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Old 07-23-2016, 01:36 PM
Location: MPLS
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Another victim of Columbus' war on pedestrians. No wonder she was hit crossing Brice North of Fussing: there are no pedestrian accommodations whatsoever.

Pedestrian killed in Far East Side hit-skip | The Columbus Dispatch
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Old 07-24-2016, 03:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Mplsite View Post
Have to give kudos to Columbus police and a local media outlet calling it what this is: not an accident. If you look at the design of this street it's extremely hostile to pedestrians with hardly any signaled intersections with a painted crosswalk. Pedestrians are expected to add several minutes to make ridiculous deotours just to cross the street alive, but inconveniencing a motorist for a minute is unacceptable.

Columbus Police: Woman found hit by a motor vehicle was murdered

Columbus Police: Woman found hit by a motor vehicle was murdered | NBC4i.com
They're not calling it a murder as a way of commenting on pedestrian safety. She was murdered somewhere else and her body was dumped in the street.
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Old 07-25-2016, 08:37 AM
Location: Cbus
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There are certainly parts of Columbus that could be more pedestrian friendly. In particular I think the Linden area off of Cleveland avenue is extremely auto-oriented despite being a low-income neighborhood that would benefit greatly from increased public transit and walkability. Part of the "Smart City" grant is supposed to help address that issue so hopefully we will see progress in that area going forward.

In terms of improvements I have seen they just recently made a giant bike lane stretching the entirety of Summit street. Ohio State also has taken efforts to increase pedestrian safety with their "share the road campaign". I also believe there has been an expansion of the "Co Go" bike share system.

I don't think that Columbus is "waging a war" on pedestrians. I think we are an autocentric city that will undoubtedly face growing pains as we try to transition away from that in our core areas.
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