By now, you've probably heard that University Circle is doing a transportation study. Formally, it’s called the Moving Greater University Circle Transportation & Mobility Study. But, what is it? And how exactly could it help make University Circle a more inviting place to walk, bike, take transit, or drive? We spoke to David Fields, Principal of Nelson/Nygaard, the planning firm that...
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We caught up with Joe Calabrese, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority GM/CEO, about the challenges and opportunities for Ohio’s largest public transit agency. We asked Calabrese to consider: What will make transit an essential part of daily life for more people in Greater Cleveland? What makes transit successful especially when major projects like Public Square and Opportunity Corridor are proposed? When will Congress and...
In 2013, The Ohio Legislature was asked to consider if its $7 million contribution to keep 61 transit systems and 115 million bus and train rides going every year was fair? The House asked ODOT to look at doing more. San Francisco firm Nelson Nygaard was brought in to study how and where the state could close the gap.
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...
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...
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