County Executive Calvin Ball commits to complete streets in his State of the County Remarks

In his State of the County address this week, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball committed to making complete streets “a priority to promote our vision of a true multi-modal transportation system, beginning with more bike lanes.”

This public promise to prioritize better biking and walking is in clear response to your advocacy! In his speech, Ball also said he listened as “dozens of cyclists came in their full bike gear, advocating for streets that provide safe access to users.” Read more about the speech in the Howard County Times >>

Now it’s more important than ever to show support for safer and easier biking and walking in Howard County by joining us at next week’s budget hearing on March 5. Come and hear testimony in support of the Bikeway then stay for a complete streets learning session, located in the same building.

What: Budgeting Hearing & Complete Streets Learning Session
When: Tuesday, March 5, 6:45 – 8:45 p.m.
Where: George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, Md. 21043. We will meet in the lobby, then enter the hearing room as a group and leave to a separate room as a group.
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At our complete streets learning session, we’ll discuss:

  • What are complete streets and how do they help all kinds of travelers?
  • What will it take for the county to start building more complete streets?
  • What is a complete streets policy?
  • How can we show support and get a complete streets policy passed here?

Come, learn and share any priorities, ideas or thoughts you may have!

Join us to advocate for the Bikeway and learn about complete streets on March 5

We invite you to an interesting double header in support of biking, walking, transit and accessibility in our community. We hope you can join us!

On March 5, you can show your support for Bikeway funding at the start of the second budget hearing — and then head down the hall for education and discussion on “complete streets” policy and advocacy. Complete streets are designed to be safe and welcoming for walkers, bicyclists, transit users, people with disabilities and drivers.
What: Budgeting Hearing & Complete Streets Learning Session
When: Tuesday, March 5, 6:45 – 8:45 p.m.
Where: George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, Md. 21043. We will meet in the lobby, then enter the hearing room as a group and leave to a separate room as a group. 
RSVP Now

You have voiced your support for a more bikeable, walkable Howard County. Now is the time to show up and make sure our new county leaders see that this must be a priority!

At our complete streets learning session, we’ll discuss:

  • What are complete streets and how do they help all kinds of travelers?
  • What will it take for the county to start building more complete streets?
  • What is a complete streets policy?
  • How can we show support and get a complete streets policy passed here?

Come, learn and share any priorities, ideas or thoughts you may have!

70+ People Turn Out to Support Bike Funding at County Budget Hearing

On March 8, dozens of Bikeway supporters came out with helmets, bike bells and bike parts to say “We can’t ride on partial funding!” Several supporters also testified before the county executive, urging him to increase funding for bike routes: Gerod Blue of the American Heart Association, Kevin McAliley of Wilde Lake Village, Cliff Hughes of the Association of Community Services, Jenny Bonilla of PATH (People Acting Together in Howard), Chris Tsien of the Bicycling Advocates of Howard County and Paul Gleichauf of the Horizon Foundation. These leaders powerfully stated the value of bicycling infrastructure for health, transportation equity for lower income residents, neighborhood vitality and quality of life.