MDOT Awards $20.4 Million For Bicycle/Pedestrian Projects

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is awarding $20.4 million in state and federal money to local governments and others to support improvements for bicycle and pedestrian safety and connectivity. Awards are made through the Maryland Bikeways Program ($2.1 million), and federal Recreational Trails Program ($478,000) and Transportation Alternatives Program ($17.8 million).

Awards made to counties include:

  • $269,834 to Montgomery for four bikeshare stations
  • $188,765 to Prince George’s for four bikeshare stations at National Harbor
  • approximately $4.95 million to Somerset to construct hiker-biker trails
  • $70,000 to Baltimore City to design 1.7 miles of separated bike lanes
  • $240,000 to Howard to design 3.3 miles of shared-use paths
  • approximately $4.7 million to Anne Arundel to construct a bridge along the Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis Trail
  • $737,362.50 to Prince George’s to construct Phase 1 of its County Bike Share Program
  • $257,777 to Baltimore City for Safe Routes to School at Pimlico Elementary School
  • 640,000 to Prince George’s for design of the Central Avenue Connector Trail
  • $46,840 to Montgomery for Safe Routes to School

The full list of awards is here.

The announcement comes the same day that the Task Force to Study Bicycle Safety on Maryland Highways issued a draft of its final report recommending, among other things, that MDOT:

 consider expanding and consistently funding state discretionary programs such as the Bikeways Program to better assist local jurisdictions in planning and building infrastructure that improves bike safety and increases bike mode share.