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Christina Vassallo: The stubborn cyclist

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/29/14 @ 1:00pm  |  Posted in Biking

GreenCityBlueLake is launching a new series of personal stories that shows how people in Cleveland are lowering their carbon footprint, but still leading "profitable" lives. Within the series, we offer "Car Free in CLE"—profiles of people living car free or car lite. We kick it off with this story of Christina Vassallo, Executive Director of SPACES Gallery.

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Switched on: Cleveland wants solar farm at waste dump

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/25/14 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Clean energy

Cleveland will take the first step to reduce its carbon emissions from power generation—a goal it laid claim to in its 2013 Climate Action Plan (CAP)—with a request for proposals (RFP) for a “solar farm” located at an old municipal waste dump. The Cleveland Climate Action Plan calls on the city to use 25% renewable energy by 2030 (with an interim...

In the dumps<br />Cleveland wants a 2.5 megawatt solar farm at this former dump site near the IX Center.Grounded<br />A 1 megawatt solar farm on Euclid Avenue serves University Hospital and Case.

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

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