Baltimore County is hosting a workshop to have residents help plan the pedestrian and bicycle path improvements over the next few years.

Cockeysville Middle School is the location of the next workshop, on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 7 pm.

If you live in Baltimore County or use the Baltimore County hike and bike paths, then this meeting is for YOU!

The committee for the Baltimore County Department of Planning needs input from those who use the amenities or would like to, in order to find out where improvements need to be made, and how urgent those changes need to be put in place.

The main impetus for undertaking this plan comes from Baltimore County’s Master Plan 2010. The master plan describes the need to improve the variety of transportation options available to its citizens.  It calls for a county-wide plan for developing and improving bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

Master Plan Goal for Pedestrian Facilities: Develop and maintain pedestrian facilities that provide desirable levels of accessibility and safety for pedestrians, and encourage walking for both utilitarian and recreational purposes.

Master Plan Goal for Bicycle Facilities: Develop and maintain bicycle facilities that provide an adequate level of convenience, mobility, and safety for bicyclists at all levels of experience, and encourage bicycle trips for utilitarian, recreational and commuting purposes.

Cockeysville residents are able to enjoy many hike and bike paths because of meetings such as these. It is wonderful to have the Cockeysville community‘s input in the improvement of the local amenities!

Cockeysville Middle School is located at 10401 Greenside Drive, Cockeysville, MD 21030.