When Cleveland passed its Complete Streets ordinance in 2011, it was hailed as a watershed moment. The city was struggling, as it is now, to meet the needs of a large population living in poverty and also attract new, younger residents. Complete Streets presented possibilities for both.
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Cleveland has aspirations to build a network of protected bike lanes, starting with Lorain Avenue from W. 25th to W. 65th Street on the north side of the road. Non-profit organization People for Bikes estimates that 142 protected bike lanes have been built in the U.S. as of 2013. The group behind Project Green Lane, which provides technical assistance to a...
After we wrote a blog post about four families living “car-lite” in Cleveland, we began thinking about the places in Northeast Ohio that provide the right ingredients for car-lite living. See our list of the top 25 car-lite places below, and tell us if there are others you would add.
For the 18 suburbs and City of Cleveland who are collaborating on the Eastside Greenway, a special session in Cleveland Heights last night couldn’t have been a better exchange with those most likely to use an expanded bike network. Both sides dug into how four selected corridors could be improved as "a unified trail network that will link neighborhoods." A...
Back in the good old days of 1999, I didn’t give a second thought to how I got around. Like many, I turned the key in the ignition every day; I couldn’t imagine hopping on a bike or walking to the corner to wait for the bus. I didn’t know I had a choice to be “multi-modal” when I entered...
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Cities are healthier as a whole when nature is invited in.
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We're at the shore of Lake Erie, but we still have good reasons to conserve
Eco-friendly landscapes >
We look inside two local guides to native landscaping and their benefits.