Thrasher was selected to provide detailed engineering documents and overall design of Town of Friendsville’s on-street bike network. Thrasher helped gained access to Maryland Bikeways fund- ing from the beginning through the use of maps and upfront design work.
The design was created based on our understanding of what Friendsville needed: the promotion of the recreation trail geared toward local users and water access facilities. The plan also focused on Friendsville’s need to bring both frequent users and recreational day visitors to the heart of town and bolster local economy. This was achieved through creating on-street bike parking and inviting signage.
Thrasher’s plan also included a trailhead, which is a custom three paneled kiosk. Thrasher worked closely with the town to help create informational boards and signage to be displayed on this kiosk.