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Cleveland announces plans to expand bikeways

01/17/14 | City of Cleveland

The City of Cleveland announced today a new Bikeway Implementation Plan designed to increase the number of bikeway miles by 250% by the end of 2017.The Bikeway Implementation Plan builds on the existing bike infrastructure in the City and leverages the city’s five year capital improvement program (CIP) to accomplish this significant increase while adding minimal cost to the street...

http://clecityhall.com/2014/01/17/new-plan-will-add-more-than-70-miles-of-bikeway-by-end-of-2017-sup

Attributes of sustainability leaders

11/25/13 | Crain's Cleveland Business

GreenCityBlueLake director David Beach comments on the attributes needed by the sustainability leaders of tomorrow and the most significant sustainability challenge of the future.

http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20131124/SUB1/311249987

Downtown Cleveland is "walker's paradise," researchers say

11/14/13 | Alison Grant, The Plain Dealer

...David Beach, director of the GreenCityBlueLake Institute at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, said walkable cities tend to be older, built with a different geometry, before the automobile spread out development. "The root of it is population densities and the mixture of uses," he said. Cleveland has "some public transportation" and is "somewhat bikeable," the Walk Score researchers found, giving ratings...

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2013/11/downtown_cleveland_is_walkers.html

Stormwater concerns swell in Northeast Ohio

10/18/13 | Thomas Ott, The Plain Dealer

The continuing battle to shed the [stormwater] fee bothers David Beach, director of the GreenCityBlueLake Institute, an environmentally minded arm of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. The sewer district might not span all of the territory that fuels flooding, but Beach calls its efforts to control runoff a "great start." "The sewer district is the largest entity we have," he...

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2013/10/storm_water_a_concern_in_north.html

Planning organization charts new path to more sustainable transportation projects

10/17/13 | Lee Chilcote, Fresh Water Cleveland

...Although it will take a long time to reverse decades of auto-based development, [GCBL's David] Beach says patient investment will yield dividends. “A sign of success will be when you see NOACA start to say ‘no’ to projects that promote more driving and that money gets shifted to projects that promote a transport system that provides more choices.”

http://freshwatercleveland.com/features/noacachartsnewpath101713.aspx

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