Anne Arundel County and the City of Annapolis were each awarded Maryland Kim Lamphier Bikeways Grants in September 2020. The $600,000 county grant will design a trail extension to the existing BWI Trail spur that currently goes to Maple Ave. in Linthicum. This will accelerate the plan to connect Anne Arundel County trails with Baltimore City trails. Annapolis received a $224,000 grant to design “low-stress bike connectors” in a variety of places in the City in order to connect existing trails and bike lanes to create a network. BikeAAA and the Anne Arundel County Bicycle Advisory Commission were both instrumental in developing and pursuing these grants. BikeAAA was also active in getting MDOT to increase the overall amount of the Bikeways program and getting a bill passed that names the program for Kim Lamphier, our clear and active voice for safe biking, who we lost to cancer last year. To learn more about these grants, please click https://www.aacounty.org/news-and-events/news/bikeways-grant-award-to-aa-county-office-of-transportation and https://www.annapolis.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1100.