The city researched the traffic flow throughout the city. Many people in the north east parts of Columbus have been commuting to Downtown, and driving on the two lane roads throughout Columbus' suburban sprawl was getting to be a pain. The city saw success with the Flatrock Parkway, and released a statement saying the next project will be Haw Creek Parkway. Haw Creek Parkway was also discussed to be a freeway, but residents revolted crazily against that. The freeway would of took out 4 neighborhoods. Making it a 4 lane parkway instead, allowed it to widen several streets. Citizens were calm and content with that decision. Haw Creek Parkway opened 1 month ago, and traffic reports show that there is a 10 minute difference in commute time from Rocky Ford Road / Marr Road, to Downtown.
Lincoln Park, in the middle of the screen, hosts popular minor league sports, which gives the blue collar population a vibe of competition, socialization, and entertainment.