As part of the Cycle Maryland Initiative, Governor Martin O’Malley on Thursday announced $3.2 million in Bikeways Program Grants to fund 23 projects in four counties and 12 municipalities. The Maryland Bikeways Program, which is administered by the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), supports the design and construction of projects that create and improve bicycle connections in Maryland to key destinations, like work, school and shopping.
The full list of projects is here.
Locally this includes
- Prince George’s County’s WB&A Spur Trail: $175,000 to construct a 1.5-mile trail that will eventually connect the Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis (WB&A) Trail with Bowie State University and the Bowie MARC station
- Takoma Park Bikeshare Connections project: $100,000 to install shared and dedicated bike lanes connecting future bikeshare stations and bike racks.
- Bethesda Trolley Trail: Construction of wayside area and installation of trail lighting. ($185,000)
- Montgomery County's Clopper Road path: Construction of Section 3 of the shared use path along Clopper Road (MD 117). ($300,000)
- Montgomery County's ICC Connector: Construction of a shared use path along Needwood Road connecting to the InterCounty Connector Shared Use Path. ($860,000)
- East Coast Greenway: Purchase and installation of East Coast Greenway signage for Maryland route. ($81,235)
- Capitol Heights bikeway : Design of bikeway as part of a green and complete street linking to Capitol Heights Metro station. ($45,000)