Patuxent Branch Trail Extension

In December of 2013, the Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning initiated a study to assess the feasibility of linking Downtown Columbia to the Patuxent Branch Trail by exploring and evaluating both existing and potential on and off road pathways to develop a direct connection. The feasibility study report recommended separating and developing the project in separate sections by advancing the section from Downtown Columbia to Stevens Forest Road though design and then conducting additional community outreach and traffic studies for the next phase of the project.

The first section of the project is from Downtown Columbia to Stevens Forest Road. In 2016, the Office of Transportation and Department of Public works initiated a preliminary design study funded by the Maryland Bikeways Program. The results of the design study and information presented at a public meeting held on October 6, 2016 are shown below.

 

30% Design Boards-Stevens Forest to Downtown Columbia

30% Design Plans-Stevens Forest to Downtown Columbia

Basis of Design Report-Stevens Forest to Downtown Columbia Trail

Feasibility Study

The report contains five sections and an executive summary, along with the appendices. The full report, along with each section and the appendices is presented below.

REPORT-Patuxent Branch Trail Extension Feasibility Study- Final

Executive Summary-Patuxent Branch Trail Extension Feasibility Study- Final

Section 1-Summary of Findings-Patuxent Branch Trail Extension Feasibility Study- Final

Section 2-Existing Conditions-Patuxent Branch Trail Extension Feasibility Study- Final

Section 3-Alternatives Analysis-Patuxent Branch Trail Extension Feasibility Study- Final

Section 4-Recommendations-Patuxent Branch Trail Extension Feasibility Study- Final

Section 5-Design and Maintenance Guidelines-Patuxent Branch Trail Extension Feasibility Study- Final

APPENDIX-Patuxent Branch Trail Extension Feasibility Study-Final

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