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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.

8 ways technology has disrupted transportation

Marc Lefkowitz  |  12/07/15 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Transportation

Technology and the “share” economy have promised to make even the most car-dependent places free to pursue other roads. Governing wrote an excellent piece recently about how technology can be a disruptive force that will redefine the city in this century.

<br />Car share in service at Case.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland finds suburban centers sprawled too far for workers

Marc Lefkowitz  |  11/23/15 @ 1:00pm  |  Posted in Transportation

Add the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland to the chorus of concern over a growing gulf between jobs and who has access to them in Northeast Ohio.

<br />The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland found that more people who use transit have access to jobs that require a college degree. Employers with positions that require a high school diploma have added jobs in locations where transit accessibility is low.

Best and worst cities for cycling safety, breathing clean air

Marc Lefkowitz  |  11/18/15 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Biking, Transportation

US DOT has an interesting new methodology to compare the health impact of local transportation systems. We pulled some examples to compare the Cleveland Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and some peer cities. You can see the results in the charts below. We encourage you to dig into the data and come up with your own comparisons. This is good tool...

<br /><br /><br /><br />Source: U.S. Department of Transportation. Transportation and Health Tool, 2015.<br />Cleveland MSA seen in top right of Ohio MSA map (source: US Census Bureau).

The bad business of Northeast Ohio sprawl

Marc Lefkowitz  |  09/21/15 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Land, Transportation

The Fund for Our Economic Future is working on a report titled, “The Geography of Jobs” which looks at sprawl in Northeast Ohio along two lines: How it affects the economy and the economically disadvantaged. A central finding is the average job hub for a Clevelander is a 20-minute drive or 75-minute transit trip away.

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