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Broad Street Named as Most Accident-Prone for Drivers

Walker Evans Walker Evans Broad Street Named as Most Accident-Prone for Drivers

The Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) just released their annual list of most dangerous intersections for automobile drivers in Central Ohio, and once again, the list is topped by the heavily trafficked crossroads of Morse Road and Cleveland Avenue on the city’s northeast side. Over 57,000 cars travel through this intersection every day, and […]

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CoGo vs car2go vs Uber vs COTA

Brent Warren Brent Warren CoGo vs car2go vs Uber vs COTA

With the recent launches of car2go (last week), Uber (last month), and CoGo (last summer), Columbus residents who don’t own a car (or simply want to depend less on the one they have), now have some new options available to them. With all of these new choices coming along at the same time, though, it […]

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car2go Launches in Columbus on October 26

Walker Evans Walker Evans car2go Launches in Columbus on October 26

Registration for car-sharing system car2go officially opened yesterday in advance of their October 26 launch date for the Columbus region. On that day, the city will receive 250 car2go smart car vehicles, which are available for shared use for membership holders. “Columbus is a vibrant city, home to forward-thinking companies which have long driven the […]

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Dump the Pump and Ride Public Transit for a Day

Walker Evans Walker Evans Dump the Pump and Ride Public Transit for a Day

Ditching your car for a single day might not make a big difference in the big picture, but the annual Dump the Pump Day event still functions as a marketing tool to encourage drivers to reconsider their options once per year. Since 2006, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has been asking commuters all over […]

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Challenge: Could You Go Five Days Using Alternative Transportation?

Walker Evans Walker Evans Challenge: Could You Go Five Days Using Alternative Transportation?

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) wants you to consider a challenge: could you go for five full days without driving alone? That’s the basis of their new “Five Days of Freedom” campaign, which is somewhat of an update to “Car Free Day” events held previous years. “Rather than asking the community to ditch cars […]

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Texting While Driving Now Illegal in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Last month, Columbus City Councilmember Andrew Ginther hosted multiple public hearings to discuss the issue of texting while driving. This evening, a city ordinance was passed unanimously by present members of City Council to make the practice illegal. The ordinance is worded to ban text messaging, checking or sending email, web surfing, social networking applications […]

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City Council Considers Ban on Texting While Driving

Walker Evans Walker Evans

A special public hearing will be held next Tuesday, March 9th at 5pm at City Hall to discuss a City Code amendment that will address issues related to cell phone texting while driving an automobile. Councilmember Andrew J. Ginther, Chair of the Public Safety Committee, is spearheading the effort and intends to introduce some form […]

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