PARK(ing) Day & Parklets!
The City of Columbia invites YOU to participate in Columbia's 6th Annual PARK(ing) Day on Friday, September 17, 2021! You can design and build a parklet (applications are due August 20th) and/or mark your calendars to enjoy a day of whimsy and art in temporary parklets.
PARK(ing) Day is an annual open-source global event where citizens, artists, and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into PARK(ing) spaces - temporary public spaces.
Applications are due August 20th
PARK(ing) Day is Friday, September 17th, 10:00am - 4:00pm
New this year: a People's Choice Award & a juried Best Design Award
A parklet in the shape of a car was designed by Quackenbush Architects + Planners specifically for PARK(ing) Day.
UofSC students play music at the City PR parklet
Calhoun Street Improvements
The City of Columbia hosted two virtual public information sessions on Tuesday, June 22nd, at 5:30pm and 6:30pm regarding the planned improvements on Calhoun Street between Wayne and Harden Streets. These duplicate meetings included a review of the road design and implementation schedule, and provided an opportunity for members of the public to ask questions about the planned project.
Improvements to Calhoun Street will occur as part of a partnership between the City of Columbia, the Richland County Penny Tax for Transportation, and Richland County CTC. Improvements will include resurfacing (from Wayne to Gregg), restriping, and bike accommodations.
Improvements will be made to Calhoun Street
from Wayne to Harden Streets
Pedestrian & Bicyclist Counts are back!
Did you know that most traffic counts don't account for non-vehicular users? These counts provide data critical to how our roadways are designed, ad that's why it's so important to make sure we all count. Volunteer a couple hours of your time to help make sure we have the data we need!
Sign up to count once, or up to eight times - you ca pick the location(s) you're interested in when signing up!
Weekday Counts occur 7:30AM - 9:30AM Tuesday - Thursday mornings, and are scheduled for September 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, & 16, 2021
Saturday Counts occur 10:00AM-12:00PM on September 11 & 18, 2021
If you have further questions, or would like to more information about the above, please contact us