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Bay Ridge Avenue Bike Lanes Completed

| December 02, 2013, 10:32 AM | 0 Comments
Left to right - Alderman Kenneth Kirby, Mayor Josh Cohen, DPW Director David Jarrell

Left to right – Alderman Kenneth Kirby, Mayor Josh Cohen, DPW Director David Jarrell

Annapolis Mayor Joshua J. Cohen announced that the Department of Public Works and the Department of Transportation have completed dedicated bicycle lanes along Bay Ridge Avenue.

”It has been a priority of mine to make Annapolis more bicycle-friendly,” Mayor Cohen said.  “The recent tragic bicycle fatalities in the county only underscore the imperative to make bicycling safe and convenient not just for avid bicyclists, but for regular families who want to be able to get around town without getting in their cars.”

The project, in keeping with the City’s Bicycle Master Plan, has replaced the existing parking lane along the section of Bay Ridge Avenue, from Hilltop Lane to Victor Parkway, with 5-foot bicycle lanes.  The 2nd phase of this project will involve installing Shared Use Lanes (Sharrows) along the section of Bay Ridge Avenue from Victor Parkway to Forest Drive.

The installation of the Bay Ridge Avenue bicycle lanes will create a connected bicycle route from Eastport to Quiet Waters Park and to the Annapolis Neck Peninsula.

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