Federal air quality monitoring devices are scattered throughout the region, leaving large gaps in data. Now, with a new $500,000 federal grant on the horizon, local steps to improve monitoring have already begun.
After years of advocacy, study, and collaboration, the first phase of traffic calming infrastructure has been completed on Franklin Boulevard in Cleveland, with the second phase expected to conclude in 2023. Seven new traffic circles are part of the redesign.
The median income for white residents in the Cleveland area is more than twice that of Black residents. White workers are disproportionately represented in higher-wage occupations, while Black worker are disproportionately represented in lower-wage jobs. Some Northeast Ohio companies are taking steps to close the gaps.