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Boston, Boulder offer University Circle a car-free choice

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/19/14 @ 4:00pm  |  Posted in Vibrant cities

“Transportation Demand Management” (TDM)—it doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, does it? But, close to the heart of this inscrutable term lies the key to a mystery surrounding why some cities are more attractive than others. Do we have your attention now? Wonkish, yes, but the non-profit developer, University Circle, Inc. started unpacking TDM last week. And for good reason.

Of parking and development<br />In University Circle, Cleveland. Images: GCBL<br /><br /><br /><br />

Transit renaissance: Calabrese, Gallucci, Segedy speak out

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/14/14 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Transit, Transportation choices

When the white-and-orange doors slid open to Orlando’s new SunRail train this month, 10,000 passengers flooded onto cars built for 3,000. When Cincinnati broke ground on a $133 million, 3.6-mile streetcar line through its downtown, city council member Yvette Simpson told The New York Times, “It’s not just about a streetcar. It’s that Cincinnati can accomplish great things.” In these microcosms—and in...

<br />On boarding Millennials <br />A streetcar in Salt Lake City has become a major attraction of talent and development. Image: GCBLTransit oriented development<br />A proposed redevelopment of a low density shopping center at West 25th and Lorain in Cleveland. Image: Dimit ArchitectsGoing up<br />The new, $500 million Innerbelt Bridge under construction.Lots of opportunity in this corridor<br />The East 79th Street Red Line Rapid Station is ripe for redevelopment.Rapid re-imagining<br />Community Development organization Burten Bell Carr is in the process of revitalizing a long-time blighted vacant parcel adjacent to the E 79th St RTA Blue/Green Rapid Station. Image: BBCRide happy<br />Exuberant hordes riding Orlando's new passenger train, SunRail, on opening day, May 1, 2014. Image: The Orlando Sentinel.Go green<br />The green line, one of three Bus-Rapid Transit lines that criss-cross Curitiba, Brazil. Image: Wikipedia
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Making climate change a moral issue: A Midwest faith letter to support carbon pollution rules

David Beach  |  05/14/14 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Clean energy, Climate

Religious congregations are increasingly placing carbon pollution in a moral context. They are seeing how climate change exacerbates issues on which faith communities are already working — issues such as hunger, clean water, disaster relief, refugee services, and conflict resolution.

Big emissions source<br />Proposed EPA rules to reduce carbon pollution from coal-burning power plants will be a major step toward cleaner air and the reduction of risks from climate change.

The deluge now: Climate change today in our own backyards

David Beach  |  05/09/14 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Clean energy

The latest required reading about the most important issue facing humanity is the National Climate Assessment, released May 6 by the U.S. government. The upshot: climate change is happening sooner and with more harmful impacts than previously feared. And the longer we wait to reduce the carbon pollution that is warming the planet, the harder and more costly the transition...

Observed U.S. Temperature Change Map<br />Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Climatic Data Center

Ten Cleveland leaders pick 5 Bike Projects to Watch in 2014

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/08/14 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Biking, Transportation choices

In honor of National Bike Month, we asked 10 local leaders, “What are the 5 most exciting bike projects of 2014?” We gave them leeway. They could be breaking ground or just getting underway. They could be a visionary protected bike lane that doubles as a greenway in the middle of a major city street (actual answer) or it could...

The Midway<br />A proposed conversion of old Cleveland streetcar lines to green bike boulevards is under way. Image: Bialosky & Associates and Bike ClevelandEdgewater bikeway<br />A two and a half mile off road bike path will be built in 2014 as part of the West Shoreway conversion to a boulevard in Cleveland. Image: Environmental Design Group.Scranton Peninsula<br />A section of the Towpath Trail on Scranton Peninsula is complete and will be open in summer 2014. Image from 2013.Creating a network<br />The five major bike projects will create corridors and networks for recreation and transportation. Image: GCBLLorain green lane<br />A proposal is making its way through Cleveland City Hall to upgrade Lorain Avenue with a protected bike lane. Irishtown Greenway<br />A really cool conversion of an old rail line on the West Bank of the Flats into a bike trail and greenway is making progress. Image: LAND Studio Lake Link<br />Linking up the Towpath through Scranton Peninsula, Irishtown, Edgewater and Lorain bikeways would transform the Cleveland biking experience.
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