Last week there was a Dispatch article about the retooling of the Scioto Mile plan. I thought it might be worth bringing up here specifically to mention the transit-oriented aspects of the project. Mainly that automobile traffic along Civic Center drive is going to be narrowed (but unfortunately no plans to make it two-way) and improved pathways and sidewalks for both pedestrians and cyclists will be implemented. Read more below for the details.
Revival of riverfront retooled
Panel to consider $38 million Scioto Mile plan this month
Monday, November 19, 2007
BY DEBBIE GEBOLYS
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
A plan unveiled last winter was retooled by design company MSI to add lots of water features that Downtown backers hope will capture the public’s interest. All the elements will be kept to Civic Center Drive, anchored at either end by North Bank and Bicentennial parks.
Besides the Bicentennial Park remake, plans call for:
• From Broad to Town, a 14-foot-wide path to accommodate walkers, bicyclists and in-line skaters.
Civic Center Drive, as in earlier plans, would be narrowed to three lanes and converted to two-way traffic.