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.
For the last decade, Ohio has dropped transit funding by double digits, ignoring the national trend of driving-less young adults moving to cities and valuing freedom of mobility above ownership. The results have gone exactly as predicted. Fewer people can afford to ride transit and buses don’t come as often because RTA was asked to effectively operate in the red...
Cleveland Heights wrote the best Complete Streets policy in the country in 2018.
How significant is it that Falter is the title of Bill McKibben’s new book rather than an equally worthy—but perhaps anachronistic name—like Rise?
Cleveland Heights became the second community in Northeast Ohio to adopt a Complete and Green Streets policy in 2018, after the City of Cleveland in 2011 adopted its dual purpose policy aimed at improving the safety and environmental performance of its streets with a focus on individuals, from seniors to kids to transit users. The language in the policy is...
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