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Recapping Cleveland Bicycle Week

GCBL staff  |  05/16/08 @ 5:04pm

With Cleveland Bicycle Week ending on a glorious day to ride, we offer a look back at the main event, the city's first bicycle conference. On paper the highlight was supposed to be League of American Bicyclist's Andy Clarke acknowledging Cleveland with a Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) honorable mention. But, we think those riding to work every morning...more


GCBL staff  |  05/16/08 @ 12:48pm

Cleveland has more in common with Eastern Europe than we assumed. Tremont residents Phil Pavarinni, Jr. and Ohio Citizen Action Cleveland Area Program Director Liz Ilg will meet with representatives from five different countries that all have a Mittal Steel plant as neighbors in Luxembourg on May 12, to plan for an international effort to get Mittal to clean up....more


GCBL staff  |  05/16/08 @ 12:05pm

Grist.org features Cleveland today in its new series on cities that have an active sustainability network. One of Britain's biggest builders, Barratt Developments, unveiled today what it said was the UK's first zero-carbon house built by a volume house builder.Riding a bike in the Euclid Corridor bike lane this week (during Cleveland Bicycle Week) made us wonder if...more

Improving conditions for passenger rail

GCBL staff  |  05/13/08 @ 12:42pm

Could it be that - after an astonishing run-up at the pump - the point at which oil prices "matter," in terms of changing consumer behavior, has finally been reached? New York Times reporter Andy Revkin wonders after the Times reported that gas prices are fueling a nationwide increase in transit ridership.The next challenge is for regions to prepare for...more

Churches in the city

GCBL staff  |  05/12/08 @ 2:13pm

Outmigration to suburbs and counties beyond Cuyahoga has left the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, one of the area's largest land holders, faced with once-proud congregations who struggle with aging infrastructure and stagnant, often declining, financial support. Many, including parishioners from Saint Ann and Saint Louis of Cleveland Heights and Christ the King and Saint Philomena of East Cleveland are exploring...more

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