Contact: GetAbout Columbia Office - (573) 442-7189, ext. 25 or PedNet Coalition - (573) 239-7916
COLUMBIA, MO (April 15, 2009) - The city of Columbia and Mayor Darwin Hindman invite the public to a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of the first GetAbout Columbia infrastructure project. The ribbon cutting and plaque dedication will be held Friday, April 17, 9:30 a.m., at the intersection of Stewart and Providence Road.
Senator Christopher S. “Kit” Bond will be on hand to help cut the ribbon. Senator Bond played a key role in the creation of the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program and Columbia's selection as one of the four pilot communities.
The first major construction project at the intersection of Stewart and Providence Road includes the addition of pedestrian crossing signals, better trail access, lighting and drainage improvements and new sidewalk on the south side of Stewart.
Parking is available near Flat Branch Park with free Pedicab rides available from the park to the ceremony. Prior to the ribbon cutting, Senator Bond will walk with the Walking School Bus program at West Boulevard Elementary. Following the ribbon cutting and plaque dedication, a reception will be held at the YouZeum.
For more information on GetAbout Columbia and planned infrastructure improvements, check out the Web site at http://www.getaboutcolumbia.com/updates.