By 2050, Central Ohio is expected to be a region of three million people. Today, most people rely on cars to get to and from their destinations. However, there is an opportunity to improve mobility choices and shape how the region grows in a manner that will increase transportation reliability, manage traffic congestion, support businesses and workers, provide access to housing, and improve quality of life.
LinkUS Mobility Corridors Initiative
LinkUS is an implementation initiative created to address the future of key regional corridors and the communities they serve. It is a critical next step to advance recent regional growth management efforts including MORPC’s Insight 2050 Corridor Concepts study. It is centered around the following principles:
Creating Great Places
The quality of our communities has never been more important in the decisions people make about where to live, work and invest. Generating economic opportunity, competing for talent and fostering local pride will require walkable, accessible, attractive and safe places.
Reinventing the Region
The significant anticipated population growth in the region makes it possible to re-imagine what central Ohio will look like and how it can become more equitable. This is a holistic idea about well-being that includes health and essential service.
Shaping the Future
A bold approach that attracts resources, identifies anticipated returns on investments, and ensures accountability will create the conditions for shared prosperity. Competition is as strong as ever, but compelling ideas and a committed leadership coalition can shape the future that is needed and deserved.
Providing Equitable Opportunity
Supporting people in the region in their desire for good jobs, high-quality affordable housing and strong neighborhoods is a priority. A key goal is to improve neighborhoods and expand opportunities for the people who live in them.