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Harford County proposes sidewalk improvements

Harford County proposes sidewalk improvements

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Officials in Harford County have introduced a new bicycle and pedestrian plan they hope can be a starting point for improving access to community activity centers, neighborhood-to-neighborhood travel and educational facilities.
Officials in Harford County have introduced a new bicycle and pedestrian plan they hope can be a starting point for improving access to community activity centers, neighborhood-to-neighborhood travel and educational facilities.

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Harford
 
County
 
Government 
 
DRAFT
 
BICYCLE
 
and
 
PEDESTRIAN
 
MASTER
 
PLAN
 
 JANUARY 2013
 
 
 
 
Table
 
of 
 
Contents
 
Introduction
 
...............................................................................................................................................
 
1
 
Setting
 
....................................................................................................................................................
 
1
 
Consistency
 
with
 
Master
 
Plan,
 
element
 
plans,
 
and
 
other
 
regional
 
efforts
 
...........................................
 
3
 
Planning
 
and
 
Public
 
Participation
 
Process
 
...............................................................................................
 
5
 
Harford
 
County
 
Bicyclist
 
Survey
 
............................................................................................................
 
5
 
Maryland
 
Statewide
 
Travel
 
Policy
 
Survey
 
.............................................................................................
 
5
 
Safe
 
Routes
 
to
 
School
 
............................................................................................................................
 
6
 
Walk
 
&
 
Bike
 
to
 
School
 
Day
 
....................................................................................................................
 
6
 
Community
 
and
 
Stakeholder
 
Participation
 
...........................................................................................
 
7
 
Municipal
 
Initiatives
 
............................................................................................................................
 
11
 
Goal
 
and
 
Guiding
 
Principals
 
....................................................................................................................
 
13
 
Why
 
Walking
 
and
 
Bicycling
 
.....................................................................................................................
 
15
 
Health
 
..................................................................................................................................................
 
15
 
Environmental
 
Sustainability
 
...............................................................................................................
 
15
 
Economic
 
and
 
Social
 
Benefits
 
..............................................................................................................
 
1
6
 
The
 
5
 
E’s
 
...................................................................................................................................................
 
17
 
Bicycle,
 
Pedestrian
 
and
 
Multi
Use
 
Trail
 
Network
 
Analysis
 
....................................................................
 
19
 
Overview
 
of 
 
Existing
 
Conditions
 
..........................................................................................................
 
24
 
Project
 
Recommendations
 
......................................................................................................................
 
33
 
Recommended
 
Walkway
 
Improvements
 
............................................................................................
 
33
 
Recommended
 
Bicycle
 
Improvements
 
................................................................................................
 
38
 
Recommended
 
Multi
Use
 
Trail
 
and
 
Regional
 
Long
 
Distance
 
Bikeway
 
Improvements
 
.......................
 
40
 
Recommended
 
Studies
 
........................................................................................................................
 
43
 
Policies
 
and
 
Strategies
 
............................................................................................................................
 
45
 
Bicycle
 
and
 
Pedestrian
 
Networks
 
........................................................................................................
 
45
 
Support
 
Facilities
 
.................................................................................................................................
 
48
 
Way
finding
 
and
 
Signage
 
.....................................................................................................................
 
50
 
Programs
 
.............................................................................................................................................
 
52
 
Implementation
 
.......................................................................................................................................
 
57
 
APPENDIX
 
A
:
 
Bicycle
 
and
 
Pedestrian
 
Master
 
Plan
 
Advisory
 
Committee.................................................
 
65
 
APPENDIX
 
B
:
 
Community
 
Walk
 
Municipal
 
Comments
 
............................................................................
 
67
 
APPENDIX
 
C
:
 
Complete
 
Streets
 
Guidelines
 
.............................................................................................
 
69
 
APPENDIX
 
D
:
 
Bicycle
 
Parking
 
Facilities
 
....................................................................................................
 
71
 
APPENDIX
 
E
:
 
Education
 
and
 
Encouragement
 
Programs..........................................................................
 
75
 

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