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Bicycle & Pedestrian Resources in Your Community

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Welcome to Maryland State Highway Administration’s non-motorized transportation page!

SHA partners with communities and groups around the state interested in establishing or improving bicycle and pedestrian networks in their area. Click here to find out more about SHA’s Recreational Trails Grants, Transportation Enhancement Program (TEP) or Bikeways Program.

Maryland is committed to providing accommodations for alternative modes of transportation such as walking and bicycling. In recent years, at a national level more and more attention has been given to the walking and bicycling as legitimate forms of transportation in an effort to promote a more sustainable and livable lifestyle. As a result, yearly federal grants for bicycling and walking projects have doubled since 2008 and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has released a series of policy statements relating to bicycling and walking, complete streets and livable communities. Maryland has also followed suit in recent years by enhancing many of our bicycling and walking programs and policies. Such program improvements include new bicycle guidelines, restructured sidewalk programs, enhanced bicycle and pedestrian performance measures, a Complete Streets Policy, the institution of several new working groups and committees focused on enhancing internal processes and practices related to implementing bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, and more.

For more information or questions, please contact:

Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator
Office of Planning and Preliminary Engineering
State Highway Administration
707 North Calvert St, Baltimore, MD  21202
Phone: 410-545-5656
Fax: 410-209-5001
Email: bikes@sha.state.md.us

Scenic Byways/Recreational Trails Coordinator
Office of Environmental Design
State Highway Administration
707 North Calvert Street
Baltimore MD 21202
Phone: 410-545-8637
Fax: 410-209-5003