On the Merits of Roundabouts

I grew up in Orange, California, a city that decided to forgo the traditional town square in favor of a circle. The Orange Circle is a two-lane roundabout surrounding a park and a fountain that was funded, I kid you not, back in 1886 through local bake sales. Every teenager […]

How do you get around town?

How do you get around town? What would make it easier for you to walk, bike, or ride the city bus? How safe do you feel when you’re traveling through town? PedNet Coalition is doing a community survey on how people travel in Columbia, and wants to hear from you. Offer your […]

Third Ave. Lane closure on 10/12

Beginning Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7 a.m., Seth Paul Excavating plans to begin repairing a sewer lateral near 108 Third Ave. This will result in a lane closure of Third Avenue between N. Providence Road and Grand Avenue. The work associated with the closure is scheduled to be completed by […]

Chip and Seal Begins Monday, June 24

City crews plan to chip seal Business Loop 70, from Creasy Springs Road to Stadium Boulevard on Monday, July 24, weather permitting. Motorists, nonmotorized transportation users and pedestrians should exercise caution in these areas while crews are working. Minor delays may occur. The work is part of the 2017 Pavement Management […]

Conley Road Extension Work Begins

Beginning Monday, June 26 at 7 a.m., Emery Sapp & Sons is scheduled to begin road work affecting the travel lanes on Conley Road, from near the north Walmart drive entrance to the U.S. Route 63 overpass. Lane shifts will be necessary, and a temporary all-way stop is being added […]

Bike Marking Survey

Columbia Public Works is asking the public to view experimental bike pavement markings at four Columbia intersections and then take an online survey. The experimental bike markings are currently located on the northbound and southbound approaches of Garth and Broadway, Garth and Worley, West Boulevard and Worley, and West Boulevard […]

Vision Zero Discussion Sessions

The City of Columbia City Manager Mike Matthes seeks public input as he works to form the Vision Zero Action Plan. Vision Zero is an international movement, designed to improve the safety and well-being of communities. It is a philosophy of transportation system design and operations that asserts: safety is […]

Loop Corridor Planning Committee

The Loop Corridor Planning Committee is a group of business owners, property owners, residents, city representatives, MODOT representatives, and other various stakeholders who have volunteered to aid in our planning process. They undertook the job of reviewing our community survey, biking and walking surveys, SWOT analysis, and more. Their objective […]

Public Inconvenience Fees

The City Council has proposed a Public Inconvenience Fee that charges private developers for every linear foot of sidewalk, parking lane, and traffic lane closed during a construction project. (Read more about this here and here). The Loop CID Board does have concerns about any proposal that would dampen future […]

I-70 Bridge Update

Traffic Impacts Week of Aug. 1 I-70 There will be overnight, single-lane closures on I-70 at Range Line Street on Monday and Tuesday for concrete barrier work. Business Loop The Business Loop interchange and all on- and off-ramps are open to traffic.  Pedestrian Impacts Visit www.modot.org/ColumbiaBridges for complete information on […]