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.
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.
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.
Every bridge is a statement. Your plans say so much about Columbia – united, progressive, walkable and open.
Bridge Columbia takes a page out of Jim Rouse’s playbook. . . . This plan is exciting. . . . I would love to see this bridge built.
This would really enhance green transportation in Columbia and be a wonderful amenity.
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.
I would love to see this bridge implemented. It would make Oakland Mills and Town Center more accessible.
My family and I will benefit greatly from the Bridge Columbia Project.
This is a great effort that, if successful, could provide a springboard for other community connection initiatives throughout Howard County.
I’d do anything to update that bridge. This sounds like a FINE PLAN.