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Announcing the Briarclift Rd/Greenwich Rd Bicycle Route Project

Bike Baltimore

This just in from the Baltimore City Department of Transportation:

The project will span from Gwynns Falls Trail to Edmondson Avenue

Why build these bicycle improvements?

Funding for these improvements comes from a Maryland Department of Transportation Bikeways grant which aims to improve bicycle routes across the state. Creating a bicycle route on Briarclift Road and Greenwich Road will connect the Gwynns Falls Trail at Winans Way with the Catonsville Trolley Trails along Edmondson Avenue.

With bike lanes on Edmondson Avenue and sidepath on Winans Way, creating a “bicycle boulevard” connection along Briarclift Rd & Greenwich Rd will complete the Baltimore City section of this project. Baltimore County will continue the bike lanes on Edmondson Avenue westward towards Catonsville.

How will this affect my street?

  • With speed humps already in place on Briarclift Avenue, vehicular traffic will not be affected by additional bicycle traffic.
  • Wayfinding signs will be installed at select intersections to provide guidance for cyclists and other road users.
  • “Sharrows” will be added to alert motorists to the presence of cyclists.
  • A solid white line will be installed to delineate the parking lane from travel lane.

Will any parking spaces be lost?
No residential parking spaces will be lost with the recommended improvements.

When will construction begin?
Construction of this project will begin in late 2012 or early 2013. The Department of Transportation will conduct community outreach during the 2012 summer while continuing with the project’s design.

What if I have other questions?
Please contact the Department of Transportation’s Planning Division at 410-396-6856 or contact Nate Evans at nate.evans@baltimorecity.gov.

Posted in Baltimore Cycling News, Baltimore Cycling Politics, Bike Lane Reports.