2013 Bikeways Project Awards
On July 24, 2012, Governor O’Malley announced 28 new winners of the Bikeways Program Grants. The Bikeways Program is providing $3.13 million for this round of grants to seven counties, Baltimore City and 12 other municipalities. These projects are the second set of grants awarded through the Bikeways Program, bringing the total to 48 bikeways grant recipients and $5.63 million awarded to date.
The grant winning projects include: on and off-road bicycle route connections, bike route signage, bike racks and safety improvements. A map and complete list of projects is available at these links:
2012 Bikeways Project Awards
In March 2012, approximately 20 projects were selected for an initial round of Bikeways Program grants. The grant winning projects include: on and off-road bicycle route connections, bike route signage, bike racks and safety improvements. Many are small-scale projects that will be implemented very quickly to improve Maryland’s cycling environment.
The largest award of $1 million was announced by Governor O’Malley in November for the missing trail link connecting Maryland’s Anacostia Tributary Trail to Washington, D.C.’s Riverwalk Trail. The current plan is to break ground in 2012 on this final missing link that, when complete, will offer nearly 60 miles of contiguous trails along the Anacostia River Tributary System, including 39 miles in Maryland and 20 miles of completed and planned trails in the District of Columbia.
“These grants are a great way to help local jurisdictions make key connections to build a more comprehensive bike network that will benefit our citizens,” said Governor O’Malley. “By getting out and taking a bike ride, we can learn to enjoy more of Maryland’s natural treasures, help reduce the impact on the land, improve our fitness and well-being, and enhance our quality of life.”
For more information, please contact the MDOT Office of Planning and Capital Programming by e-mail at : MDBikeways@mdot.maryland.gov or phone at 410-865-1277