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Cleveland Mayor's bike-pedestrian advisory committee meets at City Hall

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/14/10 @ 8:00am  |  Posted in Biking

Back in 2002, Cleveland Mayor Jane Campbell went to Chicago and was blown away by a thriving bike culture and a massive, well-organized bike advocacy group there. Mayor Jane decided it was time for Cleveland to get serious about cycling and walking as part of a healthy transportation system, and asked her planning director Chris Ronayne to form an advisory...more

Does Cleveland have bike sharing in its DNA?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/23/10 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Biking

First Paris, then Washington D.C. now Denver has a bike sharing service. Here's how it works: Reserve a bike online, swipe a card when you pick up a bike at an automated station around town, and drop it off at another station when you're done. Denver used $230,000 from its federal Stimulus Act Energy Efficiency Block Grants (EEBG) to start...more

Cleveland's 'dredging crisis' and parking garages unprepared for bike parking D-Day

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/21/10 @ 12:00pm  |  Posted in Biking

This June-a full two years after the city of Cleveland passed its bike parking ordinance-all parking garage operators in the city will be required to install bike racks. One bike spot for every 20 car spots with a maximum of 24 bike racks means the city should have an instant infusion of new bike parking. We'll have to keep an eye...more

Cleveland bike scene in national limelight; three-year sustainability fellowship; green modernism takes a hit

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/02/10 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Biking

Bicycling Magazine's mini-feature on Cleveland in its May issue highlights the growing interest here in biking as a cool urban activity, as an economic engine and as a healthy way to commute. Mentioned in the feature: LeBron is a cyclist Cleveland Clinic has many, devoted bike commuters The soon-to-be-built downtown bike parking station The Towpath Trail extension into the Flats Euclid Corridor bike lanes A Cleveland...more

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