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Columbus Signs on to Vision Zero Initiative

Brent Warren Brent Warren Columbus Signs on to Vision Zero Initiative

The City of Columbus announced today that it would be taking steps to become a Vision Zero community. Established in Sweden in the 1990s, Vision Zero is a pedestrian-safety movement that calls for cities to enact plans to reduce the number of annual serious or fatal traffic crashes to zero. Over 40 cities nationwide are […]

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Never Built Columbus: Transit

Brent Warren Brent Warren Never Built Columbus: Transit

Here’s a scene from an alternate universe – an OSU student boards a streetcar at 11th Avenue and takes it down High Street to Nationwide Boulevard, where she walks down some stairs to a boarding platform to catch a train to Cleveland for the holidays (oh, and her brother arrives from his home on the […]

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New Plan Will Make Transit Recommendations for Northwest Corridor

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Plan Will Make Transit Recommendations for Northwest Corridor

The City of Columbus announced today the next step in a process that started in back in 2014, when the Insight 2050 initiative highlighted the need for more focused and concentrated growth in the region. Last spring’s Corridor Concepts study recommended dense development and better transit along five regional corridors, and today, one of those […]

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City and COTA Announce Plan for Second Bus Lane Experiment

Brent Warren Brent Warren City and COTA Announce Plan for Second Bus Lane Experiment

Last summer, the City of Columbus and the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) temporarily made one lane of Third Street Downtown open only to buses, bikes and scooters. The new alignment was only in effect during rush hour and lasted for just two weeks, but it yielded data and survey results that could be used […]

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Lyft Scooters Hit the Streets, Along with Discount for Low-Income Riders

Brent Warren Brent Warren Lyft Scooters Hit the Streets, Along with Discount for Low-Income Riders

Just shy of a year after the first rentable electric scooters were placed on Columbus streets, the ride-hailing company Lyft has entered the market. Starting this morning, users will be able to use the Lyft app to locate and rent the new scooters, which will cost one dollar to unlock and 15 cents for each […]

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Plan for Temporary Bus Lane on Third Street Concerns Bike Advocates

Brent Warren Brent Warren Plan for Temporary Bus Lane on Third Street Concerns Bike Advocates

The City of Columbus and the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) are moving forward with plans for a demonstration project involving a stretch of Third Street Downtown. Starting on July 22 and running for two weeks, the far right hand lane of the one-way street, between Long and Mound Streets – which currently holds a […]

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Bird’s Shifting Boundaries Exclude Some Neighborhoods

Brent Warren Brent Warren Bird’s Shifting Boundaries Exclude Some Neighborhoods

For about a week-and-a-half, Bird scooters could not be rented or parked in Franklinton, Linden or the Near East Side. The reduction in the service area seems to have happened around March 18 — that’s when Franklinton residents first started taking to social media to note that their neighborhood was now completely shaded out on the […]

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