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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.

Seven steps to make Cleveland a mobility app market winner

Marc Lefkowitz  |  03/31/15 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Biking, Transit, Walking

Technology is doing more than shaking up old ways of doing business.

<br />Can Cleveland have a common ticketing system between transit and shared mobility operations like car and bike share?  <br />Zagster operates a small Cleveland bike share service including this station in University Circle.<br />A ZipCar rideshare car arrives at Cleveland Museum of Art.

Seven ideas to make Cleveland a Top Biking City

Marc Lefkowitz  |  03/24/15 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Biking

Cleveland has improved its bike development focus in the last two years. It considers bikes in more of its road projects, and is starting to build a network for cycling. In part, we can thank a 2011 Complete Streets law which grass roots advocates worked with the city to get adopted. Since then, local advocate, Bike Cleveland, has rallied the community—like...

<br />Cleveland Critical Mass ride through downtown, August 2014

Eastside Greenway would improve biking in the suburbs

Marc Lefkowitz  |  02/05/15 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Biking, Walking

The ambitious plan to connect eastern Cuyahoga County focuses its efforts on low-carbon mobility for the "access poor."

Car dependent<br />South Belvoir Boulevard in South Euclid. The Eastside Greenway would convert the lane near the median into buffered bike lanes. Greenway to go<br />A concept to road diet boulevards in suburban Cleveland. Access: who has it and who doesn't<br />Cuyahoga County Board of Health is aligning goals of the bike and pedestrian network with who has access (green) and who doesn't (red) to transit and public amenities like parks and community centers.

A look inside Cleveland's complete streets: Is it working?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  12/12/14 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Biking, Transportation choices

When Cleveland passed its Complete Streets ordinance in 2011, it was hailed as a watershed moment. The city was struggling, as it is now, to meet the needs of a large population living in poverty and also attract new, younger residents. Complete Streets presented possibilities for both.

<br />Critical Mass in the summer of 2014<br />Bioswale bump outs calm traffic and make it easier for pedestrians to enjoy Literary and Professor in Tremont.<br /><br />A family enjoys the use of the new Detroit Avenue bike lane installed in 2014

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