Bike and pedestrian improvements to be unveiled

Columbus residents will get their first look at possible improvements to intersections between Noblitt, Donner and Lincoln parks next week.

The city had an open house last fall where it asked for residents’ opinions on the bike and pedestrian safety betwen the parks and found eight intersections residents said they were concerned about.

Those include:

  • 17th and Washington streets
  • 16th and Washington streets
  • 17 Street and Central Avenue
  • 19th Street and Central Avenue
  • 22nd Street and Central Avenue
  • 25th Street and Central Avenue
  • 17th Street and Hawcreek Avenue
  • 19th Street and Hawcreek Avenue

Emilie Pinkston, a senior planner with the city, said that the city is first looking at improving the intersection at 17th and Washington Streets.

Emilie Pinkston on the intersection

The city, working with Columbus Regional Health’s Reach Healthy Communities, will be using grant money to make improvements.

The city will be holding an open house starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Donner Center to get your thoughts on the final draft of the plan.