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Catonsville Bikes: Trail Plans Moving Forward

October 16th, 2012 | Categories: Infrastructure | Post Comment

Music City, Maryland – If you have to find an obscure musical instrument, get a hammered dulcimer restrung or test drive a Steinway, you go to Catonsville.  While some of the great record shops are no more, those with a musical knack can make a serious field trip to Frederick Road just outside the Beltway.  Catonsville is now being known for its push to be more bike-friendly.

Catonsville will have an expanded Short Line Trail and a new bike route from University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) to the Frederick Road business district thanks to a $100,000 design grant awarded to Baltimore County from the Maryland Bikeways Program, part of the Governor Martin O’Malley’s Cycle Maryland Initiative. Catonsville Rails to Trails will be providing in-kind services to support the planning and engineering needed to extend the bike trails network.

“Catonsville’s bike trails are a wonderful way for neighbors and families to connect with each other,” said Councilman Tom Quirk. “We’re proud that Catonsville Trails to Rails has been a leader in bringing this wonderful amenity to our community.”

The UMBC spur would tap into the existing Short Line Trail, which serves as the backbone of a growing network of trails and bicycle facilities that link educational, business and recreational destinations in the greater Catonsville area. Key destinations include:

Along with the planned bike route coming to Edmondson Avenue connecting to the Gwynns Falls Trail, Catonsville is quickly becoming integrated into the region’s bicycle network.

For more information, check out Baltimore County’s press release



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