Tagged: Transportation

Clintonville Man’s Art Cars Enliven Columbus Streets

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August 12th, 2011

Clintonville resident Greg Phelps isn’t your ordinary artist. Rather than going to a museum, you can see his masterpieces rolling through the streets of Columbus. Learn more about Phelps’ creations in this story from WOSU’s ArtZine. (11 photos)

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An art car by Columbus native Greg Phelps parked in front of the Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus. (Photo by: Greg Phelps)

Wheelchair Gives Local Dog A New “Leash” On Life

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August 4th, 2011

Call this clever contraption what you will (a dog bike or a dog wheelchair?), but long-time Columbus resident John Panico’s 15 year-old canine companion Bruno travels around town in style on two wheels.

Dog bike
Columbus resident John Panico's elderly dog Bruno suffers from hip dysplasia and was fitted with this dog "wheelchair" so he could take longer walks. Panico has lived in Columbus since 1967 and says that he knew someone back in the 60s who had a dog wheelchair. When he decided to build one for 15 year-old Bruno, Panico researched them online and settled on one by Dwanecart.com, which he assembled with wheels bought from local bike shop Baer Wheels. (Photo by: John Panico)

How Franklinton Cycleworks Is Building Bikes And A Community

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August 2nd, 2011

A Monday afternoon in Franklinton and the local bike co-op is busy. Founded almost four years ago, Franklinton Cycleworks is taking root in its third space, offering community members a place to service their bikes and learn new skills. (8 Photos)

Franklinton Cycleworks (front)
Four years ago, partners, Greg Lanham, Jonathan Youngman, Jonathan Ryder, Kelly Young founded the Franklinton Cycleworks, a bike co-op located in the Franklinton neighborhood west of downtown Columbus. A signature of their new space at 897 West Broad Street are bike parts (and now a whole bike) that hang on the building's front facade. Ryder says the city is offering to help rehab store fronts in the area and as a result the co-op will be able to fix the facade and paint a mural on the side of the building. (Photo by: Nora McDonald/WOSU)