Bicycle, Pedestrian Commission to Hear Shelter Updates

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COLUMBIA - Updates about the collaboration for the design of new Columbia Transit shelters will be discussed at the Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission meeting tonight.

The updates are one of three new business items on the agenda for the meeting tonight. The Public Transit Advisory Commission may be teaming up with MU architecture students to come up with a new bus shelter design. PedNet Coalition, a local nonprofit organization that promotes active transportation, has also become a collaborator.

The commission is looking to make the new bus shelter design larger to occupy more transit riders. The new bus shelters would be roughly 8 feet by 12 feet.

There are currently 42 bus stops in Columbia. The commission wants to install between 15 and 20 shelters at these bus stops across the city. The commission also wants to begin installing shelters in August in time for the school year and finish shelter installations next spring.

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission meeting begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall.