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Connect Columbus Asks for Ideas On Long-Range Transportation Plan

For Immediate Release

June 1, 2015



Rick Tilton, 645-7263


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Connect Columbus Asks for Ideas On Long-Range Transportation Plan

Four-Day Workshop Planned for Northwest Quadrant of Columbus

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 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 workshop,

                                 and in the ideas and stories we’re already hearing from the public.