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Cuyahoga County ventures into Complete Streets

Marc Lefkowitz  |  01/21/15 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Transportation choices

When the City of Cleveland adopted Complete Streets in 2011, it activated a conversation in Northeast Ohio.

Green and Complete<br />Complete Streets in Cuyahoga County could look like this concept for the East Side Greenway

Ohio's conspicuous absence from Innovative DOT report

Marc Lefkowitz  |  01/19/15 @ 11:30am  |  Posted in Vibrant cities, Transportation choices

We tend not to think of Departments of Transportation as hotbeds of innovation. And that’s too bad. Because state DOTs in a handful of cases have been active in creating vibrant, bike and transit-connected places (see Minneapolis and Davis, California—considered the most bike friendly cities in America). This is a story about how DOTs overcame Cold War-era thinking, and, just...

<br />Examples of highway induced sprawl in Northeast Ohio<br />

NOACA moves closer to mode choice

Marc Lefkowitz  |  12/15/14 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Transportation choices

In a June 2014 interview with GCBL, Northeast Ohio’s top transportation official, Grace Gallucci, promised sweeping reforms and a new era of fiscal responsibility at NOACA. A former budget director at RTA, Gallucci said that the region needs to align its priorities with the rest of the country’s. Job one would be to bring existing roads into a state of...

<br />A family enjoys the Detroit Avenue bike lane in Cleveland which was installed in 2014

A look inside Cleveland's complete streets: Is it working?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  12/12/14 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Biking, Transportation choices

When Cleveland passed its Complete Streets ordinance in 2011, it was hailed as a watershed moment. The city was struggling, as it is now, to meet the needs of a large population living in poverty and also attract new, younger residents. Complete Streets presented possibilities for both.

<br />Critical Mass in the summer of 2014<br />Bioswale bump outs calm traffic and make it easier for pedestrians to enjoy Literary and Professor in Tremont.<br /><br />A family enjoys the use of the new Detroit Avenue bike lane installed in 2014

Nelson/Nygaard's big reveal for University Circle: "(Y)our mission is not parking"

Marc Lefkowitz  |  10/29/14 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Vibrant cities, Transportation choices

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...

Share alike<br />Bike share in University Circle adds to the mobility optionsRapid improvements<br />The new University-Cedar Rapid station

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