The Hickory Ridge Bike Corridor study is a technical assessment of BikeHoward recommendations in and near Hickory Ridge with the goal of developing a preferred route for continuous bicycle facilities to connect existing bike lanes on Grace Drive (providing access from River Hill and points west) to Hickory Ridge, Downtown Columbia and the rest of the Columbia pathway system and bike network.
Initial public outreach will take place in August and September 2019. Click here to view the presentation given to the Hickory Ridge Village Board on September 3. Technical assessment, field observations, and concept development will follow during the fall and winter of 2019-20. The Office of Transportation anticipates a report and meeting to present findings for public comment in late winter 2020.
The project study area is shown in the map below. While this is primarily a technical assessment, local knowledge is key to understanding the context and challenges associated with the roadways in the study area. Therefore, the Office of Transportation administered a survey to gather residents and transient bicyclists’ opinions about the road segments in the study area. The survey was open for six weeks from August to September, 2019, and garnered over 200 responses.