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Brain Injury Awareness 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk

  Brain Injury Awareness 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk

Sign up to participate in the second annual 5K run and 1 mile walk for brain injury awareness! The event is March 31, 2018 at Fred Beekman Park starting with registration / check-in at 8:00 am. Participants will also receive light refreshments and a t-shirt while supplies last. Participants are encouraged to wear green, the […]

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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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Columbus will Host 2016 Safe Routes to School Conference

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus will Host 2016 Safe Routes to School Conference

Hundreds of planners, elected officials and community activists are expected to flock to Columbus in 2016 to address one very specific issue: creating safe routes for children to walk from home to school. The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC), the Safe Routes to School National Partnership and the National Center for Safe Routes to School announced […]

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Jeff Speck on Building Walkable Neighborhoods in Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Jeff Speck on Building Walkable Neighborhoods in Columbus

The Great Placemakers Lab kicks off Tuesday, September 16th at the Westin Great Southern Hotel downtown. Organizers promise a diverse lineup of speakers, neighborhood tours and activities, all united by the common theme of building great neighborhoods. One facet of a great neighborhood is its walkability, and Jeff Speck may be the foremost expert on […]

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Columbus Ranks #27 in Walkability in 2014 Walk Score Results

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Ranks #27 in Walkability in 2014 Walk Score Results

WalkScore.com, the internet’s most popular site for determining the walkability of urban places, released their annual rankings this week to showcase the most pedestrian friendly cities across the United States for 2014. There were few surprises at the top of the list, which includes (in order) New York City, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami, Chicago, […]

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Can Northwest Columbus Become a Walkable Neighborhood?

 Alex Silbajoris Can Northwest Columbus Become a Walkable Neighborhood?

My part of northwest Columbus is routinely dismissed as car-dependent, but is it, really? Recent improvements point to changes in urban planning, while some elements remain out-dated. I’m in a 1960s neighborhood alongside Kenny Road, quiet, with leafy meandering streets. It was certainly designed as car-dependent, with no sidewalks, and a garage attached to every […]

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The List: 5 Ways to go Car Free

Walker Evans Walker Evans The List: 5 Ways to go Car Free

It’s that time of year once again where everyone in Columbus is encouraged to ditch the car for 24 hours and utilize alternative transportation options to get around town. Car Free Day takes place tomorrow, September 21st and encourages residents to consider the environmental and financial benefits that come with other modes of transportation. So […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

CLICK HERE to sign up to be notified when tickets go on sale!