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Everybody's for equity, but who wants to walk the talk?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/10/17 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Biking, Transit, Walking, Driving, Transportation

Over the last decade, complete streets have been firmly established with urban planners, biking, transit and health advocates as a central tenet to improved access and safety on roads largely built for the convenience of cars.

<br /><br />With its MemFix plan, the City of Memphis has given its blessing to groups of volunteers helping pilot complete streets. <br /><br />Road diet with buffered bike lane proposed for Noble Road in Cleveland Heights.<br /><br />

Mode share makes car lite trip more viable

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/04/16 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Biking, Transit, Driving

Like many families, we took a trip over spring break. We made part of our plan to reduce both personal and environmental costs in our choice of transportation modes.

<br />On the platform of the Los Angeles Metro<br />View from Amtrak Pacific Surfliner.<br />At Union Station in Los Angeles<br />Streecar and cyclists in San Diego<br />Waiting room at Sante Fe train station in San Diego<br />Taxi in Tijuana, Mexico<br />Riding the Red Line home in Cleveland.

Making personal choices can reduce carbon emissions

Marc Lefkowitz  |  03/18/16 @ 12:00pm  |  Posted in Clean energy, Reduce, Driving, Transportation

Last week, we wrote about the communities in Northeast Ohio that have the best and worst carbon footprints. It did reveal some notable trends like how income, density and distance from the central city determine how the region stacks (and pollutes) up. Today, we look at what can be done about it. What are we as individuals capable of doing to...

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These Cleveland neighborhoods are greener than Portland

Marc Lefkowitz  |  12/04/15 @ 12:00pm  |  Posted in Driving

Northeast Ohioans drive their vehicles 20,592 miles per year—just under par with the rest of America at 21,377 vehicle miles traveled (VMT) per year.

<br />A sampling of neighborhoods in Cleveland that are driving fewer miles per year than Portland. Information provided by Center for Neighborhood Technology.<br />Transit use as a percent of the population in a sample of Cleveland area neighborhoods (versus Portland). Information from Center for Neighborhood Technology.

Second guessing Cleveland Opportunity Corridor

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/04/15 @ 3:30pm  |  Posted in Driving

It appears that her "you could either get it gloriously right or horribly wrong," warning issued by Harriet Tregoning, principal deputy assistant secretary for community development at HUD, has created space for healthy dialogue about the $331 million “opportunity corridor” road project and its intentions.

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