A regional pathways plan has been developed for the sole purpose of creating more opportunities for connectivity for nonmotorized travel throughout the region. This plan takes a comprehensive view at helping residents travel to key destinations across the Midlands without necessarily having to drive by automobile to do so. Examples of regional destinations include the employment centers and attractions of Downtown Columbia (such as the Innovista, State Capitol, and University of South Carolina) as well as popular tourist and recreational attractions (like the Lake Murray, Riverbanks Zoo, Sesquicentennial Park, Congaree National Park, and Fort Jackson). The Pathways Plan highlights existing and proposed greenway, bikeway, and sidewalk locations in proximity of not only those regional attractions noted above but also the many schools, parks, churches, and shopping centers in between.
In building connectivity to these destinations, the Pathways Plan will identify “regional pathways”. These are links that are comprised of existing and/or proposed greenway, bikeway, and/or sidewalk facilities. To date, 28 potential corridors were identified as key links to the regional pathways plan. The map and table below provide a brief description of each regional link. If all constructed, together these corridors will comprise over 272 miles—enabling 85% of the urbanized population (i.e. areas comprising of Richland and Lexington Counties) to be serviced by a “pathway” within two miles of their residence. For more information about the Regional Pathways Vision, refer to the FAQ Page.
NOTE: These link locations are intended to serve as a vision plan for what could be in the future. In essence, this plan is a “thoroughfare plan” for nonmotorized travel. As with every vision plan, more detailed analysis is needed in order to gauge the feasibility and implementation of potential projects.
If you need further information, feel free to contact Reginald Simmons at 803-376-5390 or at [email protected].
Table of Routes (click on individual routes to see graphic description of each route)