The Maryland Bikeways Program provides technical assistance and grant support for a wide range of bicycle network development activities. The Program builds connections to work, school, shopping and transit using local roads and shared-use paths.
The full list of 2015 grant recipients is here. In the DC area, there are
Capitol Heights Chamber Ave Green and Complete Street construction. ($225,000)
- Folly Branch Stream Valley Park Connector Trail. ($200,000)
This new trail will connect the existing Lakeview Trail (located south of MD 450) with the western terminus of the WB&A Trail on the north side of MD 450 via a new 8-foot wide paved trail, boardwalk and bridge over the Folly Branch.
This trail will cross under MD 450 through an existing box culvert. A 6-foot wide spur trail will lead from the culvert to the Vista Gardens Marketplace, providing a convenient way for residents to access the shopping center.
Construction is slated to begin late 2014 and the trail will be completed in 2015.
Installation of shared lane markings and bike route signs on 9 roads in College Park. ($71,524)
On-road bike route signing and wayfinding connecting to Metro access routes in Montgomery County. ($31,767)
Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail On-Road Bicycle Route signage in Prince George's County. ($30,000)
- Shared Lane Markings on Through-City Routes in Rockville. ($33,950)
- Laurel city will receive $200,000 in construction money to build a shared-use pathway along Van Dusen Road, which is between Route 1 and Interstate 95, where it connects with the Intercounty Connector.
And though outside my WAMPA* coverage area,
- B&A Trail to Broadneck connector design. ($44,000)
*Washington, Arlington, Montgomery, PG, Alexandria