Frederick and Pennsylvania Line Railroad Trail Project
The Frederick County Division of Planning and Permitting held a Public Meeting on June 24, 2021 regarding the Frederick and Pennsylvania Line Railroad Trail Project. The meeting provided introductory information regarding the project and was an opportunity for members of the public to ask questions and offer comments. It focused on the first phase of the project: construction of a 10-foot-wide asphalt trail from Monocacy Boulevard to Fountain Rock Park in Walkersville within the MDOT/MTA-owned right-of-way.
Frederick County updated its first Bikeways and Trails Plan in July 2018, which addresses both on-street bicycle facilities and off-street trails. This plan proposes a county wide network of on-street bikeways and off-street trails.
The on-street bikeways would make use of existing shoulders and also identify which roads should be targeted for improvements to add shoulders for use as bike lanes. The proposed network includes county, municipal, and state roads. The plan identifies off-street trail corridors to accommodate either multi-use trails (for walking/running and bicycle use) or natural surface trails (for hiking and mountain biking). Equestrian use may also be permitted on these trails.
The City of Frederick has adopted its Shared Use Path Plan in March 2002. This plan focuses on off-street trails/paths and many of the corridors follow those identified in the County’s Bikeways and Trails Plan.