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Set sites on mode mix, David Beach urges regional transportation agency

Marc Lefkowitz  |  12/17/15 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Transportation choices

Is the mega Cleveland region ready to tap the brakes on decades of sprawl-inducing investments? Some are advocating that Northeast Ohio’s transportation agency, NOACA, help the region move in that direction.

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Suburb or city, you may live in a job disadvantaged neighborhood

Marc Lefkowitz  |  12/03/15 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Transportation choices

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland produced this interactive map that shows how accessible jobs are from your neighborhood. Double click on the map to zoom in to your neighborhood to see its job access. (Click the home icon to return to the large map)

How Cleveland is being defined by Opportunity Corridor

Marc Lefkowitz  |  10/26/15 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Transportation choices

How quickly has Opportunity Corridor become a Cleveland meme? The $331 million, five-to-six lane road to be built between I-490 and University Circle has become synonymous with its lead sponsor, Ohio Department of Transportation, and its uniform code on road design. ODOT designs a road nearly the same if its in a densely populated city or sparsely rural area.

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Columbus moves toward mode shift

Marc Lefkowitz  |  10/19/15 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Vibrant cities, Transportation choices

The Columbus region has a plan to link transportation funding to new environmental goals. It has already started to redraw the map for roads that go outside of the urban area.

<br />Highway in to Columbus, OH. Image: City Data.

University Circle has a strategy to manage congestion: mode shift, housing

Marc Lefkowitz  |  10/15/15 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Vibrant cities, Transportation choices

University Circle is taking seriously the commitments that the City of Cleveland and the regional transportation agency, NOACA, have made in establishing goals to reduce carbon emissions from buildings and transportation, according to consultants helping them manage growth while introducing alternative transportation services in the quickly developing district.

<br />This typical scene happens nightly in University Circle. The north-south traffic jam stretches for miles, and indicates a gap in housing market, and a lack of transportation options. <br /><br />

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