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Annapolis Upper West Street Sector Study

Biking in the Metro AreaThe City of Annapolis Planning

The Department of Planning and Zoning is undertaking a study that is looking at the Upper West Street Opportunity Area, which was designated in the 2009 Comprehensive Plan. It includes most of West Street from Westgate Circle to Old Solomon’s Island Road, including the Chinquapin Round Road corridor. ​The City staff is partnering with AECOM to complete the study.

Project Schedule
January - February 2016: Preliminary research and information gathering
February 8 and 10, 2016: Stakeholder interviews
February - March 2016: Corridor research
March 2​9-3​1, 2016: Char​ette/Open House
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More information: http://www.annapolis.gov/government/city-departments/planning-and-zoning/upper-west-street-sector-study

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Bicycle-Pedestrian Survey Launched for Carroll County

Biking in the Metro AreaFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE From Carroll County Government

Bicycle-Pedestrian Survey Launched

Westminster, Monday, January 4, 2016 – The Bureau of Comprehensive Planning is developing a
county-wide bicycle-pedestrian master plan. The plan will focus on walking and biking as a form of
transportation, as well as recreational and tourism opportunities.

County input is requested. Effective today, the public interest survey is available on the Bureau of
Planning’s web site. The survey will be available through March, 2016. The survey will provide much
needed information for the bicycle-pedestrian master plan.

To participate in the survey and receive updates on the master plan, please subscribe to our mailing
list at http://ccgovernment.carr.org/ccg/compplan/bikeped/.
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Annapolis police charge man in hit-and-run involving cyclist

Biking in the Metro AreaBy Tim Pratt, Capital Gazette

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The light turned green and the driver behind him, later identified as Carr, began honking his horn, yelling and pointing at the light, police said.

The man told police he began putting his water bottle away when Carr, driving a Ford Explorer, rear-ended his bicycle, police said. The front bumper of the Explorer got stuck on the rear wheel of the bike, the man said, keeping the bike in the upright position.

Police said the man got off his bike and began to call 911 as Carr attempted to drive away. The bike remained lodged under the front bumper as Carr left the scene, police said.
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http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/for_the_record/ph-ac-cn-annapolis-hit-run-0731-20150730-story.html
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Truck driver fined after close call with bike police in Glen Burnie

Biking in the Metro AreaBy Tim Pratt, Capital Gazette

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The truck eventually continued past the rest of the group, Cooke said, and the driver shouted obscenities out the window. The truck was about an arm's length away from officers as it passed.

"It was something I've never experienced before in full uniform," Cooke said.
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Police obtained the truck's license plate number and charged the driver, Frank Worthington, 66, of Cecil County, with more than a half dozen traffic offenses.

On Monday, District Court Judge Laura Robinson fined Worthington $1,000 for reckless driving and ordered him to complete 16 hours of community service.

Anne Arundel State's Attorney Wes Adams said he hopes the case will teach Worthington to follow the rules of the road and draw attention to the law that motorists must give cyclists at least three feet of space when passing.
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http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/for_the_record/ph-ac-cn-truck-driver-0407-20150406-story.html
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BikePed Beacon :: April 2015

Biking in the Metro AreaIn This Issue:

* Bike to Work Day to celebrate alternative commuting options, safety on Friday, May 15
* Bike to School Day and Walk to School Day campaigns aim to inspire children into action
* Baltimore City adopts 2015 Bicycle Master Plan
* Howard County launches bicycle, pedestrian master plans
* Funding available for bicycle, pedestrian and trail projects
* News & Resources

http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=f1d861d1-8f03-4648-b7c9-de0bf3cc354e&c=d01a4880-3276-11e3-8d5a-d4ae526edc76&ch=d0bf8930-3276-11e3-8e1f-d4ae526edc76
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Bicyclist injured in hit-and-run on Philadelphia Road

Biking in the Metro AreaVia WBALTV

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Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

http://www.wbaltv.com/news/bicyclist-injured-in-hitandrun-on-philadelphia-road/32304042
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County should get behind bicycle safety initiatives [Editorial]

Biking in the Metro AreaBaltimore Sun

Baltimore County has the distinction of ranking among the top 10 jurisdictions in the country based on the Complete Streets policy the County Council initiated that takes into account the use of roads by cyclists and pedestrians, as well as motorists.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-county/towson/ph-editorial-bike-safety-0107-20150107-story.html
[B' Spokes: While special thanks to Tom Quirk and David Marks are in order, I really must highlight the large discrepancy between near the best in policies and near the worst outcomes for cyclists and pedestrians. We also have this problem on the state level, maybe we should get some award for the best double talking politicians or something. LAB loves our policies`at the state level but the results on the ground are still a bit different, like a bike mode share less than the national average (just one quick stat among several), not bad for being in or near the top 10 bike friendly states. :/]
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Bicycle safety advocates call for road improvements

Biking in the Metro Area[B' Spokes: This all sounds good till you realize we had the same conversation in 2002 and since that time the state's own survey of bicycling improvements (Bicycle Level of Service) has remained virtually unchanged since then. And please, please, please get rid of the signs that say "Bikes Share the Road"]
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WBAL

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On Monday, members of bike advocacy groups brought their concerns about creating safer bike lanes to Maryland highway officials. The advocacy groups are talking to the state about a specific project but want to ensure all major transportation projects include safe bicycle routes.

Cycling advocates don't think "share the road" signs, like ones on Maryland Route 170 in Linthicum, are enough. They want a buffer built to better protect bicycle lanes as the state prepares to make improvements along Route 170.
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<a href="http://www.wbaltv.com/news/bicycle-safety-advocates-call-for-road-improvements/30540456">http://www.wbaltv.com/news/bicycle-safety-advocates-call-for-road-improvements/30540456</a>;
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Annapolis woman sentenced to 18 months in jail for hitting cyclists with car

Biking in the Metro AreaRobin Colbert of Annapolis was sentenced to 18 months in jail for hitting two cyclists while driving drunk last summer.


<a href="http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/for_the_record/ph-ac-cn-drunken-driving-1223-20141222,0,971360.story">http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/for_the_record/ph-ac-cn-drunken-driving-1223-20141222,0,971360.story</a>;
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Biking to Campus; Jumping the hurdles

Biking in the Metro AreaGreetings,

You are invited to participate in a survey of students, faculty, and staff in colleges and universities in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area. This survey is conducted by a research team from Morgan State University.

The objective of the survey is to identify barriers of bike-to-campus. Your responses will help us to understand your concerns on biking, and find desirable policies to overcome hurdles and improve rate of biking. Completing the survey would take about 10-15 minutes. This survey is completely voluntary.

There is no risk associated with your participation. Your responses will be anonymous and confidential.

If you're interested to participate please access the survey using below link:
(Please copy &amp; paste below link in your browser to join the survey!)

<a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1tKzXEX4pHH9J8rZvJiUZzJH87WImR9UKluefi4pRR3o/viewform?usp=send_form">https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1tKzXEX4pHH9J8rZvJiUZzJH87WImR9UKluefi4pRR3o/viewform?usp=send_form</a>;
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