Photo credit: Howard County Government. See all photos from the press conference here.
Howard County Executive Dr. Calvin Ball recently released his proposed FY 2023 capital budget, which includes over $8 million for bike and pedestrian infrastructure projects – a NEW RECORD level of funding for our community, if approved. We thank County Executive Ball for this historic proposal, and for his commitment to achieving our shared complete streets vision for Howard County. Let’s keep up the great work!
Next up: the budget now heads to the Howard County Council for revision and approval. We must keep up the pressure to ensure full funding for these projects remains in the final budget. Tell the County Council to fully fund these projects to improve biking, walking and accessibility in our community!
These projects are incredibly popular in our community. In fact, a recent poll found that 74% of Howard County likely voters support spending at least $10 million on these improvements to our infrastructure (54% strongly support). With better, safer and more accessible roads, intersections, sidewalks and paths, we can improve opportunities for everyone in our community to be active and healthy.
Send your message to the Howard County Council to protect this funding to make our roads, intersections, sidewalks and paths safer for us to walk and bike!