Investing in Biking and Walking
We want Howard County to be a place where people can easily and safely bike or walk where they need to go. This will positively impact our community’s health, economic vibrancy and environment.
The Streets for All Coalition is leading the charge to advocate for adequate funding from the county government for biking and pedestrian infrastructure. Thousands of community members have joined the call for greater county investments in improved bikeability and walkability in the county.
Investing in safe, accessible spaces for biking and walking benefits a broad and diverse cross-section of our community, including children and families seeking to walk or bike to school, young workers who want to bike to the office, residents without a car who need to get to a bus station and people with disabilities who need to be able to move through their neighborhoods. Residents who do not have a car should be able to walk, bike or get to the bus stop easily and safely.
In the FY2023 budget, County Executive Calvin Ball requested and the County Council approved over $8 million for these projects to build and improve sidewalks, bike lanes, crosswalks, paths and more – a Howard County record! The Streets for All Coalition continues to advocate for bike and pedestrian funding in the county budget, as well as ensuring that projects get completed in a timely fashion.
Our time to invest in the health and well-being of Howard County is now.