Columbus People Trail Downtown Connector


Columbus, IN

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Project Description

The Columbus Parks and Recreation department created the People Trail system to offer safe, paved multi-use trails for city residents. The system currently offers more than 16 miles of trails for pedestrians, runners, and bicyclists. The Columbus Park Foundation (CPF) has assisted the Parks and Recreation Department with funding and implementation of the People Trail system. CPF asked CBBEL to provide design and permitting services for a 0.75 mile connector trail in the downtown area. This segment of the proposed 1.5 mile connector links the existing Haw Creek Trail to the downtown area. It features modular retaining walls to facilitate the trail crossing under the State Street bridge.

CBBEL completed the design of the trail and retaining walls and the permit applications for the construction of the project in the Haw Creek floodway.


  • Early coordination with regulatory agencies
  • IDNR permit applications
  • Design
  • Plan preparation
  • Construction cost estimate