It is now easier than ever for Columbia residents to enjoy the community’s signature 93.5-mile pathway system. Columbia Association (CA) has installed 15 new signs between the north side of Wilde Lake and the Downtown Lakefront Plaza at Lake Kittamaqundi. This pilot project was part of the recommendations put forth by the Connecting Columbia Active Transportation Action Agenda. These 15 signs indicate direction and distance between key points and destinations. The pilot project cost $7,400 for the signs and other materials, and $4,600 for design work and design guidelines that can be used in future phases.
“These signs will encourage people to walk a little farther and to walk more often, all while having comfort in knowing exactly where they are and how to get where they want to go,” said Jan Clark, landscape architect and project manager with CA’s Bureau of Community Building and Sustainability.
More signs will be installed over time in other sections of CA’s pathway system. The community is invited to provide comments and feedback as CA plans for additional pathway signs by sending an e-mail to Jan.Clark@ColumbiaAssociation.org.