Bridge Columbia has prepared a White Paper summarizing the reasons Columbia needs a better downtown bridge. Broad in scope, the White Paper outlines the long-term benefits of the bridge, how it is consistent with current trends in urban design, the many individuals and groups that support the bridge, along with possible sources of funding. Click here to read the full draft.
Concept illustration of a bike, bus, and pedestrian bridge that unites east and west Columbia.
Transportation Advocates of Howard County Solicit Public Input
Sharonlee Vogel of the Transportation Advocates of Howard County is seeking public input at a public meeting on Thursday, May 22, regarding the Future of Transportation report. Click here to read Ms. Vogel’s full letter.
I have followed Bridge Columbia and OM village center news over the last year and I am hopeful that improvements will come to the pedestrian bridge and the surrounding area that will benefit all of our communities.
This would really enhance green transportation in Columbia and be a wonderful amenity.
We’re pleased to announce that the feasibility study (for Bridge Columbia) will be moving forward.
Every bridge is a statement. Your plans say so much about Columbia – united, progressive, walkable and open.
We would like to reiterate our support for this project (Bridge Columbia) and we encourage the initiation of a feasibility study.
I heard about the initiative to upgrade the existing pedestrian bridge to accommodate transit, pedestrian, and bike traffic. I am strongly if favor of this project.
Let’s support James Rouse’s original plan of an interconnected community. Rt. 29 divides our city and isolates the different villages.
We urge the County to complete the Bridge Columbia feasibility study as soon as possible. It is our understanding that new opportunities for state and federal funding for transportation projects are now available. The sooner that Bridge Columbia can get in line for these funds, the more likely that the project can move forward.
Bridge Columbia takes a page out of Jim Rouse’s playbook. . . . This plan is exciting. . . . I would love to see this bridge built.
There is no question that the existing bridge is underutilized due to inconvenience and safety issues. . . What a difference it would make for all of Columbia to follow through with Bridge Columbia’s vision.