Committee seeks state grant to help create Towson 'Bike Beltway'
Image from the Baltimore Sun article.
This is a Baltimore County initiative, where I served as project manager for the creation of the Western Baltimore County Pedestrian and Bicycle Access plan (approved by the Planning Board in late April 2012, and now being transmitted to the County Council for final adoption) in FY10, and came up out of the Council District 5 Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee, organized by David Marks, the Councilman for that district.
It's interesting for a couple reasons.
1. It sort of confirms my joke that I am seen as a sage in Baltimore and a crank in DC.
2. It illustrates the "neighborhood loop" concept (for walking and biking) that I advocate for as part of sub-city transportation planning at the ward/sector/district/neighborhood level.
3. Because the creation of BPACs at the District level, and integrated into a County-wide committee, was first suggested by me in drafts of the Western County plan. While the recommendation was excised from the plan (probably seen as too controversial), it was recommended to the Councilman and was later re-incorporated into the legislation creating the County Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee and the various charges imbued into the ordinance.