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Drivers Wanted for Smart Columbus Connected Vehicle Study

Brent Warren Brent Warren Drivers Wanted for Smart Columbus Connected Vehicle Study

Officials from Smart Columbus provided an update this week on three projects that are currently moving forward in Linden, putting out a call for volunteers to assist with one of them. The organization is actively seeking drivers – people who regularly use Cleveland Avenue in Linden, as well as parts of North High Street and […]

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Scooters and Bike Share Both Seeing Bumps in Ridership

Brent Warren Brent Warren Scooters and Bike Share Both Seeing Bumps in Ridership

More people have been renting CoGo bikes this spring and summer compared to the last two years, a reversal of what had been a downward trend in ridership for the bike share system. With an average of 5,145 rides per month from March through June of this year, it seems that some people responded to […]

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CoGo E-Bikes, Discounted Memberships Now Available

Brent Warren Brent Warren CoGo E-Bikes, Discounted Memberships Now Available

CoGo is adding electric bikes to its growing fleet of rentable bikes. The bikes, which are equipped with a battery that provides a pedal-activated boost, are available to rent starting today. Also new to the bike share system is an equity program – called CoGo for All – which will offer $5 annual memberships to […]

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CoGo Now Offering Free Rides for Healthcare Workers

Brent Warren Brent Warren CoGo Now Offering Free Rides for Healthcare Workers

Lyft is now offering free rides on CoGo bikes for healthcare workers. The company, which has operated the local bike share system since late 2018, made the announcement yesterday. “Lyft is committed to increasing transportation access to those who need it most,” said Caroline Samponaro, Head of Micromobility Policy at Lyft, in a statement. “As […]

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For Essential Travel, COTA and CoGo Are Still Available (But Scooters Aren’t)

Brent Warren Brent Warren For Essential Travel, COTA and CoGo Are Still Available (But Scooters Aren’t)

Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) announced more service adjustments yesterday. The agency announced its first Coronavirus-related changes on March 16, cutting back service on several suburban rush hour lines. Three days later COTA’s board approved making all bus rides free, and […]

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CoGo Adding E-Bikes, More Stations

Brent Warren Brent Warren CoGo Adding E-Bikes, More Stations

Big changes are in store for CoGo, the bike share system with the fixed docking stations that has operated in Columbus since 2013. About 250 e-bikes – bikes that are equipped with a battery that provides a pedal-activated boost – will be added to the system’s fleet this spring, along with five new stations. The […]

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New CoGo Stations Will Be Part of ‘Smart Mobility Hubs’

Brent Warren Brent Warren New CoGo Stations Will Be Part of ‘Smart Mobility Hubs’

Four new CoGo stations will be in place before the weather thaws in the spring, expanding the bike share system into Linden for the first time. The new stations, which were approved by City Council earlier this month, will come online as 33 traditional bikes and 30 electric bikes are added to the network. Although […]

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