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City Phasing Out “Share the Road” Signs

Brent Warren Brent Warren City Phasing Out “Share the Road” Signs

The City of Columbus is phasing out the use of yellow “Share the Road” signs in favor of white signs that say “Bikes May Use Full Lane.” The shift is meant to communicate more clearly the idea that, under city and state code, bikes are not required to hug the curb or stay to the […]

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Broad Street & James Road Tops Annual List of Worst Intersections

Walker Evans Walker Evans Broad Street & James Road Tops Annual List of Worst Intersections

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) revealed its annual list of high-crash intersections yesterday afternoon, and last year’s number one has been dethroned. The intersection of Hamilton Road and Livingston Avenue has dropped to second place, surpassed by the intersection of Broad Street and James Road. It should come as little surprise that the most […]

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The Confluence Cast: Carless in Columbus

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Carless in Columbus

People like the idea of living without a car. Why don’t they? This week’s episode has it’s foundation in an interview with Cleve Ricksecker, the executive director of the two Downtown Special Improvement Districts (SID). We discuss SIDs, commuter culture in Columbus, and have a frank discussion about the race and class lines here. Cleve’s passion for a […]

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Indianola in Clintonville to Get Road Diet, Bike Lanes in 2017

Brent Warren Brent Warren Indianola in Clintonville to Get Road Diet, Bike Lanes in 2017

A plan to change the configuration of Indianola Avenue in Clintonville is now moving forward, over 13 years after first being proposed in a neighborhood planning document. The segment of the road between North Broadway and Morse Road – which currently has four lanes, two running in each direction – will be rearranged to accommodate […]

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Five New CoGo Bike Share Stations Being Added to System

Walker Evans Walker Evans Five New CoGo Bike Share Stations Being Added to System

Representatives from CoGo Bike Share and the City of Columbus released a joint announcement today about their system expansion that includes five new stations at popular locations and destinations, bringing the grand total to 46 stations and 365 bikes for rent. “With each expansion we hope to accomplish two goals: fill in the existing stations […]

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First Bus Rapid Transit Line in Columbus Breaks Ground Today

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Bus Rapid Transit Line in Columbus Breaks Ground Today

Columbus will be getting its first-ever Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line in 2018, which officially broke ground with construction today. Representatives from the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) along with other civic leaders held a special event to commemorate the occasion. “We’re pleased to celebrate construction of CMAX, central Ohio’s first bus rapid transit line,” said […]

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COTA Asks for Support on November Sales Tax Levy

Walker Evans Walker Evans COTA Asks for Support on November Sales Tax Levy

As we first reported back in April, the Central Ohio Transit Authority is placing a quarter-percent sales tax on the ballot this November. The tax levy is a renewal that will continue to maintain the same level of financial support approved by voters in 2006. COTA CEO and President Curtis Stitt distributed a letter asking […]

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