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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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Time to celebrate Cleveland's latest bike lane

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/17/14 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Biking, Transportation choices

As advocates, it’s important to not lose site of the important moment when, in the case of encouraging more biking, the city and its officials who stake out a leadership position finally start making progress in their investment to dedicated, on-road facilities like bike lanes.

Map reveals where it's "hot" to bike in Cleveland

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/16/14 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Biking

Have you ever wondered where people are biking in Northeast Ohio? On its surface, Strava doesn’t appear any different than the myriad of apps that cyclists use to map their ride with a smartphone and GPS. But the company has produced a heat map of the routes cyclists are most inclined to use from a dataset of 77,688,848 rides uploaded...

Hot in Cleveland<br />A heat map from Strava shows the most popular bike routes for users of its app

Mode shift: Setting a real goal for better transportation choices

David Beach  |  07/14/14 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Transportation choices

As Greater Cleveland’s transportation planning agency develops a new strategic plan, citizens have an opportunity to advocate for a more balanced transportation system that will meet emerging needs, not repeat the mistakes of the past.

Critical Mass ride in downtown Cleveland, May 2014<br />Demand is growing for a transportation system that promotes vibrant urban places.

"Thanks, Cleveland" Detroit bike lane video happening

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/09/14 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Transportation choices

If you find yourself on Detroit Avenue between W. 25th and W. 78th streets in the next week, you might notice a (hopefully soon-to-be) common site—Cleveland is installing bike lanes along the entire 1.6 mile stretch.

Bike friendly business district<br />Detroit Avenue in Gordon Square will have sharrows, with bike lanes leading into and out of the commercial district.Lights, action!<br />A video of the Detroit Avenue bike lane being installed will be made by GCBL and Bike Cleveland. Image: GC Creative Studio.It's official<br />The Detroit Avenue bike lane conforms exactly to the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide. If you can make it here...<br />A bike lane in New York is very similar to the Detroit Avenue bike lane.

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