Increase the number of miles of BikeHoward projects (shared roads, bike lanes, and bike paths) to 95 miles by 2026
Pedestrian and bicycle access and connection projects are typically built as part of larger capital projects, specific sidewalk or pathway projects, or as part of private development projects. Bike lanes are also added during road resurfacing. Factors affecting the pace of project completion are funding, workload, resurfacing schedules, community approval policies, securing rights of way, development and zoning regulations, and the strength of the development market. Some of these factors are mostly controlled by County Government and some are not. Moving forward, the County CIP currently has funding to complete approximately 1-2 structured projects per year. The County will look for additional opportunities to add projects through private sector development as it reviews development proposals and through grant applications.
- 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