GCBL staff | 05/20/08 @ 8:29pm
- After decades of pulling up the drawbridge, University Circle's big institutions-Cleveland Clinic, Case, University Hospitals, Cleveland Museum of Art, Judson-want to be better neighbors. The Greater Circle Living initiative will give full-time employees up to $10,000 to buy a home in an adjacent neighborhood. And the Cleveland Foundation is kicking in $5,000 for full-time employees of a non-profit institution in University Circle. Read more.
- Kenston High School's Envirothon academic club collected enough wind velocity data from an anemometer installed on top of a giant cell tower to propose at a recent school board meeting that the district build a wind turbine that would generate twice the renewable energy as the 225 kW wind turbine at the Great Lakes Science Center.
With world-wide demand for turbines creating a two-year waiting list, more of these homegrown projects will make the case for a local wind turbine manufacturer. Read more.
- "The soaring price of gas is helping jump start a transportation revolution in Columbus, and we are proud to promote biking as an alternative to the automobile for commuters as well as recreation," said Columbus Mayor Coleman, unveiling the city's Bicentennial Bikeways Plan during Bike-to-Work-Week. "We've committed $20 million by 2012, and are looking to making biking a safer, easier way to get around Columbus' neighborhoods and to jobs and activities downtown."
Similar to Cleveland's $13 million carve out for bicycling amenities in its five-year capital budget, the biggest difference is Columbus' plan has clearly stated goals:The City will add 31 miles of off-street trails, 58 miles of on-street bike lanes and route, with signs and striping to make biking safer, as well as installing hundreds of new bike racks and other amenities. Regional partners will add another 49 miles of trails and routes.
- A great article about the most important invention for woman's liberation-the bicycle. "A woman on a bicycle," Susan B. Anthony once said, presents "the picture of free and untrammeled womanhood."