About the Study
The City of Columbus along with a
consultant team led by WSP
is undertaking a comprehensive multimodal transportation study for downtown
Columbus. The purpose of the study is to
determine a multimodal network for downtown, while addressing the needs of a
variety of users and the projected growth of downtown residents and workers.
The project team will be assessing several corridors through technical analysis
and traffic modeling, including the feasibility of potential street
reconfiguration, traffic operations analysis, right-of-way impacts,
parking/curbside management, multi-modal connections, safety needs, and design
trade-offs in order to recommend a series of preferred alternatives. Concepts
have been proposed in the 2022 Downtown Strategic Plan process, the LinkUS rapid
transit corridor planning and design efforts, and other aligned initiatives.
The results of this study will
ultimately inform the proposed LinkUS rapid transit routes for the West Broad,
East Main, and Northwest Bus Rapid Transit Corridors in downtown Columbus. The
study will also recommend improvements for pedestrian and bicycle facilities
throughout downtown and connections to existing trails and destinations. The
study kicked off in early January 2023 and will be completed by fall of 2023.