where the Cuyahoga River caught fire in 1969 due to oil pollution, bike
paths now reside.
Signs that we can reverse bad trends.
Important tools in the revitalization of old industrial cities, bike ways, pedestrian areas and transit play a role. Cleveland, Ohio is one of many cities that are making a come back from their gritty past to revitalize into centers for tourism, high tech industry and culture. On my 1993 bike trip across the US, I hardly knew I was in a city as I rode from park to park on a trail system known as the "Metro Parks Bypass." It took me right through the Cleveland Metropolitan area.
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