Northeast Ohio has lost 7 percent of its population since 1970, while increasing the area of developed land by 33 percent, or 400 square miles. This sprawl without growth has emptied the region’s central cities and created a host of fiscal, environmental, transportation, and social problems. Do you want more of this suburban pattern development in the coming decades? Or do...
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Why should we care about Cleveland’s Complete and Green Streets (CGS) campaign? Because we all live or work on a street, and at some point contend with how safe it is to cross or travel on it.
Recently, the Ohio legislature passed the state’s $7.6 billion biennial transportation budget, initiated by Governor Kasich and signed into law on April 1st. As usual, the budget neglects transportation options, with less than one percent going towards public transit and even less towards bikeable and walkable streets, electric vehicles, freight, and commuter rail.
Twinsburg, Ohio wants the design of its crossroads for its main thoroughfares, State Routes 82 and 91 to become a walkable town center. In order to do so, the suburb recognizes it needs to tap a design manual for the roads that promotes pedestrian and bike activity, mixed use development and traffic-calmed streets.
Ohioans for Transportation Choice coalition asked lawmakers recently to support vibrant cities—to move more people to work and to keep our air clean—by making a fair allocation of $75 million (from the billions we spend on transportation every year). We're asking for a modest 2% of the budget to invest in better transit connections and walkable cities. For more background, see the...
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