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Hidden costs in Northeast Ohio sprawl revealed

Marc Lefkowitz  |  12/28/15 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Vibrant cities, Transportation choices

Moving to a new home in Geauga County might come with a warning label—about the costs of living in a car reliant location. For example, a Geauga resident might be exposed to four times the risk of dying in a car crash than a resident of a large city. In its "Analysis of public policies that unintentionally encourage sprawl," The New Climate...

Death and taxes<br />A Geauga County resident (far right) has four times the risk of dying in an auto related accident than a New York City resident (far left). Source: Todd Litman.

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.

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