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Biking in BaltimoreAustin police drag jogger to car screaming after jaywalking without ID

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http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/02/21/austin-police-drag-jogger-to-car-screaming-after-jaywalking-without-id/
[B' Spokes: This is the next phase in victim blaming, just look at this criminal! She is being treated exactly like someone who has trespassed on private property. Let that sink in for a bit.]
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NEW PLAN REVEALED FOR KEY HWY. AND LIGHT ST. INTERSECTION

Biking in BaltimoreBy Kevin Lynch, South Baltimore

At an open house on Wednesday, December 4th, the Baltimore Department of Transportation (DOT) revealed new plans for the poor-performing intersection at Light St. and Key Hwy.,which serves as a gateway into Federal Hill from Downtown.

Previously a traffic circle was planned for the intersection, but the project became too large and expensive and presented concerns regarding pedestrian safety. “They are able to use the same amount of money to make improvements from Conway all the way to Covington, as opposed to just that one intersection,” Councilman William Cole told SouthBMore.com.
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http://southbmore.com/new-plan-revealed-for-key-hwy-and-light-st-intersection/
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[B' Spokes: I'm glad someone got the message about pedestrian safety with the old design.]
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Huntingdon Avenue to Wyman Park Path Use Survey

Biking in BaltimoreThe goal of this survey is to solicit public support, interest and input on a plan to make improvements to the path running from where Huntingdon Avenue dead-ends into 31st Street and becomes a thoroughfare down the park hill to Wyman Park Drive. (see map below). Your response is greatly appreciated!

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https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1emjC10-WMtBdwWdfdweo2BFT8WO1NOSbUIwyr7bOzZg/viewform
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The 10 cities where no one wants to drive

Biking in Baltimore By Alexander E.M. Hess and Thomas C. Frohlich, Yahoo Finance

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6. Baltimore, MD
> Pct. of households without a vehicle: 31.2%
> Pct. commuting to work via public transportation: 19.2% (23rd most)
> Transit score: 56.9 (10th best)
> Population: 620,216 (26th largest)

The percentage of Baltimore households without a car rose from 29.3% in 2007 to 31.2% in 2012. One reason may be the quality of walking routes and public transportation in the city; Baltimore received some of the top marks in the nation for both walking and public transportation. The Maryland Transit Administration operates a number of services, including commuter buses and trains, as well as a more-than 15 mile-long subway. In 2012, more than 19% of commuters took public transportation to work, one of the higher percentages in the nation. There are also plans to build a new light-rail system, called the Red Line.
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http://finance.yahoo.com/news/10-cities-where-no-one-172217897.html
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Baltimore City, Stop Your Bitching

Biking in BaltimoreBy That Guys On Heroin, Medium

This week our city has gone fucking crazy over a blog post by Tracey Halvorsen regarding a recent rash of crime in southeast Baltimore.
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Let me put this fear into perspective. For every homicide in Baltimore City we have a little over one auto fatality in the metro area. 85% of the homicides happen to prior felons, while the accidents appear to happen evenly across race, class and conviction status.

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6128a2.htm

By this logic the people in Baltimore should be fucking terrified of driving cars. Fuck, we should just rent the room above our office and slide into our seats from a fireman’s pole because we’re scared shitless about the horrors of the road.
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https://medium.com/p/5c9b4982b8a6
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[B' Spokes: Just to note with all this death happening around us on average only one cyclist dies per year in Baltimore, cycling is not as dangerous as most people think.]
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Attitudes about Bicycling Survey

Biking in Baltimore

Welcome to the Attitudes about Bicycling Survey, funded by the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute and administered by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. You are being invited to participate in a research study with a purpose of better understanding bicycling in Baltimore City. To do this, we are aiming to survey as many people as possible who are at least 18 years of age, speak and read English, and who live in Baltimore City. There are a few things that you should know about this survey:
 

  • You will be answering several questions about your opinions on bicycling.
  • The survey takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.
  • Your answers will remain completely anonymous.
  • Everyone who completes the survey will have an opportunity to enter a raffle to win one of several gift cards.


http://jhsph.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_54uGolsZJKmiJaR
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Anti-Bicycle Policing Must Stop

Biking in BaltimoreThis post in Bikemore is very alarming. Please follow the link and at the bottom are some email address, please write.

http://www.bikemore.net/blog/anti-bicycle-policing-must-stop

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The American Cities With the Most Growth in Car-Free Households

Biking in Baltimoreby Angie Schmitt, Streets Blog

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Source data: University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

Have we reached peak car in America? Research from the University of Michigan suggests the answer is “yes.”

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http://dc.streetsblog.org/2014/01/21/the-american-cities-with-the-most-growth-in-car-free-households/
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Nearly one-third of Baltimore residents don't own cars

Biking in BaltimoreBy Ryan McDonald, Digital Producer- Baltimore Business Journal

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That's according to a study by the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute, which found that more than 31 percent of households in Baltimore no longer own a car, truck or SUV. That number has increased 1.9 percent since 2007.
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http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/blog/morning-edition/2014/01/baltimore-residents-are-slowly-moving.html
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Wheels of change: Baltimore's bike crusade

Biking in BaltimoreBy Andrew Zaleski, For b

For 23 years, Penny Troutner has owned Light Street Cycles in Federal Hill. And she had seen bicycles on Baltimore's streets, for recreation and transportation, even before she opened her bike shop. But Troutner holds up 2011 as the year she noticed drivers giving cyclists in the city more room on the road.
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But infrastructure improvements have also contributed to safer streets for cyclists. Since 2006, 140 miles of cycling lanes on city streets have been installed, a measure that garnered Baltimore recognition from the national League of American Bicyclists as a bicycle-friendly community.
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"We're going to see a visible difference in the next two to three years of bike infrastructure in the city," said Billy Hwang, 40, the deputy director for administration at the city's Department of Transportation.

Hwang said this year marks the first time Baltimore is "dedicating federal and local funds to bicycling," a total of about $3.1 million to put toward bike infrastructure, including another 500 bike racks that will be placed citywide over the next year.
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Nowhere has that call for better infrastructure been stronger over the past year than inside Bikemore, a cycling advocacy group founded in 2012.
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Hear the plan

Bike and pedestrian planner Caitlin Doolin will present the Downtown Bicycle Network at the central branch of the Enoch Pratt Free library (400 Cathedral Street) from 5-7 p.m. on Feb. 4.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/bthesite/bs-b-0122-baltimore-bikes-20140121,0,1736056,full.story
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[B' Spokes: Click the link above at least to show support for more articles like this as well as I skipped a lot of good stuff so there is a lot more in there.]
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