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Blogging from SXSW Eco: Cleveland takes the stage

Marc Lefkowitz  |  10/03/12 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Vibrant cities, Transportation choices, Transform

Great start to SXSW Eco—the high (green) powered meeting in Austin, Texas—as Cleveland’s own David Jurca shared lessons from Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative’s Pop Up City product—this April’s Complete and Green Street demonstration, Pop Up Rockwell.

Pop up Rockwell<br />

Remember when we talked about capping the Cleveland Innerbelt?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  09/27/12 @ 12:00pm  |  Posted in Transportation choices, Transform

Under construction<br />The new, Cleveland Innerbelt Bridge

“Does Louisville Need More Highways?” is so relevant to Cleveland that you could easily swap what’s happening here in to that headline. We too are suffering from another short-sighted decision to spend billions on a highway that was built on the premise that it would bring more business to the city and unclog the roads—two myths the Times article challenges. The...more

The long road to renewable powered EVs: Is it the highest leverage opportunity?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  06/05/12 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Transportation choices

· Ohio is an urban state, and that should align well with the deployment of electric vehicles. With a range of a few hundred miles, a charging station connected to the grid would always be in reach. Green Energy Ohio and Clean Fuels Ohio want to talk about a game changer – renewable energy charging stations. Their EV road trip...more

Is Cleveland a "Great Cycling City"?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/29/12 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Biking, Transportation choices

· Cleveland makes HGTV's 10 Greatest Cycling Cities in America. As nice as it is to be mentioned for our "impassioned and persevering community of bike riders" we want to see Cleveland's bike trips rise from 0.39% to the level of the other cities mentioned, like Portland (where 6% of trips and $30 million has been invested over the last...more

Is Cleveland ready for bike share?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/07/12 @ 12:00pm  |  Posted in Biking, Transportation choices

Bike share is a sustainable transportation idea that is coming of age in America. Unlike some more hard-core issues, like expanding bike lanes, bike share is exciting a wider audience to consider riding a bike in their city. The origins of modern bike share-a flexible rent and return service -can be traced to city-led programs in Paris and Washington. Images of...more

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