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Cleveland's award-winning TOD faces challenge: A car-oriented development next door

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/02/15 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Transit, Vibrant cities, Transportation choices

To great fanfare, a mixed-use development slated to go over a surface parking lot in the heart of University Circle got the green light this week. The Intesa development secured backing from the Cleveland-Cuyahoga Port Authority to build an 11-story residential tower with 196 apartments and a 470-space parking garage in the first phase of the project. A later phase...

<br />Uptown is recognized nationally for its design and transit orientation.<br />Uptown mixes culture, dining, entertainment and living in a walkable environment.<br />An early sketch of the Intesa development shows a mixed use building with a massive parking structure.<br />Site of the future Intesa development.<br />University Circle has sufficient parking; the challenge is pointing out where it is to distracted drivers.<br />Uptown has a small parking lot tucked behind the buildings.<br />Mayfield Road Rapid Station will open in 2015.
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My darn Prius: Green car buying tips from a reluctant driver

David Beach  |  04/01/15 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Transportation choices, Driving

People often ask me what’s the greenest car to buy. Well, I just went through the car-buying process myself, so here are some tips from my experience.

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Seven steps to make Cleveland a mobility app market winner

Marc Lefkowitz  |  03/31/15 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Biking, Transit, Walking

Technology is doing more than shaking up old ways of doing business.

<br />Can Cleveland have a common ticketing system between transit and shared mobility operations like car and bike share?  <br />Zagster operates a small Cleveland bike share service including this station in University Circle.<br />A ZipCar rideshare car arrives at Cleveland Museum of Art.

Ohio gets big reassurance to unfreeze renewable, energy efficiency program

Marc Lefkowitz  |  03/30/15 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Clean energy

While Washington starts to act on climate change—with the Senate voting to give money "to the economic and national security threats posed by human-induced climate change” (bi-partisan support included Senator Rob Portman)—Ohio is still frozen.

<br />Coal-burning Eastlake power plant at the mouth of the Chagrin River.

Euclid Corridor recognized for safety, economic benefits

Marc Lefkowitz  |  03/26/15 @ 1:00pm  |  Posted in Vibrant cities, Transportation choices

Euclid Avenue is living up to its HealthLine moniker. The group leading the charge for complete streets is reporting that money flowed and safety improved from 37 completed projects, including Cleveland’s Euclid Avenue. Completed in 2008, before the city had a complete streets law, the impact of the Euclid Corridor Transportation Project goes beyond the growing figure of $5.8 billion of...

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