NEO's top transportation official declares "transportation choice equals freedom"

Marc Lefkowitz  |  09/15/14 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Transportation choices

At its annual meeting last week, Northeast Ohio's transportation and environmental agency, NOACA, brought a new emphasis to the area of its mission that would build a "sustainable transportation network.” “Multi-modal assets give people meaningful transportation choices which equals freedom,” said NOACA Executive Director, Grace Gallucci. “A network of infrastructure that gives cyclists more mobility would also bring more safety to pedestrians....

The bikes are coming<br />The popularity of biking is surging in Greater Cleveland, and many cyclists are riding for real transportation, not just for recreation.Ride happy<br />RTA ridership has increased for the last three years.

Northeast Ohio's green commute leaders. Plus, CLE caught another TIGER

Marc Lefkowitz  |  09/12/14 @ 4:00pm  |  Posted in Transportation choices

News from the NOACA annual meeting held today. A review on the keynote speaker, CNT Director Scott Bernstein, and a panel discussion about The True Cost of Transportation will follow.

<br />E. 105/E. 9rd Street transportation plan <br />

Ridding all the pestilence and raising hope instead in CLE

Marc Lefkowitz  |  09/09/14 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Food

After Marc White graduated from Shaker Heights High School in 1982 he went on to attend the famed Kent State University fashion program. And his early success—getting his designs in front of the likes of Winton Marsalis—seemed to hint at a big career. But, something didn’t feel right. Soon after, White ditched it all and moved to Ghana where he...

Marc White<br />Rid All, a Growing Power regional farm in Cleveland<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />

Cleveland Clinic, UH, and Case sustainability directors talk transportation

Marc Lefkowitz  |  09/08/14 @ 4:00pm  |  Posted in Transportation

University Circle's boom comes with a vexing question. Cleveland’s fastest growing neighborhood outside of downtown has 9,366 residents vying for 5% vacant rental properties. But, the foreseeable problem in University Circle’s future is how many of them plus the 43,264 people who show up for work here bring a car with them. The pipeline into University Circle is about to get...

<br /><br /><br /><br />Transit graduation <br />One of two new University Circle Rapid transit stations opened in 2014.Stay in<br />New condos on the Case campus.

Chad Pegracke's just a kid from the Midwest with a big idea

Marc Lefkowitz  |  09/05/14 @ 4:00pm  |  Posted in Clean water

What’s inspiring about the Chad Pegracke story is how a young man who grew up with the Mississippi River literally at his door step could see the giant cesspool the river had become not as a limiting force. Somehow, it didn’t make him want to give up and throw another 55-gallon drum, fridge, TV or sofa in like everyone else.

The Gatherer<br />Chad Pegracke has led a volunteer movement that has removed millions of pounds of trash from the Mississippi River.

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