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Comparing transit in 10 Cleveland communities

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/20/16 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Transit

85.3% of all jobs in Cuyahoga County are located within a half-mile of a transit stop. That is well above the U.S. average of 61.1%. And yet, only 5.17% of commuters in the county use transit. Probably due to factors like the frequency—or how often the bus comes near to their home and their work—and what can be reached with...

<br />The AllTransit tool from Center for Neighborhood Technology displays many things about transit access - like this map showing jobs near transit in Cuyahoga County. <br /><br /><br /><br />

An urban agenda for Ohio

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/06/16 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Vibrant cities, Transportation choices

Inspired by a Tweet last week from Ohio Democratic Party Chair, David Pepper, calling for a new urban agenda in the Buckeye State, a group of urbanist bloggers from around the state have been responding with ideas. In addition to a post written on the subject by David Beach in February, here are some thoughts.

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Natural Cleveland: April

Jill Collins  |  04/05/16 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Natural Cleveland

Flowers are out and on the trees. The world is flowering. Everyone knows the daffodils. Most trees also flower even if they are quiet and unobtrusive, like oaks. If you know you are looking for a tree's flowers, you could stalk the tree to learn its phenology—the study of seasonal phenomena. Some tree flowers you might like, and notice more, like...

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Mode share makes car lite trip more viable

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/04/16 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Biking, Transit, Driving

Like many families, we took a trip over spring break. We made part of our plan to reduce both personal and environmental costs in our choice of transportation modes.

<br />On the platform of the Los Angeles Metro<br />View from Amtrak Pacific Surfliner.<br />At Union Station in Los Angeles<br />Streecar and cyclists in San Diego<br />Waiting room at Sante Fe train station in San Diego<br />Taxi in Tijuana, Mexico<br />Riding the Red Line home in Cleveland.
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Cleveland transit advocates take aim at state leaders and Waterfront Line

Marc Lefkowitz  |  03/21/16 @ 4:00pm  |  Posted in Transit

As Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority opened a two week schedule of public hearings on its proposed 3% cut to service and a fare hike, a group of transit riders rallied peacefully but with emotions on display outside its downtown office, calling on the agency to re-consider their decision.

Peaceful but pointed <br />A big turnout of protesters to service cuts and fare increase at RTA include Reverend Pamela Pinkney Butts who said that riders will not have their voices silenced by state leaders.<br /><br />Riders on the RTA HealthLine, a success story showing how transit can be at the center of revitalization when investments are made.

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