County Executive John R. Leopold Seeks Applicants to Serve on the Citizen Advisory Committee for the Pedestrian/Bicycle Master Plan
Deadline to Apply is February 29th
Annapolis, Maryland (February 16, 2012) – County Executive John R. Leopold announced today that the application deadline to serve on the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) for the Pedestrian/Bicycle Master Plan (PBMP) is February 29, 2012.
"Walking and bicycling are alternate modes of travel that should be encouraged and supported within our infrastructure," said Mr. Leopold. "This study focuses primarily on accommodating day-to-day transportation activities, such as walking and biking to work, school, libraries and retail shops."
The Office of Planning and Zoning (OPZ) held two listening sessions earlier this month with the third scheduled for February 22, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at Severna Park Middle School Cafeteria, 450 Jumpers Hole Road in Severna Park.
The PBMP study seeks to identify deficiencies in the current network of sidewalks, trails, on-road travel lanes, crosswalks, etc. and develop a systematic way to prioritize improvements as funds become available or as development occurs. The study is largely (80%) funded through a Federal transportation planning grant and it is expected to take about eighteen months to complete.
The CAC will work with OPZ and the project consultant to provide ongoing citizen and community perspective. Anyone who would like to apply for consideration as an appointee to the CAC should contact the Office of Planning and Zoning, Transportation Division at 410-222-7440. CAC application forms will also be available at the listening sessions.