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Fuel cost, state put public transit in peril

GCBL staff  |  08/05/08 @ 11:30am

RTA is holding hearings this week on how to address its budget crisis. The transit agency is considering cutting routes-including all of its community circulators-and raising rates ($1-2 on daily passes; $3 on five-ride passes; and $20 for monthly passes). They explain the causes and what you can do to help: At a time when more and more commuters...more

Cleveland's active transportation plan

GCBL staff  |  08/04/08 @ 4:51pm

European countries excel at bicycling thanks to strong policies, lots of investment, and a real commitment to replace cars with bikes, John Pucher and Ralph Bueler of Rutgers University explain in a new report. Berlin alone has built up a huge bike network with hundreds of miles of bike lanes, paths and even shortcuts tailored exclusively to...more

Flats and University Circle on drawing board

GCBL staff  |  07/29/08 @ 11:26am

A pair of public meetings tonight begin to shape the future for two of Cleveland's prime destinations: The Flats and University Circle. First, Ohio Canal Corridor and the City of Cleveland will introduce the Canal Basin District Plan. The focus of the plan is on "connections"-trail, bikeway, public transit and pedestrian boardwalks-to and from a new 21-acre urban...more

How our green infrastructure might grow

GCBL staff  |  07/28/08 @ 4:22pm

Cleveland and surrounding cities are geographically positioned to be caretakers-and beneficiaries-of Lake Erie. We are all connected by roads, power lines, and by 'invisible' but vital systems -water and sewer lines, rivers and streams. When a water line breaks we know who pays for it, but when nasty, toxic stormwater floods into the lake, who pays? The Northeast...more

7.28.08

GCBL staff  |  07/28/08 @ 12:28pm

Google Maps is launching a new feature to promote walking in urban areas:Starting today, you can tell Google Maps that you want walking directions, and we'll try to find you a route that's direct, flat, and uses pedestrian pathways when we know about them. Just get directions as you normally would. If you're going 10 km or less (some call...more

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The best bike trails

The best bike trails >

Find out where are the most interesting bike rides in Northeast Ohio

Ten water saving tips

Ten water saving tips >

We're at the shore of Lake Erie, but we still have good reasons to conserve

Eco-friendly landscapes

Eco-friendly landscapes >

We look inside two local guides to native landscaping and their benefits.