Bike Lanes Planned for Arcadia Avenue
New bike lanes will be part of a planned redesign of East Arcadia Avenue in Old North Columbus. The reconfiguring of the street is planned to coincide with a resurfacing that will occur later this year.
For cyclists heading east, a new bike lane will be striped along the south side of the street, from North High Street to Indianola Avenue. The north side of the street will get a bike lane for part of that stretch, combined with sharrows (on-pavement markings that indicate a lane shared by cars and bikes).
The realignment will result in the loss of about 40 on-street parking spaces, although 76 spaces will remain along the half-mile stretch of road.
The project, which was endorsed by the University Area Commission, is funded by the city’s Urban Infrastructure Recovery Fund (UIRF). Twenty one different central city neighborhoods are eligible for UIRF funds – capital improvement projects in each area are identified by the city, with input from residents and community organizations.
In Clintonville, UIRF funds were recently used for bike lanes on Indianola, north of North Broadway. The Clintonville Greenways plan – first proposed in 2015 – is also scheduled to receive UIRF funds, but that project has been scaled back and delayed until 2019.
For more information on the Arcadia project, see www.columbus.gov.