Lakefront work has stymied walkers and cyclists too long

Letter to the editor

October 04, 2011

Access to the Columbia pedestrian bridge over Route 29 has been sharply compromised for pedestrians, wheelchair-bound handicapped and especially cyclists for over a year now due to lake dredging and sewer replacement.

A mulch path constructed for continued access has not been maintained and is frequently obstructed by fallen branches and poison ivy. Now comes a plan to widen Route 29, but with no news on how this will impact the future of this bridge. The bridge is essential for commuting and active lifestyles, activities Columbia and Howard County claim to value. I would like to know what the future of the bridge is and when the bridge will be easily accessible again.

Helen R. Weems

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