Environment

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.

Lakelink

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 09/16/2017 - 17:20.
Lakelink
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Industrial Heartland Trail Connections

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:16.
Industrial Heartland Trail Connections
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Excerpt of email sent to Matt Zone in 2013-

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 09/07/2017 - 09:04.

 

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Frank Jackson - Career highlights 2006-2017

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 09/03/2017 - 11:25.

 

 

Rise of the Pillbug

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 06/05/2017 - 10:33.
Rise of the Pillbug
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Censorship at PD to cover up corruption that reaches statewide levels with Ohio EPA

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 06/04/2017 - 10:18.
Censorship at PD to cover up corruption that reaches statewide levels with Ohio EPA

Requiem for the Living - Lenten Season Spring 2017

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 03/20/2017 - 14:55.
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Lent is a shortened form of the Old English word len(c)ten, meaning "spring season." Lent 2017 is observed from March 1 [Ash Wednesday] through April 15 [Holy Saturday], with Easter celebrated, Sunday, April 16. In Christian denominations, it is a time of repentance, culminating in a joyful celebration on Easter Sunday commemorating the Resurrection of Christ. Many congregations celebrate the Lenten season with chorale presentations.

 

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Arco Appeals Toxic Dump -EPA ruling

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 02/14/2017 - 10:46.
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Here's a Noble Road illegal dump update. No arrests ... yet. Arco has appealed. The pre-hearing is scheduled for March 1, 2017 at 10 a.m. in Columbus. Arco is alleging that Ohio EPA Director Craig Butler didn't have the legal authority to close the dump and that his clean-up time is unreasonable. He gave them two weeks. The woman in the picture is Christina Beynon, the current Arco dump owner.

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Death by Politician

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 02/13/2017 - 10:04.
Death by Politician
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Cuyahoga County Corruption - $50M demolition slush fund

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 02/13/2017 - 09:49.

 

 

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Metroparks has Good $ense to kill Canalways Stage One - but still the last leg of Towpath is ridiculously $$ expensive

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 02/11/2017 - 10:08.

 I attended an update meeting for the Towpath Trail held at the Cleveland Metroparks on February 7th, 2017 at the Ohio and Erie Canalway Center. The meeting was a bit of an upset as new trail completion stages for the "Towpath Trail" extension to downtown were released.

Lower Big Creek Valley

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 01/07/2017 - 19:06.
Lower Big Creek Valley
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Arlena LaBron

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 12/30/2016 - 15:57.
Arlena LaBron
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Sherrod Brown passes buck

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 12/29/2016 - 09:41.
Sherrod Brown passes buck
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EJB Noble Rd Dump

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 12/28/2016 - 09:09.
EJB Noble Rd Dump
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Dumping Ground

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 12/28/2016 - 09:05.

 From Eric J Brewer - and Jerry Strothers http://44112news.com/?p=11472:

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Kurtz Bros Dump

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 12/26/2016 - 18:15.
Kurtz Bros Dump
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Walking

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 12/11/2016 - 17:58.
Walking
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Clark Field - City of Cleveland EPA Disaster

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 10/16/2016 - 08:42.
Clark Field - City of Cleveland EPA Disaster

JEFFERSON PARK WELCOMES THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER, 2016!

Submitted by Satinder P S Puri on Tue, 06/21/2016 - 00:47.

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Kerruish Park

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 05/22/2016 - 09:58.
Kerruish Park
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CLEVELAND, OHIO, WELCOMES (?) A MID-MAY SNOW SHOWER!

Submitted by Satinder P S Puri on Sun, 05/15/2016 - 11:20.

 

CLEVELAND, OHIO, WELCOMES (?) A MID-MAY SNOW SHOWER!

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