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City and COTA Announce Plan for Second Bus Lane Experiment

Brent Warren Brent Warren City and COTA Announce Plan for Second Bus Lane Experiment

Last summer, the City of Columbus and the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) temporarily made one lane of Third Street Downtown open only to buses, bikes and scooters. The new alignment was only in effect during rush hour and lasted for just two weeks, but it yielded data and survey results that could be used […]

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Hyperloop Efforts Continue, but Don’t Count Out Passenger Rail Yet

Brent Warren Brent Warren Hyperloop Efforts Continue, but Don’t Count Out Passenger Rail Yet

The idea of connecting Columbus to Chicago and Pittsburgh with a new, super-fast, tube-based form of transportation has received a lot of attention in the last few years. The Hyperloop test pod made several appearances around Ohio last summer, delegations of local officials have flown out to Nevada to check out a desert test track […]

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Parking Rules are Changing (Again) in The Short North

Brent Warren Brent Warren Parking Rules are Changing (Again) in The Short North

UPDATE: The changes outlined below will go into effect on Monday, June 24 in the Short North. Some of the new parking rules for the Short North that the City of Columbus rolled out in January will be changing this summer, including a price cut for resident guest passes and a reduction in how much […]

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Interview: MORPC’s William Murdock on Planning for Density, the Hyperloop, and More

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: MORPC’s William Murdock on Planning for Density, the Hyperloop, and More

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) is the driving force behind some high-profile initiatives in Central Ohio, such as the Insight 2050 and Corridor Concepts studies and the proposal to connect Columbus to Chicago via high speed rail or Hyperloop. Columbus Underground recently sat down with MORPC Executive Director William Murdock, who was happy to […]

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Study Recommends Dense Development, Better Transit for Five Corridors

Brent Warren Brent Warren Study Recommends Dense Development, Better Transit for Five Corridors

Nearly five years ago, the Insight 2050 initiative helped to shine a light on the challenges that Central Ohio will face as a predicted one million new people move into the region. Today, with growth continuing at its highest rate yet — about 120 people are moving into the region every day — a new […]

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What’s Next for The Continent?

Brent Warren Brent Warren What’s Next for The Continent?

Imagine seeing an advertisement for a new development that touts luxury apartments and townhomes situated in a “European style village (with) every convenience in strolling distance of your home.” Those conveniences include a wide range of unique, locally-owned retail shops, an artisan food market, a state-of-the-art pool and fitness center and a curated selection of […]

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OSU’s West Campus Plans Inspire New Look at Olentangy Corridor Ideas

Brent Warren Brent Warren OSU’s West Campus Plans Inspire New Look at Olentangy Corridor Ideas

The latest plans for a west campus “innovation district” have inspired planners at Ohio State University to take a new look at where recreation facilities are located and how they can better be aligned with the Olentangy River. Now that much of Fred Beekman Park – the collection of recreation fields at the corner of […]

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