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Oberlin pursues energy efficient transportation; Congress threatens to shut down all bike/ped funding

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/11/11 @ 11:30am  |  Posted in Transportation choices

·Oberlin has hired Center for Neighborhood Technology to develop an energy efficient transportation plan for the city of 8,761 people. "The plan is part of a larger award from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop energy efficiency policies in Oberlin that can be replicated in small towns throughout northern Ohio," CNT explains. "The plan will include an actionable portfolio...more

Open dialogue leads to $6 million bike/ped improvements

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/19/11 @ 4:45pm  |  Posted in Transportation choices

When people ask why it's important to have a bike and pedestrian advocacy group, you can point them to sustainable transportation advocates Access for All who negotiated for a $6 million commitment from ODOT to improve conditions on and around nearby Lorain-Carnegie Bridge. The Access and the Sustainable Cleveland 2019 "STAT" transportation groups continue to provide guidance to the Innerbelt...more

Road diet ideas for Taylor; finding the Opportunity in Cleveland's 'forgotten' Corridor

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/18/11 @ 4:00pm  |  Posted in Transportation choices

·The city of Cleveland Heights will manage one of the region's largest road projects this year, the $7.25 million Taylor Road reconstruction between Euclid Heights Boulevard and Monticello Boulevard. Currently, South Taylor is seven lanes wide, with the city proposing to narrow it to five lanes (part of its intent was to calm traffic and make it more bike and...more

Ohio metros want transportation as opportunity space; Union of Concerned Scientists visit Ohio for energy bill

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/27/10 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Transportation choices

Columbus residents are incensed over ODOT's plans to remake the Interstate 71-70 split that runs right through the capital. Residents of German Village and downtown are up in arms over the agency's plans because they don't square with their expectations for roads that are safe for walking and biking. City Hall and regional transportation agency (MORPC)'s Complete Streets policies, it...more

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