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Bronzeville/Mt. Vernon Mobility and Safety Action Plan Updates

The Bronzeville/Mt. Vernon Avenue Mobility and Safety Action Plan has been under development since fall 2020. A public survey was distributed in early 2021 to get input from residents on perceptions of transportation safety on Mt. Vernon Avenue. Since then, the project team has developed three transportation options based on public feedback in order to reach a preferred option to improve Mt. Vernon Avenue.

The goal of this study is to improve traffic safety on Mt. Vernon Avenue by reducing speeding and crashes, providing more mobility options for residents to get around, and enhancing neighborhood aesthetics. 

Public Meetings Scheduled

Two virtual public meetings will be held on Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Several transportation options for Mt. Vernon Avenue will be presented during the public meetings, as well as initial survey results from the Transportation Options Survey. The same information will be presented at both meetings. 

Join us for a virtual public meeting on Thursday, February 17, 2022 by clicking on the links below:

Public Meeting 1: 12:00 p.m.

Public Meeting 2: 6:00 p.m.

If you have trouble connecting to the meetings using the above links, please contact EAKogge@Columbus.gov

Tactical Urbanism Installation

The Department of Public Service placed an interim safety treatment on Mt. Vernon Avenue from 20th Street to Phillips Street in September 2021. 

This treatment includes the following:

  • All-way STOP signs at Champion Avenue and Mt. Vernon Avenue
  • All-way STOP signs at Ohio Avenue and Mt. Vernon Avenue
  • New crosswalk markings near Champion Middle School
  • Striped parking lanes with curb extensions along Mt. Vernon Avenue

This installation meets one of the overarching project goals from the Bronzeville/Mt. Vernon Avenue Mobility and Safety Action Plan to address crashes and near misses at the Champion Avenue and Mt. Vernon Avenue intersection. The installation is continually being monitored for effectiveness at reducing vehicle speeds and crashes and will remain in place until a preferred alternative is identified.  

The project team is currently working towards developing concepts for the corridor to meet the goals of reducing vehicle speeds, improving safety, and providing more transportation options to residents. Corridor-wide concepts are being evaluated for long-term implementation and are currently unfunded. Alternatives will be evaluated based upon safety, mobility, community alignment, and feasibility. Intersection improvements will be assessed in relation to each alternative. For more information, please email EAKogge@Columbus.gov, or call (614) 645-3111.