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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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11-Story Building Proposed for Swan Cleaners Site Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren 11-Story Building Proposed for Swan Cleaners Site Downtown

Crawford Hoying is bringing a proposal to the Downtown Commission this month for the Swan Cleaners site at the corner of South High and West Cherry streets. Under the plan, the existing three-story brick building would be demolished and replaced with an 11-story mixed-use apartment building. “With the High and Cherry location we are excited […]

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City Phasing Out “Share the Road” Signs

Brent Warren Brent Warren City Phasing Out “Share the Road” Signs

The City of Columbus is phasing out the use of yellow “Share the Road” signs in favor of white signs that say “Bikes May Use Full Lane.” The shift is meant to communicate more clearly the idea that, under city and state code, bikes are not required to hug the curb or stay to the […]

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Planning Underway for Downtown Bike Hub at Front and Long

Brent Warren Brent Warren Planning Underway for Downtown Bike Hub at Front and Long

Planning is underway by the City of Columbus on a bike hub that would be located on the first floor of the new city parking garage being built at the northwest corner of Front and Long streets downtown. The facility would be open to the public and would offer cyclists a place to store their […]

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Yay Bikes Hoping to Continue Successful Ride Buddy Program

Brent Warren Brent Warren Yay Bikes Hoping to Continue Successful Ride Buddy Program

Yay Bikes is looking for funding to continue a program that Executive Director Catherine Girves calls “the best thing we’ve ever done.” The program is called Ride Buddy, and during a brief trial run last summer, “people were having transformational experiences,” according to Girves. An extensive follow-up survey showed lasting success in getting people to […]

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Columbus Opens City’s First Protected Bike Lane to the Public

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Opens City’s First Protected Bike Lane to the Public

While cyclists have already been utilizing some of the completed portions of the new bike lanes along Fourth and Summit Streets for several weeks, the new project officially opened to the public with a ribbon cutting ceremony held yesterday afternoon by city leaders. The new installment includes the first protected lane in the City of […]

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Goodale Bike Ramp to Open Soon

Brent Warren Brent Warren Goodale Bike Ramp to Open Soon

Since they were first announced in early 2013, bicycle and trail infrastructure improvements planned for the Goodale Street bridge over State Route 315 and the Olentangy River have generated plenty of enthusiasm from cyclists and other trail users; a new path along the north side of the Goodale bridge would improve conditions along a treacherous roadway […]

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