Monday, May 11 2009 @ 03:20 PM UTC
Contributed by: B' Spokes
Thank you for subscribing to the BIKE BALTIMORE e-newsletter distributed by the Baltimore City , Department of Transportation. Here you will find the latest information regarding the city’s efforts to make Baltimore a safer and more enjoyable place to bike.
Contact your congressional representatives and ask them to support new active transportation projects for the Baltimore area! The City of Baltimore has 4 projects that will need federal funding – Herring Run Trail extension, Baltimore & Annapolis Trail extension, Bike Station improvements and reconstructing the Middle Branch Bridge for cyclists and pedestrians! A brief description of these projects can be found at www.baltimorecity.gov/bike
New Bike Lanes – The first bike lanes of the 2009 construction season are installed on Wabash Avenue between Bareva Rd and Hilton Rd. These bike lanes are along the left side of the road to improve access for the residents in this area. The lanes will further extend to the Cold Spring Metro Station and West Cold Spring Lane .
New Bike Parking – Baltimore has 2 new bike parking facilities: The on-street bike parking in Charles Village and new bike lids at the West Baltimore MARC Station. The on-street facility in Charles Village converts a vehicular space and provides parking for 10-12 bicycles. The bike lids provide longer term parking to commuters at the MARC Station. The lids effectively cover the bike protecting it from vandals and weather.
The Bike Blast on April 25th and the Bike Summit on May 1st were both a huge success! The Bike Summit laid out a vision of what biking in Baltimore will look like in 10-15 years. Cycling advocates, city and state officials came together to share ideas and resources to improve biking in Baltimore . Results from the Bike Summit will be posted online when available.
Bike To Work Day is Friday, May 15th, 2009. The annual downtown rally at War Memorial Plaza is one of many rallies taking place in Baltimore . Register online here.
Tour Dem Parks, Hon is Sunday, June 14th!
All these events and more can be found on the Bike Baltimore website at www.baltimorecity.gov/bike