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Plan B, B-cycle

Biking in BaltimoreTimes have changed and the automobile hasn't.
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Maryland-to-Maine: Cute Dog/OK Man Complete East Coast Greenway Adventure

Biking ElsewhereDan and Sadie McCrady (the latter a remarkable yellow Labrador) cycled the East Coast Greenway from Annapolis, MD to Portland, MD. See their daily blog/story and pictures at <a href="http://traildog-sadie.blogspot.com/">http://traildog-sadie.blogspot.com/</a>;
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And you thought you heard all the reasons why there should be no bike lanes

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Leaders of South Williamsburg's Hasidic community said yesterday that bike lanes that bring scantily clad cyclists - especially sexy women - peddling through their neighborhood are definitely not kosher.
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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

Biking in MarylandDateline Friday June 12th; Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (MBPAC.)

Martin Harris MDOT's Legislative Officer gave an excellent overview of &quot;Maryland’s Legislative Process&quot; and presented a very optimistic view of MDOT supporting bicycling and addressing advocates issues at least in terms of general principles but cautioned that in some details we may not see exactly eye to eye. But overall there has been tremendous improvement from MDOT at least in not opposing everything we but forth and we are improving our working relationship thanks to the efforts of One Less Car.

But we do have a major problem from the Chair of the Environmental Matters Motor Vehicles &amp; Transportation Subcommittee (just to note I am filling in a blank here, this paragraph was not part of MH's overview.) We have cyclists in his district working on this, whether there is hope he is his getting closer to our position or if he will continue his one man crusade against bicyclists is hard to say at this time. His district houses one of the few hardly any one bikes university campuses in the nation and a hot bed of bike/ped crashes (not at the campus obviously,) improving conditions for cycling is important issue for his constituents and all of Maryland. When we have word on which way the wind is blowing on this we will post in the Politics topic, in the mean time try to keep an open mind and if you approach him be positive.

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Electric bicycles are leaving cars in the dust

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In China, electric bicycles are leaving cars in the dust. Last year, Chinese bought 21 million e-bikes, compared with 9.4 million autos. While China now has about 25 million cars on the road, it has four times as many e-bikes. Thanks to government encouragement and a population well versed in riding two wheels to work, the country has become the world's leading market for the cheap, green vehicles, helping to offset some of the harmful effects of the country's automobile boom. Indeed, as engineers around the world scramble to create eco-friendly, plug-in electric cars, China is already ahead of the game. Says Frank Jamerson, a former GM engineer turned electric-vehicle analyst: &quot;What's happening in China is sort of a clue to what the future will be.&quot;
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RAAM

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Greetings fellow cyclists!  I just wanted to invite you all to share with us the experience of Race Across America 2009.

 

I am the Crew Chief for Alls Wheels 4 Fibromyalgia, a 4 person mixed team based out of New Jersey, but with team members from Arizona to the UK and yours truly right here in DC.

 

You can check out our AW4F Web site, join our Facebook team, follow us on Twitter, or read all about it on my blog.  And you can come out to the dock in Annapolis and welcome us home!  Hope to see you there.

 

We leave Oceanside, California on June 20th and hope to reach Annapolis by June 27th.

Thank you for your support,

 

Yvette and everyone from All Wheels 4 Fibromyalgia

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Federal-Aid Highway Program Funding for Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities and Programs

Biking in MarylandOK so how does Maryland compare in spending... are you sitting down. Over the last 10 years Maryland spent $48M compare that to Pennsylvania who spent $40M JUST LAST YEAR (10 year total $166M.) For the last three years D.C. has spent more then Maryland per year.
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Street Films: Bicycle For A Day

Biking ElsewhereMatthew Modine founder of the advocacy group &quot;Bicycle for a Day&quot; held a fundraising party for this project last night at Solar One, the City’s first solar-powered “Green Energy, Arts, and Education Center.” Modine plan's to recycle New York City's junk bikes and distribute them around the world so more people will be able to participate in &quot;Bicycle for a Day.&quot; This project will debut in Iraq and Afghanistan. Modine was also joined by a whole host of cycling enthusiasts and promoters from the Consulate General of the Netherlands to Grammy Award winning beatbox artist Rahzel.
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Can younger drivers be trained to identify hazards/risks in roadway traffic scenarios?

Biking ElsewhereYounger drivers (18-21 years) are over-involved in crashes. Research suggests that one of the reasons for this over-involvement is their failure to scan areas of the roadway for information about potential risks in situations that are hazardous, but not obviously so. The primary objective of the present study is to develop and evaluate a training program that addresses this failure. It was hypothesised that PC-based hazard anticipation training would increase the likelihood that younger drivers would scan for potential hazards on the open road. In order to test this hypothesis, 12 trained and 12 untrained drivers' eye movements were measured as they drove a vehicle on local residential, feeder and arterial roads. Overall, the trained drivers were significantly more likely to gaze at areas of the roadway that contained information relevant to the reduction of risks (64.4%) than were the untrained drivers (37.4%). Significant training effects were observed even in situations on the road that were quite different from those shown in training. These findings have clear implications for the type of training of teen drivers that is necessary in order to increase their anticipation of hazards.

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