Maryland Awards $3.1 Million For Expanding Bike Routes
HANOVER, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — The state of Maryland is spending $3.1 million to expand and improve bicycling opportunities.
The Department of Transportation announced the Bikeways Program grants Tuesday.
They include $1.5 million to build a nearly half-mile connection between the Anacostia Tributary Trails System in Prince George’s County and the Washington D.C. River Trail.
Another major project is a $470,000 grant to extend the Three Notch Trail in St. Mary’s County.
A grant of $320,000 will fund design and construction of a downtown Baltimore cycle track and bike network.
This is the second set of Bikeways grants announced this year. They bring the total for 2012 to 48 recipients and $5.6 million.
Maryland’s Anacostia Tributary Trails start near Mt Rainier, and provides connections to Wheaton, College Park, and Greenbelt.
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