The lanes for bike traffic are more unclear as you proceed on Cradlerock with the bike lanes ending at the street intersections as seen below. Cars are given the right of way at this point.
Howard County has been developing a bicycle master plan the past year. Its stated goals are:
1) Identify and develop countywide system of bicycle facilities to foster connectivity within and between the following: villages, communities and neighborhoods throughout the County, as well as neighboring cities and counties, parks and recreation centers, schools and educational institutions, commercial and employment centers, and regional and local transit facilities.
2) Facilitate recreational and transportation trips by bicycle in the County and improve safety for all types of bicyclists.
3) Recommend County policies that will support bicycling, including bikeway facility design.