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Interstate 70/71 Construction Downtown - News & Discussion

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  • #386325
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Tuning in live online since I wasn’t able to make it tonight. Lots of good testimony from the public so far.

    Glad to hear Charity from Urban Spirit pushing for 2-way conversion of Long Street.

    #386326
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Listening to Randy explain why engineering roads to accommodate one-way traffic during rush hour is more important than the economic development and pedestrian-friendliness of converting to two way streets.

    PRIORITIES FAIL.

    #386327

    Mercurius
    Participant

    There’s columbustie.

    #386328

    Elizabeth Lessner
    Participant

    How does this fit into Complete Streets exactly?

    #386329
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Did anyone get up and say anything positive about the split fix tonight? I missed the beginning. But otherwise it’s been 100% against the project in its current form.

    #386330

    somertimeoh
    Participant

    I hope they remember how “EEEEssential” public concern is when they vote.

    #386331

    There are 2 pieces to this plan deign and execution. This should be phased in over 10 years and Parson Avenue should be protected. ODOT should focus on people and neigbhorhoods amd cars second – 2 ways streets not concrete (indi 500 pass throughs) should be the priority -this is a “casino club and mindset” in the Statehouse and City Hall – THEY JUST DON”T GET IT and will cause more damge to Towne Street, OTE, KLD, GV and the Discovery District than benefits – how easy will it be to walk from Long Street to CSCC or Parsons to the Library – why are we taking out ET Paul a business that has thrived on this location for 125 years to make way for more CO2 and CONCRETE and tarctor trailer traffic. They need to visit the George Washington Parkway and DC – 2 lanes and trees and “people friendly” treelined streets – A 3 lane 1 way streets might as well be 5 lane super LA highways crisscrossing these neighborhoods! Give me a break Bad GOVERNMENT (HOWEVER WELL INTENTIONED) AT ITS BEST – this is the biggest project in 100 years and won’t be repeated in the next 100 years – lets get it RIGHT – measure twice and cut once

    #386332

    Columbusite
    Member

    Sitting there for over 3 hours and I still couldn’t fit in what I wanted to say in three minutes. I just can’t look at city council, what I wrote/typed, and the time limit in the upper corners of the room while speaking. I’ve tried and can’t do it very well. Although I find it interesting that the simple questions I posed directly at ODOT were not answered while they did entertain others. Maybe they were tired from the onslaught of verbal lashings from most of the speakers?

    Charity, owner of Urban Spirit, was definitely one of if not the best speaker there. I have to say that her experience with an ODOT rep who balked at sending people through “that neighborhood” only reinforces the likelihood that most ODOT employees are not residents of the inner-city and have no stake in it.

    #386333

    lifeontwowheels
    Participant

    Columbusite wrote >>
    Sitting there for over 3 hours and I still couldn’t fit in what I wanted to say in three minutes. I just can’t look at city council, what I wrote/typed, and the time limit in the upper corners of the room while speaking. I’ve tried and can’t do it very well. Although I find it interesting that the simple questions I posed directly at ODOT were not answered while they did entertain others. Maybe they were tired from the onslaught of verbal lashings from most of the speakers?
    Charity, owner of Urban Spirit, was definitely one of if not the best speaker there. I have to say that her experience with an ODOT rep who balked at sending people through “that neighborhood” only reinforces the likelihood that most ODOT employees are not residents of the inner-city and have no stake in it.

    For what’s it worth, bike/ped co-ordinator at ODOT is an inner-city resident.

    #386334
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Columbusite wrote >>
    Charity, owner of Urban Spirit, was definitely one of if not the best speaker there.

    +1

    I also thought Chester Jourdan from MORPC made a very civil but strong case for making sure that no matter what, we do things RIGHT.

    #386335

    Elizabeth Lessner
    Participant
    #386336

    ODOT choked and suffocated the residents, businesses, families and communities in these historic districts more than half a decade ago. Please don’t let them do it again, especially as Columbus starts to find the pulse of its heart revived by our city’s core.

    #386337

    roy
    Participant

    Walker wrote >>
    Did anyone get up and say anything positive about the split fix tonight? I missed the beginning. But otherwise it’s been 100% against the project in its current form.

    There was one single positive speaker, a lobbyist for the trucking industry. Truckers and those who love them are always enamored of more pavement. The influence of the trucking industry is in part to blame for why we have a major interstate freeway interchange in the middle of downtown.

    Not bashing trucks, as a consumer I undoubtedly benefit by their integral role in moving goods. But let’s be real, the trucking industry doesn’t care about impacts to our surface streets, they just want a wide smooth freeway surface, and they want it yesterday.

    #386338

    gk
    Member

    I noticed ODOT’s phase 1 plans have the support of the Columbus Partnership which essentially runs this city. The mayor and city council have never taken up a fight with the Columbus Partnership – the titans of Columbus’ major businesses- to my knowledge. This does not bode well for our urban neighborhoods impacted by ODOT’s decisions.

    #386339

    Patch
    Participant

    Is there a link to a map that shows the proposed design?

    The normal link seems to be down:

    http://www.7071study.org/

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