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Biking ElsewhereThe 27-year-old laughed when a friend told her she deserved a medal and a parade because she had "taken out" what he said was a "tree hugger, a bicyclist, a Frenchman and a gay guy all in one shot."
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Davos Question 2008 - Urban traffic and congestion

Biking Elsewhere[Watch this Youtube video, favorite the video and forward the link and change the world. ]

"What one thing do you think that countries, companies or individuals must do to make the world a better place in 2008?"

We can make the world a better place by doing something about transportation and traffic.
There is an old-established invention we can revitalise for the 21st century city.
First, look at the wider issues:-
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Drivers Using Cell Phones Are Very Dangerous, Austrailian Study Finds

Bike Laws[What do you think about SB2? Here is one cyclists opinion:]

Dear Senator,

I urge you to support Senator Mike Lenett's bill (SB2) banning the use of cell phones by young drivers. Actually the bill is not nearly sufficient. No driver should use a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle. I have been nearly run over many time by drivers who were talking on cell phones while I was trying to walk across streets at intersections. What is worse, most of the time those drivers had no idea that they nearly killed me!

The following responsible study determined that drivers using cell phones have a four fold greater risk of traffic accidents. Please note that the study found that hands-free devices did not reduce the incidence of accidents.
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Smoke-Free Pub Crawl

Biking in BaltimoreCyclists,

Why not join our friends from MdPIRG and the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health for a Smoke-Free Pub Crawl?

On February 1st, Baltimore City and the rest of Maryland will finally go smoke-free.

So, all you beer connoisseurs who enjoy clean indoor air, [that's us] join the Maryland Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) and JHSPH students Friday, February 1st. Start at Dizzy Issie
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Politics[Note: If anyone has any pro biking comments or articles about ANY candidate please send them our way. The following was sent to us:]

Please encourage your republican bicycling friends who may be in the 1st congressional district to support Gilchrest
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REI Helps U.S. Cities Become Bicycle Friendly

Biking ElsewhereRecreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), a national retail cooperative providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, announced today that the company has provided a $100,000 grant to the Bikes Belong Foundation to support an innovative series of grant awards to help U.S. cities become more bicycle friendly. The Bikes Belong Foundation, in cooperation with the League of American Bicyclists, will direct the new effort.
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Speed Cameras Making Streets Safer

Biking in Maryland

(Copyright 2008 by WTOP Radio. All Rights Reserved.)
Adam Tuss, WTOP Radio

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Speed cameras in Montgomery County have caught more than 111,000 lead-foot drivers since they were put in place last spring -- and one county official says it's making the streets safer.

"People really have noticed that drivers are slowing down," County Police Chief Tom Manger tells WTOP.

The county began using mobile and fixed-position cameras in early May of last year. All of the photo enforcement is taking place in either school zones or residential zones where the speed limit is no greater than 35 miles per hour.

During a seven month period between May of 2007 and the end of the year, those thousands of tickets have generated about $2.6 million for the county. Yet Manger says the program has yet to break even.

"There were some (start up) costs and those sort of things, so the program has not paid for itself."

Montgomery County Police tells WTOP the actual cost of the speed camera program was $3.5 million. Once that mark is hit, by statute, any revenue has to go back toward traffic safety initiatives in the county.

Yet Manger says the real proof of the program is that drivers are lowering their speed.
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Map update: Balto - Frederic Century

Biking in the Metro Area
Our Baltimore Bike Trails & Routes has a new route, part of which comes from the Baltimore Bicycling Club.
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Help Shape Maryland's Transportation Future and Say You Bike

Biking in MarylandNote: Survey will be open through January 2008

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is updating its Statewide Long-Range Transportation Plan, known as the Maryland Transportation Plan (MTP). What are your thoughts about the future of Maryland's Statewide transportation system?

We encourage you to take 10 minutes to complete this survey. The answers you provide below will be used to shape the State's 20-year vision for transportation in Maryland.

[To be clear, I am not asking anyone to lie but if you bike get that info to MDOT!]
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Program designed to limit environmental impact of event

Health & EnvironmentBy JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer

ASPEN, Colo.

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