In Cleveland’s first attempt to be a Bike Friendly Community—an honor that the League of American Bicyclists bestows upon cities that make progress in the five “Es” of bike sainthood (Engineering, Education, Encouragement, Enforcement, Evaluation & Planning)—the city didn’t rank higher than an honorable mention. The city’s Planning Department offered a response in 2010 with its Active Transportation Plan. In it,...
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When it came to funding more than a pittance to the working poor, the Millennials and retired Baby Boomers flocking to urban centers and clamoring for robust transit and bike friendly roads, Ohio legislators, Department of Transportation and Governor took a hear no, see no, and say no stance last week. At a House Transportation Subcommittee hearing, a coalition of progressive...
Do you think Ohio should do more to make streets safer and more attractive? Should bike lanes and new sidewalks have their own fund? How about including buses and trains?
Is the region’s transportation system helping to create the walkable, vibrant, energy-conserving, affordable communities we will need to be sustainable in the future? Or is it producing more sprawl and dependence on the automobile? Citizens have an important opportunity to address such questions during the federal certification review of the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA), which is happening this month....more
GreenCityBlueLake is like the central nervous system for sustainability in NEO. We don’t often blog about projects in which we’re partners, but Mobile Encounters—pop-up cultural districts in Cleveland’s Asia Village and its Ohio City neighborhood—are potentially significant. But they need your vote before they can happen.
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