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Pilot Projects

Roadways -

During the winter of 2012-2013, Columbia Public Works developed a pilot project to determine if cars were moved off of residential streets in entire neighborhoods, could we complete snow removal operations more efficiently.

We reached out to the Neighborhood Associations (NA) and three NA's responded.

The pilot program works like this:

When conditions warrant plowing and treating residential streets, Public Works notifies the NA contact. In turn, the NA contacts all of their members and residents move their vehicles off of the street. When all vehicles are removed, the NA contacts Public Works. We then assign a crew to plow the pilot area(s) after 1st and 2nd priority routes are passable.

Last winter, we saw positive results and are carrying the program in the winter of 2013-2014 to continue evaluation.

The three pilot areas are:

Vanderveen - view map(s). Maps are broken into Vanderveen East and Vanderveen West for ease of viewing
Cedar Lake - view map
East Point - view map

If your neighborhood would like to be included as a pilot study area, contact Columbia Public Works via email.


Sidewalks -


During the 2013-2014 snow season, the City of Columbia will conduct a pilot project to examine realistic ways in which sidewalks may be cleared on a priority basis. More information on this project will be released soon.

Click here for a map of sidewalks which are currently being cleared and those proposed to be cleared this winter weather season.