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COLUMBUS, Ind. — Columbus will not move ahead with a plan to reduce the number of vehicle lanes, to add bike lanes and to slow traffic on Washington Street, despite pleas from residents and cycling enthusiasts.
About 20 people attended Tuesday morning's Board of Public Works and Safety meeting to urge the city administration to continue with a road-diet plan for the street. The plan would reduce the street from four lanes to two travel lanes and add a central turn lane and bike lanes. The street design is meant to slow traffic, making the street safer for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.
However, Mayor Kristen Brown said public feedback on the proposal floated earlier this year was extremely negative and she did not want to move ahead with a road-diet plan without further study and public support.
Please read Wednesday's edition of The Republic for more information.
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