County Council: Please demand a better Bikeways and Trails Plan!

Back in 1999 I was part of a citizens group that worked with Frederick County government to create a Bikeways and Trails Plan. The plan, nearly a year in the making, was subsequently approved by the County … [Read more...]

Support the Monocacy Crossing Trail, a mixed use path connecting our city and countryside

With increasing frequency walkable and bike-friendly communities are what many people demand. Frederick has a lot to offer and now a tremendous opportunity to grow and improve the bicycle/pedestrian infrastructure of the … [Read more...]

Frederick: A Bicycle-Friendly Community

In 2010, Frederick mayor Randy McClement, with the assistance of city planner Tim Davis and the newly-created Frederick Bicycle Coalition, formed what was then termed the “Mayor’s Ad-hoc Bicycle Committee”. Numerous … [Read more...]

Cities Release New Guide on World-Class Street Design

The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) unveiled a new design manual for city streets on September 23rd. A blueprint for the 21st century streetscape, the Urban Street Design Guide … [Read more...]

The ten steps of walkability

In Jeff Speck’s excellent new book, Walkable City, he suggests that there are ten keys to creating walkability. Most of them also have something to do with redressing the deleterious effects caused by our allowing cars … [Read more...]