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Baltimore's transit 15 minute frequency of service map

Mass TransitAll Baltimore transit lines with sub-15 minute headways throughout most of the day.

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Cast your vote in the Drive Less Video Challenge!

Vote by May 22

An amazing 77 entries from across Oregon and SW Washington were received in our Drive Less Video Challenge (53 in the General Category and 24 in the Youth Category). Our judges have narrowed down the list to the top five contenders in each category. It’s now up to you to cast your vote!

Watch the videos below and vote for the one in each category that you think best delivers the drive less message. Only one vote per category.

Your votes will be combined with our judges’ scores to determine the grand prize winner whose video will run as a TV ad. Public votes will also determine the top three winners in each category. Winners will be unveiled at a film festival at the Hollywood Theatre in N.E. Portland on May 28.

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What do I need to be a Get the Dirt Out Chesapeake volunteer?

Health & Environment• Attend a 2-hour training session
• Notebook/pen
• Digital camera (useful, but not necessary)
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The Distinguished Wheelmen's Pub Crawl

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Come One, Come All by bike on May 14th. We'll be biking from pub to pub, consuming alcohol in between a moderately paced (ok, crawl) bike ride. We'll also be celebrating birthdays and recent graduations. The route will soon be posted! If you can't meet us at the starting point, then meet us at one of the bars
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BRTB meeting highlights

Biking in the Metro AreaStreet Smart Campaign coming to Balto Metro area, planned to hit the streets in August. Modeled after what is happening in the DC Metro Area: <a href="http://www.mwcog.org/transportation/activities/planning/safety.asp">http://www.mwcog.org/transportation/activities/planning/safety.asp</a>;

Eastern Baltimore County Bicycle and Pedestrian Access Plan is being phased into upcoming construction projects. Initially this will create sort of a hopscotch of bike facilities but over time they should start to connect. This approach worked well in Philly so there is no reason why it should not work here as well. This approach makes the most economic sense and should be applauded for its practicality and do ability.

Western Baltimore County Bicycle and Pedestrian Access Plan has been given the OK to start to proceed.
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5/14: Federal $, MD Streets, Your Commute

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What's on your community's transportation wish list? Join us on May 14th and share your priorities for the federal transportation money.
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How should Maryland spend billions on transportation? What will it mean for you, your family, and your commute?


Maryland Forum: Transportation for Our Communities, Equity, and the Environment

Thursday, May 14, 2009
6:30pm refreshments, 7:00pm program
College Park City Hall, 4500 Knox Rd, College Park

(Walking/biking distance of the College Park Metro Station)
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Congress is about to draft the 6-Year Transportation Reauthorization bill that could bring billions to Maryland in national transportation funding and set priorities that will affect our region.

 

If we choose to fund the right priorities, this money could be used to invest in Metrorail, the Purple Line, buses, and bicycle/pedestrian needs. We could link affordable housing to jobs to address the regional economic divide, all while ensuring that we reduce energy consumption, stormwater pollution, and greenhouse gases by adopting smarter growth and transportation alternatives.

 

Maryland’s Congressional delegation will play an important role and they will want to hear from you. Come learn how we can all influence this important piece of legislation!

 

Sponsors: Coalition for Smarter Growth, T4 America Campaign, 1000 Friends of Maryland, Washington Area Bicyclist Association, Sierra Club – Maryland Chapter, One Less Car, Action Committee for Transit, PRISCM, Prince George’s Advocates for Community Based Transit, Audubon Naturalist Society

 

About the Program

We hope you can join us!

 

6:30 PM Light Refreshments
7:00 PM Program begins, including presentations by:

  • Cheryl Cort, Policy Director, Coalition for Smarter Growth
  • James Corless, Campaign Director, Transportation for America
  • Eric Olson, Prince George's County Council
  • Duchy Trachtenberg, Montgomery County Council

7:45 PM Audience Question and Answer Session -- Identify your transportation priorities
8:30 PM Wrap-up and Conclusion

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Maryland Climate Action Plan

Biking in MarylandTherefore, increase the bicycle- and walking-mode share of all trips in Maryland urbanized areas to 15% by 2020 by putting the following policies in place:
• Build on and implement infrastructure planning and designing tools that support and promote bicycle and pedestrian activity. Improve accommodations for bicycles on public transit.
• Adopt financial requirements or provide incentives that promote bicycle and pedestrian activities.
• Investing much more in this area.
• Improve data collection for nonmotorized travel.
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CNN: Show us how you bike to work

Biking in Maryland

Do you ride your bike to work? May is National Bike Month and The League of American Bicyclists is promoting Bike-to-Work Week from May 11-15.

 

Bike commuters, show us your bicycle and give us a glimpse into the fashion and culture implications of cycling. Talk to us about your route and highlight any interesting stops or sights along the way.

 

If you don't ride your bike to work, we challenge you to pull out your wheels and give them a spin. Take lots of pictures and share your Bike-to-Work Week experience.

Bike-to-Work Day is Friday, May, 15, ending an entire week devoted to bike riding. Do you ride to work? Share your story.
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Mini Cycle Across Maryland Event - Chesapeake Bay Air Ride & Roll

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One Less Car & the American Lung Association present
the Chesapeake Bay Air Ride & Roll
*A Mini Cycle Across Maryland (CAM) Event!*
 

June 5th - 7th, 2009
Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD

Enjoy a weekend ride through sun-kissed fields, historic towns and sandy beaches
and make a difference in the life of someone with lung disease.
When you can't breathe, nothing else matters!

For a $10 discount please make sure to join the
One Less Car Team and use the discount code: OLC

REGISTER NOW at: http://www.mrsnv.com/evt/e01/team.jsp?id=2372&tid=35649  
once in the OLC team page click "JOIN OUR TEAM" in the top left corner of the page to begin the registration process

This fundraiser supports the missions of OLC & the ALA!

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Got A Bike? Engrave It - Lock It Or Lose It

Biking in the Metro AreaBaltimore County Crime Prevention Tips for Homeowners during the Warm Weather Months:

Bike riding and warm weather are a natural combination. But if your bike is stolen, hiking will be more your speed over the next few months.

The Baltimore County Police Department suggests all bike owners engrave their bikes. It's very simple to do and if needed, owners can go to the local precinct and borrow an engraving tool. Officers say using the ID numbers from a driver's license or Maryland ID card is the best way to mark your bike. Never, Never use a social security number as an ID number.

Another suggestion from officers is when storing a bike in a shed or garage, lock and attach it to a lawnmower or other heavy and bulky equipment. Thieves do break into sheds and garages. Attaching a bike to a piece of heavy equipment makes it more difficult to just walk or ride away from the area.

For more information on how to safeguard your bike and other valuables in your home, garage or shed contact your precinct's Community Outreach Officer.

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