June 4, 2023

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Clintonville residents express mixed feelings as city weighs adding bike lanes


Organization owners say it would influence getting in a position to park in the neighborhood.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Appropriate now, there is a waiting around game in Clintonville involving the Indianola Business enterprise District strip that could likely impression bikers and corporations.

Organizations in the area are ready to listen to again from the Metropolis of Columbus on how it is likely to employ a bike lane although sustaining ample parking areas in the region for clients.

“I consider there has to be a option for both of those, I necessarily mean, we certainly can not afford to shed parking,” claimed April Rhoades, the operator of The Minimal Gentle Collective. “It would be devastating to have to move from our site. This strip, I come to feel so invested in. I feel like it is really been extra vibrant than it ever has been.” 

Rhodes mentioned the city has now gone back again to the drawing board following hearing fears from the people and businesses.

Right here are the hottest solutions from the metropolis:

  • Removing about 150 parking places together the Indianola corridor but preserving parking in the enterprise district
  • Eliminating all parking on the East of Indianola Ave, and leaves 30 spots in the organization district from Weber to Midguard

“When you just take absent hundred parking spaces from this area from all these corporations together the area, it really is presently crowded now. You can barely come across a spot now below on Sunday,” stated Frank Williams, a member of the Chamber of Commerce in Clintonville.

As enterprise owners wait for a choice to be made, they question what the option will be.

“I would say I am cautiously optimistic. I felt read, I definitely have felt listened to by the local community and by our mayor’s staff,” Rhodes stated.

“I signify, it can be poor adequate competing against Netflix, motion picture theaters themselves coming out of the pandemic,  you know, struggled to survive. We built it thankfully, but parking is an concern,” said Eric Brembeck, the owner of Studio 35 Cinema and Drafthouse.

Brembeck is grateful the city is getting a further look and seeking to find a resolution. He said taking away the small business parking will pressure persons to park in the neighborhoods, which could cause issue from the local citizens.

Residents in Clintonville have expressed mixed feelings.

“Knowing that there would be a bicycle lane on this road, which is just one of our primary commuter lanes of in which we’re headed for the summer season, would be astounding for our basic safety,” reported Allie Ruden-Krieder, a new resident in the neighborhood.

“If they get absent the parking, I don’t believe that would be good both, because where would we park? We might have to park way yonder. It doesn’t make sense,” reported Columbus resident Lyric Mullens. 

10Television attained out to the Metropolis of Columbus inquiring for facts on the subsequent move and has not listened to back nonetheless.

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