Talking Headways Podcast: Columbus, the Smartest City in the Land

Josh Lapp, a board member at the advocacy organization Transit Columbus, joins us this week to talk about Ohio’s capital city — how it’s becoming more urban, how its stadiums have been situated to support downtown growth and walkability, and how transportation options like light rail and bike-share are developing. And of course, you’ll hear about Columbus’s winning bid in U.S. DOT’s Smart City Challenge.

  • Interesting to hear Josh talk about how Columbus is adding bike lanes to streets as they are repaved. In Cincinnati, we adopted a bike master plan under the previous administration that called for the exact same thing, and began implementing it. However the current administration is completely against on-street bike lanes so they’re no longer being added as streets are repaved. What a missed opportunity.

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