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What's cool about Cleveland's pop up complete and green street

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/02/12 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Transportation choices

A complete and green street demonstration went live in Cleveland over the weekend. If you are downtown this week, stroll or bike over to Rockwell Avenue (behind the Main Cleveland Public Library) and check out the handiwork of Cleveland Urban Design Center students. Test-ride the cycle track, which is a buffered two-way bike lane. You can see what it feels like...more

Looking for lessons as $6M urban bike way breaks ground

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/02/12 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Biking, Transportation choices

· Access for All was the bike advocacy campaign that won a $6 million makeover for biking and walking from Tremont to downtown Cleveland. The first stage-bike lanes on Abbey Avenue- breaks ground this month. What lessons can bike advocates take from the campaign? For example, is it important to recognize that accepting compromise-from ODOT to build a new bike...more

As Cleveland designs Complete and Green Streets, a former DOT engineer offers direction

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/30/12 @ 4:00pm  |  Posted in Transportation choices

"The era of single-serve funding is over," Gary Toth, Project for Public Spaces Director of Transportation Initiatives, declared last week in a room full of Cleveland traffic engineers and construction managers. An engineer for the New Jersey Department of Transportation in the 1970s and 80s, Toth understands the grey area and trepidation that Cleveland's Complete and Green Streets legislation represents...more

Building a Better Block comes to downtown Cleveland

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/09/12 @ 4:00pm  |  Posted in Transportation choices

Rockin Rockwell<br />A temporary complete street in downtown Cleveland introduced two-way bike lanes and bioWiFi benches.<br /><br />

"Pop up Rockwell" is a one-week display of what a Complete and Green Street can look like in Cleveland. Starting at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, the Kent State Urban Design Collaborative and the GreenCityBlueLake Institute will lead a team responding to the challenge of remaking Rockwell—a side street that runs west to east from the Warehouse District, through...more

Strategies to help University Circle avoid parking crisis

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/05/12 @ 11:45am  |  Posted in Transportation choices

"What cities should do about traffic congestion" is the latest cover story from the Congress for New Urbanism. Cleveland's biggest traffic snarl is usually on the highways to the suburbs during rush hour (which also grinds downtown traffic to a halt on E. 9th Street and Ontario). The exception is University Circle-a large district where gridlock seems to be worsening with...more

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