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Cleveland protected bike lane, The Midway, gets green light

Marc Lefkowitz  |  06/16/15 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Biking, Transportation

The time is really ripe for Cleveland to build its first protected bike lane. Never has there been such a convergence of interested parties—and resources to be leveraged.

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Cleveland bike projects to watch in 2015

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/15/15 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Biking

Like we did at this time last year, we celebrate National Bike to Work Day and Bike Month (May) by bringing you 19 Bike Projects to Watch in Greater Cleveland, the 2015 edition. Plenty of evidence suggests that cities that stripe lots of miles of bike lanes—and the more separated from cars the better — encourage more people to get on...

<br />Cleveland officials rode the Cultural Train in Indianapolis and brought back ideas for the Lorain Avenue protected bike lane and the Midway.<br />Several trails like the Redline Greenway and the Lake Link would connect the Flats, the Lakefront in a cool way. Image: LAND Studio.<br /><br />Lakewood plans to add bike lanes on Madison Avenue.<br />Quincy Avenue is scheduled to be resurfaced and will gain bike lanes in 2015.

Why do we celebrate a month for biking?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/12/15 @ 9:00am  |  Posted in Biking, Transportation

Happy Bike Month! The bicycle is the most elegant invention. One that, arguably, has not been surpassed in its efficiency and ability to make so many people happy.

<br />Bike to Work Day from 2014 includes lots of happy people biking downtown, in Detroit-Shoreway, in Tremont and in the suburbs like Cleveland Heights.<br /><br /><br />

Is this a bike rack or a piece of sculpture?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/22/15 @ 1:00pm  |  Posted in Biking, Transit

There’s a school of thought that bike parking should be plentiful, visible and designed to call attention first to its function.

Too whimsical?<br />For the cost of designing these bike racks on Larchmere, about 100 inverted U racks could have been installed. Spot that rack<br />The new University Circle Rapid station entrance devotes a lot of space to a plaza that doesn't serve as a bus transfer area anymore.<br />bollards as bike racks?<br />High times<br />Have bike racks, like this one on Coventry, become too fetishized?<br />Wheel bender?<br />Who is making sure form follows function in bike rack design?Too ephemeral?<br />Stick with a classic<br />An inverted U bike rack on Euclid Avenue
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Cleveland weighs competing bike share operators with an eye on funding citywide system

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/03/15 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Biking

When a group of bar and restaurant owners in Ohio City made it their business to bring bike share into the neighborhood, they found Zagster, a company that has set up bike rental programs on leafy corporate and college campuses. The appeal of Zagster is its lightweight (read: cheap and easy to place, mostly on private property) alternative to the...

<br />Sam McNulty, owner of Market Garden Brewery and one of the Ohio City bike share partners, tests a Zagster bike at the launch.

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