This is an absolutely great move. It'll slow traffic down, make it safer for everyone using the roads, and the slower speed will help to improve visibility for the neighborhoods and businesses that are along those routes. This is a win-win situation for all involved!
Study May Change Downtown Driving
Monday, Nov 17, 2008 - 01:41 PM Updated: 05:07 PM
By Donna Willis
E-mail | Biography
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Speeding on two major Columbus streets is causing officials within the city to think about how to curb the problem.
The area in question is east of The Ohio State University's campus on Summit and Fourth streets.
By the end of Monday, city officials and residents will have a better idea whether or not to continue with a plan that would dramatically change two streets.
Summit and Fourth streets are both one-way roads and they're widely used by motorists, joggers and bicyclists.
The roads are also at the center of a safety plan put on by city officials that would take Summit and Fourth and make them two-way streets instead of one-way.
Rayniecia Ratliff and her 1-year-old daughter travel Fourth Street several times a week.
"I think it will help a lot if they just change it to a two-way street, things will be easier," Ratliff said.
Local business owners said they support the plan as well.
A mobility plan meeting was scheduled for Monday night at the Grace Baptist Church on North Sixth Street.
Stay tuned to NBC 4 and refresh nbc4i.com for more information on this developing story.
People, not speed.