Baltimore County has listened to “spokes-persons” who pushed for designated bicycle routes in and around Towson, and on Wednesday county officials and bicyclists celebrated the opening of a 4.23-mile Bike Beltway.

Cyclists joined County Executive Kevin Kamenetz for an inaugural trip around the network, which loops around central Towson, passing Towson’s shopping district, government center, two universities, Towson High School and numerous residential neighborhoods.

“Towson is dense enough, it’s walkable enough that you shouldn’t have to drive from [Towson] university to the Towson Marketplace,” said Nate Evans, executive director of Bike Maryland.

via Towson Bike Beltway officially open to riders –