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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.
An estimated 28% of American healthcare workers said they will “wait and see” before getting the vaccine, despite working on the frontlines. While this hesitancy rate is slightly lower than that of non-healthcare essential workers, it’s significant because 80% of Americans said they would seek advice from healthcare providers when deciding whether or not to get vaccinated.