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.
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! https://news.mdot.maryland.gov/mdot-helps-turn-trail-network-vision-into-a-reality/
For an awesome video of the Connector itself, please click https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=62&v=nTIKzjDfpIo&feature=emb_logo
We envision a Trail Network connecting people on foot or wheels with the places they need and want to go, both locally and regionally. The network utilizes numerous existing and planned trails and also identifies gaps to be filled with future trails. We envision a variety of “connectors” that make it safe, convenient and fun for people to reach the network from home and to their destination. More travel on foot and wheels helps reduce traffic, protect our environment, promote physical and emotional health and make our local economy more vibrant. The trails should be accessible to people of all ages, abilities and means. This Trail Network provides a framework for working with City, County and State agencies to establish priorities and secure funding based on equity, access and demand.