Sam Bell

Sam Bell

30+ years as owner of a local automobile repair garage; ASE Technician of the Year; e4s Champion of Sustainability; Contributing Editor, MOTOR Magazine. Avid cyclist, grandfather, and reader.

My Recent Activity

School facilities planning: True sustainability or lip-service?

I responded to School facilities planning: True sustainability or lip-service?: I think it is now safe to say, "No, it's not true sustainability. It's not even a very good job...

School facilities planning: True sustainability or lip-service?

I responded to School facilities planning: True sustainability or lip-service?: The new District Superintendent, Dr Talisa Dixon, has never heard of sustainability.  Please join...

Building Multimodal Transportation

I responded to Akshai Singh: Maybe NOACA could go on a slimming diet and stop adding lanes to our interstates.  The official...

Akshai Singh

If we're serious, we must understand that climate change is both real and present, and also that transportation is the 2nd highest emitting sector of greenhouse gases, as well as being the fastest growing sector for GHG... Continue reading

Building Multimodal Transportation

I responded to Akshai Singh: Ethanol, as currently produced, is not significantly "greener" than conventional fuels, and in...

Akshai Singh

If we're serious, we must understand that climate change is both real and present, and also that transportation is the 2nd highest emitting sector of greenhouse gases, as well as being the fastest growing sector for GHG... Continue reading

Building Multimodal Transportation

I responded to Mark Slutz: amen!  

Mark Slutz

It would be nice if Stark, Summit, and Cuyahoga Counties had some sort of regional public transit system, such as BART in San Francisco, METRO in DC, or SEPTA in Philadelphia.  Unfortunately, the balkanized model of... Continue reading

Building Multimodal Transportation

I responded to Toni Chanakas: I'm even okay ith riding the streets ithout bike lanes or sharros, but I'd really like some...

Toni Chanakas

All I know is I would love to have a "smooth" bike lane from North Collinwood (East 185th Street area) into Downtown. When I ride, I have to take the Marginal which is extremely torn up; I end up biking in the middle of... Continue reading

Building Multimodal Transportation

I responded to Cedric Harden: and don't forget the Skylift: http://www.clevelandskylift.com/  

Cedric Harden

This project is long overdue for this area.  Cleveland still being a major metropolitan area should have a "central station" that links all forms of transportation in one hub. This is what this city is missing.  Link... Continue reading

Strengthening Regional Cohesion

I responded to Akshai Singh: "It also means maintaining the infrastructure we have, and letting go of 'dream projects' for...

Akshai Singh

Vibrant NEO has found that building further and further out will lead to increasingly unaffordable infrastructure costs for both capital and operation and maintenance. Furthermore, with the pressing issues of climate... Continue reading

School facilities planning: True sustainability or lip-service?

I responded to School facilities planning: True sustainability or lip-service?: and there's this: http://ensia.com/features/sustainability-meets-the-bottom-line/?viewAll=1

School facilities planning: True sustainability or lip-service?

I responded to School facilities planning: True sustainability or lip-service?: Meanwhile, back at the ranch,there is now a community-based Sustainability Working Group forming...