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  1. My drive to/from work involves Columbia Parkway (or preferrably Riverside) and I'd totally be on board with dropping the westbound lane next to the retaining wall between Kemper and Taft/Torrence. This also happens to be the location of most of the landslides. However, I would not support the removal of the 3rd lane (next to the wall) westbound before Taft/Torrence since it does a good job of collecting the cars that will be turning off of Columbia Parkway to head up to Uptown/Walnut Hills on Taft. This seems to allow for better flowing traffic through the Taft/Torrence intersection. This lane could be made a right turn only lane anyway since that seems to be how it is mainly used, which would allow the removal of the 3rd lane after the intersection. Also, I too am amazed there aren't more terrible crashes on Columbia Parkway, especially since most people are essentially driving at highway speeds (regularly get passed by people who have to be going at least 65 MPH) on a road that is generously signed as 45 MPH.
  2. I was looking through the Enquirer archives for old Columbia Parkway articles and came across this amazing map from Feb 27th 1970. It is a little hard to read since some of the nuance between shades of gray is pretty hard to tell from the scan. The "Outer Belt" is insane. The eastern half of the belt almost matches up exactly with the eastern bypass route.
  3. ...and it's back again. https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/politics/2019/04/02/ohio-lawmakers-vote-gas-tax-hike/3312585002/ "Other changes to the state's two-year transportation budget include:...Requiring the Ohio Department of Transportation to study the Eastern Bypass by Dec. 31..."
  4. The standings are still on the front page along the right side right under the "Follow the Reds" section. This appears to be the mlb.com template for the location of the standings. Unsurprisingly the MLB apparently has complete control of the uniformity of the websites of the member teams.
  5. Based on the Sanborn map from 1917 that can be found for free on the library's website (would post a link but I'm not allowed, not even in quotes.) It looks like any possible renaming of anything resembling a grid to the west would've needed to be renamed prior to that year. From that map you can also see the 29th & 30th were renamed at some point.
  6. Birkla, of Anderson Birkla was the re-developer of the AT580 building on 6th between Main and Walnut. I've been pleased with how that project turned out, but I'm not an architect. At the very least they have recent experience with doing something with a large blank wall of brick.
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