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Museum devoted to climate that also lives its ideals

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/05/19 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Climate

Perched on an island in the St. Lawrence River between two sides of Montreal, the Biosphere that Buckminster Fuller designed for the World Fair, Expo 67, and in 1991 was up-cycled as a museum focused on the environment says and does a lot about one hot topic.

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Montreal may be approaching Goldilocks density but Cleveland could too

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/03/19 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Vibrant cities

When we revisited Montreal, Canada it reminded me of what I like about cities, especially those that strike a balance between density and livability.

<br /><br /><br />Mid range density in the form of townhomes covers miles inside the city of Montreal<br />Electric vehicle charging station and compost bins are part of the public infrastructure in Montreal.<br />The Metro in Montreal is fast frequent and well used

What causes transit to fail? Low density, lack of walkability, chronic underfunding...

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/29/19 @ 4:00pm  |  Posted in Transit, Vibrant cities, Transportation choices, Walking

Sure, transit has been perpetually underfunded in Ohio. But a big reason transit suffers is because of low-density development that follows highways into farmlands and forests at the metropolitan edge. A deliberate effort to sprawl rather than redevelop dense nodes works against transit.

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Transit in the balance: Two competing views of the future take shape

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/28/19 @ 1:00pm  |  Posted in Transit

For the last decade, Ohio has dropped transit funding by double digits, ignoring the national trend of driving-less young adults moving to cities and valuing freedom of mobility above ownership. The results have gone exactly as predicted. Fewer people can afford to ride transit and buses don’t come as often because RTA was asked to effectively operate in the red...

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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.

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