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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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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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