Transportation Management

Bel Air is an attractive, bustling community providing government, financial, retail, and medical services for the entire county. This attraction may lead to traffic congestion and parking issues. The Town provides a variety of transportation programs to assist with these issues.

Neighborhood Transportation Management Program

The Neighborhood Transportation Management Program (NTMP) is designed to investigate traffic problems, identify potential solutions and work with neighborhoods to reach a consensus on the most appropriate traffic control options. Town residents who experience safety concerns on neighborhood streets are encouraged to contact the Town Public Works Department or the Town Planning Department by e-mail .  Please provide your contact information, a description of the perceived traffic issue and the desired change.  The committee meets based upon requested improvements and will respond to your request.

Downtown Pedestrian Safety Study

In the summer of 2014, the Town of Bel Air partnered with the Maryland State Highway Administration's District 4 Traffic Division to perform a comprehensive review of pedestrian related concerns.  This review covered ADA (American's with Disabilities Act) issues, Intersection geometrics & visibility, vehicle speeds & volumes and pedestrian safety & accessibility.  Recommendations were made regarding pavement markings, obstructions, pavement slopes, signage, tripping hazards and changes to signalization.

MD Route 24 & Business US 1 Traffic Study

A plan to provide the Town with data prior to the 2009 Comprehensive Plan on the existing traffic conditions and projected future traffic capacity of the busiest intersection in the Town.  It also reviews strategies to attenuate the impacts of growth in the area and associated traffic increases.

Business US 1 and MD 22 Multi-Modal Corridor Study

The Business US 1 and MD 22 Corridor is a major east-west
Corridor linking Main Street, the commercial properties in and
around Bel Air, numerous residential communities, educational
facilities, and government offices. Harford County and the Town of Bel Air have compiled a multi-modal transportation plan that serves existing and future travel demand while blending with the character of the communities.