Transportation and Traffic Management's John Shrader can picture the too-full family SUV at the end of spring semester that couldn’t possibly fit a bicycle.
He can comprehend how a bicycle’s flat tire could be neglected in the hustle and bustle of a student’s school year. And he knows that sometimes students are already in a neighboring state on their drive home before they realize they’ve forgotten their two-wheeled companion.
It’s these scenarios and more that Shrader thinks about while he sends sparks flying with the angle grinder he uses to cut off locks and impounds the bikes ....
Beginning August 2, WA and WB permit holders who work weekends (including Friday evenings) or holidays may park in the 9th Avenue West and 9th Avenue East garages with their access keycard.
Staff with a WA or WB permit must use their 2019-2020 access keycard for garage access available for entry Fridays at 6 p.m. through Mondays at 3 a.m. Staff must exit the garage by 8 a.m. on Mondays. Similar arrangements will be in place during university holidays.
As a result of this change and based on recent customer feedback , the...
The Ross Heart Hospital TriFit Challenge will take place on Sunday (7/21) from 7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Woody Hayes Drive, between Tuttle Park Place and Fyffe Road, as well as Annie and John Glenn Avenue, between Neil Avenue and College Road, will be closed in both directions during this time. Motorists should anticipate delays around the area.
The annual summer bicycle abatement program is underway at The Ohio State University.
The sweep by the Department of Transportation and Traffic Management helps manage abandoned bikes left on campus.
“We usually get about 400 to 500 bikes per year that people just leave behind,” said John Shrader, field logistics coordinator for Transportation and Traffic Management.
Department staff tag bicycles parked on campus with a bright yellow warning notice. Owners are given two weeks to move the bikes after they’ve been tagged. Bicycles not moved after two weeks are impounded and held for 90 days.
Beginning July 8 early morning and continuing through July 12 late afternoon, Carmack Road, west of Kenny Road, will close to public traffic during daytime hours for roadway repairs. Students, faculty and staff are advised to access west campus parking lots via Lane Avenue or Kinnear Road rather than Carmack Road. CABS may be rerouted, depending on traffic and roadway conditions, but buses will continue to service Carmack bus stops. Commuters should plan ahead, allow extra travel time and expect delays.
In observance of the Independence Day holiday, there will be no CABS service, including the Med Center Express and Overnight On-Demand service, on Thursday (7/4). On Friday (7/5), regular CABS summer service resumes. The Overnight On-Demand service begins at 12:30 a.m., and the Med Center Express begins at 5 a.m.
The Special Olympics State Summer Games will take place Friday, June 28 through Sunday, June 30. In support of the event, on Friday, June 28 until approximately 3 p.m., approximately 130 parking spaces located in the northern portion of Carmack 1 will be reserved for event attendees. Increased demand for parking, as well as vehicular and pedestrian traffic, is anticipated during this time, so motorists should expect delays and allow additional time for travel.
Download the Ohio State app for real-time CABS bus tracking as well as the real-time parking space tracker for the...
Cannon Drive, between 12th Avenue and John Herrick Drive, opened Friday, June 21. Lane closures along Cannon Drive will occur in July for roadway restriping, but traffic will be maintained in both directions.
The Buckeye Country Superfest will take place on Saturday, June 8, at Ohio Stadium. Motorists should anticipate significant traffic delays in and around the area, plan to arrive early to access their destinations and follow the directions of officials in the roadway.
The Med Center Express and Overnight On-Demand service will not operate from 12:30 a.m. on Saturday through 12:30 a.m. on Sunday. The On-Demand service will be available starting at 12:30 a.m. on Sunday and the Med Center Express will resume normal operations at 5 a.m.
Come out to the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) at 930 Kinnear Road on June 20 and 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to take part in Ohio State's third Smart Columbus Ride & Drive Roadshow. Test drive one of the newest electric vehicles on the market - including Hondas, BMWs and Teslas - and learn more about the multi-modal transit options central Ohio has to offer. You must register ahead of time. Drivers must be 21 to test drive a Tesla, 18 to drive all other vehicles. Register now for a ride and drive...