AARP Maryland, the American Heart Association and the Horizon Foundation lead a coalition to advocate for safer, connected streets for everyone. We want Streets for All in Howard County.
This campaign builds upon the success of 46 organizations and businesses and 2,000 people who advocated for increased bike funding in the county. In the FY 2020 budget proposed by County Executive Calvin Ball and passed by the County Council, $2.2 million was dedicated to bike routes – an amount nearly four times higher than just a few years ago.
Still, too many of our streets are not accessible or safe for walkers, bikers, bus riders or people with disabilities. As a result, it is too difficult for children to walk safely to school, for people to be more physically active and for people with disabilities and older adults to travel easily and independently.
Howard County needs better streets so people can walk, bike, use their wheelchair or ride the bus more safely. Our vision is for everyone in Howard County to feel like they can safely, easily and comfortably bike, walk or take public transportation anywhere they need to go. Howard County can be a leader in biking and walking and join its neighboring communities in redesigning its streets with all people, of all ages and abilities, in mind.
Kerry Darragh Oct, 25, 2021
This month of “Walktober” is all about highlighting the benefits of walking to our physical and mental health. It’s also an opportunity to call out…
Howard County approves record level of funding for bike and pedestrian infrastructure projects in FY 2022 capital budgetKerry Darragh May, 27, 2021
Yesterday, the Howard County Council finalized the FY 2022 capital budget with amendments. By a vote of 4-1, the Council approved the $5.375 million proposed…