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Hogan Announces $14M For Pedestrian, Bike Projects Throughout Maryland

Biking in MarylandHANOVER, Md. (WJZ) — Governor Larry Hogan announced Tuesday that Maryland has received $14.9 million in grants for bicycle, pedestrian and multi-use trail projects across the state.

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is awarding a total of 63 grants, including $2.77 million in Bikeways Program grants, $1.03 million in Recreational Trails Program grants, and $11.1 million in Transportation Alternatives Program grants.

[Includes a link to a complete list of projects.]
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Suburban-style streets don't fit a busy Bethesda corner

Biking in Maryland[B' Spokes: There are a lot of good points and logic that can be applied elsewhere around the state in this article. We need to get rid of this cars first even at the expense of other modes of travel attitude from too many traffic engineers. There are solutions that work well for everyone.]

The real problem is the traffic engineering doctrine

One fix after another has failed here because Montgomery County remains wedded to old-style traffic engineering. Two of the profession's basic tenets are to blame. First, engineers design streets for cars and see other users as obstacles. Second, they design the roads to minimize rush-hour delays rather than to work best at all hours. When you measure success by counting cars in rush hour, wide streets and slow lights are solutions rather than problems.
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SHA officials told me there'd be no study of University Boulevard. Now, elected officials are taking up the cause.

Biking in Maryland[B' Spokes: Just another example of SHA being a pain in the rear to work with.]
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Ride For Natasha

Biking in Maryland[B' Spokes: Just to note I plan on going.]

From BikeWashingtonDC
[ In Memory of Natasha Pettigrew - 5th Anniversary] Ride For Natasha
Posted by: "Kenniss Henry"
Date: Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:15 pm ((PDT))

Heartache and pain come from all directions (although folks are quick to say, "sorry for your loss") it never ends!!!

During last year's ride I was told by both the Campus Police and volunteers who are County employees that I *must *obtain a Special Event Permit. While I have aggressively worked for six months to get the elusive permit I have yet to encounter anyone who knows the process!!! Like a rubber ball, I have been bounced and bounced but nothing else!!!!

I have decided to declare *riders' civil disobedience.* I will not let
this the 5th anniversary of the *death* of my baby go unceremoniously.

Yes, there will be a *"Ride For Natasha,"* and no, there will not be any formal up, keep coming, tell everyone you know to come ready to ride!!!

Let's send a message that "organized bicycle riding" will come to PG County. Let's send a message that not just this ride but many other rides will come to PG County!!!

We will say that bicyclists are people and they matter!!! Share the roads, share the resources!!!

see attached fliers.

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Our Story - Ride for Natasha 2015.docx
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Construction Closes Main and Church Streets in Prince Frederick for Eight Weeks

Biking in MarylandVia Calvert Co. Gov. News Briefs

Portions of Main and Church streets in Prince Frederick are closed as the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) makes road improvements. The project involves numerous improvements including: installing a raised brick island to create a right-turn lane from Main Street to Church Street; constructing brick sidewalks on Church Street between Heritage Boulevard and Main Street and on Main Street between Old Field Lane and Armory Road; installing bicycle lanes; improving drainage and resurfacing the roadways.
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Maryland Highway projects to improve Route 1 and build lots of shoulders, a bike lane and a path

Biking in MarylandVia The WashCycle

The US 1 College Park Pedestrian, Bicycle and Safety Improvements project will spend $30 million to reconstruct US 1 to a four-lane divided highway with a raised median and enhanced bicycle and pedestrian accommodations from College Avenue to MD 193.

And just outside the immediate area, near Fort Meade, Annapolis Road (MD -175) between Reece Road and Disney Road will be expanded from two to six lanes, with a median, on-road bicycle lanes in each direction, a 5-foot sidewalk on the north side and a 10-foot, shared-use path on the south side of MD 175.

In Baltimore County, northbound MD 140 will be widened from Painters Mill Road to Garrison View Road to accommodate an additional third travel lane and a bicycle-compatible shoulder.
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A Maryland road widening will be more costly than the transit it replaces

Biking in MarylandBy Ben Ross, Greater Greater Washington

Maryland governor Larry Hogan wants to build roads with money saved from cancelling the Baltimore Red Line and cutting back the Purple Line. The governor says the two light rail lines cost too much. But his marquee highway project, a wider Route 404 on the Eastern Shore, looks to be far less cost-effective than either.
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Another case of car lanes too wide and bike lane too narrow

Biking in Maryland"Ten-foot lane widths would mean ample room for safer, buffered and protected bike lanes. On the other hand, making travel lanes wider would lead to higher vehicle speeds that'd then make it more difficult to make downtown College Park walking and biking-friendly."

There's plenty of room for safe bike lanes in College Park
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Some nitty-gritty about the Susquehanna River Rail Bridge Project

Biking in MarylandCommuting and Transportation – C&T Subcommittee Chair Greg Hinchliffe submitted an electronic report. Steve Carr said that the Susquehanna River Rail Bridge Project Advisory Board, created by the City of Havre de Grace, issued a report recommending that a new bridge be built across the Susquehanna River at Susquehanna State Park. This park is owned by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Steve said the advisory board never contacted DNR staff about its recommendation prior to the report being issued. While DNR supports the concept of making connections between public lands and the larger community, DNR lacks sufficient information to take a position on this recommendation. Kevin Racine believes small municipalities are not equipped to address bicycle and pedestrian access across the Susquehanna River on their own. John Wetmore noted that bicycle and pedestrian access is not included in the Amtrak Bridge replacement study’s Purpose and Needs statement.
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Biking: Ride and bike with a scenic railroad pass

Biking in MarylandVia Post Gazette

The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad invites bicyclists to enjoy both by riding its passenger train from Cumberland to Frostburg and then returning to Cumberland along the Great Allegheny Passage.
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