Friday, I had a chance to experience the new Winans Way sidepath between Hunting Ridge and the Gwynns Falls Trail. This long-waited path provides a trail separated from vehicular traffic on Winans Way. Given the steep grade of Winans Way into Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park, having the protection of a double-sided guardrail is essential for trail user safety.
In addition to providing an active transportation connection between a neighborhood and regional trail system, the sidepath incorporates traffic calming and pedestrian refuges at the Winans Way and Franklintown intersection. With new crosswalks and pedestrian refuges, the sidepath joins the Gwynns Falls Trail and other trails through Leakin Park. This new sidepath is part of a planned regional bike network connecting the Gwynns Falls Trail with the Catonsville Trolley Trail via Edmondson Avenue.