Ohio State conference focuses on building a more walkable, bikeable community

More dedicated bicycle lanes, designated parking spaces for scooters and bikes and a change in culture could lead more people to find alternate means of getting to The Ohio State University.

Four university experts on health, mobility and city planning discussed what it would take to make central Ohio and the Columbus campus a more walkable or bikeable community last week at a conference at Pomerene Hall. It was part of Ohio State’s Mobility Week campaign to educate and inspire students, faculty and staff to learn more about the transportation options that go beyond the single-occupant car.

One of those experts was Harvey Miller, a cycling enthusiast and director for the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis. Miller is an avid bike rider and made sure he was able to bike to work when he joined Ohio State.