Anne Arundel Receives $600,000 State Bikeways Grant for Trail Connections

Yesterday, Anne Arundel County announced that the Office of Transportation has been awarded a $600,000 state grant to help close the gap between the BWI and B&A Trails with the Gwynn Falls Trail near Harbor Hospital in Baltimore.

The grant comes from the Kim Lamphier Bikeways Network Program within the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), and will allow the county to complete the design of an extension of the BWI Trail spur from Maple Ave. to the Nursery Road Light Rail station.

From the press release:

“A key element of our vision to make Anne Arundel County the best place for all is to provide safe, equitable transportation options” said County Executive Steuart Pittman. “Safe biking and walking alternatives are the best way to reduce traffic, protect our environment, improve health and make the county more livable and affordable. We are especially pleased to extend this trail in north county.”

The Kim Lamphier Bikeways Network Program provides grant funding for bicycle and pedestrian paths that can connect pedestrians to public transportation, shopping, and work. It especially helps develop connections between the existing network of bike paths.

View the full list of awards.