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City and COTA Announce Plan for Second Bus Lane Experiment

Brent Warren Brent Warren City and COTA Announce Plan for Second Bus Lane Experiment

Last summer, the City of Columbus and the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) temporarily made one lane of Third Street Downtown open only to buses, bikes and scooters. The new alignment was only in effect during rush hour and lasted for just two weeks, but it yielded data and survey results that could be used […]

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TOSRV (Tour of the Scioto River Valley) Cycling Event

  TOSRV (Tour of the Scioto River Valley) Cycling Event

The bicycling event known as TOSRV (Tour of the Scioto River Valley) will start for the 58th consecutive year on Saturday, May 18, with hundreds of riders who will be participating in the longest-running biking event in the nation. New options this year include a reverse route, from Portsmouth to Canal Winchester, a “hop-back” route […]

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TOSRV (Tour of the Scioto River Valley) Cycling Event

  TOSRV (Tour of the Scioto River Valley) Cycling Event

The bicycling event known as TOSRV (Tour of the Scioto River Valley) will start for the 58th consecutive year on Saturday, May 18, with hundreds of riders who will be participating in the longest-running biking event in the nation. New options this year include a reverse route, from Portsmouth to Canal Winchester, a “hop-back” route […]

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Olentangy Trail Updates: Detour, Widening and Bridge Plans

Brent Warren Brent Warren Olentangy Trail Updates: Detour, Widening and Bridge Plans

A portion of the Olentangy Trail will be closed from May 13 to July 12 as construction work ramps up on Founders Park, the 20-acre development on former Battelle parking lots in Harrison West. The trail will be closed between West Fifth and West Third Avenues, where users will be detoured east to a separated […]

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Protected Bike Lanes on Summit Attracting Riders, but City Not Planning to Build More

Brent Warren Brent Warren Protected Bike Lanes on Summit Attracting Riders, but City Not Planning to Build More

When plans for two new bike lanes stretching from Downtown to Hudson Street were first announced in 2015, it was clear that the project was meant to be a departure from the norm for the city. The City of Columbus, working closely with the advocacy group Yay Bikes!, had developed a plan for Fourth Street […]

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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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