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The next act of a generation of doubt and decline in Cleveland

Marc Lefkowitz  |  06/04/13 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Vibrant cities, Transportation choices

If only there were some way of making travel compulsory. Northeast Ohioans especially would benefit from getting out of the “Rust Belt” and seeing what a boom town looks like.

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Lydon, Roberts on the future of Tactical Urbanism

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/31/13 @ 4:00pm  |  Posted in Vibrant cities, Transportation choices

“The project delivery process in cities is fundamentally broken,” says Tactical Urbanism founder Mike Lydon.

Urban tactician<br />Jason Roberts sparked a national movement with the first Better Block pop up in Dallas. Riding bike share at Congress for New Urbanism in Salt Lake City.

Finding a new ally for the walk to school

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/29/13 @ 8:00am  |  Posted in Transportation choices

You’ve heard of the 3 “Rs” but how about the 5 “Es”? To whit: Engineering, Education, Encouragement, Enforcement, and Evaluation & Planning. The 5Es was an invention of the League of American Bicyclists, itself a product of the 19th century push for “good” or paved roads.

Vacant to green<br />Teens in Slavic Village turned a vacant lot into a community garden with Safe Routes to School funding. Image: Slavic Village Development.Walking School Bus<br />Safe Routes to School paved the way for this Walk to School Day on Morgana Run Trail in Slavic Village.

Cleveland will explore community composting, complete streets in "ecodistricts"

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/23/13 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Transportation choices, Composting

Enterprise Community Partners is raising the stakes of their Green Communities investment by placing $80,000 in grants in Cleveland neighborhoods that have shown a commitment to sustainability. Enterprise is a national funder of affordable—and in the last decade, ‘green built’—homes, with a local office that has supported development such as pedestrian-friendly Tremont Pointe.

<br />Compost supply chain?<br />Kentucky Community Garden in Ohio City.Connecting Kinsman<br />The Rid-All Green Partnership is off Kinsman Road, the site of a new eco-district project that calls for a complete street.

Biking to the boardroom: Cleveland's first Bike Friendly Business

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/21/13 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Transportation choices

From the 49th floor of Key Tower, pedestrians look like ants and the Appalachians form a rolling backdrop to city, lake and the east suburbs.

Bikes to work<br />Austin McGuan and staff at Squire Sanders bike to work at Key Tower (pictured).<br />

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