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.
This is a great effort that, if successful, could provide a springboard for other community connection initiatives throughout Howard County.
We’re pleased to announce that the feasibility study (for Bridge Columbia) will be moving forward.
Gorgeous website! Thanks for all the work you’ve put into this. I use the existing bridge all the time, but would appreciate having more company on it, for all the reasons you so eloquently express.
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.
Bridge Columbia takes a page out of Jim Rouse’s playbook. . . . This plan is exciting. . . . I would love to see this bridge built.
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.
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 would love to see this bridge implemented. It would make Oakland Mills and Town Center more accessible.
I’d do anything to update that bridge. This sounds like a FINE PLAN.