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 document.
Concept illustration of a bike, bus, and pedestrian bridge that unites east and west Columbia.
Bus Rapid Transit in Runcorn, UK: What Columbia Can Learn
Friends of Bridge Columbia founding member Fred Gottemoeller recently travelled to the United Kingdom where he completed a transit study of the town of Runcorn, which, like Columbia, is a planned community begun in the 1960s, also with a Town Center Mall. In particular, Mr. Gottemoeller examines the dedicated bus roadways and other transit features that many MD transit planners would like to see implemented in Maryland. Click here to read more. Or click here to download the PDF.
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.
This would really enhance green transportation in Columbia and be a wonderful amenity.
I never expected the bridge that was built would be so ugly and mean looking and unsafe. It is time to tear the existing bridge down and construct a 21st Century bridge as proposed by Bridge Columbia.
I’d do anything to update that bridge. This sounds like a FINE PLAN.
This is a great effort that, if successful, could provide a springboard for other community connection initiatives throughout Howard County.
This is a project that needs to come to life. We have great people involved. Columbia deserves this bridge. Let’s make this happen.
Every bridge is a statement. Your plans say so much about Columbia – united, progressive, walkable and open.
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.
Bridge Columbia takes a page out of Jim Rouse’s playbook. . . . This plan is exciting. . . . I would love to see this bridge built.
We would like to reiterate our support for this project (Bridge Columbia) and we encourage the initiation of a feasibility study.