Center for Urban and Regional Analysis

Will ODOT’s New Walking and Biking Plan Make a Difference?

Brent Warren Brent Warren Will ODOT’s New Walking and Biking Plan Make a Difference?

A new plan released by the Ohio Department of Transportation calls for an increased focus on the safety of cyclists and walkers in the state. The report, called Walk.Bike.Ohio, is the first statewide bike and pedestrian plan ever produced by the agency. “The development of Walk.Bike.Ohio has helped us to establish a statewide vision for […]

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Emptier Roads = More Speeding by Columbus Drivers

Brent Warren Brent Warren Emptier Roads = More Speeding by Columbus Drivers

A new data analysis from a group of Ohio State University researchers has confirmed a phenomenon that many of us have observed since the coronavirus pandemic began impacting daily life in Columbus – people are driving really fast on those newly-empty roads. OSU’s Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA) used data from the transportation […]

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How “Green” are the E-Scooters?

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea How “Green” are the E-Scooters?

It was the Summer of the Scooter, in Columbus and in cities across the nation, as dockless, GPS-tracked electric scooters appeared seemingly overnight. Plenty of opinions continue to fly around about whether the scooters solve any of the problems they’re ostensibly supposed to – traffic congestion, access to transit, the “first mile/last mile” challenge – […]

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