That beautiful seven-mile walking path that runs from the Canton waterfront to the Museum of Industry in Federal Hill could get even better.
It could soon expand and include a bike path.
The Baltimore City Board of Estimates recently approved a request by the city's Department of Transportation to study implementing a bike path along the Inner Harbor's waterfront promenade. The study, funded by a $50,000 from the Maryland Bikeways Program, will compare the Inner Harbor waterfront promenade to cities with similar designs.
Among other cities, the study will look at waterfront bike path efforts in Pittsburgh, Vancouver and Washington, D.C., as well as Ocean City's boardwalk, which includes bike acess, according to city DOT spokeswoman Kathy Chopper. Currently, bikes are not allowed on the Inner Harbor's promenade.
Earlier this month, the Board of Estimates approved a bike-sharing grant agreement with the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) that is expected to bring 250 bikes and 25 bike stations to downtown Baltimore, possibly by next spring.