The Ohio State University Campus Area Bus Service (CABS) was recently awarded $679,485 from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). CABS will use the funds, along with its own money, to replace four diesel-powered transit buses with four, new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses. The total cost is estimated at just more than $2 million and supports Ohio State’s sustainability goals by lowering the overall carbon footprint with alternative vehicles.
“We are thrilled to receive this funding from the Ohio EPA and will use it to invest in the future of alternative transportation,” said Beth Snoke, director...
The scarlet and gray goes scarlet and silver with its new biking status.
After applying two times — once in 2011 and again in 2015 — for bicycle-friendly status, Ohio State has increased its status from a bronze-level campus to a silver-level campus, according to a press release from League of American Bicyclists.
The national organization recognizes colleges and universities for promoting and enabling safe, accessible bicycling on campus, according to a release on Thursday. The league measures all applicants on five major categories, including engineering, education, encouragement, enforcement and evaluation and planning.
The Ohio State University earned national recognition as a silver-level bicycle friendly campus, according to the League of American Bicyclists. The national organization recognizes colleges and universities for promoting and enabling safe, accessible bicycling on campus.
“Ohio State works hard to promote multimodal transportation in support of our sustainability goals,” said Beth Snoke, the university’s Director of Transportation and Traffic Management. “Safety and sustainability remain our top priority and earning a silver rating speaks to the ongoing enhancements that continue to be made on our Columbus campus.”
A new shop to keep Buckeye bicyclists safe and on the road is open for business at The Ohio State University.
The Buckeye Bike Hub plans a grand opening ceremony Tuesday evening. The hub is located at the northwest corner of the RPAC, near the sand volleyball courts, and offers bicycle repair and cycling supplies as well as educational clinics about bike maintenance, cycling skills and bike safety.
Students heading back to class means tens of thousands of people are navigating their way around The Ohio State University Columbus campus. School officials are making traffic safety a top priority – whether it’s by car, scooter, bike or foot.
The Lantern wrote about new scooter parking zones strategically placed near The Oval. The Department of Transportation and Traffic Manageemnt installed 13 parking zones to reinforce the walk-zone rules and to enhance overall safety.
Dan Hedman, university spokesperson, told the publication thagt Ohio State conducted studies and found that riders are parking scooters where they may block accessible walkways and entrances.
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 ....
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.
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...
Following up on an initial request in April, Ohio State University is asking the board of trustees this week to officially give the go-ahead to start a new comprehensive transportation and parking plan for campus.
Ohio State wants to build upon the high-level parking and transit plans drafted up in early 2017 with a more pedestrian-centered campus core, which will be created by placing more parking options at the edges of campus to minimize the amount of traffic at the center, and migrating over time to an integrated parking and transit system.