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How “Green” are the E-Scooters?

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea How “Green” are the E-Scooters?

It was the Summer of the Scooter, in Columbus and in cities across the nation, as dockless, GPS-tracked electric scooters appeared seemingly overnight. Plenty of opinions continue to fly around about whether the scooters solve any of the problems they’re ostensibly supposed to – traffic congestion, access to transit, the “first mile/last mile” challenge – […]

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Proposal for Hyperloop Between Chicago and Columbus Receives a Boost From Startup

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposal for Hyperloop Between Chicago and Columbus Receives a Boost From Startup

A proposal from the Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission to build a hyperloop from Chicago to Pittsburgh (with a stop in Columbus) received a boost from a startup looking to build the first prototype of the futuristic transportation idea. Hyperloop One is a Los Angeles-based company that is researching the technology, which it describes as […]

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Experts weigh in on Hamilton Quarter development

Walker Evans Walker Evans Experts weigh in on Hamilton Quarter development

Last week, a group of local developers announced plans for Hamilton Quarter, a new 320-acre project just outside New Albany on the far northeast side of Columbus. Once built, the site will contain 700,000 square feet of office space, one million square feet of retail, and 930 units of apartments and senior housing. We reached […]

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NEXT: The Most Sophisticated Map Ever

David Staley David Staley NEXT: The Most Sophisticated Map Ever

We’ve all used Google Traffic for our morning commute. Rather than watching the local news or listening in for the intermittent traffic reports on radio, we can simply consult our mobile devices and get a close to real-time picture of traffic patterns for the rush hour commute. I have been known to alter my morning […]

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Protected Lanes Not Part of New Plan for Bike Lanes Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Protected Lanes Not Part of New Plan for Bike Lanes Downtown

The city revealed plans last month for new bike lanes on four major downtown arteries; Long, Spring, Third and Fourth streets. These plans call for a combination of painted bike lanes, signs and sharrows along the length of each of the streets Downtown. The plans do not call for physically separated lanes – or cycle […]

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Suburban Streets in Columbus More Accident-Prone than Urban Streets

Walker Evans Walker Evans Suburban Streets in Columbus More Accident-Prone than Urban Streets

Last week, the Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) released the latest list of the most dangerous intersections in Central Ohio. There were no major surprises with the 40 intersections that were called out as the most high-crash areas, but a deeper look at the data reveals a bit of an urban/suburban divide. In fact, […]

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