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The following is an excerpt of a letter published by the Howard County Times online edition on Feb. 21st, 2018 regarding BikeHoward Express, County Executive Allan Kittleman’s accelerated plan to implement portions of the Howard County Bicycle Master Plan adopted by the County Council in 2016. 

This letter was written by Clive Graham, the Administrator of the Howard County Office of Transportation. 

As someone who bikes frequently, I know how uneasy it can be to take a trip to work, the park or the store. Sharing today’s roads with faster cars and distracted drivers can make anyone second-guess choosing to get around by bike.

This is why BikeHoward Express, the latest measure to provide better transportation options for our community, will be a game-changer. BikeHoward Express, a plan announced by County Executive Allan Kittleman [last] week, will complete a nearly 48-mile bicycle network in the central parts of Howard County over the next three years.

BikeHoward Express accelerates portions of the Howard County Bicycle Master Plan (BikeHoward) adopted by the County Council in 2016.

While the Bicycle Master Plan takes a 30-year outlook, BikeHoward Express will advance BikeHoward’s most critical elements in a focused, coordinated manner. In just three years it will complete a network facilitating short, local, as well as longer bike trips within and through the densest and most populous parts of our county; Columbia, Elkridge, Ellicott City and Laurel/Savage.

To read the rest of Mr. Graham’s letter in its entirety, please click here.

 

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