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Bicycle Project Implementation

Baltimore County recently implemented several bicycle improvement projects. A Bicycle Facilities interactive map is tracking the implementation of projects.

Constructed Projects

UMBC-Arbutus-Halethorpe MARC Route (1.4 miles): Bicycle signage marks the route linking the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) campus with the Arbutus business district and the Halethorpe MARC station. Bicycle parking (PDF) provided by the Maryland Transit Administration is available at the MARC station.

Short Line Trail Connections (2.1 miles): Baltimore County installed bike route signage on several local roads and alleys to connect two portions of the Short Line Rail Trail that were constructed by Catonsville Rails to Trails, Inc.  A route through Spring Grove Hospital to UMBC was marked by Catonsville Rails to Trails. Additional signage was provided by the Maryland State Highway Administration.

Edmondson Avenue (4.0 miles): A combination of shared parking and bike lanes as well as exclusive bike lanes provide access from historic Oella and the Number 9 Trolley Trail (No. 9 Trolley Trail) to the west and to Baltimore City’s bicycle network and the Gwynns Falls Trail to the east.

Winters Lane Area Route (1.4 miles) Winters Lane, Old Frederick Road and Dunbar Avenue are the roads included in the Winters Lane Area bike improvement project. They now have bike route signage showing directions to reach the trail at Catonsville Park and the Banneker Community Center. Signage also points the way to other Catonsville trails, including the Number 8 Streetcar Path (No. 8 Streetcar Path) and the Number 9 Trolley Trail (No. 9 Trolley Trail), which lead to Oella and to the Gwynns Falls Trail via the bike lanes on Edmondson Avenue. Winters Lane is not wide enough to accommodate bike lanes, but has pavement markings called sharrows to emphasize the need for vehicles to "share the road." A portion of the route was paid for through a Maryland Bikeways grant, while the signage on Dunbar Avenue and Old Frederick Road was funded by Baltimore County.

Security-Ingleside Loop, Phase One (2.8 miles): Bicycle lanes, sharrows and bike route signage link residential communities with the Gwynns Falls Trail. The roads included as part of the route are Ingleside Avenue, Johnnycake Road and Crosby Road. Other destinations along the route include Western Hills Park and Southwest Academy. Storm drain inlets were upgraded along the route to include bicycle-friendly grates. The work was primarily funded by a grant from the Maryland Bikeways Program.

Franklintown Storm Drain Grate Replacements: Slotted storm drain grates on roads in this community, which is adjacent to the Gwynns Falls Trail, have been replaced with bicycle-safe grates.

Towson Loop (4.3 miles): On-road bike lanes and route signage create a “bike beltway” around the Towson Core. The roads included are Bosley Avenue, Towsontown Boulevard, Hillen Road, Goucher Boulevard and Fairmount Avenue.

Towson Spokes (5.8 miles): A combination of bike route signage, bike lanes and sharrows extend from the Towson Loop through the surrounding neighborhoods on segments of Kenilworth, Fairmount, Burke and Putty Hill Avenues, and Providence and Cromwell Bridge Roads.

Dundalk Loop (5.3 miles)Bike improvements on Dundalk Avenue, Sollers Point Road and Delvale and Holabird Avenues create a loop, linking residences to a variety of destinations. The improvements consist of bike signage, bike lanes and sharrows. 
 

Staff Contact: Jessie Bialek
Phone: 410-887-3482
Email: jbialek@baltimorecountymd.gov 

 
Revised November 17, 2017         

 

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