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Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee



The present-day Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (MBPAC) was formed in December 1991 as the Bicycle Advisory Committee (Chapter 624, Acts of 1991). In July 2000, the Committee became the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (Chapter 670, Acts of 2000). The Committee advises State government agencies on issues directly related to bicycling and pedestrian activity including funding, public awareness, safety and education (Code Transportation Article, sec. 2-606).

The twenty-two member committee is appointed by the Governor, combining the experience of citizens with the expertise of representatives from nine State agencies (Chapter 443, Acts of 2009). Committee members represent geographical regions throughout the State and specific interests, including those of visually and mobility impaired individuals.


Focus Areas

MBPAC has three focus areas for promoting bicycle and pedestrian activities:
1. Mode of Transportation  –  Promotes non-motorized modes as healthy, efficient, and environmentally-friendly ways to travel for work and  for fun. 
2. Education and Awareness – Promotes activities, programs and policies that foster bicycle and pedestrian safety education across all age groups; also promotes greater awareness of the mission and work of the MBPAC.
3. Tourism & Recreation –  Promoting and protecting Maryland's off-road trail system while supporting Maryland State agencies,  and providing guidance on program strategies that promote Maryland's trails and tourism resources.


Chairperson: Eric Brenner

State Representatives:

Maryland Department of Commerce: Marci Ross

Maryland Department of Disabilities: Cari Watrous

Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene: Erin Penniston

Maryland Department of Planning: Scott Hansen

Maryland Department of Transportation-TSO: Charles Glass & Oluseyi Olugbenle

Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission: Fred Shaffer

Maryland State Department of Education: Chris Hersl

Maryland State Police: Laura Beck


Baltimore City: Greg Hinchliffe

Charles County: John Hartline

Eastern Shore: Amanda Fenstermaker, Robert Gaston, Tres Denk

Harford County: Kevin Racine

Prince George's County: James Titus

Southern Maryland: John Hartline

The Washington Metropolitan Area: Jon Morrison, Patrick Sheehan & John Wetmore

Western Maryland: Steve Green


When Do We Meet?

2017 Meeting Schedule:

  • January 13, 2017, 9:30 AM, Maryland Department of Transportation Headquarters, 7201 Corporate Center Drive, Hanover, MD - Agenda
  • April 14, 2017, 9:30AM,  The State Highway Administration, 707 N Calvert Street, 211 Building, Training Room 2, Baltimore, MD 21202 - Agenda
  • June 23, 2017, Biking and Walking in the Eastern Shore, Panel discussion at the Dorchester Center for Arts, tour at the new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park, bike rides to follow. More details to come.
  • July 14, 2017, 9:30AM,  Maryland Transit Administration, 6 St. Paul Street, 9th Floor Conference Rm 920, Baltimore, MD 21202
  • September 8, 2017, 9:30AM, Bicycle and Pedestrian Efforts at the Airport, BWI Airport – Assembly Room A│B – 3rd Floor of the Terminal Building
  • October 20, 2017, 9:00 AM, Bicycle and Pedestrian Roundtable, Location TBD

Meeting Minutes:

MBPAC Contact List

MDOT's Director of Bicycle and Pedestrian Access is Dr. Charles Glass (PhD) and Oluseyi Olugbenle serves as MBPAC's staff person. Inquiries regarding MBPAC can be directed to Ms. Olugbenle via e-mail or by calling 410-865-1281 direct or 1-888-713-1414 toll-free.  Postal mail should be sent to the attention of Ms. Olugbenle at the following address:

Maryland Department of Transportation
7201 Corporate Center Drive
Hanover, MD 21076