Northwest Corridor Online Open House

Tell us what you think!

Over the past several months we’ve collected thoughts about the future of the Northwest Corridor. Those insights have helped to inform a technical analysis of infrastructure and development that support regional goals and the LinkUS initiative. This includes investments in Rapid Transit, bicycle and pedestrian improvements, and the addition of quality developments that add lasting value to the community. A summary of what was shared during the first round of public engagement can be found here.

How can you engage?

We recently completed the second phase of our corridor planning work and we would like your feedback. This Online Open House is structured to allow you to review information at your own pace and to participate in the planning process at a time that works best for you. There are multiple ways you can engage:

  1. Review the Open House materials by clicking here. This information provides an overview of the technical evaluation performed to-date, and the alternative concepts we are asking for your feedback on.
  2. Answer the survey questions below. The survey questions build on the Open House materials, but you can go directly to the questions if you prefer.
  3. Watch part one and part two of the overview presentations.

Please share your thoughts on the following questions.

NW Online Open House

During the first round of public engagement, participants expressed a desire for new travel options and improved travel conditions including faster and more reliable transit options, improved walkability, and well-connected bike and trail systems. As our region continues to grow, these additions are intended to ease the rate of congestion and provide safe and affordable travel options throughout the Northwest Corridor. New, high-quality rapid transit infrastructure to our region has been identified as a critical ingredient to responding to our region’s increasing and changing needs.

The transit vision for the Northwest Corridor includes modern infrastructure that has yet to be implemented anywhere in Central Ohio. A new technology called Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is recommended for the Northwest Corridor. Information on the features and characteristics of this rapid transit investment can be found here.

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Key Features of Rapid Transit envisioned for the Northwest Corridor: Dedicated Transitway, High Quality Stations, Modern Vehicles, Level-Boarding, Complete Streets and Walkable Development

1. How supportive are you regarding the addition of a modern Rapid Transit choice along the Northwest Corridor?

Rate with 1 being not important at all and 7 being very important.

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2. When considering the routing and construction of Rapid Transit within the Northwest Corridor, how would you prioritize the following?

Rate each variable below with 1 being not important at all and 7 being very important.

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3. Three Rapid Transit route alternatives are being evaluated for the Northwest Corridor (see below). Only one route will be recommended for construction.

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Click on the image to see an enlargement. For more information about these alternatives, please view the Open House Materials here.
4. Multiple Rapid Transit connections from the Northwest Corridor to Downtown are also being considered (see below). Only one route will be recommended for construction.

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Click on the image to see an enlargement. For more information about these alternatives, please view the Open House Materials here.

The addition of Rapid Transit requires higher ridership levels resulting from housing and development in close proximity to the service. Participants in this process to date have expressed a desire for walkable, high quality development and we continue to hear concerns about future traffic resulting from regional growth and corridor development.

5. How strongly do you feel that Rapid Transit is needed to accommodate our region's continued growth? (Select the option that best describes your opinion.)
6. When considering future development in vicinity of the Northwest Corridor, which outcome is most important to you?
  • Ensures compatibility with existing neighborhoods
  • Promotes safe walk, bike, and transit connections
  • Includes attractive, high-quality open space
  • Provides a walkable mixture of uses (including housing, employment, shopping, and professional services)
  • Manages traffic impacts

Specific designs of future infrastructure improvements and potential development will be determined through future design phases and private development proposals, including public review opportunities.

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Use the dropdowns below to rank outcomes from 1-5 with 1 being the most important.

7. Many members of the public would like to see improved bicycle and pedestrian connections to and from transit and local destinations. In creating such connections, please rank the importance of the following.
  • Connecting to existing bicycle trails
  • Filling sidewalk gaps
  • Prioritizing safety enhancements
  • Creating well-designed multimodal intersections
  • Providing places for bike parking storage
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11. What is your gender?
12. What is your age?
12. Which racial group do you most closely identify with?
13. Are you Hispanic or Latino?
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