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‘Engineer Rides’ Part of Bike Lane Collaboration with Yay Bikes

Brent Warren Brent Warren ‘Engineer Rides’ Part of Bike Lane Collaboration with Yay Bikes

Although tough choices about new street designs and bike lanes mean that cycling advocates and traffic engineers are often pitted against each other, a new collaboration between the City of Columbus and Yay Bikes has the two groups working – and riding – together. When Columbus Public Service Director Tracie Davies reached out to Yay […]

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Opinion: The “American Dream” is changing — It’s time to wake up to that

Neil Button Neil Button Opinion: The “American Dream” is changing — It’s time to wake up to that

With the end of 2014 in sight, Columbus remains the largest city in the United States without any form of rail transit. We’re also in 45th place out of America’s 52 largest cities in terms of per capita spending on bicycling and pedestrian infrastructure, according to the Alliance for Biking & Walking. In the face […]

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Light Rail in Columbus? OSU Class Gets Conversation Started Again

Brent Warren Brent Warren Light Rail in Columbus? OSU Class Gets Conversation Started Again

An OSU urban planning class has made the latest splash in what seems like a never-ending discussion in Columbus – should we add rail transit to our expanding list of alternative transportation options? With new streetcar lines under construction in Cincinnati, Kansas City, San Antonio, and St. Louis, a light rail line being installed in […]

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CoGo Bike Share Plans to Expand With New Stations in 2015

Walker Evans Walker Evans CoGo Bike Share Plans to Expand With New Stations in 2015

The CoGo Bike Share system may see its first station expansion in 2015 if funding can be secured by public and private partnerships in the coming weeks. Between six and twelve new stations are being planned in areas that have been requested by system users and studied as places where the need is greatest. “We’ve […]

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COTA Ridership at Highest Level Since 2004

Walker Evans Walker Evans COTA Ridership at Highest Level Since 2004

More and more people are riding COTA this year, thanks in part to the new CBUS Circulator route that launched in May. The Central Ohio Transit Authority announced today that monthly ridership totals hit 1.8 million in both September and October, which is the highest monthly level since January 2004. Additionally, year-to-date ridership is up […]

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Spring and Long Downtown Could See Further Bike Improvements

Brent Warren Brent Warren Spring and Long Downtown Could See Further Bike Improvements

Although nothing is scheduled and the funding has yet to be secured, the city is planning significant streetscape-improvement projects for Spring and Long streets Downtown. That could mean a road diet – similar to the recent changes to Nationwide Boulevard – as well as improvements to the bike lanes that were recently painted on both […]

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OSU Transit Plan Proposes Big Changes for Campus

Brent Warren Brent Warren OSU Transit Plan Proposes Big Changes for Campus

Ohio State has been working on a transit and parking plan meant to improve the flow of car, bicycle and pedestrian traffic on campus. The Comprehensive Transportation and Parking Plan (CTPP) – which was presented as a draft to the university’s Board of Trustees on November 6th – contains a lengthy list of recommendations, from extending […]

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