Connect Columbus Asks for Ideas On Long-Range Transportation Plan
For Immediate Release
June 1, 2015
Rick Tilton, 645-7263
Connect Columbus Asks for Ideas On Long-Range Transportation
Four-Day Workshop Planned for Northwest Quadrant of
Plan Will Address Streets, Sidewalks, Bikeways,
Crosswalks, Bus Routes, and More
The City is asking residents how they want Columbus to move into the next several decades, including ideas about streets, bus routes, sidewalks, bikeways, crosswalks, or slowing down traffic to make children’s walks to school or the playground safer. Even
whether streetcars or light rail should be added to the city’s transportation system.
Connect Columbus, the City’s
long-range transportation planning effort, is gathering public input to develop
a new transportation plan for the next several decades. The second
four-day Connect Columbus workshop sessions will take place June 1
-4. Two additional four-day workshops are planned at other locations in the city this summer. The sessions are open to the public, who can spend 20 minutes, two hours or all day brainstorming with the Connect Columbus design team about how to improve transportation. All ideas
will be considered, and the public can map out their ideas with the help of planners and designers during the workshop.
Over the summer and fall months, the Connect Columbus mobile Plan Van will visit popular lunch hot-spots, COTA Park & Ride lots, festivals and other locations to gather ideas from the public.
Residents can also comment on the transportation plan at
www.columbus.gov/ConnectColumbus to provide their thoughts and ideas.
Connect Columbus, the City’s long-range, multi-modal transportation planning effort
to determining how Columbus should move over the next several decades
Four-day long opportunity for residents to shape their neighborhood’s future transportation
options, including sidewalks, bikeways, crosswalks, and other ideas
North Broadway United Methodist Church; 48 East North Broadway
June 1 – 4
Monday, June 1: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Open Workshop Session,
with a 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. opening presentation
Tuesday, June 2: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Open Workshop Session
Wednesday, June 3: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Open Workshop Session
Thursday, June 4: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Open Workshop Session, with a 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
closing presentation with a summary of all the ideas collected during the sessions
MEDIA: Lots of potential for good photos, sound and video in the June
and in the ideas and stories we’re already hearing from the public.