You can find more details about the Bicentennial Bikeways Master Plan here.
Council OKs 100 miles of bike paths
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 2:53 AM
The Columbus City Council approved a plan last night that will add miles of bike lanes along city streets, create dozens of new trails and add racks and a Downtown changing station for people riding on two wheels.
The Bicentennial Bikeways Plan calls for 100 miles of new bike lanes and trails to be built before the city’s 200th birthday in 2012 and a total of 538 miles of lanes and trails over 20 years.
It will cost $20 million for the first goal and $167.6 million for the long-range plan.
“We are moving away from a car-centric roadway system,” Public Service Director Mark Kelsey said.
In other business last night, City Council members also approved legislation to clear up what some say is an ambiguous city law governing charities that seek donations from pedestrians and motorists on city streets.
The new law requires all charities, including religious groups and schools, to get city permits before soliciting on public streets.
Councilman Andrew Ginther said the changes will help assure city residents that such causes are legitimate.
— Robert Vitale