Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley opened a new section of the Anacostia River Trail in Bladensburg today. The governor was joined by Sen. Ben Cardin, US DOT Secretary Ray LaHood, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and DC Mayor Vince Gray marking the improvements made through local, state and federal partnerships. As part of the Cycle Maryland program, the governor continues to support new trails, alternative transportation and encouraged bikesharing to cross from DC into Maryland. After the ribbon cutting ceremony, Governor O’Malley and his son Jack led cyclists on a quick tour of the new trail.
If you’ve been up Fallsway lately, you’ve probably noticed some new curb work along the way. The construction of the Jones Falls Trail has begun between the Inner Harbor and Penn Station. This off-road trail will connect the Jones Falls Trail at Maryland Avenue with the Gwynns Falls Trail at the Maryland Science Center. The improvements on Fallsway are the first in the “Phase 2″ of the trail. You can follow the yellow spray-paint markings noting the construction baseline from Lanvale St to the Inner Harbor.
Come and celebrate local, state, and federal improvements made to the Anacostia River and a commitment to continue toward a fully restored and economically thriving watershed. Join Governonr Martin O’Malley on the Anacostia River Trail at Bladensburg Waterfront Park and please bring a bike, helmet, and water bottle to participate in a Cycle Maryland ride following the ceremony.
RSVP to Rebecca Siegel at Rebecca_Siegel@ios.doi.gov
You may not think that transportation and health are connected. But they are, and James Corless Director of Transportation for American (T4A) will provide insight into how every aspect of how national and local transportation policy impacts health care, from bike paths and walk ways to air pollution and mobility options for low-income communities. T4A is a coalition of over 400 organizations working to promote a new national transportation policy that’s smarter, safer, cleaner, and healthier.
Mr. Corless speaks at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Hampton House Lecture Hall
624 N. Broadway, B14
Thursday, November 3rd from 12:15 to 1:15
Free lunch provided at 12 noon