Representatives from the Towson community and Towson University expressed support during a Baltimore County Council work session Tuesday for legislation that mandates bike parking in new Towson developments.

“We’re going through an extraordinary period of growth and development in the Towson area, and we need to find ways that we can reduce the single-person-per-car use,” Paul Hartman, president of the Greater Towson Council of Community Associations, said. “By encouraging bicycles, I think that’s a very important step. By having a place that’s safe for folks to lock up a bicycle, you can encourage more people to use them and go to whatever shops or residences are in the area.”

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