Ocean City is hoping to keep the wheels turning on plans for a bicyclist-friendly resort, as city officials applied for a grant to build two more uptown bike paths.
If the Maryland Department of Transportation funds the $99,000 the resort requested this month, Jamaica Avenue, Assawoman Drive and Wight Street will be fitted with the signs and Thermoplastic markings for the designated path.
Engineering Manager Paul Mauser, the point person on the bike paths, said this arrangement is similar to the MDOT’s Bikeways Program approval earlier this year of the trail that follows Sinepuxent Avenue.
“As the town looks to provide alternative routes besides Coastal Highway, these three roads are extremely popular with pedestrians and bicyclists,” Mauser said. “Unlike Sinepuxent, these bike paths would be shared lanes with traffic. The signs will be a way to externalize the new project to drivers.”