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.
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.
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