In December, the office of Governor Hogan announced that his administration will make $3.8 million available per year in the next two years for the Bikeways Network Program, in honor of the Kim Lamphier, a member of Bike Maryland and cycling advocate who passed away in August.
Kim was an M.P.P. alumna of the School of Public Policy at UMBC, and a longtime Bikeways advocate.
From the Governor's press release:
“The Bikeways Network Program assures us that Marylanders will have access to a safe, inter-connected bicycle network for generations to come,” said Governor Hogan. “This critical investment further bolsters our transportation network and honors a dedicated advocate in Kim Lamphier.”
The bikeways program provides funding to jurisdictions and organizations for projects that support the goals of the Maryland Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan. The program helps improve connections to transit, work, schools, shopping and other destinations, and supports economic development, environmental stewardship and the quality of life in local communities.
“The bikeways program is a great way to enhance safe infrastructure throughout the state, and the ability to use these resources will make a huge impact,” said MDOT State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) Administrator Greg Slater. “I’m thankful for the unwavering efforts of Kim Lamphier, and the action of Governor Hogan to make this funding available. Kim was a fierce advocate for safe cycling and I can see her smiling face as the state confirms its commitment to this funding.”
Read more about Kim Lamphier's legacy and her advocacy work.