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.
I’d do anything to update that bridge. This sounds like a FINE PLAN.
I would love to see this bridge implemented. It would make Oakland Mills and Town Center more accessible.
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.
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.
We strongly support your efforts to build an iconic structure that all can use with ease and safety. (Bicycling Advocates of Howard County Inc.)
Let’s support James Rouse’s original plan of an interconnected community. Rt. 29 divides our city and isolates the different villages.
Bridge Columbia takes a page out of Jim Rouse’s playbook. . . . This plan is exciting. . . . I would love to see this bridge built.
My family and I will benefit greatly from the Bridge Columbia Project.
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.
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.