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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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Bike Lanes Update: Long and Spring, Fourth and Summit, and New Lanes on Near East Side

Brent Warren Brent Warren Bike Lanes Update: Long and Spring, Fourth and Summit, and New Lanes on Near East Side

This fall should see the completion of a trio of bike infrastructure projects – new lanes are planned for the Near East Side; enhancements are on tap for the bike lanes installed last year on Long and Spring streets downtown; and work will be beginning soon on the much-anticipated Fourth and Third/Summit street bike lanes, which will […]

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New Thoroughfare Plan Will Tackle Street Layout, Bike Lanes, Light Rail and More

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Thoroughfare Plan Will Tackle Street Layout, Bike Lanes, Light Rail and More

The City of Columbus is moving forward with their Multimodal Thoroughfare Plan, and they are hoping that you have some opinions to share about how you get around (or would like to get around) the city. The first of three “Vision and Goals” meetings is scheduled for the end of March and a website has […]

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Protected Bike Lane on Summit Just the Beginning, Says City and Cycling Advocates

Brent Warren Brent Warren Protected Bike Lane on Summit Just the Beginning, Says City and Cycling Advocates

A protected bike lane is planned for a 1.4-mile portion of Summit Street in the University District. The new lane will be ten feet wide and will run from Hudson Street to 11th Avenue, providing both north- and south-bound travel lanes that are separated from car traffic by a two-foot buffer and an eight-foot parking […]

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‘Engineer Rides’ Part of Bike Lane Collaboration with Yay Bikes

Brent Warren Brent Warren ‘Engineer Rides’ Part of Bike Lane Collaboration with Yay Bikes

Although tough choices about new street designs and bike lanes mean that cycling advocates and traffic engineers are often pitted against each other, a new collaboration between the City of Columbus and Yay Bikes has the two groups working – and riding – together. When Columbus Public Service Director Tracie Davies reached out to Yay […]

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Spring and Long Downtown Could See Further Bike Improvements

Brent Warren Brent Warren Spring and Long Downtown Could See Further Bike Improvements

Although nothing is scheduled and the funding has yet to be secured, the city is planning significant streetscape-improvement projects for Spring and Long streets Downtown. That could mean a road diet – similar to the recent changes to Nationwide Boulevard – as well as improvements to the bike lanes that were recently painted on both […]

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Mound Street Connector Set to Open, 4th Street Exit From I-70 to Close

Brent Warren Brent Warren Mound Street Connector Set to Open, 4th Street Exit From I-70 to Close

Travelers approaching Columbus from the east on I-70 will have a new way of entering Downtown starting on November 8th. The Mound Street Connector, which includes a large “fly-over” exit ramp that takes cars over Parsons Avenue and I-71, opens for business on the 8th. The current 4th Street exit from I-70 west will close permanently […]

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