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Hilltop Mobility Plan unveiled
Hilltop area residents, property owners and business people are invited to two workshops to offer their opinions about proposed recommendations in traffic patterns in the neighborhoods.
The first workshop will be held Wednesday, Aug. 19, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Parkview United Methodist Church at 344 S. Algonquin Ave., and the second will be held Tuesday, Aug. 25, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hilltop Library, 511 S. Hague.
Outlined in the plan, according to Josh M. Sikich, is a proposal to reduce the number of traffic lanes on both West Broad Street and West Mound Street.
These plans were drawn up after walk audits through the neighborhoods, Sikich told the Greater Hilltop Area Commission at its Aug. 11 meeting.
“We don’t need all those lanes,” said Sikich, a consultant with TranSystems, which worked with the city of Columbus on these proposals.
“By reducing the number of lanes on West Mound, we could put in sidewalks.””
Also included in the plan are proposed changes to neighborhood streets and the addition of bikeway facilities and sidewalks.
Residents can visit www.hilltopmobility.com to view the proposed changes.
The study team that drew up these preliminary plans would like to hear from area residents before they are incorporated into the final plan.
That final plan will then be considered for the city’s annual capital budgeting and prioritization process. Improvements will be programmed for design and construction as funds become available.
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