Three suburbs in Northeast Ohio got a holiday bonus for bike and pedestrian improvements—thanks to the late arrival of the Fast Act, the $305 billion transportation bill that the federal government approved for 2016-2020.
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In the ‘70s, a TV commercial for a battery featured a celebrity spokesman (Robert Blake, I believe) who perched a 9-volt on his shoulder and growled, knock it off. I dare you. It seems like cities could take a page from the school of Blake. What do they have to lose.
Marc Lefkowitz | 12/15/16 @ 12:00pm
On a throwback Thursday, we revisit and update the post, "Making personal choices can reduce carbon emissions."
The suburbs have paradoxically brought together an image of safety and health; while time has proven them less capable in these areas than we may think. “Retrofitting Suburbia” co-author, Ellen Dunham-Jones, told a crowd at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History last Friday that there are plenty of fixes to help suburbia live up to its ideal. Dunham-Jones opened with the problem...
53% of Americans live in suburbs. World War II is considered an important demarcation line. Pre-war suburbs are mixed-use with walkable town centers and neighborhoods of the streetcar variety. Think Cleveland Heights and Lakewood. After 1945, development shifted radically — to automobile-oriented housing with various types of single-use commercial development along arterial highways.
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