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Rapid 5 Project Aims to Connect All Central Ohio Waterways

Walker Evans Walker Evans Rapid 5 Project Aims to Connect All Central Ohio Waterways

A new large-scale project will be formally announced in 2020 with the goal of connecting all of Central Ohio’s major waterways and trails together into a cohesive system for residents and visitors. The “Rapid5” program is being spearheaded by local leadership at the Urban Land Institute of Columbus, MetroParks, MORPC, Franklin County and others. The […]

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Will Columbus Ever Build More Protected Bike Lanes? Scooter Users May Have a Say

Brent Warren Brent Warren Will Columbus Ever Build More Protected Bike Lanes? Scooter Users May Have a Say

Although there are no current plans to build more protected bike lanes in Columbus, planners and transit advocates point to a recent development that may help to build the case for them: the sudden appearance of hundreds of rentable electric scooters on the streets of Columbus. Both of the companies operating here, Lime and Bird, discourage […]

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Upgrades to Olentangy Trail to Include New Connection to Bethel Road

Brent Warren Brent Warren Upgrades to Olentangy Trail to Include New Connection to Bethel Road

Two major upgrades are planned for the Olentangy Trail: one that will widen a large section of the trail and another that will connect it to Bethel Road for the first time. The trail will be widened from nine to 12 feet starting at Antrim Lake and continuing south to the spot where Bethel Road […]

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Off-Street Trail Planned for Franklinton, Souder Avenue Bridge

Brent Warren Brent Warren Off-Street Trail Planned for Franklinton, Souder Avenue Bridge

The City of Columbus is moving forward with plans for an off-street trail that would run north from the Mount Carmel campus in Franklinton to the Scioto River. The trail would then continue across the river on a new separated bike and pedestrian section of the Sounder Avenue bridge. The new connection is part of a […]

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Photos: Scioto Greenways Project Transforms Downtown Riverfront

Walker Evans Walker Evans Photos: Scioto Greenways Project Transforms Downtown Riverfront

After two years of ongoing construction, today marks the official completion of the $36 million Scioto Greenways project in Downtown Columbus. With the removal of the Main Street Dam, the Scioto River has been narrowed through Downtown, returning the river to a cleaner natural flow, and allowing 33 acres of new greenspace to be planted […]

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Alum Creek Bike Path Connector Planned to Link Innis Park to Easton

Walker Evans Walker Evans Alum Creek Bike Path Connector Planned to Link Innis Park to Easton

A half mile piece of missing bike trail along Alum Creek is currently all that is preventing the connection of the central portion of the path with the northern stretch. Once completed, the connector will bridge Innis Park with Easton for continuous access to the bikeway for residents and visitors on the Northeast side of […]

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Downtown Riverfront Park Construction Begins

Walker Evans Walker Evans Downtown Riverfront Park Construction Begins

Three and a half years after it was originally envisioned, massive changes to the Scioto River through Downtown Columbus are officially underway. Demolition began in earnest at Battelle Riverfront Park where fountains and concrete are being removed, trees have been chopped and uprooted, and the Santa Maria is being prepped for relocation. The entire construction […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

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