Governor Announces $7.6 Million in Funding for Maryland Bikeways; Grant Workshops to be Held in February, March

Planning in Progress

by Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Development and Infrastructure Planner
and Nate Evans, Multimodal Transportation Planner, MDOT

Governor Larry Hogan recently announced that $7.6 million ($3.8 million per year for each of the next two years) will be available for the Bikeways Program, a state initiative that provides funding for bikeways across Maryland. Administered by the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), the program has funded 110 completed projects since its launch in 2011. 

The Bikeways Program provides funding to Maryland jurisdictions and other organizations for projects which support the goals of the Maryland Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan, including improving connections to transit, work, schools, shopping, and other destinations; supporting economic development and environmental stewardship; and enhancing Marylanders’ quality of life in communities across the state. MDOT has developed an interactive map showing the location of 2020 program awards as well as past years’ projects viewable by year or by project type (see image below). Continue reading