On my walk in to work today I ran in to Cleveland Heights Planning Director Richard Wong who was marking out a bike lane with a yellow Crayon on a freshly asphalted Edgehill Road. As we started discussing the advantages of the bike lane widening as it approaches the intersection at the top of the hill, I asked Wong about...
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“God made the automobile. For the boys to drive past the pretty girls...” —Iron and Wine
The reaction as Cleveland attempts to build a complete street on West 65th to The Plain Dealer story revealed a gap between public understanding and expert opinion on bike lanes, still a relatively new phenomenon in cities. Readers took issue when this author re-stated findings that bike lanes create a safer space in the road since they offer predictable zones...
What is placemaking, and how do you measure its progress? If placemaking is a value, an ineffable coming-to being for a place like E. 4th and W. 25th streets that make it attractive, is it possible to dissect it order to replicate it? For community developers, it's a very real question. While placemaking smacks of wonkish urban planner speak, local...
Should bicyclists pay a tax to use the road? That question is being debated in Washington State where loads of Seattle residents bike as their primary form of transportation. While some cyclists may cheer the news—having been accused of mooching the public by using the road “without paying for it”—economist Todd Litman, in Planetizen, shows that now half of the money...
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