When Plain Dealer Editorial Board President Brent Larkin sounded off this week about the diminishing returns for a shrinking city and flat region still betting the farm on sprawl, it led us to wonder, what is behind it and how could we flip the paradigm to a region that is growing up and in? In 2008, GCBL director David Beach...
Cleveland has been bending the arc of sustainability from aspiration to action lately. The city appears to be employing a strategy of tying green projects to its Climate Action Plan (CAP) while leveraging its capital budget.
The uptick in Cleveland as a destination to live, work, play and pray was helping the cause last winter as a crowd turned out to hear about the city’s plans to “diet” Lorain Avenue, which means take it down a lane, to retrofit it with a protected bike lane. The cast of supporters included Joe Cimperman, (then) Ohio City, Inc. director...
An influential circle in the Cleveland area—from the MetroParks and Cuyahoga Valley National Park to suburban mayors like Bruce Rinker of Mayfield Village—have initiated expansion plans for the area’s bike-walk trail network.
Trails and greenways are more than ‘nice-to-haves’ they are practically lifesaving apparatus, said Mark Fenton, whose handlebar mustache matches his passionate “rants” for walk- and bikable communities.
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