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Cleveland protected bike lane, The Midway, gets green light

Marc Lefkowitz  |  06/16/15 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Biking, Transportation

The time is really ripe for Cleveland to build its first protected bike lane. Never has there been such a convergence of interested parties—and resources to be leveraged.

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Why do we celebrate a month for biking?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/12/15 @ 9:00am  |  Posted in Biking, Transportation

Happy Bike Month! The bicycle is the most elegant invention. One that, arguably, has not been surpassed in its efficiency and ability to make so many people happy.

<br />Bike to Work Day from 2014 includes lots of happy people biking downtown, in Detroit-Shoreway, in Tremont and in the suburbs like Cleveland Heights.<br /><br /><br />

Cleveland still dealing with the legacy of Urban Renewal

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/14/15 @ 2:45pm  |  Posted in Transform, Transportation

The legacy of the U.S. highway system—how it tore through urban neighborhoods like the once-thriving Woodland area south of Interstate 90 in downtown Cleveland—is still being felt 60 years later.

The long road back<br />E. 22nd Street just north of the I-77 bridge will get a road diet with bike lanes. Images: Google.<br />Cedar Estates will be redeveloped with market/subsidized townhomes, new cross streets to break up the superblock<br />A pedestrian tries to cross near the E. 22nd bridge over the Innerbelt (seen in background).

Cleveland Clinic, UH, and Case sustainability directors talk transportation

Marc Lefkowitz  |  09/08/14 @ 4:00pm  |  Posted in Transportation

University Circle's boom comes with a vexing question. Cleveland’s fastest growing neighborhood outside of downtown has 9,366 residents vying for 5% vacant rental properties. But, the foreseeable problem in University Circle’s future is how many of them plus the 43,264 people who show up for work here bring a car with them. The pipeline into University Circle is about to get...

<br /><br /><br /><br />Transit graduation <br />One of two new University Circle Rapid transit stations opened in 2014.Stay in<br />New condos on the Case campus.

Rust Best lessons from Hamburg going car-free

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/02/14 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Transportation

Northeast Ohio needs a new city delivery system, I wrote last time, if we hope to improve our health, economy and climate. So what is an alternative vision to the model we have now where highways and roads have created a strange dependency and substitution for economic development?

Green city visionary<br />Hamburg the second largest city in Germany will convert 17,000 acres in the city center to greenways, parks, bike lanes and transit corridors and ban cars. Image from HDtimelapse.netPlant your highway<br />Hamburg's answer to the noise, pollution and barrier of its A7 motorway is to put a green roof over it.Green heart of it all<br />The Cuyahoga River valley represents the green center and Cleveland's future.

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