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File #: 1950-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/8/2019 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 7/29/2019 Final action: 7/31/2019
Title: To adopt the updated Columbus Multimodal Thoroughfare Plan as the official guide for future improvements to Columbus’ arterial street network, and to repeal Ordinances 2518-93, 1003-2004, and 2408-2015.
Attachments: 1. MMTP Map 7.10.19, 2. MMTP Table 7.10.19
The Columbus Thoroughfare Plan was adopted by City Council on December 6, 1993 by Ordinance 2518-93, and later amended by Ordinances 1003-2004 and 2408-2015, established the right-of-way widths necessary to accommodate future city growth, based on a model of adding vehicular travel lanes, but without specifications for transit, pedestrian, or bicycle accommodations.

In 2014, the Connect Columbus initiative began in order to determine resident needs and desires for transportation options, including multiple modes. In order to use public right-of-way to meet Columbus residents’ transportation needs, a long range plan was established as a result of the Connect Columbus study.

In 2018, the Department of Development’s Planning Division established a new planning framework, Columbus Citywide Planning Policies (C2P2), to guide the next generation of growth and development in Columbus, and to serve as a basis for engaging civic leaders and community stakeholders in developing planning policies, including area specific land use plans.

The Department of Public Service established the Connect Columbus Transportation Policy Framework and the Columbus Multimodal Thoroughfare Plan to guide the next generation of transportation management, roadway design, and improvements in Columbus. Connect Columbus Policies are designed to guide decision making in a way to improve mobility and accessibility for Columbus residents, employees and visitors throughout the City with a variety of mode choices, increase walkability and active transportation opportunities, increase economic opportunities and access to jobs, improve safety, and leverage new transportation technologies and services to enhance the transportation system. As part of the Connect Columbus Transportation Policy Framework, the Columbus Multimodal Thoroughfare Plan supports the Columbus Citywide Planning Policies (C2P2) adopted in 2018.

This ordinance adopts the updated plan, the Columbus Mult...

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