Cleveland is the second-largest city in Ohio, with nearly 400,000 inhabitants. Located along the southern shore of Lake Erie, it is well-connected to canals and railroads and has been both historically and recently home to diverse industries and commerce. Throughout the 21st century, Cleveland has consistently modernized its infrastructure and municipalities, leading The Economist to rank it as one of the most “livable” cities in the U.S. It’s also a national hub of music, arts, and popular culture.
Cleveland’s public transit is system is known as the Greater Cleveland Rapid Transit Authority (RTA). It was named the best in North America in 2007 by the American Public Transportation Association. It consists of a bus and rail system (including rapid bus systems, light rail, and heavy rail) known as “The Rapid”. These systems are both bike-friendly. Over 48 million people ride the RTA every year, and it is an integral part of city transportation.