Hickory Ridge Bike Corridor Study

The Hickory Ridge Bike Corridor study is a technical assessment of BikeHoward recommendations in and near Hickory Ridge. The goal is to develop a preferred route for continuous bicycle facilities to connect existing bike lanes on Grace Drive (providing access from River Hill and points west) to Hickory Ridge, Downtown Columbia and the rest of the Columbia pathway system and bike network.

Completed Study, December 2020

The study was completed in December 2020.
– The report can be found here.
– Appendix 1-5 can be found here.
– Appendix 6 can be found here.

Feedback to the completed study from the Hickory Ridge Community Association dated March 18, 2021 is available here.

Public Meeting, January 15, 2020

The Howard County Office of Transportation held an open house to present concepts developed through the Hickory Ridge Bike Corridor study from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM on January 15, 2020 in the Atholton High School Media Center, 6520 Freetown Road, Columbia, MD 21044. 

The materials presented at the public meeting can be viewed here: Hickory Ridge Bike Corridor Public Workshop Boards

If you would like to provide feedback, suggestions or comments on this project, please use this comment form: Hickory Ridge Bike Corridor Comment Form and email it to transportation@howardcountymd.gov by February 14.

Project History

While this is primarily a technical assessment, local knowledge is key to understanding the context and challenges associated with the roadways in the study area. Therefore, initial public outreach took place in August and September 2019 via a survey to gather residents and transient bicyclists’ opinions about the road segments in the study area. The survey was open for six weeks from August to September 2019, and garnered over 200 responses. Technical assessment, field observations, and concept development have followed during the fall and winter of 2019-20.

Click here to view the presentation given to the Hickory Ridge Village Board on September 3.
Click here to view a report summarizing the survey results

Study Area

The project study area is shown in the map below.