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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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Promotion of Cyclist Murder Causes Outrage During Doo Dah Parade

Walker Evans Walker Evans Promotion of Cyclist Murder Causes Outrage During Doo Dah Parade

Generally speaking, the participants in the annual Doo Dah parade are meant to err on the side of controversy with their politically incorrect floats and marching groups. In the past that policy has lent itself well to mocking bigger issues like gun rights, the oil industry, corporate interests or the federal government. But many people […]

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Downtown Bike Shop Replacing B1Bicycles on Long Street

Walker Evans Walker Evans Downtown Bike Shop Replacing B1Bicycles on Long Street

After nearly nine years of serving Downtown customers, local retailer B1 Bicycles has closed its doors at 124 E. Long Street. The shop was an “early adopter” in the resurgence of Downtown, bringing retail to a stretch of Long Street that had long been deserted, and serving as a catalyst for their block where Spoonful Records […]

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Clintonville Greenways Idea Moving Forward

Brent Warren Brent Warren Clintonville Greenways Idea Moving Forward

A proposal to build a network of bicycle and pedestrian-friendly streets in Clintonville has received an initial round of funding from the City of Columbus. Although details have yet to be worked out, the streets that will be targeted have been agreed upon and the overall concept has been endorsed by both the city and […]

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Spring and Long Downtown Could See Further Bike Improvements

Brent Warren Brent Warren Spring and Long Downtown Could See Further Bike Improvements

Although nothing is scheduled and the funding has yet to be secured, the city is planning significant streetscape-improvement projects for Spring and Long streets Downtown. That could mean a road diet – similar to the recent changes to Nationwide Boulevard – as well as improvements to the bike lanes that were recently painted on both […]

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Ibel Building at Third and High Next Up for Redevelopment

Brent Warren Brent Warren Ibel Building at Third and High Next Up for Redevelopment

Although plans appear to be in the early stages, the Stonehenge Company is looking to build on the current site of the Ibel Building at the corner of West Third Avenue and North High Street in the Short North. Architect Jonathan Barnes presented a proposal for a six-story, 32-unit apartment building to the Victorian Village […]

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Local Artist Spotlight: Brandon Kaes

Anne Evans Anne Evans Local Artist Spotlight: Brandon Kaes

Bicycles are a way of transportation for some, and for Brandon Kaes, they are also inspiration for his art. “All of my art revolves around bikes,” he says. “With my photography, I love doing minimalism and just keeping my style bold and simple. I’ve pretty much dedicated all of my photography to my bike. Last […]

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