Cleveland catch-up

Giant Eagle brings curbside grocery delivery to Cleveland

The Pittsburgh-based supermarket Giant Eagle has announced that it will expand its curbside grocery delivery services to include 38 zip codes in the Greater Cleveland area, according to

The delivery service has already been implemented in other cities, including Columbus, and offers a variety of approximately 45,000 items at in-store prices. Fee per delivery, however, is $12.95. The service has been offered in other parts of Ohio since 2013.

Items that may be ordered range from fresh produce to cleaning supplies.

Giant Eagle employees shop for customers’ groceries after they place an order online, which can be scheduled for delivery the next day. The deliveries themselves are made by a third-party company, Deliv, a crowdsourced start-up delivery service based in California.


Clevelanders petition to enact mayoral term limits

A new group of Cleveland residents, called Chasing Justice, has launched an effort to enact term limits for the mayor’s office and for Cleveland City Council, according to

The group plans to petition enough signatures by the end of the year that the issue of term limits could be on the ballot for the March primary election. They believe that long-term officials contribute to their feelings that the city government no longer listens to its residents.

“When we try to raise our concerns, we are not being heard,” said Chasing Justice’s lead research analyst, Mariah Crenshaw. “We’re just trying to give back to the people what belongs to them in the first place.”

The petition proposes a limit of two 4-year terms in a mayor’s lifetime. Currently, there is no term limit on the office. It also proposes that city council seats be filled by election, and not through the current system of departing members choosing their successors.

The group will need to collect at least 6,000 signatures from Cleveland residents in order to place the issues on the primary ballot, and faces the challenge of not being affiliated with organizations that could help them gather support.


Bike lanes added on Detroit-Superior bridge

On Oct. 23, bike lanes were introduced to the Detroit-Superior bridge, running from Ohio City to Downtown Cleveland, as part of a long term plan to improve safety for both pedestrians and cyclists.

This step in the plan was proposed sixteen years ago by nonprofits LAND Studio and EcoCity Cleveland and is set to be mostly completed within the two weeks. It is being funded by the city at a cost of $81,000, according to

Other projects to improve commuter safety and to make the city more bike friendly include the addition of the 17-foot wide bike and footpath on the north side of the Lorain-Carnegie bridge, which was implemented in 2012 at the cost of approximately $4.5 million.

Jared VanSickle of Bike Cleveland, a nonprofit organization for bicycle advocacy, says that the city aims to complete 70 miles of new bike paths by the end of 2017.