City of Columbus


The City of Columbus Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Update is an important next step in further developing the bicycle and pedestrian network in the City.  This project, which serves as an update to the City’s 2010 Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, will engage residents and community leaders in developing recommendations that seek to improve bicycle and pedestrian circulation, connectivity, and opportunities. The Plan’s recommendations will focus on infrastructure improvements, but will also address policy and program updates to support and encourage pedestrian and bicycle travel.  The Plan Update will include: recommendations for improving and expanding the City’s network of trails, bicycle lanes, sidewalks, and other bicycle and pedestrian facilities; detailed design guidelines for all recommended facilities; a wayfinding and signage strategy for the city-wide bicycle and pedestrian network; the creation of a brand/logo for the People Trail network; and the development of a maintenance plan for bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

The planning process will be informed by a series of public input opportunities and guided by a Steering Committee of local stakeholders and residents.

Continue to check back to this page for updates on this project and materials related to the project.



There will be a variety of opportunities to share your feedback throughout this planning process. Public input opportunities will come at two important points in the project.  First, we will need your input regarding existing conditions of bicycle and pedestrian travel in Columbus.  Early in the planning process we will host a public forum, a community survey, and an online interactive mapping activity that seeks your opinions about current conditions. Later in the planning process we will need your comments on draft recommended improvements to the bicycle and pedestrian network.  You can currently provide input about existing conditions using the survey and interactive map below!

Stay tuned for opportunities later this year to provide comments on draft recommendations.

At any point throughout this planning process you may contact Tricia McClellan, Project Manager with REA, or Emilie Pinkston, with the City of Columbus – Bartholomew County Planning Department, to share your comments. Use the Contact Form on the left to submit feedback, or click here.


The first community open house will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.  The meeting will be used to gather input on existing conditions and wants and wishes for the future of the bicycle and pedestrian system in Columbus.  This meeting is an open house – feel free to come and go as you please!

Thursday, June 20, 2019

5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Columbus City Hall, Meeting Hall
123 Washington Street
Columbus, IN 47201 


The online community survey will be available through June 28, 2019.  Click below to access the survey.


The online interactive map will be available through June 28, 2019.  This map will allow you to tell us where you currently walk or bike and where you would like to walk and bike in Columbus.  You can also mark specific barriers to walking and biking, locations where a safe crossing is needed, destinations that you would like to reach by bike or foot, and where bike parking is needed.  This map will allow you to see the responses from other participants and provides the opportunity to comment on the responses of others.