The Baltimore City Department of Transportation has announced the installation of new bike lanes in the city.
Officials say lanes will begin along Monument, Centre Street and Maryland Avenue and will continue to Madison Street through the spring and summer of 2019.
Also, there will be improvements made to the bike lanes on Cathedral Street and N Liberty Street.
Bike lanes are being installed as part of the final phase of construction for the Downtown Bicycle Network, which includes 10 miles of biking facilities in the downtown area.
"The Downtown Bike Network is an ambitious project, and was the first in the city to thoughtfully plan a network of dedicated protected facilities for people who bike. Bikemore was practically founded on making sure this project was completed--knowing that it would become a catalyst for both increasing ridership and spurring construction of protected bike lanes throughout the city,” said Liz Cornish, Executive Director of Bikemore. "We take great pride in having been a part of helping to see this project come to fruition and are grateful for DOT's commitment to seeing it through to the finish. Projects like the Downtown Bike Network make biking a safe and comfortable choice for Baltimore residents of all ages. And that has a real impact on our city's health and prosperity."
The network aims to complete the Downtown Bicycle Network as an effort to implement the City’s Bicycle Master Plan.
According to officials, the other areas of the 10-mile network of downtown bike facilities will connect Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to N. Washington Street along Druid Hill Avenue, Centre Street, E. Monument Street, and Madison Street.
The Baltimore City Department of Transportation says that they are committed to providing safe streets for all road users, and the completion of the Downtown Bike Network brings the city closer to making biking a viable transportation option for residents.