Column: Columbus' bike plan wheeling forward



The Republic

Rae Leigh-Stark, senior planner with the city/county planning department, had it right recently when she said: “I think our city has shifted from not just wanting to bike for recreation but wanting to get from place to place.”

That change in attitude is not entirely unanticipated. Whereas city planners had once focused on biking and walking as recreational outlets that had the additional benefit of promoting healthy lifestyles, in recent years they have considered ways of integrating them into day-to-day community life.

 

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