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Towpath turns the corner

Marc Lefkowitz  |  12/12/06 @ 4:11pm

Bringing the Towpath Trail the last six miles to downtown Cleveland has been an uphill battle. But—like the Cleveland ‘renaissance’ in the 1990s—it took a public-private partnership at Steelyard Commons to spark the first trail built in the city in many years. The 1-mile loop completed at Steelyard this fall gives new hope to those working on filling in the...more

What can I do?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  12/12/06 @ 10:26am

People often ask us to share simple actions they can take right now to help the environment. Here are a few ideas that make sustainability as easy as falling off a log. (If you know of other easy green actions, add your two cents by posting a comment here). 30 billion kilowatt-hours of energy is wasted because many...more

Overheard

Marc Lefkowitz  |  12/08/06 @ 2:01pm

Just a few interesting tidbits that we picked up in the last week or so. If you've heard something interesting in your travels this week, share it with us. Write a comment to this post.The Cleveland Clinic counts 180 employees who commute to work on their bicycle in a recent survey, according to a participant at the Mayor’s Bike/Ped Advisory...more

Cleveland Public Power considers alternative energy

Marc Lefkowitz  |  12/04/06 @ 1:31pm

When populist Cleveland Mayor Tom L. Johnson formed Cleveland Public Power in 1906—and when voters saved it in 1979—it was for the very type of reason city council is considering today. As one of the state’s 86 muni-owned utilities, CPP is seriously considering its role in creating a market for alternative energy in Northeast Ohio. Much like cities signing the Kyoto...more

Bike updates

Marc Lefkowitz  |  11/27/06 @ 11:03am

Here are just a few news items and pages on cycling recently added to GreenCityBlueLake:The Jackson Administration is looking at Cleveland’s five-year capital planning as a great opportunity to build bike/pedestrian improvements into the city budget. Local cycling newsletter CrankMail published its 10 Best Rides in Cleveland (available on CD with route maps, just in time for Christmas). ClevelandBikes was...more

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