Make all significant destinations accessible by bicycle (Smart Growth Manual 3.12)

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Make Streets for Human Beings

Essential Reading Alert! A great short article in the Miami Herald on why streets should be designed for people and not exclusively for cars. Click here.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Hurray! COMPLETE STREETS Approved! (Update)

Complete Streets is now the law of the land, or at least the policy in our little kingdom. The vote was unanimous in favor, except two councilors absent.

The policy will be guided by the GDOT Complete Streets design manual, which is a good thing, since the guidelines were thoughtfully developed.

Thanks again to the leadership of the Planning Department and the foresight Mayor Teresa Tomlinson, who continues to move our city forward.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Last Push For Complete Streets Policy in Columbus

Last push for Complete Streets! The City Council is bringing up a Complete Streets Policy in Columbus. Please turn out and show your support on Tuesday, February 25, starting at 5:30, in the Council Chambers at the Citizen Service Center on Macon Road. Spread the word.

If you can't make it in person, please inform your city councilor that you support COMPLETE STREETS in Columbus.

What's a Complete Street? It's a street that serves all users and not just cars. Check out this website for more information.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Let's Make the Alternative Transportation Study a Reality in Columbus - Your Endorsement Needed

We've gone through the Alternative Transportation Study (prepared by URS for the City of Columbus) with a fine-toothed comb, and here's our comments. We would like to submit these to the city with as many endorsements as possible.

If you want to endorse these comments, or add your own, you can do so in any one of several ways.

(BTW: You can find the original Alternative Transportation Study draft here. You have to wait for it to pop up in the main window. NB: it's a BIG file.)

Our deadline is Thursday, January 9! On that day we'll send this document, along with all the endorsements and comments, to the City Planning Department.

The more names we have, the more weight it will carry.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Ledger Article: Car-Only Communities a Key Factor in Obesity Epidemic

This recent Ledger-Enquirer article gets it right: One of the many reasons that we should stop building the city exclusively to the scale of the automobile is that it is contributing to our country's health crisis.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Planning Department Newsletter covers BFC Effort

Check out the Planning Department Newsletter for nice coverage of the city's efforts to gain Bicycle Friendly Community status for Columbus. The article asks for feedback. Please send your notes of support to Verona Campbell in the Planning Department:

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