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Going on five years, bike and pedestrian advocates and City of Cleveland officials who are concerned with the yearly death toll on city streets from motor vehicles have studied the causes and locations and discussed what to do about it. This month, the Vision Zero Task Force, as it’s known, is finally ready to present its action plan in a series of public meetings.
Five nonprofit groups whose work focuses on improving parks have formed the Cleveland Parks and Greenspace Coalition to push for equitable access to green space, transparency in how investments are made, and residents taking “ownership” over parks in the city. Cleveland has fallen behind its peer cities in providing equitable parks for all, they say, and the time is right to dismantle structures that perpetuate racism.
Predatory lending contributed to more than Cleveland’s foreclosure crisis — it also produced a glut of demolished homes that have nowhere to go. The current proposal is to send it to a large landfill but its owner says it is filling up fast — a situation that is causing concern for a small village in the Cuyahoga River Valley.