Thursday, April 03 2008 @ 12:25 PM UTC
Contributed by: B' Spokes
Caller, Q: "When will Baltimore be a more bike friendly city?"
Frank, A: "The transportation department working with planning dept is implementing a bike strategy, we funded $1mm worth of construction mostly in lane striping improvements to connect what is referred to as the collegetown route to connecting some of the universities in Baltimore. If you drive down some of the streets now you'll begin to see the striping
We opened the promenade in the inner harbor to biking.
The mayor every Friday morning is leading a delegation of city cabinet heads and community folks who want to come out at 6:30 in the morning, it's a little too early for me, [Marc: too early for you?] if she did it at 12:30 in the morning I might get up and do it...
We have a bike coordinator and we have an entire plan and every time now when we design and construct streets we do it keeping in mind that there need to be bike lanes, this is a major part of the mayor's cleaner and greener initiative and we want to encourage more biking."