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Posted on: August 9, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Frederick County Seeks Public Input on Frederick-to-Urbana Pedestrian & Bicycle Connection

A bike lane along a road

FREDERICK, Md. – Frederick County’s Division of Planning & Permitting encourages the community to provide input on the feasibility of pedestrian and bicycle facilities between Frederick and Urbana. Two community meetings are scheduled later this month, and a survey is being conducted to gather feedback. 

The County is investigating potential routes for improved pedestrian and bicycle facilities between the City of Frederick and Urbana District Park. This connection was identified on the 2018 Bikeways and Trails Plan and will help provide the community with more opportunities to access healthy recreation and alternative transportation options and move closer to the vision of a Livable Frederick County.  

This feasibility study will develop multiple alternative routes that follow roads, stream corridors, rails to trails, and utility rights-of-way to create a long and continuous path without significant land use impacts. The study will also consider Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility, potential impacts to environmental features, and the cost and feasibility of construction to identify a preferred alternative that maximizes connections to existing pedestrian and bicycle facilities, parks, schools, existing and planned development, and other points of interest.

People are invited to share their thoughts by taking the online survey at http://FrederickCountyMD.gov/FredericktoUrbanaSurvey. The public is also invited to provide feedback at Urbana District Park between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19, or between 3 and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, so the project team can make informed decisions.  

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