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Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee Community Input Meeting

Towson, Maryland (February 28, 2014) – Baltimore County's Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee (PBAC) is seeking community input to help identify the next round of pedestrian and bicycle projects to be targeted for implementation. Members of the public are invited to voice their preferences on which projects to fund at a Citizen Input Meeting to be held Tuesday, March 11, at 5 p.m. in the Jefferson Building Hearing Room (Room 104), 105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204.

About the Projects

The PBAC is looking for projects that will provide County citizens with the greatest benefit at the lowest cost, using state, federal, and private grants. Projects should be ones recommended by Baltimore County's Eastern and Western Pedestrian and Bicycle Access Plans and have the following characteristics:

  • Relatively low in cost. Grant funding may be available for projects such as bike route signage, bike lane striping, and feasibility studies for shared use paths, as well as sidewalks and other pedestrian improvement projects.
  • Links to significant destinations. Improvements that provide residents with safer pedestrian or bicycle access to schools, libraries, parks, shopping centers, employment areas or transit stations are especially desirable.
  • Community support. Initial projects will be targeted to neighborhoods that support and will use enhanced walking and biking access.

Last Year's Funding

Last year, the County received funding through the Maryland Bikeways Program for several projects that were suggested by citizens, including bike lane striping and bike route signage for Dundalk, Towson, Woodlawn, Catonsville, Arbutus, Lansdowne, and Baltimore Highlands. County staff are developing detailed plans for final review by these communities.

For More Information

For more information, contact Kathy Schlabach, Department of Planning, at kschlabach@baltimorecountymd.gov or 410-887-3521.