As a supplement to my comparison of journey times between Leipzig-Dresden and Cleveland’s east suburbs and Downtown I thought I’d highlight a recent, fairly comprehensive blog post from CEOs for Cities regarding public transit and transit-oriented development in Cleveland.
CEOs for Cities focuses on the Health Line as a good example of bus rapid transit (BRT) and catalyst for transit-oriented development along the Euclid Avenue corridor. I have to admit to being skeptical of the Health Line in the beginning, mostly because I tend to think of bus rapid transit more as a system rather than just one line but I think the Health Line is a good start and, having ridden it, I’m a little less of a skeptic. Additionally, the article on CEOs for Cities mentions Cleveland RTA’s future plans for expanding BRT service, making it more of a system.
Here are some links to a few more articles highlighting the Health Line after the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) included Cleveland’s Health Line in a 2011 report on the five cities in the United States that have (what ITDP defines as) true BRT:
Metropolitan Planning Council (Chicago) – BRT Case Study: Cleveland, OH
Transportation Nation – Cleveland’s Fast Buses Earn Praise, But Still Only Win the Bronze
D.C. Streetsblog – Cleveland’s Center-Running BRT Route, the Health Line, Sparks Development