Tuesday, April 21 2015 @ 01:13 PM UTC
Contributed by: B' Spokes
Via Baltimore City Department of Planning April Newsletter
Planning Commission Officially Adopts Baltimore’s Updated Bike Master Plan - To Create a More Bike Friendly Baltimore
On March 26, 2015, the City of Baltimore’s Bike Master Plan was officially adopted by the Planning Commission, which will lead to the expansion of the city’s biking network, and create a more bicycle-friendly environment in Baltimore.
Since the adoption of the City’s first Bike Master Plan in 2006, Baltimore has made significant progress in becoming more bicycle-friendly. Over 125 miles of bike facilities have been installed to provide a network of bike lanes and trails.
The City has also installed over 600 bike racks in neighborhoods throughout Baltimore, for safe and convenient bicycle parking.
The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) 2015 update to the Baltimore City Bike Master Plan outlines a 15-year plan for bicycle infrastructure and policies developed based on national best practices and public input. The updated Plan proposes a comprehensive bicycle network where bicycle facilities will be designed based on the specific street context.
To increase bicycling and its associated health, economic, and environmental benefits, the City will focus on creating safe and user-friendly bicycle infrastructure as part of its commitment to Complete Streets and multi-modal transportation options.
Visit the DOT Bike Master Plan website for the full plan and additional information: