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The State of Alternative Transportation in Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren The State of Alternative Transportation in Columbus

Over the course of the last five years, there has been a lot of transportation news in Columbus. CoGo bike share arrived in 2013 and was the first of what would be several new mobility options, including Zagster bike share at OSU, Lyft (which came, left, and then came back), Uber, Lime dockless bikes, and, […]

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Opinion: Lessons in Bike Commuting from a Non-Cyclist

Steve Schoeny Steve Schoeny Opinion: Lessons in Bike Commuting from a Non-Cyclist

When my kids finished the school year in the Spring, I decided to try my hand at riding my bike to work. As the Director of Development for the 14th largest municipality in the country, I talk a lot about the benefits of having mobility choices, bike lanes, complete streets and other City Planner jargon. […]

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Proposal Would Close the Gap in the Olentangy Trail

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposal Would Close the Gap in the Olentangy Trail

Regular users of the Olentangy Trail know that there is only one section of the shared-use path that detours away from the Olentangy River and onto city streets. That happens on either side of the North Broadway bridge in Clintonville, roughly halfway between the trail’s two endpoints, Worthington and Downtown. A new proposal would close […]

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Free Bus Passes for Downtown Workers Coming in 2018

Brent Warren Brent Warren Free Bus Passes for Downtown Workers Coming in 2018

The board of the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District gave its stamp of approval yesterday to a plan to provide free bus passes for as many as 40,000 Downtown workers. The program has been in the planning stages for over two years, including a small pilot program that ran from June of 2015 to December […]

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Some Question Why Bike Bridge Not Part of Plans for New OhioHealth Offices

Brent Warren Brent Warren Some Question Why Bike Bridge Not Part of Plans for New OhioHealth Offices

Big changes are coming to the area surrounding West North Broadway and State Route 315. A new office complex means that upgrades to the street network are planned and a freeway exit is being removed, but Clintonville residents and Olentangy Trail users will have to wait for a long-hoped-for bike and pedestrian bridge across the […]

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COTA Offering Free Rides This Week During Launch of Redesigned Network

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA Offering Free Rides This Week During Launch of Redesigned Network

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) will offer free rides from May 1 – 7, the first week of its redesigned bus network, when schedule changes and altered routes will go into effect. The idea is to ease what could be a rocky transition for regular COTA users, while also encouraging new riders to try […]

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Merion Village Apartments Offering Complimentary Bike Share Memberships

Walker Evans Walker Evans Merion Village Apartments Offering Complimentary Bike Share Memberships

On Friday, local developer CASTO announced a unique partnership with the local CoGo bike share system that would entitle all apartment residents of The Barrett to complimentary bike share memberships. Residents at the new Merion Village apartments will have easy access to the system, granted by the installation of a new station being installed at […]

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