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Is Cleveland ready for bike share?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/07/12 @ 12:00pm  |  Posted in Biking, Transportation choices

Bike share is a sustainable transportation idea that is coming of age in America. Unlike some more hard-core issues, like expanding bike lanes, bike share is exciting a wider audience to consider riding a bike in their city. The origins of modern bike share-a flexible rent and return service -can be traced to city-led programs in Paris and Washington. Images of...more

Looking for lessons as $6M urban bike way breaks ground

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/02/12 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Biking, Transportation choices

· Access for All was the bike advocacy campaign that won a $6 million makeover for biking and walking from Tremont to downtown Cleveland. The first stage-bike lanes on Abbey Avenue- breaks ground this month. What lessons can bike advocates take from the campaign? For example, is it important to recognize that accepting compromise-from ODOT to build a new bike...more

In trying to forge bike plan, Circle-Heights ponders many directions

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/19/12 @ 4:00pm  |  Posted in Biking

Of all the improvements being proposed in the Circle-Heights Bicycle Network Plan-and they are considerable, from a bike trail leading up Cedar Hill to painting in miles of new bike lanes and sharrows that will tame (for some) Cleveland's vestiges of wide avenues in University Circle-far and away the most lasting outcome would be an agreement between Cleveland and Cleveland...more

Introducing Cleveland to cycle tracks at next week's pop up block

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

Yesterday at the Cleveland Urban Design Center we previewed Pop up Rockwell, a weeklong 'Green and Complete Street' makeover of a well-located, lightly traveled road in downtown Cleveland. A team of design students from Kent State projected plans that will be unveiled at a launch party 5-7 p.m. on April 21 with street musicians, food trucks and lively conversation. The students...more

Circle-Heights Bike Network: Concept to reality

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/03/12 @ 1:00pm  |  Posted in Biking

Ten years ago, EcoCity Cleveland and the cycling community established a vision for a Circle-Heights Bike Network. A map was drawn, highlighting fast and slow biking routes between destinations like Cedar-Lee and Wade Oval. Meta-data-such as problem intersections and needed improvements-were discussed on the jacket. It helped to sell the idea of a district to define it first. In this case,...more

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