County Exec Wants Public Input on Transportation Including Pedestrian, Bicycle and Public Transit
The Anne Arundel County Executive, Laura Neuman, wants to hear from the public about the county’s transportation programs, specifically those involving public transit, pedestrian and bicycle facilities, roads and bridges, and program management. To that end, she is hosting two meetings on:
- 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 24 at Annapolis High School, and
- 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 25 at OdentonMiddle School.
The meetings will involve a workshop format with questions and comments provided to Commission members as well as County Office of Planning and Zoning staff.
“It is important that we have public representation on all of our boards and commissions,” Neuman said. “I am committed to an open and transparent government. I want our residents to have a seat at the table and have a voice in decisions made about them and their future.”
Information gained from these meetings will be provided to the Transportation Commission and the County Executive.
For more information regarding the meetings please contact the Office of Planning and Zoning at 410-222-7440.
The meeting comes after a spate of pedestrian and cyclist injuries on county roadways. South County has not been immune to this alarming trend. In late August, an Annapolis woman was killed while cycling on Riva Road. She was hit by a car.
- Aug. 22 -Pasadena woman killed in hit and run
- Aug. 7-Gambrills woman critically injured in pedestrian crash
- July 24-Boy, 11, struck by car in Odenton
- April 15 – Pasadena teen dies after hit and run
- April 7-Severn Man Struck, Killed in Arnold Crash
- Jan. 11-Four teens struck by car on Quarterfield Road
- Dec. 20-pedestrian hit on Laurel Fort Meade Road at Russett Green Road in Laurel
- Dec. 9-pedestrian hit at Rowe Blvd. and Route 50 in Annapolis
- Dec. 8-pedestrian killed on Route 2 at West Street in Annapolis
- Dec. 1-pedestrian killed on I-295 near Laurel
- Nov. 28-pedestrian hit on Central Avenue near Shore Road in Edgewater
- Nov. 28-pedestrian hit on Chapelgate Road in Odenton
- Nov. 26-pedestrian hit on B&A Blvd. at Edgewood Road in Linthicum
- Nov. 20-pedestrian hit on Mountain Road near Jumpers Hold Road in Pasadena
- Nov. 16-pedestrian hit on Ritchie Highway near 11th Street in Brooklyn Park
- Nov. 1-pedestrian hit on Ritchie Highway near Camrose Avenue in Brooklyn Park
- Oct. 27-pedestrian hit on Aviation Blvd. near Allwood Drive in Linthicum
How can cyclists, cars and pedestrians get along better on county roads? Add your thoughts in the comments!