Sure, transit has been perpetually underfunded in Ohio. But a big reason transit suffers is because of low-density development that follows highways into farmlands and forests at the metropolitan edge. A deliberate effort to sprawl rather than redevelop dense nodes works against transit.
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At last night’s Cleveland Heights Architectural Board of Review, a roomful of residents showed up to lodge complaint against the Top of the Hill development as currently proposed. While local business owners, like Cedar-Fairmount Special Improvement District President, Sal Russo, also appeared, to speak in support, the mainstay of comments seemed to focus on the mass and height of the...
Most urban planners don’t get their own cartoon character or form a following of groupies, but then UCLA Professor Donald Shoup doesn’t think like most planners. When it comes to unpacking parking — and how whole cities and suburbs have been built around it — Shoup isn’t boxed in. Parking is a science, and Shoup's book, The High Cost of Free...
“People want amenities,” said Cuyahoga County Planning Director, Glenn Coyne, speaking to attendees of the 2018 Trails and Greenways Conference. “A coffee shop. A trail. Something other than ‘oh my god, we’re declining.’”
2017 saw Cleveland transit advocates clash with Mayor Jackson over his decision to close Public Square (then re-open it) to buses. But that tempest played out in a teapot compared to what the State of Ohio is preparing to (not) do this month when a long-awaited medical service sales tax cut is expected to blow a hole in the budgets...
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