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Transit Columbus Announces Map Contest

Brent Warren Brent Warren Transit Columbus Announces Map Contest

As a follow-up to last year’s Good Ideas Columbus initiative, Transit Columbus last night announced a new project – a map contest focussed less on transportation ideas for the future and more on promoting the city’s existing assets. Details of the Alternative Transportation Map Contest – including a $2,000 cash prize for the winner – […]

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COTA Looking at Raising Fares, Charging for CBUS

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA Looking at Raising Fares, Charging for CBUS

The Central Ohio Transit Agency (COTA) is looking into raising fares and charging to ride the CBUS downtown circulator. A standard bus ride would go from $2.00 to $2.25 and the cost of riding the CBUS would be fifty cents. Four public meetings are scheduled to present the possible fare adjustments and gather input. COTA […]

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car2go Expands Service to Bexley, Eastmoor and Berwick Neighborhoods

Walker Evans Walker Evans car2go Expands Service to Bexley, Eastmoor and Berwick Neighborhoods

Car-sharing service car2go has been in the Columbus market for a little less than a year, but it has continued to grow steadily, slowly adding new destinations, neighborhoods and suburban municipalities into its service area, allowing more customers to fully utilize the system. Starting today the service will now be available in the city of […]

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Protected Lanes Not Part of New Plan for Bike Lanes Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Protected Lanes Not Part of New Plan for Bike Lanes Downtown

The city revealed plans last month for new bike lanes on four major downtown arteries; Long, Spring, Third and Fourth streets. These plans call for a combination of painted bike lanes, signs and sharrows along the length of each of the streets Downtown. The plans do not call for physically separated lanes – or cycle […]

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Suburban Streets in Columbus More Accident-Prone than Urban Streets

Walker Evans Walker Evans Suburban Streets in Columbus More Accident-Prone than Urban Streets

Last week, the Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) released the latest list of the most dangerous intersections in Central Ohio. There were no major surprises with the 40 intersections that were called out as the most high-crash areas, but a deeper look at the data reveals a bit of an urban/suburban divide. In fact, […]

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Broad Street Named as Most Accident-Prone for Drivers

Walker Evans Walker Evans Broad Street Named as Most Accident-Prone for Drivers

The Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) just released their annual list of most dangerous intersections for automobile drivers in Central Ohio, and once again, the list is topped by the heavily trafficked crossroads of Morse Road and Cleveland Avenue on the city’s northeast side. Over 57,000 cars travel through this intersection every day, and […]

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car2go Parent Company Acquires RideScout and mytaxi Apps

Walker Evans Walker Evans car2go Parent Company Acquires RideScout and mytaxi Apps

The parent company of the blue-and-white smart car carsharing service car2go announced today the acquisition of two popular ride-sharing related apps: mytaxi and RideScout. The former is a taxi booking service with 10 million users and 45,000 taxis in its network, and the latter is a leading mobility platform that launched less than a year […]

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