GETTING AROUND CLEVELAND
GETTING AROUND CLEVELAND
East Meets West
Not long ago, Clevelanders labeled themselves at East Siders and West Siders. While some folks still like to ask, “Which side of town are you from?”, the East Side/West Side question began mattering less as Cleveland’s highway system evolved over the years. Today, you can travel virtually from any point A to point B in the Greater Cleveland area in about an hour. Nonetheless, Clevelanders still like to have fun with the East/West rivalry. And yes, there is a South Side as well.
While some suburbs of Cleveland are more walkable and better for those who use bicycles as a primary mode of transportation than others, Clevelanders also have access to public transportation, like buses and the Rapid. And, if you do choose to drive, don’t expect the traffic jams and long commutes of other major metropolitan areas.
Take to the Highways
The good news is that no matter what side of town you’re on, the area’s interstate system makes getting around easy. Our roads have a positive effect on the daily lives of those of us calling Cleveland home: Drive times are dramatically shorter than in other major U.S. cities.
For more information: interstate-guide.com
Average Commute Times
Depending on where you decide to live in the Greater Cleveland area, you will enjoy much more reasonable commute times compared to other U.S. cities.
- CLEVELAND - 23.4 MINUTES
- NEW YORK - 34.7 MINUTES
- CHICAGO - 30.8 MINUTES
- BOSTON - 30.4 MINUTES
- ATLANTA - 29.2 MINUTES
- LOS ANGELES - 27.6
Cleveland’s Regional Transit Authority (RTA) provides public transportation throughout the Greater Cleveland area and its 58 municipalities.
A variety of vehicles – buses, trains (referred to here as the Rapid), and the HealthLine (long sleek buses that run between downtown and University Circle). Rapid (train) lines connect the East Side and West Side with Downtown. And if you’re looking for an easy ride from Downtown to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, the Rapid can get you there in just 30 minutes. For more information: Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, 216-566-5100, riderta.com
Take a Bike
Downtown Cleveland residents can take advantage of University Hospital’s bike share program, UHBikes. Through a phone app, users can reserve a bike ahead of time. Rent from any of UHBikes’ convenient locations and return to any other. For more information: UHBikes, 216-930-4344, uhbikes.com
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