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 Seeking route opinions: downtown Baltimore to UMBC
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By: weiwentg (offline)  Wednesday, December 05 2012 @ 09:59 PM UTC (Read 2317 times)  
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Hi, all,

I may be starting a new job at UMBC fairly shortly. While scouting out bicycle commuting routes, I see that the Baltimore DOT bike map and Google maps both recommend getting there on Wilkens Avenue, but the street doesn't look very wide. I don't imagine traffic will be going too fast, though. Any opinions on the safety of Wilkens Avenue? That really does look to be the most direct route.

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By: B' Spokes (offline)  Sunday, December 09 2012 @ 06:10 PM UTC  
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I've ridden Wilkens Ave. and survived. The real issue is how comfortable you are riding in traffic and how familiar you are with safe (defensive) riding practices (see: links/index.php?category=Must+read+for+bike+safety ). I will also note typically areas around freeway ramps can be a pain to deal with during rush hour as the two together seems to encourage overly aggressive driving, I like to avoid those when I can just to keep bicycling a mellow relaxing experience. For an option consider using roads south of the University (Shelbourne/Westland)

I hope this helps.

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