Materials & Resources

General resources and links are provided below. Additional links to National, State, and Regional bike planning and best practices documents will be provided on an ongoing basis.

Howard County Office of Transportation

Connecting Columbia:  The Columbia Association(CA) is developing an Active Transportation Action Agenda to create a more interconnected and comprehensive bicycling and walking circulation system for health, recreational and transportation purposes. This project will result in a list of action items that will improve safe pedestrian and bicycle connections throughout Columbia, with an emphasis on CA’s pathways. This project will be coordinated with the County’s Bicycle Master Plan initiative.

AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities

Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices

NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide

Maryland Bicycle Master Plan 

WalkHoward : The County is updating the county’s 2007 Pedestrian Master Plan.  The new Pedestrian Plan, WalkHoward: Moving Forward, continues efforts to improve walkability in Howard County.

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