(Mostly) from a Baltimore County Press Release:
The Department of Public Works will hold a public meeting on Monday, December 17 at 7:00 pm in Room 118 of the Historic Court House in Towson to unveil a proposed bike route for the County seat. The route (map above), which has been dubbed the Bike Beltway, will circle central Towson and help provide two-wheel access to Towson University, Goucher College, the Towsontowne Center and the government center.
“We have limited road capacity in Towson and need to focus on different options for people who currently drive throughout the area,” said Fifth District Councilman David Marks, a long-standing bicycle champion who will attend the December 17 meeting. “I look forward to hearing from Towson residents about ways we can thoughtfully accommodate bicyclists along with motorists.”
Towson’s proposed Bike Beltway is the brain child of the area’s growing bicycle community, specifically the 5th District Pedestrian & Bicycle Advisory Committee. This committee was convened by Councilman Marks to identify areas for active transportation improvements. The volunteer group consists of long-time cyclists, trail enthusiasts, landscape architects, urban and transportation planners. Together with the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Bikeways Program which has invested $100 thousand into the preliminary proposal (based on an application submitted by Public Works). The public meeting on December 17 will give the community an opportunity to review the route and to offer input.