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Opinion: Now is the Time for Safer Streets

Transit Columbus Transit Columbus Opinion: Now is the Time for Safer Streets

Transit Columbus has regularly expressed our excitement around the implementation of the recently announced Vision Zero policy. We took it to heart that the policy would fundamentally change the approach of transportation officials, but the recent comments to Columbus Underground (CU) indicated that no fundamental changes have been made to the car-centric approach that has been a mainstay […]

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City Not Planning Any Changes to Make Room for Walkers and Cyclists

Brent Warren Brent Warren City Not Planning Any Changes to Make Room for Walkers and Cyclists

Cities around the world have responded to increasingly crowded sidewalks, parks and trails by making changes to their street networks. Some have closed lanes or entire streets to car traffic, while others have opened up temporary bike lanes or tried to slow down cars on certain streets. Officials at the Columbus Department of Public Service […]

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Columbus Signs on to Vision Zero Initiative

Brent Warren Brent Warren Columbus Signs on to Vision Zero Initiative

The City of Columbus announced today that it would be taking steps to become a Vision Zero community. Established in Sweden in the 1990s, Vision Zero is a pedestrian-safety movement that calls for cities to enact plans to reduce the number of annual serious or fatal traffic crashes to zero. Over 40 cities nationwide are […]

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Opinion: Large SUVs And Pickups Are a Safety Hazard in Cities

Jess Mathews Jess Mathews Opinion: Large SUVs And Pickups Are a Safety Hazard in Cities

The large SUVs and obnoxiously-sized pickup trucks that are clogging our streets…I cringe at them. Any time I see one, not only do I cringe, but I am reminded that the car manufacturers are getting away with murder. Literally. Federal regulators (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) have known since 2015 that these larger SUVs and […]

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Work to Start on Missing West Third Avenue Sidewalks

Brent Warren Brent Warren Work to Start on Missing West Third Avenue Sidewalks

Construction is scheduled to start next week on a long-awaited infrastructure fix for a section of West Third Avenue, just west of Olentangy River Road. Residents of both the Fifth by Northwest and Harrison West neighborhoods have complained for years about the condition of the street as it passes underneath the railroad tracks that run […]

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Rich Street Pedestrian Bridge Approved by Downtown Commission

Walker Evans Walker Evans Rich Street Pedestrian Bridge Approved by Downtown Commission

Representatives from NBBJ, Kaufman Development and The Daimler Group returned to the Downtown Commission this morning to review an updated design for the proposed pedestrian bridge over Rich Street that will connect the Columbus Commons parking garage with the new 12-story Two25 Commons mixed-use building that will be located adjacent to the park. Several Commission […]

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Pop-Up Project will Transform RiverSouth Alley to Pedestrian Space

Walker Evans Walker Evans Pop-Up Project will Transform RiverSouth Alley to Pedestrian Space

In just a couple of weeks, an underutilized alleyway in the RiverSouth neighborhood will take on a new life as a temporary pedestrian-centric outdoor amenity space, thanks to Transit Columbus — the same group that is currently installing the Parklet Project on Gay Street. Starting on June 9th, the block of West Cherry Street between […]

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