The Anne Arundel Trail Network is a new network of county trails that connects residents to area amenities.
Anne Arundel County already has an impressive number of great places to walk, run and bike, but one local organization is aiming to make the county’s trail system even better by connecting paths, trails and routes to one another for ease of use. Bicycle Advocates for Annapolis & Anne Arundel County (BikeAAA) has launched a new initiative to create “a network of paved trails that will equitably connect residential, employment, education, recreation, cultural and natural areas within the county and to the greater Washington and Baltimore trail networks.”
The idea is to connect the county’s existing trails, including the B&A, BWI and WB&A trails to new trails, including the Broadneck and South Shore trails. The network will also extend into downtown Annapolis with bike lanes, the Spa Creek Trail, and USNA Stadium loop. By linking area trails together, residents can access town centers such as Annapolis, Parole, Odenton, and Glen Burnie; the three area colleges (USNA, St. John’s College and Anne Arundel Community College); area malls; major business centers; and transit stations including MARC, Light Rail, Amtrak and BWI.
By providing Anne Arundel County residents with this intricate network of paths and trails, people can commute without a car, and gain access to places not on public transportation routes with ease. You can learn more about the trail network and BikeAAA’s vision, trail maps, and projects under construction at annearundeltrailnetwork.org.
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