Category Archives: Infrastructure

Health Line in the News

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.

Cleveland RTA Health Line

photo courtesy ITDP via D.C. Streetsblog

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. Continue reading

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Heated Bicycle Paths

An engineering firm in the Netherlands is currently working on a method for heating bicycle paths in winter so that they remain free of snow and ridable. The municipalities of Zutphen and Utrecht, among others, are considering building such paths in the future.

The first test run of an environmentally friendly means of heating a bicycle path using ground water was Continue reading