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Baltimore #3 in least courteous drivers

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Via NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
[B' Spokes: A random survey of 2,500 people, so take this with some grain of salt. More info can be found here.]
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Historic Trees by Bike: May 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm $15

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“View of Baltimore from Howard’s Park,” George Beck, 1796, Maryland Historical Society. Image from The Antheneum.

We know that Baltimore is full of great historic buildings, but who knew that our city can boast a wonderful collection of historic trees? Among the dozens of our city’s leafy landmarks stands an English Elm that shaded Frederick Douglass as he delivered a public speech in 1878 in Sharp Leadenhall, one of George Washington’s celebrated “Cambridge Elms” (planted in 1932 as part of our first president’s 200th birthday celebration), and a baby Wye Oak that President Gerald Ford planted in 1976 at Fort McHenry. And that’s not to mention the exceptionally rare European Turkey Oak (Quercus cerrus) that graces the War of 1812 battery now called Riverside Park.

Please join us and the Urban Forestry Division of the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks on an easy-going bike tour of historic trees in Central and South Baltimore. Mr. Gary Letteron, urban forester and tree champion extraordinaire, will lead the tour and talk horticulture and history as we wind our way through Federal Hill and parts of South Baltimore. The tour will start and end at the parking lot of the Baltimore Museum of Industry.



To register: http://baltimoreheritage.org/event/historic-trees-by-bike-douglass-oak-washingtons-elms-and-more-leafy-landmarks/
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Seeking Witnesses To Catonsville Car-Bicycle Crash on March 13 - Please Forward Widely!

Biking in BaltimoreBy Seth Lueck, Bikemore

On March 13, sometime in the late afternoon or early evening, Bikemore's treasurer Tim Adams was riding his bicycle home from work when a car hit him at the intersection of Wilkens Avenue and South Rolling Road in Catonsville, near UMBC. (Interestingly, the Google Street View image of that intersection features someone on a bicycle.) He suffered severe injuries to his hip and his head, and had to undergo multiple surgeries, although he is slowly regaining his health.

Tim’s family is seeking eyewitness accounts of the accident. If you have any details that could aid the investigation, please contact info@bikemore.net and we will put you in touch with the family.



http://www.bikemore.net/blog/seeking-witnesses-to-catonsville-car-bicycle-crash-on-march-13-please-forward-widely
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Please support Bikemore today!

Biking in BaltimoreFrom Chris Merriam via email

Dear friends,

As you know, I am Executive Director of Bikemore, Baltimore's bicycle advocacy group. We work to make Baltimore a place where people can comfortably ride a bicycle on city streets for fun, fitness, and transportation.

So, what does that mean, and what do we actually do
  • We have monthly meetings with the Baltimore City Department of Transportation (BCDOT) in which we monitor progress on a number of infrastructure and policy changes that we've advocated for
  • We build relationships with elected representatives, community leaders, institutions, and other stakeholders around the city to engage them in the process of making our streets more friendly to people on bicycles
  • We attend community meetings around the city to ensure that plans for roads and other public infrastructure are designed to serve people on bicycles
  • We mobilize our supporters to weigh in on bicycle-related policy or infrastructure proposals, as necessary
  • We work with Baltimore's larger bicycle community to build a culture of bicycling in Baltimore
  • (Plus a lot more!)
And, of course, we raise money to fund all that work! It takes a group of professional advocates working (more than) full-time to accomplish these goals, and that's why we need your support today. We appreciate whatever you can afford to give, and whatever this advocacy is worth to you. All donations to Bikemore are fully tax-deductible through our fiscal sponsor, the Greater Homewood Community Corporation.
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Zeke's Coffee Cupping/Tasting @ Twenty20 Cycling Co.

Biking in BaltimoreThis Saturday (3/22/14) as Zeke's Coffee hosts a FREE cupping of Twenty20 Blend coffee here in the Hampden Shop from 10am - 12pm.

Stop by for a free sample of the custom blend as they brew on-site and hear how and why Twenty20 blend is so uniquely awesome.

725 W. 36th Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21211

Via https://www.facebook.com/events/482542358512466/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular
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Baltimore Youth Kinetic Energy Collective [video]

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Baltimore Youth Kinetic Energy Collective from Jeremy Sheeler on Vimeo.

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Baltimore Trail Summit Saturday March 22

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Via Friends of Herring Run Parks
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Bmore Bikes Cars Favored Over Bikes in District 1

Biking in BaltimoreB' Spokes: A must read if you support bicycling in Baltimore.

Basically it starts of with a victory with the Southeast Baltimore Complete Streets Master Plan.

Then it starts to get nibbled away,

http://www.bmorebikes.com/cars-favored-over-bikes-in-district-1/
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This is how pedestrian enforcement works

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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