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Look who's living car lite in Cleveland

Marc Lefkowitz  |  10/08/14 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Biking, Transit

2014 marks the 17th anniversary of Car-free in Cleveland. In celebration, we looked for people living car free or “car lite” in Northeast Ohio. We asked them, what makes it possible to live with or without a car—what do they need in order to do this? (feel free to share your car free in CLE story in the comments section below).

Bike daddy<br />Tom Starinsky bikes home with his daughter from the nearby Shaker Square Farmer's Market.Next cycle<br />The Starinskys chose to live where their kids could walk (or trike) to school.Legally green<br />Austin McGuan, center (green pants), participates in 2014 Bike to Work Day.Walking the talk<br />Dr. Aparna Bole takes the RTA to University Hospital where she's working to instill more sustainability.Fast times<br />Artist and Cleveland resident Elizabeth Emery in her racing days.

Talking transit, green alternatives with NOACA chief Grace Gallucci

Marc Lefkowitz  |  06/04/14 @ 1:00pm  |  Posted in Biking, Transit, Walking

On the eve of NOACA’s Strategic Plan discussion at ideastream, we revisit our lengthy conversation with the transportation planning agency’s (relatively) new Executive Director Grace Gallucci about her ideas for improving multi-modalism in the region.

NEO idea for transport<br />Hundreds of cyclists participate in May 2014 Critical Mass rideNew school<br />University Circle will have a two new Rapid stations including this one at Cedar Hill.

Transit renaissance: Calabrese, Gallucci, Segedy speak out

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/14/14 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Transit, Transportation choices

When the white-and-orange doors slid open to Orlando’s new SunRail train this month, 10,000 passengers flooded onto cars built for 3,000. When Cincinnati broke ground on a $133 million, 3.6-mile streetcar line through its downtown, city council member Yvette Simpson told The New York Times, “It’s not just about a streetcar. It’s that Cincinnati can accomplish great things.” In these microcosms—and in...

<br />On boarding Millennials <br />A streetcar in Salt Lake City has become a major attraction of talent and development. Image: GCBLTransit oriented development<br />A proposed redevelopment of a low density shopping center at West 25th and Lorain in Cleveland. Image: Dimit ArchitectsGoing up<br />The new, $500 million Innerbelt Bridge under construction.Lots of opportunity in this corridor<br />The East 79th Street Red Line Rapid Station is ripe for redevelopment.Rapid re-imagining<br />Community Development organization Burten Bell Carr is in the process of revitalizing a long-time blighted vacant parcel adjacent to the E 79th St RTA Blue/Green Rapid Station. Image: BBCRide happy<br />Exuberant hordes riding Orlando's new passenger train, SunRail, on opening day, May 1, 2014. Image: The Orlando Sentinel.Go green<br />The green line, one of three Bus-Rapid Transit lines that criss-cross Curitiba, Brazil. Image: Wikipedia
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Legible London firm reveals Cleveland's secrets

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/15/14 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Biking, Transit, Vibrant cities, Walking

Cleveland and its visitor's bureau are working on a Seamless Cleveland wayfinding system that will connect the city's great destinations by foot, bike, bus, trolley and train.

Making Cleveland legible<br />Images from Seamless Cleveland: A wayfinding master plan<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
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Sewer District strikes back; Cincy streetcar derailed (again); 'eastward ho' for RTA; shrinking city returns

Marc Lefkowitz  |  11/14/13 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Transit, Clean water, Land

The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District is fighting a court order to shut down its “green” stormwater program; this week, it asked the Ohio Supreme Court to hear its case.

Back to the land<br />How big of a role will urban farms like the Ohio City Farm play in Cleveland's vacant land crisis?<br />The damage done<br />Doan Brook on the east side of Cleveland overflowing its banks during a heavy rain.

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