The PedNet Coalition is a community of PEDestrians and PEDaling enthusiasts in Columbia, Missouri. The coalition is made up of individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life in Columbia through the development of an integrated bicycling, wheeling, and pedestrian network.Their vision for the future of Columbia is one in which it is safe and pleasant to walk, cycle, wheel, and skate throughout the city. They hope to give citizens a real choice regarding the mode of transportation they elect for traveling to work, school, or recreation as well as to encourage healthier lifestyles and a cleaner environment. The PedNet is a proposed network of nature trails and urban "Pedways" that will connect residential subdivisions, employment centers, businesses, parks, schools, libraries, the recreation center, and Downtown. It will enable pedestrians, cyclists, wheelchair users, in-line skaters, and skateboarders to travel safely and pleasantly between these locations. The PedNet masterplan describes a twenty-year timescale for achieving this goal by building new nature trails and adding Pedways to selected roads.
Last Update: September 2nd, 2012