Getting around Columbus Ohio

One of the benefits of living in the Arena District at Flats on Vine, Flats II or  Arena Crossing is that you can walk almost everywhere. And with the Columbus transportational guide, you may not even need a car in this city.

You can walk, run, ride, bike or even rent a car. With how well Columbus is organized it’s easy to find your way around.

Way Finding Sign System
Thanks to a partnership between the City of Columbus and Capital Crossroads SID, pedestrians can find map kiosks throughout downtown Columbus. Have you seen the kiosk near Arena Crossing? Look for the blue information “i” signs, which include restaurants, retail stores, hotels, parking garages and surface lots, theaters and churches all within a five-minute walk of the sign.

Two-Wheeled Vehicles
Motorcycles, mopeds and motor scooters may legally park anywhere cars and trucks park according to current City Code, and there are specially designated locations just for two-wheeled motorized vehicles that display a special permit.

Transit/COTA
Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) offers dozens of bus routes converging downtown, and will even help plan a route that includes express service. Make it easy—ditch the keys and ride the bus.

Bikes
Columbus is bike-friendly with multi-use trails converging downtown giving visitors a fun, scenic and healthy way to see the sights and get around the city.

Make it a day riding the 12.75-mile Olentangy Multi-Use Trail, which connects Worthington, Clintonville, The Ohio State University, Harrison West and downtown. Watch the blue herons at the Audubon Center or just ride along the breathtaking Scioto Mile.Cycling is a great way to go.

Rentals are available at downtown’s bike shop, B1 Bicycles. The Mid-Ohio Planning Commission (MORPC)  even provides maps to plan a route.

Or you can use CoGo, the network of more than 300 bicycles and 30 stations located throughout downtown Columbus. Available for use 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with unlimited 30 minutes trips. 24-hour passes ($6) and annual memberships ($75) are available.

Use the Cycle Finder app for iPhone and Android to help located a CoGo bike or bike station near you.

Bike Trail Information:

Car Rental
Looking to rent some wheels? Rental facilities are conveniently located, making it easy for to get on the road.
Budget
104 E. Long St.
(614) 228-1058
(800) 527-0700

Enterprise
33 E. Nationwide Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 225-1035
(800)261-7331

Taxi Service
Downtown offers reliable, 24-hour taxi service. Taxis park and wait for fares near major hotels, including the Sheraton on Capitol Square, Columbus Renaissance and Hyatt Regency.

Parking

In the event that you do have a car or that you have rented a car, you will need to find parking. See below for tips on how we can help.

Printable Get Around Columbus – Transportation Guide