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Cleveland gains more when Public Square is open to buses

Marc Lefkowitz  |  01/02/17 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Vibrant cities, Transportation choices

Last week, federal authorities allegedly told the City of Cleveland that re-opening downtown Public Square to buses would honor their agreement (and help the city avoid a $12 million penalty). It provides impetus for the city to re-consider its ill-fated but well-intentioned decision.

<br />Cleveland Public Square during its grand re opening. Images: GCBL.<br /><br />

Dispatches from a Green City on a Blue Lake: The 2016 edition

Marc Lefkowitz  |  12/28/16 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Explore, Live, Transform

We hope you enjoy this year in review! It's been a pleasure bringing it to you.

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Holiday cheer: Three road diets in Cleveland's suburbs

Marc Lefkowitz  |  12/27/16 @ 1:00pm  |  Posted in Transportation choices

Three suburbs in Northeast Ohio got a holiday bonus for bike and pedestrian improvements—thanks to the late arrival of the Fast Act, the $305 billion transportation bill that the federal government approved for 2016-2020.

Top of the Hill<br />Edgehill Road in Cleveland Heights was funded for this intersection redesign. Going green<br />Parma Heights was funded for a road diet and buffered bike lanes on Pearl Road. Plans include this green median at Denison Road.

The Midway: Cleveland's green of redemption

Marc Lefkowitz  |  12/19/16 @ 11:00pm  |  Posted in Vibrant cities, Transportation choices

In the ‘70s, a TV commercial for a battery featured a celebrity spokesman (Robert Blake, I believe) who perched a 9-volt on his shoulder and growled, knock it off. I dare you. It seems like cities could take a page from the school of Blake. What do they have to lose.

The Midway<br />

Green your life: Ideas to lighten your carbon footprint

Marc Lefkowitz  |  12/15/16 @ 12:00pm

On a throwback Thursday, we revisit and update the post, "Making personal choices can reduce carbon emissions."

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