Bicyclists seek county funding for 'Bikeway' network during first Howard budget hearing

By Andrew Michaels, Howard County Times/Baltimore Sun

While praising the county for passing the BikeHoward master plan earlier this year, dozens of bicycling advocates testified before County Executive Allan Kittleman Wednesday evening to request the county's fiscal year 2018 budget include funds for a network of bicycle and pedestrian routes.

More than 40 people shared their proposals for county funding requests at the public hearing, including representatives from Howard Community College, Howard County Library System and Columbia village communities. County spokesman Andy Barth said the citizens budget hearing, which was the first for fiscal year 2018, was an opportunity for everyone to share their "wish lists" for funding of programs and projects

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