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Can trails really save lives and lead to better places?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  06/13/14 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Biking, Walking

Trails and greenways are more than ‘nice-to-haves’ they are practically lifesaving apparatus, said Mark Fenton, whose handlebar mustache matches his passionate “rants” for walk- and bikable communities.

New trails<br />Mayfield Village built a new trail and greenway along SOM Center Road in 2014. On the path are the community library, swimming pool and ball fields.

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.

As 5,000 cyclists and pedestrians perish, calls for Washington to do more intensify

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/21/14 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Biking, Walking

2013 was a particularly deadly year for those driving, but even more for those biking and walking on America's roads.

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Dangerous by design: Best and worst cities for pedestrians

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/20/14 @ 1:00pm  |  Posted in Walking

In a just-released national ranking of 51 major U.S. cities, the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor area ranks 10th safest for pedestrians. National organization, Smart Growth America (SGA), analyzes pedestrian deaths as a percentage of those who walk to work using Census data available from 2003-2012. Once again, Floridian cities Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville and Miami top the list as the most dangerous for pedestrians. But,...

Back to basics<br />West Jefferson, NC made some key changes to its main street that encourages walking and slower car speeds and spurred a renaissance. Image: Smart Growth AmericaDangerous by design<br />Pedestrian Danger Index relative to walking rates by race and age, 2009. Image: Smart Growth America

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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