Last night, the Baltimore County Council unanimously passed Bill 2-11 which will create the Pedestrian & Bicycle Advisory Committee. The bill now goes to County Executive Kevin Kamenetz for final passage. Before the final vote, Council Chair John Olszewski added “I’m voting for this bill since there is no duplicate work created with the County Master Plan with minimal costs to the county. I, for one, would love to have bike and walking paths throughout the county.”
Two amendments to this bill were added that would focus this bill inside the URDL, the Urban/Urual Demarcation Line and encourage the creation of similar subcommittees for each council district.
Thanks to everyone who contacted their council representative to support this bill!
UPDATE: Check out Richard Layman’s take on the bill at Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space