Economy

Lesson In Bicycling Economics 101: Don't Forget To Include External Costs Like Pollution Exposure And Increased Mortality

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 06/27/2010 - 14:49.

I have been disturbed to live in a community where pollution is a serious health crisis, and I am surrounded by smart young people, yet nobody seems to care they are being poisoned. The worst demonstration of that is the movement to put a bicycle lane along side a major pollution and so health hazard - the I-90 freeway bridge elevated high into the polluted air of the Cuyahoga River Valley, in downtown Cleveland. Clearly, there are engineering and construction cost increases to include such a feature on a freeway bridge - costs society may afford - but what are the negative externalities associated with such a bridge feature, which would encourage individuals to exert themselves in immediate proximity - within a few feet - of a known carcinogen - vehicular emissions. This would also encourage people to spend increased time exerting themselves in an elevated point above other Cleveland pollution, like the toxins from Cleveland Thermal and Mittal, also in close proximity to the bridge. As there is proof that short term exposure to such pollution increases risk of serious short and long-term health consequences, it is certain such a bridge feature would increase healthcare costs, human suffering and mortality rates in this region, as it would harm the health and shorten the lives of those who use it. To the extent the feature encourages broad public use, the harm could be very significant - the equivalent of 100s of life-years lost, and more. What is the cost of genetic mutation among our young? External costs associated with putting a bike lane on the I-90 freeway bridge would far exceed the cost of the bridge itself.

Baumann

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 06/17/2018 - 11:10.
Baumann
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Zack Reed - HITS Nail on the HEAD w/Detroit Shoreway

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 05/29/2018 - 08:26.
Zack Reed - HITS Nail on the HEAD w/Detroit Shoreway
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Detroit Shoreway - you are blocked

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 05/26/2018 - 08:31.
Detroit Shoreway - you are blocked
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Duct Tape Security System at YMCA

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 05/21/2018 - 07:27.
Duct Tape Security System at YMCA
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Chuck Hoven at PLAIN PRESS calls out criminal deals at CLE City Council

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 05/13/2018 - 10:24.
Chuck Hoven at PLAIN PRESS calls out criminal deals at CLE City Council
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Collusion for HHS monies

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 04/29/2018 - 17:42.
Collusion for HHS monies
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Swift Building Demo'd with "Safe Routes to School $$?"

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 03/21/2018 - 08:59.
Swift Building Demo'd with "Safe Routes to School $$?"

 The Detroit Shoreway spin-off CDC, now rebranded MetroWest - claims the monies came out of the Mayor's General Fund for Safe Routes to School.  Scene magazine covered the story here:

https://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2018/03/20/photos-demolition-of-stockyards-swift-and-co-meatpacking-building-begins

 

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Landbank

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 03/11/2018 - 07:28.
Landbank
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Greater Cleveland Partnership Metrohealth and El Mercado programs secrets along W. 25

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 03/03/2018 - 17:34.

 

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CDBG funding 20182019

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 02/24/2018 - 09:51.
CDBG funding 20182019
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Metro West Housing Director violating terms of non-profit

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 02/13/2018 - 10:22.
Metro West Housing Director violating terms of non-profit
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Uses for CDBG funds

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 02/08/2018 - 11:32.
Uses for CDBG funds
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Term Limits for Cleveland Mayor and City Council Members

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 02/05/2018 - 17:45.
02/10/2018 - 16:43
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 Meeting for community to discuss the pros and cons of term limits -held 12-2 pm at Janelle's Restaurant - https://www.facebook.com/pages/JANELLES-RESTAURANT-125TH-STCLAIR/149076998514993

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Opportunity Corridor Meeting at CWRU

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 02/05/2018 - 10:41.
02/21/2018 - 09:40
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 Held at Case Western Reserve University at the Tinkham Veale Center 11038 Bellflower

Location

11038 Bellflower Rd
Cleveland, OH 44106
United States
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Opportunity Corridor Meeting at CWRU

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 02/05/2018 - 10:39.
Opportunity Corridor Meeting at CWRU
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Same as it ever was.... Slavic Village redux

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 02/01/2018 - 11:40.
Same as it ever was.... Slavic Village redux
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Metrohealth, Towpath and insanity of letting someone like Mitch Schneider sit on Metrohealth board

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 01/20/2018 - 15:18.

 " Is his the third (?) campus proposal? It is lost on me and I live here. The "towpath" connector now thrown in to the mix does not have to eliminate the Elizabeth Severance Prentiss Center - pedestrians and bikes already use the back route to connect via I-90 over pass to Tremont and Steelyard. The article states:

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Who is Fact Checker??

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 01/14/2018 - 12:01.

 

 

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Cuyahoga Corruption-same as it ever was...

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 01/05/2018 - 09:57.

 Nothing changes in Cuyahoga County.  Corruption continues unabated.  

 

http://www.cleveland.com/cuyahoga-county/index.ssf/2018/01/cuyahoga_county_had_millions_in_unspent_bond_funds.html

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BOGUS power brokers in this twon

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 01/01/2018 - 12:20.
BOGUS power brokers in this twon
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Roldo: 2017 A Terrible Year for Democracy here

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 12/30/2017 - 14:11.

 Roldo - who steadfastly champions Jim Rokakis - now, finally  concedes that he is part of the local problem. Published in this month's Plain Press, but first posted at Have Coffee:

http://havecoffeewillwrite.com/?p=58853

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Hough Demos Ward 7 Basheer Jones

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 12/21/2017 - 10:11.
Hough Demos Ward 7 Basheer Jones
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Cosgrove

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 12/08/2017 - 20:19.
Cosgrove
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Jackson Issues Statement Regarding Community Development Director Michael Cosgrove

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 12/08/2017 - 20:16.

 From: Mayor's Office of Communications <Communications [at] city [dot] cleveland [dot] oh [dot] us>

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