Apple to plum: Vision Zero bakes in biking and turns one

Marc Lefkowitz  |  02/16/15 @ 2:00pm

I visited New York City last week to see what lessons I could glean from their Vision Zero campaign to reduce traffic fatalities involving cyclists, pedestrians and motorists to zero. Mayor Bill DiBlasio launched Vision Zero a year ago in New York, making it the most visible and wide-ranging effort to reach America from its origin in Sweden (other cities...

<br />A cyclist on the streets of lower Manhattan<br />A Citi Bike station in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan.<br />A protected bike lane on 2nd Avenue in Manhattan.<br />The Pulaski Bridge between Queens and Brooklyn will get a protected bike lane.<br />A cyclist traveling on a bike lane in Queens at night.<br />A protected bike lane in Queens connected to the Queensboro Bridge bike lane.<br />Flux Factory, Long Island City, Queens, New York

The best Complete Streets policies of 2014

Marc Lefkowitz  |  02/10/15 @ 4:30pm

What matters most about complete streets is seeing how it affects change.

<br />A complete street in Austin, Texas which rose to the 2014 Top 10 national rankings.

Transit in Ohio: You gotta be tough

Marc Lefkowitz  |  02/09/15 @ 1:15pm

Moving in<br />A mixed-income housing unit is some of the private capital attracted to Euclid Avenue from the BRT line.

Ohio’s proposed $1 million annual (2016) increase in funding for transit is “piddling,” says transit advocacy group, All Aboard Ohio. The Buckeye State’s continued snubbing of transit flies in the face of sound judgement, adds a civil engineer with AECOM, the largest engineering firm in the United States. “Sadly, ODOT ignored its own study that it commissioned last year,” All Aboard Ohio...more

Headlines of the week 2.6.15

Marc Lefkowitz  |  02/06/15 @ 11:00am

Ohio Senator Randy Gardner introduces a bill to establish an Office of Harmful Algae Management of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency with the aim of reducing phosphorus in Lake Erie. (Sentinel-Tribune) The Cuyahoga River has come a long way since its infamous burning river days. Recent tests found that water quality has improved dramatically although work remains to be done. (Cleveland...more

Eastside Greenway would improve biking in the suburbs

Marc Lefkowitz  |  02/05/15 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Biking, Walking

The ambitious plan to connect eastern Cuyahoga County focuses its efforts on low-carbon mobility for the "access poor."

Car dependent<br />South Belvoir Boulevard in South Euclid. The Eastside Greenway would convert the lane near the median into buffered bike lanes. Greenway to go<br />A concept to road diet boulevards in suburban Cleveland. Access: who has it and who doesn't<br />Cuyahoga County Board of Health is aligning goals of the bike and pedestrian network with who has access (green) and who doesn't (red) to transit and public amenities like parks and community centers.

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