Bicycle, Pedestrian, Transit Assessment (BPTA)
County Council passed into law Bill 78-18, Multimodal Transportation, October 1, 2018 and it became effective on January 1, 2019. The purpose of Bill 78-18 is to enhance the subdivision and site development regulations (Article 17) to ensure that all modes of transportation, not just motorized vehicles, are equally considered when creating the road and site design during the development process. The new regulations require more consideration of safe walking, bicycling, and transit access and expansion of the existing network, to improve mobility options to schools, libraries, trails, parks, neighborhoods, commercial centers, and other destinations.
Developers should review details in the documents below and the public is encouraged to suggest safe walking, biking, and transit access facilities for nearby developments during the community meetings that are required during the development process.