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Physics of traffic jams explained

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/31/16 @ 3:45pm  |  Posted in Transportation choices

It’s rush hour and the street is about to fill up with traffic again, frustrating all the people who expect to make it home on time. You think, if not for all these cars, this commute could take half the time. (Not to mention save Americans 3.1 billion gallons of fuel and 400 hours of personal time that we could...

Transportation space explained<br />Three modes of transportation and the space they require on the same stretch of road. 17,600 pedestrians or 14,400 cyclists versus just 4,400 motorists can move through the same space in one hour. Image: Eric Sanderson, Terra Nova.

Northeast Ohio considers a new long-range transportation plan

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/12/16 @ 1:00pm  |  Posted in Vibrant cities, Transportation choices

In many ways, Northeast Ohio has always stood at a crossroad. Between the Appalachian range and the Great Plains. Between a Great Lake and a river that connects to markets across the U.S. When it came to transportation, though, the outward course—the laying out literally hundreds of miles of roads into new, pristine lands—has led to one type of place...

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Moving into the future: What we need from NOACA's Long-Range Transportation Plan

David Beach  |  06/21/16 @ 1:00pm  |  Posted in Transportation choices

If you had billions of dollars to invest in transportation improvements to make Northeast Ohio a better place, what would be your priorities? That’s the question facing the transportation planning agency, NOACA, as it updates the region’s Long-Range Transportation Plan. Here’s a quick guide to the issues.

One-way travel<br />NOACA's update of the region's Long-Range Transportation Plan is an opportunity to change direction and promote better transportation choices.

"The trends suck" and other reasons why Northeast Ohio needs to shift its priority

Marc Lefkowitz  |  06/02/16 @ 1:00pm  |  Posted in Transportation choices

$12.2 billion is the ballpark Northeast Ohio will be playing in for transportation in the coming 20 years. Grace Gallucci, Executive Director of NOACA, the agency overseeing that investment, made a few observations yesterday at its first public meeting on the region’s Long Range Transportation Plan. Gallucci offered that transportation has a lot to do with the shape a region finds...

<br />If we follow current trends, Northeast Ohio will have more of this.

Talking points for the coming NEO transportation plan

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/31/16 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Transportation choices

There are great expectation that Northeast Ohio will adopt a new language as it starts talking about a long range transportation plan. It could speak volumes for cars or speak up for streets as social spaces and healthy places. Advocates for the latter approach are hoping the region’s transportation agency, NOACA, finds some good answers to its question, "how would you...

<br />Northeast Ohio had very little congestion on its roads (in red) in 2008.The past is not destiny<br />Northeast Ohio forecast spending lots of money relieving congestion in areas opened up for development by highway expansion and new roads in exurbia.<br />NOACA developed this matrix of congestion mitigation strategies in its 2013 long range plan.

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