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Is this a bike rack or a piece of sculpture?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/22/15 @ 1:00pm  |  Posted in Biking, Transit

There’s a school of thought that bike parking should be plentiful, visible and designed to call attention first to its function.

Too whimsical?<br />For the cost of designing these bike racks on Larchmere, about 100 inverted U racks could have been installed. Spot that rack<br />The new University Circle Rapid station entrance devotes a lot of space to a plaza that doesn't serve as a bus transfer area anymore.<br />bollards as bike racks?<br />High times<br />Have bike racks, like this one on Coventry, become too fetishized?<br />Wheel bender?<br />Who is making sure form follows function in bike rack design?Too ephemeral?<br />Stick with a classic<br />An inverted U bike rack on Euclid Avenue
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Cleveland weighs competing bike share operators with an eye on funding citywide system

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/03/15 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Biking

When a group of bar and restaurant owners in Ohio City made it their business to bring bike share into the neighborhood, they found Zagster, a company that has set up bike rental programs on leafy corporate and college campuses. The appeal of Zagster is its lightweight (read: cheap and easy to place, mostly on private property) alternative to the...

<br />Sam McNulty, owner of Market Garden Brewery and one of the Ohio City bike share partners, tests a Zagster bike at the launch.

Seven steps to make Cleveland a mobility app market winner

Marc Lefkowitz  |  03/31/15 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Biking, Transit, Walking

Technology is doing more than shaking up old ways of doing business.

<br />Can Cleveland have a common ticketing system between transit and shared mobility operations like car and bike share?  <br />Zagster operates a small Cleveland bike share service including this station in University Circle.<br />A ZipCar rideshare car arrives at Cleveland Museum of Art.

Seven ideas to make Cleveland a Top Biking City

Marc Lefkowitz  |  03/24/15 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Biking

Cleveland has improved its bike development focus in the last two years. It considers bikes in more of its road projects, and is starting to build a network for cycling. In part, we can thank a 2011 Complete Streets law which grass roots advocates worked with the city to get adopted. Since then, local advocate, Bike Cleveland, has rallied the community—like...

<br />Cleveland Critical Mass ride through downtown, August 2014

Eastside Greenway would improve biking in the suburbs

Marc Lefkowitz  |  02/05/15 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Biking, Walking

The ambitious plan to connect eastern Cuyahoga County focuses its efforts on low-carbon mobility for the "access poor."

Car dependent<br />South Belvoir Boulevard in South Euclid. The Eastside Greenway would convert the lane near the median into buffered bike lanes. Greenway to go<br />A concept to road diet boulevards in suburban Cleveland. Access: who has it and who doesn't<br />Cuyahoga County Board of Health is aligning goals of the bike and pedestrian network with who has access (green) and who doesn't (red) to transit and public amenities like parks and community centers.

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