The Final Report for Phase 1 of the Northwest Corridor Mobility Study is now available for public review here. This report outlines a vision for a new rapid transit line along Olentangy River Road, which would connect downtown through The Ohio State University campus and north to Bethel Road. These recommendations reflect the results of both technical analysis and over a year of public engagement, including the input of approximately 1,000 community members and stakeholders.
Some key elements of the report are:
- recommendation for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT);
- preliminary station area locations;
- conceptual images of what BRT could look like in the corridor, including dedicated transit lanes and other premium transit infrastructure;
- recommendations and design principles for coordinated transit-supportive and walkable development;
- an active transportation (pedestrian and bicycle) connectivity plan and street design principles; and
- an outline of next steps.
Additional technical documentation is also available on the resources page of this website.
With completion of the Phase 1 Report, the project is advancing into Phase 2, which will kick off this summer. During this next phase, the project team will refine the recommendations and prepare the BRT project to advance into the Federal Transit Administration’s Capital Investment Grants process.
Phase 2 will also identify the preferred alignment and station areas for the remainder of the Northwest Corridor, as envisioned in MORPC’s Insight 2050 Corridor Concepts Study and COTA’s NextGen Plan. Stakeholder and public engagement will continue throughout this phase, as more specific design recommendations are developed.
Community members who want to be notified of upcoming opportunities to participate can sign up for email notifications here.