Howard County Complete Streets

Howard County has adopted a Complete Streets Policy and is creating a Complete Streets and Bridges Design Manual to be completed by October 2021. These initiatives were recommended in both the Howard County General Plan (PlanHoward) and the Howard County Bicycle Master Plan (BikeHoward), and were required by the adoption of Council Resolution 35-2016.

What is Complete Streets

Vision. Our vision is: 

“To ensure that Howard County is a place for individuals of all backgrounds to live and travel freely, safely, and comfortably, public and private roadways in Howard County shall be safe and convenient for residents of all ages and abilities who travel by foot, bicycle, public transportation or automobile, ensuring sustainable communities Countywide.” - From Howard County's Complete Streets Policy Statement

Resolution and Policy. The Howard County Council unanimously adopted the Complete Streets Resolution CR120-2019 on October 7, 2019. Click here to read the Policy Statement. 

Policy Implementation. Click here to read a report on the first six months of Complete Streets Policy implementation. 

Workshops. Click here to learn more about the Complete Streets Community Engagement Plan Workshops held September 23, 2020.

Sign up. To sign up to receive notices about upcoming public meetings and events related to County transportation projectsplease click here. 

Additional Information 

Definition of Complete Streets

“Complete Streets are streets for everyone. They are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities. Complete Streets make it easy to cross the street, walk to shops, and bicycle to work.” – National Complete Streets Coalition. Click here to learn more.

Complete Streets and Equity

The Howard County Complete Streets Policy incorporates equity into the policy’s performance measures used to track implementation progress, prioritize projects, and evaluate designs through a Vulnerable Populations Index. For more detail and background, click here.

Complete Streets and Community Engagement

To learn more about participating in future Howard County transportation project planning, click here.

Howard County Complete Streets Implementation Team

Information for members of the Complete Streets Implementation Team (CSIT), click here