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Rebates for Energy Star appliances

Health & EnvironmentApply for a rebate from your power company when you buy energy efficient appliances : Several new laws just took effect to help Marylanders reduce pollution and save money on their bills by using less energy. For example, power companies now must upgrade their plants to lower costs by more efficiently producing the energy they sell. They also have to offer their customers incentives and rebates to use less energy by encouraging customers to buy ENERGY STAR appliances, CFL lightbulbs, and new furnaces. Check with your local energy company to find out more.
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Study: As gas prices go up, auto deaths drop

Biking Elsewhere By JOAN LOWY, Associated Press Fri Jul 11, 5:59 PM ET

WASHINGTON - High gas prices could turn out to be a lifesaver for some drivers. The authors of a new study say gas prices are causing driving declines that could result in a third fewer auto deaths annually, with the most dramatic drop likely to be among teen drivers.
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Friday's Ride on the Baltimore Waterfront Promenade

Biking in BaltimoreA YouTube video: Every Friday morning, Mayor Sheila Dixon and a band of faithful riders, take to Baltimore's streets and byways to enjoy the city on two wheels.
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There is a Farmers' Market near you

Health & Environment[This the listings for Baltimore City Farmers' Markets other Farmers' Markets in other counties in the State are listed as well in the link.]

Baltimore Farmers' Market
Downtown: Saratoga Street between Holliday and Gay Streets (under JFX Viaduct)
Sunday: 8:00 a.m. to Noon (or sell out) May 4 - December 21
Contact: Carole Simon 410-752-8632
WIC and Senior FMNP Checks Accepted

Harbor East FRESHFARM Market (New Market)
1000 Block of Lancaster Street (between South Exeter Street and Central Avenue)
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. June 14 - October 25
Contact: Janna Howley 202-362-8889
WIC and Senior FMNP Checks Accepted

Highlandtown Farmers' Market
3500 Block of Bank St. at the corner of Bank St. and S. Conkling St.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to Noon July 12 - October 25
Contact: Southeast CDC 410-342-3234
WIC and Senior FMNP Checks Accepted

Mt. Washington Whole Foods Market Farmers' Market
1330 Smith Avenue
Wednesday: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. June 18 - October 29
Contact: Molly Kushner 410-532-6700

Park Heights Community Farmers' Market
5201 Park Heights Avenue (Pimlico Race Course Parking Lot)
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 11 - December 17
Contact: PHCHA 410-542-8190
WIC and Senior FMNP Checks Accepted

32nd Street/Waverly Farmers' Market
E. 32nd Street and Barclay Street
Saturday: 7:00 a.m. to Noon Open All Year*
Contact: Marc Rey 410-889-6388 or 410-917-1496
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WIC and Senior FMNP Checks Accepted

Village of Cross Keys Farmers' Market
Parking Lot - Village of Cross Keys
5100 Falls Road
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. June 3 - October 28
Contact: Beverly Burton 410-592-6095
WIC and Senior FMNP Checks Accepted
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HI-Baltimore is turning One!

Biking in Baltimore[HI-Baltimore is Baltimore's Hostel]

Its been one year since HI-Baltimore began welcoming guest from around the world to enjoy Baltimore City. Its been a great year and we are ready to celebrate! Join us for a day of live music, food, and other worldly happenings.

Saturday July 12th - 2pm to 9pm

Open house and Celebration
Cookout starts at 2pm
Live Music starts at 4pm

17 West Mulberry Street
Baltimore MD 21201
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Holistic Massage Training Institute

Cyclist\'s Yellow PagesHolistic Massage Training Institute is now enrolling for its January and Sunday massage training classes!!!

Our small classes and highly trained instructors thoroughly prepare students for Maryland certification.

We offer:
� 600 hour Massage Therapy Training
� Day , Evening, and Sunday classes
� Business training
� Highly experienced instructors
� Database of employment opportunities
� Continuing Education for massage therapists
� Community Seminars

For more Information:

NCBTMB Approved Provider
Also: Massage at University One  �  Active Isolated Stretching  �  Myofascial Release Massage I  �  Yoga
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Traffic Death a Public Loss

Biking ElsewhereAt the dawn of the automobile age, traffic deaths were considered public, rather than private, losses, says Peter D. Norton, author of &quot;Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City.&quot; He says accident deaths were memorialized as were the casualties of World War I or the victims of a flood.

That changed during the 1920s, as the automobile industry encouraged the notion that pedestrian and biker deaths were bound to occur when those unfortunates entered space the nation had assigned to automobiles.

Last night's public memorial for Alice Swanson, 22, who was killed while riding her bicycle to work in Washington on Tuesday morning, countered that thinking. The fatal accident became a public loss in a shared space.

There has been no finding of fault in this accident, which police said occurred north of Dupont Circle at the intersection of 20th and R streets NW when a trash truck turned right onto 20th and into the path of Swanson.

R Street is popular with cyclists, because it has a long bike lane, and bicycle safety advocates responded to the accident.

&quot; 'I didn't see them' is too often accepted as an excuse that results in a small fine or no punishment at all,&quot; Eric Gilliland, the executive director of the Washington Area Bicyclists Association, said in a statement. &quot;While we cannot comment on the particulars of this case, we expect the Metropolitan Police Department to conduct a thorough examination of this crash and hold the driver fully responsible if he was at fault.&quot;

&quot;We can only hope that everyone will learn to slow down, be aware and share the road,&quot; he said.

Gilliland and other safety advocates do far more than hope. They work for progress through engineering, education and enforcement, none of which succeeds by itself, and certainly not without the support of a community diminished by all such losses.
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One Less Car July Update

Bike Maryland updatesAs a non-profit with a small staff we really appreciate help from our friends. This Summer is turning out to be a busy one for us. Our events schedule is a full one, with Cycle Across Maryland coming up at the end of this month and Tour du Port in early October. But we are also planning a transportation conference for March of next year. And then there are the summits that we are convening (the first was in June) with Baltimore area mass transit advocates. After that there is an effort to bring together statewide bicycle advocates in October. And let's not forget the daily grind of data input, answering phones, etc........

So, we need your help. If you are a professional person committed to our cause and any of the following fun-filled tasks is of interest to you, please email Richard Chambers at rchambers&quot;at&quot; Although we don't have money to offer you, we do reward good work with large amounts of gratitude and - if you do a really good job - free registrations to Tour du Port!

* Administrative Volunteer - 5-10 hours a week. Handling basic administrative tasks at the One Less Car office at 1209 North Calvert Street in Baltimore.
* Transportation Conference volunteer/Intern - 5-10 hours a week. Assist in the planning of OLC's sustainable transportation conference, set for March 2009. This means administrative work, as well as helping organize our contacts in the planning, public policy and health communities.
* CAM volunteer - help us out with everything from registrations to rest stops during the CAM weekend, July 24-27.
* Tour du Port volunteer - Help us out as a ride marshall, registration assistant or rest stop captain during TDP this October 5th.


Richard Chambers, Executive Director
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Bike Parking at Camden Yards

Biking in Baltimore[There is no doubt that being a community we can get things done. Please join in this effort to improve bike parking at Camden Yards. (Letter written by a fellow bicycling advocate.)]

I’m writing to ask for improved bicycle parking at Camden Yards.

I usually arrive at O’s games by bicycle. I appreciate the bike parking provided near the Orioles ticket booth, but would ask that you consider providing additional, more secure bike racks.

The current bike rack fills up before most games and the old “wheel bender” design is not as compatible and secure with modern quick release wheels and U-Locks.

I have enclosed two bicycle parking guides for your reference, bike racks are inexpensive and easy to install, but like everything, details matter.

Bike Parking is one step toward reducing traffic, and building a more active, healthy community. Thank you in advance for your efforts.

See you at the ballpark!

PS. The Nationals, Giants and Cubs offer valet bicycle parking

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