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Westerville Mobility Plan

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Thank you to all who shared their vision and priorities for the future of mobility in Westerville, helping to shape the future Westerville Strategic Mobility Plan.

The updated draft of the Westerville Mobility Plan is now available to download and review. Created in partnership with residents, the plan supports community-building by making cycling, walking and other mobility modes an easier, safer and more accessible choice. Building a network of connectivity around Uptown, Otterbein University, commercial centers, neighborhoods, parks, playgrounds and schools will help ensure Westerville remains a vibrant place to work and live.

This document will help guide future decisions per considerations set forth in the Westerville Community Plan. Now, the updated draft Mobility Plan sets the stage for the future decisions which will: 

  • Improve mobility options, making it easier to bike, walk, ride public transportation and drive in our community and connect to the region.
  • Enhance quality of life, making it safer for youth to get to school, the workforce to get to their places of employment and for people to move about the City in a way that is pleasing to them. 
  • Support future and ongoing development, accommodating growth is key to ensuring Westerville can remain economically competitive and vibrant. See the Westerville Community Plan to learn about the City's vision. 



Mobility is defined as the ability to move easily and freely - which is the most important factor to consider when conducting transportation planning and a major contributor for successful cities, large and small. It is important to remember that mobility includes road travel for cars and trucks, as well as biking, walking, public transit, and any other method that one might use to move people and goods from one place to another.

Westerville's mobility plan takes into account traffic counts, intersection analysis, multi-modal overlaps, street designs for our community, truck routes and all the different users needing Westerville's roads, trails and sidewalks to function. The plan will be coordinated with Westerville Parks and Recreation, the Recreation and Opens Space (PROS) plan, MORPC's Regional Corridor Analysis, ODOT improvement plans and Central Ohio Transit Authority's (COTA) transit improvements.

  • Summer 2018: Stakeholder Engagement and Mobility Open House
  • Fall/Winter 2018: Development of Draft Mobility Plan
  • Spring/Summer 2019:Further Stakeholder Engagement
  • Fall 2019: Draft Mobility Plan presented to Westerville Planning Commission
  • January 2020: Final Mobility Plan presentation to Westerville Planning Commission
  • Spring 2020: Final Mobility Plan and presentation to Westerville City Council



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