As a member of Cleveland Heights City Council and as President of the Heights Bicycle Coalition, I continue to work to make Cleveland Heights more bicycle friendly, because this contributes to sustainability and to our quality of life. I’m seeing more riders this summer, so I believe that we are engaging residents and making steady progress. Here are some highlights of what we’ve accomplished in the past year. [Read more…]
On October 15, 2013, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Cleveland Heights as a bronze Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC), making our city one of only eight in Ohio to earn this distinction. Others are Lakewood, Dublin, Westerville, Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Dayton. Ohio has no silver, gold or platinum Bicycle Friendly Communities. The bronze level BFC award recognizes Cleveland Heights’s commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies.
The BFC program is a way for communities evaluate their quality of life, sustainability and transportation networks, while providing a measuring tool to gauge their progress toward a more bicycle friendly community. There are now 291 BFCs in 48 states. [Read more…]
On February 15, 2012, the Shaker Farm Historic District was officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places. I and a team of neighbors, Cleveland Heights residents and our city preservationist started working on the lengthy application process about two years ago. Jack Sulak, Marjorie Kitchell, Ken Goldberg, Bill Collins, Mark Souther, Chris Roy and Kara O’Donnell deserve credit for helping with the application. I couldn’t have done it without them. [Read more…]