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  2013 Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan Update

The 2013 Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan Update is a component of the overall Transportation Master Plan (TMP). As the County continues to experience growth in both population and employment, it faces challenges to mobility and quality of life that are associated with such growth. This project will integrate the recently completed Corridor Growth Management Plan (2012); the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan Update, (2013); the Complete Streets Guidance Study, (2014) and the Major Intersections and Important Facilities Study, (anticipated completion 2015) into a single Countywide Transportation Master Plan Document.
  1. To update the 2003 Anne Arundel County Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan by comprehensively identifying current facilities and amenities, as well as facility and associated amenity needs, problems, gaps and improvement opportunities;
  2. To devise and apply a methodology for evaluative and prioritizing potential pedestrian/bicycle facility and emenity improvements; and 
  3. To recommend amendments to the County Design Manual and Subdivision Regulations (including Adequate Public Facility (APF) mitigation requirements for roads) which:

a. Foster improvements to the County's network of pedestrian and bicycle facilities in a logical, cost effective, systematic and consistant manner;

b. Provide guidance to County planners and engineers as well as to property owners and developers; and

c. Take advantage of funding opportunities as they arise via public and/or private sector participation.

As outlined in the 2003 Anne Arundel County Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan there are ample substantive reasons for the County to promote walking and cycling ranging from personal health benefits, to improving air quality, to reducing dependence on foreign oil supplies, to offering citizens a choice among mobility options.
This study focuses primarily on identifying strategies which facilitate and foster pedestrian and bicycle utilitarian trips to work, school or shopping, as opposed to purely recreational trips. A major objective of the study is to comprehensively identify and assess deficiencies and continuity gaps within the County's network of pedestrian and bicycle facilities within the County's urbanized area- defined as located within the boundaries of planned utility service (water and sewer district). The study then seeks to identify and prioritize potential corrective actions based on a set of criteria determined during the course of the study.
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