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  • in reply to: High Speed Rail Development in the US #341206
    Josh Lapp
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    U.S. unveils $53 billion in high-speed rail plan
    The U.S. government will dedicate $53 billion over six years to build new high-speed rail networks and make existing ones faster, Vice President Joe Biden said on Tuesday.

    The initiative will allow the Department of Transportation to choose corridors for the new projects and increase U.S. use of the passenger rails, the White House said in a statement.
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    in reply to: OSU students mobilizing for a new COTA Bus Route again #423985
    Josh Lapp
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    Antonio wrote >>
    The 31P ( Polaris Mall Express ) – bi hourly service from downtown Columbus up High Street to Polaris Mall . This would be limited express service 7 days a week for shoppers and workers there.
    This would connect with every bus service downtown and various cross town routes as well. All of the Columbus would benefit. The OSU students have the muscle and financial power to make it happen.

    joshlapp wrote >>

    Antonio wrote >>
    Stay tuned…they used their influence once before, it’s time to do it again.
    http://www.thelantern.com/campus/cota-night-owl-encourages-osu-students-to-ride-downtown-1.1677639

    Elaborate please. This article isn’t news. You could include the 66, 7 and 18 as routes all driven by students (or OSU in general) as well.

    The problem is you don’t have much incentive for OSU students to make this happen. If a suburban mall was going to be connected to OSU via COTA is would be Easton not Polaris.

    Perhaps if you want to make this happen, you should have the people that would benefit from the service campaign for it, or show the need that is now in place.

    in reply to: Proposed Campus Development #423767
    Josh Lapp
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    Take Heed City Planners: Fewer Parking Spots Leads to Reduced Auto

    Through a number of different policies–from losing one on-street parking space for every off-street space available to trading minimum parking requirements in new developments for maximum limits–these cities saw rates of city traffic dropping, with people opting for more convenient methods of commuting such as biking or public transport. Amsterdam, one of the ten cities, saw as much as a 20 percent drop in inner city traffic.

    Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/01/25/take-heed-city-planners-fewer-parking-spots-leads-to-reduced-auto-emissions/#ixzz1C5hOlz3J

    in reply to: Proposed Campus Development #423766
    Josh Lapp
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    labi wrote >>

    joshlapp wrote >>
    The people that need cars can live in areas that have plenty of space for cars (ie: 4th and Summit), while we can still let the High Street Corridor densify.

    4th and Summit only look like they have “plenty of space for cars” because about 25% of the residential units in Weinland Park are vacant AND because right now, you can’t park on the relevant one-way (Summit in the morning and 4th in the afternoon) during rush hour. Hopefully both of those things will change over the next few years. Certainly we’re trying, anyway.

    I live on 4th on North Campus, and I can certainly say that there is plenty of space for my car and many more if need be. The generic 1:1 ratio for parking actually gives students less options by requiring the price of parking to be built in to all units in the neighborhood.

    Although today I do need my car to make my daily commute, in the future if I don’t need it I would like to be given the option to live in a dense neighborhood that doesn’t have to accomdate everyones car. If the market calls for more density and less cars (I assume that Edwards would not try to build if the market didn’t call for it), then perhaps we should give it a chance.

    in reply to: OSU students mobilizing for a new COTA Bus Route again #423982
    Josh Lapp
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    Antonio wrote >>
    Stay tuned…they used their influence once before, it’s time to do it again.
    http://www.thelantern.com/campus/cota-night-owl-encourages-osu-students-to-ride-downtown-1.1677639

    Elaborate please. This article isn’t news. You could include the 66, 7 and 18 as routes all driven by students (or OSU in general) as well.

    in reply to: Proposed Campus Development #423751
    Josh Lapp
    Josh Lapp
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    Cookie wrote >>

    gramarye wrote >>
    True, but that doesn’t necessarily justify a 1:1 car ratio.

    I was responding to the “students don’t need cars” statements.

    IMO at least a strong minority of students at OSU do not need cars. Around 10,000 live on campus and around 40,000 live off campus. I would venture to guess that at least 20% of students don’t need or use cars. Even at that low number, thats still 10,000 people. The people that need cars can live in area’s that have plenty of space for cars (ie: 4th and Summit), while we can still let the High Street Corridor densify.

    in reply to: What’s the “Public Transit” score where you live? #423840
    Josh Lapp
    Josh Lapp
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    North 4th Street in Old North Columbus.
    Walk score of 74, Transit score 42.

    The Transit score doesn’t include the CABS stop nearby which provides quick access to High Street and OSU.

    in reply to: Things to do Late Night in Columbus #373859
    Josh Lapp
    Josh Lapp
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    http://www.snapfitness.com/grandviewoh/

    Don’t know if that will entirely serve your purpose, or is close to home, but i remembered seeing that it was 24/7.

    in reply to: Disappointed with the Arches? #420581
    Josh Lapp
    Josh Lapp
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    Diesha wrote >>
    There are some colors we must be careful with (i.e. Red, Blue, Yellow, Green) due to emergency vehicles and traffic lights.
    Thanks for the suggestions, I’m not sure we can do about Hot Air Balloon rides, but fun new light shows for sure!

    Thanks for your reply! I know that the light display during Pride really got all my friends talking. Although i dont know how much the lights specifically draw people into the SN i’m sure that they add to the ambiance, especially if they are special for different occasions! Maybe http://www.shortnorth.org could create some buzz with a contest or suggestions on different displays for special occasions on the site or on facebook? Perhaps thats cliche but anything to create a buzz in the “new media” age.

    in reply to: Scioto Peninsula Development – News & Updates #361986
    Josh Lapp
    Josh Lapp
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    http://www.dispatchpolitics.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2011/01/02/copy/bridge-gets-extra-time-helping-scioto-mile.html?adsec=politics&sid=101

    Bridge gets extra time, helping Scioto Mile
    Construction of a second bridge connecting Downtown and Franklinton won’t get in the way of next summer’s opening of the Scioto Mile, state officials promise.

    But to get everything finished on the east side of the Scioto River by June 1, 71/2 months have been added to the timetable for the rest of the bridge project.

    The Ohio Department of Transportation’s latest update on construction of the Rich Street bridge shows the project within $29,000 of its original construction budget.

    What kind of affect will these new bridge openings and completion of the Scioto Mile have on development of the Scioto Peninsula? Will it finally be time for some action to be taken?

    in reply to: A new form of transit in Cbus? #416703
    Josh Lapp
    Josh Lapp
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    chucky wrote >>
    Might want to do some market research on this one.
    COTA already runs from the Union and all the dorms, and it’s free with the BUCK ID and takes 45 minutes. Talk to any of the drivers on the COTA route, and they will tell you the service is a big bust, but they continue anyways as OSU supplies COTA with hundreds of thousands of dollars every year from all the student fees.
    http://www.cota.com/assets/Riding-Cota/Schedules/Current/052.pdf
    Go where COTA doesn’t go, from the Ohio Union to the largest shopping Center in Ohio, Polaris Mall.

    Actually, and I think I included this on the facebook page, I think a line from Ohio State to the Convention Center to Easton would be probably the line that would create the most intrest.

    I realize that COTA runs from OSU to the Airport 5 times a year I believe but this would serve not only students, but also visitors to the university for different purposes as well as conventioneers (as it would stop at the convention center as well).

    I thought it would be intersting to at least start a discussion on a better way to travel around the city. I personally have used this type of service in both Thailand and Mexico, and believe it is at least worth studying rather than just accepting the less than steller status quo.

    in reply to: 3C Passenger Rail Project – News & Updates #348066
    Josh Lapp
    Josh Lapp
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    bman wrote >>
    We all know that we disagree on this topic. My thinking on this issue is as follows. Our existing highway structure is sunk cost, infrastructure we already have in place that now MUST BE MAINTAINED and IMPROVED. Building this Rail to Nowhere would just add additional infrastructure that had to be maintained during difficult times. I would rather see our existing budgets used to maintain what we have rather than a rail system and allow our existing infrastructure to fall apart worse than it already has during these tough economic times. If rail is to happen in today’s climate it will have to be done via the private sector.

    And i refuse to let any more of my hard earned tax dollars go towards your boondoggle freeways that cost billions to maintain, and that I will never use. How wasteful. Convert them to toll roads, if roads are to be built and maintained in todays economic climate it will have to be done via the private sector.

    in reply to: Fleur – Downtown Champagne & Dessert Bar #388321
    Josh Lapp
    Josh Lapp
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    Any pictures?

    in reply to: Fleur – Downtown Champagne & Dessert Bar #388300
    Josh Lapp
    Josh Lapp
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    any news on this?? i have heard rumors of a new bar downtown but i’m not sure if it is the bar or another concept/place.

    in reply to: Columbus Hollywood Casino – News & Updates #369781
    Josh Lapp
    Josh Lapp
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    deraj1013 wrote >>
    Not to nitpick, but Columbus’ population is far higher than 80,000. On the other hand, it is also lower than 800,000 if the author made a mistake by omitting a 0. Either the quoter mistyped or the quotee misspoke.

    The article is referring to the Constitutional Amendment not the actual population of Columbus.

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