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Connect Columbus - Multimodal Thoroughfare Plan

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    Josh Miller
    Josh Miller
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    Great timing with all the transit topics bouncing around… Planning on at least hitting one or two of the public meetings.

    From http://www.columbus.gov/ConnectColumbus/

    Vision and Goals Meetings

    A series of open houses, workshops and community events will be held, focusing on three themes: Vision and Goals; Generating New Project Ideas; and Evaluation of Projects. Residents will be asked to comment on projects, community goals and policies relating to public transit, driving, cycling and walking in Columbus. The schedule for the first meetings on the plan’s Vision and Goals include:

    Date: Tuesday March 31st, 2015
    Location:
    Christ Memorial Baptist Church
    3330 East Livingston Ave.
    Cols, ohio 43227
    Time: 6pm to 8pm

    Date: Wednesday April 1, 2015
    Location:
    Columbus Urban League
    788 Mount Vernon Ave.
    Cols, Ohio 43203
    Times: 10am-2pm and 6pm -8pm

    Date: Thursday, April 2, 2015
    Location:
    Downtown High School
    364 S. Fourth St,
    Cols, Ohio 43215
    Time: 6pm to 8pm

    It is the policy of the City of Columbus that all City-sponsored public meetings and events are accessible to people with disabilities. If you need assistance in participating in this meeting or event due to a disability as defined under the ADA, please call the City’s ADA Coordinator at (614) 645-7671 or e-mail [email protected] at least three (3) business days prior to the scheduled meeting or event to request an accommodation.
    – See more at: http://www.columbus.gov/Templates/Detail.aspx?id=77349#sthash.mjA51gGx.dpuf

    #1066790

    Zyro
    Participant

    Awesome! Right up my interest alley! Thanks so much for sharing.

    #1066907

    bjones7
    Participant

    Whats the difference between this group and transit columbus?

    #1066909
    Josh Miller
    Josh Miller
    Participant

    Connect Columbus is a city-sponsored initiative, from their site (http://columbus.gov/connectcolumbus/) “The City of Columbus is currently developing a true Multimodal Thoroughfare Plan to improve safety, reduce congestion, assist children and the elderly, and promote economic development, fitness and environmental responsibility. The Multimodal Thoroughfare Plan will define the future of transportation in Columbus by providing the rules for alternative means of travel. A community that is more pedestrian, bicycle and transit friendly is a more livable community.

    Whereas Transit Columbus states “We’re Advocates for a Better-Connected Columbus Region.” So more of an advisory group.

    From first glance it seems like Connect Columbus should be involving Transit Columbus from the get-go… I know there are reps on the message-boards from Transit Columbus – can anyone answer if that’s the case?

    #1069633
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Date: Tuesday March 31st, 2015
    Location:
    Christ Memorial Baptist Church
    3330 East Livingston Ave.
    Cols, ohio 43227
    Time: 6pm to 8pm

    Bump! First one is tomorrow!

    #1069639
    Josh Miller
    Josh Miller
    Participant

    Thanks for the bump @Walker! My calendar is marked for Thursday, location is a little friendlier than tonight way out east.

    #1071062

    News
    Participant

    Interview: Jeffrey Tumlin on the Future of Transportation in Columbus
    April 9, 2015 8:00 am – Brent Warren

    Columbus Underground readers have likely noticed the name Nelson Nygaard popping up with some regularity in recent months. The transportation planning firm recently worked on the Short North Parking Study, and is currently taking the lead on two major transportation initiatives in Columbus – the city’s multimodal thoroughfare plan (Connect Columbus), and COTA’s upcoming NextGen project.

    CU recently spoke with Jeffrey Tumlin, Principal and Director of Strategy for Nelson Nygaard, in advance of his keynote speech at the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission’s State of the Region luncheon. Tumlin touched on a number of subjects, including the nature of his firm’s work, the economic upside of bike lanes, and why he thinks Columbus is especially well-positioned to make big changes to its transportation network.

    READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/interview-jeffrey-tumlin-on-the-future-of-transportation-in-columbus-bw1

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    News
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    Transit Proposals Beginning to Generate Discussion
    May 25, 2015 1:16 pm – Brent Warren

    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 streetcar system meant to revitalize the urban core like Portland? How about the Charlotte model, in which a radial system connects different employment nodes to downtown via light rail and bus rapid transit?

    READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/transit-proposals-beginning-to-generate-discussion-bw1

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