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Archive for October 2010

Dear Motorist

Editorial note: Sam Bell (AKA: the “lusty wrench”) is a Cleveland Heights cyclist who submitted this letter to address proper intersection etiquette between cyclists and motorists. If you’d like to add a tip, please leave a comment below. ***** Dear Motorist, I appreciate your courtesy in waving my bike through the intersection. But, really, I’d…

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Effectiveness of Sharrows

Michael Lehto at The Boondock Blogs offers a valuable critique of Cleveland Heights’ new sharrows. He writes, I’m conflicted about the sharrow. I like what it represents: a community trying to do more for cyclists. But does it really communicate a message any differently than the old signage? Will I be safer now that this…

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Green City Blue Lake

Mark Lefkowitz at offers an interesting critique of the Coalition, detailing how our organization has had success in improving bicycle infrastructure in Cleveland Heights. He writes, How has the coalition proven so adept at moving the dial when bike commuters have been calling for improvements for years? Our observation of what is being done…

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Bicycle Sharrows in Cleveland Heights

This Thursday, Cleveland Heights received its first bicycle sharrows. These “shared lane markings,” most commonly known as sharrows, help cyclists and motorists cooperatively use the road. Although found in many cities across the US, and used internationally in Australia and the United Kingdom, sharrows are a new sight to Cleveland’s east side. Read our “frequently…

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Sharrows Project

Over the last two months, the CHBC has been collaborating with the Cleveland Heights city manager and planner, as well as University Circle Incorporated (UCI), to finalize a strategy to make Cleveland Heights more bicycle friendly. Below, you’ll find two maps that we’ve been using. The Cleveland Heights Sharrows Project As we’ve been publicizing, five…

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