Frederick County adopted its first Bikeways and Trails Plan
in December 1999, which addresses both on-street bicycle facilities and
off-street trails. This plan proposes a county wide network of 334
miles of on-street bikeways and 174 miles of off-street trails.
Frederick County has appropriated funding for its first trail project for the Ballenger Creek Trail.
An initial phase of this trail will connect Ballenger Creek Elementary
School and New Design Rd. Other phases of the Ballenger Creek Trail
under design include connections through the Westview South development.
This project is under design in 2008 and may be constructed in
2008-2009. The Division of Parks & Recreation is responsible for the design and construction of the Ballenger Creek Trail.
City of Frederick
The City of Frederick has adopted its Shared Use Path Plan
in March 2002. This plan focuses on off-street trails/paths and many
of the corridors follow those identified in the County's Bikeways and
Trails Plan. For more information contact the City of Frederick Department of Planning at 301-600-1884.
State of Maryland
The Maryland Department of Transportation completed work on a statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Access Master Plan in October 2002. This plan is an outgrowth of the State's Smart Growth
planning initiatives and will also provide guidance for investments in
bicycle and pedestrian facilities statewide. The State is also in the
process of creating a 2009 Maryland Trails Strategic Implementation Plan.