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Northeast Ohio roads might have to meet green, equity measures

Marc Lefkowitz  |  06/20/16 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Transportation

NOACA, the region’s transportation, air and water quality planner, had an honest question for the state’s Department of Transportation which submitted a $15 million request for the Opportunity Corridor road addition last week. How does ODOT expect NOACA to pay for the project? As the third and final phase of the $330 million connector between I-490 and University Circle—the ($293 million)...

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What influences mode choice?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  06/13/16 @ 4:00pm  |  Posted in Transportation

We take a second look at a national opinion poll conducted in 2014 by the Transit Center. It is helpful in understanding “mode choice” or what influences someone to drive versus taking an alternative, in this case, public transit. The 11,820 respondents divulged how much their age, income, address, upbringing, etc. are influencing their choices.

<br />Values that influence mode choice. Image: Transit Center.

Making personal choices can reduce carbon emissions

Marc Lefkowitz  |  03/18/16 @ 12:00pm  |  Posted in Clean energy, Reduce, Driving, Transportation

Last week, we wrote about the communities in Northeast Ohio that have the best and worst carbon footprints. It did reveal some notable trends like how income, density and distance from the central city determine how the region stacks (and pollutes) up. Today, we look at what can be done about it. What are we as individuals capable of doing to...

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Transit is Cleveland's ticket to liberty, Jarrett Walker tells church crowd

Marc Lefkowitz  |  03/02/16 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Transit, Transportation

Respected transit consultant and author of the book “Human Transit” Jarrett Walker opened his keynote address of the Mobility Matters series held at downtown Cleveland’s Old Stone Church with the now famous image (seen below). The City of Münster, Germany set up the shot to make a point about the efficiencies of space. “It’s one of the irrefutable arguments for transit,”...

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Gallucci, Segedy call for more transportation choice in Northeast Ohio

Marc Lefkowitz  |  01/11/16 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Transportation choices, Transportation

Even though Northeast Ohio’s transportation agency, NOACA spends only 7% of its budget building new roads, Executive Director, Grace Gallucci says, make no mistake; the region is still expanding its roads and highways.

<br />Interstate 90 in Northeast Ohio. Image: GCBL.

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