Downtown Bike Network

Downtown Bike Network

The Downtown Bike Network is 10 miles of bicycle facilities in Baltimore’s downtown. The project establishes a network of bike lanes from which further connections can be made into neighborhoods throughout the city. The project includes two-way separated bike lanes on Maryland Avenue/Cathedral Street, and Centre and Monument Streets. Additionally, it includes bike lanes and buffered bike lanes on West and East Preston Street and West and East Biddle Street, as well as on West and East Madison Street and Druid Hill Avenue.

The Maryland Avenue separated bike lane and the Preston and Biddle Street bike lanes are currently installed. Construction of the separated bike lanes on Centre and Monument Streets, as well as the buffered bike lane on Madison Street is scheduled for fall of 2018.

Project History

  • 10 Miles of bike facilities to build a connected downtown network suitable for riders of all experience levels
  • Design work began in 2012
  • Grant awarded in 2014
  • Maryland Avenue protected bike lane and Preston and Biddle Street bike lanes installed 2015-2016
  • Construction paused in 2017
  • Construction resumed on protected bike lanes on Centre and Monument Streets and buffered bike lane on Madison Street in late summer/fall 2018 

2018 Construction History

Downtown Bike Network

See below for the cross sections for each phase:

Phase 1

Phase 2

Phase 3

  • The final phase in the Downtown Bike Network; a 10 mile network of buffered and physically separated bike lanes
  • Completion of the network will allow bike travel between downtown and dozens of nearby neighborhoods
  • The bike network is designed to feel safe for any bike rider including kids
  • The bike network is a part of a long-term plan to make biking a convenient, safe, and pleasant transportation choice available to a majority of Baltimore

What Will Change With Construction?

  • Expect additional traffic delays during construction and as drivers adjust to new travel patterns
  • Street parking on some Downtown Bike Network corridors will be reduced both during and after construction

The map below shows permanent parking and travel lane changes in place once construction is complete

Phase2

Recent Outreach                  

Click here for the presentation from May 14th and 15th, 2018 public meetings. 

Separated Bike Lane Network Plan

The Downtown Bike Network is an important component of Baltimore’s Bike Master Plan (2015) and its 2017 addendum, the Separated Bike Lane Network Plan. The goal of these plans to make riding a bike a convenient, safe, and pleasant transportation choice that is available to anyone in Baltimore.

Click Here for the Separated Bike Lane Network Plan

Click Here for the Bike Master Plan

For more information please contact Matthew Warfield, 443-984-0099