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Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee

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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.
 

Members

Chairperson: Eric Brenner

State Representatives:

Maryland Department of Commerce: Marci Ross
Maryland Department of Disabilities: Vacant
Maryland Department of Health: Eileen M. Sparling
Maryland Department of Planning: Scott Hansen
Maryland Department of Transportation-TSO: Charles Glass
Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission: Fred Shaffer
Maryland State Department of Education: Jason Semanoff
Maryland State Police: Laura Beck

Residents:

Baltimore City: Greg Hinchliffe, Karen Schonfeld
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 & Where Do We Meet?

2019 Meeting Schedule & ThemeSupporting Local Jurisdictions at the Regional Level

  • January 25, 2019  10 AM, Washington County Free Library in Hagerstown, 100 S Potomac Street, Room 308/309, Hagerstown, MD 21740 – Agenda | Draft MinutesHEPMPO Presentation | Bike Spine Map Presentation
  • April 26, 2019  9:30 AM, Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB), 1500 Whetstone Way Suite 300, Baltimore, MD 21230 - Agenda
    • To view the live presentation from your computer, tablet, or smartphone, click on the following linkhttps://global.gotomeeting.com/join/27211390 | You can also dial in using your phone: Conference Number: (408) 650-3123 • Access Code: 272-113-901
  • July 12, 2019  9:30 AM, Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, Eunice Q. Sorin Visitor and Conference Center, 12320 Ocean Gateway, Ocean City, MD 21842
  • October 25, 2019  9:30 AM, National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB), 777 North Capitol St NE, Washington, DC 20002

When & Where Have We Met?

2018 ThemeStrong Partnerships Around the State - Meetings at State Agencies

2018 Meeting Minutes

2017 Theme: One MDOT - Meetings at MDOT Business Units 

For inquiries specific to MBPAC, contact: MBPAC@mdot.state.md.us.
For inquiries regarding bicycle and pedestrian activity on state roadways, contact: bikes@sha.state.md.us.