Howard County Adopts Updated WalkHoward Plan

Howard County Council unanimously adopted an updated plan for WalkHoward, which provides vision, framework, and guidance for improving walkability and pedestrian access in the county.

Recommended improvements for the WalkHoward plan were rated using a prioritization method that considered access to important destinations for county residents. Equity considerations, such as income and unemployment, were also used to recommend improvements.

From Howard County’s website:

“Following the passage of our Complete Streets resolution, it was important to make our WalkHoward plan an immediate priority. I’m thankful for the effort that went into creating such a comprehensive and thoughtful approach to making Howard County more accessible and reliable for pedestrians, including a greater emphasis on safety and accommodations for people with disabilities and integration with transit services and schools,” said County Executive Calvin Ball. “The WalkHoward plan is a critical component of creating a multi-modal community for all, and its unanimous passage signifies broad community support.”

To view the full WalkHoward plan and an online interactive map of all recommendations, visit

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