City of Columbus Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Update

The Planning Department is in the process of developing the City of Columbus Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Update, which will serve as an update to the City’s 2010 Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. The Plan Update will identify opportunities to expand our bicycle and pedestrian network and will include strategies to make our system more convenient, safe, and comfortable for users. At a minimum the Plan Update will include: (1) recommendations for improving and expanding the City’s network of trails, bicycle lanes, sidewalks, and other bicycle and pedestrian facilities; (2) detailed design guidelines for all recommended facility types; (3) a wayfinding strategy and signage system for the city-wide bicycle and pedestrian network; (4) the identification of priority locations for trail and street lighting; (5) the identification of new trailhead locations; (6) the creation of a recognizable logo for the People Trail network; and (7) the development of a maintenance plan for bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Update is being guided by a Steering Committee of local residents and stakeholders. Several Steering Committee members teamed to create a series of public outreach posters.  In the outreach posters, the Steering Committee members stated why the bicycle and pedestrian network is important to them! Click here to view the posters.

To learn more about the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Update, including opportunities to provide input, visit the project website at www.columbusbikepedplan.com.  Please contact Emilie Pinkston at epinkston@columbus.in.gov or 812-376-2550 with questions.