About

The Bicycle Advisory Group was established by Howard County Code Section 6.408 to "advise the County Executive and County Administration" on matters of bicycle transportation, particularly the implementation of the Bicycle Master Plan.

Click here for a one-page digest of Howard County code as it relates to the Bicycle Advisory Group.

Next Meeting

  • If you wish to attend the next virtual BAG meeting, it will be held on November 16, 2021. Please visit this webpage in November for the meeting link. 
  • Anyone who is interested in signing up to make a public comment, please send inquires by email by 8 a.m. the day of the meeting to [email protected].

 

Group Information
Title
2022 Meeting Schedule
Content

The BAG meets at least quarterly. Meetings take place in the Columbia/Ellicott Room at the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive in Ellicott City. Meetings are currently held virtually on the Webex platform. 

The BAG has adopted rules of procedure to ensure orderly and productive meetings.

  • January 11 at 3:00 pm
  • April 5 at 3:00 pm
  • June 14 at 3:00 pm
  • September 13 at 3:00 pm
  • November 15 at 3:00 pm
Title
Group Members
Content

Certain agencies and organizations are required to have representatives on the Bicycle Advisory Group (BAG), and other members may be admitted at the discretion of the Administrator of the Office of Transportation. The current BAG membership includes  (RP - Required Position, DP - Discretionary Position):

  • Chris Tsien, Environmental Sustainability Board (DP), Board Member
  • Christiana Rigby, Howard County Council (RP), Council Member, District 3
  • Donald Rucker, Patapsco Bicycles, Representative for retailers within Howard County (DP)
  • Doug Kampe, Howard County Public School System (DP)
  • Emily Ranson, Chair, Clean Water Action, Maryland State Director (DP)
  • Jack Guarneri, Bicycling Advocates of Howard County (RP), President
  • Jennifer Biddle, Howard County Department of Public Works (RP), Chief of Traffic Engineering
  • Jessica Bellah, Columbia Association (RP), Senior Community Planner
  • Jon Mayer, Maryland Department of Transportation, State Highway Administration (DP), Bicycle and Pedestrian Planner
  • Larry Schoen, Bicycle Advocate (RP)  
  • Lt. Aaron Dombrowsky, Howard County Police Department (RP), Commander, Traffic Management Division
  • Paul Walksy, Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks (RP), Park Planner
  • Ted Cochran, Vice Chair, Free Bikes 4 Kidz Maryland, President (DP)
  • Warren Wortman, Bicycle Advocate (DP)  
  • To be determined, Representative appointed by Voices for Change (RP) 
  • To be determined, Representative appointed by Howard County Association of Student Councils (RP)
Meeting Agendas & Minutes
Title
2021
Content

September 14, 2021 (via WebEx)

Agenda 

Draft meeting minutes from June 15, 2021 

Presentation

 

June 15, 2021 (via WebEx)

Agenda

Meeting Minutes from 4.6.2021

Presentation 

Proposed wayfinding map

 

April 6, 2021 (via WebEx)

Agenda

Meeting Minutes from 1.12.2021

Presentation

 

January 12, 2021 (via WebEx)

Agenda

Meeting Minutes

Presentation

Title
2020
Title
2019
Content

November 18, 2019

Agenda

Meeting Audio (Note: there is a gap in the audio between 4:30PM and 4:44PM, during which time the BAG conducted an interactive breakout activity rather than a group discussion. The time break is located at 1:27:24 of the audio file.)

Meeting Presentation

Wayfinding Route Proposals

 

September 17, 2019

Agenda

Meeting Audio

Approved Minutes

Hickory Ridge Bike Corridor Packet

Agenda for Joint BAG/TPAG Meeting

Meeting Audio for Joint BAG/TPAG Meeting

 

June 18, 2019

Agenda

Meeting Audio

Approved Minutes

 

March 19, 2019

Agenda

Meeting Audio

Approved Minutes

Meeting Presentation

Meeting Audio - Joint TPAG/BAG Meeting

Approved Minutes - Joint TPAG/BAG Meeting

 

January 15, 2019

Agenda

Meeting Audio

Approved Minutes

Meeting Presentation

Title
2017
Content

October 31, 2017

Agenda

Approved Minutes

 

October 24, 2017

Agenda

Meeting Audio

Approved Minutes

Prior to CB20-2017, the BAG was an informal advisory group. Archived agendas are provided below for reference, but meeting minutes were not kept prior to October 24, 2017.

 

June 21, 2017

Agenda

 

March 29, 2017

Agenda

Title
Past Years
Content

Prior to CB20-2017, the BAG was an informal advisory group. Archived agendas are provided below for reference, but meeting minutes were not kept prior to October 24, 2017.

 

October 20, 2016

Agenda

 

July 27, 2016

Agenda

 

April 26, 2016

Agenda

 

February 3, 2016

Agenda

 

October 22, 2015

Agenda

 

July 27, 2015

Agenda

 

April 22, 2015

Agenda

 

January 21, 2015

Agenda

 

September 24, 2014

Agenda

Tags
Boards & Commissions
Transportation

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