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Should Columbus Have a Cell-Phone Driving Ban?

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Earlier this week Cleveland City Council proposed to ban the use of cell phones while operating an automobile and Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson has stated that he supports the proposal. Their proposal calls for a warning on the first offense, a $100 ticket on the second, and $250 tickets after that. Currently, the use of […]


NBC 4 Reveals Columbus’ Dangerous Intersections


  NBC4i.com wrote NBC 4 Reveals Columbus’ Dangerous Intersections  Friday, Oct 03, 2008 By Donna Willis A comprehensive traffic study conducted by the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, or MORPC, determined there are five intersections where drivers should exercise additional caution. DANGEROUS INTERSECTIONS: 1. Hamilton Road and East Livingston Avenue on the city’s East Side. 2. […]


PickupPal.com: Online Carpooling Resource


I ran across this site on TreeHugger: www.PickupPal.com. Now completely advertiser funded site that connects people for carpooling/ridesharing. I’m not affiliated with the site, but I did post my daily drive to work. From the site: Launched in January 2008, PickupPal allows a private vehicle engaged in a transportation event (a one-way trip from A […]


Safer ride sought on I-670 through Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch wrote Safer ride sought on I-670 Tuesday, September 9, 2008 BY TIM DOULIN Everything comes at you fast when you’re driving on I-670 near Downtown. Drivers coming off I-70 and Rt. 315 to eastbound I-670 must contend with vehicles entering or exiting at Neil Avenue or 3rd or 4th streets in quick succession. […]


Complete Streets meets transportation vision

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Columbus Local News wrote Complete Streets meets leaders’ transportation vision By EILEEN RYAN Published: Tuesday, August 5, 2008 “Complete Streets” aren’t just roads where construction crews have removed their orange barrels and road blocks. It’s the name of a set of principles that cities across the country — now including Columbus — will follow to […]


David the scooter vs. Goliath the car

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch wrote David the scooter vs. Goliath the car Saturday, July 19, 2008 BY TIM DOULIN From a distance, motor scooters look like they would be fun to ride. But when you get behind one in a car, well, they are just another two-wheeled pest to some motorists. Columbus finally recognized scooters by giving […]


Columbus traffic congestion ranks 48th in US


Columbus Business First wrote Study: Columbus traffic congestion among nation’s 50 worst Tuesday, June 17, 2008 Columbus commuters staring at a sea of brake lights during rush hour can at least take comfort that their counterparts in 47 other cities are worse off when they drive in their communities, according to a new study. Data […]


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