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Remington man wins grant to promote cycling in Baltimore

Biking in BaltimoreOpen Society Institute grants him fellowship of $60,000

<a href="http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/baltimorecounty/news/community/ph-ms-bikemore-1122-20121119,0,5208007,full.story">http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/baltimorecounty/news/community/ph-ms-bikemore-1122-20121119,0,5208007,full.story</a>;
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Awesome Baltimore Cyclist [video]

Biking in BaltimoreBiker Mom

biker mom from charles on Vimeo.

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Almost hit by Bus

Biking in Baltimorealmost hit by bus weds am around 7 on hanover st, southbound, great reason to wear the gopro every commute!

I got 400 plus lumens of tail light and still they feel the need to get so close.

send emails and video to N.Evans:Baltimore Bike Coordinator , Councilwoman M.Clarke and T.Owens @ MTA, all 3 responded and are taking care of this, much much appreciated. Love seeing this get the attention it deserves from the people that matter

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Vote for Baltimore Spokes in the Mobbies

Biking in BaltimoreB' Spokes: I know shameless self promotion by bringing this to the top again as you can vote more then once.
Click here to vote for my blog ... early and often

Tank you!
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'Town Hall' Upcoming for Bicyclists

Biking in BaltimoreBy Ron Cassie, Baltimore Magazine

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The event is scheduled Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Windup Space in Station North and open to the public.
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<a href="http://www.baltimoremagazine.net/bikeshorts/2012/11/town-hall-upcoming-for-bicyclists">http://www.baltimoremagazine.net/bikeshorts/2012/11/town-hall-upcoming-for-bicyclists</a>;
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Business Insider: 13 Reasons You Should Start to Bike to Work

Biking in BaltimoreI assume most of my readers already know this but still just click the link to show there is in interest in biking articles.

<a href="http://www.baltimoremagazine.net/bikeshorts/2012/10/business-insider-13-reasons-you-should-start-to-bike-to-work">http://www.baltimoremagazine.net/bikeshorts/2012/10/business-insider-13-reasons-you-should-start-to-bike-to-work</a>;
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Police are currently looking for a silver Dodge Stratus

Biking in BaltimoreBaltimore City Police are reporting two robberies involving abductions in Roland Park.

Police say a woman was forced into a car, driven to an ATM machine and told to withdraw money. In another incident a man riding a bicycle was hit by a suspect's vehicle, then forced in the car and robbed. No serious injuries were reported.

Police are currently looking for a silver Dodge Stratus occupied by three suspects in connection with the robberies. Anyone with information is urged to call police.

<a href="http://www.foxbaltimore.com/newsroom/top_stories/videos/wbff_city-police-report-robberiesabductions-roland-park-16048.shtml">http://www.foxbaltimore.com/newsroom/top_stories/videos/wbff_city-police-report-robberiesabductions-roland-park-16048.shtml</a>;
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Bike Lane Failure Runs Down St. Paul St.

Biking in BaltimoreOnce again Baltimore Velo has an excellent post: <a href="http://baltimorevelo.com/2012/10/bike-lane-failure-runs-down-st-paul-st/">http://baltimorevelo.com/2012/10/bike-lane-failure-runs-down-st-paul-st/</a>;
I applied their use of both complements and rational criticisms. A job well done!

To which I'll add two comments:

I am miffed the city has ignored my request to put the bike lanes on the left side of St. Paul. In NYC it is standard practice on one way streets to put the bike lanes on the left side. Parked car doors opening into the bike lane are fewer and if you ride the stripe of the bike lane closer to traffic, drivers know where the left side of their big honking SUV is a lot better then they know where the right side is.

Also safety advice tells cyclists to ride at least 3-4 feet from parked cars (measured from outside of your handlebars.) So if a car is parked against the right edge of the bike lane that puts your tire outside the bike lane or at best right on the stripe.

Conclusion: I agree with Baltimore Velo, no bike lane would be better here then what they put in.
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Audacious Ideas - CHRIS MERRIAM

Biking in BaltimoreRoughly a third of Baltimore residents do not own a car, the fourth highest rate of any city in the United States. Today, Chris Merriam is one of them.

Six years ago, Merriam accepted a job in Lutherville; although he did not own a car at the time, he was told that as a condition of employment, he must buy one. He did, but as he realized the job wasn't a good fit, he also struggled with high car and insurance payments.

Ultimately, Merriam moved on from the job, ditched the car, and let his bike guide him to a new path.

The Baltimore native enrolled in Morgan State University's Master's degree program in urban planning. He was determined to share his love of biking with his community while helping create a healthier, more affordable lifestyle for Baltimore residents.
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<a href="http://www.audaciousideas.org/author/chrismerriam/">http://www.audaciousideas.org/author/chrismerriam/</a>;
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Cyclist Robbed in Charles Village

Biking in BaltimoreThe robbers threatened to shoot the cyclist if they weren't given money.

<a href="http://northbaltimore.patch.com/articles/cyclist-robbed-in-charles-village">http://northbaltimore.patch.com/articles/cyclist-robbed-in-charles-village</a>;

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