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Transportation Roundup: Electric Buses, Driverless Shuttles and More

Brent Warren Brent Warren Transportation Roundup: Electric Buses, Driverless Shuttles and More

Taking a cue from our semi-regular Development Roundup feature, here are some smaller news items, proposals and updates from the transportation world that we’ve been following lately. Smart Columbus has selected French company EasyMile to operate its self-driving shuttle in Linden. The vehicles are ADA-accessible and can hold up to 15 passengers. Like the downtown […]

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Cyclists, Vulnerability and Privilege: The World Naked Bike Ride in Its 10th Year

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Cyclists, Vulnerability and Privilege: The World Naked Bike Ride in Its 10th Year

Editor’s Note: Organizers of World Naked Bike Ride Columbus chose to be identified by their first names for this feature story. On Saturday, June 15, World Naked Bike Ride will celebrate its 10th anniversary in Columbus. Internationally, the event is a coordinated form of protest that occurs in nearly 20 countries and 74 cities. What […]

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Plan for Temporary Bus Lane on Third Street Concerns Bike Advocates

Brent Warren Brent Warren Plan for Temporary Bus Lane on Third Street Concerns Bike Advocates

The City of Columbus and the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) are moving forward with plans for a demonstration project involving a stretch of Third Street Downtown. Starting on July 22 and running for two weeks, the far right hand lane of the one-way street, between Long and Mound Streets – which currently holds a […]

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SmART Circuit to Make Route in Franklinton

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman SmART Circuit to Make Route in Franklinton

In partnership with the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC), Smart Columbus will host an art circuit on Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring four artists depicting visions of Columbus’ future. The SmART Circuit will transport groups to stops along the Smart Circuit self-driving shuttle’s special summer festival route. Groups will get […]

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Interview: Whitehall Leaders on Planning for a Changing Suburbia

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: Whitehall Leaders on Planning for a Changing Suburbia

The recently-released Corridor Concepts study takes a deep dive into the impact that building dense development and better transit along five major corridors could have on the region. One of those corridors, East Main Street, runs directly through Whitehall, a suburb of about 19,000 people located six miles east of Downtown Columbus. Incorporated in 1947 […]

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Public Comment Meetings on September Service Changes

Anne Evans Anne Evans Public Comment Meetings on September Service Changes

Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) will host two public comment meetings this month regarding proposed COTA service adjustments that will take effect Monday, September 2, 2019: Thursday, May 16 William G. Porter Boardroom 33 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215 12:00 p.m. (Noon) Tuesday, May 21 William G. Porter Boardroom 33 N. High St., Columbus, […]

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Public Comment Meetings on September Service Changes

Anne Evans Anne Evans Public Comment Meetings on September Service Changes

Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) will host two public comment meetings this month regarding proposed COTA service adjustments that will take effect Monday, September 2, 2019: Thursday, May 16 William G. Porter Boardroom 33 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215 12:00 p.m. (Noon) Tuesday, May 21 William G. Porter Boardroom 33 N. High St., Columbus, […]

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