Thursday, October 10, 2013

Maryland grants millions for on and off-road bikeways

Governor adds millions to popular bike program, thanks to Transportation Infrastructure Investment Act.

HANOVER, MD - As part of the O’Malley-Brown Administration’s Cycle Maryland Initiative, Governor Martin O’Malley today announced $3.2 million in Bikeways Program Grants to fund 23 projects in four counties and 12 municipalities.  The Maryland Bikeways Program, which is administered by the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), supports the design and construction of projects that create and improve bicycle connections in Maryland to key destinations, like work, school and shopping.

“To build a modern transportation system that supports all Marylanders, we must seek a balanced approach and invest in alternative forms of travel like bicycling,” said Governor O’Malley.  “These grants will help local jurisdictions enhance their bicycle networks, which encourage healthy lifestyles and play a role in improving our air quality, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and addressing climate change in Maryland.” [full article]

Poster's note: This is an all inclusive approach, where funding is spread across multiple facility types, both on-road and off. View the list in pdf HERE.

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