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What goes into a complete street? Ask Cleveland Heights, the best 2018 complete street policy

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/17/19 @ 1:00pm  |  Posted in Transportation choices

Cleveland Heights wrote the best Complete Streets policy in the country in 2018.

<br />A plan to calm the Edgehill and Overlook intersection in Cleveland Heights is moving ahead...<br />The Edgehill and Overlook intersection improvement is under construction.<br />Cleveland Heights has a lot of transit users and their needs will be considered more clearly as a result of the city adopting a Complete Streets policy in 2018.<br />A bold idea to calm traffic on Mayfield Road includes a protected bike lane came from Cleveland Heights 2018 Master Plan.

Bill McKibben considers if we Falter (or should we rise)

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/14/19 @ 9:00am  |  Posted in Climate

How significant is it that Falter is the title of Bill McKibben’s new book rather than an equally worthy—but perhaps anachronistic name—like Rise?

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Cleveland Heights named Top Complete Streets Policy in the Country

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/08/19 @ 9:00am  |  Posted in Transportation choices

Cleveland Heights became the second community in Northeast Ohio to adopt a Complete and Green Streets policy in 2018, after the City of Cleveland in 2011 adopted its dual purpose policy aimed at improving the safety and environmental performance of its streets with a focus on individuals, from seniors to kids to transit users. The language in the policy is...

Heights Home Bike Tour<br />Biking is already a popular pursuit in Cleveland Heights. The top ranked Complete Streets policy in the country for 2018 should help those interested but concerned cyclists find safer streets.

Green Cuyahoga and tie it together

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/23/19 @ 10:45am  |  Posted in Land, Water

Trees are the centerpiece of Cuyahoga County’s new plan to rejuvenate a county that is at a crossroad. Adding a couple of strategic goals, and using County resources to do it, would make an already good idea even better.

Doan Brook flooding<br />Too much pavement causes Doan Brook to routinely flood and blow out pipes which costs a lot of money to fixMorgana Run<br />Converting an old railway into a trail in Cleveland, Slavic Village is an example of reuse that spurred more development.Bike to School Day<br />Lots of kids bike to school in Bay Village.Green Corridor<br />Warrensville Center Road is a piece in the Eastside Greenway waiting to be built with the right incentives and push from the Executive level.

Recycling update - what's in and what's out

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/12/19 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Recycle

Doreen Schreiber is one of six “ladies in waste” at the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District. Her role as Business Recycling Specialist is to help companies walk through the often-complicated business of reducing waste, and that includes recycling, composting, donating and strategizing how to reduce what’s going into a landfill.

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