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City Set to Unveil Transportation Recommendations

Brent Warren Brent Warren City Set to Unveil Transportation Recommendations

After a year and a half of public meetings, provocative ideas, and at least one significant delay, the City of Columbus is set to unveil the final recommendations of their Connect Columbus initiative. The draft proposals — which will cover the full range of transportation policies, including new standards for street width, ideas for bike […]

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Transit Proposals Beginning to Generate Discussion

Brent Warren Brent Warren Transit Proposals Beginning to Generate Discussion

The city’s new Connect Columbus initiative got started last month with multiple “plan van” appearances around town and a series of meetings on the west side. Among the proposals and ideas discussed is a look at four different “premium transit” scenarios. Should Columbus pursue a straight-line light rail system like Salt Lake City, or a […]

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New Thoroughfare Plan Will Tackle Street Layout, Bike Lanes, Light Rail and More

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Thoroughfare Plan Will Tackle Street Layout, Bike Lanes, Light Rail and More

The City of Columbus is moving forward with their Multimodal Thoroughfare Plan, and they are hoping that you have some opinions to share about how you get around (or would like to get around) the city. The first of three “Vision and Goals” meetings is scheduled for the end of March and a website has […]

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Plan Calls for Wide Range of Fixes for Short North Parking Woes

Brent Warren Brent Warren Plan Calls for Wide Range of Fixes for Short North Parking Woes

The City of Columbus is hopeful that a multi-faceted approach will satisfy the many residents, employees, business owners and visitors to the Short North who have issues with the current state of parking in the bustling urban neighborhood. A long list of recommendations – the result of nearly a year of data-gathering, neighborhood meetings, interviews […]

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New Complete Streets Thoroughfare Plan Could Have Big Impact

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Complete Streets Thoroughfare Plan Could Have Big Impact

The City of Columbus is looking to update its thoroughfare plan, the document that classifies every street in the city and provides guidelines for how big each should be and how much car traffic it should be able to accommodate. The new plan will take a decidedly different approach than the old one, which dates […]

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Followup Interview with Department of Public Service on Downtown Patio Issues – Part 1

Walker Evans Walker Evans Followup Interview with Department of Public Service on Downtown Patio Issues – Part 1

Last week, issues between Downtown businesses and The Columbus Department of Public Service came to a boil at a meeting where some heated words were exchanged. Small business owners on Gay Street want to see friendlier practices within the Department and modernized city code that allows them to continue to bring life and vitality back […]

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Followup Interview with Department of Public Service on Downtown Patio Issues – Part 2

Walker Evans Walker Evans Followup Interview with Department of Public Service on Downtown Patio Issues – Part 2

Last week, issues between Downtown businesses and The Columbus Department of Public Service came to a boil at a meeting where some heated words were exchanged. Small business owners on Gay Street want to see friendlier practices within the Department and modernized city code that allows them to continue to bring life and vitality back […]

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