The Cleveland Heights Bicycle Coalition, of which I am a co-founder, is an action-oriented group. Our program at 7 p.m. on July 20 on bicycle commuting at Denison Park was well attended, and many of the people present tried loading their bicycles on to an RTA bus to facilitate commuting.
On February 18, 2010, on behalf of Cleveland Heights, I submitted a Bicycle Friendly Community application to the League of American Bicyclists. I had great input and support from Cleveland Heights City Hall, the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA), and local bicyclists and bicycle advocates, as listed in the application.
On Wednesday, October 21, I attended the celebration of the opening of the Evergreen Cooperative Laundry and Solar Cooperative at 540 East 105th Street. These businesses are the first of many planned to create jobs and wealth, primarily in six neighborhoods around University Circle. They have backing and support from the Cleveland Foundation, key University Circle institutions, relevant specialists at Kent State and several banks. You might find the video about this community wealth initiative both inspirational and suggestive for Cleveland Heights. Here’s a link to the video: http://blip.tv/file/2749165