Inspired by a Tweet last week from Ohio Democratic Party Chair, David Pepper, calling for a new urban agenda in the Buckeye State, a group of urbanist bloggers from around the state have been responding with ideas. In addition to a post written on the subject by David Beach in February, here are some thoughts.
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RTA is being asked to do the near impossible—preserve a large transit system while state and local funding erodes and the region continues to sprawl outward. What is a transit agency to do?
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.
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.
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...
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