A hundred cyclists warm to the chill on the Friday evening air as they crank up the 600-foot incline of Edgehill Road from Little Italy to Cleveland Heights. After two hours of riding through Cleveland's east side, they near the end of the monthly ritual known as Critical Mass riding in a bike lane that Cleveland and Cleveland Heights painted...
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Cleveland and its visitor's bureau are working on a Seamless Cleveland wayfinding system that will connect the city's great destinations by foot, bike, bus, trolley and train.
Now that bike share has moved into mid-size markets like Buffalo and, last week, Cincinnati, this hybrid public transit and symbol of new urbanism is attracting praise and deep scrutiny. Scrutiny is good, but will it halt the progress of bike share even into unproven markets? Budget hawks sniffing around bike share are asking, “is it profitable?” That may have some...
Is Cleveland ready to join the ranks of cities investing in bike share, a form of two-wheeled public transit that is quickly gaining ground? Toole Design Group, a national firm that does feasibility studies of bike share, investigated the case and recently told Cleveland to “go for it.” The caveats include finding a manager and a $4.2 million initial investment.
If anyone can be said to embody the spirit of bicycling in Cleveland Heights, Mary Dunbar might be the best candidate. Underneath a bob of brown hair, silver wire-rim glasses, and a reserved manner, Dunbar exudes warmth, creativity and a healthy sense of humor, especially when you get her talking about the monumental task of asking people to leave their...
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