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CoGo Bike Share Expands Three Popular Station Locations

Walker Evans Walker Evans CoGo Bike Share Expands Three Popular Station Locations

While you spent your time relaxing this past weekend, the team at CoGo was busy working. The local bike share system upgraded three of its most popular station locations to add a bit of extra bike capacity to the system as the first phase of a larger expansion plan occurring this year. Four additional bike […]

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Next Steps taken to Continue Evaluation of Columbus-to-Chicago Rail

Walker Evans Walker Evans Next Steps taken to Continue Evaluation of Columbus-to-Chicago Rail

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) along with the City of Columbus and City of Marysville jointly announced today that they will collectively be continuing with the necessary steps to evaluate the feasibility of the Columbus-to-Chicago high speed passenger rail line that was proposed last summer. “Today’s announcement represents a significant milestone in the planning […]

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Open Streets Columbus: Installment One – Rich Street

 Jess Mathews Open Streets Columbus: Installment One – Rich Street

Streets used to be gathering places. They used to be places where both adults and kids would congregate. The adults would socialize and the kids would play. Now, playgrounds are built far away from streets and usually protected by some sort of fencing or barrier. Meanwhile, pedestrians have been herded up to signalized intersections in […]

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More Parking Meters Added to High Street Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans More Parking Meters Added to High Street Downtown

Another set of parking meters were added to High Street late last week on the west side of block between Gay Street and Long Street. The area was previously home to a busy south-bound COTA bus stop located mid-block that was eliminated recently in a move to speed up bus service. The stop was deemed […]

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CoGo Bike Share Lands $1.25 Million Grant from Medical Mutual

Walker Evans Walker Evans CoGo Bike Share Lands $1.25 Million Grant from Medical Mutual

On the eve of its first birthday, the CoGo Bike Share system is getting a pretty big present. Representatives from Medical Mutual announced this evening that they are pledging a $1.25 million grant over the next five years from its charitable fund administered by The Columbus Foundation. “As a new tenant in downtown Columbus, we […]

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Easton Launches Bike Share Program

Walker Evans Walker Evans Easton Launches Bike Share Program

Easton Town Center announced yesterday the launch of a new bike share program for the 1,300 acre area through a partnership with Boston-based bike service provider Zagster. The system includes 22 bikes parked in six locations spread throughout Easton at offices, hotels and shops. The new program quietly launched on May 22nd and has seen […]

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Car2Go Expanding to Grandview Heights and Fifth by Northwest

Walker Evans Walker Evans Car2Go Expanding to Grandview Heights and Fifth by Northwest

Car sharing service car2go is ready to expand for the fourth time since launching last October (the first expansion was to Ohio State, next was Easton Town Center, and most recently was Port Columbus). This time, they’re planning on heading west to include the city of Grandview Heights, the village of Marble Cliff, and the […]

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