Baltimore County Lauded for “Complete Streets” Program

Baltimore County has been given national recognition, ranking sixth out of 83 U.S. communities, for its Complete Streets program by the National Complete Streets Coalition, a Smart Growth America program.  Baltimore County’s Complete Street policy, formally adopted in December 2013, includes consideration of pedestrians, bicycle and transit traffic when designing and improving County streets.

From Baltimore County’s announcement:

“We’re pleased to receive national recognition for Baltimore County’s commitment to making our streets work for everyone – walkers, bicyclists and drivers,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.

“This national recognition highlights another way we are keeping Baltimore County an attractive place to live and work,” said County Council Chairwoman Cathy Bevins.

“I always talk about building livable, sustainable communities where people can walk, bike, work, shop and play all within a few miles of where they live. This helps attract new home buyers and also keeps property values strong. New bike paths and lanes and pedestrian-friendly roads add to the quality and safety of our neighborhoods,” said first district Councilman Tom Quirk.

To read more about Baltimore County’s Complete Street policy recognition, click here.