Baltimore is slowly – very slowly – joining other cities in building more bike lanes and trails. In 2014, $2M was allocated to extend the Inner Harbor-originating Jones Falls Trail to downtown Mount Washington, from Cylburn Arboretum. Construction wasn’t completed until 2020.
Better late than never, and it does have an impressive elevated wooden boardwalk section:
I was out riding with my friend Isaac on this 2-mile extension. When we crossed over Northern Parkway on the new-ish 400-foot-long steel-arched pedestrian bridge (below), he said “I’ve been wanting to do this. I can take it off my bucket list now.”
Isn’t that refreshing, I thought. A bucket list with some items that are readily achievable.
By all means, also include solving the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture and amassing a staggering retirement account. But isn’t it satisfying to check off items occasionally?