Wed 7/6 @ 5:30PM
2016 is year of Sustainable Transportation in Cleveland, part of the city’s Sustainable Cleveland 2019 initiative. It focuses on a different sustainability issue each year, challenging people to come up with visions, ideas, plans and projects to address that issue.
And when it comes to transportation, boy, does Cleveland (and Ohio) have issues! With an underfunded, overpriced and unreliable public transportation system and a focus on spending money to move cars (“Opportunity” Corridor, anyone?), people are forced to rely on cars more than is good for the climate and for personal health. How can we change this?
Ten speakers will offer their ideas at the City Club of Cleveland in a PechaKucha-style program where each presentation is built around 20 slides shown for 20 seconds apiece. Come hear people such as City of Cleveland planning director Freddie Collier Jr., Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority president/CEO William D. Friedman, Calley Mersmann of ciCLEvia, which advocates for car-free streets and friendlier public spaces, Margaret Hewitt, president of the Construction Green Team, filmmaker Brad Masi, and more.
The event is free and there will be a cash bar. Go here to register.