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Ten ways Cleveland has teed up transportation choice

Marc Lefkowitz  |  01/21/16 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Transportation choices

What would happen if Americans stopped loving cars and all that comes with them? Look at Houston, which may be forgiven for regretting its decision to spend $2.8 billion in 2014 to widen its Katy Freeway only to find that car travel times went up by 51 percent.

<br />Millennials riding the RTA Red Line in Cleveland is part of transit ridership increase.

Gallucci, Segedy call for more transportation choice in Northeast Ohio

Marc Lefkowitz  |  01/11/16 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Transportation choices, Transportation

Even though Northeast Ohio’s transportation agency, NOACA spends only 7% of its budget building new roads, Executive Director, Grace Gallucci says, make no mistake; the region is still expanding its roads and highways.

<br />Interstate 90 in Northeast Ohio. Image: GCBL.

Hidden costs in Northeast Ohio sprawl revealed

Marc Lefkowitz  |  12/28/15 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Vibrant cities, Transportation choices

Moving to a new home in Geauga County might come with a warning label—about the costs of living in a car reliant location. For example, a Geauga resident might be exposed to four times the risk of dying in a car crash than a resident of a large city. In its "Analysis of public policies that unintentionally encourage sprawl," The New Climate...

Death and taxes<br />A Geauga County resident (far right) has four times the risk of dying in an auto related accident than a New York City resident (far left). Source: Todd Litman.

Set sites on mode mix, David Beach urges regional transportation agency

Marc Lefkowitz  |  12/17/15 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Transportation choices

Is the mega Cleveland region ready to tap the brakes on decades of sprawl-inducing investments? Some are advocating that Northeast Ohio’s transportation agency, NOACA, help the region move in that direction.

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Suburb or city, you may live in a job disadvantaged neighborhood

Marc Lefkowitz  |  12/03/15 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Transportation choices

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland produced this interactive map that shows how accessible jobs are from your neighborhood. Double click on the map to zoom in to your neighborhood to see its job access. (Click the home icon to return to the large map)

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