Increase the number of miles of BikeHoward projects (shared roads, bike lanes, and bike paths) to 95 miles by 2026
Shared-use pathways are counted as completed when they are fully constructed. On-road facilities are counted as completed if any bicycle infrastructure is added to the roadway, since BikeHoward’s recommendations were preliminary and subject to change. In addition, roadway segments for which BikeHoward designated a “shared road” or “paved and striped shoulder” facility type as part of the short-term network are counted as “completed” if they are contiguous with a bicycle facility segment that is part of the short-term network. This metric is anticipated to increase every year as additional segments are completed. However, some short segments may have a high impact (e.g. filling a gap between two large network areas), so year-to-year variation in the mileage completed is normal and expected. In FY 2021 the number of new bike lane projects was lower than normal because of a limited roadway resurfacing budget. Bike lane projects in FY 2022 and FY 2023 are expected to increase as a result of increased appropriations for resurfacing.
- Implement BikeHoward Express short-term implementation plan.
- Pursue bicycle facility implementation with each road resurfacing project.
- Partner with other stakeholders, including Columbia Association (CA) and the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT-SHA) to implement bicycle facilities outside of Howard County right-of-way.
Source: Office of Transportation