Transportation is the key to connecting and moving people, goods and services. Whether it is getting to work by car, biking to the store, or moving freight, transportation is at the forefront of ensuring a high quality of life for the central Ohio region.
As a metropolitan planning organization (MPO), the U.S. Department of Transportation recognizes MORPC as the official transportation planning agency for the mid-Ohio region.
At MORPC, our transportation planning is responsive to the changing social, economic, environmental and demographic conditions of the central Ohio region. Some of the biggest transportation issues facing our region are congestion, maintaining mobility and growth in the region, balancing the need for travel with the quality of life in communities, providing accessible travel options, sustainable funding to maintain and expand our transportation system, and our environment.
Columbus Metro Bike Users Map
The Columbus Metro Bike Users Map is a snapshot of the current conditions for bicyclists of our major roads during non-rush hours. The purpose of the map is to provide guidance to bicyclists who want to travel in Columbus and Franklin County using existing roadways. Intended as a planning tool for navigating the roadways based on individual cyclists’ judgment and ability, the cyclist assesses his or her own ability from the chart displayed on the map and makes decisions about the best roads to choose.
The map was created by a volunteer group of experienced cyclists, planners and engineers interested in providing information to other bicyclists. This effort was supported by funding from the City of Columbus, using data and other valuable resources provided by MORPC and Consider Biking.
Federal Economic Stimulus Bill and Infrastructure Projects
Please visit MORPC’s headquarters for information regarding the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act — also known as the federal stimulus bill. The website address is stimulus.morpc.org.
The Governor's office has announced a website for agencies to submit projects for stimulus funding. The website address is recovery.ohio.gov.
Guidance from FHWA and FTA
The Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration has created websites with the latest information on the stimulus program including question and answers on using the funds for transportation projects. The websites are: