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SEATTLE, WA: GATES FOUNDATION CUTS DRIVE ALONE FROM 88% TO 30%

Biking Elsewhere-> When the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation opened its new offices in Seattle, it simultaneously launched a coordinated transportation program to promote carpooling, transit, and biking, while disincentivizing driving alone. The program featured a commute-logging online system that rewards employees for not driving, and allows them to pay for parking on a more flexible basis, as to not commit to driving for a full month at a time. In just five years at the new office location, the Gates Foundation was able to more than halve its drive-alone mode share, from 88 percent to 30 percent of employees. http://bit.ly/22xtdkQ


from CenterLines, the e-newsletter of the National Center for Bicycling & Walking.
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MD DOT: $14 M FOR WALKING, BIKING & TRAIL ACCESS

Biking in MarylandMD DOT: $14 M FOR WALKING, BIKING & TRAIL ACCESS
-> This year Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and its State Highway Administration is making $14 million in reimbursable grant funding available for projects that enhance walking, biking, and recreational trail access statewide. MDOT is making state and federal funding available to support enhancements to Maryland’s bicycle and pedestrian network through its Maryland’s Bikeways, Safe Routes to School, Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails programs. http://bit.ly/1sKxGnH

MDOT also recently updated its Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan (http://1.usa.gov/20StrS7), which establishes a 20-year vision to support cycling and walking as modes of transportation.

from CenterLines, the e-newsletter of the National Center for Bicycling & Walking.



[B' Spokes: It looks like we are finally getting federal money rather then just state money. (Was $3 million from state money.)]
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Use the language of felony assault

Bike LawsVia PV Cycling

You’ve been buzzed. Worse, you’ve been buzzed and honked at. Worse, you’ve been buzzed and honked at and screamed at. Worse, you’ve been buzzed and honked at and screamed at and flipped off. Worse, you’ve been buzzed and honked at and screamed at and flipped off and had shit thrown at you. Worse, you’ve been buzzed and honked at and screamed at and flipped off and had shit thrown at you and veered into.

“At least I didn’t get hit,” you tell yourself, shaking with terror and rage. “At least I’m still alive.”

You, my friend, are a victim. And not just any old victim. You’re the victim of a crime.
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https://pvcycling.wordpress.com/2016/05/26/report-card/
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Got bike?

Biking Elsewhereby Toby Hill, Bicycle Retailers

20Collective says a 'Got Milk" for cycling could boost participation — and sales at all levels of the industry.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — A group of retailers dubbed the 20Collective has launched an initiative to grow cycling participation by establishing an industry-funded “Got Milk”-style marketing campaign for cycling targeted at the general public.

“We’re lacking any sort of direct marketing to consumers outside of the point-zero-five percent of consumers who watch the Tour de France,” said Ian Christie, 20Collective president and owner of Summit Bicycles with four stores in Northern California.
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http://www.bicycleretailer.com/north-america/2016/02/19/retailer-group-looks-launch-industry-funded-marketing-campaign-cycling

[B' Spoke: And our Alex Obriecht (20Collective vice president) is mentioned as well.]
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SURVEY IDENTIFIES MAYORS’ BIKING INFRASTRUCTURE PRIORITIES

Biking Elsewhere-> Among the key findings in the recently released "2015 Menino Survey of Mayors" (http://bit.ly/1nxr8Xu), Mayors cited the need to fix crumbling roads, grow mass transit, and repair water infrastructure, as well as a desire to improve pedestrian and bike infrastructure: "Mayors express strong support for improved accessibility for cyclists even if it means sacrificing parking or driving lanes, in addition to naming bike infrastructure as key funding priority. More than 70% of mayors supported the tradeoff favoring improved bike accessibility in their city, even if it comes at the expense of parking and driving lanes. Democratic and Republican mayors differ in their level of support for street designs that favor cyclists over drivers, with 44% of Republican mayors and 81% of Democratic ones endorsing improved bike accessibility. http://bit.ly/1PRXlza

from CenterLines, the e-newsletter of the National Center for Bicycling & Walking.
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A PSA About Biking to Work That Needs No Translation

Biking ElsewhereVia Streets Blog

http://usa.streetsblog.org/2015/10/27/a-psa-about-biking-to-work-that-needs-no-translation/

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Coffee and help the ride of silence

Cyclist\'s Yellow PagesRichardson Bike Mart Silence Roast

http://bikemart.com/product/richardson-bike-mart-silence-roast-28103.htm
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Don’t demonize driving—just stop subsidizing it

Biking ElsewhereBy Joe Cortright, City Observatory

At City Observatory, we try to stick to a wonky, data-driven approach to all things urban. But numbers don’t mean much without a framework to explain them, and so today we want to quickly talk about one of those rhetorical frameworks: specifically, how we talk about driving.

Our wonky perspective tells us that there are lots of problems that stem from the way we use cars: We price roads wrong, so people over use them. Cars are a major source of air pollution, including the carbon emissions that are causing climate change. Car crashes kill tens of thousands of Americans every year, injure many more, and cost us billions in medical costs and property damage. And building our cities to accommodate cars leads to sprawl that pushes us further apart from one another.

But the problem is not that cars (or the people who drive them) are evil, but that we use them too much, and in dangerous ways. And that’s because we’ve put in place incentives and infrastructure that encourage, or even require, us to do so. When we subsidize roads, socialize the costs of pollution, crashes and parking, and even legally require that our communities be built in ways that make it impossible to live without a car, we send people strong signals to buy and own cars and to drive—a lot. As a result, we drive too much, and frequently at unsafe speeds given the urban environment.
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http://cityobservatory.org/dont-demonize-driving-just-stop-subsidizing-it/
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USDOT to shut down nation’s roads, citing safety concerns

Biking ElsewhereBy Daniel Hertz, City Observatory

WASHINGTON, DC – Citing safety concerns, today Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced he was contemplating the closure of roads to all private vehicles in nearly every city in the country until he could assure the nation’s drivers that they would be safe behind the wheel.

The announcement comes on the heels of comments by Secretary Foxx that the Department of Transportation may shut down the Washington Metro heavy rail system because of ongoing safety issues.
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http://cityobservatory.org/usdot-to-shut-down-nations-roads-citing-safety-concerns/

[B' Spokes: What if our road system was run like Washington's Metro and the loss of life was a concern?]
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CICLOVÍA VI - FROM PARK TO PARK!

Biking in BaltimoreCelebrate Beautiful Baltimore!

SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2016
NOON–4:00PM

Bike or stroll between Roland Park and Druid Hill Park along three miles of car-free streets as you pass through some of the City’s most beautiful neighborhoods. It’s Baltimore’s longest ciclovía yet!

Local bike shops will be on hand to tune bikes and instruct children on cycling safety. Bike Maryland will organize bike safety rodeos.

Stop by the Roland Water Tower (Roland Ave and West University Parkway) and Roland Park Library from noon to 3:00 p.m. for live music and fun for kids.

Ciclovía VI is produced in cooperation with the communities of Roland Park, Rolden, Hoes Heights, Wyman Park, Hampden, Remington, Friends of Druid Hill Park, Friends of the Roland Water Tower, Bike Maryland and the City of Baltimore.
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http://www.rolandpark.org/Ciclovia.html
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