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Randy Bowman is the Division of Mobility Options Administrator at the Columbus Department of Public Service.

Hardy Cyclists Already Utilizing New Bike Racks Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Hardy Cyclists Already Utilizing New Bike Racks Downtown

A cold winter with plenty of ice and snow hasn’t kept people from trying out the new bike infrastructure that was installed downtown this past fall. “I have noticed a surprising amount of winter use of the downtown u-racks and bike shelters,” says Cleve Ricksecker, Executive Director of the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District. “I […]

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How the Downtown Action Plan will Change Columbus: Part 3

Walker Evans Walker Evans How the Downtown Action Plan will Change Columbus: Part 3

The interview below is part two in a series where we discuss the transit and land use projects outlined in the Downtown Action Plan with Randy Bowman, the Division of Mobility Options Administrator at the Columbus Department of Public Service. CLICK HERE to jump back to Part One or CLICK HERE to jump back to Part […]

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How the Downtown Action Plan will Change Columbus: Part 2

Walker Evans Walker Evans How the Downtown Action Plan will Change Columbus: Part 2

The interview below is part two in a series where we discuss the transit and land use projects outlined in the Downtown Action Plan with Randy Bowman, the Division of Mobility Options Administrator at the Columbus Department of Public Service. CLICK HERE to jump back to Part One. Walker Evans: So once North Front Street […]

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How the Downtown Action Plan will Change Columbus: Part 1

Walker Evans Walker Evans How the Downtown Action Plan will Change Columbus: Part 1

In 2010, a new plan for Downtown development was assembled through multiple public meetings, brainstorming sessions and leadership meetings. This plan calls for a wide variety of actions from the construction of new convention center facilities to public transit upgrades to a green makeover to the Scioto River. To execute some of these initiatives, a […]

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Parking Meters Coming Soon to High Street through Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans Parking Meters Coming Soon to High Street through Downtown

Look north and you’ll see parking meters. Look south and you’ll see parking meters. But on the central Downtown stretch of High Street, there’s not a parking meter to be found. That will soon change as the Department of Public Service plans to begin the installation of approximately 130 new parking meters on High Street […]

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Front Street and Marconi Boulevard to go Two-Way in 2013

Walker Evans Walker Evans Front Street and Marconi Boulevard to go Two-Way in 2013

The conversion of Downtown streets from one-way to two-way continues with news that the treatment will come to portions of Marconi Boulevard and Front Street in 2013. A portion of Front Street south of Broad Street was converted in 2009, with Civic Center Drive (what Marconi turns into south of Broad) following suit with the […]

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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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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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