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BRTB planning new Patapsco Regional Greenway segment

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BALTIMORE, MD (Wednesday, October 18, 2023) – Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC) is developing designs for a 5.5 mile trail connecting the Guinness Open Gate Brewery to Southwest Area Park in Baltimore County. A comment period on the plans will close on December 5, 2023 and include a public meeting at the Baltimore County Library Arbutus Branch on November 1 at 6 p.m.

Working with Baltimore County, BMC released a study of four potential routes for the segment for public comment in March 2023. Analysis of the 31 comments on that study, which included positive sentiment toward the trail and thoughtful consideration of designs proposals, informed development of a ‘preferred alignment.’ Members of the public can share feedback once again before BMC completes a 30 percent design plan for the trail segment early next year.

The segment will be part of the Patapsco Regional Greenway (PRG), an envisioned 40-mile shared-use trail connecting Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to Sykesville in Carroll County along the Patapsco Valley. To date, over 12 miles of the PRG are complete.

Learn more about the project and how to comment at

PRG Guinness Southwest Selected Alignment
The 'selected alignment' for the trail segment, developed with feedback from comments on four potential routes. A comment period on the selected alignment closes December 5.

Anyone wishing to discuss the project in more detail is welcome to join a public meeting at the Baltimore County Library, Arbutus Branch on Wednesday, November 1 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Parking on site, transit accessible via MTA Local Link 76 at Southwest Park & Ride, MTA Local Link 32 at Oregon Avenue & Elm Road or via the MARC train at Halethorpe. Anyone who cannot attend may view meeting materials at

Members of the public are encouraged to share comments on the preferred alternative by Sunday, December 5, 2023.

Ways to comment include:

  • Online at
  • Email
  • Call 855-925-2801 x2711 toll free and leave a voicemail
  • Text keyword 'prgswareapark' to 73224
  • Reach @BaltoMetroCo on social media with #BRTBListens
  • Join our public meeting Wednesday, November 1 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Baltimore County Public Library, Arbutus Branch, 955 Sulphur Spring Road, Arbutus MD 21227



Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC) works collaboratively with the chief elected officials in the region to create initiatives to improve quality of life and economic vitality. As the Baltimore region’s council of governments, BMC hosts the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB) and supports local government by coordinating efforts in a range of policy areas including emergency preparedness, housing, cooperative purchasing, environmental planning and workforce development.

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