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Worst cities for enabling drunk driving in Northeast Ohio

Marc Lefkowitz  |  06/11/15 @ 1:00pm  |  Posted in Driving

When you pass a bar with a huge parking lot in front has the thought occured that one of those cars might not get home unscathed? When you and some friends get together for a few drinks, how do you get to—and more importantly—home from the bar?

<br />A bar in Lyndhurst, OH where zoning encourages drink driving. Images: Google.<br />A bar in Lakewood where zoning encourages walking to the pub.

Ohio moves backward on transit, doubles down on highways

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/24/15 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Transit, Driving

Ohio’s budget came out this week. Since we’re an environmental blog, we’ll cut to the chase and focus on the $7 billion for transportation.

Good run<br />Greater Cleveland RTA will need to replace its buses and trains soon like the eight year old HealthLine buses seen here.How many highways?<br />Instead of keeping in good repair, for much less money, this highway, State Route 23 near Scioto County Fairgrounds, Ohio wants to build the $429 million Portsmouth Bypass.

My darn Prius: Green car buying tips from a reluctant driver

David Beach  |  04/01/15 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Transportation choices, Driving

People often ask me what’s the greenest car to buy. Well, I just went through the car-buying process myself, so here are some tips from my experience.

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Tapping Ohio's passion for greater transportation choice

Amanda Woodrum  |  04/10/13 @ 1:45pm  |  Posted in Biking, Transit, Climate, Vibrant cities, Transportation choices, Walking, Driving, Transportation

Recently, the Ohio legislature passed the state’s $7.6 billion biennial transportation budget, initiated by Governor Kasich and signed into law on April 1st. As usual, the budget neglects transportation options, with less than one percent going towards public transit and even less towards bikeable and walkable streets, electric vehicles, freight, and commuter rail.

Making connections<br />Covered bike parking at a Greater Cleveland RTA station in Lakewood helps people combine bike and transit trips. Model corridor<br />Cleveland's Euclid Corridor features bus rapid transit, bike lanes, a free trolley and an enhanced pedestrian environment.Complete Street plans<br />Fleet Avenue in Cleveland's Slavic Village neighborhood is scheduled to get a makeover with bike lanes, better crosswalks, street trees and wider sidewalks.Access for all<br />This concept for multi-purpose path on the new Cleveland Innerbelt Bridge inspired a major bike-pedestrian improvement on the nearby Lorain-Carnegie Bridge.Placemaking<br />Greater Cleveland RTA is rebuilding Red Line Rapid Transit stations, such as this one at University Circle, to better connect to the surrounding neighborhood and  be an anchor for development. Better ride<br />The RTA Health Line in Cleveland is the region's first bus-rapid transit service, and it features articulated, hybrid-drive vehicles that move more riders than regular buses.
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