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Is NEO slow to change?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  09/26/14 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Transform

Lately, I’ve given considerable thought to why change appears to be glacially slow in Northeast Ohio when compared to how individuals think or even the outside world views us. How is it that we can see a constant stream of Facebook posts hailing Cleveland as the greatest place to live, meanwhile Northeast Ohio seems stuck debating, studying, waiting?

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Is Northeast Ohio hurt by too much parking (and what it can do about it)?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  09/24/14 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Transform

Last week, a handful of students from Kent State University’s Landscape Design program plunked down a strip of fake grass and an old, white exercise bike over a street parking spot in front of the Peter B. Lewis Building at Case. The students were participating in Park(ing) Day, a decade-long experiment where people thinking about how much pavement parking creates...

<br /><br />Transit-oriented development<br />Case Parking Lot 45 on Mayfield Road is the site of a future mixed use development that includes 200 apartments and a 700 space parking garage.<br /><br />Rapidly improving<br />The Little Italy / Mayfield Road Rapid Station is going to make transit-oriented development a reality in University Circle.<br /><br /><br />
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The CLE sustainability summit wish list: Top projects + priorities that emerged

Marc Lefkowitz  |  09/19/14 @ 12:00pm  |  Posted in Transform

They came to dream big about Cleveland’s future, but in the end, the 500 people who participated in the city’s two-day sustainability summit crafted small, achievable ways of scaling up sustainability. To their credit, the well-contained proposals would lead to much needed programs in the broad tent of the green movement to localize food, reduce carbon from transportation, clean water,...

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Research group blasts Opportunity Corridor as a "Highway Boondoggle"

Marc Lefkowitz  |  09/18/14 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Transportation choices

boon·dog·gle NORTH AMERICAN informal noun work or activity that is wasteful or pointless but gives the appearance of having value.

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NEO's top transportation official declares "transportation choice equals freedom"

Marc Lefkowitz  |  09/15/14 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Transportation choices

At its annual meeting last week, Northeast Ohio's transportation and environmental agency, NOACA, brought a new emphasis to the area of its mission that would build a "sustainable transportation network.” “Multi-modal assets give people meaningful transportation choices which equals freedom,” said NOACA Executive Director, Grace Gallucci. “A network of infrastructure that gives cyclists more mobility would also bring more safety to pedestrians....

The bikes are coming<br />The popularity of biking is surging in Greater Cleveland, and many cyclists are riding for real transportation, not just for recreation.Ride happy<br />RTA ridership has increased for the last three years.

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