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Who pays for roads in Ohio?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  12/15/11 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Transportation choices

Policy Matters Ohio released "Who pays for the roads in Ohio?" Modeled on Wisconsin's report, it sorts truth from the fictional accounts of highway lobbyists who claim freeways are free. It turns out, roads in Ohio are not paid for exclusively by those who use them. Tax payers help drivers pick up the tab-subsidizing 18 percent or $922 million each...more

Data supports mode shift in Cleveland; Sustainable transportation group moves on West Shoreway project

Marc Lefkowitz  |  11/23/11 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Transportation choices, Clean air

· Dr. Jonathan Patz is thinking beyond his niche as a health and climate expert and lead author of the IPCC to the cost-benefit of doing nothing to reduce climate change versus a bold rethinking of the design of cities with an eye to reduce car use (target: 20% Vehicle Miles Traveled). His "Swapping tailpipes for pedals" study looked at...more

Location and public transit accessibility ? a tale of 3 corporate moves in Northeast Ohio

Brad Chase  |  09/23/11 @ 1:00pm  |  Posted in Transit, Transportation choices

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Three recent corporate relocations call into question how public transportation can best play a role in getting Northeast Ohio workers to and from work in an environmentally preferred, economically and time efficient manner. Eaton Corp. announced in 2008 that it planned to move its world headquarters from Downtown Cleveland to the Eastern Suburbs in the the I-271 corridor. American Greetings announced...more

Cleveland passes Complete Streets: Parsing ODOT's 'cost more' quote

Marc Lefkowitz  |  09/20/11 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Transportation choices

Cleveland City Council adopted Complete Streets legislation last night. The city is now in the company of 283 cities and Metropolitan Planning Organizations with Complete Streets policies. And it joins a more exclusive group-only a few cities have successfully tied together Complete and Green Streets through legislation. What are Complete Streets? Complete Streets are "designed and operated to enable safe access for...more

The Bike Rack soft launches; going car-free in Cle

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/25/11 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Biking, Transportation choices

· We've been waiting oh so patiently for our invitation to arrive in the mail for the grand opening of The Bike Rack, downtown Cleveland's first bike station (it was slated to open in the spring). Not only will bike commuters have secured parking, showers and lockers for a monthly membership fee (once they're accepting members; apparently, it will be...more

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