Columbus Community Mobility Planning
By bike, car, bus, truck, or by foot…how do
you get around? These are just a few of the modes of
transportation available to us as a society and in order to keep
people moving in, around, and through the city, it is important
to properly balance all modes of transportation. It is the City
of Columbus’ goal to create livable communities that are safe
and enjoyable for all citizens, whether you walk, ride, or
drive. In order to achieve this goal, a community mobility
planning effort has been established to determine possible
solutions to achieve a more balanced transportation
Community mobility planning is a comprehensive approach that looks at all modes of transportation and its success is contingent upon input from key stakeholders and the public. By considering the concerns and needs of all users of the system, a stronger, more efficient and coordinated system can be created.
Hilltop Community Mobility Plan goals
The City has offered the Hilltop neighborhood the opportunity to be the next community in which to develop a plan that will guide future efforts to improve mobility and related livability issues. Hilltop was selected for a number of reasons, some of which include the desire for a transportation system that supports economic development on Broad Street, as well as the capability and representation of the Greater Hilltop Area Commission, Hilltop Business Association, Friends of the Hilltop, and other neighborhood groups.
The Hilltop Community Mobility Plan will complement and further detail a variety of previous planning efforts in the area. The purpose of the Hilltop Community Mobility Plan is to develop a plan with the community that will recommend efforts directed towards goals that:
Balance the transportation infrastructure for moving people and goods among all modes in accordance with Columbus' Complete Streets Policy
Reduce traffic violations, both ticketed and not detected (speeding, failure to yield to pedestrian, running red-light, etc)
Recognize and strengthen the connection between land use and the transportation system
Promote distinct and vibrant neighborhoods
Address issues from area plans, pedestrian crash history, and concerns from the public arising from open houses, walk audits, and 311 database (traffic calming, crosswalks, sidewalks, etc.)
Coordinate with the Columbus Bicentennial Bikeways Plan
The boundary of the plan will be the Greater Hilltop Area Commission boundary of I-270, I-70, and the railroad tracks parallel and west of Rt. 62.
The City of Columbus Transportation Division is partnering with the Greater Hilltop Area Commission (GHAC) on the Hilltop Community Mobility Plan. The GHAC is an elected, volunteer body, established by city charter and serving as a liaison body between the Greater Hilltop community and Columbus City Hall. For more information on the GHAC, refer to www.theghac.com.
The Columbus Planning Division is underway with a land use and urban design amendment to the existing Greater Hilltop Plan. Please refer to the Plan Amendment website for additional information: Plan Amendment website