“Disruptive” certainly describes the reception that ride-share smart phone apps Uber and Lyft have made in cities across the U.S. This week alone, the companies behind the two more popular apps that connect carpooling adults using mobile devices have been simultaneously praised and under attack.
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When United Airlines in dramatic fashion walked away from Cleveland and the city’s large investment—from infrastructure to the premium on tickets for “hub” bragging rights—many wondered, are we just the latest to pay the freight for a failing business model? The larger issue may be, what other option do cities have? What does Cleveland do to shore up its economic position—the...
As any real estate agent can tell you, it’s all about location. So Euclid, an inner-ring suburb sandwiched between Cleveland and Lake Erie, should be attracting new residents. But, Euclid’s eponymous main street is an unremarkable stretch of five-lanes dotted with low-rise suburban offices and industrial parks that are pockmarked with vacancies or have a shopworn feel. Population has fallen...
Are bikes just nice-to-haves or are they essential for growth to Cleveland? Now that bike advocates are making inroads to the civic discourse—with Cleveland setting aggressive goals to ‘rightsize’ roads to fit bikes—naysayers have pushed back that bikes are just (fill in the blank...the latest fad, etc.).
Is Cleveland ready to join the ranks of cities investing in bike share, a form of two-wheeled public transit that is quickly gaining ground? Toole Design Group, a national firm that does feasibility studies of bike share, investigated the case and recently told Cleveland to “go for it.” The caveats include finding a manager and a $4.2 million initial investment.
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