Leaves

Blog

Blog

Ohio by the numbers: anatomy of a highway state

Marc Lefkowitz  |  10/20/14 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Transportation choices

A lot of assumptions are made about why Cleveland doesn’t move like a green city. Why are low-carbon forms of transportation, i.e. a network of bike lanes and a modern, efficient transit system not being built? It’s not as though demand isn’t going up. RTA has charted three straight years of growth in ridership and bike riding is on the...

<br />Cheap gas in Ohio's Wayne County. Image: GC Creative Studio<br />Images: From Streetsblog<br /><br />

Green ideas help CLE make national list of innovative cities

Marc Lefkowitz  |  10/16/14 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Transform

Cleveland is at an interesting point in its re-development as a city. Downtown appears to be in hyperdrive—with near-zero vacancy in living space and a continued push to build big projects. The Republican Party in 2016 is setting an artificial deadline to “finish” downtown, but their arrival seems vastly less important in the modern Cleveland narrative than another date—2019—the 50th...

On the road to recovery?<br />Cleveland and Lake Erie seen from the east side's lakefront. Image: GC Creative Studio.

Eastside Greenway would boldly expand bike-green access

Marc Lefkowitz  |  10/15/14 @ 1:00pm  |  Posted in Biking, Connecting to nature

For the 18 suburbs and City of Cleveland who are collaborating on the Eastside Greenway, a special session in Cleveland Heights last night couldn’t have been a better exchange with those most likely to use an expanded bike network. Both sides dug into how four selected corridors could be improved as "a unified trail network that will link neighborhoods." A...

Green belt<br />Is South Belvoir Road ideal for a bike/greenway improvement project?Walking culture<br />The Indianapolis Cultural Trail brings biking, walking and big business  downtown.Eastside Greenway<br />The plan calls for a unified trail network that will link neighborhoods.

Akron transportation director, Jason Segedy's big vision for moving Ohio forward

Marc Lefkowitz  |  10/13/14 @ 1:00pm  |  Posted in Transportation choices

In the epic struggle between states and metropolitan areas to control the shrinking pie of government funding, much is at stake. Underlying who gets what, transportation figures largely into how regions develop, i.e. do they sprawl or are they more walkable? Ever since Eisenhower presided over the national highway system in the late 1950s, states like Ohio have assumed a central...

<br />

Green awakening: Our car-lite family decade

Marc Lefkowitz  |  10/09/14 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Biking, Transit, Transform, Walking

Back in the good old days of 1999, I didn’t give a second thought to how I got around. Like many, I turned the key in the ignition every day; I couldn’t imagine hopping on a bike or walking to the corner to wait for the bus. I didn’t know I had a choice to be “multi-modal” when I entered...

Building confidence<br />My wife, Corrie Slawson, pulls our son in a bike trailer. She started riding a bike again in the last year.My green decade<br />The author in EcoCity Cleveland's former offices at Lorain and Fulton.Moving up<br />EcoCity Cleveland's second home, the third floor attic space of the Beach home.Green guru<br />David Beach and the solar array on the roof of the Cleveland Environmental Center which Beach helped bring into being.Sustainability center<br />The Cleveland Environmental Center, at Lorain and Fulton, was the city's first green building retrofit (opening in 2003).Breaking ground<br />Manda Gillespie (left) worked tirelessly to bring the Cleveland EcoVillage Townhomes (at W. 58th Street) into being.EcoCity days<br />The staff of EcoCity Cleveland before it became GreenCityBlueLake.
Previous
Next

Filter by RSS

Social media feed

  • Liking Matt Stansbury's knowledgeable and well written blogs about Ohio nature in Belt Magazine: http://t.co/wvxvAO8Cq1.
    a day ago via Twitter
  • 73 countries and 1,000 businesses support price on carbon as most efficient way to reduce global-warming emissions: http://t.co/nyzWUv6O1L
    2 days ago via Twitter
  • Climate change poses immediate risks to U.S. national security, says new Defense Dept. analysis: http://t.co/Lx9ZufKdmu.
    3 days ago via Twitter
The best bike trails

The best bike trails >

Find out where are the most interesting bike rides in Northeast Ohio

Where's the best urban stroll?

Where's the best urban stroll? >

From Shaker to Hudson, here's our list of favorite places to stroll

Buildings of the future

Buildings of the future >

See videos from the Museum's amazing Building with Nature Symposium