Saturday, May 02 2009 @ 09:05 AM UTC
Contributed by: B' Spokes
|May 2009 |
|IN THIS ISSUE|
|Bike to Work Day is May 15th! Are you registered?|
|May is Clean Commute Month|
|Welcome Stephanie! Farewell Amber|
|One Less Car bike Symposium a success!|
|Choose Safety for Life|
|Bike Jam Festival - Fun for the whole family|
A Regional Bike and Pedestrian Newsflash
The following newsflash from the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board details current news and events in regards to biking and walking both in and around the Baltimore region.
The information found in the newsflash is informative; it could inspire some to become more involved in the process of improving conditions for biking and walking.
Or it could inspire a bike ride or a walk...
BikePed Beacon Editor
Welcome Stephanie Yanovitz!
Farewell Amber Blake - Good Luck in Durango, Colorado!
The City of Durango has announced the selection of a new multi-modal coordinator as part of their on-going commitment to alternative modes of travel. Amber Blake has been chosen to fill this position beginning on April 8th and will be responsible for multi-modal transportation planning, marketing and implementation, with a special focus on public transit, pedestrian and bicycle modes of travel.
New to BMC is Ms. Stephanie Yanovitz. Stephanie joined BMC in March seeking to engage her diverse background in transportation, planning and engineering, safety, operations, and bicycle/pedestrian programs. Recently Stephanie was the Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator at Maryland State Highway Administration. During her time at SHA she participated in the development of statewide state road bicycle level of comfort maps for every county as well as a bicycle signage and pavement marking inventory for every state road maintenance shop in Maryland. For a list of these maps please visit the link below.
ONE LESS CAR BIKE SYMPOSIUM A SUCCESS!
Details about the symposium on new web site
The 12th Annual Bike Symposium in Annapolis on February 4th was a huge success!
Although the weather caused school closings in many jurisdictions approximately 500 people attended. Additionally, there were twenty exhibitors displaying projects and engaging the audience. The high attendance indicates that people care deeply about promoting bicycling as a means of alternative transportation. As our population grows it is critical that a safe infrastructure, along with laws protecting bicyclists, are intact.
CHOOSE SAFETY FOR LIFE!Regional campaign offers great info on bicycle and pedestrian safety
Nearly 3,000 pedestrians are injured annually, more than one-third of which occur in Baltimore City and more than another one-third of which occur in Baltimore, Montgomery, and Prince George's counties. Whether we're traveling on four wheels or 16; two feet or two wheels, we all have something in common: we are on this road together. Sadly, the toll of sharing the road together has cost too much, and lost lives is a price too dear for just getting from here to there. Visit the link below to get some helpful rules of the road whether you're walking, bicycling - or driving around pedestrians, bicycles, motorcycles or large trucks. The good news is that you're in control and have a choice - to choose safety for life!
>>> Choose Safety for Life
BIKE JAM FESTIVAL OFFERS FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILYFree kid's helmet giveaway and bike safety rodeo
The Bike Jam Family Fun Festival in Patterson Park on May 17th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. is going to be great! Do not miss the CareFirst BlueCross Kid's Helmet Give-Away. Two-hundred and fifty helmets have been donated!
The event also features recreational rides, pro road races, cycling stunt show, bike and health expo, food and live music, and a kids activity pavilion. There will also be a Kid's Bike Safety Rodeo at 12 and 1:45 p.m. >>> Check out the Bike Jam Family Fun Festival