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

    Riva 2

    An Annapolis woman was killed in August when she was cycling in Davidsonville. Police closed Riva Road for several hours to investigate. No charges have been filed in this incident.

  • 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.

β€œIt is important that we have public representation on all of our boards and commissions,” Neuman said. β€œI 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.

Here is a recap of the 17 other pedestrian injuries/deaths around the county since the end of October (data compiled through EyeonAnnapolis.net and CapitalGazette.com:

How can cyclists, cars and pedestrians get along better on county roads? Add your thoughts in the comments!

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