The uptick in Cleveland as a destination to live, work, play and pray was helping the cause last winter as a crowd turned out to hear about the city’s plans to “diet” Lorain Avenue, which means take it down a lane, to retrofit it with a protected bike lane. The cast of supporters included Joe Cimperman, (then) Ohio City, Inc. director...
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How are suburbs, towns and cities responding to the rising tide of Millennials, Baby Boomers and knowledge economy workers moving to Northeast Ohio and looking for places to live based on culture and amenities like bike lanes and transit? This question was on the minds of about 100 people at Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) Strategic Plan forum this...
Backers of Complete Streets gathered last week at Positively Cleveland to deliver the final push on a city promise that “orange barrel season” will routinely signal the construction of bike lanes, transit stops, crosswalks, trees and more multi-modal options. Cleveland planners asked community groups like Historic Gateway District and Bike Cleveland to help them write a Complete Streets design manual; they...
Sustainability is not a straight line. Progress sometimes feels as random as a coin flip. Tails, and you get Opportunity Corridor. Ohio freezing its renewable energy policy. Cleveland losing a grant to build an off-shore wind farm. The sprawl forecast from VibrantNEO. Heads for Sustainable Cleveland 2019, and its long list of spin off projects. The growth of downtown and urban neighborhoods....
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...
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