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Map reveals where it's "hot" to bike in Cleveland

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/16/14 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Biking

Have you ever wondered where people are biking in Northeast Ohio? On its surface, Strava doesn’t appear any different than the myriad of apps that cyclists use to map their ride with a smartphone and GPS. But the company has produced a heat map of the routes cyclists are most inclined to use from a dataset of 77,688,848 rides uploaded...

Hot in Cleveland<br />A heat map from Strava shows the most popular bike routes for users of its app

Hitting the trails: which NEO projects have the biggest upside?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  06/16/14 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Biking, Walking

An influential circle in the Cleveland area—from the MetroParks and Cuyahoga Valley National Park to suburban mayors like Bruce Rinker of Mayfield Village—have initiated expansion plans for the area’s bike-walk trail network.

Towpath to town<br />Cleveland's latest section of the Towpath Trail on Scranton Peninsula opens July 7, 2014.<br />Columbus connects<br />Columbus Road was repaved with sharrows and will connect Scranton Peninsula trail with the west bank of the Flats.Lake to Lakes and then some<br />Shaker Heights is trying to extend the Lake to Lakes bike trail to make a major connection to University Circle.Village people<br />Belgen Village, a condo development, will not grant an easement for the Lake to Lakes Trail, putting a serious crimp in the trail alignment.

Can trails really save lives and lead to better places?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  06/13/14 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Biking, Walking

Trails and greenways are more than ‘nice-to-haves’ they are practically lifesaving apparatus, said Mark Fenton, whose handlebar mustache matches his passionate “rants” for walk- and bikable communities.

New trails<br />Mayfield Village built a new trail and greenway along SOM Center Road in 2014. On the path are the community library, swimming pool and ball fields.

Talking transit, green alternatives with NOACA chief Grace Gallucci

Marc Lefkowitz  |  06/04/14 @ 1:00pm  |  Posted in Biking, Transit, Walking

On the eve of NOACA’s Strategic Plan discussion at ideastream, we revisit our lengthy conversation with the transportation planning agency’s (relatively) new Executive Director Grace Gallucci about her ideas for improving multi-modalism in the region.

NEO idea for transport<br />Hundreds of cyclists participate in May 2014 Critical Mass rideNew school<br />University Circle will have a two new Rapid stations including this one at Cedar Hill.

As 5,000 cyclists and pedestrians perish, calls for Washington to do more intensify

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/21/14 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Biking, Walking

2013 was a particularly deadly year for those driving, but even more for those biking and walking on America's roads.

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