The items that impact the DC area include
- MBPAC member Neal Welch passed away in December
- The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene alterted the MBPAC of a national student bicycle education curriculum developed by the National Association for Sport and Physical
Education. Maryland had already developed a pedestrian and bicycle education curriculum for Maryland schools.
- The Safe Routes to Schools grant review team recommended either full or partial funding of 18 applications out of the 20 that were submitted.
- The MBPAC is working on a checklist for identifying best practices in making government buildings more bicycle friendly.
- The MBPAC is going to consider whether or not to recommend that MDOT temporarily reduce the local match required for transportation enhancement (projects) for the next two years due to budget shortfalls at the local level.
- "Jim Titus expressed concerns regarding the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Prince George’s County’s designation of MD Route 564 as a bikeway was not recognized by the State Highway Administration. Michael Jackson with MDOT stated that because MD Route 564 is a State highway SHA was not bound to accept M-NCPPC-PG’s designation but recommended that Jim contact SHA staff about his concerns."
- The Maryland Statewide Student Travel Survey was released. MDOT is looking to partner with the Department of Health on implementing the recommendations
- "Delegate McIntosh recommended that MBPAC prepare a folder for the Motor Vehicle Administration to distribute in driver license renewal notices on sharing the road with bicyclists."
- SHA is planning to reprint the Maryland Bicycle Map