The Second Test: The Game Day Mobility Lane
The Game Day Mobility Test took place on November 23 in conjunction with the football game between
The Ohio State University and Penn State University. It began two hours before
the noon kickoff, and the southbound curb lane along North High Street from
Dodridge Street to Lane Avenue was dedicated to bus, bike and scooter
traffic only. Cones marked off the area. Immediately after the start of the
football game, cones were transitioned to a northbound flow, dedicating the
northbound curb lane to bus, bike and scooter traffic only throughout the game
and lasted until two hours after the end of the game.
This test will be
analyzed through quantitative and qualitative tools. Lessons learned will
inform how Columbus can move more people faster could serve as a model for
Gameday Mobility Lane FAQ
The First Test: Third Street Pop-Up Mobility Lane
The downtown Third Street Pop-Up Mobility Lane was a two-week test which dedicated the right curbside of traffic to bus, bike and scooter riders only on Third Street from Long Street to Main Street. It took place during the dates of July 22 – August 2 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday. It was a quick, low-cost opportunity to test ways to make taking the bus, riding a bike or using a scooter on city streets better. The Third Street Pop-Up Mobility Lane and future tests are also a way to solidify best practice approaches in becoming a city with a multimodal transportation system that boasts positive economic impacts, community buy-in and national recognition. The City, COTA and other partners will gather and analyze test data to understand what permanent solutions work for residents, and how we can improve our transportation system moving forward. We can expect the results from the first test soon!
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