COTA to test temporary dedicated bus, bike lane during Buckeyes vs Penn State game

COTA tests dedicated bus lane

COLUMBUS —The roads are sure to be busy near campus this weekend when the Buckeyes take on Penn State at home on Saturday, November 23, but aside from the usual traffic, drivers will see a new, temporary traffic pattern near campus.

In an effort to improve mobility in the area, COTA will test what they call a "Mobility Lane" on game day.

Starting at 10 a.m., the southbound curb lane along North High Street between Dodridge Street and Lane Avenue will be dedicated to bus, bike and scooter traffic only.

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Drivers will see cones marking off the area.

Once the game starts at noon, crews will move the cones to the other side of the roadway, blocking the northbound curb lane through the game and for two hours after.

According to COTA, on game days, High Street is one of the city’s busiest corridors.

The “Mobility Lane” will separate cars from buses, bikes and scooters, making the road safer and easier to travel.

After Saturday, COTA will review its test findings to learn how to continue improving mobility across Columbus.

Throughout the game, COTA is encouraging the public to take part by riding the bus, biking or using a scooter.

This is the second time COTA has tested a mobility lane in Columbus. To learn more about the tests, click here.