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COTA and car2go Announce Park & Ride Partnership

Walker Evans Walker Evans COTA and car2go Announce Park & Ride Partnership

Earlier this month, car2go announced that it would be shrinking its local car sharing service area, removing outlying areas that saw lesser usage in order to serve the higher volume areas of the city. The changes, which took effect today, removed portions of northern Clintonville, Linden, West Franklinton, the eastern side of Olde Towne East and […]

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Charlotte to Columbus: Investing in Transit Key to Growth

Brent Warren Brent Warren Charlotte to Columbus: Investing in Transit Key to Growth

Charlotte, North Carolina opened its first light rail line in November of 2007, a nine-mile stretch of rail extending south from downtown on which ridership soon soared. Work is now underway on extending that line another 12 miles to the north – connecting downtown to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte – while work […]

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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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Lack of Municipal Parking Stunting Downtown Development

Walker Evans Walker Evans Lack of Municipal Parking Stunting Downtown Development

When the Edwards Companies submitted a proposal to the Downtown Commission to construct a new six-story building on High Street between Gay and Long, many Columbus Underground readers expressed frustration with the building being too short for the area. When compared to the nearly-completed 12-story 250 High building or the proposed 17-story mixed-use Two25 building, […]

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Underground Light Rail Idea Presented as Connect Columbus Initiative Continues

Brent Warren Brent Warren Underground Light Rail Idea Presented as Connect Columbus Initiative Continues

The city’s Connect Columbus initiative continues this week with a third round of workshops designed to generate discussion about driving, walking, biking and riding in Columbus. As they’ve done in the first two week-long sessions, the city and its team of consultants will provide maps, case studies from other cities, and lots of data about […]

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11 New CoGo Stations Coming in July

Walker Evans Walker Evans 11 New CoGo Stations Coming in July

The CoGo Bike Share system is expanding. A total of 11 new stations are expected to be added this year, bringing the grand total up to 41, which is more than what was previously reported back in March. “We were able to squeeze in three more stations to the order, which we’re really happy about,” […]

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Transit Proposals Beginning to Generate Discussion

Brent Warren Brent Warren Transit Proposals Beginning to Generate Discussion

The city’s new Connect Columbus initiative got started last month with multiple “plan van” appearances around town and a series of meetings on the west side. Among the proposals and ideas discussed is a look at four different “premium transit” scenarios. Should Columbus pursue a straight-line light rail system like Salt Lake City, or a […]

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