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Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning

Biking and walking are good for our health, good for our environment and good for our region. And whether we do it for fitness, to get somewhere or just for fun, we need to be safe when we bike and walk. Through the planning process, we work to make the Baltimore region a better region for biking and walking — from West Baltimore to Westminster, and for all points in between.


Concept Plan for a Patapsco Regional Greenway On behalf of the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board, the Baltimore Metropolitan Council is conducting a study to develop a concept plan for the Patapsco Regional Greenway.This proposed greenway would be a shared-use path through the Patapsco Valley from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to Sykesville in Carroll County. The greenway is proposed to be a 10- to 12-foot-wide, ADA-accessible trail, though this may not be feasible in some sections of the corridor due to environmental, right-of-way, and topographical constraints. The greenway is expected to pass through or near the communities of Cherry Hill, Baltimore Highlands, Halethorpe, Elkridge, Catonsville, Ellicott City, Oella, Daniels, Woodstock, Marriottsville, and Sykesville.

The study will identify main trail locations, select alternative locations, and identify the next steps in the process toward advancing the project. Toole Design Group (TDG) is the lead consultant for the study.  

There will be a second community meeting for the Patapsco Regional Greenway on Wednesday, April 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the South Carroll Community Center (dining room area) located at 5928 Mineral Hill Road, Eldersburg, MD 21784.

Review the proposed Patapsco Regional Greenway trail alignments by segment or see the full map of proposed trails.

For more information on the project, please contact Nate Evans; (TDG project manager) or Zach Kaufman; (BMC project manager). 

To submit a comment, please e-mail Nate Evans. Comments will be accepted through Friday, April 21. Public comments will be incorporated into the final concept plan scheduled for completion in Summer 2017.



The BRTB serves as a forum for its planners and engineers to exchange information and coordinate work to develop plans and programs to best accommodate bikers and walkers, and to encourage biking and walking in the region. Our strategies, outlined in the master plan, include the development of a prioritized network of infrastructure improvements, policies including improvements specific to biking and walking in all infrastructure improvements, and the encouragement of programs such as Bike to Work Day.      

We support planning for biking and walking across the state and at the community level. Some examples of statewide and local-level planning to make the Baltimore region a better place for biking and walking include:

Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Access Plan

Anne Arundel County Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

Annapolis Bicycle Master Plan

Baltimore (City) Bicycle Master Plan

Baltimore County Pedestrian and Bicycle Access Plan, Phase 1, and Phase 2.

Harford County Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

Bike Howard Master Plan

Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan 

For more information:
Zach Kaufman,, 410-732-0500 x 1048

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 July 2017 18:40