Sustainable Transportation

Ride to Work on 5/17 with the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

Submitted by Kevin Cronin on Sun, 05/14/2006 - 21:37.
05/17/2006 - 07:00
05/17/2006 - 19:00

Join volunteers with the Lance Armstrong Foundation to focus attention on heath, medical research and saving lives and “Ride to Work” with the Lance Armstrong Foundation on Wednesday May 17th.  Be a part of nationwide activities right here in Northeast Ohio, raising the issue of medical research and therapies and talking about solutions for people with extraordinary challenges.


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University Circle Incorporated growing function, context and identity

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 04/23/2006 - 22:20.



For so many reasons, University Circle and its institutions and the surrounding neighborhood are core to what I value in NEO, and I look forward to seeing all that continually expand in significance to me, the region and world. But, University Circle is a small geographic domain, which must be optimized for 21 organizational stakeholders, and their 1,000,000s of stakeholders, including everyone associated with Case, University Hospitals, the VA, CIA, Cleveland Museum(s), Institute of Music, Orchestra, etc., and all others in the community.

In visioning for a better region and future here, consider a broader interpretation of University Circle from the small cultural, healthcare and university center of Cleveland to the center of the entire University Community of NEO.



Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Fri, 04/14/2006 - 11:22.
04/18/2006 - 11:00
04/18/2006 - 16:00

Sustain-a-palooza - April 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Adelbert Gym – will highlight what Case and others in Cleveland are doing to create a more sustainable environment on campus and in the area. A central component of the event will be spotlighting faculty and student work and research. Bring your old cell phones, ink jet cartridges and eyeglasses for recycling, and enjoy food, entertainment and door prizes. Those interested in volunteering should contact susan [dot] woolf [at] case [dot] edu or call 368-4330 by the end of today.


Case Western Reserve University, Adelbert Gym
Adelbert Rd.
Cleveland, OH
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NEO Central - Media Arts Center for North East Ohio

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 04/06/2006 - 01:04.


Northeast Ohio is about to see an explosive, high profile, living, learning and enlightening force hit the scene and landscape, as area filmmakers, learning institutions and the public come together to create NEO Central - a bleeding-edge collaborative media arts center for NEO now and the future.The center will be based on like-minded initiatives around the world, and will provide shared film/media education, incubation, production, distribution, business and technology resources, and facilities, which are currently located in the historic landmark Gillota Building at 300 Central Viaduct (Carnegie) and will be expanded significantly as part of an area economic development plan. More on all of this is found in the links below, which will grow...

Steven Litt Scoops the big story - Kent Grad School of Architecture to move to Cleveland

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 03/22/2006 - 11:51.

I'm pleased to say the 03.21.2006 Excellence Roundtable featuring Steven Fong gave PD Architecture Critic Steven Litt a chance to catch up with Dean Fong, and be the first to learn huge news for this region... See

KSU dean wants architecture grad program moved to Cleveland
Kent State University will move its entire graduate program in architecture to Cleveland "as soon as possible."

So says Steven Fong, the new dean of KSU's College of Architecture and Environmental Design.

Fong, who assumed the post at KSU in December, described his plans publicly for the first time Tuesday in an interview following a public forum at the university's Urban Design Collaborative in Cleveland.

2006.03.21 Excellence Roundtable: Steven Fong redesigning future of planning in NEO

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 03/22/2006 - 10:23.

March 21, 2006, REALNEO and the Kent State University Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC)  hosted a wonderful open-house and Excellence Roundtable featuring, Steven Fong, the Charter Dean of the KSU School of Architecture and Environmental Design, which is based in Kent, Ohio, of which CUDC is part. In prime roundtable form, the attendees were as diverse and remarkeable as is Steven, driving a fascinating hour and half brainstorm through Steven's world of fantastic projects that he's worked on around the world, down to today's reality of NEO, viewed from 30,000 feet down to the streets.

City Council hears Sustainability Program update

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Thu, 02/02/2006 - 15:42.


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Pictured from left to right: Julius Ciaccia- Director of Public Utilities, Councilman Matt Zone, Andrew Watterson- Cleveland Sustainability Manager, and David Beach- Director, Ecocity Cleveland.

RTA gets a trip planner

Submitted by Susan Miller on Wed, 02/01/2006 - 23:37.

Ohmigod! Taking public transit just got easier. Visit the RTA website

A ClevelandBikes’ bike station for Northeast Ohio?

Submitted by Kevin Cronin on Mon, 01/16/2006 - 11:15.

People on REALNEO’s website are used to thinking about new ideas and the way we can help create the city and region we want to live in. Rather than passive acceptance, readers at REALNEO are active shapers of the community.  Our area is increasingly considering the importance of health activities, lifestyle and the comfort and attractiveness of the region.  As a region, we are focusing on regional assets, including our parks and lake.  With that in mind, I want to discuss ClevelandBikes, a two year-old nonprofit, and our project to develop an asset to meet these goals…a bike station, a new piece of the transportation infrastructure.

10.11.05 Excellence Roundtable: Cleveland Sustainability Programs Manager Andrew Watterson

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 10/07/2005 - 12:12.
10/11/2005 - 10:30

On October 11, 2005, the NEO Excellence Roundtable will feature City of Cleveland Sustainability Programs Manager Andrew Watterson to discuss successes and opportunities for our core city and region to lead the country and world as an environmentally-friendly and sustainable community. In a presentation Andrew made on "the State of Our Environment", at a recent meeting of the Ohio League of Conservation voters, I learned Cleveland is already a leader with sustainability, in many important ways, by adding hybrid vehicles to the city fleet and enacting an anti-idling policy intended to reduce emissions and fuel consumption (by 10%)... see Hotel Bruce for details. Andrew mentioned plans for wind turbines in the city and indicated many other exciting developments ahead - please join us on Tuesday the 11th, from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, at the City Club to discuss these important issues with our "Sustainability Czar".


City Club - 850 Euclid Ave., 2nd Floor

What is the Business Case for Sustainability? An E4S event

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Mon, 09/19/2005 - 14:13.
09/20/2005 - 16:30

An E4S Third Tuesday Networking Event

Tuesday, September 20, 2005


Great Lakes Brewing Company Tasting Room (off Carroll Ave)

Sustainable Transportation Choices

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Thu, 08/04/2005 - 09:59.
08/16/2005 - 16:30

total community health of Northeast Ohio is affected by the
transportation choices we make daily to get from point A to
point B. What mode of travel we choose, which fuels and technologies
we use, and where we locate our businesses relative to mass
transit stations are just a few examples of the choices we face.
MapQuest won’t help us make these sustainability choices!


Great Lakes Brewing Company - Tasting Room

Midwest BioFuels Announces its First Retail Biodiesel Pump in Northeast Ohio

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 08/03/2005 - 17:35.
08/06/2005 - 12:00

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio – Midwest BioFuels, LLC and American Merchandising Services announced today availability of B5 Biodiesel fuel at the Munson Mini Mart located in Munson Township, Ohio. Opening of the retail pump will be celebrated at the Munson Mini Mart on Saturday, August 6th from 1 pm to 3 pm.


Munson Mini Mart at 11800 Mayfield Road (US Route 322)

Whiskey Island-RiverDay 2005

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Wed, 08/03/2005 - 15:44.
08/13/2005 - 11:00

NOON - 2 PM: Celebrate this historic event and show your support to keep our waterfront parkland and public access marina. In 2004, Cuyahoga County acquired the 20-acre parkland and 10-acre marina for continued public access and recreation. In June 2005, Wendy Park at Whiskey Island was dedicated. The initial cleanup and restoration efforts of the parkland, the only natural shoreline in downtown Cleveland, and the River Boardwalk are complete.


Whiskey Island - Cleveland

National Scenic Byways Conference

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Wed, 08/03/2005 - 15:19.
10/16/2005 - 12:00

Cleveland will host the National Scenic Byways Conference October
16-19, 2005. This is a great opportunity to showcase the many great
activities occurring along Ohio's Byways. And for those involved in
Ohio's Byways to attend a national conference, learn more about byways
and to network with the larger byway community. Click here for
conference brochure and to register:


OPC State Planning Conference

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Wed, 08/03/2005 - 15:02.
09/30/2005 - 07:00

This is day two of the the planning conference, joined with the 17th
annual Cleveland Planning and Zoning Workshop. Check the conference web
page at for updated and expanded information.


Cleveland Convention Center

OPC State Planning Conference

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Wed, 08/03/2005 - 14:55.
09/29/2005 - 07:00

This the start of a two-day planning conference will address a wide
range of planning and zoning topics that affect our daily lives.
Register before August 15th for early bird rates. Check the conference
web page at for updated and expanded information.
Online registration available.   Contact phone:
216-443-3700.  Contact: khopkins [at] cuyahogacounty [dot] us.


Cleveland Convention Center

Installation of pervious pavement

Submitted by Ed Hauser on Wed, 08/03/2005 - 14:19.
08/24/2005 - 08:00




CIA New Urbanist Joe Stanley shares his remarkable vision for NEO Circle

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 02/21/2005 - 00:12.

Cleveland Institute of Art interior design senior Joe Stanley has developed a comprehensive strategy and plan for the current Cleveland Institute of Art properties, where there are now poorly utilized, out-of-date facilities and surface parking lots, to be transformed into a new regional and global epicenter of creativity and economic development. Visit his community of interest dedicated to this project - neomainstreet - to see the model, plans, and a remarkable vision for developing exactly the innovation and quality connected places NEO needs for the future!

Get on Board: Developing Along the Euclid Corridor

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 01/12/2005 - 23:44.
01/20/2005 - 02:30

ULI Cleveland, Downtown Cleveland Partnership,

& Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority


on Board: Developing Along the Euclid


National and local
experts will explore the possibilities of BRT “Bus Rapid Transit� oriented
development along the Euclid Corridor. How do the neighborhoods,
developers, and the City leverage this transportation investment? What is the “win winâ€? model for business,
residential, retail --- for Cleveland and for you?


U S Bank Building Amphitheater, 1350 Euclid Avenue, Lower Level

NOTES: 12/14/04 - Sustainable Transportation: An Important Driver of Economic Development

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 12/15/2004 - 09:33.

TransTech originator Herb Crowther assembled a powerful group of panelists to address a fascinating, opportune set of transportation related topics of interest to this region - developing ferry service for vehicles and people between Port of Cleveland and Canada, expanding other water-based freight service in Ohio, developing high speed rail service in Ohio, and future concepts in rail transportation. The theme was sustainable transportation.

12/14/04 - Sustainable Transportation: An Important Driver of Economic Development

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 12/13/2004 - 15:42.
12/14/2004 - 11:00

Topic for
tomorrow, December 14th: "Sustainable Transportation: An Important Driver of Economic Development"

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Civic entrepreneur Herb Crowther, and representatives and
entrepreneurs from private companies, port authorities and other transportation
oriented economic development organizations come together during a 90
minute interactive discussion about freight-related sustainable
transportation opportunities. Shifting freight transport to rail and water can
improve freight mobility and reduce transportation costs while using cleaner
transportation modes. The purpose of the conversation is to raise the
community's consciousness of how much activity related to sustainable
transportation and freight mobility is already going on in Northeast Ohio, and
brainstorm strategies for leveraging collaboration and integrating
transportation initiatives to drive job creation and economic development.


Peter B. Lewis Building, Room 401

TAKE ACTION: Support Transportation Sustainability Champion - Shop #1 Ohio City Cycles for holidays

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 11/22/2004 - 02:59.

At the E4S awards party, transportation sustainability champion Jim Sheehan stressed that Ohio City Cycles has lots of great gift for the holidays - from recycled bikes to cool eco-cycle art objects and other great stuff so after you shop local and organic at Champion Basketeria, at the West Side Market, swing by Ohio City Cycles for all your other holiday shopping... if you see a solar and biofuel powered van parked out front, that's probably the other transportation champion, Matthew Harris - great people!

TAKE ACTION: Support Energy Sustainability Champions - #1 is rePower your home and business

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 11/21/2004 - 22:05.

Every home and business owner in NEO can be part of the sustainability and green building movement by being smart about energy efficiency - demand side management. The E4S champions described below can help us live and work smarter - we just need to be smart enough to get in touch with them first!