North Laurel Connections

kids in bike lane  Picture - People Biking

The goal of this project is to develop an enhanced bicycle connection from the Patuxent Branch Trail trailhead at Savage Park to the North Laurel Community Center continuing to the Laurel Race Track MARC Station and the Laurel MARC Station, potentially including a shared use pathway to improve access and connections across an existing utility right of way.

This project will link with other local and regionally significant area plans that champion bicycle and pedestrian transportation options. They are as follows:

  • BikeHoward (The Howard County Bicycle Master Plan)
  • WalkHoward (The Howard County Pedestrian Master Plan)

A public meeting in November 2015 allowed community members to identify preferred on/off road improvements that would provide needed access to local communities and a multi modal transportation link between North Laurel and Savage Park. The result of this mapping exercise has guided the development of the North Laurel Connections plan, and will guide the connectivity improvements, which are proposed to include a short pathway connection, sharrows, bike lanes and signage to guide cyclists and connect to destinations in the south. In November 2017, Howard County received a grant to advance the project to final design. This project phase will include more opportunities for the public to comment on the proposal.

Key Tasks Status/Date
30% Design Grant Awarded Complete
Open House November 17, 2015
2nd Open House with 30% Design Plans June 15, 2016
Finalize 30% Design Plans August 2016
Submit 30% Design report December 2016
Final Design Grant Awarded November 2017

Project Documents


30% Design Documents

North Laurel Connections 30% Design

North Laurel Connections Wayfinding Package

June 15, 2016 Meeting Material

North Laurel Connections Trail Connection

North Laurel Connections Signage

North Laurel Connections Overall Route

November 17, 2015 Open House Material

North Laurel Connections – Options Map

North Laurel Connections- Options

North Laurel Connections Presentation 11-17-15

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