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Bikeways Grant Awarded to Extend BWI Trail

The state awarded a $300,000 grant for the design of an extension of the BWI Trail to the Nursery Road Light Rail station.

As part of a new Maryland Bikeways Program, Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Tuesday that $300,000 in grant money will go to design the extension of the BWI Trail to the Nursery Road Light Rail station in Pumphrey.

The money will be used to design the 1.4-mile extension of the BWI Trail to the north, according to a press release from O'Malley's office.

“These grants are a great way to help local jurisdictions make key connections to build a more comprehensive bike network that will benefit our citizens,” O’Malley said in a press release. “By getting out and taking a bike ride, we can learn to enjoy more of Maryland’s natural treasures, help reduce the impact on the land, improve our fitness and well-being and enhance our quality of life.”

The Maryland Department of Transportation is accepting applications for the 2013 Bikeways Grants. Applications, available online, are due May 4 with final grant winners to be announced this summer.

Robert Cadwalader March 08, 2012 at 06:57 PM
Why would I want to take mile and a half bike ride to or from a light rail station when there is currently a BWI bike trail connection to the Cromwell Light Rail station that doesn't require wasting more taxpayer money.
RuffTuffCreamPuff March 08, 2012 at 09:22 PM
Drive to a park to ride off on a bike.. THis makes no sense. The parkng lot is the biggest issues there. I can never gat a place to park .. It is often a filled parking lot wth no people in sight , no kids playng , just cars with Bike racks.. not everybody rides a bike, some of us like to walk the trail or just sit and observethe planes (it is a flight oservation park),not just parking for the bike riders !! FIX THE PARKIng Situation , so more people can enjoy this park !!
edward myers March 09, 2012 at 10:34 PM
this would beneift the bicyclists more if it was a bicycle road and not a park that closes as dark, think about it we allready have a bike path that runs forn bwi to annapolis but when it would benefit the cyclist most, after, dark they are required to take thier bikes out on richie highway,with the rest of the traffic
edward myers March 09, 2012 at 10:36 PM
actually it would be for cardio of just because you like riding and the station ids not the only destination allong the trail this would be better if you could ride it after dark because it is safer than the streets.

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