I think downtown Columbus would do well to take a cue from OSU and focus on buildings instead of parking:
Proposal aims to curb cars on campus
By Caitlin O’Neil
Share this article Published: Monday, November 30, 2009
Updated: Monday, November 30, 2009
Over the next few years, Ohio State will begin making its Columbus campus easier to get around for drivers and pedestrians.
Jeff Kaplan, senior vice president of Administration and Planning, has proposed a plan that will alleviate traffic and ultimately lead to fewer cars on campus.
In addition to less vehicle traffic at the core of campus, the change would “ease congestion, while still allowing emergency vehicles, and special access when needed,” Kaplan said.
To initiate the plan, the university would stop creating new parking on campus and use what is already available, said Sarah Blouch, director of Transportation and Parking.
“We have to try to take the core of campus and try to make it more friendly to get around,” Blouch said. “We’re looking for ways for people to get here — on buses, more partnerships with COTA, carpooling.”
Although the plan is in the early stages, changes are already in the works. Transportation and Parking officials hope to add another CABS route and a bus route from the South Campus Gateway to the campus area.