Known as “complete streets,” corridors that adequately provide for all roadway users, including pedestrians, transit riders, bicyclists, and motorists allow for daily, individual transportation choices, rather than relying on a one size fits all approach to mobility.
Planning for multi-modal streets presents a tremendous opportunity for the City of Columbia. By developing a connected network of complete streets Columbia will foster economic development, reduce vehicular emissions, improve public health and quality of life, connect residents to jobs, retail, and recreation opportunities, and support “aging in place” as a viable opportunity for all residents.
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Bike Share is a network of shared bicycles available for short-term use. It combines the convenience and flexibility of a private vehicle with the accessibility and reliability of mass transit. Bike share systems offer a fleet of specially-designed, durable, and versatile bicycles. Station-based systems include a network of stations with automated docking points for picking up and returning bikes. Lock-based systems include an automated lock attached to the bike, allowing the bike to be docked or retrieved from any location. More than 500 cities around the world have implemented public bike sharing, including Washington, DC, New York City, Kansas City, San Antonio, Denver, Minneapolis, and Chicago, nationally, while regionally, Greenville, Spartanburg, Charlotte, and Chattanooga have implemented successful programs.
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How to Get Involved
Walk Bike Columbia wants to hear from you! For the first phase of the planning process, citizens of Columbia took our survey, added ideas to the online map, joined focus groups, and attended public meetings. Throughout the plan's development, citizens can view draft materials posted here on the website.
The survey and online map closed on August 8th, though you can still view the comments left by others. The online interactive map provides a quick and easy way to suggest specific pedestrian improvements (such as adding a crosswalk), bicycle improvements (such as an on-street bike lane), and improvements to transit access (such as a new sidewalk at a bus stop or bicycle parking at a park-n-ride location).
Additionally, the interactive map let's you suggest locations for a future bike share station.