Monday, April 03, 2006

Tim Ferris's Suggestions for Improving Cleveland

CORRECTION- We posted the link to Mr. Ferris's blog incorrectly in our original post. The following post is unmodified except for this correction. -Kevin 4-7-2006

This was originally posted on Brewed Fresh Daily (one of the links on the left side of our blog) in response to our recently posted Editorial. Thank you to BFD for posting it, and thank you to Tim Ferris ( for responding.

One Response to “Cleveland’s Voice for Social Justice: Cleveland Needs Your Ideas to Improve City”

  • Tim Ferris
  • says:
    April 1st, 2006 at 7:26 am

    Just on the streetscape side of the issue, take out the parking meters, the advertising kiosks (can we see the numbers on these monstrosities, please?), and all newspaper boxes. Get all wires & cables underground, in all the neighborhoods, into utility trenches. Ban overnight parking, as they do in the suburbs, wherever it’s remotely possible–have the streets clean and vacant at least once each day. The police say it’s a tactical plus. Institute a program of street cleaning, as they did years ago in Atlanta. Dissolve 85% of all the 501c3’s, and give 10% of the savings directly to the poor and the homeless, so they’re at least not poor any more and homeless only if they want to be. Put the rest of the savings into safety and maintenance. Dream up programs to incentivize use of public transportation–emulate a lifestyle like that in Boston, or New York City.


    Blogger Tim Ferris said...

    I kinda liked this one myself. Thanks for paying attention.

    10:50 PM  

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