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The false choice around transit (and what we can do about it)

Marc Lefkowitz  |  06/05/15 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Transit

As Ohio lawmakers prepare to vote next week on a state budget which had a modest $1 million increase for transit before even that was cut, we're left wondering, why is transit so often confused with charity? Jarrett Walker has a theory: The language we use to describe transit is “binary” and that leads to false choices. Walker, a consultant to transit...

<br />Passengers board an RTA train in Cleveland. Image: Jerry Masek.

Our favorite farmer's markets of Northeast Ohio

Marc Lefkowitz  |  06/03/15 @ 9:00am  |  Posted in Eating local

It’s outdoor farmer’s market season in Cleveland! So popular has it become to buy fresh food from a local farm that nearly all corners of the city and some suburbs around Northeast Ohio have a weekly pop up of tables brimming with leafy greens, strawberries from the field and, later, tomatoes.

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Kitchen's courageous: Make it a Green DIY

Marc Lefkowitz  |  06/01/15 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Home renovation

It took a week to connect with the nearly lost art of do-self renovation in the kitchen of our almost century home. Our goal was to save money, not expand but improve. And as the incoming president of the board of Home Repair Resource Center, I wanted to see if I could walk the talk on the do-self empowerment model.

<br />A DIY kitchen renovation can be green, cost effective and good looking.

Does Dallas' Klyde Warren Park look like what Cleveland has in mind for Innerbelt cap?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/21/15 @ 1:00pm  |  Posted in Transform

One of the coolest places I visited in Dallas was probably Klyde Warren Park. It's all there. The big green where I saw a father and son tossing a Frisbee. Kids and moms frolicking in a splash zone. People browsing magazines and newspapers off the rack in the free reading area. Movable bistro seating. Shade trees. A cafe. I don’t know...

<br />Klyde Warren Park in Dallas. Images: GCBL.<br /><br />

Time to split the stock of Shaker's great experiment

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/20/15 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Shaping the land

Its unusual when a traffic sign turns into a cocktail party conversation starter. But when the subject turns to biking, suburbanites across the east side of Cleveland have noticed and are talking about one in particular.

<br />The Shaker Boulevard median trail is a hugely popular trail network in Beachwood and Shaker that could be the blueprint for the entire eastside.

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