The Baltimore metro area did not make it onto Bicycling Magazine’s list of the top 50 bike-friendly cities last year, but this new development might help put us on the map in 2014: $330,000 of state money invested in new and upgraded bike paths around Baltimore County.
The state money is part of O’Malley’s Cycle Maryland project, which to date has invested $8.5 million in cyclist-friendly projects throughout the state. This new phase of infrastructure improvements will include installing new bike lanes to connect Baltimore City cycling paths with Dundalk Avenue in the county and installing signs and bike lanes for the Towson Bike Beltway.
Many of these projects won’t be completed until 2014 at the earliest, but why not use this news as an excuse to make sure your bike is tuned up anyway? After all, fall is the most beautiful season for cycling around town.