The City’s network of sidewalks, trails, bicycle lanes, and related infrastructure is a critical component of the community-wide transportation system. Through this bicycle and pedestrian network, the City strives to provide residents and visitors with a safe, convenient, and attractive alternative transportation option and recreational opportunity. The Bike Walk Columbus website is a resource for pedestrians and bicyclists in Columbus and will serve as a primary source of information as the City continues to improve and expand its network of bicycle/pedestrian pathways and accommodations throughout the city.

The City of Columbus strives to create a bicycle and pedestrian network that serves users of all ages and abilities. The City recognizes that its system of pathways serves an important role for both recreation and transportation, allowing pedestrians and bicyclists to reach their destinations or connect to other modes of travel.

The City of Columbus is excited to announce that the League of American Bicyclists has recertified our community as a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community for 2020 – 2024. This award celebrates the great work previously accomplished and currently underway in our community to make bicycling safe for everyone. Thank you to the wonderful community partners and organizations that continue to promote and encourage bicycling in our community!

Existing Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Map

With the City of Columbus Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan and the City of Columbus Thoroughfare Plan as guides, the City is continually working to improve and expand the city’s network of trails, sidewalks, and other bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

The photo to the right is a link to a current online map of all existing facilities, excluding sidewalks, in the City. This map will continue to be updated as new trails, bicycle lanes, and other facilities are constructed.

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Columbus ‘C’ Bike Racks

Columbus is internationally known for its architecture and art. Good design is a core value of our community and that belief in good design has extended even to our bicycle racks!  Inspired by the city’s iconic ‘dancing C’ trademark, the Columbus C Bike Racks add vibrant color to public spaces and businesses within the city.  The C Bike Racks come in 4 colors (yellow, blue, green, and red) and are available for purchase from the Columbus Park Foundation.  The purchase of a bike rack from the Columbus Park Foundation supports the continued maintenance and upkeep of Columbus’ People Trail.  For more information about purchasing a C Bike Rack for your business or organization, visit the Columbus Park Foundation.

Bicycle Parking Spaces

Knowing where or if you’ll be able to securely lock up your bicycle at a destination is a common concern for bicyclists.  The map to the right is intended to reduce that concern.  The photo to the right is a link to an online map that shows the location of bicycle racks in our community. The map also indicates the type of bicycle rack you’ll find at each location.

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Community Partners and Programs

Bartholomew County School Corporation
Columbus Bicycle Co-op
Columbus Park Foundation