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Best and worst cities for cycling safety, breathing clean air

Marc Lefkowitz  |  11/18/15 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Biking, Transportation

US DOT has an interesting new methodology to compare the health impact of local transportation systems. We pulled some examples to compare the Cleveland Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and some peer cities. You can see the results in the charts below. We encourage you to dig into the data and come up with your own comparisons. This is good tool...

<br /><br /><br /><br />Source: U.S. Department of Transportation. Transportation and Health Tool, 2015.<br />Cleveland MSA seen in top right of Ohio MSA map (source: US Census Bureau).

Tiny homes coming to Cleveland EcoVillage

Marc Lefkowitz  |  10/30/15 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Biking, Transit, Green buildings, Walking

Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization (DSCDO) and Citizens Bank have plans to build Cleveland’s first two tiny homes. Tiny homes—on trailers or on hard-to-build lots—are popping up across the U.S. They’ve had their Portlandia moment. Shareable reports that 11 tiny home villages are in design or under construction.

Small is beautiful<br />Final design for the tiny home slated for the Cleveland EcoVillage. Image: Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization.<br />Cleveland tiny home is based on Colorado firm Tumbleweed's Widbey model. Image from Tumbleweed (shown with modifications).

A big cycling circuit for Cleveland, Near West Side gains ground

Marc Lefkowitz  |  10/20/15 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Biking

No one project defines Cleveland’s 80 miles of Bikeways by 2017 Plan: Bike lanes have been popping up all over the city—from E. 22nd to Superior Avenue to E. 72nd Street. But if a candidate has to be found, the Near West Side’s effort to line up a network of bike lanes and paths could be a contender. And while Cleveland...

<br />The Redline Greenway would bring a New York High Line experience to Cleveland. <br />The scenery of the Redline Greenway<br /><br />Conceptual design, approved by the City of Cleveland, for the Lorain Avenue cycle track<br />The City of Cleveland prepares the W. 25th Street bike lane.<br />A family enjoys the Detroit Avenue bike lane in Cleveland.
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Cleveland wants bike share by 2016

Marc Lefkowitz  |  10/08/15 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Biking

The City of Cleveland and bike advocacy group BikeCleveland are seeking proposals to turn $446,000 in capital into a bike share system with a hoped-for launch by the RNC’s arrival in 2016.

Coming soon<br />Zagster features an image from the launch of a pilot bike share system in Cleveland led by private businesses in 2014 on the company website.

Rust Belt wheelers lead U.S. in bike commute growth

Marc Lefkowitz  |  10/06/15 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Biking

Cleveland’s strong showing as a city that wants to bike continues with its appearance in the Top Ten U.S. cities measuring growth rates of bike commuters.

The bikes are coming<br />The popularity of biking is surging in Greater Cleveland, and many cyclists are riding for real transportation, not just for recreation.

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The best bike trails

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

Eco-friendly landscapes

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