Two years ago, a WOSU investigation found that in 2011 and 2012 Columbus police shot more people per capita than police in New York City. But in the last year the number of police shootings by Columbus officers has dropped.
Columbus Unveils New Bike Share Program
The city of Columbus has a new bike share program.
Itâ€™s called “CoGo” and is modeled after similar programs in other cities. Columbus officials call it a green and affordable way for visitors making short stops around downtown. Riders can sign up for an annual membership of $75, or rent and return a bike at any of the 30 downtown stations for $6 a day.
The program requires riders to wear a helmet and use arm signals when making turns.
Some downtown hotels say theyâ€™ll make free helmets available to guests, and at least two bike shops will offer customer discounts to CoGo members.