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City evolves thinking on complete streets

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/16/13 @ 11:30am  |  Posted in Vibrant cities, Transportation choices

Why should we care about Cleveland’s Complete and Green Streets (CGS) campaign? Because we all live or work on a street, and at some point contend with how safe it is to cross or travel on it.

More legible types<br />Cleveland street typology for a Small Commercial Road. Bulb outs reduce the width for pedestrians. The grey area on the right is an under development design for an advisory bike lane or a shared bike and car lane. A calming effect<br />Cleveland street typology for a Medium Neighborhood Connector show 3 lanes with a buffered bike lane.

Tapping Ohio's passion for greater transportation choice

Amanda Woodrum  |  04/10/13 @ 1:45pm  |  Posted in Biking, Transit, Climate, Vibrant cities, Transportation choices, Walking, Driving, Transportation

Recently, the Ohio legislature passed the state’s $7.6 billion biennial transportation budget, initiated by Governor Kasich and signed into law on April 1st. As usual, the budget neglects transportation options, with less than one percent going towards public transit and even less towards bikeable and walkable streets, electric vehicles, freight, and commuter rail.

Making connections<br />Covered bike parking at a Greater Cleveland RTA station in Lakewood helps people combine bike and transit trips. Model corridor<br />Cleveland's Euclid Corridor features bus rapid transit, bike lanes, a free trolley and an enhanced pedestrian environment.Complete Street plans<br />Fleet Avenue in Cleveland's Slavic Village neighborhood is scheduled to get a makeover with bike lanes, better crosswalks, street trees and wider sidewalks.Access for all<br />This concept for multi-purpose path on the new Cleveland Innerbelt Bridge inspired a major bike-pedestrian improvement on the nearby Lorain-Carnegie Bridge.Placemaking<br />Greater Cleveland RTA is rebuilding Red Line Rapid Transit stations, such as this one at University Circle, to better connect to the surrounding neighborhood and  be an anchor for development. Better ride<br />The RTA Health Line in Cleveland is the region's first bus-rapid transit service, and it features articulated, hybrid-drive vehicles that move more riders than regular buses.
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Twinsburg looking for context-sensitive designer

Marc Lefkowitz  |  03/20/13 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Vibrant cities

Twinsburg, Ohio wants the design of its crossroads for its main thoroughfares, State Routes 82 and 91 to become a walkable town center. In order to do so, the suburb recognizes it needs to tap a design manual for the roads that promotes pedestrian and bike activity, mixed use development and traffic-calmed streets.

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Ohio, take action on vibrant cities

Marc Lefkowitz  |  03/12/13 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Vibrant cities, Transportation choices

Ohioans for Transportation Choice coalition asked lawmakers recently to support vibrant cities—to move more people to work and to keep our air clean—by making a fair allocation of $75 million (from the billions we spend on transportation every year). We're asking for a modest 2% of the budget to invest in better transit connections and walkable cities. For more background, see the...

Making connections<br />Covered bike parking at a Greater Cleveland RTA station in Lakewood helps people combine bike and transit trips. Model corridor<br />Cleveland's Euclid Corridor features bus rapid transit, bike lanes, a free trolley and an enhanced pedestrian environment.Complete Street plans<br />Fleet Avenue in Cleveland's Slavic Village neighborhood is scheduled to get a makeover with bike lanes, better crosswalks, street trees and wider sidewalks.Access for all<br />This concept for multi-purpose path on the new Cleveland Innerbelt Bridge inspired a major bike-pedestrian improvement on the nearby Lorain-Carnegie Bridge.Placemaking<br />Greater Cleveland RTA is rebuilding Red Line Rapid Transit stations, such as this one at University Circle, to better connect to the surrounding neighborhood and  be an anchor for development. Better ride<br />The RTA Health Line in Cleveland is the region's first bus-rapid transit service, and it features articulated, hybrid-drive vehicles that move more riders than regular buses.
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Rebuilding in Cleveland trended up

Marc Lefkowitz  |  02/25/13 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Vibrant cities

Building houses on previously developed land showed signs of growth in Northeast Ohio during the five year period of 2005-2009.

Moving in<br />Residential infill development on Euclid Avenue in Cleveland. Image: GCBL

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