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Building a Better Block comes to downtown Cleveland

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/09/12 @ 4:00pm  |  Posted in Transportation choices

Rockin Rockwell<br />A temporary complete street in downtown Cleveland introduced two-way bike lanes and bioWiFi benches.<br /><br />

"Pop up Rockwell" is a one-week display of what a Complete and Green Street can look like in Cleveland. Starting at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, the Kent State Urban Design Collaborative and the GreenCityBlueLake Institute will lead a team responding to the challenge of remaking Rockwell—a side street that runs west to east from the Warehouse District, through...more

Strategies to help University Circle avoid parking crisis

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/05/12 @ 11:45am  |  Posted in Transportation choices

"What cities should do about traffic congestion" is the latest cover story from the Congress for New Urbanism. Cleveland's biggest traffic snarl is usually on the highways to the suburbs during rush hour (which also grinds downtown traffic to a halt on E. 9th Street and Ontario). The exception is University Circle-a large district where gridlock seems to be worsening with...more

Who pays for roads in Ohio?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  12/15/11 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Transportation choices

Policy Matters Ohio released "Who pays for the roads in Ohio?" Modeled on Wisconsin's report, it sorts truth from the fictional accounts of highway lobbyists who claim freeways are free. It turns out, roads in Ohio are not paid for exclusively by those who use them. Tax payers help drivers pick up the tab-subsidizing 18 percent or $922 million each...more

Data supports mode shift in Cleveland; Sustainable transportation group moves on West Shoreway project

Marc Lefkowitz  |  11/23/11 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Transportation choices, Clean air

· Dr. Jonathan Patz is thinking beyond his niche as a health and climate expert and lead author of the IPCC to the cost-benefit of doing nothing to reduce climate change versus a bold rethinking of the design of cities with an eye to reduce car use (target: 20% Vehicle Miles Traveled). His "Swapping tailpipes for pedals" study looked at...more

Location and public transit accessibility ? a tale of 3 corporate moves in Northeast Ohio

Brad Chase  |  09/23/11 @ 1:00pm  |  Posted in Transit, Transportation choices

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Three recent corporate relocations call into question how public transportation can best play a role in getting Northeast Ohio workers to and from work in an environmentally preferred, economically and time efficient manner. Eaton Corp. announced in 2008 that it planned to move its world headquarters from Downtown Cleveland to the Eastern Suburbs in the the I-271 corridor. American Greetings announced...more

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