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Nelson/Nygaard's big reveal for University Circle: "(Y)our mission is not parking"

Marc Lefkowitz  |  10/29/14 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Vibrant cities, Transportation choices

By now, you've probably heard that University Circle is doing a transportation study. Formally, it’s called the Moving Greater University Circle Transportation & Mobility Study. But, what is it? And how exactly could it help make University Circle a more inviting place to walk, bike, take transit, or drive? We spoke to David Fields, Principal of Nelson/Nygaard, the planning firm that...

Share alike<br />Bike share in University Circle adds to the mobility optionsRapid improvements<br />The new University-Cedar Rapid station

New principles for parking could be applied in University Circle

Marc Lefkowitz  |  10/02/14 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Vibrant cities, Transportation choices

University Circle is studying how to reduce the impact of cars as it gets more urban in its development. The conclusions from the first phase of a landmark study were discussed this week by the major institutions that have the most at stake. The transportation demand management study conducted by the firm NelsonNygaard is looking at where and how the district’s...

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Crocker versus Battery Park - is there any comparison?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/19/14 @ 4:15pm  |  Posted in Vibrant cities

The plan seemed simple enough. The three of us urban types would meet at John’s house near the Shoreway for a three-hour tour of the region’s premier example of a lifestyle center, Crocker Park, and infill development, Battery Park. An online conversation about “authenticity”—finding that ineffable quality that speaks to the quirk of a place or perhaps pays respect to...

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A major player in NEO's sprawl signals its ready to change direction

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/21/14 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Vibrant cities, Transportation choices

For years, Northeast Ohio transportation planner, NOACA, has acted as a quiet but powerful force expanding the region outward. Recently, though, NOACA has signaled a desire to become more fiscally and environmentally responsible.

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Pop-up streets godfather, Madison's Bike Platinum mayor visit Akron

Marc Lefkowitz  |  06/27/14 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Vibrant cities, Transportation choices

If you could bottle the bootstrap ingenuity of Better Block founder Jason Roberts and the vision of former Madison, WI mayor “Citizen” Dave Cieslewicz it would be a rare vintage indeed.

Pop star<br />Cleveland's Pop Up Rockwell was the second local example of a Better BlockGoing places<br />Jason Roberts (pictured here in Salt Lake City) combines elbow grease and vision into The Better Block.  Crimson all over<br />A red bike box in Madison, Wisconsin raises the visibility of biking on the road.
Photo: Craig Schreiner/Wisconsin State Journal.

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