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Cecil County Bicycle Plan
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Interest in bicycling generated during the development of Elkton’s Bicycle Plan (2011) led to requests for WILMAPCO to produce a bike plan covering all of Cecil County. While Cecil County is rural in its composition, there are many opportunities to expand bicycling for a variety of uses, including commute, recreation, and tourism opportunities. By developing an integrated transportation system that supports bicycling, Cecil County will improve access to communities and other key destinations, link to other modes of transportation, promote tourism, improve air quality, and enhance quality of life. The collaborative vision for both Cecil County and the Towns is “to support multi-modal transportation by focusing investments into existing communities to foster bicycling for a variety of uses including transportation, recreation, fitness, and tourism. The County and Towns will increase bicycle usage by improving safety and providing a convenient and coordinated network”.
The development of this Plan was guided under the direction of an Advisory Committee that represented a variety of stakeholders and agencies including Cecil County Planning and Zoning, Maryland state departments (MDOT, SHA, MDP, MDNR, MTA), municipalities, community groups, and citizens. The Plan maps proposed countywide and local bicycle facilities and identifies other bicycle investments such as bicycle parking, and presents actions for implementation. Additional key components of the bicycle plan include bicycle safety education and encouragement programs. This Plan will also improve Maryland’s Bicycle Friendly State ranking (#8 in 2012) from the League of American Bicyclists by having county-level bicycle plans.
This Cecil County Bicycle Plan was approved by the Cecil County Board of Commissioners on November 27, 2012, the Towns of Cecil County, and the WILMAPCO Council on January 10, 2013.
The Cecil County Bicycle Master Plan includes a set of goals, strategies, and actions to guide development and implementation of bicycling projects and programs in Cecil County.
Download the Cecil County Bike Plan Scope of Work 
View the Summary of Recommendations  (pages 77-80)
Public feedback was sought out through several public open-house workshops and other forms of communication. County and Town residents were invited to participate in a number of workshops and meetings to discuss local bicycle issues. See Frequently Asked Questions .
Other meetings and public workshops have included:
As part of the development of this Plan, the concerns and ideas from bicyclists were sought out to help improve conditions for biking throughout the County and within the Towns. We asked bicyclists to fill out a field worksheet and/ or map the route (and any obstacles) that they use regularly. This input was used to help identify improvements that could be made along bike routes.
View the Cecil County Bicycle Field Worksheet 
Additionally, frequent routes and obstacles encountered when riding can be submitted interactively. A suggested method is via www.maps.google.com . Using a Google email account, log-in and go to “My Places” and create a map displaying your bicycle route(s). Use the draw a line and place marker tools to draw routes and highlight points of conflict. Once you’ve mapped your bike routes, select “Done”. Then select “KML” and save. Email your saved .kml file to firstname.lastname@example.org . Other interactive mapping sites that can be used include www.bikely.com and www.mapmyride.com .
For more information about the Cecil County Bicycle Plan, please contact us !
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URLs in this post:
 Bicycle Friendly State : http://www.bikeleague.org/programs/bicyclefriendlyamerica/bicyclefriendlystate/
 Cecil County Bike Plan Scope of Work: http://wilmapco.org/BikeCecil/CCBP_Scope_of_Work.pdf
 Cecil County Bicycle Plan: http://wilmapco.org/BikeCecil/CCBP_2012_FINAL_Endorsed.pdf
 Low Resolution : http://wilmapco.org/BikeCecil/CCBP_2012_FINAL_Endorsed_LowRes.pdf
 Summary of Recommendations: http://wilmapco.org/BikeCecil/CCBP_SummaryofRecommendations.pdf
 Frequently Asked Questions: http://wilmapco.org/BikeCecil/CCBP-FAQs.pdf
 November 20, 2012 Public Workshop Flyer: http://www.wilmapco.org/BikeCecil/CCBPOpenHouseWorkshopFlyer-Fall_Nov2012.pdf
 May 31, 2012 Public Workshop Flyer: http://www.wilmapco.org/BikeCecil/CCBPOpenHouseWorkshopFlier-Spring2012.pdf
 May 31, 2012 Public Workshop Materials: http://www.wilmapco.org/BikeCecil/CCBP_PublicWorkshopMay2012.pdf
 November 1, 2011 Public Workshop Flyer: http://www.wilmapco.org/BikeCecil/Nov1workshopflyer.pdf
 November 1, 2011 Pubic Workshop Boards: http://www.wilmapco.org/BikeCecil/CCBPOpenHouseWorkshopBoards.pdf
 field worksheet : http://wilmapco.org/BikeCecil/CCBP_FieldWorksheet.pdf
 www.maps.google.com: http://www.maps.google.com
 email@example.com: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
 www.bikely.com : http://www.bikely.com
 www.mapmyride.com: http://www.mapmyride.com
 Notes: http://www.wilmapco.org/BikeCecil/CCBPAC_MtgNotes_5.30.2012.pdf
 Notes: http://www.wilmapco.org/BikeCecil/CCBPAC_MtgNotes_3.15.2012.pdf
 Notes: http://www.wilmapco.org/BikeCecil/CCBPAC_MtgNotes_12.15.2011.pdf
 Notes: http://www.wilmapco.org/BikeCecil/CCBPAC_MtgNotes_9.12.2011.pdf
 Notes: http://www.wilmapco.org/BikeCecil/CCBPAC_MtgNotes_6.13.2011.pdf
 contact us: mailto:email@example.com?subject=Information%20about%20the%20Cecil%20County%20Bicycle%20Plan
 Cecil County Comprehensive Plan: http://www.ccgov.org/uploads/PlanningAndZoning/General/2010ComprehensivePlan.pdf
 Cecil County Track A Feasibility Study: http://www.wilmapco.org/track_a_feasibility/
 Elkton Bicycle Plan: http://www.wilmapco.org/bikeelkton/
 Elkton TOD Plan: http://www.wilmapco.org/elkton/
 Perryville TOD and Greenway Plan: http://www.wilmapco.org/perryville/
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