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Update on Gateway-Ohio City bike-ped path; Cuyahoga recycling totals - a tale of two city types

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/03/11 @ 11:15am  |  Posted in Biking

• As reported here, the Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Transportation Group is at the table helping ODOT design the bike/ped connection between Gateway and Ohio City/Tremont via a new multi-modal path on the Lorain-Carnegie Bridge/Ontario, bike lanes on Abbey Avenue and a complete system of wayfinding signs and pavement markings. This is a welcome development: advocates and the transportation agency working...more

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

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