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 Draft 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 by the Frederick County Planning Commission (FCPC) on December 13, 2017 and forwarded to the County Council for review and adoption. A workshop is tentatively scheduled with the County Council for March 13, 2018. They would subsequently hold a public hearing on the Recommended Plan. FCPC Plan