Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements

Bike Pedestrian improvements

Background


The Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements project is made possible through a $110,000 Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Community Legacy grant.

The plan is based on the March 2008 Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan developed by the City’s Bike and Pedestrian Safety Committee.

The Committees' recommendations focus on creating a bicycle and pedestrian network connecting the City’s residential and commercial corridors.  

Fall 2012


In Fall of 2012, the City began installing bicycle racks at parks, schools, public buildings and within commercial corridors. 

Spring 2013


In Spring 2013, the focus shifts to creating an on-street network of bicycle lanes and pathways.  Effective way-finding signage will guide visitors.  


Planned Routes


Proposed Bike Lane Insignia The engineering plans are complete and are detailed in each of the four plans below.

Route A – 40th Avenue & 41st Avenue
Route B – Nicholson Street
Route C – Hamilton Street & Gallatin Street
Route D – Gallatin Street and Farragut Street

Fall 2015


In Fall 2015, the principle stakeholders of the City's Sustainability Plan envisioned a community where greater connectivity and access for bikes and pedestrians have been established, barriers to bikes and pedestrians particularly along Queens Chapel and East West Highway—have been eliminated, and pedestrian and bike safety have been successfully addressed. They identified a strong bicycle network as a necessary ingredient to the continuation of the successful redevelopment along U.S.-1 and as a link for community’s continued prosperity in attracting and incubating small local businesses. As a part of the Neighborhood Revitalization Application, the city applied for the Community Legacy grant which awarded $15,000 towards capital bikeshare. Here is a map of the capital bikeshare locations in the city.