Bicycling in our region is a growing activity. More and more residents and visitors would like to bike to work, school, parks and other locations that are short trips. Bike sharing programs offer opportunities to rent bikes, as needed, usually from a station located near areas with a lot of activity. You may have seen or even used a bike share in the Columbia area, or you may know an area that would benefit from bike share.
The Central Midlands Council of Governments (CMCOG) in coordination and cooperation with the City of Columbia, The Comet, City of Cayce, City of West Columbia, Town of Springdale, and the South Carolina Department of Transportation is conducting a Bike Share Expansion Feasibility Study. The objectives of the study are twofold. First, to expand upon the City of Columbia’s bike share plan as part of the Walk Bike Columbia Feasibility Study. Secondly, to create a Bike Share Plan Expansion and Implementation Document for the communities of Cayce, West Columbia, and Springdale.
The study will address several goals including:
- Examine the quality of walking and cycling experiences around transit and certain land uses and development;
- To link accessibility to and from homes, employment centers, businesses, and transit stops;
- Address the needs and create safe public spaces for all user’s needs (transit, cyclist, pedestrians, and vehicular) of all ages within roads and bridges
The study process will involve many community engagement activities to bring awareness and receive input and feedback including a project video, survey, and attendance at local events.
Please share your feedback by participating using our Wikimap and completing our Online Survey shown below.
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