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Transit renaissance: Calabrese, Gallucci, Segedy speak out

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/14/14 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Transit, Transportation choices

When the white-and-orange doors slid open to Orlando’s new SunRail train this month, 10,000 passengers flooded onto cars built for 3,000. When Cincinnati broke ground on a $133 million, 3.6-mile streetcar line through its downtown, city council member Yvette Simpson told The New York Times, “It’s not just about a streetcar. It’s that Cincinnati can accomplish great things.” In these microcosms—and in...

<br />On boarding Millennials <br />A streetcar in Salt Lake City has become a major attraction of talent and development. Image: GCBLTransit oriented development<br />A proposed redevelopment of a low density shopping center at West 25th and Lorain in Cleveland. Image: Dimit ArchitectsGoing up<br />The new, $500 million Innerbelt Bridge under construction.Lots of opportunity in this corridor<br />The East 79th Street Red Line Rapid Station is ripe for redevelopment.Rapid re-imagining<br />Community Development organization Burten Bell Carr is in the process of revitalizing a long-time blighted vacant parcel adjacent to the E 79th St RTA Blue/Green Rapid Station. Image: BBCRide happy<br />Exuberant hordes riding Orlando's new passenger train, SunRail, on opening day, May 1, 2014. Image: The Orlando Sentinel.Go green<br />The green line, one of three Bus-Rapid Transit lines that criss-cross Curitiba, Brazil. Image: Wikipedia
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Legible London firm reveals Cleveland's secrets

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/15/14 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Biking, Transit, Vibrant cities, Walking

Cleveland and its visitor's bureau are working on a Seamless Cleveland wayfinding system that will connect the city's great destinations by foot, bike, bus, trolley and train.

Making Cleveland legible<br />Images from Seamless Cleveland: A wayfinding master plan<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
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Sewer District strikes back; Cincy streetcar derailed (again); 'eastward ho' for RTA; shrinking city returns

Marc Lefkowitz  |  11/14/13 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Transit, Clean water, Land

The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District is fighting a court order to shut down its “green” stormwater program; this week, it asked the Ohio Supreme Court to hear its case.

Back to the land<br />How big of a role will urban farms like the Ohio City Farm play in Cleveland's vacant land crisis?<br />The damage done<br />Doan Brook on the east side of Cleveland overflowing its banks during a heavy rain.

How walkable is Northeast Ohio? 2014 rankings are out.

Marc Lefkowitz  |  11/13/13 @ 10:15am  |  Posted in Biking, Transit, Walking

“Cleveland has some public transportation and is somewhat bikeable. The most walkable Cleveland neighborhoods are Downtown, Ohio City-West Side and Detroit Shoreway.”—Walkscore.com

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What is transit oriented development?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/18/13 @ 12:00pm  |  Posted in Transit

Because of rising interest in transit-oriented development, GreenCityBlueLake has developed a resource page to define, what is TOD? And how does it link to sustainability?

Ohio City District<br />A proposed development near the W. 25th Street Rapid Station. Image from Dimit Architects.

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