Whether you want to park and walk, ride a bus or hop on a bike, getting around Downtown is easy. Find some some helpful suggestions below. If you want an old-school, walking map that will easily fit into your pocket, give us a call at (614) 228-5718, and we’ll send you one (or bunches). If you can’t wait for snail mail, get your very own downtown map here.
The Central Ohio Transit Authority is our public bus system, which services Franklin County, and parts of Delaware, Fairfield, Licking and Union counties. Local trips cost $2, and an Express ticket costs $2.75.
COTA also offers a free downtown circulator – the CBUS, which runs from the Short North Arts District to the Brewery District. If you’re heading north, catch the CBUS on Front Street, and on High Street once it heads south. Either way, you’ll be able to hop on the CBUS every 10-15 minutes.
CoGo Bike Share
Rent a CoGo bicycle to tour Downtown. CoGo network spans 300+ bicycles and 40 stations throughout downtown Columbus and adjacent neighborhoods. Hop on a bike 24/7 with unlimited 30-minute trips. A 24-hour pass is $6 and annual memberships are $75.
Commuting Options – RideSolutions
MORPC’s RideSolutions provides information regarding sustainable commuting options, which include the Guaranteed Ride Home program, a free service that reassures RideSolutions commuters will never get stranded at work. For more information, contact Patty Olmstead at MORPC:
Scared of riding your bike on the busy streets of Columbus? Want to encourage your coworkers to bike to work more often? Just ask Yay Bikes! about one of the fully customizable, on-road bicycle education experiences. They will help you boost your confidence as you learn to bike in an urban area.
Uber connects people looking for rides with available drivers. Just select your destination and your driver will pick you up in no time. Payments are easy and handled through the mobile app, which saves you from having to carry cash. UberX provides a lower-cost option, or if you want to go in luxury, opt for uberBLACK.
This car-sharing service provides on-demand access to a network of 300 Smart cars. Car2Go serves much of Columbus, including The Ohio State University, Port Columbus International Airport and Easton Town Center.
Members take one-way trips with low, affordable rates – just $0.41 a minute with parking, fuel and insurance all included. Sign up online, or visit the local office for same-day access.
iOS, Android, and Windows apps are available.
There are many parking spaces throughout downtown, including street parking, surface lots and garages. Check out rates below. Two-wheeled vehicles (motorcycles, mopeds and motor scooters) may legally park in the same spaces as cars and trucks, and there are specially designated locations just for two-wheeled motorized vehicles that display a special permit.
For a list of road closing and traffic updates, please visit Paving the Way.