In 2013, the Town of Bel Air issued a Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan for Bel Air. Through this study, the town set out to strengthen the pedestrian connectivity and reinforce alternative modes of transportation such as cycling in town. Following the study, the town developed a bicycle map/brochure and made improvements to signage, markings, signals, and crosswalks. The bicycle plan proposes many improvements to the cycling conditions of the town.

The Bel Air Downtown Alliance, in partnership with The Town of Bel Air, created a project called Hike and Bike Bel Air. The goal of the project is to install multiple bike racks at designated spots as indicated in the 2013 Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan.

The initial phase of Hike and Bike Bel Air began with the installation of 7 bike racks placed throughout Downtown Bel Air. The initial phase of bike racks can be found at:

  • 220 S Main Street – Harford County Government Building
  • 6 S Bond Street – Mary E. Risteau State Office Building
  • Pennsylvania Avenue Lot
  • 39 N Hickory Avenue – Town Hall
  • 126 S Main Street – Near Charm City Run
  • Corner of Lee Street and Main Street
  • 37 N Main Street – The Bel Air Armory

The second phase of Bike Bel Air will continue with a sculptural bike rack located at the center of downtown. In addition to a sculptural bike rack, The Dresher Foundation has generously donated funds to install another seven bike racks in downtown Bel Air.

Sponsors & Partners

Support of operations of Bel Air Downtown Alliance has been provided by Maryland State Arts Council through Harford County Cultural Arts Board.

Cultural Arts Board Logo 2016 (wordpress)

Photography provided by: jen-snyder-2017