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  1. Supposedly the building and apartments were recently renovated. Otherwise I would 100000000% agree. Renovations were taking place while I was a tenant in Harrison between 2011-2012.
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    Columbus: Bicycling Developments and News

    It is almost time for MORPC’s Fall 2017 volunteer bicycle and pedestrian counts! As you may know, MORPC has been organizing manual bicycle and pedestrian counts twice a year at select locations since 2005 as part of an ongoing effort to better understand bicycling and walking trends in the region. This September, MORPC will again be organizing counts. They are scheduled to take place on Wednesday, September 13th, and will occur from 7am to 9am and 11am to 1pm. A map of the locations to be counted can be found at: https://tinyurl.com/y9zyjlfs. If you are interested in helping out, please register online at https://tinyurl.com/y9abrhx5 or reach out to me at btownley@morpc.org. Once registered you’ll receive a map for your specific location, as well as the forms and instructions to be used for the count. For more information on MORPC monitoring efforts, or to see data collected during previous counts, please visit https://tinyurl.com/lxv6tcc. Thank you for your interest in this project. Your help is very much appreciated!
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    Columbus: Bicycling Developments and News

    It is time again for MORPC’s semi-annual bicycle and pedestrian counts! As you may know, MORPC has been organizing manual bicycle and pedestrian counts twice a year at select locations since 2005 as part of an ongoing effort to better understand bicycling and walking trends in the region. This spring, MORPC will again be organizing counts. They are scheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 17th, and will occur from 7am to 9am and 11am to 1pm. A map of the locations to be counted can be found at:https://tinyurl.com/lj2bugc. If you are interested in helping out, please register online at https://tinyurl.com/lqslpg6 or reach out to me at btownley@morpc.org. Once registered you’ll receive a map for your specific location, as well as the forms and instructions to be used for the count. For more information on MORPC monitoring efforts, or to see data collected during previous counts, please visit https://tinyurl.com/lxv6tcc. Thank you for your interest in this project. Your help is very much appreciated!
  4. The description of your apartment sounds very much like mine on North Moreland. I like the quirky remnants of the past as they add character to the unit, but I have had a couple maintenance issues in the last few weeks. My building's management company / property owners control about 15 structures both north and south of the Square, and seem to be consistently making interior and exterior improvements, as well as more extensive property landscaping. I have also heard rumblings that they are looking into purchasing one or more apartment buildings south of the Square that are in rough condition (one includes the building fronting South Moreland on the southwest corner of Drexmore). Nothing certain though.
  5. Couldn't agree more. Even the way they describe it makes it sound exactly like Crocker Park. Pinecrest is even called Cleveland's newest "lifestyle district" on its own website: http://www.discoverpinecrest.com/intro
  6. I definitely agree with these thoughts. I grew up in the rural outskirts of Columbus, moved into the city proper to attend OSU, and have lived in Cleveland for the past two years. I always heard growing up that there was "nothing to do" in Columbus, but really grew to appreciate the city while at OSU. I now mostly travel to Columbus to visit family and friends, and catch the occasional concert that skips Cleveland. I started visiting Cleveland about five years ago (my girlfriend is from Lyndhurst). I remember her describing W 25th St as "Cleveland's Short North," and finally driving down the street thinking "is this it?" (I also remember her describing Coventry as the Short North). I recall being shocked at the stark inequalities of the metro area and the sociology lesson that is the Green Line. Cleveland has absolutely grown on me since those visits, and I have come to appreciate how it differs from Columbus. I agree that Cleveland has a more diverse cultural history to work from, which produces some wonderful events, institutions, and food (I didn't know what a pierogi was before coming here). In my opinion Cleveland's suburbs are more interesting and varied than Columbus', but I know this can be partially attributed to different development timelines and annexations. While Columbus has the well connected core neighborhoods, Cleveland has that "big city" downtown. I have heard people in Columbus describe Cleveland as an urban wasteland and have heard people in Cleveland describe Columbus as what basically sums up to Morse Rd. Neither are true, and we are lucky to have these different cities in such close proximity.
  7. There was a broken rail at Tower City this morning on the westbound Green/Blue/Waterfront Line through track (not sure of the number). A repair crew was working on it as of 10:00 AM.
  8. I wonder if DCA de-duplicates the people that are on multiple waiting lists. If they do not, I could potentially be 4 of those 1,800 individuals from my apartment search this past spring. Either way it's still an impressive figure.
  9. Cedar Lee streetscape reconstruction is now proposed to start in January or February: http://www.cleveland.com/cleveland-heights/index.ssf/2015/09/cleveland_heights_hopes_to_reb.html#incart_river
  10. I like the design of Innova overall, however I am not a fan of the strip of angled parking in front of Phase 2. Seems like it will cause some awkward situations for pedestrians...I can see some trying to walk down the tree-lined curb separating the parking and Chester much like attempting to walk behind the stage on the plaza in Playhouse Square. But I guess the E/W orientation of Innova and the slight angle of Chester opened up that space to be filled with something. Has there been any speculation as to who the retail tenants will be?
  11. Reminds me a lot of the "Blaze" pizza company (fast, choose-your-toppings pizza) that seems to be rapidly expanding across the country and recently set up shop on High St in Columbus. Friends at OSU tell me that it is doing well and has consistently long lines.
  12. That bump you are talking about is jarring! I always make sure to brace myself whenever the bus approaches it.
  13. I believe that the train that passed without stopping was only 1 car, but the one I ended up getting on had 2 cars.
  14. I was waiting for a westbound train at Shaker Square at around 7:30 last night. With 100+ people waiting at the platform, an already-full Green Line train passed by without even stopping. Another train was supposed to arrive less than 10 minutes later, however didn't show up for probably 20 or so minutes. Several people had left in the meantime, just deciding to drive or Uber. Some others said they had been waiting at the Green Rd station for 30+ minutes before trying their luck at Shaker Square. Cavs fans getting on board the packed trains gave a new meaning to "all in."
  15. I went through this exact portion of track roughly 8 hours before the crash on a SEPTA train between Philadelphia and Trenton. The Amtrak train I was planning on taking back from NYC to Philly was obviously cancelled. I didn't really realize how vital the NE Corridor is until I witnessed the strain it caused last night at Penn Station in NYC. Such a scary situation and a terrible tragedy.
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