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Towson Bike Loop report

Biking in the Metro AreaIn the news: CBS

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Nate Evens (Bike Maryland), Kevin Kamenetz (County Executive), David Marks (County Council)

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Kevin Kamenetz and riders being photographed (being photographed)

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Even more smiles from Kevin Kamenetz
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Towson Bike Loop Ribbon Cutting

Biking in the Metro AreaVia Bike Maryland

Location: Bosley Avenue & W Susquehanna Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21286

Join Bike Maryland and Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz who will officially open the Towson Bike Loop with a celebratory ribbon cutting followed by a bike ride.

Thank you to Councilman David Marks and the local advocates who helped bring this project to life!
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https://www.bikemaryland.org/events/towson-bike-loop-ribbon-cutting/
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HeroPalooza Bike Ride

Biking in the Metro AreaJoin us September 20th for a 12, 25, or 60-mile ride around Oregon Ridge State Park to benefit the There Goes My Hero Foundation - Providing Hope and Nurishment to Leukemia Patients and Their Families.

The 3rd Annual Hero-Palooza features bike rides of 60, 25, and 12 miles that start at 8:00am, 8:30am, and 9:30am respectively at Oregon Ridge State Park in Hunt Valley. Afterward, join us for a family-fun festival and crab feast. We'll have a beer garden, games, and entertainment.
Net proceeds from Hero-Palooza benefit There Goes My Hero Foundation, an non-profit dedicated to helping leukemia patients and their families.

Registration before September 20 (please note registrations after September 10th are not guaranteed an event shirt.)
• $35 to ride or run/walk – additional $15 for the crabfeast
• Tickets for Crabfeast & Family Festival ONLY $35/person (Age 12 & Up).

Day of the event September 20
• $55 to ride or run/walk – additional $15 for the crabfeast
• Tickets for Crabfeast & Family Festival ONLY $55/person (Age 12 & Up)

Kids Under 12: Free for everything

*There will be no refunds after September 5, 2014.

Not a cyclist or runner? Join us for only The Family Festival featuring a Hero Crabfeast/ Cookout, Beer Garden (including wine), live music, children’s activities, raffles, prizes, and more!

For more information, http://www.theregoesmyhero.org or contact Terry Weigel, Executive Director, terry.weigel@theregoesmyhero.org 410-946-1700.
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BWI introduces bikeshare pilot program for airport trail

Biking in the Metro AreaStation with 10 bikes from Zagster now open near international terminal, adjacent to light rail stop

By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun

Visitors, employees and neighbors of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport now have a new option for enjoying the 12.5-mile trail that loops around the airport's Anne Arundel County property.

The Boston-based bikeshare company Zagster, working with BWI, has installed a dock for 10 of its bicycles outside the airport's international terminal, near the light rail station. They are available for rental for $5 a day. Long-term passes for regular use cost $15 a month or $50 a year.
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http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2014-08-07/news/bs-md-bwi-zagster-20140807_1_rail-station-international-terminal-airport-travelers
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Baltimore County, a national leader in Complete Streets, still lags far behind Strasbourg

Biking in the Metro Areaby Jeff La Noue, Greater Greater Washington

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Many US cities have adopted complete street ordinances and individual streets have been retrofitted. Locally, Baltimore County has been recognized as a national leader for Complete Streets, ranking 6th among 83 communities in the US with Complete Streets programs.

Despite this recognition, the county's on-road bike network is minimal; members of the Baltimore County Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee have been frustrated by the lack of commitment to projects; the county has missed the mark on its pedestrian safety campaign; and now its county executive struggles to find a $50 million contribution for the $2.4 billion Red Line his administration says it supports.

In Baltimore City, Council Bill 09-0433 was adopted in 2010 directing the Departments of Transportation and Planning to apply "Complete Streets" principles to the planning, design, and construction of all new city transportation improvement projects.

Despite the accolades and the policies, "complete streets" in Baltimore County and Baltimore City still feel foreign. Too many incidences of tragic pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicle crashes get blamed on user error than engineering design.
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http://greatergreaterwashington.org/post/23613/america-can-learn-from-this-french-citys-complete-streets/
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Anne Arundel County Police Department Community Bike Ride

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Anne Arundel County Police Department
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Eastpoint Mall highlighted for the nation's highest pedestrian fatality rate

Biking in the Metro Area[B' Spokes: I have commented before about the poorly marked crosswalks and the abundance of freeway like ramps for motorists "convenience" at the peril of pedestrians at this location. Congratulations State Highways for your continued ignoring the pedestrian problem in this state, you got some national attention for being #1. :/]
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Neighborhoods with the Highest Pedestrian Death Rates
View maps of a few of the nation's deadliest places for pedestrians.

BY MIKE MACIAG, Governing

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Baltimore County, Maryland, Census Tract #452400

Of all tracts with at least 3,000 residents, this tract in Baltimore County recorded the highest death rate. Nine pedestrians lost their lives, with most occurring in the area surrounding the Eastpoint Mall west of downtown Baltimore.

The large shopping center is flanked by an eight-lane highway to the south (where four deaths occurred) and a six-lane roadway to the north.
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http://www.governing.com/topics/public-justice-safety/gov-deadly-neighborhoods-pedestrian-deaths-maps.html
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Columbia BikeAbout Returns on September 13

Biking in the Metro Area

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Mark your calendars and join Columbia Association’s (CA) Columbia Archives for the fun and informative annual Columbia BikeAbout, which will be held on Saturday, September 13.

This year’s free, family-friendly ride will begin at 9:30 a.m. at a new location — Wilde Lake Park. Riders will be able to start up until 10 a.m. and are expected to complete the ride by 1 p.m. They will embark on a 10-mile route that winds through the villages of Wilde Lake, Harper’s Choice and Hickory Ridge. The route takes them into the neighborhood that James Rouse, Columbia’s founder, called home, and then brings them along the stream that feeds Wilde Lake, and then into the Middle Patuxent Valley.

Columbia BikeAbout highlights the history of Columbia, as well as the extensive pathway system and open space that contribute to Columbia’s high quality of life. This year’s features during the ride include fun facts about Rouse, a look at some of CA’s newest improvement projects, and a closer look at the future of Symphony Woods.

The end of the ride will bring a special treat: an old-fashioned picnic hosted at Wilde Lake Park by the Wilde Lake Community Association and CA. Riders will be able to purchase refreshments from a variety of food trucks and enjoy free entertainment.

Pre-registration for the BikeAbout is encouraged. Registration can be done online at BikeAbout.EventBrite.com. For more information, email Columbia.Archives@ColumbiaAssociation.org or call 410-715-6781.

Via http://www.columbiaassociation.com/Home/Components/News/News/506/17?backlist=%2f

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Elderly man charged in hit and run crash that left two bicyclists injured

Biking in the Metro AreaBy Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun

A 74-year-old man has been charged in a hit and run crash in Stevenson that left two bicyclists severely injured, Baltimore County police said.
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http://touch.baltimoresun.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-81188116/
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Bicyclists injured in early morning hit-and-run crash in Stevenson

Biking in the Metro Area[B' Spokes: According to reports on Facebook the driver claimed they didn't realize they hit someone... look at the photo of the windshield, ya right, disgraceful.]


http://touch.baltimoresun.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-81153034/
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