Your Input Needed on this Vital Odenton to BWI Trail Link!

Anne Arundel County is aiming to close the gap in multimodal transportation options linking Odenton with the BWI trail to improve access to vital economic generators in the County, including Ft. Meade, Arundel Mills, BWI Airport, and surrounding employment centers. Several projects and studies have been performed in the area for multimodal improvements, including along MD 175, MD 713, and Clark Road.
This project, partially funded through a Maryland Kim Lamphier Bikeways Grant, is focused on areas not yet studied for a potential shared-use path between the end of the WB&A Trail in Odenton and the BWI Trail. This connecting shared-use path would be paved, off-road, and buffered from motorized traffic. The goal of the study is to select a preferred route and a preliminary design for the shared-use path. The path will be inviting and accessible for bicycle and pedestrian travel between the BWI Trail, Odenton Town Center trails, the WB&A Trail, and nearby destinations. The study will evaluate safety, connectivity, convenience, cost, and several other factors.   Please let the county know how much we need this link and what your preferences are before October 31! Click HERE to learn more and provide your input!

Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Awarded Grants to Address Network Gaps

Bike Grants for Annapolis & Anne Arundel County! Very pleased to report 2 important grant awards from the Maryland Kim Lamphier Bikeways Program! Thanks to advocacy work led by Bike Maryland, BikeAAA and others the program nearly doubled in value to $3.8M and was named for our friend and fearless advocate Kim Lamphier who we lost to cancer last year. Anne Arundel County got a $600K grant for design to extend the BWI Trail spur from Maple Ave to Nursery Rd. From there we plan to connect to Baltimore’s Gwynn’s Fall Trail, the subject of another grant-funded study awarded to Harbor Hospital in collaboration with the Greater Baybrook Alliance. The City of Annapolis received a $224k grant for design of several connectors to close gaps among Annapolis trails and bike lanes to create a network.
These and a variety of other studies, design and construction projects advance our envisioned Anne Arundel Trail Network!

Click for the MDOT Media Release about the 2021 Kim Lamphier Bikeways Grants.

New B&A to Broadneck Trail Connector Is Vital Link in Network Vision

Maryland DOT supported design for this new link between the existing B&A Trail and in-process Broadneck Trail. See the MDOT video and story and about how this link is important locally, regionally and nationally!

For an awesome video of the Connector itself, please click