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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.

The twenty-two member committee is appointed by the Governor, combining the experience of citizens with the expertise of State officials. Committee members represent geographical regions throughout the State and specific interests, including those of visually and mobility impaired individuals. Nine State agencies are represented, including:

  • Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development
  • Maryland Department of Disabilities
  • Maryland State Police
  • Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Maryland Department of Planning
  • Maryland Department of Transportation
  • Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
  • Maryland State Department of Education
  • Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


Eric Brenner
Laura BeckMaryland State Police
Tres DenkWorcester County Resident
Amanda FenstermakerDorchester County Resident
Robert Gaston
Eastern Shore Resident
Charles GlassMaryland Department of Transportation
Steve GreenGarrett County Resident
Scott Hansen
John HartlineCarroll County Resident
Chris HerslMaryland State Department of Education
Greg Hinchliffe
Baltimore City Resident
Jon Morrison
Montgomery County Resident
Oluseyi OlugbenleMaryland Department of Transportation
Erin Penniston
Kevin Racine
Harford County Resident
Marci Ross
Fred Shaffer
Patrick Sheehan
Montgomery County Resident
James G. Titus
Prince George's County Resident
Cari Watrous
John Z. Wetmore
Montgomery County Resident


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, 21 Building, Training Room 2, Baltimore, MD 21202 - Agenda
  • July 14, 2017, 9:30AM,  Maryland Transit Administration, 6 St. Paul Street, 9th Floor Conference Room, Baltimore, MD 21202
  • October 20, 2017, 9:30 AM,  Location TBD

Meeting Minutes:

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.


Contact Us

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