May is a Month to Celebrate!

The City of Columbia celebrates both historic preservation and bicycling in May, and you can help us celebrate by participating in a number of activities through the month.  

All Bike Month and most Preservation Month activities are free, however some require pre-registration to participate.


Open Streets Columbia

April 22, 2018, 1-5pm, Devine Street (between Sims & Chatham)

The City of Columbia Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) invites you to attend the second annual Open Streets Columbia, Sunday, April 22nd, from 1-5pm along Devine Street.  Open Streets initiatives temporarily close streets to automobile traffic, so that people may use them for walking, bicycling, dancing, playing, and socializing.  Please plan to join us for activities for all levels (wear comfortable clothing), and bring your bicycle for bike-related activities if you can!  

This event encourages the use of alternative transportation: please consider walking, biking, riding the Comet, or carpooling to the event. Free bike valet will be available at the event, and Comet routes 201 and 401 drop off near the event.  Please note: Comet route 401 will detour onto Blossom Street between Queen Street and Kilbourne Road to avoid the street closure.  

2018 Open Streets Columbia Schedule & Map

photo of people four women doing yoga on Devine St photo of skateboarder on Devine St Photo of father and young sun chalk drawing on Devine St
photo of CPD bike patrol officer and two bikes on Devine StPhoto of young child holding hula hoop and crouched on the ground, with bike in the backgroundPhoto of woman throwing a snowball at Pelican's SnoBalls tent on Devine StPhoto of children gathered around adults and stand up paddleboards set up on Devine St to demo by California RepublicPhoto of young boy riding bike past BPAC tent and posters on Devine St




Amplify Columbia: A Cultural Plan for the Columbia Area

Amplify Columbia represents a partnership with One Columbia for Arts and History.  This planning process will result in a regional plan for cultural resources, as well as an update to the Cultural Resource Element of the Comprehensive Plan.


Please visit the Plan website for additional information about how you can join in this planning effort.







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Upcoming events for Amplify include two town hall discussions:
  • April 24, 6:30-8:00 pm, Richland Library Sandhills (763 Fashion Dr.)
For additional information about the above, please contact the Planning Division at 803-545-3222.