The County's first Bikeways and Trails Plan was adopted in 1999 and included planned networks for on-street bicycle facilities and off-street/multi-use trails. The 2018 Bikeways and Trails Plan proposes updates to these networks including deletions and revisions to various links and corridors. A new element in the Draft Plan proposes the concept of Complete Streets that addresses how the overall design of a street can better accommodate all users including pedestrians, cyclists, and motor vehicles.
The Plan was approved (for recommendation to the County Council) by the Frederick County Planning Commission (FCPC) on December 13, 2017. The Plan received its final approval by the County Council in July 2018.