Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Sustainable Communities

Akron Sets Out to Dismantle a Giant Road

| | 27 Comments
Some places just talk about prioritizing transit and walking over highway construction. But Akron, Ohio, is putting its money where its mouth is. The Akron region will spend more money this year to reduce road capacity than to add it, according to Jason Segedy, head of the Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study, the regional planning […]

In Cleveland, An Old-School Planning Agency Sees the Light

| | 3 Comments
Cleveland’s metropolitan planning organization was one of those transportation agencies that had never quite gotten over the Eisenhower era. Sure, it threw some money at the transit agency every year. But for the most part, the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) treated its mission as a simple matter of expanding roads to reduce congestion. […]