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Proving that bike lanes mean business, and University Circle's greater now than five years ago

Marc Lefkowitz  |  01/21/14 @ 12:00pm  |  Posted in Climate, Transportation choices

A round up of news and views on sustainability in Northeast Ohio for Tuesday, January 21, 2014.

Good for business<br />A buffered green bike lane on San Francisco's Market Street attracted 115% more riders. Image from People for Bikes.Missing link?<br />How can University Circle improve its transit connectivity?

Michael Mann: Will climate change have its "Cuyahoga River moment"?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  01/16/14 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Climate

When News Corp. and “the hottest” Senators are subpoenaing your emails, you know you’re doing something right as a climate scientist.

Climate Scientist Michael E. Mann<br />

South Euclid again stays ahead of vacant properties, plus, wetlands grew at the edge of Lake Erie

Marc Lefkowitz  |  01/14/14 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Climate, Vibrant cities, Home renovation, Plants & animals

A round-up of sustainability stories and opportunities for January 14, 2014.

Greening the suburbs<br />One of seven home rehabs that the city of South Euclid used  federal funds to bring back on the market.Wetlands watchers<br />Wetlands at Old Woman Creek in Lake Erie's west basin.

What we know for certain about climate change

Marc Lefkowitz  |  11/04/13 @ 1:00pm  |  Posted in Clean energy, Climate, Clean air

1,000 barrels of oil were burned in the time you clicked on this page. We consume 300 billion barrels of oil per year. To put that figure in perspective, BP spilled 5,000 barrels of oil per day in the Gulf of Mexico and the slick was the size of Delaware and Rhode Island.

Up in the air<br />A coal-fired power plant east of Cleveland.A long drive<br />Driving accounts for a quarter of emissions in Northeast Ohio.Tale of the tape<br />The Keeling curve shows the rise of CO2 in the atmosphere from the 1960s to the present.

Tapping Ohio's passion for greater transportation choice

Amanda Woodrum  |  04/10/13 @ 1:45pm  |  Posted in Biking, Transit, Climate, Vibrant cities, Transportation choices, Walking, Driving, Transportation

Recently, the Ohio legislature passed the state’s $7.6 billion biennial transportation budget, initiated by Governor Kasich and signed into law on April 1st. As usual, the budget neglects transportation options, with less than one percent going towards public transit and even less towards bikeable and walkable streets, electric vehicles, freight, and commuter rail.

Making connections<br />Covered bike parking at a Greater Cleveland RTA station in Lakewood helps people combine bike and transit trips. Model corridor<br />Cleveland's Euclid Corridor features bus rapid transit, bike lanes, a free trolley and an enhanced pedestrian environment.Complete Street plans<br />Fleet Avenue in Cleveland's Slavic Village neighborhood is scheduled to get a makeover with bike lanes, better crosswalks, street trees and wider sidewalks.Access for all<br />This concept for multi-purpose path on the new Cleveland Innerbelt Bridge inspired a major bike-pedestrian improvement on the nearby Lorain-Carnegie Bridge.Placemaking<br />Greater Cleveland RTA is rebuilding Red Line Rapid Transit stations, such as this one at University Circle, to better connect to the surrounding neighborhood and  be an anchor for development. Better ride<br />The RTA Health Line in Cleveland is the region's first bus-rapid transit service, and it features articulated, hybrid-drive vehicles that move more riders than regular buses.
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