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City discards bicycling and pedestrian plans for Lower Prospect casino parking

 |  07/13/11 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Biking, Vibrant cities

Even if you are not an architect or designer and don't have a view of the value of preserving the Columbia Building or tearing it down to make way for a parking garage valet service, you may be struck by the speed with which the City of Cleveland discarded a plan, developed only last year, to make lower Prospect a...more

Bike counts: can they slim your street?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/04/10 @ 9:00am  |  Posted in Biking, Vibrant cities

We've come to expect our streets filled with cars, which leaves little room to imagine how they would look otherwise. An image used by the planning department in Muenster, Germany, compares the space required in a city to move the same amount of people by car, bike, bus and subway. It's more than a parlor trick for urban planners. Beyond...more

Cleveland Mayor's bike-pedestrian advisory committee meets at City Hall

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/14/10 @ 8:00am  |  Posted in Biking

Back in 2002, Cleveland Mayor Jane Campbell went to Chicago and was blown away by a thriving bike culture and a massive, well-organized bike advocacy group there. Mayor Jane decided it was time for Cleveland to get serious about cycling and walking as part of a healthy transportation system, and asked her planning director Chris Ronayne to form an advisory...more

Does Cleveland have bike sharing in its DNA?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/23/10 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Biking

First Paris, then Washington D.C. now Denver has a bike sharing service. Here's how it works: Reserve a bike online, swipe a card when you pick up a bike at an automated station around town, and drop it off at another station when you're done. Denver used $230,000 from its federal Stimulus Act Energy Efficiency Block Grants (EEBG) to start...more

Cleveland's 'dredging crisis' and parking garages unprepared for bike parking D-Day

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/21/10 @ 12:00pm  |  Posted in Biking

This June-a full two years after the city of Cleveland passed its bike parking ordinance-all parking garage operators in the city will be required to install bike racks. One bike spot for every 20 car spots with a maximum of 24 bike racks means the city should have an instant infusion of new bike parking. We'll have to keep an eye...more

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