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Do You Support The Walkway Improvements on Cedar Lane?

There is a current project underway to improve the sidewalk on the school's side of Cedar Lane.  The current
sidewalk is not safe or conducive to the high number of walkers, bikers and locals.   Here is some background
on the project, supported by Jennifer Toole, jtoole@tooledesign.com:



The Howard County Department of Planning has proposed to build a pedestrian/bicycle pathway along the west side of Cedar Lane
between Little Patuxent Parkway and Harpers Farm Road.  Right now, there is a very narrow sidewalk along section of road that
ends just north of the school.  At that location, kids have to walk through a dark section of forest and down a rutted dirt (mud) hill
to get to school because the sidewalk ends for a short segment.  This is only a block away from the school. 

 

After many years of asking for pedestrian improvements to this road, the County has now planned a beautiful trail along that side
of the road.  It will improve conditions about 1000% for kids travelling to school along Cedar Lane, to the village center, and other neighborhood destinations such as the pool and the park. 

 

There was a meeting at the school on January 28th to hear about plans for the pathway.  Delegate Elizabeth Bobo attended, as well
as many community members and parents of Swansfield students.  Response was overwhelmingly positive by people who attended
the meeting, however there was one couple who were opposed to the trail.  Unfortunately, they have continued their effort to
get the project cut from the county budget.



Show your support for the project by
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1)Submitting a comment to Howard County Government: 

http://www.howardcountymd.gov/exec.aspx?id=6442462392


2)Writing a letter to County Executive Allan Kittleman:

Allan Kittleman, County Executive

Howard County MD

Floor Three

George Howard Building

3430 Court House Drive

Ellicott City, MD 21043


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