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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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Five questions about bike share getting funded in Cleveland

Marc Lefkowitz  |  06/17/15 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Biking, Transportation

NOACA recently approved a $357,000 grant for building a citywide bike share system in Cleveland. The ultimate goal is to raise $2 million to either expand the existing Zagster pilot project or start over with another operator. Earlier, a Cleveland Bike Share Feasibility study found the critical numbers Cleveland should aim for: 77 to 140 stations. That’s somewhere in the...

<br />Red Bike, the bike share service in Cincinnati, is a B-Cycle system. Image: UrbanCincy.

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