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Vine Street Partially Converting to One-Way for Parking Garage Traffic

Walker Evans Walker Evans Vine Street Partially Converting to One-Way for Parking Garage Traffic

If you’ve visited the northern end of Downtown during a busy weekend, you’ve likely sat in a traffic bottleneck at some point this summer. Between convention-goers, gallery-hoppers, sports-fans, market-shoppers, office workers, new residents and other visitors, the area can get fairly congested on days where multiple events overlap. To alleviate some of this congestion, the […]

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Parking Changes Coming to Italian Village

Brent Warren Brent Warren Parking Changes Coming to Italian Village

The city’s Division of Mobility Options, responding to the concerns of neighborhood leaders worried about the current parking-crunch in Italian Village, has come up with a plan to free up 125 spaces during the morning and afternoon rush-hours in the neighborhood. Rick Tilton of the city’s Department of Public Service says that the no-parking signs […]

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Two-Way, or Not Two-Way

Walker Evans Walker Evans Two-Way, or Not Two-Way

Like many cities, Downtown Columbus is full of one-way streets. Traffic engineers of the mid-twentieth century utilized them as a way of moving as many automobiles as quickly as possible through what were previously congested urban areas. Today, one could argue that one-way streets have done their job a little too well, and have hurt the effectiveness […]

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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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