uGO January Update

2019 was a great year for sustainable transportation in University Circle. The Uptown Mobility Enhancements project brought in over $300,000 worth of pedestrian-friendly improvements to the district. We experienced the city-wide introduction of new shared mobility options. Both BlueLink shuttle ridership and the total number of vanpools with destinations in University Circle more than doubled in 2019. Also, average weekday arrivals at GCRTA's Cedar - University and Little Italy - University Circle's rapid stations hit a three-year high.

Here's to continued success in 2020!
New Year's Resolutions

What's the most common New Year's Resolution? You guessed it - to exercise more and lose weight. Take it from Cleveland Clinic employee Ronnie Williams who reached out to tell us his story. He lost 25 pounds commuting to University Circle from South Euclid by bike! He knocked out his workout and commute at the same time by switching from four wheels to two. Check out our biking page for resources to help you get to University Circle on a bike.

If biking doesn't work for you, don't worry. People who take transit take 30% more steps per day on average than people who drive. Check out our employer incentives page to see if your workplace offers a financial discount for healthy transportation choices.
Hosting an Event in University Circle?

Here are uGO's tips for making event "Getting Here" communications as simple and convenient for your guests as possible.

  1. Let people know all of their transportation options. Don't assume everyone is going to drive to your event. If your event is taking place near a transit line such as GCRTA's HealthLine or Red Line, call it out specifically. Are there bike racks nearby? Mention those, too. Pro tip: share the walking distance from the nearest transit stop in your instructions!
  2. Mention the parking options. Recent studies show that 30% of cars on urban streets are searching for a parking spot. Do your guests (as well as the environment) a favor by telling people where they can park! It's likely not at the same point their GPS is directing them to. The uGO parking map has a list of nearby parking facilities with pricing and contact information.
  3. Include a simple map. You don’t need fancy software to take a quick screenshot and show people where your event is relative to well-known landmarks. This is especially important if your event is taking place in a building or part of campus that the public is unfamiliar with.
  4. Promote carpooling to major events. Not only does carpooling reduce the number of parking spaces you need, your guests can save money on parking or valet. Gohio Commute's event page makes promoting carpooling easy. Pro tip: this tutorial walks you through how to post your event to the Gohio Commute event page.

Follow these steps, and the last thing your guests will be thinking about was how they arrived! That's a good thing.
University Circle Shared E-scooter & E-bike Survey

You still have a few more days to fill out the University Circle shared mobility survey. Whether you're an active e-scooter user or not, we want to hear your thoughts on the City of Cleveland's shared mobility program!

The survey will remain open until January 8, 2020.
Wheels is Hiring!

Wheels, one of Cleveland's shared mobility companies, will be hosting a hiring event with Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation and Midtown Cleveland on Thursday, January 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation's office. In-person interviews will be conducted on-site! See more details below.
Did you know?

The E. 105th Street reconstruction project will begin this month (January 2020). Traffic on E. 105th St. will be one way southbound only from East Boulevard to Greenlawn Avenue. Project construction is anticipated to last for thirteen months. We'll keep you updated on travel impacts associated with this project and others through our uGO transportation alerts .

In case you missed it!

People on bicycles and on foot are often the first ones to notice road problems, as they are affected first-hand by road debris and other hazards. The City of Cleveland has a dedicated and responsive service line you can call – 311 – where you can report these issues. It's as easy as dialing 3-1-1 from your phone. Visit Bike Cleveland's page for more details.

To view active transportation alerts in University Circle, click here .

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