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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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Opinion: Transit Columbus Supports COTA System Overhaul

Josh Lapp Josh Lapp Opinion: Transit Columbus Supports COTA System Overhaul

Transit Columbus strongly supports the transit system review (TSR) redesign process being developed by the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) that will streamline and improve service. These changes will provide the best coverage for the largest amount of Central Ohioans possible. COTA has the ability to vastly improve access, reliability, frequency, and ridership by revamping […]

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COTA Considering Complete Redesign of Bus Network

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA Considering Complete Redesign of Bus Network

A new proposed network from COTA – a plan that grew out of their ongoing Transit System Review and is being presented for feedback at public meetings and online – will do more than just tweak a few bus routes here or there. If approved and implemented, it would redraw routes, reduce express service to […]

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Alum Creek Bike Path Connector Planned to Link Innis Park to Easton

Walker Evans Walker Evans Alum Creek Bike Path Connector Planned to Link Innis Park to Easton

A half mile piece of missing bike trail along Alum Creek is currently all that is preventing the connection of the central portion of the path with the northern stretch. Once completed, the connector will bridge Innis Park with Easton for continuous access to the bikeway for residents and visitors on the Northeast side of […]

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How much is Columbus Missing Out on Without Rail Transit?

Walker Evans Walker Evans How much is Columbus Missing Out on Without Rail Transit?

Columbus has regularly been cited as the largest city in the United States with no passenger rail transit service of any kind at all. And yet, despite that fact, our city seems to be doing ok. Urban Analyst Aaron Renn has referred to Columbus as “The New Midwestern Star” and recently stated that Columbus has […]

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