The funds to complete a bike trail at Indian Rock Park have been secured, as part of a $3.2 million statewide bike trail project announced by Governor Martin O'Malley on Thursday.
County Councilman David Marks, who has been working since 2009 to secure the funds for the project to connect a trail from Ebenezer Road to the Silver Hall community, said the $126,000 grant should be enough to complete the project.
"This has been one of my top transportation priorities in Perry Hall, as it will help open up an unused park and connect the neighborhoods," Marks said in a statement.
"To build a modern transportation system that supports all Marylanders, we must seek a balanced approach and invest in alternative forms of travel like bicycling," O'Malley said in a statement.
In addition to expanding the bicycle networks, O'Malley said the additions "encourage healthy lifestyles and play a role in improving our air quality, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and addressing climate change in Maryland.
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