The route will trek through central Towson.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Nayana Davis
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The Baltimore County Department of Public Works will soon reveal a proposed route, dubbed the "Bike Beltway," for Towson. A public meeting for the unveiling is scheduled for 7 p.m., Dec. 17 in room 118 of the Historic Court House in Towson, according to a news release. The route will run through central Towson and include bike access to Towson University, Goucher College, Towson Town Center and the government center, the release states. The project was awarded a $100,000 grant from the Maryland Department of Transportation to cover signage and repainting costs for the path in January. County capital funds will provide $20,000 for the effort. Additional funds from the Department of Public Works would go toward resurfacing the roads along …
The county was recently awarded a state grant to fund the project.
Cyclists will have an easier time traversing Towson as a proposed bicycle "beltway" moves closer to fruition. The 5th District Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee—created by Councilman David Marks in June 2011—plans to meet with the Baltimore County Department of Public Works in September to determine how best to implement the "beltway," or rather, a pathway strictly for cyclists. Extensions to the path have also been proposed but there is no funding available for these as of yet. "We'd have to look into finding different sources of funding," said Allysha Lorber, a committee volunteer. Lorber presented an update to the project Thursday night at the Greater Towson Council of Community Associations meeting. She said the committee is …