There are pockets of resistance to proceeding with the Western County Bike Plan (“No one bikes” and “Why are we creating this plan when the county doesn’t have any money?…which it does).
Please attend this hearing, send letters of support and spread the word to help empower the forward thinking members of the Planning Board to ‘do the right thing.’ Councilmen David Marks and Tom Quirk plan to attend in support of the Western County Bike Plan.
Funding may be scare, but many recommendations in the plan cost very little. Adding bike facilities or proper crosswalks when a road is resurfaced may have an incremental cost of next to nothing. Other ideas may be a matter of prioritizing ongoing efforts and some longer term ideas may come with a price tag , but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t get started. Obviously, this is about the long term quality of life in Baltimore County.
Please attend The Baltimore County Planning Board’s public hearing on the draft Western Baltimore County Pedestrian and Bicycle Access Plan:
Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 5 p.m.
Planning Board Hearing Room, Room 104
105 West Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, MD 21204
If approved by the Planning Board, the plan will be submitted to the Baltimore County Council for adoption as an amendment to the county master plan.
Support will aid in the plan’s adoption and future implementation. Please attend the public hearing to voice your opinion or send written comments to Barbara Weaver at firstname.lastname@example.org
The draft Western Pedestrian and Bicycle Access Plan can be viewed here. The recommendations for bicycle improvements can also be viewed on an interactive map here by selecting the Bicycle Facilities tab to the right. The map depicts the recommendations of both the Eastern and Western Pedestrian and Bicycle Access Plans. The Eastern Plan was approved by the Baltimore County Council in 2006.
If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact Kathy Schlabach at email@example.com or 410-887-3521.