The Carroll County Department of Planning is working on a comprehensive, county-wide bicycle-pedestrian master plan. The Plan will focus on the transportation aspects of bicycle-pedestrian movements, as well as recreational and tourism opportunities. It will also Adopt the Planning and Zoning Commission Certified 2014 Freedom Bicycle-Pedestrian Master Plan & Assessment by reference.


"Carroll County is a diverse community made up of suburban centers, towns, rural areas, places of recreation and heritage destinations that are well connected in a safe and efficient manner to enable recreational choices and transportation options."


Chapter Goal
Chapter 1: Introduction, Background, Plan Development  
Chapter 2: Plan Vision and, Goals  
Chapter 3: Existing Conditions

(Accepted April 17, 2018)

Goal 1: Identify and assess existing bicycle and pedestrian facilities and networks.
Chapter 4: Future Connections

(Accepted April 17, 2018)

Goal 2: Identify a hierarchy of key connections and destinations within Carroll County.
Chapter 5: Making Connections Beyond the Path

(Accepted January 16, 2018)

Goal 3: Support walkable and bikeable communities to achieve sustainability, livability, health and economic benefits, including tourism opportunities.
Chapter 6: Transportation Alternative

(Accepted August 29, 2018)

Goal 4: Place a greater emphasis on walking and bicycling in all planning and development processes.
Chapter 7: Design Alternatives and Safety

(Accepted July 17,2018)

Goal 5: Develop and construct bicycle and pedestrian facilities to effectively balance the needs of all transportation users to promote travel choices, ensuring that bicyclist and pedestrian needs are prioritized in appropriate locations and with safety in mind.
Chapter 8: Implementation Strategies and Funding Mechanisms

Goal 6: Leverage and utilize, to the greatest extent possible, state and federal funding for improvements to existing bicycle and pedestrian facilities as well as construction of new bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure in a way that will yield the greatest impact on the County as a whole.

Goal 7: Work with local elected officials, government agencies, and the community to promote and emphasize bicycle and pedestrian safety training and outreach.