Tamar Drive Complete Streets Study

The Howard County Office of Transportation is conducting a complete streets corridor study for the segment of Tamar Drive from Flamepool Way to Snowden River Parkway. Based on initial public input, the Office of Transportation has developed a draft vision statement for Tamar Drive:

Tamar Drive shall provide accessibility to regional roadways for drivers while prioritizing safety and appropriate speeds and facilitating pedestrian, bicycle, and transit as well as motor vehicle travel to Long Reach Village Center, Long Reach High School, Locust Park Neighborhood Center, and other community destinations.

The Office of Transportation will hold a open-house style community meeting in the Tamar Room of Stonehouse on October 17th, 2019 from 6:30PM to 8:00PM to present concepts developed through the Tamar Drive Complete Streets Study. Interested attendees can drop in at any time during the meeting, and a 15-minute presentation summarizing the process and concepts will be given at both 6:30PM and 7:30PM. For those who cannot attend the meeting, exhibits will be posted at the Office of Transportation's website the day after the meeting and an opportunity to comment will be open until October 31st. Howard County anticipates a final report on the study by late fall.

The kickoff meeting, entitled "Envisioning Tamar Drive," was held on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Tamar Room at Stonehouse. The following materials were presented at the meeting:

In addition, a survey and questionnaire about transportation preferences and challenges on Tamar Drive garnered over 100 responses, which will guide the development of a vision statement and concept proposals. Click here to view a summary of the input received.

The initial public comment period for this project has concluded. However, general comments, feedback, or questions are always welcome. To provide a comment, or for more information, email transportation@howardcountymd.gov or call (410) 313-4360.



Complete Streets Study

Study Segment

  Flamepool Way to Snowden River Parkway


  • Speed Management
  • On-Street Parking
  • Pedestrian Safety
  • Bicycle Connectivity
  • Vehicle Traffic Flow


  1. Develop a collaborative vision for
    Tamar Drive, in accordance with
    community goals and the guidance
    of PlanHoward, BikeHoward, and WalkHoward.
  2. Identify cost-effective improvements
    consistent with this vision.
  3. Quantify safety, operational, and
    environmental impacts of proposed changes.