Pedestrian and Bicycle Infrastructure
Creating safe alternatives to cars is a “Smart City” initiative that benefits all residents. When more people use pedestrian trails, bicycle greenways, ride shares, or drive electric cars, it reduces the City’s carbon footprint and eases traffic congestion.
- Waterworks Park
- Bike Friendly Community Award
- Replacing Single Space Meters With Kiosks
With a $20,000 grant from the Downtown Annapolis Partnership, the Department of Public Works was able to mark downtown roads with “sharrows” or road paintings that indicate that cars and bicycles should share the roadway. These enhance safety for both bicyclists and drivers.
The City and county are sharing an $80,000 grant from the State of Maryland to create a plan for the outer portion of the West-East Extension (WEE) of the Poplar Trail. The extension would eventually connect downtown Annapolis to the Parole community as a bicycle and pedestrian greenway. In sections of the trail (as pictured above), the new path would run along the BGE right-of-way. As with the Poplar Trail, creating a greenway will help reduce trash, runoff and pollution, make a practical use of a current no-mans-land and provide additional transit options.
In a 600-acre park on City property off Defense Highway, volunteers cut miles and miles of trails for pedestrians and cyclists. These trails are open to the public and free to use. Read about Waterworks Park.
Received Bronze “Bicycle Friendly Community” designation from the League of American Bicyclists in recognition of the City and Anne Arundel County efforts to encourage bicycles in the community.
No more fishing for coins when parking in downtown. Use coins if you’ve got them, or bills or debit/credit cards or the ParkMobile app on your smartphone. For more information, visit http://www.annapolisparking.com