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New Complete Streets Thoroughfare Plan Could Have Big Impact

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Complete Streets Thoroughfare Plan Could Have Big Impact

The City of Columbus is looking to update its thoroughfare plan, the document that classifies every street in the city and provides guidelines for how big each should be and how much car traffic it should be able to accommodate. The new plan will take a decidedly different approach than the old one, which dates […]

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City Looking at Raising Speed Limits in Short North

Brent Warren Brent Warren City Looking at Raising Speed Limits in Short North

A collection of streets in the Short North that have had “temporary” speed limits of 25 miles per hour for nearly 20 years may soon see those limits raised. The affected streets are Third, Fifth and King Avenues from Olentangy River Road to High Street, as well as Neil Avenue from Goodale Street to King […]

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Two-Way, or Not Two-Way

Walker Evans Walker Evans Two-Way, or Not Two-Way

Like many cities, Downtown Columbus is full of one-way streets. Traffic engineers of the mid-twentieth century utilized them as a way of moving as many automobiles as quickly as possible through what were previously congested urban areas. Today, one could argue that one-way streets have done their job a little too well, and have hurt the effectiveness […]

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ODOT Seeks Feedback on Downtown Bridge and Street Designs

Walker Evans Walker Evans ODOT Seeks Feedback on Downtown Bridge and Street Designs

The Ohio Department of Transportation held a public meeting on January 19th to solicit feedback on the designs for Phases 2 and 3 of of the Downtown highway split fix. While the build out of these phases was recently pushed back due to funding, the design work is still being completed, and feed back is […]

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Three More Downtown Streets Converted to Two-Way Traffic

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One more step in the redevelopment of the Riversouth neighborhood is completed as three sections of roadway are opened today to two-way traffic. They include South Front Street, between West Town and West Mound streets, West Main Street, between South High and South 2nd streets and West Rich Street, between South High and South 2nd streets. “The conversion […]

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City Council’s Proposed Bicycle Code Changes

 

  City Council Proposed Bike Laws wrote The purpose of this legislation is to lay a foundation for the development of policy, rules and regulations pertaining to sidewalks and bikeways. This foundation includes the consideration of an evolving understanding of complete streets, the importance of alternate means of transportation, the promotion of better community health, […]

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‘Bike boxes’ aim to keep cyclists safe

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  The Dispatch wrote ‘Bike boxes’ aim to keep cyclists safe  Saturday, October 11, 2008 BY TIM DOULIN Part of one of the most popular Columbus routes for bicyclists is being upgraded to include pavement markings at a key intersection that will help bikes avoid collisions with turning vehicles. The so-called “bike boxes,” pavement markings […]

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