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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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Park(ing) Day 18.09.2009

Park(ing) Day in Hamburg Park(ing) Day in Hamburg

Park(ing) Day in Hamburg was extremely relaxed, as I’m sure it was in many other cities.  Originating in San Francisco, activists and advocates reclaim parking spots on the street for pedestrian use for a day, clearly contrasting public space used for public purposes versus public spaced used for large parked private possessions.  Hamburg was one of two German cities with Park(ing) Day participants, Munich being the other.  This particular spot was organized by the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy – Europe (ITDP,) an organization working for equitable forms of transportation as well as sustainable development in many different countries.  Continue reading