As downtown Towson grows, its transportation system needs to grow too, not just with a proposed circulator bus, but by making the area more walkable, bicycle-friendly and parking-friendly, a panel of experts told 40 people at a meeting Monday.

The town hall-style meeting was hosted by the Greater Towson Committee, which promotes growth and development in the downtown core.

Towson, like all urban areas, needs “complete streets,” said landscape architect Melissa Miklus, an associate at Baltimore-based Alta Planning + Design, which helps cities create biking and walking opportunities. She cited the Complete Streets Coalition, a national movement that calls on transportation agencies to promote equal access and safety for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians.

(Original article on Baltimore Sun website has been deleted): Downtown Towson needs ‘complete streets,’ panel says – Baltimore Sun.