The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is pleased to announce the release of the Twenty-Year Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. The Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan establishes a 20-year vision to support cycling and walking as modes of transportation in Maryland. The Plan provides guidance and investment strategies to support cycling and walking, both on-road and off-road, as part of Maryland's multimodal transportation network. The Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan supports the Maryland Transportation Plan, or "MTP", and other key statewide planning efforts. It also addresses recently enacted federal transportation legislation, "Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century." This Plan updates the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan adopted in 2002 and, going forward, will be updated every five years.
The involvement of Maryland's citizens and representatives of many State and local governmental agencies was critical in the development of this Plan. MDOT thanks all participants for their contributions to the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, and looks forward to working with all partners to implement the Plan and improving biking and walking in Maryland.
Community Planner, MDOT