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MARYLAND BICYCLE MAP NOW ONLINE!

Biking in MarylandThanks to One Less Car

http://onelesscar.org/resources_mdbikemap.php
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Bicycle Campaign Gears Up for Campaign Cycle

PoliticsBy Colby Itkowitz, CQ Staff

Like many avid bicyclists, Tim Blumenthal takes care to use his energy sparingly. But that didn
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Help Recover Stolen "Baby"

Biking in BaltimoreMy bike was stolen from a locked shed on the 4000 block of Hazelwood Ave (near Mary Ave) on Thursday night (26 June). The bike
is basically new. I am offering a cash reward for the bike or information leading to its recovery.

Description:
2008 Specialized Globe Hybrid Bicycle
Large men's Frame (58)
Metallic grey (looks blue) overall /Silver writing
Larger saddle-- Black/Silver sides (Cannondale)
Straight-style black handlebars, with black & gray handgrips
Black Bell seatpost bag
Black water bottle cage
Write Barrydalmi "at" yahoo.com or call 410-533-0320

Thank you all.....

A picture can be seen at... enlarge in metallic grey

http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=33079

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Trek Stop

Biking ElsewhereIf you happen to be in Madison, Wisconsin during the next few weeks, check out the
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Bike commuting on YPR 88.1 FM 6/2 1:00 PM

Biking in BaltimoreCheck out Mid-Day with Dan Rodricks 12:00-1:30. The segment on bike commuting is expected to air at 1:00 pm.
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Department of Public Works - Recycling FAQ

Health & Environment* What is Single Stream Recycling?
* Are the new recycling bins mandatory?
* What can I use for my material?
* What types of plastics are accepted in the single stream program?
* Under the new Single Stream program, when will my material be collected?
* Why are plastic bags no longer acceptable?
* What about the sale of yellow recycling bins?
* Is the recycling material that is collected, really being recycled?
* What Are Acceptable items?
* We cannot accept (examples):
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Cycle-based Breakdown Patrols

Biking Elsewhere
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With 60,000 cars and more than 100 breakdowns expected over the two weeks of Wimbledon, the bikes will cut through busy car parks to help ease the chronic delays that often result for thousands of revellers.
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The new pushbikes represent a return to century-old roots for the AA, best known for its familiar yellow vans. The first AA patrols rode cycles from 1905
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Route to work?

Biking in BaltimoreHi. I'm moving to Baltimore from Chicago, where I currently have a 15 mile round trip commute.

In Baltimore, I will be working at JHU's medical campus, and sometimes at Bayview. I am considering living near the subway stations along Park Heights (e.g., Reistertown or Rogers metro stations), so that I can take the subway sometimes, but I would also like to bike sometimes as well. Is there a safe way to go from there to JHU if I'm traveling only in the daytime?


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Resolution Submitted to the United State Conference of Mayors (Mayor Shela Dixon in attendance)

Biking in Baltimore[Not sure if this has passed or not (conflicting web reports) but this is what's up:]

Summary (full text in "Read more"):
Resolution #4:4Ensuring Bicycling is Integrated into National Transportation, Climate, Energy and Health Policy Initiatives indicates that bicycling is in the national interest; encourages the development and implementation of a coordinated national bicycling strategy aimed to increase safe bicycle use as a mode of transportation and the development of federal transportation, environmental and public health policies that recognize increased and safe bicycle usage for transportation is in the national interest; urges Congress in the next federal transportation reauthorization to establish policies and funding mechanisms that will reduce the number of motor vehicle miles traveled (VMT), improve safety conditions for bicyclists, collect transportation and safety data needed to monitor progress and provide incentives for state and local governments to adopt and implement Complete Street policies designed to accommodate all users; urges Governors and state-level leadership, independent of new federal transportation legislation, to embrace Complete Streets policies that acknowledge the contributions of bicycles as a means to reduce vehicle miles by integrating bicycle use into standard street design; and calls on all mayors that sign onto the Climate Protection Agreement to develop and implement action plans to incorporate bicycling programs and policies as a key component in reducing greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050, and that the U.S. Conference of Mayors encourages every mayor to strive to make their city a Bicycle Friendly Community.

cies designed to accommodate all users; urges Governors and state-level leadership, independent of new federal transportation legislation, to embrace Complete Streets policies that acknowledge the contributions of bicycles as a means to reduce vehicle miles by integrating bicycle use into standard street design; and calls on all mayors that sign onto the Climate Protection Agreement to develop and implement action plans to incorporate bicycling programs and policies as a key component in reducing greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050, and that the U.S. Conference of Mayors encourages every mayor to strive to make their city a Bicycle Friendly Community.
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Arlington Court date for failing to stay to the right

Biking Elsewhere[From Bike Washington list]

Just wanted to post that I had a successful day in court and was found not guilty by the judge.

I had been cited for failure to stay to the right. I was westbound on Wilson between 10th and Monroe, occupying the center of the right hand lane when I was pulled over and cited.

The ticketing officer was there today. She gave her side of events (along the lines of "He was all over the road.") I gave my side which included the fact I was in the center of the right hand lane. That the lane varies in width from 12-10 feet. That AASHTO recommends a minimum width of 14 feet for lanes shared between cars and bikes. That Arlington County's Bike Arlington website hosts a WABA safety guide recommending occupying the center of a lane too narrow for a bike and car to be abreast. And that my center lane position allowed me to pass on the left of a car that actually made a right hand turn in front of me.

The judge listened to both sides, thumbed through the regs, and said not guilty, case closed. I didn't even need to show my photos or testify to my speed (22 in a 25 zone). I think I came off more professional and courteous than the officer. The officer tried to bring up some bogus "And he went through a red light after I cited him, too, but I didn't bother give him a ticket for that." I said that I didn't recall such a thing happening. The judge ignored the officer's claim, which when she said it sounded to me petty and childish. Maybe it came off the same way to the judge, I don't know.

Since I was the first real case of the day (after all the very minor No Registration cases), the best part was the judge taking my side in a courtroom full of a dozen Arlington officers and a room full of drivers.

Of course, wouldn't you know after leaving the Courthouse and biking to work in DC, I had a car honk and curse at me for occupying the center of the rightmost lane on H Street, NW, while keeping up with traffic. It's not a daily occurrence, so the coincidence was uncanny. It just goes to show, even when the cyclist is right, we still have to be careful for the whack jobs who will never understand.

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