This is Satinder P.S. Puri, a retired engineer who is protesting a planned $30-million makeover of Cleveland's Public Square.
who previously went on a hunger strike to protest the demolition of the
historic John Marshall High School on Cleveland's west side, says the
rerouting of traffic will cause significant delays, blocking of
intersections, long lines, increased travel time for 18 bus routes and
more than $1 million additional transit system operating costs. (John Marshall was demolished despite his efforts. A new John Marshall school is being erected in its place.)
plan to close Ontario Street and narrow Superior Avenue to create more
"green space" will also fundamentally change the "public" character of
It's a lonely fight. Most people walk by apathetically. But he is committed. Fight on, Mr. Puri!
(Photos: Top, Pamela Zoslov; Above, Mark Satola)