Innovative Transit Program Connects Workers to Downtown Jobs

What does a “free” bus pass for downtown commuters have to do with the cost of new housing in Columbus? How do parking-space requirements in zoning codes affect the cost of transit and commercial rents? What do downtown office vacancy rates have to do with rainy rush-hour delays on local freeways? The answers may not [...]

August 29th, 2017|Transportation|

Study Shows Americans Are On Board with Transit

A nationwide survey found an overwhelming majority (73%) favor changes to land use and local zoning regulations to encourage transit oriented development. Over half of those surveyed report a willingness to pay more for housing that would put them in proximity to transit. These trends appear to be on the rise; 29% of respondents have [...]

August 8th, 2016|Transportation, Transportation Choice|

City of Columbus Named “Smart City Challenge” Finalist

The City of Columbus has been named a finalist in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Smart City Challenge. Of the seventy-eight cities across the nation that submitted proposals, seven were selected as finalists. Finalists will receive $100,000 to further develop their proposals. One city will be awarded over $40 million “to help it define [...]

March 21st, 2016|Transportation|

Can “Disruptive Technologies” Improve the Travel Experience?

What is disruptive technology and what effects might it have on our everyday lives? The term was first used by Professor Clayton Christensen of the Harvard Business School in the late 1990s. He used the term to describe any new technology that displaces an earlier one. There are plenty of examples of disruptive technologies, including [...]

March 9th, 2016|Development, Transportation, Transportation Choice|

Compact and Connected Communities: Part II

Some cyclists will ride anywhere. The rest of us need a little more encouragement – which is why Connect Columbus took to the streets with their Tactical Urbanism installation on October 5, 2015. A temporary demonstration of a protected bike lane was implemented on Livingston Avenue between South 18th Street and Ann Street. A travel [...]

November 23rd, 2015|Transportation, Transportation Choice|

Transportation Choice

When we think about the ways we travel from one place to another, some of the first to come to mind might be cars, buses, or rail systems (trains or metro lines). Maybe we think about bicycles, roller blades or a good pair of running shoes. What we might not consider is the ways in [...]

October 19th, 2015|Transportation|