Monday, June 06, 2011

State DOT releases Draft Ocean City Bikeway Plan

The concept study - The Ocean City Rail Trail & Bicycle Boulevard Project was unveiled to the public in late May. The study looked at the feasibility of extending the Haven Avenue bike boulevard OC1 to the south end of the Island and looked at different scenarios including placing a multi-use trail on an abandoned railbed in the wetlands area.

As expected the study showed that a trail along the railbed was possible but would require extensive permitting and wetland mitigation. This may pave the way for the City to examine several on-street bikeway options including the possibility of of installing a two way cycletrack on the west side of West Avenue and/or sharrows on Asbury Avenue with a boardwalk bikeway extending to the south end of the island at Corson's Inlet.

View Ocean City Proposed and Existing Routes in a larger map

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