Next meeting

The next quarterly meeting of the Bicycle Advisory Group (BAG) will be held virtually on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 3pm via Webex. If you are interested in attending or providing public comment, please send an email to [email protected] by 8am the morning of the meeting with your request and the Webex link will be emailed to you.  

Overview

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.

Group Members

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):

  • Jessica Bellah, Columbia Association (RP), Senior Community Planner
  • Jennifer Biddle, Howard County Department of Public Works (RP), Chief of Traffic Engineering
  • Ryan Channel, Howard County Public School System (RP), School Psychologist
  • Ted Cochran, Vice Chair, Free Bikes 4 Kidz Maryland, President (DP)
  • Jack Guarneri, Bicycling Advocates of Howard County (RP), President
  • Jon Mayer, Maryland Department of Transportation, State Highway Administration (DP), Bicycle and Pedestrian Planner
  • Emily Ranson, Chair, Clean Water Action, Maryland State Director (DP)
  • Christiana Rigby, Howard County Council (RP), Council Member, District 3
  • Donald Rucker, Patapsco Bicycles, Representative for retailers within Howard County (DP)]
  • Larry Schoen, Bicycle Advocate (RP)  
  • Lt. Aaron Dombrowsky, Howard County Police Department (RP), Commander, Traffic Management Division
  • Chris Tsien, Environmental Sustainability Board (DP), Board Member
  • Paul Walksy, Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks (RP), Park Planner
  • 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 Information

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 held virtually on the Webex platform during the pandemic. 

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

2021 Meetings

Regular Meeting
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 3:00 pm

Regular Meeting
Tuesday, April 6 2021 at 3:00 pm

Regular Meeting
Tuesday, June 16, 2021 at 3:00 pm

Regular Meeting
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 3:00 pm

Regular Meeting
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 3:00pm

Agendas, Minutes, and Meeting Audio
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Current Year Meetings and Agendas
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Archive Meetings and Agendas
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November 17,2020 (via WebEx)

Agenda

Meeting Minutes

Presentation

September 15,2020 (via WebEx)

Agenda

Agenda for Joint BAG/TPAG Meeting

Meeting Minutes

Joint Meeting Minutes

BAG Presentation

Joint  BAG/TPAG Presentation

 

June 16, 2020 (via WebEx) Click here to Join

Agenda 

Meeting Minutes

Presentation

MD 32 Alt Bike  Route Presentation


April 7,2020    

BAG/TPAG Joint Agenda

January 14, 2020

Agenda

Meeting Audio

Approved Minutes

Presentation

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

September 20, 2018

Agenda

Meeting Audio

Approved Minutes

Meeting Presentation

Approved Minutes of the Joint TPAG/BAG Meeting

June 19, 2018

Agenda

Meeting Audio

Approved Minutes

Meeting Presentation

March 20, 2018
April 17, 2018 (postponed due to inclement weather)

Agenda

Meeting Audio

Approved Minutes

BAG Resolution 2018-1

Meeting Presentation

BAG/TPAG Joint Meeting Audio

BAG/TPAG DRAFT Minutes

January 25, 2018

Agenda

Meeting Audio

Approved Minutes

Approved Rules of Procedure

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

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

Anyone who is interested in signing up for public comments or attending the meeting, please send inquires by email by 8 a.m. the day of the meeting. Transportation Email
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