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The problem with parking in Ohio City

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/14/15 @ 12:00pm

“West Side Market threatened as customers from other businesses take over its traditional parking area,” reads the Plain Press headline. The local newspaper alleges that the boom cycle happening in the city’s Market District is costing the cherished, century-old food hub business.

<br />Cleveland West Side Market. Image: GCBL.

University Circle to explore incentives to greening commutes

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/08/15 @ 4:00pm  |  Posted in Transportation choices

University Circle leaders are working on a plan that reckons with the perennial complaint about parking—using a method that a Case economics professor would understand.

Going all multi modal<br />University Circle has made transportation choices more viable, and want to build from that base with a transportation demand management plan.

Columbus transportation agency sees sprawl as a food security issue

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/06/15 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Local food system, Transportation choices

A lack of control over land use may ultimately affect everything from the cost to the availability of local food in Ohio where 90% of the state’s $40 billion farm revenue comes from exporting food. It could explain why Central Ohio’s transportation and planning agency, MORPC, is addressing land use as a food security issue.

<br />A farm for sale in rural Ohio.

Why I need bike share in Cleveland

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/02/15 @ 1:00pm  |  Posted in Biking

I’m thinking, maybe my next bike should be owned by someone else? Not only owned but repaired and looked after by another. The thought occurred while biking to work in University Circle where I spied the Zagster bike share station behind the Courtyard at Marriott on Cornell Road.

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The makers of Cleveland's real-time transit app

Marc Lefkowitz  |  06/29/15 @ 4:00pm  |  Posted in Transit

The story behind Cleveland’s real-time transit app, which launched this month, evolved from an idea that has long floated in the ether. It took a small band of “civic hackers” to make a wedge that could open the data and some minds at transit agencies.

<br />Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority HealthLine. Image: Jerry Masek.

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