As the new interchange of Charles Street and the Baltimore Beltway nears completion, bike lanes were added as part of the project. The new bike lanes extend from Bellona Avenue (north of the Beltway) to just south of Kenilworth Avenue. Wayfinding signs direct cyclists (and other road users) to destinations, like Baltimore City & Lutherville.
The only interruption to the bike lanes is across the ramps to and from the Beltway. In the image above, the bike lane ends at the ramp entrance. A “Right Turn Yield To Bikes” sign is present, but not until well after the mixing area of merging traffic. The bike lane resumes adjacent to the gore area on the other side of the ramp. Connecting the bike lanes would create safer conditions for cyclists. By dashing the bike lane between the new lanes with green treatment, motorists would be more likely to share the road. Think of it was a crosswalk for bikes,.. that even Texas uses.