About this Study
This study, funded by a 2020 Maryland Department of Transportation Kim Lamphier Bikeways Network Program grant, will build on previous planning and preliminary design efforts for multiple greenway segments through northern Baltimore. When complete, this study will identify the alignment and improvements needed to link over six miles of planned and existing greenway segments.
The project will evaluate the five segments listed below that have been previously been identified for inclusion in the Northern Segments of the Baltimore Greenway Trails Network.
- Gwynn’s Falls Parkway – Clifton Avenue to Beechwood Drive
This study will seek to connect Leakin Park to Druid Hill Park with an all-ages greenway facility on Gwynn’s Falls Parkway. The specific connection to Leakin Park will be studied and will focus on the use of Holly Avenue, Lyndhurst Avenue, and the existing paved roadway within Leakin Park adjacent to the site of the proposed Cahill Fitness & Wellness Center. Moving east, pedestrians and bicyclists will be accommodated through enhancements within the public right-of-way of Gwynn’s Falls Parkway to effectively and safely bring users into Druid Hill Park and connect with existing and proposed multimodal facilities.
- Dukeland Street Spur – Gwynn’s Falls Parkway to Hanlon Park entrance
Dukeland Street will be evaluated to determine effective and efficient alternatives that will improve pedestrian and bicycle facilities from Gwynn’s Falls Parkway to Hanlon Park.
- Wyman Park Drive – Druid Hill Park to Charles Street
Departing the east side of Druid Hill Park via East Drive, sidewalks and protected bicycle facilities exist as a connection to Wyman Park Drive. The study will develop alternatives to extend those pedestrian and bicycle facilities from the existing Stieff Silver driveway on the south side of Wyman Park Drive across the Pacific Street/Keswick Road/Sisson Street intersection. From there, the new facilities will connect to the existing 10’ wide sidepath along the north side of Wyman Park Drive.
- E. 33rd Street – Charles Street to Hillen Road
How the greenway will look on 33rd Street from Charles Street to Hillen Road has been studied and discussed with adjacent communities during previous planning efforts led by Rails to Trails (updates share here: https://www.railstotrails.org/our-work/trailnation/baltimore-greenway-trails-coalition/explore-the-trail-network-footprint/33rd-street-trail-alternatives/). This project will review, validate, and/or revise those efforts to restart the conversation with the community to ensure the design for the greenway addresses key concerns. The 33rd Street segment will provide a safe facility across Hillen Road to connect to the existing Lake Montebello Trail/Whitman Drive/Curran Drive.
- Lake Montebello – E. 33rd Street to Herring Run Trail
Finally, this study will review and evaluate the existing conditions (trail and roadway signing, striping, travel directions, and connections) of the Lake Montebello facilities to ensure a safe and efficient network for vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic. One goal of the segment design will be to ensure a safe connection to Herring Run Trail at the northwest quadrant of Harford Road and Chesterfield Avenue.