Cleveland: Fine Article on My Recent Visit

I was in Cleveland last week for a wonderful event at the Old Stone Church, which included a lunchtime presentation and a smaller-group discussion with key civic leaders and staff, including transit agency CEO Joe Calabrese.  Steven Litt, the Architecture writer for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, has a sharp piece on it today.


2 Responses to Cleveland: Fine Article on My Recent Visit

  1. ararar March 9, 2016 at 10:58 am #

    the article looks nice but a commenter didn’t get your argument, because he wrote “Real freedom isn’t restricted to bus and train schedules.”
    I guess the issue was that there was nothing written about the fact that it’s frequent service that provides car-without-traffic-like freedom.

  2. Dexter Wong March 9, 2016 at 11:53 pm #

    Judging from the comments to the article, the people of Cleveland have already given up on transit. One person suggested converting the rail lines to bus for better suburban outreach. That would limit capacity for flexibility. One problem with the conservative view of freedom is that “I have freedom but I will not help you unless you think like me. You must have your own car for freedom or you are not worth helping.” And if you have a car, you don’t need help.