Recently, the Ohio legislature passed the state’s $7.6 billion biennial transportation budget, initiated by Governor Kasich and signed into law on April 1st. As usual, the budget neglects transportation options, with less than one percent going towards public transit and even less towards bikeable and walkable streets, electric vehicles, freight, and commuter rail.
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In Cleveland’s first attempt to be a Bike Friendly Community—an honor that the League of American Bicyclists bestows upon cities that make progress in the five “Es” of bike sainthood (Engineering, Education, Encouragement, Enforcement, Evaluation & Planning)—the city didn’t rank higher than an honorable mention. The city’s Planning Department offered a response in 2010 with its Active Transportation Plan. In it,...
Bus-Rapid transit is a hybrid of train and bus that hopefully picks up the best of both (lower costs but a more elegant design like nicer stations. In Cleveland’s case, the dedicated transit lane also promises faster service). Next American City hails Cleveland and RTA’s HealthLine as “a world-class example of BRT in the U.S.” Annie Weinstock, U.S. Country Director...more
We believe that once the number of people biking crosses a threshold, a magic number to be determined, biking has the ability to alter the shape of a city. Cities like Copenhagen, Zurich and Amsterdam where almost half of its people are riding bikes have proven this by conforming to the needs (and speeds) of hordes of cyclists; arguably, they...more
· Cleveland makes HGTV's 10 Greatest Cycling Cities in America. As nice as it is to be mentioned for our "impassioned and persevering community of bike riders" we want to see Cleveland's bike trips rise from 0.39% to the level of the other cities mentioned, like Portland (where 6% of trips and $30 million has been invested over the last...more
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