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City Looking for Input on Bike Plan Update

Brent Warren Brent Warren City Looking for Input on Bike Plan Update

The City of Columbus is hoping lots of people will add their voices to this year’s update of the Bicentennial Bikeways Plan. The first opportunity for participation is an online survey, which is up now and will be available through April 23rd. The survey asks for input on how to make streets safer for bicycling […]

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April Fools: New Startup Launches Walk-Sharing Service in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans April Fools: New Startup Launches Walk-Sharing Service in Columbus

Columbus may not currently have the best walk score in the US, but a new app created by a local startup aims to change that. ShüGo is the name of the new service, which utilizes the popular features of car-sharing, bike-sharing and ride-sharing services and overlays them onto the most basic form of transportation: walking. “Walking […]

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Airport Task Force to Take a Broad Look at Rail Options

Brent Warren Brent Warren Airport Task Force to Take a Broad Look at Rail Options

Although its first meeting has yet to be scheduled, an outline of what the new airport task force will be tasked with is beginning to take shape. The task force, which was first announced in Mayor Michael Coleman’s State of the City Address, will take a broad look at the possibility of rail service to […]

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Parking Restrictions to be Removed on Third and Fourth Streets Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans Parking Restrictions to be Removed on Third and Fourth Streets Downtown

On-street parking is about to get easier throughout central Downtown as 190 parking meters will have rush hour restrictions lifted starting on April 7th.  The changes come from recommendations outlined in the Downtown Action Plan, as well as ongoing requests from Downtown visitors and residents. “We have been working with Downtown businesses and residents and […]

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ODOT Unveils New Street and Bridge Designs, Changes to 70/71 Split Plans

Brent Warren Brent Warren ODOT Unveils New Street and Bridge Designs, Changes to 70/71 Split Plans

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and their partners provided a wealth of information about the Interstate 70-71 split project to attendees of a March 19th public meeting. New designs were unveiled showing caps on the South High and South Third Street Bridges, and new renderings gave a better idea of what the Long and […]

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First Look: New Downtown Bus Shelters

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: New Downtown Bus Shelters

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) has begun work on replacing 13 high-volume bus shelters on High Street through Downtown. The aluminum-and-glass design is a modern update, designed by students from CCAD. Several of the southbound shelters should be finished and functional in time for the May 5th launch of the new Downtown Circulator route. […]

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Caps Planned for High and Third Street Bridges South of Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Caps Planned for High and Third Street Bridges South of Downtown

A key design feature has been added to the new High and Third Street Bridges that will eventually span I-70 south of Downtown as part of the I-70/71 split project. The new bridges will feature caps that will have the capacity to hold buildings, just like the I-670 cap that connects the Short North to […]

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