, some with vehicles overturned. All on a street that is home to residents, schools, places of worship, and community centers.

How can I help? The redesign plan is happening right now. Community input and engagement is the highest priority to ensure that we are meeting the needs of those that utilize Clifton Avenue the most! We have various meetings scheduled to gather community input and share the most recent updates. See below for the dates and times of these meetings. 

Community Engagement Schedule

Date and TimeLocationEventDetails
7:00 – 9:00 pm
VirtualTransportation committee meeting2024.03.19 Input Session.pptx
4/28/24 4:00 – 5:30 pmDiggs Plaza“Walk the street” community input session2024.04.28 Clifton Ave Walk Community Input
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Community Room
Clifton Cultural Arts Center3412 Clifton Ave
Solution Workshop2024.07.16 Clifton Ave Community Workshop
7:00 – 9:00 pm
TBDInitial Option Presentation
7:00 pm
Clifton Recreation CenterCTM General MeetingPresentation and discussion of options with CTM board
7:00 pm 
Clifton Recreation CenterCTM General MeetingCTM board vote on preferred option

When will this happen? 

Once planning is complete (estimated for summer of 2024), the redesign will be executed in multiple phases. Short-term, the plan may be implemented using temporary materials to validate the design and achieve immediate benefits. Long-term, the redesign will be made permanent when the street is repaved in accordance with the street rehabilitation program.

How will this be paid for?

The planning is made possible by community volunteers and DOTE’s own internal resources. Construction funding is yet to be identified.

Click here to send comments or questions.

CTM Board – Hybrid Meeting – April 1, 2024

The meeting will begin at 7:00pm, the public is welcome to attend. Public input on CTM agenda items will be heard after Trustee discussion is complete.  Community members wishing to address the Board on an agenda item should sign up to speak at least 24 hours before start of the meeting by completing this Google form or with an email request directed to the president at Individual input on agenda items will last no more than two minutes.

Community members may speak on non-agenda issues during the public questions and concerns period at the end of the meeting. Individuals with statements are asked to sign in before the start of the meeting. Such statements should last not more than two minutes and are invited during the public questions and concerns period. Email your request to speak (specify the topic), or to request an agenda item at the next meeting to


Join in-person: Clifton Recreation Center, 320 McAlpin Avenue  
Join Remotely:

StartTimeTopicTopic Lead
7:001WelcomePresident Goodin
7:012Roll Call/ Approve prior month’s minutesSecretary Barry Gee
7:033Treasurer’s Report – Attachment 1Treasurer Checco
7:0615Police ReportP.O. Shawn Dent
7:215Fire Report
7:265CRC ReportCollin Fitzpatrick
7:315Clifton Library ReportJeanne Strauss de Groote
7:365Misc Business UpdatesPresident
7:4110Board – Trustee Vacancy Announcement, Governance Chair Vacancy, VP 2 DiscussionPresident
7:5110NSP – Proposal and Community Vote – Attachments 2 & 3NSP Coordinator – Gerald Checco
8:015Housing & Zoning – Letter of No Objection – Motion 1Rachel Wells
8:0610Connected Communities – Special Meeting RequestRachel Wells
8:1615Transportation Committee – Motion 2Jusn Ogilby
8:312Communication from CPD – Liquor License – 3523 Jefferson Ave – Attachment 4Gerald Checco
8:334Communication from House TourJan Brown Checco
8:375Communication from Golf Outing – Introduction to Motion for consideration at next meetingJohn Whedon
8:425USPS Informed Delivery Option – with Notifications sent to CTM Board – Motion 3Rachel Wells
8:4715Committees Roll CallPresident
9:025Community Questions/ConcernsPresident
9:07Adjournment – Next meeting May 6, 2024President
1Housing & Zoning CommitteeDraft Letter of No Objection

Zoning Variance Application Documents
2Transportation CommitteeClifton Ave Redesign Objectives and Goals
3Rachel WellsUSPS Informed Delivery Option with Notifications sent to CTM Board
1TreasurerTreasurer’s Report
2NSP CoordinatorDraft NSP Application
3NSP CoordinatorNSP Voting Ballot
4Police DeptLiquor License Communication