Proposal Could Help Bring New Bike Paths to Baltimore County

CyclingUnder a new initiative, BaltCoBike 2030, Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler proposes the county set aside $200,000 annually to match public and private sector grants to build bike paths and lanes in county neighborhoods.

Grants to construct bike infrastructure typically require a local match. If this initiative is continued by the future county executive and council, the county would be better positioned to leverage funds for bike projects.

The Baltimore Sun reports:

Baltimore County recently completed several bicycle improvement projects around the county, with about 27 miles of paths. An online map shows the current state of projects around the county.

In years past, when matching funds were needed, the county would have to “work through the budget to sort of figure out where that money is going to come from,” Kobler said.

A dedicated pool of $200,000 each year would allow the county to more easily match grants for bike lane and bike path construction.

Read The Baltimore Sun to learn more.