Being able to practically get to a job is a measure of the usefulness and economic attractiveness of a city, concludes University of Minnesota in its annual ranking of how well U.S. cities provide access to jobs via transit. Transit access is a metric that matters—the report says—because 5% of all Americans use transit to commute to work, making it the...
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Last week, federal authorities allegedly told the City of Cleveland that re-opening downtown Public Square to buses would honor their agreement (and help the city avoid a $12 million penalty). It provides impetus for the city to re-consider its ill-fated but well-intentioned decision.
Three suburbs in Northeast Ohio got a holiday bonus for bike and pedestrian improvements—thanks to the late arrival of the Fast Act, the $305 billion transportation bill that the federal government approved for 2016-2020.
In the ‘70s, a TV commercial for a battery featured a celebrity spokesman (Robert Blake, I believe) who perched a 9-volt on his shoulder and growled, knock it off. I dare you. It seems like cities could take a page from the school of Blake. What do they have to lose.
“We’re definitely in something of a revolution here,” a Chicago official told Governing magazine. Chicago is just one example of the “Two Wheel Revolution” taking place in American cities where “striping bike lanes is happening at an unprecedented pace.” If cities are embracing bikes, Governing suggests they also measure how much good they are doing. Standard measures like how many miles...
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