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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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Opinion: Further Action Needed to Curb Violent Threats at Doo Dah Parade

 Rick Bauer Opinion: Further Action Needed to Curb Violent Threats at Doo Dah Parade

“A death threat is not free speech, it is terrorism. In our violent age, all threats are serious.”

On June 7th, 2016, five people were murdered and four seriously injured while on a bicycle club-sanctioned ride in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The mad motorist who committed the crime is charged with five counts of murder and many more serious felonies. News of the crime, along with crime scene photos, was carried by every major news […]

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Doo Dah Organizers Provide Additional Insight on Parade Guidelines

Walker Evans Walker Evans Doo Dah Organizers Provide Additional Insight on Parade Guidelines

On Monday, one participant in the annual Doo Dah Parade managed to upset and offend many people with what was perceived as a message of violence directed at bike commuters. It was not the first time a Doo Dah Parade participant has caused controversy — and probably won’t be the last time either — coming […]

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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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Planning Underway for Downtown Bike Hub at Front and Long

Brent Warren Brent Warren Planning Underway for Downtown Bike Hub at Front and Long

Planning is underway by the City of Columbus on a bike hub that would be located on the first floor of the new city parking garage being built at the northwest corner of Front and Long streets downtown. The facility would be open to the public and would offer cyclists a place to store their […]

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Moving Away but Leaving a Legacy – Denis de Verteuil

Anne Evans Anne Evans Moving Away but Leaving a Legacy – Denis de Verteuil

When you think of some of the initiatives that have happened in Columbus over the past few years – Design:ROLLS, How We Roll, Bike OSU, Pinchflat, and more – it’s hard not to think of Denis de Verteuil. He grew up in Columbus, and while his life’s path has recently taken him to Brooklyn, many […]

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CoGo Adding Five New Stations, Updates Pricing Model

Walker Evans Walker Evans CoGo Adding Five New Stations, Updates Pricing Model

The CoGo Bike Share system will continue to grow and expand this year with the addition of five new station locations this summer. The pricing model for ridership is also making a couple of changes. The daily rental rate is jumping from $6 per day to $8 per day, while a new three-day pass will […]

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