Columbus will be all geared up for some development as the city plans to construct sidewalks by next year.
The city shall have some road improvements as it will build 4,950 feet of sidewalks — this along E. Broad Street leading from Cardinal Park Drive— together with 20 bus stops,13 passenger pads and 34 curb ramps. The project has an estimated cost of $800,000, and it aims to ease access to buses as well as way for people with disabilities.
The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) would be designing the pavements and majority of the project. A federal grant worth $638,194 has been agreed to, and this will fund the project. The remaining amount shall be paid by the city government.
“It provides access to bus stops above and beyond” the Americans with Disability Act, says Brian Hoyt, a spokesman for the COTA.
“For people with disabilities, transportation is always a critical issue,” shares Stacy Brannan, spokeswoman for Disability Rights Ohio. “Making it easier is always better.”
Hopefully by next year, Columbus locals, disabled people as well as bus riders alike, shall have better walks as sidewalks and bus stops have been constructed.