Four Maryland Counties Receive Grants for Bikeways Projects

On September 26, 2013, Governor O’Malley announced 23 project winners of the Bikeways Program Grants; ten of the projects being in four of Maryland’s counties.

Cecil County was awarded $39, 470 for two projects,  Prince George’s County MNCPPC was awarded $175,000 for one project, $1.345 million was awarded to three projects in Montgomery County and Baltimore County was awarded $355,600 for four projects.  Thirteen projects were also awarded to municipalities.

According to the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) website,

The Maryland Bikeways Program supports the Governor’s Cycle Maryland initiative to promote biking as a fun, healthy transportation alternative that is great for our environment.  The 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.

This year’s grant recipients bring the Bikeways Program total to $8.60 million invested in 74 projects across Maryland. A map and complete list of projects is available at the following links:

In a Baltimore County press release, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz expresses his gratitude for this program:

“In this era of high gas prices, traffic congestion and a renewed emphasis on physical fitness, designating bike routes really make sense.  We thank the State for its support of our growing network of trails and bikeways.”

Visit MDOT’s Bikeways Program website for more information.