Sarah Palin may have her bridge to nowhere but Columbia now has a sidewalk to nowhere.
I suppose you could technically claim that the sidewalk connects the Dobbin Square shopping center to the Columbia Crossing shopping center on the opposite side of Rouse Parkway (MD Route 175). The only problem is that on the Columbia Crossing side the sidewalk just comes to a dead end.
What are pedestrians supposed to do at this point?
Their options at this point are to walk on the grass or walk in the street. The truly adventurous can try climbing the steep grassy hill. This will land them smack dab in the loading dock area for Dicks and Staples.
Whoever planned this apparrently did not think it all the way through. Perhaps they ran out of money?
This is not exactly a pedestrian friendly intersection to begin with. The new crosswalk makes crossing here only marginally safer.